By Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.

closed 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

EnsembleIQ, acquired Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.

synopsis: EnsembleIQ, the Chicago-based retail intelligence firm, has purchased substantially all media, digital and event assets from New York-based media company Lebhar-Friedman. The acquired brands comprise several leading retail brands, including Drug Store News, Chain Store Age and Hardware and Building Supply Dealer.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: EnsembleIQ
EnsembleIQ is a premier business intelligence resource that exists to help people and their organizations succeed. It is structured to serve the business-to-business needs of retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, technology providers, hospitality and healthcare professionals, and more. "
target: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
Lebhar Friedman is the leading business-media resource for the retail industry, delivering actionable information, solutions, and networking opportunities through high-value content and engaging live events.
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closed 12/13/2010 via Company Press Release

Penton Media, acquired Nation's Restaurant News

synopsis: Penton, a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, has acquired Nation’s Restaurant News from Lebhar-Friedman. NRN’s readers are made up of the decision-makers in the foodservice industry, from operation managers to owners and senior management.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
target: Nation's Restaurant News
Nation's Restaurant News is an American trade publication that covers the foodservice industry, including restaurants, restaurant chains, operations, marketing, and events.
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closed 12/22/2009 via BNC Analysis

Quadrant HealthCom Inc., purchased Dowden Professional Publications from Dowden Health Media, Inc.

synopsis: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc. announces the sale of Dowden Professional Publications, the Dowden medical journals publishing division, to Quadrant HealthCom Inc. Included in the sale are OBG Management, Current Psychiatry, Journal of Family Practice and Mayo Clinical Proceedings.
buyer parent: M.E. Zukerman & Co.
buyer: Quadrant HealthCom Inc.
Quadrant HealthCom Inc. currently publishes eight medical journals in the primary care, urgent care, emergency medicine, women’s health, dermatology, orthopedics, and federal markets. "
seller parent: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
seller: Dowden Health Media, Inc.
Dowden Health Media is a full-service custom publisher serving hospitals and health systems nationwide. In print and on the web, Dowden creates original programs tailored to each customer's communication needs, with special attention to brand building and response generation.
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closed 4/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Wainscot Media, LLC, purchased Consumer Magazine Division from Dowden Health Media, Inc.

synopsis: Dowden Health Media, a subsidiary of Lebhar-Friedman, has sold its Consumer Magazine Division to Wainscot Media, LLC.
buyer: Wainscot Media, LLC
Wainscot Media is a full-service communications company that specializes in home design, health and lifestyle content. We produce targeted media: regional special-interest magazines and the ultimate in target marketing, custom media. "
seller parent: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
seller: Dowden Health Media, Inc.
Dowden Health Media is a full-service custom publisher serving hospitals and health systems nationwide. In print and on the web, we create original programs tailored to each customer's communication needs, with special attention to brand building and response generation.
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closed 3/31/2005 via Company Press Release

Lebhar-Friedman Books, acquired Dowden Health Media, Inc.

synopsis: Dowden Health Media, a producer of medical journals, consumer magazines and physician education programs, has been acquired by Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
buyer: Lebhar-Friedman Books
Lebhar-Friedman is the leading independent publisher and provider of information serving the retail community and its vast supplier network. For more than 70 years, Lebhar-Friedman has been committed to providing timely, provocative and essential information to its over half a million subscribers "
target: Dowden Health Media, Inc.
Dowden Health Media is a full-service custom publisher serving hospitals and health systems nationwide. In print and on the web, we create original programs tailored to each customer's communication needs, with special attention to brand building and response generation.
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$100
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$37
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closed 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

EnsembleIQ, acquired Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.

synopsis: EnsembleIQ, the Chicago-based retail intelligence firm, has purchased substantially all media, digital and event assets from New York-based media company Lebhar-Friedman. The acquired brands comprise several leading retail brands, including Drug Store News, Chain Store Age and Hardware and Building Supply Dealer.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: EnsembleIQ
EnsembleIQ is a premier business intelligence resource that exists to help people and their organizations succeed. It is structured to serve the business-to-business needs of retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, technology providers, hospitality and healthcare professionals, and more. "
target: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
Lebhar Friedman is the leading business-media resource for the retail industry, delivering actionable information, solutions, and networking opportunities through high-value content and engaging live events.
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closed 11/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Legend Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organizer, is delighted to announce that it has acquired Legend Exhibitions, the organisation behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
target: Legend Exhibitions Limited
Legend Exhibitions is the organization behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events. Legend Exhibitions’ portfolio includes RBTE (Retail Business Technology Expo), Retail Design Expo, and Retail Digital Signage Expo.
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closed 5/11/2009 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., purchased California Gift Show from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties has announced the acquisition of the California Gift Show from dmg world media, effective immediately, creating a unified and strengthened market experience anchoring the gift and home industry for the West Coast.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
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.
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closed 3/5/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired E Commerce Expo, Ltd.

