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closed 3/10/2010 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired the Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media through its wholly owned subsidiary, Food Media Group. The Retail Food Group is comprised of four leading brands; Convenuence Store News, Convenuence Store News for The Single Store Owner, Progressive Grocer, and The Gourmet Retailer.
buyer parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
buyer: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito, Inc. was established in 2009 by Harry Stagnito, Kyle Stagnito, Kollin Stagnito, and Ned Bardic, professionals with more than 100 years of cumulative, successful media experience. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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announced 4/1/2010 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Ideal Media LLC agreed to merge the assets of its food service portfolio into CSP Information Group, Inc. Ideal Media's foodservice portfolio includes Restaurant Business, FoodService Director, and Institutional Distribution (ID), the MenuDirections conference, as well as MonkeyDish.com and FoodServiceDirector.com.
buyer: CSP Information Group, Inc.
CSP Information Group, publisher of CSP and Fare magazines, is a business-to-business communication company specializing in the convenience retailing and on-the-go food industries. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Ideal Media, LLC
Ideal Media LLC owns and operates Restaurant Business, FoodService Director, Beverage World and iSixSigma magazines, MonkeyDish.com and MyID Access web portal. Ideal Media LLC is headquartered in Chicago, IL with a satellite office in New York, NY.
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closed 11/5/2007 via PR Newswire

M2Media360, acquired NaturalFoodNet

synopsis: M2MEDIA360 announces the acquisition of NaturalFoodNet, the print and online information source for professionals in natural and organic food supply. The NaturalFoodNet brand includes Natural Food Network magazine, The Certified Organic Food Directory, NaturalFoodNet.com, and other published products.
buyer: M2Media360
M2MEDIA360 is a business-to-business media company with separate, distinct and highly vertical properties. M2MEDIA360's print and online products offer traditional and new methods for marketing and educating readers in the food, beverage, petroleum, jewelry, geospatial and horticulture industries. "
target: NaturalFoodNet
NaturalFoodNet, a division of One World Media, LLC, is comprised of a bi- monthly magazine, Web site, e-newsletters, directory and business intelligence which collectively inform and connect buyers and sellers in the natural and organic food industry.
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closed 8/31/2007 via Berkery

BNP Media, acquired Professional Services Division

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented BNP Media in its acquisition of the Professional Services Division of Ascend Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: BNP Media
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets. "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: Professional Services Division
The Professional Services Division consists mainly of the former Stagnito Communications, which came to Ascend as part of its acquisition of Medical World Communications acquisition in 2005. The Professional Services Division is comprised of 17 magazines in the food, beverage and packaging spaces.
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closed 7/31/2007 via BNC Analysis

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

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

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

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

Penton Media, acquired Nation's Restaurant News

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

Winsight, LLC, acquired Technomic Information Services

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

Hubert Burda Media, acquired StockFood GmbH

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

Converge Global, Inc., acquired Chefinesse, Inc.

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

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Secant, Inc.

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

ACNielsen Corporation, acquired Beverage Data Network

synopsis: ACNielsen U.S., a subsidiary of VNU, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Beverage Data Network (BDN), the leading supplier of wholesaler sales data to the wines and spirits industry.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
target: Beverage Data Network
Beverage Data Network (BDN) collects, validates and delivers actual product movement data, tracked from the supplier to the wholesale distributor to the retailer.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Shop Eat Surf

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, the owner of Surf Expo, Outdoor Retailer, and more than 50 other B2B trade shows, has acquired Shop Eat Surf, an online platform that provides an unbiased daily news service for the action sports industry and its executives.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: Shop Eat Surf
Shop Eat Surf is an online platform that provides a daily news service for action sports executives. Using their skills as professional business journalists and editors, Shop Eat Surf tailors its content to provide timely news and insights.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired Bicycle Retailer

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the publisher of VeloNews, has acquired Bicycle Retailer & Industry News from Emerald Expositions. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: Bicycle Retailer
Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Boutique Design New York

