Like California Gift Show

closed 5/11/2009 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., purchased California Gift Show from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties has announced the acquisition of the California Gift Show from dmg world media, effective immediately, creating a unified and strengthened market experience anchoring the gift and home industry for the West Coast.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.
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closed 11/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Legend Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organizer, is delighted to announce that it has acquired Legend Exhibitions, the organisation behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
target: Legend Exhibitions Limited
Legend Exhibitions is the organization behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events. Legend Exhibitions’ portfolio includes RBTE (Retail Business Technology Expo), Retail Design Expo, and Retail Digital Signage Expo.
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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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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 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

EnsembleIQ, acquired Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.

synopsis: EnsembleIQ, the Chicago-based retail intelligence firm, has purchased substantially all media, digital and event assets from New York-based media company Lebhar-Friedman. The acquired brands comprise several leading retail brands, including Drug Store News, Chain Store Age and Hardware and Building Supply Dealer.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: EnsembleIQ
EnsembleIQ is a premier business intelligence resource that exists to help people and their organizations succeed. It is structured to serve the business-to-business needs of retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, technology providers, hospitality and healthcare professionals, and more. "
target: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
Lebhar Friedman is the leading business-media resource for the retail industry, delivering actionable information, solutions, and networking opportunities through high-value content and engaging live events.
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired China Vending & Kiosk Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the China Vending & Kiosk Show, the largest tradeshow of the vending retail market in Asia.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: China Vending & Kiosk Show
China Vending & Kiosk Show is the largest tradeshow of its kind in Asia. It was launched in 2004 and has grown in line with the development of the vending retail market in China since then.
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closed 1/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Tyco International plc, acquired ShopperTrak

synopsis: Tyco International plc, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of retail consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics. ShopperTrak's solutions enable retailers to improve sales and operational effectiveness.
buyer: Tyco International plc (TYC:$9,701.00)
Tyco is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. "
target: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world.
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$175
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closed 9/16/2005 via BNC Analysis

Datamonitor plc, acquired Verdict Research Ltd.

synopsis: Datamonitor plc, the premium business information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Verdict Research Limited for a maximum consideration of £4.7 million in cash.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Datamonitor plc
Datamonitor is a leading global provider of market intelligence through on-line data, analysis and forecasting platforms. Through its research-based proprietary databases and wealth of expertise, Datamonitor provides clients with objective, high quality data, analysis and in-depth forecasts. "
target: Verdict Research Ltd.
With over 20 years' experience, Verdict Research is the UK’s leading authority on retailing, and publishes unrivalled independent analysis. Verdict has close relationships with major UK retailers and meets regularly at the highest level with key executives working in the top 300 retailers.
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closed 3/18/2020 via PR Newswire

Edge by Ascential, acquired Yimian Data

synopsis: UK-based Ascential, the specialist global information company, has acquired Yimian Data, a leading AI-powered digital commerce data solutions provider from China, and has integrated it as a division of Edge by Ascential, its digital commerce insights and advisory subsidiary.
buyer parent: Ascential plc
buyer: Edge by Ascential
UK-based Edge by Ascential gives global brands and retailers the knowledge to win in digital commerce by providing actionable, next-generation data, analytics, insights, and strategic consulting. Its suite of solutions includes Market Share, Digital Shelf, Price & Promotions, and Retail Insights. "
target: Yimian Data
Yimian Data is a leading AI-powered digital commerce data solutions provider from China. The company serves as a partner to business leaders, using data from market trends and customer feedback, machine learning, natural language processing, and AI to make faster, more intelligent business decisions
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announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
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closed 9/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Primus Capital Funds, acquired G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the business services, healthcare and education industries, announced the acquisition of G2 Web Services, LLC, the leading provider of merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management services to the payments industry.
buyer: Primus Capital Funds
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the lower middle market. Primus provides expansion capital and leads buyout and minority recapitalization transactions in the healthcare, business services, and for-profit education industries. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is the leader in merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management. G2 works with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations, and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
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closed 5/11/2005 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Chrome Systems Corporation. Chrome Systems, based in Portland, Oregon, is a provider of vehicle configuration data and related software to the automotive retail industry.
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack’s intuitive and high-value software solutions enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, agents and aftermarket providers. "
target: Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Chrome Systems Corporation is the only independent provider of automotive data and software for selling vehicles online. Chrome pioneered the technology behind electronic vehicle configuration, providing an alternative to unwieldy and often outmoded auto manufacturer data sourceboo
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

