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closed 9/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Crain Communications, Inc., acquired Genomeweb LLC

synopsis: Crain Communications Inc has acquired GenomeWeb, an online news organization serving the global community of scientists, technology professionals and executives who use and develop the latest advanced tools in molecular biology research and molecular diagnostics. GenomeWeb was launched in 1997 and has a staff of 30 employees located in New York.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain Communications is a privately held media company that produces trusted and relevant news publications, lead generation, research and data products, digital platforms, custom publishing, and events with uncompromising integrity. "
target: Genomeweb LLC
GenomeWeb is an independent online news organization based in New York. Since 1997, GenomeWeb has served the global community of scientists, technology professionals, and executives who use and develop the latest advanced tools in molecular biology research and molecular diagnostics.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired BioWorld

synopsis: BioWorld and its companion publication Medical Device Daily (MDD) have been acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. BioWorld covers news on public companies and hard-to-find information on private companies.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,721.00)
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. "
target parent: Thompson Media Group LLC
target: BioWorld
BioWorld covers news on public companies and hard-to-find information on private companies. This news coverage of the biotechnology industry is 100 percent original and available only at BioWorld.
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closed 9/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Crain Communications, Inc., acquired Genomeweb LLC

synopsis: Crain Communications Inc has acquired GenomeWeb, an online news organization serving the global community of scientists, technology professionals and executives who use and develop the latest advanced tools in molecular biology research and molecular diagnostics. GenomeWeb was launched in 1997 and has a staff of 30 employees located in New York.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain Communications is a privately held media company that produces trusted and relevant news publications, lead generation, research and data products, digital platforms, custom publishing, and events with uncompromising integrity. "
target: Genomeweb LLC
GenomeWeb is an independent online news organization based in New York. Since 1997, GenomeWeb has served the global community of scientists, technology professionals, and executives who use and develop the latest advanced tools in molecular biology research and molecular diagnostics.
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closed 9/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Crain Communications, Inc., acquired Genomeweb LLC

synopsis: Crain Communications Inc has acquired GenomeWeb, an online news organization serving the global community of scientists, technology professionals and executives who use and develop the latest advanced tools in molecular biology research and molecular diagnostics. GenomeWeb was launched in 1997 and has a staff of 30 employees located in New York.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain Communications is a privately held media company that produces trusted and relevant news publications, lead generation, research and data products, digital platforms, custom publishing, and events with uncompromising integrity. "
target: Genomeweb LLC
GenomeWeb is an independent online news organization based in New York. Since 1997, GenomeWeb has served the global community of scientists, technology professionals, and executives who use and develop the latest advanced tools in molecular biology research and molecular diagnostics.
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announced 7/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Vitesse Media plc, will acquire InvestmentNews

synopsis: InvestmentNews, the leading source of news, analysis and information to the financial advisory community, will be acquired by London-based Vitesse Media plc, a digital media and events company. InvestmentNews' knowledge in the industry has allowed them to educate, inform, and engage the most influential financial advisers.
buyer: Vitesse Media plc (AIM:BONH:$13.88)
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions. "
target parent: Crain Communications, Inc.
target: InvestmentNews
InvestmentNews is the leading source for news, analysis and information essential to the financial advisory community. Their standard of editorial excellence and deep industry knowledge has allowed them to educate, inform and engage the most influential financial advisers.
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Crain Communications, Inc., acquired Crain Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Crain Communications chairman Keith Crain has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Crain Communications from Rance Crain, with Keith Crain and his family now owning 100 percent of the company. Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products. "
target: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$225
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0.0x
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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 1/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Human Capital Media, acquired Workforce Management

synopsis: MediaTec Publishing Inc. announced the acquisition of Workforce Management from Crain Communications Inc. With this addition to its Human Capital Media Group portfolio, MediaTec becomes the premier multiplatform media company providing thought leadership, news and analysis across the entire hire-to-retire spectrum.
buyer parent: Mediatec Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Human Capital Media
Human Capital Media is a trademark of Mediatec Publishing Inc. Human Capital Media's human capital content products include Chief Learning Officer Magazine, Diversity Executive Magazine, Talent Management Magazine, the HCM ProviderDirectory, HCM Newsstand, HCM Downloads and more. "
target parent: Crain Communications, Inc.
target: Workforce Management
Workforce Management is a monthly business publication with an HR focus. Their community of senior-level HR executives and C-level officers are the key decision-makers on personnel management in the 2,500 largest corporations in America.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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closed 11/3/2008 via PR Newswire

Crain Communications, Inc., acquired Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc.

