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closed 7/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Progressive Business Media, acquired Furniture Today Media Group

synopsis: SANDOW sold the Furniture Today Media Group to FT Media Holdings. Furniture Today Media Group is the furniture and accessories industry’s number-one group of business publications, spanning all facets of the furniture industry from textiles to home accents and decorative accessories. It will operate under the new name of Progressive Business Media.
buyer: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media provides leadership through editorial excellence in seven media brands that serve the global furniture and decor industries. The brands include Casual Living, Home Textiles Today, Home Accents Today, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Kids Today and Playthings. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Furniture Today Media Group
Furniture Today Media Group is the furniture and accessories industry’s number-one group of business publications, spanning all facets of the furniture industry from textiles to home accents and decorative accessories.
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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 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito/Edgell, acquired The Path to Purchase Institute

synopsis: RFE Investment Partners announces the acquisition of the Path to Purchase Institute, publisher of the monthly Shopper Marketing magazine. Shopper Marketing, which claims a monthly circulation of over 18000, as well as the Institute's events, e-learning, and book publishing businesses, will be joined under the RFE umbrella by Stagnito/Edgell titles.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: Stagnito/Edgell
The Stagnito Business Information and Edgell Communications portfolio of brands informs, connects, and provides predictive analysis for retailers, retail suppliers, and technology vendors through custom and syndicated research, data, media, and events. "
target: The Path to Purchase Institute
The Path to Purchase Institute is a global association serving the needs of retailers, brands and the entire ecosystem of solution providers along the path to purchase. Through a variety of platforms, the Institute engages, informs and empowers its members and the industry at-large.
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closed 1/8/2013 via GlobeNewswire

FierceMarkets, Inc., acquired StorefrontBacktalk

synopsis: FierceMarkets, a division of Questex Media Group LLC, has completed the acquisition of the StorefrontBacktalk retail technology publication from The Content Firm LLC. StorefrontBacktalk tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. "
target parent: The Content Firm LLC
target: StorefrontBacktalk
StorefrontBacktalk, which tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders, has built an avid readership through its focus on surprise, with a mix of editorial insight, commentary and reporting stories that have yet to be told.
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closed 10/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Harbor Communications merged with WTWH Media, LLC,

synopsis: Harbor Communications, a b2b media company focused on the convenience store, petroleum, foodservice, club and resort industries has merged with WTWH Media, LLC, an award-winning integrated b2b media company.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the design engineering, life sciences, robotics, electronics and renewable energy markets with more than 40 web sites, live & digital events, custom digital services and five print publications. "
target: Harbor Communications
Harbor Communications, which represents the Convenience Store Decision and Club & Resort Business brands and digital networks, also includes in-person events such as Chef to Chef, National Advisory Group (NAG), Convenience Directions Study Groups and Chain of the Year.
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closed 6/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Grocery Headquarters

synopsis: Winsight, LLC has acquired Grocery Headquarters. An established media brand in the retail food industry, the acquisition of Grocery Headquarters rounds out Winsight's food and beverage portfolio and adds a robust layer of clout to its B2B media portfolio, which includes publications, events, market research and information.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight provides information, market intelligence, professional events, and media to the global restaurant, noncommercial foodservice, and convenience retail industries. Winsight offers a multi-channel portfolio of brands across research, data and analytics, events, magazines, web sites, and more. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: Grocery Headquarters
Grocery Headquarters is the leading publication for grocery executives. It offers an inside look at the trends and events impacting today’s ever-changing marketplace, and presents grocery executives with the research necessary for strategic planning.
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closed 4/1/2018 via Company Press Release

HighText Verlag, acquired Versandhausberater

synopsis: HighText Verlag has acquired Versandhausberater from FID Verlag. Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses.
buyer: HighText Verlag
HighText Verlag is a German publishing house that has published information for all markets in the digital economy since 1991. "
target parent: FID Verlag GmbH
target: Versandhausberater
Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses. Their online publications offer in-depth practical know-how and valuable strategy for German multichannel retailers.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired IX-One

synopsis: Advantage Solutions announced its acquisition of IX-One, or The Data Council, Inc., the leading provider of verified and standardized product data and images. The Data Council’s IX-ONE platform is the Specialty, Natural and Organic Industry’s solution for product information.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target: IX-One
IX-One, or The Data Council, Inc., provides verified and standardized product information and images for retailers, brokers, and distributors. It offers weight, dimensions, and label data; supply chain and logistic data; marketing and planogram images; and product claims and certifications.
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closed 3/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Babcox Media, Inc., acquired AutoSuccess

synopsis: Babcox Media Inc., a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets, has acquired AutoSuccess, the leading business-to-business media brand serving the needs of franchised car and light truck dealers in the United States.
buyer: Babcox Media, Inc.
Founded in 1920, Babcox Media is a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets. "
target: AutoSuccess
AutoSuccess is the leading business-to-business media brand serving the needs of franchised car and light truck dealers in the United States. They are based in Louisville, Kentucky.
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closed 1/22/2015 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Brandbank Limited

