By Argyle Executive Forum

closed 9/9/2016 via BusinessWire

Argyle Executive Forum, purchased Webinar & Lead Generation Services Unit from Proformative, Inc.

synopsis: Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of events, content, lead generation services, and professional networks for C-Suite executives, announced that it has acquired Proformative Inc.’s webinar and lead generation services business unit. The unit provides informative educational experiences for Corporate Finance executives.
buyer: Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum is a leading provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts annual conferences, virtual conferences, think tanks and roundtable discussions for its screened executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the United States. "
seller: Proformative, Inc.
Proformative's Webinars & Lead Generation Services unit provides informative educational experiences for users and predictable returns for marketers. Proformative produces more than 100 CPE-accredited webinars annually for Corporate Finance, Treasury and Accounting executives.
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closed 5/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Argyle Executive Forum, acquired The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.

synopsis: Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of C-level executive events for Fortune 500 business leaders, announced that it has acquired Innovation Enterprise. Innovation Enterprise is a leading global business-to-business multichannel information provider and marketing services platform.
buyer: Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum is a leading provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts annual conferences, virtual conferences, think tanks and roundtable discussions for its screened executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the United States. "
target parent: Seguin Partners, LLC
target: The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.
Innovation Enterprise is a leading global business-to-business multichannel information provider and marketing services platform, providing an executive audience of decision makers access to cutting edge content across mediums through its properties.
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announced 6/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Wicks Group of Companies, will acquire Argyle Executive Forum

synopsis: The Wicks Group of Companies will acquire Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of C-level executive events. Argyle's events allow its members and speakers to connect in person, in a peer-to-peer, protected environment to share thought leadership, high level networking and discussion with fellow business leaders.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies is a private equity firm that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in the information, education and media industries. The firm uses a consistent investment strategy, partnering with experienced management teams to build businesses through acquisitions. "
target: Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum is a provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts over 100 annual full-day conferences, private breakfasts, dinners, workshops and roundtable discussions for its executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the US.
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closed 12/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

GlobalData Plc, acquired MEED Media FZ LLC

synopsis: GlobalData PLC has acquired MEED Media FZ LLC from Ascential PLC. MEED provides premium business information content with an industry focus on infrastructure and projects in the Middle East.
buyer: GlobalData Plc (AIM:DATA:$147.65)
GlobalData is a world leading provider of data and analysis for consumer, technology and healthcare businesses. It delivers unique, robust data and trusted industry analysis and insight to organizations. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: MEED Media FZ LLC
Established in 1957, MEED, has been integral to delivering business information and news, intelligence and analysis on the Middle East economies and activities ever since. MEED is a remarkable senior management media brand that encompasses a subscription website and magazine.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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0.9x
EV / EBITDA
10.3x
announced 6/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Wicks Group of Companies, will acquire Argyle Executive Forum

synopsis: The Wicks Group of Companies will acquire Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of C-level executive events. Argyle's events allow its members and speakers to connect in person, in a peer-to-peer, protected environment to share thought leadership, high level networking and discussion with fellow business leaders.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies is a private equity firm that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in the information, education and media industries. The firm uses a consistent investment strategy, partnering with experienced management teams to build businesses through acquisitions. "
target: Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum is a provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts over 100 annual full-day conferences, private breakfasts, dinners, workshops and roundtable discussions for its executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the US.
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closed 5/16/2012 via PR Newswire

Chief Executive Group, acquired Chief Executive Network

synopsis: Chief Executive Group announced it had acquired Chief Executive Network (CEN), a member organization that helps chief and senior executives improve their effectiveness and gain competitive advantage. Through CEN, CEOs and senior executives share operational and strategic expertise via a structured meeting process.
buyer: Chief Executive Group
Chief Executive Group improves the effectiveness of CEOs and the organizations they lead. The company publishes Chief Executive magazine (since 1977) and ChiefExecutive.net, hosts exclusive events for CEOs to network, learn and share ideas with peers, and produces proprietary research. "
target: Chief Executive Network
Chief Executive Network is a member organization that helps chief and senior executives improve their effectiveness and gain competitive advantage. Through CEN, CEOs and senior executives share operational and strategic expertise via a structured meeting process.
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closed 5/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Argyle Executive Forum, acquired The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.

