Like Summit Professional Networks

closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
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 media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paragon Partners GmbH, acquired Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Paragon Partners, one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe, acquired all shares of the WEKA Group, a leading provider of specialist information, software, further education & services for the DACH region and France.
buyer: Paragon Partners GmbH
Paragon Partners is an independent private equity company. The firm invests in mid-sized companies with a proven and sustainable business model. Its investments are primarily in the German speaking region but its perspective is international. "
target: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international specialist publishing company for administration and industry. WEKA is one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses in the world. The Group is based in Kissing, Germany and consists of 25 media companies in four European countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$280
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 3/18/2020 via Forbes

Growth Catalyst Partners, acquired Government Executive Media Group

synopsis: Growth Catalyst Partners, a lower-middle market private equity firm, is acquiring a controlling stake in Government Executive Media Group, government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies.
buyer: Growth Catalyst Partners
Growth Catalyst Partners ("GCP") is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on information, marketing and tech-enabled services businesses. GCP’s strategy involves targeting growth segments of industries and identifying market leading companies with breakout potential. "
target parent: Atlantic Media Company
target: Government Executive Media Group
Government Executive is government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies. Their readers are the high-ranking civilian and military officials who are responsible for defending the nation.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, announced that it has acquired Questex, a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals.
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announced 1/30/2018 via Market Watch

Informa plc, will acquire United Business Media Limited

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has accepted a takeover offer from Informa plc, which the companies say will create the world's largest business-to-business events group. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,438 [$6,168]
rev ($mm)
$1,423
EBITDA ($mm)
$420
EV / rev
4.4x
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14.8x
closed 8/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Global Sources

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd., a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China, announced the completion of the acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$1,913.85)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$484 [$375]
rev ($mm)
$152
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Crain Communications, Inc., acquired Crain Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Crain Communications chairman Keith Crain has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Crain Communications from Rance Crain, with Keith Crain and his family now owning 100 percent of the company. Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products. "
target: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products.
price ($mm)
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$225
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0.0x
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announced 9/15/2016 via Reuters

Informa plc, will acquire Penton

synopsis: British business information group Informa Plc said it had agreed to buy U.S.-based information services company Penton. Penton's products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
price ($mm)
$1,545
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lonsdale Capital Partners, acquired Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: Lonsdale Capital Partners, a private equity company, has acquired a majority stake in Ocean Media Group, a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
buyer: Lonsdale Capital Partners
Lonsdale Capital Partners operate exclusively at the smaller end of the private equity market. They look to invest in companies with an initial enterprise value of £10m to £50m. "
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
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closed 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
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closed 9/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Questex Media Group Inc

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information and events company, announced that Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired the company in partnership with senior management.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
target: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. Quextex operates over 50 tradeshows, conferences, and other business events; they also have more than 100 business media and information products.
price ($mm)
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$100
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closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

BC Partners, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners, the European private equity firm, together with management has acquired the leading global STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, from EQT Partners and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GICIC”) for approximately EUR 3.3 billion including performance components.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: EQT
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
price ($mm)
$4,423
rev ($mm)
$1,315
EBITDA ($mm)
$457
EV / rev
4.5x
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13.0x
closed 10/1/2012 via Folio: First Day

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

synopsis: Rockville, Maryland-based b-to-b media company Access Intelligence has purchased four of Penton Media's marketing brands. Included in the deal are Chief Marketer, Multichannel Merchant, Direct and PROMO and their associated events and digital components.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
seller parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
seller: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed.
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closed 9/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired ITBusinessEdge

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of IT Business Edge (ITBE), an online media and marketing company. The addition of ITBE allows QuinStreet to expand its reach and capabilities in delivering targeted, measurable marketing results to business to business technology marketers.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$490.34)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: ITBusinessEdge
IT Business Edge is an online media and marketing company that provides targeted content for senior business and technology decision makers, and measurable marketing programs for IT marketers.
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$24
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closed 2/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

