Like SEPIC SAS

closed 9/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Fédération Française de la Chaussure, acquired SEPIC SAS

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media, has today announced the acquisition of SEPIC SAS from the Fédération Française de la Chaussure.
buyer: Fédération Française de la Chaussure
Tarsus Group is an international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media. The Group has five business divisions: Labels and Packaging; Discount Goods; Caroo; France; and Medical. "
target parent: Fédération Française de la Chaussure
target: SEPIC SAS
SEPIC owns and operates the Mod'Amont and Midec exhibitions in Paris. Mod'Amont is the leading international exhibition for clothing accessories. It is held each February and September. Midec, is the leading French shoe exhibition and is also held in February and September each year in Paris.
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$20
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$15
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announced 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

AmericasMart Atlanta will be merged with International Market Centers,

synopsis: AmericasMart Atlanta will merge with International Market Centers, the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. AmericasMart Atlanta is a gift, home furnishings, area rug, fashion apparel and accessories marketplace and the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. IMC brings buyers and sellers from the global marketplace together in the most effective, efficient and compelling venues. "
target: AmericasMart Atlanta
AmericasMart Atlanta is a leading gift, home furnishings, area rug, fashion apparel and accessories marketplace and the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world. AmericasMart has 548,000 attendees who each year participate in its 15 annual markets.
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closed 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs, acquired Capsule

synopsis: Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs (Liberty Fairs), a men's contemporary fashion trade event, has acquired Capsule from Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events business. Capsule is a fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers.
buyer: Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs
Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs (Liberty Fairs) is a men's contemporary fashion trade event held bi-annually in New York City and Las Vegas. Liberty curates the most forward thinking brands and brings them together with the industry's top buyers in an inspiring design-driven environment. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Capsule
Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers. The event is hosted 12 times a year and only the world's most innovative and sought-after brands are invited to participate.
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closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Premium Exhibition Group

synopsis: Clarion Events announced that it had acquired a majority stake in Premium Exhibition Group from Waterland Private Equity. Premium Exhibition Group is a German organiser of trade fairs, conferences and events in and around the fashion sector.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the world’s leading events organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947. In more recent times the firm has grown into a truly international business, with a portfolio of events and media brands across a range of vertical markets. "
target parent: Waterland Private Equity Investments
target: Premium Exhibition Group
Premium is an international fashion trade show for the high-fashion segment, taking place twice annually in the STATION-Berlin exhibition halls. Premium is the only trade show in the world to bring together premium brands from the fashion and lifestyle sectors at such a high level of quality.
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closed 10/31/2016 via Company Press Release

Premium Group, acquired Show & Order GmbH

synopsis: Premium Group, which organises the international fashion trade shows PREMIUM, SEEK and BRIGHT, #FASHIONTECH, has acquired Show & Order, an international fashion trade show. Show & Order was founded in 2011 by the Cologne-based Verena Malta who has transformed the platform to become a fixed element on Berlin’s trade show scene.
buyer: Premium Group
PREMIUM is an international fashion trade show for the high-fashion segment, taking place twice annually in the STATION-Berlin exhibition halls. PREMIUM is the only trade show in the world to bring together premium brands from the fashion and lifestyle sectors at such a high level of quality. "
target: Show & Order GmbH
Show & Order is an international organizer of fashion trade events. Show & Order was founded in 2011 by the Cologne-based Verena Malta who, over the past few years, has transformed the platform to become a fixed element on Berlin’s trade show scene.
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closed 4/22/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired Business Journals, Inc.

synopsis: UBM plc announced the acquisition of Business Journals Inc (BJI), a producer of fashion trade shows in New York and Las Vegas. BJI serves the men's apparel and women's apparel and accessories markets under the following leading tradeshow brands: AccessoriesTheShow, EDIT, FAME, Moda, MRket and Stitch.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a leading b2b media company. BJI Fashion Group publishes the nationally recognized b2b publications MR Magazine and Accessories Magazine, plus produces MRket, AccessoriesTheShow, Edit, Fame, Moda and Stitch trade shows.
price ($mm)
$69
rev ($mm)
$40
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1.7x
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announced 6/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Zalando SE, will acquire Bread & Butter Tradeshow GmbH & Co.KG

