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closed 9/3/2013 via Market Wire

Eventbrite, acquired Lanyrd

synopsis: Eventbrite, the global self-service ticketing platform, announced it has acquired London-based event data company Lanyrd. This acquisition will bring powerful product and technical assets to the leading events platform. The Lanyrd team will relocate to Eventbrite's headquarters in San Francisco.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target: Lanyrd
Lanyrd, a social conference directory based in London, allows users to add and discover events as well as track friends' professional event activity. The company was founded in 2010, and has helped nearly 40,000 events in 148 countries have a better and more social event experience.
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closed 2/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Media plc, acquired Profile Group (UK) Limited

synopsis: Centaur Media plc, the business information and events group, has acquired Profile Group (UK) Limited ("Profile"), a specialist digital information business for media, PR and marketing professionals. Profile's information brands include Fashion Monitor, Red Pages, Entertainment News, Year Ahead and Foresight News.
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities. "
target: Profile Group (UK) Limited
Profile Group (UK) Limited is a specialist digital information business for media, PR and marketing professionals. Profile provides forward planning and contact information to enable them to optimise journalistic workflow and plan future PR and sponsorship campaigns.
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closed 4/21/2015 via BusinessWire

Virtua Research, acquired StockConferenceCalendar

synopsis: Virtua Research, a leading financial services technology company focused on web-enabled information delivery, announced the acquisition of StockConferenceCalendar, the largest database of investment conferences and presenters worldwide, effective immediately.
buyer: Virtua Research
Virtua is a financial services technology company focused on web-enabled information delivery. Virtua’s unique combination of investment research experience, data expertise, and software development capabilities enables it to provide industry-leading financial research tools and services. "
target parent: Demer IR Counsel, Inc.
target: StockConferenceCalendar
StockConferenceCalendar is a leading online database of investment conferences and presenters, currently featuring more than 17,500 tickers/presenters at almost 9,700 unique events sponsored by over 700 investment banks and other sponsors in 116 countries.
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closed 2/19/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

HotelPlanner.com, acquired EventConnect.com

synopsis: HotelPlanner, the leading online seller of group hotel bookings and individual hotel stays worldwide, announced its acquisition of Australia-based online venue marketplace EventConnect.com. Industry suppliers are able to present their key MICE information in an easy to access platform for their target audience.
buyer: HotelPlanner.com
HotelPlanner is the leading provider of online services in the global hotel marketplace, and an established resource for group event planners and hotel partners alike. Ranked number one in group travel, HotelPlanner.com receives over 5 million unique visitors each month. "
target: EventConnect.com
EventConnect.com is a unique online marketing platform; enabling industry suppliers to present their key MICE information in an easy to access platform for their target audience. The platform enables its clients to keep these interested buyers updated with news updates, press releases and hot deals.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Skift, acquired EventMB

synopsis: Skift, the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, has acquired EventMB, the first blog for event professionals. EventMB is the go-to online resource for Trends, Technology, Innovation and Education for the event industry. EventMB offers daily articles that are read by thousands of event professionals from around the globe.
buyer: Skift
Skift is the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, providing news, information, data and services to all sectors of the world’s largest industry. Skift identifies and synthesizes existing and emerging trends in its daily coverage of the global travel industry. "
target: EventMB
EventMB is the first blog for event professionals. EventMB is the go-to online resource for Trends, Technology, Innovation and Education for the event industry. EventMB offers daily articles that are read by thousands of event professionals from around the globe.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Connect Meetings, acquired BizBash Media

synopsis: Connect Meetings, a division of Tarsus Group, has announced the purchase of BizBash, the iconic trade media company for event and meeting planners, further expanding Connect’s market leading position.
buyer parent: Tarsus Group plc
buyer: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions. "
target: BizBash Media
BizBash is the leading trade media for the event industry. BizBash publishes magazines and e-newsletters, hosts Web sites, and produces trade shows, conferences, and award shows for corporate event and meeting professionals, event marketers, and sales, PR, fund-raising, and HR executives.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Centerfield Media, acquired Business.com Media

