Like Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada

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 5/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired Expo CIHAC

synopsis: Business services provider UBM reported acquiring Expo CIHAC from Centro Impulsor de la Construcción y Habitación A.C. or CIHAC, the Mexican construction industry trade association. Expo CIHAC was introduced in 1989 and is currently among Mexico's ten largest tradeshows and the largest serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Expo CIHAC
Expo CIHAC is currently Mexico's largest tradeshow serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets. Expo CIHAC exhibitors span the industry including construction materials, machinery, hand and power tools, prefabricated building systems and technologies, financial services, and more.
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closed 9/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Veronafiere, acquired Milanez & Milaneze

synopsis: Veronafiere announced the acquisition of 60 percent of Milanez & Milaneze. Milanez & Milaneze organizes the International Marble and Granite Fair. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Serra, Brazil.
buyer: Veronafiere
Veronafiere specialises in set-ups for exhibitions, shows, conventions and special events, including billboards and visual communication, multi-vision, design and integrated production of advertising graphics and photography. "
target: Milanez & Milaneze
Milanez & Milaneze has been the organizer of the International Marble and Granite Fair since the beginning on 1989.
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closed 7/29/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM Built Environment, acquired Ecobuild

synopsis: UBM plc announces it has acquired International Business Events Limited – owner of the Ecobuild exhibition business. Ecobuild is the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to sustainable building products and is the fastest-growing trade event in the UK.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Built Environment
UBM Built Environment is UBM’s specialist media division focusing on the Property, Interiors, Architecture, Construction, and Infrastructure markets in the UK and internationally. "
target: Ecobuild
Ecobuild is the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to sustainable building products and is the fastest-growing trade event in the UK. Launched in 2004, the number of professionals visiting the event has grown from 6,100 in 2006 to more than 55,000 in 2011.
price ($mm)
$51
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$15
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closed 6/14/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Sienna Interlink

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired a 75% equity stake in Sienna Interlink, a Brazilian exhibition company based in Sao Paulo. Sienna Interlink’s main asset is the Concrete Show South America, the region’s largest concrete industry tradeshow.
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: Sienna Interlink
Sienna Interlink’s main asset is the Concrete Show South America, the region’s largest concrete industry tradeshow. Held each August in Sao Paolo, the show serves suppliers of concrete and cement equipment and machinery, building systems, materials, additives, tools and related services.
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closed 11/6/2007 via BNC Analysis

Naylor LLC, acquired Southern Building Show

synopsis: Naylor, a company that mainly manages events for associations, has acquired the Southern Building Show from founders PJ and Ken Kanline.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia
buyer: Naylor LLC
Naylor is North America's leading provider of integrated communications and image-building solutions for associations. With three decades of experience covering more than 85 industries—representing billions in buying power—Naylor is uniquely qualified to help you build your association’s image. "
target: Southern Building Show
With an exhibit hall that showcases the most current building products and services available in the market combined with the cutting-edge education programming, the Southern Building Show has earned a reputation as one of the housing industry's top overall educational experiences.
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closed 11/16/2006 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., acquired York Communications

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) and York Communications/MediaEdge Communications West, joint owners of Canada’s top design, construction and real estate expositions and events, announced the purchase of 13 leading trade shows and 20 popular conferences.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
target: York Communications
Since its inception in 1988, York Communications has evolved into Canada’s leading trade show and conference organizer in the fields of construction, energy, homebuilding, property management, and real estate.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Pfingsten Publishing 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: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
target: Pfingsten Publishing LLC
Pfingsten Publishing L.L.C. is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group; The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Boyne Capital Partners, acquired AC Business Media

synopsis: Boyne Capital has partnered with management to acquire AC Business Media, Inc., a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, equipment rental, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, and digital and data-driven marketing verticals.
buyer: Boyne Capital Partners
Boyne Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Boyne has successfully invested in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others. "
target: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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announced 7/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fiera Milano International SPA, will acquire MADE Expo