synopsis: German fashion etailer Zalando has agreed to acquire the Berlin trade show Bread & Butter. As an international specialist trade fair for Street and Urban Wear, Bread & Butter represents a marketing and communication platform for brands, labels and designers from the areas of Denim, Sportswear, Street Fashion, Function Wear and Casual Dressed Up.
buyer: Zalando SE (XTRA:ZAL:$6,836.37)
Zalando SE provides online sales of fashion accessories. They offer clothing, sports products, shoes, bags, and other accessories for men, women, and children. Zalando markets its products in Europe. "
target: Bread & Butter Tradeshow GmbH & Co.KG
As an international specialist trade fair for Street and Urban Wear, BREAD & BUTTER represents a marketing and communication platform for brands, labels and designers from the areas of Denim, Sportswear, Street Fashion, Function Wear and Casual Dressed Up.
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announced 3/1/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Asia, will acquire NovoMania

synopsis: UBM Asia announces that it has signed a binding agreement with Novo Mania Limited, the organiser of NovoMania, to acquire this annual urban fashion event in Shanghai. Upon completion, UBM will own 60% of a joint venture company, with Novo Mania Limited, called UBM Novomania, to organise NovoMania from 2013 onwards.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. It has over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. "
target: NovoMania
NovoMania is the leading and largest selective tradeshow in China gathering urban fashion brands, buyers, department stores and real estate. It acts as a platform to introduce more international brands and concepts into China.
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closed 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired ENK International

synopsis: Advanstar Global LLC , a multi-platform events and information services company and owner of Advanstar Communications, has completed the acquisition of ENK International LLC. With this acquisition, Advanstar Global significantly expands its international fashion event portfolio across multiple segments and markets.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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announced 3/5/2012 via Company Press Release

Global Sources, will acquire China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire an 80 percent interest in the China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair (SZIC), one of the largest fashion shows in Asia. SZIC is held annually in Shenzhen, one of the major cities in garment designing and manufacturing in China.
buyer: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces and print/digital magazines. "
target: China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair
China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair (SZIC) is one of the largest fashion shows in Asia. SZIC is held annually in Shenzhen, one of the major cities in garment designing and manufacturing in China. Started in 2001, the show has continually grown and developed each year.
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closed 1/16/2009 via Company Press Release

Business Journals, Inc., acquired The Haberdashery Group

synopsis: Business Journals Inc. (BJI), the parent company of MR Magazine, MRketplace.com and the MRket trade show, has acquired the New York Haberdashery Group, operator of the Haberdashery trade show. BJI will be re-launching the show in the Javits Center during New York Market Week this coming July, and renaming it MRket NYC.
buyer: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a business media company that produces business-to-business magazines, trade shows, seminars and web sites. Our properties are the premier information resources in each of the markets we serve. "
target: The Haberdashery Group
The New York Haberdashery Group is the operator of the Haberdashery trade show.
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closed 8/14/2007 via BNC Analysis

Business Journals, Inc., acquired West Coast Exclusive

synopsis: Business Journals Inc., publisher of MR – The Magazine of Menswear Retailing and producer of 15 fashion industry tradeshows, acquired key assests of The Exclusive, a high-end men's tradeshow. The upcoming edition is scheduled for Aug. 26-28 at the Venetian Hotel Palazzo Ballroom in Las Vegas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a business media company that produces business-to-business magazines, trade shows, seminars and web sites. Our properties are the premier information resources in each of the markets we serve. "
target: West Coast Exclusive
The Exclusive began in 1997 in Los Angeles as an independent rep show called the Westcoast Exclusive. Hyela Sablosky, Larry Hymes and Herb Goetz were all independent reps who shared a belief that the major trade shows were too expansive in scope and were becoming increasingly cost prohibitive.
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Forstmann Little & Co., acquired ENK International

synopsis: ENK International, the Fashion Industry's most exclusive tradeshow organization, and Forstmann Little & Co., a New York private investment firm, today announced that Forstmann Little will make a substantial investment in ENK to provide capital to further accelerate ENK's impressive growth.
buyer: Forstmann Little & Co.
Since 1978, Forstmann Little has made 30 acquisitions and significant equity investments, returning billions of dollars to its investors. The firm's best-known investments include Gulfstream Aerospace, General Instrument and Ziff-Davis Publishing. "
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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closed 8/29/2005 via BusinessWire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Project Trade Show

