Like Franchise Business

closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Octomedia Pty Ltd, acquired Franchise Business

synopsis: Cirrus Media has sold its Franchise Business sector, which includes the magazine Franchising Magazine, website Franchise Business and accompanying newsletter, to B2B specialist publisher Octomedia. Franchise Business is the leading consumer publication and online directory for anyone interested in investing in a franchise.
buyer: Octomedia Pty Ltd
Octomedia has been in publication since 1971 and is Australia’s largest and oldest retail trade publication with daily digital newsletters, websites, news briefs and more. They provide essential knowledge and insight into the trends, issues and events of importance to the retail industry. "
target parent: Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd.
target: Franchise Business
Franchise Business is the leading consumer publication and online directory for anyone interested in investing in a franchise. Features include franchising issues, industry developments, brands and marketing, legal and financial matters, trends and expectations, and franchisee experiences.
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announced 11/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Chatchaval Jiaravanon, will acquire Fortune

synopsis: Meredith has an agreement to sell Fortune Magazine to Thailand-based entrepreneur Chatchaval Jiaravanon. Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
buyer: Chatchaval Jiaravanon
Chatchaval Jiaravanon, a California-educated executive with almost no profile in the U.S. media business, is the executive chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, Thailand's largest private company, with business interests ranging from telecommunications to 7-Eleven stores to meat processing. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Fortune
Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
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closed 2/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Forbes, Inc., acquired The Memo

synopsis: Forbes Media announced the acquisition of the British online business publication, The Memo. Founded by its Editor, Alex Wood, in April 2015, The Memo is published daily on the web, presenting carefully curated news, commentary, and high-profile interviews with people making real change around the world.
buyer parent: Integrated Whale Media Investments
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. "
target: The Memo
The Memo is a London-based, online business publication. Founded by its Editor, Alex Wood, in April 2015, The Memo is published daily on the web, presenting carefully curated news, commentary, and high-profile interviews with people making real change around the world.
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closed 6/30/2017 via BusinessWire

BridgeTower Media, acquired SC Business Publications, LLC

synopsis: BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of local and regional business information, events and marketing services, announced the acquisition of South Carolina Business Publications, better known as SC Biz News. SC Biz is the primary source of business information for South Carolina, publishing titles in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: SC Business Publications, LLC
South Carolina Business Publications, better known as SC Biz News, is the primary source of business information for South Carolina, publishing titles in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.
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closed 2/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Morris Communications Co. LLC, acquired Georgia Trend Magazine

synopsis: Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced the acquisition of Trend Publications, LLC, which includes the premiere state-wide monthly business publication, Georgia Trend, several annual publications, georgiatrend.com and other print, digital and event assets.
buyer: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Publishing Group, LLC, is a privately held media company based in Augusta, Ga. MPG currently owns and operates 11 daily newspapers as well as non-daily newspapers, city magazines and free community publications in the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Alaska. "
target: Georgia Trend Magazine
Georgia Trend presents an analysis of trends in finance, investments, real-estate, politics and the economy each month. More corporate decision makers in the state rely on Georgia Trend for business news and information that can help them plan for the future.
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announced 7/18/2014 via BusinessWire

Integrated Whale Media Investments, will acquire Forbes, Inc.

synopsis: Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and forbes.com, announced an agreement under which a group of international investors will purchase a majority stake in the company. The newly formed Hong Kong-based investor group Integrated Whale Media Investments is composed of international investors.
buyer: Integrated Whale Media Investments
Integrated Whale Media Investments is a Hong Kong-based international investor group. Its investors include Integrated Asset Management (Asia) Limited (“IAM”). IAM is primarily engaged in public and private equity investments, with expertise in telecommunications, finance and technology investments."
target: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and forbes.com, is an authoritative source of news and information on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles.
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announced 4/15/2013 via Bloomberg

Times Media Group Limited, will acquire BDFM Publishers Ltd

synopsis: Pearson Plc (PSON), which owns the Financial Times newspaper, has agreed to sell its 50 percent stake in publisher BDFM Publishers Ltd. to South Africa’s Times Media Group Ltd. (TMG), the Johannesburg-based company. BDFM Publishers (Pty) Ltd publishes and distributes newspaper and business magazines in South Africa.
buyer: Times Media Group Limited (TMG:SJ:$345.68)
Times Media Group Limited (TMG) is the holding company that owns leading South Africa media and entertainment assets, boasting prominent brands, innovative content, delivered across a variety of channels. These assets are housed in the operating company Times Media (Pty) Ltd. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: BDFM Publishers Ltd
BDFM Publishers (Pty) Ltd publishes and distributes newspaper and business magazines. The company offers its publications under Business Day, The Weekender, and Financial Mail brand names. Additionally, it prints management books.
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closed 1/10/2013 via Company Press Release

