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closed 1/26/2006 via PR Newswire

LRP Publications, purchased HRO World & HRO Europe from Outsourcing Today, LLC

synopsis: LRP Publications, Inc. acquired HRO World Conference & Exposition ("HRO World") and HRO World Europe Conference & Exposition ("HRO Europe") from Outsourcing Today LLC and Unicomm LLC.
buyer: LRP Publications
LRP Publications was founded in 1977. The first publications were state-specific public employment case reporters and the company was known as Labor Relations Press. As the company expanded into other legal specialties, the name was changed to LRP Publications. "
seller: Outsourcing Today, LLC
HRO World and HRO Europe are both owned in a 50-50 joint venture by Outsourcing Today and Unicomm. HRO World is the world's largest human resource outsourcing event and is currently held annually at the New York Hilton Hotel.
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announced 10/17/2005 via BNC Analysis

Diversified Business Communications, will acquire Gainshare Media LLC

synopsis: Diversified Business Communications is acquiring Boston-based Gainshare Media’s two events, the Super Floral Show and the Administrative Professionals Conference.
buyer: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products. "
target parent: Sverica International
target: Gainshare Media LLC
Gainshare Media operates the Super Floral Show (SFS), the country’s leading tradeshow for the floral industry, and the Administrative Professionals Conference (APC), a leading event in its field, providing training and education as well as motivational and entertainment elements.
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closed 9/23/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Professional Diversity Network LLC, acquired Personnel Strategies Inc.

synopsis: Professional Diversity Network, Inc., a developer and operator of online networks that provide access to employment opportunities for diverse professionals in the United States, announced it has acquired the assets of Personnel Strategies Inc. (PSI), a producer of diversity focused career fairs.
buyer: Professional Diversity Network LLC (IPDN:$6.15)
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. "
target: Personnel Strategies Inc.
Personnel Strategies (PSI) is the nation's leading and most established producer of Career Fairs. PSI produces approximately 25 to 30 career fairs annually in major market locations across the nation reaching approximately 500 employers and 20,000 diverse job seekers.
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closed 9/1/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Astound LLC

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired Astound LLC, a privately-owned US virtual career fairs business, on behalf of UBM Studios for an initial cash payment of $120,000 and further performance related consideration of up to $3m payable over the next three years.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Astound LLC
Astound LLC is the creator of Milicruit and Unicruit virtual career fairs targeted at placing veterans/military personnel and graduating college students in the workforce.
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closed 1/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Human Resource Executive, acquired HRM Asia

synopsis: Human Resource Executive® (HRE) magazine, organizer of the award-winning HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, announced the acquisition of Singapore-based HRM Asia Pte Ltd., a business unit of Diversified Communications. HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals.
buyer parent: LRP Publications, LLC
buyer: Human Resource Executive
Human Resource Executive® magazine is a print and online publication covering important HR subjects such as HR technology, employee engagement, performance management, organizational leadership and career development. "
target parent: Diversified Communications
target: HRM Asia
One of Asia-Pacific's leading media companies, HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals, senior executives and business leaders.
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closed 10/18/2014 via PR Web

Diversified Communications, acquired HRM Asia

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of media company HRM Asia of Singapore. The acquisition adds HR Summit, Asia’s largest human resources event, as well as the HRM Congress series, HRM Magazine and HRM Online to Diversified’s portfolio of over 175 events, eMedia products and print magazines.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a growing global media company. As producers of international trade and consumer events, conferences, publications and eMedia Diversified Communications is in business to support and build innovative, effective business communities. "
target: HRM Asia
One of Asia-Pacific's leading media companies, HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals, senior executives and business leaders.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Poolia AB, acquired Student Node AB

synopsis: Swedish staffing firm Poolia announced that it has acquired a 51% stake in Student Node AB, a company based in Sweden that organises events for students at universities and colleges. Student Node helps the employers who want to attract and recruit IT skills to succeed.
buyer: Poolia AB (OM:POOL B:$208.06)
Poolia offers high competence and extensive experience in recruitment, hiring, executive search, leadership development and talent supply of qualified professionals. Poolia is a listed company with a presence in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, England and Germany. "
target: Student Node AB
Student Node helps the employers who want to attract and recruit IT skills to succeed. At tech events where Student Node selects IT talents, companies meet and recruit students they need.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

