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closed 11/16/2006 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., acquired York Communications

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) and York Communications/MediaEdge Communications West, joint owners of Canada’s top design, construction and real estate expositions and events, announced the purchase of 13 leading trade shows and 20 popular conferences.
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. "
target: York Communications
Since its inception in 1988, York Communications has evolved into Canada’s leading trade show and conference organizer in the fields of construction, energy, homebuilding, property management, and real estate.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Contex Group, purchased Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,119.38)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 5/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired Expo CIHAC

synopsis: Business services provider UBM reported acquiring Expo CIHAC from Centro Impulsor de la Construcción y Habitación A.C. or CIHAC, the Mexican construction industry trade association. Expo CIHAC was introduced in 1989 and is currently among Mexico's ten largest tradeshows and the largest serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Expo CIHAC
Expo CIHAC is currently Mexico's largest tradeshow serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets. Expo CIHAC exhibitors span the industry including construction materials, machinery, hand and power tools, prefabricated building systems and technologies, financial services, and more.
price ($mm)
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$7
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closed 9/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Veronafiere, acquired Milanez & Milaneze

synopsis: Veronafiere announced the acquisition of 60 percent of Milanez & Milaneze. Milanez & Milaneze organizes the International Marble and Granite Fair. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Serra, Brazil.
buyer: Veronafiere
Veronafiere specialises in set-ups for exhibitions, shows, conventions and special events, including billboards and visual communication, multi-vision, design and integrated production of advertising graphics and photography. "
target: Milanez & Milaneze
Milanez & Milaneze has been the organizer of the International Marble and Granite Fair since the beginning on 1989.
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closed 7/29/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM Built Environment, acquired Ecobuild

synopsis: UBM plc announces it has acquired International Business Events Limited – owner of the Ecobuild exhibition business. Ecobuild is the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to sustainable building products and is the fastest-growing trade event in the UK.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Built Environment
UBM Built Environment is UBM’s specialist media division focusing on the Property, Interiors, Architecture, Construction, and Infrastructure markets in the UK and internationally. "
target: Ecobuild
Ecobuild is the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to sustainable building products and is the fastest-growing trade event in the UK. Launched in 2004, the number of professionals visiting the event has grown from 6,100 in 2006 to more than 55,000 in 2011.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$15
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5.4x
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closed 6/14/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Sienna Interlink

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired a 75% equity stake in Sienna Interlink, a Brazilian exhibition company based in Sao Paulo. Sienna Interlink’s main asset is the Concrete Show South America, the region’s largest concrete industry tradeshow.
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: Sienna Interlink
Sienna Interlink’s main asset is the Concrete Show South America, the region’s largest concrete industry tradeshow. Held each August in Sao Paolo, the show serves suppliers of concrete and cement equipment and machinery, building systems, materials, additives, tools and related services.
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closed 11/6/2007 via BNC Analysis

Naylor LLC, acquired Southern Building Show

synopsis: Naylor, a company that mainly manages events for associations, has acquired the Southern Building Show from founders PJ and Ken Kanline.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia
buyer: Naylor LLC
Naylor is North America's leading provider of integrated communications and image-building solutions for associations. With three decades of experience covering more than 85 industries—representing billions in buying power—Naylor is uniquely qualified to help you build your association’s image. "
target: Southern Building Show
With an exhibit hall that showcases the most current building products and services available in the market combined with the cutting-edge education programming, the Southern Building Show has earned a reputation as one of the housing industry's top overall educational experiences.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Pfingsten Publishing LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
target: Pfingsten Publishing LLC
Pfingsten Publishing L.L.C. is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group; The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
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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 8/12/2014 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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announced 7/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fiera Milano International SPA, will acquire MADE Expo

synopsis: Fiera Milano SpA announces that it has signed a binding preliminary contract for the acquisition of 60% of the company MADE Expo from Federlegno Arredo Eventi SpA. MADE Expo is a major Italian event (and one of the largest in Europe) for the world of architecture, building, construction and door and window frames.
buyer: Fiera Milano International SPA (BIT:FM:$268.81)
Fiera Milano is the domestic market leader and one of the main integrated operators worldwide in the exhibition and congress sector. The Group manages the leading exhibition site in Italy and dominates events in numerous sectors, including fashion, food, engineering, construction and more. "
target parent: Federlegno Arredo Eventi Spa
target: MADE Expo
MADE Expo is a major Italian event (and one of the largest in Europe) for the world of architecture, building, construction and door and window frames. MADE Expo is a biennial international exhibition of architecture and construction dedicated to designers.
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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 11/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Industry & Infrastructure Intelligence and Auto Brands from Informa plc