Profideo SA, acquired La Tribune de L'assurance

synopsis: Profideo SA acquired La Tribune de l'Assurance SAS, a Rueil-Malmaison-based publisher of monthly magazines, from Wolters Kluwer France SAS, a unit of Wolters Kluwer NV. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Profideo SA
Founded in 2000, Profideo SA provides information services for the financial sector. It has graduatlly become an essential partner for those involved in banking and insurance that want real-time decision-making information that is clean, accurate and reliable. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: La Tribune de L'assurance
La Tribune de L'assurance is a monthly magazine for insurance professionals. Through records, surveys and articles, experts analyze the current economic, legal and technical sector in depth. The magazine is read by 86,000 readers and senior executives.
price ($mm)
$1.36
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$2
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0.8x
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closed 2/1/2010 via Company Press Release

Ten Alps plc, purchased Asian Assets from Reed Business Information

synopsis: Multimedia factual producer Ten Alps plc announces the formation of a majority-owned joint venture ("JV") company in Asia, and the acquisition by the JV of assets from Reed Business Information Asia.
buyer: Ten Alps plc (AIM:ZIN:$26.22)
Ten Alps provides content and advertising across all the media outlets simultaneously, including TV and radio programmes, websites, online TV, live events and over 600 specialist publications. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites.
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closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$670.81)
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 10/15/2007 via Company Press Release

AAC Capital Partners Holding BV., will acquire Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: AAC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Ocean Media Limited, the magazine publisher and exhibition organiser, from its current management team and institutional backers led by the Dublin based private equity firm, Ion Equity. Completion is subject to competition clearance.
buyer: AAC Capital Partners Holding BV.
AAC Capital Partners is a leading Northern European mid-market buyout firm with a unique regional footprint. We lead buy-outs within the €50-€500 million deal range in the consumer, industrial and services sector and target opportunities for majority stakes in profitable, cash-generative companies. "
target parent: Ion Equity Limited
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
price ($mm)
$220
rev ($mm)
$64
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3.2x
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closed 9/17/2007 via LBO Wire

Prairie Capital, L.P., acquired M. Lee Smith Publishers & Printers LLC

synopsis: Prairie Capital has bought an 80% stake in M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC, a B2B publishing company it has backed as a mezzanine investor since 2005.
buyer: Prairie Capital, L.P.
An experienced provider of equity and junior capital, Prairie Capital makes equity and mezzanine investments of between $5 and $15 million, typically in support of companies undergoing an ownership change. "
target: M. Lee Smith Publishers & Printers LLC
Fortis Business Media, LLC provides newsletters, videos, software, books, and directories to attorneys, human resources professionals, and other business executives.The company’s products include legal publications, employment law, environmental law, directories.
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$35
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closed 11/20/2006 via PR Newswire

Avista Capital Partners, acquired Thompson Publishing Group

synopsis: Avista Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has agreed to acquire the 50% interest it does not already own in Thompson Publishing Group ("TPG") from MidOcean Partners, a private investment firm.
buyer: Avista Capital Partners
Avista Capital Partners is a private equity firm with offices in New York, NY and Houston, TX. Avista's strategy is to make controlling or influential minority investments primarily in growth-oriented media, healthcare and energy companies. "
target parent: MidOcean Partners
target: Thompson Publishing Group
Thompson Publishing Group, a D.C.-based information services provider, is been a leading source of analysis and guidance for business and government executives. Professionals rely on Thompson for help in tracking, and complying with, the dynamic regulatory mandates facing their organizations.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
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 media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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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
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closed 1/31/2013 via Folio: First Day

The Alpha Pages LLC, acquired Futures Magazine

synopsis: Summit Business Media is set to announce that it sold its Futures brand to The Alpha Pages llc, a Chicago-based financial media startup. Futures Magazine is a U.S.-based monthly magazine about commodity futures contracts, stocks, options, derivatives, and forex.
buyer: The Alpha Pages LLC
The Alpha Pages is a Chicago-based financial media startup. The Alpha Pages was founded by Kristin Fox and Jeff Joseph and will focus on the alternative investments market. "
target parent: Summit Business Media, LLC
target: Futures Magazine
Futures Magazine is a U.S.-based monthly magazine about commodity futures contracts, stocks, options, derivatives, and forex. It contains feature articles on the futures markets, with articles on industry issues, current market developments, trading techniques and strategies.
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closed 9/28/2011 via PE Hub

