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closed 10/22/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Canon Communications, LLC

synopsis: UBM announces it has acquired Canon Communications LLC from Spectrum Equity Investors and Apprise Media LLC for $287 million. Canon is a leading provider of tradeshows and related media products to the global medical device design industry and advanced manufacturing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited ("UBM") 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 parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Canon Communications, LLC
Canon Communications LLC is the producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the $3 trillion advanced, technology-based design and manufacturing industry, including medical device, pharmaceutical, electronics, design engineering, process technology and plastics processing.
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announced 9/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, will acquire RosMould

synopsis: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, a company that specialises in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology, will acquire RosMould, a world-class specialized trade fair for mold-making, prototyping and 3D technologies. RosMould has been a trusted compass for professionals in the field of mold, die and stamp manufacturing.
buyer parent: Messe Frankfurt GmbH
buyer: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Mesago specialises in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. More than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, speakers and conference attendees take part in their events each year. Their events include formnext, sps ipc drives, emv seminare, INservFM, and more. "
target: RosMould
RosMould is a world-class specialized trade fair for mold-making, prototyping and 3D technologies. RosMould has been a trusted compass for professionals in the field of mold, die and stamp manufacturing. RosMould is the only trade fair of its kind in Russia and attracts more than 200 participants.
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announced 4/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Global Sources, will acquire Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire an ownership interest in the Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition and its related shows (SIMM). The acquisition of SIMM will allow Global Sources to establish a strong presence in China's machinery industry.
buyer: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces and print/digital magazines. "
target: Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition
SIMM is held annually in Shenzhen, one of the major manufacturing cities in China. In 2013, the event included the categories of mold manufacturing technology and products, cutlery and tools, machinery automation, and metal processing, with approximately 4,600 booths and over 75,000 visitors.
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired Stamping-Days

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, the leading producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the €2 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, announced its acquisition of Stamping-Days, a biannual exhibition serving the high precision stamping technology industry in Germany.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target: Stamping-Days
Since 2003, Stamping Days has grown to become the key event for the stamping technology marketplace in Europe and is held amidst the most intensive hub of high technology manufacturing industry in Europe.
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closed 5/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Canon Communications, Inc., purchased four special-focus manufacturing technology events from Trident Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Canon Communications has acquired four special-focus manufacturing technology events from Devon, UK-based Trident Exhibitions Limited. The acquisition brings the number of Canon’s trade show events to 43 while also introducing its highly successful co-location strategy to Europe, a key market for advanced design and manufacturing industries.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller: Trident Exhibitions Limited
Trident Exhibitions Limited has created and run successful shows targeting many niche areas in the manufacturing industry both in the UK and overseas. Trident has worked closely with prestigious trade associations as well as leading trade publications such as Industrial Technology magazine.
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announced 5/10/2006 via PR Newswire

Canon Communications, Inc., will purchase eight trade shows and one magazine from Reed Exhibition Companies

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, an Apprise Media Company, today announced an agreement in principle to acquire eight trade shows and one magazine dedicated to the US advanced, technology-based manufacturing sectors from Reed Elsevier.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business.
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closed 11/18/2004 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibition Companies, acquired Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions has acquired the Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions (AM EXPO) from Technical Exhibitions and Conferences, Inc. (TEC). The regional events, which have been held in Greenville, SC; Worcester, MA; and Cincinnati, OH, focus on automated manufacturing, assembly systems and manufacturing information technology.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business. "
target parent: Technical Exhibitions and Conferences, Inc.
target: Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions
Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions is focused on automated manufacturing, assembly systems and manufacturing information technology.
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closed 6/14/2010 via

United Business Media Limited, acquired Navalshore

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 60% interest in Navalshore, a Brazilian shipbuilding industry tradeshow and conference, from its private owners.
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: Navalshore
Navalshore is the leading annual tradeshow for the maritime industry in Brazil. Navalshore brings together suppliers of marine and shipbuilding technology, products and services with shipbuilders, subcontractors and companies ordering new ships.
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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:$3,663.05)
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 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 12/5/2006 via Company Press Release

