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closed 10/25/2017 via PR Web

Drone World Expo merged with Commercial UAV Expo,

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced that they have acquired Drone World Expo from JD Events. Drone World Expo will merge with the Commercial UAV Expo to create the largest and most important commercial drone event in North America. Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Commercial UAV Expo
Commercial UAV Expo is North America’s leading trade show and conference for the commercial drone market. The international Exhibition includes drone airframe manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software developers and service companies. "
target parent: JD Events
target: Drone World Expo
Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology. Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to business and environmental challenges.
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closed 8/12/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired The Route Development Group Limited

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired The Route Development Group Limited (RDG) from its private shareholders on behalf of UBM Aviation for £8 million in cash and a further deferred consideration of up to £1.3 million payable over the next two years.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited ("UBM") is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: The Route Development Group Limited
The Route Development Group Limited (RDG) operates a global series of must-attend aviation route development and network planning events as well as a supporting consultancy business from its headquarters in Manchester, UK.
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$12
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closed 5/1/2008 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Avionics Expo Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, has acquired Avionics Expo Limited, a U.K. company which owns and produces Avionics, the leading global conference and exhibition for civil and military aerospace electronics. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: Avionics Expo Limited
Avionics has been held in the Amsterdam for the past four years with the most recent event held March 5-6, 2008 at the Passenger Air Terminal in Amsterdam. Avionics comprises a significant trade exhibition, two-day conference program, workshops, and technology demos serving over 1,400 attendees.
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closed 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Reed Business Information, acquired Commercial Aviation Media, Ltd.

synopsis: Reed Business Information completed the acquisition of the biweekly Commercial Aviation Report and monthly Commercial Aviation Value Report titles from London-based publisher Commercial Aviation Media. The titles will be merged into RBI’s Flight portfolio, which includes Flight International and Airline Business magazines.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Commercial Aviation Media, Ltd.
Commercial Aviation Group is a publisher of magazines for aviation professionals including Commercial Aviation Report and monthly Commercial Aviation Value Report. They also runs two annual trade show, The US Valuation Conference and The European Aviation Conference for the same market.
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closed 6/7/2016 via BusinessWire

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

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

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Northstar Travel Media, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, a leading business-information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has been acquired by the Wicks Group. Northstar, a $60 million company based in Secaucus, New Jersey, serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive.
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announced 12/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Connect Meetings

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group, is pleased to announce the acquisition Connect Meetings, a market leading US business travel and meetings event organizer, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
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. "
target: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions.
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closed 2/27/2012 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Insight Media

synopsis: UBM acquires Insight Media Limited, an independent, business-to-business aviation communications company, founded in 1995. They produce of industry magazines, specialist publications, conferences and exhibition events, industry websites and community portals.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Insight Media
Insight Media is an independent, business-to-business aviation communications company, founded in 1995. They produce of industry magazines, specialist publications, conferences and exhibition events, industry websites and community portals.
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closed 3/1/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM Asia, acquired SATTE

synopsis: United Business Media Limited has announced that it has acquired SATTE, India’s largest travel and tourism exhibition. UBM has acquired the event on behalf of UBM Asia from Cross Section Publications Pvt Ltd. Launched 17 years ago, SATTE takes place each January in New Delhi and is now India’s largest travel and tourism event.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organiser in Asia, staging the leading events of their kind across the region. UBM Asia is the largest commercial exhibition organiser in China. "
target parent: Cross Section Publications Pvt. Ltd.
target: SATTE
SATTE is a programme deeply rooted within the tourism industry of the country. SATTE has been made possible by the unstinted support it has enjoyed from the apex industry associations in the country. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has served as a guiding patron agency.
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closed 1/4/2007 via PR Newswire

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

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

Prism Business Media, acquired Speednews

synopsis: Prism Business Media Inc. has acquired SpeedNews(R), Inc., a leading source of news and information for executives in the aviation industry since 1979. SpeedNews publishes multiple industry-leading market-intelligence newsletters and also produces a highly-regarded series of annual supplier conferences.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target: Speednews
SpeedNews produces four industry supplier conferences each year, designed for equipment manufacturers, marketing representatives, analysts and raw material suppliers.
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closed 3/5/2012 via PR Newswire

