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closed 9/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Technomic Information Services

synopsis: Winsight, LLC, a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced that it has acquired Technomic, the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry.
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight, LLC is a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio of four leading publications, a suite of digital products, and more. "
target: Technomic Information Services
Technomic is the "go-to" source for food and foodservice industry data, intelligence and commentary. They impact growth and profitability for their clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights.
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announced 4/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Ideal Media, LLC will be merged with CSP Information Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Ideal Media LLC agreed to merge the assets of its food service portfolio into CSP Information Group, Inc. Ideal Media's foodservice portfolio includes Restaurant Business, FoodService Director, and Institutional Distribution (ID), the MenuDirections conference, as well as MonkeyDish.com and FoodServiceDirector.com.
buyer: CSP Information Group, Inc.
CSP Information Group, publisher of CSP and Fare magazines, is a business-to-business communication company specializing in the convenience retailing and on-the-go food industries. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Ideal Media, LLC
Ideal Media LLC owns and operates Restaurant Business, FoodService Director, Beverage World and iSixSigma magazines, MonkeyDish.com and MyID Access web portal. Ideal Media LLC is headquartered in Chicago, IL with a satellite office in New York, NY.
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closed 3/10/2010 via Company Press Release

Stagnito, Inc., purchased Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired the Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media through its wholly owned subsidiary, Food Media Group. The Retail Food Group is comprised of four leading brands; Convenuence Store News, Convenuence Store News for The Single Store Owner, Progressive Grocer, and The Gourmet Retailer.
buyer parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
buyer: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito, Inc. was established in 2009 by Harry Stagnito, Kyle Stagnito, Kollin Stagnito, and Ned Bardic, professionals with more than 100 years of cumulative, successful media experience. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$116.60)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 11/5/2007 via PR Newswire

M2Media360, acquired NaturalFoodNet

synopsis: M2MEDIA360 announces the acquisition of NaturalFoodNet, the print and online information source for professionals in natural and organic food supply. The NaturalFoodNet brand includes Natural Food Network magazine, The Certified Organic Food Directory, NaturalFoodNet.com, and other published products.
buyer: M2Media360
M2MEDIA360 is a business-to-business media company with separate, distinct and highly vertical properties. M2MEDIA360's print and online products offer traditional and new methods for marketing and educating readers in the food, beverage, petroleum, jewelry, geospatial and horticulture industries. "
target: NaturalFoodNet
NaturalFoodNet, a division of One World Media, LLC, is comprised of a bi- monthly magazine, Web site, e-newsletters, directory and business intelligence which collectively inform and connect buyers and sellers in the natural and organic food industry.
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closed 8/31/2007 via Berkery

BNP Media, acquired Professional Services Division

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented BNP Media in its acquisition of the Professional Services Division of Ascend Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: BNP Media
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets. "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: Professional Services Division
The Professional Services Division consists mainly of the former Stagnito Communications, which came to Ascend as part of its acquisition of Medical World Communications acquisition in 2005. The Professional Services Division is comprised of 17 magazines in the food, beverage and packaging spaces.
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closed 7/31/2007 via BNC Analysis

Sosland Publishing Company, purchased Meat Industry Group from Watt Publishing Co.

synopsis: Sosland Publishing Co. announced it has acquired Watt Publishing Co.’s Meat Industry Group, including Meat Processing North America, Meat Processing Global and the affiliated on-line properties, which include Meatnews.com and Meat Safety Solutions.
buyer parent: Sosland Companies
buyer: Sosland Publishing Company
Sosland Publishing Company is the leading information provider for the food industries, with a portfolio that includes online communities, print magazines, newsletters, directories, reference books and industry conferences. "
seller: Watt Publishing Co.
Watt Publishing Company publishes agribusiness and food-processing magazines, as well as periodicals on the furniture and woodworking industries.
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closed 1/24/2007 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Carpe Diem Communications