MJH Life Sciences, acquired Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP

synopsis: MJH Life Sciences™ has announced it has acquired the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) from Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG). PBMI is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management.
buyer: MJH Life Sciences
MJH Life Sciences™ is the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels, providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes."
target parent: Pharmaceutical Strategies Group, LLC
target: Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP
The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management. Their insights enable evidence-based decision making in a complex and evolving pharmaceuticals marketplace.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Absolventa, acquired Trendence

synopsis: Funke Media Group announced that its subsidiary Absolventa GmbH, which operates career websites for young job seekers, has acquired a 100-percent stake in Trendence, a market research firm based in Berlin. Trendence Institute is Europe’s leading research institute specialising in employer branding and personnel marketing.
buyer parent: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
buyer: Absolventa
Absolventa GmbH owns and operates an online job exchange portal. They collaborate with over 4.000 companies from different industries. In an increasingly competitive landscape for recruiting Absolventa managed to build a unique and distinctive career hub in order to provide for talented employees. "
target parent: Group GTI Ltd.
target: Trendence
Trendence Institute is Europe’s leading research institute specialising in employer branding and personnel marketing. More than three million school-leavers, students and young professionals from all over the world take part in our studies on their career ambitions and employers of choice.
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closed 12/18/2019 via PR Web

Recruiters Network, acquired RVA Recruiters

synopsis: The Recruiters Network, producers of the largest regional recruiting and human resources conferences in the nation, has acquired RVA Recruiters, a leading network for recruiting and human resources professionals in the greater Virginia area. With the acquisition, The RVA Recruiters brand and website has transitioned to Richmond Recruiters.
buyer: Recruiters Network
The Recruiters Network delivers leading-edge professional development, continuing education and peer-to-peer networking opportunities to thousands of Talent Acquisition and HR professionals each year, by producing some of the largest regional recruiting and human resources conferences in the nation."
target: RVA Recruiters
RVA Recruiters is a leading network for recruiting and human resources professionals in the greater Virginia area. The organization delivers professional development, continuing education and peer networking through its meetups and recruiting conferences, connected online community, and website.
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closed 11/17/2015 via Market Wire

Human Resource Executive, acquired Recruiting Trends Conference

synopsis: Human Resource Executive, a magazine company that focuses their publication on strategic issues in HR, announced the acquisition of Recruiting Trends Conference. The Recruiting Trends Conference offers a fast-paced mix of engaging presentations, focused workshops, peer-to-peer discussion, and great networking events.
buyer parent: LRP Publications, LLC
buyer: Human Resource Executive
Human Resource Executive® Magazine was established in 1987 and continues today as the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR. The magazine provides key decision-makers with news, profiles of HR visionaries and success stories of human resource innovators. "
target parent: Diversified Communications
target: Recruiting Trends Conference
The Recruiting Trends Conference offers a fast-paced mix of engaging presentations, focused workshops, peer-to-peer discussion, and great networking events all in a highly interactive, dynamic learning environment. Sessions are presented by recruiting executives at large organizations.
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closed 9/14/2007 via BusinessWire

Thompson Publishing Group, acquired The Performance Institute

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the media, information, content and technology markets, represented The Performance Institute in its acquisition by Thompson Publishing Holding Co., Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Avista Capital Partners
buyer: Thompson Publishing Group
Thompson Publishing Group, a D.C.-based information services provider, is been a leading source of analysis and guidance for business and government executives. Professionals rely on Thompson for help in tracking, and complying with, the dynamic regulatory mandates facing their organizations. "
target: The Performance Institute
Performance Institute produces training programs and policy conferences for public officials. Through its print-based, online and live content, Performance Institute promotes the application of "performance-based management" practices at all levels of government.
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closed 9/18/2006 via BusinessWire

