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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd, acquired My Business

synopsis: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd has acquired My Business from SME Media Pty Ltd. My Business is the trusted source for intelligence, inspiration and motivation for Australia’s SME community. The acquisition includes all assets related to the My Business brand, including the print magazine, website, email bulletins, social media and My Business Awards.
buyer parent: Momentum Media Pty Ltd
buyer: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd
Across Australia’s professional and financial services sectors, Sterling Publishing plays an integral role delivering insightful market intelligence via multiple platforms, including digital, events, social, print, broadcast and research. "
target parent: SME Association of Australia
target: My Business
My Business is a magazine for small-to-medium enterprises in Australia. The magazine covers various subjects, such as phases of the business cycle with features on marketing, technology, taxation, business processes, trends and management, and profiles of business owners.
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closed 4/23/2012 via Company Press Release

Kerry and Joy Murdock, acquired Web Marketing Today

synopsis: Dr. Ralph F. Wilson, creator and long-time editor of industry-leading e-zine Web Marketing Today, announced the sale of this historic digital marketing website and newsletter, to e-commerce publishers Kerry and Joy Murdock of Practical eCommerce.
buyer: Kerry and Joy Murdock
Kerry and Joy Murdock are publishers of Practical eCommerce. They launched Practical eCommerce in July 2005 to help smaller online retailers. It has since grown to include a dedicated staff of editors, contributors, and advertising consultants. "
target: Web Marketing Today
Dr. Ralph Wilson formed Wilson Internet Services at the very beginning of the commercial Internet in 1995 to help business people learn how to market their products and services more effectively by means of a website. The company publishes a free weekly newsletter, Web Marketing Today.
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closed 6/22/2016 via PR Newswire

Purch, acquired Business.com Media

synopsis: Purch, a digital content and commerce company that helps 100MM users make better buying decisions, announced it has acquired Business.com, a leading online resource portal for small- to mid-sized businesses.
buyer: Purch
Purch is a portfolio of digital brands and services that helps make complex buying decisions easy for 100 million consumers monthly. Its respected sites such as Top Ten Reviews, Tom's Guide, Tom's Hardware, and Live Science integrate commerce and content in more than 1000 product categories. "
target parent: JMI Equity
target: Business.com Media
Business.com is the premier online destination for businesses of all sizes to research, find, and compare the products and services they need to run their businesses.
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closed 2/16/2011 via PR Newswire

Resource Nation, Inc., acquired Business.com, Inc.

synopsis: Resource Nation, the quality leader in connecting businesses to pre-screened vendors, announced that it has acquired the brand and associated assets of Business.com, Inc., the leading online destination for business buyers looking for business-to-business (B2B) solutions.
buyer parent: JMI Equity
buyer: Resource Nation, Inc.
From local proprietors to Fortune 500 companies, Resource Nation connects businesses actively looking to make a purchase to pre-screened vendors. The company has interactive tools, buyer guides, and the comprehensive resources you need to find the best vendors at the best prices. "
target parent: Dex One Corporation
target: Business.com, Inc.
Business.com, Inc. is the leading online destination for business buyers looking for business-to-business (B2B) solutions.The company allows purchasers to find and connect with vendors across thousands of products and services.
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closed 8/23/2007 via

R.H. Donnelley Corporation, acquired Business.com, Inc.

synopsis: R.H. Donnelley Corporation one of the nation's leading Yellow Pages and online local commercial search companies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Business.com, a leading business search engine and directory and pay-per-click advertising network.
buyer: R.H. Donnelley Corporation (DXM:$1,815.00)
R.H. Donnelley connects businesses and consumers through its broad portfolio of print and interactive marketing solutions. Small- and medium-sized businesses look to R.H. Donnelley's experienced team of marketing consultants to help them grow their companies and drive sales leads. "
target: Business.com, Inc.
Business.com is the largest search and directory service dedicated exclusively to business, helping professionals find valuable information to get their jobs done. Business.com is a premier specialty search destination that provides business users access to company information, jobs and news.
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announced 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., will acquire NextAdvisor, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc. The company is a leading online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance. "
target: NextAdvisor, Inc.
NextAdvisor provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers.
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closed 1/22/2014 via Market Wire

