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announced 3/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, will acquire Show Management

synopsis: Publishing firm Informa plc said it has agreed to acquire Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, the operator of some of the largest yachting and boat shows in the U.S. Show Management is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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 parent: Wind Point Partners
target: Show Management
Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, produces five boat shows each year along with hundreds of special events throughout the year. They are based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BusinessWire

GS Media & Events, purchased Eight Consumer Tradeshows from RJ Promotions

synopsis: GS Media & Events, which owns and operates more than 25 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout the United States, announced it has acquired eight consumer shows from RJ Promotions, Inc. The acquisition includes five RV and sport shows, two boating shows and one park and outdoor show.
buyer parent: Good Sam Club
buyer: GS Media & Events
GS Media & Events, a division of Good Sam Enterprises, LLC, owns and operates 23 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout North America. The company currently produces RV & camping shows, boat & marine shows, and powersports & ice fishing shows. "
seller: RJ Promotions
The acquisition includes eight tradeshows from RJ Promotions. They are the Des Moines Boat & Sport Show, Des Moines RV & Outdoor Show, Topeka Boat & Outdoor Show, Topeka RV & Sport Show, Overland Park & Outdoor Show, CO Springs RV & Outdoor Show, CO Spring RV & Travel Expo and the El Paso RV Show.
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closed 12/16/2009 via Company Press Release

National Marine Manufacturers Association, acquired New England Boat Show

synopsis: The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the acquisition of the New England Boat Show from North America Expositions Company as part of a larger strategic repositioning of its boat show portfolio.
buyer: National Marine Manufacturers Association
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80% of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. "
target parent: North American Expositions Co.
target: New England Boat Show
The New England Boat Show is oldest, largest and most respected boating marketplace in the Northeast. The New England Boat Show is held annually at the new, state of the art, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC).
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closed 6/20/2008 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Events, purchased 3 RV and boating consumer shows from Mid-America Expositions

synopsis: Affinity Events, a division of Venture, CA-based Affinity, has acquired 12 RV and boating consumer shows. Three were acquired from Kansas City, MO-based Mid-America Expositions Inc.
buyer parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
buyer: Affinity Events
Affinity Events currently produces shows serving the RV, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and ice fishing markets. Affinity Events is the largest affinity marketing, media and retail company serving the RV market. "
seller: Mid-America Expositions
Kansas City, MO-based Mid-America Expositions Inc. is the owner and operator of events and expositions focused on RVs and boating.
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closed 6/20/2008 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Events, purchased 9 RV and boating consumer shows from Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: Affinity Events, a division of Venture, CA-based Affinity, has acquired 12 RV and boating consumer shows. Nine of the events were acquired from Spring Lake, NJ-based MAC Events LLC.
buyer parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
buyer: Affinity Events
Affinity Events currently produces shows serving the RV, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and ice fishing markets. Affinity Events is the largest affinity marketing, media and retail company serving the RV market. "
seller: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. has been producing high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets since 1966. We have successfully introduced hundreds of thousands of businesses to interested consumers, helping to develop long-term relationships.
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closed 12/16/2005 via Company Press Release

Affinity Group, Inc., acquired Royal Productions, Inc.

synopsis: The Affinity Group, Inc. (AGI) continues to build its consumer show business division with the acquisition of the consumer shows of Royal Productions, Inc., a Richmond, Virginia-based producer of 12 shows in the boat, home and garden, RV and camping markets.
buyer: Affinity Group, Inc.
Affinity Group, Inc. and our affiliated companies serve the safety, security, comfort, and convenience needs of the North American recreational vehicle market. The numerous magazines created by the AGI publications arm reach more than 6 million active and loyal RV owners and outdoor enthusiasts. "
target: Royal Productions, Inc.
Royal Productions, Inc., a Richmond, Virginia based promotions company founded in 1972, draws on more than 35 years of experience to bring the very best in boat shows, home and garden shows, and RV and camping shows to exhibitors and the public alike. Royal Productions prides itself on extending per
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Renfro Productions & Management, Inc., purchased Two Outdoor-sports Trade Shows from Hart Productions Inc.

