Like RBI Supply Chain Group

closed 4/23/2010 via BNC Analysis

Peerless Media, acquired RBI Supply Chain Group

synopsis: Four titles of Reed Business Information's Supply Chain Group have been acquired by Peerless Media, a new company formed by the group's publisher, Brian Ceraolo. The acquired titles include: Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review and Material Handling Product News.
buyer parent: EH Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Peerless Media
Brian Ceraolo, publisher of Reed Business Information's Supply Chain Group, has formed a new company, Peerless Media, along with the Group's former management team. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: RBI Supply Chain Group
RBI Supply Chain Group produces the leading brands in the logistics, materials handling and supply chain markets. Their publications are Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review and Material Handling Product News.
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closed 3/22/2006 via BusinessWire

Retail Systems Alert Group, purchased Supply Chain Manufacturing & Logistics and Chief Supply Chain Officer Magazines from Helmers Publishing Inc.

synopsis: Retail Systems Alert Group, a Proximus B2B company, and Helmers Publishing, Inc., announce the acquisition-sale of Helmers Publishing's Supply Chain group. The group includes: Supply Chain Manufacturing & Logistics, a monthly publication; SCML's website, www.scml-mag.com; Chief Supply Chain Officer, a bi-monthly publication
buyer parent: Alta Communications
buyer: Retail Systems Alert Group
Retail Systems Alert Group is the leading provider of business intelligence services for the retail, e-commerce, and supply chain industries. "
seller: Helmers Publishing Inc.
Helmers Publishing, Inc. (HPI), publisher of high tech magazines, was established in 1979. HPI publishes Desktop Engineering a monthly magazine distributed to 63,000 design engineers and engineering managers(a) who use MCAD, data analysis, EDM/PDM/PLM, and data acquisition hardware and software.
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closed 3/10/2015 via Company Press Release

easyFairs, acquired Tank Storage Magazine

synopsis: Easyfairs has acquired Tank Storage Magazine – the market leading publication for the tank storage industry. Tank Storage Magazine covers breaking news, market analysis, policy and regulations affecting the industry as well as new products and equipment. The print edition is sent to influential readers in 80 countries globally.
buyer parent: Artexis Easyfairs
buyer: easyFairs
easyFairs is one of the leading organisers of trade shows. It runs time & cost-effective trade shows in Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target parent: Horseshoe Media Ltd.
target: Tank Storage Magazine
Tank Storage Magazine is the world’s only publication dedicated 100% to the bulk liquid storage industry. It is read by terminal managers, senior engineers, logistics/distribution managers and CEOs within oil, gas and petrochemical facilities as well as third party terminal operators.
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closed 7/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Prime Creative Media Pty. Ltd., purchased Logistics Publications from The Intermedia Group

synopsis: Publisher Prime Creative Media has acquired trade publication MHD Supply Chain Solutions and sister website and e-newsletter Transport and Logistics News from Intermedia. MHD Supply Chain Solutions has been delivering readers supply chain information for more than 40 years.
buyer: Prime Creative Media Pty. Ltd.
Prime Creative Media is an independently owned media and marketing organisation operating from Melbourne, Australia. Prime Creative Media publishes a range of niche magazine titles including Global Coffee Review, the world premium coffee industry magazine. "
seller: The Intermedia Group
The logistics publications include MHD Supply Chain Solutions and its sister website and e-newsletter Transport and Logistics News. MHD Supply Chain Solutions has been delivering readers supply chain information for more than 40 years.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

DVV Media Group, acquired Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

synopsis: DVV Media Group, the publisher of Air Cargo News, has acquired Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI), the leading magazine and website serving the logistics sector for over-dimensional and/or heavy cargoes.
buyer parent: Rhei­nisch Post Mediengruppe
buyer: DVV Media Group
Based in Germany, DVV Media Group has been a partner for logistics and related technology sectors. They publish newspapers, magazines, and books, and operate more than 35 websites and portals. They cover sectors of transport, logistics, maritime technology, rail technology, travel, and meetings. "
target: Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International
Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) is the leading magazine and website serving the logistics sector for over-dimensional and/or heavy cargoes.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Boyne Capital Partners, acquired AC Business Media

synopsis: Boyne Capital has partnered with management to acquire AC Business Media, Inc., a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, equipment rental, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, and digital and data-driven marketing verticals.
buyer: Boyne Capital Partners
Boyne Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Boyne has successfully invested in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others. "
target: 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.
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closed 12/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