TechMedia Network, Inc., acquired BuyerZone.com, Inc.

synopsis: TechMedia Network, Inc., one of the largest and most respected tech and science media companies, announced the acquisition of BuyerZone, the leading online marketplace for buyers and sellers of SMB products and services.
buyer: TechMedia Network, Inc.
TechMedia Network is a publisher of high-quality original content with owned and operated web sites and a publisher partner network that, combined, reaches nearly 50 million monthly unique visitors worldwide and is currently the third largest technology news property in the United States. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: BuyerZone.com, Inc.
BuyerZone continues to test and develop the best methods and systems for connecting buyers and sellers by listening to the direct needs of both sides, and offering its customers solutions that are balanced, fair and simple.
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closed 1/1/2007 via

Reed Business Information, acquired BuyerZone.com, Inc.

synopsis: Reed Business Information, a leading B2B publisher in the U.S. and part of Reed Elsevier, will acquire BuyerZone.com, Inc., an online lead generation business. The closing is expected to occur on or about January 1, 2007, after the requisite regulatory approval is obtained.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites. "
target: BuyerZone.com, Inc.
BuyerZone has helped millions of businesses save time and money on their most essential business purchases. With more than $5 billion in business purchasing transactions facilitated through its marketplace since 2004, BuyerZone's service attracts active buyers seeking purchasing guidance.
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closed 8/10/2016 via Company Press Release

Wer Liefert Was GmbH, acquired Europages

synopsis: Paragon Partners, the parent company of the leading B2B marketplace in the DACH region “Wer liefert was”, acquired the French company Europages SA from Italiaonline. Europages is a European B2B platform in 26 languages, with a database of over of 2.5 million companies, namely manufacturers, service providers, wholesalers and distributors.
buyer parent: Paragon Partners GmbH
buyer: Wer Liefert Was GmbH
“Wer liefert was” is the leading supplier search engine in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with 24 million visits making it the most-visited website for B2B purchases. About 530,000 suppliers, producers, distributors and service providers get in touch with 1.6 million genuine buyers every month. "
target parent: ItaliaOnline S.p.A.
target: Europages
Europages is a major B2B search platform in Europe. Europages helps entrepreneurs and professionals to gain visibility and qualified business contacts. It has a highly targeted audience made of small and medium enterprise professionals. It gives free access to over 2.6M businesses from 35 countries.
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announced 2/26/2017 via Company Press Release

MVF, will acquire Startups.co.uk

synopsis: Startups.co.uk, part of parent company Crimson Startups Limited, has been acquired by MVF – one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies. Startups.co.uk is the longest serving, largest and most comprehensive small business advice platform covering everything there is to know to start, buy, run or sell a company.
buyer: MVF
MVF has established brands across a number of B2B and B2C sectors, using informative content, proprietary tech and cross-channel marketing to help customers make smart purchasing decisions, while driving sales for some of the world’s leading corporations. "
target: Startups.co.uk
Established in 2000 by serial entrepreneur David Lester, Startups.co.uk is the longest serving, largest and most comprehensive small business advice platform covering everything there is to know to start, buy, run or sell a company.
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closed 1/24/2018 via PR Newswire

Refer.com, acquired Referral Key, Inc.

synopsis: Refer.com, the world’s largest online referral network with the world’s leading referral SaaS solution, has acquired Referral Key, a referral networking platform. Referral Key has helped nearly 5 million small business professionals worldwide manage and expand their trusted referral relationships with over 37 million business connections.
buyer: Refer.com
Refer.com is the world’s largest online referral network with the world’s leading referral SaaS solution. Refer is a SaaS platform based on proven methodology that delivers an edge to its customers. They enable professional service providers and small to medium businesses to refer and be referred. "
target: Referral Key, Inc.
Referral Key is the world's largest referral networking platform, helping nearly 5 million small business professionals worldwide manage and expand their trusted referral relationships with over 37 million business connections to more effectively increase sales.
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closed 3/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Diversified Communications, acquired The Sleeter Group, Inc.