ICSC (International Counsel Shopping), acquired Pinnacle Publishing Group

synopsis: The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced that it has purchased select assets of Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG), a Massachusetts based conference organizer and magazine publisher that serves the specialty retail industry.
buyer: ICSC (International Counsel Shopping)
ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 60,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. "
target: Pinnacle Publishing Group
Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc., is a publishing and tradeshow company focused on the retail industry. Pinnacle Publishing Group specializes in reporting on retail trends, visual merchandising techniques, growth strategies and retail entrepreneurial success stories.
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closed 1/22/2015 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Brandbank Limited

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings N.V., a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has acquired Brandbank, a world leader specialised in the process of digitally collecting, managing and distributing FMCG product and brand image content for retail syndication across in-store, print promotional and e-commerce platforms.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,309.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: Brandbank Limited
Brandbank is the world’s leading product content creation, management and publishing solution for multi-channel retailing. It helps them to create, manage and distribute product content, which is optimised for shopper marketing and category planning.
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closed 10/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Evanta

synopsis: dmg events has sold Evanta, a leadership and conferences business, to Leeds Equity Partners for approximately £58m. Evanta Inc. operates leadership networks for executives to gather privately and share insights, practices, and philosophies. The company operates CIO, human resource, CFO, CISO, and healthcare communities and conferences.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Evanta
Evanta operates leadership networks for executives to gather privately and share insights, practices, and philosophies. The company operates CIO, human resource, CFO, CISO, and healthcare communities and conferences.
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closed 9/30/2011 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired George Little Management, LLC

synopsis: Daily Mail and General Trust announced that dmg events, its exhibitions and conference division, completed the disposal of George Little Management (GLM) GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, information services and education companies around the world. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: George Little Management, LLC
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.
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closed 4/12/2010 via Company Press Release

Canadian Gift & Tableware Association, purchased Alberta Gift Show & Montreal Gift Show from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: The Canadian Gift and Tableware Association announced that it has acquired the Alberta Gift Show and the Montreal Gift Show from DMG World Media (Canada) Inc., a move that reflects confidence in the health and future of Canada's independent retailers.
buyer: Canadian Gift & Tableware Association
The Canadian Gift & Tableware Association (CGTA) is a national not-for-profit association for giftware wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, importers and exporters. One of the key services the association offers its members and their retail customers is the CGTA Gift Show. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.
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announced 8/13/2009 via BNC Analysis

Quartz Publishing & Exhibitions, Ltd., will purchase UK Trade Publishing and Event Business from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: dmg world media has agreed to sell the majority of its Redhill, United Kingdom-based trade publishing and event business to London-based trade show producer and publisher Quartz Business Media Ltd. The sale includes 17 events and 12 publications targeted at the coatings, chemicals, commodities, glass and primary metals industries.
buyer: Quartz Publishing & Exhibitions, Ltd.
Quartz specialises in organising business-to-business events and publishes market-leading magazines. As a result of our acquisitions, we are focused on the sectors of Materials Handling, Logistics and Cleaning and support services in the commercial and public sectors of industry. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.
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closed 5/11/2009 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., purchased California Gift Show from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties has announced the acquisition of the California Gift Show from dmg world media, effective immediately, creating a unified and strengthened market experience anchoring the gift and home industry for the West Coast.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.
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closed 7/28/2008 via Forbes

Marketplace Events, purchased 38 U.S. and Canadian home shows from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: Daily Mail & General Trust Plc. (DMGT) said its exhibitions unit dmg world media has sold its portfolio of 38 U.S. and Canadian home shows to Marketplace Events LLC for $53 million.
buyer: Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events produces 38 consumer home shows in 27 markets across North America that collectively attracts 14,000 exhibitors, 1 million attendees and nearly another 1 million unique web visitors annually. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.
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announced 6/24/2008 via BNC Analysis

Expoships, LLLP, will acquire International Fine Art Expositions

synopsis: International Fine Arts Expositions from dmg World Media (Canada), Inc. has been acquired by Expoships, LLP. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Expoships, LLLP
Expoships, LLLP sets up and organize sea and land-based luxury exposition. The company was founded in 2003 and is located in Bonita Springs, Florida. "
target parent: dmg world media ltd
target: International Fine Art Expositions
The Florida based International Fine Art Expositions sets up and organize art fairs and expositions. These art fairs take place throughout US cities around the year.
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closed 5/10/2007 via Folio: First Day

Show Technology Productions, purchased Spring Home & Garden Show and the Phoenix Home Improvement & Garden Show from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: San Antonio-based Show Technology Productions purchased Scottsdale Spring Home & Garden Show and the Phoenix Home Improvement & Garden Show from dmg world media, an international event producer and publisher. These two events complete dmg's divestiture of its six consumer home shows.
buyer: Show Technology Productions
Show Technology is an industry leader in the production of consumer home and garden shows across the United States. Whether you are an exhibitor or a consumer you will appreciate the Show Technology difference. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.
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closed 6/27/2006 via Reuters