synopsis: Fiera Milano SpA announces that it has signed a binding preliminary contract for the acquisition of 60% of the company MADE Expo from Federlegno Arredo Eventi SpA. MADE Expo is a major Italian event (and one of the largest in Europe) for the world of architecture, building, construction and door and window frames.
buyer: Fiera Milano International SPA (BIT:FM:$268.81)
Fiera Milano is the domestic market leader and one of the main integrated operators worldwide in the exhibition and congress sector. The Group manages the leading exhibition site in Italy and dominates events in numerous sectors, including fashion, food, engineering, construction and more. "
target parent: Federlegno Arredo Eventi Spa
target: MADE Expo
MADE Expo is a major Italian event (and one of the largest in Europe) for the world of architecture, building, construction and door and window frames. MADE Expo is a biennial international exhibition of architecture and construction dedicated to designers.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Frankfurt Business Media, acquired Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten

synopsis: Frankfurt Business Media, a German publisher that focuses on business and finance, has acquired Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten (dpn) from the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations. dpn is a bimonthly German magazine for institutional investors and occupational pensions.
buyer: Frankfurt Business Media
Founded in 2001, Frankfurt Business Media is a German publisher that focuses on business and finance. The company publishes magazines and newspapers for chief financial officers, treasurers, financial advisers, managing directors, founders, HR managers, and more. "
target parent: Nikkei Inc.
target: Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten
Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten (dpn) is a bimonthly German magazine for institutional investors and occupational pensions. dpn provides information about new market opportunities and investment trends. It also provides research and statistics about the investment and pension markets.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Observer Media Group, Inc., acquired The Financial News & Daily Record

synopsis: The Financial News and Daily Record has been sold to Observer Media Group Inc., based in Sarasota. The Financial News & Daily Record is the daily source of local government, business and legal news in Jacksonville, FL, serving the business and legal community since 1912.
buyer: Observer Media Group, Inc.
Formed in 1995 with the acquisition of the Longboat Observer, Observer Media Group Inc. has grown into a family-owned and operated multimedia company with 10 newspapers, six websites, two quarterly lifestyle magazines and more than 100 employees serving multiple communities around Florida. "
target parent: Bailey Publishing & Communications, Inc.
target: The Financial News & Daily Record
The Financial News & Daily Record is the daily source of local government, business and legal news. The Daily Record has been serving the business and legal community since 1912, delivering the news on Jacksonville's emergence as a metropolitan area not found anywhere else.
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closed 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Adams Publishing Group LLC, acquired Wyoming Business Report, Inc.

synopsis: APG Media of the Rockies LLC, a subsidiary of Adams Publishing Group LLC, a family-owned media company headquartered in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, purchased the Wyoming Business Report. The Wyoming Business Report is the only statewide publication dedicated to business news in Wyoming.
buyer: Adams Publishing Group LLC
Adams Publishing Group LLC is committed to providing local news to the vibrant communities they serve. Their portfolio of products include: 46 community newspapers, 12 advertising shoppers, 7 specialty publications, and 54 related websites. "
target parent: BizWest Media LLC
target: Wyoming Business Report, Inc.
The Wyoming Business Report is Wyoming's only business-only statewide newspaper. It is a source of information on all of the state's businesses from energy to tourism to agriculture, medicine, the arts, manufacturing and banking. It is published monthly with special publications throughout the year.
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closed 8/21/2012 via Company Press Release

Journal Publishing Company, Inc., acquired Mississippi Business Journal

synopsis: Journal Inc. has announced it has acquired the assets of Mississippi Business Journal, the state’s leading business publication, from Minnesota-based The Dolan Company. Based in Jackson, the 33-year-old weekly newspaper has a print circulation of 5,400 and averages more than 70,000 unique visitors monthly to its website, msbusiness.com.
buyer parent: CREATE Foundation
buyer: Journal Publishing Company, Inc.
Journal Publishing Company, Inc., a media company, publishes and markets news papers and journals in northeast Mississippi. The company publishes a daily newspaper, a daily journal, and various weekly community newspapers in print and online versions. "
target parent: The Dolan Company
target: Mississippi Business Journal
Mississippi Business Journal is Mississippi's essential source for accurate, timely, and interesting business news and information. Based in Jackson, The weekly newspaper has a print circulation of 5,400 and averages more than 70,000 unique visitors monthly to its website, msbusiness.com.
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closed 3/30/2007 via Company Press Release

Dolan Media Company, acquired Mississippi Business Journal

synopsis: Dolan Media Company said today that it acquired the assets of Mississippi Business Journal, the state's leading business publication, from Venture Publications, Inc.
buyer: Dolan Media Company (DM:$285.57)
Dolan Media Company provides high-value information and services to business and professional customers across the United States. Our Business Information Division serves customers in 20 markets across the U.S. through print and online media. Our largest customer segment is the legal profession. "
target: Mississippi Business Journal
Mississippi Business Journal is Mississippi's essential source for accurate, timely, and interesting business news and information.
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announced 1/4/2006 via Company Press Release