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of The Sleeter Group, Inc. The Sleeter Group, Inc. operates a membership community that provides professional training and development through an annual conference, membership networking forums, webinars, books, exams, newsletters, blogs and research services.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications, a global media and marketing services company headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA provides information and market access through face-to-face events, publications, and eMedia. "
target: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
The Sleeter Group, Inc. operates a membership community that provides professional training and development through an annual conference, membership networking forums, webinars, books, exams, newsletters, blogs and research services.
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closed 1/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

FlySpaces, acquired Quikspaces

synopsis: Philippines-based flexible office spaces online marketplace FlySpaces has announced that it has acquired its competitor Hong Kong-based Quikspaces. Quikspaces is an online marketplace for flexible workspace rentals. Quikspaces offers short and medium term leases on small offices.
buyer: FlySpaces
FlySpaces empowers businesses as a digital marketplace that provides short-term work and meeting space solutions to entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs and mobile professionals. They have a network of hundreds of spaces to discover accross key South East Asian cities. "
target: Quikspaces
Quikspaces is an online marketplace for flexible workspace rentals. Quikspaces offers short and medium term leases on small offices. These rentals are perfect for startups who don’t have the funds or reputation yet to be committing to long-term leases. Quikspaces is based in Hong Kong.
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closed 7/5/2016 via CNW Group

Droit-Inc, acquired Espresso-Jobs.com

synopsis: The Velan Media Group, the parent company of Droit-inc, has acquired Espresso-Jobs, one of the leading online recruitment sites specializing in employment opportunities in communication and marketing, information technologies, web, video games and VFX animation in Canada. Espresso-Jobs provides cheap recruitment visibility on an online job board.
buyer: Droit-Inc
Droit-Inc.com is the leading legal information media and legal job site in Quebec. It has nearly a million pages viewed monthly. Droit-Inc publishes news about Quebec law firms: transactions, appointments, major causes, etc. The site covers topics such as corporate finance and class actions. "
target: Espresso-Jobs.com
Espresso-Jobs.com is one of the most important job websites in marketing, communications, the Web, video games, IT and VFX in Canada. Espresso-Jobs supports SMEs by providing affordable recruitment visibility on an online job board designed with their needs in mind.
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closed 8/1/2012 via Company Press Release

Serent Capital, acquired Safety Services Company

synopsis: Serent Capital completed an investment in Safety Services, a leading provider of safety and compliance products and services to small and mid-sized businesses in the US and Canada. The company has helped over 200,000 businesses maintain a safe work environment and comply with federal and state safety regulations.
buyer: Serent Capital
Serent Capital invests solely in growing, profitable, service businesses. They invest in great businesses that are already successful, delivering compelling solutions that address their customers' needs. "
target: Safety Services Company
Safety Services Company provides Safety Training to over 120,000 clients across the U.S. and Canada. They revolutionized the Safety Training industry by allowing their clients to create custom safety programs that specifically fit their needs.
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closed 2/22/2007 via BusinessWire

Landmark Communications, Inc., acquired Franchise.com

synopsis: Landmark Communications has acquired Franchise.com, a leading online franchise recruitment information resource for prospective franchisees. Founded in 1995 by Nancy Ghanem, Franchise.com was among the first companies to offer online lead generation for franchisors.
buyer: Landmark Communications, Inc.
Landmark Communications, Inc. is a privately-held multimedia company with interests in newspapers, broadcasting, cable programming, print and online classified marketplaces, broadband services, interactive marketing, Internet video distribution, and other businesses. "
target: Franchise.com
Established in 1995, Franchise.com is the premier destination for franchises opportunities around the world, your single source of information for Franchises, Real Estate & Financing.
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closed 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pacific6 Enterprises, acquired Long Beach Business Journal