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, purchased Canadian Manufacturing and Industrial Portfolio from Reed Exhibition Companies

synopsis: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has purchased: Plant Maintenance & Design Engineering; Western Manufacturing Technology Show; Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show; Advanced Manufacturing Expo; Montreal Manufacturing Technology; Southwest Ontario Industrial Show; and Canadian Manufacturing Week from Reed Exhibitions.
buyer: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world’s leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business.
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Prime Creative Media Pty. Ltd., purchased Industrial Assets from Cirrus Media

synopsis: Prime Creative Media is pleased to announce the acquisition of the industrial, mining, manufacturing and agricultural assets from the Cirrus Media. The sale comprises of industry-leading mastheads, events, and web assets, including industry directories and the transfer of all existing staff and infrastructure.
buyer: Prime Creative Media Pty. Ltd.
Prime Creative Media is an independently owned media and marketing organisation operating from Melbourne, Australia. Prime Creative Media publishes a range of niche magazine titles including Global Coffee Review, the world premium coffee industry magazine. "
seller parent: Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd.
seller: Cirrus Media
The Industrial, Mining, Manufacturing and Agricultural assets from the Cirrus Media are comprised of industry-leading mastheads, events, and web assets, including industry directories and the transfer of all existing staff and infrastructure.
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closed 12/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired BIMWorld, LLC.

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of BIMWorld, a privately-owned business specializing in the production and distribution of branded BIM content for building product manufacturers.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions. "
target: BIMWorld, LLC.
BIMWorld™ is a privately-owned business specializing in the production and distribution of branded BIM content for building product manufacturers.
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closed 1/7/2008 via BusinessWire

Oliver Wyman, acquired Harbour Consulting

synopsis: Oliver Wyman, a leading international management consulting firm, has acquired Harbour Consulting, the world’s leading advisory firm on manufacturing performance and competitiveness in the automotive industry.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
buyer: Oliver Wyman
With more than 2,500 professionals in over 40 cities around the globe, Oliver Wyman is the leading management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organizational transformation, and leadership development. "
target: Harbour Consulting
Harbour Consulting is a manufacturing and management consulting firm focused on improving the overall competitiveness of manufacturing companies. Harbour Consulting publishes The Harbour Report™, the annual study of automotive manufacturing performance.
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closed 12/14/2011 via Company Press Release

SFW Capital Partners, acquired Buyers Laboratory Inc.

synopsis: SFW Capital Partners (SFW) announced that it has completed a majority investment in Buyers Laboratory, Inc., the leading provider of analytical testing and competitive intelligence services to the digital imaging and document management industry.
buyer: SFW Capital Partners
SFW Capital Partners is the leading private equity firm investing with management in mid-sized companies providing analytical tools and related services, including instruments, information and software, and outsourced analytical services. "
target: Buyers Laboratory Inc.
Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) is the leading authority and provider of critical intelligence on the imaging industry. BLI's comprehensive array of products and services provide clients with the most credible source for global competitive intelligence.
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closed 10/22/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Canon Communications, LLC

synopsis: UBM announces it has acquired Canon Communications LLC from Spectrum Equity Investors and Apprise Media LLC for $287 million. Canon is a leading provider of tradeshows and related media products to the global medical device design industry and advanced manufacturing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited ("UBM") 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 parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Canon Communications, LLC
Canon Communications LLC is the producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the $3 trillion advanced, technology-based design and manufacturing industry, including medical device, pharmaceutical, electronics, design engineering, process technology and plastics processing.
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closed 5/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Canon Communications, LLC, acquired Pharmalot

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, announced that it has acquired Pharmalot. As part of the acquisition, Pharmalot’s founder, Ed Silverman, will join Canon as an Editor at Large in the Pharmaceutical Media Group and will continue as Pharmalot’s Editor.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, LLC
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target: Pharmalot
Pharmalot is an influential blog focused on news and information in the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmalot is written by Ed Silverman, a prize-winning journalist who has covered the pharmaceutical industry for the past 15 years.
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announced 2/16/2010 via Market Wire

Canon Communications, LLC, will purchase 4 Advanced Manufacturing Media Brands from Reed Business Information

