Like Ned Davis Research, Inc.

closed 6/20/2011 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Ned Davis Research, Inc.

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, an international publishing, events and information group based in London, announced it has acquired Ned Davis Research Group (NDRG), a US-based provider of financial research to institutional investors. NDRG delivers award-winning solutions to the world's leading investment management companies.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target: Ned Davis Research, Inc.
Ned Davis Research Group is a leading independent research firm with over 1,100 institutional clients in over three dozen countries. With a range of products and services utilizing a 360 degree methodology, they deliver award-winning solutions to the world's leading investment management companies.
price ($mm)
$112*
rev ($mm)
$41
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4.2x
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closed 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Center for Financial Research and Analysis, acquired First Bridge Data LLC

synopsis: CFRA, one of the world’s largest providers of independent research, announced that it has acquired First Bridge Data LLC, a company that provides institutional quality data and analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
target: First Bridge Data LLC
First Bridge provides institutional quality data & analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
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closed 12/14/2015 via BusinessWire

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., acquired Interactive Data Corporation

synopsis: Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced it has completed its acquisition of Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related trading solutions from Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm.
buyer: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE:$5,588.00)
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation (“IDC”) is a trusted leader in financial information. IDC’s offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,265 [$7,450]
rev ($mm)
$940
EBITDA ($mm)
$332
EV / rev
7.9x
EV / EBITDA
22.5x
announced 1/5/2015 via GlobeNewswire

NASDAQ OMX, will acquire Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Nasdaq announced that it will acquire Dorsey, Wright & Associates, LLC, a market leader in data analytics, passive indexing and smart beta strategies. DWA will add to Nasdaq's robust index portfolio, bringing model-based strategies and analysis to support the financial advisor community.
buyer: NASDAQ OMX (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$4,262.00)
Nasdaq is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services. Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating global capital markets. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.
Dorsey, Wright & Associates (DWA) is an independent and privately owned registered investment advisory firm. Since its founding in 1987 by Tom Dorsey and Watson Wright, Dorsey Wright has been a leading advisor to Wall Street and investment managers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$225
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
price ($mm)
$132
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announced 12/11/2013 via BusinessWire

Copal Partners, will acquire Amba Research

synopsis: Moody's Corporation announced that it has acquired Amba Investment Services, a provider of investment research and quantitative analytics for global financial institutions. Amba will operate as part of Moody’s Analytics majority-owned subsidiary, Copal Partners.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Copal Partners
Copal Partners' companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. They provide a range of services to leading institutional investors, investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and corporations globally. "
target: Amba Research
Amba Research provides investment research and analytics support services to the global capital markets industry. Over 70 companies, including 6 of the top 15 global asset managers and 6 of the top 15 global investment banks, use Amba to differentiate and outperform.
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closed 11/16/2011 via PE Hub

Falfurrias Capital, acquired Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm, announced it has invested as a strategic partner in Dorsey Wright & Associates, a Richmond, Va.-based provider of technical investment research and money management products.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm that acquires or invests in lower, middle-market businesses. The firm is focused on making private equity investments in a diverse portfolio of companies operating in the eastern United States. "
target: Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.
Dorsey Wright & Associates (DWA) provides technical research services to the financial services industry and individuals. DWA strives to supply the resources, technology and support necessary for a stock broker, money manager or individual investor to become a true craftsman in investing.
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cancelled 12/23/2011 via PR Newswire

CVC Capital Partners, cancelled an acquisition of ConvergEx

synopsis: ConvergEx Group and CVC Capital Partners have mutually agreed to terminate their pending transaction. The merger provided for ConvergEx to be acquired by funds advised by CVC. ConvergEx is a leading technology company providing mission-critical proprietary software products and technology-enabled services.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms, with a network of 20 offices and some 250 employees throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. "
target parent: The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
target: ConvergEx
ConvergEx Group is a leading technology company providing mission-critical proprietary software products and technology-enabled services to asset managers and financial intermediaries globally.
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closed 5/12/2011 via Market Wire

Pacific Crest, acquired Pacific Epoch

synopsis: Pacific Crest Securities has acquired certain assets of Pacific Epoch, an investment research company specializing in China's technology sectors and companies. Its on-the-ground surveys, proprietary data collection and analysis of the technology market provide a unique and predictive view of trends impacting companies and sectors in the region.
buyer: Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest Securities, the leading technology investment bank, provides equity research, institutional sales and trading, third party research, M&A advisory, and public and private financings. "
target: Pacific Epoch
Pacific Epoch is a trusted source of China investment research for institutional, private equity, and corporate clients. The company provides a combination of proprietary data collection and on-the-ground surveys and expert analysis of government policy to partners.
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closed 4/12/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Old Broad Street Research

