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closed 11/7/2013 via PR Web

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

synopsis: FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a London-based conference and business intelligence company, has acquired Open Mobile Media, organizer of The Open Mobile Summit (OMS) in San Francisco and London, two of the most influential events in the international mobile industry calendar.
buyer: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK. "
target: Open Mobile Media Ltd.
The Open Mobile Summit the industry's number one conference and annual meeting-place. The show offers an incomparable opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in the mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce industries.
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closed 3/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

AS Delfi, acquired LOGIN Conferences

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

CompTIA, acquired TechAmerica

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

Institute for International Research, acquired Shared Insights

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

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

synopsis: CMP Technology, producers of industry-defining events such as Interop, VoiceCon, the annual Web 2.0 Summit, Web 2.0 Expo, the Enterprise 2.0 Conference and Mobile Business Expo, announced its acquisition of the Software 2007 conference.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
seller: Sand Hill Group LLC
Sand Hill Group serves the $600 billion plus software, services and solutions market. Sand Hill Group provides investments and management advice to emerging enterprise technology leaders. Sand Hill also owns Sandhill.com and produces the "Enterprise" and “Software” conferences.
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closed 12/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Reed MIDEM, acquired LeWeb

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

Wellesley Information Services, acquired Carson Systems Ltd.

synopsis: Wellesley Information Services announced the acquisition of Carson Systems Ltd, a UK-based producer of industry-leading events for Web developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Carson Systems’ events include the well-known Future of Web Applications (FOWA), Future of Web Design (FOWD), and Future of Mobility (FOM) series.
buyer parent: UCG
buyer: Wellesley Information Services
Wellesley Information Services (WIS) is the premier independent provider of SAP and IBM training and education. WIS products feature award-winning content that is relevant, practical, and unique, and is consumed by business and IT professionals all over the world and in every industry. "
target: Carson Systems Ltd.
Carson Systems Ltd produces world-class events for web professionals and entrepreneurs. Its Future of Web Applications (FOWA), Future of Web Design (FOWD), and Future of Mobility (FOM) series of events are annual gatherings of thought leaders, cutting-edge technologists, and investors.
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closed 4/20/2016 via PR Web

Blue Whale Web, acquired NC Comms

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

Comexposium SA, acquired Finaki SA

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

MacTech Magazine, purchased US NSConference from iDeveloper TV

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

TechTarget, will acquire The Brian Madden Company

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

1105 Media, Inc., acquired 101 Communications

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

IDG World Expo Corporation, acquired LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

synopsis: IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, announced it has acquired LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) UK, formerly Linux Expo, from XPO Events, Ltd.
buyer parent: International Data Group
buyer: IDG World Expo Corporation
IDG World Expo produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of techn "
target parent: XPO Events, Ltd.
target: LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open s
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closed 4/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cambridge Innovation Institute, acquired Trends Equity, Inc.

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

ASUG, purchased North American assets from The Eventful Group

synopsis: Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) announces the acquisition of The Eventful Group’s North American assets to deepen its commitment to the SAP community and provide the greatest number of opportunities for collaboration year round. Eventful is a company specializing in industry events and festivals that celebrate people, technology, and innovation
buyer: ASUG
Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) is a community of more than 100,000 SAP professionals across 19 industries. ASUG is a year-round community dedicated to connecting entire organizations to resources needed to deliver business results, as well as prepare for what’s next in business technology. "
seller: The Eventful Group
Eventful is an award-winning global B2B company – specializing in industry events and festivals that celebrate the people, technology, ideas and innovations. Every event is a forum for delegates, speakers and partners to share their knowledge and forge strong working relationships.
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closed 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Snyk, acquired DevSecCon

synopsis: DevSecCon, the UK-based company that holds the world's only conference dedicated to the practice of building security into development processes, has been acquired by Snyk, UK's only solution that seamlessly and proactively finds and fixes vulnerabilities and license violations in open source dependencies and Docker images.
buyer: Snyk
Headquartered in the UK, Snyk is a developer-first security company that helps organizations use open source and stay secure. Snyk is the only solution that seamlessly and proactively finds and fixes vulnerabilities and license violations in open source dependencies and Docker images. "
target: DevSecCon
UK-based DevSecCon is the world’s only conference dedicated to the practice of building security into development processes. Their conferences and training courses are packed with presentations by industry experts and networking opportunities for anyone in Development, DevOps and Security.
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closed 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired SC Media

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

Blue Whale Web, acquired IT Unity

synopsis: Blue Whale Web announced that it has acquired IT Unity. IT Unity provides technical articles, conferences, news, and webinars that empower the community to maximize the value of SharePoint and Office 365.
buyer: Blue Whale Web
Blue Whale Web LLC is an independent, privately held company based in Chicago, IL. Led by CEO George A. Coll, Blue Whale Web LLC is committed to providing the best content and community resources to help IT professionals and tech enthusiasts get the most out of their technology investments. "
target: IT Unity
IT Unity revolutionizes the way technical content is created, customized, and consumed. IT Unity empowers the community of trusted experts, users, business decision makers, IT professionals, developers, and industry solution providers to solve business problems with technology.
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closed 4/13/2010 via BNC Analysis