synopsis: George Economides, who founded the Long Beach Business Journal, announced that he has sold the business to John Molina of Pacific Community Media. Long Beach Business Journal is a news magazine, published biweekly – every other Tuesday.
buyer: Pacific6 Enterprises
Pacific6 (Pacific Community Media) is a Long Beach, CA-based investment partnership. They are committed to identifying, investing, and being intimately involved in inspiring and important ventures. They seek projects that offer unique potential to positively impact the people and communities. "
target: Long Beach Business Journal
The Long Beach Business Journal is a publication of South Coast Publishing, incorporated in the State of California in July 1985. The Business Journal is a news magazine, published biweekly – every other Tuesday. It has served as the “voice of business” since its premiere edition in March 1987.
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closed 2/28/2019 via BusinessWire

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.

synopsis: Dennis Publishing (Dennis), the leading international media group and publisher of The Week in the US and the UK, announces that it has acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. (Kiplinger), a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.
Kiplinger Washington Editors (Kiplinger) is a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online. Kiplinger publishes the largest paid-subscription publications in several financial fields: business forecasting, taxes, retirement living and yield-oriented investing.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

VimVic, acquired Business Animals

synopsis: VimVic, a education and digital HR company, has acquired Business Animals, a company that specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
buyer: VimVic
Based in Czechia, VimVic is engaged in education and digital HR. They work on online courses along with company profiles and employer ratings to help users learn about corporate culture and the experiences of others. "
target: Business Animals
Based in Czechia, Business Animals specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business, and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
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closed 3/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

HNA Capital Group Co., Ltd., acquired Caijing Magazine

synopsis: Through their financial unit, HNA Capital, the Chinese conglomerate HNA Group acquired an 80 percent stake in Beijing Lianban Caixun Cultural Media, which runs Caijing Magazine, one of the most popular and influential business magazines in the country.
buyer parent: HNA Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: HNA Capital Group Co., Ltd.
HNA Capital Group is the financial services focused industry branch of the HNA Group. From leasing, insurance, online finance, securities, futures, as well as other areas, HNA Capital offers a comprehensive, integrated set of financial services, crossing a broad range of sectors. "
target: Caijing Magazine
CAIJING Magazine is China's most widely read business and finance magazine, with a circulation of 225,000 per issue. It boasts top-level readers from government, business and academic circles.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd, acquired My Business

synopsis: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd has acquired My Business from SME Media Pty Ltd. My Business is the trusted source for intelligence, inspiration and motivation for Australia’s SME community. The acquisition includes all assets related to the My Business brand, including the print magazine, website, email bulletins, social media and My Business Awards.
buyer parent: Momentum Media Pty Ltd
buyer: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd
Across Australia’s professional and financial services sectors, Sterling Publishing plays an integral role delivering insightful market intelligence via multiple platforms, including digital, events, social, print, broadcast and research. "
target parent: SME Association of Australia
target: My Business
My Business is a magazine for small-to-medium enterprises in Australia. The magazine covers various subjects, such as phases of the business cycle with features on marketing, technology, taxation, business processes, trends and management, and profiles of business owners.
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closed 12/19/2014 via Company Press Release

Eagle Waves Radio merged with My Business,

synopsis: Australia’s first and only radio station for small business, Eagle Waves Radio, has merged with leading small business publication My Business. Eagle Waves started in 2012 as a voice small businesses, providing live online content and podcasts across a variety of in-demand topics.
buyer parent: SME Association of Australia
buyer: My Business
My Business is a magazine for small-to-medium enterprises in Australia. The magazine covers various subjects, such as phases of the business cycle with features on marketing, technology, taxation, business processes, trends and management, and profiles of business owners. "
target: Eagle Waves Radio
Eagle Waves is Australia’s first and only radio station dedicated to empowering small businesses. Their commitment and passion is to level the playing field by giving listeners direct access to the very best business advice guaranteed to inspire practical and profitable solutions.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd, acquired My Business