synopsis: Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of C-level executive events for Fortune 500 business leaders, announced that it has acquired Innovation Enterprise. Innovation Enterprise is a leading global business-to-business multichannel information provider and marketing services platform.
buyer: Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum is a leading provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts annual conferences, virtual conferences, think tanks and roundtable discussions for its screened executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the United States. "
target parent: Seguin Partners, LLC
target: The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.
Innovation Enterprise is a leading global business-to-business multichannel information provider and marketing services platform, providing an executive audience of decision makers access to cutting edge content across mediums through its properties.
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closed 1/24/2012 via PR Web

CFO Publishing Corporation, acquired The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.

synopsis: CFO Publishing LLC (CFO) announced its acquisition of The Innovation Enterprise Group (IEG) to expand its live-event business. The addition of IEG products is expected to extend CFO’s industry leading conference events for senior finance executives into Asia and Europe as well as add to its US portfolio.
buyer parent: Seguin Partners, LLC
buyer: CFO Publishing Corporation
CFO Publishing LLC is the leading business-to-business media brand focused on the information needs of senior finance executives. The business consists of CFO magazine, CFO.com, CFO Metrix, CFO Research Services, and CFO Conferences. "
target: The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.
The Innovation Enterprise Ltd. is an independent business-to-business multi channel media brand focused on the information needs of Senior Finance, Operations, Planning, Strategy, Decision Support & Advanced Analytics executives. Products include IEG.Summits, IEG.Finance, IEG.Analytics, IEG.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
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1.5x
EV / EBITDA
9.3x
closed 1/11/2010 via PR Newswire

Seguin Partners, LLC, acquired CFO Publishing Corporation

synopsis: Private equity firm Seguin Partners, LLC (Woburn, Mass.), announced that it has acquired CFO Publishing, in partnership with CFO's management, from the Economist Group. According to the terms of the deal, a new company formed by Seguin will acquire CFO's assets. The Economist Group will retain a substantial minority stake in the new company.
buyer: Seguin Partners, LLC
Seguin Partners is a private equity investment firm which focuses on growing companies in certain segments of the business services market including business-to-business information, publishing, media, healthcare, security, and other outsourced business services. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CFO Publishing Corporation
The CFO Group consists of CFO magazine, CFO.com, CFO Conferences, and CFO Research Services. With a rate base of 400,000, CFO magazine is the leading business publication for C-level and senior financial executives.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

World 50, Inc., acquired Procurement Leaders

synopsis: Procurement Leaders, an organization known for its executive conferences, membership and research in the procurement sector, has announced its acquisition by World 50, a leadership network which brings together the world's most influential C-level executives for strategic collaboration.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: World 50, Inc.
World 50, Inc. is a leadership network which brings together the world's most influential C-level executives for strategic collaboration. The firm plays a lead role in facilitating connection between the world's most influential leaders in business, government, entertainment and social arenas. "
target: Procurement Leaders
UK-based Procurement Leaders is an organization known for its executive conferences, membership and research in the procurement sector. They are the transformation partner their members trust to accelerate their journey to superior performance, turning procurement into a critical business driver.
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closed 5/2/2016 via PR Newswire

CEB Global, acquired Evanta

synopsis: CEB, a best practice insight and technology company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Evanta Ventures and an affiliated business. Evanta fosters collaboration and the exchange of best practices between IT & Security, Human Resources and Finance leaders through annual events, online and offline learning platforms.
buyer: CEB Global (CEB:$938.58)
CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, CEB develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. CEB equips leaders at more than 10,000 companies with the intelligence to manage talent, customers and operations. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Evanta
Evanta fosters collaboration and the exchange of best practices between Information Technology & Security, Human Resources and Finance leaders through nearly 200 annual events, online and offline learning platforms and subscription information offerings.
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$275
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closed 1/7/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired TTI/Vanguard