Ottaway Newspapers, Inc., will acquire The New England Business Bulletin

synopsis: Ottaway Newspapers, Inc. has agreed to purchase the New England Business Bulletin, a monthly business newspaper serving Southeastern Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island, from the New England Publishing Group Inc.
buyer parent: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Ottaway Newspapers, Inc.
Ottaway Newspapers, Inc. is the community newspaper subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company. Ottaway publishes 15 daily newspapers, 19 weeklies and numerous specialty publications and web sites in nine states. "
target: The New England Business Bulletin
The New England Business Bulletin, a 32-page tabloid, has a monthly readership of 45,000 businesses throughout the region. The New England Publishing Group also publishes The Homefinder, a monthly real estate listing publication serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Unity Media Plc

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Kent-based Unity Media, a publisher of a number of market leading brands in the built environment including: Roofing, Cladding & Insulation, Glass & Glazing, Heating & Plumbing Monthly, Building Products and Your Build. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an exhibition for the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Unity Media Plc
Unity Media is an independent publisher of market-leading business-to-business publications for the construction market. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an annual, national exhibition to support the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
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closed 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

ISSA, acquired INCLEAN

synopsis: ISSA, the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, has acquired INCLEAN from The Intermedia Group Pty Ltd, a leading Australian publishing, event management and technology business. INCLEAN is the leading trade publication for the Australian and New Zealand commercial cleaning industry.
buyer: ISSA
ISSA is the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide. ISSA helps its members and their employees make valuable contacts through the industry’s largest cleaning shows. ISSA also helps increase members’ professionalism and success through its popular global website. "
target parent: The Intermedia Group
target: INCLEAN
INCLEAN is the leading trade publication for the Australian and New Zealand commercial cleaning industry. INCLEAN’s bi-monthly magazine covers the latest industry news, insights and opinions as well as in-depth feature articles on a broad range of issues relevant to the commercial cleaning sector.
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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 1/13/2020 via GlobeNewswire

TC Transcontinental, acquired Artisan Complete

synopsis: TC Transcontinental has announced the acquisition of Artisan Complete Limited, a company specialized in the creation of engaging retail environments, point-of-purchase displays and large format printing.
buyer: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,325.88)
TC Transcontinental is a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer. They are also a Canadian leader in its specialty media segments. Their mission has been to create products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. "
target: Artisan Complete
Artisan Complete Limited is a company specialized in the creation of engaging retail environments, point-of-purchase displays and large format printing. Located in Markham, Ontario, Artisan Complete employs 187 people and is known as one of North America’s most awarded in-store marketing companies.
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closed 10/2/2019 via Company Press Release

TC Transcontinental, acquired Holland & Crosby

synopsis: TC Transcontinental announced the acquisition of Holland & Crosby Limited, an Ontario-based manufacturing company specialized in in-store marketing product printing, including advertising display and signage, for North American retailers.
buyer: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,325.88)
TC Transcontinental is a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer. They are also a Canadian leader in its specialty media segments. Their mission has been to create products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. "
target: Holland & Crosby
Founded in 1932, Holland & Crosby Limited specializes in a wide range of visual marketing solutions from design to manufacturing, including distribution, installation and storage.
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closed 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Newcom Media Inc., purchased Four Publications from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Newcom Media, one of Canada’s largest B2B media companies, announced its acquisition of Investment Executive, Finance et Investissement, Advisor’s Edge, and Conseiller from TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group. The four print and digital titles focus on the Financial Services industry in Canada.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family owned and operated, Newcom Media is Canada’s premier B2B publisher delivering information and marketing services to a wide variety of industries through magazines; websites; trade shows and events. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,325.88)
Investment Executive, Finance et Investissement, Advisor’s Edge, and Conseiller are print and digital newspapers and magazines that focus on the Financial Services industry in Canada. The titles belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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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 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 10/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