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show producer, has acquired Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and its related assets from ST Media Group International, a producer of publications, websites and events for the visual communication markets. BNDY is a trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target parent: ST Media Group International Inc.
target: Boutique Design New York
Boutique Design New York (BDNY) is a trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals. BDNY brings interior designers, architects, purchasing agents and hospitality property owners together with manufacturers and marketers of exceptional design elements for hospitality interiors.
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closed 8/21/2018 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Technology Brands from EH Media

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, Inc., a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show, event and conference producer, announced the acquisition of a leading technology event and a group of complementary technology intelligence brands from EH Media.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
seller: EH Media
EH Media has a powerful portfolio of B2C and B2B media products that reach their highly-engaged audiences. The Technology Brands from EH Media include Total Tech Summit, CEPro, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales & Integration and Campus Safety.
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closed 11/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Connecting Point Marketing Group

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, a leading US business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG). CPMG organizes and hosts nine senior executive level business-intensive trade events focused on innovation for the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, grocery and retail industries.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: Connecting Point Marketing Group
Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG) organizes and hosts trade Events for executives in the retail, restaurant, healthcare and hotel industries for innovation. Each Event is conducted in a business-intensive format that optimizes strategic interaction.
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closed 8/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Swim Collective and Active Collective

synopsis: Emerald Expositions scooped up a few more trade shows with the acquisition of the Swim Collective and Active Collective events from their founder Shannon Leggett. Swim Collective is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target: Swim Collective and Active Collective
Swim Collective, created in 2010 and now held seasonally twice a year, is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective, launched in 2014 and also held twice a year, is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show and has built a national reputation.
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closed 3/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired International Pizza Expo and Pizza Today from Macfadden Communications. International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in the market.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today
International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in this market. Operating in the $40 billion pizza restaurant industry, International Pizza Expo is the fastest growing foodservice show.
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closed 3/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Three Tradeshows from Vendome Group, LLC

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired several leading brands in the healthcare and senior living design market from Vendome Group, LLC. Based in Cleveland, OH, these brands are Healthcare Design Conference and Expo, Environments For Aging (EFA) and Construction SuperConference (CSC).
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
seller: Vendome Group, LLC
Healthcare Design Conference and Expo is focused on evidence-based design for healthcare facilities; Environments For Aging is focused on living environments for the aging population. Construction SuperConference is for lawyers providing advice in commercial construction markets.
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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Jewelers of America, acquired National Jeweler

synopsis: The operations of National Jeweler have transitioned from Emerald Expositions to Jewelers of America, the organizations announced. National Jeweler reaches the U.S. industry’s most important retailers through its daily news blasts, digital publication and website. Its news analysis identifies the trends that shape the industry.
buyer: Jewelers of America
Jewelers of America is the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, with a primary purpose to promote confidence in the jewelry industry. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: National Jeweler
National Jeweler reaches the U.S. industry’s most important retailers through its daily news blasts, digital publication and website, NationalJeweler.com. Its news analysis covers all the topics of importance to the retail community, disseminates trade and consumer research, and identifies trends.
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closed 1/15/2014 via Market Wire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired GLM

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Emerald Expositions, has completed its acquisition of George Little Management, LLC ("GLM") for $335 million. GLM operates several leading business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions, formerly Nielsen Expositions, is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified end markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: GLM
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 6/17/2013 via Market Wire

