Like eMedia Asia Ltd.

closed 7/1/2015 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired eMedia Asia Ltd.

synopsis: UBM plc, a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company, has acquired eMedia Asia Limited from Global Sources Ltd. eMedia's business includes the China International Optoelectronic Expo and print and online publications serving Asia's electronics community.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company that helps businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together. Their staff is organised into specialist teams which serve professional communities, helping them to do business efficiently. "
target parent: Global Sources
target: eMedia Asia Ltd.
eMedia Asia provides technology decision-makers throughout Asia with access to a multichannel media network. Through its technical events, publications and online network, eMedia Asia provides the region's electronics community with the business and technical information they need.
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closed 5/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, purchased Four Key Trade Shows from K.Fairs

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions continues to expand its presence in South Korea. The world-leading events organizer recently announced its acquisition of the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs held across multiple cities in the country. The events have been acquired from K.Fairs, a regarded trade fair organizer in Korea.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 30 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
seller: K.Fairs
The four key tradeshows include the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs. Electronics Manufacturing Korea (EMK) is Korea's largest electronics manufacturing exhibition. The Home Table Deco Fair (HTD Fair) is a major event in the home decor industry.
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closed 9/17/2009 via PR Newswire

European Business Press, SA, acquired European Business Press, SA

synopsis: TechInsights, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision-makers, announced that the company has reached a final agreement for the sale of its Brussels-based publishing company, European Business Press SA, to Andre Rousselot, EBP's President.
buyer: European Business Press, SA
European Business Press, SA is a Belgium-based business-to-business publishing company serving the electronics industry. Under license from United Business Media, EBP publishes EE Times Europe and Microwave Engineering Europe. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: European Business Press, SA
European Business Press, SA is a Belgium-based business-to-business publishing company serving the electronics industry. Under license from United Business Media, EBP publishes EE Times Europe and Microwave Engineering Europe.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, acquired North American Publishing Co.

synopsis: Specialty Graphic Imaging Association has acquired NAPCO Media, a B2B media company serving the printing and packaging, publishing, marketing, retail and non-profit and promotional products industries. Its mission is to build community between its audience and clients through integrated media programs, research, marketing services, and e-learning.
buyer: Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, textile, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. "
target: North American Publishing Co.
NAPCO Media is a B2B media company serving the printing and packaging, publishing, marketing, retail and non-profit and promotional products industries. Its mission is to build community between its audience and clients through integrated media programs, research, marketing services, and e-learning.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kelley Holmes, acquired Printing News

synopsis: Kelley Holmes, a 25 year veteran in publishing, has acquired Printing News from Endeavor Business Media, a company that acquires and operates trade publications, websites and events. Printing News publishes 3 monthly magazines and is the #1 source for news in the commercial printing, visual, and graphic arts industries.
buyer: Kelley Holmes
Kelley Holmes is a 25 year veteran in publishing. Kelley Holmes specializes in operations, sales and marketing and was previously the Group Publisher for Southcomm Business Media. "
target parent: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
target: Printing News
Founded in 1928, Printing News is the #1 source for news in the commercial printing, visual, and graphic arts industries. The company provides all the latest news about the printing industry through its 3 monthly magazines, Printing News, Inkjet's Age, and Wide-Format & Signage.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

KHL Group Ltd., acquired Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications

synopsis: Global construction information publisher KHL Group is acquiring the USA-based publisher Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications. Founded in 1935 and located in Wisconsin, Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications is a leading publisher of information for the on-highway, off-highway, stationary and marine engine-powered equipment markets. D&GTP
buyer: KHL Group Ltd.
KHL Group is the leading supplier of international construction information in the world. Using its strong market-leading magazine brands, KHL has expanded into digital magazines, newsletters, apps, directories, new media technologies, exhibitions, conferences, awards and contract publishing. "
target: Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications
Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications is a leading publisher of information for the on-highway, off-highway, stationary and marine engine-powered equipment markets. It focuses on the construction and agriculture, power generation and commercial vehicle equipment sectors.
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closed 12/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

