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closed 7/3/2020 via PR Web

ModalityIQ, acquired MLconf

synopsis: ModalityIQ, a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform, has acquired The Machine Learning Conference (“MLconf”), a leader in serving the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence community. MLconf gathers the machine learning community to coalesce and share lessons learned through a series of 20+ conferences.
buyer: ModalityIQ
ModalityIQ is a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform founded to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and know-how across the advanced and emerging technology landscape by providing an environment for exchanging ideas and inspiring open dialogue to advance technological capabilities"
target: MLconf
MLconf is a single-day, single-track machine learning conference event designed to gather the community to discuss the recent research and application of Algorithms, Tools, and Platforms to solve the hard problems that exist within organizing and analyzing massive and noisy data sets.
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closed 7/3/2020 via PR Web

ModalityIQ, acquired MLconf

synopsis: ModalityIQ, a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform, has acquired The Machine Learning Conference (“MLconf”), a leader in serving the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence community. MLconf gathers the machine learning community to coalesce and share lessons learned through a series of 20+ conferences.
buyer: ModalityIQ
ModalityIQ is a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform founded to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and know-how across the advanced and emerging technology landscape by providing an environment for exchanging ideas and inspiring open dialogue to advance technological capabilities"
target: MLconf
MLconf is a single-day, single-track machine learning conference event designed to gather the community to discuss the recent research and application of Algorithms, Tools, and Platforms to solve the hard problems that exist within organizing and analyzing massive and noisy data sets.
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closed 12/5/2019 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired Robotics Division

synopsis: WTWH Media has announced the acquisition of the robotics division of EH Media. The acquired assets include Robotics Business Review, a world class website focused on the global robotics and intelligent systems sector, and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, a leading annual robotics B2B conference which first ran in 2004.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the electronics, design engineering, hospitality, life sciences, renewable energy, retail and robotics markets with more than 45+ web sites, 12 events, 7 print publications and custom digital marketing services. "
target parent: EH Media
target: Robotics Division
The Robotics Division include Robotics Business Review, a world class website focused on the global robotics and intelligent systems sector, and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, a leading annual robotics business-to-business conference which first ran in 2004.
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closed 4/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cambridge Innovation Institute, acquired Trends Equity, Inc.

synopsis: Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), has announced the acquisition of Trends Equity, Inc. Trends Equity produces AI World, the industry’s largest independent event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning, and AI Trends, the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI.
buyer: Cambridge Innovation Institute
Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) delivers cutting edge information through events, publishing, and training to leading commercial, academic, government and research institutes across the life science and energy industries. "
target: Trends Equity, Inc.
Trends Equity produces AI World, the industry’s largest independent event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning, and AI Trends, the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI.
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closed 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

ON-X Groupe, acquired Chain Accelerator

synopsis: ON-X Groupe, an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration, has acquired Chain Accelerator, the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator's full suite of tailor-made services and solutions include consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
buyer: ON-X Groupe
ON-X Groupe is an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration. The firm’s activity is organized in several complementary areas of expertise: Digital Security, Infrastructure and Information Systems, Cloud, Digital Territories and xR (eXtended Reality). "
target: Chain Accelerator
Chain Accelerator is the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator works across all blockchain verticals and provides a full suite of tailor-made services and solutions, including consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
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closed 2/9/2017 via PR Newswire

IBT Media, acquired Structure LLC

synopsis: IBT Media, the global digital media company, announced the acquisition of Structure, the successful technology sector-focused events business. Structure holds a four-part conference series focused on specific verticals within technology: Cloud, Data, Security and the Internet of Things.
buyer: IBT Media
IBT Media is a fast-growing digital media company headquartered in New York City. IBT Media owns and operates a total of 14 digital properties including the International Business Times, Design & Trend, Fashion Times, iDigital Times, Latin Times, Medical Daily & the iconic Newsweek brand. "
target: Structure LLC
Founded in 2015, Structure is a four-part conference series focused on specific verticals within technology: Cloud, Data, Security and the Internet of Things. Structure produces integrated technology conferences focused on emerging technology trends, business and innovation.
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closed 3/5/2007 via Company Press Release