Versera Performance Learning, merged with Galindo Consulting

synopsis: Results-focused consulting companies specializing in accountability Galindo Consulting in Park City, Utah, and Versera Performance Learning in Carlsbad, Calif., announced today the merger of their two organizations into Versera Performance Consulting, LLC.
buyer parent: CRM Learning
buyer: Versera Performance Learning
Versera Performance Learning benefits from a long history in organizational development. Versera is now uniquely positioned to deliver compelling and instructive content. And we are intimately familiar with the best practices and media with which to do so. "
target: Galindo Consulting
Galindo Consulting is in the business of using the power of individual transformation to bring about organizational change. Galindo Consulting has grown to become one of the country’s most trusted and respected consulting firms to healthcare leaders.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Total Training Solutions

synopsis: OnCourse Learning announced its acquisition of Total Training Solutions (TTS), a leading provider of educational training webinars for banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders. TTS is the producer of BankWebinars.com, CUWebinars.com, DirectorSeries.com and Core Compliance Suite for financial services professionals.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation's leading industries including financial services, healthcare and real estate. They focus on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers. "
target: Total Training Solutions
Total Training Solutions (TTS) is the nation's leading provider of financial institution webinars. TTS delivers training in many formats from classroom to web-based. They understand the needs of training departments in financial institutions and are alert to changes that affect the industry.
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closed 7/14/2008 via BtoBonline.com

Business Valuation Resources, LLC., acquired Mealey's Conferences

synopsis: LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Group, announced it sold its Berwyn, Pa.-based Mealey’s Conferences business to Business Valuation Resources, a provider of market data. Mealey’s Conferences produces professional education and development events for attorneys and insurance industry executives.
buyer: Business Valuation Resources, LLC.
Every top business valuation firm depends on Business Valuation Resources for authoritative market data, continuing professional education, and expert opinion. Rely on BVR when your career depends on an unimpeachable business valuation. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Mealey's Conferences
Mealey's Conferences is a leading provider of legal education conferences, teleconferences and multimedia content covering insurance, reinsurance, toxic torts, products liability, construction defects, and complex commercial litigation.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Contex Group, purchased Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,325.88)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 1/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Pension & Investments, acquired WorldPensionSummit

synopsis: Pensions & Investments, a publication and global media source for institutional investors, announced the acquisition of the WorldPensionSummit and WorldPensionSummit Africa Special. WorldPensionSummits are platforms for global retirement industry professionals, thought leaders, etc. to address critical pension and investment issues.
buyer parent: Crain Communications, Inc.
buyer: Pension & Investments
Pensions & Investments, the international newspaper of money management, is read by pension fund executives and other institutional investors, money managers, pension and investment consultants and other leaders in the world of institutional investing. "
target: WorldPensionSummit
The WorldPensionSummits are platforms for global retirement industry professionals, thought leaders, policy makers, academics, and global asset management firms to address critical pension and investment issues facing the world's developed and developing nations.
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closed 9/27/2006 via BusinessWire

Center for Quality Management merged with Goal/QPC,

synopsis: GOAL/QPC, the world’s leading provider of affordable training materials, has announced today that it has concluded a merger with The Center for Quality of Management (CQM) based in Cambridge, MA. Both organizations have been world leaders in quality improvement and related methodologies for decades.
buyer: Goal/QPC
GOAL/QPC is one of the world leaders in quality management publishing and is known widely for its Memory Jogger series that serves as a handy pocket guide reference for processes and tools learned in on-line and in-house courses. "
target: Center for Quality Management
The Center for Quality of Management (CQM) is a non-profit organization operating internationally. Founded by CEOs and senior executives from seven major New England companies who wanted to work together to study and implement cutting-edge management practices.
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closed 2/2/2011 via PR Newswire

SourceMedia, Inc., acquired Insurance Broadcasting

synopsis: SourceMedia, a diversified business to business media company serving the financial industry and the related fields of professional services and technology, has acquired Insurance Broadcasting, a provider of online news and live events to employee benefits professionals.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: SourceMedia, Inc.
SourceMedia, an Investcorp company, is a diversified business to business media company serving the financial industry and the related fields of professional services and technology. "
target: Insurance Broadcasting
Insurance Broadcasting is a next generation media organization facilitating the exchange of information between insurance industry professionals utilizing the improvements available from emerging technology to deliver meaningful information.
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will acquire First Advantage, a global technology and information services leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage's services include background screening (criminal, education, employment), driver compliance, drug testing, and fingerprinting.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions.
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closed 1/26/2006 via PR Newswire