synopsis: Morningstar UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired Old Broad Street Research Ltd. (OBSR), a premier provider of fund research, ratings, and investment consulting services in the United Kingdom, for 11.95 million pounds sterling, or approximately U.S. $18.3 million.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Old Broad Street Research
Old Broad Street Research's ("OBSR") team of investment research analysts rates and recommends approximately 500 UK-domiciled and cross-border funds.
price ($mm)
$19
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announced 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bonhill Group plc, will acquire Last Word Media

synopsis: Bonhill, a leading B2B media company in the UK, will acquire Last Word Media, a financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
buyer: Bonhill Group plc (AIM:BONH:$13.88)
Bonhill Group plc is a leading B2B media company in the UK. Bonhill provides Business Information, Live Events and Data & Insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity Business Communities. "
target: Last Word Media
Last Word is an independent financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
18.3x
closed 9/21/2010 via PR Newswire

Capital IQ, acquired TheMarkets.com

synopsis: Capital IQ, a leading provider of data and analytics for global financial professionals, has acquired the research and estimates business of TheMarkets.com. TheMarkets.com is a premier provider of third party equity and fixed income research, earnings models, and estimates to more than 2,400 institutional investment management firms worldwide.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Capital IQ
Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, delivers comprehensive fundamental and quantitative research and analysis solutions to over 4,200 investment management firms, investment banks, private equity funds, advisory firms, corporations, and universities worldwide. "
target: TheMarkets.com
TheMarkets.com is the proven standard for investment research and workflow technologies to institutional investment firms worldwide. TheMarkets.com enables investors to streamline access to diverse providers of investment research through efficient workflow technologies.
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Seeking Alpha, acquired CressCap

synopsis: Seeking Alpha, the world's largest platform for equity analysis, announced the acquisition of CressCap, a next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. CressCap is a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
buyer: Seeking Alpha
Seeking Alpha is the leading provider of stock market opinion and analysis from blogs, money managers and investment newsletters, and a provider of its own high-value, complementary financial content. "
target: CressCap
CressCap Investment Research has developed the next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. They are a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
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announced 10/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Baird, will acquire Strategas Research Partners

synopsis: Baird signed a definitive agreement to acquire Strategas, an independent private partnership focused on macro research. Based in New York, Strategas provides comprehensive macro sector insights including research in the areas of Investment Strategy, Economics, Government Policy, Quantitative, Technical Analysis, Fixed Income and Industry Surveys.
buyer: Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the US, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than 3,400 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. "
target: Strategas Research Partners
Strategas is a global institutional brokerage and advisory firm that provides macro research, capital market and corporate advisory services, and financial products to institutional investors and corporate executives in more than twenty countries around the world.
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closed 10/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Center for Financial Research and Analysis, purchased Equity Research Business from S&P Global Market Intelligence

synopsis: S&P Global announced that it has successfully completed its sale of S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity and Fund Research (Equity Research) business to CFRA, a leading independent provider of forensic accounting research, analytics and advisory services.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
seller parent: S&P Global
seller: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity Resarch provides access to financial analysis for wealth advisors and institutional investors. S&P Global Market Intelligence collects and analyzes vast volumes of content, turning into actionable intelligence on the global financial markets and industries.
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Hedgeye Risk Management, acquired Potomac Research Group

synopsis: Hedgeye Risk Management announced that it has acquired Potomac Research Group (PRG), a Washington, D.C.-based, independent research firm which provides predictive and actionable Washington policy analysis to institutional investors.
buyer: Hedgeye Risk Management
Hedgeye Risk Management is an independent investment research and media firm. Focused exclusively on generating and delivering actionable investment ideas in a proven buy-side process, the firm combines quantitative, bottom-up and macro analysis with an emphasis on timing. "
target: Potomac Research Group
Potomac Research Group ("PRG") is an independent research firm formed to provide Washington policy and market technical analysis to institutional investors. PRG’s analysis of federal legislative activities and regulatory policies helps investors determine Washington’s impact on industry sectors.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lyceum Capital, acquired Style Research

synopsis: Robert Schwob, a popular figure in the asset management world, has sold majority control of Style Research, his asset management data provider, to mid-market private equity firm Lyceum Capital. Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications.
buyer: Lyceum Capital
Lyceum Capital partners with entrepreneurial management teams and unlocks growth potential by providing capital, operations and development support and help with targeted acquisitions. Lyceum typically invests between £5m and £50m of equity in fast-growing, UK-headquartered, mid-sized businesses. "
target: Style Research
Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications. The services are delivered on a SaaS-based platform that supports a range of devices.
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closed 2/4/2015 via PE Hub

