By Group C Communications, Inc.

closed 3/11/2008 via PR Newswire

Hanley Wood, LLC, purchased The TFM Show from Group C Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, represented Group C Communications, Inc. in its sale of The TFM Show®, the nation's premier tradeshow for senior facility management executives, to Hanley-Wood, LLC, the leading event producer serving construction markets.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
seller: Group C Communications, Inc.
Group C Communications, Inc. is a media company providing information in the areas of facility management and real estate. Group C reaches facility managers and top-level executives who make significant decisions involving the long- and short-term needs of their companies and facilities.
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closed 5/5/2016 via PE Hub

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Bisnow Media

synopsis: Bisnow, North America’s leading producer of commercial real estate news and events, announced that New York-based investment firm, The Wicks Group, acquired the company. Bisnow, a leading digital media outlet for commercial real estate news, produces almost 300 industry events across more than 30 metro markets.
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: Bisnow Media
Bisnow is North America’s leading commercial real estate news and events company. The company maintains over 600K e-newsletter subscribers, hosts over 400K unique visitors to its website per month, and produces almost 300 events with more than 60K ticket buyers per year across 30 metro markets.
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closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired ALM Media Properties, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein & Co., LP completed the acquisition of ALM Media, an integrated media company and a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity and investment firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The Wasserstein & Co. investment team has completed over 50 platform and add-on transactions, representing over $3 billion of enterprise value. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM Media Properties, LLC, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors.
price ($mm)
$417
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closed 1/17/2017 via Company Press Release

The News Funnel, acquired CRE // TECH

synopsis: The News Funnel, the largest content platform in the real estate industry, announced the acquisition of CRE // Tech, the leading global community focused on emerging and innovative technologies in the commercial real estate (CRE) space. CRE // Tech consistently produces sold-out events including the hugely popular Intersect Symposium.
buyer: The News Funnel
Founded in 2011, The News Funnel has become the largest real estate news website in the industry. For real estate professionals, The News Funnel saves time by eliminating the need to search for relevant news. "
target: CRE // TECH
CRE // Tech has become the leading global community focused on emerging and innovative technologies in the commercial real estate (CRE) space. CRE // Tech consistently produces sold-out events including the hugely popular Intersect Symposium in San Francisco and New York.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Zoopla Property Group, acquired Hometrack

synopsis: Hometrack.Co.UK Limited, the UK’s leading provider of residential property market insights and analytics, has been sold to Zoopla Property Group Plc (“ZPG”), owner of some of the UK’s most trusted and effective digital platforms including Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation and Property Software Group.
buyer: Zoopla Property Group (LSE:ZPG:$330.32)
Zoopla Property Group owns and operates some of the UK’s most trusted and effective home-related digital platforms including Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation and Property Software Group. Their mission is to provide the most useful resources for consumers when finding, moving or managing their home. "
target: Hometrack
Founded in the UK in 1999, Hometrack expanded to Australia in 2007 and are trusted by major mortgage lenders, housebuilders and government bodies in each country. They launched their market-leading AVM in 2002 and now provide over 50 million automated valuations each year.
price ($mm)
$152
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
8.5x
EV / EBITDA
17.7x
closed 9/17/2014 via Company Press Release

Salt Creek Capital, acquired Apartment Data Services

synopsis: Salt Creek Capital has completed the acquisition of Apartment Data Services (“ADS”). ADS sources and sells real-time, historical and highly localized apartment rental data and occupancy statistics, as well as advertising services to the multifamily residential property management, construction, and apartment locator industries.
buyer: Salt Creek Capital
Salt Creek Capital is a private equity firm focused on lower middle market companies. It looks for opportunities to accelerate growth and improve the operating efficiency of profitable companies with $3M-$50M in revenue. "
target: Apartment Data Services
Apartment Data Services sources and sells real-time, historical and highly localized apartment rental data and occupancy statistics, as well as advertising services to the multifamily residential property management, construction, and apartment locator industries.
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closed 7/3/2013 via BusinessWire

Yardi Systems, Inc., acquired Pierce-Eislen

synopsis: Yardi announced that it has acquired Pierce-Eislen, a supplier of property- and market-level research and reporting for the multifamily industry. Pierce-Eislen’s unique online service bundles information, process, and technology into a transaction engine to provide apartment industry data at the property, market, regional, and national levels.
buyer: Yardi Systems, Inc.
Yardi Systems is a leading provider of cost-effective, high-performance real estate software solutions. With the products comprising its Yardi Voyager Senior Housing Suite and Yardi Investment Suite, Yardi Voyager is the most comprehensive senior housing management platform on the market. "
target: Pierce-Eislen
Pierce-Eislen’s unique online service bundles information, process, and technology into a transaction engine to provide apartment industry data at the property, market, regional, and national levels. Data is accurate, current, searchable, and accessible online in minutes.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

MRI Software LLC, acquired Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees

synopsis: MRI Software LLC, a global leader in real estate software solutions, announced the acquisition of Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees, a provider of applicant screening platforms that focuses on the multifamily real estate industry and corporate employers. Their services include credit history, criminal history, eviction history, and more.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: MRI Software LLC
MRI Software is a leading provider of innovative real estate software applications and hosted solutions. MRI's comprehensive and flexible technology platform coupled with an open and connected ecosystem meets the unique needs of real estate businesses from property-level management to analytics. "
target: Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees
Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees is a provider of applicant screening platforms that focuses on the multifamily real estate industry and corporate employers. Their services include credit history, criminal history, eviction history, employment verification, and rental references reports.
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closed 6/24/2010 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired RentBureau, LLC

synopsis: Experian® has purchased RentBureau®, the largest and most widely used credit bureau for the multifamily industry. The acquisition provides Experian with the most comprehensive rental payment database to offer property managers and resident screeners a more accurate and complete picture of renters.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target: RentBureau, LLC
RentBureau is the only credit bureau designed specifically for the multi-family industry. Allowing apartment owners and managers to share rental payment history data seamlessly, accurately and effortlessly. Their database is updated daily by interfacing with PMS systems used by their members.
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closed 5/5/2016 via PE Hub