LRP Publications, purchased HRO World & HRO Europe from Outsourcing Today, LLC

synopsis: LRP Publications, Inc. acquired HRO World Conference & Exposition ("HRO World") and HRO World Europe Conference & Exposition ("HRO Europe") from Outsourcing Today LLC and Unicomm LLC.
buyer: LRP Publications
LRP Publications was founded in 1977. The first publications were state-specific public employment case reporters and the company was known as Labor Relations Press. As the company expanded into other legal specialties, the name was changed to LRP Publications. "
seller: Outsourcing Today, LLC
HRO World and HRO Europe are both owned in a 50-50 joint venture by Outsourcing Today and Unicomm. HRO World is the world's largest human resource outsourcing event and is currently held annually at the New York Hilton Hotel.
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closed 5/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

LRP Publications, LLC, acquired Professional Media Group LLC

synopsis: LRP Conferences, a business unit of LRP Publications, a diversified media publishing powerhouse, has acquired Professional Media Group LLC, an education media and conference company. Professional Media Group serves K12 and higher education leaders through print, digital and video content and in-person events.
buyer: LRP Publications, LLC
LRP Publications is an innovative media giant. Specializing in education administration, education law, education technology, federal employment, human resources, workers' compensation and disability, LRP publishes thousands of books, pamphlets, newsletters, videos and online resources. "
target: Professional Media Group LLC
Professional Media Group, an education media and conference company committed to serving K12 and higher education leaders through print, digital and video content and in-person events, publishes District Administration magazine and produces a series of Superintendents Summits.
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closed 1/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Human Resource Executive, acquired HRM Asia

synopsis: Human Resource Executive® (HRE) magazine, organizer of the award-winning HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, announced the acquisition of Singapore-based HRM Asia Pte Ltd., a business unit of Diversified Communications. HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals.
buyer parent: LRP Publications, LLC
buyer: Human Resource Executive
Human Resource Executive® magazine is a print and online publication covering important HR subjects such as HR technology, employee engagement, performance management, organizational leadership and career development. "
target parent: Diversified Communications
target: HRM Asia
One of Asia-Pacific's leading media companies, HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals, senior executives and business leaders.
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closed 11/17/2015 via Market Wire

Human Resource Executive, acquired Recruiting Trends Conference

synopsis: Human Resource Executive, a magazine company that focuses their publication on strategic issues in HR, announced the acquisition of Recruiting Trends Conference. The Recruiting Trends Conference offers a fast-paced mix of engaging presentations, focused workshops, peer-to-peer discussion, and great networking events.
buyer parent: LRP Publications, LLC
buyer: Human Resource Executive
Human Resource Executive® Magazine was established in 1987 and continues today as the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR. The magazine provides key decision-makers with news, profiles of HR visionaries and success stories of human resource innovators. "
target parent: Diversified Communications
target: Recruiting Trends Conference
The Recruiting Trends Conference offers a fast-paced mix of engaging presentations, focused workshops, peer-to-peer discussion, and great networking events all in a highly interactive, dynamic learning environment. Sessions are presented by recruiting executives at large organizations.
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closed 4/2/2015 via Market Wire

LRP Publications, LLC, purchased Education Technology Events from 1105 Media, Inc.

synopsis: LRP Conferences, LLC, an affiliate of LRP Publications, announced the acquisition of the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), FETC Virtual Conference, Campus Technology Conference and the Campus Technology Forum from 1105 Media, Inc., a California based multimedia B2B company.
buyer: LRP Publications, LLC
LRP Publications' LRP Conferences, LLC, produces nearly a dozen professional conferences and trade shows including: Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo, HR Technology® Conference, HR in Hospitality Conference, and National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference®. "
seller: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media's portfolio of education technology tradeshows/conferences attract hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees seeking to understand the future of education technology.
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closed 6/4/2013 via PR Web

