Like New Media Expo

closed 12/10/2008 via BusinessWire

BlogWorld Expo, acquired New Media Expo

synopsis: BlogWorld Expo announced that it has acquired New Media Expo; the new combined entity will be called BlogWorld & New Media Expo. The next event, featuring a comprehensive conference and tradeshow, will take place in Las Vegas on October 15-17, 2009. The financial terms of the agreement were undisclosed.
buyer: BlogWorld Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media. "
target: New Media Expo
New Media Expo was founded in 2005 to serve the educational and networking needs of podcasters and online video creators. Its 4th annual convention was held in August 2008 in Las Vegas, which drew 1800+ attendees and 50 exhibitors.
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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 3/5/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired E Commerce Expo, Ltd.

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired E Commerce Expo Ltd ("ECE"). ECE is a two day exhibition with an associated conference and awards ceremony, dedicated to e-commerce and online retailing.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: E Commerce Expo, Ltd.
E Commerce Expo is a two day exhibition with an associated conference and awards ceremony, dedicated to e-commerce and online retailing. The show covers all aspects of e-commerce, including acquisition, conversion, fulfillment and retention.
price ($mm)
$0.91
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$1
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closed 3/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Internet Retailing Expo

synopsis: Organiser Clarion Events has announced the acquisition of Internet Retail Events Ltd from SJP Business Media. Internet Retail Events’ portfolio of market-leading events comprises Internet Retailing Expo (IRX), eDelivery Expo, Internet Retailing Conference, eDelivery Conference and the Internet Retailing Awards.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target parent: SJP Business Media
target: Internet Retailing Expo
Held annually at The National Exhibition Centre, Internet Retailing Expo (IRX) launched in 2011 and won Best UK Trade Show Exhibition (>2,000sqm) at the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards in 2014.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased E-Commerce Events Group from Vertical Web Media LLC

synopsis: GLM announced its acquisition of the events group of Vertical Web Media (VWM), including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the leading e-commerce event in the United States, and two allied events – Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum (MMCF) and Internet Retailer Web Design and Usability Conference (IRWD).
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: GLM
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. "
seller: Vertical Web Media LLC
Vertical Web Media is the largest media group exclusively covering the e-commerce field. It operates Internet Retailer Magazine, two information and research web sites, two e-mail newsletters and seven research publications and databases, all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.
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closed 3/4/2008 via Company Press Release

Worldwide Business Research, acquired ecomXpo

synopsis: eComXpo, the virtual trade show and job fair for eCommerce marketers is being acquired by Worldwide Business Research, the producers of eTail and more than hundreds of other internationally recognized physical events.
buyer: Worldwide Business Research
Worldwide Business Research ("WBR") is the world's biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world's leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. "
target: ecomXpo
eComXpo is the first virtual, online trade show, conference and job fair for eCommerce marketers. Hundreds of exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters gather semi-annually with over 8,000 attendees at this 100% online and virtual event, the largest gathering of eCommerce marketers in the world.
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closed 1/30/2007 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, purchased 50.1% of ISPCON trade shows, and 100% of INBOX trade show from The Golden Group, Inc.

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation has acquired the remaining 50.1% interest in the two annual ISPCON trade shows as well as 100% of the INBOX trade show from The Golden Group I, Inc. Jupitermedia now owns 100% of these properties, up from the 49.9% interest in ISPCON held prior to the transaction.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
seller: The Golden Group, Inc.
The Golden Group, Inc. is a trade conference and event management business. Our business is built on the notion that conferences should be profound and intuitive gatherings for market communities to exchange ideas, build relationships and gain knowledge with a significant return on investment.
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closed 9/14/2005 via BNC Analysis

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired TelCap Ltd.

synopsis: Fusion are pleased to announce the sale of Telcap Limited, the publisher of the leading global telecommunications magazine, “Capacity” and the organiser of nine annual global conferences.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is dedicated to education of economics and finance. The company publishes over 100 magazines, newsletters and journals on international finance. In addition, they conduct conferences, seminars, and training courses. "
target: TelCap Ltd.
TelCap's Capacity Magazine, has a strategic focus on the wholesale telecomms market, catering for senior professionals within the industry including, carriers, their suppliers and customers. Telcap also run supporting conferences which are particularly strong in the market.
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$32
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closed 9/15/2006 via