Onex Corporation, acquired Nielsen Expositions

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nielsen Expositions from its parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V., for $950 million in cash consideration. Nielsen Expositions is a leading operator of large, business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$6,895.00)
Onex is one of North America’s oldest and most successful private equity firms committed to acquiring and building high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. Onex manages investment platforms focused on private equity, real estate and credit securities. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites.
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closed 1/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nielsen Expositions, acquired The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show

synopsis: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show and the Tailgating Industry Association has been acquired by Nielsen Expositions. The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is a premier trade event dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating products.
buyer parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
buyer: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites. "
target: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show
The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating product manufacturers, distributors, agents and retailers, and serves as the key order-writing event in the industry for licensed sports goods.
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closed 3/10/2010 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired the Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media through its wholly owned subsidiary, Food Media Group. The Retail Food Group is comprised of four leading brands; Convenuence Store News, Convenuence Store News for The Single Store Owner, Progressive Grocer, and The Gourmet Retailer.
buyer parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
buyer: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito, Inc. was established in 2009 by Harry Stagnito, Kyle Stagnito, Kollin Stagnito, and Ned Bardic, professionals with more than 100 years of cumulative, successful media experience. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 3/3/2010 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, purchased Five Business Travel Titles from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, the world’s largest business-to-business media company serving the travel and meetings industries, has acquired five media brands from The Nielsen Company’s Business Media Travel Group.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media is the leading provider of news, information and data for the travel, meetings and hospitality industries and parent of brands Travel Weekly, Meetings & Conventions and TravelAge West. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 1/14/2010 via Company Description

Duncan McIntosh Company Incorporated, acquired Editor & Publisher Company

synopsis: Editor & Publisher, the only independent news organization reporting on all aspects of the transforming newspaper business, has resumed publication in print and online following its sale to Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc., the Irvine, Calif.-based magazine and newspaper publisher.
buyer: Duncan McIntosh Company Incorporated
Duncan McIntosh's publications include Boating World magazine; Sea Magazine, America's Western Boating Magazine; The Log Newspaper; and FishRap News. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Editor & Publisher Company
Editor & Publisher is the only independent news organization reporting on all aspects of the transforming newspaper business.
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Interweave Press, Inc., purchased American Artist, Drawing, Watercolor, and Workshop magazines from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Interweave, one of the nation’s leading art and craft media companies with businesses in magazine and book publishing, online media, television and video programming, and events for craft enthusiasts, has completed the acquisition of American Artist, Drawing, Watercolor, and Workshop magazines from Nielsen Business Media.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
seller parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 2/8/2007 via PR Newswire

3i Group Plc, acquired VNU Business Media Europe ltd.

synopsis: The Nielsen Company has completed the sale of its VNU Business Media Europe unit to 3i, Europe's leading private-equity and venture-capital firm. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: 3i Group Plc (TGOPF:$1,653.85)
3i is a world leader in private equity and venture capital We focus on buyouts, growth capital and venture capital and invest across Europe, the US and Asia. Our competitive advantage comes from our international network. 3i manages over £5.7 billion of assets. "
target parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
target: VNU Business Media Europe ltd.
VNU Business Media Europe is the leading European technology publisher in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Belgium in advertising and readership marketshare. In these seven countries we publish approximately 70 trade magazines, all together some 70 million copies per year.
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Hanley Wood, LLC, purchased ARCHITECTURE and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING from VNU Business Information

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC, the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the housing and construction industries, announced today the purchase of ARCHITECTURE and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING from VNU Business Media, Inc. ARCHITECTURE will immediately be merged into Hanley Wood's newest launch, ARCHITECT, which debuts in October.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
seller parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
seller: VNU Business Information (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 3/2/2005 via BusinessWire

Edgell Communications, Incorporated, acquired Apparel Magazine

synopsis: Edgell Communications Inc., a leading business-to- business media company, today acquired Apparel magazine from VNU Inc. The acquisition further enhances Edgell's position in the retail and consumer goods markets and complements its portfolio of magazines, executive conferences, new media and Web events.
buyer: Edgell Communications, Incorporated
Consumer Goods Magazine Hospitality Technology Retail Information Systems Retail Systems Reseller Data Capture Reseller "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Apparel Magazine
Apparel seeks to advance the competitiveness of apparel and soft goods businesses. Through our analyses of product development and design, sourcing and manufacturing, merchandising and sales, information systems, and distribution and retailing, it is our goal to facilitate key value decisions for e
price ($mm)
$4.50
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito/Edgell, acquired The Path to Purchase Institute

