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closed 12/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, acquired Clavis Insight

synopsis: Ascential plc, the global business-to-business information company, announces the acquisition of Clavis Insight, a market leader in eCommerce analytics, with proprietary technology enabling consumer product companies to track and optimise the performance of their products across hundreds of retailer websites and mobile commerce sites globally.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$522.70)
Ascential is a business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. They provide customers with content and connections empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected. "
target: Clavis Insight
Clavis Insight is a market leader in eCommerce analytics, with proprietary technology enabling consumer product companies to track and optimise the performance of their products across hundreds of retailer websites and mobile commerce sites globally.
price ($mm)
$119
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
16.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2012 via BusinessWire

Revionics, Inc., acquired Retail Optimization, Inc.

synopsis: Revionics, Inc., the leading provider of retail life cycle price optimization solutions, and Retail Optimization, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based assortment and micro and macro space optimization solutions, announced that Revionics has acquired Retail Optimization’s business and related assets.
buyer: Revionics, Inc.
Revionics, Inc. delivers the industry’s most powerful End-to-End Merchandise Optimization Solution, enabling retailers of all sizes to execute a fact-based, shopper-centric merchandising strategy resulting in enhanced financial performance with improved customer satisfaction. "
target: Retail Optimization, Inc.
Retail Optimization, Inc. works with leading retailers and wholesalers in the supermarket and drug channels as well as with consumer goods manufacturers. The company offers cloud-based assortment, micro and macro space optimization solutions.
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closed 6/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Ansira, acquired Brand Protection Agency

synopsis: Ansira Partners, Inc., a leading data-driven, technology-enabled marketing solutions provider, announced its acquisition of Brand Protection Agency, a SaaS-based platform that provides manufacturers and brands with the ability to monitor, manage and communicate with their online reseller channels.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Ansira
Ansira, a leading data-driven, technology-enabled marketing solutions provider, specializes in the integration of local and national marketing programs through marketing automation, data analytics, CRM and integrated media. "
target: Brand Protection Agency
Brand Protection Agency (BPA) is a SaaS-based platform that provides manufacturers and brands with the ability to monitor, manage and communicate with their online reseller channels.
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closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Dept Agency, acquired Factor-a

synopsis: factor-a, pioneer and one of the world’s leading Amazon agencies joins digital agency Dept. Cologne-based factor-a helps international brands in increasing their success on the Amazon platform. Factor-a provides manufacturers and brands with the decisive advantage for more sales on Amazon by combining intelligent software with agency performance.
buyer: Dept Agency
Dept is an international network of leading digital agencies. From their offices across Europe and the US, 500 talented and experienced people combine creativity, technology and data to deliver digital products and services that build brands, grow businesses and make people’s lives easier. "
target: Factor-a
Factor-a provides manufacturers and brands with the decisive advantage for more sales on Amazon by combining intelligent software with agency performance. factor-a is the result of strategic e-commerce consulting.
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announced 8/25/2016 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, will acquire One Click Retail

synopsis: Ascential plc, the international, business-to-business, media company with a focused portfolio of market-leading events and information services products, agreed to acquire 100% of US-based e-commerce analytics provider Oneclickretail.com LLC. One Click Retail's Dashboard product provides insights to help customers drive sales throughout eCommerce.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$522.70)
Ascential is an international business-to-business media company. They inform and connect business professionals in more than 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. "
target: One Click Retail
One Click Retail is a market leader in eCommerce data measurement, sales analytics and search optimization for brand manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia. Their accuracy is unrivaled in the marketplace, with proprietary sales calculations that are 98.5% accurate down to the SKU level.
price ($mm)
$44
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
9.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.9x
closed 11/15/2016 via Reuters

General Electric Company, acquired Bit Stew Systems

synopsis: General Electric said it has acquired two tech startups to build its artificial intelligence capability. GE said the acquisition of Bit Stew Systems will expand its Predix platform for industrial internet applications, which connects big machines such as power plants and aircraft engines to databases and analytical software.
buyer: General Electric Company (GE:$121,615.00)
GE brings together the physical and digital worlds. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world. "
target: Bit Stew Systems
Bit Stew Systems provides the premier platform for handling complex data integration, data analysis, and predictive automation for connected devices on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
price ($mm)
$153
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closed 5/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Lowe’s Companies, Inc., acquired Boomerang Commerce

