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closed 8/31/2007 via Berkery

BNP Media, acquired Professional Services Division

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented BNP Media in its acquisition of the Professional Services Division of Ascend Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: BNP Media
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets. "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: Professional Services Division
The Professional Services Division consists mainly of the former Stagnito Communications, which came to Ascend as part of its acquisition of Medical World Communications acquisition in 2005. The Professional Services Division is comprised of 17 magazines in the food, beverage and packaging spaces.
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announced 4/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Ideal Media, LLC will be merged with CSP Information Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Ideal Media LLC agreed to merge the assets of its food service portfolio into CSP Information Group, Inc. Ideal Media's foodservice portfolio includes Restaurant Business, FoodService Director, and Institutional Distribution (ID), the MenuDirections conference, as well as MonkeyDish.com and FoodServiceDirector.com.
buyer: CSP Information Group, Inc.
CSP Information Group, publisher of CSP and Fare magazines, is a business-to-business communication company specializing in the convenience retailing and on-the-go food industries. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Ideal Media, LLC
Ideal Media LLC owns and operates Restaurant Business, FoodService Director, Beverage World and iSixSigma magazines, MonkeyDish.com and MyID Access web portal. Ideal Media LLC is headquartered in Chicago, IL with a satellite office in New York, NY.
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closed 3/10/2010 via Company Press Release

Stagnito, Inc., purchased Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired the Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media through its wholly owned subsidiary, Food Media Group. The Retail Food Group is comprised of four leading brands; Convenuence Store News, Convenuence Store News for The Single Store Owner, Progressive Grocer, and The Gourmet Retailer.
buyer parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
buyer: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito, Inc. was established in 2009 by Harry Stagnito, Kyle Stagnito, Kollin Stagnito, and Ned Bardic, professionals with more than 100 years of cumulative, successful media experience. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 11/5/2007 via PR Newswire

M2Media360, acquired NaturalFoodNet

synopsis: M2MEDIA360 announces the acquisition of NaturalFoodNet, the print and online information source for professionals in natural and organic food supply. The NaturalFoodNet brand includes Natural Food Network magazine, The Certified Organic Food Directory, NaturalFoodNet.com, and other published products.
buyer: M2Media360
M2MEDIA360 is a business-to-business media company with separate, distinct and highly vertical properties. M2MEDIA360's print and online products offer traditional and new methods for marketing and educating readers in the food, beverage, petroleum, jewelry, geospatial and horticulture industries. "
target: NaturalFoodNet
NaturalFoodNet, a division of One World Media, LLC, is comprised of a bi- monthly magazine, Web site, e-newsletters, directory and business intelligence which collectively inform and connect buyers and sellers in the natural and organic food industry.
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closed 7/31/2007 via BNC Analysis

Sosland Publishing Company, purchased Meat Industry Group from Watt Publishing Co.

synopsis: Sosland Publishing Co. announced it has acquired Watt Publishing Co.’s Meat Industry Group, including Meat Processing North America, Meat Processing Global and the affiliated on-line properties, which include Meatnews.com and Meat Safety Solutions.
buyer parent: Sosland Companies
buyer: Sosland Publishing Company
Sosland Publishing Company is the leading information provider for the food industries, with a portfolio that includes online communities, print magazines, newsletters, directories, reference books and industry conferences. "
seller: Watt Publishing Co.
Watt Publishing Company publishes agribusiness and food-processing magazines, as well as periodicals on the furniture and woodworking industries.
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closed 1/24/2007 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Carpe Diem Communications

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has acquired three controlled-circulation publications from Carpe Diem Communications, Inc., of Yardley, Pennsylvania. The acquisition expands Wiley’s global controlled-circulation portfolio of life and physical science offerings.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Carpe Diem Communications
Carpe Diem Communications, Inc. publishes three controlled-circulation publications: Food Quality, PFQ (Pharmaceutical Formulation & Quality), and Contamination Control.
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closed 12/13/2010 via Company Press Release