ITE Group, Plc., acquired Breakbulk Holdco U.K. Ltd.

synopsis: Exhibition organiser ITE Group Plc announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ITE Enterprises Ltd, has acquired Breakbulk Holdco UK Ltd and its subsidiary companies from Electra backed, AXIO Data Group. Breakbulk is the only business-to-business multi-media platform devoted solely to the breakbulk and project-cargo industry.
buyer: ITE Group, Plc. (LSE:ITE:$207.68)
ITE Group creates marketplaces for business by organizing leading trade exhibitions and conferences in growing and developing markets. The group organizes over 250 trade exhibitions and conferences each year in 15 countries and employs over 1000 staff in 28 offices worldwide. "
target parent: AXIO Data Group
target: Breakbulk Holdco U.K. Ltd.
Breakbulk is the only business-to-business multi-media platform devoted solely to the breakbulk and project-cargo industry. Breakbulk delivers meaningful, in-depth information that helps readers of the magazine and visitors to its web site, do their jobs better.
price ($mm)
$40
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announced 11/12/2014 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., will acquire JOC Group

synopsis: IHS Inc. a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire JOC Group Inc., the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events for trade, transportation and logistics professionals worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: Electra Partners LLP
target: JOC Group
JOC Group Inc. is the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events covering the global container shipping and logistics market. JOC Group Inc. provides access, intelligence, insight and support through their two online, print and events products, PIERS and JOC.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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closed 7/5/2006 via PR Newswire

United Business Media PLC, acquired Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced that it has acquired Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. for a cash consideration of $152m. The acquisition of Commonwealth provides UBM with a strong position in a new vertical, the international trade and transportation business intelligence market.
buyer: United Business Media PLC (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target parent: Bariston Partners, LLC
target: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. publishes directories, databases and magazines in the transportation, international trade, classical music and commercial credit markets.
price ($mm)
$152
rev ($mm)
$56
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 10/26/2005 via Company Press Release

Centaur Media plc, purchased logistics magazines and awards from UK Transport Press Ltd.

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Supply Chain Business and Logistics Europe, magazines for logistics and supply chain professionals both in the UK and Europe. It has also acquired the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards that is complementary to Logistics Europe.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller: UK Transport Press Ltd.
UK Transport Press Limited (UKTP) is a leading publishing consultancy specialising in revenue generation programmes and strategic marketing. A central focus is on logistics and supply chain sectors across a range of European media clients.
price ($mm)
$0.62
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closed 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

WiseTech Global, acquired Cargoguide International B.V.

synopsis: WiseTech Global Limited announced the acquisition of global rate management solution provider Cargoguide, a leading provider of global air freight rate management solutions. Headquartered in Utrecht, Cargoguide provides its rate management solutions to customers across 84 countries including to DHL, Expeditors, UPS, DSV, and more.
buyer: WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC:$192.98)
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Their flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 34 billion data transactions annually. "
target: Cargoguide International B.V.
Headquartered in Utrecht, Cargoguide provides its rate management solutions to customers across 84 countries including to DHL, Expeditors, UPS, DSV, Geodis, Panalpina, Kuehne + Nagel, Schenker, Toll and Yusen and many other leading global freight forwarders and logistics providers.
price ($mm)
$5.57
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

WiseTech Global, acquired CargoSphere

synopsis: WiseTech Global Limited announced the acquisition of US-based CargoSphere, a leading provider of global ocean freight rate management solutions. Headquartered in North Carolina, CargoSphere’s advanced rate management platform ensures frictionless rate distribution and efficient access to confidential ocean freight rates.
buyer: WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC:$192.98)
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Their flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 34 billion data transactions annually. "
target: CargoSphere
Headquartered in North Carolina, CargoSphere’s advanced rate management platform ensures frictionless rate distribution and efficient access to confidential ocean freight rates.
price ($mm)
$9.28
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
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 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