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media announces the acquisition of a number of Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure and Auto aftermarket media brands, expanding its position as one of the fastest growing B2B companies. The media brands provide essential information, insight and intelligence in the energy, transportation, buildings, design & manufacturing sectors.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure and Auto aftermarket media brands provide essential information, insight and intelligence on trends and technologies to millions of engaged decision makers in the energy, transportation, buildings, and design & manufacturing sectors.
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closed 10/14/2014 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Revo Media Partners Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target: Revo Media Partners Limited
Revo Media Partners Limited is the owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
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closed 10/12/2022 via BusinessWire

Dodge Data & Analytics, acquired Principia Consulting

synopsis: Dodge Construction Network, backed by affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group and Symphony Technology Group, announced the acquisition of Principia Consulting, a data, research and consulting firm.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Dodge Data & Analytics
Dodge Data & Analytics is the leading provider of data, analytics, news and intelligence serving the North American commercial construction industry. The company’s information enables building product manufacturers, general contractors and subcontractors, architects and engineers to large markets. "
target: Principia Consulting
Principia Consulting is a leading research and consulting firm focused exclusively on the building materials and construction industry. The company’s market access provides clients with access to the right point in the value chain and develop insights through direct voice of customer feedback.
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announced 4/15/2021 via Company Press Release

The Blue Book Building and Construction Network will be merged with Dodge Data & Analytics,

synopsis: Dodge Data & Analytics, a data, analytics, news, and intelligence serving the North American commercial construction industry, and The Blue Book Building & Construction Network, an employee-owned enterprise that is the largest most active construction network in the U.S., announced that they are combining their businesses in a merger.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Dodge Data & Analytics
Dodge Data & Analytics is the leading provider of data, analytics, news and intelligence serving the North American commercial construction industry. The company’s information enables building product manufacturers, general contractors and subcontractors, architects and engineers to large markets. "
target: The Blue Book Building and Construction Network
The Blue Book Network, an Employee-Owned enterprise, is the largest and most active construction network in the United States. The Blue Book Network provides the commercial construction industry accurate, complete and up-to-date information on the people and products required for their projects.
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closed 11/3/2017 via PR Web

JDM Technology Group, acquired IndustrySmarts Inc.

synopsis: JDM Technology Group, a global group of software providers for the architecture, engineering and construction industries, has acquired IndustrySmarts Inc. IndustrySmarts Inc. provides on-line business-to-business information portals and development services to contractors, distributors and manufacturers in the building and construction industries.
buyer: JDM Technology Group
JDM Technology Group is a global software business focused on delivering business software systems for the architecture, engineering and construction industries with over 50,000 users served in 40 countries on 6 continents, employing over 300 staff. "
target: IndustrySmarts Inc.
IndustrySmarts Inc. provides on-line business-to-business information portals, and web marketing and development services to contractors, distributors and manufacturers in the building and construction industries.
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closed 8/4/2015 via BusinessWire

CMD Group merged with ISqFt,

synopsis: iSqFt and CMD Group announced the companies have merged. CMD is one of the leading providers of construction information in North America. iSqFt provides the commercial construction industry a leading software-as-a-service solution in addition to bid information both powered by a vast network of construction professionals across the United States.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: ISqFt
iSqFt is a leading software-as-a-service company, serving the commercial construction industry by offering its customers access to a network that connects tens of thousands of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: CMD Group
CMD ("Construction Marketing Data") is a leading North American provider of construction information. CMD’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and technologies includes national, regional and local project leads, marketing solutions and market intelligence.
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closed 11/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Symphony Technology Group, acquired McGraw Hill Construction

synopsis: McGraw Hill Financial announced it has completed the previously disclosed sale of McGraw Hill Construction to Symphony Technology Group. McGraw Hill Construction provides essential data, news, insights, and intelligence to better inform construction professionals’ decisions and strengthen their market position.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. STG also provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to its clients. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw Hill Construction
McGraw Hill Construction connects people, projects and products across the design and construction industry. They Provide project and product information to industry news, trends and forecasts, and document productivity tools.
price ($mm)
$320
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$170
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announced 8/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Segulah Advisor AB, will acquire Docu Group AG