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired E Commerce Expo Ltd ("ECE"). ECE is a two day exhibition with an associated conference and awards ceremony, dedicated to e-commerce and online retailing.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: E Commerce Expo, Ltd.
E Commerce Expo is a two day exhibition with an associated conference and awards ceremony, dedicated to e-commerce and online retailing. The show covers all aspects of e-commerce, including acquisition, conversion, fulfillment and retention.
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$0.91
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$1
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closed 3/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Internet Retailing Expo

synopsis: Organiser Clarion Events has announced the acquisition of Internet Retail Events Ltd from SJP Business Media. Internet Retail Events’ portfolio of market-leading events comprises Internet Retailing Expo (IRX), eDelivery Expo, Internet Retailing Conference, eDelivery Conference and the Internet Retailing Awards.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target parent: SJP Business Media
target: Internet Retailing Expo
Held annually at The National Exhibition Centre, Internet Retailing Expo (IRX) launched in 2011 and won Best UK Trade Show Exhibition (>2,000sqm) at the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards in 2014.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased E-Commerce Events Group from Vertical Web Media LLC

synopsis: GLM announced its acquisition of the events group of Vertical Web Media (VWM), including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the leading e-commerce event in the United States, and two allied events – Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum (MMCF) and Internet Retailer Web Design and Usability Conference (IRWD).
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: GLM
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. "
seller: Vertical Web Media LLC
Vertical Web Media is the largest media group exclusively covering the e-commerce field. It operates Internet Retailer Magazine, two information and research web sites, two e-mail newsletters and seven research publications and databases, all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.
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closed 3/4/2008 via Company Press Release

Worldwide Business Research, acquired ecomXpo

synopsis: eComXpo, the virtual trade show and job fair for eCommerce marketers is being acquired by Worldwide Business Research, the producers of eTail and more than hundreds of other internationally recognized physical events.
buyer: Worldwide Business Research
Worldwide Business Research ("WBR") is the world's biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world's leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. "
target: ecomXpo
eComXpo is the first virtual, online trade show, conference and job fair for eCommerce marketers. Hundreds of exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters gather semi-annually with over 8,000 attendees at this 100% online and virtual event, the largest gathering of eCommerce marketers in the world.
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closed 1/8/2013 via GlobeNewswire

FierceMarkets, Inc., acquired StorefrontBacktalk

synopsis: FierceMarkets, a division of Questex Media Group LLC, has completed the acquisition of the StorefrontBacktalk retail technology publication from The Content Firm LLC. StorefrontBacktalk tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. "
target parent: The Content Firm LLC
target: StorefrontBacktalk
StorefrontBacktalk, which tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders, has built an avid readership through its focus on surprise, with a mix of editorial insight, commentary and reporting stories that have yet to be told.
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closed 4/1/2018 via Company Press Release

HighText Verlag, acquired Versandhausberater

synopsis: HighText Verlag has acquired Versandhausberater from FID Verlag. Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses.
buyer: HighText Verlag
HighText Verlag is a German publishing house that has published information for all markets in the digital economy since 1991. "
target parent: FID Verlag GmbH
target: Versandhausberater
Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses. Their online publications offer in-depth practical know-how and valuable strategy for German multichannel retailers.
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closed 1/22/2015 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Brandbank Limited

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings N.V., a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has acquired Brandbank, a world leader specialised in the process of digitally collecting, managing and distributing FMCG product and brand image content for retail syndication across in-store, print promotional and e-commerce platforms.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: Brandbank Limited
Brandbank is the world’s leading product content creation, management and publishing solution for multi-channel retailing. It helps them to create, manage and distribute product content, which is optimised for shopper marketing and category planning.
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired China Vending & Kiosk Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the China Vending & Kiosk Show, the largest tradeshow of the vending retail market in Asia.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: China Vending & Kiosk Show
China Vending & Kiosk Show is the largest tradeshow of its kind in Asia. It was launched in 2004 and has grown in line with the development of the vending retail market in China since then.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Go PopUp, acquired Popupsquare

synopsis: Go—PopUp, Europe’s fast growing community marketplace for renting temporary and flexible space for pop up ideas, acquires the Dutch platform Popupsquare. Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide.
buyer: Go PopUp
Go—PopUp enables brands and creative businesses to connect to landlords and property owners to launch pop up ideas. The startup offers individual service, supporting those who want to test, promote and develop their business ideas. "
target: Popupsquare
Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide. After launching in 2011, it organically grew to round about 900 registered members and a wide network of entrepreneurs, active pop up stores, fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
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closed 1/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Tyco International plc, acquired ShopperTrak

synopsis: Tyco International plc, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of retail consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics. ShopperTrak's solutions enable retailers to improve sales and operational effectiveness.
buyer: Tyco International plc (TYC:$9,701.00)
Tyco is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. "
target: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world.
price ($mm)
$175
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$75
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closed 9/16/2005 via BNC Analysis