synopsis: Centerfield, a technology-driven marketing and customer acquisition company, announced the acquisitions of Business.com. Business.com helps millions of professionals acquire the knowledge they need to run their business and advance their career.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Centerfield Media
Centerfield is a technology-driven marketing and customer acquisition company driving millions for sales for telecommunications brands. Centerfield's marketing and sales technology platform, Dugout, engages with in-market consumers to help them purchase internet, TV, wireless, and landline. "
target parent: Future plc
target: Business.com Media
Business.com helps millions of professionals acquire the knowledge they need to run their business and advance their career. Thousands of advertisers turn to Business.com and its companion sites Business News Daily and BuyerZone, to connect with in-market shoppers of business services.
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closed 6/22/2016 via PR Newswire

Purch, acquired Business.com Media

synopsis: Purch, a digital content and commerce company that helps 100MM users make better buying decisions, announced it has acquired Business.com, a leading online resource portal for small- to mid-sized businesses.
buyer: Purch
Purch is a portfolio of digital brands and services that helps make complex buying decisions easy for 100 million consumers monthly. Its respected sites such as Top Ten Reviews, Tom's Guide, Tom's Hardware, and Live Science integrate commerce and content in more than 1000 product categories. "
target parent: JMI Equity
target: Business.com Media
Business.com is the premier online destination for businesses of all sizes to research, find, and compare the products and services they need to run their businesses.
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closed 2/16/2011 via PR Newswire

Resource Nation, Inc., acquired Business.com, Inc.

synopsis: Resource Nation, the quality leader in connecting businesses to pre-screened vendors, announced that it has acquired the brand and associated assets of Business.com, Inc., the leading online destination for business buyers looking for business-to-business (B2B) solutions.
buyer parent: JMI Equity
buyer: Resource Nation, Inc.
From local proprietors to Fortune 500 companies, Resource Nation connects businesses actively looking to make a purchase to pre-screened vendors. The company has interactive tools, buyer guides, and the comprehensive resources you need to find the best vendors at the best prices. "
target parent: Dex One Corporation
target: Business.com, Inc.
Business.com, Inc. is the leading online destination for business buyers looking for business-to-business (B2B) solutions.The company allows purchasers to find and connect with vendors across thousands of products and services.
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closed 8/23/2007 via

R.H. Donnelley Corporation, acquired Business.com, Inc.

synopsis: R.H. Donnelley Corporation one of the nation's leading Yellow Pages and online local commercial search companies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Business.com, a leading business search engine and directory and pay-per-click advertising network.
buyer: R.H. Donnelley Corporation (DXM:$1,815.00)
R.H. Donnelley connects businesses and consumers through its broad portfolio of print and interactive marketing solutions. Small- and medium-sized businesses look to R.H. Donnelley's experienced team of marketing consultants to help them grow their companies and drive sales leads. "
target: Business.com, Inc.
Business.com is the largest search and directory service dedicated exclusively to business, helping professionals find valuable information to get their jobs done. Business.com is a premier specialty search destination that provides business users access to company information, jobs and news.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jorte Inc., acquired EventBank Corporation

synopsis: Jorte, a mobile app with 30 million downloads and one of the most popular calendar&organizer applications, has acquired EventBank. EventBank operates the largest platform in Japan, "EventBank Press", which delivers information on 40,000 festival / events, collected annually from local organizations and event organizers.
buyer: Jorte Inc.
Jorte Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, provides an application that has a track record of 30 million downloads worldwide. Jorte is an application designed for smartphones and tablets that combines the ease of use of a paper organizer with the handiness of a portable device. "
target: EventBank Corporation
Event Bank Co., Ltd. operates the largest platform in Japan, "EventBank Press", which delivers information on 40,000 festival / events, collected annually from local organizations and event organizers.
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announced 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Computicket (Pty) Ltd, will acquire Entry Ninja