Impulse Media GmbH, acquired Impulse Media GmbH

synopsis: Nikolaus Förster, the managing director of Impulse Media GmbH, acquired the majority of Impulse Magazine from Gruner+Jahr AG & Co. Impulse is Germany's leading business magazine.
buyer: Impulse Media GmbH
Impulse Media GmbH runs Germany's leading business magazine. They provide new impetus and concrete added value for people who create something of their own, implement ideas and are liable for their actions. They write about entrepreneurs whose ideas and experiences inspire others. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: Impulse Media GmbH
Impulse Media GmbH runs Germany's leading business magazine. They provide new impetus and concrete added value for people who create something of their own, implement ideas and are liable for their actions. They write about entrepreneurs whose ideas and experiences inspire others.
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announced 7/11/2012 via PR Newswire

ePublishing, Inc., will acquire Ellington

synopsis: ePublishing, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire the clients and technology of Ellington CMS and Ellington Marketplace from The World Company's Mediaphormedia software division. Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing provides software, custom development and design to publishers and media companies. It offers a fully customizable Enterprise Publishing System that integrates content management, community, e-commerce, workflow, audience management, video, advertising, e-mail, directories, CRM and SEO. "
target parent: The World Company
target: Ellington
Begun in 2000 as a business venture of World Co.'s Lawrence Journal-World, Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America and has helped clients amass a multitude of top industry awards.
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closed 3/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Graphcom, Inc., acquired Frederick Gorilla

synopsis: Graphcom, Inc., a full-service marketing and publishing firm and G7 Master Printer located in Gettysburg, Pa., announced that it has acquired Frederick Gorilla magazine from All Saints Publishing, LLC of Frederick, Md.
buyer: Graphcom, Inc.
Graphcom, Inc. is a full-service marketing and publishing firm and G7 Master Printer located in historic Gettysburg, Pa. "
target parent: All Saints Publishing, LLC
target: Frederick Gorilla
Frederick Gorilla magazine was launched in August 2011 by Pattee Brown and Harby Tran. Its editorial emphasis was driven from the philosophy that hyper-local journalism is the future of publishing.
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closed 3/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Versa Capital Management, acquired Impressions Media

synopsis: Impressions Media announced that it has been acquired by Versa Capital Management, LLC. Impressions Media operates The Times Leader, several community papers, associated websites and digital media businesses that serve communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
buyer: Versa Capital Management
Versa Capital Management is a private equity investment firm which focuses on control investments in special situations involving middle market companies where value and performance growth can be achieved through enhanced operational and financial management. "
target: Impressions Media
Impressions Media operates The Times Leader, several community papers, associated websites and digital media businesses that serve communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH, acquired Saal Zwei

synopsis: Süddeutsche Zeitung, the largest regional newspaper in Germany, has acquired Saal Zwei, an online-business-magazine for women. Saal Zwei researchs and compiles information on the most important topics of the week and delivers it every week to registered emails and on their site.
buyer parent: Südwestdeutsche Medienholding GmbH
buyer: Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH
Süddeutsche Zeitung is the largest regional newspaper in Germany. They reach 1.13 million readers daily. Their contents cover the topics of politics, economy, panorama, sports, culture, knowledge, opportunities, travel, automobile, and style. "
target: Saal Zwei
Saal Zwei is an online-business-magazine for women. They research and compile information on the most important topics of the week and deliver it every week to registered emails and on their site. Their mission is to build a female business brand for women in business, politics and society.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Kilcullen Kapital Partners, acquired The Business Post

synopsis: Kilcullen Kapital Partners, an investment company founded by businessman Enda O’Coineen, has acquiredThe Business Post from Key Capital. The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper.
buyer: Kilcullen Kapital Partners
Kilcullen Kapital Partners, led by Enda O’Coineen and Donal O’Shaughnessy, is a boutique dynamic investment platform in Funds, Hospitality, Renewable Energy, Property and Technology. Kilcullen Kapital Partners is based in Dublin, Ireland, "
target parent: Key Capital Ltd.
target: The Business Post
The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper. The Business Post Digital platform provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, and more.
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announced 7/2/2018 via New York Times