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company, today announced that it has acquired Project Trade Show group, a series of trade events that serves the premium contemporary sector of the fashion market.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: Project Trade Show
Project has established a strong position in the industry by combining traditional and alternative event elements to offer a product that meets the unique needs of customers in the fashion forward, premium niche. Delivering a newfound excitement in men's wear and the massive momentum of the premium
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closed 1/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Capsule

synopsis: Further adding onto its fashion portfolio, Reed Exhibitions has bought Capsule. Launched in 2007 by BPMW, Capsule has 12 shows annually held in New York, Paris, Berlin and Las Vegas that specialize in presenting a curated assortment of high-end progressive and independent designers to a worldwide community of retailers and fashion editors.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target parent: BPMW
target: Capsule
Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers.
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closed 10/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

E Uluslararasi Fuar Tanitim Hizmetleri A.S., acquired Platform Exhibitions

synopsis: The ITE Group has announced the acquisition by its Turkish subsidiary, E Uluslararasi Fuar ("EUF"), of 100% of the shares of Platform Exhibitions Inc, organizers of Beauty Eurasia. Beauty Eurasia, is the leading trade exhibition for the beauty, personal care and cosmetics industries in Turkey and the surrounding region.
buyer parent: ITE Group, Plc.
buyer: E Uluslararasi Fuar Tanitim Hizmetleri A.S.
E Uluslararasi Fuar ("EUF") organized numerous events all of which are known as the first and only exhibitions of their respective sectors in Turkey. The main exhibitions organized by EUF are: Optics, Stationary and Office and Ankomak(Construction Machinery). "
target: Platform Exhibitions
Platform Exhibitions organizes exhibitions in Istanbul/Turkey. One of their Exhibitions, Beauty Eurasia, is the leading trade exhibition for the beauty, personal care and cosmetics industries in Turkey and the surrounding region.
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closed 1/3/2013 via BtoBonline.com

Reed Exhibitions, acquired The Agenda Trade Show

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions has acquired the Agenda trade show for the streetwear and action sports industries. Agenda, launched in 2003 with 33 brands, is held twice a year in Long Beach; it features 550 brands.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target: The Agenda Trade Show
The Agenda Trade Show is a forum for the most inspired in the streetwear and action sports industries to unite. Agenda caters to the needs of buyers and brands that exist on a higher level of design and aesthetic.
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closed 4/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Eurovet, acquired CURVExpo

synopsis: World leading lingerie and swimwear show organizer EUROVET announced that it has acquired 100 percent of CURVExpo, the only trade show representing the designer lingerie, men’s underwear and swimwear in North America.
buyer: Eurovet
Eurovet is the world leading lingerie and swimwear trade show organizer. The close ties they maintain with professional organisations make their trade shows comprehensive events in their activity sectors. "
target: CURVExpo
CURVExpo is a company that organizes expositions to present the best international and domestic brands featuring lingerie, body wear, home accessories, active wear, and other clothing accessories.
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closed 8/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Swim Collective and Active Collective

synopsis: Emerald Expositions scooped up a few more trade shows with the acquisition of the Swim Collective and Active Collective events from their founder Shannon Leggett. Swim Collective is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target: Swim Collective and Active Collective
Swim Collective, created in 2010 and now held seasonally twice a year, is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective, launched in 2014 and also held twice a year, is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show and has built a national reputation.
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closed 7/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Premium Group, acquired Bright GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: The Premium Group, organiser of Berlin trade shows Premium and Seek, has bought streetwear exhibition Bright. Bright is a tradeshow that presents the segments streetwear, sportswear, skateboarding, board sports, sneakers and accessories.
buyer: Premium Group
PREMIUM was founded in 2003 and is the international specialist trade show for fashion in the advanced contemporary segment. It takes place twice a year at STATION-Berlin. PREMIUM brings together quality fashion and lifestyle. "
target: Bright GmbH & Co. KG
Bright is a tradeshow that presents the segments streetwear, sportswear, skateboarding, board sports, sneakers and accessories. BRIGHT presents itself as an authentic platform that portrays today’s lifestyle culture in a way that rings true to its target audience.
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closed 9/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Fédération Française de la Chaussure, acquired SEPIC SAS