VimVic, acquired Business Animals

synopsis: VimVic, a education and digital HR company, has acquired Business Animals, a company that specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
buyer: VimVic
Based in Czechia, VimVic is engaged in education and digital HR. They work on online courses along with company profiles and employer ratings to help users learn about corporate culture and the experiences of others. "
target: Business Animals
Based in Czechia, Business Animals specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business, and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
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closed 3/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

HNA Capital Group Co., Ltd., acquired Caijing Magazine

synopsis: Through their financial unit, HNA Capital, the Chinese conglomerate HNA Group acquired an 80 percent stake in Beijing Lianban Caixun Cultural Media, which runs Caijing Magazine, one of the most popular and influential business magazines in the country.
buyer parent: HNA Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: HNA Capital Group Co., Ltd.
HNA Capital Group is the financial services focused industry branch of the HNA Group. From leasing, insurance, online finance, securities, futures, as well as other areas, HNA Capital offers a comprehensive, integrated set of financial services, crossing a broad range of sectors. "
target: Caijing Magazine
CAIJING Magazine is China's most widely read business and finance magazine, with a circulation of 225,000 per issue. It boasts top-level readers from government, business and academic circles.
price ($mm)
$1.28*
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closed 2/27/2017 via PR Newswire

BridgeTower Media, acquired Color Magazine

synopsis: BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of local and regional business information, events and marketing services, announced the acquisition of Color Magazine, a premiere publication focused on publishing and events for diverse business professionals. Based in Boston, Color Magazine was founded in 2007 by Josefina Bonilla.
buyer parent: Fortress Investment Group LLC
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: Color Magazine
Color Magazine is a premier all-inclusive magazine that highlights topics of interest revolving around professionals of color. In addition to their magazine they also host three annual events, each with a unique focus, but with the same goal of elevating professionals of color.
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closed 5/24/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd.

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the acquisition of CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd., the Hong Kong-based publisher of Fortune China, Fortune’s Chinese-language edition. CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd., a regional business publisher established in 1975, has grown Fortune China into a trusted source of management insight and advice for executives based in China.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd.
CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd. was established in Hong Kong in 1975 to address China's anticipated demand for international business and technical information. CCI is a pioneer among publishers of business to business magazines for the China market.
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closed 10/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Miami Media, LLC, acquired Latin Business Chronicle

synopsis: Miami Media LLC, the owner of Latin Trade magazine, LatinTrade.com and the BRAVO Business Awards, has acquired Latin Business Chronicle, an online journal specializing in Latin American business news. Latin Business Chronicle is a premium subscription-based Web site that provides information primarily to an institutional audience.
buyer parent: ISIS Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Miami Media, LLC
Miami Media LLC is a subsidiary of Manhattan Media and owns Latin Trade magazine, the BRAVO Business Awards, the Bravo Council Series, Latin Trade's CFO Forums and CMO Forums, and LatinTrade Online and LT Hospitality Media. "
target: Latin Business Chronicle
Miami-based online journal Latin Business Chronicle, offers the trends beyond the daily headlines, through in-depth reports and commentaries. They also provide unique rankings including Latin America's Top 500 Companies, 100 Most Influential Businesspeople, and Top 100 M&A's.
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closed 12/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Business Week Group

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P., the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals, has completed the acquisition of BusinessWeek from The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. BusinessWeek is a global source of business insight that inspires leaders to turn ideas into action.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Business Week Group
The world’s most widely read business magazine, BusinessWeek is a vital resource readers worldwide who require insightful coverage and commentary to stay ahead of their competition.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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closed 4/23/2010 via BNC Analysis

Peerless Media, acquired RBI Supply Chain Group

synopsis: Four titles of Reed Business Information's Supply Chain Group have been acquired by Peerless Media, a new company formed by the group's publisher, Brian Ceraolo. The acquired titles include: Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review and Material Handling Product News.
buyer parent: EH Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Peerless Media
Brian Ceraolo, publisher of Reed Business Information's Supply Chain Group, has formed a new company, Peerless Media, along with the Group's former management team. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: RBI Supply Chain Group
RBI Supply Chain Group produces the leading brands in the logistics, materials handling and supply chain markets. Their publications are Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review and Material Handling Product News.
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closed 4/23/2010 via BNC Analysis