synopsis: Renfro Productions & Management Inc., a trade show producer in Indianapolis, has acquired two longtime outdoor-sports trade shows from Hart Productions, a producer of annual consumer shows in Cincinnati. The two shows include the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show and the Cincinnati Golf Show.
buyer: Renfro Productions & Management, Inc.
Renfro Productions is a trade show producer in Indianapolis. Renfro Productions helps exhibitors build relationships with qualified outdoor enthusiasts. Renfro Productions uses effective advertising methods to attract the right customers to each show. "
seller: Hart Productions Inc.
The Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show is an annual show that covers adventure sports, boats, campers, ATVs, and more. The Cincinnati Golf Show is a show focused on golf. The two trade shows belong to Hart Productions, a producer of annual consumer shows in Cincinnati.
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closed 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Townsquare Media Group, acquired Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: MAC Events has been acquired by Greenwich, Ct.-based Townsquare Media. MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
target: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
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announced 10/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Annapolis Boat Shows, will acquire Annapolis Boat Shows

synopsis: Paul Jacobs, General Manager of the Annapolis Boat Shows, has announced that he and a team of four local business owners have a contract to purchase the Boat Shows from C. Edward Hartman II. The company is the premier producer of in-water boat shows.
buyer: Annapolis Boat Shows
Annapolis Boat Shows is the premier producer of in-water boat shows. Their boat shows give boaters the unique opportunity to board and inspect virtually every new model on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives about all aspects of buying and owning a boat. "
target: Annapolis Boat Shows
Annapolis Boat Shows is the premier producer of in-water boat shows. Their boat shows give boaters the unique opportunity to board and inspect virtually every new model on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives about all aspects of buying and owning a boat.
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closed 11/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mountain Trauma Rescue Services, acquired Bowland Communications Limited

synopsis: Mountain Trauma Rescue Services, an Ambleside rescue services firm has acquired the assets of Bowland Communications and rebranded to The Event Safety Group. Bowland Communications is an event specialist whose portfolio includes Keswick Mountain Festival and Born Survivor.
buyer: Mountain Trauma Rescue Services
Mountain Trauma Rescue Services was established in 2006 by Nick Wright. The organsiation provides specialist medical cover for a range of remote area and extreme sports events. They also deliver a wide variety of medical education and rescue training courses. "
target: Bowland Communications Limited
Bowland Communications is an event specialist whose portfolio includes Keswick Mountain Festival and Born Survivor. The Keswick Mountain Festival strives to inspire visitors to get out into the great outdoors and offers a varied range of activities.
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cancelled 7/28/2010 via

Stratus Media Group, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Hot Import Nights

synopsis: Stratus Media Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Hot Import Nights Events and Productions, the owner and operator of live motor sports events including Cars&Models and Hot Import Nights (HIN), a leading series of indoor/outdoor car, music and pop-culture festivals.
buyer: Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI:$0.04)
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights. "
target parent: Digital Age Motorsports, LLC
target: Hot Import Nights
Hot Import Nights Events and Productions is in its 12th year as a leading producer of national touring automotive lifestyle events. The company produces Hot Import Nights and Car&Model shows as the nation's largest and most unique indoor/outdoor car, music, and pop-culture festivals.
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closed 9/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Media Operating LLC

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group LLC, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, announced the acquisition from Great Hill Partners of Action Media Operating LLC, the leading provider of events and online media properties serving the tuner and sports compact performance market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Action Media Operating LLC
Action Media is an integrated multimedia company that provides its clients with a unique and powerful gateway to the potent, yet elusive Gen X-Y audience. Producing over 30 annual events in the top 20 markets in North America.
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closed 9/16/2005 via Company Press Release

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Petersen Events Corporation

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company, today announced that it has acquired Off Road Expo, one of the largest off-road consumer events in the country, from Petersen Events Corporation.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: Petersen Events Corporation
Off Road Expo, one of the largest off-road consumer events in the country of Petersen Events Corporation. Launched in 2000, Off Road Expo has established a strong position in the off-road community with a well-respected brand and a vibrant, growing event. Off Road Expo features exhibit space with mo
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closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired PSP Media Group

synopsis: DC Thomson Media, one of the leading media organisations in the UK, has acquired PSP Media, a UK-based publisher and event specialist that focuses on golf. PSP Media publishes golf magazines, golf newspapers, and golf society guides. The group also operates the Scottish Golf Show and the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: PSP Media Group
PSP Media Group is a UK-based publisher and event specialist that focuses on golf. PSP Media publishes golf magazines, golf newspapers, and golf society guides. The group also operates the Scottish Golf Show, the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show, and other events.
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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,776.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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closed 3/9/2017 via PR Newswire