Uzabase, will acquire Quartz

synopsis: Quartz, a global business news brand which Atlantic Media created in 2012, will be sold to the Japanese financial intelligence company Uzabase. Designed for an efficient, mobile reading experience, Quartz serves business professionals who travel the world, are focused on international markets, and value critical thinking.
buyer: Uzabase (TSE:3966:$45.94)
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Atlantic Media Company
target: Quartz
Quartz is a global business news brand launched in September 2012 for people who are excited by change. Designed for an efficient, mobile reading experience, Quartz serves business professionals who travel the world, are focused on international markets, and value critical thinking.
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd., acquired Thailand YellowPages

synopsis: Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd., the official publisher and distributor of telephone directories in Thailand, has acquired a 99.94% stake in Thailand YellowPages, the most reliable online source for information on Thailand businesses. Thailand YellowPages allows users to search for businesses in a wide variety of industries.
buyer parent: CS LoxInfo Plc.
buyer: Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd.
Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd. is the official publisher and distributor of telephone directories in Thailand. The company provides telephone directory services through traditional telephone directories, directory assistant services, and Yellow Pages. "
target: Thailand YellowPages
Thailand YellowPages is the most reliable online source for information on Thailand businesses. Users can search for businesses in a wide variety of industries, including housing, automotive, technology and IT, health and beauty, travel, education, fashion, financial services, and more.
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announced 9/13/2016 via Reuters

Grupo Globo, will acquire Valor Economico

synopsis: Grupo Globo SA, Latin America's largest media conglomerate, agreed to buy out the stake that partner Grupo Folha had in Valor Econômico newspaper. Folha, which is Brazil's largest paper in circulation, and Globo owned half each of Valor Econômico, which was created around 2000 to focus on finance and economics news.
buyer: Grupo Globo
Grupo Globo Media, S.A., together with its subsidiaries, creates, produces, manages, and distributes audiovisual programs. It produces television programs, entertainment shows, and fiction shows that broadcast in Spanish, European, and American channels. "
target: Valor Economico
Valor Econômico is a result of the partnership of two large media groups in Brazil: Grupo Folha and Organizações Globo. It is the largest economy, finance and business newspaper in Brazil, and it has become the most important publication in the area.
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announced 9/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer SE, will acquire Business Insider

synopsis: Axel Springer SE, the leading digital publisher in Europe, announced a binding agreement to purchase approximately 88 percent of the shares in New York City-based Business Insider. The company is the leading digital offering for business news in the U.S.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,564.30)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. The digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues today. "
target: Business Insider
Business Insider is a dynamic company reaching the new generation of business leaders. We are a well-funded (including by Jeff Bezos) startup at the forefront of digital media. We are also one of the fastest-growing business media companies, reaching more than 60 million readers per month.
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closed 7/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

Mark Hales, acquired TheBusinessDesk.com

synopsis: TheBusinessDesk.com has been acquired by investor Mark Hales. TheBusinessDesk.com brings the highest standards of regional business information to the Internet and mobile devices, it is the only website dedicated to Yorkshire business news.
buyer: Mark Hales
Mark Hales is a technology investor in the United Kingdom. "
target: TheBusinessDesk.com
TheBusinessDesk.com brings the highest standards of regional business information to the Internet and mobile devices, it is the only website dedicated to Yorkshire business news.
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closed 8/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

The National Business Review, acquired The National Business Review

synopsis: The National Business Review has been sold by long-time publisher Barry Colman to Todd Scott, the company's chief executive, in a management buyout. The National Business Review is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector.
buyer: The National Business Review
The National Business Review (NBR) is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. The paper is owned by Barry Colman who also publishes the Grocers Review and several other small trade publications. "
target: The National Business Review
The National Business Review (NBR) is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. The paper is owned by Barry Colman who also publishes the Grocers Review and several other small trade publications.
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announced 5/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Colorado Springs Independent, will acquire The Colorado Springs Business Journal, Inc.