EE Times Group, acquired DesignCon

synopsis: Professional Education International, a leader in the information and communications technology conference arena, has sold DesignCon, an exhibition and conference serving the electronic design and semiconductor industry, to United Business Media’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EE Times Group.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: EE Times Group
EE Times Group is the authoritative source of market and technical information, decision tools, peer communities and professional education for the executives and engineers who design, develop and commercialize technology. "
target parent: International Engineering Consortium
target: DesignCon
DesignCon serves as the premier event for practicing engineers in the electrical design and semiconductor communities.
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closed 3/5/2007 via Company Press Release

EH Publishing, Inc, acquired Robotics Trends, Inc.

synopsis: EH Publishing, Inc., the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Robotics Trends, Inc., a leading integrated media company in the growing robotics industry.
buyer: EH Publishing, Inc
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million electronic home professionals and consumers worldwide. "
target: Robotics Trends, Inc.
Robotics Trends produces several conferences including the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition, and the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition.
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closed 2/5/2014 via PR Web

Open Mobile Media Ltd., acquired M for Mobile

synopsis: Open Mobile Media, organizer of The Open Mobile Summit (OMS) in San Francisco and London, has acquired M for Mobile, an events and content producer focused on mobile commerce.
buyer parent: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
buyer: Open Mobile Media Ltd.
The Open Mobile Summit the industry's number one conference and annual meeting-place. The show offers an incomparable opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in the mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce industries. "
target: M for Mobile
In 2013, M for Mobile held four conferences on mobile commerce and payments, two in Europe and two in the United States. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in the United Kingdom.
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closed 11/7/2013 via PR Web

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

synopsis: FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a London-based conference and business intelligence company, has acquired Open Mobile Media, organizer of The Open Mobile Summit (OMS) in San Francisco and London, two of the most influential events in the international mobile industry calendar.
buyer: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK. "
target: Open Mobile Media Ltd.
The Open Mobile Summit the industry's number one conference and annual meeting-place. The show offers an incomparable opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in the mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce industries.
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closed 10/4/2019 via Reuters

Thomson Reuters, acquired FC Business Intelligence Ltd.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has acquired FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a global business-to-business events specialist. FCBI delivers high-end conferences and exhibitions to diverse sectors. The business will be rebranded Reuters Events and will be operated as part of the Reuters News division of Thomson Reuters.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Their products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting, and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news service—Reuters. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK.
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closed 8/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

LDC Limited, acquired FC Business Intelligence Ltd.

synopsis: Mid-market private equity investor LDC has backed the management buyout of global events company FC Business Intelligence. FCBI delivers conference and exhibition events with a focus on providing thought leadership in a diverse range of sectors that are facing both challenges and opportunities from technological and strategic innovation.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. LDC invests in ambitious management teams, often enabling them to retain control of their business while providing capital as well as strategic and operational advice. LDC has a diverse portfolio of 90 mid-sized businesses across all sectors. "
target: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK.
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closed 1/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired TU-Automotive Ltd

synopsis: Penton, an innovative information services company that empowers 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year, announced it has acquired TU-Automotive, an event and digital information company serving the connected vehicle segment of the automotive tech market.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking. "
target parent: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
target: TU-Automotive Ltd
TU-Automotive delivers premiere events, networking, content and analysis on the current topics of connected vehicles, mobility, autonomous driving and the downstream implications to related industries. They provides market-leading digital content, analysis, education and business intelligence.
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closed 2/5/2014 via PR Web

Open Mobile Media Ltd., acquired M for Mobile

synopsis: Open Mobile Media, organizer of The Open Mobile Summit (OMS) in San Francisco and London, has acquired M for Mobile, an events and content producer focused on mobile commerce.
buyer parent: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
buyer: Open Mobile Media Ltd.
The Open Mobile Summit the industry's number one conference and annual meeting-place. The show offers an incomparable opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in the mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce industries. "
target: M for Mobile
In 2013, M for Mobile held four conferences on mobile commerce and payments, two in Europe and two in the United States. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in the United Kingdom.
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closed 11/7/2013 via PR Web

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

synopsis: FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a London-based conference and business intelligence company, has acquired Open Mobile Media, organizer of The Open Mobile Summit (OMS) in San Francisco and London, two of the most influential events in the international mobile industry calendar.
buyer: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK. "
target: Open Mobile Media Ltd.
The Open Mobile Summit the industry's number one conference and annual meeting-place. The show offers an incomparable opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in the mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce industries.
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closed 11/7/2013 via PR Web