Datamonitor plc, acquired Verdict Research Ltd.

synopsis: Datamonitor plc, the premium business information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Verdict Research Limited for a maximum consideration of £4.7 million in cash.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Datamonitor plc
Datamonitor is a leading global provider of market intelligence through on-line data, analysis and forecasting platforms. Through its research-based proprietary databases and wealth of expertise, Datamonitor provides clients with objective, high quality data, analysis and in-depth forecasts. "
target: Verdict Research Ltd.
With over 20 years' experience, Verdict Research is the UK’s leading authority on retailing, and publishes unrivalled independent analysis. Verdict has close relationships with major UK retailers and meets regularly at the highest level with key executives working in the top 300 retailers.
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announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
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$112
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closed 9/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Primus Capital Funds, acquired G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the business services, healthcare and education industries, announced the acquisition of G2 Web Services, LLC, the leading provider of merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management services to the payments industry.
buyer: Primus Capital Funds
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the lower middle market. Primus provides expansion capital and leads buyout and minority recapitalization transactions in the healthcare, business services, and for-profit education industries. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is the leader in merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management. G2 works with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations, and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
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closed 5/11/2005 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Chrome Systems Corporation. Chrome Systems, based in Portland, Oregon, is a provider of vehicle configuration data and related software to the automotive retail industry.
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack’s intuitive and high-value software solutions enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, agents and aftermarket providers. "
target: Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Chrome Systems Corporation is the only independent provider of automotive data and software for selling vehicles online. Chrome pioneered the technology behind electronic vehicle configuration, providing an alternative to unwieldy and often outmoded auto manufacturer data sourceboo
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closed 3/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Babcox Media, Inc., acquired AutoSuccess

synopsis: Babcox Media Inc., a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets, has acquired AutoSuccess, the leading business-to-business media brand serving the needs of franchised car and light truck dealers in the United States.
buyer: Babcox Media, Inc.
Founded in 1920, Babcox Media is a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets. "
target: AutoSuccess
AutoSuccess is the leading business-to-business media brand serving the needs of franchised car and light truck dealers in the United States. They are based in Louisville, Kentucky.
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

ICSC (International Counsel Shopping), acquired Pinnacle Publishing Group

synopsis: The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced that it has purchased select assets of Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG), a Massachusetts based conference organizer and magazine publisher that serves the specialty retail industry.
buyer: ICSC (International Counsel Shopping)
ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 60,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. "
target: Pinnacle Publishing Group
Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc., is a publishing and tradeshow company focused on the retail industry. Pinnacle Publishing Group specializes in reporting on retail trends, visual merchandising techniques, growth strategies and retail entrepreneurial success stories.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Progressive Business Media, acquired Furniture Today Media Group

synopsis: SANDOW sold the Furniture Today Media Group to FT Media Holdings. Furniture Today Media Group is the furniture and accessories industry’s number-one group of business publications, spanning all facets of the furniture industry from textiles to home accents and decorative accessories. It will operate under the new name of Progressive Business Media.
buyer: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media provides leadership through editorial excellence in seven media brands that serve the global furniture and decor industries. The brands include Casual Living, Home Textiles Today, Home Accents Today, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Kids Today and Playthings. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Furniture Today Media Group
Furniture Today Media Group is the furniture and accessories industry’s number-one group of business publications, spanning all facets of the furniture industry from textiles to home accents and decorative accessories.
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closed 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

EnsembleIQ, acquired Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.