The Yankee Group, acquired Trendsmedia, Inc.

synopsis: Yankee Group Research Inc announced that it acquired Trendsmedia, Inc., a premier integrated media firm serving emerging technology markets. The acquisition will accelerate Yankee Group's growth and expand its reach in global connectivity issues, helping network builders, operators and users navigate revolutionary change.
buyer parent: Alta Communications
buyer: The Yankee Group
The Yankee Group is a global leader in communications and networking research and consulting. Spanning numerous industries, the company provides strategic planning assistance, technology and market forecasting, and cross-industry analysis to support a wide range of clients on a worldwide basis. "
target: Trendsmedia, Inc.
Trendsmedia is an integrated media firm serving emerging technology markets. Founded by media veterans, our mission is to help business and technology executives stay ahead of major technology trends that are likely to impact their businesses significantly within the next few years.
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closed 9/15/2005 via Company Press Release

JD Events, acquired KioskCom

synopsis: JD Events announced today that it has acquired the semi-annual KioskCom events from IQPC. KioskCom, now entering its 10th year, has developed into the world's leading event for companies, organizations and individuals looking to gain the knowledge necessary to implement, maintain and upgrade a kiosk program, regardless of industry or company size.
buyer: JD Events
JD Events is dedicated to the creation of targeted and innovative industry-leading events that deliver results. The company brings together highly qualified buying audiences, education-rich content and high-level networking opportunities. "
target: KioskCom
KioskCom™ is dedicated to providing practical, detailed information specific to the interactive self-service kiosk technology arena. Now in its 9th year organizing conferences and Trade Shows centered on interactive self-service kiosk technology, KioskCom™ has developed into the world's leading eve
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closed 1/10/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired Shorecliff Communications LLC

synopsis: CMP Media today announced it has acquired Shorecliff Communications, the premier global event organizer and information provider serving the RFID (radio frequency identification), IPTV, broadband and wireless infrastructure communities.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
target: Shorecliff Communications LLC
Shorecliff Communications LLC, is a leading media company serving the communications and wireless infrastructure industries. Through trade shows, executive conferences, online media and publications, Shorecliff provides important education about industry trends.
price ($mm)
$12
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$6
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closed 12/23/2013 via BusinessWire

National Association of Broadcasters, purchased CCW and SATCON Events from JD Events

synopsis: The National Association of Broadcasters announced it has purchased the assets of the Content and Communications World (CCW) and Satellite Communications Conference and Expo (SATCON) events from JD Events, a leading trade show organizer.
buyer: National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. "
seller: JD Events
JD Events's Content and Communications World (CCW) is the leading media, entertainment and communications technology event. SATCON offers education and exhibits serving companies in the satellite-enabled communications and content delivery industry.
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closed 2/26/2019 via PE Hub

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company focused on the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo, a top trade show for the information security industry. The seller was MIS Training Institute.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Boathouse Capital
target: InfoSec World Conference and Expo
For 25 years information security professionals have recognized InfoSec World Conference & Expo as “The Business of Security” conference. InfoSec World Conference and Expo is the industry’s leading trade show, along with other cybersecurity events and services – collectively known as InfoSec World.
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closed 6/2/2008 via BtoBonline.com

TechInsights, acquired Embedded Systems Show

synopsis: TechInsights, a division of United Business Media, announced the acquisition of Embedded Systems Show, the U.K.’s largest forum for the embedded systems design industry, from EDA Exhibitions. The acquisition includes Embedded Systems Engineering.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: TechInsights
TechInsights is a media, professional services and marketing services company that serves decision makers in the electronics industry –the Creators of Technology – and the suppliers that wish to connect with them and influence their product design decisions. "
target parent: Electronic Design Automation, Ltd.
target: Embedded Systems Show
Embedded Systems Show is the leading international calendar event for the electronic systems and software development communities in the UK.
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closed 2/20/2019 via PR Web

Cambridge Innovation Institute, purchased Boston Operations from Internet of Business

synopsis: Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), an event company focused on the life science and energy industries, has acquired the Boston operations of Internet of Business (IoB), a UK-based provider of breaking news, insights, and events about Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. IoB's Boston operations consists of 4 annual events.
buyer: Cambridge Innovation Institute
Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) delivers cutting edge information through events, publishing, and training to leading commercial, academic, government and research institutes across the life science and energy industries. "
seller: Internet of Business
Internet of Business' (IoB) Boston operations consists of 4 annual events. The events include IoTBuild, Internet of Insurance and two on Internet of Manufacturing. IoB is a UK-based provider of breaking news, insights, and events about Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
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closed 10/8/2007 via Berkery

