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closed 6/14/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Sienna Interlink

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired a 75% equity stake in Sienna Interlink, a Brazilian exhibition company based in Sao Paulo. Sienna Interlink’s main asset is the Concrete Show South America, the region’s largest concrete industry tradeshow.
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: Sienna Interlink
Sienna Interlink’s main asset is the Concrete Show South America, the region’s largest concrete industry tradeshow. Held each August in Sao Paolo, the show serves suppliers of concrete and cement equipment and machinery, building systems, materials, additives, tools and related services.
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$11*
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Contex Group, purchased Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,119.38)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 5/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired Expo CIHAC

synopsis: Business services provider UBM reported acquiring Expo CIHAC from Centro Impulsor de la Construcción y Habitación A.C. or CIHAC, the Mexican construction industry trade association. Expo CIHAC was introduced in 1989 and is currently among Mexico's ten largest tradeshows and the largest serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Expo CIHAC
Expo CIHAC is currently Mexico's largest tradeshow serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets. Expo CIHAC exhibitors span the industry including construction materials, machinery, hand and power tools, prefabricated building systems and technologies, financial services, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
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0.0x
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closed 9/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Veronafiere, acquired Milanez & Milaneze

synopsis: Veronafiere announced the acquisition of 60 percent of Milanez & Milaneze. Milanez & Milaneze organizes the International Marble and Granite Fair. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Serra, Brazil.
buyer: Veronafiere
Veronafiere specialises in set-ups for exhibitions, shows, conventions and special events, including billboards and visual communication, multi-vision, design and integrated production of advertising graphics and photography. "
target: Milanez & Milaneze
Milanez & Milaneze has been the organizer of the International Marble and Granite Fair since the beginning on 1989.
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$3.53*
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closed 7/29/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM Built Environment, acquired Ecobuild

synopsis: UBM plc announces it has acquired International Business Events Limited – owner of the Ecobuild exhibition business. Ecobuild is the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to sustainable building products and is the fastest-growing trade event in the UK.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Built Environment
UBM Built Environment is UBM’s specialist media division focusing on the Property, Interiors, Architecture, Construction, and Infrastructure markets in the UK and internationally. "
target: Ecobuild
Ecobuild is the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to sustainable building products and is the fastest-growing trade event in the UK. Launched in 2004, the number of professionals visiting the event has grown from 6,100 in 2006 to more than 55,000 in 2011.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$15
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EV / rev
5.4x
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closed 11/6/2007 via BNC Analysis

Naylor LLC, acquired Southern Building Show

synopsis: Naylor, a company that mainly manages events for associations, has acquired the Southern Building Show from founders PJ and Ken Kanline.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia
buyer: Naylor LLC
Naylor is North America's leading provider of integrated communications and image-building solutions for associations. With three decades of experience covering more than 85 industries—representing billions in buying power—Naylor is uniquely qualified to help you build your association’s image. "
target: Southern Building Show
With an exhibit hall that showcases the most current building products and services available in the market combined with the cutting-edge education programming, the Southern Building Show has earned a reputation as one of the housing industry's top overall educational experiences.
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closed 11/16/2006 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., acquired York Communications

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) and York Communications/MediaEdge Communications West, joint owners of Canada’s top design, construction and real estate expositions and events, announced the purchase of 13 leading trade shows and 20 popular conferences.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
target: York Communications
Since its inception in 1988, York Communications has evolved into Canada’s leading trade show and conference organizer in the fields of construction, energy, homebuilding, property management, and real estate.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Pfingsten Publishing LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
target: Pfingsten Publishing LLC
Pfingsten Publishing L.L.C. is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group; The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Boyne Capital Partners, acquired AC Business Media

synopsis: Boyne Capital has partnered with management to acquire AC Business Media, Inc., a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, equipment rental, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, and digital and data-driven marketing verticals.
buyer: Boyne Capital Partners
Boyne Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Boyne has successfully invested in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others. "
target: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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announced 7/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fiera Milano International SPA, will acquire MADE Expo