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has acquired three controlled-circulation publications from Carpe Diem Communications, Inc., of Yardley, Pennsylvania. The acquisition expands Wiley’s global controlled-circulation portfolio of life and physical science offerings.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Carpe Diem Communications
Carpe Diem Communications, Inc. publishes three controlled-circulation publications: Food Quality, PFQ (Pharmaceutical Formulation & Quality), and Contamination Control.
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closed 12/13/2010 via Company Press Release

Penton Media, acquired Nation's Restaurant News

synopsis: Penton, a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, has acquired Nation’s Restaurant News from Lebhar-Friedman. NRN’s readers are made up of the decision-makers in the foodservice industry, from operation managers to owners and senior management.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
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: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
target: Nation's Restaurant News
Nation's Restaurant News is an American trade publication that covers the foodservice industry, including restaurants, restaurant chains, operations, marketing, and events.
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closed 9/2/2010 via Reuters

Progressive Digital Media Group Plc, acquired Canadean Limited

synopsis: Progressive Digital Media Group plc is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Canadean, a leading provider of business and market intelligence to the global beverage industry.
buyer: Progressive Digital Media Group Plc (AIM:DATA:$147.65)
Progressive Digital Media Group Plc is one of the UK's leading digital marketing organisations serving advertisers with over 75 million annual visitors. "
target: Canadean Limited
Canadean is the beverage information specialist with a reputation as the benchmark for global beverage market intelligence. Canadean services the drinks, packaging and allied supplier industries, helping their worldwide client base make better decisions for their businesses.
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closed 6/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Gira Foodservice SA

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), the retail and fast-moving consumer goods market intelligence company, has become the major shareholder in GIRA Foodservice, the leading provider of market research services for the foodservice market in Europe.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRi) delivers powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target: Gira Foodservice SA
Gira Foodservice SA provides market research services for the foodservice market in Europe. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Divonne-les-Bains, France.
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closed 6/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, acquired StockFood GmbH

synopsis: The Munich-based StockFood GmbH is now part of Hubert Burda Media´s network. StockFood is one of Germany’s most respected photo agencies. As market leader it carries works by more than 1,000 food photographers from around the world.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. With a strong focus on its digital portfolio and the international media market, it has been growing for several years. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. "
target: StockFood GmbH
StockFood is one of Germany’s most respected photo agencies. As market leader it carries works by more than 1,000 food photographers from around the world
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closed 5/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Converge Global, Inc., acquired Chefinesse, Inc.

synopsis: Converge Global, Inc. announced that it has acquired Chefinesse, Inc., an Ontario Corporation, and its related domains including: www.chefinesse.com. Chefinesse will become a retail division focused primarily on a niche market, sophisticated and passionate about the hospitality and tourism industries.
buyer: Converge Global, Inc. (CVRG:$0.00)
Converge Global, Inc. seeks potential acquisitions, encourages strategic alliances and assesses business development to support and expand its tiered network and corporate growth. "
target: Chefinesse, Inc.
Chefinesse.com is a retail portal for gourmet connoisseurs to access and purchase quality products and value added services. Chefinesse will produce a 16 page magazine supplement with related advertising, in print and online, with "Preferred Magazine" to be featured in their Summer 2013 issue.
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closed 7/25/2006 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Secant, Inc.

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. the world's leading provider of enterprise market information solutions has acquired the assets of Secant, Inc., a leading beverage alcohol consultancy and information provider offering a comprehensive portfolio of innovative data acquisition, transformation and reporting applications.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
IRI is the world's leading provider of consumer, shopper, and retail market intelligence and insights supporting 95 percent of the FORTUNE Global 500 consumer packaged goods (CPG), retail and healthcare companies. "
target: Secant, Inc.
Secant, Inc. specializes in the consumer packaged goods and beverage alcohol industries. Secant understands the complexities of the alcohol beverage industry environment and the need for data collaboration and insights throughout the value chain.
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closed 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

FoodDESK, acquired Ingrediënten Informatie Nederland B.V.