LRP Publications, LLC, purchased Education Library from Thompson Media Group LLC

synopsis: LRP Publications, educators’ most trusted source for practical and legal education guidance since 1985, announced that it has acquired the acclaimed Education Library from Thompson Media Group. The collection features dozens of titles offering expert guidance on various challenges administrators face in the education arena.
buyer: LRP Publications, LLC
LRP Publications publishes two magazines, Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, as well as hundreds of newsletters, books, videos, eCourses, and case reporters in the fields of workers’ compensation and disability, HR, education administration and law, and federal employment law. "
seller: Thompson Media Group LLC
Titles within the Thompson Media Group Education Library include: Section 504 Compliance Handbook; The Administrator’s Guide to Federal Programs For English Learners; The Do's and Don'ts of Education Compliance: Audits, Monitoring and Enforcement; Title I Monitor; and more.
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closed 8/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

LRP Publications, LLC, acquired The National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition

synopsis: LRP Conferences, LLC, a division of LRP Publications, announced the acquisition of The National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (ErgoExpo) - the largest, best-attended ergonomics conference and trade show in the United States; as well as a monthly webinar series focused on ergonomics.
buyer: LRP Publications, LLC
LRP Publications publishes two magazines, Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, as well as hundreds of newsletters, books, videos, eCourses, and case reporters in the fields of workers’ compensation and disability, HR, education administration and law, and federal employment law. "
target: The National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition
The National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (ErgoExpo) is the largest, best-attended ergonomics conference and trade show in the U.S.; as well as a monthly webinar series focused on ergonomics. The event offers nearly 75 educational opportunities and displays thousands of new products.
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closed 1/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters, purchased Public Employment Group from LRP Publications

synopsis: LRP Publications has sold its Public Employment Group and Bankruptcy/Banking Products Group to Thomson Reuters. LRP Publications is a leading supplier of print and online publications for legal, government, educational, and business professionals.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
seller: LRP Publications
LRP Publications publishes two industry-leading magazines, Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, and produces newsletters, books, videos, case reporters, online resources and national conferences.
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closed 6/22/2006 via Company Press Release

LRP Publications, purchased 6 education newsletters from Brownstone Publishers, Inc.

synopsis: LRP Publications, a newsletter, magazine and book publisher based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has acquired 6 newsletters and loose-leaf products in the field of Education Administration from Brownstone Publishers, Inc., based in New York City. LRP Publications and Brownstone Publishers are privately held.
buyer: LRP Publications
LRP Publications was founded in 1977. Its first publications were state-specific public employment case reporters and the company was known as Labor Relations Press. As the company expanded into other legal specialties, the name was changed to LRP Publications. "
seller parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
seller: Brownstone Publishers, Inc.
Brownstone Publishers, Inc. is the pioneer in plain-English legal publications for professional managers in the fields of real estate, property management, leasing, health administration, and education.
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closed 1/26/2006 via PR Newswire

LRP Publications, purchased HRO World & HRO Europe from Outsourcing Today, LLC

synopsis: LRP Publications, Inc. acquired HRO World Conference & Exposition ("HRO World") and HRO World Europe Conference & Exposition ("HRO Europe") from Outsourcing Today LLC and Unicomm LLC.
buyer: LRP Publications
LRP Publications was founded in 1977. The first publications were state-specific public employment case reporters and the company was known as Labor Relations Press. As the company expanded into other legal specialties, the name was changed to LRP Publications. "
seller: Outsourcing Today, LLC
HRO World and HRO Europe are both owned in a 50-50 joint venture by Outsourcing Today and Unicomm. HRO World is the world's largest human resource outsourcing event and is currently held annually at the New York Hilton Hotel.
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closed 2/6/2004 via Company Press Release

LRP Publications, acquired Rusting Publications

synopsis: LRP Publications, a newsletter, magazine and book publisher based in Palm Beach Gardens has acquired a series of newsletters and books from Rusting Publications - a Westbury, N.Y.-based provider of safety and security resources for colleges and universities, public schools and hotels and casinos. Both companies are privately held.
buyer: LRP Publications
LRP Publications was founded in 1977. The first publications were state-specific public employment case reporters and the company was known as Labor Relations Press. As the company expanded into other legal specialties, the name was changed to LRP Publications. "
target: Rusting Publications
For over 20 years, Rusting Publications has published newsletters and books for executives and administrators in education, lodging, and other industries on protecting people and assets. We are independent publishers. We represent no organization or manufacturer. Our only objective is to advance th
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closed 12/1/2005 via Company Press Release