synopsis: Fiera Milano SpA announces that it has signed a binding preliminary contract for the acquisition of 60% of the company MADE Expo from Federlegno Arredo Eventi SpA. MADE Expo is a major Italian event (and one of the largest in Europe) for the world of architecture, building, construction and door and window frames.
buyer: Fiera Milano International SPA (BIT:FM:$268.81)
Fiera Milano is the domestic market leader and one of the main integrated operators worldwide in the exhibition and congress sector. The Group manages the leading exhibition site in Italy and dominates events in numerous sectors, including fashion, food, engineering, construction and more. "
target parent: Federlegno Arredo Eventi Spa
target: MADE Expo
MADE Expo is a major Italian event (and one of the largest in Europe) for the world of architecture, building, construction and door and window frames. MADE Expo is a biennial international exhibition of architecture and construction dedicated to designers.
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$2.09*
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Unity Media Plc

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Kent-based Unity Media, a publisher of a number of market leading brands in the built environment including: Roofing, Cladding & Insulation, Glass & Glazing, Heating & Plumbing Monthly, Building Products and Your Build. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an exhibition for the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Unity Media Plc
Unity Media is an independent publisher of market-leading business-to-business publications for the construction market. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an annual, national exhibition to support the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 11/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Industry & Infrastructure Intelligence and Auto Brands from Informa plc

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media announces the acquisition of a number of Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure and Auto aftermarket media brands, expanding its position as one of the fastest growing B2B companies. The media brands provide essential information, insight and intelligence in the energy, transportation, buildings, design & manufacturing sectors.
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."
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure and Auto aftermarket media brands provide essential information, insight and intelligence on trends and technologies to millions of engaged decision makers in the energy, transportation, buildings, and design & manufacturing sectors.
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closed 10/14/2014 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Revo Media Partners Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target: Revo Media Partners Limited
Revo Media Partners Limited is the owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
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closed 10/12/2022 via BusinessWire

Dodge Data & Analytics, acquired Principia Consulting

synopsis: Dodge Construction Network, backed by affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group and Symphony Technology Group, announced the acquisition of Principia Consulting, a data, research and consulting firm.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Dodge Data & Analytics
Dodge Data & Analytics is the leading provider of data, analytics, news and intelligence serving the North American commercial construction industry. The company’s information enables building product manufacturers, general contractors and subcontractors, architects and engineers to large markets. "
target: Principia Consulting
Principia Consulting is a leading research and consulting firm focused exclusively on the building materials and construction industry. The company’s market access provides clients with access to the right point in the value chain and develop insights through direct voice of customer feedback.
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announced 4/15/2021 via Company Press Release

The Blue Book Building and Construction Network will be merged with Dodge Data & Analytics,

synopsis: Dodge Data & Analytics, a data, analytics, news, and intelligence serving the North American commercial construction industry, and The Blue Book Building & Construction Network, an employee-owned enterprise that is the largest most active construction network in the U.S., announced that they are combining their businesses in a merger.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Dodge Data & Analytics
Dodge Data & Analytics is the leading provider of data, analytics, news and intelligence serving the North American commercial construction industry. The company’s information enables building product manufacturers, general contractors and subcontractors, architects and engineers to large markets. "
target: The Blue Book Building and Construction Network
The Blue Book Network, an Employee-Owned enterprise, is the largest and most active construction network in the United States. The Blue Book Network provides the commercial construction industry accurate, complete and up-to-date information on the people and products required for their projects.
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closed 11/3/2017 via PR Web

JDM Technology Group, acquired IndustrySmarts Inc.

synopsis: JDM Technology Group, a global group of software providers for the architecture, engineering and construction industries, has acquired IndustrySmarts Inc. IndustrySmarts Inc. provides on-line business-to-business information portals and development services to contractors, distributors and manufacturers in the building and construction industries.
buyer: JDM Technology Group
JDM Technology Group is a global software business focused on delivering business software systems for the architecture, engineering and construction industries with over 50,000 users served in 40 countries on 6 continents, employing over 300 staff. "
target: IndustrySmarts Inc.
IndustrySmarts Inc. provides on-line business-to-business information portals, and web marketing and development services to contractors, distributors and manufacturers in the building and construction industries.
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closed 8/4/2015 via BusinessWire

