Like UK publishing assets, including MIS UK and the Market Base database

closed 8/8/2006 via BNC Analysis

International Data Group, purchased UK publishing assets, including MIS UK and the Market Base database from Fairfax Media Ltd.

synopsis: In the UK, Fairfax will sell IDG its UK publishing assets, including MIS UK and the Market Base database.
buyer: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. "
seller: Fairfax Media 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.
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closed 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Jobindex A/S, acquired IDG Danmark A/S

synopsis: Jobindex, the leading classified site for jobs in Denmark, bought IDG Danmark. IDG Danmark provides information technology news services. The deal includes the Danish version of Computerworld, ComOn, PCworld and Channelworld.
buyer: Jobindex A/S (CPSE:JOBNDX:$48.87)
Jobindex provides the most complete list of jobs available in Denmark. Jobindex serves as a search engine that searches for job listings in over 500 job fairs and private companies job sites in Denmark, incl. AF's Jobnet. "
target parent: International Data Group
target: IDG Danmark A/S
IDG Danmark A/S operates as a Danish website, providing Information Technology news services. IDG Danmark has educated and informed Denmark's information technology firms since 1981 and is based in Valby, Denmark.
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closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired ComputerWeekly

synopsis: Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. has announced it has completed the acquisition of the websites, product offerings, and events associated with Computer Weekly and its sister channel-targeted brand, MicroScope. ComputerWeekly is a magazine and online destination for senior IT decision-making professionals.
buyer: TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT:$138.35)
TechTarget, an online technology media company, provides editorial and vendor-sponsored content to fulfill the needs of tech pros looking for in-depth coverage of technology topics throughout their buying process and positions the company to meet the needs of technology marketers. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: ComputerWeekly
Computer Weekly is a magazine and online destination for senior IT decision-making professionals. It is dedicated to providing IT professionals with the best information, the best knowledge and the best range of solutions that will enable them to succeed in the industry.
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closed 4/12/2006 via BusinessWire

1105 Media, Inc., acquired 101 Communications

synopsis: 1105 Media, Inc., a new, integrated business-to-business information and media company formed by Nautic Partners LLC, Alta Communications, and Neal Vitale, has closed its first two transactions, acquiring 101communications, LLC, and Stevens Publishing.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
target parent: Frontenac Company
target: 101 Communications
Founded in 1998, 101communications is an integrated media company aimed at specialized targets within the information technology community. a start-up backed by $100 million of venture money from Frontenac Co.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

eLearnSecurity, acquired The Ethical Hacker Network

synopsis: eLearnSecurity, one of the world's most trusted authorities for IT security training, announced that it has acquired The Ethical Hacker Network (EH-Net), a free online magazine for IT security professionals. Founded in 2005, The Ethical Hacker Network is recognized as one of the most respected and widely-read sources in the IT security industry.
buyer: eLearnSecurity
Based in Santa Clara, CA, eLearnSecurity trains individuals seeking to advance their careers in IT security as well as assists corporate organizations in keeping their IT security teams informed and prepared for the most current, ever-changing sophisticated cyber threats. "
target: The Ethical Hacker Network
The Ethical Hacker Network (EH-Net) is a free online magazine for IT security professionals. Founded in 2005, The Ethical Hacker Network is recognized as one of the most respected and widely-read sources in the IT security industry.
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closed 4/22/2020 via PR Web

Ingersoll Lockwood, Inc., acquired Cyber Defense Magazine

synopsis: Ingersoll Lockwood, Inc. has announced the acquisition of the Cyber Defense Media Group, which it will fold into its portfolio. Cyber Defense Magazine is by ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals for IT Security professionals with a mission to share cutting edge knowledge in the IT industry.
buyer: Ingersoll Lockwood, Inc.
Ingersoll Lockwood’s team researches, develops and/or invests in new and innovative technologies that fit the needs of the growing US Government and US Government Contractor customers. "
target: Cyber Defense Magazine
Cyber Defense Magazine is by ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals for IT Security professionals. Their mission is to share cutting edge knowledge, real world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry.
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closed 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired SC Media

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance (“CRA”), a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired SC Media, a digital information and event company serving cybersecurity executives and other business professionals, from Haymarket Media, Inc.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: SC Media
SC Media is cybersecurity. For 30 years, the award-winning journalistic brand, website, conference group, resource library and publication has furnished cybersecurity executives and other business leaders with the most timely, independent news.
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closed 10/6/2015 via BusinessWire

SDxCentral, acquired The Rayno Report

synopsis: SDxCentral, a digital media platform that exclusively covers the B2B IT infrastructure market and focuses on next-generation technologies, announced its acquisition of The Rayno Report, a news and analysis site on innovation and investment in the connected world.
buyer: SDxCentral
SDxCentral is the leading centralized source of news and resources covering Software-Defined Everything (SDx), SDN, NFV, cloud and virtualization infrastructure. These new technologies and approaches have the potential to change the way infrastructure is designed, built, purchased and consumed. "
target: The Rayno Report
The Rayno Report is a news and analysis site on innovation and investment in the connected world. The content and research services are distributed to millions of technology thought leaders who visit the website directly, or via email, social media, and distribution with partners.
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closed 12/29/2006 via BusinessWire

