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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

FlightGlobal, acquired FlightStats

synopsis: FlightStats, the real-time global flight data provider, has been sold to Reed Business Information’s FlightGlobal, part of the FTSE 100 listed RELX Group. FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: FlightGlobal
FlightGlobal helps achieve a complete understanding of the aviation industry, the global fleet of aircraft and the market dynamics and drivers – both now and in the future. Via online tools, and expert reports, FlightGlobal can help identify growth opportunities and assess risk. "
target: FlightStats
FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines, travel agencies, mobile app developers and online services.
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closed 6/30/2011 via PR Newswire

Reed Business Information, acquired Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings Limited

synopsis: Reed Business Information, the business information division of Reed Elsevier, announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings Limited, one of the world's principal providers of data, analytics and advisory services to investors in aerospace.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading global provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Its portfolio of market leading brands makes it the preferred media partner across a range of markets from agriculture to technology. "
target: Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings Limited
Ascend is one of the world's principal providers of data, analytics and advisory services to investors in aerospace. Its global team advises on aviation investment strategies to maximise returns and generate proven investment results.
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closed 4/13/2011 via BusinessWire

Google Inc., acquired ITA Software

synopsis: Battery Ventures, a multi-stage investment firm focused on technology and innovation worldwide, announced that Google has acquired Cambridge, MA-based portfolio company ITA Software. ITA's QPX software tool for organizing flight information is used by leading airlines and travel distributors worldwide.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: Battery Ventures
target: ITA Software
ITA Software creates innovative solutions for the travel industry. ITA's QPX software tool for organizing flight information is used by leading airlines and travel distributors worldwide, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Bing, Continental Airlines, Hotwire, Kayak, etc.
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closed 1/20/2015 via PR Newswire

OAG Worldwide Limited, acquired FlightView Inc.

synopsis: OAG, the market leader in flight schedules and related analytics, is strengthening its position at the forefront of the expanding market for real-time flight status information with the acquisition of leading Boston-based real-time flight information solutions provider FlightView Inc.
buyer: OAG Worldwide Limited
OAG (Original Airline Guides) has the knowledge, experience and capability to provide reliable, high quality, up-to-the-minute aviation data, offering essential information and innovative travel planning solutions. OAG provides solutions for the aviation, air cargo logistics and travel communities. "
target: FlightView Inc.
FlightView is the recognized leader in providing the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industry, incorporating advanced visualization techniques and innovative new technologies to meet their customers' varied needs.
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

ForwardKeys, will purchase Traveller Statistics from NPD Group, Inc.

synopsis: ForwardKeys, a Valencia-based travel analytics company, will acquire Traveller Statistics from The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Traveller Statistics is an online platform that provides intelligence on passengers traveling through each terminal building at 550 airports, assisting both passengers and retailers.
buyer: ForwardKeys
ForwardKeys is Valencia-based big data and business intelligence company offering a new approach to traveler operational business. The company leverages global flight reservations plus other data to monitor and qualify traveler flows, understand global demand, and forecast trends. "
seller: NPD Group, Inc.
Traveller Statistics is an online platform that provides intelligence on passengers traveling through each terminal building at 550 airports. It assists retailers to benchmark their sales performance, identify trends and opportunities, diagnose issues, and make decisions to drive growth.
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closed 2/28/2008 via PR Newswire

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., purchased MRO forecast data division from AeroStrategy

synopsis: Commonwealth Business Media, leading provider of trade, transportation, and travel information, news and intelligence to global businesses, announced that it has acquired AeroStrategy's MRO forecast data division.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. publishes directories, databases and magazines in the transportation, international trade, classical music and commercial credit markets. "
seller: AeroStrategy
AeroStrategy delivers informed, high-quality strategic consulting services to a varied roster of global clients. Our team of consultants offers a rare combination of industry knowledge and classic consulting skills to solve client problems thoroughly, practically, and cost-effectively.
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closed 9/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Skift, acquired Airline Weekly

synopsis: Skift Inc., the largest travel industry intelligence and marketing platform, announced the acquisition of Airline Weekly, including the subscription-based newsletter and related assets. Airline Weekly reports who’s flying where, new marketing approaches, fleet, finance and key airline and airport data.
buyer: Skift
Skift is the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, providing news, information, data and services to all sectors of the world’s largest industry. "
target: Airline Weekly
Airline Weekly is a subscriber-supported publication, paid for by readers who want a more interesting, more valuable read about the airline business. Each Monday, Airline Weekly reports who’s flying where, new marketing approaches, fleet, finance and key airline and airport data.
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closed 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