CMD Group merged with ISqFt,

synopsis: iSqFt and CMD Group announced the companies have merged. CMD is one of the leading providers of construction information in North America. iSqFt provides the commercial construction industry a leading software-as-a-service solution in addition to bid information both powered by a vast network of construction professionals across the United States.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: ISqFt
iSqFt is a leading software-as-a-service company, serving the commercial construction industry by offering its customers access to a network that connects tens of thousands of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: CMD Group
CMD ("Construction Marketing Data") is a leading North American provider of construction information. CMD’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and technologies includes national, regional and local project leads, marketing solutions and market intelligence.
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closed 11/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Symphony Technology Group, acquired McGraw Hill Construction

synopsis: McGraw Hill Financial announced it has completed the previously disclosed sale of McGraw Hill Construction to Symphony Technology Group. McGraw Hill Construction provides essential data, news, insights, and intelligence to better inform construction professionals’ decisions and strengthen their market position.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. STG also provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to its clients. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw Hill Construction
McGraw Hill Construction connects people, projects and products across the design and construction industry. They Provide project and product information to industry news, trends and forecasts, and document productivity tools.
price ($mm)
$320
rev ($mm)
$170
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1.9x
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announced 8/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Segulah Advisor AB, will acquire Docu Group AG

synopsis: Segulah IV L.P. has entered into an agreement to acquire DOCU Group Sweden AB. DOCU Nordic is the leading database and services provider to the Nordic construction industry, supplying clients with proprietary project and product information which is critical for its clients’ sales and lead generation.
buyer: Segulah Advisor AB
Segulah is a Nordic private equity firm. They currently manage 8.5 billion Swedish kronor invested in three funds: Segulah II, L.P., Segulah III, L.P. and Segulah IV, L.P. International pension funds, endowments and insurance companies are their primary sources of capital commitments. "
target parent: GMT Communications Partners
target: Docu Group AG
The Docu Group is a European group which counts among the leading information services in the construction sector. As an international, multimedia service provider, the DOCUgroup supplies specialised information, content and solutions for industry, markets, products and events.
price ($mm)
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$49
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closed 6/14/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Sienna Interlink

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired a 75% equity stake in Sienna Interlink, a Brazilian exhibition company based in Sao Paulo. Sienna Interlink’s main asset is the Concrete Show South America, the region’s largest concrete industry tradeshow.
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: Sienna Interlink
Sienna Interlink’s main asset is the Concrete Show South America, the region’s largest concrete industry tradeshow. Held each August in Sao Paolo, the show serves suppliers of concrete and cement equipment and machinery, building systems, materials, additives, tools and related services.
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$11*
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closed 1/31/2019 via BusinessWire

MJH Associates, acquired UBM Life Sciences

synopsis: MJH Associates‚ Inc., (MJH) a leading independent full-service health care education, market research and multichannel medical communications company, has acquired media assets from the UBM Life Sciences Group (part of Informa PLC). The assets includes iconic multimedia platforms in the health care, animal care, pharma sciences and dental fields.
buyer: MJH Associates
MJH is the largest full-service medical media company in the U.S. dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels. Over 600 MJH associates are dedicated to providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: UBM Life Sciences
UBM Life Sciences, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event, information, and marketing services business serving professional communities in human healthcare, veterinary medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry with an unmatched portfolio of in-person, print, and digital products.
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$100
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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:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors."
target parent: ITE Group, Plc.
target: ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd
ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd runs the Cosmobeauté series of beauty trade exhibitions in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, and the biennial Lab series of Scientific Instrument and Laboratory Equipment trade exhibitions in Malaysia and Indonesia.
price ($mm)
$3.75*
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$2
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2.0x
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closed 6/15/2018 via GlobeNewswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired ExpoMed

synopsis: UBM plc, the world’s largest pure-play business-to-business events organizer and marketing services organization, announced that its Latin America businesses have acquired ExpoMed (Mexico) from LIVEMED. ExpoMed is Mexico’s leading, annual healthcare exhibition and runs each June in Mexico City.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser 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. UBM operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors."
target parent: Livemed
target: ExpoMed
ExpoMed is Mexico’s leading, annual healthcare exhibition and runs each June in Mexico City. It is known for connecting vendors of medical equipment to buyers and executives from private and public hospitals, clinics, and distributors.
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closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