synopsis: Segulah IV L.P. has entered into an agreement to acquire DOCU Group Sweden AB. DOCU Nordic is the leading database and services provider to the Nordic construction industry, supplying clients with proprietary project and product information which is critical for its clients’ sales and lead generation.
buyer: Segulah Advisor AB
Segulah is a Nordic private equity firm. They currently manage 8.5 billion Swedish kronor invested in three funds: Segulah II, L.P., Segulah III, L.P. and Segulah IV, L.P. International pension funds, endowments and insurance companies are their primary sources of capital commitments. "
target parent: GMT Communications Partners
target: Docu Group AG
The Docu Group is a European group which counts among the leading information services in the construction sector. As an international, multimedia service provider, the DOCUgroup supplies specialised information, content and solutions for industry, markets, products and events.
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closed 11/16/2006 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., acquired York Communications

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) and York Communications/MediaEdge Communications West, joint owners of Canada’s top design, construction and real estate expositions and events, announced the purchase of 13 leading trade shows and 20 popular conferences.
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. "
target: York Communications
Since its inception in 1988, York Communications has evolved into Canada’s leading trade show and conference organizer in the fields of construction, energy, homebuilding, property management, and real estate.
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closed 7/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired MMPI Canada

synopsis: MMPI Canada, the leading Canadian producer of trade shows, conferences and consumer shows, has been acquired by Informa plc for total consideration of $53 million. Informa is the largest publicly‐owned organizer of conferences and courses in the world, with an output of over 8,500 events annually.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa is the largest publicly‐owned organizer of conferences and courses in the world with an output of over 8,500 events annually. It also publishes over 2,500 subscription‐based information services and its book business has more than 50,000 academic and business titles in print. "
target parent: Vornado Realty Trust
target: MMPI Canada
MMPI Canada produces and manages over 55 seminars, conferences, trade and consumer shows every year. MMPI Canada produces events in many sectors, including construction, design, craft, art, real estate, furniture, furnishings and food.
price ($mm)
$53
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$25
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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Urban Expositions, acquired California Gift Show

synopsis: Urban Expositions has acquired the California Gift Show from Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. This acquisition further solidifies Urban Expositions' plans to unify the Southern California marketplace and the surrounding areas. The California Gift Show is the largest wholesale gift show on the West Coast.
buyer: Urban Expositions
Based in Kennesaw, GA, Urban Expositions offers a complete roster of trade show management services, including exhibit sales and marketing, operations, exhibitor/attendee promotions and services, media relations, seminar and event coordination, database development and management. "
target parent: The Merchandise Mart
target: California Gift Show
From a vital cross-section of established manufacturers to an innovative array of regional, new-to-market offerings, California Gift Show is singularly distinguished as the source for brands that define today’s California lifestyle.
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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 4/20/2007 via BNC Analysis

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., acquired Design Vancouver

synopsis: Vancouver-based Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) Canada has acquired the Design Vancouver consumer show from Vancouver-based Magnum Productions Inc. Terms of the transaction have not been released.
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. "
target: Design Vancouver
Design Vancouver (dv) 2007 is a host of the best in retail, trade and custom design professionals available to the West Coast. With an upscale interactive environment that has proven to deliver a premier audience and experience, dv2007 is the event for you.
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closed 11/16/2006 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., acquired MediaEdge Communications West

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) and York Communications/MediaEdge Communications West, joint owners of Canada’s top design, construction and real estate expositions and events, announced the purchase of 13 leading trade shows and 20 popular conferences.
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. "
target parent: MediaEdge Communications, Inc.
target: MediaEdge Communications West
MediaEdge Communications West has enjoyed considerable growth over the last few years and established a great foundation of trade shows, conferences and publications focused primarily in the real estate sector, including building design, property management, construction and real estate investment.
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closed 11/16/2006 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., acquired York Communications

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) and York Communications/MediaEdge Communications West, joint owners of Canada’s top design, construction and real estate expositions and events, announced the purchase of 13 leading trade shows and 20 popular conferences.
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. "
target: York Communications
Since its inception in 1988, York Communications has evolved into Canada’s leading trade show and conference organizer in the fields of construction, energy, homebuilding, property management, and real estate.
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closed 4/4/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Information Ltd, acquired National Venue Show