1105 Media, Inc., purchased GovSec, U.S. Law and READY from National Trade Productions

synopsis: Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented Washington, DC-based National Trade Productions in its sale of three top-ranked public sector information technology trade shows to 1105 Media, Inc.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
seller: National Trade Productions
Based near Washington, DC, National Trade Productions is a leading tradeshow and event manager, having produced association-owned and proprietary events for over thirty years. In addition, the company operates its Creative Solutions Group, an in-house design agency.
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closed 12/22/2006 via BusinessWire

1105 Media, Inc., acquired Post Newsweek Tech Media Group

synopsis: The Washington Post Company has completed the sale of Post Newsweek Tech Media to 1105 Media, Inc. The transaction was announced on December 8, 2006. The purchase price was not disclosed.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Post Newsweek Tech Media Group
Post Newsweek Tech Media is the leading media company in the government community, offering focused national publications, Web sites, trade shows and conferences for the government market covering management issues and technology.
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closed 2/9/2017 via PR Newswire

IBT Media, acquired Structure LLC

synopsis: IBT Media, the global digital media company, announced the acquisition of Structure, the successful technology sector-focused events business. Structure holds a four-part conference series focused on specific verticals within technology: Cloud, Data, Security and the Internet of Things.
buyer: IBT Media
IBT Media is a fast-growing digital media company headquartered in New York City. IBT Media owns and operates a total of 14 digital properties including the International Business Times, Design & Trend, Fashion Times, iDigital Times, Latin Times, Medical Daily & the iconic Newsweek brand. "
target: Structure LLC
Founded in 2015, Structure is a four-part conference series focused on specific verticals within technology: Cloud, Data, Security and the Internet of Things. Structure produces integrated technology conferences focused on emerging technology trends, business and innovation.
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closed 2/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired European Semantic Technology Conference

synopsis: Mediabistro.com, a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., has announced that it has acquired the trade show and related assets of the European Semantic Technology Conference (“ESTC”) from Semantic Technology Institute International of Vienna, Austria. ESTC is the biggest industry trade show focusing on Semantic Technology in Europe.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target parent: Semantic Technology Institute International
target: European Semantic Technology Conference
The European Semantic Technology Conference is the biggest industry trade show focusing on Semantic Technology in Europe. The conference is held in Vienna, Austria.
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closed 2/7/2012 via PR Newswire

UBM TechWeb, acquired 4G World

synopsis: UBM TechWeb announced the acquisition of 4G World from Yankee Group. 4G World is the largest event in the world covering the entire ecosystem of 4G technologies and business models that power the mobile Internet industry and economy.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Its three core business include: media solutions, marketing services and paid content. "
target parent: Alta Communications
target: 4G World
4G World is the largest event in the world covering the entire ecosystem of 4G technologies and business models that power the mobile Internet industry and economy. The event is to discuss, debate and evaluate the most important 4G topics, opportunities and solutions.
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closed 12/10/2008 via BusinessWire

BlogWorld Expo, acquired New Media Expo

synopsis: BlogWorld Expo announced that it has acquired New Media Expo; the new combined entity will be called BlogWorld & New Media Expo. The next event, featuring a comprehensive conference and tradeshow, will take place in Las Vegas on October 15-17, 2009. The financial terms of the agreement were undisclosed.
buyer: BlogWorld Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media. "
target: New Media Expo
New Media Expo was founded in 2005 to serve the educational and networking needs of podcasters and online video creators. Its 4th annual convention was held in August 2008 in Las Vegas, which drew 1800+ attendees and 50 exhibitors.
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closed 3/5/2012 via PR Newswire