synopsis: Lowe’s Companies Inc. has acquired the Retail Analytics platform of Boomerang Commerce, Inc. Boomerang has announced it will rebrand and operate as CommerceIQ. Boomerang offered 2 market-leading solutions with a retail analytics solution and CommerceIQ, an insights and automation platform for consumer brands selling on Amazon.
buyer: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW:$71,309.00)
Lowe's Companies, Inc.is a home improvement company serving customers the United States and Canada. Lowe's has home improvement products such as lumber, building material, appliances, seasonal, outdoor living, tools and hardware, plumbing, electrical, paint, home and garden, and more. "
target parent: Trinity Ventures
target: Boomerang Commerce
Boomerang Commerce is a machine learning platform powering intelligent commerce. Boomerang offers market-leading solutions with retail analytics and Boomerang's CommerceIQ, an insights and automation platform for consumer brands selling on Amazon.
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closed 5/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Shopify Inc., acquired Handshake Corp.

synopsis: E-commerce platform Shopify has acquired Handshake, a New York startup that offers a commerce platform for businesses that sell wholesale goods. The Handshake B2B Commerce platform makes buying and selling simple, intuitive and mobile. Sales reps and their customers can rapidly place orders on any device, anywhere, anytime.
buyer: Shopify Inc. (SHOP:$1,179.37)
Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, brick-and-mortar locations and pop-up shops. "
target: Handshake Corp.
Handshake is the B2B eCommerce platform that helps manufacturers and distributors grow. The Handshake B2B Commerce platform makes buying and selling simple, intuitive and mobile. Sales reps and their customers can rapidly place orders on any device, anywhere, anytime.
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closed 4/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Sellbrite

synopsis: GoDaddy has acquired Sellbrite, a company that enables brands and retailers to list and sell products effortlessly across multiple online sales channels and gain centralized control over inventory and orders. Sellbrite’s cloud-based, channel management platform integrates with many popular marketplaces and shopping carts.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Sellbrite
Sellbrite enables brands & retailers to list and sell products effortlessly across multiple online sales channels and gain centralized control over inventory and orders. Sellbrite’s cloud-based, channel management platform integrates with many popular marketplaces and shopping carts.
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closed 11/16/2017 via PR Web

Shore Points Capital, acquired GenAlpha Technologies

synopsis: Shore Points Capital, a private equity firm based in New York, NY, is pleased to announce that it has led the acquisition of GenAlpha Technologies, LLC. Headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, GenAlpha offers a comprehensive suite of software and services with a complete aftermarket solution for original equipment manufacturers.
buyer: Shore Points Capital
Shore Points Capital is a NY-based private equity firm focusing on equity investments in lower middle market businesses. Shore Points Capital has significant experience and track record investing across a variety of industries, with a particular emphasis on business-to-business/enterprise software. "
target: GenAlpha Technologies
Headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, GenAlpha offers a comprehensive suite of software and services with a complete aftermarket solution for original equipment manufacturers.
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closed 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

True Wind Capital, acquired ARI Network Services, Inc.

synopsis: ARI Network Services, Inc., a provider of SaaS, software tools and marketing services that help dealers, distributors and manufacturers Sell More Stuff, announced that it has been acquired by an affiliate of True Wind Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on investing in leading technology companies.
buyer: True Wind Capital
True Wind Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity firm managing $560 million. True Wind is focused on investing in leading technology companies. True Wind is a value-added partner, providing support and expertise that is rooted in 50+ years of collective investing experience. "
target: ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARIS:$51.16)
ARI Network Services, Inc., offers an award-winning suite of SaaS, software tools, and marketing services to help dealers, equipment manufacturers and distributors in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff – online and in-store.
price ($mm)[EV]
$123 [$133]
rev ($mm)
$51
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
21.1x
closed 11/7/2014 via BusinessWire