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced today that it has acquired the National Venue Show for GBP1.5m. The National Venue Show complements International Confex, the leading annual exhibition for European event organisers owned by CMPi, UBM's UK and European professional media business.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Information Ltd
Operating internationally, CMP Information provides professional media solutions to around 20 industry sectors. Its products include exhibitions, conferences, awards events, magazines, data and information products and websites. "
target: National Venue Show
Held annually in September at the NEC in Birmingham, the National Venue Show is a 'must attend' event that brings together UK venues with approximately 6,000 UK professionals from across the event support and management industry.
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closed 3/5/2009 via Market Wire

ICON International merged with Delphi Productions,

synopsis: Delphi Productions and ICON Exhibits have announced their merger, creating a diversified enterprise with a more robust product, service and events marketing solutions for organizations in the tradeshow, events, museum and retail marketplace.
buyer: Delphi Productions
Delphi designs, builds and produces experience-based exhibits and media for tradeshows, events and museums. Our designers, managers and crafts people draw on diverse backgrounds to create exhibits and events that respond to the challenges of today's sophisticated audiences. "
target: ICON International
ICON provides marketing solutions for organizations in the tradeshow, events, museum and retail marketplace.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Second Street Media Solutions, acquired Niche Media Inc

synopsis: Second Street, a leading provider of private-label online audience engagement and interactive content platforms for media companies, announced the acquisition of Niche Media, an organization dedicated to helping publishers generate revenue via print, digital, and events.
buyer: Second Street Media Solutions
Second Street is a leading provider of private-label online audience engagement and interactive content platforms for media companies including contesting, quizzes, surveys, email, and data profiling. They serve over 3,500 companies including television, radio, magazine, and online only outlets. "
target: Niche Media Inc
Niche Media helps publishers generate more revenue via print, digital, and events. They offer incredible learning and peer-to-peer connections at live conferences, awesome online educational content, and expert resources from the best minds in media.
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closed 2/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Comexposium SA, acquired Mobile Motion LLC

synopsis: The Comexposium Group, one of the largest trade show and conference companies in the world, has acquired Mobile Motion LLC, the company responsible for organizing Mobile Media Summit events in the United States and Europe. Comexposium is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity.
buyer: Comexposium SA
Comexposium, one of the European leaders in event organization, is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity. Every year it plays host to 38,000 exhibitors. "
target: Mobile Motion LLC
Mobile Media Summit is the quintessential thought-leadership forum for the top executives in the worlds of advertising, media, publishing, and the hottest brand marketers to gather and discuss the intersection of mobile advertising and technology.
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infoUSA, Inc., acquired Millard Group

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads, today announced the acquisition of Millard Group of Petersborough, New Hampshire. Founded in 1977, Millard is a premiere brand in the list brokerage and management business with a blue chip client base.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Millard Group
Millard Group manages a full spectrum of domestic and international mailing lists, databases, e-mail and telemarketing files, providing comprehensive list management services for catalog, publishing, continuity, and fundraising clients.
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Shanghai Digital Signage 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 Shanghai Digital Signage Show, and their co-located shows from Shanghai Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co., Ltd in Shanghai and will organise the shows from 2014 onwards.
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: Shanghai Digital Signage Show
Shanghai Digital Signage Show was launched in 2009. It covers digital signage and advertising systems, large screen display systems, LCD/LED display systems, touch screen and other display panels, HD transmission systems, and related solutions and equipment.
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closed 11/15/2018 via PR Web

Blockthrough, acquired PageFair

synopsis: Blockthrough, a Toronto-based leading Adblock Revenue Recovery platform for publishers, announced its acquisition of PageFair, an industry pioneer in publisher adblock solutions based in Dublin, Ireland.
buyer: Blockthrough
Founded in 2015, Toronto-based Blockthrough is the world’s leading Adblock Revenue Recovery platform for publishers. Blockthrough helps publishers recover revenue lost to adblocking by creating safe, unintrusive ad experiences that leverage the publisher's existing monetization partners. "
target: PageFair
Founded in 2012, PageFair launched the world’s first adblock measurement and adblock revenue recovery product and has served as the go-to source of information and insights on adblocking to the industry at large. They are based in Dublin, Ireland.
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closed 11/10/2021 via Company Press Release

