Like E-Commerce Events Group

closed 11/9/2012 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased E-Commerce Events Group from Vertical Web Media LLC

synopsis: GLM announced its acquisition of the events group of Vertical Web Media (VWM), including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the leading e-commerce event in the United States, and two allied events – Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum (MMCF) and Internet Retailer Web Design and Usability Conference (IRWD).
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: GLM
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. "
seller: Vertical Web Media LLC
Vertical Web Media is the largest media group exclusively covering the e-commerce field. It operates Internet Retailer Magazine, two information and research web sites, two e-mail newsletters and seven research publications and databases, all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.
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closed 3/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Internet Retailing Expo

synopsis: Organiser Clarion Events has announced the acquisition of Internet Retail Events Ltd from SJP Business Media. Internet Retail Events’ portfolio of market-leading events comprises Internet Retailing Expo (IRX), eDelivery Expo, Internet Retailing Conference, eDelivery Conference and the Internet Retailing Awards.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target parent: SJP Business Media
target: Internet Retailing Expo
Held annually at The National Exhibition Centre, Internet Retailing Expo (IRX) launched in 2011 and won Best UK Trade Show Exhibition (>2,000sqm) at the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards in 2014.
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closed 3/4/2008 via Company Press Release

Worldwide Business Research, acquired ecomXpo

synopsis: eComXpo, the virtual trade show and job fair for eCommerce marketers is being acquired by Worldwide Business Research, the producers of eTail and more than hundreds of other internationally recognized physical events.
buyer: Worldwide Business Research
Worldwide Business Research ("WBR") is the world's biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world's leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. "
target: ecomXpo
eComXpo is the first virtual, online trade show, conference and job fair for eCommerce marketers. Hundreds of exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters gather semi-annually with over 8,000 attendees at this 100% online and virtual event, the largest gathering of eCommerce marketers in the world.
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closed 3/5/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired E Commerce Expo, Ltd.

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired E Commerce Expo Ltd ("ECE"). ECE is a two day exhibition with an associated conference and awards ceremony, dedicated to e-commerce and online retailing.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: E Commerce Expo, Ltd.
E Commerce Expo is a two day exhibition with an associated conference and awards ceremony, dedicated to e-commerce and online retailing. The show covers all aspects of e-commerce, including acquisition, conversion, fulfillment and retention.
price ($mm)
$0.91
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$1
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2.3x
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closed 11/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Legend Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organizer, is delighted to announce that it has acquired Legend Exhibitions, the organisation behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
target: Legend Exhibitions Limited
Legend Exhibitions is the organization behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events. Legend Exhibitions’ portfolio includes RBTE (Retail Business Technology Expo), Retail Design Expo, and Retail Digital Signage Expo.
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closed 5/11/2009 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., purchased California Gift Show from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties has announced the acquisition of the California Gift Show from dmg world media, effective immediately, creating a unified and strengthened market experience anchoring the gift and home industry for the West Coast.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.
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closed 2/5/2014 via PR Web

Open Mobile Media Ltd., acquired M for Mobile

synopsis: Open Mobile Media, organizer of The Open Mobile Summit (OMS) in San Francisco and London, has acquired M for Mobile, an events and content producer focused on mobile commerce.
buyer parent: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
buyer: 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. "
target: M for Mobile
In 2013, M for Mobile held four conferences on mobile commerce and payments, two in Europe and two in the United States. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in the United Kingdom.
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closed 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

EnsembleIQ, acquired Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.

synopsis: EnsembleIQ, the Chicago-based retail intelligence firm, has purchased substantially all media, digital and event assets from New York-based media company Lebhar-Friedman. The acquired brands comprise several leading retail brands, including Drug Store News, Chain Store Age and Hardware and Building Supply Dealer.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: EnsembleIQ
EnsembleIQ is a premier business intelligence resource that exists to help people and their organizations succeed. It is structured to serve the business-to-business needs of retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, technology providers, hospitality and healthcare professionals, and more. "
target: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
Lebhar Friedman is the leading business-media resource for the retail industry, delivering actionable information, solutions, and networking opportunities through high-value content and engaging live events.
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closed 9/20/2010 via BusinessWire

