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announced 10/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Adfo Groep, will acquire Binnenlands Bestuur

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has reached agreements to sell several of its publishing assets and related activities in the Netherlands including Binnenlands Bestuur to Adfo Groep. Binnenlands Bestuurisis is a magazine that focuses on governance, organizational, financial, space, environment and social issues within the government.
buyer parent: Sijthoff Media Groep BV
buyer: Adfo Groep
Adfo Groep is market leader in the field of marketing and communication expenses and includes cross-media titles such as: Adformatie, Communication, Creation, Marketing Online, Molblog and the biggest marketing event of the Benelux: MARCOM. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Binnenlands Bestuur
Binnenlands Bestuurisis is a magazine that focuses on news and background information about governance, organizational, financial, space, environment and social issues within the government.
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closed 2/28/2019 via BusinessWire

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.

synopsis: Dennis Publishing (Dennis), the leading international media group and publisher of The Week in the US and the UK, announces that it has acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. (Kiplinger), a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.
Kiplinger Washington Editors (Kiplinger) is a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online. Kiplinger publishes the largest paid-subscription publications in several financial fields: business forecasting, taxes, retirement living and yield-oriented investing.
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closed 7/25/2006 via PR Newswire

Congressional Quarterly, Inc., acquired Political Money Line

synopsis: Congressional Quarterly Inc., the nation's premier provider of news and analysis on Congress, politics and public policy, today announced the acquisition of Political Money Line, the leading independent source of campaign finance information. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Times Publishing Company
buyer: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Congressional Quarterly (CQ) provides opinion leaders comprehensive, credible, current and objective information on Congress, politics and public policy. CQ derives the bulk of its revenue from its subscription site, CQ.com. "
target: Political Money Line
PoliticalMoneyLine is an Internet news and tracking service that assists media organizations, corporations, trade associations and non-profit groups with data collection, storing, transmission, linking, analysis and display of complex financial and political information.
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announced 11/20/2009 via PR Newswire

e.Republic, Inc., will acquire Governing Magazine

synopsis: e.Republic, an innovative media and research firm focusing on state and local government, announced that it has agreed to acquire Governing from the Times Publishing Company. Governing's focus is on providing factual, unbiased coverage on public policy, management and what federal actions mean for cities, counties and states.
buyer: e.Republic, Inc.
An innovative media and research firm, e.Republic has had an exclusive focus on state and local government and education for over 20 years. e.Republic also produces scores of public sector events each year connecting thousands of public leaders throughout the country. "
target parent: Times Publishing Company
target: Governing Magazine
Governing is a monthly magazine whose primary audience is state and local government officials: the men and women who set policy for and manage the day-to-day operations of cities, counties and states, as well as such governmental bodies as school boards and special districts.
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closed 2/15/2006 via PR Newswire

Political World Communications, LLC, purchased "Campaigns & Elections" magazine from Votenet Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Political World Communications, LLC, a newly created venture that represents a diverse group of private investors from the publishing industry, has purchased "Campaigns & Elections" magazine from Votenet Solutions, Inc. The magazine remains the only nonpartisan publication for the rapidly growing political campaign and public affairs industry.
buyer: Political World Communications, LLC
Political World Communications, LLC, a newly created venture that represents a diverse group of private investors from the publishing industry. "
seller: Votenet Solutions, Inc.
Votenet Solutions Inc. is a Washington, DC-based ASP software company that provides self-administered online voting software solutions and election consulting to private organizations, including trade associations, award shows, schools, law firms, homeowner associations and other organizations.
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closed 5/2/2006 via Folio: First Day

Access Intelligence, purchased two publications from King Communications Group, Inc.

synopsis: Access Intelligence, the $50 million Veronis Suhler Stevenson portfolio company covering the aviation, chemical and telecommunications markets, among others, purchased two publications, The Energy Daily and Defense Today, and one weekly newsletter, Space & Missile Report, from 33-year-old King Publishing Group.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets. "
seller: King Communications Group, Inc.
King Publishing Group is a producer of news publications, news- and issues-driven events, and public affairs television. Organizations use KPG to reach important political audiences.
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closed 10/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Professional Farmers of America, Inc., purchased The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter from Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.

