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closed 4/13/2010 via BNC Analysis

EE Times Group, acquired DesignCon

synopsis: Professional Education International, a leader in the information and communications technology conference arena, has sold DesignCon, an exhibition and conference serving the electronic design and semiconductor industry, to United Business Media’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EE Times Group.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: EE Times Group
EE Times Group is the authoritative source of market and technical information, decision tools, peer communities and professional education for the executives and engineers who design, develop and commercialize technology. "
target parent: International Engineering Consortium
target: DesignCon
DesignCon serves as the premier event for practicing engineers in the electrical design and semiconductor communities.
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closed 8/31/2009 via PR Newswire

SAE International, acquired Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference

synopsis: Continuing to expand its overall portfolio of programs, products and services in the area of mobility electronics, SAE International has purchased all rights to the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference (Convergence) from the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association (CTEA).
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. "
target parent: CTEA
target: Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference
For over 30 years, the Convergence Conference and Exhibition has served the automotive and transportation electronics community by delivering relevant technology solutions and an electrifying line-up of invited speakers and presenters.
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closed 3/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

AS Delfi, acquired LOGIN Conferences

synopsis: Delfi, a major internet portal in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, has acquired LOGIN Conferences from Small Talk Ideas, a conference organiser in Lithuania. LOGIN is the largest innovation and technology conference in the Baltic states. LOGIN gathers creatives, techies, and entrepreneurs together to generate new thoughts and accelerate changes.
buyer parent: Ekspress Grupp
buyer: AS Delfi
Delfi is a major internet portal in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Delfi provides daily news and videos about topics that range from gardening to politics. Delfi offers over 300 articles every month that can be conveniently read on their website or mobile app. "
target parent: Small Talk Ideas
target: LOGIN Conferences
LOGIN Conferences is the largest innovation and technology conference in the Baltic states. LOGIN gathers creatives, techies, and entrepreneurs together to create the best atmosphere for them to generate new thoughts and accelerate changes.
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closed 5/5/2014 via PR Newswire

CompTIA, acquired TechAmerica

synopsis: CompTIA, the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry, has acquired TechAmerica, a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. "
target: TechAmerica
TechAmerica is a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence. Its membership is comprised of technology companies who create a variety of products and deliver a multitude of services in the private sector and to governments at the state and national level.
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closed 11/7/2013 via PR Web

FC Business Intelligence Ltd., acquired Open Mobile Media Ltd.

synopsis: FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a London-based conference and business intelligence company, has acquired Open Mobile Media, organizer of The Open Mobile Summit (OMS) in San Francisco and London, two of the most influential events in the international mobile industry calendar.
buyer: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK. "
target: Open Mobile Media Ltd.
The Open Mobile Summit the industry's number one conference and annual meeting-place. The show offers an incomparable opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in the mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce industries.
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closed 5/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, purchased Four Key Trade Shows from K.Fairs

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions continues to expand its presence in South Korea. The world-leading events organizer recently announced its acquisition of the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs held across multiple cities in the country. The events have been acquired from K.Fairs, a regarded trade fair organizer in Korea.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 30 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
seller: K.Fairs
The four key tradeshows include the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs. Electronics Manufacturing Korea (EMK) is Korea's largest electronics manufacturing exhibition. The Home Table Deco Fair (HTD Fair) is a major event in the home decor industry.
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closed 3/5/2007 via Company Press Release

EH Publishing, Inc, acquired Robotics Trends, Inc.

