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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 8/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired IX-One

synopsis: Advantage Solutions announced its acquisition of IX-One, or The Data Council, Inc., the leading provider of verified and standardized product data and images. The Data Council’s IX-ONE platform is the Specialty, Natural and Organic Industry’s solution for product information.
buyer: Advantage Solutions (:$3,602.30)
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target: IX-One
IX-One, or The Data Council, Inc., provides verified and standardized product information and images for retailers, brokers, and distributors. It offers weight, dimensions, and label data; supply chain and logistic data; marketing and planogram images; and product claims and certifications.
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closed 1/22/2015 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Brandbank Limited

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings N.V., a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has acquired Brandbank, a world leader specialised in the process of digitally collecting, managing and distributing FMCG product and brand image content for retail syndication across in-store, print promotional and e-commerce platforms.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: Brandbank Limited
Brandbank is the world’s leading product content creation, management and publishing solution for multi-channel retailing. It helps them to create, manage and distribute product content, which is optimised for shopper marketing and category planning.
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closed 1/9/2014 via Company Press Release

NeoGrid S.A., acquired BIS Company

synopsis: Neogrid has announced the acquisition of BIS Company. The company has creative solutions to make inventory management feasible and efficient. Founded in 2003 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bis is a reference in sales and inventory visibility and supports major retailers and manufacturers.
buyer: NeoGrid S.A. (BOVESPA:NGRD3:$42.97)
Neogrid S.A. provides demand and supply chain management software solutions. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Joinville, Brazil. "
target: BIS Company
Bis is present in major retailers and manufacturers to help its clients to fight sales losses, optimize inventories and monitor the performance of their products in their markets. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Sourcing Industry Group, acquired Outsource Magazine

synopsis: Outsource has been acquired by the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
buyer: Sourcing Industry Group
SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. "
target: Outsource Magazine
Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
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closed 7/12/2006 via BNC Analysis

Associated Newspapers, acquired The Appointment Limited

synopsis: Associated has completed the acquisition of The Appointment Limited, the company that runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Associated Newspapers
Associated is the publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday and Loot. It is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer internet properties. "
target: The Appointment Limited
The Appointment Limited runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
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closed 10/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

SGS International, acquired Multi-Ad Services Inc.

synopsis: Louisville-based SGS International LLC, a package-production and marketing-services firm, is acquiring Peoria, Ill.-based MultiAd Inc., which provides product packaging images and related data to the retail food industry.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: SGS International
SGS International, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a fully integrated marketing services company, with a strong backbone as a global leader in digital imaging and design-to-print graphic services. "
target: Multi-Ad Services Inc.
Multi-Ad Services, Inc. provides advertising and marketing solutions for manufacturers, retailers, and media professionals. Multi-Ad offers Kwikee, which provides manufacturer-approved grocery and CPG images, data and related content.
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announced 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Synchro Food Co., Ltd., will acquire Wit Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Synchro Food Co., Ltd., a Japan-based company that operates various websites for the food service industry, will acquire Wit Co., Ltd., a company in Japan that operates job search websites and an M&A business for the food service industry. Wit's Career Press and Food Career websites allows users to find jobs in the food service industry.
buyer: Synchro Food Co., Ltd. (TSE:3963:$12.14)
Synchro Food is a Japan-based company that operates various websites for the food service industry. Their websites provide companies with various services that are useful for opening and managing a restaurant. Users can search for real estate, interior decorators, job-hunting services, and more. "
target: Wit Co., Ltd.
Wit Co., Ltd. is a company in Japan that operates job search websites and an M&A business for the food service industry. Their Career Press and Food Career websites allows users to find jobs in the food service industry. Users can apply to be chefs, staff, or even restaurant managers.
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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 6/2/2021 via Company Press Release

National Restaurant Association, acquired Winsight, LLC

synopsis: The National Restaurant Association, the leading business association for the restaurant industry, has taken a majority interest in Winsight Holdings, LLC, a leading market intelligence company that connects the restaurant, foodservice, convenience retailing, and grocery industries through its portfolio of research, events, and industry news.
buyer: National Restaurant Association
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets. The NRA represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: Winsight, LLC
Winsight is a market intelligence company that connects the restaurant, foodservice, convenience retailing and grocery industries. Winsight provides research and analytics, branding solutions, face-to-face opportunities, lead generation initiatives, and content marketing services.
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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 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 9/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Technomic Information Services

