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closed 1/12/2006 via Company Press Release

Ascend Media, Inc., purchased Food Safety Summit from Eaton Hall

synopsis: Ascend Media announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the Food Safety Summit from Eaton Hall Exhibitions, Florham Park, NJ. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Ascend Media, Inc.
Ascend Media is positioned as a leader in the business-to-business media environment - with a unique focus on medical, healthcare and business services industries. "
seller: Eaton Hall
Eaton Hall is a publishing and trade show firm which specializes in bringing buyers and sellers together. Eaton Hall Publishing, publishers of business-to-business media targeting marketers. Our publications include: Exhibit Marketing Magazine.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Questex, LLC, purchased Live Experience Assets from Informa plc

synopsis: Questex announces it is acquiring Live Experience assets from Informa including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is an online publication and well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
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. "
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is a well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals. The World Tea Expo is the hub for tea industry professionals. The Club Industry Show is a conference focused on the business of fitness.
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announced 2/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase WABI and WCJB TV Stations from Diversified Communications

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, announced that it will acquire Diversified Communications's two television stations . This acquisition will add two more stations to Gray's growing portfolio: WABI (CBS/CW) in the Bangor, Maine market and WCJB (ABC/CW) in the Gainesville, Florida market.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 50 television markets broadcasting a total of 180 programming streams. "
seller: Diversified Communications
WABI and WCJB are TV stations ownd by Diversified Communications. WABI is a CBS affiliate in Bangor, Maine. WCJB is an ABC affiliate in Gainesville, Florida. Each of WABI and WCJB consistently achieves #1 ratings in all major dayparts in its market, in both households and key demos.
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closed 10/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired World Tea Expo

synopsis: Penton announced that it has acquired World Tea Expo, the leading event and digital information company dedicated to the global tea industry. World Tea Expo serves the growing North American specialty multi-billion dollar tea market.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: World Tea Expo
World Tea Media produces the annual World Tea Expo, the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100% on premium teas and related products. Blending fresh ideas, the latest trends and new distribution channels with three days of focused buying, selling and education.
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announced 8/1/2012 via Company Press Release

Fiera Milano International SPA, will acquire Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd.

synopsis: Fiera Milano SpA announces that it has signed a preliminary agreement to acquire 75% of Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd, a South African exhibition entity that is the organiser of the agrifood exhibition, Good Food & Wine Show, which is held three times a year in Johannesburg (September), Cape Town (May) and Durban (August).
buyer: Fiera Milano International SPA (BIT:FM:$268.81)
Fiera Milano's group of companies are divided into two business areas: management of spaces and services and organization of exhibitions and conferences. "
target: Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd.
Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd. is the leading exhibition entity in the Food & Beverage sector in South Africa.
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closed 1/4/2012 via Company Press Release

F+W Media, Inc., acquired World Tea Media

synopsis: World Tea Media, dedicated to providing business solutions for the global tea industry, announced that it was acquired by F+W Media, Inc. a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for professionals and enthusiasts.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target: World Tea Media
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, World Tea Media is an integrated media company dedicated to providing business solutions to the global tea industry. Its events include the annual World Tea Expo and World Tea East.
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closed 10/1/2007 via PR Newswire

BNP Media, acquired MeatProcessingXchange

synopsis: BNP Media has announced the acquisition of the MeatProcessingXchange (MPX) from Watt Publishing Company.
buyer: BNP Media
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets. "
target parent: Watt Publishing Co.
target: MeatProcessingXchange
Meat Processing’s dynamic, strategic, one-on-one event, MeatProcessingXchange is designed to foster highly customized and confidential, strategic discussions between senior executives with decision-making authority leading meat & poultry companies and a select number of innovative, suppliers.
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announced 7/3/2019 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire Interwine

synopsis: GL Events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, will acquire a 60% stake in Interwine, the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
Based in France, GL Events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating across the three main market segments: congresses, conferences, and conventions; cultural, sports, institutional, corporate, and political events; trade shows and consumer fairs. "
target: Interwine
Interwine is the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries. Interwine helps build connections between Chinese importers and different foreign exhibitors in Asia.
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announced 10/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Comexposium SA, will acquire Adhesion Group S.A.

synopsis: Comexposium Holding SAS, the leading French exhibitions company, announced that it has reached a binding agreement to acquire Adhesion Group S.A. from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Adhesion Group is a Paris-based exhibitions business and organizer of Vinisud, the international trade fair for Mediterranean wines.
buyer: Comexposium SA
The Comexposium Group, one of the world’s leading event organizers, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events across 11 different sectors, including food, agriculture, fashion, security, digital, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. "
target parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
target: Adhesion Group S.A.
Adhesion Group is a Paris-based exhibitions business. Its principal event, Vinisud, is the international trade fair for Mediterranean wines, the world’s leading wine region, and it attracts around 1,650 exhibitors from countries around the Mediterranean.
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closed 7/12/2012 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Winexpo