BlogWorld & New Media Expo, acquired Travel Blog Exchange

synopsis: The world's largest new media conference and tradeshow, BlogWorld & New Media Expo, announced its acquisition of TBEX, (Travel Blog Exchange), the world's largest travel blogging conference. TBEX '12 presented by BlogWorld will take place at the Keystone Resort & Convention Center in Keystone, Colorado, June 15-17.
buyer: BlogWorld & New Media Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media including: Blogging, Podcasting, Social Media, Online Video, Music, TV, Radio, Gaming, Entertainment and Communities. "
target: Travel Blog Exchange
The Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) conference has grown into the most popular annual gathering of bloggers, writers and new media content creators in the travel and lifestyle sphere today, attracting some of the world's best-known brands, as well as various tourism bureaus as sponsors.
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announced 8/20/2012 via PR Newswire

Schneider Publishing Company, Incorporated, will acquire Meetings Quest

synopsis: Schneider Publishing Company announced that it is acquiring Meetings Quest, the nation's longest-running series of one-day trade shows for meeting and event planners. Meetings Quest will join Schneider Publishing's suite of media properties that serve the meeting and event industries: Association News, SportsTravel and the TEAMS Conference & Expo.
buyer: Schneider Publishing Company, Incorporated
Schneider Publishing Company, Inc., publishes Association News, America's most-read magazine for association executives, and SportsTravel, the sports world's event magazine. Schneider Publishing organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo, the world's largest gathering of sports-event organizers. "
target: Meetings Quest
Meetings Quest started in 1984 as a one-day show, providing meeting planners and hospitality suppliers with the most efficient and productive trade show in Washington, DC. It is now held annually in multiple major meeting markets throughout the United States.
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibition Companies, acquired Equipotel

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries, has acquired Equipotel and its events in Sao Paulo and Recife. Equipotel is the largest hospitality show in Latin America. It was acquired from a private, family owned business.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target: Equipotel
Equipotel is the largest hospitality show in Latin America. Its events take place in Sao Paolo and Recife.
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closed 8/21/2008 via PE Hub

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired SpaTrade

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business media company announced the acquisition of SpaTrade, which produces industry portals SpaTrade and SpaExec and the SpaExec networking events.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: SpaTrade
SpaTrade is a new media company serving the unique needs of the global community of spa professionals primarily through its cutting-edge web site which represents the industry's largest online community with 15,000 registered members from 94 countries.
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announced 8/2/2018 via Company Press Release

Ebix, Inc., will acquire Leisure Corp.

synopsis: Ebix, Inc., a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry, will acquire Leisure Corp., an Indian Events related travel space (MICE) & Luxury Trains company that focuses on insurance and financial sector clients. Leisure Corp. offers solutions for Meetings, Conferences, Exhibitions, Incentives, and more.
buyer: Ebix, Inc. (EBIX:$570.76)
Ebix is a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry. Ebix offers application software products for the insurance industry ranging from carrier systems and agency systems to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance and financial industries. "
target: Leisure Corp.
Leisure Corp. is an Indian Events related travel space (MICE) & Luxury Trains company that focuses on insurance and financial sector clients. They offer solutions for Meetings, Conferences or Conventions; Exhibitions, Events or Entertainment; Rewards or Incentives; and luxury holiday experiences.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 10/25/2017 via PR Web

Drone World Expo merged with Commercial UAV Expo,

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced that they have acquired Drone World Expo from JD Events. Drone World Expo will merge with the Commercial UAV Expo to create the largest and most important commercial drone event in North America. Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Commercial UAV Expo
Commercial UAV Expo is North America’s leading trade show and conference for the commercial drone market. The international Exhibition includes drone airframe manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software developers and service companies. "
target parent: JD Events
target: Drone World Expo
Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology. Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to business and environmental challenges.
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closed 10/25/2017 via PR Web