1105 Media, Inc., acquired Fawcette Technical Publications

synopsis: 1105 Media, Inc. has acquired the operating assets of Fawcette Technical Publications, Inc., publisher of Visual Studio Magazine and producer of numerous international conferences, including VS Live!, Web Design World and Web Builder 2.0. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
target parent: MCG Credit Corporation
target: Fawcette Technical Publications
Fawcette Technical Publications has led the way as an information provider in the two fastest-growing, most important markets in computing -- Windows programming and interactive development. Our core product is technical information that computer professionals need to help them develop applications.
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closed 7/4/2018 via PR Newswire

JotForm, acquired Noupe

synopsis: JotForm, a leading online form builder and data collection tool, announced today that it has acquired Noupe, a media outlet dedicated to designer and web developer news. Popular categories include CSS, Ajax, JavaScript, web design, graphics, typography, advertising and more.
buyer: JotForm
JotForm has grown to be the leading online form creation software, with millions of users around the world and over 100 employees. Clients can find JotForm all over the web, powering application forms, registration forms, website contact forms, order forms, feedback forms, and more. "
target: Noupe
Founded in Germany, Noupe is a media outlet that publishes content focused on designer and web developer topics. Noupe is now a full-fledged website where multi-level designers and web developers can get information on latest news and relevant topics in their field.
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closed 3/29/2017 via PR Newswire

China Oceanwide Holdings Group, IDG Capital Partners, acquired International Data Group

synopsis: China Oceanwide announced the close of the acquisition of International Data Group, Inc. ("IDG") on March 29. IDG is a world leader in market research and insights and was one of the first US IT companies to enter the Chinese market. IDG has created a host of leading technology and media brands and runs a successful venture investment business.
buyer: IDG Capital Partners
buyer: China Oceanwide Holdings Group (SEHK:715:$19.74)
China Oceanwide is an international conglomerate. It's businesses include financial services, real estate assets, media, technology and strategic investment. IDG Capital was one of the first foreign venture capital firms to enter the Chinese market and focus exclusively on Chinese companies. "
target: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide.
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closed 9/12/2013 via BusinessWire

NetMediaEurope S.A., acquired B!T

synopsis: NetMediaEurope, the leading online IT publisher has announced the acquisition of B!T, a Portuguese-language online technology news outlet focusing on the Portuguese and Brazilian markets. As well as strengthening NetMediaEurope’s position as the leading IT B2B network, it enables the company to serve the rapidly growing Latin American market.
buyer: NetMediaEurope S.A.
NetMediaEurope publishes a portfolio of websites aimed towards IT professionals and end-users. With its more than 40 sites across Europe, NetMediaEurope is the leading European B2B sales house to target this audience and market segment. "
target: B!T
B!T was created in 1998 by a group of journalists with the goal of creating a technology magazine accessible to all. Now www.bit.pt and www.bitmag.com.br (focusing on the Portuguese and Brazilian markets, respectively) boast around 100,000 visitors, comprising business users and IT professionals.
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closed 9/2/2009 via BusinessWire

2Market Information, Inc., acquired Technology Transfer Tactics

synopsis: David Schwartz, co-founder and CEO of Technology Transfer Tactics and its wide range of related products and services, has purchased the assets of the company from fellow co-founder Dr. Leslie Norins. The assets of the company, which had been developed within BizWorld Inc., will become the basis for a new company, 2Market Information Inc.
buyer: 2Market Information, Inc.
Technology Transfer Tactics is a publication dedicated to providing solutions to the every-day challenges prevalent in technology transfer. They recognize the vital importance tech transfer professionals play in the often frantic, understaffed, overloaded, research commercialization process. "
target parent: BizWorld, Inc.
target: Technology Transfer Tactics
Technology Transfer Tactics is a publication dedicated to providing solutions to the every-day challenges prevalent in technology transfer. They recognize the vital importance tech transfer professionals play in the often frantic, understaffed, overloaded, research commercialization process.
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closed 5/18/2006 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, acquired 2020software.com

synopsis: Information technology (IT) media company TechTarget announced today it has acquired Los Angeles-based 20/20 Software, operator of the web site 2020software.com. TechTarget will operate 2020software.com as a separate site within the TechTarget network of media for targeted communities of IT buyers and decision-makers.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$138.35)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: 2020software.com
2020software.com is the only site focused on providing detailed feature-comparison information and access to trial software for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) seeking trial versions of CRM, ERP, accounting, human resources, salesforce-automation and other business software.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Offensive Security, acquired VulnHub

synopsis: Offensive Security, the leading provider of online hands-on training and certification for information security professionals, has acquired open-source security training resource hub VulnHub. The acquisition is part of OffSec’s ongoing mission to provide practical training content to aspiring cybersecurity professionals.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: Offensive Security
Offensive Security is the leading provider of online penetration testing training and certification for information security professionals. The company provides practitioners with the highly-desired offensive skills required to advance their careers and better protect their organizations. "
target: VulnHub
VulnHub is an open-source catalog of information technology assets that are legally hackable, breakable, and exploitable by design. VulnHub's catalog allows security and IT professionals to try penetration testing in a safe, controlled environment, gaining real-world experience in the process.
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closed 7/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Arrow Electronics, Inc., acquired UBM Tech Electronics Network

synopsis: Arrow Electronics, Inc. has acquired the global internet media portfolio focused on technology and electronic design from UBM, including EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline, and Datasheets.com.
buyer: Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW:$26,812.51)
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Tech Electronics Network
UBM's Technical and Electronics Media Portfolio include EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline, and Datasheets.com. UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company.
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closed 3/23/2009 via Company Press Release

Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc., acquired Wordware Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Jones and Bartlett LLC has announced the acquisition of Wordware Publishing, Inc., a privately held publisher specializing in the areas of game development, desktop computer graphics, database applications and programming content designed primarily for the educational and professional/reference markets.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Educating tens of millions of people worldwide, Jones and Bartlett Publishers is a global leader in educational publishing, providing unique textbooks, reference products, testing and assessment services, and training materials in both print and digital formats. "
target: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
Wordware Publishing, Inc. is a privately held publisher specializing in the areas of game development, desktop computer graphics, database applications and programming content designed primarily for the educational and professional/reference markets.
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closed 5/31/2019 via Company Press Release

MyMobileLyfe, LLC, acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC

synopsis: MyMobileLyfe, LLC has acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC, publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. With a focus on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website. Atlanta Tech Blogs is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content.
buyer: MyMobileLyfe, LLC
MyMobileLyfe, LLC is a digital marketing and advertising agency whose products help businesses target relevant audiences and optimize promotional strategies. With MyMobileLyfe's search, display, retargeting, and live chat tools, ad buyers can reach customers across multiple channels and networks. "
target: Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC
Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC is the publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. The company is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content. Focusing on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website.
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closed 11/5/2014 via Market Wire

O'Reilly Media, Inc., acquired Infinite Skills

synopsis: O'Reilly Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired software-training company Infinite Skills. Infinite Skills currently offers more than 375 video training courses for IT, CAD/BIM, and business professionals, available via DVD, digital download, and iPad editions, and by subscription.
buyer: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter. "
target: Infinite Skills
Founded in 2007, Infinite Skills currently offers more than 375 video training courses for IT, CAD/BIM, and business professionals, available via DVD, digital download, and iPad editions, and by subscription.
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closed 10/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Tekpub

synopsis: Online training platform Pluralsight announced a significant addition to its developer offering with its purchase of Tekpub, a leading provider of high-quality technical screencasts for programmers. The acquisition further establishes Pluralsight as a premier training hub for software developers and IT administrators.
buyer: Pluralsight (:$375.69)
Pluralsight was founded in 2004 as a classroom training company. They shifted to an online training experience, which allowed them to offer high-quality training at a low price point. They offer year-round education, with more insight, at a relaxed pace, at the exact time it is needed. "
target: Tekpub
Tekpub is a premium screencast provider for tech professionals, offering training in C#, jQuery, ASP.NET, Git, Rails and other essential developer tools. Tekpub has become one of the most influential training resources in the developer community.
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closed 12/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd., acquired Fairfax Media Ltd.

synopsis: Fairfax Media Limited, a multi-platform media company in Australia and New Zealand, is pleased to advise that the scheme of arrangement in relation to the merger of Fairfax and Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited, an Australian media company focused on delivering premium content across multiple distribution platforms, has been implemented.
buyer: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd. (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
Nine Entertainment is a multi-faceted media company, focused on delivering premium content across multiple distribution platforms. Nine has a unique portfolio of assets including a leading free-to-air television network, as well as a number of pre-eminent digital brands. "
target: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australia and New Zealand. Fairfax Media engages audiences and communities via print media, digital media, radio stations, events and other businesses.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,607 [$1,721]
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$1,249
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$173
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closed 12/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Cuisine Magazine, acquired Cuisine Magazine

synopsis: Editor Kelli Brett and advertising manager Vanessa Stranan have acquired Cuisine Magazine from Fairfax Media in a management buyout. Cuisine Magazine celebrates local producers, chefs and restaurateurs, bringing them into the homes of foodies across New Zealand.
buyer: Cuisine Magazine
Cuisine Magazine celebrates local producers, chefs and restaurateurs, bringing them into the homes of foodies across New Zealand. No other food media platform understands New Zealand food and the people who grow it, cook it and produce it like Cuisine. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: Cuisine Magazine
Cuisine Magazine celebrates local producers, chefs and restaurateurs, bringing them into the homes of foodies across New Zealand. No other food media platform understands New Zealand food and the people who grow it, cook it and produce it like Cuisine.
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closed 11/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stuff, acquired Neighbourly Ltd

synopsis: Fairfax New Zealand, which is rebranding it as its flagship news website Stuff, has taken control of the New Zealand hyper-local Neighbourly website. Neighbourly is a community website that lets members buy, sell and give away items, plan events, discuss community issues, find lost pets, exchange recommendations on local services.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff, based in New Zealand, covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, travel services, movie reviews, rural news... and lots more. "
target: Neighbourly Ltd
Neighbourly is a community website in New Zealand that lets members buy, sell and give away items, plan events, discuss community issues, find lost pets, exchange recommendations on local services and restaurants, and get to know each other.
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closed 7/31/2017 via Market Wire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired SMA Entertainment

synopsis: Stingray, a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it has concluded the acquisiton of Satellite Music Australia PTY Ltd. (SMA), a subsidiary of Macquarie Media Operations PTY Limited (MRN) and a leading Australian provider of in-store media solutions servicing more than 2,200 locations.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: SMA Entertainment
Satellite Music Australia PTY Ltd. (SMA) is a leading Australian provider of in-store media solutions servicing more than 2,200 locations. SMA Entertainment is a B2B content provider of audio and visual solutions, complimenting and enhancing the aesthetic that businesses want for themselves.
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announced 12/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