SNL Financial LC, acquired Highline Data LLC

synopsis: SNL Financial LC and Summit Business Media announced SNL’s acquisition of Highline Data, Summit’s insurance information services unit. As part of the acquisition, Highline Data’s clients will now have the ability to access SNL’s robust financial institutions database with detailed profiles on more than 20,000 U.S. financial institutions.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: SNL Financial LC
SNL Financial is a leading provider of financial information on more than 3,300 public companies and 50,000 private companies in the business sectors critical to the global economy: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate, Energy and Media & Communications. "
target parent: BMO Financial Group
target: Highline Data LLC
Highline Data uniquely meets the insurance and financial sectors’ needs for timely and comprehensive insurance industry financial and market data. The company publishes detailed financial information on more than 8,000 U.S. insurance companies.
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closed 7/31/2009 via BNC Analysis

Art Miami, LLC, acquired Art Miami, LLC

synopsis: Wind Point Partners-backed Summit Business Media has sold Art Miami LLC, an annual art fair in Miami, to its director Nick Korniloff, and two media industry executives. Art Miami has served as a venue for 95 major art galleries and more than 32,000 art collectors, enthusiasts and curators.
buyer: Art Miami, LLC
Art Miami, the City’s prestigious, long-running contemporary art fair showcases a wide variety of art from more than 100 leading national and international contemporary art galleries and prominent institutions. "
target parent: Wind Point Partners
target: Art Miami, LLC
Art Miami, the City’s prestigious, long-running contemporary art fair showcases a wide variety of art from more than 100 leading national and international contemporary art galleries and prominent institutions.
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closed 7/16/2008 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Wiesner Financial Media

synopsis: Summit Business Media announced the acquisition of WiesnerMedia's Financial Group of B2B media and marketing services, including Senior Market Advisor, Boomer Market Advisor, Benefits Selling and Bank Advisor magazines, as well as ProducersWEB.com , the fast-growing online destination for insurance agents.
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: Wiesner Publishing Inc.
target: Wiesner Financial Media
Wiesner Financial Media is the leading, independent source for information on sales and marketing techniques for insurance, financial and benefits advisors. Wiesner Financial Media publishes three magazines, as well as three Web sites and seven e-mail newsletters.
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closed 6/14/2007 via BtoBonline.com

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Agent Media Corporation

synopsis: Summit Business Media announced its acquisition of Agent Media Corp., a database and marketing company for the life, health and annuity segments of the insurance industry.
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: Post Capital Partners, LLC
target: Agent Media Corporation
Along with its extensive database, Agent Media has developed a collection of integrated media tools, including the Agent’s Sales Journal, the Agent’s Market Pack, Insurance Marketing magazine, Target Agent Lists, ProducerDirect, eProducer Connect, and more.
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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 12/15/2006 via LBO Wire

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Judy Diamond Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Wind Point Partners' recently formed business-to-business platform Summit Business Media is quickly building up, and has done a third deal in less than a month, buying Judy Diamond Associates, a provider of marketing information for financial and insurance industries.
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: Judy Diamond Associates, Inc.
Judy Diamond Associates is the premiere publisher of health, welfare, pension and executive compensation data for the financial services and corporate markets. Our databases are recognized as "standards" in the industry along with our specialized research services and a library of copyrighted books.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Highline Media, LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
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: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Pfingsten Publishing LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
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: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
target: Pfingsten Publishing LLC
Pfingsten Publishing L.L.C. is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group; The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
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closed 10/3/2017 via PR Newswire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Global Leaders in Law

synopsis: ALM acquired Global Leaders in Law (GLL), an invitation-only membership group offering General Counsel a global platform for virtual and in-person collaboration to exchange ideas, receive advice and guidance from peers and participate in an advanced leadership skills development program for General Counsel.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM, an information and intelligence company, provides customers with critical news, data, analysis, marketing solutions and events to successfully manage the business of business. "
target: Global Leaders in Law
Global Leaders in Law is the international general counsel forum, which has been established by a group of respected GCs, and former GCs united in the belief that as a group they can effect significant change in the perception of General Counsel as Global Leaders of their organizations.
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closed 1/8/2016 via PR Newswire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Legal Week