synopsis: Computicket, South Africa's only national ticketing company, has reached an agreement to acquire Entry Ninja, an online start-up that facilitates entries into South African sporting events.
buyer parent: Shoprite
buyer: Computicket (Pty) Ltd
Computicket is South Africa's only national ticketing company with tickets for hundreds of events on sale. As one of the most recognized brand names in the country, Computicket offers theatre, concert, festival, and sport, along with bus tickets, airline tickets and holiday packages. "
target: Entry Ninja
Entry Ninja is an online start-up that facilitates entries into South African sporting events. Entry Ninja’s functionality enables a customer to create and save a personal profile. They are based in Pretoria, South Africa.
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closed 8/3/2015 via PR Newswire

Dealogic Limited, acquired A2 Access LLC

synopsis: Dealogic is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of A2 Access LLC. The company is the market-leading provider of an aggregated calendar of corporate access events to institutional investors.
buyer: Dealogic Limited
Dealogic offers integrated content, analytics, and technology via targeted products and services to top financial firms worldwide. Whether working in capital markets, sales and trading, banking, or compliance, firms rely on the Dealogic platform to connect, execute deals, and manage risk. "
target: A2 Access LLC
A2 Access was designed by investors, for investors, to maximize the value of sell-side corporate access throughout the investment process, maintain compliant records of resources that a firm consumes, and leverage that data into a broker vote that reflects the things an investment firm values.
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closed 9/23/2010 via BusinessWire

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired ChoiceVendor

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 75 million members globally, has acquired ChoiceVendor, a startup that provides real-world ratings and reviews of business-to-business service providers in more than 70 categories across the United States.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals. The company is privately held and has a diversified business model with revenues driven from user subscriptions, advertising sales and enterprise software licensing. "
target: ChoiceVendor
ChoiceVendor provides real-world ratings and reviews of business-to-business service providers in more than 70 categories across the United States. The company is based in San Francisco and was founded by chief executive officer Yan-David Erlich and vice president of engineering Rama Ranganath.
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closed 3/3/2010 via PE Hub

Entrepreneur Partners, L.P., Roark Capital Group, acquired Peachtree Business Products

synopsis: Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, and Entrepreneur Partners, a Philadelphia-based private equity partnership announced that they have acquired Peachtree Business Products, a Marietta, Georgia-based multi-channel direct marketer of specialty business products and marketing materials.
buyer: Roark Capital Group
buyer: Entrepreneur Partners, L.P.
Roark Capital Group is an Atlanta-based private equity firm that acquires majority positions in franchise, direct marketing, financial services, niche manufacturing, and service businesses. "
target: Peachtree Business Products
Peachtree Business Products serves over 100,000 customers per year. They provide the highest quality products at the lowest prices with fast, expert service. Primary products are selected and designed to fulfill parking, property management, maintenance and administrative needs of these businesses.
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closed 9/3/2013 via Market Wire

Eventbrite, acquired Lanyrd

synopsis: Eventbrite, the global self-service ticketing platform, announced it has acquired London-based event data company Lanyrd. This acquisition will bring powerful product and technical assets to the leading events platform. The Lanyrd team will relocate to Eventbrite's headquarters in San Francisco.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target: Lanyrd
Lanyrd, a social conference directory based in London, allows users to add and discover events as well as track friends' professional event activity. The company was founded in 2010, and has helped nearly 40,000 events in 148 countries have a better and more social event experience.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, acquired ToneDen

synopsis: Eventbrite, Inc., a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, has acquired ToneDen, a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world. "
target: ToneDen
ToneDen is a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools to help users build and grow a lasting brand online.
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closed 8/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Eventbrite, acquired Picatic

synopsis: Eventbrite, a global ticketing and event technology platform that powers millions of events, has acquired Picatic, a Vancouver-based ticketing and event registration platform that empowers event creators in Canada and around the world.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world. "
target: Picatic
Picatic is a Vancouver-based ticketing and event registration platform that empowers event creators in Canada and around the world. Organizers can use the software to design, setup, manage, and promote their events.
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closed 4/19/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Eventbrite, acquired Ticketea

