By Randall-Reilly, LLC

closed 10/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Randall-Reilly, LLC, acquired Transportation Data Source

synopsis: As part of Randall-Reilly's ongoing expansion of its data-driven solutions, Randall-Reilly has acquired Transportation Data Source. Transporation Data Source is a high-powered search engine and database system, providing an easy and efficient system to qualify and monitor fleets, access insurance information and certificates, and more.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Randall-Reilly, LLC
Randall-Reilly is the leading B2B data provider in the industrial markets they service, including trucking, construction, agriculture, and select other markets. Clients utilize Randall-Reilly's data and media platforms to generate sales, marketing, and recruiting insights and measurable outcomes. "
target: Transportation Data Source
Transporation Data Source is a high-powered search engine and database system, providing an easy and efficient system to qualify and monitor fleets, access insurance information and certificates, create due diligence certificates and CSV files, and more.
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closed 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Randall-Reilly, LLC

synopsis: Aurora Capital acquired Randall-Reilly, the leading provider of B2B data and data-driven marketing services, media and events for the trucking, construction, agriculture and additional industrial markets. Founded as a print media business, Randall-Reilly has evolved and emerged as the leader in data-as-a-service and data-driven marketing solutions.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Partners is a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Aurora focuses principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Randall-Reilly, LLC
Randall-Reilly is the leading B2B data provider in the industrial markets they service, including trucking, construction, agriculture, and select other markets. Clients utilize Randall-Reilly's data and media platforms to generate sales, marketing, and recruiting insights and measurable outcomes.
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closed 8/11/2015 via PR Newswire

Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC, acquired JiggyJobs.com

synopsis: Randall-Reilly announced the acquisition of JiggyJobs.com from Conversion Interactive Agency. JiggyJobs.com gives multiple ways to find a job fast and easy and is one of the most successful driver recruiting web sites in the industry.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly offers comprehensive marketing solutions through a complete network of data and research, publications, online content, online advertising programs, and events. "
target parent: Conversion Interactive Agency
target: JiggyJobs.com
JiggyJobs.com gives multiple ways to find a job fast and easy. The fastest way is to fill out the "Quick App" and within minutes their client's will be contacted by the top companies in the industry.
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closed 1/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, has completed the acquisition of Randall-Reilly Publishing Company, LLC, the premier media and information company focused on the trucking and construction markets in the United States, in conjunction with President and CEO, Mike Reilly, and other members of management.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital. "
target parent: Wachovia Corporation
target: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
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closed 11/2/2007 via Company Press Release

Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC, acquired James Informational Media, Inc.

synopsis: Randall-Reilly Publishing, the nation’s leading business-to-business media company serving the transportation and construction markets, announced that it has acquired Better Roads and Aggregates Manager magazines from James Informational Media, Des Plaines, Ill.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group. "
target: James Informational Media, Inc.
James Informational Media, Inc. started in 1999, Publishers of trade magazines Better Roads Magazine and Aggregates Manager. Managing partners include Mike Porcaro, Jim Morrissey, Jim Moriarty and Kirk Landers.
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closed 2/8/2007 via BNC Analysis

Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC, acquired Independent Trade Show Management

synopsis: Randall-Reilly Publishing has acquired Truck Show Las Vegas from Foster City, CA-based Independent Trade Show Management LLC. The 2007 event is scheduled for June 7-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group. "
target: Independent Trade Show Management
In a market that has faced many challenges over the past few years and at a time when almost all trade shows in every market are down, Independent Trade Show Management are pleased to report positive results on Truck Trade Shows.
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closed 1/19/2007 via Company Press Release

Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC, acquired Kona Communications Inc.