BlogWorld & New Media Expo, acquired Travel Blog Exchange

synopsis: The world's largest new media conference and tradeshow, BlogWorld & New Media Expo, announced its acquisition of TBEX, (Travel Blog Exchange), the world's largest travel blogging conference. TBEX '12 presented by BlogWorld will take place at the Keystone Resort & Convention Center in Keystone, Colorado, June 15-17.
buyer: BlogWorld & New Media Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media including: Blogging, Podcasting, Social Media, Online Video, Music, TV, Radio, Gaming, Entertainment and Communities. "
target: Travel Blog Exchange
The Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) conference has grown into the most popular annual gathering of bloggers, writers and new media content creators in the travel and lifestyle sphere today, attracting some of the world's best-known brands, as well as various tourism bureaus as sponsors.
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closed 12/10/2008 via BusinessWire

BlogWorld Expo, acquired New Media Expo

synopsis: BlogWorld Expo announced that it has acquired New Media Expo; the new combined entity will be called BlogWorld & New Media Expo. The next event, featuring a comprehensive conference and tradeshow, will take place in Las Vegas on October 15-17, 2009. The financial terms of the agreement were undisclosed.
buyer: BlogWorld Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media. "
target: New Media Expo
New Media Expo was founded in 2005 to serve the educational and networking needs of podcasters and online video creators. Its 4th annual convention was held in August 2008 in Las Vegas, which drew 1800+ attendees and 50 exhibitors.
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closed 12/10/2008 via BusinessWire

BlogWorld Expo, acquired New Media Expo

synopsis: BlogWorld Expo announced that it has acquired New Media Expo; the new combined entity will be called BlogWorld & New Media Expo. The next event, featuring a comprehensive conference and tradeshow, will take place in Las Vegas on October 15-17, 2009. The financial terms of the agreement were undisclosed.
buyer: BlogWorld Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media. "
target: New Media Expo
New Media Expo was founded in 2005 to serve the educational and networking needs of podcasters and online video creators. Its 4th annual convention was held in August 2008 in Las Vegas, which drew 1800+ attendees and 50 exhibitors.
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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 3/5/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired E Commerce Expo, Ltd.

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired E Commerce Expo Ltd ("ECE"). ECE is a two day exhibition with an associated conference and awards ceremony, dedicated to e-commerce and online retailing.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: E Commerce Expo, Ltd.
E Commerce Expo is a two day exhibition with an associated conference and awards ceremony, dedicated to e-commerce and online retailing. The show covers all aspects of e-commerce, including acquisition, conversion, fulfillment and retention.
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$0.91
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$1
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closed 1/30/2007 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, purchased 50.1% of ISPCON trade shows, and 100% of INBOX trade show from The Golden Group, Inc.

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation has acquired the remaining 50.1% interest in the two annual ISPCON trade shows as well as 100% of the INBOX trade show from The Golden Group I, Inc. Jupitermedia now owns 100% of these properties, up from the 49.9% interest in ISPCON held prior to the transaction.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
seller: The Golden Group, Inc.
The Golden Group, Inc. is a trade conference and event management business. Our business is built on the notion that conferences should be profound and intuitive gatherings for market communities to exchange ideas, build relationships and gain knowledge with a significant return on investment.
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closed 3/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Internet Retailing Expo

synopsis: Organiser Clarion Events has announced the acquisition of Internet Retail Events Ltd from SJP Business Media. Internet Retail Events’ portfolio of market-leading events comprises Internet Retailing Expo (IRX), eDelivery Expo, Internet Retailing Conference, eDelivery Conference and the Internet Retailing Awards.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target parent: SJP Business Media
target: Internet Retailing Expo
Held annually at The National Exhibition Centre, Internet Retailing Expo (IRX) launched in 2011 and won Best UK Trade Show Exhibition (>2,000sqm) at the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards in 2014.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased E-Commerce Events Group from Vertical Web Media LLC

synopsis: GLM announced its acquisition of the events group of Vertical Web Media (VWM), including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the leading e-commerce event in the United States, and two allied events – Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum (MMCF) and Internet Retailer Web Design and Usability Conference (IRWD).
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: GLM
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. "
seller: Vertical Web Media LLC
Vertical Web Media is the largest media group exclusively covering the e-commerce field. It operates Internet Retailer Magazine, two information and research web sites, two e-mail newsletters and seven research publications and databases, all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.
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closed 3/4/2008 via Company Press Release