synopsis: Professional Farmers of America, Inc., a subsidiary of Farm Journal Media has acquired The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter, a bi-weekly newsletter from Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter reveals the latest outlook for agriculture and agribusiness, including timely forecasts of USDA and legislative policy.
buyer parent: Farm Journal Media
buyer: Professional Farmers of America, Inc.
Professional Farmers of America, Inc. publishes agricultural newsletters. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Cedar Falls, Iowa. "
seller: Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.
The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter is a bi-weekly newsletter that reveals the latest outlook for agriculture and agribusiness, including timely forecasts of USDA and legislative policy. Kiplinger Washington Editors publishes business forecasts, personal finance advice periodicals, and magazines.
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closed 11/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

SouthComm Communications, Inc., purchased Public Safety and Security Group from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media has sold a large group of tradeshows, website portals and publications to SouthComm, Inc. The properties sold include the Public Safety and Security Group. The sale also included Mass Transit, MassTransitMag.com, Professional Tool & Equipment News, Professional Distributor, Fleet Maintenance and VehicleServicePros.com.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm operates a diverse portfolio of print and online properties as well as a number of local and regional events. The company has weekly publications in Nashville, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Kansas City, Cincinnati, and Tampa as well the regional Medical News chain of papers. "
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Media's Public Safety and Security Group is made up of Firehouse, EMS World, Law Enforcement Technology, Security Technology Executive, Locksmith Ledger Intl., SecurityInfoWatch.com and more. Also part of the transaction is Mass Transit, Professional Tool & Equipment News and others.
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closed 3/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Regent Equity Partners, acquired Sightline Media Group, LLC

synopsis: Tegna sold its military and defense publishing division, Sightline Media Group, to California-based private equity firm Regent Equity Partners, which owns companies in digital technology, retail and media. Sightline is a global provider of news, information and marketing solutions in the military, defense, federal technology and C4ISR markets.
buyer: Regent Equity Partners
Regent Equity Partners is a multi-sector private equity firm focused on event driven transactions where capital solutions are required on a certain and often accelerated basis. They partner with management teams to build leading companies that generate sustainably high returns on invested capital. "
target parent: TEGNA Inc.
target: Sightline Media Group, LLC
Sightline Media Group, formerly Gannett Government Media, is a global provider of news, information and marketing solutions in the military, defense, federal technology and C4ISR markets. Their 4 major brands include the Military Times, Defense News, Federal Times, and C4ISR & Networks.
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closed 9/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Pennsylvania Business Council, acquired Pennsylvania Political Report

synopsis: The Pennsylvania Political Report, one of Pennsylvania's oldest and most trusted political newsletters has been acquired by the Pennsylvania Business Councial, one of Pennsylvania's oldest and most respected political action committees.
buyer: Pennsylvania Business Council
The Pennsylvania Business Council provides political intelligence and analysis to the business community since its founding in 1972. "
target: Pennsylvania Political Report
The Pennsylvania Political Report is one of Pennsylvania's oldest and most trusted political newsletters. It has been well acknowledged as the insider's guide to state politics for more than 25 years.
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closed 6/1/2015 via PR Web

Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation, acquired FireFightingNews.com

synopsis: Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation, an owner, acquirer and manager of customized websites for military and public safety audiences, has acquired http://www.FireFightingNews.com, an online publication which informs and educates Fire Fighting personnel about current challenges they face.
buyer: Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation (OTCPK:BMTM:$4.49)
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation is dedicated to providing “those that keep us safe” places to go online where they can do everything from stay current on news and events affecting them to look for jobs, share information, communicate with the public and more. "
target: FireFightingNews.com
Founded by firefighters, FireFightingNews.com was introduced to the World Wide Web in February of 2005 and has become the fastest growing fire and rescue news site in the world.
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closed 6/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ALICE Training Institute, acquired Safeplans LLC

synopsis: ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian proactive options-based active shooter response program, has acquired SafePlans LLC, the creator of the Emergency Response Information Portal (ERIP). SafePlans’ system has evolved into an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform that is used by school-system across the nation.
buyer: ALICE Training Institute
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is the original civilian options-based active shooter response program that is designed to replace an inadequate lockdown-only response plan. "
target: Safeplans LLC
SafePlans began in 1993 as a part-time security consulting business while Brad Spicer was a Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Over the last 20 years, the SafePlans’ system has evolved into an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform that is used by school-system across the nation.
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closed 7/11/2012 via Market Wire