synopsis: Crain Communications Inc announced the acquisition of privately-held Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc., the premier provider of research and analysis covering the contingent workforce.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain Communications is a publishing company providing vital news and information to industry leaders and consumers with 29 titles. Each newspaper, magazine and electronic news site has become required reading and an authoritative source in its own sector of business, trade and consumer market. "
target: Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc.
Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc. is the premier research and analysis firm covering the contingent workforce. Its titles include Staffing Industry Review and Contingent Workforce Strategies magazines in print and online.
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closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Crain Communications Inc, and its weekly news publication Plastics News (PN), have greatly expanded their footprint in the global plastics industry by acquiring the Croydon, England- based polymer publications and events of publicly held Emap Communications Ltd. in London.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain Communications is a publishing company providing vital news and information to industry leaders and consumers with 29 titles. Each newspaper, magazine and electronic news site has become required reading and an authoritative source in its own sector of business, trade and consumer market. "
seller parent: EMAP plc
seller: Emap Communications
Emap Communications is the leading UK trade exhibition organiser and the fourth largest trade exhibition organiser in France. EC has over 300 Conferences in 16 countries. Its leading titles include Retail Week, Broadcast, Construction News, Nursing Times and Health Service Journal.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, announced that it has acquired Questex, a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals.
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announced 1/30/2018 via Market Watch

Informa plc, will acquire United Business Media Limited

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has accepted a takeover offer from Informa plc, which the companies say will create the world's largest business-to-business events group. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,003.74)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,438 [$6,168]
rev ($mm)
$1,423
EBITDA ($mm)
$420
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
closed 8/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Global Sources

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd., a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China, announced the completion of the acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,771.64)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$484 [$375]
rev ($mm)
$152
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Crain Communications, Inc., acquired Crain Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Crain Communications chairman Keith Crain has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Crain Communications from Rance Crain, with Keith Crain and his family now owning 100 percent of the company. Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products. "
target: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$225
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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announced 9/15/2016 via Reuters

Informa plc, will acquire Penton

synopsis: British business information group Informa Plc said it had agreed to buy U.S.-based information services company Penton. Penton's products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,003.74)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
price ($mm)
$1,545
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lonsdale Capital Partners, acquired Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: Lonsdale Capital Partners, a private equity company, has acquired a majority stake in Ocean Media Group, a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
buyer: Lonsdale Capital Partners
Lonsdale Capital Partners operate exclusively at the smaller end of the private equity market. They look to invest in companies with an initial enterprise value of £10m to £50m. "
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
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closed 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 9/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Questex Media Group Inc

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information and events company, announced that Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired the company in partnership with senior management.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
target: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. Quextex operates over 50 tradeshows, conferences, and other business events; they also have more than 100 business media and information products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
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closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

BC Partners, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners, the European private equity firm, together with management has acquired the leading global STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, from EQT Partners and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GICIC”) for approximately EUR 3.3 billion including performance components.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: EQT
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
price ($mm)
$4,423
rev ($mm)
$1,315
EBITDA ($mm)
$457
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.0x
closed 10/1/2012 via Folio: First Day

Access Intelligence, LLC, purchased Four Marketing Brands from Penton Media

synopsis: Rockville, Maryland-based b-to-b media company Access Intelligence has purchased four of Penton Media's marketing brands. Included in the deal are Chief Marketer, Multichannel Merchant, Direct and PROMO and their associated events and digital components.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
seller parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
seller: 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.
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closed 9/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired ITBusinessEdge

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of IT Business Edge (ITBE), an online media and marketing company. The addition of ITBE allows QuinStreet to expand its reach and capabilities in delivering targeted, measurable marketing results to business to business technology marketers.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$444.71)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: ITBusinessEdge
IT Business Edge is an online media and marketing company that provides targeted content for senior business and technology decision makers, and measurable marketing programs for IT marketers.
price ($mm)
$24
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closed 2/1/2010 via Company Press Release

Ten Alps plc, purchased Asian Assets from Reed Business Information

synopsis: Multimedia factual producer Ten Alps plc announces the formation of a majority-owned joint venture ("JV") company in Asia, and the acquisition by the JV of assets from Reed Business Information Asia.
buyer: Ten Alps plc (AIM:ZIN:$26.22)
Ten Alps provides content and advertising across all the media outlets simultaneously, including TV and radio programmes, websites, online TV, live events and over 600 specialist publications. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites.
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closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 10/15/2007 via Company Press Release

AAC Capital Partners Holding BV., will acquire Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: AAC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Ocean Media Limited, the magazine publisher and exhibition organiser, from its current management team and institutional backers led by the Dublin based private equity firm, Ion Equity. Completion is subject to competition clearance.
buyer: AAC Capital Partners Holding BV.
AAC Capital Partners is a leading Northern European mid-market buyout firm with a unique regional footprint. We lead buy-outs within the €50-€500 million deal range in the consumer, industrial and services sector and target opportunities for majority stakes in profitable, cash-generative companies. "
target parent: Ion Equity Limited
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
price ($mm)
$220
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/17/2007 via LBO Wire

Prairie Capital, L.P., acquired M. Lee Smith Publishers & Printers LLC

synopsis: Prairie Capital has bought an 80% stake in M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC, a B2B publishing company it has backed as a mezzanine investor since 2005.
buyer: Prairie Capital, L.P.
An experienced provider of equity and junior capital, Prairie Capital makes equity and mezzanine investments of between $5 and $15 million, typically in support of companies undergoing an ownership change. "
target: M. Lee Smith Publishers & Printers LLC
Fortis Business Media, LLC provides newsletters, videos, software, books, and directories to attorneys, human resources professionals, and other business executives.The company’s products include legal publications, employment law, environmental law, directories.
price ($mm)
$35
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closed 11/20/2006 via PR Newswire

