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closed 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired SC Media

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance (“CRA”), a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired SC Media, a digital information and event company serving cybersecurity executives and other business professionals, from Haymarket Media, Inc.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: SC Media
SC Media is cybersecurity. For 30 years, the award-winning journalistic brand, website, conference group, resource library and publication has furnished cybersecurity executives and other business leaders with the most timely, independent news.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

eLearnSecurity, acquired The Ethical Hacker Network

synopsis: eLearnSecurity, one of the world's most trusted authorities for IT security training, announced that it has acquired The Ethical Hacker Network (EH-Net), a free online magazine for IT security professionals. Founded in 2005, The Ethical Hacker Network is recognized as one of the most respected and widely-read sources in the IT security industry.
buyer: eLearnSecurity
Based in Santa Clara, CA, eLearnSecurity trains individuals seeking to advance their careers in IT security as well as assists corporate organizations in keeping their IT security teams informed and prepared for the most current, ever-changing sophisticated cyber threats. "
target: The Ethical Hacker Network
The Ethical Hacker Network (EH-Net) is a free online magazine for IT security professionals. Founded in 2005, The Ethical Hacker Network is recognized as one of the most respected and widely-read sources in the IT security industry.
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closed 4/20/2016 via PR Web

Blue Whale Web, acquired NC Comms

synopsis: Blue Whale Web announced that it has acquired NC Communications. NC Communications Ltd are organisers of I.T. conferences, in-person or virtual, throughout EMEA. We work closely with independent, industry experts to bring quality and relevant content to delegates about the system/platforms they employ.
buyer: Blue Whale Web
Blue Whale Web LLC is an independent, privately held company based in Chicago, IL. Led by CEO George A. Coll, Blue Whale Web LLC is committed to providing the best content and community resources to help IT professionals and tech enthusiasts get the most out of their technology investments. "
target: NC Comms
NC Communications Ltd are organisers of I.T. conferences, in-person or virtual, throughout EMEA. We work closely with independent, industry experts to bring quality and relevant content to delegates about the system/platforms they employ.
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closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired ComputerWeekly

synopsis: Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. has announced it has completed the acquisition of the websites, product offerings, and events associated with Computer Weekly and its sister channel-targeted brand, MicroScope. ComputerWeekly is a magazine and online destination for senior IT decision-making professionals.
buyer: TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT:$133.96)
TechTarget, an online technology media company, provides editorial and vendor-sponsored content to fulfill the needs of tech pros looking for in-depth coverage of technology topics throughout their buying process and positions the company to meet the needs of technology marketers. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: ComputerWeekly
Computer Weekly is a magazine and online destination for senior IT decision-making professionals. It is dedicated to providing IT professionals with the best information, the best knowledge and the best range of solutions that will enable them to succeed in the industry.
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closed 4/12/2006 via BusinessWire

1105 Media, Inc., acquired 101 Communications

synopsis: 1105 Media, Inc., a new, integrated business-to-business information and media company formed by Nautic Partners LLC, Alta Communications, and Neal Vitale, has closed its first two transactions, acquiring 101communications, LLC, and Stevens Publishing.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
target parent: Frontenac Company
target: 101 Communications
Founded in 1998, 101communications is an integrated media company aimed at specialized targets within the information technology community. a start-up backed by $100 million of venture money from Frontenac Co.
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closed 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Snyk, acquired DevSecCon

synopsis: DevSecCon, the UK-based company that holds the world's only conference dedicated to the practice of building security into development processes, has been acquired by Snyk, UK's only solution that seamlessly and proactively finds and fixes vulnerabilities and license violations in open source dependencies and Docker images.
buyer: Snyk
Headquartered in the UK, Snyk is a developer-first security company that helps organizations use open source and stay secure. Snyk is the only solution that seamlessly and proactively finds and fixes vulnerabilities and license violations in open source dependencies and Docker images. "
target: DevSecCon
UK-based DevSecCon is the world’s only conference dedicated to the practice of building security into development processes. Their conferences and training courses are packed with presentations by industry experts and networking opportunities for anyone in Development, DevOps and Security.
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closed 12/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Reed MIDEM, acquired LeWeb