Leadership Directories, Inc., purchased Government Directories from CQ Press

synopsis: Leadership Directories, the premier provider of background and contact information for U.S. decision-makers, announced the acquisition of the CQ Press Directories and First Street. Going forward, current subscribers to these CQ Press products will receive comparable Leadership Directories Yellow Books and online directories.
buyer: Leadership Directories, Inc.
With editorial offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., Leadership Directories is dedicated to providing high quality, accurate and up-to-date information on the key leaders in government, business, legal, media and nonprofit organizations in the United States. "
seller parent: SAGE Publications
seller: CQ Press
CQ Press is a good source for information on politics, policy, and people. It is the leading publisher of books, directories, subscriptions, and Web products on American politics, federal and state government, American institutions, campaigns and elections, current events, and world affairs.
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closed 5/30/2008 via BNC Analysis

Sage Publications, Inc., acquired CQ Press

synopsis: CQ Press, the book publishing unit of Washington-based Congressional Quarterly, Inc., has been sold to SAGE Publications, Inc., the independent academic publisher. The sale was announced jointly by Robert W. Merry, CQ’s president and editor-in-chief, and Blaise Simqu, SAGE’s president and CEO.
buyer: Sage Publications, Inc.
SAGE Publications is an independent international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, we are a world leader in our chosen scholarly, educational, and professional markets. "
target parent: Times Publishing Company
target: CQ Press
CQ Press serves the library, college, and professional markets with a diverse array of print and online products. It publishes about 100 new titles each year, with a growing list of textbooks and reference titles focusing on political science, mass communication, and related disciplines.
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closed 2/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

Compusearch Software Systems, Inc., purchased ASI Government Knowledge & Learning Products Division from ASI Government, Inc.

synopsis: Compusearch, a leading provider of software and services, has acquired the Knowledge & Learning Products Division (ASI KLP) of ASI Government, a trusted advisor to government leaders. ASI KLP is the leading provider of subscription research, information and educational services to government acquisition professionals.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: Compusearch Software Systems, Inc.
Compusearch is the leading provider of software and services that advance commerce and collaboration among government agencies and contractors. Compusearch's PRISM™ is the contract writing system for defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies. "
seller parent: Excellere Partners
seller: ASI Government, Inc.
ASI Government Knowledge & Learning Products Division (ASI KLP) is the leading provider of subscription research, information and educational services to government acquisition professionals. ASI KLP is a division of ASI Government, a trusted advisor to government leaders.
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closed 3/6/2014 via PR Web

Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc., acquired LEOAffairs.com

synopsis: Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. has purchased the website, LEOAffairs.com, in its 6th and largest acquisition. LEOAffairs.com is recognized as the Largest Law Enforcement Message Board (Blog) Site on the planet and one of the Largest Law Enforcement Websites of any type in the world.
buyer: Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:BMTM:$4.49)
The Bright Mountain Holdings family of websites includes TheBright.com, WarDocumentaryFilms.com and Bootcamp4me.com. TheBright.com is the company’s largest site and offers news, information, products and services geared for Military members, Veterans and First Responders. "
target: LEOAffairs.com
LEOAffairs.com is recognized as the Largest Law Enforcement Message Board (Blog) Site on the planet and one of the Largest Law Enforcement Websites of any type in the world. They have approximately 500 law enforcement agencies online in 18 countries and generate over 20 Million Hits per month.
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closed 5/14/2013 via BusinessWire