synopsis: Eventbrite, the world’s largest ticketing and event technology platform which powers millions of events around the globe each year, has acquired Ticketea, a leading Spanish ticketing provider that helps people easily find and purchase tickets to a variety of live experiences, including festivals, concerts, and performing arts shows.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is the world’s largest ticketing and event technology platform. The company, which has processed $10 billion in gross ticket sales since inception, powered millions of events in 180 countries and territories in 2017. "
target: Ticketea
Ticketea is a Spanish event technology platform. Founded in 2010, it has simplified the event management and ticket sale process for thousands of creators and processed tens of millions of tickets in more than 150 different countries and territories.
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announced 6/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, will acquire Ticketfly, Inc.

synopsis: Eventbrite, the world’s leading ticketing and event technology platform, will acquire Ticketfly from Pandora, the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. Ticketfly is a ticketing platform focused on music promoters and venues. Its powerful digital marketing and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets and streamline operations.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target parent: Pandora Media, Inc.
target: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets, streamline operations, and increase revenue per attendee.
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closed 3/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Eventbrite, acquired Nvite

synopsis: Eventbrite, the event ticketing startup valued at just over $1 billion, has acquired Nvite, a smaller competitor. Nvite makes it easy to organize and manage events by providing users with easy-to-use tools that make the event experience better for both organizers and attendees.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target: Nvite
Nvite makes it easy to organize and manage events by providing users with easy-to-use tools that make the event experience better for both organizers and attendees.
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closed 1/31/2017 via Market Wire

Eventbrite, acquired Ticketscript BV

synopsis: Eventbrite, the world's leading ticketing and event technology platform which powers more than two million events each year, has acquired Ticketscript, one of Europe's largest self-service ticketing providers. The acquisition positions Eventbrite as Europe's third largest ticketing platform.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target: Ticketscript BV
Ticketscript, the European market leader in ticketing solutions on a SaaS basis, provides event organisers with a plug-and-play online ticket shop for the sale of e-tickets via the event's own website.
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closed 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Eventbrite, acquired Queue Ticketing, LLC

synopsis: Eventbrite, the world’s largest self-service ticketing and registration platform, has acquired Queue through an asset purchase agreement. Queue, the industry-leading platform that helps streamline the workflow for venues and promoters with planning and collaboration tools, complements Eventbrite’s ticketing and entry management capabilities.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target: Queue Ticketing, LLC
Queue is the industry-leading platform that helps streamline the workflow for venues and promoters with planning and collaboration tools. Queue has set out to solve all the needs of venue owners and promoters, not just how to sell tickets.
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closed 9/3/2013 via Market Wire

Eventbrite, acquired Lanyrd

synopsis: Eventbrite, the global self-service ticketing platform, announced it has acquired London-based event data company Lanyrd. This acquisition will bring powerful product and technical assets to the leading events platform. The Lanyrd team will relocate to Eventbrite's headquarters in San Francisco.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target: Lanyrd
Lanyrd, a social conference directory based in London, allows users to add and discover events as well as track friends' professional event activity. The company was founded in 2010, and has helped nearly 40,000 events in 148 countries have a better and more social event experience.
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closed 9/3/2013 via Market Wire

Eventbrite, acquired Eventioz

synopsis: Eventbrite, the global self-service ticketing platform, announced it has acquired Argentinean-based ticketing company Eventioz. This acquisition will bring powerful product and technical assets to the leading events platform, as well as strong industry expertise in a new region, Latin America.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target: Eventioz
Eventioz is a Latin American ticketing platform with operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Since the business started in 2008, it has helped more than 15,000 organizers create, promote and sell tickets to nearly 20,000 events.
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closed 9/3/2013 via Market Wire