RCP Advisors, acquired Atlas Diligence

synopsis: RCP Advisors has acquired Atlas Diligence and its proprietary private equity manager research platform GPScout. Atlas Diligence was formed by experienced institutional investors to provide limited partners with unique due diligence tools to assist in the identification and evaluation of private capital fund opportunities.
buyer: RCP Advisors
RCP Advisors was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Chicago. With approximately $4.3 billion of assets under management and 37 professionals, RCP is one of the largest private equity fund-of-funds sponsors focused exclusively on the lower middle market buyout sector. "
target: Atlas Diligence
Atlas Diligence was formed by experienced institutional investors to provide limited partners with unique due diligence tools to assist in the identification and evaluation of private capital fund opportunities.
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closed 10/10/2013 via Market Wire

Investment Metrics, LLC, acquired InterSec Research

synopsis: Investment Metrics, LLC a leading provider of investment performance analytics and reporting solutions for institutional investors and advisors, announced that it has acquired InterSec Research, the industry's leading provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms.
buyer: Investment Metrics, LLC
Investment Metrics, LLC is an independent firm focused solely on creating solutions for investment professionals that streamline the process of performance measurement, investment analytics, manager research and reporting. "
target: InterSec Research
InterSec Research is the industry's leading provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms. InterSec Research transforms independent market insight into business intelligence for institutional asset managers, asset owners, investment consultants and advisors.
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closed 9/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

FX Concepts LLC, acquired Track.com, LLC

synopsis: FX Concepts LLC, a currency hedge fund founded by John Taylor with about $3 billion under management, agreed to buy closely held financial research provider Track.com for an undisclosed amount. Track.com, LLC is a subscription-based service that provides an online platform for investment research and market ideas.
buyer: FX Concepts LLC
FX Concepts LLC is a currency hedge fund founded by John Taylor. "
target: Track.com, LLC
Track.com, LLC provides an online platform for investment research and market ideas. Its platform allows qualified contributors to share their stock, commodity, and macro ideas with a group of institutional investors, high net worth individuals, and other thoughtful market participants.
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closed 6/20/2011 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Ned Davis Research, Inc.

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, an international publishing, events and information group based in London, announced it has acquired Ned Davis Research Group (NDRG), a US-based provider of financial research to institutional investors. NDRG delivers award-winning solutions to the world's leading investment management companies.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target: Ned Davis Research, Inc.
Ned Davis Research Group is a leading independent research firm with over 1,100 institutional clients in over three dozen countries. With a range of products and services utilizing a 360 degree methodology, they deliver award-winning solutions to the world's leading investment management companies.
price ($mm)
$112*
rev ($mm)
$41
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EV / rev
4.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

FastMarkets Ltd., acquired Census Commodity Data Limited

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the provider of essential information to global and specialist markets, acquired 100% of Census Commodity Data, primarily operating through its brand AgriCensus and serving as a price reporting agency (PRA) for the global agricultural commodity markets. Census will join Euromoney's Fastmarkets pricing business.
buyer parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
buyer: FastMarkets Ltd.
Fastmarkets is the leading price reporting, analytics and events organization for the global metals, mining and forest products markets. Fastmarkets' core activity in pricing drives transactions in commodities markets around the world. "
target: Census Commodity Data Limited
Census Commodity Data, primarily operating through its brand AgriCensus and serving as a price reporting agency (PRA) for the global agricultural commodity markets. AgriCensus established itself in the marketplace through its 200 price assessments on the grain, oilseeds and biofuels industries.
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closed 11/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Wealth-X

synopsis: Publishing and events company Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC has bought data provider Wealth-X Pte Ltd. Wealth-X is the leading global wealth information and insight business, partnering with prestige brands across the financial services, luxury, not-for-profit and higher education industries.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is a business information group and a member of the FTSE 250 share index. Euromoney’s group of businesses covers asset management, price discovery, data and market intelligence, under brands including, Euromoney, Institutional Investor, BCA Research, and more. "
target: Wealth-X
Wealth-X is the leading global wealth information and insight business, partnering with prestige brands across the financial services, luxury, not-for-profit and higher education industries.
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$20
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, will acquire The Deal LLC

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC agreed to buy the institutional units of TheStreet Inc. (TST) which comprise The Deal, which was founded in 1999 by the late Bruce Wasserstein, and relationship mapping service BoardEx. The Deal is a trusted source of data, news and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group covering asset management, price discovery, data & market intelligence, and banking & finance under brands including Euromoney, Institutional Investor, BCA Research, Ned Davis Research and Metal Bulletin. "
target parent: TheStreet, Inc.
target: The Deal LLC
The Deal is a trusted source of data, news and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, activist investing, private equity and restructuring. BoardEx is an executive profiling and relationship mapping platform.
price ($mm)
$87
rev ($mm)
$25
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EV / rev
3.5x
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announced 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