Oceania Capital Partners, will acquire Radio 2CH Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Oceania Capital Partners Limited (OCP) announced that an 85.5% held subsidiary of OCP has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Radio 2CH Pty Ltd (“2CH”) from Macquarie Media Limited. 2CH operates 2CH 1170AM, a commercial AM radio station in Sydney with a DAB+ simulcast.
buyer: Oceania Capital Partners (ASX:OCP:$36.36)
Oceania Capital Partners Limited is an investment company that provides its shareholders with investment exposure to, and returns from, investments in operating businesses. They pursue private equity style transactions and public market opportunities using private equity experience and disciplines. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: Radio 2CH Pty Ltd.
Radio 2CH Pty Ltd operates 2CH 1170AM, a commercial AM radio station in Sydney with a DAB+ simulcast. 2CH mainly broadcasts oldies music with the slogan "The songs you know and love."
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closed 10/31/2016 via Company Press Release

Dun & Bradstreet Australia Holdings Limited, acquired TenderLink.com Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet Australia, Australia and New Zealand's longest-established credit information bureau, has acquired TenderLink, one of the largest online procurement communities in Australasia.
buyer parent: Archer Capital
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet Australia Holdings Limited
Established in 1887, Dun & Bradstreet is Australia and New Zealand's longest-established credit information bureau. Backed by its extensive database, Dun & Bradstreet helps businesses to make informed credit decisions, and consumers to access personal credit information. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: TenderLink.com Pty Ltd.
TenderLink, established in 1994, is one of the largest online procurement communities in Australasia. TenderLink provides a central gateway for the advertisement and management of tenders, quotes and expressions of interests published by government, public and private sector procurers.
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NZME. will be merged with Fairfax Media Ltd.,

synopsis: Fairfax Media, a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia, is considering a merge of their New Zealand business with NZME, New Zealand’s premier integrated media company owned by APN News & Media, a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target parent: APN News & Media Limited
target: NZME.
NZME. (New Zealand Media & Entertainment) is New Zealand’s premier integrated media company, with a portfolio of market-leading newspaper, radio, digital and magazine titles, that engage with 2.9 million people every week.
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closed 10/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Fairfax Events, acquired Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas

synopsis: Fairfax Media’s Life Media & Events division has purchased Ben & Jerry’s Australian Openair Cinemas, a business operating open air cinemas in six Australian states and territories. Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are a quintessential outdoor event, with feature films lighting up a huge movie screen from dusk.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: Fairfax Events
Fairfax Events produces an expanding calendar of arts, business, food, parenting, and sporting events, attracting over two million participants each year. "
target: Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas
Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are a quintessential outdoor event, with feature films lighting up our huge movie screen from dusk. Cinemagoers can chill out before their movie with some tasty food and frosty beverages from the licensed bar.
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announced 12/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Macquarie Radio Network will be merged with Fairfax Media Ltd., Fairfax Radio Network,

synopsis: Fairfax Media, Australia's largest multi-platform media group, has announced that the company has taken a controlling stake in a merger of its radio business with John Singleton's Macquarie Radio Network, home to the number one rating talk station, 2GB 873, and easy listening 2CH 1170.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
buyer: Fairfax Radio Network
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism. The group also holds radio licenses in several locations in Australia. "
target: Macquarie Radio Network (ASX:MRN:$44.85)
Delivering the largest adult radio audience in Sydney, the Macquarie Radio Network is home to the number one rating talk station, 2GB 873, and easy listening 2CH 1170.
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$115
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announced 12/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

APN News & Media Limited, will acquire 96FM Perth

synopsis: APN News & Media Limited will acquire 96FM Perth from Fairfax Media Ltd. The station offers great music, entertaining presenters and exciting contests as well as several high profile sporting sponsorships including the West Coast Eagles and Emirates Western Force.
buyer: APN News & Media Limited (ASX:APN:$649.74)
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: 96FM Perth
96FM Perth is a commercial FM radio station broadcasting in Perth, Western Australia. The station is one of Perth's favourites for great music, entertaining presenters and exciting contests as well as several high profile sporting sponsorships.
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Trade Me Ltd, will acquire Viewing Tracker

synopsis: Trade Me, the leading online marketplace and classified advertising platform in New Zealand, has entered into an agreement to purchase Viewing Tracker, a small Wellington company that minimises hassle for tenants and property managers making arangements to view rental properties.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: Trade Me Ltd (NZSE:TME:$171.53)
Trade Me is the leading online marketplace and classified advertising platform in New Zealand, spanning auctions and fixed price sales for new and used goods, with automotive, real estate and employment businesses. It also has web businesses specialising in accommodation and dating. "
target: Viewing Tracker
Viewing Tracker is a revolutionary booking system for property managers and letting agents to enable prospective tenants to book in for viewings. Viewing Tracker is based in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Fairfax Media Ltd., acquired All Homes Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Fairfax Media, Australia's largest multi-platform media group, has bought Canberra-based real estate website All Homes. Allhomes was founded in 2000 and serves more than 180 real estate agencies in the Canberra region.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is Australia's largest multi-platform media group. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target: All Homes Pty Ltd.
Based in Kingston, Australia., All Homes Pty Ltd. is a real estate website that serves more than 180 real estate agencies in the Canberra region.
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$47
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announced 6/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Oasis Active will be merged with RSVP,

synopsis: Fairfax Media Limited, the founders of Oasis Active and Ten Network Holdings Limited have agreed to a merger of online dating businesses, RSVP and Oasis Active, bringing together two of Australia’s largest online dating services businesses. Founded in 1997, RSVP was the first online dating site in Australia.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: RSVP
Founded in 1997, RSVP was the first online dating site in Australia. It was acquired by Fairfax in 2005 and is now part of Fairfax’s Digital Ventures division. The business remains Australia’s largest online dating business. "
target: Oasis Active
Oasis Active is an online dating services business. It was launched in 2008 by co-founders Dave Heysen and Daniel Haigh. Oasis has substantial operations in Australia, as well as strong positions in emerging markets throughout Latin America.
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announced 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Trade Me Ltd, will acquire MotorWeb Services Ltd