synopsis: FoodDESK, an innovative data and software company that supports its customers in the responsible preparation of meals in terms of allergen declaration, nutritional values and food safety, is taking over its Dutch counterpart IIN, a company that also develops food safety software solutions.
buyer: FoodDESK
FoodDESK provides data and software to comply with food regulation and they ensure end-consumer has all relevant allergen information at hand. FoodDESK has more than 750 customers located in Belgium and in The Netherlands. "
target: Ingrediënten Informatie Nederland B.V.
Ingrediënten Informatie Nederland B.V. develops food safety software solutions. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.
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closed 2/22/2006 via BusinessWire

ACNielsen Corporation, acquired Beverage Data Network

synopsis: ACNielsen U.S., a subsidiary of VNU, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Beverage Data Network (BDN), the leading supplier of wholesaler sales data to the wines and spirits industry.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
target: Beverage Data Network
Beverage Data Network (BDN) collects, validates and delivers actual product movement data, tracked from the supplier to the wholesale distributor to the retailer.
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closed 2/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Bowmark Capital, acquired IWSR

synopsis: Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has backed the buy-out of IWSR, the world’s leading source of data and intelligence for the $1.5 trillion alcoholic beverage market. IWSR’s database tracks consumption trends across 30,000 brands and 157 countries.
buyer: Bowmark Capital
Bowmark Capital is a leading private equity investment firm, specialising in UK growth companies valued at up to £250 million. They are supportive investors, backing experienced management teams to build world class businesses. "
target parent: FPE Capital LLP
target: IWSR
IWSR is the world’s leading source of data and intelligence for the $1.5 trillion alcoholic beverage market. IWSR’s database tracks consumption trends across 30,000 brands and 157 countries. The company has over 200 blue chip customers representing all the major market participants.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Questex, LLC, purchased Live Experience Assets from Informa plc

synopsis: Questex announces it is acquiring Live Experience assets from Informa including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is an online publication and well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: 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. "
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is a well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals. The World Tea Expo is the hub for tea industry professionals. The Club Industry Show is a conference focused on the business of fitness.
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announced 2/16/2017 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, announced that it will acquire Diversified Communications's two television stations . This acquisition will add two more stations to Gray's growing portfolio: WABI (CBS/CW) in the Bangor, Maine market and WCJB (ABC/CW) in the Gainesville, Florida market.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 50 television markets broadcasting a total of 180 programming streams. "
seller: Diversified Communications
WABI and WCJB are TV stations ownd by Diversified Communications. WABI is a CBS affiliate in Bangor, Maine. WCJB is an ABC affiliate in Gainesville, Florida. Each of WABI and WCJB consistently achieves #1 ratings in all major dayparts in its market, in both households and key demos.
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closed 10/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired World Tea Expo

synopsis: Penton announced that it has acquired World Tea Expo, the leading event and digital information company dedicated to the global tea industry. World Tea Expo serves the growing North American specialty multi-billion dollar tea market.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: World Tea Expo
World Tea Media produces the annual World Tea Expo, the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100% on premium teas and related products. Blending fresh ideas, the latest trends and new distribution channels with three days of focused buying, selling and education.
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announced 8/1/2012 via Company Press Release

Fiera Milano International SPA, will acquire Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd.

synopsis: Fiera Milano SpA announces that it has signed a preliminary agreement to acquire 75% of Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd, a South African exhibition entity that is the organiser of the agrifood exhibition, Good Food & Wine Show, which is held three times a year in Johannesburg (September), Cape Town (May) and Durban (August).
buyer: Fiera Milano International SPA (BIT:FM:$268.81)
Fiera Milano's group of companies are divided into two business areas: management of spaces and services and organization of exhibitions and conferences. "
target: Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd.
Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd. is the leading exhibition entity in the Food & Beverage sector in South Africa.
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closed 9/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Technomic Information Services

synopsis: Winsight, LLC, a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced that it has acquired Technomic, the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry.
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight, LLC is a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio of four leading publications, a suite of digital products, and more. "
target: Technomic Information Services
Technomic is the "go-to" source for food and foodservice industry data, intelligence and commentary. They impact growth and profitability for their clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights.
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closed 6/2/2021 via Company Press Release