Centaur Media plc, acquired Recruiter Magazine

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that, subject to the completion of employee consultation requirements, it will acquire Recruiter magazine, its web site and its annual awards event from Redactive Media Group Limited ("Redactive") for £4 million.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Media plc (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. "
target parent: Redactive Media Group Ltd.
target: Recruiter Magazine
Recruiter is the principal magazine for the UK recruitment profession. Each fortnight it delivers the latest recruitment industry news, advice, analysis and features, as well as the profession’s largest source of job vacancies in print.
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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 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

MJH Life Sciences, acquired Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP

synopsis: MJH Life Sciences™ has announced it has acquired the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) from Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG). PBMI is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management.
buyer: MJH Life Sciences
MJH Life Sciences™ is the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels, providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes."
target parent: Pharmaceutical Strategies Group, LLC
target: Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP
The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management. Their insights enable evidence-based decision making in a complex and evolving pharmaceuticals marketplace.
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closed 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

News Tank Network, acquired Exclusive RH

synopsis: News Tank RH, the subscription-based global media company dedicated to the information of the leaders in the HR sphere, takes a majority stake in the company Exclusive RH. Exclusive RH offers quality articles covering all aspects of Human Resources including e-recruitment, HR software and more.
buyer: News Tank Network
News Tank Group was founded in 2012 by Marc Guiraud and Frédéric Commandeur. Since 2012, News Tank has been developing global media (news, data, dossiers, analysis, directories) to provide strategic information to management teams. "
target: Exclusive RH
Exclusive RH is a free information site published by Tornat Media France. Exclusive RH offers quality articles covering all aspects of Human Resources including e-recruitment, e-learning, e-coaching, HR software and more.
price ($mm)
$0.52
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Newcom Media Inc., acquired Canadian Insurance Top Broker

synopsis: Newcom Media Inc., one of Canada’s leading B2B media companies, is excited to announce its acquisition of Canadian Insurance Top Broker from TC Media. Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. It also includes an annual insurance event called the Top Broker Summit.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family-owned and operated, Newcom Media Inc. produces magazines, websites, trade shows and events for the automotive, bridal dental, insurance, meetings, supply chain and trucking markets. Headquartered in Toronto, the company has operations in Quebec and the U.S. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Canadian Insurance Top Broker
Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. The “CI Top Broker” family includes a monthly magazine, website, daily electronic newsletter, annual directories and the prestigious Top Broker Summit, an annual conference.
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closed 5/27/2019 via PR Newswire

The Academy to Innovate HR, acquired Digital HR Tech

synopsis: The Academy to Innovate HR (AIHR), a company that offers world-class, online education programs for HR professionals, has acquired Digital HR Tech, the leading blog on Digital Human Resources and HR Technology.
buyer: The Academy to Innovate HR
The Academy to Innovate HR (AIHR) was founded in 2016. At AIHR, it is their mission to make HR future-proof by offering world-class, online education programs available anywhere, anytime. HR professionals committed to life-long learning can expand their skill set with relevant and in-demand skills. "
target: Digital HR Tech
Digital HR Tech is one of the largest HR blogs in the world, attracting 65,000 pageviews per month. The blog covers digital HR and HR technology-related topics. It provides high-quality articles and video content about the latest developments in HR tech, best practices and the future of work.
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closed 4/23/2014 via PR Web

Xceptional HR Consulting, LLC, acquired The Recruiters Lounge

synopsis: Blogging4Jobs announces the acquisition of The Recruiters Lounge which began publishing in January 2005 and provides information and insights into the wacky world of employment with news, articles, comics, videos, podcasts and more under the management of Jim Stroud.
buyer: Xceptional HR Consulting, LLC
Xceptional HR is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and provides consulting services to locally and nationally. Their clients range from entrepreneurs, small business, to large corporations, and everything in between. "
target: The Recruiters Lounge
The Recruiters Lounge began in 2005 and is a blog that explores the world of employment with news, articles, comics, videos, podcasts and more. Their conversations here focus on recruiting, sourcing and job searching.
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closed 6/8/2006 via PR Newswire