synopsis: ALM has acquired Legal Week from Incisive Media. Legal Week provides a wide range of high-quality digital content—including news, analysis, opinion pieces and research —for senior lawyers within the world's leading law firms and legal departments. Additionally, Legal Week delivers a series of market-leading annual events.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized business news and information serving the legal, real estate, consulting, insurance and investment advisory industries. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM’s award-winning media properties. "
target parent: Alchemy Partners
target: Legal Week
Legal Week is a weekly magazine dedicated exclusively to commercial lawyers in the UK and major international jurisdictions. Legal Week has an impressive track record of managing high-profile events for the legal profession, creating unique programmes and networking opportunities.
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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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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
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 media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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announced 12/16/2014 via GlobeNewswire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, will acquire Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory

synopsis: ALM, a leader in specialized industry news and information, announced a deal to acquire Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory, a part of Kennedy Information LLC. Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory is the world's leading source of market analysis and intelligence for the management consulting and IT consulting industries.
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 media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: Bloomberg L.P.
target: Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory
Since 1970, Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory has provided accurate and reliable market sizing and forecasts on consulting services world-wide, needs-analysis and vendor profiling for buyers of consulting services, and more.
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closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired ALM Media Properties, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein & Co., LP completed the acquisition of ALM Media, an integrated media company and a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity and investment firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The Wasserstein & Co. investment team has completed over 50 platform and add-on transactions, representing over $3 billion of enterprise value. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM Media Properties, LLC, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors.
price ($mm)
$417
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closed 9/13/2012 via BusinessWire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired RivalEdge

synopsis: ALM Media Properties has acquired RivalEdge, a Saratoga, Calif.-based company that has developed a unique online service for finding, filtering and delivering relevant news and information directly into the hands of attorneys every day. RivalEdge uses “Big Data” techniques to process news and information for legal professionals.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM Media Properties, LLC, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. "
target: RivalEdge
RivalEdge uses “Big Data” techniques to process news and information for legal professionals. The service monitors thousands of online news sources, law firm Web sites and social media services daily.
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closed 9/20/2010 via BusinessWire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Palawlibrary.com

synopsis: ALM Media, LLC announced that it has completed acquisition of the remaining 50 percent interest in Palawlibrary.com formerly held by The Theodore F. Jenkins Memorial Law Library. Palawlibrary is a website that provides easy and inexpensive access to judicial opinions, trial listings, court rules, and other legal information.
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. In print, online and in person-ALM offers the highest quality information and resources to today's industry leaders. "
target parent: Jenkins Law Library
target: Palawlibrary.com
Palawlibrary.com is the result of a strategic alliance between the Jenkins Law Library and The Legal Intelligencer. The creation of this integrated Web site provides easy and inexpensive access to judicial opinions, trial listings, court rules, and other legal information.
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closed 7/21/2010 via BusinessWire

VerdictSearch, acquired Verdict Research Group, Inc.

synopsis: VerdictSearch, the nation's leading source of verdict and settlement news and research, announced the acquisition of Verdict Research Group, Inc. ("VRG"). VRG data and publications include The Connecticut Verdict Reporter, Carolina Verdict Reporter, The Georgia Trial Reporter, The Massachusetts Verdict Reporter and many others.
buyer parent: ALM Media Properties, LLC
buyer: VerdictSearch
The VerdictSearch online database provides 24x7 access to detailed case reports from around the nation, with hundreds of new cases added each month. The website offers full-text search or search by 15 different parameters, including injury, case type, name, date or plaintiff's criteria. "
target: Verdict Research Group, Inc.
Verdict Research Group, the parent company of verdicts.com, was founded in 1987. It was born in response to the absence of regular and reliable source of local jury verdicts. Verdict publishes; The Ohio Trial Reporter, The Michigan Trial Reporter, The Georgia Trial Reporter and many others.
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closed 3/6/2008 via Company Press Release

ALM Media, purchased Altman Weil Publications, Inc. from Altman Weil, Inc.

synopsis: ALM, a leading media company serving legal and business professionals, announced the acquisition of Altman Weil Publications, Inc. of Newtown Square, Penn. The group publishes surveys on the legal profession focusing primarily on the economics and management of law firms.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: ALM Media
ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. In print, online and in person-ALM offers the highest quality information and resources to today's industry leaders. "
seller: Altman Weil, Inc.
Altman Weil provides management consulting services exclusively to legal organizations. Our clients include law firms, law departments, governmental legal offices and legal vendors of all sizes and types throughout North America, the U.K. and abroad.
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closed 8/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Incisive Media Ltd, acquired ALM Media

synopsis: Apax Summer LLP, the partnership vehicle owning Incisive Media Ltd, a leading business information provider, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of ALM Media from U.S. Equity Partners, L.P. for a total value of $630 million in cash.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Incisive Media Ltd
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: ALM Media
ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. In print, online and in person-ALM offers the highest quality information and resources to today's industry leaders.
price ($mm)
$630
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2006 via BusinessWire