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC acquires TTI/Vanguard, an advanced-technology conference business based in California. TTI/Vanguard is a private membership organisation for executives who lead technology innovation in global organisations across the public, private and academic sectors.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target: TTI/Vanguard
TTI/Vanguard is the advanced technology conference series for senior-level executives. TTI/Vanguard introduce, discuss, and evaluate emerging and breakthrough technologies on the two-to-five-year horizon.
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closed 10/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Evanta

synopsis: dmg events has sold Evanta, a leadership and conferences business, to Leeds Equity Partners for approximately £58m. Evanta Inc. operates leadership networks for executives to gather privately and share insights, practices, and philosophies. The company operates CIO, human resource, CFO, CISO, and healthcare communities and conferences.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Evanta
Evanta operates leadership networks for executives to gather privately and share insights, practices, and philosophies. The company operates CIO, human resource, CFO, CISO, and healthcare communities and conferences.
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closed 2/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Giant Partners LLC, acquired Injoy, Inc.

synopsis: Giant Impact, a company formed out of Oklahoma City's Giant Partners and a strategic investor group, announced its recent acquisition of John Maxwell's Maximum Impact and INJOY Atlanta-based companies.
buyer: Giant Partners LLC
Giant Partners is a growth firm offering strategic planning and advisory services, as well as leadership conferences and resources to select companies dedicated to growth. "
target: Injoy, Inc.
Injoy, Inc. operates as an all-volunteer organization to develop leadership skills and also hosts seminars and conferences by providing resources in the form of books, audio/CD cassette kits, monthly tape subscriptions, instructional videos, and online training.
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closed 6/27/2006 via Reuters

Daily Mail and General Trust plc, acquired Evanta

synopsis: UK publisher Daily Mail & General Trust Plc said on Tuesday it had acquired Evanta, a U.S. conferences producer, for an estimated total of $30 million. The total includes an initial payment of $17.5 million and a further $12.5 million payable over the next three years depending on the profitability of the Portland, Oregon-based firm.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
target: Evanta
Evanta facilitates executive events that allow IT leaders to create agendas based on their own strategic needs. We partner with top CIOs and industry thought leaders to facilitate peer-to-peer engagements that drive real-world solutions.
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$18
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closed 3/6/2006 via Company Press Release

Wicks Business Information, LLC, acquired Executive Enterprise Institute LLC

synopsis: Wicks Business Information, LLC announced today that it has acquired assets of Executive Enterprise Institute, LLC, a leader in compliance and best practices live training, in a move that reinforces WBI’s commitment to meet the compliance and regulatory needs of the financial and corporate markets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Wicks Business Information, LLC
Wicks Business Information (WBI) is a business-to-business information company formed through a partnership of experienced publishing professionals and The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity investment firm. "
target: Executive Enterprise Institute LLC
EEI produces hundreds of high-level, focused conferences annually, primarily in the areas of corporate accounting and reporting; taxation; banking; finance; personnel and human resources; environmental issues and regulations; insurance; marketing; communications; energy; and healthcare.
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closed 4/26/2017 via Market Wire

3BL Media, LLC, purchased CR Magazine and COMMIT!Forum from SharedXpertise Media, LLC

synopsis: 3BL Media announced it has acquired CR Magazine, widely recognized for the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, and COMMIT!Forum, the annual networking and professional education event for CEOs and corporate responsibility practitioners, from SharedXpertise Media LLC.
buyer: 3BL Media, LLC
3BL Media provides corporate communications platforms exclusively for the distribution & analysis of corporate social responsibility & sustainability news & content. They work with corporations and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional & new media channels. "
seller: SharedXpertise Media, LLC
CR Magazine is the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. COMMIT!Forum is the annual networking and professional education event for CEOs corporate responsibility practitioners, where they learn the latest best practices.
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closed 12/2/2016 via PR Web