ASAPP Media Pvt. Ltd., acquired IPFonline.com

synopsis: ASAPP Media Information Group acquired 100% stake in Chennai-based IPF Online Ltd. IPF Online, (Industrial Products Finder), is a new industrial products monthly journal. They are also the owner of textile and automobile products magazines, and offer web enabled listings and product advertisements besides B2B product transactions.
buyer: ASAPP Media Pvt. Ltd.
ASAPP Media Information Group is a multinational B2B media group with diverse media properties in print, web and events space. Committed to providing most authentic and timely information on the construction, infrastructure and realty sectors. "
target: IPFonline.com
IPF Online, Industrial Products Finder, is a new industrial products monthly journal. They are also the owner of textile and automobile products magazines, and offer web enabled listings and product advertisements besides B2B product transactions.
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announced 4/10/2013 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Publishing Limited, will acquire PrintWeek

synopsis: PrintWeek, the UK's leading title for the printing industry, is to be acquired by Mark Allen Group and be relaunched as a fortnightly magazine. PrintWeek has grown into the UK’s leading title for the graphic arts industry, with licensed editions in Middle East & Africa and Russia and sister titles in Germany, India and Australia.
buyer: Mark Allen Publishing Limited
The Mark Allen Group is involved in publishing and communications in four principal areas: health care, education, consumer and business-to-business. They publish 50 magazines and journals, and 60 books every year, as well as organizing over 70 conferences and exhibitions. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: PrintWeek
PrintWeek is the highest-circulating and most widely read printing industry title in the UK. Every week, PrintWeek is sent to more than 12,000 printing professionals, ranging from small and medium enterprises to the largest and most influential printing companies in the UK.
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closed 4/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Specialty Equipment Market Association, acquired Performance Racing Industry

synopsis: The Specialty Equipment Marketing Association, which owns the massive SEMA Show for the automotive specialty products sector, bought Performance Racing Industry, producers of the motorsports business magazine and PRI Trade Show.
buyer: Specialty Equipment Market Association
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is a trade association consisting of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. "
target: Performance Racing Industry
Performance Racing Industry, a magazine publisher and a provider of an industry trade show, has served tens of thousands of racing entrepreneurs as their key source for industry trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies and much, much more.
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closed 6/14/2010 via

United Business Media Limited, acquired Navalshore

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 60% interest in Navalshore, a Brazilian shipbuilding industry tradeshow and conference, from its private owners.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Navalshore
Navalshore is the leading annual tradeshow for the maritime industry in Brazil. Navalshore brings together suppliers of marine and shipbuilding technology, products and services with shipbuilders, subcontractors and companies ordering new ships.
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cancelled 7/28/2010 via

Stratus Media Group, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Hot Import Nights

synopsis: Stratus Media Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Hot Import Nights Events and Productions, the owner and operator of live motor sports events including Cars&Models and Hot Import Nights (HIN), a leading series of indoor/outdoor car, music and pop-culture festivals.
buyer: Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI:$0.04)
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights. "
target parent: Digital Age Motorsports, LLC
target: Hot Import Nights
Hot Import Nights Events and Productions is in its 12th year as a leading producer of national touring automotive lifestyle events. The company produces Hot Import Nights and Car&Model shows as the nation's largest and most unique indoor/outdoor car, music, and pop-culture festivals.
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closed 2/8/2007 via BNC Analysis

Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC, acquired Independent Trade Show Management

synopsis: Randall-Reilly Publishing has acquired Truck Show Las Vegas from Foster City, CA-based Independent Trade Show Management LLC. The 2007 event is scheduled for June 7-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group. "
target: Independent Trade Show Management
In a market that has faced many challenges over the past few years and at a time when almost all trade shows in every market are down, Independent Trade Show Management are pleased to report positive results on Truck Trade Shows.
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closed 10/17/2006 via BNC Analysis

Bobit Business Media, acquired DCM Associates

synopsis: Bobit Business Media (Torrance, CA) has acquired "Precision Engine" magazine from DCM Associates (Creston, OH). No terms of the deal were given.
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media’s mission is to be a leading business-to-business media company that anticipates and meets customer needs with superior quality publications. We provide ancillary products and services, enabling our customers to attain maximum benefit from our industry knowledge. "
target: DCM Associates
DCM Associates owns Precision Engine Magazine. "Precision Engine" is published six times a year and distributed on a controlled basis to 20,000 owners and managers of custom engine builders, performance/race engine rebuilders, jobber machine shops, production engine rebuilders.
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closed 4/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Haymarket Group Limited, purchased Printing World and Packaging Magazine from CMP Information Ltd