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings N.V., a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has acquired Brandbank, a world leader specialised in the process of digitally collecting, managing and distributing FMCG product and brand image content for retail syndication across in-store, print promotional and e-commerce platforms.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: Brandbank Limited
Brandbank is the world’s leading product content creation, management and publishing solution for multi-channel retailing. It helps them to create, manage and distribute product content, which is optimised for shopper marketing and category planning.
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closed 8/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Stage Media Company Limited, acquired The Bookseller Media Limited

synopsis: The Bookseller has been acquired by the publisher of theatre magazine the Stage, in a move that will see the 162-year-old book trade newspaper join forces with the 140-year-old brand. The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858.
buyer: The Stage Media Company Limited
The Stage Media Company Limited provides news and services for the UK theatre, entertainment and performing arts industry. Established in 1880, The Stage is a private limited company owned by the family of one of the two founders. "
target: The Bookseller Media Limited
The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858; incorporating the even earlier Bent's Literary Advertiser, established in 1802. It is one of the UK’s longest-standing magazines.
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closed 1/9/2014 via Company Press Release

NeoGrid S.A., acquired BIS Company

synopsis: Neogrid has announced the acquisition of BIS Company. The company has creative solutions to make inventory management feasible and efficient. Founded in 2003 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bis is a reference in sales and inventory visibility and supports major retailers and manufacturers.
buyer: NeoGrid S.A.
Neogrid S.A. provides demand and supply chain management software solutions. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Joinville, Brazil. "
target: BIS Company
Bis is present in major retailers and manufacturers to help its clients to fight sales losses, optimize inventories and monitor the performance of their products in their markets. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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closed 1/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Subjex Corporation, acquired FarSuperior Management LLC

synopsis: Subjex Corporation today disclosed that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of FarSuperior Management LLC's primary business, FarSuperior.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Subjex Corporation
Subjex Corporation has become the standard in artificial intelligence dialogue reasoning customer service. Their products, SubjexCSR and SubjexME facilitate meaningful text-based humanlike conversations with thousands of web site visitors simultaneously. "
target: FarSuperior Management LLC
FarSuperior.com is a profitable zip code/category based business directory and search engine that fosters improved interaction between local retailers, their walk-in customers and Internet searchers.
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closed 4/27/2005 via BusinessWire

Marchex, Inc., acquired Pike Street Industries, Inc.

synopsis: Marchex, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets of Pike Street Industries, Inc., an online yellow pages and lead generation provider for local merchants, for $16.5 million in cash and stock and $3.5 million in additional restricted common stock.
buyer: Marchex, Inc. (MCHX:$100.67)
Marchex is an online technology company that helps merchants sell through search. The company is focused on search engine and contextual marketing, local search, and direct navigation. "
target: Pike Street Industries, Inc.
Pike Street receives more than 2 million unique visitors per month through its local- and directory-focused vertical portals, such as Yellow.com and Whitepages.net, that drive local search traffic from online consumers primarily to regional bell operating company partners.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Go PopUp, acquired Popupsquare

synopsis: Go—PopUp, Europe’s fast growing community marketplace for renting temporary and flexible space for pop up ideas, acquires the Dutch platform Popupsquare. Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide.
buyer: Go PopUp
Go—PopUp enables brands and creative businesses to connect to landlords and property owners to launch pop up ideas. The startup offers individual service, supporting those who want to test, promote and develop their business ideas. "
target: Popupsquare
Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide. After launching in 2011, it organically grew to round about 900 registered members and a wide network of entrepreneurs, active pop up stores, fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
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closed 7/12/2006 via BNC Analysis

Associated Newspapers, acquired The Appointment Limited

synopsis: Associated has completed the acquisition of The Appointment Limited, the company that runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Associated Newspapers
Associated is the publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday and Loot. It is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer internet properties. "
target: The Appointment Limited
The Appointment Limited runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
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closed 3/7/2007 via PR Newswire