ChannelAdvisor, acquired E-Tale

synopsis: ChannelAdvisor Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase global sales, announced the acquisition of E-Tale Holdings Limited, a UK-based company that offers a leading global “Where to Buy” solution.
buyer: ChannelAdvisor (ECOM:$115.18)
ChannelAdvisor is a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales across hundreds of online channels including Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook and more. "
target: E-Tale
E-Tale provides Where to Buy functionality to multinational branded manufacturers in more than 30 countries. The Where to Buy solution allows brands to provide their website visitors with up-to-date information about the authorized resellers that carry their products and their availability.
price ($mm)
$8.20
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closed 12/21/2012 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired CommerceInterface

synopsis: Groupon announced it has acquired CommerceInterface, a leading provider of web-based channel management technology that helps manufacturers, distributors and retailers succeed at managing their businesses and selling online.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: CommerceInterface
CommerceInterface provides e-commerce channel management solutions to help manufacturers, distributors and retailers succeed at managing their businesses and selling online. Their platform integrates customer products with the top online retail channels as a truly performance-based service.
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closed 6/20/2011 via BusinessWire

eBay, acquired GSI Commerce Solutions

synopsis: eBay Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of GSI Commerce, Inc., a leading provider of ecommerce and interactive marketing services. With more than 180 customers across 14 merchandise categories, GSI has long-term commerce services relationships with leading retailers and brands.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,856.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: GSI Commerce Solutions
GSI Commerce enables ecommerce, multichannel retailing and digital marketing for global enterprises. GSI’s ecommerce services, which include technology, order management, payment processing, fulfillment and customer care, are available on a modular basis or as part of an integrated solution.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,215 [$2,139]
rev ($mm)
$1,358
EBITDA ($mm)
$104
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
20.5x
closed 12/2/2009 via BusinessWire

CDC Software, acquired Truition Inc.

synopsis: CDC Software Corporation, a global provider of enterprise software applications and services, announced that it completed the acquisitions of Truition Inc., a leading on-demand e-Commerce platform provider for retailers and brand manufacturers.
buyer parent: CDC Corporation
buyer: CDC Software
CDC Software, The Customer-Driven Company™, is a provider of enterprise software applications and services designed to help organizations deliver a superior customer experience, while increasing efficiencies and profitability. "
target: Truition Inc.
Founded in 1998, Truition is the leading On Demand eCommerce platform for retailers and manufacturers. Powering more than 150 ecommerce sites in 10 countries, Truition provides its client base with a unique combination of technology and professional services.
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closed 12/5/2017 via BusinessWire

AspenTech, purchased Cipher IIoT from RtTech Software

synopsis: Aspen Technology, Inc., the asset optimization software company, announced it has acquired the Cipher Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) cloud-native software and edge connectivity assets of RtTech Software Inc., a leading Industrial Apps provider in New Brunswick, Canada.
buyer: AspenTech (AZPN:$542.32)
AspenTech is a leading software supplier for optimizing asset performance. Their products thrive in complex, industrial environments where it is critical to optimize the asset design, operation and maintenance lifecycle. "
seller: RtTech Software
The acquisition includes the Cipher Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) cloud-native software and edge connectivity assets of RtTech Software Inc., a leading Industrial Apps provider in New Brunswick, Canada.
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announced 8/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., will acquire SeeControl

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has signed an agreement to acquire SeeControl, a San Francisco-based developer of an enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service platform.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas. "
target: SeeControl
SeeControl is a San Francisco-based developer of an enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service platform. The SeeControl service helps manufacturers and systems integrators connect, analyze, control, and manage remote products, things, and assets and create new service revenue opportunities.
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cancelled 10/9/2015 via Market Wire

American Green, cancelled an acquisition of TrackX, LLC

synopsis: American Green, Inc. announced that it has terminated the previously-signed Purchase and Sale Agreement announced on June 28, 2015, under the terms of the newly signed Reseller Agreement. The current share price, combined with other strategic and operational initiatives have hindered the company's ability to complete the acquisition at this time.
buyer: American Green (OTCPK:ERBB:$0.05)
American Green, Corp. serves the medical cannabis industry beginning with the introduction of the company's proprietary ZaZZZ machine developed to automate dispensing of cannabis-based medicines. American Green is involved in cultivation, manufacturing and extraction, retail, and community outreach."
target: TrackX, LLC (TSXV:TKX:$2.87)
TrackX provides enterprise asset tracking and management solutions that improve the visibility, accuracy and utilization of a company's mission-critical assets. Its cloud-based, auto-ID-enabled solutions combine highly configurable software and implementation services with technology hardware.
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announced 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Mi9 Retail, will acquire MyWebGrocer, Inc.