Eventbrite, acquired Lanyrd

synopsis: Eventbrite, the global self-service ticketing platform, announced it has acquired London-based event data company Lanyrd. This acquisition will bring powerful product and technical assets to the leading events platform. The Lanyrd team will relocate to Eventbrite's headquarters in San Francisco.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target: Lanyrd
Lanyrd, a social conference directory based in London, allows users to add and discover events as well as track friends' professional event activity. The company was founded in 2010, and has helped nearly 40,000 events in 148 countries have a better and more social event experience.
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closed 11/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired BridgeTower Media

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, a leading operations-focused middle market private equity firm, announced it has acquired BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of B2B information, research, events, and marketing solutions across more than 25 U.S. markets and industries.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: 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.
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closed 9/30/2020 via PR Newswire

STEMconnector merged with Pod Network LLC,

synopsis: Pod Network LLC, an award-winning social networking app, has merged with STEMconnector, the nation's largest research-driven professional services company dedicated to developing a diverse, STEM-ready workforce.
buyer: Pod Network LLC
Pod is a social networking platform designed to provide discovery and community building capability in a fast and easy manner. Based on the significance of interests and proximity, Pod serves to help people build and maintain rich networks. "
target: STEMconnector
STEMconnector is the leading corporation connecting all aspects of the STEM community from K-12 to global corporations. STEMconnector provides corporate, postsecondary, K-12, nonprofit, and government members with enterprise-wide support to develop, execute, and scale their STEM talent strategies.
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closed 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

entradium, acquired HipHopTickets

synopsis: Madrid-based entradium, the most powerful ticketing and sales management platform on the market, has acquired HipHopTickets.es, a company that offers tickets for concerts and events of hip hop, rap, urban and black music throughout Spain.
buyer: entradium
entradium is the most powerful ticketing and sales management platform on the market, and the cheapest. They are based in Madrid, Spain. "
target: HipHopTickets
HipHopTickets.es offers tickets for concerts and events of hip hop, rap, urban and black music throughout Spain.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Rival

synopsis: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., an American ticket sales and distribution company, has acquired Rival, a ticketing startup run by former Ticketmaster CEO, Nathan Hubbard. Rival's powerful, cutting edge software helps artists and teams make more money, meet all their fans, and keep everyone safer.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is an American ticket sales and distribution company based in Beverly Hills, California with operations in many countries around the world. In 2010 it merged with Live Nation under the name Live Nation Entertainment. "
target: Rival
Rival is a technology company, not a traditional ticketing provider. Their powerful, cutting edge software helps artists and teams make more money, meet all their fans, and keep everyone safer.
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired tixCraft

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, has announced it will be expanding into Asia, by acquiring Tixcraft in Taiwan. Founded in 2014 by KT Chiu, Tixcraft is Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform working with the biggest promoters in Taiwan including B’in, Live Nation Taiwan and iMe Taiwan.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is an American ticket sales and distribution company based in Beverly Hills, California with operations in many countries around the world. In 2010 it merged with Live Nation under the name Live Nation Entertainment. "
target: tixCraft
Founded in 2014 by KT Chiu, Tixcraft is Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform working with the biggest promoters in Taiwan including B’in, Live Nation Taiwan and iMe Taiwan.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

See Tickets International, acquired Starticket AG

synopsis: See Tickets announced the acquisition of Starticket, a major player in Switzerland with over five million tickets sold annually. Starticket is owned by private Swiss media group Tamedia, which has adopted a new corporate structure and name and is now known as TX Group.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: See Tickets International
See Tickets is the trading name of an international ticketing services company owned by Vivendi SA. See retails and distributes tickets for music, theatre, festival, sport, comedy and lifestyle events working with more than 5,000 clients globally. "
target parent: TX Group AG
target: Starticket AG
Established in 2003, Starticket is Switzerland’s second largest ticket marketer. Starticket sells several million tickets for events across Switzerland each year, using a network of 1,500 sales offices, a call center and its e-Shop at starticket.ch.
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Impronta Soluciones, S.L., will acquire Instant Ticket SL