synopsis: EnsembleIQ, the Chicago-based retail intelligence firm, has purchased substantially all media, digital and event assets from New York-based media company Lebhar-Friedman. The acquired brands comprise several leading retail brands, including Drug Store News, Chain Store Age and Hardware and Building Supply Dealer.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: EnsembleIQ
EnsembleIQ is a premier business intelligence resource that exists to help people and their organizations succeed. It is structured to serve the business-to-business needs of retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, technology providers, hospitality and healthcare professionals, and more. "
target: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
Lebhar Friedman is the leading business-media resource for the retail industry, delivering actionable information, solutions, and networking opportunities through high-value content and engaging live events.
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closed 11/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Legend Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organizer, is delighted to announce that it has acquired Legend Exhibitions, the organisation behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
target: Legend Exhibitions Limited
Legend Exhibitions is the organization behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events. Legend Exhibitions’ portfolio includes RBTE (Retail Business Technology Expo), Retail Design Expo, and Retail Digital Signage Expo.
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closed 5/11/2009 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., purchased California Gift Show from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties has announced the acquisition of the California Gift Show from dmg world media, effective immediately, creating a unified and strengthened market experience anchoring the gift and home industry for the West Coast.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
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.
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closed 3/5/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired E Commerce Expo, Ltd.

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired E Commerce Expo Ltd ("ECE"). ECE is a two day exhibition with an associated conference and awards ceremony, dedicated to e-commerce and online retailing.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: E Commerce Expo, Ltd.
E Commerce Expo is a two day exhibition with an associated conference and awards ceremony, dedicated to e-commerce and online retailing. The show covers all aspects of e-commerce, including acquisition, conversion, fulfillment and retention.
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$0.91
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$1
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closed 3/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Internet Retailing Expo

synopsis: Organiser Clarion Events has announced the acquisition of Internet Retail Events Ltd from SJP Business Media. Internet Retail Events’ portfolio of market-leading events comprises Internet Retailing Expo (IRX), eDelivery Expo, Internet Retailing Conference, eDelivery Conference and the Internet Retailing Awards.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target parent: SJP Business Media
target: Internet Retailing Expo
Held annually at The National Exhibition Centre, Internet Retailing Expo (IRX) launched in 2011 and won Best UK Trade Show Exhibition (>2,000sqm) at the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards in 2014.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased E-Commerce Events Group from Vertical Web Media LLC

synopsis: GLM announced its acquisition of the events group of Vertical Web Media (VWM), including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the leading e-commerce event in the United States, and two allied events – Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum (MMCF) and Internet Retailer Web Design and Usability Conference (IRWD).
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: GLM
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. "
seller: Vertical Web Media LLC
Vertical Web Media is the largest media group exclusively covering the e-commerce field. It operates Internet Retailer Magazine, two information and research web sites, two e-mail newsletters and seven research publications and databases, all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.
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closed 3/4/2008 via Company Press Release

Worldwide Business Research, acquired ecomXpo

synopsis: eComXpo, the virtual trade show and job fair for eCommerce marketers is being acquired by Worldwide Business Research, the producers of eTail and more than hundreds of other internationally recognized physical events.
buyer: Worldwide Business Research
Worldwide Business Research ("WBR") is the world's biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world's leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. "
target: ecomXpo
eComXpo is the first virtual, online trade show, conference and job fair for eCommerce marketers. Hundreds of exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters gather semi-annually with over 8,000 attendees at this 100% online and virtual event, the largest gathering of eCommerce marketers in the world.
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closed 1/8/2013 via GlobeNewswire

FierceMarkets, Inc., acquired StorefrontBacktalk

synopsis: FierceMarkets, a division of Questex Media Group LLC, has completed the acquisition of the StorefrontBacktalk retail technology publication from The Content Firm LLC. StorefrontBacktalk tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. "
target parent: The Content Firm LLC
target: StorefrontBacktalk
StorefrontBacktalk, which tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders, has built an avid readership through its focus on surprise, with a mix of editorial insight, commentary and reporting stories that have yet to be told.
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closed 4/1/2018 via Company Press Release

HighText Verlag, acquired Versandhausberater

synopsis: HighText Verlag has acquired Versandhausberater from FID Verlag. Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses.
buyer: HighText Verlag
HighText Verlag is a German publishing house that has published information for all markets in the digital economy since 1991. "
target parent: FID Verlag GmbH
target: Versandhausberater
Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses. Their online publications offer in-depth practical know-how and valuable strategy for German multichannel retailers.
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closed 1/22/2015 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Brandbank Limited

