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closed 11/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Gemspring Capital, acquired Bobit Business Media

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce an affiliate has acquired the assets of Bobit Business Media Inc., a leading B2B media company. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
buyer: Gemspring Capital
Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm specializing in lower middle market companies. With $355 million of equity capital under management, they provide flexible capital and partner with talented management teams to propel companies to grow and achieve their full potential. "
target: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in B2B media. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
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closed 2/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Multiple Operating Units from PennWell Corporation

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media has announced the acquisition of a number of the former PennWell media properties from Clarion Events including titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
seller parent: Blackstone Group LP
seller: PennWell Corporation
The multiple operating units of PennWell include titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities. PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company.
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closed 12/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, acquired Forester Media Inc.

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media, a business-to-business media company, has acquired Forester Media is a media company that publishes trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. Forester Media produces StormCon, a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, and more.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
target: Forester Media Inc.
Forester Media is a media company that publishes award-winning trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. StormCon is a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, excavating, solid waste management, and more.
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired PennWell Corporation

synopsis: Clarion Events, one of the world's leading events organizers, announces the acquisition of PennWell Corporation, a privately-held events and business-to-business media and marketing services company. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters. They conduct 40 conferences and exhibitions on six continents.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: PennWell Corporation
PennWell is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters. They conduct 40 conferences and exhibitions on six continents.
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$219.76)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
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closed 3/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Babcox Media, Inc., acquired AutoSuccess

synopsis: Babcox Media Inc., a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets, has acquired AutoSuccess, the leading business-to-business media brand serving the needs of franchised car and light truck dealers in the United States.
buyer: Babcox Media, Inc.
Founded in 1920, Babcox Media is a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets. "
target: AutoSuccess
AutoSuccess is the leading business-to-business media brand serving the needs of franchised car and light truck dealers in the United States. They are based in Louisville, Kentucky.
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announced 2/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase WABI and WCJB TV Stations from Diversified Communications

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, announced that it will acquire Diversified Communications's two television stations . This acquisition will add two more stations to Gray's growing portfolio: WABI (CBS/CW) in the Bangor, Maine market and WCJB (ABC/CW) in the Gainesville, Florida market.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 50 television markets broadcasting a total of 180 programming streams. "
seller: Diversified Communications
WABI and WCJB are TV stations ownd by Diversified Communications. WABI is a CBS affiliate in Bangor, Maine. WCJB is an ABC affiliate in Gainesville, Florida. Each of WABI and WCJB consistently achieves #1 ratings in all major dayparts in its market, in both households and key demos.
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closed 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

DN 2.0 LLC, acquired Dealernews

synopsis: DN 2.0 LLC, a Columbus-based group of powersports Dealers, has acquired Dealernews from its former publisher, UBM, with a commitment to launch new information and collaboration services to make Dealers better Dealers. Dealernews provides news, analysis, retail trends, and exclusive research that give dealers the tools they need to stay competitive.
buyer: DN 2.0 LLC
DN 2.0 LLC is a Columbus, OH based group of powersports dealers. The group consists of: Bob Althoff, dealer principal at A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson; Stan Simpson, owner of JRJ Sports Center; and Scott Johnson, CEO of University Nutrition and president of Basic Brands/Basic Media Group. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Dealernews
Dealernews is the Voice of Powersports Retailers, helping them combine their passion for the sport with their pursuit of profit. Dealernews provides news, analysis, retail trends, and exclusive research that give dealers the tools they need to stay innovative and competitive.
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announced 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Independent News & Media PLC, will purchase four magazines from Greer Publications

synopsis: The key titles within the privately-owned business and consumer magazines group Greer Publications have been bought by Independent News & Media. It is understood the Belfast Telegraph's parent firm will take over the running of Ulster Business, Ulster Grocer, Hospitality Review NI and Northern Woman.
buyer: Independent News & Media PLC (ISE:IPD:$214.78)
Independent News & Media PLC, a newspaper and media company, engages in printing and publishing national, metropolitan, provincial, and regional newspapers in Australia, the Island of Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa. "
seller: Greer Publications
The four magazines are Ulster Business, Ulster Grocer, Hospitality Review NI and Northern Woman which serve Northern Ireland professionals in financial, legal and IT sectors; food retailing industry; tourism sector; and fashion conscious consumers respectively.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Sourcing Industry Group, acquired Outsource Magazine

synopsis: Outsource has been acquired by the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
buyer: Sourcing Industry Group
SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. "
target: Outsource Magazine
Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
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closed 11/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Consumibles eMagazine merged with Recycling Times Media Inc.,

