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closed 12/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Reed MIDEM, acquired LeWeb

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

Wellesley Information Services, acquired Carson Systems Ltd.

synopsis: Wellesley Information Services announced the acquisition of Carson Systems Ltd, a UK-based producer of industry-leading events for Web developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Carson Systems’ events include the well-known Future of Web Applications (FOWA), Future of Web Design (FOWD), and Future of Mobility (FOM) series.
buyer parent: UCG
buyer: Wellesley Information Services
Wellesley Information Services (WIS) is the premier independent provider of SAP and IBM training and education. WIS products feature award-winning content that is relevant, practical, and unique, and is consumed by business and IT professionals all over the world and in every industry. "
target: Carson Systems Ltd.
Carson Systems Ltd produces world-class events for web professionals and entrepreneurs. Its Future of Web Applications (FOWA), Future of Web Design (FOWD), and Future of Mobility (FOM) series of events are annual gatherings of thought leaders, cutting-edge technologists, and investors.
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closed 11/7/2013 via PR Web

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

synopsis: FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a London-based conference and business intelligence company, has acquired Open Mobile Media, organizer of The Open Mobile Summit (OMS) in San Francisco and London, two of the most influential events in the international mobile industry calendar.
buyer: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK. "
target: Open Mobile Media Ltd.
The Open Mobile Summit the industry's number one conference and annual meeting-place. The show offers an incomparable opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in the mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce industries.
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closed 4/20/2016 via PR Web

Blue Whale Web, acquired NC Comms

synopsis: Blue Whale Web announced that it has acquired NC Communications. NC Communications Ltd are organisers of I.T. conferences, in-person or virtual, throughout EMEA. We work closely with independent, industry experts to bring quality and relevant content to delegates about the system/platforms they employ.
buyer: Blue Whale Web
Blue Whale Web LLC is an independent, privately held company based in Chicago, IL. Led by CEO George A. Coll, Blue Whale Web LLC is committed to providing the best content and community resources to help IT professionals and tech enthusiasts get the most out of their technology investments. "
target: NC Comms
NC Communications Ltd are organisers of I.T. conferences, in-person or virtual, throughout EMEA. We work closely with independent, industry experts to bring quality and relevant content to delegates about the system/platforms they employ.
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closed 12/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Comexposium SA, acquired Finaki SA

synopsis: Comexposium, one of the world leaders in event management, has acquired Finaki, a group that organizes landmark B2B events in Europe, bringing together IT managers, their partners and IT experts. Finaki is also the co-founder and platform provider for the European CIO Association.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: Comexposium SA
Comexposium, one of the European leaders in the organization of trade fairs and shows, is involved in 176 BtoC and BtoB events, covering 11 sectors of activity. Every year it plays host to 45,000 exhibitors. "
target: Finaki SA
Finaki is a pioneer and leader in high level information society focused events and conferences in Europe. Their events are prepared in close partnership with professional associations. Finaki is also the co-founder and platform provider for the European CIO Association.
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closed 1/20/2011 via PR Newswire

MacTech Magazine, purchased US NSConference from iDeveloper TV

synopsis: MacTech Magazine and iDeveloper TV (part of The Mac Developer Network Limited) have announced that MacTech is acquiring the US version of NSConference and merging it into MacTech Conference. The US NSConference is an event that delivers content for both IT Pros, and OS X/iOS Developers on the Mac.
buyer parent: Xplain Corporation
buyer: MacTech Magazine
MacTech® Magazine, the journal of Macintosh technology, is the definitive technical resource for the Macintosh. In addition to web, networking and content coverage, MacTech brings consumers columns and articles on new Mac technology, programming tools and tricks, hardware, and systems. "
seller: iDeveloper TV
iDeveloper TV was founded in 2007, originally as The Mac Developer Network to provide high-quality podcasts, screencasts and video training to the OS X and iOS developer community. iDeveloper TV's NSConference is an event that delivers content for both IT Pros, and OS X/iOS Developers on the Mac.
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announced 11/19/2008 via

TechTarget, will acquire The Brian Madden Company

synopsis: Information technology media company TechTarget, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Brian Madden Company, the leading independent, website and conference to address the needs of IT decision makers on the topics of desktop virtualization, terminal services, and application virtualization.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$133.96)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: The Brian Madden Company
The Brian Madden Commpany is a small independent industry analyst company. The company covers the "application delivery" segment of the IT industry, including Citrix, Terminal Server, thin client / server-based computing, and streaming markets.
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closed 4/12/2006 via BusinessWire