synopsis: Online auction website Trade Me has inked an agreement to buy New Zealand-based motor vehicle information company MotorWeb. They are recognised as a 'one stop shop' for the motor vehicle industry; providing over a dozen online services, quickly and accurately.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: Trade Me Ltd (NZSE:TME:$171.53)
Trade Me is New Zealand's leading shopping website, with thousands of online auctions and classifieds. The Trade Me community has around 2.5 million active members, and the site has 1.5 million listings. "
target: MotorWeb Services Ltd
MotorWeb is New Zealand’s leading vehicle history check provider, delivering online services to the motor industry and general public for over a decade. They are recognised as a 'one stop shop' for the motor vehicle industry; providing over a dozen online services, quickly and accurately.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
5.2x
closed 12/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

Fairfax Media Ltd., acquired PriceFinder.com.au

synopsis: Fairfax Media has acquired Property Data Solutions. Their flagship product 'PriceFinder.com.au' is an online property search application offering a range of tools to assist in generating timely information for all residential, commercial and rural properties.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is Australia's largest multi-platform media group. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target: PriceFinder.com.au
The Property Data Solutions group is Australian owned and encompasses everything in ‘property data’, from individual property research for property professionals to custom property mapping applications for large corporate and government departments. Their flagship product 'PriceFinder.com.
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 12/4/2013 via Company Press Release

HomeAway, Inc., acquired Stayz Pty Ltd.

synopsis: HomeAway, Inc., the world’s leading online marketplace for vacation rentals, announced it has acquired Stayz Group, the publisher of Stayz.com.au and the leading online vacation rental marketplace in Australia. The Stayz Group was purchased from Fairfax Digital, a division of Fairfax Media Limited
buyer: HomeAway, Inc. (AWAY:$485.27)
HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: Stayz Pty Ltd.
Stayz Pty Limited provides online holiday booking services in Australia. It books holiday accommodation; and provides advertising Website that allows property owners to list and promote holiday accommodation, and receive and manage enquiries in relation to their property.
price ($mm)
$195
rev ($mm)
$23
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Treat Me, acquired Treat Me

synopsis: Trade Me says it will sell its group-buying website Treat Me via a management buy-out led by the current head of Treat Me, James MacAvoy. Treat Me was launched by Trade Me in 2011, with its first deals going live a week later. It has since sold more than 1.1 million vouchers.
buyer: Treat Me
Launched in March 2011, by Trade Me. Treat Me offers the best deals each day on experiences around New Zealand. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: Treat Me
Launched in March 2011, by Trade Me. Treat Me offers the best deals each day on experiences around New Zealand.
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closed 12/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Fairfax Media Ltd., acquired Beaudesert Times Pty Limited

synopsis: Fairfax Regional Media has acquired Beaudesert Times Pty Ltd. The Beaudesert Times is a paid weekly (Wednesday) tabloid format newspaper, based in Beaudesert, Australia.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is Australia's largest multi-platform media group. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target: Beaudesert Times Pty Limited
Beaudesert Times is a paid weekly (Wednesday) tabloid format newspaper, based in Beaudesert, Australia.
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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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announced 12/23/2011 via BNC Analysis

Fairfax Media Ltd., will acquire Metro Media Publishing

synopsis: FAIRFAX Media has moved to recapture lost real estate advertising revenue in Victoria through a merger with Metro Media Publishing. Under the deal, Fairfax would pay $35 million and fold its Fairfax Community Newspapers into MMP. Fairfax said it would own 50 per cent voting and economic interest in MMP after the transaction was completed.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is Australasia's leading media company. Fairfax Media publishes regional and community newspapers, financial and consumer magazines, radio licenses in metro and regional Australia and several agricultural publications in New Zealand and the United States. "
target: Metro Media Publishing
Metro Media Publishing was founded in 2010 in partnership with more than 20 prestige advertisers. The Weekly Review, published by Metro Media Publishing, is a new free weekly magazine delivered to more than 200,000 people in some of Melbourne's most affluent suburbs.
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announced 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

International Data Group, will acquire Triblio

synopsis: IDG has agreed to acquire Triblio, in a union that will pair one of the largest B2B media brands around the world with one of the fastest-growing providers of ABM (account based marketing) and marketing tech solutions. Triblio provides account based marketing (ABM) software to generate demand and engagement from target accounts.
buyer: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. "
target parent: Liferay
target: Triblio
Triblio provides account based marketing (ABM) software to generate demand and engagement from target accounts. ABM targets the known and unknown stakeholders in the top-revenue producing accounts to accelerate the purchase journey and deepen engagement.
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closed 3/29/2017 via PR Newswire