synopsis: Reed MIDEM, a leading organiser of international tradeshows and conferences, announced the acquisition of LeWeb, Europe's top internet conference and networking events. The acquisition enables LeWeb to reinforce its development and further strengthens Reed MIDEM's interests in digital innovation and entrepreneurship.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed MIDEM
Reed MIDEM is an organizer of professional, international tradeshows and conferences. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors. "
target: LeWeb
Launched in Paris in 2004 by Loic and Geraldine Le Meur, LeWeb brings together the key players in the international internet ecosystem including entrepreneurs and visionaries, investors and venture capitalists, technology businesses, large companies, digital marketers and journalists.
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closed 8/2/2011 via BusinessWire

Wellesley Information Services, acquired Carson Systems Ltd.

synopsis: Wellesley Information Services announced the acquisition of Carson Systems Ltd, a UK-based producer of industry-leading events for Web developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Carson Systems’ events include the well-known Future of Web Applications (FOWA), Future of Web Design (FOWD), and Future of Mobility (FOM) series.
buyer parent: UCG
buyer: Wellesley Information Services
Wellesley Information Services (WIS) is the premier independent provider of SAP and IBM training and education. WIS products feature award-winning content that is relevant, practical, and unique, and is consumed by business and IT professionals all over the world and in every industry. "
target: Carson Systems Ltd.
Carson Systems Ltd produces world-class events for web professionals and entrepreneurs. Its Future of Web Applications (FOWA), Future of Web Design (FOWD), and Future of Mobility (FOM) series of events are annual gatherings of thought leaders, cutting-edge technologists, and investors.
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closed 4/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cambridge Innovation Institute, acquired Trends Equity, Inc.

synopsis: Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), has announced the acquisition of Trends Equity, Inc. Trends Equity produces AI World, the industry’s largest independent event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning, and AI Trends, the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI.
buyer: Cambridge Innovation Institute
Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) delivers cutting edge information through events, publishing, and training to leading commercial, academic, government and research institutes across the life science and energy industries. "
target: Trends Equity, Inc.
Trends Equity produces AI World, the industry’s largest independent event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning, and AI Trends, the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI.
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closed 4/22/2016 via BusinessWire

ASUG, purchased North American assets from The Eventful Group

synopsis: Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) announces the acquisition of The Eventful Group’s North American assets to deepen its commitment to the SAP community and provide the greatest number of opportunities for collaboration year round. Eventful is a company specializing in industry events and festivals that celebrate people, technology, and innovation
buyer: ASUG
Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) is a community of more than 100,000 SAP professionals across 19 industries. ASUG is a year-round community dedicated to connecting entire organizations to resources needed to deliver business results, as well as prepare for what’s next in business technology. "
seller: The Eventful Group
Eventful is an award-winning global B2B company – specializing in industry events and festivals that celebrate the people, technology, ideas and innovations. Every event is a forum for delegates, speakers and partners to share their knowledge and forge strong working relationships.
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closed 12/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Comexposium SA, acquired Finaki SA

synopsis: Comexposium, one of the world leaders in event management, has acquired Finaki, a group that organizes landmark B2B events in Europe, bringing together IT managers, their partners and IT experts. Finaki is also the co-founder and platform provider for the European CIO Association.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: Comexposium SA
Comexposium, one of the European leaders in the organization of trade fairs and shows, is involved in 176 BtoC and BtoB events, covering 11 sectors of activity. Every year it plays host to 45,000 exhibitors. "
target: Finaki SA
Finaki is a pioneer and leader in high level information society focused events and conferences in Europe. Their events are prepared in close partnership with professional associations. Finaki is also the co-founder and platform provider for the European CIO Association.
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closed 11/7/2013 via PR Web

FC Business Intelligence Ltd., acquired Open Mobile Media Ltd.