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC announced a definitive agreement to acquire four key media brands serving the advanced design engineering sector. Included in the purchase from Reed Business Information-US are the worldwide assets of Electronic Design News (EDN), Design News, Test & Measurement World, and Packaging Digest.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, LLC
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites.
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired Stamping-Days

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, the leading producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the €2 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, announced its acquisition of Stamping-Days, a biannual exhibition serving the high precision stamping technology industry in Germany.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target: Stamping-Days
Since 2003, Stamping Days has grown to become the key event for the stamping technology marketplace in Europe and is held amidst the most intensive hub of high technology manufacturing industry in Europe.
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closed 2/6/2008 via Company Press Release

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired Pharmapack

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, the leading producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, today announced its acquisition of the Pharmapack trade show from French organizer Oriex which begins today in Paris.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target parent: Oriex
target: Pharmapack
Pharmapack serves Europe’s $9 Billion pharmaceutical packaging marketplace with a focus on the sectors fastest growth area—drug delivery packaging. While the overall European pharmaceutical packaging industry is expanding at 6% per year, advanced packaging is experiencing double-digit increases.
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closed 10/9/2007 via BusinessWire

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired K & R Messe GmbH & Co.

synopsis: Canon Communications, the leading publisher, trade show producer, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, has acquired two leading trade shows in Germany, INTERPART and SURFACTS, as part of its expansion in the European market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target: K & R Messe GmbH & Co.
The K & R Messe GmbH & Co. KG is a specialist in trade fairs and exhibitions. INTERPART is a trade show for manufacturers in Southern Germany while SURFACTS serves European companies providing mechanical, chemical, or thermal surface treatment.
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closed 9/4/2007 via BusinessWire

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired Engel Publishing Partners

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, an Apprise Media portfolio company, has acquired Engel Publishing Partners from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Engel is a niche B2B media company serving the $634 billion global pharmaceutical market. Engel’s array of print, online and data products and conferences–i
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
target: Engel Publishing Partners
Engel Publishing Partners publishes well-established business magazines. Through PharmaLive.com, we offer several interactive products, including the eKnowledgebase, PharmaSentry, the PharmaLive.com eNewsletter Series and Therapeutics Daily eNewsletter Series, and OnDemand Special Reports.
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closed 5/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Canon Communications, Inc., purchased four special-focus manufacturing technology events from Trident Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Canon Communications has acquired four special-focus manufacturing technology events from Devon, UK-based Trident Exhibitions Limited. The acquisition brings the number of Canon’s trade show events to 43 while also introducing its highly successful co-location strategy to Europe, a key market for advanced design and manufacturing industries.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller: Trident Exhibitions Limited
Trident Exhibitions Limited has created and run successful shows targeting many niche areas in the manufacturing industry both in the UK and overseas. Trident has worked closely with prestigious trade associations as well as leading trade publications such as Industrial Technology magazine.
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closed 3/13/2007 via Company Press Release

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired Dana Chase Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC has acquired Appliance magazine from Oak Brook, IL-based Dana Chase Publications, Inc. The acquisition includes the Appliance News e-newsletter, and the ApplianceMagazine.com Web site that draws more than 40,000 unique visitors each month.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target: Dana Chase Publications, Inc.
Dana Chase Publications' Flagship Publication, APPLIANCE Magazine is read every month around the world in over 110 countries. Our subscribers are engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, and management personnel, working for companies making consumer, commercial, business, and medical appliances.
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closed 2/14/2007 via Company Press Release

Canon Communications, Inc., purchased Plastics USA trade show from Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC and the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI) announced today that the two organizations have agreed to align SPI’s Plastics USA with Canon’s PLASTEC trade show. For its part, Canon will provide a broad array of financial incentives to exhibiting SPI members and purchase the Society’s Plastics USA trade show.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller: Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.
Founded in 1937, The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. is the only national trade association representing the U.S plastics industry, which employs 1.1 million workers and provides nearly $341 billion in annual shipments.
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announced 5/10/2006 via PR Newswire

Canon Communications, Inc., will purchase eight trade shows and one magazine from Reed Exhibition Companies