FlyDive, Inc., acquired Aquafly

synopsis: FlyDive, the preeminent U.S. manufacturer of recreational hydroflight watersports products, announced the acquisition of a leading hydroflight company based in Austin, TX, Aquafly. Aquafly provides world-class hydroflight athlete training, entertainment event production and product sales.
buyer: FlyDive, Inc.
FlyDive is a San Diego-based manufacturer focused on design, engineering and sales of innovative Hydroflight products. The company is driven by its mission to make Hydroflight easy, safe and accessible for everyone. "
target: Aquafly
Aquafly is one of the driving forces in the emerging hydroflight industry, offering water jetboard and jetpack sales and rentals, pro athlete training for international competition, and full-service production of captivating water acrobatic shows.
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closed 8/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Bonnier Corporation, acquired Sand Sports Super Show

synopsis: Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the country, has acquired the Sand Sports Super Show, the world's premier sand sports trade show and consumer expo. The strategic acquisition solidifies Bonnier Corp.'s leadership in the off-road, sand sports and motorsports segments.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: Sand Sports Super Show
Sand Sports Super Show is an annual trade show and consumer expo where many sand sports fans gather in Costa Mesa, Calif., to experience the latest products and industry innovations. The event is fundamental in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.
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closed 3/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Powdr Corp, acquired Human Movement Management

synopsis: Powdr Corp announced the acquisition of Human Movement Management (HMM), an active entertainment and event production company that produces world-class mass participatory running races, festivals, triathlons, obstacle races, and outdoor events. HMM produces over 100 events annually, reaching over 1 million participants and spectators.
buyer: Powdr Corp
Powdr Corp is an active entertainment company, headquartered in Park City, Utah. Powdr has a unique network of businesses including eight mountain resorts, action sports camps and progression centers, a national television network, and Powdr Enterprises, a sports marketing and entertainment company."
target: Human Movement Management
Human Movement, Inc (HMM) is an event production company based in Louisville, Colorado. HMM creates and produces large scale participatory events such as the Dirty Girl Mud RunTM, The Zombie RunTM, The Ugly Sweater RunTM, Rocky Mountain Triathlon, and The Denver Oktoberfest.
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closed 5/24/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Quebecor Inc., acquired Gestev Inc.

synopsis: Quebecor is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gestev, a dynamic sporting and cultural event management company that enjoys a high profile throughout the Québec City area. Since Gestev was founded, its events and festivals have helped catapult the Québec City region on to the international stage.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Quebecor is a communications company with operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and India. Its subsidiaries are engaged in commercial printing, cable services, newspapers, broadcasting, music, books, videos, business telecommunications, interactive marketing and Internet portals. "
target: Gestev Inc.
Gestev Inc. is an event management company specialized in management of sports and cultural events. Gestev develops and organizes distinctive events that stand out in Québec and internationally.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Telegraph Media Group, acquired VOS Media

synopsis: Telegraph Media Group has announced the acquisition of a majority equity interest in VOS Media, with MD Damian Norman retaining a minority equity stake. VOS Media Ltd produces market leading events in their sectors including the Ski & Snowboard Show, The Outdoors Show, The London Bike Show, The Active Travel Show, and the Vitality Show.
buyer: Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Telegraph.co.uk and The Telegraph – a weekly subscription publication for TMG’s overseas and expat audience. "
target: VOS Media
VOS Media is one of the largest consumer events companies in the UK, producing market leading events including the Ski & Snowboard Show, The Outdoors Show, The London Bike Show, The Active Travel Show, Vitality Show and Vitality Boutique. Annually, VOS Media's shows attract over 100,000 visitors.
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announced 3/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, will acquire Show Management

synopsis: Publishing firm Informa plc said it has agreed to acquire Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, the operator of some of the largest yachting and boat shows in the U.S. Show Management is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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 parent: Wind Point Partners
target: Show Management
Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, produces five boat shows each year along with hundreds of special events throughout the year. They are based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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closed 3/20/2006 via

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachting Promotions, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of Yachting Promotions, Inc.. AIM was formed by Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm with offices in Chicago, IL and Southfield, MI, in partnership with CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III in October 2003.
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: Yachting Promotions, Inc.
Yachting Promotions, Inc. & its Show Management operations produce 8 boat shows along with numerous special events. Yachting Promotions has made the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Yacht & Brokerage Show and the Palm Beach Boat Show three of the world's largest in-water boat shows.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Taylor & Francis Group, acquired F1000 Research

synopsis: Taylor & Francis has acquired open research publisher F1000 Research from its founder Vitek Tracz. F1000 Research launched the world’s first open research publishing platform in 2013; it also provides open research publishing services directly to research funders and institutions including Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. Taylor & Francis is a leading publisher of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works in Humanities, Science, Technology and Medicine, and more "
target: F1000 Research
F1000 Research is an open research publisher based in London, founded by Vitek Tracz. F1000 Research launched the world’s first open research publishing platform in 2013; it also provides open research publishing services directly to research funders and institutions including Emerald Publishing.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Questex, LLC, purchased Live Experience Assets from Informa plc

synopsis: Questex announces it is acquiring Live Experience assets from Informa including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is an online publication and well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals. "
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is a well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals. The World Tea Expo is the hub for tea industry professionals. The Club Industry Show is a conference focused on the business of fitness.
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closed 11/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Industry & Infrastructure Intelligence and Auto Brands from Informa plc