ITE Group, Plc., will acquire Investing in African Mining Indaba

synopsis: ITE Group, an international exhibition organiser, will acquire Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba) from Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, an international business-information group. Mining Indaba is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa.
buyer: ITE Group, Plc. (LSE:ITE:$207.68)
ITE Group plc is one of the world’s leading organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences and specialise in producing events in growing and developing markets. ITE Group organises around 240 exhibitions and conferences each year. "
target parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
target: Investing in African Mining Indaba
Investing in African Mining Indaba is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. Investing in African Mining Indaba is the world’s largest mining investment conference, and the world’s third largest mining conference.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$9
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$5
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4.2x
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8.1x
closed 8/2/2018 via PR Newswire

RISI, Inc., acquired Random Lengths Publications

synopsis: RISI, Inc., a leading information provider for the global forest products industry, announced that its parent company, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, has acquired Random Lengths, a leading price reporting agency ("PRA") for the wood products industry. Random Lengths provides unbiased and consistent price assessments and market reporting.
buyer parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
buyer: RISI, Inc.
RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, packaging, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue and nonwovens industries to help them make better decisions. "
target: Random Lengths Publications
Founded in 1944, Random Lengths provides unbiased and consistent price assessments and market reporting for the global wood products industry, with a core focus on the North American lumber and panels markets, publishing over 1,500 prices each week.
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closed 4/30/2018 via PE Hub

Caixin Global, CITIC Capital, purchased Global Marketing Intelligence Division from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

synopsis: CITIC Capital Holdings Ltd and Caixin Global have closed their buy of the Global Marketing Intelligence Division (GMID) of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. GMID is a top-tier international financial information database operator. Its two main units CEIC and EMIS provide global financial information and data.
buyer: CITIC Capital
buyer: Caixin Global
Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited is an alternative investment management and advisory company. Caixin Global is one of the most respected sources of macroeconomics, finance and business intelligence about China. "
seller: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
The Global Marketing Intelligence Division (GMID) of Euromoney is a top-tier international financial information database operator. Its two main units CEIC and EMIS provide global financial information and data from the macro and micro perspectives, respectively.
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closed 3/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Institutional Investor Inc., acquired Extel

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor has acquired Extel from WeConvene, and it will integrate Extel into its Institutional Investor Research business. Extel runs the annual independent survey of quality across the European equities investment community, providing an unparalleled data-set to help clients analyse and drive their market understanding.
buyer parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
buyer: Institutional Investor Inc.
Institutional Investor is a leading international business to business publisher, focused primarily on international finance. It publishes magazines, newsletters and journals as well as research, directories, books and maps. "
target parent: WeConvene
target: Extel
Extel conducts market studies across all three sides of the European Equities investment community, delivering a comprehensive range of rankings, market trends and sentiment insights. The Extel Survey is the largest study of its kind worldwide, with over 16,000 participants from 93 countries.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Pageant Media, acquired Institutional Investor Journals

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the international business information and events group, announced that it has sold its Institutional Investor Journals (II Journals) business to Pageant Media. II Journals publish original and practical analysis of global investment and finance, with an online archive of 10,000 articles.
buyer: Pageant Media
Pageant Media is a global independent provider of business intelligence and insight, delivering content and events as well as performance data and investor data to four investment management areas: hedge funds, mutual funds, real estate and private equity. "
target parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
target: Institutional Investor Journals
Institutional Investor Journals is a boutique publisher of financial research journals and has been well-respected in the financial industry. It consists of 12 journals covering a variety of investment areas, including derivatives, fixed income, index investing, and alternative investments.
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announced 10/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Comexposium SA, will acquire Adhesion Group S.A.

synopsis: Comexposium Holding SAS, the leading French exhibitions company, announced that it has reached a binding agreement to acquire Adhesion Group S.A. from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Adhesion Group is a Paris-based exhibitions business and organizer of Vinisud, the international trade fair for Mediterranean wines.
buyer: Comexposium SA
The Comexposium Group, one of the world’s leading event organizers, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events across 11 different sectors, including food, agriculture, fashion, security, digital, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. "
target parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
target: Adhesion Group S.A.
Adhesion Group is a Paris-based exhibitions business. Its principal event, Vinisud, is the international trade fair for Mediterranean wines, the world’s leading wine region, and it attracts around 1,650 exhibitors from countries around the Mediterranean.
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closed 4/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired RISI, Inc.

synopsis: RISI, leading information provider for the global forest products industry, announced that it has been acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, a global B2B information group. RISI's product suite includes objective pricing data, research and analytics, & custom projects for the pulp, packaging, wood products, wood fiber, & sawlog markets.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is an international business-to-business information company focusing on the global financial community. It provides an extensive portfolio of financial and business information, investment research and macroeconomic data, delivered largely in digital format. "
target parent: Epiris LLP
target: RISI, Inc.
RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, packaging, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue and nonwovens industries to help them make better decisions.
price ($mm)
$125
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$30
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$8
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16.2x
closed 5/2/2016 via PR Newswire

