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closed 8/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Stage Media Company Limited, acquired The Bookseller Media Limited

synopsis: The Bookseller has been acquired by the publisher of theatre magazine the Stage, in a move that will see the 162-year-old book trade newspaper join forces with the 140-year-old brand. The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858.
buyer: The Stage Media Company Limited
The Stage Media Company Limited provides news and services for the UK theatre, entertainment and performing arts industry. Established in 1880, The Stage is a private limited company owned by the family of one of the two founders. "
target: The Bookseller Media Limited
The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858; incorporating the even earlier Bent's Literary Advertiser, established in 1802. It is one of the UK’s longest-standing magazines.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito/Edgell, acquired The Path to Purchase Institute

synopsis: RFE Investment Partners announces the acquisition of the Path to Purchase Institute, publisher of the monthly Shopper Marketing magazine. Shopper Marketing, which claims a monthly circulation of over 18000, as well as the Institute's events, e-learning, and book publishing businesses, will be joined under the RFE umbrella by Stagnito/Edgell titles.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: Stagnito/Edgell
The Stagnito Business Information and Edgell Communications portfolio of brands informs, connects, and provides predictive analysis for retailers, retail suppliers, and technology vendors through custom and syndicated research, data, media, and events. "
target: The Path to Purchase Institute
The Path to Purchase Institute is a global association serving the needs of retailers, brands and the entire ecosystem of solution providers along the path to purchase. Through a variety of platforms, the Institute engages, informs and empowers its members and the industry at-large.
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closed 1/30/2022 via Company Press Release

Loss Prevention Foundation, acquired Loss Prevention Magazine

synopsis: The Loss Prevention Foundation is excited to announce the acquisition of LP Magazine. These two industry leading brands will continue to operate as separate business units. LP Magazine is a high-quality, contemporary magazine dedicated to loss prevention professionals, security, and retail management.
buyer: Loss Prevention Foundation
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) is an international leader in educating and certifying retail loss prevention and asset protection professionals. LPF's mission is to advance the retail loss prevention and asset protection profession by providing relevant and convenient educational resources. "
target: Loss Prevention Magazine
LP Magazine (aka LossPrevention magazine and LPM) is a high-quality, contemporary magazine dedicated to providing in-depth, timely articles of high interest to loss prevention professionals, security, and retail management.
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closed 10/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Harbor Communications merged with WTWH Media, LLC,

synopsis: Harbor Communications, a b2b media company focused on the convenience store, petroleum, foodservice, club and resort industries has merged with WTWH Media, LLC, an award-winning integrated b2b media company.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the design engineering, life sciences, robotics, electronics and renewable energy markets with more than 40 web sites, live & digital events, custom digital services and five print publications. "
target: Harbor Communications
Harbor Communications, which represents the Convenience Store Decision and Club & Resort Business brands and digital networks, also includes in-person events such as Chef to Chef, National Advisory Group (NAG), Convenience Directions Study Groups and Chain of the Year.
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closed 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

EnsembleIQ, acquired Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.

synopsis: EnsembleIQ, the Chicago-based retail intelligence firm, has purchased substantially all media, digital and event assets from New York-based media company Lebhar-Friedman. The acquired brands comprise several leading retail brands, including Drug Store News, Chain Store Age and Hardware and Building Supply Dealer.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: EnsembleIQ
EnsembleIQ is a premier business intelligence resource that exists to help people and their organizations succeed. It is structured to serve the business-to-business needs of retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, technology providers, hospitality and healthcare professionals, and more. "
target: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
Lebhar Friedman is the leading business-media resource for the retail industry, delivering actionable information, solutions, and networking opportunities through high-value content and engaging live events.
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closed 1/8/2013 via GlobeNewswire

FierceMarkets, Inc., acquired StorefrontBacktalk

synopsis: FierceMarkets, a division of Questex Media Group LLC, has completed the acquisition of the StorefrontBacktalk retail technology publication from The Content Firm LLC. StorefrontBacktalk tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. "
target parent: The Content Firm LLC
target: StorefrontBacktalk
StorefrontBacktalk, which tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders, has built an avid readership through its focus on surprise, with a mix of editorial insight, commentary and reporting stories that have yet to be told.
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closed 6/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Grocery Headquarters

synopsis: Winsight, LLC has acquired Grocery Headquarters. An established media brand in the retail food industry, the acquisition of Grocery Headquarters rounds out Winsight's food and beverage portfolio and adds a robust layer of clout to its B2B media portfolio, which includes publications, events, market research and information.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight provides information, market intelligence, professional events, and media to the global restaurant, noncommercial foodservice, and convenience retail industries. Winsight offers a multi-channel portfolio of brands across research, data and analytics, events, magazines, web sites, and more. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: Grocery Headquarters
Grocery Headquarters is the leading publication for grocery executives. It offers an inside look at the trends and events impacting today’s ever-changing marketplace, and presents grocery executives with the research necessary for strategic planning.
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closed 4/1/2018 via Company Press Release