synopsis: Randall-Reilly Publishing Co. today announced the purchase of Deerfield, Ill.-based Kona Communications, a 37-year-old, privately held publisher with properties in trucking distribution and the aftermarket. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group. "
target: Kona Communications Inc.
Kona Communications, Inc. is the publisher of the leading magazines serving truck dealers, leasing companies, heavy-duty distributors, repair shops and truck stops. Truck Parts & Service is the only publication written and edited exclusively for the heavy-duty aftermarket.
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closed 10/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC, acquired Collins and Associates Publishing Group

synopsis: Randall-Reilly Publishing Acquires Collins and Associates Publishing Group.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group. "
target: Collins and Associates Publishing Group
Collins and Associates Publishing Group is a publishing company.
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closed 11/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Wachovia Capital Partners, acquired Randall Publishing Co.

synopsis: Wachovia Capital Partners, the private equity and mezzanine investing group of Wachovia Corp., today announced that it has acquired Randall Publishing Co. through the purchase of all of the ownership interests of the company's controlling shareholders, the family and estate of H. Pettus Randall III.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Wachovia Capital Partners
Wachovia Capital Partners looks for many kinds of investment opportunities -- from young, emerging companies in the new economy to mature, free cash-flowing entities in more traditional sectors. "
target: Randall Publishing Co.
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
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closed 8/1/2019 via PR Newswire

IdeaSoil, LLC, acquired Commercial Architecture Magazine

synopsis: IdeaSoil, LLC, a multichannel media and marketing firm, has acquired Commercial Architecture Magazine from Efficient Plant, a magazine that helps plants operate more efficiently. Commercial Architecture is a leading publication in the commercial construction field. Commercial Architecture provides readers with the latest product information.
buyer: IdeaSoil, LLC
IdeaSoil is a multichannel media and marketing firm dedicated to the success of its clients. IdeaSoil is designed to be a potent, eclectic mix of products, services, strategies, and experience that provides accelerated growth for the companies willing to plant their opportunities in its soil. "
target parent: Efficient Plant
target: Commercial Architecture Magazine
Commercial Architecture Magazine is a leading publication in the commercial construction field. Commercial Architecture serves architects, contractors, and owners in the commercial-construction market, providing them with the latest product information.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Boyne Capital Partners, acquired AC Business Media

synopsis: Boyne Capital has partnered with management to acquire AC Business Media, Inc., a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, equipment rental, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, and digital and data-driven marketing verticals.
buyer: Boyne Capital Partners
Boyne Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Boyne has successfully invested in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others. "
target: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets.
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closed 8/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sandhills Publishing Company, purchased 5 Trade Publications from Editoriale C&C

synopsis: Sandhills East has acquired a number of trade publications serving Italy's construction, commercial trucking, and agriculture markets including: CamionSuperMarket, TrattoriSuperMarket, Cantierissimo con Carrellistica, Transporto Commerciale, and A come Agricoltura, from Editoriale C&C, a publishing house based in Italy.
buyer: Sandhills Publishing Company
Sandhills Publishing is an information processing company aimed at gathering, processing, and distributing info in the form of trade publications & corresponding websites that connect buyers & sellers across the trucking, agriculture, construction, heavy equipment, aviation, & technology industries."
seller: Editoriale C&C
The acquisition includes five trade publications serving Italy's construction, commercial trucking, and agriculture markets from Editoriale C&C. The brands included are CamionSuperMarket, TrattoriSuperMarket, Cantierissimo con Carrellistica, Transporto Commerciale, and A come Agricoltura.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Unity Media Plc