synopsis: Banco Sabadell has signed the sale of Instant Ticket, the website with which it sells tickets for shows, plays and musical events, to Impronta Technological Services. Impronta Technological Services, based in Madrid, is a leader in technology and software related to ticket sales.
buyer: Impronta Soluciones, S.L.
Impronta Soluciones is a Spanish leader in technology and software related to ticket sales. Founded in 1992, Impronta Soluciones, S.L. is a pioneer both in the development of online sales and mobile ticket programs and in the implementation of service models (SaaS) for its customers. "
target parent: Banco Sabadell
target: Instant Ticket SL
Instant Ticket, based in Spain, is a website owned by Banco Sabadell which sells tickets for shows, plays and musical events.
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closed 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired Topo, Inc

synopsis: Gartner, a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500, has acquired TOPO, a research, advisory, and consulting firm for sales and marketing organizations, to better help companies continue to grow revenue faster and sustain that growth.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner is a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. Gartner's combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced, and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. "
target: Topo, Inc
TOPO is a research, advisory, and consulting firm that helps sales and marketing adopt the patterns and plays that drive faster revenue growth. The company develops research insights, actionable assessments, and market technology guides for marketing, sales development, and sales.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

mktg, inc., acquired Branded Asia

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis, part of Japan’s leading advertising agency group Dentsu Inc., has acquired the live events producer Branded. Branded will join lifestyle marketing agency MKTG to scale capabilities in live media events through the development of new age creative, content and IP ownership in the high growth areas of entertainment.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: mktg, inc. (CMKG:$134.90)
MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment consulting, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/B2B engagement, and more. "
target: Branded Asia
Branded is an award-winning live events producer based in Hong Kong. Branded creates and produces live media that matters, connecting businesses, brands, celebrities and fans through large and small scale events including the YouTube FanFest global tour.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, announced that it has acquired Questex, a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals.
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

See Tickets International, acquired Paylogic

synopsis: Vivendi has announced that See Tickets, its international ticketing services company, acquired Paylogic, a ticketing and technology company headquartered in Amsterdam, from LiveStyle. Founded in 2005, Paylogic is the fastest growing ticketing company in Europe, with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: See Tickets International
See Tickets is one of the largest primary ticket companies in Europe - they have the muscle of a big organization, but hold the values of a small one. Their focus is getting their customers to live events. "
target parent: LiveStyle, Inc.
target: Paylogic
Founded in 2005 in the Netherlands, Paylogic is the fastest growing ticketing company in Europe, with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Paylogic has developed revolutionary digital ticketing environments for 1000’s of clients.
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closed 4/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

NetMediaGroup, acquired Editialis

synopsis: NetMediaGroup, a business to business media group, announces the acquisition of Editialis, a multi-media communications group highly recognized for its print and digital publishing activities, content production and BtoB events.
buyer: NetMediaGroup
NetMediaGroup is a business to business media group for IT decision makers, such as Silicon, ITespresso, ZDNET.de, etc., and for the Digital ecosystem. They are a leader in building brands through transactional marketing. "
target: Editialis
Based in France, the Editialis group is designed to support decision-makers in their professional performance. The Editialis group offers advertisers unparalleled audience hubs to get in touch with marketing and commercial decision-makers.
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announced 1/30/2018 via Market Watch

Informa plc, will acquire United Business Media Limited

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has accepted a takeover offer from Informa plc, which the companies say will create the world's largest business-to-business events group. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,438 [$6,168]
rev ($mm)
$1,423
EBITDA ($mm)
$420
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired Cristal Events SA

synopsis: MediaSchool Group announced their acquisition of Cristal Events from Startinvest. Cristal Events organizes advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a network of higher education establishments specialising in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies. Boasting an offer of 25 schools, MediaSchool is present in 9 cities: Paris, London, Brussels, Shanghai, Barcelona, Strasbourg, Marseille, Toulouse and Nice. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: Cristal Events SA
Cristal Events is an event company that operates advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets. Their events include the Cristal Festival, the Cristal Awards, and Digital Tuesday.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BusinessWire