TC Media, Inc., acquired Somabec

synopsis: TC Media has announced the acquisition of Somabec, a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
buyer parent: TC Transcontinental
buyer: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The sector reaches the majority of Canadian consumers through its print and digital publishing products, in French and English which include newspapers, books, trade publications, mobile applications and more. "
target: Somabec
Somabec is a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
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closed 6/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Lexis Media, purchased 3 newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.’s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of three of its local newspapers, as well as their related web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média inc. The publications sold to Groupe Lexis Média inc. are: L’Avantage votre journal, L’Avantage Gaspésien and L’Avant-Poste. TC Media works in interactive media and marketing solutions.
buyer: Lexis Media
Based in Quebec, Canada, Lexis Media is an independent magazine publisher. They specialize in editing and content production, as well as print media by creating Homme, the only French-language magazine of its kind in their province. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The newspapers being sold by TC Media are L’Avantage votre journal, L’Avantage Gaspésien and L’Avant-Poste which are local to their communities: Rimouski, Matane, and Amqui, respectively. TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada.
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closed 4/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

TransMet, purchased 30 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.’s Media Sector, TC Media, has completed the sale of 30 of its publications and their related web properties to TransMet, a Canadian company that offers dedicated transport services for the print media industry. The 30 publications are French language newspapers that include the Métro Montréal, Ambiance/Rendez Vous, and more.
buyer: TransMet
TransMet is a Canadian company that offers dedicated transport services for the print media industry. TransMet is a partner of choice for large media companies, they offer logistics, pick and pack, retail fulfillment and collection, customs brokerage, and specialized transportation services. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The 30 publications are French language newspapers that include the Métro Montréal, Ambiance/Rendez Vous, L’Avenir de l’Est, Cités Nouvelles, Courrier Bordeaux-Cartierville, and more. The publications belong to TC Media, a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lexis Media, purchased 12 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of 12 of its Quebecois publications, as well as its related Web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média, a publishing house that specializes in magazine publishing. The newspapers sold include: Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda, Le Citoyen de la Vallée-de-l'Or, L'Écho Abitibien and La Frontière.
buyer: Lexis Media
Based in Quebec, Canada, Lexis Media is a publishing house that specializes in magazine publishing. It publishes the magazine Mieux-Être with 6 annual editions and the magazines Bébé, Grossesse, Homme et le Monde de l'auto. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The 12 publications are Quebecois newspapers and they include Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda, Le Citoyen de la Vallée-de-l'Or, L'Écho Abitibien, La Frontière, L'Action D'Autray, L'Action, L'Express Montcalm and Hebdo Rive-Nord.
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closed 11/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Icimédias Inc., purchased 21 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: TC Media, announces the sale of 21 of its publications and their related web properties, as well as its InMemoriam.ca site to Icimédias Inc., a Canadian company led by its President Renel Bouchard. The 21 publications are weekly newspapers in Quebec.
buyer: Icimédias Inc.
Icimédias Inc. is a company led by its President Renel Bouchard, with Marc-Noël Ouellette as Managing Director. It is based in Canada. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The 21 publications are weekly newspapers in Quebec that include L'Hebdo du Saint-Maurice, Le Courrier Sud, L'Echo de Maskinongé and more. Also included are web properties associated with these publications as well as InMemoriam.ca, a virtual community for creating personalized memorial websites.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

2M Media, acquired Courrier Laval

synopsis: 2M Media has acquired the weekly newspaper Courrier Laval from TC Media, a subsidiary of TC Transcontinental. Courrier Laval is a French-language newspaper and website based in Quebec, Canada. Courrier Laval focuses on offering a premier news source on local and Quebecois current events including politics, sports and the arts.
buyer: 2M Media
Based in Canada, 2M Media is a company of which the chairman, Martin Oliver, and the vice-president, Martin Routhier, are former managers of the media division of Transcontinental, TC Media. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Courrier Laval
Courrier Laval is a French-language newspaper and website based in Quebec, Canada. Courrier Laval focuses on offering a premier news source on local and Quebecois current events including politics, sports and the arts. They offer the wholesale distribution of books, periodicals, and newspapers.
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