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media announces the acquisition of a number of Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure and Auto aftermarket media brands, expanding its position as one of the fastest growing B2B companies. The media brands provide essential information, insight and intelligence in the energy, transportation, buildings, design & manufacturing sectors.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure and Auto aftermarket media brands provide essential information, insight and intelligence on trends and technologies to millions of engaged decision makers in the energy, transportation, buildings, and design & manufacturing sectors.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., will acquire Agribusiness Intelligence

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, will acquire Agribusiness Intelligence group from Informa, a UK-based events, intelligence and research group. Agribusiness Intelligence is a UK-based provider of intelligence to agribusiness organisations. They offer the latest insights, analysis and data and forecasts.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,449.00)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Agribusiness Intelligence
Agribusiness Intelligence is a UK-based provider of actionable intelligence to agribusiness organisations. Agribusiness Intelligence offers the latest insights, analysis and data and forecasts. They specialise in agri commodities and food, crop protection, fertilizers, and policy and regulation.
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Informa plc, will purchase TMT Business from IHS Markit Ltd.

synopsis: Informa, a UK-based international events, intelligence and scholarly research group, will acquire the IHS Markit Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) intelligence business from IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. IHS Markit TMT provides deep market insights across a wide range of technology markets.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
UK-based Informa is a leading international Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group. Informa helps commercial, professional and academic communities make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
seller: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,449.00)
IHS Markit Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) provides market insights across a wide range of technology markets, from materials and components, to devices and equipment, to end markets and consumers. IHS Markit TMT belongs to IHS Markit, a leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.
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MJH Associates, acquired UBM Life Sciences

synopsis: MJH Associates‚ Inc., (MJH) a leading independent full-service health care education, market research and multichannel medical communications company, has acquired media assets from the UBM Life Sciences Group (part of Informa PLC). The assets includes iconic multimedia platforms in the health care, animal care, pharma sciences and dental fields.
buyer: MJH Associates
MJH is the largest full-service medical media company in the U.S. dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels. Over 600 MJH associates are dedicated to providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: UBM Life Sciences
UBM Life Sciences, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event, information, and marketing services business serving professional communities in human healthcare, veterinary medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry with an unmatched portfolio of in-person, print, and digital products.
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

Future Science Group, acquired BioTechniques

synopsis: Future Science Group (FSG), a progressive publisher focused on scientific research, has acquired BioTechniques from Informa plc. BioTechniques is a MEDLINE-indexed open access journal providing the life science research community with an invaluable resource for accessing the latest methods, techniques and protocols.
buyer: Future Science Group
Future Science Group (FSG) is a progressive publisher focused on breakthrough medical, biotechnological and scientific research. FSG’ portfolio consists of two imprints, Future Science and Future Medicine. Both publish eBooks and journals. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: BioTechniques
BioTechniques is a MEDLINE-indexed open access journal providing the life science research community with an invaluable resource for accessing the latest methods, techniques and protocols. The journal publishes news and opinion articles covering experimental design and laboratory researcher tools.
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closed 4/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Electricx

synopsis: Informa has acquired full ownership of the electricity exhibition and conference Electricx. Electricx provides international companies with the opportunity to access Egypt’s power industry supply chain through partnerships with domestic manufacturers and distributors as well as a direct connection to regional projects.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target parent: Egytec
target: Electricx
Electricx power and energy exhibition provides international companies with the opportunity to access Egypt’s power industry supply chain through partnerships with domestic manufacturers and distributors as well as a direct connection to regional projects.
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announced 1/30/2018 via Market Watch

Informa plc, will acquire United Business Media Limited

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has accepted a takeover offer from Informa plc, which the companies say will create the world's largest business-to-business events group. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
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$1,423
EBITDA ($mm)
$420
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
closed 9/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Dove Medical Press Ltd.