Gulf Publishing Company, acquired Gulf Publishing Company

synopsis: Gulf Publishing Company, an international media and events business dedicated to the energy sector, announced the successful management buyout from its London-based parent company, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, an international business-to-business information company focusing on the global financial community.
buyer: Gulf Publishing Company
Gulf Publishing Company is an international media and events business dedicated to the energy sector. It produces and distributes leading trade journals, technical books, industry research, databases, software, multi-media training, publications, conferences and events. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Gulf Publishing Company
Gulf Publishing Company is an international media and events business dedicated to the energy sector. It produces and distributes leading trade journals, technical books, industry research, databases, software, multi-media training, publications, conferences and events.
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$18
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announced 4/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

John Royall and Russell Denson, will acquire Petroleum Economist and Gulf Publishing

synopsis: A consortium led by John Royall and Russell Denson will acquire Petroleum Economist, Ltd., a publisher of energy and power journal, portfolio of maps and a series of books and reports, from Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc. Concurrently, the investor consortium will also acquire Gulf Publishing Company, a publisher for the oil and gas industry.
buyer: John Royall and Russell Denson
John Royall is the chief executive officer of Gulf Publishing, while Russell Denson is a media investor. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Petroleum Economist and Gulf Publishing
Petroleum Economist's magazine and website provide invaluable information for business strategists across the global energy industry. Gulf Publishing Co. is an international media and events business dedicated to the energy sector.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 8/19/2015 via Company Press Release

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired China Law & Practice

synopsis: ALM has acquired China Law & Practice from Euromoney. China Law & Practice provides accurate translations and extensive analyses of PRC laws, as well as legal and risk management resources. Its clientele consists of senior executives and in-house legal counsel, domestic Chinese companies, government organizations and leading law firms.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM’s award-winning media properties. Headquartered in New York City with 18 offices worldwide, ALM brands have been serving their markets since 1843. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: China Law & Practice
China Law & Practice provides accurate translations and extensive analyses of PRC laws and is the most respected legal and risk management resource designed to help subscribers interpret changes on the ground in China.
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announced 11/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Carlyle Group, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, Randall Winn, will acquire Dealogic Limited

synopsis: The Carlyle Group with co-investors Randall Winn, co-founder and former CEO of Capital IQ, and Euromoney Institutional Investor are buying Dealogic a data and analytics provider for financial institutions. Dealogic supplies market intelligence and capital markets software to more than 500 clients, including the world's top 50 investment banks.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$1,614.20)
buyer: Randall Winn
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with more than $203 billion in assets under management. Randall Winn was co-founder and former CEO of Capital IQ. Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international publishing, events and electronic information group. "
target: Dealogic Limited
Dealogic provides a platform for investment banking and capital markets professionals globally to help improve strategy, competitiveness, and execution. The platform incorporates technology, data, analytics and consulting to help investment banks better understand their clients.
price ($mm)
$700
rev ($mm)
$152
EBITDA ($mm)
$67
EV / rev
4.6x
EV / EBITDA
10.5x
closed 7/17/2014 via BNC Analysis

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Investing in African Mining Indaba

synopsis: Summit Professional Networks (Summit) announced that it completed the sale of the Investing in African Mining Indaba to Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Investing in African Mining Indaba is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Investing in African Mining Indaba
Investing in African Mining Indaba is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. Investing in African Mining Indaba is the world’s largest mining investment conference, and the world’s third largest mining conference.
price ($mm)
$78
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/2/2014 via PE Hub

Boathouse Capital, acquired MIS Training Institute

synopsis: Boathouse Capital has partnered with the management team and employees of MIS Training Institute to acquire the US and UK operations from its former parent, Euromoney Institutional Investor. MIS Training Institute is a provider of professional education and training in the areas of internal audit, IT audit, and information security management.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
Boathouse Capital is a $120 million private equity firm that invests mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S. Based in Wayne, PA, Boathouse Capital invests $3 million to $15 million to support companies in a variety of industries. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute is the international leader in audit and information security training, with offices in the USA, UK, and Asia. MIS’ expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.
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announced 10/16/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, will acquire Infrastructure Journal

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC has signed a binding agreement to acquire Infrastructure Journal, a leading provider of online data, intelligence and events for the global infrastructure sector. The company provides detailed information on financial structure, policy, pricing and key players influencing transactions and trends.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Infrastructure Journal
Infrastructure Journal (IJ) gives you access to a team of experts and the largest database in the industry. By tracking projects throughout the lifecycle, IJ provides detailed information on financial structure, policy, pricing and key players influencing transactions and trends.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Euromoney, purchased Quantitative Techniques from HSBC

