Like ShowBiz Expo

closed 12/1/2000 via BNC Analysis

PBI Media, acquired ShowBiz Expo

synopsis: In late 2000, Reed Exhibitions sold ShowBiz Expo to PBI Media, now called Access Intelligence.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: PBI Media
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: ShowBiz Expo
Film, Stage & ShowBiz Expo is a five-star event that brings everyone in Show Business together under one roof.
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closed 10/3/2013 via Company Press Release

JD Events, acquired Axpona

synopsis: JD Events has acquired Audio Expo North America (AXPONA), an event company where artists come together to exhibit their works. Record producers and highly skilled industry professionals regularly advise on the design and implementation of the events.
buyer: JD Events
JD Events is dedicated to the creation of targeted and innovative industry-leading events that deliver results. The company brings together highly qualified buying audiences, education-rich content and high-level networking opportunities -- all geared toward increasing business transactions. "
target: Axpona
Audio Expo North America ("AXPONA") is an event company where artists come together to exhibit their works. Record producers and highly skilled industry professionals regularly advise on the design and implementation of the events.
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announced 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

AmericasMart Atlanta will be merged with International Market Centers,

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

Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs, acquired Capsule

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

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Premium Exhibition Group

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

Premium Group, acquired Show & Order GmbH

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

United Business Media Limited, acquired Business Journals, Inc.

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

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

synopsis: German fashion etailer Zalando has agreed to acquire the Berlin trade show Bread & Butter. As an international specialist trade fair for Street and Urban Wear, Bread & Butter represents a marketing and communication platform for brands, labels and designers from the areas of Denim, Sportswear, Street Fashion, Function Wear and Casual Dressed Up.
buyer: Zalando SE (XTRA:ZAL:$8,323.59)
Zalando SE provides online sales of fashion accessories. They offer clothing, sports products, shoes, bags, and other accessories for men, women, and children. Zalando markets its products in Europe. "
target: Bread & Butter Tradeshow GmbH & Co.KG
As an international specialist trade fair for Street and Urban Wear, BREAD & BUTTER represents a marketing and communication platform for brands, labels and designers from the areas of Denim, Sportswear, Street Fashion, Function Wear and Casual Dressed Up.
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announced 3/1/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Asia, will acquire NovoMania

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

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired ENK International

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

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

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

Business Journals, Inc., acquired The Haberdashery Group

synopsis: Business Journals Inc. (BJI), the parent company of MR Magazine, MRketplace.com and the MRket trade show, has acquired the New York Haberdashery Group, operator of the Haberdashery trade show. BJI will be re-launching the show in the Javits Center during New York Market Week this coming July, and renaming it MRket NYC.
buyer: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a business media company that produces business-to-business magazines, trade shows, seminars and web sites. Our properties are the premier information resources in each of the markets we serve. "
target: The Haberdashery Group
The New York Haberdashery Group is the operator of the Haberdashery trade show.
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closed 9/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Fédération Française de la Chaussure, acquired SEPIC SAS

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media, has today announced the acquisition of SEPIC SAS from the Fédération Française de la Chaussure.
buyer: Fédération Française de la Chaussure
Tarsus Group is an international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media. The Group has five business divisions: Labels and Packaging; Discount Goods; Caroo; France; and Medical. "
target parent: Fédération Française de la Chaussure
target: SEPIC SAS
SEPIC owns and operates the Mod'Amont and Midec exhibitions in Paris. Mod'Amont is the leading international exhibition for clothing accessories. It is held each February and September. Midec, is the leading French shoe exhibition and is also held in February and September each year in Paris.
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$20
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closed 8/14/2007 via BNC Analysis

Business Journals, Inc., acquired West Coast Exclusive

synopsis: Business Journals Inc., publisher of MR – The Magazine of Menswear Retailing and producer of 15 fashion industry tradeshows, acquired key assests of The Exclusive, a high-end men's tradeshow. The upcoming edition is scheduled for Aug. 26-28 at the Venetian Hotel Palazzo Ballroom in Las Vegas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a business media company that produces business-to-business magazines, trade shows, seminars and web sites. Our properties are the premier information resources in each of the markets we serve. "
target: West Coast Exclusive
The Exclusive began in 1997 in Los Angeles as an independent rep show called the Westcoast Exclusive. Hyela Sablosky, Larry Hymes and Herb Goetz were all independent reps who shared a belief that the major trade shows were too expansive in scope and were becoming increasingly cost prohibitive.
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closed 5/17/2006 via