UBM Brazil, acquired Live Healthcare

synopsis: UBM Brazil announces the acquisition of Live Healthcare, a platform that connects healthcare leaders to inspire change and empower leaders in the development of the healthcare industry. UBM will use all of Live Healthcare's knowledge to strengthen relationships with the market and offer even more relevant services and products to its customers.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Brazil
UBM Brazil operatea in the health, logistics, energy, infrastructure, food ingredients, civil construction, shipbuilding and metro railway sectors. Their mission is to achieve business success by carefully focusing the market, delivering superior results for their customers. "
target: Live Healthcare
Live Healthcare is a platform that connects healthcare providers to suppliers in Brazil. Through proprietary events and a content portal, they deliver relevant, long-lasting relationships that deliver real business opportunities.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired MetalTech

synopsis: UBM plc has acquired TradeLink ITE Sdn. Bhd., the owner of METALTECH, from the ITE Group. METALTECH is Malaysia's only annual event covering the entire manufacturing process industry and hosts nearly 500 exhibiting companies who are manufacturers, agents, and distributors of machine tools.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors."
target parent: ITE Group, Plc.
target: MetalTech
METALTECH is Malaysia's only annual event covering the entire manufacturing process industry and hosts nearly 500 exhibiting companies who are manufacturers, agents, and distributors of machine tools, sheet metal technology, and of the tools & tooling industries.
price ($mm)
$5.90
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$3
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closed 3/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

UBM Brazil, acquired Grupo CanalEnergia

synopsis: UBM Brazil, an organizer of over 7 trade shows in Brazil, announced that it has acquired Grupo CanalEnergia, the leading events and media company in the Brazilian energy sector. It was founded in 2000 and has received many awards and become a leader in Brazil in events, journalism, and training programs for the local energy industry.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Brazil
UBM Brazil organizes over 7 trade shows in Brazil, which include Intermodal, a transport and logistics event; Marintec South America, a maritime exhibition; and Food ingredients South America, a food, hospitality, and leisure event. UBM Brazil is one of the 70 subsidiaries of UBM plc. "
target: Grupo CanalEnergia
Grupo CanalEnergia is the leading events and media company in the Brazilian energy sector. It was founded in 2000 and has received many awards and become a leader in Brazil in events, journalism, and training programs for the local energy industry.
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announced 2/23/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Wainscot Media, LLC, will acquire MR Magazine

synopsis: Wainscot Media, a company that helps marketers engage audiences with best-in-class content, is acquiring MR Magazine from UBM plc. Since 1990, retailers, designers, menswear execs and fashion insiders have turned to MR Magazine for accurate information, insightful analysis, innovative ideas and trend spotting.
buyer: Wainscot Media, LLC
Wainscot Media helps marketers engage audiences with best-in-class content. Whether delivered in print, online or in person, these content programs aim to generate additional customers for clients while also strengthening brand connection and commitment. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: MR Magazine
Since 1990, retailers, designers, menswear execs and fashion insiders have turned to MR Magazine for accurate information, insightful analysis, innovative ideas and trend spotting, as well an inside look at the people who drive the menswear business.
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announced 1/30/2018 via Market Watch

Informa plc, will acquire United Business Media Limited

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has accepted a takeover offer from Informa plc, which the companies say will create the world's largest business-to-business events group. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,438 [$6,168]
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$1,423
EBITDA ($mm)
$420
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14.8x
closed 11/15/2017 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, purchased MIREC and AIREC events from Green Power Global

synopsis: UBM plc, the world's largest pureplay business-to- business events organizer and marketing services organization, announces that it has acquired MIREC (Mexico International Renewable Energy Congress) and AIREC (Argentinian International Renewable Energy Congress) from UK-based Green Power Global.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. At their events people build relationships, close deals and grow their businesses. Their 3,750+ people, based in 20+ countries, serve more than 50 different sectors, from fashion to pharmaceutical ingredients. "
seller: Green Power Global
Green Power Global offers event management services for the production, promotion and management of B2B public and private meetings and conferences. MIREC and AIREC are Latin American congress events in Mexico and Argentina, respectively, that connect hardware and software providers with developers.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Barbour ABI, acquired AMA Research Limited