DBC Communications inc., acquired Les 2 Rives

synopsis: DBC Communications, a publisher of French-language weekly newspapers in America, has acquired Les 2 Rives from TC Media, a provider of print and digital publishing products in Canada. Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle.
buyer: DBC Communications inc.
DBC Communications inc. publishes Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe, the longest-running French-language weekly newspaper in America. The company also publishes L'Oeil Régional, Le Clairon de Saint-Hyacinthe, La Pensée de Bagot, and Gestion et Technologies Agricoles. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Les 2 Rives
Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle. It also includes an obituary, jobs, classifieds, and automobile section.
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Sonème hebdo inc., purchased Three Newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of three of its newspapers, namely L'Information du Nord Mont-Tremblant, L'Information du Nord Sainte-Agathe and L'Information du Nord Vallée de la Rouge, as well as their related web properties, to Sonème hebdo inc., a company led by Sylvain Lacasse.
buyer: Sonème hebdo inc.
Sonème hebdo inc. is a company led by Sylvain Lacasse in Quebec, Canada. Mr. Lacasse is also the publisher of the Journal le Courant des Hautes-Laurentides newspaper. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The acquisition includes three newspapers from TC Media including L'Information du Nord Mont-Tremblant, L'Information du Nord Sainte-Agathe and L'Information du Nord Vallée de la Rouge, as well as their related web properties. They are all located in Quebec, Canada.
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closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gravité Média, purchased Six Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Newly-formed Gravite Media has bought six French language publications from Quebec-based Transcontinental Inc. The publications include Le Journal Saint-Francois, Le Soleil de Chateauguay, Brossard Eclair, Le Courrier du Sud, L’information d’Affaires Rive-Sud and Le Reflet, as well as their related web properties.
buyer: Gravité Média
Quebec-headquartered Gravite Media is a group that includes Julie Voyer, former general manager at TC Media for the Monteregie region. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The six French language publications include Le Journal Saint-Francois, Le Soleil de Chateauguay, Brossard Eclair, Le Courrier du Sud, L’information d’Affaires Rive-Sud and Le Reflet, as well as their related web properties. The six publications are comprised of newspapers in Quebec.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Trium Medias, purchased Three Newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Trium Médias, a media company founded in 2017 that owns multiple local newspapers in Quebec, Canada, has acquired three newspapers from TC Media, a leading provider of proximity media solutions in Canada. The three weekly newspapers include Le Lac-St-Jean, L'Étoile du Lac and Le Nouvelles Hebdo.
buyer: Trium Medias
Trium Médias is a media company founded in 2017 that owns multiple local newspapers in Quebec, Canada. It was founded by TC Media employees, Marlène Claveau and Stéphanie Gagnon, as well as Daniel St-Pierre. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The acquisition includes three weekly newspapers from TC Media, a leading provider of proximity media solutions in Canada. The three weekly newspapers include Le Lac-St-Jean, L'Étoile du Lac and Le Nouvelles Hebdo.
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closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Les Versants du Mont-Bruno, acquired Journal de Chambly

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of its weekly newspaper Journal de Chambly to a Canadian corporation controlled by Philippe Clair, also the owner and publisher of the Les Versants du Mont-Bruno Inc. group. Journal de Chambly is distributed free of charge in Chambly and the Rouville regions in Quebec, Canada.
buyer: Les Versants du Mont-Bruno
Les Versants du Mont - Bruno is a newspaper that is distributed free of charge in the Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Saint-Basile-le-Grand and Sainte-Julie residences in Quebec, Canada. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Journal de Chambly
Journal de Chambly is a weekly newspaper. Founded in May 1966, Journal de Chambly is distributed free of charge in 8 cities of the basin of Chambly and the Rouville Regional County Municipality of Quebec, Canada.
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closed 4/13/2017 via GlobeNewswire

The Chronicle Herald, purchased Media Assets from Transcontinental Media

synopsis: The Chronicle Herald announced it has acquired the newspaper and publishing assets of TC Media – the Media Sector of TC Transcontinental – in Atlantic Canada. The deal includes TC Media’s 28 brands and web-related properties four printing plants operated within TC Media.
buyer: The Chronicle Herald
The Chronicle Herald is the most comprehensive information source in Atlantic Canada. It is Nova Scotia, Canada's number 1 source for news in print or online. The Chronicle Herald is proud of its legacy of independence, integrity and place as a vital part of the fabric of the communities they serve."
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: Transcontinental Media
TC Media’s newspaper and publishing assets include 28 brands, their web-related properties, and four printing plants operated in in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick, Canada.
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closed 10/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Yellow Pages Limited, acquired Totem

synopsis: Yellow Pages has acquired Toronto-based custom content company Totem from TC Media. Totem operates as a custom publishing company in Canada. It offers branded content in custom publishing through magazine, personalized emails, catalogs, online, and video.
buyer: Yellow Pages Limited (TSX:Y:$630.09)
Yellow Pages Limited is a Canadian digital media and marketing solutions company that supports local economies by helping neighbourhood businesses reach new customers and foster stronger relationships with existing clients through its various media and products. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Totem
Totem operates as a custom publishing company in Canada. It offers branded content in custom publishing through magazine, personalized emails, catalogs, online, and video.
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closed 5/30/2016 via Market Wire