synopsis: Recycling Times Media (RT Media) has successfully negotiated a merger with another print consumables media company, Spanish-based Consumibles E-Magazine. Consumibles E-Magazine is the principal source of information in Spanish about the remanufacturing industry and has accumulated over 3,000 readers and browsers.
buyer: Recycling Times Media Inc.
Recycling Times Media is a reliable provider of news and business opportunities in the global remanufacturing industry. They aim to provide the best digital printing experience with their monthly magazine Recycling Times, published in several languages, and their inTouch TV News app. "
target: Consumibles eMagazine
Consumibles E-Magazine is the principal source of information in Spanish about the remanufacturing industry. They have developed a loyal following in excess of 3,000 Spanish speaking readers and browsers.
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closed 10/14/2014 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Revo Media Partners Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target: Revo Media Partners Limited
Revo Media Partners Limited is the owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
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closed 11/5/2013 via Company Press Release

EH Publishing, Inc, purchased Two Magazines from Bobit Business Media

synopsis: EH Publishing, Inc. has purchased Security Sales & Integration (SSI) and Campus Safety magazines from Bobit Business Media, Inc. SSI is a leading trade publication for residential and commercial security dealers, while Campus Safety serves security officials and administrators at schools and hospitals.
buyer: EH Publishing, Inc
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million electronic home professionals and consumers worldwide. "
seller: Bobit Business Media
Security Sales & Integration (SSI) and Campus Safety (CS) publish magazines, enewsletters and websites. SSI serves the security installing contractors that provide systems and services. CS serves the public safety and security decision-makers at hospitals, K-12 schools, colleges and universities.
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announced 9/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

MM Activ, will purchase BioSpectrum from Cyber Media (India) Limited

synopsis: Cyber Media (India) Ltd. and MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications Pvt. Ltd have announced that they have entered into an Agreement for acquisition by MM Activ, the publishing rights, title and interest in CyberMedia's media property "BioSpectrum". BioSpectrum is India's first monthly comprehensive Biotech business magazine.
buyer: MM Activ
MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications is engaged in the areas of frontier science & technology through its four key business verticals- Events, Media, Partnering and Advisory. MM Activ Sci-Tech is leveraging interaction amongst Industry, Scientific fraternity, academia, policy makers and opinion leaders."
seller: Cyber Media (India) Limited
BioSpectrum is an Indian Biotech magazine which focuses in the field of BioPharma, BioAgriculture, BioInformatics, BioIndustrial, BioSuppliers and BioServices.
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closed 12/28/2012 via Company Press Release

Bobit Business Media, acquired Auto Dealer Monthly, LLC

synopsis: Bobit Business Media acquired the magazine and digital assets of Auto Dealer Monthly. The acquisition specifically includes the magazine Auto Dealer Monthly, the website AutoDealerMonthly.com, and the weekly e-newsletters Auto Dealer Monthly and Special Finance Insider. Also included were the DealersChoice Awards.com and SpecialFinanceInsider.com.
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a diversified national information company providing news and knowledge to people within specialized business industries. They achieve this through their publications, trade shows, web sites, research and associations. "
target: Auto Dealer Monthly, LLC
Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine is the Daily Operations Magazine, educating the retail automotive industry on Internet retailing, special finance, automotive sales, automotive service, and automotive compliance, special finance, and more.
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closed 10/2/2007 via BtoBonline.com

Bobit Business Media, acquired World of Special Finance Magazine

synopsis: Bobit Business Media announced it will acquire the assets of World of Special Finance, a monthly publication targeting automotive dealers; the World of Special Finance Conference & Expo; and related Web sites from World of Special Finance LLC.
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media’s mission is to be a leading business-to-business media company that anticipates and meets customer needs with superior quality publications. We provide ancillary products and services, enabling our customers to attain maximum benefit from our industry knowledge. "
target: World of Special Finance Magazine
Since 1996, the only national magazine covering ideas, concepts. legal and business issues for the entire automotive special finance industry in the USA and Canada. World of Special Finance also hosts an annual conference and expo for this segment of the automotive industry.
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closed 11/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bobit Business Media, purchased Truck Fleet Management Magazine from Transport Topics Publishing Group

synopsis: American Trucking Associations announced the sale of Truck Fleet Management, a part of its Transport Topics media group, to allied member Bobit Business Media. Truck Fleet Management Magazine is the news source for Commercial and Vocational Fleet Managers, covering Maintenance, Equipment, Operations, Safety, Regulation and Technology topics.
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in niche B2B publishing and events with over 20 various trade publications and accompanying web sites, and 15 events. Primary markets served are automotive, transportation, beauty and law enforcement. "
seller parent: American Trucking Association
seller: Transport Topics Publishing Group
Truck Fleet Management Magazine is the news source for Commercial and Vocational Fleet Managers. It covers Maintenance, Equipment, Operations, Safety, Regulation and Technology topics. Transport Topics is a weekly newspaper covering the trucking and freight transportation industries.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