synopsis: Barbour ABI has acquired AMA Research, the provider of market research, data and bespoke reports to the UK construction sector. AMA Research provides around 150 market research reports, 20 databases and bespoke research services (including commissioned market research projects and business surveys) to UK construction companies.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: Barbour ABI
Barbour ABI is a leading provider of construction intelligence and lead generation services that helps businesses target new customers and generate new business opportunities from the construction sector. They are in the perfect position to track and verify every construction project in the UK. "
target: AMA Research Limited
AMA Research is widely recognised as the leading specialist provider of market research to the UK building and construction industries. With over 150 market reports available, AMA's research and analysis goes beyond the more commonly available range of statistical and company information.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd. merged with UBM Malaysia,

synopsis: UBM Malaysia, the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia, has merged with Malaysian Exhibition Services (MES), the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia. MES has vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Malaysia
UBM Malaysia is a subsidiary of a larger B2B global organization, UBM Asia Ltd which in turn is part of UBM Plc. They are the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia. "
target: Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd.
Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd is the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia (founded to organize trade exhibitions in Malaysia and Asia). They have vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
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closed 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

DN 2.0 LLC, acquired Dealernews

synopsis: DN 2.0 LLC, a Columbus-based group of powersports Dealers, has acquired Dealernews from its former publisher, UBM, with a commitment to launch new information and collaboration services to make Dealers better Dealers. Dealernews provides news, analysis, retail trends, and exclusive research that give dealers the tools they need to stay competitive.
buyer: DN 2.0 LLC
DN 2.0 LLC is a Columbus, OH based group of powersports dealers. The group consists of: Bob Althoff, dealer principal at A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson; Stan Simpson, owner of JRJ Sports Center; and Scott Johnson, CEO of University Nutrition and president of Basic Brands/Basic Media Group. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Dealernews
Dealernews is the Voice of Powersports Retailers, helping them combine their passion for the sport with their pursuit of profit. Dealernews provides news, analysis, retail trends, and exclusive research that give dealers the tools they need to stay innovative and competitive.
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announced 12/13/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire AllWorld Exhibitions

synopsis: Global B2B events organiser, UBM plc announces that it has agreed to acquire Allworld Exhibitions. Allworld is the leading privately-owned Asian exhibitions business operating 51 tradeshows in 11 countries and across nine industry sectors.
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: AllWorld Exhibitions
Allworld is a pure-play events business serving nine different industry sectors. Allworld has industry-leading events in attractive sectors including Food & Hospitality, Packaging, Manufacturing, TMT and Oil & Gas. It has international sales teams based in London and Singapore.
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closed 11/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired The Battery Show

synopsis: U.K.-based UBM scooped up a new show in the U.S., The Battery Show North America, from another UK-based company - Smarter Shows. The Battery Show comprises three events that run annually each September in Novi, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. These include, The Battery Show, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo and the Critical Power Expo.
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 parent: Smarter Shows
target: The Battery Show
The Battery Show Exhibition & Conference is a showcase of advanced battery technology for electric & hybrid vehicles, utility & renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military and telecommunications.
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closed 7/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Arrow Electronics, Inc., acquired UBM Tech Electronics Network

synopsis: Arrow Electronics, Inc. has acquired the global internet media portfolio focused on technology and electronic design from UBM, including EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline, and Datasheets.com.
buyer: Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW:$26,812.51)
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Tech Electronics Network
UBM's Technical and Electronics Media Portfolio include EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline, and Datasheets.com. UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company.
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closed 6/1/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired Content Marketing Institute

synopsis: UBM plc, the world's leading business-to-business events organizer and marketing services organization, announced that it has acquired the Content Marketing Institute ("CMI"). CMI produces the leading annual events in the content marketing sector as well as the media channels and marketing services which support and inform the community.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target parent: Z Squared Media, LLC
target: Content Marketing Institute
Content Marketing Institute ("CMI") is the leading global content marketing education and training organization. CMI teaches enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channel storytelling. CMI's Content Marketing World event is held in Cleveland, Ohio.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Innodata Inc., acquired Agility

