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closed 9/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Skift, acquired Airline Weekly

synopsis: Skift Inc., the largest travel industry intelligence and marketing platform, announced the acquisition of Airline Weekly, including the subscription-based newsletter and related assets. Airline Weekly reports who’s flying where, new marketing approaches, fleet, finance and key airline and airport data.
buyer: Skift
Skift is the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, providing news, information, data and services to all sectors of the world’s largest industry. "
target: Airline Weekly
Airline Weekly is a subscriber-supported publication, paid for by readers who want a more interesting, more valuable read about the airline business. Each Monday, Airline Weekly reports who’s flying where, new marketing approaches, fleet, finance and key airline and airport data.
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closed 3/3/2014 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, acquired Travel Weekly China

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media has acquired Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia, and Events China. Travel Weekly China provides vital trade news and market intelligence for China. Events China serves China through print, e-books, events and the leading industry awards programs. TravelWeekly Asia is a travel trade publication that covers Asian travel.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: 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. "
target parent: Contineo Media
target: Travel Weekly China
Travel Weekly China provides the travel industry in China with vital trade news and market intelligence. Events China serves China through print, e-books, events and the leading industry awards programs. TravelWeekly Asia is a travel trade publication that covers Asian travel.
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closed 6/27/2012 via Company Press Release

AC-U-KWIK, acquired airportdata.aero

synopsis: David Kieselstein, CEO of Penton Media, announced that the company has acquired Highline LP of the United Kingdom. Highline is a business and commercial aviation company that currently provides global data and sales support to Penton’s AC-U-KWIK, the leading FBO directory serving the business aviation market as well as other new products.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: AC-U-KWIK
AC-U-KWIK provides the aviation industry with the most accurate and up-to-date airport / FBO directories. Each directory contains complete listings of FBOs, charter companies, fuel suppliers, ground transportation, maintenance and catering services at public airports across the world. "
target: airportdata.aero
airportdata.aero is owned and operated by HighLine. HighLine provides essential airport, ground handling, fuel and services information to the aviation industry. Their aim is to provide the most accurate, complete and relevant data to assist in pre-flight planning and dispatch operations.
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closed 1/20/2015 via PR Newswire

OAG Worldwide Limited, acquired FlightView Inc.

synopsis: OAG, the market leader in flight schedules and related analytics, is strengthening its position at the forefront of the expanding market for real-time flight status information with the acquisition of leading Boston-based real-time flight information solutions provider FlightView Inc.
buyer: OAG Worldwide Limited
OAG (Original Airline Guides) has the knowledge, experience and capability to provide reliable, high quality, up-to-the-minute aviation data, offering essential information and innovative travel planning solutions. OAG provides solutions for the aviation, air cargo logistics and travel communities. "
target: FlightView Inc.
FlightView is the recognized leader in providing the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industry, incorporating advanced visualization techniques and innovative new technologies to meet their customers' varied needs.
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will purchase 12 Magazines from UKi Media & Events Ltd.

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group is in the final stages of completing on a deal to acquire 12 magazines currently published by the Dorking-based company, UKi Media & Events. These magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment.
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. "
seller: UKi Media & Events Ltd.
The 12 magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment. They are: Business Airport International, Business Jet International, Aircraft Interiors International, Aerospace Testing International, Air Traffic Technology, and more.
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announced 8/19/2015 via Company Press Release

Findlay Media, will acquire Ground Handling International

synopsis: Agreement has been reached for Findlay Media Limited, a part of the Mark Allen Group (MAG), to acquire 100% of The Airports Publishing Network Limited (APN), the market leading information provider to the international ground handling sector. APN's primary title, Ground Handling International, is a recognised brand in more than 200 countries.
buyer parent: Mark Allen Group
buyer: Findlay Media
Findlay Media is the UK’s leading business media company. Findlay Media is a market leading business to business publisher; they offer an extensive range of third party services utilising their high quality and professional in-house design, IT, research and event management departments. "
target: Ground Handling International
Grand Handling International is The Airports Publishing Network Limited's (APN) primary title. It is a recognized brand in more than 200 countries. APN was established in 1985 and has since become the market leading information provider to the international ground handling sector.
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closed 8/1/2013 via BusinessWire

Penton Media, acquired Aviation Week & Space Technology

synopsis: Penton, a leading strategic information and marketing solutions company, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Aviation Week, the leading brand in global aviation information, including its events, data, digital and media products. Aviation Week & Space Technology is the world's most widely read aviation and aerospace magazine
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. "
target parent: McGraw Hill Financial
target: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Aviation Week & Space Technology is the world's most widely read aviation and aerospace magazine, with 107,000+ paying subscribers. Each week, AW&ST delivers news and analysis of technology, business and operations in every sector of the global industry: civil, military and space.
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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 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 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

FlightGlobal, acquired FlightStats

synopsis: FlightStats, the real-time global flight data provider, has been sold to Reed Business Information’s FlightGlobal, part of the FTSE 100 listed RELX Group. FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: FlightGlobal
FlightGlobal helps achieve a complete understanding of the aviation industry, the global fleet of aircraft and the market dynamics and drivers – both now and in the future. Via online tools, and expert reports, FlightGlobal can help identify growth opportunities and assess risk. "
target: FlightStats
FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines, travel agencies, mobile app developers and online services.
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closed 6/30/2011 via PR Newswire