The American Gear Manufacturers Association, acquired Randall Publications LLC

synopsis: The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) is to purchase the assets of Randall Publications, a privately-held media company based in Elk Grove, IL. Purchased assets include Gear Technology magazine, Gear Technology India magazine and Power Transmission Engineering magazine.
buyer: The American Gear Manufacturers Association
The American Gear Manufacturers Association is an association of companies, consultants, and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture, and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. "
target: Randall Publications LLC
Randall Publications is a media company based in Elk Grove, IL. Assets include Gear Technology magazine, Gear Technology India magazine, Power Transmission Engineering magazine, a 10,000 record online technical database, all related web sites, and 23,000+ record, combined circulation list.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wainscot Media, LLC, acquired 9Threads

synopsis: Park Ridge, N.J.-based content marketing agency and magazine publisher Wainscot Media announced that it has acquired 9Threads—a New York-based design firm publisher of B2B magazines Footwear Plus and Earnshaw’s—from former owner Symphony Publishing Group.
buyer: Wainscot Media, LLC
Wainscot Media helps marketers engage audiences with best-in-class content. Whether delivered in print, online or in person, these content programs aim to generate additional customers for clients while also strengthening brand connection and commitment. "
target parent: Timeless Communications Corp.
target: 9Threads
9Threads is a firm publisher of Footwear Plus and Earnshaw’s, two B2B magazines serving retailers in the field of fashion. Both B2B magazines are produced ten times a year. Footwear Plus serves the field of shoe retailing. Earnshaw’s targets retailers of children’s fashion and juvenile products.
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closed 9/30/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bobit Business Media, acquired Industrial Fire World

synopsis: Bobit Business Media announced that it's newly launched brand iFIRE International, a provider of news, information, instruction and training for firefighters, has acquired Industrial Fire World, a leading resource with over 20,000 readers for real-time safety updates and expertise in the industrial fire and emergency response industries.
buyer parent: Gemspring Capital
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a B2B media provider for the vehicle fleet, auto dealer, automotive aftermarket, law enforcement, fire, and professional salon & beauty industries. Bobit produces 21 conferences and trade shows, including Government Fleet Expo & Conference and the Police Technology eXchange. "
target: Industrial Fire World
Industrial Fire World is the leading resource for real-time safety updates and industry expertise while connecting industrial fire and emergency response managers with products and services used to support them in fire protection and emergency response incidents.
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closed 6/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Bobit Business Media, acquired Warranty Chain Management Conference

synopsis: Bobit Business Media, a leading B2B media provider and a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Warranty Chain Management Conference, a leader in the warranty and service contract-focused event industry.
buyer parent: Gemspring Capital
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in B2B media. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions. "
target: Warranty Chain Management Conference
The Warranty Chain Management Conference is a leader in the warranty and service contract-focused event industry. WCM has become the premier forum for warranty professionals and executives to meet and discuss warranty-related issues and develop warranty management as an established discipline.
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closed 11/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Gemspring Capital, acquired Bobit Business Media

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce an affiliate has acquired the assets of Bobit Business Media Inc., a leading B2B media company. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
buyer: Gemspring Capital
Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm specializing in lower middle market companies. With $355 million of equity capital under management, they provide flexible capital and partner with talented management teams to propel companies to grow and achieve their full potential. "
target: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in B2B media. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
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closed 12/9/2015 via Company Press Release

Bobit Business Media, acquired Modern Salon Media

synopsis: Bobit Business Media, publisher of NAILS Magazine and VietSALON, has acquired the assets of Modern Salon Media from Vance Publishing Corp. Modern Salon Media is the leading information resource for the professional salon community. Its family of integrated, multi-media brands serves and connects salon professionals at every stage of their careers.
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in niche B2B publishing and events with over 20 various trade publications and accompanying web sites, and 15 events. Primary markets served are automotive, transportation, beauty and law enforcement. "
target parent: Vance Publishing Corporation
target: Modern Salon Media
Modern Salon is the salon industry’s head-to-toe beauty resource. Modern Salon gives step-by-step education, along with creative inspiration, to help salon professionals propel their careers forward. They showcase and demonstrate the products and tools to help salons best serve their clients’ needs.
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closed 11/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bobit Business Media, purchased Truck Fleet Management Magazine from Transport Topics Publishing Group

synopsis: American Trucking Associations announced the sale of Truck Fleet Management, a part of its Transport Topics media group, to allied member Bobit Business Media. Truck Fleet Management Magazine is the news source for Commercial and Vocational Fleet Managers, covering Maintenance, Equipment, Operations, Safety, Regulation and Technology topics.
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in niche B2B publishing and events with over 20 various trade publications and accompanying web sites, and 15 events. Primary markets served are automotive, transportation, beauty and law enforcement. "
seller parent: American Trucking Association
seller: Transport Topics Publishing Group
Truck Fleet Management Magazine is the news source for Commercial and Vocational Fleet Managers. It covers Maintenance, Equipment, Operations, Safety, Regulation and Technology topics. Transport Topics is a weekly newspaper covering the trucking and freight transportation industries.
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closed 11/5/2013 via Company Press Release