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Bisnow Media

synopsis: Bisnow, North America’s leading producer of commercial real estate news and events, announced that New York-based investment firm, The Wicks Group, acquired the company. Bisnow, a leading digital media outlet for commercial real estate news, produces almost 300 industry events across more than 30 metro markets.
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: Bisnow Media
Bisnow is North America’s leading commercial real estate news and events company. The company maintains over 600K e-newsletter subscribers, hosts over 400K unique visitors to its website per month, and produces almost 300 events with more than 60K ticket buyers per year across 30 metro markets.
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closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired ALM Media Properties, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein & Co., LP completed the acquisition of ALM Media, an integrated media company and a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity and investment firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The Wasserstein & Co. investment team has completed over 50 platform and add-on transactions, representing over $3 billion of enterprise value. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM Media Properties, LLC, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors.
price ($mm)
$417
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/17/2017 via Company Press Release

The News Funnel, acquired CRE // TECH

synopsis: The News Funnel, the largest content platform in the real estate industry, announced the acquisition of CRE // Tech, the leading global community focused on emerging and innovative technologies in the commercial real estate (CRE) space. CRE // Tech consistently produces sold-out events including the hugely popular Intersect Symposium.
buyer: The News Funnel
Founded in 2011, The News Funnel has become the largest real estate news website in the industry. For real estate professionals, The News Funnel saves time by eliminating the need to search for relevant news. "
target: CRE // TECH
CRE // Tech has become the leading global community focused on emerging and innovative technologies in the commercial real estate (CRE) space. CRE // Tech consistently produces sold-out events including the hugely popular Intersect Symposium in San Francisco and New York.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Zoopla Property Group, acquired Hometrack

synopsis: Hometrack.Co.UK Limited, the UK’s leading provider of residential property market insights and analytics, has been sold to Zoopla Property Group Plc (“ZPG”), owner of some of the UK’s most trusted and effective digital platforms including Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation and Property Software Group.
buyer: Zoopla Property Group (LSE:ZPG:$330.32)
Zoopla Property Group owns and operates some of the UK’s most trusted and effective home-related digital platforms including Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation and Property Software Group. Their mission is to provide the most useful resources for consumers when finding, moving or managing their home. "
target: Hometrack
Founded in the UK in 1999, Hometrack expanded to Australia in 2007 and are trusted by major mortgage lenders, housebuilders and government bodies in each country. They launched their market-leading AVM in 2002 and now provide over 50 million automated valuations each year.
price ($mm)
$152
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
8.5x
EV / EBITDA
17.7x
closed 9/17/2014 via Company Press Release

Salt Creek Capital, acquired Apartment Data Services

synopsis: Salt Creek Capital has completed the acquisition of Apartment Data Services (“ADS”). ADS sources and sells real-time, historical and highly localized apartment rental data and occupancy statistics, as well as advertising services to the multifamily residential property management, construction, and apartment locator industries.
buyer: Salt Creek Capital
Salt Creek Capital is a private equity firm focused on lower middle market companies. It looks for opportunities to accelerate growth and improve the operating efficiency of profitable companies with $3M-$50M in revenue. "
target: Apartment Data Services
Apartment Data Services sources and sells real-time, historical and highly localized apartment rental data and occupancy statistics, as well as advertising services to the multifamily residential property management, construction, and apartment locator industries.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/3/2013 via BusinessWire

Yardi Systems, Inc., acquired Pierce-Eislen

synopsis: Yardi announced that it has acquired Pierce-Eislen, a supplier of property- and market-level research and reporting for the multifamily industry. Pierce-Eislen’s unique online service bundles information, process, and technology into a transaction engine to provide apartment industry data at the property, market, regional, and national levels.
buyer: Yardi Systems, Inc.
Yardi Systems is a leading provider of cost-effective, high-performance real estate software solutions. With the products comprising its Yardi Voyager Senior Housing Suite and Yardi Investment Suite, Yardi Voyager is the most comprehensive senior housing management platform on the market. "
target: Pierce-Eislen
Pierce-Eislen’s unique online service bundles information, process, and technology into a transaction engine to provide apartment industry data at the property, market, regional, and national levels. Data is accurate, current, searchable, and accessible online in minutes.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

MRI Software LLC, acquired Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees

synopsis: MRI Software LLC, a global leader in real estate software solutions, announced the acquisition of Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees, a provider of applicant screening platforms that focuses on the multifamily real estate industry and corporate employers. Their services include credit history, criminal history, eviction history, and more.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: MRI Software LLC
MRI Software is a leading provider of innovative real estate software applications and hosted solutions. MRI's comprehensive and flexible technology platform coupled with an open and connected ecosystem meets the unique needs of real estate businesses from property-level management to analytics. "
target: Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees
Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees is a provider of applicant screening platforms that focuses on the multifamily real estate industry and corporate employers. Their services include credit history, criminal history, eviction history, employment verification, and rental references reports.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/24/2010 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired RentBureau, LLC

synopsis: Experian® has purchased RentBureau®, the largest and most widely used credit bureau for the multifamily industry. The acquisition provides Experian with the most comprehensive rental payment database to offer property managers and resident screeners a more accurate and complete picture of renters.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target: RentBureau, LLC
RentBureau is the only credit bureau designed specifically for the multi-family industry. Allowing apartment owners and managers to share rental payment history data seamlessly, accurately and effortlessly. Their database is updated daily by interfacing with PMS systems used by their members.
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