synopsis: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd has acquired My Business from SME Media Pty Ltd. My Business is the trusted source for intelligence, inspiration and motivation for Australia’s SME community. The acquisition includes all assets related to the My Business brand, including the print magazine, website, email bulletins, social media and My Business Awards.
buyer parent: Momentum Media Pty Ltd
buyer: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd
Across Australia’s professional and financial services sectors, Sterling Publishing plays an integral role delivering insightful market intelligence via multiple platforms, including digital, events, social, print, broadcast and research. "
target parent: SME Association of Australia
target: My Business
My Business is a magazine for small-to-medium enterprises in Australia. The magazine covers various subjects, such as phases of the business cycle with features on marketing, technology, taxation, business processes, trends and management, and profiles of business owners.
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announced 9/28/2012 via Company Press Release

Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd, will purchase Australasia trade publishing assets from Morningstar, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd and Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that they have entered into an agreement for Sterling to acquire Morningstar's Australian financial services trade publishing business.
buyer parent: Momentum Media Pty Ltd
buyer: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd
Sterling Publishing is a growing media company and the publishing arm of the BRW Fast 100-ranked Momentum Media. They focus on specialist vertical markets including the mortgage, finance, real estate and property sectors. "
seller: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar's Australasian online and print titles include InvestorDaily, IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) – incorporating SMSF – and Investor Weekly; and events for the financial sector including Wraps, Platforms & Masterfunds Conference and the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Strategy Day.
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closed 5/11/2016 via Company Press Release

Riomar Capital, acquired HousingWire

synopsis: HousingWire, the nation’s leading source of news and information covering the U.S. residential housing finance marketplace, announced that Charlotte-based Riomar Capital has acquired the media platform. HousingWire currently hosts more than 3 million professional readers each year across its web, email and print-based channels.
buyer: Riomar Capital
Riomar Capital is an entrepreneurial investment firm formed to acquire, operate and grow one established private business in the media, finance and business services industries. Founded in 2014 by Clayton Collins, Riomar Capital is backed by an experienced group of entrepreneurs and investors. "
target: HousingWire
HousingWire is by far the nation's most influential source of news and information for U.S. mortgage markets, boasting a readership that spans lending, servicing, investments and real estate market participants as well as financial market professionals.
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closed 4/28/2010 via BNC Analysis

The Firm Magazine, acquired The Firm Magazine

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

LC Publishing Group, acquired Iberian Lawyer

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

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Legal Week

synopsis: ALM has acquired Legal Week from Incisive Media. Legal Week provides a wide range of high-quality digital content—including news, analysis, opinion pieces and research —for senior lawyers within the world's leading law firms and legal departments. Additionally, Legal Week delivers a series of market-leading annual events.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized business news and information serving the legal, real estate, consulting, insurance and investment advisory industries. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM’s award-winning media properties. "
target parent: Alchemy Partners
target: Legal Week
Legal Week is a weekly magazine dedicated exclusively to commercial lawyers in the UK and major international jurisdictions. Legal Week has an impressive track record of managing high-profile events for the legal profession, creating unique programmes and networking opportunities.
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announced 9/26/2013 via PR Newswire

Metropolis International, Ltd., will acquire Property Week

synopsis: UBM announced that it has agreed to sell it's Property Week print magazine and related products to Metropolis International. Property Week's 35 staff will transfer to Metropolis International following completion. Property Week is a news magazine in the commercial property market.
buyer: Metropolis International, Ltd.
Metropolis International Group Limited is a fast growing media group, established in 1994, that specialises in consumer, business and travel publishing alongside websites, awards, events, public sector contracts and reward & benefit programmes for consumers and corporate partners. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Property Week
Property Week is a news magazine in the commercial property market. Property week includes news, features and analysis of the latest information from the industry, from development opportunities to investment prospects, professional and legal coverage to regional surveys, and job vacancies.
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closed 9/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Virtuoso Publishing Ltd., acquired Lawyer's World