American Lawyer Media Holdings, Inc., acquired Strategic Research Institute

synopsis: ALM, a leading media company serving legal and business professionals, has acquired the assets of the Strategic Research Institute®, a privately held conference and seminar producer headquartered in New York City.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: American Lawyer Media Holdings, Inc.
ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. In print, online and in person-ALM offers the highest quality information and resources to today's industry leaders. "
target: Strategic Research Institute
Strategic Research creates, produces and manages conferences covering industry specific business-to-business topics. Our globally recognized events provide powerful business research, education and information, which relates directly to market trends, global competition and technological change.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
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 media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired ALM Media Properties, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein & Co., LP completed the acquisition of ALM Media, an integrated media company and a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity and investment firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The Wasserstein & Co. investment team has completed over 50 platform and add-on transactions, representing over $3 billion of enterprise value. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM Media Properties, LLC, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors.
price ($mm)
$417
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closed 8/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Incisive Media Ltd, acquired ALM Media

synopsis: Apax Summer LLP, the partnership vehicle owning Incisive Media Ltd, a leading business information provider, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of ALM Media from U.S. Equity Partners, L.P. for a total value of $630 million in cash.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Incisive Media Ltd
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: ALM Media
ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. In print, online and in person-ALM offers the highest quality information and resources to today's industry leaders.
price ($mm)
$630
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Virtuoso Publishing Ltd., acquired Lawyer's World

synopsis: Lawyers World and DealMakers Monthly magazines have been acquired by Virtuoso Publishing Ltd. Lawyers World is a global corporate law reporting publication reaching out to a variety of readers to include CEO/CFO - Banks, Corporate Lawyers and Venture Capital/Private Equity Companies. DealMakers Monthly is a deal reporting publication.
buyer: Virtuoso Publishing Ltd.
Virtuoso Publishing Ltd. is a holding company. "
target: Lawyer's World
Lawyers World Magazine and DealMakers Monthly are established global corporate law reporting and deal reporting publications reaching out to a variety of readers to include CEO/CFO - Banks, Corporate Lawyers and Venture Capital/Private Equity Companies to name a few.
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closed 8/9/2012 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, purchased The American Journal of Jurisprudence from University of Notre Dame Law School

synopsis: Oxford University Press announced its acquisition of The American Journal of Jurisprudence (AJJ), which was previously self-published by the University of Notre Dame Law School. The AJJ is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
seller parent: University of Notre Dame
seller: University of Notre Dame Law School
The American Journal of Jurisprudence is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems, exploring current and historical issues in ethics, philosophy of law or jurisprudence, and legal (including constitutional) theory.
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closed 1/4/2006 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Cavendish Publishing Limited

synopsis: Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business, has acquired the entire issued share capital of the academic law specialist, Cavendish Publishing for an undisclosed sum. Cavendish will sit alongside the Social Science/Humanities list of Routledge, and operate under a brand new name - Routledge-Cavendish.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa plc
Taylor & Francis Group is a leading academic publisher, releasing more than 500 journals and some 1,500 books each year. The company serves the educational, industrial research, and professional markets through a dozen imprints, including Carfax, Falmer, Garland, and Routledge. "
target: Cavendish Publishing Limited
Routledge-Cavendish is one of the UK's leading independent law textbook and academic publishers. Routledge-Cavendish also publishes five legal journals, including the Student Law Review.
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closed 9/20/2010 via BusinessWire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Palawlibrary.com