synopsis: RFE Investment Partners announces the acquisition of the Path to Purchase Institute, publisher of the monthly Shopper Marketing magazine. Shopper Marketing, which claims a monthly circulation of over 18000, as well as the Institute's events, e-learning, and book publishing businesses, will be joined under the RFE umbrella by Stagnito/Edgell titles.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: Stagnito/Edgell
The Stagnito Business Information and Edgell Communications portfolio of brands informs, connects, and provides predictive analysis for retailers, retail suppliers, and technology vendors through custom and syndicated research, data, media, and events. "
target: The Path to Purchase Institute
The Path to Purchase Institute is a global association serving the needs of retailers, brands and the entire ecosystem of solution providers along the path to purchase. Through a variety of platforms, the Institute engages, informs and empowers its members and the industry at-large.
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closed 2/17/2016 via PR Web

Edgell Communications, Incorporated merged with Stagnito Business Information,

synopsis: Stagnito Business Information and Edgell Communications announced that the two companies have merged. Edgell Communications is a business-to-business media company with market-leading information products that serve the information technology and seasonal merchandising markets.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: Stagnito Business Information
Stagnito Business Information portfolio of brands informs, connects, and provides predictive analysis for retailers, retail suppliers, and technology vendors through custom and syndicated research, data, media, and events. "
target: Edgell Communications, Incorporated
Edgell Communications is a business-to-business media company with market-leading information products that serve the information technology and seasonal merchandising markets.
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closed 2/13/2015 via Company Press Release

Stagnito Business Information, purchased Canadian Conferences and Tradeshows from Fulcrum Media

synopsis: Stagnito Business Information announced that it has purchased multiple Canadian conferences and tradeshows from Fulcrum Media, including Pharmacy U, The Convenience U, Carwacs Show, Le Salon Dépanneurs - Épicuries & Cie, and The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show. Fulcrum Media specializes in data analytics, promotions, and consumer media.
buyer parent: Topspin Partners
buyer: Stagnito Business Information
Stagnito Business Information is the retail industry’s most complete provider of market intelligence and strategic communication resources for consumer packaged goods (CPG) retailers and suppliers. "
seller: Fulcrum Media
Canadian Conferences and Tradeshows of Fulcrum Media include Pharmacy U, The Convenience U, Carwacs Show, Le Salon Dépanneurs - Épicuries & Cie, and The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show. Fulcrum Media is a Canadian media company specializing in data analytics, promotions, and consumer media.
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closed 9/26/2013 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito Media, Inc., acquired Carbonview Research

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired Carbonview Research, a provider of panel-based research for the consumer packaged goods market.
buyer parent: Topspin Partners
buyer: Stagnito Media, Inc.
Stagnito Media, LLC serves B-to-B information needs of convenience, grocery and specialty food/kitchenware retailers through an integrated portfolio of magazines, websites, digital newsletters, conferences and custom media. "
target: Carbonview Research
Carbonview Research is a provider of panel-based research for the consumer packaged goods market. Carbonview specializes in delivering high-value results and research insights in a timely manner.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito Media, Inc., acquired Tesoro Business Media

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced it has acquired Tesoro Business Media, producer of Store Brands Decisions and Green Retail Decisions events and digital media. Launched by Tesoro founder and CEO John Failla in 2011, Store Brands Decisions operates in the same vertical market as Stagnito Media's Private Label Store Brands properties.
buyer parent: Topspin Partners
buyer: Stagnito Media, Inc.
Stagnito Media, LLC serves B-to-B information needs of convenience, grocery and specialty food/kitchenware retailers through an integrated portfolio of magazines, websites, digital newsletters, conferences and custom media. "
target: Tesoro Business Media
Tesoro Business Media makes a difference and creates value by bringing proven best practices in interactive B2B media to the retailing and consumer products industries.They serve their markets with eNewsletters, websites, research reports, webinars, white papers, conferences and awards programs.
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closed 1/23/2012 via Market Wire