National Restaurant Association, acquired Winsight, LLC

synopsis: The National Restaurant Association, the leading business association for the restaurant industry, has taken a majority interest in Winsight Holdings, LLC, a leading market intelligence company that connects the restaurant, foodservice, convenience retailing, and grocery industries through its portfolio of research, events, and industry news.
buyer: National Restaurant Association
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets. The NRA represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: Winsight, LLC
Winsight is a market intelligence company that connects the restaurant, foodservice, convenience retailing and grocery industries. Winsight provides research and analytics, branding solutions, face-to-face opportunities, lead generation initiatives, and content marketing services.
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closed 6/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Grocery Headquarters

synopsis: Winsight, LLC has acquired Grocery Headquarters. An established media brand in the retail food industry, the acquisition of Grocery Headquarters rounds out Winsight's food and beverage portfolio and adds a robust layer of clout to its B2B media portfolio, which includes publications, events, market research and information.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight provides information, market intelligence, professional events, and media to the global restaurant, noncommercial foodservice, and convenience retail industries. Winsight offers a multi-channel portfolio of brands across research, data and analytics, events, magazines, web sites, and more. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: Grocery Headquarters
Grocery Headquarters is the leading publication for grocery executives. It offers an inside look at the trends and events impacting today’s ever-changing marketplace, and presents grocery executives with the research necessary for strategic planning.
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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Pamlico Capital, acquired Winsight, LLC

synopsis: Winsight, LLC a leading B2B information provider, announced that Charlotte-based investment firm Pamlico Capital led a majority recapitalization of the Company in partnership with the existing management team. Winsight's solutions enable customers to drive engagement with target audiences, and refine business development strategies.
buyer: Pamlico Capital
Pamlico Capital seeks buyout and growth equity investments in lower middle market businesses with exceptional management teams. They focus on the Business & Technology Services, Communications and Healthcare industries. "
target parent: Redwood Investments LLC
target: Winsight, LLC
Winsight provides information, market intelligence, professional events, and media to the global restaurant, noncommercial foodservice, and convenience retail industries. Winsight offers a multi-channel portfolio of brands across research, data and analytics, events, magazines, web sites, and more.
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closed 9/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Technomic Information Services

synopsis: Winsight, LLC, a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced that it has acquired Technomic, the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry.
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight, LLC is a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio of four leading publications, a suite of digital products, and more. "
target: Technomic Information Services
Technomic is the "go-to" source for food and foodservice industry data, intelligence and commentary. They impact growth and profitability for their clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights.
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closed 7/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Redwood Acquisitions, LLC, acquired CSP Information Group, Inc.

synopsis: Redwood Acquisitions, LLC announced that it has closed on its purchase of CSP Information Group, Inc., the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the convenience retailing, restaurant and on-the-go food industries.
buyer: Redwood Acquisitions, LLC
Established in 2005, Redwood Investments is a private investment firm based in Washington, DC that provides growth capital for acquisitions, roll ups, and management-led buyouts. The firm concentrates on media, real estate, and alternative energy. "
target: CSP Information Group, Inc.
CSP Information Group's portfolio includes CSP and FARE Magazines in retail, Restaurant Business and FoodService Director Magazines in the foodservice segment, and affiliated websites, newsletters, and mobile platforms.
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announced 4/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Ideal Media, LLC will be merged with CSP Information Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Ideal Media LLC agreed to merge the assets of its food service portfolio into CSP Information Group, Inc. Ideal Media's foodservice portfolio includes Restaurant Business, FoodService Director, and Institutional Distribution (ID), the MenuDirections conference, as well as MonkeyDish.com and FoodServiceDirector.com.
buyer: CSP Information Group, Inc.
CSP Information Group, publisher of CSP and Fare magazines, is a business-to-business communication company specializing in the convenience retailing and on-the-go food industries. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Ideal Media, LLC
Ideal Media LLC owns and operates Restaurant Business, FoodService Director, Beverage World and iSixSigma magazines, MonkeyDish.com and MyID Access web portal. Ideal Media LLC is headquartered in Chicago, IL with a satellite office in New York, NY.
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closed 9/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Technomic Information Services

synopsis: Winsight, LLC, a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced that it has acquired Technomic, the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry.
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight, LLC is a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio of four leading publications, a suite of digital products, and more. "
target: Technomic Information Services
Technomic is the "go-to" source for food and foodservice industry data, intelligence and commentary. They impact growth and profitability for their clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights.
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closed 6/2/2021 via Company Press Release