Worldwide Business Research, acquired ecomXpo

synopsis: eComXpo, the virtual trade show and job fair for eCommerce marketers is being acquired by Worldwide Business Research, the producers of eTail and more than hundreds of other internationally recognized physical events.
buyer: Worldwide Business Research
Worldwide Business Research ("WBR") is the world's biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world's leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. "
target: ecomXpo
eComXpo is the first virtual, online trade show, conference and job fair for eCommerce marketers. Hundreds of exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters gather semi-annually with over 8,000 attendees at this 100% online and virtual event, the largest gathering of eCommerce marketers in the world.
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closed 9/14/2005 via BNC Analysis

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired TelCap Ltd.

synopsis: Fusion are pleased to announce the sale of Telcap Limited, the publisher of the leading global telecommunications magazine, “Capacity” and the organiser of nine annual global conferences.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is dedicated to education of economics and finance. The company publishes over 100 magazines, newsletters and journals on international finance. In addition, they conduct conferences, seminars, and training courses. "
target: TelCap Ltd.
TelCap's Capacity Magazine, has a strategic focus on the wholesale telecomms market, catering for senior professionals within the industry including, carriers, their suppliers and customers. Telcap also run supporting conferences which are particularly strong in the market.
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closed 9/15/2006 via

The Yankee Group, acquired Trendsmedia, Inc.

synopsis: Yankee Group Research Inc announced that it acquired Trendsmedia, Inc., a premier integrated media firm serving emerging technology markets. The acquisition will accelerate Yankee Group's growth and expand its reach in global connectivity issues, helping network builders, operators and users navigate revolutionary change.
buyer parent: Alta Communications
buyer: The Yankee Group
The Yankee Group is a global leader in communications and networking research and consulting. Spanning numerous industries, the company provides strategic planning assistance, technology and market forecasting, and cross-industry analysis to support a wide range of clients on a worldwide basis. "
target: Trendsmedia, Inc.
Trendsmedia is an integrated media firm serving emerging technology markets. Founded by media veterans, our mission is to help business and technology executives stay ahead of major technology trends that are likely to impact their businesses significantly within the next few years.
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closed 9/15/2005 via Company Press Release

JD Events, acquired KioskCom

synopsis: JD Events announced today that it has acquired the semi-annual KioskCom events from IQPC. KioskCom, now entering its 10th year, has developed into the world's leading event for companies, organizations and individuals looking to gain the knowledge necessary to implement, maintain and upgrade a kiosk program, regardless of industry or company size.
buyer: JD Events
JD Events is dedicated to the creation of targeted and innovative industry-leading events that deliver results. The company brings together highly qualified buying audiences, education-rich content and high-level networking opportunities. "
target: KioskCom
KioskCom™ is dedicated to providing practical, detailed information specific to the interactive self-service kiosk technology arena. Now in its 9th year organizing conferences and Trade Shows centered on interactive self-service kiosk technology, KioskCom™ has developed into the world's leading eve
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closed 1/10/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired Shorecliff Communications LLC

synopsis: CMP Media today announced it has acquired Shorecliff Communications, the premier global event organizer and information provider serving the RFID (radio frequency identification), IPTV, broadband and wireless infrastructure communities.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
target: Shorecliff Communications LLC
Shorecliff Communications LLC, is a leading media company serving the communications and wireless infrastructure industries. Through trade shows, executive conferences, online media and publications, Shorecliff provides important education about industry trends.
price ($mm)
$12
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$6
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closed 12/23/2013 via BusinessWire

National Association of Broadcasters, purchased CCW and SATCON Events from JD Events

synopsis: The National Association of Broadcasters announced it has purchased the assets of the Content and Communications World (CCW) and Satellite Communications Conference and Expo (SATCON) events from JD Events, a leading trade show organizer.
buyer: National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. "
seller: JD Events
JD Events's Content and Communications World (CCW) is the leading media, entertainment and communications technology event. SATCON offers education and exhibits serving companies in the satellite-enabled communications and content delivery industry.
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closed 2/26/2019 via PE Hub

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company focused on the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo, a top trade show for the information security industry. The seller was MIS Training Institute.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Boathouse Capital
target: InfoSec World Conference and Expo
For 25 years information security professionals have recognized InfoSec World Conference & Expo as “The Business of Security” conference. InfoSec World Conference and Expo is the industry’s leading trade show, along with other cybersecurity events and services – collectively known as InfoSec World.
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closed 2/20/2019 via PR Web