synopsis: FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a London-based conference and business intelligence company, has acquired Open Mobile Media, organizer of The Open Mobile Summit (OMS) in San Francisco and London, two of the most influential events in the international mobile industry calendar.
buyer: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK. "
target: Open Mobile Media Ltd.
The Open Mobile Summit the industry's number one conference and annual meeting-place. The show offers an incomparable opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in the mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce industries.
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closed 1/20/2011 via PR Newswire

MacTech Magazine, purchased US NSConference from iDeveloper TV

synopsis: MacTech Magazine and iDeveloper TV (part of The Mac Developer Network Limited) have announced that MacTech is acquiring the US version of NSConference and merging it into MacTech Conference. The US NSConference is an event that delivers content for both IT Pros, and OS X/iOS Developers on the Mac.
buyer parent: Xplain Corporation
buyer: MacTech Magazine
MacTech® Magazine, the journal of Macintosh technology, is the definitive technical resource for the Macintosh. In addition to web, networking and content coverage, MacTech brings consumers columns and articles on new Mac technology, programming tools and tricks, hardware, and systems. "
seller: iDeveloper TV
iDeveloper TV was founded in 2007, originally as The Mac Developer Network to provide high-quality podcasts, screencasts and video training to the OS X and iOS developer community. iDeveloper TV's NSConference is an event that delivers content for both IT Pros, and OS X/iOS Developers on the Mac.
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announced 11/19/2008 via

TechTarget, will acquire The Brian Madden Company

synopsis: Information technology media company TechTarget, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Brian Madden Company, the leading independent, website and conference to address the needs of IT decision makers on the topics of desktop virtualization, terminal services, and application virtualization.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$133.96)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: The Brian Madden Company
The Brian Madden Commpany is a small independent industry analyst company. The company covers the "application delivery" segment of the IT industry, including Citrix, Terminal Server, thin client / server-based computing, and streaming markets.
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closed 10/12/2004 via BusinessWire

IDG World Expo Corporation, acquired LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

synopsis: IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, announced it has acquired LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) UK, formerly Linux Expo, from XPO Events, Ltd.
buyer parent: International Data Group
buyer: IDG World Expo Corporation
IDG World Expo produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of techn "
target parent: XPO Events, Ltd.
target: LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open s
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closed 3/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

AS Delfi, acquired LOGIN Conferences

synopsis: Delfi, a major internet portal in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, has acquired LOGIN Conferences from Small Talk Ideas, a conference organiser in Lithuania. LOGIN is the largest innovation and technology conference in the Baltic states. LOGIN gathers creatives, techies, and entrepreneurs together to generate new thoughts and accelerate changes.
buyer parent: Ekspress Grupp
buyer: AS Delfi
Delfi is a major internet portal in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Delfi provides daily news and videos about topics that range from gardening to politics. Delfi offers over 300 articles every month that can be conveniently read on their website or mobile app. "
target parent: Small Talk Ideas
target: LOGIN Conferences
LOGIN Conferences is the largest innovation and technology conference in the Baltic states. LOGIN gathers creatives, techies, and entrepreneurs together to create the best atmosphere for them to generate new thoughts and accelerate changes.
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closed 5/5/2014 via PR Newswire

CompTIA, acquired TechAmerica

synopsis: CompTIA, the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry, has acquired TechAmerica, a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. "
target: TechAmerica
TechAmerica is a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence. Its membership is comprised of technology companies who create a variety of products and deliver a multitude of services in the private sector and to governments at the state and national level.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

26 Letters, acquired Hack The Gap LLC

synopsis: 26 Letters, an online platform that creates assessments and action plans to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace, has acquired Hack the Gap, a group that organizes hackathons for women and non-binary people. Hack the Gap hosts hackathons to amplify the voices and cultivate the talents of under-represented people in the tech community.
buyer: 26 Letters
26 Letters is creating an online platform that creates assessments and action plans for companies to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 26 Letters use proprietary SaaS software to provide insights and strategies for building a more inclusive, engaged and diverse workforce. "
target: Hack The Gap LLC
Hack the Gap is a group that organizes hackathons for women and non-binary people. Hack the Gap hosts hackathons to amplify the voices and cultivate the talents of under-served, under-represented, and under-estimated people in the tech community.
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closed 2/26/2019 via PE Hub