Forstmann Little & Co., acquired ENK International

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

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Project Trade Show

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

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Capsule

synopsis: Further adding onto its fashion portfolio, Reed Exhibitions has bought Capsule. Launched in 2007 by BPMW, Capsule has 12 shows annually held in New York, Paris, Berlin and Las Vegas that specialize in presenting a curated assortment of high-end progressive and independent designers to a worldwide community of retailers and fashion editors.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target parent: BPMW
target: Capsule
Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers.
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closed 12/12/2018 via gamesindustry.biz

Greenlit Content, acquired Casual Connect

synopsis: Greenlit Content, a content marketing agency that specializes in creating compelling content aimed at gamers, has acquired Casual Connect, one of the largest casual gaming trade shows in the world. Casual Connect's events allow professional developers to learn more about iPhone, Social, Android, Browser MMO and Download Game development.
buyer: Greenlit Content
Greenlit Content is a content marketing agency that specializes in creating compelling content aimed at gamers. Greenlit creates content in every format, including videos, livestreams, written articles, VR, and more. Greenlit also helps their clients create and launch their own websites. "
target: Casual Connect
Casual Connect is one of the largest casual gaming trade shows in the world. Over 10,000 professionals attend Casual Connect events around the world to learn more about iPhone, Social, Android, Browser MMO and Download Game development.
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closed 7/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd

synopsis: UBM plc, the largest B2B events organizer, has acquired ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd, an events organizer that runs trade shows for cosmetics in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam, as well as laboratory equipments in Malaysia and Indonesia.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors."
target parent: ITE Group, Plc.
target: ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd
ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd runs the Cosmobeauté series of beauty trade exhibitions in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, and the biennial Lab series of Scientific Instrument and Laboratory Equipment trade exhibitions in Malaysia and Indonesia.
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closed 12/1/2000 via BNC Analysis

PBI Media, acquired ShowBiz Expo

synopsis: In late 2000, Reed Exhibitions sold ShowBiz Expo to PBI Media, now called Access Intelligence.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: PBI Media
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: ShowBiz Expo
Film, Stage & ShowBiz Expo is a five-star event that brings everyone in Show Business together under one roof.
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closed 6/19/2017 via PR Web

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired AdExchanger

synopsis: Access Intelligence has announced the acquisition of AdExchanger, a leading integrated media and events company with highly acclaimed conferences and media offerings focused on digital advertising and marketing. AdExchanger's award-winning online publication enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the digital marketing ecosystem.
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence is a B2B media and information company serving the media, PR, broadcasting & cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. They deliver trusted, timely and deep information that empowers their customers and advances their business. "
target: AdExchanger
Founded in 2008, AdExchanger is an integrated media and events company devoted to the digital advertising and marketing space. Their award-winning online publication enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the digital marketing ecosystem.
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closed 3/16/2015 via PR Web

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired Exchange Monitor

synopsis: Access Intelligence LLC announced the acquisition of Exchange Monitor Publications and Forums, a b-to-b media company specializing in high-value conferences and e-newsletters in the defense and energy marketplaces. This acquisition strengthens Access Intelligence’s foothold in delivering best in class information to the defense and energy markets.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
target: Exchange Monitor
Exchange Monitor publishes professional newsletters and hosts forums, colloquiums and workshops to facilitate conversations among government and NGO officials and private industry executives on critical national and international programs and policies.
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closed 3/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired AdMonsters

synopsis: Access Intelligence announced the acquisition of AdMonsters, the fast-growing and preeminent conference and trade show company serving the online advertising operations, advertising technology and digital media markets. AdMonsters produces the Publisher Forums, held three times a year, and the annual OPS conference.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
target: AdMonsters
AdMonsters produces the Publisher Forums, held three times a year, and the annual OPS conference, held in New York. These events, serving thousands of media professionals annually, are defining the future of digital media operations and advertising technology.
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closed 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

DecisionHealth, acquired Contexo Media, Dorland Health

synopsis: Access Intelligence has sold its Dorland Health and Contexo Media brands to Gaithersburg, Maryland-based UCG, a portfolio company with brands in the healthcare, financial services and telecom markets, among others. Terms of the deal, done on behalf of UCG's DecisionHealth LLC, were not released.
buyer parent: UCG
buyer: DecisionHealth
DecisionHealth serves the business and regulatory needs of health care providers throughout the U.S. It offers more than 50 independent newsletters, magazines and loose-leaf services on topics as wide-ranging as Medicare reimbursement, JCAHO accreditation and health care information systems. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Contexo Media, Dorland Health
Contexo Media is an independent provider of revenue-enhancing solutions for medical practices to maximize their coding, reimbursement and compliance efforts. Dorland Health is an integrated media publisher in the healthcare business information industry.
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closed 10/1/2012 via Folio: First Day