On Location Experiences, acquired PrimeSport

synopsis: On Location Experiences, a premium experiential hospitality business, announced it has acquired PrimeSport, a leader in providing direct access to some of the biggest events in sports and entertainment. PrimeSport is a leading Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, hospitality, travel for fans and corporate clients.
buyer: On Location Experiences
On Location Experiences is a leader in premium experiential hospitality business, establishing a new industry standard to serve iconic right holders with extensive experience in ticketing, curated hospitality, live event production and travel management in the worlds of sports and entertainment. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: PrimeSport
PrimeSport is a leading Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, hospitality, travel for fans and corporate clients. PrimeSport’s partnerships with the largest entities in the industry allow them to provide an unparalleled experience for avid sports fans and corporate clients.
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closed 8/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Comexposium SA, acquired Converse Media Ltd

synopsis: Comexposium has acquired a 60 per cent stake in the UK holding company Converse Media. Converse Media, a B2B industry events specialist, owns a majority stake in both Insight Events Sweden and Insight Events Denmark, which organize exhibitions, conferences and training courses over a wide range of sectors in Sweden and Denmark.
buyer: Comexposium SA
The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world leaders in event organization, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events, covering 11 different sectors of activity such as food, agriculture, fashion, homeland security, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. "
target: Converse Media Ltd
Converse Media is a B2B industry events specialist that owns a majority stake in both Insight Events Sweden and Insight Events Denmark, which organize exhibitions, conferences and training courses over a wide range of sectors in Sweden and Denmark.
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announced 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Skip Barber Racing School is selling their assets and intellectual property to Liquid Asset Partners. The school is one of the largest racing institutions, with a 40+ year history providing racing instruction, defensive and high-performance driving classes, amateur and professional racing championships, and corporate entertainment experiences.
buyer: Liquid Asset Partners LLC
Liquid Asset Partners works with banks, retailers, bankruptcy courts, trustees, manufacturers, and lenders. They specialize in turning underperforming assets into cash. They make cash purchases or run commission based disposition sales in retail, industrial, wholesale, motorsports & equipment. "
target: Skip Barber Racing School LLC
Skip Barber Racing School is the world's largest and premier racing and driving school. They operate a fully integrated system of racing schools, driving schools, racing championships, and corporate events. They deliver high quality instruction, equipment, facilities and memorable experiences.
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$0.83
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
($16.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
968
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: BIT:IEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$202.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.23
EBIT ($mm)
$25.26
Net Income ($mm)
$13.76
Employees
307
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Ticker: EB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eventbrite
Eventbrite
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$162.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($189.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($204.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1126
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group plc is one of the world’s leading organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences and specialise in producing events in growing and developing markets. ITE Group organises around 240 exhibitions and conferences each year.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$140.18
EBITDA ($mm)
($51.44)
EBIT ($mm)
($96.80)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1190
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$9,892.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,425.21
EBIT ($mm)
$2,341.73
Net Income ($mm)
$1,703.08
Employees
33200
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,663.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,154.77
EBIT ($mm)
$721.83
Net Income ($mm)
$393.19
Employees
11000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GL Events
GL Events
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,166.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$158.39
EBIT ($mm)
$98.85
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
4506
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Ticker: SEHK:752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico is a global group of agencies specialising in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands for businesses, institutions and governments. Pico brings brands to life and creates experiences through Total Brand Activation – from strategy to execution.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$617.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.51
EBIT ($mm)
$43.22
Net Income ($mm)
$34.18
Employees
2000
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Ticker: LSE:ASCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ascential plc
Ascential plc
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$477.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$116.03
EBIT ($mm)
$70.58
Net Income ($mm)
$9.07
Employees
1644
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Ticker: LSE:WIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$162.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.04
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$17.35
Employees
856
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Ticker: NYSE:EEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emerald Expositions Inc.
Emerald Expositions Inc.
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$160.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($20.80)
EBIT ($mm)
($69.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
548
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Ticker: AIM:BONH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$27.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
148
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