BLR, acquired Forum Events

synopsis: Business and Legal Resources® (BLR), has acquired Forum Networking Events, a provider of highly structured business networking events across the United States. This acquisition builds on BLR’s robust event business, focused on delivering professional development and networking opportunities to attendees, and high-value engagement to advertisers.
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements, and help them become more successful. They do this by offering authoritative content and practical, easy-to-use tools. "
target: Forum Events
Forum Events is a provider of highly structured business networking events across the United States. They are dedicated to building quality industry relationships. Using a targeted approach, They invite top tier executives to highly structured business networking events across the United States.
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closed 7/29/2015 via PR Newswire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired CEO Forum Group

synopsis: CEB, a best practice insight and technology company, announced that it has acquired Australia-based CEO Forum Group. The company is the leading provider of membership–based peer group briefing services serving senior executives of foreign-owned multinational organizations doing business in Australia.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
Corporate Executive Board (CEB) is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, they develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. "
target: CEO Forum Group
CEO Forum Group, founded in 1990, specialises in membership-based peer group services targeted specifically and exclusively at the most senior executives in the Australian operations of foreign-owned multinational corporations.
price ($mm)
$9.52
rev ($mm)
$6
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1.5x
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closed 9/9/2016 via BusinessWire

Argyle Executive Forum, purchased Webinar & Lead Generation Services Unit from Proformative, Inc.

synopsis: Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of events, content, lead generation services, and professional networks for C-Suite executives, announced that it has acquired Proformative Inc.’s webinar and lead generation services business unit. The unit provides informative educational experiences for Corporate Finance executives.
buyer: Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum is a leading provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts annual conferences, virtual conferences, think tanks and roundtable discussions for its screened executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the United States. "
seller: Proformative, Inc.
Proformative's Webinars & Lead Generation Services unit provides informative educational experiences for users and predictable returns for marketers. Proformative produces more than 100 CPE-accredited webinars annually for Corporate Finance, Treasury and Accounting executives.
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Pariveda Solutions, Inc., acquired Levinson & Co.

synopsis: Pariveda Solutions, a leading management and technology consulting firm, announces the acquisition of Levinson & Co. With the addition of Levinson, Pariveda strengthens its ability to provide holistic organizational, talent, and leadership solutions to companies.
buyer: Pariveda Solutions, Inc.
Pariveda Solutions, Inc. is an employee-owned, strategic services and information technology consulting company that grows and deploys talented people to solve the ambiguous and complex challenges of its clients. The company serves clients in eleven North American city locations. "
target: Levinson & Co.
Levinson & Co. is a global consulting and leadership development firm. Harvard Business School professor, Dr. Harry Levinson, founded Levinson & Co. in 1968 and developed practical, real-world approaches to leadership through a variety of widely acclaimed executive seminars and programs.
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closed 12/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

GlobalData Plc, acquired MEED Media FZ LLC

synopsis: GlobalData PLC has acquired MEED Media FZ LLC from Ascential PLC. MEED provides premium business information content with an industry focus on infrastructure and projects in the Middle East.
buyer: GlobalData Plc (AIM:DATA:$147.65)
GlobalData is a world leading provider of data and analysis for consumer, technology and healthcare businesses. It delivers unique, robust data and trusted industry analysis and insight to organizations. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: MEED Media FZ LLC
Established in 1957, MEED, has been integral to delivering business information and news, intelligence and analysis on the Middle East economies and activities ever since. MEED is a remarkable senior management media brand that encompasses a subscription website and magazine.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
10.3x
announced 6/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Wicks Group of Companies, will acquire Argyle Executive Forum

synopsis: The Wicks Group of Companies will acquire Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of C-level executive events. Argyle's events allow its members and speakers to connect in person, in a peer-to-peer, protected environment to share thought leadership, high level networking and discussion with fellow business leaders.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies is a private equity firm that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in the information, education and media industries. The firm uses a consistent investment strategy, partnering with experienced management teams to build businesses through acquisitions. "
target: Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum is a provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts over 100 annual full-day conferences, private breakfasts, dinners, workshops and roundtable discussions for its executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the US.
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closed 5/16/2012 via PR Newswire