Saab AB, acquired Tikab

synopsis: Defence and security company Saab acquires TIKAB, a Swedish technical information provider. The acquisition expands Saab's service portfolio and means Saab can offer a more complete range of technical services, further strengthening the company's competitiveness as a provider of support solutions.
buyer: Saab AB (OM:SAAB B:$3,501.95)
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adapts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. "
target: Tikab
TIKAB produces and supplies complete technical documentation to the civil and military market i.e. operating manuals, training tools, workshop manuals and illustrated catalogues. The company founded in 1988 has 67 employees with headquarters in Krokom.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Praetorian Digital, Inc., acquired Kaplan Fire & EMS Training

synopsis: Praetorian Digital, Inc., the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market, announced it has acquired Kaplan’s Fire & EMS online training unit, one of the leading online training companies serving fire and EMS departments nationwide.
buyer: Praetorian Digital, Inc.
Praetorian Digital is the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market. Praetorian owns and operates websites providing resources ranging from accredited online training to grant funding assistance, such as PoliceOne.com and FireRescue1.com. "
target parent: Graham Holdings Company
target: Kaplan Fire & EMS Training
Kaplan’s EMS training courses feature actual case studies and fast-paced, high-energy videos. The courses are accompanied by interactive training for first responders, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters.
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closed 4/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

Jones & Bartlett Learning, acquired Informed Publishing

synopsis: Informed Publishing, an industry leader in print and mobile content for the public safety community, will become part of Ascend Learning and its publishing division, Jones & Bartlett Learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Jones & Bartlett Learning, a division of Ascend Learning, is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary, and professional markets. "
target: Informed Publishing
Informed® Publishing creates innovative tools for first responders and health care providers. Since the first edition — originally known as the EMS Field Guide™ — was released, the books have evolved into full color graphics and text professionally printed on tear-resistant and waterproof plastic.
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closed 6/25/2015 via PR Web

Tradesparq, acquired Shanghai Double Click IT Co., Ltd

synopsis: Tradesparq announced it has acquired Shanghai Shuangji IT Company, a provider of customs data that tracks import and export shipments from 57 countries. Shanghai Shuangji IT Co. provide innovative, online trade databases that generate real competitive advantages for businesses.
buyer: Tradesparq
Tradesparq utilizes a proprietary social networking technology to match volume buyers and manufacturers around the world. Its social search-based network allows suppliers and buyers to connect with each other, view product details, check references, view community reviews, and send updates. "
target: Shanghai Double Click IT Co., Ltd
Shanghai Double Click IT Co., Ltd provide innovative, online trade databases that generate real competitive advantages for businesses. With their products, their clients can access their trade database.
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announced 10/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Adfo Groep, will acquire Binnenlands Bestuur

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has reached agreements to sell several of its publishing assets and related activities in the Netherlands including Binnenlands Bestuur to Adfo Groep. Binnenlands Bestuurisis is a magazine that focuses on governance, organizational, financial, space, environment and social issues within the government.
buyer parent: Sijthoff Media Groep BV
buyer: Adfo Groep
Adfo Groep is market leader in the field of marketing and communication expenses and includes cross-media titles such as: Adformatie, Communication, Creation, Marketing Online, Molblog and the biggest marketing event of the Benelux: MARCOM. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Binnenlands Bestuur
Binnenlands Bestuurisis is a magazine that focuses on news and background information about governance, organizational, financial, space, environment and social issues within the government.
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announced 10/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Adfo Groep, will acquire Binnenlands Bestuur

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has reached agreements to sell several of its publishing assets and related activities in the Netherlands including Binnenlands Bestuur to Adfo Groep. Binnenlands Bestuurisis is a magazine that focuses on governance, organizational, financial, space, environment and social issues within the government.
buyer parent: Sijthoff Media Groep BV
buyer: Adfo Groep
Adfo Groep is market leader in the field of marketing and communication expenses and includes cross-media titles such as: Adformatie, Communication, Creation, Marketing Online, Molblog and the biggest marketing event of the Benelux: MARCOM. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Binnenlands Bestuur
Binnenlands Bestuurisis is a magazine that focuses on news and background information about governance, organizational, financial, space, environment and social issues within the government.
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closed 9/18/2014 via Company Press Release