1105 Media, Inc., acquired 101 Communications

synopsis: 1105 Media, Inc., a new, integrated business-to-business information and media company formed by Nautic Partners LLC, Alta Communications, and Neal Vitale, has closed its first two transactions, acquiring 101communications, LLC, and Stevens Publishing.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
target parent: Frontenac Company
target: 101 Communications
Founded in 1998, 101communications is an integrated media company aimed at specialized targets within the information technology community. a start-up backed by $100 million of venture money from Frontenac Co.
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closed 10/12/2004 via BusinessWire

IDG World Expo Corporation, acquired LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

synopsis: IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, announced it has acquired LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) UK, formerly Linux Expo, from XPO Events, Ltd.
buyer parent: International Data Group
buyer: IDG World Expo Corporation
IDG World Expo produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of techn "
target parent: XPO Events, Ltd.
target: LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open s
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closed 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Snyk, acquired DevSecCon

synopsis: DevSecCon, the UK-based company that holds the world's only conference dedicated to the practice of building security into development processes, has been acquired by Snyk, UK's only solution that seamlessly and proactively finds and fixes vulnerabilities and license violations in open source dependencies and Docker images.
buyer: Snyk
Headquartered in the UK, Snyk is a developer-first security company that helps organizations use open source and stay secure. Snyk is the only solution that seamlessly and proactively finds and fixes vulnerabilities and license violations in open source dependencies and Docker images. "
target: DevSecCon
UK-based DevSecCon is the world’s only conference dedicated to the practice of building security into development processes. Their conferences and training courses are packed with presentations by industry experts and networking opportunities for anyone in Development, DevOps and Security.
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closed 4/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cambridge Innovation Institute, acquired Trends Equity, Inc.

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

ASUG, purchased North American assets from The Eventful Group

synopsis: Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) announces the acquisition of The Eventful Group’s North American assets to deepen its commitment to the SAP community and provide the greatest number of opportunities for collaboration year round. Eventful is a company specializing in industry events and festivals that celebrate people, technology, and innovation
buyer: ASUG
Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) is a community of more than 100,000 SAP professionals across 19 industries. ASUG is a year-round community dedicated to connecting entire organizations to resources needed to deliver business results, as well as prepare for what’s next in business technology. "
seller: The Eventful Group
Eventful is an award-winning global B2B company – specializing in industry events and festivals that celebrate the people, technology, ideas and innovations. Every event is a forum for delegates, speakers and partners to share their knowledge and forge strong working relationships.
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closed 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired SC Media

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance (“CRA”), a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired SC Media, a digital information and event company serving cybersecurity executives and other business professionals, from Haymarket Media, Inc.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: SC Media
SC Media is cybersecurity. For 30 years, the award-winning journalistic brand, website, conference group, resource library and publication has furnished cybersecurity executives and other business leaders with the most timely, independent news.
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closed 4/20/2016 via PR Web

Blue Whale Web, acquired IT Unity

synopsis: Blue Whale Web announced that it has acquired IT Unity. IT Unity provides technical articles, conferences, news, and webinars that empower the community to maximize the value of SharePoint and Office 365.
buyer: Blue Whale Web
Blue Whale Web LLC is an independent, privately held company based in Chicago, IL. Led by CEO George A. Coll, Blue Whale Web LLC is committed to providing the best content and community resources to help IT professionals and tech enthusiasts get the most out of their technology investments. "
target: IT Unity
IT Unity revolutionizes the way technical content is created, customized, and consumed. IT Unity empowers the community of trusted experts, users, business decision makers, IT professionals, developers, and industry solution providers to solve business problems with technology.
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closed 3/5/2007 via Company Press Release

EH Publishing, Inc, acquired Robotics Trends, Inc.

synopsis: EH Publishing, Inc., the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Robotics Trends, Inc., a leading integrated media company in the growing robotics industry.
buyer: EH Publishing, Inc
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million electronic home professionals and consumers worldwide. "
target: Robotics Trends, Inc.
Robotics Trends produces several conferences including the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition, and the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition.
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closed 3/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

AS Delfi, acquired LOGIN Conferences

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

CompTIA, acquired TechAmerica

synopsis: CompTIA, the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry, has acquired TechAmerica, a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. "
target: TechAmerica
TechAmerica is a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence. Its membership is comprised of technology companies who create a variety of products and deliver a multitude of services in the private sector and to governments at the state and national level.
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closed 7/13/2007 via BNC Analysis