Peerless Media, acquired RBI Supply Chain Group

synopsis: Four titles of Reed Business Information's Supply Chain Group have been acquired by Peerless Media, a new company formed by the group's publisher, Brian Ceraolo. The acquired titles include: Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review and Material Handling Product News.
buyer parent: EH Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Peerless Media
Brian Ceraolo, publisher of Reed Business Information's Supply Chain Group, has formed a new company, Peerless Media, along with the Group's former management team. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: RBI Supply Chain Group
RBI Supply Chain Group produces the leading brands in the logistics, materials handling and supply chain markets. Their publications are Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review and Material Handling Product News.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/23/2010 via BNC Analysis

Peerless Media, acquired RBI Supply Chain Group

synopsis: Four titles of Reed Business Information's Supply Chain Group have been acquired by Peerless Media, a new company formed by the group's publisher, Brian Ceraolo. The acquired titles include: Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review and Material Handling Product News.
buyer parent: EH Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Peerless Media
Brian Ceraolo, publisher of Reed Business Information's Supply Chain Group, has formed a new company, Peerless Media, along with the Group's former management team. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: RBI Supply Chain Group
RBI Supply Chain Group produces the leading brands in the logistics, materials handling and supply chain markets. Their publications are Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review and Material Handling Product News.
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closed 3/22/2006 via BusinessWire

Retail Systems Alert Group, purchased Supply Chain Manufacturing & Logistics and Chief Supply Chain Officer Magazines from Helmers Publishing Inc.

synopsis: Retail Systems Alert Group, a Proximus B2B company, and Helmers Publishing, Inc., announce the acquisition-sale of Helmers Publishing's Supply Chain group. The group includes: Supply Chain Manufacturing & Logistics, a monthly publication; SCML's website, www.scml-mag.com; Chief Supply Chain Officer, a bi-monthly publication
buyer parent: Alta Communications
buyer: Retail Systems Alert Group
Retail Systems Alert Group is the leading provider of business intelligence services for the retail, e-commerce, and supply chain industries. "
seller: Helmers Publishing Inc.
Helmers Publishing, Inc. (HPI), publisher of high tech magazines, was established in 1979. HPI publishes Desktop Engineering a monthly magazine distributed to 63,000 design engineers and engineering managers(a) who use MCAD, data analysis, EDM/PDM/PLM, and data acquisition hardware and software.
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closed 3/10/2015 via Company Press Release

easyFairs, acquired Tank Storage Magazine

synopsis: Easyfairs has acquired Tank Storage Magazine – the market leading publication for the tank storage industry. Tank Storage Magazine covers breaking news, market analysis, policy and regulations affecting the industry as well as new products and equipment. The print edition is sent to influential readers in 80 countries globally.
buyer parent: Artexis Easyfairs
buyer: easyFairs
easyFairs is one of the leading organisers of trade shows. It runs time & cost-effective trade shows in Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target parent: Horseshoe Media Ltd.
target: Tank Storage Magazine
Tank Storage Magazine is the world’s only publication dedicated 100% to the bulk liquid storage industry. It is read by terminal managers, senior engineers, logistics/distribution managers and CEOs within oil, gas and petrochemical facilities as well as third party terminal operators.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Prime Creative Media Pty. Ltd., purchased Logistics Publications from The Intermedia Group

synopsis: Publisher Prime Creative Media has acquired trade publication MHD Supply Chain Solutions and sister website and e-newsletter Transport and Logistics News from Intermedia. MHD Supply Chain Solutions has been delivering readers supply chain information for more than 40 years.
buyer: Prime Creative Media Pty. Ltd.
Prime Creative Media is an independently owned media and marketing organisation operating from Melbourne, Australia. Prime Creative Media publishes a range of niche magazine titles including Global Coffee Review, the world premium coffee industry magazine. "
seller: The Intermedia Group
The logistics publications include MHD Supply Chain Solutions and its sister website and e-newsletter Transport and Logistics News. MHD Supply Chain Solutions has been delivering readers supply chain information for more than 40 years.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