persönlich Verlags AG, acquired persönlich Verlags AG

synopsis: PubliGroupe sells its participation in the "Persönlich" Verlags AG to the managing director and editor-in-chief Matthias Ackeret. The Swiss business magazine for communication "persönlich" is the leading trade magazine in Switzerland. The magazine is the official publication medium of the Swiss Marketing Association.
buyer: persönlich Verlags AG
Based in Switzerland, Persönlich is a magazine and online portal that provides daily news about the advertising, marketing and internet businesses in online services and applications. "
target parent: PubliGroupe S.A.
target: persönlich Verlags AG
Based in Switzerland, Persönlich is a magazine and online portal that provides daily news about the advertising, marketing and internet businesses in online services and applications.
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closed 3/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kakao, acquired JOH & Company

synopsis: Mobile messenger giant Kakao has acquired the entire stake of JOH & Co., a South Korean brand consulting firm established by Kakao’s new CEO Joh Su-yong. Kakao purchased a 45.5 percent stake of JOH from its venture capital arm Kakao Investment and also acquired the remaining stake -- which includes 34.09 percent shares held by Joh.
buyer: Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$2,187.39)
Kakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Based in South Korea, Daum Kakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its popular platforms: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, and more. "
target: JOH & Company
Founded in 2010, JOH & Company is a small and medium-sized company engaged in brand design marketing consulting, publishing business, restaurant business, household goods development and distribution and sales business.
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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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announced 7/21/2011 via BusinessWire

SW!TCH Studio, Inc., will acquire Process Magazine

synopsis: Runbeck Graphics has entered into an agreement to sell Process Magazine to SW!TCH Studio. Process Magazine serves the needs of the communications industry in the greater Southwest region, including marketing executives, professional designers, graphic artists, pr firms, photographers, illustrators, and advertising executives.
buyer: SW!TCH Studio, Inc.
SW!TCH Studio has delivered specialized branded content in print, online and digital devices for over 19 years through publication design, identity and art direction. "
target parent: Runbeck Graphics, Inc.
target: Process Magazine
Process Magazine serves the needs of the communications industry in the greater Southwest region, including marketing executives, professional designers, graphic artists, pr firms, photographers, illustrators, and advertising executives in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah,
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closed 8/2/2017 via PR Web

AC Business Media, acquired DMN

synopsis: AC Business Media, a leading B2B media and business intelligence company, announced the addition of DMN to its portfolio of brands. In acquiring DMN from Haymarket Media, Inc., AC Business Media expands the menu of digital offerings to include marketing knowledge and insights in the form of podcasts, e-newsletters, webcasts, e-books, and data.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: DMN
DMN is a leading provider of digital and data-driven marketing analysis, content and research. Their offer includes marketing knowledge and insights in the form of podcasts, e-newsletters, webcasts, e-books, and data. These tools provide marketers with key marketing knowledge and strategy support.
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closed 2/23/2007 via Company Press Release

Haymarket Media Inc., acquired DM News

synopsis: Haymarket Media Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Britain’s largest privately held magazine publisher, has acquired Courtenay Communication Corp.’s DM News, the leading U.S. trade publication covering direct, interactive and database marketing.
buyer parent: Haymarket Group Limited
buyer: Haymarket Media Inc.
Haymarket is the largest private magazine publisher in the United Kingdom, with titles published in 23 languages across almost 100 nations. "
target: DM News
Based in New York, DM News publishes a weekly newspaper, the Essential Guides magazine supplements, and one daily and three weekly online newsletters, along with a complementing Web site at www.dmnews.com and a blog at blog.dmnews.com. Adrian Courtenay founded the publication in 1979.
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closed 4/26/2006 via BusinessWire

GroupM, acquired IEG, Inc.

synopsis: WPP's GroupM today announced the acquisition of Chicago-based IEG, Inc., the world's leading provider of research, analytics, strategic counsel and training on sponsorship, strategic alliances and promotional partnerships.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM, one of the world's leading full service media investment management operation, was created by WPP Group to oversee its assets in this sector. These assets include Mediaedge:cia, MindShare, MediaCom and MAXUS. "
target: IEG, Inc.
IEG, Inc. is the world's leading provider of research, analytics, strategic counsel and training on sponsorship, strategic alliances and promotional partnerships.
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closed 11/5/2007 via PR Web