WebMediaBrands, Inc., acquired Semantic Technology Conference

synopsis: WebMediaBrands announced that it has acquired all of the assets of the Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech) and the SemanticUniverse.com blog from Wilshire Conferences. SemTech is the largest conference in the world dedicated to the rapidly growing topic of the Semantic Web and Linked Data.
buyer: WebMediaBrands, Inc. (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. "
target parent: Wilshire Conferences, Inc.
target: Semantic Technology Conference
SemTech ("Semantic Technology Conference ") is the largest conference in the world dedicated to the rapidly growing topic of the Semantic Web and Linked Data. SemanticUniverse is a blog and e-mail newsletter providing news and articles about the application of semantic technologies.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BusinessWire

Techmagnate, acquired BlogX

synopsis: Techmagnate, India’s leading Digital Marketing Agency acquired BlogX, India’s largest blog conference where bloggers and content managers connect. The first BlogX event took place in July 2016 in New Delhi, and since then the platform has gained heights in terms of popularity.
buyer: Techmagnate
Techmagnate is a full-fledged Digital Marketing agency that specializes in SEO, PPC, Content Marketing, Social Media and Website Designing, etc. After over a decade of working with brands such as Airtel, Bajaj, LG, Honda, etc., the company stands among the top digital marketing agencies in India. "
target: BlogX
BlogX is India’s leading blog conference where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community. The blogger’s meet emphasizes on content, relationship and brand building.
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closed 3/31/2010 via Company Press Release

Intema Solutions, acquired Les productions Eventia, Inc.

synopsis: Intema Solutions has acquired Group Eventia, Producer of WEBCOM Montreal Conference and Recruits Its President, Michel Chioini, to Head Intema's New Venture, an Interactive Agency
buyer: Intema Solutions (TSXV:ITM:$0.43)
Intema provides a wide range of software products and services to optimize marketing activities including helpdesk software, videoconferencing software, online visibility, behavioral email campaigns and a set of interacting applications to simplify and facilitate marketing and maximize results. "
target: Les productions Eventia, Inc.
Eventia is the producer of the WEBCOM event (www.webcom-montreal.com) the most important international Web dedicated conference in Canada.
price ($mm)
$0.30
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$0
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1.4x
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announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
price ($mm)
$112
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closed 9/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Primus Capital Funds, acquired G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the business services, healthcare and education industries, announced the acquisition of G2 Web Services, LLC, the leading provider of merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management services to the payments industry.
buyer: Primus Capital Funds
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the lower middle market. Primus provides expansion capital and leads buyout and minority recapitalization transactions in the healthcare, business services, and for-profit education industries. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is the leader in merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management. G2 works with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations, and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Financial Times

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired The Next Web

synopsis: The Financial Times has acquired a controlling stake in TNW (The Next Web), an events and media company with a focus on new technology and startups in Europe.
buyer parent: Nikkei Inc.
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of 985,000, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. "
target: The Next Web
The Next Web or TNW is a global digital brand that informs, inspires and connects people who love tech, through media, events, and services. Primarily known for its media outlet thenextweb.com and award-winning tech event TNW Conference,
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired China Vending & Kiosk Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the China Vending & Kiosk Show, the largest tradeshow of the vending retail market in Asia.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: China Vending & Kiosk Show
China Vending & Kiosk Show is the largest tradeshow of its kind in Asia. It was launched in 2004 and has grown in line with the development of the vending retail market in China since then.
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closed 12/23/2013 via BusinessWire