National Restaurant Association, acquired Winsight, LLC

synopsis: The National Restaurant Association, the leading business association for the restaurant industry, has taken a majority interest in Winsight Holdings, LLC, a leading market intelligence company that connects the restaurant, foodservice, convenience retailing, and grocery industries through its portfolio of research, events, and industry news.
buyer: National Restaurant Association
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets. The NRA represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: Winsight, LLC
Winsight is a market intelligence company that connects the restaurant, foodservice, convenience retailing and grocery industries. Winsight provides research and analytics, branding solutions, face-to-face opportunities, lead generation initiatives, and content marketing services.
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closed 6/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Grocery Headquarters

synopsis: Winsight, LLC has acquired Grocery Headquarters. An established media brand in the retail food industry, the acquisition of Grocery Headquarters rounds out Winsight's food and beverage portfolio and adds a robust layer of clout to its B2B media portfolio, which includes publications, events, market research and information.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight provides information, market intelligence, professional events, and media to the global restaurant, noncommercial foodservice, and convenience retail industries. Winsight offers a multi-channel portfolio of brands across research, data and analytics, events, magazines, web sites, and more. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: Grocery Headquarters
Grocery Headquarters is the leading publication for grocery executives. It offers an inside look at the trends and events impacting today’s ever-changing marketplace, and presents grocery executives with the research necessary for strategic planning.
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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Pamlico Capital, acquired Winsight, LLC

synopsis: Winsight, LLC a leading B2B information provider, announced that Charlotte-based investment firm Pamlico Capital led a majority recapitalization of the Company in partnership with the existing management team. Winsight's solutions enable customers to drive engagement with target audiences, and refine business development strategies.
buyer: Pamlico Capital
Pamlico Capital seeks buyout and growth equity investments in lower middle market businesses with exceptional management teams. They focus on the Business & Technology Services, Communications and Healthcare industries. "
target parent: Redwood Investments LLC
target: Winsight, LLC
Winsight provides information, market intelligence, professional events, and media to the global restaurant, noncommercial foodservice, and convenience retail industries. Winsight offers a multi-channel portfolio of brands across research, data and analytics, events, magazines, web sites, and more.
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closed 3/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired International Pizza Expo and Pizza Today from Macfadden Communications. International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in the market.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$116.60)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today
International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in this market. Operating in the $40 billion pizza restaurant industry, International Pizza Expo is the fastest growing foodservice show.
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closed 7/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Redwood Acquisitions, LLC, acquired CSP Information Group, Inc.

synopsis: Redwood Acquisitions, LLC announced that it has closed on its purchase of CSP Information Group, Inc., the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the convenience retailing, restaurant and on-the-go food industries.
buyer: Redwood Acquisitions, LLC
Established in 2005, Redwood Investments is a private investment firm based in Washington, DC that provides growth capital for acquisitions, roll ups, and management-led buyouts. The firm concentrates on media, real estate, and alternative energy. "
target: CSP Information Group, Inc.
CSP Information Group's portfolio includes CSP and FARE Magazines in retail, Restaurant Business and FoodService Director Magazines in the foodservice segment, and affiliated websites, newsletters, and mobile platforms.
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closed 1/23/2012 via Market Wire

Topspin Partners, acquired Stagnito, Inc.

