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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Sourcing Industry Group, acquired Outsource Magazine

synopsis: Outsource has been acquired by the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
buyer: Sourcing Industry Group
SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. "
target: Outsource Magazine
Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
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closed 8/20/2010 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Fire Apparatus Magazine

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine and the website FireMagazine.com. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: Fire Apparatus Magazine
Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Magazine is the only magazine writing exclusively for Fire Chiefs, Purchasing Committee Members, Trustees, Commissioners, Finance Committees and those whose job it is to buy Trucks, Tools, Turnout Gear and Firefighting Equipment.
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announced 7/30/2013 via BusinessWire

CrowdNetic, will acquire NowStreet Journal

synopsis: Crowdnetic, the leading provider of funding portal platform technology and market data solutions, announced that it has agreed to acquire NowStreet Journal, the preeminent educational platform for the burgeoning industry of crowdfinance.
buyer: CrowdNetic
Crowdnetic is a leading provider of funding portal platform technology and market data solutions to the private equity and crowdfunded securities industry. They operate the industry’s premier centralized hub for real-time market data aggregated from platforms across the globe. "
target: NowStreet Journal
NowStreet is a leading financial media and advisory company on the forefront of financial innovation. NowStreet is most known for its cutting-edge commentary and acclaimed financial events that introduce crowdfinancing mechanisms and neoteric asset classes to Wall Street.
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closed 7/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Freelancer.com, acquired ScriptLance

synopsis: Freelancer.com, the world's largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace, has acquired Scriptlance, Canada's largest freelance marketplace and the fifth largest in the world. Headquartered in Toronto, Scriptlance has over 360,000 enterprise and professional users.
buyer: Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN:$35.57)
With over 2.4 million registered users, Freelancer.com is the world's largest online crowdsourcing and outsourcing site for business. It is the biggest website run by any Australian company and ranked in the top 250 websites globally according to Alexa. "
target: ScriptLance
ScriptLance is a website service for outsourcing programming and design projects to freelancers worldwide. It is the world's most affordable and easy to use outsourcing service for programming jobs. Small businesses post projects and receive free quotes from freelancers within minutes.
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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 4/4/2018 via PR Web

Kendrick Content & Consulting, LLC, purchased SpaRetailer, PoolPro, Spasearch, and Poolsearch from Bigfish Publications

synopsis: Kendrick Content, a company created by Bigfish managing editor Megan Kendrick, has acquired 4 pool and hot tub magazines from Bigfish Publications, a custom magazine and cooperative design firm. The magazines include SpaRetailer and PoolPro, trade magazines for the hot tub and pool industries; and Spasearch and Poolsearch, consumer buyer's guides.
buyer: Kendrick Content & Consulting, LLC
Kendrick Content & Consulting, LLC is a company that was founded to takeover the business operations of the SpaRetailer, PoolPro, Spasearch and Poolsearch magazines. The company was created by Megan Kendrick, the magazines' managing editor. "
seller: Bigfish Publications
SpaRetailer and PoolPro are trade magazines that help the hot tub and swimming pool industries improve the day-to-day operation of their businesses. Spasearch and Poolsearch are consumer buyer's guides. The magazines belong to Bigfish Publications, a custom magazine and cooperative design firm.
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closed 1/29/2015 via PR Web

MinuteBids Inc., acquired VendorMonkey

synopsis: MinuteBids, Inc, a Minneapolis based SaaS company in the real estate technology market, announced the acquisition of VendorMonkey, a Silicon Valley start-up. VendorMonkey is a subscription-based community showcasing industry specific ratings and reviews for multifamily housing service providers.
buyer: MinuteBids Inc.
MinuteBids is a two-sided online marketplace that enables property managers and local service providers to conduct business. MinuteBids Mobile allows property managers to create reports, take photos and make notes on-premises and saved to their MinuteBids property files. "
target: VendorMonkey
VendorMonkey provides Multifamily Housing & Property Management professionals with industry specific vendor Ratings & Reviews and targeted vendor Deals & Discounts to save time and money when selecting the best property vendors available in their area.
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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.
price ($mm)
$9.62
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$10
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1.0x
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closed 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

ISSA, acquired INCLEAN

synopsis: ISSA, the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, has acquired INCLEAN from The Intermedia Group Pty Ltd, a leading Australian publishing, event management and technology business. INCLEAN is the leading trade publication for the Australian and New Zealand commercial cleaning industry.
buyer: ISSA
ISSA is the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide. ISSA helps its members and their employees make valuable contacts through the industry’s largest cleaning shows. ISSA also helps increase members’ professionalism and success through its popular global website. "
target parent: The Intermedia Group
target: INCLEAN
INCLEAN is the leading trade publication for the Australian and New Zealand commercial cleaning industry. INCLEAN’s bi-monthly magazine covers the latest industry news, insights and opinions as well as in-depth feature articles on a broad range of issues relevant to the commercial cleaning sector.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired Lighthouse Independent Media Pte Ltd

synopsis: Lighthouse Independent Media (Lighthouse) has announced that Forum Media Group has acquired 80% of the share capital of Lighthouse in Singapore and Hong Kong from owners Justin Randles and Tony Kelly. Lighthouse was established 15 years ago and is now a successful B2B media and events business servicing the Marketing and Human Resources sectors.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum is a medium sized international publishing company. Forum publishes print and digital offerings in the specialist B2B and consumer sectors, and operates in 15 countries. "
target: Lighthouse Independent Media Pte Ltd
Lighthouse was established 15 years ago and is now a successful B2B media and events business servicing the Marketing and Human Resources sectors. Lighthouse products and services include magazines, websites, newsletters, events and awards.
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closed 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Textile Industries Media Group, acquired Textile Industries Media Group

synopsis: Textile Industries Media Group, LLC, a Georgia-based corporation, has acquired Billian Publishing, Inc.’s textile assets including Textile World, Textiles Panamericanos and Textile World Asia, the affiliated magazines, websites and e-newsletters. Textile Industries Media Group is owned by Jim Borneman, past president of Billian Publishing.
buyer: Textile Industries Media Group
The Textile Industries Media Group is the leading resource for textile news and information from around the globe. Its international publications, e-newsletters and websites are rooted in three publications: Textile World, Textiles Panamericanos, and Textile World Asia. "
target parent: Billian Publishing, Inc.
target: Textile Industries Media Group
The Textile Industries Media Group is the leading resource for textile news and information from around the globe. Its international publications, e-newsletters and websites are rooted in three publications: Textile World, Textiles Panamericanos, and Textile World Asia.
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closed 2/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