Institute for International Research, acquired Shared Insights

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

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

synopsis: CMP Technology, producers of industry-defining events such as Interop, VoiceCon, the annual Web 2.0 Summit, Web 2.0 Expo, the Enterprise 2.0 Conference and Mobile Business Expo, announced its acquisition of the Software 2007 conference.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
seller: Sand Hill Group LLC
Sand Hill Group serves the $600 billion plus software, services and solutions market. Sand Hill Group provides investments and management advice to emerging enterprise technology leaders. Sand Hill also owns Sandhill.com and produces the "Enterprise" and “Software” conferences.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

26 Letters, acquired Hack The Gap LLC

synopsis: 26 Letters, an online platform that creates assessments and action plans to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace, has acquired Hack the Gap, a group that organizes hackathons for women and non-binary people. Hack the Gap hosts hackathons to amplify the voices and cultivate the talents of under-represented people in the tech community.
buyer: 26 Letters
26 Letters is creating an online platform that creates assessments and action plans for companies to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 26 Letters use proprietary SaaS software to provide insights and strategies for building a more inclusive, engaged and diverse workforce. "
target: Hack The Gap LLC
Hack the Gap is a group that organizes hackathons for women and non-binary people. Hack the Gap hosts hackathons to amplify the voices and cultivate the talents of under-served, under-represented, and under-estimated people in the tech community.
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closed 12/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Reed MIDEM, acquired LeWeb

synopsis: Reed MIDEM, a leading organiser of international tradeshows and conferences, announced the acquisition of LeWeb, Europe's top internet conference and networking events. The acquisition enables LeWeb to reinforce its development and further strengthens Reed MIDEM's interests in digital innovation and entrepreneurship.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed MIDEM
Reed MIDEM is an organizer of professional, international tradeshows and conferences. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors. "
target: LeWeb
Launched in Paris in 2004 by Loic and Geraldine Le Meur, LeWeb brings together the key players in the international internet ecosystem including entrepreneurs and visionaries, investors and venture capitalists, technology businesses, large companies, digital marketers and journalists.
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closed 12/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Reed MIDEM, acquired LeWeb

synopsis: Reed MIDEM, a leading organiser of international tradeshows and conferences, announced the acquisition of LeWeb, Europe's top internet conference and networking events. The acquisition enables LeWeb to reinforce its development and further strengthens Reed MIDEM's interests in digital innovation and entrepreneurship.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed MIDEM
Reed MIDEM is an organizer of professional, international tradeshows and conferences. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors. "
target: LeWeb
Launched in Paris in 2004 by Loic and Geraldine Le Meur, LeWeb brings together the key players in the international internet ecosystem including entrepreneurs and visionaries, investors and venture capitalists, technology businesses, large companies, digital marketers and journalists.
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closed 12/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Reed MIDEM, acquired LeWeb

synopsis: Reed MIDEM, a leading organiser of international tradeshows and conferences, announced the acquisition of LeWeb, Europe's top internet conference and networking events. The acquisition enables LeWeb to reinforce its development and further strengthens Reed MIDEM's interests in digital innovation and entrepreneurship.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed MIDEM
Reed MIDEM is an organizer of professional, international tradeshows and conferences. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors. "
target: LeWeb
Launched in Paris in 2004 by Loic and Geraldine Le Meur, LeWeb brings together the key players in the international internet ecosystem including entrepreneurs and visionaries, investors and venture capitalists, technology businesses, large companies, digital marketers and journalists.
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closed 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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announced 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

easyFairs, will acquire Futurebuild

synopsis: Easyfairs, a Belgium company that organizes and hosts live events, bringing communities together to visit the future, will acquire Futurebuild, a UK company that is the built environment event that unites the most forward-thinking companies and organizations.
buyer parent: Artexis Easyfairs
buyer: easyFairs
Headquartered in Belgium, Easyfairs organizes and hosts live events, bringing communities together to visit the future. The company currently organizes 220 events in 18 countries and manages 10 event venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden. "
target: Futurebuild
Headquartered in the UK, Futurebuild is the built environment event that unites the most forward-thinking companies and organisations with industry mobilisers who hold significant decision-making power and are committed to driving positive change in their sector, and beyond.
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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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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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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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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:$275.58)
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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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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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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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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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
EV / rev
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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