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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Connect Meetings, acquired BizBash Media

synopsis: Connect Meetings, a division of Tarsus Group, has announced the purchase of BizBash, the iconic trade media company for event and meeting planners, further expanding Connect’s market leading position.
buyer parent: Tarsus Group plc
buyer: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions. "
target: BizBash Media
BizBash is the leading trade media for the event industry. BizBash publishes magazines and e-newsletters, hosts Web sites, and produces trade shows, conferences, and award shows for corporate event and meeting professionals, event marketers, and sales, PR, fund-raising, and HR executives.
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closed 9/20/2013 via Company Press Release

Mash Media Group Limited, acquired International Confex

synopsis: Publisher and event organizer Mash Media announced the official acquisition of the International Confex exhibition from UBM Live. International Confex provides the annual meeting place for the events world and connects event professionals with the best venues, destinations, finishing touches, technology and event support services.
buyer: Mash Media Group Limited
Mash Media is the leading publisher of magazines and directories for the event, exhibition, meetings and conference sectors for meetings and events industry. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: International Confex
International Confex provides the annual meeting place for the events world and connects event professionals with the best venues, destinations, finishing touches, technology and event support services the industry has to offer.
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closed 4/28/2003 via Market Wire

Hanley Wood, LLC, acquired Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC

synopsis: Hanley-Wood, LLC, the leading business-to-business media company serving the residential construction industry, has acquired the key assets of Davis Peterson Collaborative (DPC), producer of home building-related trade shows, events and conferences.
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
target: Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC
Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC conducts and manages trade shows, events, and conferences for media organizations, companies, professional organizations, and trade associations.
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closed 11/15/2019 via PR Web

Executive Speakers Bureau, acquired National Keynote Speakers

synopsis: Executive Speakers Bureau, a full service Speakers Bureau, is pleased to announce the acquisition of National Keynote Speakers, which provides companies with Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers and Corporate Trainers for their corporate event or convention needs.
buyer: Executive Speakers Bureau
Executive Speakers Bureau, founded in 1993, is a full service Speakers Bureau. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, they offer thousands of national speakers as well as speakers local to their clients'​ venues to help meet each organization's individual needs. "
target: National Keynote Speakers
National Keynote Speakers provide companies with Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers and Corporate Trainers for their corporate event or convention needs. They have a presence in 12 U.S. markets providing their clients with a balanced mix of nationally recognized speakers and local experts.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Skift, acquired EventMB

synopsis: Skift, the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, has acquired EventMB, the first blog for event professionals. EventMB is the go-to online resource for Trends, Technology, Innovation and Education for the event industry. EventMB offers daily articles that are read by thousands of event professionals from around the globe.
buyer: Skift
Skift is the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, providing news, information, data and services to all sectors of the world’s largest industry. Skift identifies and synthesizes existing and emerging trends in its daily coverage of the global travel industry. "
target: EventMB
EventMB is the first blog for event professionals. EventMB is the go-to online resource for Trends, Technology, Innovation and Education for the event industry. EventMB offers daily articles that are read by thousands of event professionals from around the globe.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jorte Inc., acquired EventBank Corporation

synopsis: Jorte, a mobile app with 30 million downloads and one of the most popular calendar&organizer applications, has acquired EventBank. EventBank operates the largest platform in Japan, "EventBank Press", which delivers information on 40,000 festival / events, collected annually from local organizations and event organizers.
buyer: Jorte Inc.
Jorte Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, provides an application that has a track record of 30 million downloads worldwide. Jorte is an application designed for smartphones and tablets that combines the ease of use of a paper organizer with the handiness of a portable device. "
target: EventBank Corporation
Event Bank Co., Ltd. operates the largest platform in Japan, "EventBank Press", which delivers information on 40,000 festival / events, collected annually from local organizations and event organizers.
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closed 2/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Media plc, acquired Profile Group (UK) Limited