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced today that CMPi, UBM's UK and European professional media business, has sold two non-core publications, Printing World and Packaging Magazine, to Haymarket Publishing Group for GBP2.1m.
buyer: Haymarket Group Limited
The Haymarket Group is a large, privately-owned magazine publisher. It publishes more than 100 consumer, professional, trade, and customer publications in 23 languages and in more than 100 countries. Titles include Revolution, Campaign, and FourFourTwo. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: CMP Information Ltd
Operating internationally, CMP Information provides professional media solutions to around 20 industry sectors. Its products include exhibitions, conferences, awards events, magazines, data and information products and websites.
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$3.65
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closed 3/20/2006 via

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachting Promotions, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of Yachting Promotions, Inc.. AIM was formed by Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm with offices in Chicago, IL and Southfield, MI, in partnership with CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III in October 2003.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yachting Promotions, Inc.
Yachting Promotions, Inc. & its Show Management operations produce 8 boat shows along with numerous special events. Yachting Promotions has made the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Yacht & Brokerage Show and the Palm Beach Boat Show three of the world's largest in-water boat shows.
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closed 3/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Alta Communications, acquired Babcox Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Babcox Publications announces it has sold a majority position of the company to Alta Communications, a Boston-based private equity firm. Bill Babcox, current president of the company, retains a substantial ownership position and remains president and CEO, in addition to serving as chairman of the board.
buyer: Alta Communications
Alta Communications is a Boston-based private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media and communications companies. Alta Communications has a very successful track record and is extremely active, having invested in over 100 media and telecommunications companies. "
target: Babcox Publications, Inc.
Babcox not only delivers nationally recognized, award-winning business-to-business magazines that cover virtually every aspect of the automotive aftermarket, but we also provide real-world solutions for even the most complex marketing communication issues.
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closed 12/22/2005 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, Inc., acquired Ward's Communications Inc.

synopsis: Prism Business Media Inc. today announced the purchase of the Ward's Automotive properties from PRIMEDIA, Inc. Ward's AutoWorld, Ward's Dealer Business, Ward's Information Products and Ward's Auto Interiors Show and Conference will rejoin Prism Business Media. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media, Inc.
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Ward's Communications Inc.
Ward's Communications is a world-leading provider of auto industry news, data and analysis, having served the industry's information needs for nearly 80 years. Ward's AutoWorld is a monthly magazine serving more than 68,000 automotive professionals globally.
price ($mm)
$15
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closed 8/31/2005 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired CMM International

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced today that it has acquired CMM International, the leading trade show for the converting and package printing industry in North America.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target parent: RISI, Inc.
target: CMM International
CMM International serves as the premier converting and package printing event for thousands of converting professionals from around the world. The inaugural show was created when converting suppliers at the Pack Expo Show felt they were not attracting a large enough number of converters.
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closed 4/7/2005 via

Ward's Communications Inc., acquired Auto Interiors Exposition & Conference

synopsis: PRIMEDIA today announced the acquisition of the Auto Interiors Exposition & Conference from VNU. The Show, now in its 12th year, is the only event of its kind focusing on auto interior components and the future of automotive interiors.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Ward's Communications Inc.
Ward's Communications is a world-leading provider of auto industry news, data and analysis, having served the industry's information needs for nearly 80 years. Ward's AutoWorld is a monthly magazine serving more than 68,000 automotive professionals globally. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Auto Interiors Exposition & Conference
The Auto Interiors Show is the largest conference and exposition dedicated exclusively to the technology and design of the automobile interior. For more than a decade, The Auto Interiors Show has been the one event where OEMs and Tier One Suppliers can find the most cutting-edge and cost-efficient i
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closed 11/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Hindawi Publishing Corporation, purchased "Active and Passive Electronic Components" Journal from Taylor & Francis Group plc

synopsis: Hindawi Publishing has acquired "Active and Passive Electronic Components" from Taylor & Francis. No terms were given. The journal is published quarterly and is devoted to the science and technology of all types of electronic components, including semiconductor materials, thick-film materials, electron tubes, capacitors, and solid-state memories.
buyer: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Hindawi Publishing Corporation is a commercial publisher of STM (Science, Technology, and Medicine) literature. Founded in 1997, Hindawi currently employs around 200 people, who are responsible for the publication of 45+ peer-reviewed journals as well as a number of scholarly books. "
seller parent: Informa plc
seller: Taylor & Francis Group 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.
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closed 7/1/2015 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired eMedia Asia Ltd.