synopsis: Events and publishing company Informa announced the acquisition of Dove Medical Press. Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa is a leading international Business Intelligence, Exhibitions, Events and Academic Publishing Group. It helps commercial, professional and academic communities work smarter and make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
target: Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
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announced 7/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH, will acquire Euroforum

synopsis: Informa, the International Exhibitions, Events, Business Intelligence and Academic Publishing Group, announces the majority acquisition of its German/Swiss domestic conference business Euroforum by leading German media group, Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH
Handelsblatt Publishing Group is the leading media group for business and financial information in Germany. The Düsseldorf based publishing group represents independent quality journalism. Over two million customers regularly read its flagship publications Handelsblatt and WirtschaftsWoche. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Euroforum
As an event organiser, EUROFORUM draws on experts in the fields of economics, science and politics to create a platform for knowledge transfer and exchange of ideas. During their high-quality conferences, seminars, & annual congresses the latest trends are examined & current information are offered.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.5x
announced 3/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, will acquire Show Management

synopsis: Publishing firm Informa plc said it has agreed to acquire Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, the operator of some of the largest yachting and boat shows in the U.S. Show Management is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wind Point Partners
target: Show Management
Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, produces five boat shows each year along with hundreds of special events throughout the year. They are based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
price ($mm)
$128
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closed 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

synopsis: New Hope, a company that helps suppliers, manufacturers & retailers bring healthy, organic & natural products to life, has acquired the assets of Nutrition Capital Network (NCN), a company that holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: New Hope Communications Inc.
New Hope Network is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle products industry. With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors and service providers, the network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research and consultative services. "
target: Nutrition Capital Network
Nutrition Capital Network holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology. They facilitate financing for growing companies and introduce investors to the next generation of brands.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Speechmark Publishing Limited

synopsis: Education information provider Electric Word PLC has sold its Speechmark Publishing Ltd business to Informa PLC. Speechmark Publishing has been at the forefront of providing high quality, practical resources for professionals working in Speech & Language Therapy, Mental Health, Elderly Care, and Special Needs and Education.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Electric Word Plc
target: Speechmark Publishing Limited
For over 30 years Speechmark Publishing has been at the forefront of providing high quality, practical resources for professionals working in Speech & Language Therapy, Mental Health, Elderly Care, Special Needs and Education, to a worldwide customer base.
price ($mm)
$2.38
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Taylor & Francis Group, acquired Co-Action Publishing

synopsis: Taylor & Francis Group, one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works, has acquired Co-Action Publishing, an international Open Access scholarly publisher based in Scandinavia. Co-Action has a portfolio of peer-reviewed journals and books spanning a range of academic disciplines.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group is one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works. Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. "
target: Co-Action Publishing
Founded in 2007, Co-Action Publishing is an international Open Access scholarly publisher based in Scandinavia. Co-Action has a portfolio of peer-reviewed journals and books spanning a range of academic disciplines. Co-Action is committed to serving the best interests of the scholarly community.
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announced 9/15/2016 via Reuters

Informa plc, will acquire Penton

synopsis: British business information group Informa Plc said it had agreed to buy U.S.-based information services company Penton. Penton's products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
price ($mm)
$1,545
rev ($mm)
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closed 9/14/2016 via Publishers Weekly

Taylor & Francis Group, acquired Bibliomotion Inc.

synopsis: Business and parenting small press Bibliomotion has been acquired by U.K.-based Taylor & Francis (an Informa business). With the purchase, the press’s Brookline, Mass., office has closed.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. Taylor & Francis Group is one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works. "
target: Bibliomotion Inc.
Bibliomotion is a next-generation publisher designed for the new publishing landscape. The company is focused on consumer business books, print and digital.
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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 7/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Routledge Inc., acquired Baywood Publishing

synopsis: Baywood Publishing is now a part of Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis. Since 1964, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., has been committed to publishing scholarly and professional journals and books in the social sciences and humanities.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Routledge Inc.
Routledge is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1836, they have published many of greatest thinkers and scholars of the last hundred years. "
target: Baywood Publishing
Since 1964, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., has been committed to publishing scholarly and professional journals and books in the social sciences and humanities. Areas of interest include health policy, community health, gerontology, death and bereavement, computers in education and more.
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closed 4/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired The Finovate Group

synopsis: The Finovate Group, the fintech event and information venture, has been sold to Informa Plc. The Finovate Group presents the Finovate series of events, which are comprised of financial technology demos. Finovate offers four events, three under the “Finovate” brand and one called FinDEVr, which is geared toward software developers.
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: The Finovate Group
The Finovate Group is a research and events firm focused on innovation in financial and banking technology. Their team runs the Finovate and FinDEVr conference series and authors the associated blogs.
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announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Charterhouse Capital Partners, will acquire Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Charterhouse, one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe, is to acquire Tarsus Group, a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse is one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe. The PE firm typically invests in companies headquartered in Western Europe and works closely with incumbent management teams, providing them with active support to drive growth. "
target: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies.
price ($mm)
$662
rev ($mm)
$127
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
5.8x
EV / EBITDA
16.6x
announced 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire CloserStill