HighText Verlag, acquired Versandhausberater

synopsis: HighText Verlag has acquired Versandhausberater from FID Verlag. Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses.
buyer: HighText Verlag
HighText Verlag is a German publishing house that has published information for all markets in the digital economy since 1991. "
target parent: FID Verlag GmbH
target: Versandhausberater
Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses. Their online publications offer in-depth practical know-how and valuable strategy for German multichannel retailers.
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closed 3/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Babcox Media, Inc., acquired AutoSuccess

synopsis: Babcox Media Inc., a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets, has acquired AutoSuccess, the leading business-to-business media brand serving the needs of franchised car and light truck dealers in the United States.
buyer: Babcox Media, Inc.
Founded in 1920, Babcox Media is a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets. "
target: AutoSuccess
AutoSuccess is the leading business-to-business media brand serving the needs of franchised car and light truck dealers in the United States. They are based in Louisville, Kentucky.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Progressive Business Media, acquired Furniture Today Media Group

synopsis: SANDOW sold the Furniture Today Media Group to FT Media Holdings. Furniture Today Media Group is the furniture and accessories industry’s number-one group of business publications, spanning all facets of the furniture industry from textiles to home accents and decorative accessories. It will operate under the new name of Progressive Business Media.
buyer: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media provides leadership through editorial excellence in seven media brands that serve the global furniture and decor industries. The brands include Casual Living, Home Textiles Today, Home Accents Today, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Kids Today and Playthings. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Furniture Today Media Group
Furniture Today Media Group is the furniture and accessories industry’s number-one group of business publications, spanning all facets of the furniture industry from textiles to home accents and decorative accessories.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired IX-One

synopsis: Advantage Solutions announced its acquisition of IX-One, or The Data Council, Inc., the leading provider of verified and standardized product data and images. The Data Council’s IX-ONE platform is the Specialty, Natural and Organic Industry’s solution for product information.
buyer: Advantage Solutions (:$3,602.30)
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target: IX-One
IX-One, or The Data Council, Inc., provides verified and standardized product information and images for retailers, brokers, and distributors. It offers weight, dimensions, and label data; supply chain and logistic data; marketing and planogram images; and product claims and certifications.
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closed 1/22/2015 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Brandbank Limited

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings N.V., a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has acquired Brandbank, a world leader specialised in the process of digitally collecting, managing and distributing FMCG product and brand image content for retail syndication across in-store, print promotional and e-commerce platforms.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: Brandbank Limited
Brandbank is the world’s leading product content creation, management and publishing solution for multi-channel retailing. It helps them to create, manage and distribute product content, which is optimised for shopper marketing and category planning.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Sourcing Industry Group, acquired Outsource Magazine

synopsis: Outsource has been acquired by the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
buyer: Sourcing Industry Group
SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. "
target: Outsource Magazine
Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
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closed 1/9/2014 via Company Press Release

NeoGrid S.A., acquired BIS Company

synopsis: Neogrid has announced the acquisition of BIS Company. The company has creative solutions to make inventory management feasible and efficient. Founded in 2003 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bis is a reference in sales and inventory visibility and supports major retailers and manufacturers.
buyer: NeoGrid S.A. (BOVESPA:NGRD3:$42.97)
Neogrid S.A. provides demand and supply chain management software solutions. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Joinville, Brazil. "
target: BIS Company
Bis is present in major retailers and manufacturers to help its clients to fight sales losses, optimize inventories and monitor the performance of their products in their markets. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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closed 1/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Subjex Corporation, acquired FarSuperior Management LLC

synopsis: Subjex Corporation today disclosed that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of FarSuperior Management LLC's primary business, FarSuperior.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Subjex Corporation
Subjex Corporation has become the standard in artificial intelligence dialogue reasoning customer service. Their products, SubjexCSR and SubjexME facilitate meaningful text-based humanlike conversations with thousands of web site visitors simultaneously. "
target: FarSuperior Management LLC
FarSuperior.com is a profitable zip code/category based business directory and search engine that fosters improved interaction between local retailers, their walk-in customers and Internet searchers.
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closed 4/27/2005 via BusinessWire

Marchex, Inc., acquired Pike Street Industries, Inc.

synopsis: Marchex, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets of Pike Street Industries, Inc., an online yellow pages and lead generation provider for local merchants, for $16.5 million in cash and stock and $3.5 million in additional restricted common stock.
buyer: Marchex, Inc. (MCHX:$51.22)
Marchex is an online technology company that helps merchants sell through search. The company is focused on search engine and contextual marketing, local search, and direct navigation. "
target: Pike Street Industries, Inc.
Pike Street receives more than 2 million unique visitors per month through its local- and directory-focused vertical portals, such as Yellow.com and Whitepages.net, that drive local search traffic from online consumers primarily to regional bell operating company partners.
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closed 7/27/2022 via Publishers Weekly