synopsis: UBM plc, a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company, has acquired eMedia Asia Limited from Global Sources Ltd. eMedia's business includes the China International Optoelectronic Expo and print and online publications serving Asia's electronics community.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company that helps businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together. Their staff is organised into specialist teams which serve professional communities, helping them to do business efficiently. "
target parent: Global Sources
target: eMedia Asia Ltd.
eMedia Asia provides technology decision-makers throughout Asia with access to a multichannel media network. Through its technical events, publications and online network, eMedia Asia provides the region's electronics community with the business and technical information they need.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BusinessWire

MJH Associates, acquired UBM Life Sciences

synopsis: MJH Associates‚ Inc., (MJH) a leading independent full-service health care education, market research and multichannel medical communications company, has acquired media assets from the UBM Life Sciences Group (part of Informa PLC). The assets includes iconic multimedia platforms in the health care, animal care, pharma sciences and dental fields.
buyer: MJH Associates
MJH is the largest full-service medical media company in the U.S. dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels. Over 600 MJH associates are dedicated to providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: UBM Life Sciences
UBM Life Sciences, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event, information, and marketing services business serving professional communities in human healthcare, veterinary medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry with an unmatched portfolio of in-person, print, and digital products.
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closed 7/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd

synopsis: UBM plc, the largest B2B events organizer, has acquired ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd, an events organizer that runs trade shows for cosmetics in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam, as well as laboratory equipments in Malaysia and Indonesia.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer 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."
target parent: ITE Group, Plc.
target: ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd
ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd runs the Cosmobeauté series of beauty trade exhibitions in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, and the biennial Lab series of Scientific Instrument and Laboratory Equipment trade exhibitions in Malaysia and Indonesia.
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$3.75*
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closed 6/15/2018 via GlobeNewswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired ExpoMed

synopsis: UBM plc, the world’s largest pure-play business-to-business events organizer and marketing services organization, announced that its Latin America businesses have acquired ExpoMed (Mexico) from LIVEMED. ExpoMed is Mexico’s leading, annual healthcare exhibition and runs each June in Mexico City.
buyer: 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. UBM operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors."
target parent: Livemed
target: ExpoMed
ExpoMed is Mexico’s leading, annual healthcare exhibition and runs each June in Mexico City. It is known for connecting vendors of medical equipment to buyers and executives from private and public hospitals, clinics, and distributors.
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closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

UBM Brazil, acquired Live Healthcare

synopsis: UBM Brazil announces the acquisition of Live Healthcare, a platform that connects healthcare leaders to inspire change and empower leaders in the development of the healthcare industry. UBM will use all of Live Healthcare's knowledge to strengthen relationships with the market and offer even more relevant services and products to its customers.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Brazil
UBM Brazil operatea in the health, logistics, energy, infrastructure, food ingredients, civil construction, shipbuilding and metro railway sectors. Their mission is to achieve business success by carefully focusing the market, delivering superior results for their customers. "
target: Live Healthcare
Live Healthcare is a platform that connects healthcare providers to suppliers in Brazil. Through proprietary events and a content portal, they deliver relevant, long-lasting relationships that deliver real business opportunities.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired MetalTech

synopsis: UBM plc has acquired TradeLink ITE Sdn. Bhd., the owner of METALTECH, from the ITE Group. METALTECH is Malaysia's only annual event covering the entire manufacturing process industry and hosts nearly 500 exhibiting companies who are manufacturers, agents, and distributors of machine tools.
buyer: 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."
target parent: ITE Group, Plc.
target: MetalTech
METALTECH is Malaysia's only annual event covering the entire manufacturing process industry and hosts nearly 500 exhibiting companies who are manufacturers, agents, and distributors of machine tools, sheet metal technology, and of the tools & tooling industries.
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closed 3/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