synopsis: INNODATA INC. announced that its MediaMiser subsidiary has purchased Agility from PR Newswire. MediaMiser is a leading provider of media monitoring and analysis software and services. Agility is a leading global media contact database and media monitoring platform that helps customers target key influencers, amplify content and measure impact.
buyer: Innodata Inc. (INOD:$60.42)
Innodata Inc. engages in the provision of business process, technology, and consulting services, as well as products and solutions that help to create, manage, use, and distribute digital information. The company operates in two segments, Content Services (CS) and Innodata Advanced Data Solutions. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Agility
Agility Platform enables communications professionals to monitor, target, engage, distribute and measure media – in a single interface. The Agility platform offers a range of workflow capabilities that helps their clients achieve their communications goals.
price ($mm)
$4.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired Business Journals, Inc.

synopsis: UBM plc announced the acquisition of Business Journals Inc (BJI), a producer of fashion trade shows in New York and Las Vegas. BJI serves the men's apparel and women's apparel and accessories markets under the following leading tradeshow brands: AccessoriesTheShow, EDIT, FAME, Moda, MRket and Stitch.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a leading b2b media company. BJI Fashion Group publishes the nationally recognized b2b publications MR Magazine and Accessories Magazine, plus produces MRket, AccessoriesTheShow, Edit, Fame, Moda and Stitch trade shows.
price ($mm)
$69
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired PR Newswire Association Inc.

synopsis: Cision has finalized the acquisition of PR Newswire. PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
price ($mm)
$841
rev ($mm)
$297
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2015 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired eMedia Asia Ltd.

synopsis: UBM plc, a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company, has acquired eMedia Asia Limited from Global Sources Ltd. eMedia's business includes the China International Optoelectronic Expo and print and online publications serving Asia's electronics community.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company that helps businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together. Their staff is organised into specialist teams which serve professional communities, helping them to do business efficiently. "
target parent: Global Sources
target: eMedia Asia Ltd.
eMedia Asia provides technology decision-makers throughout Asia with access to a multichannel media network. Through its technical events, publications and online network, eMedia Asia provides the region's electronics community with the business and technical information they need.
price ($mm)
$9.00*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/14/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Sienna Interlink

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired a 75% equity stake in Sienna Interlink, a Brazilian exhibition company based in Sao Paulo. Sienna Interlink’s main asset is the Concrete Show South America, the region’s largest concrete industry tradeshow.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Sienna Interlink
Sienna Interlink’s main asset is the Concrete Show South America, the region’s largest concrete industry tradeshow. Held each August in Sao Paolo, the show serves suppliers of concrete and cement equipment and machinery, building systems, materials, additives, tools and related services.
price ($mm)
$11*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/28/2022 via BusinessWire

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired Advertising Week

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets comprising the business known as Advertising Week from Stillwell Partners. Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Stillwell Partners
target: Advertising Week
Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
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closed 3/23/2022 via PR Newswire

Boonrise, acquired Leadercast

synopsis: Leadercast, one of the nation's oldest and most respected personal growth and leadership platforms, announced its acquisition by Cincinnati-based The LC Group, a partner organization of creative agency Boonrise owned and managed by Joe Boyd.
buyer: Boonrise
Boonrise (LC Group) is a video production company focused on storytelling, innovating, filmmaking, and video marketing. From cinematic commercials and documentaries to web-based video content, Boonrise tell stories in the most compelling way. "
target: Leadercast
Leadercast is on a mission to fill the world with leaders worth following. Launched in 2001, Leadercast produces the world's largest single-day personal growth and leadership events that are seen around the globe through live attendance, simulcasts, and customizable, on-demand broadcasts.
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closed 1/31/2022 via PR Web