synopsis: Winsight, LLC, a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced that it has acquired Technomic, the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry.
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight, LLC is a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio of four leading publications, a suite of digital products, and more. "
target: Technomic Information Services
Technomic is the "go-to" source for food and foodservice industry data, intelligence and commentary. They impact growth and profitability for their clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights.
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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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announced 4/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Ideal Media, LLC will be merged with CSP Information Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Ideal Media LLC agreed to merge the assets of its food service portfolio into CSP Information Group, Inc. Ideal Media's foodservice portfolio includes Restaurant Business, FoodService Director, and Institutional Distribution (ID), the MenuDirections conference, as well as MonkeyDish.com and FoodServiceDirector.com.
buyer: CSP Information Group, Inc.
CSP Information Group, publisher of CSP and Fare magazines, is a business-to-business communication company specializing in the convenience retailing and on-the-go food industries. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Ideal Media, LLC
Ideal Media LLC owns and operates Restaurant Business, FoodService Director, Beverage World and iSixSigma magazines, MonkeyDish.com and MyID Access web portal. Ideal Media LLC is headquartered in Chicago, IL with a satellite office in New York, NY.
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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 6/2/2021 via Company Press Release

National Restaurant Association, acquired Winsight, LLC

synopsis: The National Restaurant Association, the leading business association for the restaurant industry, has taken a majority interest in Winsight Holdings, LLC, a leading market intelligence company that connects the restaurant, foodservice, convenience retailing, and grocery industries through its portfolio of research, events, and industry news.
buyer: National Restaurant Association
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets. The NRA represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: Winsight, LLC
Winsight is a market intelligence company that connects the restaurant, foodservice, convenience retailing and grocery industries. Winsight provides research and analytics, branding solutions, face-to-face opportunities, lead generation initiatives, and content marketing services.
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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 3/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired International Pizza Expo and Pizza Today from Macfadden Communications. International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in the market.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today
International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in this market. Operating in the $40 billion pizza restaurant industry, International Pizza Expo is the fastest growing foodservice show.
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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 1/23/2012 via Market Wire

Topspin Partners, acquired Stagnito, Inc.

synopsis: Topspin LBO announced that it has completed the acquisition of Stagnito Media, a rapidly growing business-to-business media company serving the grocery and convenience store industries. Based in Deerfield, Illinois, Stagnito operates several industry-leading trade publications including Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer.
buyer: Topspin Partners
Topspin Partners LBO is a lower middle-market private equity fund based on Long Island that acquires smaller middle-market companies across the continental United States. "
target parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
target: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito Media is a rapidly growing business-to-business media company serving the grocery and convenience store industries. Based in Deerfield, Illinois, Stagnito operates several industry-leading trade publications such as Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer.
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closed 12/13/2010 via Company Press Release

Penton Media, acquired Nation's Restaurant News

synopsis: Penton, a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, has acquired Nation’s Restaurant News from Lebhar-Friedman. NRN’s readers are made up of the decision-makers in the foodservice industry, from operation managers to owners and senior management.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton 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: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
target: Nation's Restaurant News
Nation's Restaurant News is an American trade publication that covers the foodservice industry, including restaurants, restaurant chains, operations, marketing, and events.
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closed 9/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Urban Expositions

synopsis: Urban Expositions announced that Clarion Events Ltd. of the United Kingdom has become a majority partner in the company. Urban Expositions maintains its existing corporate identity, executive management team, staff, office locations, brands, and events with plans for collaboration on current as well as future events and acquisitions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: Urban Expositions
Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 36 events serving nine industry sectors, including Gift, Souvenir, Apparel, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Halloween & Party, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry.
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closed 11/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Connecting Point Marketing Group

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, a leading US business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG). CPMG organizes and hosts nine senior executive level business-intensive trade events focused on innovation for the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, grocery and retail industries.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
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: Connecting Point Marketing Group
Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG) organizes and hosts trade Events for executives in the retail, restaurant, healthcare and hotel industries for innovation. Each Event is conducted in a business-intensive format that optimizes strategic interaction.
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closed 2/4/2013 via PE Hub

IMG Arts and Entertainment, acquired Taste Festivals

synopsis: Brand Events has sold Taste Festivals, its subsidiary which runs Taste of London and The Big Feastival, to entertainment company IMG Arts & Entertainment. Taste Festivals is a company which runs a series of food festivals around the world.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Arts and Entertainment
IMG Arts and Entertainment delivers a variety of arts and entertainment events, including the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Australia, Nobel Peace Prize concerts in Oslo and the British Military Tournament in London. "
target parent: Brand Events Limited
target: Taste Festivals
Taste Festivals are unique events where the host city’s most acclaimed restaurants and chefs gather in a stunning venue to present their signature dishes to thousands of ‘foodie’ visitors.
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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 1/30/2022 via Company Press Release