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Kent-based Unity Media, a publisher of a number of market leading brands in the built environment including: Roofing, Cladding & Insulation, Glass & Glazing, Heating & Plumbing Monthly, Building Products and Your Build. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an exhibition for the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Unity Media Plc
Unity Media is an independent publisher of market-leading business-to-business publications for the construction market. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an annual, national exhibition to support the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
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closed 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Randall-Reilly, LLC

synopsis: Aurora Capital acquired Randall-Reilly, the leading provider of B2B data and data-driven marketing services, media and events for the trucking, construction, agriculture and additional industrial markets. Founded as a print media business, Randall-Reilly has evolved and emerged as the leader in data-as-a-service and data-driven marketing solutions.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Partners is a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Aurora focuses principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Randall-Reilly, LLC
Randall-Reilly is the leading B2B data provider in the industrial markets they service, including trucking, construction, agriculture, and select other markets. Clients utilize Randall-Reilly's data and media platforms to generate sales, marketing, and recruiting insights and measurable outcomes.
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closed 12/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Trucking Unlimited LLC, acquired TruckingIndustry.news

synopsis: Trucking Unlimited announced the acquisition TruckingIndustry.news, a news site dedicated to trucking-related reports and stories concerning the nation's economy. It seeks to be an effective partner to Trucking Unlimited's revered job board with nationwide job listings and resources for drivers across the web.
buyer: Trucking Unlimited LLC
Trucking Unlimited has been an esteemed industry site to aid companies in every state in recruiting drivers. It has partnered with the most revered and valuable transportation employers in the United States for a leading-edge job seeking experience that is easy to navigate. "
target: TruckingIndustry.news
TruckIndustry.news is a user-friendly specialty site designed for drivers and those close to the world of driving to access the news. There's no need to scour the web for a site that provides the best news – TruckIndustry.news has everything a driver is looking for.
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closed 9/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Fence Post Publishing, acquired Acres USA

synopsis: The Fence Post has acquired an agricultural publishing company, Acres USA, North America’s oldest, largest magazine covering commercial-scale organic and sustainable farming — crops, soils, livestock, tillage, alternative crops and marketing.
buyer parent: Swift Communications, Inc.
buyer: Fence Post Publishing
The Fence Post is a nationwide agricultural newspaper reaching over 80,000 readers each week. Don McMillen started the Rocky Mountain Fence Post in Bellvue, Colo in 1980. The paper changed ownership in November 1984 and continues to be owned by Swift Communications. "
target: Acres USA
Acres U.S.A. is North America's oldest publisher on production-scale organic and sustainable farming. For more than four decades their mission has been to help farmers, ranchers and market gardeners grow food organically, sustainably, without harmful, toxic chemistry.
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closed 4/29/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

BiP Solutions, acquired Pro-Mark Media Limited

synopsis: BiP Solutions, the leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the public/private sector marketplace, has acquired Pro-Mark Media Limited - one of the UK's leading construction media companies with an established portfolio of digital magazines and online channels.
buyer: BiP Solutions
BiP Solutions is a global market leader in the provision of public sector procurement solutions, offering buyers and suppliers access to probably the world’s largest database of current open contract opportunities. Over 530 UK government organisations use BiP Solutions services. "
target: Pro-Mark Media Limited
Pro-Mark Media Limited is one of the UK’s leading publishers of quality construction magazines, with over 19 years experience in the industry and a portfolio of 4 national titles. These incorporate UK Construction, Building Scotland, Construction Ireland and SwimConstruct.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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closed 1/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, has completed the acquisition of Randall-Reilly Publishing Company, LLC, the premier media and information company focused on the trucking and construction markets in the United States, in conjunction with President and CEO, Mike Reilly, and other members of management.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital. "
target parent: Wachovia Corporation
target: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
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closed 4/30/2007 via Folio: First Day

Hanley Wood, LLC, acquired Spiderweb Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Washington, D.C.-based Hanley Wood has acquired the assets of Spiderweb Publishing Inc., a Durham, North Carolina privately-owned publisher of construction magazines Eco-Structure and Metalmag, and their accompanying Web sites.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
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. "
target: Spiderweb Publishing, Inc.
Spiderweb Publishing, Inc. is a publishing company that creates magazines to inform readers about construction practices and high-performance buildings.
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closed 1/19/2007 via Company Press Release

Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC, acquired Kona Communications Inc.