Compusearch Software Systems, Inc., purchased ASI Government Knowledge & Learning Products Division from ASI Government, Inc.

synopsis: Compusearch, a leading provider of software and services, has acquired the Knowledge & Learning Products Division (ASI KLP) of ASI Government, a trusted advisor to government leaders. ASI KLP is the leading provider of subscription research, information and educational services to government acquisition professionals.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: Compusearch Software Systems, Inc.
Compusearch is the leading provider of software and services that advance commerce and collaboration among government agencies and contractors. Compusearch's PRISM™ is the contract writing system for defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies. "
seller parent: Excellere Partners
seller: ASI Government, Inc.
ASI Government Knowledge & Learning Products Division (ASI KLP) is the leading provider of subscription research, information and educational services to government acquisition professionals. ASI KLP is a division of ASI Government, a trusted advisor to government leaders.
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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 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Bonnier Business Media, will acquire Byggindustrin

synopsis: Bonnier Business Media has signed an agreement to acquire all shares in Tidningen Byggindustrien from Sveriges Byggindustrier, a trade association for private construction companies and employers. Tidningen Byggindustrin AB publishes a magazine focusing on construction industry. All companies are based in Sweden.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Business Media
Bonnier Business Media helps people to make smarter business decisions and become wiser everyday. They offer knowledge, inspiration, reviews and networks in many different channels and though thirty quality products. "
target parent: Sveriges Byggindustrier
target: Byggindustrin
Tidningen Byggindustrin AB publishes a magazine focusing on construction industry. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
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closed 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: London-based research and events firm Informa has acquired telecommunications industry publisher Light Reading. Light Reading is networking the telecommunications industry as the largest research-lead media company in the world. Their 24/7 news, live events, and research focused on the telecom industry is unmatched.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading is networking the telecommunications industry as the largest research-lead media company in the world. Their 24/7 news, live events, and research focused on the telecom industry is unmatched.
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closed 2/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Stephen Saunders, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: Light Reading announced that it has been sold back to one of its original founders, Stephen Saunders, by current owner UBM plc. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation.
buyer: Stephen Saunders
Stephen Saunders is the founder of Light Reading. He was formerly the Managing Director of DeusM, an intergrated marketing services unit of UBM. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month.
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closed 8/18/2005 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: CMP Media has acquired Light Reading Inc., the leading integrated business media company serving the telecommunications industry and other related next-generation communications markets.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation.
price ($mm)
$27
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$10
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announced 4/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

John Royall and Russell Denson, will acquire Petroleum Economist and Gulf Publishing

synopsis: A consortium led by John Royall and Russell Denson will acquire Petroleum Economist, Ltd., a publisher of energy and power journal, portfolio of maps and a series of books and reports, from Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc. Concurrently, the investor consortium will also acquire Gulf Publishing Company, a publisher for the oil and gas industry.
buyer: John Royall and Russell Denson
John Royall is the chief executive officer of Gulf Publishing, while Russell Denson is a media investor. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Petroleum Economist and Gulf Publishing
Petroleum Economist's magazine and website provide invaluable information for business strategists across the global energy industry. Gulf Publishing Co. is an international media and events business dedicated to the energy sector.
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closed 3/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Argus Media Ltd., acquired Wax Data

synopsis: Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus Media has bought Wax Data, a monthly publication covering the global petroleum, synthetic and natural wax markets from New Jersey-based Rauch Associates. Wax Data focuses on supply and demand fundamentals, trade flows and industry news.
buyer: Argus Media Ltd.
Argus Media is an independent media organisation and leading provider of price assessments, business intelligence and market data on the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer and transportation industries. "
target: Wax Data
Wax Data is a monthly publication covering the global petroleum, synthetic and natural wax markets. It focuses on supply and demand fundamentals, trade flows and industry new.
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closed 9/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

StudioBinder Inc., acquired ProductionBeast

synopsis: StudioBinder Inc., a film production management software company allowing video professionals and agencies to create call sheets, shot lists, storyboards, and more, announced that it has acquired ProductionBeast, a job board and social networking community for television and film. Film companies use ProductionBeast’s job board to find talent.
buyer: StudioBinder Inc.
StudioBinder offers a cloud-based solution for video production management. Their product allows productions to better manage themselves with team collaboration features, script breakdowns, scheduling, shot listing, storyboarding, call sheets, contact management and more. "
target: ProductionBeast
ProductionBeast connects television, film and video freelancers with employers in the entertainment industry. Production companies use ProductionBeast’s job board to find the best talent. Its social networking features allows freelancers, vendors, and companies to create profiles and connect.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Sourcing Industry Group, acquired Outsource Magazine

synopsis: Outsource has been acquired by the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
buyer: Sourcing Industry Group
SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. "
target: Outsource Magazine
Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Sourcing Industry Group, acquired Outsource Magazine

synopsis: Outsource has been acquired by the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
buyer: Sourcing Industry Group
SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. "
target: Outsource Magazine
Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
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