STR, Inc., acquired AM:PM Hotels Ltd

synopsis: STR, a data benchmarking and analytics specialist, has acquired AM:PM, a hotel data and intelligence specialist. Through the acquisition, STR will enhance its global-leading hotel data and analytics platform with AM:PM’s market intelligence and interactive online database and mapping tool.
buyer: STR, Inc.
STR provides clients from multiple market sectors with premium, global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights. Founded in 1985, STR maintains a presence in 15 countries with a corporate North American headquarters in Hendersonville, Tennessee. "
target: AM:PM Hotels Ltd
AM:PM is a leading source of market intelligence on the UK & Ireland hotel industry. Based on their extensive research, they deliver a suite of subscription-based online products to help clients make informed decisions with an unrivalled understanding of the size and structure of the hotel industry.
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closed 6/27/2012 via Company Press Release

AC-U-KWIK, acquired airportdata.aero

synopsis: David Kieselstein, CEO of Penton Media, announced that the company has acquired Highline LP of the United Kingdom. Highline is a business and commercial aviation company that currently provides global data and sales support to Penton’s AC-U-KWIK, the leading FBO directory serving the business aviation market as well as other new products.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: AC-U-KWIK
AC-U-KWIK provides the aviation industry with the most accurate and up-to-date airport / FBO directories. Each directory contains complete listings of FBOs, charter companies, fuel suppliers, ground transportation, maintenance and catering services at public airports across the world. "
target: airportdata.aero
airportdata.aero is owned and operated by HighLine. HighLine provides essential airport, ground handling, fuel and services information to the aviation industry. Their aim is to provide the most accurate, complete and relevant data to assist in pre-flight planning and dispatch operations.
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closed 6/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Northstar Travel Group, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein Partners acquired Northstar Travel Group, the leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, from the Wicks Group of Companies. Northstar owns well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, and others.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity/investment firm that was founded January 2001 when the merchant banking group of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, spun out to become an independent firm upon the acquisition of Wasserstein Perella by Dresdner Bank. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology.
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closed 7/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Northstar Travel Media, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, a leading business-information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has been acquired by the Wicks Group. Northstar, a $60 million company based in Secaucus, New Jersey, serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

FlightGlobal, acquired FlightStats

synopsis: FlightStats, the real-time global flight data provider, has been sold to Reed Business Information’s FlightGlobal, part of the FTSE 100 listed RELX Group. FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: FlightGlobal
FlightGlobal helps achieve a complete understanding of the aviation industry, the global fleet of aircraft and the market dynamics and drivers – both now and in the future. Via online tools, and expert reports, FlightGlobal can help identify growth opportunities and assess risk. "
target: FlightStats
FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines, travel agencies, mobile app developers and online services.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

FlightGlobal, acquired FlightStats

synopsis: FlightStats, the real-time global flight data provider, has been sold to Reed Business Information’s FlightGlobal, part of the FTSE 100 listed RELX Group. FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: FlightGlobal
FlightGlobal helps achieve a complete understanding of the aviation industry, the global fleet of aircraft and the market dynamics and drivers – both now and in the future. Via online tools, and expert reports, FlightGlobal can help identify growth opportunities and assess risk. "
target: FlightStats
FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines, travel agencies, mobile app developers and online services.
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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

FlightGlobal, acquired Diio, LLC

synopsis: FlightGlobal has acquired Diio, a pioneering US business that will help create a powerhouse in data analytics for the global air travel sector. Diio, a leading provider of airline market intelligence tools, and FlightStats, a pioneer in flight data services, will now sit alongside FlightGlobal's existing portfolio of aircraft data services.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: FlightGlobal
FlightGlobal helps achieve a complete understanding of the aviation industry, the global fleet of aircraft and the market dynamics and drivers – both now and in the future. Via online tools, and expert reports, FlightGlobal can help identify growth opportunities and assess risk. "
target: Diio, LLC
Diio provides a portfolio of online intelligence tools for the global air transport and travel industry, both under its own brand and those of its partners. The company's flagship Diio Mi service brings together schedules, fares and traffic data into a single online market intelligence toolset.
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closed 3/19/2014 via PR Newswire