synopsis: Topspin LBO announced that it has completed the acquisition of Stagnito Media, a rapidly growing business-to-business media company serving the grocery and convenience store industries. Based in Deerfield, Illinois, Stagnito operates several industry-leading trade publications including Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer.
buyer: Topspin Partners
Topspin Partners LBO is a lower middle-market private equity fund based on Long Island that acquires smaller middle-market companies across the continental United States. "
target parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
target: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito Media is a rapidly growing business-to-business media company serving the grocery and convenience store industries. Based in Deerfield, Illinois, Stagnito operates several industry-leading trade publications such as Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer.
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closed 12/13/2010 via Company Press Release

Penton Media, acquired Nation's Restaurant News

synopsis: Penton, a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, has acquired Nation’s Restaurant News from Lebhar-Friedman. NRN’s readers are made up of the decision-makers in the foodservice industry, from operation managers to owners and senior management.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
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: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
target: Nation's Restaurant News
Nation's Restaurant News is an American trade publication that covers the foodservice industry, including restaurants, restaurant chains, operations, marketing, and events.
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closed 9/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Urban Expositions

synopsis: Urban Expositions announced that Clarion Events Ltd. of the United Kingdom has become a majority partner in the company. Urban Expositions maintains its existing corporate identity, executive management team, staff, office locations, brands, and events with plans for collaboration on current as well as future events and acquisitions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: Urban Expositions
Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 36 events serving nine industry sectors, including Gift, Souvenir, Apparel, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Halloween & Party, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry.
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closed 11/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Connecting Point Marketing Group

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, a leading US business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG). CPMG organizes and hosts nine senior executive level business-intensive trade events focused on innovation for the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, grocery and retail industries.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$116.60)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: Connecting Point Marketing Group
Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG) organizes and hosts trade Events for executives in the retail, restaurant, healthcare and hotel industries for innovation. Each Event is conducted in a business-intensive format that optimizes strategic interaction.
price ($mm)
$37
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closed 2/4/2013 via PE Hub

IMG Arts and Entertainment, acquired Taste Festivals

synopsis: Brand Events has sold Taste Festivals, its subsidiary which runs Taste of London and The Big Feastival, to entertainment company IMG Arts & Entertainment. Taste Festivals is a company which runs a series of food festivals around the world.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Arts and Entertainment
IMG Arts and Entertainment delivers a variety of arts and entertainment events, including the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Australia, Nobel Peace Prize concerts in Oslo and the British Military Tournament in London. "
target parent: Brand Events Limited
target: Taste Festivals
Taste Festivals are unique events where the host city’s most acclaimed restaurants and chefs gather in a stunning venue to present their signature dishes to thousands of ‘foodie’ visitors.
price ($mm)
$7.82
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closed 10/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Egmont Group, acquired Forma Publishing Group AB

synopsis: Egmont Publishing in Sweden has acquired Forma Publishing Group from ICA Gruppen. Forma Publishing Group AB publishes trade magazines and newspapers for the retailing and restaurant sectors. It also publishes consumer oriented magazines and newspapers. In addition, the company engages in book publishing.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Egmont Group
Egmont is a leading media group in the Nordic region, with activities in 30 countries. Their media world spans for instance Nordisk Film, TV 2 in Norway, cinemas, book publishers, educational publishers and PlayStation as well as a number of partly owned film companies, including Zentropa. "
target parent: ICA Gruppen
target: Forma Publishing Group AB
Forma Publishing Group AB publishes trade magazines and newspapers for the retailing and restaurant sectors. It also publishes consumer oriented magazines and newspapers. In addition, the company engages in book publishing. Its focus areas are food, home, leisure, and retailing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$36
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$116.60)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bench Events Limited, acquired Adria Hotel Forum

synopsis: Bench Events has announced that it has acquired southeast Europe's leading hotel investment conference, Adria Hotel Forum, as it expands its global presence as a trusted organiser of hospitality investment forums and business events. Adria Hotel Form gathers every year to discuss the latest investment trends and projects.
buyer: Bench Events Limited
Global event organiser Bench Events has a long track record of delivering multiple premium hotel investment conferences and forums across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. "
target: Adria Hotel Forum
Adria Hotel Forum (AHF), which was founded in 2013, has encouraged the development of the hotel industry in the southeast Europe region. The event sees key hotel investment decision makers gather every year to discuss the latest investment trends and projects.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wainscot Media, LLC, acquired 9Threads