Star News Publishing Inc., purchased 13 local newspapers from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc. announced it is divesting assets to Star News Publishing, a local newspaper publisher and printer with interests in Saskatchewan and Alberta. The transaction includes the sale of its 13 local newspapers and associated web properties, as well as some commercial printing equipment and related book of business in Saskatchewan.
buyer: Star News Publishing Inc.
The Star News group of companies operates five community newspapers in Alberta and Saskatchewan in addition to printing over 60 different community newspapers in Western Canada. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,325.88)
The acquisition includes the sale of TC Transcontinental's 13 local newspapers and associated web properties, as well as some commercial printing equipment and related book of business in Saskatchewan. TC Transcontinental is Canada's largest printer.
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closed 11/19/2014 via Company Press Release

TVA Group Inc., purchased 15 Magazines from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: TVA Group, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media, announced that it has reached an agreement with TC Transcontinental to acquire 15 magazines. It will include Coup de pouce, Canadian Living, Véro Magazine, Décormag, Style at Home, Fleurs Plantes Jardins, Canadian Gardening, Québec Vert, The Hockey News, MaisonNeuves.com, Condo Maison Direct, and more.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B:$422.19)
TVA Group is an integrated communications company engaged in the creation, production and distribution of audiovisual products, and in magazine publishing. They broadcast French-language entertainment, information and public affairs programming and publishes French-language magazines. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,325.88)
The 15 Magazines of TC Transcontinental include Coup de pouce, Canadian Living, Véro Magazine, Décormag, Style at Home, Fleurs Plantes Jardins, Canadian Gardening, Québec Vert, The Hockey News, and more. TC Transcontinental creates marketing products and services.
price ($mm)
$49
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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 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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announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Charterhouse Capital Partners, will acquire Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Charterhouse, one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe, is to acquire Tarsus Group, a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse is one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe. The PE firm typically invests in companies headquartered in Western Europe and works closely with incumbent management teams, providing them with active support to drive growth. "
target: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies.
price ($mm)
$662
rev ($mm)
$127
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
5.8x
EV / EBITDA
16.6x
announced 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire CloserStill

synopsis: Funds advised by Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”) have signed an agreement to invest in CloserStill Media (“CloserStill”), one of the world’s leading independent organisers of trade shows and events. Providence agreed to acquire a majority stake from Inflexion Private Equity, NVM Private Equity and management.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global asset management firm with $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target: CloserStill
CloserStill is a leading business trade show operator focusing on the healthcare, learning and technology sectors. CloserStill operates a portfolio of some of the fastest-growing, award-winning events, including: the London Vet Show, Cloud Expo Europe, Data Centre World, The Pharmacy Show, and more.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

ABF, a.s., acquired Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.

synopsis: ABF, a.s., an organizer of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic, has acquired Incheba Expo Praha, one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Incheba Expo Praha organizes over 20 events annually. Their events include Pragodent, Pragoligna, Interbeauty Prague, Watches & Jewels, and more.
buyer: ABF, a.s.
ABF, a.s. organizes exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Their trade fairs offers state-of-the-art products, technologies and services. ABF's portfolio of fairs include the 3DEXPO, AKTIV55+, For Arche, For Babies, For Bikes, For Gastro & Hotel, For Logistic, For Industry, and more. "
target: Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.
Founded in 1992, Incheba Expo Praha is one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Incheba Expo Praha organizes over 20 events annually. Their events include Pragodent, Pragoligna, Interbeauty Prague, Watches & Jewels, and more.
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announced 6/14/2018 via Reuters

Messe Frankfurt GmbH, will purchase Exhibition Business from Gifts & Accessories

synopsis: Messe Frankfurt, the world’s largest event organiser, will acquire Gifts & Accessories' exhibition business. Gifts & Accessories is an Indian magazine about gifts and stationery products. Their exhibition business includes the Corporate Gifts Show and the Stationery & Write Show, India's largest exhibitions for B2B gifts and stationery products.
buyer: Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. From automotive to logistics, from textiles to music, from energy efficiency to security, from homes to beauty – Messe Frankfurt's programme of events is extremely comprehensive. "
seller: Gifts & Accessories
Gifts & Accessories's exhibition business includes the Corporate Gifts Show and the Stationery & Write Show, India's largest exhibitions for B2B gifts and stationery products. Gifts & Accessories is India’s first and only magazine devoted to novelty gifts and stationery products.
price ($mm)
$0.91
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
1.3x
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closed 4/5/2018 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired FISA S.A.