EH Publishing, Inc, acquired Robotics Trends, Inc.

synopsis: EH Publishing, Inc., the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Robotics Trends, Inc., a leading integrated media company in the growing robotics industry.
buyer: EH Publishing, Inc
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million electronic home professionals and consumers worldwide. "
target: Robotics Trends, Inc.
Robotics Trends produces several conferences including the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition, and the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition.
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closed 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

LINE Plus Corporation, acquired GrayHash

synopsis: LINE Plus Corporation, a subsidiary of LINE Corporation, has acquired GrayHash, an offensive research-oriented corporation and has the philosophy of knowing the attack technology to defend it. GrayHash has a history of experience in the field of security, running international hacking contests, and international conferences.
buyer parent: Naver Corporation
buyer: LINE Plus Corporation
LINE Plus Corporation was established in 2013 in Korea to expand LINE's global market. In order to meet more users from all over the world, global work is being carried out in the areas of technology, design, marketing / sales, public relations, and alliances. "
target: GrayHash
Based in South Korea, GrayHash is an offensive research-oriented corporation and has the philosophy of knowing the attack technology to defend it. GrayHash has a history of experience in the field of security, running international hacking contests, and international conferences.
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closed 6/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Dynamic Communities, acquired eXtreme LLC

synopsis: Dynamic Communities, administrators of the independent user groups for Microsoft Dynamics® 365, Dynamics NAV, Power BI and others, announced that it has acquired eXtreme LLC, an organization dedicated to the success of Microsoft partners and host of the eXtreme365 events.
buyer: Dynamic Communities
Dynamic Communities are administrators of the independent user groups for Microsoft Dynamics® 365, Dynamics NAV, Power BI and others. Dynamic Communities creates technology-centric communities to exchange ideas on how to best maximize industry knowledge. "
target: eXtreme LLC
eXtreme LLC is an organization dedicated to the success of Microsoft partners and host of the eXtreme365 events. eXtreme, LLC focuses on improving partner best practices and readiness and has been hosting global events for the Microsoft Business Applications partner community.
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closed 2/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired European Semantic Technology Conference

synopsis: Mediabistro.com, a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., has announced that it has acquired the trade show and related assets of the European Semantic Technology Conference (“ESTC”) from Semantic Technology Institute International of Vienna, Austria. ESTC is the biggest industry trade show focusing on Semantic Technology in Europe.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target parent: Semantic Technology Institute International
target: European Semantic Technology Conference
The European Semantic Technology Conference is the biggest industry trade show focusing on Semantic Technology in Europe. The conference is held in Vienna, Austria.
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closed 12/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Comexposium SA, acquired Finaki SA

synopsis: Comexposium, one of the world leaders in event management, has acquired Finaki, a group that organizes landmark B2B events in Europe, bringing together IT managers, their partners and IT experts. Finaki is also the co-founder and platform provider for the European CIO Association.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: Comexposium SA
Comexposium, one of the European leaders in the organization of trade fairs and shows, is involved in 176 BtoC and BtoB events, covering 11 sectors of activity. Every year it plays host to 45,000 exhibitors. "
target: Finaki SA
Finaki is a pioneer and leader in high level information society focused events and conferences in Europe. Their events are prepared in close partnership with professional associations. Finaki is also the co-founder and platform provider for the European CIO Association.
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announced 11/19/2008 via

TechTarget, will acquire The Brian Madden Company

synopsis: Information technology media company TechTarget, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Brian Madden Company, the leading independent, website and conference to address the needs of IT decision makers on the topics of desktop virtualization, terminal services, and application virtualization.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$133.96)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: The Brian Madden Company
The Brian Madden Commpany is a small independent industry analyst company. The company covers the "application delivery" segment of the IT industry, including Citrix, Terminal Server, thin client / server-based computing, and streaming markets.
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closed 10/12/2004 via BusinessWire