EH Publishing, Inc, purchased Two Magazines from Bobit Business Media

synopsis: EH Publishing, Inc. has purchased Security Sales & Integration (SSI) and Campus Safety magazines from Bobit Business Media, Inc. SSI is a leading trade publication for residential and commercial security dealers, while Campus Safety serves security officials and administrators at schools and hospitals.
buyer: EH Publishing, Inc
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million electronic home professionals and consumers worldwide. "
seller: Bobit Business Media
Security Sales & Integration (SSI) and Campus Safety (CS) publish magazines, enewsletters and websites. SSI serves the security installing contractors that provide systems and services. CS serves the public safety and security decision-makers at hospitals, K-12 schools, colleges and universities.
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closed 12/28/2012 via Company Press Release

Bobit Business Media, acquired Auto Dealer Monthly, LLC

synopsis: Bobit Business Media acquired the magazine and digital assets of Auto Dealer Monthly. The acquisition specifically includes the magazine Auto Dealer Monthly, the website AutoDealerMonthly.com, and the weekly e-newsletters Auto Dealer Monthly and Special Finance Insider. Also included were the DealersChoice Awards.com and SpecialFinanceInsider.com.
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a diversified national information company providing news and knowledge to people within specialized business industries. They achieve this through their publications, trade shows, web sites, research and associations. "
target: Auto Dealer Monthly, LLC
Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine is the Daily Operations Magazine, educating the retail automotive industry on Internet retailing, special finance, automotive sales, automotive service, and automotive compliance, special finance, and more.
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closed 12/16/2012 via Folio: First Day

LCT Magazine, acquired Limoforsale.com

synopsis: Bobit Business Media said that it has acquired the assets of Limoforsale.com, a portal for buying and selling used limousines and other vehicles, from Limos.com, a site that brokers limousine services at discounted rates. Limoforsale.com will become part of LCT Magazine.
buyer parent: Bobit Business Media
buyer: LCT Magazine
LCT Magazine is the oldest and most established trade publication for the ground transportation industry in the world. LCT targets owners and senior managers of both Chauffeured Transportation companies AND Charter/Tour bus businesses. "
target parent: Limos.com
target: Limoforsale.com
LimoForSale.com is a business-to-business marketplace serving the limousine industry. With the growing need to liquidate and acquire business assets quickly, LimoForSale.com was developed with the sole purpose to help limousine owners buy & sell vehicles quickly, inexpensively, and easily.
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closed 5/1/2012 via Company Description

Bobit Business Media, acquired Newport Business Media

synopsis: Bobit Business Media has acquired Newport Business Media’s publishing properties – Heavy Duty Trucking, TruckingInfo.com, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal, and Newport Poster Network. Newport Business Media's print and online publications extend across the trucking industry with all of its diversity.
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a diversified national information company providing news and knowledge to people within specialized business industries. They achieve this through their publications, trade shows, web sites, research and associations. "
target: Newport Business Media
Newport Business Media is the leader in providing innovative, effective media for trucking and its allied industries. The U.S. commercial vehicle market is easily accessible through Newport’s multi-media network, reaching key decision makers and targeting relevant audiences.
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closed 10/2/2007 via BtoBonline.com

Bobit Business Media, acquired World of Special Finance Magazine

synopsis: Bobit Business Media announced it will acquire the assets of World of Special Finance, a monthly publication targeting automotive dealers; the World of Special Finance Conference & Expo; and related Web sites from World of Special Finance LLC.
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media’s mission is to be a leading business-to-business media company that anticipates and meets customer needs with superior quality publications. We provide ancillary products and services, enabling our customers to attain maximum benefit from our industry knowledge. "
target: World of Special Finance Magazine
Since 1996, the only national magazine covering ideas, concepts. legal and business issues for the entire automotive special finance industry in the USA and Canada. World of Special Finance also hosts an annual conference and expo for this segment of the automotive industry.
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closed 6/7/2007 via Folio: First Day