China Oceanwide Holdings Group, IDG Capital Partners, acquired International Data Group

synopsis: China Oceanwide announced the close of the acquisition of International Data Group, Inc. ("IDG") on March 29. IDG is a world leader in market research and insights and was one of the first US IT companies to enter the Chinese market. IDG has created a host of leading technology and media brands and runs a successful venture investment business.
buyer: IDG Capital Partners
buyer: China Oceanwide Holdings Group (SEHK:715:$19.74)
China Oceanwide is an international conglomerate. It's businesses include financial services, real estate assets, media, technology and strategic investment. IDG Capital was one of the first foreign venture capital firms to enter the Chinese market and focus exclusively on Chinese companies. "
target: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide.
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closed 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Jobindex A/S, acquired IDG Danmark A/S

synopsis: Jobindex, the leading classified site for jobs in Denmark, bought IDG Danmark. IDG Danmark provides information technology news services. The deal includes the Danish version of Computerworld, ComOn, PCworld and Channelworld.
buyer: Jobindex A/S (CPSE:JOBNDX:$48.87)
Jobindex provides the most complete list of jobs available in Denmark. Jobindex serves as a search engine that searches for job listings in over 500 job fairs and private companies job sites in Denmark, incl. AF's Jobnet. "
target parent: International Data Group
target: IDG Danmark A/S
IDG Danmark A/S operates as a Danish website, providing Information Technology news services. IDG Danmark has educated and informed Denmark's information technology firms since 1981 and is based in Valby, Denmark.
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closed 7/16/2007 via BusinessWire

IDG Communications Inc., purchased the ITworld.com network from Accela Communications

synopsis: IDG Communications, a subsidiary of IDG, has acquired the ITworld.com network and its database of several hundred thousand IT professionals from Accela Communications, Inc of Southborough. In addition to ITworld.com, the network includes smallbusiness.ITworld.com, security.ITworld.com, and wireless.ITworld.com.
buyer parent: International Data Group
buyer: IDG Communications Inc.
IDG is the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. Founded in 1964, IDG had 1999 revenues of $2.56 billion and has more than 12,000 employees worldwide. IDG offers the widest range of media options, which reach 90 million IT buyers in 80 countries. "
seller: Accela Communications
Accela Communications is an interactive marketing services firm that offers a collection of tools and services to produce, deliver and manage on-demand rich media communications. The company generates actionable results for customers.
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closed 8/8/2006 via BNC Analysis

Fairfax Media Ltd., purchased publishing assets from International Data Group

synopsis: Australasian financial publishing company Fairfax Business Media (FBM) is acquiring International Data Group’s (IDG) publishing assets in the Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand markets.
buyer: Fairfax Media 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. "
seller: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide.
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closed 8/8/2006 via BNC Analysis

International Data Group, purchased UK publishing assets, including MIS UK and the Market Base database from Fairfax Media Ltd.

synopsis: In the UK, Fairfax will sell IDG its UK publishing assets, including MIS UK and the Market Base database.
buyer: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. "
seller: Fairfax Media 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.
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closed 5/31/2006 via BusinessWire

Energy Insights, purchased Market Intelligence Division from EPRI Solutions

synopsis: Energy Insights, an IDC Company, announces today the acquisition of the Market Intelligence Division of EPRI Solutions. Energy Insights has shown steady increase in market share, and, with this addition, is now one of the largest U.S. research and advisory firms supporting the energy and utilities marketplace.
buyer parent: International Data Group
buyer: Energy Insights
Energy Insights, an IDC Company, provides energy industry executives with research-based advisory and consulting services. "
seller: EPRI Solutions
EPRI Solutions, Inc. provides an integrated portfolio of engineering services, business consulting, and information products to clients across the entire power industry value chain... from generation through transmission and distribution to end-use.
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closed 3/2/2006 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Heathtech Institute, acquired Bio-IT World

synopsis: Cambridge Healthtech Institute of Newton today announced the acquisition of Bio-IT World, Inc.’s media and events properties. The flagship publication, Bio-IT World magazine, introduced in March 2002, has grown from a 10-times-per-year publication to include a range of online and event businesses.
buyer: Cambridge Heathtech Institute
Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s renowned conferences are the underpinning for all our other information resources. Each year, CHI organizes over 80 conferences held throughout the US. including The Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, Beyond Genome, PepTalk and the World Pharmaceutical Congress. "
target parent: International Data Group
target: Bio-IT World
Bio-IT World, Inc., publishes information across a variety of media to meet the needs of bio-IT, life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceutical and regulatory professionals.
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closed 10/12/2004 via BusinessWire

IDG World Expo Corporation, acquired LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

synopsis: IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, announced it has acquired LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) UK, formerly Linux Expo, from XPO Events, Ltd.
buyer parent: International Data Group
buyer: IDG World Expo Corporation
IDG World Expo produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of techn "
target parent: XPO Events, Ltd.
target: LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open s
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closed 8/8/2006 via BNC Analysis

International Data Group, purchased UK publishing assets, including MIS UK and the Market Base database from Fairfax Media Ltd.

synopsis: In the UK, Fairfax will sell IDG its UK publishing assets, including MIS UK and the Market Base database.
buyer: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. "
seller: Fairfax Media 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.
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closed 3/29/2017 via PR Newswire

China Oceanwide Holdings Group, IDG Capital Partners, acquired International Data Group

synopsis: China Oceanwide announced the close of the acquisition of International Data Group, Inc. ("IDG") on March 29. IDG is a world leader in market research and insights and was one of the first US IT companies to enter the Chinese market. IDG has created a host of leading technology and media brands and runs a successful venture investment business.
buyer: IDG Capital Partners
buyer: China Oceanwide Holdings Group (SEHK:715:$19.74)
China Oceanwide is an international conglomerate. It's businesses include financial services, real estate assets, media, technology and strategic investment. IDG Capital was one of the first foreign venture capital firms to enter the Chinese market and focus exclusively on Chinese companies. "
target: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide.
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closed 9/12/2013 via BusinessWire