synopsis: Centaur Media plc, the business information and events group, has acquired Profile Group (UK) Limited ("Profile"), a specialist digital information business for media, PR and marketing professionals. Profile's information brands include Fashion Monitor, Red Pages, Entertainment News, Year Ahead and Foresight News.
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
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. "
target: Profile Group (UK) Limited
Profile Group (UK) Limited is a specialist digital information business for media, PR and marketing professionals. Profile provides forward planning and contact information to enable them to optimise journalistic workflow and plan future PR and sponsorship campaigns.
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$13
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Connect Meetings, acquired BizBash Media

synopsis: Connect Meetings, a division of Tarsus Group, has announced the purchase of BizBash, the iconic trade media company for event and meeting planners, further expanding Connect’s market leading position.
buyer parent: Tarsus Group plc
buyer: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions. "
target: BizBash Media
BizBash is the leading trade media for the event industry. BizBash publishes magazines and e-newsletters, hosts Web sites, and produces trade shows, conferences, and award shows for corporate event and meeting professionals, event marketers, and sales, PR, fund-raising, and HR executives.
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announced 5/2/2007 via BusinessWire

BizBash Media, will acquire Masterplanner

synopsis: BizBash Media, the largest Web site and trade media for event planning professionals, has entered into an agreement to purchase Masterplanner, an online event clearinghouse calendar service, from Kintera, Inc. Kintera provides software as a service to help organizations reach more people, raise more money, and run more effectively.
buyer: BizBash Media
BiZBash Media is committed to helping its readers, users, and attendees create inspiring proprietary meetings, events, and face-to-face marketing campaigns. BiZBash strives to present its audience with the best people, places, and services. "
target parent: Kintera Inc.
target: Masterplanner
Masterplanner was founded in 1986 to serve the scheduling and informational needs of the entire spectrum of event decision makers: corporate and professional event planners, nonprofit leaders and affluent consumers who plan social, business and fundraising activities.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Connect Meetings, acquired BizBash Media

synopsis: Connect Meetings, a division of Tarsus Group, has announced the purchase of BizBash, the iconic trade media company for event and meeting planners, further expanding Connect’s market leading position.
buyer parent: Tarsus Group plc
buyer: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions. "
target: BizBash Media
BizBash is the leading trade media for the event industry. BizBash publishes magazines and e-newsletters, hosts Web sites, and produces trade shows, conferences, and award shows for corporate event and meeting professionals, event marketers, and sales, PR, fund-raising, and HR executives.
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announced 12/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Connect Meetings

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group, is pleased to announce the acquisition Connect Meetings, a market leading US business travel and meetings event organizer, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
buyer: 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. "
target: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions.
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announced 12/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Connect Meetings

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group, is pleased to announce the acquisition Connect Meetings, a market leading US business travel and meetings event organizer, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
buyer: 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. "
target: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions.
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closed 3/1/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM Asia, acquired SATTE

synopsis: United Business Media Limited has announced that it has acquired SATTE, India’s largest travel and tourism exhibition. UBM has acquired the event on behalf of UBM Asia from Cross Section Publications Pvt Ltd. Launched 17 years ago, SATTE takes place each January in New Delhi and is now India’s largest travel and tourism event.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organiser in Asia, staging the leading events of their kind across the region. UBM Asia is the largest commercial exhibition organiser in China. "
target parent: Cross Section Publications Pvt. Ltd.
target: SATTE
SATTE is a programme deeply rooted within the tourism industry of the country. SATTE has been made possible by the unstinted support it has enjoyed from the apex industry associations in the country. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has served as a guiding patron agency.
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibition Companies, acquired Equipotel

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries, has acquired Equipotel and its events in Sao Paulo and Recife. Equipotel is the largest hospitality show in Latin America. It was acquired from a private, family owned business.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target: Equipotel
Equipotel is the largest hospitality show in Latin America. Its events take place in Sao Paolo and Recife.
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closed 8/21/2008 via PE Hub