synopsis: Randall-Reilly Publishing Co. today announced the purchase of Deerfield, Ill.-based Kona Communications, a 37-year-old, privately held publisher with properties in trucking distribution and the aftermarket. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group. "
target: Kona Communications Inc.
Kona Communications, Inc. is the publisher of the leading magazines serving truck dealers, leasing companies, heavy-duty distributors, repair shops and truck stops. Truck Parts & Service is the only publication written and edited exclusively for the heavy-duty aftermarket.
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closed 3/12/2006 via PR Newswire

NACE International, acquired Four Point Publishing

synopsis: NACE International, Leaders in Corrosion Control Technology, a not-for-profit technical association, and Four Point Publishing, publishers of CoatingsPro Magazine and SprayFoam Magazine have announced NACE's phased acquisition of Four Point Publishing, LLC.
buyer: NACE International
NACE International offers technical training and certification programs, sponsors conferences and produces industry standards, reports, publications, and software. "
target: Four Point Publishing
Four Point Publishing, publishers of CoatingsPro Magazine and SprayFoam Magazine.
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closed 3/1/2006 via PR Newswire

BuilderFusion Inc., purchased Parade of Homes division from Bennett Communications, Inc.

synopsis: BuilderFusion Inc., #1 in technology for builders associations, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Parade of Homes division of regional publisher Bennett Communications, adding magazine publishing to BuilderFusion's palette of solutions for home builders associations (HBAs).
buyer: BuilderFusion Inc.
BuilderFusion Inc. is #1 in technology for builders associations. The company's flagship product, BuilderFusion(TM), is a Web-based, hosted software package offering a full suite of capabilities addressing the unique business, relationship and communication needs of builders associations. "
seller: Bennett Communications, Inc.
Founded in 1982, Bennett Communications, Inc. is a full-service creative agency that helps meet the diverse marketing objectives of an equally diverse base of clients.
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closed 11/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Wachovia Capital Partners, acquired Randall Publishing Co.

synopsis: Wachovia Capital Partners, the private equity and mezzanine investing group of Wachovia Corp., today announced that it has acquired Randall Publishing Co. through the purchase of all of the ownership interests of the company's controlling shareholders, the family and estate of H. Pettus Randall III.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Wachovia Capital Partners
Wachovia Capital Partners looks for many kinds of investment opportunities -- from young, emerging companies in the new economy to mature, free cash-flowing entities in more traditional sectors. "
target: Randall Publishing Co.
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
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closed 6/30/2006 via Company Press Release

Hanley Wood, LLC, purchased DECK BUILDER Magazine and DeckExpo from Dempsey Management Services

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC announced today the purchase of PROFESSIONAL DECK BUILDER Magazine and DeckExpo from Dempsey Management Services. The magazine is a controlled circulation publication with 26,500 deck, dock and railing contractors, distributors, dealers and suppliers.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
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: Dempsey Management Services
Dempsey Management Services, Inc. (DMS) is a full-service association management company (AMC). We provide a full range of professional services to international, national, regional, state and local associations, professional societies, trade groups, conventions, expositions and trade shows.
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closed 9/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Tony Leggett, purchased Country-Wide and The New Zealand Dairy Exporter from NZX Agri

synopsis: NZX Agri is selling its two farm management magazines, Country-Wide and The New Zealand Dairy Exporter. NZX Agri head Tony Leggett will buy both titles for an undisclosed sum. NZX Agri is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Zealand Exchange Limited.
buyer: Tony Leggett
Tony Leggett is the head of agriculture at NZX Agri, a wholly owned subsidiary of New Zealand Exchange Limited. NZX Agri is New Zealand's leading specialist provider of agri information in print and online. "
seller parent: New Zealand Exchange Limited
seller: NZX Agri
NZX Agri’s Country-Wide magazine is an A4 gloss subscription publication designed to deliver the targeted on-farm information needed by drystock and arable farmers. NZ Dairy Exporter is the only dairy publication that is paid for and valued as part of the business of dairy farming.
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closed 11/13/2012 via PR Newswire