synopsis: Funds advised by Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”) have signed an agreement to invest in CloserStill Media (“CloserStill”), one of the world’s leading independent organisers of trade shows and events. Providence agreed to acquire a majority stake from Inflexion Private Equity, NVM Private Equity and management.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global asset management firm with $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target: CloserStill
CloserStill is a leading business trade show operator focusing on the healthcare, learning and technology sectors. CloserStill operates a portfolio of some of the fastest-growing, award-winning events, including: the London Vet Show, Cloud Expo Europe, Data Centre World, The Pharmacy Show, and more.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

ABF, a.s., acquired Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.

synopsis: ABF, a.s., an organizer of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic, has acquired Incheba Expo Praha, one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Incheba Expo Praha organizes over 20 events annually. Their events include Pragodent, Pragoligna, Interbeauty Prague, Watches & Jewels, and more.
buyer: ABF, a.s.
ABF, a.s. organizes exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Their trade fairs offers state-of-the-art products, technologies and services. ABF's portfolio of fairs include the 3DEXPO, AKTIV55+, For Arche, For Babies, For Bikes, For Gastro & Hotel, For Logistic, For Industry, and more. "
target: Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.
Founded in 1992, Incheba Expo Praha is one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Incheba Expo Praha organizes over 20 events annually. Their events include Pragodent, Pragoligna, Interbeauty Prague, Watches & Jewels, and more.
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announced 6/14/2018 via Reuters

Messe Frankfurt GmbH, will purchase Exhibition Business from Gifts & Accessories

synopsis: Messe Frankfurt, the world’s largest event organiser, will acquire Gifts & Accessories' exhibition business. Gifts & Accessories is an Indian magazine about gifts and stationery products. Their exhibition business includes the Corporate Gifts Show and the Stationery & Write Show, India's largest exhibitions for B2B gifts and stationery products.
buyer: Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. From automotive to logistics, from textiles to music, from energy efficiency to security, from homes to beauty – Messe Frankfurt's programme of events is extremely comprehensive. "
seller: Gifts & Accessories
Gifts & Accessories's exhibition business includes the Corporate Gifts Show and the Stationery & Write Show, India's largest exhibitions for B2B gifts and stationery products. Gifts & Accessories is India’s first and only magazine devoted to novelty gifts and stationery products.
price ($mm)
$0.91
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/5/2018 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired FISA S.A.

synopsis: GL events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, has acquired a 60% stake in FISA from Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura, the oldest trade association in Chile. FISA is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. FISA organizes B2B events for a variety of industries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target parent: Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura
target: FISA S.A.
FISA (La Feria Internacional de Santiago) is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. It operates mainly in the B2B segment, organizing events in sectors that include mining, construction, shipbuilding, healthcare, security, electricity, renewable energy, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Terrapinn Holdings, acquired Science Media Partners Ltd

synopsis: Terrapinn, the global events company, announced that it has acquired Science Media Partners (SMP), an international events and publishing company based in the UK and focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID.
buyer: Terrapinn Holdings
Terrapinn is a global events company. They organize and manage a range of conferences and trade exhibitions on various topics, including energy and resources, enterprise technology, marketing, finance and investment and more. They also offer various management and professional training programs. "
target: Science Media Partners Ltd
Science Media Partners (SMP) is an international events and publishing company based in the UK and is focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID.
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closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired Trade Press Media Group

synopsis: Glendale-based Trade Press Media Group, Inc. announced it has been acquired by Forum Media Group, an international media company based in Merching, Germany. Trade Press Media Group, which was founded in 1915, is a business-to-business media company serving the facilities management, commercial cleaning and the U.S. rail markets.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum Media Group is an international media company headquartered in Merching, Germany. They provide businesses with high quality information products, professional training, and further education. They also offer a large portfolio of special interest publications, magazines, and renowned events. "
target: Trade Press Media Group
Trade Press Media Group provides insight, education, industry news, events, and technology tools to B2B decision makers in facilities management, commercial cleaning and rail transportation industries. They publish six business-to-business magazines and put on market-leading trade shows.
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Comms Business