DVV Media Group, acquired Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

synopsis: DVV Media Group, the publisher of Air Cargo News, has acquired Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI), the leading magazine and website serving the logistics sector for over-dimensional and/or heavy cargoes.
buyer parent: Rhei­nisch Post Mediengruppe
buyer: DVV Media Group
Based in Germany, DVV Media Group has been a partner for logistics and related technology sectors. They publish newspapers, magazines, and books, and operate more than 35 websites and portals. They cover sectors of transport, logistics, maritime technology, rail technology, travel, and meetings. "
target: Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International
Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) is the leading magazine and website serving the logistics sector for over-dimensional and/or heavy cargoes.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Boyne Capital Partners, acquired AC Business Media

synopsis: Boyne Capital has partnered with management to acquire AC Business Media, Inc., a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, equipment rental, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, and digital and data-driven marketing verticals.
buyer: Boyne Capital Partners
Boyne Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Boyne has successfully invested in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others. "
target: 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.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

ITE Group, Plc., acquired Breakbulk Holdco U.K. Ltd.

synopsis: Exhibition organiser ITE Group Plc announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ITE Enterprises Ltd, has acquired Breakbulk Holdco UK Ltd and its subsidiary companies from Electra backed, AXIO Data Group. Breakbulk is the only business-to-business multi-media platform devoted solely to the breakbulk and project-cargo industry.
buyer: ITE Group, Plc. (LSE:ITE:$207.68)
ITE Group creates marketplaces for business by organizing leading trade exhibitions and conferences in growing and developing markets. The group organizes over 250 trade exhibitions and conferences each year in 15 countries and employs over 1000 staff in 28 offices worldwide. "
target parent: AXIO Data Group
target: Breakbulk Holdco U.K. Ltd.
Breakbulk is the only business-to-business multi-media platform devoted solely to the breakbulk and project-cargo industry. Breakbulk delivers meaningful, in-depth information that helps readers of the magazine and visitors to its web site, do their jobs better.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/12/2014 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., will acquire JOC Group

synopsis: IHS Inc. a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire JOC Group Inc., the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events for trade, transportation and logistics professionals worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: Electra Partners LLP
target: JOC Group
JOC Group Inc. is the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events covering the global container shipping and logistics market. JOC Group Inc. provides access, intelligence, insight and support through their two online, print and events products, PIERS and JOC.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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closed 7/5/2006 via PR Newswire

United Business Media PLC, acquired Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced that it has acquired Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. for a cash consideration of $152m. The acquisition of Commonwealth provides UBM with a strong position in a new vertical, the international trade and transportation business intelligence market.
buyer: United Business Media PLC (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target parent: Bariston Partners, LLC
target: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. publishes directories, databases and magazines in the transportation, international trade, classical music and commercial credit markets.
price ($mm)
$152
rev ($mm)
$56
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 10/26/2005 via Company Press Release

Centaur Media plc, purchased logistics magazines and awards from UK Transport Press Ltd.

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Supply Chain Business and Logistics Europe, magazines for logistics and supply chain professionals both in the UK and Europe. It has also acquired the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards that is complementary to Logistics Europe.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller: UK Transport Press Ltd.
UK Transport Press Limited (UKTP) is a leading publishing consultancy specialising in revenue generation programmes and strategic marketing. A central focus is on logistics and supply chain sectors across a range of European media clients.
price ($mm)
$0.62
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closed 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

WiseTech Global, acquired Cargoguide International B.V.

synopsis: WiseTech Global Limited announced the acquisition of global rate management solution provider Cargoguide, a leading provider of global air freight rate management solutions. Headquartered in Utrecht, Cargoguide provides its rate management solutions to customers across 84 countries including to DHL, Expeditors, UPS, DSV, and more.
buyer: WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC:$192.98)
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Their flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 34 billion data transactions annually. "
target: Cargoguide International B.V.
Headquartered in Utrecht, Cargoguide provides its rate management solutions to customers across 84 countries including to DHL, Expeditors, UPS, DSV, Geodis, Panalpina, Kuehne + Nagel, Schenker, Toll and Yusen and many other leading global freight forwarders and logistics providers.
price ($mm)
$5.57
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