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company focused on the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo, a top trade show for the information security industry. The seller was MIS Training Institute.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Boathouse Capital
target: InfoSec World Conference and Expo
For 25 years information security professionals have recognized InfoSec World Conference & Expo as “The Business of Security” conference. InfoSec World Conference and Expo is the industry’s leading trade show, along with other cybersecurity events and services – collectively known as InfoSec World.
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closed 4/20/2016 via PR Web

Blue Whale Web, acquired IT Unity

synopsis: Blue Whale Web announced that it has acquired IT Unity. IT Unity provides technical articles, conferences, news, and webinars that empower the community to maximize the value of SharePoint and Office 365.
buyer: Blue Whale Web
Blue Whale Web LLC is an independent, privately held company based in Chicago, IL. Led by CEO George A. Coll, Blue Whale Web LLC is committed to providing the best content and community resources to help IT professionals and tech enthusiasts get the most out of their technology investments. "
target: IT Unity
IT Unity revolutionizes the way technical content is created, customized, and consumed. IT Unity empowers the community of trusted experts, users, business decision makers, IT professionals, developers, and industry solution providers to solve business problems with technology.
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closed 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired SC Media

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance (“CRA”), a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired SC Media, a digital information and event company serving cybersecurity executives and other business professionals, from Haymarket Media, Inc.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: SC Media
SC Media is cybersecurity. For 30 years, the award-winning journalistic brand, website, conference group, resource library and publication has furnished cybersecurity executives and other business leaders with the most timely, independent news.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired Cybersecurity Collaborative

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired Cybersecurity Collaborative, a peer council platform for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and other senior-level security executives.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance is a business intelligence firm created to serve the rapidly evolving cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. It's comprised of a diversified portfolio of products and services with a shared mission of informing, educating and training business professionals. "
target: Cybersecurity Collaborative
Cybersecurity Collaborative is the only private, secure and confidential cross-industry network of security executives dedicated to peer collaboration. This forum provides a safe environment to share skills, knowledge and experiences on security and IT challenges.
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closed 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired SC Media

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance (“CRA”), a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired SC Media, a digital information and event company serving cybersecurity executives and other business professionals, from Haymarket Media, Inc.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: SC Media
SC Media is cybersecurity. For 30 years, the award-winning journalistic brand, website, conference group, resource library and publication has furnished cybersecurity executives and other business leaders with the most timely, independent news.
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closed 2/26/2019 via PE Hub

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company focused on the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo, a top trade show for the information security industry. The seller was MIS Training Institute.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Boathouse Capital
target: InfoSec World Conference and Expo
For 25 years information security professionals have recognized InfoSec World Conference & Expo as “The Business of Security” conference. InfoSec World Conference and Expo is the industry’s leading trade show, along with other cybersecurity events and services – collectively known as InfoSec World.
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closed 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired SC Media

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance (“CRA”), a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired SC Media, a digital information and event company serving cybersecurity executives and other business professionals, from Haymarket Media, Inc.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: SC Media
SC Media is cybersecurity. For 30 years, the award-winning journalistic brand, website, conference group, resource library and publication has furnished cybersecurity executives and other business leaders with the most timely, independent news.
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closed 10/21/2009 via BusinessWire

Rapid7, LLC, acquired Metasploit

synopsis: Rapid7, the leading provider of unified vulnerability management, compliance and penetration testing solutions, announced the acquisition of Metasploit, the principal organization behind the open source penetration testing framework and world’s largest database of public, tested exploits, the Metasploit Project.
buyer: Rapid7, LLC (RPD:$326.95)
Rapid7 is the leading provider of unified vulnerability management, compliance, and penetration testing solutions, delivering actionable intelligence about an organization’s entire IT environment. "
target: Metasploit
Metasploit provides useful information to people who perform penetration testing, IDS signature development, and exploit research. This project was created to provide information on exploit techniques and to create a useful resource for exploit developers and security professionals.
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closed 4/22/2020 via PR Web