Penton Media, acquired Farm Progress

synopsis: Penton Media acquired Farm Progress from Fairfax Media Limited of Sydney, Australia, significantly expanding its agriculture sector footprint to become the largest and most diversified agriculture information business in North America, offering live events, digital products, data, marketing services and publications.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: Farm Progress
Farm Progress is the publisher of 22 agricultural and ranching magazines. Farm Progress Companies is owned by Fairfax Media, an Australian media company based in New South Wales. The company publishes 18 regional magazines with local coverage of each agricultural community.
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closed 2/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Briefing Media Ltd., acquired UBM Agriculture Portfolio

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has sold its UK agriculture and medical general practitioner portfolios – including the Farmers Guardian and Pulse titles – to the founders of Briefing Media Ltd. The new business will be known as Briefing Media Group and is led by the experienced management team of Neil Thackray and Rory Brown.
buyer parent: Greenhill & Co.
buyer: Briefing Media Ltd.
Briefing Media's TheMediaBriefing is the real-time news and information resource for the media industry. They intelligently curate thousands of articles each day, adding their own taxonomy to help you make sense of an fast-changing media landscape. "
target: UBM Agriculture Portfolio
The UBM agriculture portfolio, comprising the Farmers Guardian and Dairy Farmer titles and their associated online offerings, is based primarily in Preston. The London-based general practitioner portfolio includes the Pulse and Practical Commissioning magazines and their digital and event products.
price ($mm)
$16
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$19
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closed 5/9/2007 via

John Fairfax Holdings Ltd., acquired Rural Press Ltd

synopsis: John Fairfax Holdings Ltd., Australia's second-largest newspaper publisher, agreed to buy Rural Press Ltd. for more than A$2.7 billion ($2.1 billion), restoring ties with the founding family that ran the company for 149 years.
buyer: John Fairfax Holdings Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
John Fairfax Holdings Limited is Australasia's largest newspaper publishing group. In addition, Fairfax publishes regional and community newspapers, financial and consumer magazines. Fairfax has leading online businesses Fairfax Digital in Australia and Trade Me in New Zealand. "
target: Rural Press Ltd
Rural Press Limited is a specialist agricultural and regional publisher that has as its hallmark, service to the communities its publications reach. The company's roots are deeply embedded in country Australia.
price ($mm)
$2,100
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$583
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$194
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closed 8/1/2019 via PR Newswire

IdeaSoil, LLC, acquired Commercial Architecture Magazine

synopsis: IdeaSoil, LLC, a multichannel media and marketing firm, has acquired Commercial Architecture Magazine from Efficient Plant, a magazine that helps plants operate more efficiently. Commercial Architecture is a leading publication in the commercial construction field. Commercial Architecture provides readers with the latest product information.
buyer: IdeaSoil, LLC
IdeaSoil is a multichannel media and marketing firm dedicated to the success of its clients. IdeaSoil is designed to be a potent, eclectic mix of products, services, strategies, and experience that provides accelerated growth for the companies willing to plant their opportunities in its soil. "
target parent: Efficient Plant
target: Commercial Architecture Magazine
Commercial Architecture Magazine is a leading publication in the commercial construction field. Commercial Architecture serves architects, contractors, and owners in the commercial-construction market, providing them with the latest product information.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Boyne Capital Partners, acquired AC Business Media

synopsis: Boyne Capital has partnered with management to acquire AC Business Media, Inc., a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, equipment rental, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, and digital and data-driven marketing verticals.
buyer: Boyne Capital Partners
Boyne Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Boyne has successfully invested in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others. "
target: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets.
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closed 8/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sandhills Publishing Company, purchased 5 Trade Publications from Editoriale C&C