National Association of Broadcasters, purchased CCW and SATCON Events from JD Events

synopsis: The National Association of Broadcasters announced it has purchased the assets of the Content and Communications World (CCW) and Satellite Communications Conference and Expo (SATCON) events from JD Events, a leading trade show organizer.
buyer: National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. "
seller: JD Events
JD Events's Content and Communications World (CCW) is the leading media, entertainment and communications technology event. SATCON offers education and exhibits serving companies in the satellite-enabled communications and content delivery industry.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased E-Commerce Events Group from Vertical Web Media LLC

synopsis: GLM announced its acquisition of the events group of Vertical Web Media (VWM), including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the leading e-commerce event in the United States, and two allied events – Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum (MMCF) and Internet Retailer Web Design and Usability Conference (IRWD).
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: GLM
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. "
seller: Vertical Web Media LLC
Vertical Web Media is the largest media group exclusively covering the e-commerce field. It operates Internet Retailer Magazine, two information and research web sites, two e-mail newsletters and seven research publications and databases, all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.
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closed 1/15/2014 via Market Wire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired GLM

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Emerald Expositions, has completed its acquisition of George Little Management, LLC ("GLM") for $335 million. GLM operates several leading business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions, formerly Nielsen Expositions, is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified end markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
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closed 5/20/2013 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased Two Antique Shows from Stella Show Management Company

synopsis: GLM announces the acquisition of the Pier Antiques Show and the Antiques at the Armory Show from Stella Show Management Company. This transaction positions GLM’s U.S. Antique Shows as the largest producer of indoor antique shows focused on antique, vintage and estate jewelry and watches.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. "
seller: Stella Show Management Company
The Pier Antiques Show features exhibitors of quality antique furniture, decorative and fine arts. The Antiques at the Armory Show features exhibits of fine and affordable American & European antiques, period furniture, Americana, folk art, garden and architectural artifacts, fine art and prints.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased E-Commerce Events Group from Vertical Web Media LLC

synopsis: GLM announced its acquisition of the events group of Vertical Web Media (VWM), including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the leading e-commerce event in the United States, and two allied events – Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum (MMCF) and Internet Retailer Web Design and Usability Conference (IRWD).
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: GLM
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. "
seller: Vertical Web Media LLC
Vertical Web Media is the largest media group exclusively covering the e-commerce field. It operates Internet Retailer Magazine, two information and research web sites, two e-mail newsletters and seven research publications and databases, all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.
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closed 9/30/2011 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired George Little Management, LLC

synopsis: Daily Mail and General Trust announced that dmg events, its exhibitions and conference division, completed the disposal of George Little Management (GLM) GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, information services and education companies around the world. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: George Little Management, LLC
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
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closed 9/24/2007 via

Daily Mail and General Trust plc, acquired George Little Management, Inc.

synopsis: UK newspaper publisher Daily Mail and General Trust said its exhibitions arm was paying $155 million to buy the remaining 51 percent stake in George Little Management, the largest privately owned tradeshow company in the United States.
buyer: Daily Mail and General Trust plc (LSE:DMGT:$1,727.88)
Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) is one of the UK's largest media companies and has interests in national and regional newspapers, television and radio. While the majority of the company's activities are based in the UK, it does have worldwide operations. "
target: George Little Management, Inc.
George Little Management ("GLM") is the largest producer and marketer of consumer product tradeshows in North America, serving industries as diverse as giftware, social stationery, home textiles, tabletop, gourmet housewares, contemporary furniture and wellness.
price ($mm)
$155*
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$70
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closed 11/9/2012 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased E-Commerce Events Group from Vertical Web Media LLC

synopsis: GLM announced its acquisition of the events group of Vertical Web Media (VWM), including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the leading e-commerce event in the United States, and two allied events – Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum (MMCF) and Internet Retailer Web Design and Usability Conference (IRWD).
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: GLM
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. "
seller: Vertical Web Media LLC
Vertical Web Media is the largest media group exclusively covering the e-commerce field. It operates Internet Retailer Magazine, two information and research web sites, two e-mail newsletters and seven research publications and databases, all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.
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closed 12/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired Smarter Shows

synopsis: Tarsus, the global B2B media group, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Smarter Shows; the UK-based exhibition and conference organizer. Smarter Shows has built a highly-focused portfolio of B2B supply chain exhibitions and technical conferences with a focus on the aerospace, automotive and materials industries.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies. "
target: Smarter Shows
Smarter Shows has built a highly-focused portfolio of B2B supply chain exhibitions and technical conferences held in North America and Germany with a focus on the aerospace, automotive and materials industries. Events include FOAM Expo, Space Tech Expo, Ceramics Expo, and other niche events.
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closed 2/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Multiple Operating Units from PennWell Corporation