synopsis: ALM Media, LLC announced that it has completed acquisition of the remaining 50 percent interest in Palawlibrary.com formerly held by The Theodore F. Jenkins Memorial Law Library. Palawlibrary is a website that provides easy and inexpensive access to judicial opinions, trial listings, court rules, and other legal information.
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. In print, online and in person-ALM offers the highest quality information and resources to today's industry leaders. "
target parent: Jenkins Law Library
target: Palawlibrary.com
Palawlibrary.com is the result of a strategic alliance between the Jenkins Law Library and The Legal Intelligencer. The creation of this integrated Web site provides easy and inexpensive access to judicial opinions, trial listings, court rules, and other legal information.
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closed 1/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters, purchased Public Employment Group from LRP Publications

synopsis: LRP Publications has sold its Public Employment Group and Bankruptcy/Banking Products Group to Thomson Reuters. LRP Publications is a leading supplier of print and online publications for legal, government, educational, and business professionals.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
seller: LRP Publications
LRP Publications publishes two industry-leading magazines, Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, and produces newsletters, books, videos, case reporters, online resources and national conferences.
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closed 4/28/2010 via BNC Analysis

The Firm Magazine, acquired The Firm Magazine

synopsis: The Carnyx Group, the parent company of The Drum, has agreed a deal to sell its legal publishing business to a management buyout team headed up by The Firm magazine's editor Steven Raeburn. He has formed a new business, Red Cloud Publishing, to publish The Firm magazine.
buyer: The Firm Magazine
The Firm Magazine is a magazine publication for law students, trainees, and practitioners highlighting the humorous side of law as well as important topical issues. "
target parent: Carnyx Group
target: The Firm Magazine
The Firm Magazine is a magazine publication for law students, trainees, and practitioners highlighting the humorous side of law as well as important topical issues.
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closed 1/30/2019 via Company Press Release

LC Publishing Group, acquired Iberian Lawyer

synopsis: LC Publishing Group, a leading Italian publishing group, has acquired a 60% stake in Iberian Lawyer, a digital and print magazine for lawyers in Spain. Iberian Lawyer is bi-monthly magazine that offers news, interviews, expert opinions, and analysis articles covering the legal industry.
buyer: LC Publishing Group
LC Publishing Group is a leading Italian publishing group. LC offers digital magazines for the legal, finance, and food industries. LC provides readers with industry news, sector trends, interviews and more. Their brands include Legalcommunity, Inhousecommunity, Financecommunity, and Foodcommunity. "
target: Iberian Lawyer
Iberian Lawyer is a digital and print magazine for lawyers in Spain. The bi-monthly magazine offers news, interviews, expert opinions, and analysis articles covering the legal industry. The company also publishes the The Latin American Lawyer, a magazine for lawyers in Latin America.
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closed 1/8/2016 via PR Newswire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Legal Week

synopsis: ALM has acquired Legal Week from Incisive Media. Legal Week provides a wide range of high-quality digital content—including news, analysis, opinion pieces and research —for senior lawyers within the world's leading law firms and legal departments. Additionally, Legal Week delivers a series of market-leading annual events.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized business news and information serving the legal, real estate, consulting, insurance and investment advisory industries. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM’s award-winning media properties. "
target parent: Alchemy Partners
target: Legal Week
Legal Week is a weekly magazine dedicated exclusively to commercial lawyers in the UK and major international jurisdictions. Legal Week has an impressive track record of managing high-profile events for the legal profession, creating unique programmes and networking opportunities.
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closed 5/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

LexisNexis, acquired Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading publisher and online solutions provider for legal, tax, academic, and test-prep, announces the acquisition of the Universal Law Publishing titles. Universal Law Publishing has been publishing legal books and legislation for legal professionals, academics and students in the Indian market for five decades.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Universal Law Publishing has been publishing legal books and legislation for legal professionals, academics and students in the Indian market for five decades. Universal Law Publishing titles are held in high regard by many legal professionals across India.
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closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Florida Legal Periodicals

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading provider of information and services solutions, has acquired the assets of Florida Legal Periodicals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Law Bulletin Publishing Company of Chicago. Florida Legal Periodicals is a market leader in the collection and distribution of Florida and Alabama verdict and settlement information.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target parent: Law Bulletin Publishing Company
target: Florida Legal Periodicals
Since 1981, Florida Legal Periodicals, based in Tallahassee, has acquired and delivered verdict and settlement information in both print and electronic media, including: Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter; Florida Jury Verdict Reporter and Florida Session Law Reporter.
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closed 1/26/2004 via PR Newswire