Penton Media, acquired Nation's Restaurant News

synopsis: Penton, a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, has acquired Nation’s Restaurant News from Lebhar-Friedman. NRN’s readers are made up of the decision-makers in the foodservice industry, from operation managers to owners and senior management.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
target: Nation's Restaurant News
Nation's Restaurant News is an American trade publication that covers the foodservice industry, including restaurants, restaurant chains, operations, marketing, and events.
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closed 9/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Technomic Information Services

synopsis: Winsight, LLC, a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced that it has acquired Technomic, the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry.
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight, LLC is a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio of four leading publications, a suite of digital products, and more. "
target: Technomic Information Services
Technomic is the "go-to" source for food and foodservice industry data, intelligence and commentary. They impact growth and profitability for their clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights.
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closed 6/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, acquired StockFood GmbH

synopsis: The Munich-based StockFood GmbH is now part of Hubert Burda Media´s network. StockFood is one of Germany’s most respected photo agencies. As market leader it carries works by more than 1,000 food photographers from around the world.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. With a strong focus on its digital portfolio and the international media market, it has been growing for several years. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. "
target: StockFood GmbH
StockFood is one of Germany’s most respected photo agencies. As market leader it carries works by more than 1,000 food photographers from around the world
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closed 5/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Converge Global, Inc., acquired Chefinesse, Inc.

synopsis: Converge Global, Inc. announced that it has acquired Chefinesse, Inc., an Ontario Corporation, and its related domains including: www.chefinesse.com. Chefinesse will become a retail division focused primarily on a niche market, sophisticated and passionate about the hospitality and tourism industries.
buyer: Converge Global, Inc. (CVRG:$0.00)
Converge Global, Inc. seeks potential acquisitions, encourages strategic alliances and assesses business development to support and expand its tiered network and corporate growth. "
target: Chefinesse, Inc.
Chefinesse.com is a retail portal for gourmet connoisseurs to access and purchase quality products and value added services. Chefinesse will produce a 16 page magazine supplement with related advertising, in print and online, with "Preferred Magazine" to be featured in their Summer 2013 issue.
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closed 7/25/2006 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Secant, Inc.

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. the world's leading provider of enterprise market information solutions has acquired the assets of Secant, Inc., a leading beverage alcohol consultancy and information provider offering a comprehensive portfolio of innovative data acquisition, transformation and reporting applications.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
IRI is the world's leading provider of consumer, shopper, and retail market intelligence and insights supporting 95 percent of the FORTUNE Global 500 consumer packaged goods (CPG), retail and healthcare companies. "
target: Secant, Inc.
Secant, Inc. specializes in the consumer packaged goods and beverage alcohol industries. Secant understands the complexities of the alcohol beverage industry environment and the need for data collaboration and insights throughout the value chain.
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closed 2/22/2006 via BusinessWire

ACNielsen Corporation, acquired Beverage Data Network

synopsis: ACNielsen U.S., a subsidiary of VNU, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Beverage Data Network (BDN), the leading supplier of wholesaler sales data to the wines and spirits industry.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
target: Beverage Data Network
Beverage Data Network (BDN) collects, validates and delivers actual product movement data, tracked from the supplier to the wholesale distributor to the retailer.
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closed 8/31/2007 via Berkery

BNP Media, acquired Professional Services Division

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented BNP Media in its acquisition of the Professional Services Division of Ascend Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: BNP Media
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets. "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: Professional Services Division
The Professional Services Division consists mainly of the former Stagnito Communications, which came to Ascend as part of its acquisition of Medical World Communications acquisition in 2005. The Professional Services Division is comprised of 17 magazines in the food, beverage and packaging spaces.
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closed 8/15/2017 via Market Wire

Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association, purchased Southern Gaming Summit from BNP Media

synopsis: Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association (MGHA), the trade group that represents the interests of the Mississippi casino industry, has acquired BNP Media Gaming Group's 50% share of the Southern Gaming Summit, giving it full ownership of the event.
buyer: Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association
The Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association is a unified group of casino executives who represent the interests of the Mississippi casino industry. Their mission is to promote the common businesses and general welfare of Mississippi's Gaming Industry. "
seller: BNP Media
Southern Gaming Summit is a gaming industry conference which brings together people from all areas of the gaming sector thereby offering a unique mix of education, networking, and southern hospitality.
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announced 12/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

BNP Media, will acquire Hotel Forums LLC

synopsis: BNP Media, a leading business-to-business publication for multiple industries, has announced the acquisition of Hotel F&B magazine, a industry-leading business-to-business publication that serves lodging and food and beverage professionals in hotels, resorts, and casinos worldwide.
buyer: BNP Media
Since 1926, BNP Media has been serving multiple industries with their leading business-to-business publications. They are committed to helping industry professionals succeed in business by providing superior information through their industry expertise. "
target: Hotel Forums LLC
Hotel F&B is exclusively devoted to lodging foodservice professionals in hotels, resorts and casinos. With an audience of more than 200,000, Hotel F&B offers a decade-worth of articles and content through their archives.
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closed 6/30/2015 via PR Newswire