Bobit Business Media, purchased Vehicle Service Contract Administrators Conference from Warrenty Risk Services LLC

synopsis: Torrance, California-based Bobit Business Media has acquired the Vehicle Service Contract Administrators Conference from Warranty Risk Services.
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media’s mission is to be a leading business-to-business media company that anticipates and meets customer needs with superior quality publications. We provide ancillary products and services, enabling our customers to attain maximum benefit from our industry knowledge. "
seller: Warrenty Risk Services LLC
Warranty Risk Services is a Consulting Company serving the Automotive Vehicle Service Contract Industry. Our specialty is loss control and risk management. We help our clients reduce loss cost.
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closed 10/17/2006 via BNC Analysis

Bobit Business Media, acquired DCM Associates

synopsis: Bobit Business Media (Torrance, CA) has acquired "Precision Engine" magazine from DCM Associates (Creston, OH). No terms of the deal were given.
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media’s mission is to be a leading business-to-business media company that anticipates and meets customer needs with superior quality publications. We provide ancillary products and services, enabling our customers to attain maximum benefit from our industry knowledge. "
target: DCM Associates
DCM Associates owns Precision Engine Magazine. "Precision Engine" is published six times a year and distributed on a controlled basis to 20,000 owners and managers of custom engine builders, performance/race engine rebuilders, jobber machine shops, production engine rebuilders.
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

aia Worldwide, acquired Carve Consulting London Ltd

synopsis: AIA Worldwide, a global leader in talent acquisition technologies, is announcing its acquisition of Carve. Carve, a London social media firm, has a rich heritage of framing global social strategies that distinctly position its clients as leaders in the marketplace.
buyer parent: Gemspring Capital
buyer: aia Worldwide
AIA Worldwide is a global leader in talent acquisition technologies, committed to finding new ways to leverage software, strategy and creative to build talent and enhance their clients' employer brands – across every connection point. "
target: Carve Consulting London Ltd
Carve, a London social media firm, has a rich heritage of framing global social strategies that distinctly position its clients as leaders in the marketplace. The company is known for its ability to deliver forward-thinking social excellence for a range of high-profile clients.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, acquired Maximum

synopsis: TMP Worldwide, a global leader in talent acquisition technologies, is enhancing its technology and product marketing capabilities with the acquisition of Maximum, a recruitment marketing tech company that is based in the Netherlands. Maximum's software suite greatly complements TMP's TalentBrew career site and recruitment marketing platform.
buyer parent: Gemspring Capital
buyer: TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications
TMP Worldwide is a global leader in talent acquisition technologies, committed to finding new ways to leverage software, strategy, and creative to build talent and enhance our clients' employer brands—across every connection point. "
target: Maximum
Maximum is a recruitment marketing tech company that is based in the Netherlands. Maximum is known for its intelligent talent acquisition platform which delivers fully branded and uniquely designed experiences geared to candidates.
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closed 9/30/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bobit Business Media, acquired Industrial Fire World

synopsis: Bobit Business Media announced that it's newly launched brand iFIRE International, a provider of news, information, instruction and training for firefighters, has acquired Industrial Fire World, a leading resource with over 20,000 readers for real-time safety updates and expertise in the industrial fire and emergency response industries.
buyer parent: Gemspring Capital
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a B2B media provider for the vehicle fleet, auto dealer, automotive aftermarket, law enforcement, fire, and professional salon & beauty industries. Bobit produces 21 conferences and trade shows, including Government Fleet Expo & Conference and the Police Technology eXchange. "
target: Industrial Fire World
Industrial Fire World is the leading resource for real-time safety updates and industry expertise while connecting industrial fire and emergency response managers with products and services used to support them in fire protection and emergency response incidents.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BusinessWire

TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, acquired Perengo

synopsis: TMP Worldwide, a global leader in talent acquisition technologies, has acquired Perengo, a programmatic recruitment platform that helps large companies automate and improve their recruitment process. The Perengo team, with experience rooted in state-of-the-art ad-tech, has developed a pioneering, AI-driven programmatic recruitment platform.
buyer parent: Gemspring Capital
buyer: TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications
TMP Worldwide is a global leader in talent acquisition technologies, committed to finding new ways to leverage software, strategy, and creative to build talent and enhance our clients' employer brands—across every connection point. "
target: Perengo
Perengo is a programmatic recruitment platform for performance-conscious recruiters. High-growth businesses and Fortune 500 companies use Perengo to solve their recruitment challenges at scale. The platform offers solutions for operational recruitment automation and strategic business intelligence.
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closed 7/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Gemspring Capital, acquired Rapid Displays, Inc.