Ingersoll Lockwood, Inc., acquired Cyber Defense Magazine

synopsis: Ingersoll Lockwood, Inc. has announced the acquisition of the Cyber Defense Media Group, which it will fold into its portfolio. Cyber Defense Magazine is by ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals for IT Security professionals with a mission to share cutting edge knowledge in the IT industry.
buyer: Ingersoll Lockwood, Inc.
Ingersoll Lockwood’s team researches, develops and/or invests in new and innovative technologies that fit the needs of the growing US Government and US Government Contractor customers. "
target: Cyber Defense Magazine
Cyber Defense Magazine is by ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals for IT Security professionals. Their mission is to share cutting edge knowledge, real world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry.
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closed 2/26/2019 via PE Hub

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company focused on the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo, a top trade show for the information security industry. The seller was MIS Training Institute.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Boathouse Capital
target: InfoSec World Conference and Expo
For 25 years information security professionals have recognized InfoSec World Conference & Expo as “The Business of Security” conference. InfoSec World Conference and Expo is the industry’s leading trade show, along with other cybersecurity events and services – collectively known as InfoSec World.
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closed 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Snyk, acquired DevSecCon

synopsis: DevSecCon, the UK-based company that holds the world's only conference dedicated to the practice of building security into development processes, has been acquired by Snyk, UK's only solution that seamlessly and proactively finds and fixes vulnerabilities and license violations in open source dependencies and Docker images.
buyer: Snyk
Headquartered in the UK, Snyk is a developer-first security company that helps organizations use open source and stay secure. Snyk is the only solution that seamlessly and proactively finds and fixes vulnerabilities and license violations in open source dependencies and Docker images. "
target: DevSecCon
UK-based DevSecCon is the world’s only conference dedicated to the practice of building security into development processes. Their conferences and training courses are packed with presentations by industry experts and networking opportunities for anyone in Development, DevOps and Security.
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closed 4/2/2014 via PE Hub

Boathouse Capital, acquired MIS Training Institute

synopsis: Boathouse Capital has partnered with the management team and employees of MIS Training Institute to acquire the US and UK operations from its former parent, Euromoney Institutional Investor. MIS Training Institute is a provider of professional education and training in the areas of internal audit, IT audit, and information security management.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
Boathouse Capital is a $120 million private equity firm that invests mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S. Based in Wayne, PA, Boathouse Capital invests $3 million to $15 million to support companies in a variety of industries. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute is the international leader in audit and information security training, with offices in the USA, UK, and Asia. MIS’ expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.
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closed 1/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis B2B Focus, acquired Toolbox.com, LLC

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., one of the nation’s leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of Toolbox.com, the #1 professional networking site for IT professionals, from the Corporate Executive Board. Effective immediately, Toolbox.com will be a unit of Ziff Davis B2B Focus.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis B2B Focus
Ziff Davis B2B Focus, formerly Tippit, is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors. It helps business and IT professionals make better purchasing decisions while turning the Internet into a meaningful platform for B2B marketers. "
target parent: Corporate Executive Board
target: Toolbox.com, LLC
Toolbox.com is the #1 professional networking site for IT professionals. Founded in 1998 and based in Scottsdale, AZ, Toolbox.com supports decision-making throughout the IT life cycle by linking over three million IT experts and executives across the globe each month.
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closed 8/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired ITtoolbox

synopsis: The Corporate Executive Board has completed the acquisition of ITtoolbox. This extends Corporate Executive Boards best practices research, decision-support tools, and executive education services through the addition of an online community that enables IT and business professionals to share knowledge on information technology.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
The Corporate Executive Board is the premier, network-based knowledge resource, providing the world's leading executives with the authoritative and timely guidance needed to excel in their roles, take decisive action and improve company performance. "
target parent: Corporate Executive Board
target: ITtoolbox
ITtoolbox is an online community, enabling peers to share professional knowledge about information technology. Since 1998, ITtoolbox has helped professionals make IT decisions and stay current in the rapidly changing technology market through peer collaboration.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