synopsis: The owners of the Colorado Springs Independent announced that they are buying the Colorado Springs Business Journal. John Weiss, publisher of the Independent and head of the Publishing Corp. of Colorado Springs that is buying the Business Journal, said the papers would remain editorially independent.
buyer: The Colorado Springs Independent
The locally-owned Colorado Springs Independent is the second largest paper in El Paso County with 36,000 papers distributed every Wednesday at more than 850 high-traffic locations. "
target parent: The Dolan Company
target: The Colorado Springs Business Journal, Inc.
The Colorado Springs Business Journal provides in-depth local news covering real estate, tourism, defense contracting/aerospace, local politics and more from award winning reporters.
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Octomedia Pty Ltd, acquired Franchise Business

synopsis: Cirrus Media has sold its Franchise Business sector, which includes the magazine Franchising Magazine, website Franchise Business and accompanying newsletter, to B2B specialist publisher Octomedia. Franchise Business is the leading consumer publication and online directory for anyone interested in investing in a franchise.
buyer: Octomedia Pty Ltd
Octomedia has been in publication since 1971 and is Australia’s largest and oldest retail trade publication with daily digital newsletters, websites, news briefs and more. They provide essential knowledge and insight into the trends, issues and events of importance to the retail industry. "
target parent: Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd.
target: Franchise Business
Franchise Business is the leading consumer publication and online directory for anyone interested in investing in a franchise. Features include franchising issues, industry developments, brands and marketing, legal and financial matters, trends and expectations, and franchisee experiences.
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Octomedia Pty Ltd, acquired Franchise Business

synopsis: Cirrus Media has sold its Franchise Business sector, which includes the magazine Franchising Magazine, website Franchise Business and accompanying newsletter, to B2B specialist publisher Octomedia. Franchise Business is the leading consumer publication and online directory for anyone interested in investing in a franchise.
buyer: Octomedia Pty Ltd
Octomedia has been in publication since 1971 and is Australia’s largest and oldest retail trade publication with daily digital newsletters, websites, news briefs and more. They provide essential knowledge and insight into the trends, issues and events of importance to the retail industry. "
target parent: Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd.
target: Franchise Business
Franchise Business is the leading consumer publication and online directory for anyone interested in investing in a franchise. Features include franchising issues, industry developments, brands and marketing, legal and financial matters, trends and expectations, and franchisee experiences.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wainscot Media, LLC, acquired 9Threads

synopsis: Park Ridge, N.J.-based content marketing agency and magazine publisher Wainscot Media announced that it has acquired 9Threads—a New York-based design firm publisher of B2B magazines Footwear Plus and Earnshaw’s—from former owner Symphony Publishing Group.
buyer: Wainscot Media, LLC
Wainscot Media helps marketers engage audiences with best-in-class content. Whether delivered in print, online or in person, these content programs aim to generate additional customers for clients while also strengthening brand connection and commitment. "
target parent: Timeless Communications Corp.
target: 9Threads
9Threads is a firm publisher of Footwear Plus and Earnshaw’s, two B2B magazines serving retailers in the field of fashion. Both B2B magazines are produced ten times a year. Footwear Plus serves the field of shoe retailing. Earnshaw’s targets retailers of children’s fashion and juvenile products.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired Bicycle Retailer

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the publisher of VeloNews, has acquired Bicycle Retailer & Industry News from Emerald Expositions. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: Bicycle Retailer
Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Pamlico Capital, acquired Winsight, LLC

synopsis: Winsight, LLC a leading B2B information provider, announced that Charlotte-based investment firm Pamlico Capital led a majority recapitalization of the Company in partnership with the existing management team. Winsight's solutions enable customers to drive engagement with target audiences, and refine business development strategies.
buyer: Pamlico Capital
Pamlico Capital seeks buyout and growth equity investments in lower middle market businesses with exceptional management teams. They focus on the Business & Technology Services, Communications and Healthcare industries. "
target parent: Redwood Investments LLC
target: Winsight, LLC
Winsight provides information, market intelligence, professional events, and media to the global restaurant, noncommercial foodservice, and convenience retail industries. Winsight offers a multi-channel portfolio of brands across research, data and analytics, events, magazines, web sites, and more.
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito/Edgell, acquired The Path to Purchase Institute