NetMediaEurope S.A., acquired B!T

synopsis: NetMediaEurope, the leading online IT publisher has announced the acquisition of B!T, a Portuguese-language online technology news outlet focusing on the Portuguese and Brazilian markets. As well as strengthening NetMediaEurope’s position as the leading IT B2B network, it enables the company to serve the rapidly growing Latin American market.
buyer: NetMediaEurope S.A.
NetMediaEurope publishes a portfolio of websites aimed towards IT professionals and end-users. With its more than 40 sites across Europe, NetMediaEurope is the leading European B2B sales house to target this audience and market segment. "
target: B!T
B!T was created in 1998 by a group of journalists with the goal of creating a technology magazine accessible to all. Now www.bit.pt and www.bitmag.com.br (focusing on the Portuguese and Brazilian markets, respectively) boast around 100,000 visitors, comprising business users and IT professionals.
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closed 2/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, acquired Penton Media, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP announced the completion of the purchase of Penton Media, Inc. and the simultaneous acquisition by MidOcean of 50% of the combined businesses of Prism Business Media Holdings, Inc. and Penton Media, Inc. Wasserstein, along with its coinvestors, continues to own 50% of the combined company.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: ABRY Partners
target: Penton Media, Inc.
Penton Media, Inc., a diversified business-to-business media company, produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences, and online media and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$530
rev ($mm)
$198
EBITDA ($mm)
$42
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired ComputerWeekly

synopsis: Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. has announced it has completed the acquisition of the websites, product offerings, and events associated with Computer Weekly and its sister channel-targeted brand, MicroScope. ComputerWeekly is a magazine and online destination for senior IT decision-making professionals.
buyer: TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT:$138.35)
TechTarget, an online technology media company, provides editorial and vendor-sponsored content to fulfill the needs of tech pros looking for in-depth coverage of technology topics throughout their buying process and positions the company to meet the needs of technology marketers. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: ComputerWeekly
Computer Weekly is a magazine and online destination for senior IT decision-making professionals. It is dedicated to providing IT professionals with the best information, the best knowledge and the best range of solutions that will enable them to succeed in the industry.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 4/12/2006 via BusinessWire

1105 Media, Inc., acquired 101 Communications

synopsis: 1105 Media, Inc., a new, integrated business-to-business information and media company formed by Nautic Partners LLC, Alta Communications, and Neal Vitale, has closed its first two transactions, acquiring 101communications, LLC, and Stevens Publishing.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
target parent: Frontenac Company
target: 101 Communications
Founded in 1998, 101communications is an integrated media company aimed at specialized targets within the information technology community. a start-up backed by $100 million of venture money from Frontenac Co.
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closed 12/29/2006 via BusinessWire

1105 Media, Inc., acquired Fawcette Technical Publications

synopsis: 1105 Media, Inc. has acquired the operating assets of Fawcette Technical Publications, Inc., publisher of Visual Studio Magazine and producer of numerous international conferences, including VS Live!, Web Design World and Web Builder 2.0. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
target parent: MCG Credit Corporation
target: Fawcette Technical Publications
Fawcette Technical Publications has led the way as an information provider in the two fastest-growing, most important markets in computing -- Windows programming and interactive development. Our core product is technical information that computer professionals need to help them develop applications.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

eLearnSecurity, acquired The Ethical Hacker Network

synopsis: eLearnSecurity, one of the world's most trusted authorities for IT security training, announced that it has acquired The Ethical Hacker Network (EH-Net), a free online magazine for IT security professionals. Founded in 2005, The Ethical Hacker Network is recognized as one of the most respected and widely-read sources in the IT security industry.
buyer: eLearnSecurity
Based in Santa Clara, CA, eLearnSecurity trains individuals seeking to advance their careers in IT security as well as assists corporate organizations in keeping their IT security teams informed and prepared for the most current, ever-changing sophisticated cyber threats. "
target: The Ethical Hacker Network
The Ethical Hacker Network (EH-Net) is a free online magazine for IT security professionals. Founded in 2005, The Ethical Hacker Network is recognized as one of the most respected and widely-read sources in the IT security industry.
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closed 4/22/2020 via PR Web

Ingersoll Lockwood, Inc., acquired Cyber Defense Magazine

synopsis: Ingersoll Lockwood, Inc. has announced the acquisition of the Cyber Defense Media Group, which it will fold into its portfolio. Cyber Defense Magazine is by ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals for IT Security professionals with a mission to share cutting edge knowledge in the IT industry.
buyer: Ingersoll Lockwood, Inc.
Ingersoll Lockwood’s team researches, develops and/or invests in new and innovative technologies that fit the needs of the growing US Government and US Government Contractor customers. "
target: Cyber Defense Magazine
Cyber Defense Magazine is by ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals for IT Security professionals. Their mission is to share cutting edge knowledge, real world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry.
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closed 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired SC Media

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance (“CRA”), a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired SC Media, a digital information and event company serving cybersecurity executives and other business professionals, from Haymarket Media, Inc.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: SC Media
SC Media is cybersecurity. For 30 years, the award-winning journalistic brand, website, conference group, resource library and publication has furnished cybersecurity executives and other business leaders with the most timely, independent news.
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closed 10/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Imago Techmedia Ltd.