eLearnSecurity, acquired The Ethical Hacker Network

synopsis: eLearnSecurity, one of the world's most trusted authorities for IT security training, announced that it has acquired The Ethical Hacker Network (EH-Net), a free online magazine for IT security professionals. Founded in 2005, The Ethical Hacker Network is recognized as one of the most respected and widely-read sources in the IT security industry.
buyer: eLearnSecurity
Based in Santa Clara, CA, eLearnSecurity trains individuals seeking to advance their careers in IT security as well as assists corporate organizations in keeping their IT security teams informed and prepared for the most current, ever-changing sophisticated cyber threats. "
target: The Ethical Hacker Network
The Ethical Hacker Network (EH-Net) is a free online magazine for IT security professionals. Founded in 2005, The Ethical Hacker Network is recognized as one of the most respected and widely-read sources in the IT security industry.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BusinessWire

Sonatype, Inc., acquired Vor Security

synopsis: Sonatype, a leader in software supply chain automation, announced that it has acquired Vor Security, a company that is behind the OSS Index, an innovative and free online index of known open source software vulnerabilities.
buyer: Sonatype, Inc.
Sonatype is the leading provider of DevOps-native tools to automate modern software supply chains. As the creators of Apache Maven, the Central Repository, and Nexus Repository, Sonatype pioneered componentized software development and has a rich history of supporting open source innovation. "
target: Vor Security
Vor Security is behind the OSS Index, an innovative and free online index of known open source software vulnerabilities. Today, the index contains more than 2.1 million packages and detailed information on more than 120,000 vulnerabilities across an array of open source ecosystems.
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closed 7/24/2017 via BusinessWire

Checkmarx, acquired Codebashing

synopsis: Checkmarx, a global leader in application security testing solutions, announced its acquisition of Codebashing, a leading application security education company that delivers Game-like AppSec Training for Developers.
buyer: Checkmarx
Checkmarx is an Application Security software company, whose mission is to help development organizations deliver secure applications faster. Amongst the company's customers are 5 of the world's top 10 software vendors, 4 of the top American banks, and many Fortune 500 and government organizations. "
target: Codebashing
Codebashing is a leading application security education company that delivers Game-like AppSec Training for Developers. Codebashing delivers a hands-on interactive training platform built by developers for the needs of developers.
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closed 3/3/2011 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired TheInfoPro

synopsis: The 451 Group, a leading technology-industry analyst company, has announced the acquisition of the assets of TheInfoPro, a New York-based advisory and research firm providing real-world perspectives on the enterprise IT customer as well as analysis of the technology-vendor landscape.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is a leading technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target: TheInfoPro
TheInfoPro is a leading advisory and research firm that provides real-world perspectives on the customer and market dynamics of the enterprise information technology landscape by using a unique research methodology that harnesses the collective knowledge and insights of leading IT organizations.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis B2B, acquired Spiceworks

synopsis: Spiceworks, the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, has been acquired by Ziff Davis B2B, the global market leader in omni-channel marketing demand generation, providing clients with access to the most powerful technology buyers.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis B2B
Ziff Davis B2B is the global market leader in omni-channel marketing demand generation, providing clients with access to the most powerful technology buyers. Their media network known for its leadership, editorial and industry content is trusted by the decision makers customers need to reach. "
target: Spiceworks
Spiceworks is a social network for IT professionals. They’re the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, making it the largest, most unique IT community of its kind.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pascal Chevalier, acquired NetMediaEurope S.A.

synopsis: Pascal Chevalier, head of the Reworld Media Group and investor, has acquired NetMediaEurope, a digital information group for IT decision makers. Present in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Portugal and Spain, NetMediaEurope publishes 25 websites including Ubergizmo, Silicon, ITespresso and more.
buyer: Pascal Chevalier
Pascal Chevalier is the head of the Reworld Media Group. Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment. "
target: NetMediaEurope S.A.
NetMediaEurope publishes a portfolio of websites aimed towards IT professionals and end-users. With its more than 40 sites across Europe, NetMediaEurope is the leading European B2B sales house to target this audience and market segment.
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closed 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Jobindex A/S, acquired IDG Danmark A/S