UBM Brazil, acquired Grupo CanalEnergia

synopsis: UBM Brazil, an organizer of over 7 trade shows in Brazil, announced that it has acquired Grupo CanalEnergia, the leading events and media company in the Brazilian energy sector. It was founded in 2000 and has received many awards and become a leader in Brazil in events, journalism, and training programs for the local energy industry.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Brazil
UBM Brazil organizes over 7 trade shows in Brazil, which include Intermodal, a transport and logistics event; Marintec South America, a maritime exhibition; and Food ingredients South America, a food, hospitality, and leisure event. UBM Brazil is one of the 70 subsidiaries of UBM plc. "
target: Grupo CanalEnergia
Grupo CanalEnergia is the leading events and media company in the Brazilian energy sector. It was founded in 2000 and has received many awards and become a leader in Brazil in events, journalism, and training programs for the local energy industry.
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announced 2/23/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Wainscot Media, LLC, will acquire MR Magazine

synopsis: Wainscot Media, a company that helps marketers engage audiences with best-in-class content, is acquiring MR Magazine from UBM plc. Since 1990, retailers, designers, menswear execs and fashion insiders have turned to MR Magazine for accurate information, insightful analysis, innovative ideas and trend spotting.
buyer: Wainscot Media, LLC
Wainscot Media helps marketers engage audiences with best-in-class content. Whether delivered in print, online or in person, these content programs aim to generate additional customers for clients while also strengthening brand connection and commitment. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: MR Magazine
Since 1990, retailers, designers, menswear execs and fashion insiders have turned to MR Magazine for accurate information, insightful analysis, innovative ideas and trend spotting, as well an inside look at the people who drive the menswear business.
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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.
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$1,423
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$420
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closed 11/15/2017 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, purchased MIREC and AIREC events from Green Power Global

synopsis: UBM plc, the world's largest pureplay business-to- business events organizer and marketing services organization, announces that it has acquired MIREC (Mexico International Renewable Energy Congress) and AIREC (Argentinian International Renewable Energy Congress) from UK-based Green Power Global.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. At their events people build relationships, close deals and grow their businesses. Their 3,750+ people, based in 20+ countries, serve more than 50 different sectors, from fashion to pharmaceutical ingredients. "
seller: Green Power Global
Green Power Global offers event management services for the production, promotion and management of B2B public and private meetings and conferences. MIREC and AIREC are Latin American congress events in Mexico and Argentina, respectively, that connect hardware and software providers with developers.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Barbour ABI, acquired AMA Research Limited

synopsis: Barbour ABI has acquired AMA Research, the provider of market research, data and bespoke reports to the UK construction sector. AMA Research provides around 150 market research reports, 20 databases and bespoke research services (including commissioned market research projects and business surveys) to UK construction companies.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: Barbour ABI
Barbour ABI is a leading provider of construction intelligence and lead generation services that helps businesses target new customers and generate new business opportunities from the construction sector. They are in the perfect position to track and verify every construction project in the UK. "
target: AMA Research Limited
AMA Research is widely recognised as the leading specialist provider of market research to the UK building and construction industries. With over 150 market reports available, AMA's research and analysis goes beyond the more commonly available range of statistical and company information.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd. merged with UBM Malaysia,

synopsis: UBM Malaysia, the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia, has merged with Malaysian Exhibition Services (MES), the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia. MES has vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Malaysia
UBM Malaysia is a subsidiary of a larger B2B global organization, UBM Asia Ltd which in turn is part of UBM Plc. They are the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia. "
target: Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd.
Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd is the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia (founded to organize trade exhibitions in Malaysia and Asia). They have vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
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closed 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

DN 2.0 LLC, acquired Dealernews

synopsis: DN 2.0 LLC, a Columbus-based group of powersports Dealers, has acquired Dealernews from its former publisher, UBM, with a commitment to launch new information and collaboration services to make Dealers better Dealers. Dealernews provides news, analysis, retail trends, and exclusive research that give dealers the tools they need to stay competitive.
buyer: DN 2.0 LLC
DN 2.0 LLC is a Columbus, OH based group of powersports dealers. The group consists of: Bob Althoff, dealer principal at A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson; Stan Simpson, owner of JRJ Sports Center; and Scott Johnson, CEO of University Nutrition and president of Basic Brands/Basic Media Group. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Dealernews
Dealernews is the Voice of Powersports Retailers, helping them combine their passion for the sport with their pursuit of profit. Dealernews provides news, analysis, retail trends, and exclusive research that give dealers the tools they need to stay innovative and competitive.
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announced 12/13/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire AllWorld Exhibitions