Loss Prevention Foundation, acquired Loss Prevention Magazine

synopsis: The Loss Prevention Foundation is excited to announce the acquisition of LP Magazine. These two industry leading brands will continue to operate as separate business units. LP Magazine is a high-quality, contemporary magazine dedicated to loss prevention professionals, security, and retail management.
buyer: Loss Prevention Foundation
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) is an international leader in educating and certifying retail loss prevention and asset protection professionals. LPF's mission is to advance the retail loss prevention and asset protection profession by providing relevant and convenient educational resources. "
target: Loss Prevention Magazine
LP Magazine (aka LossPrevention magazine and LPM) is a high-quality, contemporary magazine dedicated to providing in-depth, timely articles of high interest to loss prevention professionals, security, and retail management.
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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:$145.50)
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 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bench Events Limited, acquired Adria Hotel Forum

synopsis: Bench Events has announced that it has acquired southeast Europe's leading hotel investment conference, Adria Hotel Forum, as it expands its global presence as a trusted organiser of hospitality investment forums and business events. Adria Hotel Form gathers every year to discuss the latest investment trends and projects.
buyer: Bench Events Limited
Global event organiser Bench Events has a long track record of delivering multiple premium hotel investment conferences and forums across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. "
target: Adria Hotel Forum
Adria Hotel Forum (AHF), which was founded in 2013, has encouraged the development of the hotel industry in the southeast Europe region. The event sees key hotel investment decision makers gather every year to discuss the latest investment trends and projects.
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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 12/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

WIWIH, acquired The Hotel Yearbook

synopsis: WIWIH, a online business networking platform for professionals in the global hospitality industry has acquired The Hotel Yearbook. The Hotel Yearbook is a family of publications focused on hotel industry trends and foresight. The articles focus on important themes such as financial and investment changes, developments and industry segments.
buyer: WIWIH
WIWIH (Who's Who In Hospitality) is a valuable online business networking platform for professionals in the global hospitality industry. Users represent industry stakeholders ranging from hotel companies, trade associations, academics, consultants, suppliers, event organizers, students and media. "
target: The Hotel Yearbook
The Hotel Yearbook is an annual publication where leading industry experts share their views and insights on the trends, events and people that they expect will shape the hotel business. Articles examine prospects including financial and investment changes, developments and industry segments.
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closed 10/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Harbor Communications merged with WTWH Media, LLC,

synopsis: Harbor Communications, a b2b media company focused on the convenience store, petroleum, foodservice, club and resort industries has merged with WTWH Media, LLC, an award-winning integrated b2b media company.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the design engineering, life sciences, robotics, electronics and renewable energy markets with more than 40 web sites, live & digital events, custom digital services and five print publications. "
target: Harbor Communications
Harbor Communications, which represents the Convenience Store Decision and Club & Resort Business brands and digital networks, also includes in-person events such as Chef to Chef, National Advisory Group (NAG), Convenience Directions Study Groups and Chain of the Year.
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announced 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

BIG Un Limited, will purchase Hospitality Vertical from The Intermedia Group

synopsis: Big Un Limited is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire the Hospitality vertical from The Intermedia Group (TIG). Intermedia's Hospitality vertical includes 10 B2B print/digital publications, and 7 specialist industry events.
buyer: BIG Un Limited (ASX:BIG:$10.60)
Big Un Ltd is the parent company of Big Review TV Ltd. Big Review TV are innovative disruptors in the online video space delivering subscription based video technology products and services. The Company has operations across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vancouver."
seller: The Intermedia Group
Intermedia's Hospitality vertical includes 10 B2B print/digital publications, and 7 specialist industry events. Publications cover a range of print and online titles for Hospitality (restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars), Accommodation and Liquor/Drinks titles.
price ($mm)
$2.13
rev ($mm)
$5
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0.7x
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announced 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Singex Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd, will acquire Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Fiera Milano has signed the contract for the sale of the stake of 75% in its Chinese subsidiary Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. - organizer, among other things, of the event "Food Hospitality World China", to Singex Exhibitions Pte. Ltd.
buyer: Singex Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd
Based in Singapore, the SingEx group of companies has played an integral role in the development of the exhibitions and events industry in the Asian region since 1978. SingEx Exhibitions owns, develops and manages a series of trade exhibitions and conferences in Singapore and key emerging markets. "
target parent: Fiera Milano International SPA
target: Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.
Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) which is present in the Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Hainan, has a portfolio of exhibitions in the agrifood, professional hospitality and energy saving technology sectors.
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