synopsis: Sandhills East has acquired a number of trade publications serving Italy's construction, commercial trucking, and agriculture markets including: CamionSuperMarket, TrattoriSuperMarket, Cantierissimo con Carrellistica, Transporto Commerciale, and A come Agricoltura, from Editoriale C&C, a publishing house based in Italy.
buyer: Sandhills Publishing Company
Sandhills Publishing is an information processing company aimed at gathering, processing, and distributing info in the form of trade publications & corresponding websites that connect buyers & sellers across the trucking, agriculture, construction, heavy equipment, aviation, & technology industries."
seller: Editoriale C&C
The acquisition includes five trade publications serving Italy's construction, commercial trucking, and agriculture markets from Editoriale C&C. The brands included are CamionSuperMarket, TrattoriSuperMarket, Cantierissimo con Carrellistica, Transporto Commerciale, and A come Agricoltura.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Unity Media Plc

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Kent-based Unity Media, a publisher of a number of market leading brands in the built environment including: Roofing, Cladding & Insulation, Glass & Glazing, Heating & Plumbing Monthly, Building Products and Your Build. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an exhibition for the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Unity Media Plc
Unity Media is an independent publisher of market-leading business-to-business publications for the construction market. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an annual, national exhibition to support the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
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EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Randall-Reilly, LLC

synopsis: Aurora Capital acquired Randall-Reilly, the leading provider of B2B data and data-driven marketing services, media and events for the trucking, construction, agriculture and additional industrial markets. Founded as a print media business, Randall-Reilly has evolved and emerged as the leader in data-as-a-service and data-driven marketing solutions.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Partners is a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Aurora focuses principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Randall-Reilly, LLC
Randall-Reilly is the leading B2B data provider in the industrial markets they service, including trucking, construction, agriculture, and select other markets. Clients utilize Randall-Reilly's data and media platforms to generate sales, marketing, and recruiting insights and measurable outcomes.
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closed 12/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Trucking Unlimited LLC, acquired TruckingIndustry.news

synopsis: Trucking Unlimited announced the acquisition TruckingIndustry.news, a news site dedicated to trucking-related reports and stories concerning the nation's economy. It seeks to be an effective partner to Trucking Unlimited's revered job board with nationwide job listings and resources for drivers across the web.
buyer: Trucking Unlimited LLC
Trucking Unlimited has been an esteemed industry site to aid companies in every state in recruiting drivers. It has partnered with the most revered and valuable transportation employers in the United States for a leading-edge job seeking experience that is easy to navigate. "
target: TruckingIndustry.news
TruckIndustry.news is a user-friendly specialty site designed for drivers and those close to the world of driving to access the news. There's no need to scour the web for a site that provides the best news – TruckIndustry.news has everything a driver is looking for.
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closed 9/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Fence Post Publishing, acquired Acres USA

synopsis: The Fence Post has acquired an agricultural publishing company, Acres USA, North America’s oldest, largest magazine covering commercial-scale organic and sustainable farming — crops, soils, livestock, tillage, alternative crops and marketing.
buyer parent: Swift Communications, Inc.
buyer: Fence Post Publishing
The Fence Post is a nationwide agricultural newspaper reaching over 80,000 readers each week. Don McMillen started the Rocky Mountain Fence Post in Bellvue, Colo in 1980. The paper changed ownership in November 1984 and continues to be owned by Swift Communications. "
target: Acres USA
Acres U.S.A. is North America's oldest publisher on production-scale organic and sustainable farming. For more than four decades their mission has been to help farmers, ranchers and market gardeners grow food organically, sustainably, without harmful, toxic chemistry.
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closed 4/29/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