synopsis: Global B2B events organiser, UBM plc announces that it has agreed to acquire Allworld Exhibitions. Allworld is the leading privately-owned Asian exhibitions business operating 51 tradeshows in 11 countries and across nine industry sectors.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target: AllWorld Exhibitions
Allworld is a pure-play events business serving nine different industry sectors. Allworld has industry-leading events in attractive sectors including Food & Hospitality, Packaging, Manufacturing, TMT and Oil & Gas. It has international sales teams based in London and Singapore.
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closed 11/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired The Battery Show

synopsis: U.K.-based UBM scooped up a new show in the U.S., The Battery Show North America, from another UK-based company - Smarter Shows. The Battery Show comprises three events that run annually each September in Novi, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. These include, The Battery Show, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo and the Critical Power Expo.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target parent: Smarter Shows
target: The Battery Show
The Battery Show Exhibition & Conference is a showcase of advanced battery technology for electric & hybrid vehicles, utility & renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military and telecommunications.
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closed 7/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Arrow Electronics, Inc., acquired UBM Tech Electronics Network

synopsis: Arrow Electronics, Inc. has acquired the global internet media portfolio focused on technology and electronic design from UBM, including EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline, and Datasheets.com.
buyer: Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW:$26,812.51)
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Tech Electronics Network
UBM's Technical and Electronics Media Portfolio include EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline, and Datasheets.com. UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company.
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closed 6/1/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired Content Marketing Institute

synopsis: UBM plc, the world's leading business-to-business events organizer and marketing services organization, announced that it has acquired the Content Marketing Institute ("CMI"). CMI produces the leading annual events in the content marketing sector as well as the media channels and marketing services which support and inform the community.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target parent: Z Squared Media, LLC
target: Content Marketing Institute
Content Marketing Institute ("CMI") is the leading global content marketing education and training organization. CMI teaches enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channel storytelling. CMI's Content Marketing World event is held in Cleveland, Ohio.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Innodata Inc., acquired Agility

synopsis: INNODATA INC. announced that its MediaMiser subsidiary has purchased Agility from PR Newswire. MediaMiser is a leading provider of media monitoring and analysis software and services. Agility is a leading global media contact database and media monitoring platform that helps customers target key influencers, amplify content and measure impact.
buyer: Innodata Inc. (INOD:$60.42)
Innodata Inc. engages in the provision of business process, technology, and consulting services, as well as products and solutions that help to create, manage, use, and distribute digital information. The company operates in two segments, Content Services (CS) and Innodata Advanced Data Solutions. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Agility
Agility Platform enables communications professionals to monitor, target, engage, distribute and measure media – in a single interface. The Agility platform offers a range of workflow capabilities that helps their clients achieve their communications goals.
price ($mm)
$4.80
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closed 4/22/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired Business Journals, Inc.

synopsis: UBM plc announced the acquisition of Business Journals Inc (BJI), a producer of fashion trade shows in New York and Las Vegas. BJI serves the men's apparel and women's apparel and accessories markets under the following leading tradeshow brands: AccessoriesTheShow, EDIT, FAME, Moda, MRket and Stitch.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a leading b2b media company. BJI Fashion Group publishes the nationally recognized b2b publications MR Magazine and Accessories Magazine, plus produces MRket, AccessoriesTheShow, Edit, Fame, Moda and Stitch trade shows.
price ($mm)
$69
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired PR Newswire Association Inc.

synopsis: Cision has finalized the acquisition of PR Newswire. PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
price ($mm)
$841
rev ($mm)
$297
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2015 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired eMedia Asia Ltd.

synopsis: UBM plc, a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company, has acquired eMedia Asia Limited from Global Sources Ltd. eMedia's business includes the China International Optoelectronic Expo and print and online publications serving Asia's electronics community.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company that helps businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together. Their staff is organised into specialist teams which serve professional communities, helping them to do business efficiently. "
target parent: Global Sources
target: eMedia Asia Ltd.
eMedia Asia provides technology decision-makers throughout Asia with access to a multichannel media network. Through its technical events, publications and online network, eMedia Asia provides the region's electronics community with the business and technical information they need.
price ($mm)
$9.00*
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closed 7/1/2015 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired eMedia Asia Ltd.