synopsis: RFE Investment Partners announces the acquisition of the Path to Purchase Institute, publisher of the monthly Shopper Marketing magazine. Shopper Marketing, which claims a monthly circulation of over 18000, as well as the Institute's events, e-learning, and book publishing businesses, will be joined under the RFE umbrella by Stagnito/Edgell titles.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: Stagnito/Edgell
The Stagnito Business Information and Edgell Communications portfolio of brands informs, connects, and provides predictive analysis for retailers, retail suppliers, and technology vendors through custom and syndicated research, data, media, and events. "
target: The Path to Purchase Institute
The Path to Purchase Institute is a global association serving the needs of retailers, brands and the entire ecosystem of solution providers along the path to purchase. Through a variety of platforms, the Institute engages, informs and empowers its members and the industry at-large.
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closed 10/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Egmont Group, acquired Forma Publishing Group AB

synopsis: Egmont Publishing in Sweden has acquired Forma Publishing Group from ICA Gruppen. Forma Publishing Group AB publishes trade magazines and newspapers for the retailing and restaurant sectors. It also publishes consumer oriented magazines and newspapers. In addition, the company engages in book publishing.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Egmont Group
Egmont is a leading media group in the Nordic region, with activities in 30 countries. Their media world spans for instance Nordisk Film, TV 2 in Norway, cinemas, book publishers, educational publishers and PlayStation as well as a number of partly owned film companies, including Zentropa. "
target parent: ICA Gruppen
target: Forma Publishing Group AB
Forma Publishing Group AB publishes trade magazines and newspapers for the retailing and restaurant sectors. It also publishes consumer oriented magazines and newspapers. In addition, the company engages in book publishing. Its focus areas are food, home, leisure, and retailing.
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

ICSC (International Counsel Shopping), acquired Pinnacle Publishing Group

synopsis: The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced that it has purchased select assets of Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG), a Massachusetts based conference organizer and magazine publisher that serves the specialty retail industry.
buyer: ICSC (International Counsel Shopping)
ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 60,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. "
target: Pinnacle Publishing Group
Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc., is a publishing and tradeshow company focused on the retail industry. Pinnacle Publishing Group specializes in reporting on retail trends, visual merchandising techniques, growth strategies and retail entrepreneurial success stories.
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closed 11/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Grand View Media Group, acquired Shooting Sports Retailer

synopsis: Grand View Media Group, a subsidiary of EBSCO Industries Inc., has acquired Shooting Sports Retailer magazine. The Shooting Sports Retailer website and magazine is the premier online destination for retailers of shooting sports and related equipment.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: Grand View Media Group
Grand View Media Group specializes in consumer and business-to-business magazines, as well as custom publishing. The company publishes nineteen titles and three directories covering the outdoors and business-to-business markets. "
target: Shooting Sports Retailer
The Shooting Sports Retailer website is the premier online destination for retailers of shooting sports and related equipment. Through their portal site, retailers stay informed on the latest news and product information affecting their retail businesses.
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closed 9/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito Media, Inc., acquired Tesoro Business Media

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced it has acquired Tesoro Business Media, producer of Store Brands Decisions and Green Retail Decisions events and digital media. Launched by Tesoro founder and CEO John Failla in 2011, Store Brands Decisions operates in the same vertical market as Stagnito Media's Private Label Store Brands properties.
buyer parent: Topspin Partners
buyer: Stagnito Media, Inc.
Stagnito Media, LLC serves B-to-B information needs of convenience, grocery and specialty food/kitchenware retailers through an integrated portfolio of magazines, websites, digital newsletters, conferences and custom media. "
target: Tesoro Business Media
Tesoro Business Media makes a difference and creates value by bringing proven best practices in interactive B2B media to the retailing and consumer products industries.They serve their markets with eNewsletters, websites, research reports, webinars, white papers, conferences and awards programs.
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closed 7/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Redwood Acquisitions, LLC announced that it has closed on its purchase of CSP Information Group, Inc., the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the convenience retailing, restaurant and on-the-go food industries.
buyer: Redwood Acquisitions, LLC
Established in 2005, Redwood Investments is a private investment firm based in Washington, DC that provides growth capital for acquisitions, roll ups, and management-led buyouts. The firm concentrates on media, real estate, and alternative energy. "
target: CSP Information Group, Inc.
CSP Information Group's portfolio includes CSP and FARE Magazines in retail, Restaurant Business and FoodService Director Magazines in the foodservice segment, and affiliated websites, newsletters, and mobile platforms.
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closed 1/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired SNEWS