BiP Solutions, acquired Pro-Mark Media Limited

synopsis: BiP Solutions, the leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the public/private sector marketplace, has acquired Pro-Mark Media Limited - one of the UK's leading construction media companies with an established portfolio of digital magazines and online channels.
buyer: BiP Solutions
BiP Solutions is a global market leader in the provision of public sector procurement solutions, offering buyers and suppliers access to probably the world’s largest database of current open contract opportunities. Over 530 UK government organisations use BiP Solutions services. "
target: Pro-Mark Media Limited
Pro-Mark Media Limited is one of the UK’s leading publishers of quality construction magazines, with over 19 years experience in the industry and a portfolio of 4 national titles. These incorporate UK Construction, Building Scotland, Construction Ireland and SwimConstruct.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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closed 1/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, has completed the acquisition of Randall-Reilly Publishing Company, LLC, the premier media and information company focused on the trucking and construction markets in the United States, in conjunction with President and CEO, Mike Reilly, and other members of management.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital. "
target parent: Wachovia Corporation
target: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
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closed 4/30/2007 via Folio: First Day

Hanley Wood, LLC, acquired Spiderweb Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Washington, D.C.-based Hanley Wood has acquired the assets of Spiderweb Publishing Inc., a Durham, North Carolina privately-owned publisher of construction magazines Eco-Structure and Metalmag, and their accompanying Web sites.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
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. "
target: Spiderweb Publishing, Inc.
Spiderweb Publishing, Inc. is a publishing company that creates magazines to inform readers about construction practices and high-performance buildings.
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closed 1/19/2007 via Company Press Release

Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC, acquired Kona Communications Inc.

synopsis: Randall-Reilly Publishing Co. today announced the purchase of Deerfield, Ill.-based Kona Communications, a 37-year-old, privately held publisher with properties in trucking distribution and the aftermarket. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group. "
target: Kona Communications Inc.
Kona Communications, Inc. is the publisher of the leading magazines serving truck dealers, leasing companies, heavy-duty distributors, repair shops and truck stops. Truck Parts & Service is the only publication written and edited exclusively for the heavy-duty aftermarket.
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closed 3/12/2006 via PR Newswire

NACE International, acquired Four Point Publishing

synopsis: NACE International, Leaders in Corrosion Control Technology, a not-for-profit technical association, and Four Point Publishing, publishers of CoatingsPro Magazine and SprayFoam Magazine have announced NACE's phased acquisition of Four Point Publishing, LLC.
buyer: NACE International
NACE International offers technical training and certification programs, sponsors conferences and produces industry standards, reports, publications, and software. "
target: Four Point Publishing
Four Point Publishing, publishers of CoatingsPro Magazine and SprayFoam Magazine.
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closed 3/1/2006 via PR Newswire

BuilderFusion Inc., purchased Parade of Homes division from Bennett Communications, Inc.

synopsis: BuilderFusion Inc., #1 in technology for builders associations, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Parade of Homes division of regional publisher Bennett Communications, adding magazine publishing to BuilderFusion's palette of solutions for home builders associations (HBAs).
buyer: BuilderFusion Inc.
BuilderFusion Inc. is #1 in technology for builders associations. The company's flagship product, BuilderFusion(TM), is a Web-based, hosted software package offering a full suite of capabilities addressing the unique business, relationship and communication needs of builders associations. "
seller: Bennett Communications, Inc.
Founded in 1982, Bennett Communications, Inc. is a full-service creative agency that helps meet the diverse marketing objectives of an equally diverse base of clients.
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closed 11/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Wachovia Capital Partners, acquired Randall Publishing Co.

synopsis: Wachovia Capital Partners, the private equity and mezzanine investing group of Wachovia Corp., today announced that it has acquired Randall Publishing Co. through the purchase of all of the ownership interests of the company's controlling shareholders, the family and estate of H. Pettus Randall III.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Wachovia Capital Partners
Wachovia Capital Partners looks for many kinds of investment opportunities -- from young, emerging companies in the new economy to mature, free cash-flowing entities in more traditional sectors. "
target: Randall Publishing Co.
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
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closed 6/30/2006 via Company Press Release