synopsis: EH Publishing, Inc., the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Robotics Trends, Inc., a leading integrated media company in the growing robotics industry.
buyer: EH Publishing, Inc
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million electronic home professionals and consumers worldwide. "
target: Robotics Trends, Inc.
Robotics Trends produces several conferences including the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition, and the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition.
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closed 9/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

i2i Events, acquired CWIEME Ltd

synopsis: i2i Events Group is pleased to confirm it acquired CWIEME portfolio. The portfolio comprises CWIEME exhibitions in Germany, China, India and USA and the Inductica Conferences. CWIEME Berlin is the world’s largest international exhibition of its type serving the industrial technology niche of components for electric motors and transformers.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: i2i Events
Supremely organised and relentlessly relevant, i2i Events Group enable more than 200,000 buyers and producers to meet and trade at some of the greatest exhibitions, large scale events and festivals in the world. "
target: CWIEME Ltd
CWIEME Berlin is the world’s largest international exhibition of its type serving the industrial technology niche of components for electric motors and transformers. CWIEME exhibitions are now held in Germany, China, India and USA and the Inductica Conferences.
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closed 11/8/2017 via Company Press Release

ADI Analytics LLC, acquired Chemical Market Resources, Inc.

synopsis: ADI Analytics LLC, a management consulting and market research firm specializing in oil and gas, energy, and chemicals, has acquired certain assets of Chemical Market Resources, Inc., a Houston-based company that provides information, market intelligence, and strategic analyses to the chemical, petrochemical, polymers, and plastics industries.
buyer: ADI Analytics LLC
ADI Analytics is a consulting and advisory firm specializing in oil and gas, coal and power, energy, and chemicals. In the past eight years, we have completed over 200 projects for nearly 80 clients including ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Chevron, and more. "
target parent: TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd.
target: Chemical Market Resources, Inc.
Chemical Market Resources, Inc. (CMR) is a Houston-based company that provides information, market intelligence, and strategic analyses to the chemical, petrochemical, polymers, and plastics industries.
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closed 9/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd., acquired Chemical Market Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Chemical Market Resources Inc. has been acquired by TZ Minerals International Pty. Ltd. for an undisclosed price. Chemical Market Resources offers business research and strategic planning for a global clientele base concentrated in the chemical, petrochemical, plastics, and allied industries. The company also hosts an annual conference.
buyer: TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd.
TZMI is an independent consulting company, operating since 1994, that works with a wide range of global clients to provide insight and expert advice on opaque mineral, metal and chemical sectors. "
target: Chemical Market Resources, Inc.
Chemical Market Resources, Inc. was established in 1990 to undertake business research and strategic planning for a global clientele base concentrated in the chemical, petrochemical, plastics, and allied industries.
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closed 7/13/2007 via BNC Analysis

Institute for International Research, acquired Shared Insights

synopsis: Institute for International Research (IIR), a division of Informa plc, has acquired the conference and online community assets of Shared Insights Inc. The deal included 10 technology conferences, five online private online communities and other related Web properties.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Institute for International Research
The Institute for International Research is an independent, privately owned company with an international network of offices and events in 36 countries. Delivers the very latest information to business professionals in the form of conferences, courses, seminars, exhibitions and publications. "
target: Shared Insights
Shared Insights is a full-service provider of community education, management and ongoing services. Our mission is to help business professionals and their organizations improve their performance by leveraging the power of "community" and social networks.
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closed 12/5/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., purchased Software 2007 Conference from Sand Hill Group LLC

synopsis: CMP Technology, producers of industry-defining events such as Interop, VoiceCon, the annual Web 2.0 Summit, Web 2.0 Expo, the Enterprise 2.0 Conference and Mobile Business Expo, announced its acquisition of the Software 2007 conference.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
seller: Sand Hill Group LLC
Sand Hill Group serves the $600 billion plus software, services and solutions market. Sand Hill Group provides investments and management advice to emerging enterprise technology leaders. Sand Hill also owns Sandhill.com and produces the "Enterprise" and “Software” conferences.
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closed 9/28/2010 via BusinessWire

AOL LLC, acquired TechCrunch, Inc.