Topspin Partners, acquired Stagnito, Inc.

synopsis: Topspin LBO announced that it has completed the acquisition of Stagnito Media, a rapidly growing business-to-business media company serving the grocery and convenience store industries. Based in Deerfield, Illinois, Stagnito operates several industry-leading trade publications including Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer.
buyer: Topspin Partners
Topspin Partners LBO is a lower middle-market private equity fund based on Long Island that acquires smaller middle-market companies across the continental United States. "
target parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
target: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito Media is a rapidly growing business-to-business media company serving the grocery and convenience store industries. Based in Deerfield, Illinois, Stagnito operates several industry-leading trade publications such as Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer.
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closed 3/10/2010 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired the Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media through its wholly owned subsidiary, Food Media Group. The Retail Food Group is comprised of four leading brands; Convenuence Store News, Convenuence Store News for The Single Store Owner, Progressive Grocer, and The Gourmet Retailer.
buyer parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
buyer: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito, Inc. was established in 2009 by Harry Stagnito, Kyle Stagnito, Kollin Stagnito, and Ned Bardic, professionals with more than 100 years of cumulative, successful media experience. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 1/5/2009 via Company Press Release

Stagnito Media Group, LLC, acquired ZweigWhite Media

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired the Media Group from Zweig White Information Services. As the nation's leading resource for civil and structural engineers, the media group consists of high-profile magazines, signature events and also encompasses a total integrated media platform.
buyer parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
buyer: Stagnito Media Group, LLC
Stagnito, Inc. was established in 2009 by Harry Stagnito, Kyle Stagnito, Kollin Stagnito, and Ned Bardic, professionals with more than 100 years of cumulative, successful media experience. "
target parent: Zweig White Information Services
target: ZweigWhite Media
ZweigWhite Media provides valuable and timely information to industry professionals through magazines, electronic newsletters, and special events.
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closed 3/10/2010 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired the Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media through its wholly owned subsidiary, Food Media Group. The Retail Food Group is comprised of four leading brands; Convenuence Store News, Convenuence Store News for The Single Store Owner, Progressive Grocer, and The Gourmet Retailer.
buyer parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
buyer: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito, Inc. was established in 2009 by Harry Stagnito, Kyle Stagnito, Kollin Stagnito, and Ned Bardic, professionals with more than 100 years of cumulative, successful media experience. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

MP International Pte Ltd, acquired Futr Group

synopsis: MP International (MPI), a global full-service events management company, has acquired a majority stake in FUTR Group, a global year-round platform covering the future trends shaping retail, marketing and commerce. FUTR Summits is an annual gathering of brands and retailers that provides cutting-edge business insights, technologies, and solutions.
buyer parent: Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
buyer: MP International Pte Ltd
MP International (MPI) is a global full-service events management company. The group specialises in organising exhibitions, conferences and special events. MPI embodies more than a quarter century of event building, marketing and management experience in both Eastern and Western cultures. "
target: Futr Group
FUTR Group is a global year-round platform covering the future trends shaping retail, marketing and commerce. FUTR Summits is an annual gathering of brands and retailers that provides cutting-edge business insights, technologies, and solutions.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Harbor Communications merged with WTWH Media, LLC,

synopsis: Harbor Communications, a b2b media company focused on the convenience store, petroleum, foodservice, club and resort industries has merged with WTWH Media, LLC, an award-winning integrated b2b media company.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the design engineering, life sciences, robotics, electronics and renewable energy markets with more than 40 web sites, live & digital events, custom digital services and five print publications. "
target: Harbor Communications
Harbor Communications, which represents the Convenience Store Decision and Club & Resort Business brands and digital networks, also includes in-person events such as Chef to Chef, National Advisory Group (NAG), Convenience Directions Study Groups and Chain of the Year.
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Connecting Point Marketing Group