EagleTree Capital, acquired The Channel Company

synopsis: EagleTree Capital has acquired The Channel Company, a leading provider of business services for the IT sector, from Stone-Goff Partners. The Channel Company is a leading provider of mission-critical business and marketing services for IT vendors, solution providers and distributors, with a full suite of solutions for the IT ecosystem.
buyer: EagleTree Capital
EagleTree Capital is a leading New York-based middle-market private equity firm with assets under management of $4.8 billion as of December 31, 2020. The firm has completed over 35 private equity investments and over 75 add-on transactions over the past 20+ years. "
target parent: Stone-Goff Partners
target: The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with its dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, The Channel Company connects and empowers technology suppliers, solution providers and end users.
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

BlueVenn, acquired LEAP Media Solutions

synopsis: BlueVenn has announced the purchase of LEAP Media Solutions (LEAP), a provider of customer analytics and marketing campaign services for the US media industry. The acquisition will strengthen BlueVenn’s presence in the media and publishing market, which already boasts over 200 newsmedia brands operating the BlueVenn Customer Data Platform.
buyer: BlueVenn
BlueVenn provide multi-channel campaign management software. The BlueVenn browser-based tool collects, structures and analyzes infinite data sources into a Single Customer View. This empowers everyday marketers to orchestrate real-time, personalized, multi-channel customer journeys and campaigns. "
target: LEAP Media Solutions
LEAP Media Solutions (LEAP) delivers end-to-end, data-driven audience optimization and revenue enhancement systems for news media companies. LEAP deploys marketing technology and professional services to engineer best practice processes in audience growth, activation, engagement and monetization.
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closed 7/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Innodata Inc., acquired Agility

synopsis: INNODATA INC. announced that its MediaMiser subsidiary has purchased Agility from PR Newswire. MediaMiser is a leading provider of media monitoring and analysis software and services. Agility is a leading global media contact database and media monitoring platform that helps customers target key influencers, amplify content and measure impact.
buyer: Innodata Inc. (INOD:$60.42)
Innodata Inc. engages in the provision of business process, technology, and consulting services, as well as products and solutions that help to create, manage, use, and distribute digital information. The company operates in two segments, Content Services (CS) and Innodata Advanced Data Solutions. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Agility
Agility Platform enables communications professionals to monitor, target, engage, distribute and measure media – in a single interface. The Agility platform offers a range of workflow capabilities that helps their clients achieve their communications goals.
price ($mm)
$4.80
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closed 9/17/2013 via PR Newswire

The Channel Company, acquired UBM Channel

synopsis: UBM Channel announced that it has been sold to an executive management team led investment group that has renamed the business The Channel Company. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, The Channel Company will own and operate all of the businesses and related products formerly owned by UBM Tech Channel in North America.
buyer: The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Channel
UBM Tech Channel in North America includes: the CRN media properties; XChange, Best of Breed and MES event portfolio; SharedVue through partner marketing software platform and services; the IPED research, consulting and education business; and the renowned ChannelBase solution provider database.
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closed 11/9/2011 via BusinessWire

NeuStar, Inc., acquired TARGUSinfo

synopsis: Neustar, Inc., a provider of market-leading, innovative solutions and directory services, has completed its acquisition of Targus Information Corporation, or TARGUSinfo, a leading, independent provider of real-time, on-demand information and analytics services including Caller ID.
buyer: NeuStar, Inc. (NSR:$1,165.09)
Neustar, Inc. is a provider of market-leading, innovative solutions and directory services that enable trusted communication across networks, applications, and enterprises around the world. "
target: TARGUSinfo
TARGUSinfo is a trusted information services company headquartered in Vienna, VA, that delivers for businesses authoritative, up-to-date and real-time insight for customer and prospect-initiated transactions — over the phone, on the Web or at the point of sale.
price ($mm)
$658
rev ($mm)
$149
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 10/19/2010 via Company Press Release

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired Hors Antenne

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired Hors Antenne on behalf of its wholly-owned subsidiary PR Newswire to further strengthen its position as the global leader in corporate and investor targeting.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire Association LLC provides electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor, non-profit, and other customers worldwide. "
target: Hors Antenne
Hors Antenne provides its clients with access to data on more than 500,000 opinion formers, including journalists and media organisations, bloggers, key political and financial stakeholders, analysts and business contacts in France and in French-speaking Belgium and Switzerland.
price ($mm)
$8.30
rev ($mm)
$5
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EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA

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