IDG World Expo Corporation, acquired LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

synopsis: IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, announced it has acquired LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) UK, formerly Linux Expo, from XPO Events, Ltd.
buyer parent: International Data Group
buyer: IDG World Expo Corporation
IDG World Expo produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of techn "
target parent: XPO Events, Ltd.
target: LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open s
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closed 4/20/2016 via PR Web

Blue Whale Web, acquired NC Comms

synopsis: Blue Whale Web announced that it has acquired NC Communications. NC Communications Ltd are organisers of I.T. conferences, in-person or virtual, throughout EMEA. We work closely with independent, industry experts to bring quality and relevant content to delegates about the system/platforms they employ.
buyer: Blue Whale Web
Blue Whale Web LLC is an independent, privately held company based in Chicago, IL. Led by CEO George A. Coll, Blue Whale Web LLC is committed to providing the best content and community resources to help IT professionals and tech enthusiasts get the most out of their technology investments. "
target: NC Comms
NC Communications Ltd are organisers of I.T. conferences, in-person or virtual, throughout EMEA. We work closely with independent, industry experts to bring quality and relevant content to delegates about the system/platforms they employ.
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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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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 1/20/2011 via PR Newswire

MacTech Magazine, purchased US NSConference from iDeveloper TV

synopsis: MacTech Magazine and iDeveloper TV (part of The Mac Developer Network Limited) have announced that MacTech is acquiring the US version of NSConference and merging it into MacTech Conference. The US NSConference is an event that delivers content for both IT Pros, and OS X/iOS Developers on the Mac.
buyer parent: Xplain Corporation
buyer: MacTech Magazine
MacTech® Magazine, the journal of Macintosh technology, is the definitive technical resource for the Macintosh. In addition to web, networking and content coverage, MacTech brings consumers columns and articles on new Mac technology, programming tools and tricks, hardware, and systems. "
seller: iDeveloper TV
iDeveloper TV was founded in 2007, originally as The Mac Developer Network to provide high-quality podcasts, screencasts and video training to the OS X and iOS developer community. iDeveloper TV's NSConference is an event that delivers content for both IT Pros, and OS X/iOS Developers on the Mac.
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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 4/12/2006 via BusinessWire

1105 Media, Inc., acquired 101 Communications

synopsis: 1105 Media, Inc., a new, integrated business-to-business information and media company formed by Nautic Partners LLC, Alta Communications, and Neal Vitale, has closed its first two transactions, acquiring 101communications, LLC, and Stevens Publishing.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
target parent: Frontenac Company
target: 101 Communications
Founded in 1998, 101communications is an integrated media company aimed at specialized targets within the information technology community. a start-up backed by $100 million of venture money from Frontenac Co.
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closed 4/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Halyard Capital, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Halyard Capital announced the acquisition of Harte Hanks Market Intelligence and The Aberdeen Group. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence is a trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales. The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions that technology industry marketers use to drive demand with their target customers.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on creating value within companies in high- growth sectors. Halyard's sectors of focus include technology-enabled Business and Information Services, Digital Marketing and Data Analytics, IT Security/IT Infrastructure and Communications. "
target parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc.
target: Aberdeen Group
The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions to drive demand with target customers. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence, part of The Aberdeen Group, is the technology industry's most trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales.
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closed 9/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of AberdeenGroup, Inc. AberdeenGroup, Inc., is a Boston, MA-based provider of technology market research, intelligence, and demand generation services.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target parent: TL Ventures
target: Aberdeen Group
AberdeenGroup, Inc. provides fact-based research and insights focused on the global, technology-driven value chain. Aberdeen’s benchmarking, market and solution assessments, sales acceleration programs, and conferences support Global 5000 value chain and technology executives.
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closed 7/3/2020 via PR Web