Daily Mail and General Trust plc, acquired Evanta

synopsis: UK publisher Daily Mail & General Trust Plc said on Tuesday it had acquired Evanta, a U.S. conferences producer, for an estimated total of $30 million. The total includes an initial payment of $17.5 million and a further $12.5 million payable over the next three years depending on the profitability of the Portland, Oregon-based firm.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
target: Evanta
Evanta facilitates executive events that allow IT leaders to create agendas based on their own strategic needs. We partner with top CIOs and industry thought leaders to facilitate peer-to-peer engagements that drive real-world solutions.
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closed 11/3/2005 via Company Press Release

dmg world media ltd, acquired Expressions of Culture, Inc.

synopsis: dmg world media today announced it has acquired Expressions of Culture, Inc. (EOC), producer of the Annual International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art: SOFA CHICAGO and SOFA NEW YORK.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
target: Expressions of Culture, Inc.
Expressions of Culture, Inc. (EOC), producer of the Annual International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art: SOFA CHICAGO and SOFA NEW YORK. SOFA Chicago just completed its twelfth annual fall exposition at Navy Pier attended by more than 30,000 people, while the New York edition at t
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closed 6/6/2005 via BNC Analysis

dmg world media ltd, purchased Bathrooms & Kitchens portfolio from Quantum Business Media

synopsis: dmg world media announced that it has acquired the Bathrooms & Kitchens portfolio of Quantum Business Media Ltd. Four products comprise this portfolio: the Bathrooms & Kitchens Expo; Bathrooms & Kitchens Magazine; Bathrooms & Kitchens Directory (annual); and Bathrooms & Kitchens Industry Awards.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: Quantum Business Media
Quantum Business Media is one of the fastest growing business media companies in the UK. Our business delivers multiple media solutions for marketeers by delivering compelling experiences for content consumers. We operate in a wide range of markets, including the hospitality, media and retail secto
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closed 3/9/2005 via BNC Analysis

dmg world media ltd, purchased St. Petersburg Suncoast Home & Garden Show, the St. Petersburg Suncoast Home & Remodeling Show and t from Florida State Trade Shows Inc.

synopsis: dmg world media has acquired the St. Petersburg Suncoast Home & Garden Show, the St. Petersburg Suncoast Home & Remodeling Show and the Tampa/St. Petersburg Home & Patio Show from Florida State Trade Shows Inc.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
seller: Florida State Trade Shows Inc.
Home and Garden Show producer for over 15 years with three major consumer home shows in West Central Florida. Over 700 exhibits with almost everything and anything for the home!
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dmg world media ltd, acquired AD:TECH

synopsis: dmg world media announced today that it has acquired the AD:TECH trade exhibitions from JD Events. Focusing exclusively on interactive marketing, this series of annual conferences and exhibitions includes events held in San Francisco, Chicago and New York as well as new shows to be launched in London and Shanghai in 2005.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
target parent: JD Events
target: AD:TECH
AD:TECH was launched in 1996, to serve the interactive marketing sector. These events comprise both a conference and exhibition featuring up to 200 exhibitors. ad:tech is an interactive advertising and technology conference dedicated to connecting all sides of today’s brand marketing landscape.
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closed 7/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired MMPI Canada

synopsis: MMPI Canada, the leading Canadian producer of trade shows, conferences and consumer shows, has been acquired by Informa plc for total consideration of $53 million. Informa is the largest publicly‐owned organizer of conferences and courses in the world, with an output of over 8,500 events annually.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa is the largest publicly‐owned organizer of conferences and courses in the world with an output of over 8,500 events annually. It also publishes over 2,500 subscription‐based information services and its book business has more than 50,000 academic and business titles in print. "
target parent: Vornado Realty Trust
target: MMPI Canada
MMPI Canada produces and manages over 55 seminars, conferences, trade and consumer shows every year. MMPI Canada produces events in many sectors, including construction, design, craft, art, real estate, furniture, furnishings and food.
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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Urban Expositions, acquired California Gift Show

synopsis: Urban Expositions has acquired the California Gift Show from Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. This acquisition further solidifies Urban Expositions' plans to unify the Southern California marketplace and the surrounding areas. The California Gift Show is the largest wholesale gift show on the West Coast.
buyer: Urban Expositions
Based in Kennesaw, GA, Urban Expositions offers a complete roster of trade show management services, including exhibit sales and marketing, operations, exhibitor/attendee promotions and services, media relations, seminar and event coordination, database development and management. "
target parent: The Merchandise Mart
target: California Gift Show
From a vital cross-section of established manufacturers to an innovative array of regional, new-to-market offerings, California Gift Show is singularly distinguished as the source for brands that define today’s California lifestyle.
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closed 5/11/2009 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., purchased California Gift Show from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties has announced the acquisition of the California Gift Show from dmg world media, effective immediately, creating a unified and strengthened market experience anchoring the gift and home industry for the West Coast.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
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closed 4/20/2007 via BNC Analysis