Drone World Expo merged with Commercial UAV Expo,

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced that they have acquired Drone World Expo from JD Events. Drone World Expo will merge with the Commercial UAV Expo to create the largest and most important commercial drone event in North America. Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Commercial UAV Expo
Commercial UAV Expo is North America’s leading trade show and conference for the commercial drone market. The international Exhibition includes drone airframe manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software developers and service companies. "
target parent: JD Events
target: Drone World Expo
Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology. Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to business and environmental challenges.
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closed 10/25/2017 via PR Web

Drone World Expo merged with Commercial UAV Expo,

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced that they have acquired Drone World Expo from JD Events. Drone World Expo will merge with the Commercial UAV Expo to create the largest and most important commercial drone event in North America. Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Commercial UAV Expo
Commercial UAV Expo is North America’s leading trade show and conference for the commercial drone market. The international Exhibition includes drone airframe manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software developers and service companies. "
target parent: JD Events
target: Drone World Expo
Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology. Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to business and environmental challenges.
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closed 8/12/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired The Route Development Group Limited

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired The Route Development Group Limited (RDG) from its private shareholders on behalf of UBM Aviation for £8 million in cash and a further deferred consideration of up to £1.3 million payable over the next two years.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited ("UBM") is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: The Route Development Group Limited
The Route Development Group Limited (RDG) operates a global series of must-attend aviation route development and network planning events as well as a supporting consultancy business from its headquarters in Manchester, UK.
price ($mm)
$12
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closed 5/1/2008 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Avionics Expo Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, has acquired Avionics Expo Limited, a U.K. company which owns and produces Avionics, the leading global conference and exhibition for civil and military aerospace electronics. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: Avionics Expo Limited
Avionics has been held in the Amsterdam for the past four years with the most recent event held March 5-6, 2008 at the Passenger Air Terminal in Amsterdam. Avionics comprises a significant trade exhibition, two-day conference program, workshops, and technology demos serving over 1,400 attendees.
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closed 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Reed Business Information, acquired Commercial Aviation Media, Ltd.

synopsis: Reed Business Information completed the acquisition of the biweekly Commercial Aviation Report and monthly Commercial Aviation Value Report titles from London-based publisher Commercial Aviation Media. The titles will be merged into RBI’s Flight portfolio, which includes Flight International and Airline Business magazines.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Commercial Aviation Media, Ltd.
Commercial Aviation Group is a publisher of magazines for aviation professionals including Commercial Aviation Report and monthly Commercial Aviation Value Report. They also runs two annual trade show, The US Valuation Conference and The European Aviation Conference for the same market.
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closed 6/7/2016 via BusinessWire

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

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

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Northstar Travel Media, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, a leading business-information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has been acquired by the Wicks Group. Northstar, a $60 million company based in Secaucus, New Jersey, serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive.
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announced 12/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Connect Meetings

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group, is pleased to announce the acquisition Connect Meetings, a market leading US business travel and meetings event organizer, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
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. "
target: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions.
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closed 2/27/2012 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Insight Media

synopsis: UBM acquires Insight Media Limited, an independent, business-to-business aviation communications company, founded in 1995. They produce of industry magazines, specialist publications, conferences and exhibition events, industry websites and community portals.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Insight Media
Insight Media is an independent, business-to-business aviation communications company, founded in 1995. They produce of industry magazines, specialist publications, conferences and exhibition events, industry websites and community portals.
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closed 3/1/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM Asia, acquired SATTE

synopsis: United Business Media Limited has announced that it has acquired SATTE, India’s largest travel and tourism exhibition. UBM has acquired the event on behalf of UBM Asia from Cross Section Publications Pvt Ltd. Launched 17 years ago, SATTE takes place each January in New Delhi and is now India’s largest travel and tourism event.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organiser in Asia, staging the leading events of their kind across the region. UBM Asia is the largest commercial exhibition organiser in China. "
target parent: Cross Section Publications Pvt. Ltd.
target: SATTE
SATTE is a programme deeply rooted within the tourism industry of the country. SATTE has been made possible by the unstinted support it has enjoyed from the apex industry associations in the country. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has served as a guiding patron agency.
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closed 1/4/2007 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that its Commonwealth Business Media division has acquired the UK-based Aviation Industry Group Ltd for an initial cash consideration of GBP6m, with a further consideration of up to GBP1m being payable, depending on certain conditions being met.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. publishes directories, databases and magazines in the transportation, international trade, classical music and commercial credit markets. "
target: Aviation Industry Group Ltd
Aviation Industry Group is the holding company of Aviation Industry Conferences, Aviation Industry Press and Aviation Industry Exhibitions. As such, the Group offers a comprehensive presence and a broad range of promotional opportunities within the aviation and airline industries.
price ($mm)
$10
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closed 9/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, acquired Speednews