BNP Media, purchased Architectural Record, ENR and SNAP from Dodge Data & Analytics

synopsis: Dodge Data & Analytics LLC has sold its industry-leading brands Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record (ENR), and SNAP to BNP Media. Dodge Data & Analytics is the leading provider of data, analytics, news and intelligence serving the North American construction industry.
buyer: BNP Media
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets. "
seller parent: Symphony Technology Group
seller: Dodge Data & Analytics
Architectural Record is a monthly magazine dedicated to architecture and interior design. Engineering News-Record (ENR) is a weekly magazine providing news, analysis, data and opinion for the worldwide construction industry. SNAP is a publication covering building products.
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closed 10/1/2007 via PR Newswire

BNP Media, acquired MeatProcessingXchange

synopsis: BNP Media has announced the acquisition of the MeatProcessingXchange (MPX) from Watt Publishing Company.
buyer: BNP Media
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets. "
target parent: Watt Publishing Co.
target: MeatProcessingXchange
Meat Processing’s dynamic, strategic, one-on-one event, MeatProcessingXchange is designed to foster highly customized and confidential, strategic discussions between senior executives with decision-making authority leading meat & poultry companies and a select number of innovative, suppliers.
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closed 8/31/2007 via Berkery

BNP Media, acquired Professional Services Division

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented BNP Media in its acquisition of the Professional Services Division of Ascend Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: BNP Media
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets. "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: Professional Services Division
The Professional Services Division consists mainly of the former Stagnito Communications, which came to Ascend as part of its acquisition of Medical World Communications acquisition in 2005. The Professional Services Division is comprised of 17 magazines in the food, beverage and packaging spaces.
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closed 8/31/2007 via Berkery

BNP Media, acquired Professional Services Division

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented BNP Media in its acquisition of the Professional Services Division of Ascend Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: BNP Media
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets. "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: Professional Services Division
The Professional Services Division consists mainly of the former Stagnito Communications, which came to Ascend as part of its acquisition of Medical World Communications acquisition in 2005. The Professional Services Division is comprised of 17 magazines in the food, beverage and packaging spaces.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
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announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Charterhouse Capital Partners, will acquire Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Charterhouse, one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe, is to acquire Tarsus Group, a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse is one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe. The PE firm typically invests in companies headquartered in Western Europe and works closely with incumbent management teams, providing them with active support to drive growth. "
target: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies.
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closed 2/28/2019 via BusinessWire

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.

synopsis: Dennis Publishing (Dennis), the leading international media group and publisher of The Week in the US and the UK, announces that it has acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. (Kiplinger), a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.
Kiplinger Washington Editors (Kiplinger) is a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online. Kiplinger publishes the largest paid-subscription publications in several financial fields: business forecasting, taxes, retirement living and yield-oriented investing.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, will acquire The Deal LLC

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC agreed to buy the institutional units of TheStreet Inc. (TST) which comprise The Deal, which was founded in 1999 by the late Bruce Wasserstein, and relationship mapping service BoardEx. The Deal is a trusted source of data, news and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group covering asset management, price discovery, data & market intelligence, and banking & finance under brands including Euromoney, Institutional Investor, BCA Research, Ned Davis Research and Metal Bulletin. "
target parent: TheStreet, Inc.
target: The Deal LLC
The Deal is a trusted source of data, news and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, activist investing, private equity and restructuring. BoardEx is an executive profiling and relationship mapping platform.
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closed 9/21/2018 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired Aceville Publications Ltd.

synopsis: DC Thomson Media has announced the acquisition of Aceville Publications, a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: Aceville Publications Ltd.
Aceville Publications is a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