synopsis: Lawyers World and DealMakers Monthly magazines have been acquired by Virtuoso Publishing Ltd. Lawyers World is a global corporate law reporting publication reaching out to a variety of readers to include CEO/CFO - Banks, Corporate Lawyers and Venture Capital/Private Equity Companies. DealMakers Monthly is a deal reporting publication.
buyer: Virtuoso Publishing Ltd.
Virtuoso Publishing Ltd. is a holding company. "
target: Lawyer's World
Lawyers World Magazine and DealMakers Monthly are established global corporate law reporting and deal reporting publications reaching out to a variety of readers to include CEO/CFO - Banks, Corporate Lawyers and Venture Capital/Private Equity Companies to name a few.
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closed 1/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters, purchased Public Employment Group from LRP Publications

synopsis: LRP Publications has sold its Public Employment Group and Bankruptcy/Banking Products Group to Thomson Reuters. LRP Publications is a leading supplier of print and online publications for legal, government, educational, and business professionals.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,721.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
seller: LRP Publications
LRP Publications publishes two industry-leading magazines, Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, and produces newsletters, books, videos, case reporters, online resources and national conferences.
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Green Street Advisors, Inc., will acquire Harrison Scott Publications

synopsis: Green Street Advisors, the premier provider of research, advisory and analytics to the commercial real estate industry, will acquire four leading publications that serve the commercial real estate and financial industries -- Real Estate Alert, Commercial Mortgage Alert, Hedge Fund Alert, and Asset-Backed Alert – from Harrison Scott Publications.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: Green Street Advisors, Inc.
Founded in 1985, Green Street Advisors is the preeminent independent research and advisory firm concentrating on the commercial real estate industry in North America and Europe with offices in Newport Beach, Dallas, London, and soon New York City. "
target: Harrison Scott Publications
Harrison Scott Publications delivers exclusive news and information to professionals in the real estate, finance and investment fields. Harrison Scott publishes four weekly newsletters, Real Estate Alert, Hedge Fund Alert, Commercial Mortgage Alert and Asset-Backed Alert.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Web

Habitat Magazine, acquired Vendome Real Estate Media

synopsis: Habitat Magazine, a special-interest consumer and b-to-b trade publication in New York, has acquired Vendome Real Estate Media from Vendome Group, a group that serves the information needs of healthcare and real estate professionals. Vendome Real Estate Media publishes a host of resources for commercial and residential real estate professionals.
buyer: Habitat Magazine
Habitat Magazine is a special-interest consumer and b-to-b trade publication in New York. Habitat mixes vivid storytelling and service articles to cover issues of co-op / condo living and management concerns from the perspectives of New York’s board directors and property managers. "
target parent: Conversion Venture Capital
target: Vendome Real Estate Media
Vendome Real Estate Media publishes a host of resources for commercial and residential real estate professionals and their attorneys. They provide plain-English guidance on management, lease, and regulatory compliance matters. Their resources include Online Newsletters, Books, eBooks, and more.
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closed 11/8/2017 via Company Press Release

John Giaimo, acquired Realty Times

synopsis: Realty Times, one of America's largest and most trusted real estate news portals, announced that it has been acquired by a new leadership group led by industry veteran Mr. John Giaimo.
buyer: John Giaimo
Mr. John Giaimo is a real estate industry visionary. John Giaimo is the president of PinRaise, a company that connects consumers with local businesses and nonprofits. "
target: Realty Times
As one of America’s largest and most trusted real estate news portals, Realty Times connects buyers, sellers, brokers, nonprofits and agents with everything real estate related.
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closed 2/4/2013 via Company Press Release

Move, Inc., acquired eFrogPond, Inc.