FindLaw Inc, acquired Glasser LegalWorks

synopsis: FindLaw, a Thomson business (NYSE: TOC; TSX) today announced it has acquired Glasser LegalWorks, a highly regarded producer of legal and law practice seminars, events and publications.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: FindLaw Inc
FindLaw, the leading Web portal focused on law and government, provides access to a comprehensive and fast-growing online library of legal resources for use by legal professionals, consumers and small businesses. FindLaw's mission is to make legal information on the Internet easy to find. "
target parent: Sandler Capital Management
target: Glasser LegalWorks
A multimedia publishing and legal education company, Glasser LegalWorks is dedicated to the delivery of timely, specialized information in a variety of formats including print, CD-ROM, on-line, audiotapes, and live seminars. The founders are Stephen A. Glasser and Lynn S. Glasser, who were formerly
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closed 3/20/2012 via Market Watch

LexisNexis, acquired Law360

synopsis: LexisNexis has acquired Portfolio Media, the parent company of Law360, an online provider of speedy and trusted legal news and analysis for business lawyers, primarily in the United States. Law360 publishes breaking news and analysis with a particular focus on high-stakes litigation across more than 30 practice areas.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: Law360
Law360, the newswire for business lawyers, serves more than 100,000 attorneys every day with late-breaking news on litigation and government policy. Founded in 2004, Law360 produces more than 30 daily newsletters covering major practice areas and regulated industries.
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closed 2/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Dolan Media Company, acquired The Mecklenburg Times

synopsis: Dolan Media Company acquired The Mecklenburg Times, an 84-year-old twice-weekly court and commercial newspaper in Charlotte, North Carolina. The publication was sold by Legal and Business Publishers, Inc., owned by the Kurie family since 1971.
buyer: Dolan Media Company (DM:$285.57)
Dolan Media Company provides high-value information and services to business and professional customers across the United States. Our Business Information Division serves customers in 20 markets across the U.S. through print and online media. Our largest customer segment is the legal profession. "
target parent: Legal and Business Publishers, Inc.
target: The Mecklenburg Times
The Mecklenburg Times reports information concerning the vital workings of Mecklenburg County. These areas include: court calendars, legal notices and court suits filed. Also included are statistical listings.
price ($mm)
$2.75
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closed 3/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired Round Table Group, Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters acquired Round Table Group, a leading provider of expert witness consulting services to litigators. Round Table Group will be aligned with the litigation businesses within the US Core Legal division, and will be led by Allison Guidette, vice president and general manager of Litigation.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: Round Table Group, Inc.
Round Table Group provides litigators with expert witnesses on hundreds of subject matters to assist them in pleading their cases. The company features a network of over 100,000 expert witnesses and a database of proprietary expert content reaching over 750,000 records.
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closed 3/28/2008 via BusinessWire

Legal Publishing Netherlands Coöperatie U.A., purchased assets in Argentina, Chile and Mexico from LexisNexis

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading global provider of business information solutions, announced the sale of its local legal, tax and regulatory publishing operations in Argentina, Chile and Mexico to Legal Publishing Netherlands Coöperatie U.A, a partnership formed between a management team from the industry and Palmfund Management LLC.
buyer parent: Palmfund LLC
buyer: Legal Publishing Netherlands Coöperatie U.A.
Legal Publishing Netherlands Coöperatie U.A (Legal Publishing Group) is a partnership formed between a management team from the industry and Palmfund Management LLC (Palmfund), a private equity firm that invests in Latin America. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets.
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closed 12/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Darts-IP

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has acquired Darts-ip, the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: Darts-IP
Darts-ip is the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends. Darts-ip users can search and track nearly 5 million cases from over 3,000 courts worldwide.
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closed 7/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Barbri, acquired iLawVentures, LLC

synopsis: Legal education provider BARBRI announced its acquisition of iLawVentures, LLC, the leading provider of online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for law schools in the U.S. iLawVentures creates innovative partnerships with law schools, colleges, and universities to create educational products or to transform existing programs.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Barbri
Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world. The Company offers the premier bar exam preparation course to law students delivered by industry-leading professors with a focus on a proven, results-oriented teaching pedagogy. "
target: iLawVentures, LLC
iLawVentures, LLC is the leading provider of online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for law schools in the U.S. iLawVentures (iLaw Ventures) creates innovative partnerships with law schools, colleges, and universities to create educational products or to transform existing programs.
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Palawlibrary.com

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The Firm Magazine

Iberian Lawyer

Legal Week

Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.