synopsis: AOL Inc. announced that it has acquired TechCrunch, Inc., the company that owns and operates TechCrunch and its network of websites dedicated to technology news, information and analysis. TechCrunch and its associated properties and conferences will join the AOL Technology Network.
buyer: AOL LLC (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: TechCrunch, Inc.
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. TechCrunch operates a global network of dedicated properties from Europe to Japan, as well as specialized industry websites and sections.
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closed 1/3/2008 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Mass Events Labs

synopsis: CMP, a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry, announced the acquisition of Mass Events Labs, the producer of unconference-style and custom events. Mass Events Labs will join CMP's Business Technology Group.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Mass Events Labs
Mass Events Labs is a leading producer of custom events and unconferences that are, in-part, based on the Open Space methodology. An unconference's agenda is determined by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by the event's organizers in advance.
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$1.20
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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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closed 12/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Reed MIDEM, acquired LeWeb

synopsis: Reed MIDEM, a leading organiser of international tradeshows and conferences, announced the acquisition of LeWeb, Europe's top internet conference and networking events. The acquisition enables LeWeb to reinforce its development and further strengthens Reed MIDEM's interests in digital innovation and entrepreneurship.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed MIDEM
Reed MIDEM is an organizer of professional, international tradeshows and conferences. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors. "
target: LeWeb
Launched in Paris in 2004 by Loic and Geraldine Le Meur, LeWeb brings together the key players in the international internet ecosystem including entrepreneurs and visionaries, investors and venture capitalists, technology businesses, large companies, digital marketers and journalists.
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closed 8/2/2011 via BusinessWire

Wellesley Information Services, acquired Carson Systems Ltd.

synopsis: Wellesley Information Services announced the acquisition of Carson Systems Ltd, a UK-based producer of industry-leading events for Web developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Carson Systems’ events include the well-known Future of Web Applications (FOWA), Future of Web Design (FOWD), and Future of Mobility (FOM) series.
buyer parent: UCG
buyer: Wellesley Information Services
Wellesley Information Services (WIS) is the premier independent provider of SAP and IBM training and education. WIS products feature award-winning content that is relevant, practical, and unique, and is consumed by business and IT professionals all over the world and in every industry. "
target: Carson Systems Ltd.
Carson Systems Ltd produces world-class events for web professionals and entrepreneurs. Its Future of Web Applications (FOWA), Future of Web Design (FOWD), and Future of Mobility (FOM) series of events are annual gatherings of thought leaders, cutting-edge technologists, and investors.
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closed 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Midest

synopsis: GL events acquired Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
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. "
target: Midest
Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
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closed 4/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cambridge Innovation Institute, acquired Trends Equity, Inc.

synopsis: Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), has announced the acquisition of Trends Equity, Inc. Trends Equity produces AI World, the industry’s largest independent event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning, and AI Trends, the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI.
buyer: Cambridge Innovation Institute
Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) delivers cutting edge information through events, publishing, and training to leading commercial, academic, government and research institutes across the life science and energy industries. "
target: Trends Equity, Inc.
Trends Equity produces AI World, the industry’s largest independent event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning, and AI Trends, the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI.
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closed 4/22/2016 via BusinessWire

ASUG, purchased North American assets from The Eventful Group

synopsis: Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) announces the acquisition of The Eventful Group’s North American assets to deepen its commitment to the SAP community and provide the greatest number of opportunities for collaboration year round. Eventful is a company specializing in industry events and festivals that celebrate people, technology, and innovation
buyer: ASUG
Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) is a community of more than 100,000 SAP professionals across 19 industries. ASUG is a year-round community dedicated to connecting entire organizations to resources needed to deliver business results, as well as prepare for what’s next in business technology. "
seller: The Eventful Group
Eventful is an award-winning global B2B company – specializing in industry events and festivals that celebrate the people, technology, ideas and innovations. Every event is a forum for delegates, speakers and partners to share their knowledge and forge strong working relationships.
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closed 4/13/2010 via BNC Analysis