Accor SA, acquired Kadeos

synopsis: Accor Services has acquired Kadeos, the PPR Group's gift card and voucher business, for 210 million euros. The acquisition positions Accor Services as the leader of the gift card and voucher market in France.
buyer: Accor SA (ENXTPA:AC:$2,283.39)
Accor, the European leader in hotels and tourism, and a global leader in corporate services. It offers to its individual and corporate clients nearly 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses: Hotels, and Services to corporate clients and public institutions. "
target: Kadeos
Kadeos designs and markets eight gift cards and nine gift vouchers for businesses and consumers. These single- and multi-banner products can be used in more than 82 chains, including prestigious PPR banners.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Sourcing Industry Group, acquired Outsource Magazine

synopsis: Outsource has been acquired by the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
buyer: Sourcing Industry Group
SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. "
target: Outsource Magazine
Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
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announced 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cox Automotive, Inc., will acquire Molicar

synopsis: Cox Automotive™, a leading provider of digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry, is expanding its global footprint by acquiring a majority shareholding in Molicar, the market-leading Brazilian vehicle valuations business.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of vehicle remarketing services and digital marketing and software solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive industry. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs nearly 24,000 employees in over 150 locations worldwide. "
target: Molicar
Based in Sao Paulo, Molicar is widely acknowledged as setting the industry standard for valuations in Brazil. Molicar currently facilitates around 13 million vehicle valuations a year and has a vehicle catalog that contains 22,000 different models and prices.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Progressive Business Media, acquired Furniture Today Media Group

synopsis: SANDOW sold the Furniture Today Media Group to FT Media Holdings. Furniture Today Media Group is the furniture and accessories industry’s number-one group of business publications, spanning all facets of the furniture industry from textiles to home accents and decorative accessories. It will operate under the new name of Progressive Business Media.
buyer: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media provides leadership through editorial excellence in seven media brands that serve the global furniture and decor industries. The brands include Casual Living, Home Textiles Today, Home Accents Today, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Kids Today and Playthings. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Furniture Today Media Group
Furniture Today Media Group is the furniture and accessories industry’s number-one group of business publications, spanning all facets of the furniture industry from textiles to home accents and decorative accessories.
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closed 11/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

BridgeTower Media, acquired Progressive Business Media

synopsis: Progressive Business Media, the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries, announced it is being acquired by BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media is the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries. It is the parent company of brands including Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Home Textiles Today, Casual Living, Designers Today, Exterior Design, and more.
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closed 11/4/2014 via BNC Analysis

Progressive Business Media, acquired Home Furnishings News

synopsis: Home Furnishings News, the most prestigious and longest-running business magazine for the home furnishings and housewares industry, has been purchased by Progressive Business Media. Home Furnishings News provides detailed information on the key home classifications: housewares, floor coverings and rugs, furniture, home textiles, lighting, and more.
buyer: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media, with offices in Greensboro, N.C., and New York, is the premier business media and communications company with brands that deliver content and research in print, online, and at live conferences and events. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: Home Furnishings News
Home Furnishings News provides detailed information on the key home classifications: housewares, floor coverings and rugs, furniture, home textiles, lighting, home decor, tabletop, housewares and gourmet. They examine in-depth issues and surrounds the reader with research and analysis.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Progressive Business Media, acquired Furniture Today Media Group

synopsis: SANDOW sold the Furniture Today Media Group to FT Media Holdings. Furniture Today Media Group is the furniture and accessories industry’s number-one group of business publications, spanning all facets of the furniture industry from textiles to home accents and decorative accessories. It will operate under the new name of Progressive Business Media.
buyer: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media provides leadership through editorial excellence in seven media brands that serve the global furniture and decor industries. The brands include Casual Living, Home Textiles Today, Home Accents Today, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Kids Today and Playthings. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Furniture Today Media Group
Furniture Today Media Group is the furniture and accessories industry’s number-one group of business publications, spanning all facets of the furniture industry from textiles to home accents and decorative accessories.
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closed 11/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

BridgeTower Media, acquired Progressive Business Media

synopsis: Progressive Business Media, the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries, announced it is being acquired by BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media is the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries. It is the parent company of brands including Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Home Textiles Today, Casual Living, Designers Today, Exterior Design, and more.
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closed 11/6/2006 via Company Press Release

North American Publishing Co., purchased InFurniture magazine from Fairchild Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Home Furnishings Business magazine, published by North American Publishing Co., has acquired InFurniture magazine from Fairchild Publications, Inc. The sale is effective immediately, and InFurniture is being merged into Home Furnishings Business effective with its remaining 2006 issues. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: North American Publishing Co.
North American Publishing Company successfully operates magazines, trade shows, directories and online services for the various markets it serves. Currently, the Company operates 14 magazines, 12 e-mail newsletters, 3 online/information services and 2 trade shows. "
seller parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
seller: Fairchild Publications, Inc.
With Women's Wear Daily as its flagship franchise, Fairchild properties serve as the products of record for the world's business and opinion leaders.
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announced 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