ModalityIQ, acquired MLconf

synopsis: ModalityIQ, a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform, has acquired The Machine Learning Conference (“MLconf”), a leader in serving the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence community. MLconf gathers the machine learning community to coalesce and share lessons learned through a series of 20+ conferences.
buyer: ModalityIQ
ModalityIQ is a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform founded to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and know-how across the advanced and emerging technology landscape by providing an environment for exchanging ideas and inspiring open dialogue to advance technological capabilities"
target: MLconf
MLconf is a single-day, single-track machine learning conference event designed to gather the community to discuss the recent research and application of Algorithms, Tools, and Platforms to solve the hard problems that exist within organizing and analyzing massive and noisy data sets.
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closed 12/5/2019 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired Robotics Division

synopsis: WTWH Media has announced the acquisition of the robotics division of EH Media. The acquired assets include Robotics Business Review, a world class website focused on the global robotics and intelligent systems sector, and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, a leading annual robotics B2B conference which first ran in 2004.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the electronics, design engineering, hospitality, life sciences, renewable energy, retail and robotics markets with more than 45+ web sites, 12 events, 7 print publications and custom digital marketing services. "
target parent: EH Media
target: Robotics Division
The Robotics Division include Robotics Business Review, a world class website focused on the global robotics and intelligent systems sector, and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, a leading annual robotics business-to-business conference which first ran in 2004.
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closed 4/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cambridge Innovation Institute, acquired Trends Equity, Inc.

synopsis: Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), has announced the acquisition of Trends Equity, Inc. Trends Equity produces AI World, the industry’s largest independent event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning, and AI Trends, the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI.
buyer: Cambridge Innovation Institute
Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) delivers cutting edge information through events, publishing, and training to leading commercial, academic, government and research institutes across the life science and energy industries. "
target: Trends Equity, Inc.
Trends Equity produces AI World, the industry’s largest independent event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning, and AI Trends, the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI.
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closed 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

ON-X Groupe, acquired Chain Accelerator

synopsis: ON-X Groupe, an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration, has acquired Chain Accelerator, the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator's full suite of tailor-made services and solutions include consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
buyer: ON-X Groupe
ON-X Groupe is an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration. The firm’s activity is organized in several complementary areas of expertise: Digital Security, Infrastructure and Information Systems, Cloud, Digital Territories and xR (eXtended Reality). "
target: Chain Accelerator
Chain Accelerator is the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator works across all blockchain verticals and provides a full suite of tailor-made services and solutions, including consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
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closed 2/9/2017 via PR Newswire

IBT Media, acquired Structure LLC

synopsis: IBT Media, the global digital media company, announced the acquisition of Structure, the successful technology sector-focused events business. Structure holds a four-part conference series focused on specific verticals within technology: Cloud, Data, Security and the Internet of Things.
buyer: IBT Media
IBT Media is a fast-growing digital media company headquartered in New York City. IBT Media owns and operates a total of 14 digital properties including the International Business Times, Design & Trend, Fashion Times, iDigital Times, Latin Times, Medical Daily & the iconic Newsweek brand. "
target: Structure LLC
Founded in 2015, Structure is a four-part conference series focused on specific verticals within technology: Cloud, Data, Security and the Internet of Things. Structure produces integrated technology conferences focused on emerging technology trends, business and innovation.
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closed 3/5/2007 via Company Press Release

EH Publishing, Inc, acquired Robotics Trends, Inc.

synopsis: EH Publishing, Inc., the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Robotics Trends, Inc., a leading integrated media company in the growing robotics industry.
buyer: EH Publishing, Inc
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million electronic home professionals and consumers worldwide. "
target: Robotics Trends, Inc.
Robotics Trends produces several conferences including the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition, and the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition.
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closed 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