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media has announced the acquisition of a number of the former PennWell media properties from Clarion Events including titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities.
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 parent: Blackstone Group LP
seller: PennWell Corporation
The multiple operating units of PennWell include titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities. PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company.
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closed 9/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired EJ Krause de Mexico

synopsis: Tarsus Group Ltd, a business conferences and exhibitions firm, has acquired the remaining 50% stake in E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico). Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies. "
target parent: E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.
target: EJ Krause de Mexico
E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico) is joint venture between E.J. Krause & Associates and Tarsus Group plc. Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired PennWell Corporation

synopsis: Clarion Events, one of the world's leading events organizers, announces the acquisition of PennWell Corporation, a privately-held events and business-to-business media and marketing services company. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters. They conduct 40 conferences and exhibitions on six continents.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: PennWell Corporation
PennWell is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters. They conduct 40 conferences and exhibitions on six continents.
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
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$14
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$4
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closed 10/25/2017 via PR Web

Drone World Expo merged with Commercial UAV Expo,

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced that they have acquired Drone World Expo from JD Events. Drone World Expo will merge with the Commercial UAV Expo to create the largest and most important commercial drone event in North America. Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Commercial UAV Expo
Commercial UAV Expo is North America’s leading trade show and conference for the commercial drone market. The international Exhibition includes drone airframe manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software developers and service companies. "
target parent: JD Events
target: Drone World Expo
Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology. Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to business and environmental challenges.
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closed 6/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Northstar Travel Group, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein Partners acquired Northstar Travel Group, the leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, from the Wicks Group of Companies. Northstar owns well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, and others.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity/investment firm that was founded January 2001 when the merchant banking group of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, spun out to become an independent firm upon the acquisition of Wasserstein Perella by Dresdner Bank. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: 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.
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closed 10/14/2014 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Revo Media Partners Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target: Revo Media Partners Limited
Revo Media Partners Limited is the owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
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announced 10/1/2014 via BusinessWire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading U.S. media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences, and Powersports industries, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which UBM plc will acquire Advanstar Communications.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. They help organisations make connections, communicate their proposition and do business effectively. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar is an event and marketing services business that serves business professionals and consumers in the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences and Powersports industries with its portfolio of 54 trade shows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and Web sites.
price ($mm)
$972
rev ($mm)
$291
EBITDA ($mm)
$83
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3.3x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 12/23/2013 via BusinessWire

National Association of Broadcasters, purchased CCW and SATCON Events from JD Events

synopsis: The National Association of Broadcasters announced it has purchased the assets of the Content and Communications World (CCW) and Satellite Communications Conference and Expo (SATCON) events from JD Events, a leading trade show organizer.
buyer: National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. "
seller: JD Events
JD Events's Content and Communications World (CCW) is the leading media, entertainment and communications technology event. SATCON offers education and exhibits serving companies in the satellite-enabled communications and content delivery industry.
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closed 1/15/2014 via Market Wire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired GLM