Jobster Inc., acquired Recruiting.com, Inc.

synopsis: Jobster Inc. announced it has acquired Recruiting.com, the leading recruiting industry blog site. Recruiting.com will continue to aggregate content from more than 70 recruiting industry blogs as well as drive thought leadership in the industry through original content created by Recruiting.com's team of industry experts.
buyer: Jobster Inc.
Jobster is the leading provider of targeted job advertising services offering the most effective way to attract and hire top talent. Founded in 2004, Jobster develops innovative technologies that connect the right person with the right job at the right time. "
target: Recruiting.com, Inc.
Recruiting.com offers Prospect Relationship Management (PRM) solutions. Their technology combines a powerful search engine to find prospects from internal and external sources with tools to organize prospects.
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closed 4/21/2011 via Market Wire

SharedXpertise Media, LLC, acquired Talent Management Technology

synopsis: SharedXpertise announced it has acquired the assets of Talent Management Technology. Talent Management Technology's popular destination is frequently visited by global business audiences with graduate degrees who have an interest in HR and talent management topics.
buyer: SharedXpertise Media, LLC
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. "
target parent: Tarsus Group plc
target: Talent Management Technology
Talent Management Technology (TMT) is an online destination where talent management professionals and the providers of technologies and services for them meet. Its database of companies is the most comprehensive searchable directory online of these talent management technologies and services.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Highline Media, LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries.
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closed 7/24/2020 via PR Newswire

CircaWorks, acquired America's Job Exchange

synopsis: Circa announced the purchase of Andover, MA-based America's Job Exchange (AJE). America's Job Exchange is a leading provider of diversity recruitment and OFCCP compliance technology solutions in the U.S and as of the close of the sale becomes part of Circa.
buyer parent: Gauge Capital
buyer: CircaWorks
Circa, formerly LocalJobNetwork™, (CircaWorks.com), is a catalyst for 21st century companies to build high-performing diverse teams and is the largest provider of OFCCP compliance solutions. The company was founded in 1994, has 5000+ customers, 17,500 community partner relationships. "
target: America's Job Exchange
Andover, MA-based America's Job Exchange (AJE) is a leading provider of diversity recruitment and OFCCP compliance technology solutions in the U.S. Its mission is to provide the tools, resources, and information to connect employers and diverse job seekers.
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closed 12/3/2019 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Caliper

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a global workforce solutions provider, announced its acquisition of Caliper, a leading talent assessment company that, for over 60 years, has been using data and scientifically validated instruments to provide deep insights into sales effectiveness.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) is a global workforce solutions provider that combines science, technology, and expertise to enable opportunities for professional growth, talent enhancement, and retention. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Caliper
Caliper, a talent management solutions company, leverages decades of data and validated assessment results to provide deep insights into employee and candidate potential, predict job performance, and uncover developmental opportunities for the workforce.
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closed 6/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

XING AG, acquired asap.industries GmbH

synopsis: asap.industries, the provider of a platform for the placement and control of freelancers, has been acquired by Xing. Three co-founders, André Hennen, Stefan Knop and Paul Sorge, will remain on board.
buyer: XING AG (XTRA:O1BC:$262.50)
XING, the leading online business network in German-speaking countries, helps its more than 12 million members to balance their professional and private life as well as possible. Members can meet and exchange views in groups, while also getting together at business-related events every year. "
target: asap.industries GmbH
asap.industries helps companies with their constantly growing freelance workforce. They offer asapOS, a cloud-based database for every company that certain people (HR, team leader) can access which contains all relevant information about all the freelancers.
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closed 4/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Profiles International, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced that it has acquired Profiles International, a provider of employment assessment and talent management solutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a valued, global publisher. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories. "
target: Profiles International, Inc.
Profiles International is the best source for talent management solutions. Their data-driven talent management solutions, built on complex behavioral science, yet simple to administer and read, help organizations find the right people and shape them into a winning team.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$27
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1.9x
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closed 3/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