Access Intelligence, LLC, purchased Four Marketing Brands from Penton Media

synopsis: Rockville, Maryland-based b-to-b media company Access Intelligence has purchased four of Penton Media's marketing brands. Included in the deal are Chief Marketer, Multichannel Merchant, Direct and PROMO and their associated events and digital components.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
seller parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
seller: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed.
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closed 3/26/2012 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired LeadsConference, LLC

synopsis: Integrated media company Access Intelligence announced the acquisition of LeadsCon, which serves the online lead generation industry through two preeminent conferences and other best-in-class content offerings for lead-generation marketers. LeadsCon is the industry’s preeminent educational and networking conference.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
target: LeadsConference, LLC
LeadsCon is the industry’s preeminent educational and networking conference dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of those operating in the online lead generation industry. LeadsCon is held twice a year.
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closed 7/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired Cynopsis Media LLC

synopsis: Access Intelligence, a b-to-b media and information company, has acquired Cynopsis Media, the publisher of daily and weekly eletters for the television, digital media, kids marketing and sports media businesses. Cynopsis Media publishes the Cynopsis daily covering the latest news in the TV business.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
target: Cynopsis Media LLC
Cynopsis Media is publisher of five free trade publications for the television, media, digital, and sports TV industries. Its flagship edition, Cynopsis, launched in 1997 as a simple internal memo created to keep a Sales Team updated and informed. Cynopsis also publishes four daily e-publications.
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closed 7/4/2011 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired Solcara Limited

synopsis: Solcara Limited, a provider of information and reputation management software products, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Solcara Limited
Solcara Limited provides information and reputation management software products and its products include ControlPoint, which provides Internet based collaboration for real and simulated incidents.
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$3.67
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announced 2/16/2011 via Mins b2b

Access Intelligence, LLC, will acquire Red 7 Media, Inc.

synopsis: Access Intelligence announced that it will acquire Red 7 Media. Red 7 Media serves the event industry with its Event Marketer, EXPO, Best Events and Event Design media brands and associated events, and the media industry with its FOLIO and Audience Development titles and Folio Show.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, chemical, defense, aerospace, healthcare and communications markets. "
target: Red 7 Media, Inc.
Red 7 Media is a privately-held business media company that publishes magazines and newsletters, as well as produces conferences and trade shows in the Event and Media industries.
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closed 1/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired OR Manager, Inc.

synopsis: Access Intelligence LLC and its Dorland Health division has announced the acquisition of OR Manager, Inc., the premier media brand and annual educational conference and trade show for operating room executives, managers and hospital directors. Founded in 1985, OR Manager has been the leader in providing information on management of the OR.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, chemical, defense, aerospace, healthcare and communications markets. "
target: OR Manager, Inc.
Founded in 1985 by Ellie Schrader and Pat Patterson, OR Manager, Inc. has been the leader in providing information on management of the OR. OR Manager is a media brand and events company serving operating room executives, managers and doctors.
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closed 9/7/2010 via Mins b2b

IHS, Inc., purchased Chemical Week, SRI Consulting & Others from Access Intelligence, LLC

synopsis: IHS has acquired Chemical Week, SRI Consulting, Harriman Chemsult and The Energy Daily from Access Intelligence. Also included in the package are conferences and events in the chemical industry.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,449.00)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
seller parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
seller: Access Intelligence, LLC
Chemical Week is a leading source of news and analysis for the chemical markets, SRI Consulting provides research and analysis for the chemical and related industries and The Energy Daily is a hub that encompasses daily news as well as worldwide events in the energy segment.
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closed 5/11/2010 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired RETECH Conference and Exposition

synopsis: Access Intelligence, LLC announced it has completed the purchase of RETECH, the world’s premier event for the renewable energy technology industry, and will continue its strategic partnership with the event’s founder, The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE).
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, chemical, defense, aerospace, healthcare and communications markets. "
target parent: The American Council On Renewable Energy
target: RETECH Conference and Exposition
RETECH’s exhibition features more than 200 companies and organizations from all renewable energy sectors.
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closed 7/1/2009 via Company Press Release