EE Times Group, acquired DesignCon

synopsis: Professional Education International, a leader in the information and communications technology conference arena, has sold DesignCon, an exhibition and conference serving the electronic design and semiconductor industry, to United Business Media’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EE Times Group.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: EE Times Group
EE Times Group is the authoritative source of market and technical information, decision tools, peer communities and professional education for the executives and engineers who design, develop and commercialize technology. "
target parent: International Engineering Consortium
target: DesignCon
DesignCon serves as the premier event for practicing engineers in the electrical design and semiconductor communities.
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closed 4/13/2010 via BNC Analysis

EE Times Group, acquired DesignCon

synopsis: Professional Education International, a leader in the information and communications technology conference arena, has sold DesignCon, an exhibition and conference serving the electronic design and semiconductor industry, to United Business Media’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EE Times Group.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: EE Times Group
EE Times Group is the authoritative source of market and technical information, decision tools, peer communities and professional education for the executives and engineers who design, develop and commercialize technology. "
target parent: International Engineering Consortium
target: DesignCon
DesignCon serves as the premier event for practicing engineers in the electrical design and semiconductor communities.
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closed 4/13/2010 via BNC Analysis

EE Times Group, acquired DesignCon

synopsis: Professional Education International, a leader in the information and communications technology conference arena, has sold DesignCon, an exhibition and conference serving the electronic design and semiconductor industry, to United Business Media’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EE Times Group.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: EE Times Group
EE Times Group is the authoritative source of market and technical information, decision tools, peer communities and professional education for the executives and engineers who design, develop and commercialize technology. "
target parent: International Engineering Consortium
target: DesignCon
DesignCon serves as the premier event for practicing engineers in the electrical design and semiconductor communities.
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closed 7/27/2007 via Company Press Release

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Semiconductor Insights

synopsis: CMP Technology, a targeted media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry, has acquired Semiconductor Insights, the premier provider of technical and intellectual property information to the global semiconductor industry.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Semiconductor Insights
Semiconductor Insights is the leading technical advisor to the world’s microelectronics community. SI supports its clients through the technical investigation of patents, integrated circuits and electronic systems.
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closed 11/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Hindawi Publishing Corporation, purchased "Active and Passive Electronic Components" Journal from Taylor & Francis Group plc

synopsis: Hindawi Publishing has acquired "Active and Passive Electronic Components" from Taylor & Francis. No terms were given. The journal is published quarterly and is devoted to the science and technology of all types of electronic components, including semiconductor materials, thick-film materials, electron tubes, capacitors, and solid-state memories.
buyer: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Hindawi Publishing Corporation is a commercial publisher of STM (Science, Technology, and Medicine) literature. Founded in 1997, Hindawi currently employs around 200 people, who are responsible for the publication of 45+ peer-reviewed journals as well as a number of scholarly books. "
seller parent: Informa plc
seller: Taylor & Francis Group plc
Taylor & Francis Group is a leading academic publisher, releasing more than 500 journals and some 1,500 books each year. The company serves the educational, industrial research, and professional markets through a dozen imprints, including Carfax, Falmer, Garland, and Routledge.
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closed 9/17/2009 via PR Newswire

European Business Press, SA, acquired European Business Press, SA

synopsis: TechInsights, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision-makers, announced that the company has reached a final agreement for the sale of its Brussels-based publishing company, European Business Press SA, to Andre Rousselot, EBP's President.
buyer: European Business Press, SA
European Business Press, SA is a Belgium-based business-to-business publishing company serving the electronics industry. Under license from United Business Media, EBP publishes EE Times Europe and Microwave Engineering Europe. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: European Business Press, SA
European Business Press, SA is a Belgium-based business-to-business publishing company serving the electronics industry. Under license from United Business Media, EBP publishes EE Times Europe and Microwave Engineering Europe.
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closed 2/17/2015 via BusinessWire