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, a leading US business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG). CPMG organizes and hosts nine senior executive level business-intensive trade events focused on innovation for the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, grocery and retail industries.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: Connecting Point Marketing Group
Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG) organizes and hosts trade Events for executives in the retail, restaurant, healthcare and hotel industries for innovation. Each Event is conducted in a business-intensive format that optimizes strategic interaction.
price ($mm)
$37
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Grocery Headquarters

synopsis: Winsight, LLC has acquired Grocery Headquarters. An established media brand in the retail food industry, the acquisition of Grocery Headquarters rounds out Winsight's food and beverage portfolio and adds a robust layer of clout to its B2B media portfolio, which includes publications, events, market research and information.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight provides information, market intelligence, professional events, and media to the global restaurant, noncommercial foodservice, and convenience retail industries. Winsight offers a multi-channel portfolio of brands across research, data and analytics, events, magazines, web sites, and more. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: Grocery Headquarters
Grocery Headquarters is the leading publication for grocery executives. It offers an inside look at the trends and events impacting today’s ever-changing marketplace, and presents grocery executives with the research necessary for strategic planning.
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito/Edgell, acquired The Path to Purchase Institute

synopsis: RFE Investment Partners announces the acquisition of the Path to Purchase Institute, publisher of the monthly Shopper Marketing magazine. Shopper Marketing, which claims a monthly circulation of over 18000, as well as the Institute's events, e-learning, and book publishing businesses, will be joined under the RFE umbrella by Stagnito/Edgell titles.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: Stagnito/Edgell
The Stagnito Business Information and Edgell Communications portfolio of brands informs, connects, and provides predictive analysis for retailers, retail suppliers, and technology vendors through custom and syndicated research, data, media, and events. "
target: The Path to Purchase Institute
The Path to Purchase Institute is a global association serving the needs of retailers, brands and the entire ecosystem of solution providers along the path to purchase. Through a variety of platforms, the Institute engages, informs and empowers its members and the industry at-large.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito Media, Inc., acquired Tesoro Business Media

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced it has acquired Tesoro Business Media, producer of Store Brands Decisions and Green Retail Decisions events and digital media. Launched by Tesoro founder and CEO John Failla in 2011, Store Brands Decisions operates in the same vertical market as Stagnito Media's Private Label Store Brands properties.
buyer parent: Topspin Partners
buyer: Stagnito Media, Inc.
Stagnito Media, LLC serves B-to-B information needs of convenience, grocery and specialty food/kitchenware retailers through an integrated portfolio of magazines, websites, digital newsletters, conferences and custom media. "
target: Tesoro Business Media
Tesoro Business Media makes a difference and creates value by bringing proven best practices in interactive B2B media to the retailing and consumer products industries.They serve their markets with eNewsletters, websites, research reports, webinars, white papers, conferences and awards programs.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/23/2012 via Market Wire

Topspin Partners, acquired Stagnito, Inc.

synopsis: Topspin LBO announced that it has completed the acquisition of Stagnito Media, a rapidly growing business-to-business media company serving the grocery and convenience store industries. Based in Deerfield, Illinois, Stagnito operates several industry-leading trade publications including Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer.
buyer: Topspin Partners
Topspin Partners LBO is a lower middle-market private equity fund based on Long Island that acquires smaller middle-market companies across the continental United States. "
target parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
target: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito Media is a rapidly growing business-to-business media company serving the grocery and convenience store industries. Based in Deerfield, Illinois, Stagnito operates several industry-leading trade publications such as Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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closed 5/24/2017 via BusinessWire