synopsis: Mi9 Retail, a leading provider of end-to-end software solutions for retailers, wholesalers, and brands, announced that it has signed a contract to acquire MyWebGrocer, a leading software and digital media company to the grocery and Consumer Packaged Goods industries.
buyer parent: Respida Capital
buyer: Mi9 Retail
Mi9 Retail is the fastest growing provider of enterprise software for retailers, wholesalers, and brands. Mi9 enables leading retailers to automate and optimize their entire Plan-to-Sell™ process, from planning to executing, influencing, and selling merchandise in-store, online, and on any device. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: MyWebGrocer, Inc.
MyWebGrocer is a leading software and digital media company connecting Retailers, Manufacturers and Consumers through its suite of modular products and services. The company’s offerings span the entire digital shopper journey, from inspiration, through intent and purchase.
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announced 2/22/2012 via Forbes

eBay, will acquire WHI Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: eBay has agreed to acquire WHI Solutions, a Rye Brook, New York-based provider of software and digital catalog solutions for auto parts distributors and retailers. The company said that the deal will enable its eBay Motors business to improve parts selection for customers while allowing sellers to reach more buyers.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,856.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: WHI Solutions, Inc.
WHI Solutions provides web based eBusiness solutions to the Transportation Market. Its solutions include eCommerce, eCatalog, Distribution Management and Business Intelligence. Its core customers are Automotive and Heavy Duty Parts sellers and Service Providers.
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closed 12/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, acquired Clavis Insight

synopsis: Ascential plc, the global business-to-business information company, announces the acquisition of Clavis Insight, a market leader in eCommerce analytics, with proprietary technology enabling consumer product companies to track and optimise the performance of their products across hundreds of retailer websites and mobile commerce sites globally.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$522.70)
Ascential is a business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. They provide customers with content and connections empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected. "
target: Clavis Insight
Clavis Insight is a market leader in eCommerce analytics, with proprietary technology enabling consumer product companies to track and optimise the performance of their products across hundreds of retailer websites and mobile commerce sites globally.
price ($mm)
$119
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
16.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ascential plc, acquired Flywheel Digital

synopsis: Information company Ascential has announced its acquisition of Flywheel Digital. Flywheel primarily served large-scale US consumer product companies, offering Amazon-specific software, tools and expertise to drive sales and brand performance across Amazon platforms by directly actioning solutions for clients.
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$522.70)
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales. "
target: Flywheel Digital
Founded in 2014, Flywheel offers customers Amazon-specific software, tools and expertise to drive sales and brand performance across Amazon platforms by directly actioning solutions for clients.
price ($mm)
$60
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closed 9/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, acquired Brand View

synopsis: Ascential plc, the global specialist information company, has acquired Brand View, a global provider of price, promotion, product composition and online product positioning analytics. Brand View allows retail and manufacturing companies to measure and manage their pricing and promotion activity to drive sales and increase their digital presence.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$522.70)
Ascential is a business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. They provide customers with content and connections empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected. "
target: Brand View
Brand View is a global provider of price, promotion, product composition and online product positioning analytics. Brand View allows retail and manufacturing companies to measure and manage their pricing and promotion activity to drive sales and increase their digital presence.
price ($mm)
$38
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, acquired Clavis Insight

synopsis: Ascential plc, the global business-to-business information company, announces the acquisition of Clavis Insight, a market leader in eCommerce analytics, with proprietary technology enabling consumer product companies to track and optimise the performance of their products across hundreds of retailer websites and mobile commerce sites globally.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$522.70)
Ascential is a business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. They provide customers with content and connections empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected. "
target: Clavis Insight
Clavis Insight is a market leader in eCommerce analytics, with proprietary technology enabling consumer product companies to track and optimise the performance of their products across hundreds of retailer websites and mobile commerce sites globally.
price ($mm)
$119
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
16.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

GlobalData Plc, acquired MEED Media FZ LLC

synopsis: GlobalData PLC has acquired MEED Media FZ LLC from Ascential PLC. MEED provides premium business information content with an industry focus on infrastructure and projects in the Middle East.
buyer: GlobalData Plc (AIM:DATA:$147.65)
GlobalData is a world leading provider of data and analysis for consumer, technology and healthcare businesses. It delivers unique, robust data and trusted industry analysis and insight to organizations. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: MEED Media FZ LLC
Established in 1957, MEED, has been integral to delivering business information and news, intelligence and analysis on the Middle East economies and activities ever since. MEED is a remarkable senior management media brand that encompasses a subscription website and magazine.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
10.3x
closed 6/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Metropolis International, Ltd., purchased 11 B2B Brands from Ascential plc