Red 7 Media, Inc., acquired Expo Magazine Inc.

synopsis: Ascend Media's Expo Magazine has been sold to Red 7 Media, a B2B media company based in Norwalk, Connecticut. Expo is a leading trade publication serving exposition and convention professionals. Expo's readers are executives of trade associations and societies, for-profit show owners, producers or management firms, and corporate event management.
buyer: Red 7 Media, Inc.
Red 7 Media, founded in 2002, publishes magazines and newsletters, produces executive conferences and seminars, and creates custom marketing and lead-generations programs in the event and publishing industries. "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: Expo Magazine Inc.
Launched in 1989 as the first publication exclusively targeting exposition management, EXPO reaches more than 7,500 industry professionals 10 times a year. Since its premier issue, EXPO has been the one magazine that show managers call their own.
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announced 3/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Zicix Corporation, will acquire Marketing Digest, Inc

synopsis: Zicix Corporation is announcing finalization of negotiations for the acquisition of Marketing Digest, Inc, a privately held company located in Springfield, NJ. Marketing Digest is the premier, one-stop source for all the latest news, developments, strategies and tips in the online marketing industry.
buyer: Zicix Corporation (OTCPK:ZICX:$0.23)
Originally founded as a service provider to the Healthcare industry, the Zicix Corporation has recently been restructured with the intention of acquiring and developing technology applications designed for service companies in consumer, retail and other industries. "
target: Marketing Digest, Inc
Marketing Digest is the premier, one-stop source for all the latest news, developments, strategies and tips in the online marketing industry.
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closed 9/17/2013 via PR Newswire

The Channel Company, acquired UBM Channel

synopsis: UBM Channel announced that it has been sold to an executive management team led investment group that has renamed the business The Channel Company. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, The Channel Company will own and operate all of the businesses and related products formerly owned by UBM Tech Channel in North America.
buyer: The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Channel
UBM Tech Channel in North America includes: the CRN media properties; XChange, Best of Breed and MES event portfolio; SharedVue through partner marketing software platform and services; the IPED research, consulting and education business; and the renowned ChannelBase solution provider database.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Source Creative, Inc., acquired shots

synopsis: Source Creative, the leading global information and archival resource of video ads for advertisers, ad agencies and production companies worldwide, announced the acquisition of shots, an international source of news, trends and inspiration for advertising creative.
buyer parent: Extreme Reach, Inc
buyer: Source Creative, Inc.
Source Creative is the world’s leading commercial information and archival resource for ad agencies, production companies, advertisers, and other members of the global creative community. Its platform provides data around TV commercials, music videos, branded content and viral videos. "
target parent: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP
target: shots
Based in the UK, shots is the world’s leading commercials title, providing news, insight and inspiration for creatives internationally as well as being the foremost source of news and information for the creative community.
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closed 6/19/2017 via PR Web

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired AdExchanger

synopsis: Access Intelligence has announced the acquisition of AdExchanger, a leading integrated media and events company with highly acclaimed conferences and media offerings focused on digital advertising and marketing. AdExchanger's award-winning online publication enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the digital marketing ecosystem.
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence is a B2B media and information company serving the media, PR, broadcasting & cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. They deliver trusted, timely and deep information that empowers their customers and advances their business. "
target: AdExchanger
Founded in 2008, AdExchanger is an integrated media and events company devoted to the digital advertising and marketing space. Their award-winning online publication enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the digital marketing ecosystem.
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closed 11/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Brunico Communications, purchased Marketing, CARD, and NLA from Rogers Media Inc.