WiseTech Global, acquired CargoSphere

synopsis: WiseTech Global Limited announced the acquisition of US-based CargoSphere, a leading provider of global ocean freight rate management solutions. Headquartered in North Carolina, CargoSphere’s advanced rate management platform ensures frictionless rate distribution and efficient access to confidential ocean freight rates.
buyer: WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC:$192.98)
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Their flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 34 billion data transactions annually. "
target: CargoSphere
Headquartered in North Carolina, CargoSphere’s advanced rate management platform ensures frictionless rate distribution and efficient access to confidential ocean freight rates.
price ($mm)
$9.28
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
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 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

VimVic, acquired Business Animals

synopsis: VimVic, a education and digital HR company, has acquired Business Animals, a company that specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
buyer: VimVic
Based in Czechia, VimVic is engaged in education and digital HR. They work on online courses along with company profiles and employer ratings to help users learn about corporate culture and the experiences of others. "
target: Business Animals
Based in Czechia, Business Animals specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business, and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
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closed 3/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

HNA Capital Group Co., Ltd., acquired Caijing Magazine

synopsis: Through their financial unit, HNA Capital, the Chinese conglomerate HNA Group acquired an 80 percent stake in Beijing Lianban Caixun Cultural Media, which runs Caijing Magazine, one of the most popular and influential business magazines in the country.
buyer parent: HNA Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: HNA Capital Group Co., Ltd.
HNA Capital Group is the financial services focused industry branch of the HNA Group. From leasing, insurance, online finance, securities, futures, as well as other areas, HNA Capital offers a comprehensive, integrated set of financial services, crossing a broad range of sectors. "
target: Caijing Magazine
CAIJING Magazine is China's most widely read business and finance magazine, with a circulation of 225,000 per issue. It boasts top-level readers from government, business and academic circles.
price ($mm)
$1.28*
rev ($mm)
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closed 2/27/2017 via PR Newswire

BridgeTower Media, acquired Color Magazine

synopsis: BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of local and regional business information, events and marketing services, announced the acquisition of Color Magazine, a premiere publication focused on publishing and events for diverse business professionals. Based in Boston, Color Magazine was founded in 2007 by Josefina Bonilla.
buyer parent: Fortress Investment Group LLC
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: Color Magazine
Color Magazine is a premier all-inclusive magazine that highlights topics of interest revolving around professionals of color. In addition to their magazine they also host three annual events, each with a unique focus, but with the same goal of elevating professionals of color.
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closed 5/24/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd.

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the acquisition of CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd., the Hong Kong-based publisher of Fortune China, Fortune’s Chinese-language edition. CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd., a regional business publisher established in 1975, has grown Fortune China into a trusted source of management insight and advice for executives based in China.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd.
CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd. was established in Hong Kong in 1975 to address China's anticipated demand for international business and technical information. CCI is a pioneer among publishers of business to business magazines for the China market.
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closed 10/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Miami Media, LLC, acquired Latin Business Chronicle

synopsis: Miami Media LLC, the owner of Latin Trade magazine, LatinTrade.com and the BRAVO Business Awards, has acquired Latin Business Chronicle, an online journal specializing in Latin American business news. Latin Business Chronicle is a premium subscription-based Web site that provides information primarily to an institutional audience.
buyer parent: ISIS Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Miami Media, LLC
Miami Media LLC is a subsidiary of Manhattan Media and owns Latin Trade magazine, the BRAVO Business Awards, the Bravo Council Series, Latin Trade's CFO Forums and CMO Forums, and LatinTrade Online and LT Hospitality Media. "
target: Latin Business Chronicle
Miami-based online journal Latin Business Chronicle, offers the trends beyond the daily headlines, through in-depth reports and commentaries. They also provide unique rankings including Latin America's Top 500 Companies, 100 Most Influential Businesspeople, and Top 100 M&A's.
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closed 12/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Business Week Group

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P., the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals, has completed the acquisition of BusinessWeek from The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. BusinessWeek is a global source of business insight that inspires leaders to turn ideas into action.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Business Week Group
The world’s most widely read business magazine, BusinessWeek is a vital resource readers worldwide who require insightful coverage and commentary to stay ahead of their competition.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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