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc., the parent company of Backpacker magazine and Yoga Journal, has acquired SNEWS(R) (Specialty News), the leading news and information service for the outdoor and fitness industries.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: SNEWS
SNEWS strives to "create community through communication" and is the only industry news and information source serving both the outdoor and fitness markets. Offering respected industry insight and expertise for nearly 25 years, SNEWS(R) reaches out with news, analysis, and retailer training.
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Prism Business Media, acquired Supermarket News

synopsis: Prism Business Media Inc. announced the acquisition of the assets of Supermarket News, the leading information source for the $450+ billion U.S. food retailing sector, from Fairchild Publications, Inc. Supermarket News’ award-winning print and online products command an estimated 60% share of the market’s available advertising revenues.
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 parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Supermarket News
Supermarket News is the preferred weekly newspaper of senior executives and decision makers in the food retailing industry. It provides coverage of news, events, trends and topics across the industry, including management, productivity, pricing and marketing issues related to fresh foods.
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closed 4/25/2006 via PR Newswire

M2Media360, purchased Petro/Retail Magazine Group from Adams Business Media

synopsis: Following on the heels of its recent acquisition of multiple business publications serving the geospatial, horticulture, and fine jewelry markets, M2MEDIA360 announces its acquisition of the Petro/Retail Group from Adams Business Media, based in Palm Springs, California.
buyer: M2Media360
M2MEDIA360 is a business-to-business media company with separate, distinct and highly vertical properties. M2MEDIA360's print and online products offer traditional and new methods for marketing and educating readers in the food, beverage, petroleum, jewelry, geospatial and horticulture industries. "
seller parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
seller: Adams Business Media
Adams Business Media (ABM) is a communications company committed to providing tomorrow's solutions to today's business to business professionals, through the successful integration of print and electronic media forums.
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closed 11/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Gemspring Capital, acquired Bobit Business Media

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce an affiliate has acquired the assets of Bobit Business Media Inc., a leading B2B media company. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
buyer: Gemspring Capital
Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm specializing in lower middle market companies. With $355 million of equity capital under management, they provide flexible capital and partner with talented management teams to propel companies to grow and achieve their full potential. "
target: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in B2B media. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
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closed 11/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

BridgeTower Media, acquired Progressive Business Media

synopsis: Progressive Business Media, the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries, announced it is being acquired by BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media is the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries. It is the parent company of brands including Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Home Textiles Today, Casual Living, Designers Today, Exterior Design, and more.
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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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closed 4/1/2018 via Company Press Release

HighText Verlag, acquired Versandhausberater

synopsis: HighText Verlag has acquired Versandhausberater from FID Verlag. Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses.
buyer: HighText Verlag
HighText Verlag is a German publishing house that has published information for all markets in the digital economy since 1991. "
target parent: FID Verlag GmbH
target: Versandhausberater
Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses. Their online publications offer in-depth practical know-how and valuable strategy for German multichannel retailers.
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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 3/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Babcox Media, Inc., acquired AutoSuccess

synopsis: Babcox Media Inc., a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets, has acquired AutoSuccess, the leading business-to-business media brand serving the needs of franchised car and light truck dealers in the United States.
buyer: Babcox Media, Inc.
Founded in 1920, Babcox Media is a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets. "
target: AutoSuccess
AutoSuccess is the leading business-to-business media brand serving the needs of franchised car and light truck dealers in the United States. They are based in Louisville, Kentucky.
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closed 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

DN 2.0 LLC, acquired Dealernews

synopsis: DN 2.0 LLC, a Columbus-based group of powersports Dealers, has acquired Dealernews from its former publisher, UBM, with a commitment to launch new information and collaboration services to make Dealers better Dealers. Dealernews provides news, analysis, retail trends, and exclusive research that give dealers the tools they need to stay competitive.
buyer: DN 2.0 LLC
DN 2.0 LLC is a Columbus, OH based group of powersports dealers. The group consists of: Bob Althoff, dealer principal at A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson; Stan Simpson, owner of JRJ Sports Center; and Scott Johnson, CEO of University Nutrition and president of Basic Brands/Basic Media Group. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Dealernews
Dealernews is the Voice of Powersports Retailers, helping them combine their passion for the sport with their pursuit of profit. Dealernews provides news, analysis, retail trends, and exclusive research that give dealers the tools they need to stay innovative and competitive.
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