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media, has today announced the acquisition of SEPIC SAS from the Fédération Française de la Chaussure.
buyer: Fédération Française de la Chaussure
Tarsus Group is an international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media. The Group has five business divisions: Labels and Packaging; Discount Goods; Caroo; France; and Medical. "
target parent: Fédération Française de la Chaussure
target: SEPIC SAS
SEPIC owns and operates the Mod'Amont and Midec exhibitions in Paris. Mod'Amont is the leading international exhibition for clothing accessories. It is held each February and September. Midec, is the leading French shoe exhibition and is also held in February and September each year in Paris.
price ($mm)
$20
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$15
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closed 12/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired Smarter Shows

synopsis: Tarsus, the global B2B media group, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Smarter Shows; the UK-based exhibition and conference organizer. Smarter Shows has built a highly-focused portfolio of B2B supply chain exhibitions and technical conferences with a focus on the aerospace, automotive and materials industries.
buyer: 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. "
target: Smarter Shows
Smarter Shows has built a highly-focused portfolio of B2B supply chain exhibitions and technical conferences held in North America and Germany with a focus on the aerospace, automotive and materials industries. Events include FOAM Expo, Space Tech Expo, Ceramics Expo, and other niche events.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Connect Meetings, acquired BizBash Media

synopsis: Connect Meetings, a division of Tarsus Group, has announced the purchase of BizBash, the iconic trade media company for event and meeting planners, further expanding Connect’s market leading position.
buyer parent: Tarsus Group plc
buyer: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions. "
target: BizBash Media
BizBash is the leading trade media for the event industry. BizBash publishes magazines and e-newsletters, hosts Web sites, and produces trade shows, conferences, and award shows for corporate event and meeting professionals, event marketers, and sales, PR, fund-raising, and HR executives.
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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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$662
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired AMB Exhibitions

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group, announces that it has agreed to enter an acquisition of a further 25% interest in AMB Tarsus Exhibitions Sdn. Bhd., taking its overall interest to 75%. AMB is a exhibition organiser market with conferences focused on building, infrastructure, automotive and food processing.
buyer: 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. "
target: AMB Exhibitions
AMB is a major South-East Asian exhibition organiser with a growing business in the region. It has built up a portfolio of market leading exhibitions and conferences focused on building, infrastructure, automotive and food processing.
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closed 9/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired EJ Krause de Mexico

synopsis: Tarsus Group Ltd, a business conferences and exhibitions firm, has acquired the remaining 50% stake in E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico). Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
buyer: 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. "
target parent: E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.
target: EJ Krause de Mexico
E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico) is joint venture between E.J. Krause & Associates and Tarsus Group plc. Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
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announced 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Home Furnishing Expo

synopsis: Tarsus Group announced they will acquire a 65-percent stake of Foshan Huaxia Home Textile Development Co., Ltd. ("Foshan Huaxia") from the Guangdong Home Textile Association and Association Member shareholders. Foshan Huaxia owns the Home Furnishing Expo (Hometex), the leading biannual home textiles exhibition in China.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus is an international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, education, publishing and online media. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies. "
target: Home Furnishing Expo
Foshan Huaxia Home Textile Development Co., Ltd. owns the Home Furnishing Expo (Hometex), the leading biannual home textiles exhibition in China. Hometex was launched in 1997 and takes place biannually in the spring and autumn each year in Shenzhen.
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announced 12/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Connect Meetings

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group, is pleased to announce the acquisition Connect Meetings, a market leading US business travel and meetings event organizer, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions.
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announced 7/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Magellan VI SAS, will purchase Tarsus France from Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Tarsus Group has announced a multi-million dollar deal to sell its French exhibition and conference portfolio to a vehicle set up for the deal, Magellan VI SAS. The private company is owned by Tarsus France president Romauld Gadrat and Claire Gadrat controlling a majority holding and just under 50% held by private equity concerns.
buyer: Magellan VI SAS
Magellan VI SAS is a private company owned by Tarsus France president Romauld Gadrat set up for the purchase of Tarsus France. "
seller: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus’s French portfolio includes education, marketing, IT and MICE conferences and exhibitions. Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired PAINWeek

synopsis: U.K.-based Tarsus Group added to its expanding U.S. medical portfolio with the acquisition of PAINWeek. PAINWeek runs the leading U.S. event for pain management, which takes place annually in September in Las Vegas. Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: PAINWeek
PAINWeek is a single point of access designed specifically for practitioners, recognized as a trusted resource for the latest pain management news, information, and more. They are active in live, print, and digital realms to meet the diverse clinical and practice management needs of practitioners.
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closed 2/10/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired Cardiometabolic Health Congress