Florida Legal Periodicals

Glasser LegalWorks

Law360

The Mecklenburg Times

Round Table Group, Inc.

LexisNexis

Darts-IP

iLawVentures, LLC

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Matching Companies
Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,848.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$307.18
EBIT ($mm)
$223.55
Net Income ($mm)
$147.00
Employees
5700
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$141.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.85
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
1751
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Ticker: TSE:6054
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Livesense Inc.
Livesense Inc.
Livesense is a Tokyo-based Internet media company known for its job search site with the business model that rewards users when they land a new job. Livesense also operates websites that help people to find apartments and comparison sites for various business services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$59.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.17
EBIT ($mm)
$1.83
Net Income ($mm)
$3.19
Employees
299
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Ticker: DB:IFS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infas Holding AG
Infas Holding Aktiengesellschaft is a German holding company engaged in the advertising and marketing sectors. The Company divides its activities into the two business segments: Marketing and Social Research, and Photographic news agency.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$34.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.36
EBIT ($mm)
$4.12
Net Income ($mm)
$2.62
Employees
168
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Ticker: NYSE:SSTK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content - including images, videos and music - as well as innovative tools that power the creative process.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$535.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.82
EBIT ($mm)
$34.81
Net Income ($mm)
$24.53
Employees
858
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En-Japan
en-Japan inc. provides online recruitment solutions in Japan. en-Japan operates various websites for job search and job change services. Their range of websites help people in their 20s to mid 30s and 40s find a job. Their websites also help people find temporary employment or part-time jobs.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$506.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$105.06
EBIT ($mm)
$87.96
Net Income ($mm)
$55.17
Employees
3547
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Ticker: TSE:2120
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lifull Co., Ltd.
Lifull Co., Ltd.
LIFULL Co., Ltd. is a company that operates real estate and housing information services. Its main service is the operation of LIFULL HOME'S, a website providing real estate and housing information, which provides the industry's most extensive library of property information in Japan.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$369.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.80
EBIT ($mm)
$45.82
Net Income ($mm)
$27.51
Employees
1297
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:PS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pluralsight
Pluralsight
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$358.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($139.52)
EBIT ($mm)
($155.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1600
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Ticker: TSE:2124
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JAC Recruitment
JAC Recruitment
Based in Japan, JAC Recruitment provides recruitment services mainly for middle management and specialists in all industries and occupations, including manufacturers, IT, healthcare, finance, consumer goods, services, and the Web.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$220.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.07
EBIT ($mm)
$55.53
Net Income ($mm)
$39.70
Employees
1467
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Ticker: TSE:3679
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZiGExN Co., Ltd.
ZIGExN engages in the life media platform business in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Human Resource, Real Estate, and Lifestyle. ZIGExN operates multiple websites that offer job searching, real estate rental, and moving services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$122.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.71
EBIT ($mm)
$38.27
Net Income ($mm)
$26.41
Employees
398
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Ticker: TSE:3966
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uzabase
Uzabase
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$45.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.19
EBIT ($mm)
$5.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.93
Employees
241
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Ticker: ASX:FLN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$35.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: ASX:AD1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ApplyDirect Limited
ApplyDirect Limited
ApplyDirect (AD1 Holdings), founded in 2008, describes itself as a provider of customer branded recruitment marketing platforms and related digital services. The company’s job search tool collects and catalogues thousands of jobs, directly from each employer’s website, onto its own website.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:NVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nvoi
Nvoi
Nvoi is Australia’s only open market workforce-as-a-service platform that directly connects employers and skilled professionals. Nvoi gives employers a way to quickly fill vacancies with qualified, verified and rated professionals at a fraction of the time, cost and hassle of existing processes.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.79)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: DJCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Journal Corp.
Daily Journal Corp.
Daily Journal Corp. publishes newspapers in California, Washington, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada and the California Lawyer magazine and produces several specialized information services. It provides news of interest to California lawyers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$44.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.87
EBIT ($mm)
($2.60)
Net Income ($mm)
$2.15
Employees
310
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