FlightGlobal, acquired Innovata LLC

synopsis: Reed Business Information (RBI), a division of Reed Elsevier, announced it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Innovata LLC, a leading provider of airline schedules data, maps and tools for the global air travel market. Innovata will join RBI's aerospace information and data services business, Flightglobal.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: FlightGlobal
FlightGlobal is a media company that publishes magazines and newsletters related to aerospace, and create events for aerospace and aviation companies. They also offer platforms that provide data on aircrafts and airlines. The company is based in the United Kingdom. "
target: Innovata LLC
Innovata is a leading source of airline schedules data covering more than 800 carriers worldwide and is a strategic partner of IATA, the trade association for the world's airlines.
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announced 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

UBM Aviation Routes Ltd, will acquire Network USA Event

synopsis: Flightglobal and UBM Live have struck a deal under which the Network USA event will be merged into Routes Americas. Network USA is the largest route planning and networking event in North America. Attendees from North America and beyond meet to identify new opportunities, renew relationships and get an update on all critical planning issues.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Aviation Routes Ltd
UBM Aviation Routes organizes world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums. The Routes America business is focused entirely on aviation route development and the company's portfolio includes events, media and online businesses. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Network USA Event
Network USA is the largest route planning and networking event in North America. Attendees from North America and beyond meet to identify new opportunities, renew relationships and get an update on all critical planning issues.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

FlightGlobal, acquired FlightStats

synopsis: FlightStats, the real-time global flight data provider, has been sold to Reed Business Information’s FlightGlobal, part of the FTSE 100 listed RELX Group. FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: FlightGlobal
FlightGlobal helps achieve a complete understanding of the aviation industry, the global fleet of aircraft and the market dynamics and drivers – both now and in the future. Via online tools, and expert reports, FlightGlobal can help identify growth opportunities and assess risk. "
target: FlightStats
FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines, travel agencies, mobile app developers and online services.
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closed 6/30/2011 via PR Newswire

Reed Business Information, acquired Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings Limited

synopsis: Reed Business Information, the business information division of Reed Elsevier, announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings Limited, one of the world's principal providers of data, analytics and advisory services to investors in aerospace.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading global provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Its portfolio of market leading brands makes it the preferred media partner across a range of markets from agriculture to technology. "
target: Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings Limited
Ascend is one of the world's principal providers of data, analytics and advisory services to investors in aerospace. Its global team advises on aviation investment strategies to maximise returns and generate proven investment results.
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closed 2/28/2008 via PR Newswire

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., purchased MRO forecast data division from AeroStrategy

synopsis: Commonwealth Business Media, leading provider of trade, transportation, and travel information, news and intelligence to global businesses, announced that it has acquired AeroStrategy's MRO forecast data division.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. publishes directories, databases and magazines in the transportation, international trade, classical music and commercial credit markets. "
seller: AeroStrategy
AeroStrategy delivers informed, high-quality strategic consulting services to a varied roster of global clients. Our team of consultants offers a rare combination of industry knowledge and classic consulting skills to solve client problems thoroughly, practically, and cost-effectively.
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closed 1/20/2015 via PR Newswire

OAG Worldwide Limited, acquired FlightView Inc.

synopsis: OAG, the market leader in flight schedules and related analytics, is strengthening its position at the forefront of the expanding market for real-time flight status information with the acquisition of leading Boston-based real-time flight information solutions provider FlightView Inc.
buyer: OAG Worldwide Limited
OAG (Original Airline Guides) has the knowledge, experience and capability to provide reliable, high quality, up-to-the-minute aviation data, offering essential information and innovative travel planning solutions. OAG provides solutions for the aviation, air cargo logistics and travel communities. "
target: FlightView Inc.
FlightView is the recognized leader in providing the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industry, incorporating advanced visualization techniques and innovative new technologies to meet their customers' varied needs.
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

ForwardKeys, will purchase Traveller Statistics from NPD Group, Inc.

synopsis: ForwardKeys, a Valencia-based travel analytics company, will acquire Traveller Statistics from The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Traveller Statistics is an online platform that provides intelligence on passengers traveling through each terminal building at 550 airports, assisting both passengers and retailers.
buyer: ForwardKeys
ForwardKeys is Valencia-based big data and business intelligence company offering a new approach to traveler operational business. The company leverages global flight reservations plus other data to monitor and qualify traveler flows, understand global demand, and forecast trends. "
seller: NPD Group, Inc.
Traveller Statistics is an online platform that provides intelligence on passengers traveling through each terminal building at 550 airports. It assists retailers to benchmark their sales performance, identify trends and opportunities, diagnose issues, and make decisions to drive growth.
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closed 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Reed Business Information, acquired Commercial Aviation Media, Ltd.