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired Contexo Media, LLC

synopsis: Access Intelligence LLC announced the acquisition of Contexo Media, expanding its portfolio into the growing healthcare management industry within two niche markets: medical coding and case management.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets. "
target: Contexo Media, LLC
Contexo Media is a business-to-business information provider that delivers medical coding and reimbursement books and software to the medical billing industry.
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closed 3/2/2009 via BNC Analysis

Access Intelligence, LLC, purchased Two Tradeshows from Technology Systems Corporation

synopsis: Access Intelligence LLC has bought two tradeshow events from Technology Systems Corp. Offshore Communications is an annual conference covering offshore satellite, wireless and fiber-optic communications. EnergyOcean focuses on offshore activities to develop sustainable energy sources.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets. "
seller: Technology Systems Corporation
Technology Systems Corporations (TSC) is a leading publishing company serving the ocean industry with focused trade magazines. TSC covers the offshore oil and gas, submarine telecom, scientific / research and government markets.
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closed 8/1/2008 via PR Newswire

T3i Group LLC, purchased Telecom Intelligence Group from Access Intelligence, LLC

synopsis: T3i Group LLC, an investor-backed company formed by financier Richard Dorfman, announced that it has acquired the Telecom Intelligence Group (TIG) division of Access Intelligence. TIG is a leading provider of market research, data, analysis, and consulting and advisory services to the telecommunications industry.
buyer: T3i Group LLC
T3i Group is an investor-backed company that provides market research, data, analysis, and consulting and advisory services to the telecommunications industry. "
seller parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
seller: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$80
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired TradeFair Group, Inc.

synopsis: In its fourth acquisition in 14 months, integrated media company Access Intelligence, LLC announced the purchase of the Houston-based TradeFair Group, owned by partners Sean Guerre and David I. Johnson. The TradeFair Group assets expand Access Intelligence’s energy portfolio and further solidify its leadership position in the energy marketplace.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets. "
target: TradeFair Group, Inc.
The TradeFair Group is a leading energy industry information provider, with conferences, tradeshows and publications for the oil, gas, petrochemical, power generation, transmission, and coal industries.
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closed 5/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, acquired daratechPLANT Conference

synopsis: Information and media company Access Intelligence, LLC, announced this week the acquisition of the world-leading daratechPLANT Conference from Daratech, Inc., strengthening its presence in the energy and IT markets.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets. "
target parent: Daratech, Incorporated
target: daratechPLANT Conference
daratechPLANT, every January in Houston, Texas, is the world’s leading event aimed at suppliers and users of IT solutions for designing, engineering, building and maintaining industrial plants. Each year, it attracts a unique audience of more than 900 executive-level delegates and 30 exhibitors.
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closed 11/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, acquired LDC Forum Series

synopsis: The Business Information Division of Access Intelligence LLC announced the acquisition of The LDC Forum Series natural gas conferences, owned by Interchange Energy Group, Inc. The acquisition expands Access Intelligence’s portfolio into the growing natural gas market along with The Energy Daily newsletter.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets. "
target: LDC Forum Series
The LDC Forum Series comprises 4 regional conferences held annually in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.
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closed 5/2/2006 via Folio: First Day

Access Intelligence, purchased two publications from King Communications Group, Inc.

synopsis: Access Intelligence, the $50 million Veronis Suhler Stevenson portfolio company covering the aviation, chemical and telecommunications markets, among others, purchased two publications, The Energy Daily and Defense Today, and one weekly newsletter, Space & Missile Report, from 33-year-old King Publishing Group.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets. "
seller: King Communications Group, Inc.
King Publishing Group is a producer of news publications, news- and issues-driven events, and public affairs television. Organizations use KPG to reach important political audiences.
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closed 2/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, acquired Harriman Chemsult, Ltd.

synopsis: The Chemical Business Media Division of Access Intelligence LLC announced today the acquisition of global pricing information service Harriman Chemsult Ltd, bringing together the leading information providers in the chemical marketplace.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets. "
target: Harriman Chemsult, Ltd.
Harriman Chemsult is the world's leading consulting company specialising in the chlor-alkali, vinyl chloride, bleaching chemicals and related chemical industries. The company has an unsurpassed reputation due to the extensive database that has been built up in this field.
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closed 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