synopsis: UBM plc, a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company, has acquired eMedia Asia Limited from Global Sources Ltd. eMedia's business includes the China International Optoelectronic Expo and print and online publications serving Asia's electronics community.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company that helps businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together. Their staff is organised into specialist teams which serve professional communities, helping them to do business efficiently. "
target parent: Global Sources
target: eMedia Asia Ltd.
eMedia Asia provides technology decision-makers throughout Asia with access to a multichannel media network. Through its technical events, publications and online network, eMedia Asia provides the region's electronics community with the business and technical information they need.
price ($mm)
$9.00*
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closed 11/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired BridgeTower Media

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, a leading operations-focused middle market private equity firm, announced it has acquired BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of B2B information, research, events, and marketing solutions across more than 25 U.S. markets and industries.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States.
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closed 9/30/2020 via PR Newswire

STEMconnector merged with Pod Network LLC,

synopsis: Pod Network LLC, an award-winning social networking app, has merged with STEMconnector, the nation's largest research-driven professional services company dedicated to developing a diverse, STEM-ready workforce.
buyer: Pod Network LLC
Pod is a social networking platform designed to provide discovery and community building capability in a fast and easy manner. Based on the significance of interests and proximity, Pod serves to help people build and maintain rich networks. "
target: STEMconnector
STEMconnector is the leading corporation connecting all aspects of the STEM community from K-12 to global corporations. STEMconnector provides corporate, postsecondary, K-12, nonprofit, and government members with enterprise-wide support to develop, execute, and scale their STEM talent strategies.
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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)
EV / rev
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 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: 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. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired Topo, Inc

synopsis: Gartner, a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500, has acquired TOPO, a research, advisory, and consulting firm for sales and marketing organizations, to better help companies continue to grow revenue faster and sustain that growth.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner is a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. Gartner's combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced, and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. "
target: Topo, Inc
TOPO is a research, advisory, and consulting firm that helps sales and marketing adopt the patterns and plays that drive faster revenue growth. The company develops research insights, actionable assessments, and market technology guides for marketing, sales development, and sales.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

mktg, inc., acquired Branded Asia

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis, part of Japan’s leading advertising agency group Dentsu Inc., has acquired the live events producer Branded. Branded will join lifestyle marketing agency MKTG to scale capabilities in live media events through the development of new age creative, content and IP ownership in the high growth areas of entertainment.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: mktg, inc. (CMKG:$134.90)
MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment consulting, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/B2B engagement, and more. "
target: Branded Asia
Branded is an award-winning live events producer based in Hong Kong. Branded creates and produces live media that matters, connecting businesses, brands, celebrities and fans through large and small scale events including the YouTube FanFest global tour.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
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EV / rev
0.0x
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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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closed 4/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

NetMediaGroup, acquired Editialis

synopsis: NetMediaGroup, a business to business media group, announces the acquisition of Editialis, a multi-media communications group highly recognized for its print and digital publishing activities, content production and BtoB events.
buyer: NetMediaGroup
NetMediaGroup is a business to business media group for IT decision makers, such as Silicon, ITespresso, ZDNET.de, etc., and for the Digital ecosystem. They are a leader in building brands through transactional marketing. "
target: Editialis
Based in France, the Editialis group is designed to support decision-makers in their professional performance. The Editialis group offers advertisers unparalleled audience hubs to get in touch with marketing and commercial decision-makers.
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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
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired Cristal Events SA

synopsis: MediaSchool Group announced their acquisition of Cristal Events from Startinvest. Cristal Events organizes advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a network of higher education establishments specialising in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies. Boasting an offer of 25 schools, MediaSchool is present in 9 cities: Paris, London, Brussels, Shanghai, Barcelona, Strasbourg, Marseille, Toulouse and Nice. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: Cristal Events SA
Cristal Events is an event company that operates advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets. Their events include the Cristal Festival, the Cristal Awards, and Digital Tuesday.
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closed 8/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Comexposium SA, acquired Converse Media Ltd

synopsis: Comexposium has acquired a 60 per cent stake in the UK holding company Converse Media. Converse Media, a B2B industry events specialist, owns a majority stake in both Insight Events Sweden and Insight Events Denmark, which organize exhibitions, conferences and training courses over a wide range of sectors in Sweden and Denmark.
buyer: Comexposium SA
The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world leaders in event organization, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events, covering 11 different sectors of activity such as food, agriculture, fashion, homeland security, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. "
target: Converse Media Ltd
Converse Media is a B2B industry events specialist that owns a majority stake in both Insight Events Sweden and Insight Events Denmark, which organize exhibitions, conferences and training courses over a wide range of sectors in Sweden and Denmark.
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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:$4,580.23)
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
announced 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Liquid Asset Partners LLC, will acquire Skip Barber Racing School LLC