synopsis: Reed Business Information completed the acquisition of the biweekly Commercial Aviation Report and monthly Commercial Aviation Value Report titles from London-based publisher Commercial Aviation Media. The titles will be merged into RBI’s Flight portfolio, which includes Flight International and Airline Business magazines.
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 parent: Informa plc
target: Commercial Aviation Media, Ltd.
Commercial Aviation Group is a publisher of magazines for aviation professionals including Commercial Aviation Report and monthly Commercial Aviation Value Report. They also runs two annual trade show, The US Valuation Conference and The European Aviation Conference for the same market.
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closed 2/27/2012 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Insight Media

synopsis: UBM acquires Insight Media Limited, an independent, business-to-business aviation communications company, founded in 1995. They produce of industry magazines, specialist publications, conferences and exhibition events, industry websites and community portals.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Insight Media
Insight Media is an independent, business-to-business aviation communications company, founded in 1995. They produce of industry magazines, specialist publications, conferences and exhibition events, industry websites and community portals.
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closed 8/12/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired The Route Development Group Limited

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired The Route Development Group Limited (RDG) from its private shareholders on behalf of UBM Aviation for £8 million in cash and a further deferred consideration of up to £1.3 million payable over the next two years.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited ("UBM") is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: The Route Development Group Limited
The Route Development Group Limited (RDG) operates a global series of must-attend aviation route development and network planning events as well as a supporting consultancy business from its headquarters in Manchester, UK.
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closed 5/1/2008 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Avionics Expo Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, has acquired Avionics Expo Limited, a U.K. company which owns and produces Avionics, the leading global conference and exhibition for civil and military aerospace electronics. 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: Avionics Expo Limited
Avionics has been held in the Amsterdam for the past four years with the most recent event held March 5-6, 2008 at the Passenger Air Terminal in Amsterdam. Avionics comprises a significant trade exhibition, two-day conference program, workshops, and technology demos serving over 1,400 attendees.
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closed 1/4/2007 via PR Newswire

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., acquired Aviation Industry Group Ltd

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that its Commonwealth Business Media division has acquired the UK-based Aviation Industry Group Ltd for an initial cash consideration of GBP6m, with a further consideration of up to GBP1m being payable, depending on certain conditions being met.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. publishes directories, databases and magazines in the transportation, international trade, classical music and commercial credit markets. "
target: Aviation Industry Group Ltd
Aviation Industry Group is the holding company of Aviation Industry Conferences, Aviation Industry Press and Aviation Industry Exhibitions. As such, the Group offers a comprehensive presence and a broad range of promotional opportunities within the aviation and airline industries.
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closed 9/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, acquired Speednews

synopsis: Prism Business Media Inc. has acquired SpeedNews(R), Inc., a leading source of news and information for executives in the aviation industry since 1979. SpeedNews publishes multiple industry-leading market-intelligence newsletters and also produces a highly-regarded series of annual supplier conferences.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business 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: Speednews
SpeedNews produces four industry supplier conferences each year, designed for equipment manufacturers, marketing representatives, analysts and raw material suppliers.
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will purchase 12 Magazines from UKi Media & Events Ltd.

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group is in the final stages of completing on a deal to acquire 12 magazines currently published by the Dorking-based company, UKi Media & Events. These magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: UKi Media & Events Ltd.
The 12 magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment. They are: Business Airport International, Business Jet International, Aircraft Interiors International, Aerospace Testing International, Air Traffic Technology, and more.
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closed 9/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Skift, acquired Airline Weekly

synopsis: Skift Inc., the largest travel industry intelligence and marketing platform, announced the acquisition of Airline Weekly, including the subscription-based newsletter and related assets. Airline Weekly reports who’s flying where, new marketing approaches, fleet, finance and key airline and airport data.
buyer: Skift
Skift is the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, providing news, information, data and services to all sectors of the world’s largest industry. "
target: Airline Weekly
Airline Weekly is a subscriber-supported publication, paid for by readers who want a more interesting, more valuable read about the airline business. Each Monday, Airline Weekly reports who’s flying where, new marketing approaches, fleet, finance and key airline and airport data.
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closed 7/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Peak Pacific Limited, purchased eLearning Content Business from Finnair Flight Academy Oy