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor confirmed the completion of its acquisition of HSBC's Quantitative Techniques (QT) operation. Quantitative Techniques was HSBC's purchase index calculation service and will be rebranded as Euromoney Indices.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
seller: HSBC (LSE:HSBA:$51,666.00)
HSBC's Quantitative Techniques (QT) specializes in providing expertise and products direct to clients in the areas of Index Fund Advisory Services, HSBC Indices, Benchmarking and Custom Indices, Data Products, and Quantitative Analysis. QT’s database contains over 68,000 equities.
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closed 8/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Elsevier B.V., purchased 32 books from Gulf Publishing Company

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced that it has acquired certain book assets of Gulf Publishing Company (GPC). The portfolio of 32 books includes petroleum engineering titles in drilling, pipeline, oil and gas, and safety.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: Gulf Publishing Company
The portfolio of Gulf Publishing's 32 books are for professionals in upstream oil and gas engineering and cover drilling, recovery methods, reservoir management, processing, and pipeline transmission.
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closed 4/19/2013 via Reuters

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Centre for Investor Education

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC announced that it is extending its global leadership in the business of events for institutional investors and asset managers with the acquisition of a 75% stake in the Centre for Investor Education (CIE).
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target: Centre for Investor Education
The Centre for Investor Education designs and delivers strategic investment forums for key decision makers within the Australian superannuation and pension fund industry globally.
price ($mm)
$15*
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/20/2011 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Ned Davis Research, Inc.

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, an international publishing, events and information group based in London, announced it has acquired Ned Davis Research Group (NDRG), a US-based provider of financial research to institutional investors. NDRG delivers award-winning solutions to the world's leading investment management companies.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target: Ned Davis Research, Inc.
Ned Davis Research Group is a leading independent research firm with over 1,100 institutional clients in over three dozen countries. With a range of products and services utilizing a 360 degree methodology, they deliver award-winning solutions to the world's leading investment management companies.
price ($mm)
$112*
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Newcom Media Inc., purchased Four Publications from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Newcom Media, one of Canada’s largest B2B media companies, announced its acquisition of Investment Executive, Finance et Investissement, Advisor’s Edge, and Conseiller from TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group. The four print and digital titles focus on the Financial Services industry in Canada.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family owned and operated, Newcom Media is Canada’s premier B2B publisher delivering information and marketing services to a wide variety of industries through magazines; websites; trade shows and events. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,325.88)
Investment Executive, Finance et Investissement, Advisor’s Edge, and Conseiller are print and digital newspapers and magazines that focus on the Financial Services industry in Canada. The titles belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 8/21/2018 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Technology Brands from EH Media

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, Inc., a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show, event and conference producer, announced the acquisition of a leading technology event and a group of complementary technology intelligence brands from EH Media.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
seller: EH Media
EH Media has a powerful portfolio of B2C and B2B media products that reach their highly-engaged audiences. The Technology Brands from EH Media include Total Tech Summit, CEPro, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales & Integration and Campus Safety.
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announced 2/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase WABI and WCJB TV Stations from Diversified Communications

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, announced that it will acquire Diversified Communications's two television stations . This acquisition will add two more stations to Gray's growing portfolio: WABI (CBS/CW) in the Bangor, Maine market and WCJB (ABC/CW) in the Gainesville, Florida market.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,138.00)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 50 television markets broadcasting a total of 180 programming streams. "
seller: Diversified Communications
WABI and WCJB are TV stations ownd by Diversified Communications. WABI is a CBS affiliate in Bangor, Maine. WCJB is an ABC affiliate in Gainesville, Florida. Each of WABI and WCJB consistently achieves #1 ratings in all major dayparts in its market, in both households and key demos.
price ($mm)
$85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P., acquired InfoPro Digital

synopsis: French private equity firm Apax Partners, along with Infopro’s management team, sold the majority interest in the company. France-based Infopro Digital works across several sectors including, construction, automotive, manufacturing, insurance and finance, retailing, tourism and local authorities.
buyer: TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P.
TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. is an investment management firm with approximately $4.5 billion of capital under management. With offices in New York, London and San Francisco, the firm focuses on making investments in North American and European companies. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: InfoPro Digital
Infopro Digital is a leading French business information group. The group covers five key segments of the economy: car manufacturing, insurance and finance, retailing and tourism.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$334
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/1/2014 via BusinessWire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading U.S. media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences, and Powersports industries, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which UBM plc will acquire Advanstar Communications.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. They help organisations make connections, communicate their proposition and do business effectively. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar is an event and marketing services business that serves business professionals and consumers in the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences and Powersports industries with its portfolio of 54 trade shows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and Web sites.
price ($mm)
$972
rev ($mm)
$291
EBITDA ($mm)
$83
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 2/13/2014 via PE Hub