AmericasMart Atlanta will be merged with International Market Centers,

synopsis: AmericasMart Atlanta will merge with International Market Centers, the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. AmericasMart Atlanta is a gift, home furnishings, area rug, fashion apparel and accessories marketplace and the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. IMC brings buyers and sellers from the global marketplace together in the most effective, efficient and compelling venues. "
target: AmericasMart Atlanta
AmericasMart Atlanta is a leading gift, home furnishings, area rug, fashion apparel and accessories marketplace and the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world. AmericasMart has 548,000 attendees who each year participate in its 15 annual markets.
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closed 3/12/2010 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired SURVEY Marketing + Consulting GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Clarion Events Ltd, a subsidiary of Veronis Suhler Stevenson Partners LLC, acquired Survey Marketing + Consulting GmbH & Co KG (Survey Marketing), a Bielefeld-based provider of exhibitions organization services for suppliers to the furniture and interior decoration industries.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events organises over 150 exhibitions, conferences and seated events annually across the globe. More than 12,000 companies trust us with their custom each year and over 700,000 people give their valuable time to visit our events. "
target: SURVEY Marketing + Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
SURVEY Marketing + Consulting's main activities include market and product analysis as well as conceptual corporate consulting. SURVEY also specializes in organizing trade fairs at domestic and foreign locations with an emphasis on the furniture and furniture supply industry.
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications UK Ltd., acquired London Design Fair

synopsis: Diversified Communications UK Ltd., a trade exhibition and media group in the United Kingdom, has acquired Tent Exhibitions Ltd., a UK company that owns and operates the London Design Fair. Top trade professionals attend the London Design Fair to see and specify the latest furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Diversified Communications UK Ltd.
Diversified Communications UK Ltd. organizes events and provides publications for international organizations and regional start-ups in the United Kingdom. It organizes consumer events; and publishes magazines and eMedia products. "
target: London Design Fair
Tent Exhibitions Ltd. is a UK company that owns and operates the London Design Fair. The London Design Fair is an established trade and consumer event. Top trade professionals attend to see and specify the latest furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations.
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closed 2/28/2012 via PR Newswire

UBM Asia, acquired Malaysian International Furniture Fair

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has acquired the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) from its private owners on behalf of UBM Asia. Established in 1995, MIFF is Malaysia's largest exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur and the largest furniture exhibition in South-East Asia.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. It has over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. "
target: Malaysian International Furniture Fair
Malaysian International Furniture Fair is Malaysia's largest exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur and the largest furniture exhibition in South-East Asia. Established in 1995, this annual event is an export-oriented furniture trade show.
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$11
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$7
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closed 4/12/2010 via Company Press Release

Canadian Gift & Tableware Association, purchased Alberta Gift Show & Montreal Gift Show from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: The Canadian Gift and Tableware Association announced that it has acquired the Alberta Gift Show and the Montreal Gift Show from DMG World Media (Canada) Inc., a move that reflects confidence in the health and future of Canada's independent retailers.
buyer: Canadian Gift & Tableware Association
The Canadian Gift & Tableware Association (CGTA) is a national not-for-profit association for giftware wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, importers and exporters. One of the key services the association offers its members and their retail customers is the CGTA Gift Show. "
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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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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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)
$173
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$1,750.73)
Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) is one of the UK's largest media companies and has interests in national and regional newspapers, television and radio. While the majority of the company's activities are based in the UK, it does have worldwide operations. "
target: George Little Management, Inc.
George Little Management ("GLM") is the largest producer and marketer of consumer product tradeshows in North America, serving industries as diverse as giftware, social stationery, home textiles, tabletop, gourmet housewares, contemporary furniture and wellness.
price ($mm)
$155*
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Urban Expositions, acquired California Gift Show

synopsis: Urban Expositions has acquired the California Gift Show from Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. This acquisition further solidifies Urban Expositions' plans to unify the Southern California marketplace and the surrounding areas. The California Gift Show is the largest wholesale gift show on the West Coast.
buyer: Urban Expositions
Based in Kennesaw, GA, Urban Expositions offers a complete roster of trade show management services, including exhibit sales and marketing, operations, exhibitor/attendee promotions and services, media relations, seminar and event coordination, database development and management. "
target parent: The Merchandise Mart
target: California Gift Show
From a vital cross-section of established manufacturers to an innovative array of regional, new-to-market offerings, California Gift Show is singularly distinguished as the source for brands that define today’s California lifestyle.
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rev ($mm)
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