synopsis: Hong Kong-based Peak Pacific has purchased the eLearning content business of Helsinki-based Finnair Flight Academy (FFA). FFA's eLearning content business provides a wide range of eLearning courses for pilots, cabin crew, and technical staff. The acquisition enables Peak Pacific to expand its footprint in the aviation eLearning market in Europe.
buyer: Peak Pacific Limited
Peak Pacific Group is a Hong Kong based Business Transformation organisation that provides business outcomes through Learning, Mobility and Technology. The Group's flagship company is Peak Pacific Limited, a Learning Solutions company that helps clients create Integrated Learning Environments. "
seller parent: Finnair
seller: Finnair Flight Academy Oy
Finnair Flight Academy provides wide range of eLearning courses for pilots, cabin crew, and technical staff. With their 60 years heritage of delivering training services to airlines, Finnair Flight Academy offers sustainable competitive advantage to keep operational costs under control.
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announced 8/19/2015 via Company Press Release

Findlay Media, will acquire Ground Handling International

synopsis: Agreement has been reached for Findlay Media Limited, a part of the Mark Allen Group (MAG), to acquire 100% of The Airports Publishing Network Limited (APN), the market leading information provider to the international ground handling sector. APN's primary title, Ground Handling International, is a recognised brand in more than 200 countries.
buyer parent: Mark Allen Group
buyer: Findlay Media
Findlay Media is the UK’s leading business media company. Findlay Media is a market leading business to business publisher; they offer an extensive range of third party services utilising their high quality and professional in-house design, IT, research and event management departments. "
target: Ground Handling International
Grand Handling International is The Airports Publishing Network Limited's (APN) primary title. It is a recognized brand in more than 200 countries. APN was established in 1985 and has since become the market leading information provider to the international ground handling sector.
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closed 8/1/2013 via BusinessWire

Penton Media, acquired Aviation Week & Space Technology

synopsis: Penton, a leading strategic information and marketing solutions company, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Aviation Week, the leading brand in global aviation information, including its events, data, digital and media products. Aviation Week & Space Technology is the world's most widely read aviation and aerospace magazine
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. "
target parent: McGraw Hill Financial
target: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Aviation Week & Space Technology is the world's most widely read aviation and aerospace magazine, with 107,000+ paying subscribers. Each week, AW&ST delivers news and analysis of technology, business and operations in every sector of the global industry: civil, military and space.
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closed 6/27/2012 via Company Press Release

AC-U-KWIK, acquired airportdata.aero

synopsis: David Kieselstein, CEO of Penton Media, announced that the company has acquired Highline LP of the United Kingdom. Highline is a business and commercial aviation company that currently provides global data and sales support to Penton’s AC-U-KWIK, the leading FBO directory serving the business aviation market as well as other new products.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: AC-U-KWIK
AC-U-KWIK provides the aviation industry with the most accurate and up-to-date airport / FBO directories. Each directory contains complete listings of FBOs, charter companies, fuel suppliers, ground transportation, maintenance and catering services at public airports across the world. "
target: airportdata.aero
airportdata.aero is owned and operated by HighLine. HighLine provides essential airport, ground handling, fuel and services information to the aviation industry. Their aim is to provide the most accurate, complete and relevant data to assist in pre-flight planning and dispatch operations.
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closed 12/21/2005 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, Inc., acquired Boston Aviation Services

synopsis: Prism Business Media Inc. announced the acquisition of the assets of leading aviation directory publisher Boston Aviation Services (BAS). BAS publications include The Air Charter Guide, The Executive Traveler Edition and The Cellular Pilot.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media, Inc.
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target: Boston Aviation Services
Boston Aviation Services, founded in 1985, is based in Cambridge, Mass. BAS directory products include the following: The Air Charter Guide, The Executive Traveler Edition and The Cellular Pilot.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$7
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1.5x
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closed 11/22/2005 via BusinessWire

Navtech, Inc., acquired European Aeronautical Group AB

synopsis: Navtech, Inc., a leading international provider of flight operations software, today announced the acquisition of European Aeronautical Group AB (EAG) from the SAS Group AB for SEK 162 million (approximately $20 million US), with an additional consideration conditional on certain business performance measures.
buyer: Navtech, Inc.
Navtech is a leading international provider of aviation software. Navtech's integrated flight operations solutions are critical to the daily flight operations of commercial passenger and cargo air carriers, helping airlines to increase safety, maximize efficiency, and reduce costs. "
target parent: SAS Group
target: European Aeronautical Group AB
European Aeronautical Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of the SAS Group with approximately 155 employees and operations in Sweden and the U.K. The Group produces advanced aeronautical documentation and systems for the aviation industry.
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