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Miles Publishing Limited, the publisher of the UK ICT magazine Comms Business. Comms Business is a monthly ICT magazine whose primary audience is resellers of ICT products and services. Comms Business also operates Channel Live, a leading ICT trade exhibition in the UK.
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. "
target: Comms Business
Comms Business is the leading media brand covering the UK’s ICT Channel, with a high quality market leading monthly business magazine, weekly e-newsletter and daily updated website. Comms Business also organizes events such as the Channel Live ICT trade exhibition.
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closed 8/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Global Sources

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd., a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China, announced the completion of the acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$1,913.85)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$484 [$375]
rev ($mm)
$152
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG, will acquire Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Messe Düsseldorf will sell all of its shares in trade fairs organiser Igedo Company to Philip Kronen, Igedo's managing director. With its core fashion expertise, the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years.
buyer: Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG
With its core fashion expertise the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years. With its established international reputation the company unites numerous areas of expertise, many years of experience, know-how and innovation. "
target parent: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
target: Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG
With its core fashion expertise the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years. With its established international reputation the company unites numerous areas of expertise, many years of experience, know-how and innovation.
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closed 7/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Clarion Events, Ltd.

synopsis: Private equity funds managed by Blackstone announce the acquisition of Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading independent events organisers, from private equity funds managed by Providence Equity Partners. Clarion operates and delivers over 180 events and exhibitions in more than 50 countries globally.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$1,913.85)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the world’s leading events organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947. In more recent times the firm has grown into a truly international business, with a portfolio of events and media brands across a range of vertical markets.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd. merged with UBM Malaysia,

synopsis: UBM Malaysia, the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia, has merged with Malaysian Exhibition Services (MES), the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia. MES has vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Malaysia
UBM Malaysia is a subsidiary of a larger B2B global organization, UBM Asia Ltd which in turn is part of UBM Plc. They are the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia. "
target: Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd.
Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd is the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia (founded to organize trade exhibitions in Malaysia and Asia). They have vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
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announced 12/13/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire AllWorld Exhibitions

synopsis: Global B2B events organiser, UBM plc announces that it has agreed to acquire Allworld Exhibitions. Allworld is the leading privately-owned Asian exhibitions business operating 51 tradeshows in 11 countries and across nine industry sectors.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target: AllWorld Exhibitions
Allworld is a pure-play events business serving nine different industry sectors. Allworld has industry-leading events in attractive sectors including Food & Hospitality, Packaging, Manufacturing, TMT and Oil & Gas. It has international sales teams based in London and Singapore.
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closed 8/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Bonnier Corporation, acquired Sand Sports Super Show

synopsis: Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the country, has acquired the Sand Sports Super Show, the world's premier sand sports trade show and consumer expo. The strategic acquisition solidifies Bonnier Corp.'s leadership in the off-road, sand sports and motorsports segments.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: Sand Sports Super Show
Sand Sports Super Show is an annual trade show and consumer expo where many sand sports fans gather in Costa Mesa, Calif., to experience the latest products and industry innovations. The event is fundamental in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lonsdale Capital Partners, acquired Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: Lonsdale Capital Partners, a private equity company, has acquired a majority stake in Ocean Media Group, a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
buyer: Lonsdale Capital Partners
Lonsdale Capital Partners operate exclusively at the smaller end of the private equity market. They look to invest in companies with an initial enterprise value of £10m to £50m. "
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
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announced 7/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Magellan VI SAS, will purchase Tarsus France from Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Tarsus Group has announced a multi-million dollar deal to sell its French exhibition and conference portfolio to a vehicle set up for the deal, Magellan VI SAS. The private company is owned by Tarsus France president Romauld Gadrat and Claire Gadrat controlling a majority holding and just under 50% held by private equity concerns.
buyer: Magellan VI SAS
Magellan VI SAS is a private company owned by Tarsus France president Romauld Gadrat set up for the purchase of Tarsus France. "
seller: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus’s French portfolio includes education, marketing, IT and MICE conferences and exhibitions. Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
price ($mm)
$7.94
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closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Clarion Events, Ltd.