Chief Executive Group, acquired Chief Executive Network

synopsis: Chief Executive Group announced it had acquired Chief Executive Network (CEN), a member organization that helps chief and senior executives improve their effectiveness and gain competitive advantage. Through CEN, CEOs and senior executives share operational and strategic expertise via a structured meeting process.
buyer: Chief Executive Group
Chief Executive Group improves the effectiveness of CEOs and the organizations they lead. The company publishes Chief Executive magazine (since 1977) and ChiefExecutive.net, hosts exclusive events for CEOs to network, learn and share ideas with peers, and produces proprietary research. "
target: Chief Executive Network
Chief Executive Network is a member organization that helps chief and senior executives improve their effectiveness and gain competitive advantage. Through CEN, CEOs and senior executives share operational and strategic expertise via a structured meeting process.
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closed 5/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Argyle Executive Forum, acquired The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.

synopsis: Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of C-level executive events for Fortune 500 business leaders, announced that it has acquired Innovation Enterprise. Innovation Enterprise is a leading global business-to-business multichannel information provider and marketing services platform.
buyer: Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum is a leading provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts annual conferences, virtual conferences, think tanks and roundtable discussions for its screened executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the United States. "
target parent: Seguin Partners, LLC
target: The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.
Innovation Enterprise is a leading global business-to-business multichannel information provider and marketing services platform, providing an executive audience of decision makers access to cutting edge content across mediums through its properties.
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closed 1/24/2012 via PR Web

CFO Publishing Corporation, acquired The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.

synopsis: CFO Publishing LLC (CFO) announced its acquisition of The Innovation Enterprise Group (IEG) to expand its live-event business. The addition of IEG products is expected to extend CFO’s industry leading conference events for senior finance executives into Asia and Europe as well as add to its US portfolio.
buyer parent: Seguin Partners, LLC
buyer: CFO Publishing Corporation
CFO Publishing LLC is the leading business-to-business media brand focused on the information needs of senior finance executives. The business consists of CFO magazine, CFO.com, CFO Metrix, CFO Research Services, and CFO Conferences. "
target: The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.
The Innovation Enterprise Ltd. is an independent business-to-business multi channel media brand focused on the information needs of Senior Finance, Operations, Planning, Strategy, Decision Support & Advanced Analytics executives. Products include IEG.Summits, IEG.Finance, IEG.Analytics, IEG.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
1.5x
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9.3x
closed 1/11/2010 via PR Newswire

Seguin Partners, LLC, acquired CFO Publishing Corporation

synopsis: Private equity firm Seguin Partners, LLC (Woburn, Mass.), announced that it has acquired CFO Publishing, in partnership with CFO's management, from the Economist Group. According to the terms of the deal, a new company formed by Seguin will acquire CFO's assets. The Economist Group will retain a substantial minority stake in the new company.
buyer: Seguin Partners, LLC
Seguin Partners is a private equity investment firm which focuses on growing companies in certain segments of the business services market including business-to-business information, publishing, media, healthcare, security, and other outsourced business services. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CFO Publishing Corporation
The CFO Group consists of CFO magazine, CFO.com, CFO Conferences, and CFO Research Services. With a rate base of 400,000, CFO magazine is the leading business publication for C-level and senior financial executives.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

