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closed 1/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Pension & Investments, acquired WorldPensionSummit

synopsis: Pensions & Investments, a publication and global media source for institutional investors, announced the acquisition of the WorldPensionSummit and WorldPensionSummit Africa Special. WorldPensionSummits are platforms for global retirement industry professionals, thought leaders, etc. to address critical pension and investment issues.
buyer parent: Crain Communications, Inc.
buyer: Pension & Investments
Pensions & Investments, the international newspaper of money management, is read by pension fund executives and other institutional investors, money managers, pension and investment consultants and other leaders in the world of institutional investing. "
target: WorldPensionSummit
The WorldPensionSummits are platforms for global retirement industry professionals, thought leaders, policy makers, academics, and global asset management firms to address critical pension and investment issues facing the world's developed and developing nations.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Contex Group, purchased Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,325.88)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 11/10/2016 via PR Newswire

eVestment Alliance, LLC, acquired Public Plan IQ

synopsis: eVestment, the leader in institutional investment data and analytics, announced the acquisition of Jersey City, N.J.-based Public Plan IQ, a SaaS-based, searchable platform that provides access to public pension plan reporting and board documents, including manager presentations, consultant recommendations, fee schedules, mandates and more.
buyer: eVestment Alliance, LLC
eVestment provides a flexible suite of easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions to help the institutional investing community identify and capitalize on global investment trends, better select and monitor investment managers and more successfully enable asset managers to market their funds worldwide. "
target: Public Plan IQ
Public Plan IQ is a SaaS-based, searchable platform that provides access to public pension plan reporting and board documents, including manager presentations, consultant recommendations, fee schedules, upcoming allocation changes, mandates and more.
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closed 1/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Pension & Investments, acquired WorldPensionSummit

synopsis: Pensions & Investments, a publication and global media source for institutional investors, announced the acquisition of the WorldPensionSummit and WorldPensionSummit Africa Special. WorldPensionSummits are platforms for global retirement industry professionals, thought leaders, etc. to address critical pension and investment issues.
buyer parent: Crain Communications, Inc.
buyer: Pension & Investments
Pensions & Investments, the international newspaper of money management, is read by pension fund executives and other institutional investors, money managers, pension and investment consultants and other leaders in the world of institutional investing. "
target: WorldPensionSummit
The WorldPensionSummits are platforms for global retirement industry professionals, thought leaders, policy makers, academics, and global asset management firms to address critical pension and investment issues facing the world's developed and developing nations.
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closed 1/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Pension & Investments, acquired WorldPensionSummit

synopsis: Pensions & Investments, a publication and global media source for institutional investors, announced the acquisition of the WorldPensionSummit and WorldPensionSummit Africa Special. WorldPensionSummits are platforms for global retirement industry professionals, thought leaders, etc. to address critical pension and investment issues.
buyer parent: Crain Communications, Inc.
buyer: Pension & Investments
Pensions & Investments, the international newspaper of money management, is read by pension fund executives and other institutional investors, money managers, pension and investment consultants and other leaders in the world of institutional investing. "
target: WorldPensionSummit
The WorldPensionSummits are platforms for global retirement industry professionals, thought leaders, policy makers, academics, and global asset management firms to address critical pension and investment issues facing the world's developed and developing nations.
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closed 7/17/2014 via

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired Asset International, Inc.

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading middle market private equity firm, has acquired Asset International, Inc. (AI), a leading provider of data, information and marketing solutions to the global asset management industry.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in high quality companies. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of operating executives and strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
target: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International provides critical data, business intelligence, and information services to the global investment management industry. AI delivers proprietary data and analytics, as well as marketing solutions that target global asset managers.
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closed 12/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired Asset International, Inc.

synopsis: Austin Ventures “AV”, with $3.9 billion of capital under management, announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire Asset International, a global financial information provider that produces industry-leading publications such as PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER, and Global Custodian.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. owns and operates publishing, email, newsletter, and education portals focusing on retirement and international securities services industries. The company provides news, content, research, training and e-commerce solutions.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Contex Group, purchased Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,325.88)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Frankfurt Business Media, acquired Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten

synopsis: Frankfurt Business Media, a German publisher that focuses on business and finance, has acquired Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten (dpn) from the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations. dpn is a bimonthly German magazine for institutional investors and occupational pensions.
buyer: Frankfurt Business Media
Founded in 2001, Frankfurt Business Media is a German publisher that focuses on business and finance. The company publishes magazines and newspapers for chief financial officers, treasurers, financial advisers, managing directors, founders, HR managers, and more. "
target parent: Nikkei Inc.
target: Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten
Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten (dpn) is a bimonthly German magazine for institutional investors and occupational pensions. dpn provides information about new market opportunities and investment trends. It also provides research and statistics about the investment and pension markets.
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closed 1/31/2006 via Company Press Release

Beringea Private Equity, Matrix Private Equity Partners, acquired Campden Publishing Limited

synopsis: Campden Publishing Limited ["Campden"] has been sold by private investors, including its founders to its management team in a £6 million Management Buy Out. Campden is a leading advertising-funded B2B publishing and events business operating in the healthcare and private wealth management markets.
buyer: Matrix Private Equity Partners
buyer: Beringea Private Equity
Matrix Private Equity Partmers is a leading VCT Manager in the UK, advising £120 million VCT Funds under Management across five Income & Growth VCTs. Its MBO focus and success was recognised at the recent British Private Equity Awards 2008, where MPEP won the award for “VCT Manager of the Year”. "
target: Campden Publishing Limited
Campden Publishing specialise in providing essential information in two core markets – financial and healthcare, via the combined media of print, electronic publications, conferences and exhibitions.
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$9.62
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$10
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announced 7/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Peninsula Business Services Group, will purchase Certain UK Publishing Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announces that it has reached agreement on the divestment of certain UK information and publishing assets to the Peninsula Business Services Group. The assets include information services for HR, health & safety, and compliance professionals and online and print publications for accountants and tax consultants.
buyer: Peninsula Business Services Group
The Peninsula Business Services Group is a leading U.K. provider of employment law, HR, health & safety and tax consultancy services. Since 1983 Peninsula has been providing professional services to small businesses across the UK. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer. Some of their UK Publishing Assets include information services for HR, health & safety, and compliance professionals and online and print publications for accountants and tax consultants.
price ($mm)
$15
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$34
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closed 2/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Chalice Financial Network, acquired Succession Link

synopsis: Chalice acquired Succession Link, an online matching service for independent advisor M&A deals. The acquisition will help power a new service that will provide financing and M&A support to advisors in the Chalice network. Chalice focuses on advisory firms with between $50 million and $250 million in assets under management.
buyer: Chalice Financial Network
Chalice Financial Network, is an exclusive membership organization dedicated to empowering today’s leading independent wealth advisors. They give members access to a broad array of end-to-end FinTech products and services vetted and aggregated by industry veterans. "
target: Succession Link
Succession Link is a marketplace platform that connects financial advisors, insurance agents and certified public accountants interested in buying, selling or merging their practices.
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