synopsis: Move, Inc. announced the expansion of its suite of free marketing tools with the acquisition of certain assets of eFrogPond, Inc. an integrated communications and marketing solutions provider best known for its Housing Trends eNewsletter.
buyer: Move, Inc. (MOVE:$234.64)
Move, Inc., is the leader in online real estate and operator of the Move Network of real estate web site for consumers and real estate professionals. The Move Network of websites captures more than 15 million monthly visitors and includes: REALTOR.com®, Move.com®, Moving.com, and more. "
target: eFrogPond, Inc.
eFrogPond, Inc. is a publisher, software developer and communications and marketing solutions provider for the real estate industry. FrogPond is based in Houston, Texas.
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closed 2/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Dolan Media Company, acquired The Mecklenburg Times

synopsis: Dolan Media Company acquired The Mecklenburg Times, an 84-year-old twice-weekly court and commercial newspaper in Charlotte, North Carolina. The publication was sold by Legal and Business Publishers, Inc., owned by the Kurie family since 1971.
buyer: Dolan Media Company (DM:$285.57)
Dolan Media Company provides high-value information and services to business and professional customers across the United States. Our Business Information Division serves customers in 20 markets across the U.S. through print and online media. Our largest customer segment is the legal profession. "
target parent: Legal and Business Publishers, Inc.
target: The Mecklenburg Times
The Mecklenburg Times reports information concerning the vital workings of Mecklenburg County. These areas include: court calendars, legal notices and court suits filed. Also included are statistical listings.
price ($mm)
$2.75
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Florida Legal Periodicals

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading provider of information and services solutions, has acquired the assets of Florida Legal Periodicals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Law Bulletin Publishing Company of Chicago. Florida Legal Periodicals is a market leader in the collection and distribution of Florida and Alabama verdict and settlement information.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target parent: Law Bulletin Publishing Company
target: Florida Legal Periodicals
Since 1981, Florida Legal Periodicals, based in Tallahassee, has acquired and delivered verdict and settlement information in both print and electronic media, including: Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter; Florida Jury Verdict Reporter and Florida Session Law Reporter.
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closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Incisive Media Ltd, acquired ALM Media

synopsis: Apax Summer LLP, the partnership vehicle owning Incisive Media Ltd, a leading business information provider, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of ALM Media from U.S. Equity Partners, L.P. for a total value of $630 million in cash.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Incisive Media Ltd
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: ALM Media
ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. In print, online and in person-ALM offers the highest quality information and resources to today's industry leaders.
price ($mm)
$630
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/5/2016 via PE Hub

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Bisnow Media

synopsis: Bisnow, North America’s leading producer of commercial real estate news and events, announced that New York-based investment firm, The Wicks Group, acquired the company. Bisnow, a leading digital media outlet for commercial real estate news, produces almost 300 industry events across more than 30 metro markets.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies is a private equity firm that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in the information, education and media industries. The firm uses a consistent investment strategy, partnering with experienced management teams to build businesses through acquisitions. "
target: Bisnow Media
Bisnow is North America’s leading commercial real estate news and events company. The company maintains over 600K e-newsletter subscribers, hosts over 400K unique visitors to its website per month, and produces almost 300 events with more than 60K ticket buyers per year across 30 metro markets.
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closed 8/9/2012 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Oxford University Press announced its acquisition of The American Journal of Jurisprudence (AJJ), which was previously self-published by the University of Notre Dame Law School. The AJJ is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
seller parent: University of Notre Dame
seller: University of Notre Dame Law School
The American Journal of Jurisprudence is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems, exploring current and historical issues in ethics, philosophy of law or jurisprudence, and legal (including constitutional) theory.
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closed 3/20/2012 via Market Watch

LexisNexis, acquired Law360

synopsis: LexisNexis has acquired Portfolio Media, the parent company of Law360, an online provider of speedy and trusted legal news and analysis for business lawyers, primarily in the United States. Law360 publishes breaking news and analysis with a particular focus on high-stakes litigation across more than 30 practice areas.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: Law360
Law360, the newswire for business lawyers, serves more than 100,000 attorneys every day with late-breaking news on litigation and government policy. Founded in 2004, Law360 produces more than 30 daily newsletters covering major practice areas and regulated industries.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/28/2008 via BusinessWire

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

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