synopsis: UBM Sinoexpo announces that it has acquired the Winexpo tradeshow from Shanghai Golden Commercial Exhibition Co Ltd. Winexpo is held in May and in November each year in Shanghai. First launched in 2005, Winexpo focuses on serving the fast-growing China wine market.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Shanghai Golden Commercial Exhibition Co., Ltd.
target: Winexpo
Winexpo is held in May and in November each year in Shanghai. First launched in 2005, Winexpo focuses on serving the fast-growing China wine market. The May 2012 event was held in INTEX Shanghai and attracted almost 100 exhibitors and over 5,300 trade visitors.
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announced 12/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gary Solomon Jr. and Neal Bodenheimer, will acquire Tales of the Cocktail

synopsis: Gary Solomon Jr., head of the Solomon Group production and design group, and Neal Bodenheimer, co-owner of the cocktail lounge Cure and the restaurant Cane & Table signed a letter of intent to take over Tales of the Cocktail, the annual bar and spirits industry conference. Tales offers seminars, tastings, networking events and much more.
buyer: Gary Solomon Jr. and Neal Bodenheimer
Gary Solomon Jr. is head of the Solomon Group production and design group. Neal Bodenheimer is co-owner of the cocktail lounge Cure and the restaurant Cane & Table. "
target: Tales of the Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail is an annual bar and spirits industry conference. Tales has grown into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for a week of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more.
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closed 9/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Technomic Information Services

synopsis: Winsight, LLC, a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced that it has acquired Technomic, the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry.
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight, LLC is a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio of four leading publications, a suite of digital products, and more. "
target: Technomic Information Services
Technomic is the "go-to" source for food and foodservice industry data, intelligence and commentary. They impact growth and profitability for their clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights.
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closed 7/25/2006 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Secant, Inc.

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. the world's leading provider of enterprise market information solutions has acquired the assets of Secant, Inc., a leading beverage alcohol consultancy and information provider offering a comprehensive portfolio of innovative data acquisition, transformation and reporting applications.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
IRI is the world's leading provider of consumer, shopper, and retail market intelligence and insights supporting 95 percent of the FORTUNE Global 500 consumer packaged goods (CPG), retail and healthcare companies. "
target: Secant, Inc.
Secant, Inc. specializes in the consumer packaged goods and beverage alcohol industries. Secant understands the complexities of the alcohol beverage industry environment and the need for data collaboration and insights throughout the value chain.
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closed 2/22/2006 via BusinessWire

ACNielsen Corporation, acquired Beverage Data Network

synopsis: ACNielsen U.S., a subsidiary of VNU, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Beverage Data Network (BDN), the leading supplier of wholesaler sales data to the wines and spirits industry.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
target: Beverage Data Network
Beverage Data Network (BDN) collects, validates and delivers actual product movement data, tracked from the supplier to the wholesale distributor to the retailer.
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closed 6/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, acquired StockFood GmbH

synopsis: The Munich-based StockFood GmbH is now part of Hubert Burda Media´s network. StockFood is one of Germany’s most respected photo agencies. As market leader it carries works by more than 1,000 food photographers from around the world.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. With a strong focus on its digital portfolio and the international media market, it has been growing for several years. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. "
target: StockFood GmbH
StockFood is one of Germany’s most respected photo agencies. As market leader it carries works by more than 1,000 food photographers from around the world
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closed 1/12/2006 via Company Press Release

Ascend Media, Inc., purchased Food Safety Summit from Eaton Hall

synopsis: Ascend Media announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the Food Safety Summit from Eaton Hall Exhibitions, Florham Park, NJ. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Ascend Media, Inc.
Ascend Media is positioned as a leader in the business-to-business media environment - with a unique focus on medical, healthcare and business services industries. "
seller: Eaton Hall
Eaton Hall is a publishing and trade show firm which specializes in bringing buyers and sellers together. Eaton Hall Publishing, publishers of business-to-business media targeting marketers. Our publications include: Exhibit Marketing Magazine.
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closed 8/31/2009 via Company Press Release

TGP Capital Partners, LLC, purchased Ascend Event Media from Ascend Media, Inc.

synopsis: TGP Investments, LLC, the manager of private equity investment fund, TGP Capital Partners LLC, is pleased to announce that the fund has acquired the Event and Custom Media Division of Ascend Media. The transaction was completed in partnership with Cameron Bishop who will also serve as the company’s CEO.
buyer: TGP Capital Partners, LLC
Kansas City-based TGP Capital Partners, LLC is a $56.5 million private equity investment fund formed to make investments in well-managed, profitable and growing middle-market companies. "
seller: Ascend Media, Inc.
Ascend Media is positioned as a leader in the business-to-business media environment - with a unique focus on medical, healthcare and business services industries.
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closed 8/17/2009 via BNC Analysis