Owner Resource Group, LLC, acquired Advantage Business Media

synopsis: Catalyst Investors announced the sale of Advantage Business Media (ABM) to Owner Resource Group, LLC. ABM is a full-service digital marketing and information services company providing up-to-the-minute, targeted and relevant editorial content to professionals across the science, design, manufacturing and communication markets.
buyer: Owner Resource Group, LLC
Owner Resource Group is an Austin, Texas based investment firm founded to bring superior outcomes to privately held businesses. They make investments that enable business owners and management teams to pursue their objectives and accelerate the growth of their companies in a disciplined manner. "
target parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
target: Advantage Business Media
Advantage Business Media is an integrated business media company with a diversified portfolio of highly focused print publications, e-newsletters, specialized directories, vertical search databases, conferences, ancillary media vehicles, and associated web-based services.
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closed 8/13/2013 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, a UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and biomedicine.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Woodhead Publishing Limited
Woodhead Publishing Ltd. is a leading independent international publishing company. Woodhead publishes in six main subject areas: food science, technology and nutrition; materials engineering; welding and metallurgy; textile technology; environmental technology; finance, commodities and investment.
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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)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Wicks Business Information, LLC

synopsis: Summit Business Media, LLC, a leading business-to-business media and information company serving the insurance, financial and professional services markets, closed its acquisition of Wicks Business Information, a publishing and professional education company serving financial services, accounting and legal professionals in North America.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
target: Wicks Business Information, LLC
Wicks Business Information (WBI) is a business-to-business information company formed through a partnership of experienced publishing professionals and The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity investment firm.
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closed 5/31/2007 via BusinessWire

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Holdings Corp., the holding company for Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions, has completed the Company’s acquisition by an investor group led by Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) for $1.142 billion in cash.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,137 [$1,722]
rev ($mm)
$324
EBITDA ($mm)
$86
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
20.1x
announced 11/27/2006 via Company Press Release

Incisive Media PLC, will acquire MSM International Limited

synopsis: Incisive Media plc, a leading provider of business information, has agreed to acquire the entire share capital of MSM International Limited for a cash consideration of £22.5m, representing £18.1m for the business and a pound for pound payment for net assets including cash.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online. "
target: MSM International Limited
MSM International Ltd focuses on the financial services sector and produces a number of targeted weekly and monthly magazines, plus accompanying web sites, exhibitions, conferences and annual awards events.
price ($mm)
$44
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired Smarter Shows

synopsis: Tarsus, the global B2B media group, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Smarter Shows; the UK-based exhibition and conference organizer. Smarter Shows has built a highly-focused portfolio of B2B supply chain exhibitions and technical conferences with a focus on the aerospace, automotive and materials industries.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies. "
target: Smarter Shows
Smarter Shows has built a highly-focused portfolio of B2B supply chain exhibitions and technical conferences held in North America and Germany with a focus on the aerospace, automotive and materials industries. Events include FOAM Expo, Space Tech Expo, Ceramics Expo, and other niche events.
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closed 2/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Multiple Operating Units from PennWell Corporation

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media has announced the acquisition of a number of the former PennWell media properties from Clarion Events including titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
seller parent: Blackstone Group LP
seller: PennWell Corporation
The multiple operating units of PennWell include titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities. PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company.
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closed 9/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired EJ Krause de Mexico

synopsis: Tarsus Group Ltd, a business conferences and exhibitions firm, has acquired the remaining 50% stake in E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico). Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies. "
target parent: E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.
target: EJ Krause de Mexico
E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico) is joint venture between E.J. Krause & Associates and Tarsus Group plc. Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
price ($mm)
$18*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired PennWell Corporation

synopsis: Clarion Events, one of the world's leading events organizers, announces the acquisition of PennWell Corporation, a privately-held events and business-to-business media and marketing services company. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters. They conduct 40 conferences and exhibitions on six continents.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: PennWell Corporation
PennWell is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters. They conduct 40 conferences and exhibitions on six continents.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
closed 10/25/2017 via PR Web