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, has acquired Rapid Displays, Inc., a leading provider of point-of-purchase displays and related services. Rapid provides a comprehensive solution for custom point-of-purchase displays, including creative design, engineering, prototyping, production, and logistics.
buyer: Gemspring Capital
Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm with $355 million of equity capital under management, focusing on making control and structured equity investments in lower middle market companies headquartered in the United States and Canada. "
target: Rapid Displays, Inc.
Rapid Displays offers custom retail displays, store fixtures, kiosk merchandising, and more for an end-to-end visual merchandising solution. One integrated team of retail experts, designers, advisors, and project managers results in a tailored and seamless experience for each customer.
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closed 6/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Bobit Business Media, acquired Warranty Chain Management Conference

synopsis: Bobit Business Media, a leading B2B media provider and a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Warranty Chain Management Conference, a leader in the warranty and service contract-focused event industry.
buyer parent: Gemspring Capital
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in B2B media. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions. "
target: Warranty Chain Management Conference
The Warranty Chain Management Conference is a leader in the warranty and service contract-focused event industry. WCM has become the premier forum for warranty professionals and executives to meet and discuss warranty-related issues and develop warranty management as an established discipline.
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announced 2/13/2019 via PR Newswire

TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, will acquire CKR Interactive Inc.

synopsis: TMP Worldwide, a global leader in talent acquisition technologies, will acquire CKR Interactive, an employer branding and recruitment marketing firm. CKR Interactive helps organizations solve complex recruiting and retention issues through employer branding, career sites, social/emerging media and customized media and marketing strategies.
buyer parent: Gemspring Capital
buyer: TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications
TMP Worldwide is a global leader in talent acquisition technologies, committed to finding new ways to leverage software, strategy and creative to build talent and enhance clients' employer brands – across every connection point. "
target: CKR Interactive Inc.
CKR Interactive is a full-service employer branding and recruitment marketing firm. CKR Interactive helps organizations solve complex recruiting and retention issues through employer branding, career sites, social/emerging media and customized media and marketing strategies.
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closed 11/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Gemspring Capital, acquired Bobit Business Media

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce an affiliate has acquired the assets of Bobit Business Media Inc., a leading B2B media company. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
buyer: Gemspring Capital
Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm specializing in lower middle market companies. With $355 million of equity capital under management, they provide flexible capital and partner with talented management teams to propel companies to grow and achieve their full potential. "
target: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in B2B media. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
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closed 4/23/2018 via BusinessWire

Gemspring Capital, acquired TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications

synopsis: VSS, a private investment firm has sold TMP Worldwide, a global leader in talent acquisition technologies that leverages software, strategy and creative to build talent and enhance their clients’ employer brands. The business was acquired by Gemspring Capital.
buyer: Gemspring Capital
Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm specializing in lower middle market companies. They provide flexible capital and partner with talented management teams to propel companies to grow and realize their full potential. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications
TMP Worldwide is a global leader in talent acquisition technologies, committed to finding new ways to leverage software, strategy and creative to build talent and enhance clients' employer brands – across every connection point.
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closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

synopsis: Fidura Private Equity Fonds has sold their majority stake in the software company WEBfactory GmbH in Buchen (Odenwald) successfully to Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG (TWL). WEBFactory provides standard software for the surveillance and control of machines and industrial systems and for the online analysis and assessment of production data.
buyer: Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG
Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG (TWL) is a local utility company based in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. TWL has for over 100 years supplied the city of Ludwigshafen with electricity, gas, refrigeration, water and district heating. "
target parent: Fidura Private Equity Fonds
target: WEBfactory GmbH
WEBfactory GmbH, headquartered in Baden-Württemberg, Buchen, provides standard software for the surveillance and control of machines and industrial systems and for the online analysis and assessment of production data.
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closed 11/28/2016 via Market Wire

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc., announced its wholly-owned subsidiary N. Harris Computer Corporation has acquired all of the shares of I.M.D. Soft Limited a leading international clinical information systems software provider.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: N. Harris Computer Corporation
Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Health Care agencies throughout North America. Harris’ focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: iMDsoft
iMDsoft is a leading provider of proven clinical information systems worldwide. The Company’s products are designed to enhance quality of care for critically ill patients and improve financial performance for healthcare providers.
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closed 7/9/2012 via PR Newswire

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

synopsis: MetrixLab, a global provider of online consumer research services, announced that it has acquired MarketTools Research Solutions Inc., a leader in services and software for market research, from TPG Growth. MarketTools is known for pioneering some of the first research technologies on the Internet.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a fast-growing global provider of online consumer research services. Its solutions are employed by over half of the Top 100 Global Brands such as Microsoft, Philips, Google and Heineken. The company is headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leading provider of services and software for market research. Through the use of advanced respondent engagement techniques and comprehensive analytic tools, MarketTools helps clients innovate, optimize and execute programs that deliver high-value business impact.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

synopsis: Capiton has entered into an agreement on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gemaco Group with the current majority shareholder Saffelberg Investments. Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry.
buyer: Capiton AG
Capiton is an owner-managed financial investor that invests in large SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by means of MBOs and expansion financing. capiton's roots go back to the late 1970s. "
target parent: Saffelberg Investments
target: Gemaco N.V.
Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers. The Group has 13 locations worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$96
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

synopsis: New Hope, a company that helps suppliers, manufacturers & retailers bring healthy, organic & natural products to life, has acquired the assets of Nutrition Capital Network (NCN), a company that holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: New Hope Communications Inc.
New Hope Network is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle products industry. With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors and service providers, the network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research and consultative services. "
target: Nutrition Capital Network
Nutrition Capital Network holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology. They facilitate financing for growing companies and introduce investors to the next generation of brands.
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announced 5/3/2018 via PR Newswire