LINE Plus Corporation, acquired GrayHash

synopsis: LINE Plus Corporation, a subsidiary of LINE Corporation, has acquired GrayHash, an offensive research-oriented corporation and has the philosophy of knowing the attack technology to defend it. GrayHash has a history of experience in the field of security, running international hacking contests, and international conferences.
buyer parent: Naver Corporation
buyer: LINE Plus Corporation
LINE Plus Corporation was established in 2013 in Korea to expand LINE's global market. In order to meet more users from all over the world, global work is being carried out in the areas of technology, design, marketing / sales, public relations, and alliances. "
target: GrayHash
Based in South Korea, GrayHash is an offensive research-oriented corporation and has the philosophy of knowing the attack technology to defend it. GrayHash has a history of experience in the field of security, running international hacking contests, and international conferences.
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closed 6/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Dynamic Communities, acquired eXtreme LLC

synopsis: Dynamic Communities, administrators of the independent user groups for Microsoft Dynamics® 365, Dynamics NAV, Power BI and others, announced that it has acquired eXtreme LLC, an organization dedicated to the success of Microsoft partners and host of the eXtreme365 events.
buyer: Dynamic Communities
Dynamic Communities are administrators of the independent user groups for Microsoft Dynamics® 365, Dynamics NAV, Power BI and others. Dynamic Communities creates technology-centric communities to exchange ideas on how to best maximize industry knowledge. "
target: eXtreme LLC
eXtreme LLC is an organization dedicated to the success of Microsoft partners and host of the eXtreme365 events. eXtreme, LLC focuses on improving partner best practices and readiness and has been hosting global events for the Microsoft Business Applications partner community.
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closed 2/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired European Semantic Technology Conference

synopsis: Mediabistro.com, a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., has announced that it has acquired the trade show and related assets of the European Semantic Technology Conference (“ESTC”) from Semantic Technology Institute International of Vienna, Austria. ESTC is the biggest industry trade show focusing on Semantic Technology in Europe.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target parent: Semantic Technology Institute International
target: European Semantic Technology Conference
The European Semantic Technology Conference is the biggest industry trade show focusing on Semantic Technology in Europe. The conference is held in Vienna, Austria.
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closed 12/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Comexposium SA, acquired Finaki SA

synopsis: Comexposium, one of the world leaders in event management, has acquired Finaki, a group that organizes landmark B2B events in Europe, bringing together IT managers, their partners and IT experts. Finaki is also the co-founder and platform provider for the European CIO Association.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: Comexposium SA
Comexposium, one of the European leaders in the organization of trade fairs and shows, is involved in 176 BtoC and BtoB events, covering 11 sectors of activity. Every year it plays host to 45,000 exhibitors. "
target: Finaki SA
Finaki is a pioneer and leader in high level information society focused events and conferences in Europe. Their events are prepared in close partnership with professional associations. Finaki is also the co-founder and platform provider for the European CIO Association.
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TechTarget, will acquire The Brian Madden Company

synopsis: Information technology media company TechTarget, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Brian Madden Company, the leading independent, website and conference to address the needs of IT decision makers on the topics of desktop virtualization, terminal services, and application virtualization.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$133.96)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: The Brian Madden Company
The Brian Madden Commpany is a small independent industry analyst company. The company covers the "application delivery" segment of the IT industry, including Citrix, Terminal Server, thin client / server-based computing, and streaming markets.
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closed 10/12/2004 via BusinessWire

IDG World Expo Corporation, acquired LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

synopsis: IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, announced it has acquired LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) UK, formerly Linux Expo, from XPO Events, Ltd.
buyer parent: International Data Group
buyer: IDG World Expo Corporation
IDG World Expo produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of techn "
target parent: XPO Events, Ltd.
target: LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open s
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closed 4/20/2016 via PR Web