synopsis: Metropolis International, the fast-growing media and technology group, announced that it has completed the purchase from Ascential plc of 11 leading Business-to-Business brands. The 11 brands include Drapers, Nursing Times, Local Government Chronicle, Construction News, New Civil Engineer, Ground Engineering and more.
buyer: Metropolis International, Ltd.
Metropolis International is a fast growing group, established in 1994, that specializes in business & consumer media and reward & loyalty programs. It employs 300 people and has offices in West London, Croydon, Bolton, Plymouth, Dublin, Chester and New York. "
seller parent: Apax Partners
seller: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$522.70)
The acquisition includes 11 leading B2B brands from Ascential plc. The 11 brands include Drapers, Nursing Times, Local Government Chronicle, Construction News, New Civil Engineer, Ground Engineering, H&V News/RAC, Retail Jeweller, Architects’ Journal, The Architectural Review and more.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
3.4x
announced 2/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Ascential plc, will acquire MediaLink

synopsis: Ascential plc, the global business-to-business media company listed on the London Stock Exchange, has announced that it has agreed to acquire 100% of MediaLink, a U.S.-based advisory and business services firm.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$522.70)
Ascential is an international business-to-business media company. They inform and connect business professionals in more than 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. "
target: MediaLink
Unlike any other company in the strategic advisory space, MediaLink helps companies execute in the core areas of revenue acceleration, industry marketing, investor strategy, data and technology solutions, and talent (including retained Executive Search).
price ($mm)
$69
rev ($mm)
$54
EBITDA ($mm)
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3.8x
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announced 1/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Wilmington plc, will acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ)

synopsis: Wilmington plc has reached an agreement to acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ) from Ascential plc. HSJ is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
buyer: Wilmington plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target parent: Ascential plc
target: Health Service Journal (HSJ)
Health Service Journal (HSJ) is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
6.8x
announced 8/25/2016 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, will acquire One Click Retail

synopsis: Ascential plc, the international, business-to-business, media company with a focused portfolio of market-leading events and information services products, agreed to acquire 100% of US-based e-commerce analytics provider Oneclickretail.com LLC. One Click Retail's Dashboard product provides insights to help customers drive sales throughout eCommerce.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$522.70)
Ascential is an international business-to-business media company. They inform and connect business professionals in more than 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. "
target: One Click Retail
One Click Retail is a market leader in eCommerce data measurement, sales analytics and search optimization for brand manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia. Their accuracy is unrivaled in the marketplace, with proprietary sales calculations that are 98.5% accurate down to the SKU level.
price ($mm)
$44
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
9.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.9x
closed 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Mobeus Equity Partners LLP, acquired Media Business Insight

synopsis: Media Business Insight, which publishes the industry magazines Broadcast and Screen International, has been sold by Top Right Group to the private equity firm Mobeus Equity Partners, which backed a management buyout.
buyer: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP
Mobeus Equity Partners LLP is a private equity and venture capital firm in lower middle market, mature, and emerging growth stages specializing in providing growth capital investments, acquisition finance, management buyouts, secondary buyouts, Combined Debt and Equity funding, and more. "
target parent: Top Right Group
target: Media Business Insight
Media Business Insight Limited (MBI) owns a unique digitally-led portfolio of leading multichannel, subscription-based brands offering content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industry across TV, advertising and marketing services and film.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 10/16/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, will acquire Infrastructure Journal

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC has signed a binding agreement to acquire Infrastructure Journal, a leading provider of online data, intelligence and events for the global infrastructure sector. The company provides detailed information on financial structure, policy, pricing and key players influencing transactions and trends.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Infrastructure Journal
Infrastructure Journal (IJ) gives you access to a team of experts and the largest database in the industry. By tracking projects throughout the lifecycle, IJ provides detailed information on financial structure, policy, pricing and key players influencing transactions and trends.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Montagu Private Equity, acquired CAP Motor Research Ltd

synopsis: Top Right Group, the company formerly known as Emap, has sold its automotive information business CAP Motor Research Ltd to Montagu Private Equity. CAP, established in 1979, is a market leading provider of vehicle valuation data, new vehicle information and business solutions to the automotive industry.
buyer: Montagu Private Equity
Montagu Private Equity is a private investment firm specializing in middle market management buyouts and other private equity deals. The firm invests in most industries but does not invest in start-ups, rescues, or where the primary purpose of the investment is technology development. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: CAP Motor Research Ltd
CAP Motor Research Ltd is a market leading provider of vehicle valuation data, new vehicle information and business solutions. Their customers include the majority of leading finance institutions, contract hire & leasing companies, vehicle retail groups and insurance companies.
price ($mm)
$283
rev ($mm)
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closed 3/20/2008 via Company Description