1000jobboersen.de merged with Softgarden,

synopsis: Softgarden, which provides web-based recruiting software to handle the entire recruitment process, is joining forces with 1000jobboersen.de, a job ad media planning service. The new entity, softgarden E-Recruiting, claims to be Europe’s largest Recruiting-as-a-Service provider, with more than 5,000 clients.
buyer: Softgarden
softgarden offers an e-recruiting software which enables recruiters and hiring managers to manage the recruiting within their company easily. It covers the entire recruitment process including posting jobs, managing candidates and making the right hire. "
target: 1000jobboersen.de
1000jobboersen.de is a job ad media planning service. It allows companies to access to over 1000 job portals and social media channels to advertise their open positions.
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closed 4/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Zapoint Inc., acquired Jobster Inc.

synopsis: Zapoint®, the leading provider of employee career management and organizational planning solutions, announced it has acquired Jobster® from Recruiting.com, Inc. Together, Zapoint and Jobster will provide employers and professionals alike with the industry's most advanced career management tools.
buyer: Zapoint Inc.
Founded in 2006, Zapoint develops career planning and learning technology that lets companies build more effective partnerships between HR and their employees. Zapoint helps organizations engage, retain and develop their workforces to sustain their competitive advantage. "
target: Jobster Inc.
Jobster is the leading provider of targeted job advertising services offering the most effective way to attract and hire top talent. Founded in 2004, Jobster develops innovative technologies that connect the right person with the right job at the right time.
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closed 8/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Lyft, acquired YesGraph, Inc.

synopsis: Lyft has acquired the technology and team of YesGraph, which works to build customer-centric referral programs. As part of the Lyft family, the YesGraph team will use their expertise to improve and expand the Lyft Driver Referral Program.
buyer: Lyft (:$3,615.96)
Lyft is a peer-to-peer transportation platform that connects passengers who need rides with drivers willing to provide rides using their own personal vehicles. Lyft was started with the mission of building a p2p transportation solution that makes cities safer, more affordable and better connected. "
target: YesGraph, Inc.
YesGraph, Inc. provides an online referral recruiting service that helps companies to scale the source of candidates and referrals. Its online platform enables clients to rank their contacts to match the job for making one-click referrals.
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closed 11/11/2015 via PR Web

Performance Assessment Network, acquired Institute for Personality & Ability Testing, Inc.

synopsis: Performance Assessment Network (PAN), the leader in talent measurement solutions, acquired the Institute for Personality and Ability Testing, Inc (IPAT). The company is a group of publishers of the 16PF® Questionnaire and other valued psychometric tools.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Performance Assessment Network
Performance Assessment Network (PAN) is the leading provider of talent measurement solutions helping organizations of all sizes hire, develop and retain the right talent. Their suite of industry-leading technologies and assessment tools offers clients a one-stop shop assessment experience. "
target: Institute for Personality & Ability Testing, Inc.
IPAT publishes the premier assessment of normal adult personality, providing insights into behaviors for organizations selecting or developing employees, for colleges regarding student career identification and development, or for individuals/couples in counseling settings.
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closed 3/1/2007 via Company Press Release

CPP, Inc., acquired Asianic Psychologists Press

synopsis: Australian Psychologists Press and Asianic Psychologists Press wish to announce that on March 1st of this year they were acquired by CPP Inc, publishers of a wide range of psychometric instruments including the MBTI® Instrument.
buyer: CPP, Inc.
CPP, Inc., publishes and sells some of the world's leading assessments-including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) and Strong Interest Inventory® instruments- and support materials. "
target: Asianic Psychologists Press
Asianic Psychologists Press is a publishing, training and distribution organisation. Our primary focus is to contribute to the productivity and profitability of client organisations, whilst enabling the individuals within them to grow and develop personally.
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closed 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sovos Compliance, acquired Booke Seminars

synopsis: Global tax software provider Sovos announced it has acquired Booke Seminars, which provides critically important educational seminars to employees of insurance companies and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on topics across property, casualty, life and health insurance sectors.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: Sovos Compliance
Sovos is a leading global provider of software that safeguards businesses from the burden and risk of modern tax. The Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud is the first complete solution for modern tax, giving businesses a global solution for tax determination, e-invoicing compliance and tax reporting."
target parent: Aon plc
target: Booke Seminars
Booke Seminars provides critically important educational seminars to employees of insurance companies and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on topics across property, casualty, life and health insurance sectors.
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