Blue Whale Web, acquired NC Comms

synopsis: Blue Whale Web announced that it has acquired NC Communications. NC Communications Ltd are organisers of I.T. conferences, in-person or virtual, throughout EMEA. We work closely with independent, industry experts to bring quality and relevant content to delegates about the system/platforms they employ.
buyer: Blue Whale Web
Blue Whale Web LLC is an independent, privately held company based in Chicago, IL. Led by CEO George A. Coll, Blue Whale Web LLC is committed to providing the best content and community resources to help IT professionals and tech enthusiasts get the most out of their technology investments. "
target: NC Comms
NC Communications Ltd are organisers of I.T. conferences, in-person or virtual, throughout EMEA. We work closely with independent, industry experts to bring quality and relevant content to delegates about the system/platforms they employ.
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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:$938.58)
CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, CEB develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. CEB equips leaders at more than 10,000 companies with the intelligence to manage talent, customers and operations. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Evanta
Evanta fosters collaboration and the exchange of best practices between Information Technology & Security, Human Resources and Finance leaders through nearly 200 annual events, online and offline learning platforms and subscription information offerings.
price ($mm)
$275
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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 1/20/2011 via PR Newswire

MacTech Magazine, purchased US NSConference from iDeveloper TV

synopsis: MacTech Magazine and iDeveloper TV (part of The Mac Developer Network Limited) have announced that MacTech is acquiring the US version of NSConference and merging it into MacTech Conference. The US NSConference is an event that delivers content for both IT Pros, and OS X/iOS Developers on the Mac.
buyer parent: Xplain Corporation
buyer: MacTech Magazine
MacTech® Magazine, the journal of Macintosh technology, is the definitive technical resource for the Macintosh. In addition to web, networking and content coverage, MacTech brings consumers columns and articles on new Mac technology, programming tools and tricks, hardware, and systems. "
seller: iDeveloper TV
iDeveloper TV was founded in 2007, originally as The Mac Developer Network to provide high-quality podcasts, screencasts and video training to the OS X and iOS developer community. iDeveloper TV's NSConference is an event that delivers content for both IT Pros, and OS X/iOS Developers on the Mac.
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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 $12.5 million payable over the next three years depending on the profitability of the Portland, Oregon-based firm.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
target: Evanta
Evanta facilitates executive events that allow IT leaders to create agendas based on their own strategic needs. We partner with top CIOs and industry thought leaders to facilitate peer-to-peer engagements that drive real-world solutions.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 4/12/2006 via BusinessWire

1105 Media, Inc., acquired 101 Communications

synopsis: 1105 Media, Inc., a new, integrated business-to-business information and media company formed by Nautic Partners LLC, Alta Communications, and Neal Vitale, has closed its first two transactions, acquiring 101communications, LLC, and Stevens Publishing.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
target parent: Frontenac Company
target: 101 Communications
Founded in 1998, 101communications is an integrated media company aimed at specialized targets within the information technology community. a start-up backed by $100 million of venture money from Frontenac Co.
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closed 4/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Halyard Capital, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Halyard Capital announced the acquisition of Harte Hanks Market Intelligence and The Aberdeen Group. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence is a trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales. The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions that technology industry marketers use to drive demand with their target customers.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on creating value within companies in high- growth sectors. Halyard's sectors of focus include technology-enabled Business and Information Services, Digital Marketing and Data Analytics, IT Security/IT Infrastructure and Communications. "
target parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc.
target: Aberdeen Group
The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions to drive demand with target customers. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence, part of The Aberdeen Group, is the technology industry's most trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales.
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closed 9/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of AberdeenGroup, Inc. AberdeenGroup, Inc., is a Boston, MA-based provider of technology market research, intelligence, and demand generation services.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target parent: TL Ventures
target: Aberdeen Group
AberdeenGroup, Inc. provides fact-based research and insights focused on the global, technology-driven value chain. Aberdeen’s benchmarking, market and solution assessments, sales acceleration programs, and conferences support Global 5000 value chain and technology executives.
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