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, an Apprise Media Company, today announced an agreement in principle to acquire eight trade shows and one magazine dedicated to the US advanced, technology-based manufacturing sectors from Reed Elsevier.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business.
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announced 4/21/2005 via BusinessWire

Apprise Media LLC, will acquire Canon Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a niche media company backed by Spectrum Equity Investors, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Canon Communications, a leading producer of print publications, trade shows and digital media for the high-growth $200 billion medical device manufacturing market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Apprise Media LLC
Apprise Media concentrates on niche media, a fast growing segment in the media industry. Apprise Media identifies businesses in which our core management strengths and experience can combine to create value for our investors and enhanced competitive positioning for our portfolio companies. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets.
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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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closed 7/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd

synopsis: UBM plc, the largest B2B events organizer, has acquired ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd, an events organizer that runs trade shows for cosmetics in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam, as well as laboratory equipments in Malaysia and Indonesia.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors."
target parent: ITE Group, Plc.
target: ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd
ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd runs the Cosmobeauté series of beauty trade exhibitions in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, and the biennial Lab series of Scientific Instrument and Laboratory Equipment trade exhibitions in Malaysia and Indonesia.
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closed 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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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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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)
$5.90
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
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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:$3,663.05)
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 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
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closed 4/22/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired Business Journals, Inc.

synopsis: UBM plc announced the acquisition of Business Journals Inc (BJI), a producer of fashion trade shows in New York and Las Vegas. BJI serves the men's apparel and women's apparel and accessories markets under the following leading tradeshow brands: AccessoriesTheShow, EDIT, FAME, Moda, MRket and Stitch.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a leading b2b media company. BJI Fashion Group publishes the nationally recognized b2b publications MR Magazine and Accessories Magazine, plus produces MRket, AccessoriesTheShow, Edit, Fame, Moda and Stitch trade shows.
price ($mm)
$69
rev ($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 (CISN:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
price ($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*
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closed 10/22/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Canon Communications, LLC

synopsis: UBM announces it has acquired Canon Communications LLC from Spectrum Equity Investors and Apprise Media LLC for $287 million. Canon is a leading provider of tradeshows and related media products to the global medical device design industry and advanced manufacturing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited ("UBM") 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 parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Canon Communications, LLC
Canon Communications LLC is the producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the $3 trillion advanced, technology-based design and manufacturing industry, including medical device, pharmaceutical, electronics, design engineering, process technology and plastics processing.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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:$3,663.05)
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.
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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.
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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:$2,038.15)
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
announced 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Liquid Asset Partners LLC, will acquire Skip Barber Racing School LLC

synopsis: Skip Barber Racing School is selling their assets and intellectual property to Liquid Asset Partners. The school is one of the largest racing institutions, with a 40+ year history providing racing instruction, defensive and high-performance driving classes, amateur and professional racing championships, and corporate entertainment experiences.
buyer: Liquid Asset Partners LLC
Liquid Asset Partners works with banks, retailers, bankruptcy courts, trustees, manufacturers, and lenders. They specialize in turning underperforming assets into cash. They make cash purchases or run commission based disposition sales in retail, industrial, wholesale, motorsports & equipment. "
target: Skip Barber Racing School LLC
Skip Barber Racing School is the world's largest and premier racing and driving school. They operate a fully integrated system of racing schools, driving schools, racing championships, and corporate events. They deliver high quality instruction, equipment, facilities and memorable experiences.
price ($mm)
$0.83
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announced 7/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH, will acquire Euroforum

synopsis: Informa, the International Exhibitions, Events, Business Intelligence and Academic Publishing Group, announces the majority acquisition of its German/Swiss domestic conference business Euroforum by leading German media group, Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH
Handelsblatt Publishing Group is the leading media group for business and financial information in Germany. The Düsseldorf based publishing group represents independent quality journalism. Over two million customers regularly read its flagship publications Handelsblatt and WirtschaftsWoche. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Euroforum
As an event organiser, EUROFORUM draws on experts in the fields of economics, science and politics to create a platform for knowledge transfer and exchange of ideas. During their high-quality conferences, seminars, & annual congresses the latest trends are examined & current information are offered.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
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EV / EBITDA
6.5x
closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Crain Communications, Inc., acquired Crain Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Crain Communications chairman Keith Crain has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Crain Communications from Rance Crain, with Keith Crain and his family now owning 100 percent of the company. Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products. "
target: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$225
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Randall-Reilly, LLC