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc announced the acquisition of HealthScience Media Inc. HealthScience Media, Inc is a producer of innovative medical and managed care conferences, advisory boards, enduring materials, and other strategic medical education initiatives. Their Cardiometabolic Health Congress is the largest US event focused on the cardiometabolic field.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: Cardiometabolic Health Congress
Cardiometabolic Health Congress ("CMHC") is a comprehensive medical education meeting that provides clinicians with the tools and treatment strategies to diagnose cardiometabolic risk and treat appropriately to reduce cardiovascular disease. CMHC is the principal asset of HealthScienceMedia Inc.
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$10
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closed 2/10/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired SADA

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc announced the acquisition of SADA Uzmanlik Fuarlari A.S. SADA Uzmanlik Fuarlari A.S. organizes an event; Komatek, a construction equipment exhibition in Turkey.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: SADA
SADA Uzmanlik Fuarlari A.S. organizes an event; Komatek, a construction equipment exhibition in Turkey.
price ($mm)
$2.30*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Life Medya Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti.

synopsis: Tarsus Group bought a 70-percent stake in Turkish Exhibition Company Life Media (Lifemedia Fuarcilik). Tarsus Group will pay approximately £15 million ($24 million) for the 70-percent stake, with £10.6 million ($16.8 million) being paid immediately, followed by estimated deferred payments of approximately £5 million.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: Life Medya Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti.
Life Media Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti. has an established position in Turkey’s housewares and gifts business-to-business sector and runs two annual shows in Istanbul - Zuchex (September) and Ideal Home Fair (April), as well as publishes related trade journals - one English and two Turkish language.
price ($mm)[EV]
$16 [$15]*
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/21/2011 via Market Wire

SharedXpertise Media, LLC, acquired Talent Management Technology

synopsis: SharedXpertise announced it has acquired the assets of Talent Management Technology. Talent Management Technology's popular destination is frequently visited by global business audiences with graduate degrees who have an interest in HR and talent management topics.
buyer: SharedXpertise Media, LLC
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. "
target parent: Tarsus Group plc
target: Talent Management Technology
Talent Management Technology (TMT) is an online destination where talent management professionals and the providers of technologies and services for them meet. Its database of companies is the most comprehensive searchable directory online of these talent management technologies and services.
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announced 3/5/2008 via Company Press Release

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Hubei Hope Exhibition Company Limited

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media, announced the acquisition of 50 per cent of the share capital of Hubei Hope Exhibition Company Limited.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media. The Group has five business divisions: Labels and Packaging; Discount Goods; Caroo; France; and Medical. "
target: Hubei Hope Exhibition Company Limited
Hubei Hope organizes exhibitions in central and western China for the medical equipment, industrial equipment and leisure industries. The company produces 27 exhibitions annually. Hubei Hope has seven offices, including its headquarters in Wuhan, and employs approximately 150 people.
price ($mm)
$1.97
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
3.0x
closed 9/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Fédération Française de la Chaussure, acquired SEPIC SAS

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media, has today announced the acquisition of SEPIC SAS from the Fédération Française de la Chaussure.
buyer: Fédération Française de la Chaussure
Tarsus Group is an international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media. The Group has five business divisions: Labels and Packaging; Discount Goods; Caroo; France; and Medical. "
target parent: Fédération Française de la Chaussure
target: SEPIC SAS
SEPIC owns and operates the Mod'Amont and Midec exhibitions in Paris. Mod'Amont is the leading international exhibition for clothing accessories. It is held each February and September. Midec, is the leading French shoe exhibition and is also held in February and September each year in Paris.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/16/2006 via Company Press Release

Tarsus Group plc, acquired Medical Conferences International, Inc.