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

synopsis: FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a London-based conference and business intelligence company, has acquired Open Mobile Media, organizer of The Open Mobile Summit (OMS) in San Francisco and London, two of the most influential events in the international mobile industry calendar.
buyer: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK. "
target: Open Mobile Media Ltd.
The Open Mobile Summit the industry's number one conference and annual meeting-place. The show offers an incomparable opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in the mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce industries.
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closed 10/4/2019 via Reuters

Thomson Reuters, acquired FC Business Intelligence Ltd.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has acquired FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a global business-to-business events specialist. FCBI delivers high-end conferences and exhibitions to diverse sectors. The business will be rebranded Reuters Events and will be operated as part of the Reuters News division of Thomson Reuters.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Their products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting, and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news service—Reuters. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK.
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AS Delfi, acquired LOGIN Conferences

synopsis: Delfi, a major internet portal in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, has acquired LOGIN Conferences from Small Talk Ideas, a conference organiser in Lithuania. LOGIN is the largest innovation and technology conference in the Baltic states. LOGIN gathers creatives, techies, and entrepreneurs together to generate new thoughts and accelerate changes.
buyer parent: Ekspress Grupp
buyer: AS Delfi
Delfi is a major internet portal in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Delfi provides daily news and videos about topics that range from gardening to politics. Delfi offers over 300 articles every month that can be conveniently read on their website or mobile app. "
target parent: Small Talk Ideas
target: LOGIN Conferences
LOGIN Conferences is the largest innovation and technology conference in the Baltic states. LOGIN gathers creatives, techies, and entrepreneurs together to create the best atmosphere for them to generate new thoughts and accelerate changes.
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closed 8/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

LDC Limited, acquired FC Business Intelligence Ltd.

synopsis: Mid-market private equity investor LDC has backed the management buyout of global events company FC Business Intelligence. FCBI delivers conference and exhibition events with a focus on providing thought leadership in a diverse range of sectors that are facing both challenges and opportunities from technological and strategic innovation.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. LDC invests in ambitious management teams, often enabling them to retain control of their business while providing capital as well as strategic and operational advice. LDC has a diverse portfolio of 90 mid-sized businesses across all sectors. "
target: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK.
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closed 4/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cambridge Innovation Institute, acquired Trends Equity, Inc.

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

ASUG, purchased North American assets from The Eventful Group

synopsis: Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) announces the acquisition of The Eventful Group’s North American assets to deepen its commitment to the SAP community and provide the greatest number of opportunities for collaboration year round. Eventful is a company specializing in industry events and festivals that celebrate people, technology, and innovation
buyer: ASUG
Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) is a community of more than 100,000 SAP professionals across 19 industries. ASUG is a year-round community dedicated to connecting entire organizations to resources needed to deliver business results, as well as prepare for what’s next in business technology. "
seller: The Eventful Group
Eventful is an award-winning global B2B company – specializing in industry events and festivals that celebrate the people, technology, ideas and innovations. Every event is a forum for delegates, speakers and partners to share their knowledge and forge strong working relationships.
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closed 5/5/2014 via PR Newswire

CompTIA, acquired TechAmerica

synopsis: CompTIA, the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry, has acquired TechAmerica, a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. "
target: TechAmerica
TechAmerica is a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence. Its membership is comprised of technology companies who create a variety of products and deliver a multitude of services in the private sector and to governments at the state and national level.
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closed 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 12/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Reed MIDEM, acquired LeWeb

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

Wellesley Information Services, acquired Carson Systems Ltd.

synopsis: Wellesley Information Services announced the acquisition of Carson Systems Ltd, a UK-based producer of industry-leading events for Web developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Carson Systems’ events include the well-known Future of Web Applications (FOWA), Future of Web Design (FOWD), and Future of Mobility (FOM) series.
buyer parent: UCG
buyer: Wellesley Information Services
Wellesley Information Services (WIS) is the premier independent provider of SAP and IBM training and education. WIS products feature award-winning content that is relevant, practical, and unique, and is consumed by business and IT professionals all over the world and in every industry. "
target: Carson Systems Ltd.
Carson Systems Ltd produces world-class events for web professionals and entrepreneurs. Its Future of Web Applications (FOWA), Future of Web Design (FOWD), and Future of Mobility (FOM) series of events are annual gatherings of thought leaders, cutting-edge technologists, and investors.
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closed 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired SC Media