synopsis: Jobindex, the leading classified site for jobs in Denmark, bought IDG Danmark. IDG Danmark provides information technology news services. The deal includes the Danish version of Computerworld, ComOn, PCworld and Channelworld.
buyer: Jobindex A/S (CPSE:JOBNDX:$48.87)
Jobindex provides the most complete list of jobs available in Denmark. Jobindex serves as a search engine that searches for job listings in over 500 job fairs and private companies job sites in Denmark, incl. AF's Jobnet. "
target parent: International Data Group
target: IDG Danmark A/S
IDG Danmark A/S operates as a Danish website, providing Information Technology news services. IDG Danmark has educated and informed Denmark's information technology firms since 1981 and is based in Valby, Denmark.
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closed 12/17/2012 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired LeMagIT

synopsis: TechTarget, Inc. announced it has acquired the websites and product offerings of LeMagIT, a strategic partner with TechTarget since 2010. The acquisition strengthens TechTarget’s value proposition to deliver focused content, targeted audiences and innovative capabilities to enterprise IT providers trying to make progress in Europe.
buyer: TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT:$133.96)
TechTarget, Inc. is an online IT media related firm. It runs various online review sites, such as TechnologyGuide.com and ComputerWeekly.com, as well as enterprise IT sites with the "Search" prefix, including SearchStorage.com. "
target: LeMagIT
Since its launch in 2008, LeMagIT’s network of sites has offered French-language news and analysis for IT decision makers on core enterprise IT topics such as cloud computing, virtualization, security, and storage and attracts over 250,000 visits per month.
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closed 8/30/2011 via PR Newswire

Penton Media, acquired Nine Lives Media, Inc.

synopsis: Penton Media has acquired Nine Lives Media and its leading online destinations: MSPmentor, Talkin' Cloud and The VAR Guy. Nine Lives will become a business unit of Penton's Technology Group, joining Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine, SharePoint Pro, DevPro, Cloud IT Pro, Mobile DevPro, Connected Planet and System iNetwork.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. "
target: Nine Lives Media, Inc.
Nine Lives Media Inc. offers editorial content, social media development, sales and marketing, design, and project management services. Its leading online destinations include: MSPmentor, Talkin' Cloud and The VAR Guy.
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closed 5/22/2006 via BusinessWire

TouchStone Software, acquired Driverzone.com

synopsis: TouchStone Software Corporation today announced that it has acquired Driverzone.com, one of the Internet's premier Device Driver resource web sites. The acquisition includes the domain name and Driverzone.com's device driver library.
buyer: TouchStone Software
TouchStone Software Corporation is a leading developer of innovative software designed to help people use complex technologies. The company’s products, which include BIOS Agent, BIOS Wizard and Driver Agent, are distributed worldwide via the Internet. "
target: Driverzone.com
Driverzone.com, is basically a one man show, that would be me Barry Fanion. I came up with the idea for Driverzone.com almost by accident.
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closed 8/10/2005 via Company Press Release

Penton Media, Inc., acquired MSD2D

synopsis: Penton Media, Inc. announced today that it has acquired MSD2D, a high-technology media company located in Lake Forest, CA.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media, Inc. (:$0.00)
Penton Media, Inc., a diversified business-to-business media company, produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences, and online media and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide. "
target: MSD2D
MSD2D is a resource for the Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, .NET and Security communities. They have put together a search engine to access all the information available on products and services for these platforms. Listings of add-on products and services are FREE as is access.
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closed 8/25/2003 via BusinessWire

The Thomson Corporation, acquired Techstreet Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Corporation announced that it has acquired Techstreet, Inc.--a digital content delivery company that provides full-text industry standards and specifications to engineers, researchers, and technical and information professionals worldwide. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: The Thomson Corporation (TRI:$5,906.00)
The Thomson Corporation is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users. "
target: Techstreet Inc.
Techstreet provides mission-critical information resources and information management tools for technical professionals. Through our web site, customers can find and purchase from over 500,000 technical information titles including one of the world's largest collections of industry standards and sp
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