Arrow Electronics, Inc., purchased United Technical Publishing from Hearst Business Media

synopsis: Arrow Electronics, Inc. announced that it has acquired United Technical Publishing, a division of Hearst Business Media and a leading digital provider of product information to the global electronics components industry. United Technical Publishing’s portfolio includes directories, e-newsletters, 16 engineering-driven websites, and more.
buyer: Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW:$26,812.51)
Arrow Electronics is a 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 more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, and more. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Hearst Business Media
Hearst Business Media is a global technology leader. Their United Technical Publishing’s portfolio includes directories, e-newsletters, 16 engineering-driven websites, inventory access tools and databases that are important resources for engineers involved in product design.
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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 5/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, purchased Four Key Trade Shows from K.Fairs

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions continues to expand its presence in South Korea. The world-leading events organizer recently announced its acquisition of the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs held across multiple cities in the country. The events have been acquired from K.Fairs, a regarded trade fair organizer in Korea.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 30 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
seller: K.Fairs
The four key tradeshows include the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs. Electronics Manufacturing Korea (EMK) is Korea's largest electronics manufacturing exhibition. The Home Table Deco Fair (HTD Fair) is a major event in the home decor industry.
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closed 9/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

i2i Events, acquired CWIEME Ltd

synopsis: i2i Events Group is pleased to confirm it acquired CWIEME portfolio. The portfolio comprises CWIEME exhibitions in Germany, China, India and USA and the Inductica Conferences. CWIEME Berlin is the world’s largest international exhibition of its type serving the industrial technology niche of components for electric motors and transformers.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: i2i Events
Supremely organised and relentlessly relevant, i2i Events Group enable more than 200,000 buyers and producers to meet and trade at some of the greatest exhibitions, large scale events and festivals in the world. "
target: CWIEME Ltd
CWIEME Berlin is the world’s largest international exhibition of its type serving the industrial technology niche of components for electric motors and transformers. CWIEME exhibitions are now held in Germany, China, India and USA and the Inductica Conferences.
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closed 11/12/2007 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Portelligent

synopsis: CMP, a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry, has acquired Portelligent, the leading provider of product teardowns to the electronics industry.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Portelligent
Portelligent is the world's premiere product teardown firm, delivering product analyses and related research in mobile, wireless, and consumer electronics to a global client base. Portelligent's technology intelligence enables clients to make faster, better, and more cost-effective decisions.
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The Linley Group, will acquire Microprocessor Report

synopsis: The Linley Group, the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, communications, mobile, and wireless, announced it has signed an agreement with In-Stat to acquire the Microprocessor Report, the leading newsletter for processor technology.
buyer: The Linley Group
The Linley Group is the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, communications, mobile, and wireless. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Microprocessor Report
Microprocessor Report is the leading technical publication for the microprocessor industry. Microprocessor Report is exclusively subscriber-supported and dedicated to providing unbiased, in-depth, and critical analysis of new high-performance microprocessor developments.
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Semiconductor International, purchased Semiconductor Manufacturing Magazine from Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International

synopsis: SEMI, the global industry association serving the micro- and nano-electronics supply chain, and Reed Business Information (RBI), a leading business-to-business publisher and information provider, have announced a broad-ranging media partnership that includes the merger of Semiconductor Manufacturing Magazine with Semiconductor International.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Semiconductor International
Semiconductor International is the world's leading trade publication serving the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The print and digital editions reach more than 42,500 qualified buyers of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and materials around the world. "
seller: Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that provide equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors, displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related technologies.
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closed 1/20/2014 via Company Press Release

SAE International, acquired Effective Training, Inc.

synopsis: SAE International bolstered its engineering fundamentals portfolio of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) learning products by acquiring Effective Training, Inc. ("ETI"). Their products include: software, videos, Web-based training, digital instructor kits, reference books and materials, textbooks and workbooks.
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. It is a global association of more than 134,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. "
target: Effective Training, Inc.
Effective Training, Inc. is a global leader in the field of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. They provide training to thousands of companies, corporations and educational organizations around the world.
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closed 8/31/2009 via PR Newswire