RMRM Holdings, Sound Point Capital Management, will acquire Relativity Media, LLC

synopsis: Relativity Media has agreed to sell all of its assets to UltraV Holdings LLC, a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management and RMRM Holdings. Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content.
buyer: RMRM Holdings
buyer: Sound Point Capital Management
UltraV Holdings LLC is a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management, a New York-based asset management firm with approximately $17 billion of assets under management, and RMRM Holdings, which is led by David Robbins, Lex Miron and Larry Robbins. "
target: Relativity Media, LLC
Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content. They are engaged in the production and distribution of movies, television, fashion, sports, digital and music.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
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announced 3/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

synopsis: Boubyan Petrochemicals, the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector, is to acquire majority stake in Educational Holding Group, the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. Boubyan Petrochemicals is looking to buy 32.8% stake and currently hold 21.12% stake.
buyer: Boubyan Petrochemical Company (KWSE:BPCC:$93.42)
Boubyan Petrochemical Company K.S.C., a Kuwaiti shareholding company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, is the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector. The company was established on February 12, 1995 "
target: Educational Holding Group (KWSE:EDU:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
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closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

synopsis: TradeMaven LLC and eLocal today jointly announced they have merged the two firms to form TradeMaven Group LLC (TMG). The merger is one of the most significant in the online trading industry, combining TradeMaven's leading technology for online trading with eLocal's exceptional retail and institutional execution and brokerage services.
buyer: TradeMaven Group LLC
TradeMaven was founded with the mission of providing high-performance and cost-effective trading software for experienced and new traders. TM is used by Futures, Forex & Bond Traders worldwide. "
target: eLocalAccess, LLC
eLOCAL was established and registered with the NFA and CFTC in July 2000 culminating in the merger of two large independent local clearing firms at the Chicago Board of Trade.
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announced 5/15/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/21/2009 via BusinessWire

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

synopsis: PFGBEST announced that it is purchasing the customer assets of Alaron. It will be formed into a new division called ATD, a division of PFGBEST. Both companies have been leaders in the futures industry for 20 years, through the evolution of online trading that helped level the playing field for retail futures market participants.
buyer: PFGBEST
PFGBEST is the second-largest non-clearing U.S. Futures Commission Merchant, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It offers a range of trading and investor products and services for retail investors as well as for commercial and institutional clients. "
target: Alaron Futures & Options
Alaron, founded in 1989 in Chicago, provides electronic and pit-based futures trading and asset management services to institutions and retail clients on five continents. Alaron built upon its core business by integrating global trading systems and analysis techniques used by professional traders.
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closed 1/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Financial, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Integrity Trading Inc., a Direct Market Access broker/dealer that provides execution and clearing services to retail and institutional customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC
Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC is a Direct Market Access trading and trading technology development business. Formerly E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC, the firm was acquired by the current management team in a management buyout from E*TRADE Financial in 2006. "
target: Integrity Trading Inc.
Integrity Trading International is a broker dealer registered in the United States offering clearing and execution to U.S. and foreign banks, broker dealers and individuals interested in accessing the U.S. market and reselling our services in foreign countries.
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announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

synopsis: Wealthsimple Financial Inc., Canada's leading online investing service, announced it has acquired Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc., the country's first automated investment manager.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: ShareOwner
ShareOwner (Canadian ShareOwner Investments) has been providing independent investment education and low-cost investing services to retail investors since 1987.
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
price ($mm)
$132
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closed 10/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

synopsis: ODL Group Limited (“ODL”), a leading, independent forex, derivatives, equities and commodities broker, has been acquired by US-based FXCM Holdings LLC (“FXCM”), a leading global forex broker that caters to both retail and institutional markets.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: ODL Securities
ODL Securities Limited (ODLS) commenced trading early in 1995. Initially it specialised in derivatives and equities but recently has seen significant growth in foreign exchange, equity CFDs, Corporate and Government bond trading and other over-the-counter (OTC) products.
price ($mm)
$55
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