synopsis: Brunico Communications announced that it has acquired certain assets relating to the marketing segment of Rogers Media‘s publication business, including Marketing, CARDonline (CARD) and the National List of Advertisers (NLA). Marketing is a magazine and conference for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases for media buyers.
buyer: Brunico Communications
Brunico Communications is a business-to-business publishing and events company, serving the Canadian marketing and media community and the global entertainment industry. "
seller parent: Rogers Communications Inc.
seller: Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media's Marketing brand launched in 1908 and includes a quarterly magazine, online daily news and annual conferences and events for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases designed to help media agencies and advertisers make informed media buying decisions.
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closed 7/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired IEG, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the award-winning sports, and entertainment marketing agency, has acquired IEG, the IEG Sponsorship Conference, and ESP Properties' U.S. brand consultancy from GroupM. IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop, is an award-winning Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Agency that specializes in modern, omnichannel marketing campaigns that foster consumer engagement through experiences. Its clients include American Family Insurance, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Floor and Décor, and more. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: IEG, LLC
IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders. IEG helps brand and property clients navigate the complex universe of sponsorship and engagement marketing to optimize the value of brand partnerships.
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closed 6/10/2016 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer SE, acquired Emarketer Inc.

synopsis: Axel Springer SE acquires 93 percent of the shares in eMarketer Inc., a leading provider of high-quality analyses, reports, and digital market data for companies and institutions. eMarketer is the go-to source for excellently researched, authoritative business information in the fields of digital marketing, sales, and trends.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,564.30)
Axel Springer is one of the world’s largest digital publishers in terms of reach. Taking into account all digital platforms, the company attained 200 million unique users worldwide as a monthly average in Q1/2016. The company is active in more than 40 countries with subsidiaries, licenses, and more."
target: Emarketer Inc.
eMarketer is the go-to source for excellently researched, authoritative business information in the fields of digital marketing, sales, and trends. The company’s reports, databases, statistics, infographics, and forecasts have become standard tools in numerous industries.
price ($mm)
$242*
rev ($mm)
$46
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
EV / rev
5.7x
EV / EBITDA
19.3x
closed 11/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fairrank GmbH, acquired SEO Portal

synopsis: Fairrank, a specialist in online marketing with a focus on search engine optimization, search engine advertising and usability optimization, has acquired SEO Portal, a German online magazine that focuses on search engine optimization (SEO). SEO Portal provides the latest news and events about the SEO industry.
buyer: Fairrank GmbH
Founded in 2004, Fairrank is a specialist in online marketing with a focus on search engine optimization, search engine advertising and usability optimization. They help small and medium-sized businesses in Germany achieve greater visibility in online search engines such as Google and Bing. "
target: SEO Portal
SEO Portal is a German online magazine that focuses on search engine optimization (SEO). SEO Portal provides the latest news and events about the SEO industry. They also offer a forum that allows users to talk about SEO and other marketing subjects.
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closed 8/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired By Design Publishing

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc. the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America, today announced the acquisition of By Design Publishing, a leader in personal marketing solutions for real estate agents.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: By Design Publishing
By Design Publishing is a leader in personal marketing solutions for real estate agents. The group’s signature titles, Home by Design and Your Home and Lifestyle magazines deliver marketing tools to real estate professionals that help strengthen existing relationships and generate additional sales.
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closed 9/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

NewBay Media LLC, acquired Signage solutions

synopsis: NewBay Media has acquired the assets of Signage Solutions from Partners Publishing, including the magazine’s web assets, editorial content, and subscriber lists. Signage Solutions is a technology and solution resource for digital signage, digital out-of-home, mobile and place-based digital networks.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Pro Audio, Broadcast and Video, Music, AV/Consumer Electronics and Education markets. NewBay delivers its premier content through their award-winning portfolio of integrated platforms. "
target parent: Partners Publishing
target: Signage Solutions
Signage Solutions is a technology and solution resource for digital signage, digital out-of-home, mobile and place-based digital networks. Signage Solutions also produces a bi-monthly magazine devoted 100% to digital signage, digital out-of-home and place based networks.
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closed 10/1/2012 via Folio: First Day

Access Intelligence, LLC, purchased Four Marketing Brands from Penton Media

synopsis: Rockville, Maryland-based b-to-b media company Access Intelligence has purchased four of Penton Media's marketing brands. Included in the deal are Chief Marketer, Multichannel Merchant, Direct and PROMO and their associated events and digital components.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
seller parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
seller: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed.
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