Brick Marketing, acquired SEMNE

synopsis: Brick Marketing, a Boston-based digital marketing agency, has acquired SEMNE (Search Engine Marketing of New England) Digital Marketing Association, a professional marketing association for people located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut and Vermont.
buyer: Brick Marketing
Since 2005, Boston based Brick Marketing has provided B2B and B2C companies throughout the US with results and ROI focused Digital Marketing services, including: Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising, Social Media Management and Website Development. "
target: SEMNE
SEMNE (Search Engine Marketing of New England) Digital Marketing Association is a professional marketing association for people located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut and Vermont.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/12/2022 via BNC Analysis

1-800-Flowers, acquired Alice’s Table

synopsis: Digital gift marketplace 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. announced it has acquired lifestyle platform Alice’s Table, which offers fully digital and curated livestream floral, culinary and other experiences to public event guests, private and corporate clients across the U.S.
buyer: 1-800-Flowers (FLWS:$2,147.85)
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is a leading provider of gifts designed to help customers express, connect and celebrate. The Company’s Celebrations Ecosystem features their all-star family of brands, including: 1-800-Flowers.com, 1-800-Baskets.com, Cheryl’s Cookies, Harry & David, Shari’s Berries and more."
target: Alice’s Table
Alice’s Table offers fully digital and curated livestream floral, culinary and other experiences to public event guests, private and corporate clients across the U.S.
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closed 3/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Questex, LLC, purchased Digital Signage Expo from ExpoNation, LLC

synopsis: Questex, the leading information and events company, has acquired the rights to the live and digital assets of Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is the leading information and events company focused on the experience economy. Questex drives business forward through a rich engagement platform centered on leading events and surrounded by data insights and digital communities. "
seller: ExpoNation, LLC
Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired BridgeTower Media

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, a leading operations-focused middle market private equity firm, announced it has acquired BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of B2B information, research, events, and marketing solutions across more than 25 U.S. markets and industries.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States.
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closed 9/30/2020 via PR Newswire

STEMconnector merged with Pod Network LLC,

synopsis: Pod Network LLC, an award-winning social networking app, has merged with STEMconnector, the nation's largest research-driven professional services company dedicated to developing a diverse, STEM-ready workforce.
buyer: Pod Network LLC
Pod is a social networking platform designed to provide discovery and community building capability in a fast and easy manner. Based on the significance of interests and proximity, Pod serves to help people build and maintain rich networks. "
target: STEMconnector
STEMconnector is the leading corporation connecting all aspects of the STEM community from K-12 to global corporations. STEMconnector provides corporate, postsecondary, K-12, nonprofit, and government members with enterprise-wide support to develop, execute, and scale their STEM talent strategies.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paragon Partners GmbH, acquired Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Paragon Partners, one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe, acquired all shares of the WEKA Group, a leading provider of specialist information, software, further education & services for the DACH region and France.
buyer: Paragon Partners GmbH
Paragon Partners is an independent private equity company. The firm invests in mid-sized companies with a proven and sustainable business model. Its investments are primarily in the German speaking region but its perspective is international. "
target: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international specialist publishing company for administration and industry. WEKA is one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses in the world. The Group is based in Kissing, Germany and consists of 25 media companies in four European countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$280
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2020 via Forbes

Growth Catalyst Partners, acquired Government Executive Media Group

synopsis: Growth Catalyst Partners, a lower-middle market private equity firm, is acquiring a controlling stake in Government Executive Media Group, government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies.
buyer: Growth Catalyst Partners
Growth Catalyst Partners ("GCP") is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on information, marketing and tech-enabled services businesses. GCP’s strategy involves targeting growth segments of industries and identifying market leading companies with breakout potential. "
target parent: Atlantic Media Company
target: Government Executive Media Group
Government Executive is government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies. Their readers are the high-ranking civilian and military officials who are responsible for defending the nation.
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closed 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired Topo, Inc

synopsis: Gartner, a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500, has acquired TOPO, a research, advisory, and consulting firm for sales and marketing organizations, to better help companies continue to grow revenue faster and sustain that growth.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner is a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. Gartner's combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced, and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. "
target: Topo, Inc
TOPO is a research, advisory, and consulting firm that helps sales and marketing adopt the patterns and plays that drive faster revenue growth. The company develops research insights, actionable assessments, and market technology guides for marketing, sales development, and sales.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

mktg, inc., acquired Branded Asia

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis, part of Japan’s leading advertising agency group Dentsu Inc., has acquired the live events producer Branded. Branded will join lifestyle marketing agency MKTG to scale capabilities in live media events through the development of new age creative, content and IP ownership in the high growth areas of entertainment.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: mktg, inc. (CMKG:$134.90)
MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment consulting, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/B2B engagement, and more. "
target: Branded Asia
Branded is an award-winning live events producer based in Hong Kong. Branded creates and produces live media that matters, connecting businesses, brands, celebrities and fans through large and small scale events including the YouTube FanFest global tour.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, announced that it has acquired Questex, a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 4/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