synopsis: Clarion, organiser of more than 200 leading events worldwide, has been sold to global asset management firm Providence Equity, a leading global investor specialising in media, communications, education and information industries.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organisers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses and enhance customer relationships and experiences.
price ($mm)
$307
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 9/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Informa Middle East Limited, acquired Channels Exhibitions LLC

synopsis: Informa Middle East has acquired Channels Exhibitions. The company launches a range of international trade shows in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and India. It also owns and runs a beauty show annually for addressing various segments of the cosmetics and beauty industry in Paris. The company serves product suppliers, service companies, and suppliers.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Middle East Limited
Informa Middle East offers a comprehensive programme of conferences, training courses and exhibitions, providing companies with up-to-the-minute business information. "
target: Channels Exhibitions LLC
Channels Exhibitions LLC launches a range of international trade shows in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and India. It also owns and runs a beauty show annually for addressing various segments of the cosmetics and beauty industry in Paris. The company serves product suppliers, service companies, and suppliers.
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announced 7/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Informa Exhibitions, will acquire Virgo Holdings

synopsis: Virgo has been acquired by Informa plc. Virgo produces six trade shows and conferences, publishes nine national trade websites of which six have affiliate magazines, operates online training and accreditation programs, and operates three branded online stores that offer paid content.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Exhibitions
Informa provides academics, businesses and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services. With around 7,000 employees working in some 150 offices in over 40 countries, its global reach and breadth of offer is unique. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: Virgo Holdings
Virgo produces six trade shows and conferences, publishes nine national trade websites of which six have affiliate magazines, operates online training and accreditation programs, and operates three branded online stores that offer paid content.
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Mac Events, LLC

Annapolis Boat Shows

Bowland Communications Limited

Hot Import Nights

Action Media Operating LLC

Petersen Events Corporation

PSP Media Group

TEN: The Enthusiast Network

Aquafly

Sand Sports Super Show

Human Movement Management

Gestev Inc.

VOS Media

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Show Management

Yachting Promotions, Inc.

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F1000 Research

Informa plc

Informa plc

Agribusiness Intelligence

IHS Markit Ltd.

UBM Life Sciences

BioTechniques

Electricx

United Business Media Limited

Dove Medical Press Ltd.

Euroforum

Show Management

Nutrition Capital Network

Speechmark Publishing Limited

Co-Action Publishing

Penton

Bibliomotion Inc.

Light Reading, Inc.

Baywood Publishing

The Finovate Group

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Tarsus Group plc

CloserStill

Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.

Gifts & Accessories

FISA S.A.

Science Media Partners Ltd

Trade Press Media Group

Comms Business

Global Sources

Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG

Clarion Events, Ltd.

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd.

AllWorld Exhibitions

Sand Sports Super Show

Ocean Media Ltd.

Tarsus Group plc

Clarion Events, Ltd.

Summit Professional Networks

Channels Exhibitions LLC

Virgo Holdings

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RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$9,801.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,746.43
EBIT ($mm)
$2,285.64
Net Income ($mm)
$1,667.76
Employees
33200
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Ticker: TRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. They combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and more.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$5,921.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,321.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,088.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,599.00
Employees
24400
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Ticker: ENXTAM:WKL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer is a leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax & accounting, finance, risk & compliance, and legal sectors. They help customers make critical decisions by providing solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized tech and services.
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2020
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$5,570.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,646.72
EBIT ($mm)
$1,227.34
Net Income ($mm)
$876.67
Employees
18599
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
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.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$3,663.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,154.77
EBIT ($mm)
$721.83
Net Income ($mm)
$393.19
Employees
11000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GL Events
GL Events
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$1,166.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$158.39
EBIT ($mm)
$98.85
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
4506
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Ticker: LSE:ASCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ascential plc
Ascential plc
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$477.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$116.03
EBIT ($mm)
$70.58
Net Income ($mm)
$9.07
Employees
1644
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Lombardi Media Corporation
Lombardi Media Corporation is a publishing and direct marketing company. The Corporation publishes consumer newsletters, books and information databases in print and on-line format for approximately 250,000 customers.
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rev ($mm)
$16.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.00
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: AIM:BONH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions.
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rev ($mm)
$13.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.19
EBIT ($mm)
$0.37
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$1,848.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$307.18
EBIT ($mm)
$223.55
Net Income ($mm)
$147.00
Employees
5700
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Ticker: CSGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoStar Group
CoStar Group
CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,463.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$431.68
EBIT ($mm)
$345.92
Net Income ($mm)
$302.59
Employees
4337
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
($16.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
968
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Ticker: FORR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forrester Research Inc.
Forrester Research Inc.
Forrester Research is an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology. It works with professionals in 19 key roles at major companies providing proprietary research, customer insight, consulting, events, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$349.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$31.34
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$12.10
Employees
1418
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group plc is one of the world’s leading organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences and specialise in producing events in growing and developing markets. ITE Group organises around 240 exhibitions and conferences each year.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$207.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.55
EBIT ($mm)
$11.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1374
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Ticker: BIT:IEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$202.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.23
EBIT ($mm)
$25.26
Net Income ($mm)
$13.76
Employees
307
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