Apax Partners, Guardian Media Group plc, acquired EMAP plc

synopsis: The boards of Eden Bidco Limited and Emap plc are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Emap. Eden Bidco is a newly incorporated company formed by funds advised by Apax Partners and Guardian Media Group plc.
buyer: Apax Partners
buyer: Guardian Media Group plc
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world. "
target: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$522.70)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,105 [$2,862]
rev ($mm)
$897
EBITDA ($mm)
$311
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.9x
closed 2/1/2008 via

Bauer Verlagsgruppe, acquired Emap Consumer Media

synopsis: Emap PLC, the publisher of magazines such as FHM and Heat, said Friday it agreed to sell its consumer media and radio units to Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG for $2.3 billion and will return most of the proceeds to shareholders.
buyer: Bauer Verlagsgruppe
Bauer Verlagsgruppe publishes 40 magazines in Germany and is market leader in TV Guides with a market share of 46,1 percent. Bauer Verlagsgruppe is also market leader in women's weeklies.BRAVO, the largest youth magazine in Europe dominates the youth magazine market. "
target parent: EMAP plc
target: Emap Consumer Media
The Bauer Publishing Group is the largest consumer magazine publishing company in the UK, playing a primary role in the Women’s Weeklies, Women’s Interest, Women’s Lifestyle, TV Listings, Puzzles, Men’s Lifestyle, Music & Film and Specialist magazine markets.
price ($mm)
$2,506
rev ($mm)
$1,138
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/12/2007 via news.com

ACP Magazines, purchased Emap Australia from EMAP plc

synopsis: UK media group Emap has sold its Australian magazines to ACP Magazines for AUD $94m. The sale of Emap Australia follows the completion of a strategic review of Emap's Australian consumer magazines business. In the year to 31 March 2007, Emap Australia generated revenue of AUD $66m and an operating profit of AUD $2m.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: ACP Magazines
ACP Magazines is Australia's biggest magazine publisher and the magazine arm of PBL Media, Australia's leading media and entertainment company. ACP Magazines publishes over 60 titles in Australia which sell nearly 109 million individual copies each year. "
seller: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$522.70)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
$71
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

Crain Communications, Inc., purchased Plastics & Rubber Weekly, European Plastics News, and Plastics Design & Moulding exhibition from Emap Communications

synopsis: Crain Communications Inc, and its weekly news publication Plastics News (PN), have greatly expanded their footprint in the global plastics industry by acquiring the Croydon, England- based polymer publications and events of publicly held Emap Communications Ltd. in London.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain Communications is a publishing company providing vital news and information to industry leaders and consumers with 29 titles. Each newspaper, magazine and electronic news site has become required reading and an authoritative source in its own sector of business, trade and consumer market. "
seller parent: EMAP plc
seller: Emap Communications
Emap Communications is the leading UK trade exhibition organiser and the fourth largest trade exhibition organiser in France. EC has over 300 Conferences in 16 countries. Its leading titles include Retail Week, Broadcast, Construction News, Nursing Times and Health Service Journal.
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announced 7/23/2007 via Company Press Release

Channel 4, will acquire The Box

synopsis: Emap plc, the B2B and consumer media group, announces a joint venture agreement with Channel 4 which aims to create the UK’s number one music TV provider. Under the terms of the agreement, Emap has agreed to sell 50% of Box Television Limited, which owns Emap’s music TV business, to Channel 4, for a cash consideration of £28m.
buyer: Channel 4
Channel 4 transmits across the whole of the UK, except some parts of Wales. It is available on all digital platforms (terrestrial, satellite and cable) as well as through traditional analogue transmission. "
target parent: EMAP plc
target: The Box
The Box is a television channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland which mostly plays music videos, although it also features some music-related programming.
price ($mm)
$28*
rev ($mm)
$55
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/13/2007 via BNC Analysis

EMAP plc, acquired Torcello Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Emap plc has announced the purchase of Torcello Publishing limited, producer of Infrastructure Journal, for around £20m.
buyer: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$522.70)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers. "
target: Torcello Publishing Ltd.
Torcello Publishing Limited owns and operates Infrastructure Journal, a subscription-based online information service for the infrastructure project finance market. Torcello Publishing Limited is based in London, the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/31/2006 via