synopsis: Prism Business Media Inc. has acquired SpeedNews(R), Inc., a leading source of news and information for executives in the aviation industry since 1979. SpeedNews publishes multiple industry-leading market-intelligence newsletters and also produces a highly-regarded series of annual supplier conferences.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target: Speednews
SpeedNews produces four industry supplier conferences each year, designed for equipment manufacturers, marketing representatives, analysts and raw material suppliers.
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closed 3/5/2012 via PR Newswire

BlogWorld & New Media Expo, acquired Travel Blog Exchange

synopsis: The world's largest new media conference and tradeshow, BlogWorld & New Media Expo, announced its acquisition of TBEX, (Travel Blog Exchange), the world's largest travel blogging conference. TBEX '12 presented by BlogWorld will take place at the Keystone Resort & Convention Center in Keystone, Colorado, June 15-17.
buyer: BlogWorld & New Media Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media including: Blogging, Podcasting, Social Media, Online Video, Music, TV, Radio, Gaming, Entertainment and Communities. "
target: Travel Blog Exchange
The Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) conference has grown into the most popular annual gathering of bloggers, writers and new media content creators in the travel and lifestyle sphere today, attracting some of the world's best-known brands, as well as various tourism bureaus as sponsors.
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announced 8/20/2012 via PR Newswire

Schneider Publishing Company, Incorporated, will acquire Meetings Quest

synopsis: Schneider Publishing Company announced that it is acquiring Meetings Quest, the nation's longest-running series of one-day trade shows for meeting and event planners. Meetings Quest will join Schneider Publishing's suite of media properties that serve the meeting and event industries: Association News, SportsTravel and the TEAMS Conference & Expo.
buyer: Schneider Publishing Company, Incorporated
Schneider Publishing Company, Inc., publishes Association News, America's most-read magazine for association executives, and SportsTravel, the sports world's event magazine. Schneider Publishing organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo, the world's largest gathering of sports-event organizers. "
target: Meetings Quest
Meetings Quest started in 1984 as a one-day show, providing meeting planners and hospitality suppliers with the most efficient and productive trade show in Washington, DC. It is now held annually in multiple major meeting markets throughout the United States.
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibition Companies, acquired Equipotel

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries, has acquired Equipotel and its events in Sao Paulo and Recife. Equipotel is the largest hospitality show in Latin America. It was acquired from a private, family owned business.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target: Equipotel
Equipotel is the largest hospitality show in Latin America. Its events take place in Sao Paolo and Recife.
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closed 8/21/2008 via PE Hub

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired SpaTrade

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business media company announced the acquisition of SpaTrade, which produces industry portals SpaTrade and SpaExec and the SpaExec networking events.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: SpaTrade
SpaTrade is a new media company serving the unique needs of the global community of spa professionals primarily through its cutting-edge web site which represents the industry's largest online community with 15,000 registered members from 94 countries.
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announced 8/2/2018 via Company Press Release

Ebix, Inc., will acquire Leisure Corp.

synopsis: Ebix, Inc., a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry, will acquire Leisure Corp., an Indian Events related travel space (MICE) & Luxury Trains company that focuses on insurance and financial sector clients. Leisure Corp. offers solutions for Meetings, Conferences, Exhibitions, Incentives, and more.
buyer: Ebix, Inc. (EBIX:$570.76)
Ebix is a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry. Ebix offers application software products for the insurance industry ranging from carrier systems and agency systems to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance and financial industries. "
target: Leisure Corp.
Leisure Corp. is an Indian Events related travel space (MICE) & Luxury Trains company that focuses on insurance and financial sector clients. They offer solutions for Meetings, Conferences or Conventions; Exhibitions, Events or Entertainment; Rewards or Incentives; and luxury holiday experiences.
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