synopsis: Aurora Capital acquired Randall-Reilly, the leading provider of B2B data and data-driven marketing services, media and events for the trucking, construction, agriculture and additional industrial markets. Founded as a print media business, Randall-Reilly has evolved and emerged as the leader in data-as-a-service and data-driven marketing solutions.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Partners is a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Aurora focuses principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Randall-Reilly, LLC
Randall-Reilly is the leading B2B data provider in the industrial markets they service, including trucking, construction, agriculture, and select other markets. Clients utilize Randall-Reilly's data and media platforms to generate sales, marketing, and recruiting insights and measurable outcomes.
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closed 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

meetyoo conferencing GmbH, acquired ubivent GmbH

synopsis: Meetyoo Conferencing GmbH, a professional service provider offering audio conferences, web conferences and webcasts, has acquired Ubivent, Europe's leading virtual event specialist. They offer virtual event solutions and services that allow global organizations to complement or substitute physical events.
buyer: meetyoo conferencing GmbH
Based in Berlin, meetyoo conferencing GmbH is a professional service provider offering audio conferences, web conferences and webcasts. "
target: ubivent GmbH
Ubivent is Europe's leading virtual event specialist. They offer virtual event solutions and services that allow global organizations to complement or substitute physical events.
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announced 9/15/2016 via Reuters

Informa plc, will acquire Penton

synopsis: British business information group Informa Plc said it had agreed to buy U.S.-based information services company Penton. Penton's products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
price ($mm)
$1,545
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired Zibrant Ltd.

synopsis: BCD Meetings & Events has taken over Zibrant in a move to strengthen its European offering. Zibrant is one of the UK's most recognised meetings and event management agencies. Its managing director Fay Sharpe made it to number 18 in last year's Event 100 Club.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events energizes and streamlines the business of meetings and incentives by offering event-level and enterprise-level solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, BCD Meetings & Events has more than 1,000 resources in over 40 countries, with sales exceeding US $620 million. "
target: Zibrant Ltd.
Zibrant is one of the UK's most recognised meetings and event management agencies. Its managing director Fay Sharpe made it to number 18 in last year's Event 100 Club.
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announced 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co.,Ltd., will acquire SinoMedia Holding Limited

synopsis: Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co., Ltd., a company in China principally engaged in the development and operation of real estate, will acquire SinoMedia, a leading media corporation in China.
buyer: Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co.,Ltd. (SZSE:000038:$62.56)
Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the development and operation of real estate. The company is based in Shenzhen, China. "
target: SinoMedia Holding Limited
SinoMedia is a leading business information and media services provider founded in Hong Kong in 1996. SinoMedia's clients run the full gamut of top companies doing business in China. Publications clients include the European Chambers of Commerce, China Economic Review and Starwood Hotels Group.
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Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$1,848.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$307.18
EBIT ($mm)
$223.55
Net Income ($mm)
$147.00
Employees
5700
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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
2018
rev ($mm)
$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
($16.59)
Net Income ($mm)
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968
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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: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group plc is one of the world’s leading organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences and specialise in producing events in growing and developing markets. ITE Group organises around 240 exhibitions and conferences each year.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$207.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.55
EBIT ($mm)
$11.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1374
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Ticker: BIT:IEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$202.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.43
EBIT ($mm)
$28.08
Net Income ($mm)
$14.45
Employees
307
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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
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rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
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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.
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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: 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.
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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.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
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
2019
rev ($mm)
$9,487.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,890.57
EBIT ($mm)
$2,466.44
Net Income ($mm)
$1,813.38
Employees
33200
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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.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$3,663.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,154.77
EBIT ($mm)
$721.83
Net Income ($mm)
$393.19
Employees
11000
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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.
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2018
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$1,166.07
EBITDA ($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.
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$477.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$116.03
EBIT ($mm)
$70.58
Net Income ($mm)
$9.07
Employees
1644
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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.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$162.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.04
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$17.35
Employees
856
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