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., acquired Design Vancouver

synopsis: Vancouver-based Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) Canada has acquired the Design Vancouver consumer show from Vancouver-based Magnum Productions Inc. Terms of the transaction have not been released.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
target: Design Vancouver
Design Vancouver (dv) 2007 is a host of the best in retail, trade and custom design professionals available to the West Coast. With an upscale interactive environment that has proven to deliver a premier audience and experience, dv2007 is the event for you.
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closed 11/16/2006 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., acquired MediaEdge Communications West

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) and York Communications/MediaEdge Communications West, joint owners of Canada’s top design, construction and real estate expositions and events, announced the purchase of 13 leading trade shows and 20 popular conferences.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
target parent: MediaEdge Communications, Inc.
target: MediaEdge Communications West
MediaEdge Communications West has enjoyed considerable growth over the last few years and established a great foundation of trade shows, conferences and publications focused primarily in the real estate sector, including building design, property management, construction and real estate investment.
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closed 11/16/2006 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., acquired York Communications

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) and York Communications/MediaEdge Communications West, joint owners of Canada’s top design, construction and real estate expositions and events, announced the purchase of 13 leading trade shows and 20 popular conferences.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
target: York Communications
Since its inception in 1988, York Communications has evolved into Canada’s leading trade show and conference organizer in the fields of construction, energy, homebuilding, property management, and real estate.
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closed 4/4/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Information Ltd, acquired National Venue Show

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced today that it has acquired the National Venue Show for GBP1.5m. The National Venue Show complements International Confex, the leading annual exhibition for European event organisers owned by CMPi, UBM's UK and European professional media business.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Information Ltd
Operating internationally, CMP Information provides professional media solutions to around 20 industry sectors. Its products include exhibitions, conferences, awards events, magazines, data and information products and websites. "
target: National Venue Show
Held annually in September at the NEC in Birmingham, the National Venue Show is a 'must attend' event that brings together UK venues with approximately 6,000 UK professionals from across the event support and management industry.
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$2.63
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closed 3/5/2009 via Market Wire

ICON International merged with Delphi Productions,

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

Second Street Media Solutions, acquired Niche Media Inc

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

Comexposium SA, acquired Mobile Motion LLC

synopsis: The Comexposium Group, one of the largest trade show and conference companies in the world, has acquired Mobile Motion LLC, the company responsible for organizing Mobile Media Summit events in the United States and Europe. Comexposium is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity.
buyer: Comexposium SA
Comexposium, one of the European leaders in event organization, is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity. Every year it plays host to 38,000 exhibitors. "
target: Mobile Motion LLC
Mobile Media Summit is the quintessential thought-leadership forum for the top executives in the worlds of advertising, media, publishing, and the hottest brand marketers to gather and discuss the intersection of mobile advertising and technology.
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closed 11/4/2005 via

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Millard Group

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

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Shanghai Digital Signage Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the Shanghai Digital Signage Show, and their co-located shows from Shanghai Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co., Ltd in Shanghai and will organise the shows from 2014 onwards.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: Shanghai Digital Signage Show
Shanghai Digital Signage Show was launched in 2009. It covers digital signage and advertising systems, large screen display systems, LCD/LED display systems, touch screen and other display panels, HD transmission systems, and related solutions and equipment.
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closed 11/15/2018 via PR Web

Blockthrough, acquired PageFair

synopsis: Blockthrough, a Toronto-based leading Adblock Revenue Recovery platform for publishers, announced its acquisition of PageFair, an industry pioneer in publisher adblock solutions based in Dublin, Ireland.
buyer: Blockthrough
Founded in 2015, Toronto-based Blockthrough is the world’s leading Adblock Revenue Recovery platform for publishers. Blockthrough helps publishers recover revenue lost to adblocking by creating safe, unintrusive ad experiences that leverage the publisher's existing monetization partners. "
target: PageFair
Founded in 2012, PageFair launched the world’s first adblock measurement and adblock revenue recovery product and has served as the go-to source of information and insights on adblocking to the industry at large. They are based in Dublin, Ireland.
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

BlueVenn, acquired LEAP Media Solutions

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

Innodata Inc., acquired Agility

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

The Channel Company, acquired UBM Channel

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

NeuStar, Inc., acquired TARGUSinfo

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

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired Hors Antenne

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