World 50, Inc., acquired Procurement Leaders

synopsis: Procurement Leaders, an organization known for its executive conferences, membership and research in the procurement sector, has announced its acquisition by World 50, a leadership network which brings together the world's most influential C-level executives for strategic collaboration.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: World 50, Inc.
World 50, Inc. is a leadership network which brings together the world's most influential C-level executives for strategic collaboration. The firm plays a lead role in facilitating connection between the world's most influential leaders in business, government, entertainment and social arenas. "
target: Procurement Leaders
UK-based Procurement Leaders is an organization known for its executive conferences, membership and research in the procurement sector. They are the transformation partner their members trust to accelerate their journey to superior performance, turning procurement into a critical business driver.
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closed 5/2/2016 via PR Newswire

CEB Global, acquired Evanta

synopsis: CEB, a best practice insight and technology company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Evanta Ventures and an affiliated business. Evanta fosters collaboration and the exchange of best practices between IT & Security, Human Resources and Finance leaders through annual events, online and offline learning platforms.
buyer: CEB Global (CEB:$938.58)
CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, CEB develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. CEB equips leaders at more than 10,000 companies with the intelligence to manage talent, customers and operations. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Evanta
Evanta fosters collaboration and the exchange of best practices between Information Technology & Security, Human Resources and Finance leaders through nearly 200 annual events, online and offline learning platforms and subscription information offerings.
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$275
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closed 1/7/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired TTI/Vanguard

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC acquires TTI/Vanguard, an advanced-technology conference business based in California. TTI/Vanguard is a private membership organisation for executives who lead technology innovation in global organisations across the public, private and academic sectors.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target: TTI/Vanguard
TTI/Vanguard is the advanced technology conference series for senior-level executives. TTI/Vanguard introduce, discuss, and evaluate emerging and breakthrough technologies on the two-to-five-year horizon.
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closed 10/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Evanta

synopsis: dmg events has sold Evanta, a leadership and conferences business, to Leeds Equity Partners for approximately £58m. Evanta Inc. operates leadership networks for executives to gather privately and share insights, practices, and philosophies. The company operates CIO, human resource, CFO, CISO, and healthcare communities and conferences.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Evanta
Evanta operates leadership networks for executives to gather privately and share insights, practices, and philosophies. The company operates CIO, human resource, CFO, CISO, and healthcare communities and conferences.
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closed 2/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Giant Partners LLC, acquired Injoy, Inc.

synopsis: Giant Impact, a company formed out of Oklahoma City's Giant Partners and a strategic investor group, announced its recent acquisition of John Maxwell's Maximum Impact and INJOY Atlanta-based companies.
buyer: Giant Partners LLC
Giant Partners is a growth firm offering strategic planning and advisory services, as well as leadership conferences and resources to select companies dedicated to growth. "
target: Injoy, Inc.
Injoy, Inc. operates as an all-volunteer organization to develop leadership skills and also hosts seminars and conferences by providing resources in the form of books, audio/CD cassette kits, monthly tape subscriptions, instructional videos, and online training.
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closed 6/27/2006 via Reuters

Daily Mail and General Trust plc, acquired Evanta

synopsis: UK publisher Daily Mail & General Trust Plc said on Tuesday it had acquired Evanta, a U.S. conferences producer, for an estimated total of $30 million. The total includes an initial payment of $17.5 million and a further $12.5 million payable over the next three years depending on the profitability of the Portland, Oregon-based firm.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
target: Evanta
Evanta facilitates executive events that allow IT leaders to create agendas based on their own strategic needs. We partner with top CIOs and industry thought leaders to facilitate peer-to-peer engagements that drive real-world solutions.
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closed 3/6/2006 via Company Press Release

Wicks Business Information, LLC, acquired Executive Enterprise Institute LLC

synopsis: Wicks Business Information, LLC announced today that it has acquired assets of Executive Enterprise Institute, LLC, a leader in compliance and best practices live training, in a move that reinforces WBI’s commitment to meet the compliance and regulatory needs of the financial and corporate markets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Wicks Business Information, LLC
Wicks Business Information (WBI) is a business-to-business information company formed through a partnership of experienced publishing professionals and The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity investment firm. "
target: Executive Enterprise Institute LLC
EEI produces hundreds of high-level, focused conferences annually, primarily in the areas of corporate accounting and reporting; taxation; banking; finance; personnel and human resources; environmental issues and regulations; insurance; marketing; communications; energy; and healthcare.
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closed 4/26/2017 via Market Wire