Anthem Media Group, acquired Ascend Allied Healthcare

synopsis: Ascend Media Holdings announced the sale of its Allied Healthcare Group to Anthem Media Group. Allied Healthcare serves ten healthcare markets with eleven magazines, ten websites and ten weekly digital newsletters.
buyer: Anthem Media Group
Anthem Media Group, is a rapidly-growing, full-service agency that creates engaging on and off line experiences for the world's leading companies. AMG has played key roles in the branding and lead-generation activities of thousands of recognizable companies. "
target parent: Ascend Media, Inc.
target: Ascend Allied Healthcare
Ascend Allied Healthcare division serves the information, news, product development and continuing education needs of professionals in the areas of medical imaging, hearing, respiratory care, physical therapy and rehab, sleep, plastic surgery, aesthetics and more.
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closed 2/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Intellisphere, LLC, purchased multiple Healthcare titles from Ascend Media, Inc.

synopsis: Intellisphere, publisher of the MDNG (MD Net Guide) series of medical magazines and websites, announced that it has acquired multiple titles from Ascend Media's Healthcare division.
buyer parent: Alta Communications
buyer: Intellisphere, LLC
Intellisphere, LLC is the publisher of the award-winning series of MDNG journals, custom publications, websites, and e-mail newsletters (eDigests). Published in nine editions with a unique, contemporary voice, style, and look, MDNG explores technology, computers, and the Internet. "
seller parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
seller: Ascend Media, Inc.
Ascend Media is positioned as a leader in the business-to-business media environment - with a unique focus on medical, healthcare and business services industries.
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closed 1/8/2008 via Mins b2b

Aegis Publications, purchased dental books from Ascend Media, Inc.

synopsis: AEGIS Communications has announced the acquisition of the remaining Ascend dental properties: The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Contemporary Aesthetics, Contemporary Dental Assisting, and Contemporary Oral Hygiene. The related Web sites and face-to-face properties were also purchased.
buyer: Aegis Publications
AEGIS Communications is the publisher of Inside Dentistry, The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Inside Dental Assisting, and Dentistry India. "
seller parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
seller: Ascend Media, Inc.
Ascend Media is positioned as a leader in the business-to-business media environment - with a unique focus on medical, healthcare and business services industries.
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closed 11/5/2007 via PR Web

Red 7 Media, Inc., acquired Expo Magazine Inc.

synopsis: Ascend Media's Expo Magazine has been sold to Red 7 Media, a B2B media company based in Norwalk, Connecticut. Expo is a leading trade publication serving exposition and convention professionals. Expo's readers are executives of trade associations and societies, for-profit show owners, producers or management firms, and corporate event management.
buyer: Red 7 Media, Inc.
Red 7 Media, founded in 2002, publishes magazines and newsletters, produces executive conferences and seminars, and creates custom marketing and lead-generations programs in the event and publishing industries. "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: Expo Magazine Inc.
Launched in 1989 as the first publication exclusively targeting exposition management, EXPO reaches more than 7,500 industry professionals 10 times a year. Since its premier issue, EXPO has been the one magazine that show managers call their own.
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closed 8/31/2007 via Berkery

BNP Media, acquired Professional Services Division

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented BNP Media in its acquisition of the Professional Services Division of Ascend Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: BNP Media
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets. "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: Professional Services Division
The Professional Services Division consists mainly of the former Stagnito Communications, which came to Ascend as part of its acquisition of Medical World Communications acquisition in 2005. The Professional Services Division is comprised of 17 magazines in the food, beverage and packaging spaces.
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closed 1/3/2007 via Market Wire

Hanley Wood, LLC, acquired PRO AV Magazine

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC, the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the housing and construction industries,has purchased PRO AV magazine and www.proavmagazine.com from Ascend Media.The PRO AV properties are information products providing solutions for the professional AV industry.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
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 parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: PRO AV Magazine
PRO AV is a BPA-audited magazine read by 20,000 professional AV integrators, contractors, consultants, resellers and their end users. Its editorial coverage focuses on the day-to-day information needs of its readers, including the latest industry trends, technologies and products.
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closed 1/12/2006 via Company Press Release

Ascend Media, Inc., purchased Food Safety Summit from Eaton Hall

synopsis: Ascend Media announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the Food Safety Summit from Eaton Hall Exhibitions, Florham Park, NJ. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Ascend Media, Inc.
Ascend Media is positioned as a leader in the business-to-business media environment - with a unique focus on medical, healthcare and business services industries. "
seller: Eaton Hall
Eaton Hall is a publishing and trade show firm which specializes in bringing buyers and sellers together. Eaton Hall Publishing, publishers of business-to-business media targeting marketers. Our publications include: Exhibit Marketing Magazine.
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closed 2/1/2005 via Company Press Release

Ascend Media, Inc., acquired Medical World Communications

synopsis: Ascend Media announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Medical World Communications. Financial terms of the purchase were not released.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Ascend Media, Inc.
Ascend Media is positioned as a leader in the business-to-business media environment - with a unique focus on medical, healthcare and business services industries. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Medical World Communications
Met Pauline Davies on airplane on 7/23. She is publisher of The Hearing Review, which World Med bought from Lars Fladmark in June 2000. The Hearing Review is part of the group out of Los Angeles. Contact information added to database under The Hearing Review.
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