SAE International, acquired Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference

synopsis: Continuing to expand its overall portfolio of programs, products and services in the area of mobility electronics, SAE International has purchased all rights to the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference (Convergence) from the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association (CTEA).
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. "
target parent: CTEA
target: Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference
For over 30 years, the Convergence Conference and Exhibition has served the automotive and transportation electronics community by delivering relevant technology solutions and an electrifying line-up of invited speakers and presenters.
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closed 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Midest

synopsis: GL events acquired Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
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. "
target: Midest
Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
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closed 9/28/2010 via BusinessWire

AOL LLC, acquired TechCrunch, Inc.

synopsis: AOL Inc. announced that it has acquired TechCrunch, Inc., the company that owns and operates TechCrunch and its network of websites dedicated to technology news, information and analysis. TechCrunch and its associated properties and conferences will join the AOL Technology Network.
buyer: AOL LLC (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: TechCrunch, Inc.
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. TechCrunch operates a global network of dedicated properties from Europe to Japan, as well as specialized industry websites and sections.
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closed 4/7/2009 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired Moss Creek Capital

synopsis: The 451 Group has acquired independent equity-research firm Moss Creek Capital in order to expand its services for the professional investment community. The acquisition expands the coverage and financial expertise of The 451 Group, an independent analyst firm that covers emerging technologies within the enterprise IT industry.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is an independent technology industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target: Moss Creek Capital
Dallas-based Moss Creek Capital provides investment research on publicly traded software companies, offering actionable insight gleaned from conversations with end users, key players in the software distribution channel and company executives.
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closed 1/3/2008 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Mass Events Labs

synopsis: CMP, a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry, announced the acquisition of Mass Events Labs, the producer of unconference-style and custom events. Mass Events Labs will join CMP's Business Technology Group.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Mass Events Labs
Mass Events Labs is a leading producer of custom events and unconferences that are, in-part, based on the Open Space methodology. An unconference's agenda is determined by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by the event's organizers in advance.
price ($mm)
$1.20
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
5.8x
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closed 4/23/2019 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired EngineersGarage

synopsis: Business-to-Business media company, WTWH Media announced it has acquired the website EngineersGarage.com. Founded in 2010, EngineersGarage.com provides electrical engineers and college students with high value unique content within the electrical engineering field.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the electronics, design engineering, hospitality, life sciences, renewable energy, retail and robotics markets with more than 45+ web sites, 12 events, 7 print publications and custom digital marketing services. "
target: EngineersGarage
Founded in 2010, EngineersGarage.com provides electrical engineers and college students with high value unique content within the electrical engineering field. The site focuses on open source technologies as well as project tutorials with aim of empowering engineers with technology applications.
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closed 3/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Institution of Engineering and Technology, acquired SciTech Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is expanding its offering to members with the full acquisition of titles published by the renowned US electromagnetics engineering specialist, SciTech Publishing. SciTech’s unique books will strengthen the IET’s engineering intelligence product range for all members around the world.
buyer: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is a world leading professional organisation working to develop science, engineering and technology. The IET dates from 1871 and has more than 150,000 members in 127 countries with offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. "
target: SciTech Publishing, Inc.
SciTech Publishing has produced print and electronic materials in electrical engineering subject areas of radar, antennas & propagation, microwave/RF design, communications and related electrical engineering disciplines since 1998.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

easyFairs, acquired Advanced Engineering UK

synopsis: Easyfairs has announced the acquisition of UK Tech Events Ltd, organiser of the Advanced Engineering UK portfolio of events. Advanced Engineering UK is one of the UK’s fastest growing industry meetings and unites multiple interrelated high value engineering communities.
buyer parent: Artexis Easyfairs
buyer: easyFairs
easyFairs is one of the leading organisers of trade shows. It runs time & cost-effective trade shows in Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Advanced Engineering UK
Advanced Engineering UK is one of the UK’s fastest growing industry meetings and unites multiple interrelated high value engineering communities into a unique integrated technology transfer and supply chain business development environment.
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