By Material Connexion

closed 6/1/2011 via Company Press Release

Sandow Media Corporation, acquired Material Connexion

synopsis: Sandow announced that it has acquired Material ConneXion, Inc., a leading global materials consultancy with the largest library of innovative materials in the world, and its sister company, Culture & Commerce Inc., the premier design management firm in the U.S.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Sandow Media Corporation
Sandow Media Corporation is a cutting-edge publishing company built around a single philosophy; always exceed expectations. Based in South Florida, Sandow Media is defined by an unrelenting drive to lead the industry, focus on quality, and innovate. "
target: Material Connexion
Material ConneXion is a global materials consultancy that helps companies innovate through smart materials thinking. Built on the belief that Every Idea Has A Material Solution™, Material ConneXion is the trusted advisor to Fortune 500s, smaller forward-thinking companies, and government agencies.
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closed 6/1/2011 via Company Press Release

Sandow Media Corporation, acquired Material Connexion

synopsis: Sandow announced that it has acquired Material ConneXion, Inc., a leading global materials consultancy with the largest library of innovative materials in the world, and its sister company, Culture & Commerce Inc., the premier design management firm in the U.S.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Sandow Media Corporation
Sandow Media Corporation is a cutting-edge publishing company built around a single philosophy; always exceed expectations. Based in South Florida, Sandow Media is defined by an unrelenting drive to lead the industry, focus on quality, and innovate. "
target: Material Connexion
Material ConneXion is a global materials consultancy that helps companies innovate through smart materials thinking. Built on the belief that Every Idea Has A Material Solution™, Material ConneXion is the trusted advisor to Fortune 500s, smaller forward-thinking companies, and government agencies.
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closed 2/17/2015 via BusinessWire

Arrow Electronics, Inc., purchased United Technical Publishing from Hearst Business Media

synopsis: Arrow Electronics, Inc. announced that it has acquired United Technical Publishing, a division of Hearst Business Media and a leading digital provider of product information to the global electronics components industry. United Technical Publishing’s portfolio includes directories, e-newsletters, 16 engineering-driven websites, and more.
buyer: Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW:$26,812.51)
Arrow Electronics is a provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, and more. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Hearst Business Media
Hearst Business Media is a global technology leader. Their United Technical Publishing’s portfolio includes directories, e-newsletters, 16 engineering-driven websites, inventory access tools and databases that are important resources for engineers involved in product design.
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closed 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Gladson

synopsis: Gladson Holdings, LLC, announced that The Wicks Group of Companies, LLC, a New York-based private investment firm, has completed the acquisition of the Company. Gladson helps manufacturers, retailers and service providers plan and execute more effectively so they can meet shopper expectations across the path to purchase.
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: Gladson
Gladson is a leading provider of digital content and retail omni-channel optimization solutions for the consumer-packaged goods ("CPG") and fast-moving consumer goods ("FMCG") industries. Gladson owns the largest proprietary product content library in the industry.
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closed 10/25/2018 via PR Newswire

The Jordan Company, acquired Gladson

synopsis: Wicks Capital Partners announced that it has sold a majority stake in Gladson, the leading platform for the creation, hosting and syndication of product content, digital assets, and rich content for brands, retailers, and food distributors, to The Jordan Company ("TJC"), a New York-based private investment firm.
buyer: The Jordan Company
The Jordan Company (TJC) is a New York based private investment firm with original capital commitments in excess of $10 billion and a 36-year track record of investing in and contributing to the growth of many businesses across a wide range of industries. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Gladson
Gladson's digital asset management and product information management solutions enable the most efficient and accurate transfer of information across the brand and retailer ecosystem on the market. Clients are able to increase sales with Gladson's detailed and verified product information.
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closed 8/27/2007 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired PCNAlert

synopsis: IHS Inc., a global provider of critical technical information, decision-support tools and related services, announced today it has acquired the assets of PCNAlert. PCNAlert delivers leading component event management solutions, including product change notifications (PCNs) and end-of-life (EOL) notifications for the electronic components industry.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: PCNAlert
Working with industry groups, PCNAlert® developed and deployed a common standard for Product Change and End of Life Component Information. PCNAlert® has expanded its content to include clean part numbers, datasheets, lifecycle information, cross reference and environmental compliance content.
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closed 6/2/2016 via BusinessWire

SurfaceInk, acquired GPiO Inc.