VimVic, acquired Business Animals

synopsis: VimVic, a education and digital HR company, has acquired Business Animals, a company that specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
buyer: VimVic
Based in Czechia, VimVic is engaged in education and digital HR. They work on online courses along with company profiles and employer ratings to help users learn about corporate culture and the experiences of others. "
target: Business Animals
Based in Czechia, Business Animals specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business, and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
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closed 3/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kakao, acquired JOH & Company

synopsis: Mobile messenger giant Kakao has acquired the entire stake of JOH & Co., a South Korean brand consulting firm established by Kakao’s new CEO Joh Su-yong. Kakao purchased a 45.5 percent stake of JOH from its venture capital arm Kakao Investment and also acquired the remaining stake -- which includes 34.09 percent shares held by Joh.
buyer: Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$2,500.86)
Kakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Based in South Korea, Daum Kakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its popular platforms: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, and more. "
target: JOH & Company
Founded in 2010, JOH & Company is a small and medium-sized company engaged in brand design marketing consulting, publishing business, restaurant business, household goods development and distribution and sales business.
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Comms Business

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Miles Publishing Limited, the publisher of the UK ICT magazine Comms Business. Comms Business is a monthly ICT magazine whose primary audience is resellers of ICT products and services. Comms Business also operates Channel Live, a leading ICT trade exhibition in the UK.
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: Comms Business
Comms Business is the leading media brand covering the UK’s ICT Channel, with a high quality market leading monthly business magazine, weekly e-newsletter and daily updated website. Comms Business also organizes events such as the Channel Live ICT trade exhibition.
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closed 9/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Clipper Magazine, acquired SI View

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, announced that SI View will join Clipper, the Valassis-owned magazine focused on local businesses. SI View offers a variety of specialty magazines where every business can find a niche. SI View is an effective marketing tool for generating response and building long-lasting brand recognition.
buyer parent: Valassis Communications, Inc.
buyer: Clipper Magazine
Clipper Magazine is one of the largest direct-mail publishers in the country. The magazine focuses on local businesses, providing a full range of results-driven marketing solutions that engage consumers every day as well as major regional and national advertisers. "
target: SI View
SI View is focused on their customers and the sustained growth of their business. They offer a variety of specialty magazines where every business can find a niche. SI View is an effective marketing tool for generating immediate response and building long-lasting brand recognition.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Publicize, Inc., will acquire Techli

synopsis: Midwest innovation publication, Techli, has been acquired by PR firm Publicize. Techli is an online media publication that delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
buyer: Publicize, Inc.
Publicize is a PR solution for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. They are a startup aiming to disrupt the PR industry with a flexible, cost-effective model that scales for entrepreneurs. They provide the very best PR services, quickly, effectively, and efficiently on a month to month basis. "
target: Techli
Techli is an online media publication that aims to be the source for news on entrepreneurship & innovation in the Midwest. Techli delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
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closed 4/26/2017 via Market Wire

3BL Media, LLC, purchased CR Magazine and COMMIT!Forum from SharedXpertise Media, LLC

synopsis: 3BL Media announced it has acquired CR Magazine, widely recognized for the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, and COMMIT!Forum, the annual networking and professional education event for CEOs and corporate responsibility practitioners, from SharedXpertise Media LLC.
buyer: 3BL Media, LLC
3BL Media provides corporate communications platforms exclusively for the distribution & analysis of corporate social responsibility & sustainability news & content. They work with corporations and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional & new media channels. "
seller: SharedXpertise Media, LLC
CR Magazine is the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. COMMIT!Forum is the annual networking and professional education event for CEOs corporate responsibility practitioners, where they learn the latest best practices.
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closed 3/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

HNA Capital Group Co., Ltd., acquired Caijing Magazine

synopsis: Through their financial unit, HNA Capital, the Chinese conglomerate HNA Group acquired an 80 percent stake in Beijing Lianban Caixun Cultural Media, which runs Caijing Magazine, one of the most popular and influential business magazines in the country.
buyer parent: HNA Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: HNA Capital Group Co., Ltd.
HNA Capital Group is the financial services focused industry branch of the HNA Group. From leasing, insurance, online finance, securities, futures, as well as other areas, HNA Capital offers a comprehensive, integrated set of financial services, crossing a broad range of sectors. "
target: Caijing Magazine
CAIJING Magazine is China's most widely read business and finance magazine, with a circulation of 225,000 per issue. It boasts top-level readers from government, business and academic circles.
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BridgeTower Media, acquired Color Magazine

synopsis: BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of local and regional business information, events and marketing services, announced the acquisition of Color Magazine, a premiere publication focused on publishing and events for diverse business professionals. Based in Boston, Color Magazine was founded in 2007 by Josefina Bonilla.
buyer parent: Fortress Investment Group LLC
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: Color Magazine
Color Magazine is a premier all-inclusive magazine that highlights topics of interest revolving around professionals of color. In addition to their magazine they also host three annual events, each with a unique focus, but with the same goal of elevating professionals of color.
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closed 1/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Hüthig GmbH, acquired CE-Markt