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc has today announced the acquisition of Medical Conferences International Inc. (MCII), a leading organizer of medical sector exhibitions and conferences in the US anti-ageing market.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media. The Group has five business divisions: Labels and Packaging; Discount Goods; Caroo; France; and Medical. "
target: Medical Conferences International, Inc.
Medical Conferences International Inc. (MCII) is a leading organizer of medical sector exhibitions and conferences in the US anti-ageing market. MCII organizes three key annual events including one in Orlando (April), Chicago (July) and Las Vegas (December).
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
14.1x
EV / EBITDA
32.4x
closed 9/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Fédération Française de la Chaussure, acquired SEPIC SAS

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media, has today announced the acquisition of SEPIC SAS from the Fédération Française de la Chaussure.
buyer: Fédération Française de la Chaussure
Tarsus Group is an international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media. The Group has five business divisions: Labels and Packaging; Discount Goods; Caroo; France; and Medical. "
target parent: Fédération Française de la Chaussure
target: SEPIC SAS
SEPIC owns and operates the Mod'Amont and Midec exhibitions in Paris. Mod'Amont is the leading international exhibition for clothing accessories. It is held each February and September. Midec, is the leading French shoe exhibition and is also held in February and September each year in Paris.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pacific6 Enterprises, acquired Long Beach Business Journal

synopsis: George Economides, who founded the Long Beach Business Journal, announced that he has sold the business to John Molina of Pacific Community Media. Long Beach Business Journal is a news magazine, published biweekly – every other Tuesday.
buyer: Pacific6 Enterprises
Pacific6 (Pacific Community Media) is a Long Beach, CA-based investment partnership. They are committed to identifying, investing, and being intimately involved in inspiring and important ventures. They seek projects that offer unique potential to positively impact the people and communities. "
target: Long Beach Business Journal
The Long Beach Business Journal is a publication of South Coast Publishing, incorporated in the State of California in July 1985. The Business Journal is a news magazine, published biweekly – every other Tuesday. It has served as the “voice of business” since its premiere edition in March 1987.
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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.
price ($mm)
$662
rev ($mm)
$127
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
5.8x
EV / EBITDA
16.6x
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 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire CloserStill

synopsis: Funds advised by Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”) have signed an agreement to invest in CloserStill Media (“CloserStill”), one of the world’s leading independent organisers of trade shows and events. Providence agreed to acquire a majority stake from Inflexion Private Equity, NVM Private Equity and management.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global asset management firm with $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target: CloserStill
CloserStill is a leading business trade show operator focusing on the healthcare, learning and technology sectors. CloserStill operates a portfolio of some of the fastest-growing, award-winning events, including: the London Vet Show, Cloud Expo Europe, Data Centre World, The Pharmacy Show, and more.
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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:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group covering asset management, price discovery, data & market intelligence, and banking & finance under brands including Euromoney, Institutional Investor, BCA Research, Ned Davis Research and Metal Bulletin. "
target parent: TheStreet, Inc.
target: The Deal LLC
The Deal is a trusted source of data, news and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, activist investing, private equity and restructuring. BoardEx is an executive profiling and relationship mapping platform.
price ($mm)
$87
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
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

ABF, a.s., acquired Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.

synopsis: ABF, a.s., an organizer of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic, has acquired Incheba Expo Praha, one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Incheba Expo Praha organizes over 20 events annually. Their events include Pragodent, Pragoligna, Interbeauty Prague, Watches & Jewels, and more.
buyer: ABF, a.s.
ABF, a.s. organizes exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Their trade fairs offers state-of-the-art products, technologies and services. ABF's portfolio of fairs include the 3DEXPO, AKTIV55+, For Arche, For Babies, For Bikes, For Gastro & Hotel, For Logistic, For Industry, and more. "
target: Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.
Founded in 1992, Incheba Expo Praha is one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Incheba Expo Praha organizes over 20 events annually. Their events include Pragodent, Pragoligna, Interbeauty Prague, Watches & Jewels, and more.
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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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announced 6/14/2018 via Reuters

Messe Frankfurt GmbH, will purchase Exhibition Business from Gifts & Accessories

synopsis: Messe Frankfurt, the world’s largest event organiser, will acquire Gifts & Accessories' exhibition business. Gifts & Accessories is an Indian magazine about gifts and stationery products. Their exhibition business includes the Corporate Gifts Show and the Stationery & Write Show, India's largest exhibitions for B2B gifts and stationery products.
buyer: Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. From automotive to logistics, from textiles to music, from energy efficiency to security, from homes to beauty – Messe Frankfurt's programme of events is extremely comprehensive. "
seller: Gifts & Accessories
Gifts & Accessories's exhibition business includes the Corporate Gifts Show and the Stationery & Write Show, India's largest exhibitions for B2B gifts and stationery products. Gifts & Accessories is India’s first and only magazine devoted to novelty gifts and stationery products.
price ($mm)
$0.91
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/5/2018 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired FISA S.A.