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired SpaTrade

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business media company announced the acquisition of SpaTrade, which produces industry portals SpaTrade and SpaExec and the SpaExec networking events.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: SpaTrade
SpaTrade is a new media company serving the unique needs of the global community of spa professionals primarily through its cutting-edge web site which represents the industry's largest online community with 15,000 registered members from 94 countries.
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announced 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Singex Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd, will acquire Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Fiera Milano has signed the contract for the sale of the stake of 75% in its Chinese subsidiary Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. - organizer, among other things, of the event "Food Hospitality World China", to Singex Exhibitions Pte. Ltd.
buyer: Singex Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd
Based in Singapore, the SingEx group of companies has played an integral role in the development of the exhibitions and events industry in the Asian region since 1978. SingEx Exhibitions owns, develops and manages a series of trade exhibitions and conferences in Singapore and key emerging markets. "
target parent: Fiera Milano International SPA
target: Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.
Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) which is present in the Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Hainan, has a portfolio of exhibitions in the agrifood, professional hospitality and energy saving technology sectors.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Market Wire

Questex, LLC, acquired The Annual Hotel Conference

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information and events company, announced it has acquired TheAHC Company Limited, organizer of The Annual Hotel Conference, the United Kingdom's leading industry event in the individual, boutique, branded and consortium hotel segments.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: 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. "
target: The Annual Hotel Conference
From its beginnings in a small, invitation-only gathering targeted at the regional individual and small-chain hotel owner and operator, The Annual Hotel Conference (The AHC) has grown over its 13-year lifetime into one of the UK's largest hotel industry events outside London.
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closed 6/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Northstar Travel Group, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein Partners acquired Northstar Travel Group, the leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, from the Wicks Group of Companies. Northstar owns well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, and others.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity/investment firm that was founded January 2001 when the merchant banking group of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, spun out to become an independent firm upon the acquisition of Wasserstein Perella by Dresdner Bank. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology.
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closed 7/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Northstar Travel Media, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, a leading business-information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has been acquired by the Wicks Group. Northstar, a $60 million company based in Secaucus, New Jersey, serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive.
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closed 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

STR, Inc., acquired AM:PM Hotels Ltd

synopsis: STR, a data benchmarking and analytics specialist, has acquired AM:PM, a hotel data and intelligence specialist. Through the acquisition, STR will enhance its global-leading hotel data and analytics platform with AM:PM’s market intelligence and interactive online database and mapping tool.
buyer: STR, Inc.
STR provides clients from multiple market sectors with premium, global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights. Founded in 1985, STR maintains a presence in 15 countries with a corporate North American headquarters in Hendersonville, Tennessee. "
target: AM:PM Hotels Ltd
AM:PM is a leading source of market intelligence on the UK & Ireland hotel industry. Based on their extensive research, they deliver a suite of subscription-based online products to help clients make informed decisions with an unrivalled understanding of the size and structure of the hotel industry.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

FlightGlobal, acquired FlightStats

synopsis: FlightStats, the real-time global flight data provider, has been sold to Reed Business Information’s FlightGlobal, part of the FTSE 100 listed RELX Group. FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: FlightGlobal
FlightGlobal helps achieve a complete understanding of the aviation industry, the global fleet of aircraft and the market dynamics and drivers – both now and in the future. Via online tools, and expert reports, FlightGlobal can help identify growth opportunities and assess risk. "
target: FlightStats
FlightStats, based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in making real-time global flight data available to power services and decision-support tools for many of the world’s leading airlines, travel agencies, mobile app developers and online services.
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closed 4/13/2011 via BusinessWire

Google Inc., acquired ITA Software

synopsis: Battery Ventures, a multi-stage investment firm focused on technology and innovation worldwide, announced that Google has acquired Cambridge, MA-based portfolio company ITA Software. ITA's QPX software tool for organizing flight information is used by leading airlines and travel distributors worldwide.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$166,030.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: Battery Ventures
target: ITA Software
ITA Software creates innovative solutions for the travel industry. ITA's QPX software tool for organizing flight information is used by leading airlines and travel distributors worldwide, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Bing, Continental Airlines, Hotwire, Kayak, etc.
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