synopsis: GL events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, has acquired a 60% stake in FISA from Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura, the oldest trade association in Chile. FISA is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. FISA organizes B2B events for a variety of industries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target parent: Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura
target: FISA S.A.
FISA (La Feria Internacional de Santiago) is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. It operates mainly in the B2B segment, organizing events in sectors that include mining, construction, shipbuilding, healthcare, security, electricity, renewable energy, and more.
price ($mm)
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$12
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0.0x
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closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Terrapinn Holdings, acquired Science Media Partners Ltd

synopsis: Terrapinn, the global events company, announced that it has acquired Science Media Partners (SMP), an international events and publishing company based in the UK and focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID.
buyer: Terrapinn Holdings
Terrapinn is a global events company. They organize and manage a range of conferences and trade exhibitions on various topics, including energy and resources, enterprise technology, marketing, finance and investment and more. They also offer various management and professional training programs. "
target: Science Media Partners Ltd
Science Media Partners (SMP) is an international events and publishing company based in the UK and is focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID.
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closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired Trade Press Media Group

synopsis: Glendale-based Trade Press Media Group, Inc. announced it has been acquired by Forum Media Group, an international media company based in Merching, Germany. Trade Press Media Group, which was founded in 1915, is a business-to-business media company serving the facilities management, commercial cleaning and the U.S. rail markets.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum Media Group is an international media company headquartered in Merching, Germany. They provide businesses with high quality information products, professional training, and further education. They also offer a large portfolio of special interest publications, magazines, and renowned events. "
target: Trade Press Media Group
Trade Press Media Group provides insight, education, industry news, events, and technology tools to B2B decision makers in facilities management, commercial cleaning and rail transportation industries. They publish six business-to-business magazines and put on market-leading trade shows.
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Comms Business

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Miles Publishing Limited, the publisher of the UK ICT magazine Comms Business. Comms Business is a monthly ICT magazine whose primary audience is resellers of ICT products and services. Comms Business also operates Channel Live, a leading ICT trade exhibition in the UK.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Comms Business
Comms Business is the leading media brand covering the UK’s ICT Channel, with a high quality market leading monthly business magazine, weekly e-newsletter and daily updated website. Comms Business also organizes events such as the Channel Live ICT trade exhibition.
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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:$2,983.13)
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
announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG, will acquire Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Messe Düsseldorf will sell all of its shares in trade fairs organiser Igedo Company to Philip Kronen, Igedo's managing director. With its core fashion expertise, the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years.
buyer: Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG
With its core fashion expertise the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years. With its established international reputation the company unites numerous areas of expertise, many years of experience, know-how and innovation. "
target parent: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
target: Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG
With its core fashion expertise the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years. With its established international reputation the company unites numerous areas of expertise, many years of experience, know-how and innovation.
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closed 7/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Clarion Events, Ltd.

synopsis: Private equity funds managed by Blackstone announce the acquisition of Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading independent events organisers, from private equity funds managed by Providence Equity Partners. Clarion operates and delivers over 180 events and exhibitions in more than 50 countries globally.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$2,983.13)
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 parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the world’s leading events organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947. In more recent times the firm has grown into a truly international business, with a portfolio of events and media brands across a range of vertical markets.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd. merged with UBM Malaysia,

synopsis: UBM Malaysia, the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia, has merged with Malaysian Exhibition Services (MES), the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia. MES has vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Malaysia
UBM Malaysia is a subsidiary of a larger B2B global organization, UBM Asia Ltd which in turn is part of UBM Plc. They are the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia. "
target: Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd.
Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd is the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia (founded to organize trade exhibitions in Malaysia and Asia). They have vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
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announced 12/13/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire AllWorld Exhibitions