Hanley Wood, LLC, purchased DECK BUILDER Magazine and DeckExpo from Dempsey Management Services

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC announced today the purchase of PROFESSIONAL DECK BUILDER Magazine and DeckExpo from Dempsey Management Services. The magazine is a controlled circulation publication with 26,500 deck, dock and railing contractors, distributors, dealers and suppliers.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
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: Dempsey Management Services
Dempsey Management Services, Inc. (DMS) is a full-service association management company (AMC). We provide a full range of professional services to international, national, regional, state and local associations, professional societies, trade groups, conventions, expositions and trade shows.
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closed 9/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Tony Leggett, purchased Country-Wide and The New Zealand Dairy Exporter from NZX Agri

synopsis: NZX Agri is selling its two farm management magazines, Country-Wide and The New Zealand Dairy Exporter. NZX Agri head Tony Leggett will buy both titles for an undisclosed sum. NZX Agri is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Zealand Exchange Limited.
buyer: Tony Leggett
Tony Leggett is the head of agriculture at NZX Agri, a wholly owned subsidiary of New Zealand Exchange Limited. NZX Agri is New Zealand's leading specialist provider of agri information in print and online. "
seller parent: New Zealand Exchange Limited
seller: NZX Agri
NZX Agri’s Country-Wide magazine is an A4 gloss subscription publication designed to deliver the targeted on-farm information needed by drystock and arable farmers. NZ Dairy Exporter is the only dairy publication that is paid for and valued as part of the business of dairy farming.
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closed 11/13/2012 via PR Newswire

Penton Media, acquired Farm Progress

synopsis: Penton Media acquired Farm Progress from Fairfax Media Limited of Sydney, Australia, significantly expanding its agriculture sector footprint to become the largest and most diversified agriculture information business in North America, offering live events, digital products, data, marketing services and publications.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: Farm Progress
Farm Progress is the publisher of 22 agricultural and ranching magazines. Farm Progress Companies is owned by Fairfax Media, an Australian media company based in New South Wales. The company publishes 18 regional magazines with local coverage of each agricultural community.
price ($mm)
$80
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closed 2/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Briefing Media Ltd., acquired UBM Agriculture Portfolio

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has sold its UK agriculture and medical general practitioner portfolios – including the Farmers Guardian and Pulse titles – to the founders of Briefing Media Ltd. The new business will be known as Briefing Media Group and is led by the experienced management team of Neil Thackray and Rory Brown.
buyer parent: Greenhill & Co.
buyer: Briefing Media Ltd.
Briefing Media's TheMediaBriefing is the real-time news and information resource for the media industry. They intelligently curate thousands of articles each day, adding their own taxonomy to help you make sense of an fast-changing media landscape. "
target: UBM Agriculture Portfolio
The UBM agriculture portfolio, comprising the Farmers Guardian and Dairy Farmer titles and their associated online offerings, is based primarily in Preston. The London-based general practitioner portfolio includes the Pulse and Practical Commissioning magazines and their digital and event products.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
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closed 5/9/2007 via

John Fairfax Holdings Ltd., acquired Rural Press Ltd

synopsis: John Fairfax Holdings Ltd., Australia's second-largest newspaper publisher, agreed to buy Rural Press Ltd. for more than A$2.7 billion ($2.1 billion), restoring ties with the founding family that ran the company for 149 years.
buyer: John Fairfax Holdings Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
John Fairfax Holdings Limited is Australasia's largest newspaper publishing group. In addition, Fairfax publishes regional and community newspapers, financial and consumer magazines. Fairfax has leading online businesses Fairfax Digital in Australia and Trade Me in New Zealand. "
target: Rural Press Ltd
Rural Press Limited is a specialist agricultural and regional publisher that has as its hallmark, service to the communities its publications reach. The company's roots are deeply embedded in country Australia.
price ($mm)
$2,100
rev ($mm)
$583
EBITDA ($mm)
$194
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
10.8x

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