Drone World Expo merged with Commercial UAV Expo,

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced that they have acquired Drone World Expo from JD Events. Drone World Expo will merge with the Commercial UAV Expo to create the largest and most important commercial drone event in North America. Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Commercial UAV Expo
Commercial UAV Expo is North America’s leading trade show and conference for the commercial drone market. The international Exhibition includes drone airframe manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software developers and service companies. "
target parent: JD Events
target: Drone World Expo
Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology. Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to business and environmental challenges.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Northstar Travel Group, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein Partners acquired Northstar Travel Group, the leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, from the Wicks Group of Companies. Northstar owns well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, and others.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity/investment firm that was founded January 2001 when the merchant banking group of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, spun out to become an independent firm upon the acquisition of Wasserstein Perella by Dresdner Bank. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/14/2014 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Revo Media Partners Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target: Revo Media Partners Limited
Revo Media Partners Limited is the owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
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Ticker: MORN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,244.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$251.90
EBIT ($mm)
$184.60
Net Income ($mm)
$142.70
Employees
6896
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Ticker: MSCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MSCI Inc.
MSCI Inc.
MSCI is an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors. They have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with their clients.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,476.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$767.41
EBIT ($mm)
$709.17
Net Income ($mm)
$579.85
Employees
3266
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Ticker: 601519.SS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Great Wisdom provides services in the areas of financial database, real-time quotes transmission, real-time quotes reveal and investment analysis software, financial education system, information dissemination, Web and other areas of financial services platform.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$92.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($76.41)
EBIT ($mm)
($68.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: INIX.PK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFinix Corporation
iFinix Corporation
Ifinix is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, Ifinix provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moody's Corporation
Moody's Corporation
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,829.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,271.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,071.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,422.00
Employees
11081
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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$328.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$55.56
EBIT ($mm)
$31.08
Net Income ($mm)
$78.26
Employees
1655
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: IPDN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Professional Diversity Network LLC
Professional Diversity Network LLC
Professional Diversity Network (PDN) is a Chicago-based diversity recruitment firm. PDN manages a suite of professional networking websites that target diverse professional groups, including African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, women, LGBT, veterans, and people with disabilities.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$6.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.64
EBIT ($mm)
$2.53
Net Income ($mm)
$2.37
Employees
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Ticker: SZSE:000681
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visual China Group
Visual China Group
Visual China Group is among the top image licensing companies in the world. It is the go-to choice for creative and media professionals in China, and an award-winning leader in copyright protection.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$132.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.76
EBIT ($mm)
$46.20
Net Income ($mm)
$40.24
Employees
689
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Ticker: OTCPK:GBPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Globe Photos
Globe Photos
Globe Photo Agency, founded in 1939, is recognized as one of the world’s leading Celebrity photo agencies. Globe Photos’ library houses over 20 million images in color and black and white, representing material produced by photographers throughout the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: NYSE:DHX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DHI Group, Inc.
DHI Group, Inc.
DHI Group, Inc. is a leading provider of data, insights and employment connections through their specialized services for technology professionals and other select online communities. Their mission is to empower tech professionals and organizations to compete and win through expert insights.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.24
EBIT ($mm)
$18.64
Net Income ($mm)
$18.14
Employees
615
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Ticker: TSE:7476
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AS ONE Corporation
AS ONE Corporation is a specialist trading company that carved out a profitable niche selling through catalogs a vast array of laboratory and healthcare instruments. It has been growing by adding new categories, such as instruments and disposables used in cleanrooms.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$557.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.54
EBIT ($mm)
$61.75
Net Income ($mm)
$42.40
Employees
485
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Ticker: SZSE:002315
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd. is the business-to-business e-commerce innovator and leader in China. It has been helping small and medium-sized enterprises conduct global trade. It operates Made-in-China who provides selling and buying information for both China suppliers and global buyers.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.75)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.11)
Net Income ($mm)
$18.58
Employees
1855
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Ticker: ASX:ASP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aspermont Ltd.
Aspermont Ltd.
Aspermont Limited is an Australian integrated print and Internet publisher to the mining, oil and gas and related sectors. Its publishing business is comprised of both printed magazines (print) and Internet news services (net).
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$9.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ExpoMedia Group, PLC.
Expomedia Group develops and manages the chain of state-of-the-art exhibition and conference centres, EXPO XXI International Expocentres, in key markets where multi-functional event space is in demand.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$50.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: LSE:HYNS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haynes Publishing Group PLC
Haynes Publishing Group PLC
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$48.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.15
EBIT ($mm)
$5.35
Net Income ($mm)
$2.99
Employees
286
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: GB:DODS.GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dods (Group) PLC
Dods (Group) PLC
Dods (Group) PLC is a political information, publishing, events and communications business operating. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$26.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.97
EBIT ($mm)
$2.00
Net Income ($mm)
$0.72
Employees
202
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Ticker: XTRA:G6P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Going Public Media
Going Public Media
Going Public Media AG engages in the publishing and distribution of newspapers and magazines. It specializes in the publications on venture capital, private equity, corporate finance, and small and medium capital research. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Wolfratshausen, Germany.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$2.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.21
EBIT ($mm)
$0.09
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
23
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Ticker: AIM:ULS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ULS Technology plc
ULS Technology plc
ULS Technology plc brings customers and legal professionals together via housing market comparison services, delivered through their technology systems.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$25.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.11
EBIT ($mm)
$4.69
Net Income ($mm)
$3.27
Employees
61
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