NetMediaGroup, acquired Editialis

synopsis: NetMediaGroup, a business to business media group, announces the acquisition of Editialis, a multi-media communications group highly recognized for its print and digital publishing activities, content production and BtoB events.
buyer: NetMediaGroup
NetMediaGroup is a business to business media group for IT decision makers, such as Silicon, ITespresso, ZDNET.de, etc., and for the Digital ecosystem. They are a leader in building brands through transactional marketing. "
target: Editialis
Based in France, the Editialis group is designed to support decision-makers in their professional performance. The Editialis group offers advertisers unparalleled audience hubs to get in touch with marketing and commercial decision-makers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/30/2018 via Market Watch

Informa plc, will acquire United Business Media Limited

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has accepted a takeover offer from Informa plc, which the companies say will create the world's largest business-to-business events group. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,438 [$6,168]
rev ($mm)
$1,423
EBITDA ($mm)
$420
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired Cristal Events SA

synopsis: MediaSchool Group announced their acquisition of Cristal Events from Startinvest. Cristal Events organizes advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a network of higher education establishments specialising in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies. Boasting an offer of 25 schools, MediaSchool is present in 9 cities: Paris, London, Brussels, Shanghai, Barcelona, Strasbourg, Marseille, Toulouse and Nice. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: Cristal Events SA
Cristal Events is an event company that operates advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets. Their events include the Cristal Festival, the Cristal Awards, and Digital Tuesday.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Comexposium SA, acquired Converse Media Ltd

synopsis: Comexposium has acquired a 60 per cent stake in the UK holding company Converse Media. Converse Media, a B2B industry events specialist, owns a majority stake in both Insight Events Sweden and Insight Events Denmark, which organize exhibitions, conferences and training courses over a wide range of sectors in Sweden and Denmark.
buyer: Comexposium SA
The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world leaders in event organization, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events, covering 11 different sectors of activity such as food, agriculture, fashion, homeland security, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. "
target: Converse Media Ltd
Converse Media is a B2B industry events specialist that owns a majority stake in both Insight Events Sweden and Insight Events Denmark, which organize exhibitions, conferences and training courses over a wide range of sectors in Sweden and Denmark.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 8/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Global Sources

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd., a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China, announced the completion of the acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$484 [$375]
rev ($mm)
$152
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x

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Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,864.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$311.04
EBIT ($mm)
$214.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6900
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$181.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($29.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($73.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
648
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Ticker: EB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eventbrite
Eventbrite
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$162.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($189.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($204.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1126
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$141.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.85
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
1751
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hyve Group plc
Hyve Group plc
UK-based Hyve Group is a next-generation global events business whose purpose is to create unmissable events, where customers from all corners of the globe share extraordinary moments and shape industry innovation.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$72.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($46.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($85.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
772
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$35.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.91
EBIT ($mm)
$3.63
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$7,244.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,646.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,922.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
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.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$1,798.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$554.00
EBIT ($mm)
$208.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GL Events
GL Events
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,166.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$158.39
EBIT ($mm)
$98.85
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
4506
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Ticker: SEHK:752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico is a global group of agencies specialising in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands for businesses, institutions and governments. Pico brings brands to life and creates experiences through Total Brand Activation – from strategy to execution.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$617.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.51
EBIT ($mm)
$43.22
Net Income ($mm)
$34.18
Employees
2000
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Ticker: LSE:ASCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ascential plc
Ascential plc
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$349.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.40
EBIT ($mm)
($21.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:WIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$162.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.04
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$17.35
Employees
856
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