ISSA, acquired INCLEAN

synopsis: ISSA, the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, has acquired INCLEAN from The Intermedia Group Pty Ltd, a leading Australian publishing, event management and technology business. INCLEAN is the leading trade publication for the Australian and New Zealand commercial cleaning industry.
buyer: ISSA
ISSA is the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide. ISSA helps its members and their employees make valuable contacts through the industry’s largest cleaning shows. ISSA also helps increase members’ professionalism and success through its popular global website. "
target parent: The Intermedia Group
target: INCLEAN
INCLEAN is the leading trade publication for the Australian and New Zealand commercial cleaning industry. INCLEAN’s bi-monthly magazine covers the latest industry news, insights and opinions as well as in-depth feature articles on a broad range of issues relevant to the commercial cleaning sector.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired Lighthouse Independent Media Pte Ltd

synopsis: Lighthouse Independent Media (Lighthouse) has announced that Forum Media Group has acquired 80% of the share capital of Lighthouse in Singapore and Hong Kong from owners Justin Randles and Tony Kelly. Lighthouse was established 15 years ago and is now a successful B2B media and events business servicing the Marketing and Human Resources sectors.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum is a medium sized international publishing company. Forum publishes print and digital offerings in the specialist B2B and consumer sectors, and operates in 15 countries. "
target: Lighthouse Independent Media Pte Ltd
Lighthouse was established 15 years ago and is now a successful B2B media and events business servicing the Marketing and Human Resources sectors. Lighthouse products and services include magazines, websites, newsletters, events and awards.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Textile Industries Media Group, acquired Textile Industries Media Group

synopsis: Textile Industries Media Group, LLC, a Georgia-based corporation, has acquired Billian Publishing, Inc.’s textile assets including Textile World, Textiles Panamericanos and Textile World Asia, the affiliated magazines, websites and e-newsletters. Textile Industries Media Group is owned by Jim Borneman, past president of Billian Publishing.
buyer: Textile Industries Media Group
The Textile Industries Media Group is the leading resource for textile news and information from around the globe. Its international publications, e-newsletters and websites are rooted in three publications: Textile World, Textiles Panamericanos, and Textile World Asia. "
target parent: Billian Publishing, Inc.
target: Textile Industries Media Group
The Textile Industries Media Group is the leading resource for textile news and information from around the globe. Its international publications, e-newsletters and websites are rooted in three publications: Textile World, Textiles Panamericanos, and Textile World Asia.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Sourcing Industry Group, acquired Outsource Magazine

synopsis: Outsource has been acquired by the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
buyer: Sourcing Industry Group
SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. "
target: Outsource Magazine
Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
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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announced 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Bonnier Business Media, will acquire Byggindustrin

synopsis: Bonnier Business Media has signed an agreement to acquire all shares in Tidningen Byggindustrien from Sveriges Byggindustrier, a trade association for private construction companies and employers. Tidningen Byggindustrin AB publishes a magazine focusing on construction industry. All companies are based in Sweden.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Business Media
Bonnier Business Media helps people to make smarter business decisions and become wiser everyday. They offer knowledge, inspiration, reviews and networks in many different channels and though thirty quality products. "
target parent: Sveriges Byggindustrier
target: Byggindustrin
Tidningen Byggindustrin AB publishes a magazine focusing on construction industry. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
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closed 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: London-based research and events firm Informa has acquired telecommunications industry publisher Light Reading. Light Reading is networking the telecommunications industry as the largest research-lead media company in the world. Their 24/7 news, live events, and research focused on the telecom industry is unmatched.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading is networking the telecommunications industry as the largest research-lead media company in the world. Their 24/7 news, live events, and research focused on the telecom industry is unmatched.
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closed 2/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Stephen Saunders, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: Light Reading announced that it has been sold back to one of its original founders, Stephen Saunders, by current owner UBM plc. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation.
buyer: Stephen Saunders
Stephen Saunders is the founder of Light Reading. He was formerly the Managing Director of DeusM, an intergrated marketing services unit of UBM. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month.
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closed 8/18/2005 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: CMP Media has acquired Light Reading Inc., the leading integrated business media company serving the telecommunications industry and other related next-generation communications markets.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x
closed 8/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Stage Media Company Limited, acquired The Bookseller Media Limited

synopsis: The Bookseller has been acquired by the publisher of theatre magazine the Stage, in a move that will see the 162-year-old book trade newspaper join forces with the 140-year-old brand. The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858.
buyer: The Stage Media Company Limited
The Stage Media Company Limited provides news and services for the UK theatre, entertainment and performing arts industry. Established in 1880, The Stage is a private limited company owned by the family of one of the two founders. "
target: The Bookseller Media Limited
The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858; incorporating the even earlier Bent's Literary Advertiser, established in 1802. It is one of the UK’s longest-standing magazines.
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closed 3/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Argus Media Ltd., acquired Wax Data

synopsis: Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus Media has bought Wax Data, a monthly publication covering the global petroleum, synthetic and natural wax markets from New Jersey-based Rauch Associates. Wax Data focuses on supply and demand fundamentals, trade flows and industry news.
buyer: Argus Media Ltd.
Argus Media is an independent media organisation and leading provider of price assessments, business intelligence and market data on the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer and transportation industries. "
target: Wax Data
Wax Data is a monthly publication covering the global petroleum, synthetic and natural wax markets. It focuses on supply and demand fundamentals, trade flows and industry new.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