synopsis: SurfaceInk, a provider of consumer device engineering and product development services, announced that it has acquired GPiO. GPiO helps expedite hardware engineering component decision-making processes to accelerate bringing consumer electronics products to market. They test hardware components and post the comparison data and test details online.
buyer: SurfaceInk
SurfaceInk provides high impact, strategic, product development consulting. SurfaceInk’s experienced team executes client projects in Research and Development, Proof of Concept Development and Full Cycle Product Development for consumer and business-to-business markets. "
target: GPiO Inc.
GPiO helps engineers and hardware designers go beyond traditional datasheets, allowing them to compare hardware components from leading vendors with just a couple of clicks. They objectively test each individual component in their own lab and post the comparison data and test details on their site.
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closed 6/1/2011 via Company Press Release

Sandow Media Corporation, acquired Material Connexion

synopsis: Sandow announced that it has acquired Material ConneXion, Inc., a leading global materials consultancy with the largest library of innovative materials in the world, and its sister company, Culture & Commerce Inc., the premier design management firm in the U.S.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Sandow Media Corporation
Sandow Media Corporation is a cutting-edge publishing company built around a single philosophy; always exceed expectations. Based in South Florida, Sandow Media is defined by an unrelenting drive to lead the industry, focus on quality, and innovate. "
target: Material Connexion
Material ConneXion is a global materials consultancy that helps companies innovate through smart materials thinking. Built on the belief that Every Idea Has A Material Solution™, Material ConneXion is the trusted advisor to Fortune 500s, smaller forward-thinking companies, and government agencies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/17/2015 via BusinessWire

Arrow Electronics, Inc., purchased United Technical Publishing from Hearst Business Media

synopsis: Arrow Electronics, Inc. announced that it has acquired United Technical Publishing, a division of Hearst Business Media and a leading digital provider of product information to the global electronics components industry. United Technical Publishing’s portfolio includes directories, e-newsletters, 16 engineering-driven websites, and more.
buyer: Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW:$26,812.51)
Arrow Electronics is a provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, and more. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Hearst Business Media
Hearst Business Media is a global technology leader. Their United Technical Publishing’s portfolio includes directories, e-newsletters, 16 engineering-driven websites, inventory access tools and databases that are important resources for engineers involved in product design.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Gladson

synopsis: Gladson Holdings, LLC, announced that The Wicks Group of Companies, LLC, a New York-based private investment firm, has completed the acquisition of the Company. Gladson helps manufacturers, retailers and service providers plan and execute more effectively so they can meet shopper expectations across the path to purchase.
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: Gladson
Gladson is a leading provider of digital content and retail omni-channel optimization solutions for the consumer-packaged goods ("CPG") and fast-moving consumer goods ("FMCG") industries. Gladson owns the largest proprietary product content library in the industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2018 via PR Newswire

The Jordan Company, acquired Gladson

synopsis: Wicks Capital Partners announced that it has sold a majority stake in Gladson, the leading platform for the creation, hosting and syndication of product content, digital assets, and rich content for brands, retailers, and food distributors, to The Jordan Company ("TJC"), a New York-based private investment firm.
buyer: The Jordan Company
The Jordan Company (TJC) is a New York based private investment firm with original capital commitments in excess of $10 billion and a 36-year track record of investing in and contributing to the growth of many businesses across a wide range of industries. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Gladson
Gladson's digital asset management and product information management solutions enable the most efficient and accurate transfer of information across the brand and retailer ecosystem on the market. Clients are able to increase sales with Gladson's detailed and verified product information.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/27/2007 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired PCNAlert

synopsis: IHS Inc., a global provider of critical technical information, decision-support tools and related services, announced today it has acquired the assets of PCNAlert. PCNAlert delivers leading component event management solutions, including product change notifications (PCNs) and end-of-life (EOL) notifications for the electronic components industry.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: PCNAlert
Working with industry groups, PCNAlert® developed and deployed a common standard for Product Change and End of Life Component Information. PCNAlert® has expanded its content to include clean part numbers, datasheets, lifecycle information, cross reference and environmental compliance content.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/2/2016 via BusinessWire

SurfaceInk, acquired GPiO Inc.

synopsis: SurfaceInk, a provider of consumer device engineering and product development services, announced that it has acquired GPiO. GPiO helps expedite hardware engineering component decision-making processes to accelerate bringing consumer electronics products to market. They test hardware components and post the comparison data and test details online.
buyer: SurfaceInk
SurfaceInk provides high impact, strategic, product development consulting. SurfaceInk’s experienced team executes client projects in Research and Development, Proof of Concept Development and Full Cycle Product Development for consumer and business-to-business markets. "
target: GPiO Inc.
GPiO helps engineers and hardware designers go beyond traditional datasheets, allowing them to compare hardware components from leading vendors with just a couple of clicks. They objectively test each individual component in their own lab and post the comparison data and test details on their site.
price ($mm)
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