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance (“CRA”), a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired SC Media, a digital information and event company serving cybersecurity executives and other business professionals, from Haymarket Media, Inc.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: SC Media
SC Media is cybersecurity. For 30 years, the award-winning journalistic brand, website, conference group, resource library and publication has furnished cybersecurity executives and other business leaders with the most timely, independent news.
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closed 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Snyk, acquired DevSecCon

synopsis: DevSecCon, the UK-based company that holds the world's only conference dedicated to the practice of building security into development processes, has been acquired by Snyk, UK's only solution that seamlessly and proactively finds and fixes vulnerabilities and license violations in open source dependencies and Docker images.
buyer: Snyk
Headquartered in the UK, Snyk is a developer-first security company that helps organizations use open source and stay secure. Snyk is the only solution that seamlessly and proactively finds and fixes vulnerabilities and license violations in open source dependencies and Docker images. "
target: DevSecCon
UK-based DevSecCon is the world’s only conference dedicated to the practice of building security into development processes. Their conferences and training courses are packed with presentations by industry experts and networking opportunities for anyone in Development, DevOps and Security.
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closed 2/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Axeleo SAS, acquired B2B Rocks

synopsis: French accelerator Axeleo has announced the acquisition of the B2B Rocks conference. B2B Rocks is an event for investors and startups in B2B, SaaS, and enterprise software. B2B Rocks is a great event for leaders working in B2B SaaS looking to learn from fellow founders, executives, and investors.
buyer: Axeleo SAS
Axeleo is the specialist enterprise technology acceleration platform, backed by the French Tech Accélération Fund and a partnership of over 50 entrepreneurs and executives in the international tech scene. "
target: B2B Rocks
B2B Rocks is an event for investors and startups in B2B, SaaS, and enterprise software. B2B Rocks is a great event for leaders working in B2B SaaS looking to learn from fellow founders, executives, and investors.
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closed 4/20/2016 via PR Web

Blue Whale Web, acquired IT Unity

synopsis: Blue Whale Web announced that it has acquired IT Unity. IT Unity provides technical articles, conferences, news, and webinars that empower the community to maximize the value of SharePoint and Office 365.
buyer: Blue Whale Web
Blue Whale Web LLC is an independent, privately held company based in Chicago, IL. Led by CEO George A. Coll, Blue Whale Web LLC is committed to providing the best content and community resources to help IT professionals and tech enthusiasts get the most out of their technology investments. "
target: IT Unity
IT Unity revolutionizes the way technical content is created, customized, and consumed. IT Unity empowers the community of trusted experts, users, business decision makers, IT professionals, developers, and industry solution providers to solve business problems with technology.
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closed 4/20/2016 via PR Web

Blue Whale Web, acquired NC Comms

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

Comexposium SA, acquired Finaki SA

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

MacTech Magazine, purchased US NSConference from iDeveloper TV

synopsis: MacTech Magazine and iDeveloper TV (part of The Mac Developer Network Limited) have announced that MacTech is acquiring the US version of NSConference and merging it into MacTech Conference. The US NSConference is an event that delivers content for both IT Pros, and OS X/iOS Developers on the Mac.
buyer parent: Xplain Corporation
buyer: MacTech Magazine
MacTech® Magazine, the journal of Macintosh technology, is the definitive technical resource for the Macintosh. In addition to web, networking and content coverage, MacTech brings consumers columns and articles on new Mac technology, programming tools and tricks, hardware, and systems. "
seller: iDeveloper TV
iDeveloper TV was founded in 2007, originally as The Mac Developer Network to provide high-quality podcasts, screencasts and video training to the OS X and iOS developer community. iDeveloper TV's NSConference is an event that delivers content for both IT Pros, and OS X/iOS Developers on the Mac.
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closed 12/16/2008 via PR Newswire

Redwood Collaborative Media, acquired Software Test & Performance

synopsis: Redwood Collaborative Media, a new integrated B2B media company dedicated to creating highly interactive and dynamic platforms for sharing knowledge, insights, and resources for professional communities, announced that it has acquired the Software Test & Performance (ST&P) business unit from BZ Media LLC.
buyer: Redwood Collaborative Media
Redwood Collaborative Media creates highly interactive, integrated, and dynamic platforms for sharing knowledge, insights, and resources, and is dedicated to building deep relationships for professional communities. "
target parent: BZ Media LLC
target: Software Test & Performance
The Software Test & Performance Collaborative is a Redwood Collaborative Media community that serves the global software testing and performance profession through a suite of products that include information, education, training, and professional networking offerings.
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announced 11/19/2008 via

TechTarget, will acquire The Brian Madden Company

synopsis: Information technology media company TechTarget, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Brian Madden Company, the leading independent, website and conference to address the needs of IT decision makers on the topics of desktop virtualization, terminal services, and application virtualization.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$133.96)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: The Brian Madden Company
The Brian Madden Commpany is a small independent industry analyst company. The company covers the "application delivery" segment of the IT industry, including Citrix, Terminal Server, thin client / server-based computing, and streaming markets.
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$1.18
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closed 7/13/2007 via BNC Analysis

Institute for International Research, acquired Shared Insights

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