synopsis: GL events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, has acquired a 60% stake in FISA from Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura, the oldest trade association in Chile. FISA is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. FISA organizes B2B events for a variety of industries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target parent: Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura
target: FISA S.A.
FISA (La Feria Internacional de Santiago) is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. It operates mainly in the B2B segment, organizing events in sectors that include mining, construction, shipbuilding, healthcare, security, electricity, renewable energy, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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:$2,432.03)
Kakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Based in South Korea, Daum Kakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its popular platforms: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, and more. "
target: JOH & Company
Founded in 2010, JOH & Company is a small and medium-sized company engaged in brand design marketing consulting, publishing business, restaurant business, household goods development and distribution and sales business.
price ($mm)
$26
rev ($mm)
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closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired Trade Press Media Group

synopsis: Glendale-based Trade Press Media Group, Inc. announced it has been acquired by Forum Media Group, an international media company based in Merching, Germany. Trade Press Media Group, which was founded in 1915, is a business-to-business media company serving the facilities management, commercial cleaning and the U.S. rail markets.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum Media Group is an international media company headquartered in Merching, Germany. They provide businesses with high quality information products, professional training, and further education. They also offer a large portfolio of special interest publications, magazines, and renowned events. "
target: Trade Press Media Group
Trade Press Media Group provides insight, education, industry news, events, and technology tools to B2B decision makers in facilities management, commercial cleaning and rail transportation industries. They publish six business-to-business magazines and put on market-leading trade shows.
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closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Terrapinn Holdings, acquired Science Media Partners Ltd

synopsis: Terrapinn, the global events company, announced that it has acquired Science Media Partners (SMP), an international events and publishing company based in the UK and focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID.
buyer: Terrapinn Holdings
Terrapinn is a global events company. They organize and manage a range of conferences and trade exhibitions on various topics, including energy and resources, enterprise technology, marketing, finance and investment and more. They also offer various management and professional training programs. "
target: Science Media Partners Ltd
Science Media Partners (SMP) is an international events and publishing company based in the UK and is focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID.
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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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closed 8/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Global Sources

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd., a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China, announced the completion of the acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$2,038.15)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$484 [$375]
rev ($mm)
$152
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG, will acquire Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Messe Düsseldorf will sell all of its shares in trade fairs organiser Igedo Company to Philip Kronen, Igedo's managing director. With its core fashion expertise, the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years.
buyer: Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG
With its core fashion expertise the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years. With its established international reputation the company unites numerous areas of expertise, many years of experience, know-how and innovation. "
target parent: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
target: Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG
With its core fashion expertise the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years. With its established international reputation the company unites numerous areas of expertise, many years of experience, know-how and innovation.
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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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Ticker: AIM:BONH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.19
EBIT ($mm)
$0.37
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28
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Ticker: BIT:VITA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vita Societa Editoriale S.p.A.
Vita Societa Editoriale S.p.A.
Vita Societa Editoriale SpA is an Italy-based company active in the publishing industry. Its activities are divided in three different business lines: Editorial, Consulting and Web. Their focus is mainly on social stories, volunteering, non-profit and corporate responsibility.
year
2010
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: SEHK:550
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cinderella Media Group Limited
Cinderella Media Group Limited
Cinmedia currently operates media advertising businesses, namely recruitment magazine advertising. The recruitment advertising business is carried out through 'Recruit' magazine which was first launched in 1992.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$61.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.93
EBIT ($mm)
$4.29
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
103
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Ticker: ASX:ASP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aspermont Ltd.
Aspermont Ltd.
Aspermont Limited is an Australian integrated print and Internet publisher to the mining, oil and gas and related sectors. Its publishing business is comprised of both printed magazines (print) and Internet news services (net).
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$9.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.53)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
($16.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
968
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group plc is one of the world’s leading organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences and specialise in producing events in growing and developing markets. ITE Group organises around 240 exhibitions and conferences each year.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$207.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.55
EBIT ($mm)
$11.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1374
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Ticker: BIT:IEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$202.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.43
EBIT ($mm)
$28.08
Net Income ($mm)
$14.45
Employees
307
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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