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Emerald Expositions, has completed its acquisition of George Little Management, LLC ("GLM") for $335 million. GLM operates several leading business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions, formerly Nielsen Expositions, is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified end markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
price ($mm)
$335
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired China Vending & Kiosk Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the China Vending & Kiosk Show, the largest tradeshow of the vending retail market in Asia.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: China Vending & Kiosk Show
China Vending & Kiosk Show is the largest tradeshow of its kind in Asia. It was launched in 2004 and has grown in line with the development of the vending retail market in China since then.
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Shanghai Digital Signage Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the Shanghai Digital Signage Show, and their co-located shows from Shanghai Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co., Ltd in Shanghai and will organise the shows from 2014 onwards.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: Shanghai Digital Signage Show
Shanghai Digital Signage Show was launched in 2009. It covers digital signage and advertising systems, large screen display systems, LCD/LED display systems, touch screen and other display panels, HD transmission systems, and related solutions and equipment.
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closed 5/20/2013 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased Two Antique Shows from Stella Show Management Company

synopsis: GLM announces the acquisition of the Pier Antiques Show and the Antiques at the Armory Show from Stella Show Management Company. This transaction positions GLM’s U.S. Antique Shows as the largest producer of indoor antique shows focused on antique, vintage and estate jewelry and watches.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. "
seller: Stella Show Management Company
The Pier Antiques Show features exhibitors of quality antique furniture, decorative and fine arts. The Antiques at the Armory Show features exhibits of fine and affordable American & European antiques, period furniture, Americana, folk art, garden and architectural artifacts, fine art and prints.
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closed 7/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired MMPI Canada

synopsis: MMPI Canada, the leading Canadian producer of trade shows, conferences and consumer shows, has been acquired by Informa plc for total consideration of $53 million. Informa is the largest publicly‐owned organizer of conferences and courses in the world, with an output of over 8,500 events annually.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa is the largest publicly‐owned organizer of conferences and courses in the world with an output of over 8,500 events annually. It also publishes over 2,500 subscription‐based information services and its book business has more than 50,000 academic and business titles in print. "
target parent: Vornado Realty Trust
target: MMPI Canada
MMPI Canada produces and manages over 55 seminars, conferences, trade and consumer shows every year. MMPI Canada produces events in many sectors, including construction, design, craft, art, real estate, furniture, furnishings and food.
price ($mm)
$53
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Northstar Travel Media, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, a leading business-information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has been acquired by the Wicks Group. Northstar, a $60 million company based in Secaucus, New Jersey, serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive.
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announced 3/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Life Medya Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti.

synopsis: Tarsus Group bought a 70-percent stake in Turkish Exhibition Company Life Media (Lifemedia Fuarcilik). Tarsus Group will pay approximately £15 million ($24 million) for the 70-percent stake, with £10.6 million ($16.8 million) being paid immediately, followed by estimated deferred payments of approximately £5 million.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: Life Medya Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti.
Life Media Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti. has an established position in Turkey’s housewares and gifts business-to-business sector and runs two annual shows in Istanbul - Zuchex (September) and Ideal Home Fair (April), as well as publishes related trade journals - one English and two Turkish language.
price ($mm)[EV]
$16 [$15]*
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2011 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired George Little Management, LLC

synopsis: Daily Mail and General Trust announced that dmg events, its exhibitions and conference division, completed the disposal of George Little Management (GLM) GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, information services and education companies around the world. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: George Little Management, LLC
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
price ($mm)
$173
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closed 5/4/2010 via BNC Analysis

ITE Group, Plc., acquired Fin-Mark Srl

synopsis: ITE Group plc, the emerging and developing markets exhibitions specialist, announce the acquisition of Fin-mark Srl, an Italian exhibition organizer from its owners Mr. Mauro Grillini and Ms Daniela Lassandro. The former owners will continue to work with ITE on the exhibition portfolio for at least one year following completion.
buyer: ITE Group, Plc. (LSE:ITE:$207.68)
Established in 1991, ITE is recognised as the leading organiser of events in emerging markets. Expansion through organic growth; launching new events coupled with a number of acquisitions and joint ventures has increased the number and variety events in the ITE portfolio. This expansion has also in "
target: Fin-Mark Srl
Fin-mark Srl organises Aqua-therm. Aqua-therm Kiev is the leading event in the Ukraine serving the heating, ventilation, climate control, sanitary and water supply industry.
price ($mm)[EV]
$19 [$17]
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