Podium Audio, acquired Bookstat

synopsis: The digital publisher Podium Audio has acquired Bookstat, the data subscription service that tracks online book purchases in physical, e-book, and audiobook formats. Podium will operate Bookstat as a separate business line and will provide new funding take Bookstat to the next level.
buyer: Podium Audio
Podium is an audio-first entertainment company dedicated to developing the careers of emerging, independent storytellers and best-selling authors. Podium finances, develops, produces and distributes audio content globally with an emphasis on the genres of science fiction, fantasy and romance. "
target: Bookstat
Bookstat is the only industry data service that tracks all online book purchases at the retail point of sale regardless of publisher type. Bookstat's lightning-fast, responsive dashboard lets users search by publisher, genre, author, title, BISAC, ISBN, or ASIN.
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closed 12/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, acquired Forester Media Inc.

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media, a business-to-business media company, has acquired Forester Media is a media company that publishes trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. Forester Media produces StormCon, a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, and more.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
target: Forester Media Inc.
Forester Media is a media company that publishes award-winning trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. StormCon is a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, excavating, solid waste management, and more.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Go PopUp, acquired Popupsquare

synopsis: Go—PopUp, Europe’s fast growing community marketplace for renting temporary and flexible space for pop up ideas, acquires the Dutch platform Popupsquare. Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide.
buyer: Go PopUp
Go—PopUp enables brands and creative businesses to connect to landlords and property owners to launch pop up ideas. The startup offers individual service, supporting those who want to test, promote and develop their business ideas. "
target: Popupsquare
Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide. After launching in 2011, it organically grew to round about 900 registered members and a wide network of entrepreneurs, active pop up stores, fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
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closed 8/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Stage Media Company Limited, acquired The Bookseller Media Limited

synopsis: The Bookseller has been acquired by the publisher of theatre magazine the Stage, in a move that will see the 162-year-old book trade newspaper join forces with the 140-year-old brand. The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858.
buyer: The Stage Media Company Limited
The Stage Media Company Limited provides news and services for the UK theatre, entertainment and performing arts industry. Established in 1880, The Stage is a private limited company owned by the family of one of the two founders. "
target: The Bookseller Media Limited
The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858; incorporating the even earlier Bent's Literary Advertiser, established in 1802. It is one of the UK’s longest-standing magazines.
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

The Bookseller Media Limited, acquired BookGig

synopsis: BookGig, the publisher-agnostic website dedicated to book events, launched by HarperCollins in October 2016, has been acquired by The Bookseller. BookGig helps readers connect with their favourite authors by listing book related events for as many different authors and genres as possible. 
buyer: The Bookseller Media Limited
The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858; incorporating the even earlier Bent's Literary Advertiser, established in 1802. It is one of the UK’s longest-standing magazines. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: BookGig
BookGig helps readers connect with their favourite authors by listing book related events for as many different authors and genres as possible. Since launch, BookGig has featured thousands of events across the UK including talks, signings, readings and other book-related activities.
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closed 8/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Stage Media Company Limited, acquired The Bookseller Media Limited

synopsis: The Bookseller has been acquired by the publisher of theatre magazine the Stage, in a move that will see the 162-year-old book trade newspaper join forces with the 140-year-old brand. The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858.
buyer: The Stage Media Company Limited
The Stage Media Company Limited provides news and services for the UK theatre, entertainment and performing arts industry. Established in 1880, The Stage is a private limited company owned by the family of one of the two founders. "
target: The Bookseller Media Limited
The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858; incorporating the even earlier Bent's Literary Advertiser, established in 1802. It is one of the UK’s longest-standing magazines.
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will purchase 12 Magazines from UKi Media & Events Ltd.

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group is in the final stages of completing on a deal to acquire 12 magazines currently published by the Dorking-based company, UKi Media & Events. These magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment.
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. "
seller: UKi Media & Events Ltd.
The 12 magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment. They are: Business Airport International, Business Jet International, Aircraft Interiors International, Aerospace Testing International, Air Traffic Technology, and more.
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closed 10/9/2012 via BtoBonline.com

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Variety, Inc.

synopsis: Penske Media, owner of Deadline.com, has acquired Hollywood trade publication Variety for about $25 million. Penske Media will add Variety to a portfolio that includes consumer-focused entertainment sites TVLine and Movieline, celebrity news and fashion site HollywoodLife and mobile gadget site BGR.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media is a leading digital media company. Penske Media owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Variety, Inc.
Variety is an American weekly entertainment-trade magazine founded in New York City. Delivered to 60 countries, Variety presents in-depth news, exclusive reports, trend stories, box office information and reviews.
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