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., purchased French consumer magazines from EMAP plc

synopsis: International media group Emap PLC said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its struggling French consumer magazines division to Arnoldo Mondadori Editori SpA in a cash deal worth 550 million pounds ($1 billion).
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. (BIT:MN:$1,416.65)
Its magazine division publishes women's magazines (Donna Moderna), news magazines (Panorama), TV guides (Guida TV), and other publications on topics such as cooking, travel, and pop culture. It also publishes Italian-language versions of Ziff-Davis (ZDNet Italia) and Hearst (Cosmopolitan) titles. "
seller: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$522.70)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers.
price ($mm)
$688
rev ($mm)
$552
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/8/2006 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Construction Research Communications Limited

synopsis: IHS has acquired CRC Limited, of London, UK. CRC was created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Emap Construct to deliver a wide range of BRE products relating to the construction industry, ranging from environmental issues to fire safety.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target parent: EMAP plc
target: Construction Research Communications Limited
CRC was created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Emap Construct to deliver a wide range of BRE products relating to the construction industry, ranging from environmental issues to fire safety.
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closed 1/19/2006 via Company Press Release

Centaur Communications Ltd, purchased Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine from Emap Consumer Media

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that, subject to the satisfactory agreement of final terms, it will acquire the Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine and web site (PL) from EMAP Consumer Media Ltd for 1.5 million, to be paid in cash less the amount of unfulfilled subscription liabilities.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller parent: EMAP plc
seller: Emap Consumer Media
The Bauer Publishing Group is the largest consumer magazine publishing company in the UK, playing a primary role in the Women’s Weeklies, Women’s Interest, Women’s Lifestyle, TV Listings, Puzzles, Men’s Lifestyle, Music & Film and Specialist magazine markets.
price ($mm)
$2.64
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target: CloserStill
CloserStill is a leading business trade show operator focusing on the healthcare, learning and technology sectors. CloserStill operates a portfolio of some of the fastest-growing, award-winning events, including: the London Vet Show, Cloud Expo Europe, Data Centre World, The Pharmacy Show, and more.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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:$5,568.16)
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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:$5,568.16)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the world’s leading events organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947. In more recent times the firm has grown into a truly international business, with a portfolio of events and media brands across a range of vertical markets.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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)
$7.94
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$307
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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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Ticker: ECOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChannelAdvisor
ChannelAdvisor
ChannelAdvisor is a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales across hundreds of online channels including Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$115.18
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.90)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
697
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Ticker: TSXV:TKX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TrackX Inc.
TrackX Inc.
TrackX, based in Denver, Colorado, is an enterprise Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) software platform provider leveraging multiple auto-ID technologies for the comprehensive management of physical assets. TrackX’s Global Asset Management for the Enterprise (G.A.M.E.) enables the IIoT.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$2.87
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,044.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,057.29
EBIT ($mm)
$2,597.13
Net Income ($mm)
$1,979.70
Employees
30000
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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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,694.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,164.62
EBIT ($mm)
$727.99
Net Income ($mm)
$396.55
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.
year
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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$522.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$137.74
EBIT ($mm)
$94.83
Net Income ($mm)
$18.97
Employees
1857
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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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.19
EBIT ($mm)
$0.37
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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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: 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
2019
rev ($mm)
$202.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.43
EBIT ($mm)
$28.08
Net Income ($mm)
$14.45
Employees
307
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Ticker: SGX:5HJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cityneon Holdings Limited
Cityneon, a Singapore-based company, specializes in crafting quality customer and brand experiences in the fields of Intellectual Property Rights, Interior Architecture, Events, Exhibitions and Theme Parks, working with governments, businesses, brands and organisations worldwide.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$74.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.54
EBIT ($mm)
$8.12
Net Income ($mm)
$7.13
Employees
264
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$328.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$55.56
EBIT ($mm)
$31.08
Net Income ($mm)
$78.26
Employees
1655
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Ticker: SEHK:752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico is a global group of agencies specialising in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands for businesses, institutions and governments. Pico brings brands to life and creates experiences through Total Brand Activation – from strategy to execution.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$617.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.51
EBIT ($mm)
$43.22
Net Income ($mm)
$34.18
Employees
2000
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