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings N.V., a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has acquired Brandbank, a world leader specialised in the process of digitally collecting, managing and distributing FMCG product and brand image content for retail syndication across in-store, print promotional and e-commerce platforms.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: Brandbank Limited
Brandbank is the world’s leading product content creation, management and publishing solution for multi-channel retailing. It helps them to create, manage and distribute product content, which is optimised for shopper marketing and category planning.
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired China Vending & Kiosk Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the China Vending & Kiosk Show, the largest tradeshow of the vending retail market in Asia.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: China Vending & Kiosk Show
China Vending & Kiosk Show is the largest tradeshow of its kind in Asia. It was launched in 2004 and has grown in line with the development of the vending retail market in China since then.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Go PopUp, acquired Popupsquare

synopsis: Go—PopUp, Europe’s fast growing community marketplace for renting temporary and flexible space for pop up ideas, acquires the Dutch platform Popupsquare. Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide.
buyer: Go PopUp
Go—PopUp enables brands and creative businesses to connect to landlords and property owners to launch pop up ideas. The startup offers individual service, supporting those who want to test, promote and develop their business ideas. "
target: Popupsquare
Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide. After launching in 2011, it organically grew to round about 900 registered members and a wide network of entrepreneurs, active pop up stores, fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
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closed 1/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Tyco International plc, acquired ShopperTrak

synopsis: Tyco International plc, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of retail consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics. ShopperTrak's solutions enable retailers to improve sales and operational effectiveness.
buyer: Tyco International plc (TYC:$9,701.00)
Tyco is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. "
target: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world.
price ($mm)
$175
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$75
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closed 9/16/2005 via BNC Analysis

Datamonitor plc, acquired Verdict Research Ltd.

synopsis: Datamonitor plc, the premium business information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Verdict Research Limited for a maximum consideration of £4.7 million in cash.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Datamonitor plc
Datamonitor is a leading global provider of market intelligence through on-line data, analysis and forecasting platforms. Through its research-based proprietary databases and wealth of expertise, Datamonitor provides clients with objective, high quality data, analysis and in-depth forecasts. "
target: Verdict Research Ltd.
With over 20 years' experience, Verdict Research is the UK’s leading authority on retailing, and publishes unrivalled independent analysis. Verdict has close relationships with major UK retailers and meets regularly at the highest level with key executives working in the top 300 retailers.
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$8.30
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announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
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$112
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closed 9/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Primus Capital Funds, acquired G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the business services, healthcare and education industries, announced the acquisition of G2 Web Services, LLC, the leading provider of merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management services to the payments industry.
buyer: Primus Capital Funds
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the lower middle market. Primus provides expansion capital and leads buyout and minority recapitalization transactions in the healthcare, business services, and for-profit education industries. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is the leader in merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management. G2 works with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations, and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
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closed 5/11/2005 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Chrome Systems Corporation. Chrome Systems, based in Portland, Oregon, is a provider of vehicle configuration data and related software to the automotive retail industry.
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack’s intuitive and high-value software solutions enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, agents and aftermarket providers. "
target: Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Chrome Systems Corporation is the only independent provider of automotive data and software for selling vehicles online. Chrome pioneered the technology behind electronic vehicle configuration, providing an alternative to unwieldy and often outmoded auto manufacturer data sourceboo
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closed 3/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Babcox Media, Inc., acquired AutoSuccess

synopsis: Babcox Media Inc., a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets, has acquired AutoSuccess, the leading business-to-business media brand serving the needs of franchised car and light truck dealers in the United States.
buyer: Babcox Media, Inc.
Founded in 1920, Babcox Media is a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets. "
target: AutoSuccess
AutoSuccess is the leading business-to-business media brand serving the needs of franchised car and light truck dealers in the United States. They are based in Louisville, Kentucky.
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

ICSC (International Counsel Shopping), acquired Pinnacle Publishing Group

synopsis: The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced that it has purchased select assets of Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG), a Massachusetts based conference organizer and magazine publisher that serves the specialty retail industry.
buyer: ICSC (International Counsel Shopping)
ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 60,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. "
target: Pinnacle Publishing Group
Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc., is a publishing and tradeshow company focused on the retail industry. Pinnacle Publishing Group specializes in reporting on retail trends, visual merchandising techniques, growth strategies and retail entrepreneurial success stories.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Progressive Business Media, acquired Furniture Today Media Group

synopsis: SANDOW sold the Furniture Today Media Group to FT Media Holdings. Furniture Today Media Group is the furniture and accessories industry’s number-one group of business publications, spanning all facets of the furniture industry from textiles to home accents and decorative accessories. It will operate under the new name of Progressive Business Media.
buyer: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media provides leadership through editorial excellence in seven media brands that serve the global furniture and decor industries. The brands include Casual Living, Home Textiles Today, Home Accents Today, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Kids Today and Playthings. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Furniture Today Media Group
Furniture Today Media Group is the furniture and accessories industry’s number-one group of business publications, spanning all facets of the furniture industry from textiles to home accents and decorative accessories.
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