VinaCapital Investment Management, acquired Smartly Pte Ltd

synopsis: VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, has acquired Smartly, a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
buyer: VinaCapital Investment Management
Founded in 2003, VinaCapital is one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, with a diversified portfolio of USD1.8 billion in assets under management. "
target: Smartly Pte Ltd
Smartly is a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV, acquired TradersOnly BV

synopsis: LYNX, a Dutch specialist in online investing, has acquired TradersOnly, the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
buyer: Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV
LYNX is a Dutch specialist in online investing. LYNX provides investors with access to more than 100 exchanges in 20 countries through its user-friendly trading platform. The company was founded in 2006 and has been active on the Dutch market since 2007. "
target: TradersOnly BV
TradersOnly is the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: OTCNO:NHST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NHST Media Group
NHST Media Group
The NHST Media Group aims to be the best and leading provider of business news in Norway and a world leader in the following three market segments: shipping, seafood, and oil & gas.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$151.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1.29
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
753
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Ticker: ENXTAM:BRILL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brill
Brill
Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas. Brill publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, both in print and electronic formats. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$39.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.32
EBIT ($mm)
$4.41
Net Income ($mm)
$2.92
Employees
133
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Ticker: OTCPK:BMTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation is dedicated to providing “those that keep us safe” places to go online where they can do everything from stay current on news and events affecting them to look for jobs, share information, communicate with the public and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.38)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
22
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: GB:DODS.GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dods (Group) PLC
Dods (Group) PLC
Dods (Group) PLC is a political information, publishing, events and communications business operating. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$26.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.97
EBIT ($mm)
$2.00
Net Income ($mm)
$0.72
Employees
202
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Ticker: SZSE:000681
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visual China Group
Visual China Group
Visual China Group is among the top image licensing companies in the world. It is the go-to choice for creative and media professionals in China, and an award-winning leader in copyright protection.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$132.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.76
EBIT ($mm)
$46.20
Net Income ($mm)
$40.24
Employees
689
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Ticker: OTCPK:GBPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Globe Photos
Globe Photos
Globe Photo Agency, founded in 1939, is recognized as one of the world’s leading Celebrity photo agencies. Globe Photos’ library houses over 20 million images in color and black and white, representing material produced by photographers throughout the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: NYSE:SPGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S&P Global
S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,357.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,149.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,936.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,972.00
Employees
21200
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Ticker: IPDN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Professional Diversity Network LLC
Professional Diversity Network LLC
Professional Diversity Network (PDN) is a Chicago-based diversity recruitment firm. PDN manages a suite of professional networking websites that target diverse professional groups, including African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, women, LGBT, veterans, and people with disabilities.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$6.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.64
EBIT ($mm)
$2.53
Net Income ($mm)
$2.37
Employees
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Ticker: HMHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,387.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.43
EBIT ($mm)
($66.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3800
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Ticker: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$12,803.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,628.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,045.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,738.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: KKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies, and hedge funds. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,683.13
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,495.95
Employees
0
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Ticker: BX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone Group LP
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,568.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,555.67
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,068.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,458.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,400.50
Net Income ($mm)
$379.10
Employees
0
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Ticker: RTOBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ratos AB
Ratos AB
Ratos is a private equity company that invests in Nordic companies where their core expertise as a professional, active and responsible owner over time creates good value growth. Added value is created in connection with acquisition, development and divestment of these primarily unlisted companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,530.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.89
EBIT ($mm)
$80.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: TGOPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3i Group Plc
3i Group Plc
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,653.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,498.31
EBIT ($mm)
$1,494.66
Net Income ($mm)
$1,509.24
Employees
0
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Ticker: NYSE:APO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate, with significant distressed expertise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,539.25
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$196.94
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: SWX:PGHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors worldwide. They have USD 66 billion in assets under management and more than 950 professionals across 19 offices worldwide.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,024.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$626.28
EBIT ($mm)
$620.16
Net Income ($mm)
$587.63
Employees
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to their clients in order to help them outperform.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$865.94
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$36.16
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
Employees
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Ticker: ENXTPA:FIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fimalac SA
Fimalac SA
Fimalac is a diversified holding company, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, founded and managed by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. Fimalac Group is engaged in private equity, digital media, live shows and hotels and recreation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$392.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($54.12)
Net Income ($mm)
$68.47
Employees
2911
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Ticker: GIMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gimv
Gimv
Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades of experience in private equity and venture capital. Gimv currently manages around EUR 1.8 billion (including co-investment partnerships) of investments in about 50 portfolio companies.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$244.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.78
EBIT ($mm)
$204.62
Net Income ($mm)
$119.37
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:4310
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dream Incubator Inc.
Dream Incubator Inc.
Based in Japan, Dream Incubator, Inc. is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in incubation and investments in all business stages. They also help companies with their growth and expansion as a strategic consulting and business development firm.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$183.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.93
EBIT ($mm)
$17.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11.60
Employees
0
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