synopsis: Park Ridge, N.J.-based content marketing agency and magazine publisher Wainscot Media announced that it has acquired 9Threads—a New York-based design firm publisher of B2B magazines Footwear Plus and Earnshaw’s—from former owner Symphony Publishing Group.
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: Timeless Communications Corp.
target: 9Threads
9Threads is a firm publisher of Footwear Plus and Earnshaw’s, two B2B magazines serving retailers in the field of fashion. Both B2B magazines are produced ten times a year. Footwear Plus serves the field of shoe retailing. Earnshaw’s targets retailers of children’s fashion and juvenile products.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired Bicycle Retailer

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the publisher of VeloNews, has acquired Bicycle Retailer & Industry News from Emerald Expositions. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: Bicycle Retailer
Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
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closed 12/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

WIWIH, acquired The Hotel Yearbook

synopsis: WIWIH, a online business networking platform for professionals in the global hospitality industry has acquired The Hotel Yearbook. The Hotel Yearbook is a family of publications focused on hotel industry trends and foresight. The articles focus on important themes such as financial and investment changes, developments and industry segments.
buyer: WIWIH
WIWIH (Who's Who In Hospitality) is a valuable online business networking platform for professionals in the global hospitality industry. Users represent industry stakeholders ranging from hotel companies, trade associations, academics, consultants, suppliers, event organizers, students and media. "
target: The Hotel Yearbook
The Hotel Yearbook is an annual publication where leading industry experts share their views and insights on the trends, events and people that they expect will shape the hotel business. Articles examine prospects including financial and investment changes, developments and industry segments.
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closed 10/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Harbor Communications merged with WTWH Media, LLC,

synopsis: Harbor Communications, a b2b media company focused on the convenience store, petroleum, foodservice, club and resort industries has merged with WTWH Media, LLC, an award-winning integrated b2b media company.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the design engineering, life sciences, robotics, electronics and renewable energy markets with more than 40 web sites, live & digital events, custom digital services and five print publications. "
target: Harbor Communications
Harbor Communications, which represents the Convenience Store Decision and Club & Resort Business brands and digital networks, also includes in-person events such as Chef to Chef, National Advisory Group (NAG), Convenience Directions Study Groups and Chain of the Year.
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announced 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

BIG Un Limited, will purchase Hospitality Vertical from The Intermedia Group

synopsis: Big Un Limited is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire the Hospitality vertical from The Intermedia Group (TIG). Intermedia's Hospitality vertical includes 10 B2B print/digital publications, and 7 specialist industry events.
buyer: BIG Un Limited (ASX:BIG:$10.60)
Big Un Ltd is the parent company of Big Review TV Ltd. Big Review TV are innovative disruptors in the online video space delivering subscription based video technology products and services. The Company has operations across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vancouver."
seller: The Intermedia Group
Intermedia's Hospitality vertical includes 10 B2B print/digital publications, and 7 specialist industry events. Publications cover a range of print and online titles for Hospitality (restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars), Accommodation and Liquor/Drinks titles.
price ($mm)
$2.13
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Singex Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd, will acquire Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Fiera Milano has signed the contract for the sale of the stake of 75% in its Chinese subsidiary Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. - organizer, among other things, of the event "Food Hospitality World China", to Singex Exhibitions Pte. Ltd.
buyer: Singex Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd
Based in Singapore, the SingEx group of companies has played an integral role in the development of the exhibitions and events industry in the Asian region since 1978. SingEx Exhibitions owns, develops and manages a series of trade exhibitions and conferences in Singapore and key emerging markets. "
target parent: Fiera Milano International SPA
target: Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.
Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) which is present in the Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Hainan, has a portfolio of exhibitions in the agrifood, professional hospitality and energy saving technology sectors.
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