synopsis: Skip Barber Racing School is selling their assets and intellectual property to Liquid Asset Partners. The school is one of the largest racing institutions, with a 40+ year history providing racing instruction, defensive and high-performance driving classes, amateur and professional racing championships, and corporate entertainment experiences.
buyer: Liquid Asset Partners LLC
Liquid Asset Partners works with banks, retailers, bankruptcy courts, trustees, manufacturers, and lenders. They specialize in turning underperforming assets into cash. They make cash purchases or run commission based disposition sales in retail, industrial, wholesale, motorsports & equipment. "
target: Skip Barber Racing School LLC
Skip Barber Racing School is the world's largest and premier racing and driving school. They operate a fully integrated system of racing schools, driving schools, racing championships, and corporate events. They deliver high quality instruction, equipment, facilities and memorable experiences.
price ($mm)
$0.83
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announced 7/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH, will acquire Euroforum

synopsis: Informa, the International Exhibitions, Events, Business Intelligence and Academic Publishing Group, announces the majority acquisition of its German/Swiss domestic conference business Euroforum by leading German media group, Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH
Handelsblatt Publishing Group is the leading media group for business and financial information in Germany. The Düsseldorf based publishing group represents independent quality journalism. Over two million customers regularly read its flagship publications Handelsblatt and WirtschaftsWoche. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Euroforum
As an event organiser, EUROFORUM draws on experts in the fields of economics, science and politics to create a platform for knowledge transfer and exchange of ideas. During their high-quality conferences, seminars, & annual congresses the latest trends are examined & current information are offered.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.5x
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$225
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Randall-Reilly, LLC

synopsis: Aurora Capital acquired Randall-Reilly, the leading provider of B2B data and data-driven marketing services, media and events for the trucking, construction, agriculture and additional industrial markets. Founded as a print media business, Randall-Reilly has evolved and emerged as the leader in data-as-a-service and data-driven marketing solutions.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Partners is a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Aurora focuses principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Randall-Reilly, LLC
Randall-Reilly is the leading B2B data provider in the industrial markets they service, including trucking, construction, agriculture, and select other markets. Clients utilize Randall-Reilly's data and media platforms to generate sales, marketing, and recruiting insights and measurable outcomes.
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closed 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

meetyoo conferencing GmbH, acquired ubivent GmbH

synopsis: Meetyoo Conferencing GmbH, a professional service provider offering audio conferences, web conferences and webcasts, has acquired Ubivent, Europe's leading virtual event specialist. They offer virtual event solutions and services that allow global organizations to complement or substitute physical events.
buyer: meetyoo conferencing GmbH
Based in Berlin, meetyoo conferencing GmbH is a professional service provider offering audio conferences, web conferences and webcasts. "
target: ubivent GmbH
Ubivent is Europe's leading virtual event specialist. They offer virtual event solutions and services that allow global organizations to complement or substitute physical events.
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
($16.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
968
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$207.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.55
EBIT ($mm)
$11.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1374
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Ticker: BIT:IEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$202.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.23
EBIT ($mm)
$25.26
Net Income ($mm)
$13.76
Employees
307
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Ticker: EB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eventbrite
Eventbrite
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$162.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($189.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($204.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1126
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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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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$9,801.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,746.43
EBIT ($mm)
$2,285.64
Net Income ($mm)
$1,667.76
Employees
33200
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,663.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,154.77
EBIT ($mm)
$721.83
Net Income ($mm)
$393.19
Employees
11000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GL Events
GL Events
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,166.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$158.39
EBIT ($mm)
$98.85
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
4506
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Ticker: SEHK:752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico is a global group of agencies specialising in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands for businesses, institutions and governments. Pico brings brands to life and creates experiences through Total Brand Activation – from strategy to execution.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$617.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.51
EBIT ($mm)
$43.22
Net Income ($mm)
$34.18
Employees
2000
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Ticker: LSE:ASCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ascential plc
Ascential plc
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$477.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$116.03
EBIT ($mm)
$70.58
Net Income ($mm)
$9.07
Employees
1644
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