John Royall and Russell Denson, will acquire Petroleum Economist and Gulf Publishing

synopsis: A consortium led by John Royall and Russell Denson will acquire Petroleum Economist, Ltd., a publisher of energy and power journal, portfolio of maps and a series of books and reports, from Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc. Concurrently, the investor consortium will also acquire Gulf Publishing Company, a publisher for the oil and gas industry.
buyer: John Royall and Russell Denson
John Royall is the chief executive officer of Gulf Publishing, while Russell Denson is a media investor. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Petroleum Economist and Gulf Publishing
Petroleum Economist's magazine and website provide invaluable information for business strategists across the global energy industry. Gulf Publishing Co. is an international media and events business dedicated to the energy sector.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, acquired Forester Media Inc.

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media, a business-to-business media company, has acquired Forester Media is a media company that publishes trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. Forester Media produces StormCon, a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, and more.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
target: Forester Media Inc.
Forester Media is a media company that publishes award-winning trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. StormCon is a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, excavating, solid waste management, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Longneck & Thunderfoot LLC, acquired EQ Magazine

synopsis: Longneck & Thunderfoot (“L&T”), a marketing agency focused on digital storytelling and content marketing strategies, announced it has acquired EQSTL.com and EQ Magazine, St. Louis’ leading tech and entrepreneurship publication, from co-founder and owner Kelly Hamilton.
buyer: Longneck & Thunderfoot LLC
Longneck & Thunderfoot LLC is a marketing agency focused on cutting-edge digital storytelling and content marketing strategies. Founded in New York City, the company received an Arch Grant in 2016 and maintains offices in New York and St. Louis. "
target: EQ Magazine
EQ was launched in 2015 as an online and print publication for St. Louis’ tech startup community. EQ is supported through advertising and sponsorships by universities, venture capital firms, economic development agencies, real estate developers, entrepreneur support organizations and corporations.
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired CB News

synopsis: The MediaSchool Group continues to grow by welcoming a new member: CB News, the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. The now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
Based in Paris, MediaSchool Group is a private group of higher education and specialized in the fields of communication, journalism, audiovisual and digital, welcoming over 2300 students. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: CB News
CB News is the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. Becoming the journal of all brands, the now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
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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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announced 7/21/2011 via BusinessWire

SW!TCH Studio, Inc., will acquire Process Magazine

synopsis: Runbeck Graphics has entered into an agreement to sell Process Magazine to SW!TCH Studio. Process Magazine serves the needs of the communications industry in the greater Southwest region, including marketing executives, professional designers, graphic artists, pr firms, photographers, illustrators, and advertising executives.
buyer: SW!TCH Studio, Inc.
SW!TCH Studio has delivered specialized branded content in print, online and digital devices for over 19 years through publication design, identity and art direction. "
target parent: Runbeck Graphics, Inc.
target: Process Magazine
Process Magazine serves the needs of the communications industry in the greater Southwest region, including marketing executives, professional designers, graphic artists, pr firms, photographers, illustrators, and advertising executives in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah,
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/3/2020 via PR Web

Adweek, Inc., acquired Target Marketing and Publishing Executive

synopsis: Adweek is acquiring Target Marketing and Publishing Executive from NAPCO Media. Publishing Executive serves as the most reliable resource of insight and analysis on the magazine media industry. Target Marketing Magazine covers all direct response media, including direct mail, e-mail, telemarketing, space advertising, the Web and direct response TV.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. Adweek’s award-winning coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals across platforms including print, digital, events, podcasts, newsletters, social media and mobile apps. "
target parent: Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
target: Target Marketing and Publishing Executive
Publishing Executive serves as the most reliable resource of insight and analysis on the magazine media industry. Target Marketing Magazine covers all direct response media, including direct mail, e-mail, telemarketing, space advertising, the Web and direct response TV.
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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: 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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Ticker: OTCPK:PBYA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$6.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: AIM:BONH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$27.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
148
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