synopsis: Imago Techmedia announces it has been acquired by Clarion Events, one of the most established independent events organisers in the UK. Founded in 2003, Imago Techmedia has successfully built a portfolio of industry leading technology events working in partnership with brands such as HP, Microsoft and Cisco.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: Imago Techmedia Ltd.
A specialist technology events company, Imago Techmedia prides itself on keeping pace with trends as well as emerging and maturing technologies. Founded in 2003, the company has built a portfolio of industry leading technology events working in with brands such as HP, Microsoft and Cisco.
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closed 5/5/2014 via PR Newswire

CompTIA, acquired TechAmerica

synopsis: CompTIA, the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry, has acquired TechAmerica, a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. "
target: TechAmerica
TechAmerica is a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence. Its membership is comprised of technology companies who create a variety of products and deliver a multitude of services in the private sector and to governments at the state and national level.
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closed 8/27/2008 via PR Newswire

Light Reading, Inc., acquired Pyramid Research

synopsis: TechWeb's Light Reading Communications Network, the leading integrated publishing, events and research company serving the global communications marketplace, has acquired Pyramid Research, a market research and advisory service company.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. "
target: Pyramid Research
For twenty years, Pyramid Research has helped companies in the converging communications, media and technology industries stay ahead of market trends, understand competitive threats and capitalize on opportunities.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/21/2008 via PR Newswire

CMP Channel, acquired Vision Events International

synopsis: CMP Channel, the number one destination for technology vendors and marketers looking to reach the $390 billion solution provider channel, announced that it has acquired Vision Events(R), a division of Gartner, Inc., and a provider of specialized domestic and international face-to-face IT events.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Channel
Everything Channel is the global leader in Channel execution and serves as the one stop shop for Solution Providers and the hardware and software suppliers that engage with the indirect sales Channel, which drives 75 percent of all technology sales throughout the world. "
target parent: Gartner, Inc.
target: Vision Events International
Vision Events, a division of Gartner, Inc., is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring Resellers and End Users together with leading and emerging Vendors in Private Boardroom Appointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
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closed 1/4/2021 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired Enterprise Strategy Group

synopsis: TechTarget, Inc., the global leader in B2B technology purchase intent data and services for marketing and sales, announced the acquisition of The Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. (ESG), a leading provider of decision-support content based on user research and market analysis for global enterprise technology companies.
buyer: TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT:$138.35)
TechTarget is the global leader in purchase marketing and sales services that deliver business impact for enterprise technology companies. By creating high-quality editorial content across more than 140 highly targeted technology-specific websites, they attract communities of technology buyers. "
target: Enterprise Strategy Group
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is an integrated, full-service IT analyst and business strategy firm, world-renowned for forward-looking market intelligence, analysis, and consulting services that deliver proven, measurable results.
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closed 2/26/2019 via PE Hub

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company focused on the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo, a top trade show for the information security industry. The seller was MIS Training Institute.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Boathouse Capital
target: InfoSec World Conference and Expo
For 25 years information security professionals have recognized InfoSec World Conference & Expo as “The Business of Security” conference. InfoSec World Conference and Expo is the industry’s leading trade show, along with other cybersecurity events and services – collectively known as InfoSec World.
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announced 10/19/2016 via PR Newswire

James Brehm & Associates will be merged with 151 Advisors,

synopsis: 151 Advisors, a global strategic consulting firm specializing in mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, security and cloud-based technologies, and James Brehm & Associates, a leading IoT market intelligence and consulting firm have entered into a definitive agreement to merge and create the premier IoT consulting firm.
buyer: 151 Advisors
Founded in 2007, 151 Advisors is a strategic consulting firm with a global reputation for helping international technology companies build and execute go-to-market strategies that drive expansion, revenue growth and shareholder value. "
target: James Brehm & Associates
Founded in 2014, James Brehm & Associates is a consulting and market intelligence firm providing project based and retained strategic advisory services to technology companies worldwide. They empower companies to unlock unforeseen business potential in a hyper-connected world.
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closed 7/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Arrow Electronics, Inc., acquired UBM Tech Electronics Network

synopsis: Arrow Electronics, Inc. has acquired the global internet media portfolio focused on technology and electronic design from UBM, including EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline, and Datasheets.com.
buyer: Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW:$26,812.51)
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Tech Electronics Network
UBM's Technical and Electronics Media Portfolio include EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline, and Datasheets.com. UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company.
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closed 1/3/2013 via PR Newswire

The 451 Group, acquired The Yankee Group

synopsis: The 451 Group, the corporate parent of 451 Research and Uptime Institute, announced the acquisition of Yankee Group, the preeminent research, data and advisory firm equipping enterprises to profit in a mobile world, from Alta Communications, a Boston-based private equity firm.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group owns and operates 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. It also owns Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education and professional services. "
target parent: Alta Equity Partners
target: The Yankee Group
Yankee Group is the preeminent research and advisory firm equipping companies to profit in a mobile world. The core of its content is proprietary research and analytics on the attitudes, behaviors, and usage patterns of mobile users.
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closed 2/7/2012 via PR Newswire

UBM TechWeb, acquired 4G World

synopsis: UBM TechWeb announced the acquisition of 4G World from Yankee Group. 4G World is the largest event in the world covering the entire ecosystem of 4G technologies and business models that power the mobile Internet industry and economy.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Its three core business include: media solutions, marketing services and paid content. "
target parent: Alta Communications
target: 4G World
4G World is the largest event in the world covering the entire ecosystem of 4G technologies and business models that power the mobile Internet industry and economy. The event is to discuss, debate and evaluate the most important 4G topics, opportunities and solutions.
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