3BL Media, LLC, purchased CR Magazine and COMMIT!Forum from SharedXpertise Media, LLC

synopsis: 3BL Media announced it has acquired CR Magazine, widely recognized for the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, and COMMIT!Forum, the annual networking and professional education event for CEOs and corporate responsibility practitioners, from SharedXpertise Media LLC.
buyer: 3BL Media, LLC
3BL Media provides corporate communications platforms exclusively for the distribution & analysis of corporate social responsibility & sustainability news & content. They work with corporations and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional & new media channels. "
seller: SharedXpertise Media, LLC
CR Magazine is the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. COMMIT!Forum is the annual networking and professional education event for CEOs corporate responsibility practitioners, where they learn the latest best practices.
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closed 12/2/2016 via PR Web

BLR, acquired Forum Events

synopsis: Business and Legal Resources® (BLR), has acquired Forum Networking Events, a provider of highly structured business networking events across the United States. This acquisition builds on BLR’s robust event business, focused on delivering professional development and networking opportunities to attendees, and high-value engagement to advertisers.
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements, and help them become more successful. They do this by offering authoritative content and practical, easy-to-use tools. "
target: Forum Events
Forum Events is a provider of highly structured business networking events across the United States. They are dedicated to building quality industry relationships. Using a targeted approach, They invite top tier executives to highly structured business networking events across the United States.
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closed 7/29/2015 via PR Newswire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired CEO Forum Group

synopsis: CEB, a best practice insight and technology company, announced that it has acquired Australia-based CEO Forum Group. The company is the leading provider of membership–based peer group briefing services serving senior executives of foreign-owned multinational organizations doing business in Australia.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
Corporate Executive Board (CEB) is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, they develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. "
target: CEO Forum Group
CEO Forum Group, founded in 1990, specialises in membership-based peer group services targeted specifically and exclusively at the most senior executives in the Australian operations of foreign-owned multinational corporations.
price ($mm)
$9.52
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$6
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closed 9/9/2016 via BusinessWire

Argyle Executive Forum, purchased Webinar & Lead Generation Services Unit from Proformative, Inc.

synopsis: Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of events, content, lead generation services, and professional networks for C-Suite executives, announced that it has acquired Proformative Inc.’s webinar and lead generation services business unit. The unit provides informative educational experiences for Corporate Finance executives.
buyer: Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum is a leading provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts annual conferences, virtual conferences, think tanks and roundtable discussions for its screened executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the United States. "
seller: Proformative, Inc.
Proformative's Webinars & Lead Generation Services unit provides informative educational experiences for users and predictable returns for marketers. Proformative produces more than 100 CPE-accredited webinars annually for Corporate Finance, Treasury and Accounting executives.
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Pariveda Solutions, Inc., acquired Levinson & Co.

synopsis: Pariveda Solutions, a leading management and technology consulting firm, announces the acquisition of Levinson & Co. With the addition of Levinson, Pariveda strengthens its ability to provide holistic organizational, talent, and leadership solutions to companies.
buyer: Pariveda Solutions, Inc.
Pariveda Solutions, Inc. is an employee-owned, strategic services and information technology consulting company that grows and deploys talented people to solve the ambiguous and complex challenges of its clients. The company serves clients in eleven North American city locations. "
target: Levinson & Co.
Levinson & Co. is a global consulting and leadership development firm. Harvard Business School professor, Dr. Harry Levinson, founded Levinson & Co. in 1968 and developed practical, real-world approaches to leadership through a variety of widely acclaimed executive seminars and programs.
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