Reed Business Information, acquired Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings Limited

synopsis: Reed Business Information, the business information division of Reed Elsevier, announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings Limited, one of the world's principal providers of data, analytics and advisory services to investors in aerospace.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading global provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Its portfolio of market leading brands makes it the preferred media partner across a range of markets from agriculture to technology. "
target: Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings Limited
Ascend is one of the world's principal providers of data, analytics and advisory services to investors in aerospace. Its global team advises on aviation investment strategies to maximise returns and generate proven investment results.
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closed 9/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Skift, acquired Airline Weekly

synopsis: Skift Inc., the largest travel industry intelligence and marketing platform, announced the acquisition of Airline Weekly, including the subscription-based newsletter and related assets. Airline Weekly reports who’s flying where, new marketing approaches, fleet, finance and key airline and airport data.
buyer: Skift
Skift is the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, providing news, information, data and services to all sectors of the world’s largest industry. "
target: Airline Weekly
Airline Weekly is a subscriber-supported publication, paid for by readers who want a more interesting, more valuable read about the airline business. Each Monday, Airline Weekly reports who’s flying where, new marketing approaches, fleet, finance and key airline and airport data.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Skift, acquired EventMB

synopsis: Skift, the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, has acquired EventMB, the first blog for event professionals. EventMB is the go-to online resource for Trends, Technology, Innovation and Education for the event industry. EventMB offers daily articles that are read by thousands of event professionals from around the globe.
buyer: Skift
Skift is the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, providing news, information, data and services to all sectors of the world’s largest industry. Skift identifies and synthesizes existing and emerging trends in its daily coverage of the global travel industry. "
target: EventMB
EventMB is the first blog for event professionals. EventMB is the go-to online resource for Trends, Technology, Innovation and Education for the event industry. EventMB offers daily articles that are read by thousands of event professionals from around the globe.
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closed 9/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Skift, acquired Airline Weekly

synopsis: Skift Inc., the largest travel industry intelligence and marketing platform, announced the acquisition of Airline Weekly, including the subscription-based newsletter and related assets. Airline Weekly reports who’s flying where, new marketing approaches, fleet, finance and key airline and airport data.
buyer: Skift
Skift is the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, providing news, information, data and services to all sectors of the world’s largest industry. "
target: Airline Weekly
Airline Weekly is a subscriber-supported publication, paid for by readers who want a more interesting, more valuable read about the airline business. Each Monday, Airline Weekly reports who’s flying where, new marketing approaches, fleet, finance and key airline and airport data.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

FlightGlobal, acquired FlightStats

synopsis: FlightStats, the real-time global flight data provider, has been sold to Reed Business Information’s FlightGlobal, part of the FTSE 100 listed RELX Group. FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: FlightGlobal
FlightGlobal helps achieve a complete understanding of the aviation industry, the global fleet of aircraft and the market dynamics and drivers – both now and in the future. Via online tools, and expert reports, FlightGlobal can help identify growth opportunities and assess risk. "
target: FlightStats
FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines, travel agencies, mobile app developers and online services.
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closed 4/13/2011 via BusinessWire

Google Inc., acquired ITA Software

synopsis: Battery Ventures, a multi-stage investment firm focused on technology and innovation worldwide, announced that Google has acquired Cambridge, MA-based portfolio company ITA Software. ITA's QPX software tool for organizing flight information is used by leading airlines and travel distributors worldwide.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: Battery Ventures
target: ITA Software
ITA Software creates innovative solutions for the travel industry. ITA's QPX software tool for organizing flight information is used by leading airlines and travel distributors worldwide, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Bing, Continental Airlines, Hotwire, Kayak, etc.
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closed 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

STR, Inc., acquired AM:PM Hotels Ltd

synopsis: STR, a data benchmarking and analytics specialist, has acquired AM:PM, a hotel data and intelligence specialist. Through the acquisition, STR will enhance its global-leading hotel data and analytics platform with AM:PM’s market intelligence and interactive online database and mapping tool.
buyer: STR, Inc.
STR provides clients from multiple market sectors with premium, global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights. Founded in 1985, STR maintains a presence in 15 countries with a corporate North American headquarters in Hendersonville, Tennessee. "
target: AM:PM Hotels Ltd
AM:PM is a leading source of market intelligence on the UK & Ireland hotel industry. Based on their extensive research, they deliver a suite of subscription-based online products to help clients make informed decisions with an unrivalled understanding of the size and structure of the hotel industry.
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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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closed 3/3/2014 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, acquired Travel Weekly China

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media has acquired Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia, and Events China. Travel Weekly China provides vital trade news and market intelligence for China. Events China serves China through print, e-books, events and the leading industry awards programs. TravelWeekly Asia is a travel trade publication that covers Asian travel.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: 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. "
target parent: Contineo Media
target: Travel Weekly China
Travel Weekly China provides the travel industry in China with vital trade news and market intelligence. Events China serves China through print, e-books, events and the leading industry awards programs. TravelWeekly Asia is a travel trade publication that covers Asian travel.
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closed 8/17/2006 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Communications Ltd, purchased Air and Business Travel News from Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and events company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Air and Business Travel News (ABTN), an on-line publication for the travel industry. The publication has been bought from Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates for a consideration of £0.1m.
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: Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates
Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates provides public relations services. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Potters Bar, United Kingdom.
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