Cambridge Innovation Institute, purchased Boston Operations from Internet of Business

synopsis: Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), an event company focused on the life science and energy industries, has acquired the Boston operations of Internet of Business (IoB), a UK-based provider of breaking news, insights, and events about Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. IoB's Boston operations consists of 4 annual events.
buyer: Cambridge Innovation Institute
Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) delivers cutting edge information through events, publishing, and training to leading commercial, academic, government and research institutes across the life science and energy industries. "
seller: Internet of Business
Internet of Business' (IoB) Boston operations consists of 4 annual events. The events include IoTBuild, Internet of Insurance and two on Internet of Manufacturing. IoB is a UK-based provider of breaking news, insights, and events about Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
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closed 6/2/2008 via BtoBonline.com

TechInsights, acquired Embedded Systems Show

synopsis: TechInsights, a division of United Business Media, announced the acquisition of Embedded Systems Show, the U.K.’s largest forum for the embedded systems design industry, from EDA Exhibitions. The acquisition includes Embedded Systems Engineering.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: TechInsights
TechInsights is a media, professional services and marketing services company that serves decision makers in the electronics industry –the Creators of Technology – and the suppliers that wish to connect with them and influence their product design decisions. "
target parent: Electronic Design Automation, Ltd.
target: Embedded Systems Show
Embedded Systems Show is the leading international calendar event for the electronic systems and software development communities in the UK.
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closed 10/8/2007 via Berkery

1105 Media, Inc., purchased GovSec, U.S. Law and READY from National Trade Productions

synopsis: Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented Washington, DC-based National Trade Productions in its sale of three top-ranked public sector information technology trade shows to 1105 Media, Inc.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
seller: National Trade Productions
Based near Washington, DC, National Trade Productions is a leading tradeshow and event manager, having produced association-owned and proprietary events for over thirty years. In addition, the company operates its Creative Solutions Group, an in-house design agency.
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closed 12/22/2006 via BusinessWire

1105 Media, Inc., acquired Post Newsweek Tech Media Group

synopsis: The Washington Post Company has completed the sale of Post Newsweek Tech Media to 1105 Media, Inc. The transaction was announced on December 8, 2006. The purchase price was not disclosed.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Post Newsweek Tech Media Group
Post Newsweek Tech Media is the leading media company in the government community, offering focused national publications, Web sites, trade shows and conferences for the government market covering management issues and technology.
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closed 2/7/2012 via PR Newswire

UBM TechWeb, acquired 4G World

synopsis: UBM TechWeb announced the acquisition of 4G World from Yankee Group. 4G World is the largest event in the world covering the entire ecosystem of 4G technologies and business models that power the mobile Internet industry and economy.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Its three core business include: media solutions, marketing services and paid content. "
target parent: Alta Communications
target: 4G World
4G World is the largest event in the world covering the entire ecosystem of 4G technologies and business models that power the mobile Internet industry and economy. The event is to discuss, debate and evaluate the most important 4G topics, opportunities and solutions.
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closed 2/9/2017 via PR Newswire

IBT Media, acquired Structure LLC

synopsis: IBT Media, the global digital media company, announced the acquisition of Structure, the successful technology sector-focused events business. Structure holds a four-part conference series focused on specific verticals within technology: Cloud, Data, Security and the Internet of Things.
buyer: IBT Media
IBT Media is a fast-growing digital media company headquartered in New York City. IBT Media owns and operates a total of 14 digital properties including the International Business Times, Design & Trend, Fashion Times, iDigital Times, Latin Times, Medical Daily & the iconic Newsweek brand. "
target: Structure LLC
Founded in 2015, Structure is a four-part conference series focused on specific verticals within technology: Cloud, Data, Security and the Internet of Things. Structure produces integrated technology conferences focused on emerging technology trends, business and innovation.
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closed 2/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired European Semantic Technology Conference

synopsis: Mediabistro.com, a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., has announced that it has acquired the trade show and related assets of the European Semantic Technology Conference (“ESTC”) from Semantic Technology Institute International of Vienna, Austria. ESTC is the biggest industry trade show focusing on Semantic Technology in Europe.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target parent: Semantic Technology Institute International
target: European Semantic Technology Conference
The European Semantic Technology Conference is the biggest industry trade show focusing on Semantic Technology in Europe. The conference is held in Vienna, Austria.
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