SIA Snow Show merged with Outdoor Retailer,

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, the producer of Outdoor Retailer, announced the acquisition of the SIA Snow Show, the largest snow sports industry trade show and networking environment globally. Under the ownership of Emerald Expositions, the January SIA Snow Show will merge with Outdoor Retailer to become the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through trade shows, Outdoor Retailer Magazine, product demo events, media events and web-based business solutions. "
target parent: SnowSports Industries America
target: SIA Snow Show
The SIA Snow Show is the largest snow sports industry trade show and networking environment globally. The SIA Snow Show supports the growth and development of snow sports by promoting brands and products at their trade show.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 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 1/28/2013 via PR Newswire

US Antique Shows, acquired Miami National Antiques Show & Sale

synopsis: US Antique Shows is expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of the Miami National Antiques Show & Sale from Dolphin Promotions. The Miami National Antiques Show features 150 exhibitors annually, presenting a wide range of quality antique furniture, decorative and fine arts.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: US Antique Shows
US Antique Shows is the world's largest indoor antique show and a division of GLM. US Antique Shows produces fairs in Miami Beach, Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles, and draws annually more than 1,500 dealers exhibiting merchandise to nearly 30,000 consumers and retailers. "
target parent: Dolphin Promotions
target: Miami National Antiques Show & Sale
The Miami National Antiques Show features 150 exhibitors annually, presenting a wide range of quality antique furniture, decorative and fine arts. Now in its 36th year, it is one of the longest-running antique shows in south Florida, an international antiques marketplace during the winter season.
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closed 10/19/2012 via RTT News

United Business Media Limited, acquired EFEM International Fair & Organization

synopsis: UBM announced it has acquired a 70 percent equity share in EFEM, one of Turkey's leading tradeshow organizers. EFEM trade shows specialize in Mother/Baby as well as recreational activities.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: EFEM International Fair & Organization
EFEM, headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, is one of Turkey's leading tradeshow organizers. EFEM trade shows specialize in Mother/Baby as well as recreational activities.
price ($mm)
$3.39*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 2/28/2012 via PR Newswire

UBM Asia, acquired Malaysian International Furniture Fair

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has acquired the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) from its private owners on behalf of UBM Asia. Established in 1995, MIFF is Malaysia's largest exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur and the largest furniture exhibition in South-East Asia.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. It has over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. "
target: Malaysian International Furniture Fair
Malaysian International Furniture Fair is Malaysia's largest exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur and the largest furniture exhibition in South-East Asia. Established in 1995, this annual event is an export-oriented furniture trade show.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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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)
$0.91
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
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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Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$328.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$55.56
EBIT ($mm)
$31.08
Net Income ($mm)
$78.26
Employees
1655
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: ASX:ASP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aspermont Ltd.
Aspermont Ltd.
Aspermont Limited is an Australian integrated print and Internet publisher to the mining, oil and gas and related sectors. Its publishing business is comprised of both printed magazines (print) and Internet news services (net).
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$9.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: SZSE:002315
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd. is the business-to-business e-commerce innovator and leader in China. It has been helping small and medium-sized enterprises conduct global trade. It operates Made-in-China who provides selling and buying information for both China suppliers and global buyers.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.75)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.11)
Net Income ($mm)
$18.58
Employees
1855
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infomedia Limited
Infomedia Limited
Infomedia is a leading supplier of information solutions to the parts and service sector of the global automotive industry. Infomedia’s business solutions are currently used each business day by over 150,000 dealership personnel. They are produced in over 30 languages and at work in 186 countries.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$52.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.76
EBIT ($mm)
$11.25
Net Income ($mm)
$9.34
Employees
250
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$964.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$154.61
EBIT ($mm)
($47.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4515
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Ticker: TSE:3963
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synchro Food Co., Ltd.
Synchro Food Co., Ltd.
Synchro Food is a Japan-based company that operates various websites for the food service industry. Their websites provide companies with various services that are useful for opening and managing a restaurant. Users can search for real estate, interior decorators, job-hunting services, and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$12.14
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$5.43
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
48
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