Avista Capital Partners, acquired Thompson Publishing Group

synopsis: Avista Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has agreed to acquire the 50% interest it does not already own in Thompson Publishing Group ("TPG") from MidOcean Partners, a private investment firm.
buyer: Avista Capital Partners
Avista Capital Partners is a private equity firm with offices in New York, NY and Houston, TX. Avista's strategy is to make controlling or influential minority investments primarily in growth-oriented media, healthcare and energy companies. "
target parent: MidOcean Partners
target: 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.
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closed 7/25/2006 via PR Newswire

Avista Capital Partners, acquired Thompson Publishing Group

synopsis: Avista Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired a 50% interest in Thompson Publishing Holding Co., Inc. from DLJ Growth Capital Partners, a Credit Suisse private equity fund, at an enterprise value of $130 million.
buyer: Avista Capital Partners
Avista Capital Partners is a private equity firm with offices in New York, NY and Houston, TX. Avista's strategy is to make controlling or influential minority investments primarily in growth-oriented media, healthcare and energy companies. "
target parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
target: 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.
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closed 10/3/2005 via BusinessWire

U.S. Equity Partners, L.P., acquired PRIMEDIA Business Information

synopsis: Wasserstein & Co., LP, along with investment partners Highfields Capital Management and Lexington Partners, announced the completion of the purchase of PRIMEDIA's Business Information segment for $385 million in cash.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: U.S. Equity Partners, L.P.
U.S. Equity Partners, LP, a private equity investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein Perella & Co., is a leading investor in the rapidly growing online media and Internet space, particularly in professional vertical markets. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: PRIMEDIA Business Information
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products.
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closed 9/16/2003 via BusinessWire

Candover Parters Ltd, Cinven, acquired BertelsmannSpringer

synopsis: Transaction of BertelsmannSpringer legally completes 9/16/03. Cinven and Candover, two of Europe’s leading investment companies, have bought BertelsmannSpringer. As of the Frankfurt Bookfair 2003 to be renamed Springer Science+Business Media.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Candover Parters Ltd
Cinven is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Founded in 1977, the firm has been a totally independent business since 1995, focusing entirely on larger European buyouts. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BertelsmannSpringer
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$1,086
rev ($mm)
$756
EBITDA ($mm)
$169
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
7.1x

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2018
rev ($mm)
$141.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.85
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
1751
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Ticker: TYPE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monotype Imaging
Monotype Imaging
Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$243.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.53
EBIT ($mm)
$45.32
Net Income ($mm)
$25.74
Employees
696
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Ticker: DB:IFS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infas Holding AG
Infas Holding Aktiengesellschaft is a German holding company engaged in the advertising and marketing sectors. The Company divides its activities into the two business segments: Marketing and Social Research, and Photographic news agency.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$34.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.36
EBIT ($mm)
$4.12
Net Income ($mm)
$2.62
Employees
168
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Ticker: NYSE:SSTK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content - including images, videos and music - as well as innovative tools that power the creative process.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$535.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.82
EBIT ($mm)
$34.81
Net Income ($mm)
$24.53
Employees
858
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En-Japan
en-Japan inc. provides online recruitment solutions in Japan. en-Japan operates various websites for job search and job change services. Their range of websites help people in their 20s to mid 30s and 40s find a job. Their websites also help people find temporary employment or part-time jobs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$421.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$116.77
EBIT ($mm)
$104.01
Net Income ($mm)
$70.41
Employees
2534
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:PS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pluralsight
Pluralsight
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$252.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($117.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($132.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1100
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Ticker: LSE:TRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$126.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.62
EBIT ($mm)
$28.94
Net Income ($mm)
$13.68
Employees
688
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Ticker: TSE:3679
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZiGExN Co., Ltd.
ZIGExN engages in the life media platform business in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Human Resource, Real Estate, and Lifestyle. ZIGExN operates multiple websites that offer job searching, real estate rental, and moving services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$83.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.89
EBIT ($mm)
$28.47
Net Income ($mm)
$16.80
Employees
254
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Ticker: TSE:3966
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uzabase
Uzabase
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$45.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.19
EBIT ($mm)
$5.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.93
Employees
241
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Ticker: TSE:6054
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Livesense Inc.
Livesense Inc.
Livesense is a Tokyo-based Internet media company known for its job search site with the business model that rewards users when they land a new job.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$35.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.73
EBIT ($mm)
$5.34
Net Income ($mm)
$3.32
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:FLN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$35.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: AIM:BONH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.19
EBIT ($mm)
$0.37
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28
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Ticker: BIT:VITA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vita Societa Editoriale S.p.A.
Vita Societa Editoriale S.p.A.
Vita Societa Editoriale SpA is an Italy-based company active in the publishing industry. Its activities are divided in three different business lines: Editorial, Consulting and Web. Their focus is mainly on social stories, volunteering, non-profit and corporate responsibility.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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