synopsis: Global B2B events organiser, UBM plc announces that it has agreed to acquire Allworld Exhibitions. Allworld is the leading privately-owned Asian exhibitions business operating 51 tradeshows in 11 countries and across nine industry sectors.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target: AllWorld Exhibitions
Allworld is a pure-play events business serving nine different industry sectors. Allworld has industry-leading events in attractive sectors including Food & Hospitality, Packaging, Manufacturing, TMT and Oil & Gas. It has international sales teams based in London and Singapore.
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closed 8/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Bonnier Corporation, acquired Sand Sports Super Show

synopsis: Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the country, has acquired the Sand Sports Super Show, the world's premier sand sports trade show and consumer expo. The strategic acquisition solidifies Bonnier Corp.'s leadership in the off-road, sand sports and motorsports segments.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: Sand Sports Super Show
Sand Sports Super Show is an annual trade show and consumer expo where many sand sports fans gather in Costa Mesa, Calif., to experience the latest products and industry innovations. The event is fundamental in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.
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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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announced 7/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Magellan VI SAS, will purchase Tarsus France from Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Tarsus Group has announced a multi-million dollar deal to sell its French exhibition and conference portfolio to a vehicle set up for the deal, Magellan VI SAS. The private company is owned by Tarsus France president Romauld Gadrat and Claire Gadrat controlling a majority holding and just under 50% held by private equity concerns.
buyer: Magellan VI SAS
Magellan VI SAS is a private company owned by Tarsus France president Romauld Gadrat set up for the purchase of Tarsus France. "
seller: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus’s French portfolio includes education, marketing, IT and MICE conferences and exhibitions. 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.
price ($mm)
$7.94
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closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Clarion Events, Ltd.

synopsis: Clarion, organiser of more than 200 leading events worldwide, has been sold to global asset management firm Providence Equity, a leading global investor specialising in media, communications, education and information industries.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organisers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses and enhance customer relationships and experiences.
price ($mm)
$307
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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 9/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Informa Middle East Limited, acquired Channels Exhibitions LLC

synopsis: Informa Middle East has acquired Channels Exhibitions. The company launches a range of international trade shows in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and India. It also owns and runs a beauty show annually for addressing various segments of the cosmetics and beauty industry in Paris. The company serves product suppliers, service companies, and suppliers.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Middle East Limited
Informa Middle East offers a comprehensive programme of conferences, training courses and exhibitions, providing companies with up-to-the-minute business information. "
target: Channels Exhibitions LLC
Channels Exhibitions LLC launches a range of international trade shows in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and India. It also owns and runs a beauty show annually for addressing various segments of the cosmetics and beauty industry in Paris. The company serves product suppliers, service companies, and suppliers.
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Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG

Clarion Events, Ltd.

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd.

AllWorld Exhibitions

Sand Sports Super Show

Ocean Media Ltd.

Tarsus Group plc

Clarion Events, Ltd.

Summit Professional Networks

Channels Exhibitions LLC

Geography
Matching Companies
Ticker: INFO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,449.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,529.20
EBIT ($mm)
$953.10
Net Income ($mm)
$878.00
Employees
15500
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$27.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
148
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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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: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$9,801.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,746.43
EBIT ($mm)
$2,285.64
Net Income ($mm)
$1,667.76
Employees
33200
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,663.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,154.77
EBIT ($mm)
$721.83
Net Income ($mm)
$393.19
Employees
11000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GL Events
GL Events
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,166.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$158.39
EBIT ($mm)
$98.85
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
4506
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Ticker: LSE:ASCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ascential plc
Ascential plc
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$477.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$116.03
EBIT ($mm)
$70.58
Net Income ($mm)
$9.07
Employees
1644
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$27.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
148
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
($16.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
968
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group plc is one of the world’s leading organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences and specialise in producing events in growing and developing markets. ITE Group organises around 240 exhibitions and conferences each year.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$207.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.55
EBIT ($mm)
$11.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1374
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Ticker: BIT:IEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$202.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.23
EBIT ($mm)
$25.26
Net Income ($mm)
$13.76
Employees
307
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$328.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$55.56
EBIT ($mm)
$31.08
Net Income ($mm)
$78.26
Employees
1655
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Ticker: SEHK:752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico is a global group of agencies specialising in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands for businesses, institutions and governments. Pico brings brands to life and creates experiences through Total Brand Activation – from strategy to execution.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$617.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.51
EBIT ($mm)
$43.22
Net Income ($mm)
$34.18
Employees
2000
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Ticker: LSE:WIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$162.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.04
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$17.35
Employees
856
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