synopsis: Hüthig GmbH has acquired an 80 percent stake in Meringer Verlagshaus B & B Publishing GmbH, the publisher of CE-Markt. CE-Markt is a sales-oriented news and information magazine for the consumer electronics trade.
buyer parent: Südwestdeutsche Medienholding GmbH
buyer: Hüthig GmbH
Since 1925, Hüthig Verlag has been a specialist media publisher in Heidelberg, Germany. Hüthig Verlag focuses on the publication of trade journals in the fields of electronics, automotives, chemical engineering, plastics processing, packaging technology, refrigeration, and air conditioning. "
target: CE-Markt
CE-Markt is a sales-oriented news and information magazine for the consumer electronics trade. They provide readers with a quick and distinctive overview of product advantages, sales aspects, POS measures and sales promotion activities from all consumer electronics sub-sectors.
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closed 9/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Annex Business Media, acquired Turf & Recreation Publishing Inc.

synopsis: Annex Business Media, Canda's largest business-to-business media company, has acquired Turf & Recreation magazine from Delhi, ON-based Turf & Recreation Publishing Inc, a national publication serving the Canadian turf and grounds maintenance industry.
buyer: Annex Business Media
Annex Business Media is Canada’s largest business-to-business media company, with almost 50 brands serving markets from agriculture and manufacturing to resources and professions. "
target: Turf & Recreation Publishing Inc.
Turf & Recreation is a national publication serving the Canadian turf and grounds maintenance industry. Their loyal readership includes golf course superintendents, lawn and landscape contractors, sports turf managers and municipal grounds managers.
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announced 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co.,Ltd., will acquire SinoMedia Holding Limited

synopsis: Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co., Ltd., a company in China principally engaged in the development and operation of real estate, will acquire SinoMedia, a leading media corporation in China.
buyer: Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co.,Ltd. (SZSE:000038:$62.56)
Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the development and operation of real estate. The company is based in Shenzhen, China. "
target: SinoMedia Holding Limited
SinoMedia is a leading business information and media services provider founded in Hong Kong in 1996. SinoMedia's clients run the full gamut of top companies doing business in China. Publications clients include the European Chambers of Commerce, China Economic Review and Starwood Hotels Group.
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closed 5/24/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd.

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the acquisition of CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd., the Hong Kong-based publisher of Fortune China, Fortune’s Chinese-language edition. CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd., a regional business publisher established in 1975, has grown Fortune China into a trusted source of management insight and advice for executives based in China.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd.
CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd. was established in Hong Kong in 1975 to address China's anticipated demand for international business and technical information. CCI is a pioneer among publishers of business to business magazines for the China market.
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closed 5/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

GateHouse Media, Inc., acquired Journal Multimedia

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., the parent company of GateHouse Media, has completed the acquisition of Journal Multimedia, a multi-title publishing, events, media and research company. Journal Multimedia includes Central Penn Business Journal, NJBIZ and Lehigh Valley Business, as well as Pet Age, a national trade magazine for the pet industry.
buyer: GateHouse Media, Inc. (NEWM:$1,588.44)
GateHouse Media's mission is to deliver high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities they serve, GateHouse publishes over 560 community papers, including 124 daily newspapers, along with over 485 affiliated websites. "
target: Journal Multimedia
Journal Multimedia is a multi-title publisher of business journals, trade and consumer magazines, digital products, and a research and events division. They develop unique audiences and connecs businesses to these audiences with award-winning business and consumer publications, websites and events.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 2/17/2016 via PR Web

Edgell Communications, Incorporated merged with Stagnito Business Information,

synopsis: Stagnito Business Information and Edgell Communications announced that the two companies have merged. Edgell Communications is a business-to-business media company with market-leading information products that serve the information technology and seasonal merchandising markets.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: Stagnito Business Information
Stagnito Business Information portfolio of brands informs, connects, and provides predictive analysis for retailers, retail suppliers, and technology vendors through custom and syndicated research, data, media, and events. "
target: Edgell Communications, Incorporated
Edgell Communications is a business-to-business media company with market-leading information products that serve the information technology and seasonal merchandising markets.
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