Like eight trade shows and one magazine

announced 5/10/2006 via PR Newswire

Canon Communications, Inc., will purchase eight trade shows and one magazine from Reed Exhibition Companies

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, an Apprise Media Company, today announced an agreement in principle to acquire eight trade shows and one magazine dedicated to the US advanced, technology-based manufacturing sectors from Reed Elsevier.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business.
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announced 9/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, will acquire RosMould

synopsis: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, a company that specialises in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology, will acquire RosMould, a world-class specialized trade fair for mold-making, prototyping and 3D technologies. RosMould has been a trusted compass for professionals in the field of mold, die and stamp manufacturing.
buyer parent: Messe Frankfurt GmbH
buyer: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Mesago specialises in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. More than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, speakers and conference attendees take part in their events each year. Their events include formnext, sps ipc drives, emv seminare, INservFM, and more. "
target: RosMould
RosMould is a world-class specialized trade fair for mold-making, prototyping and 3D technologies. RosMould has been a trusted compass for professionals in the field of mold, die and stamp manufacturing. RosMould is the only trade fair of its kind in Russia and attracts more than 200 participants.
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announced 4/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Global Sources, will acquire Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire an ownership interest in the Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition and its related shows (SIMM). The acquisition of SIMM will allow Global Sources to establish a strong presence in China's machinery industry.
buyer: 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 and print/digital magazines. "
target: Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition
SIMM is held annually in Shenzhen, one of the major manufacturing cities in China. In 2013, the event included the categories of mold manufacturing technology and products, cutlery and tools, machinery automation, and metal processing, with approximately 4,600 booths and over 75,000 visitors.
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closed 10/22/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Canon Communications, LLC

synopsis: UBM announces it has acquired Canon Communications LLC from Spectrum Equity Investors and Apprise Media LLC for $287 million. Canon is a leading provider of tradeshows and related media products to the global medical device design industry and advanced manufacturing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited ("UBM") 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 parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Canon Communications, LLC
Canon Communications LLC is the producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the $3 trillion advanced, technology-based design and manufacturing industry, including medical device, pharmaceutical, electronics, design engineering, process technology and plastics processing.
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired Stamping-Days

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, the leading producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the €2 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, announced its acquisition of Stamping-Days, a biannual exhibition serving the high precision stamping technology industry in Germany.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target: Stamping-Days
Since 2003, Stamping Days has grown to become the key event for the stamping technology marketplace in Europe and is held amidst the most intensive hub of high technology manufacturing industry in Europe.
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closed 5/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Canon Communications, Inc., purchased four special-focus manufacturing technology events from Trident Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Canon Communications has acquired four special-focus manufacturing technology events from Devon, UK-based Trident Exhibitions Limited. The acquisition brings the number of Canon’s trade show events to 43 while also introducing its highly successful co-location strategy to Europe, a key market for advanced design and manufacturing industries.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller: Trident Exhibitions Limited
Trident Exhibitions Limited has created and run successful shows targeting many niche areas in the manufacturing industry both in the UK and overseas. Trident has worked closely with prestigious trade associations as well as leading trade publications such as Industrial Technology magazine.
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closed 11/18/2004 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibition Companies, acquired Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions has acquired the Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions (AM EXPO) from Technical Exhibitions and Conferences, Inc. (TEC). The regional events, which have been held in Greenville, SC; Worcester, MA; and Cincinnati, OH, focus on automated manufacturing, assembly systems and manufacturing information technology.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business. "
target parent: Technical Exhibitions and Conferences, Inc.
target: Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions
Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions is focused on automated manufacturing, assembly systems and manufacturing information technology.
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closed 6/14/2010 via

United Business Media Limited, acquired Navalshore

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 60% interest in Navalshore, a Brazilian shipbuilding industry tradeshow and conference, from its private owners.
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: Navalshore
Navalshore is the leading annual tradeshow for the maritime industry in Brazil. Navalshore brings together suppliers of marine and shipbuilding technology, products and services with shipbuilders, subcontractors and companies ordering new ships.
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closed 11/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Industry & Infrastructure Intelligence and Auto Brands from Informa plc

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media announces the acquisition of a number of Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure and Auto aftermarket media brands, expanding its position as one of the fastest growing B2B companies. The media brands provide essential information, insight and intelligence in the energy, transportation, buildings, design & manufacturing sectors.
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."
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure and Auto aftermarket media brands provide essential information, insight and intelligence on trends and technologies to millions of engaged decision makers in the energy, transportation, buildings, and design & manufacturing sectors.
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closed 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Midest

synopsis: GL events acquired Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
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: Midest
Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
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closed 12/5/2006 via Company Press Release

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, purchased Canadian Manufacturing and Industrial Portfolio from Reed Exhibition Companies

synopsis: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has purchased: Plant Maintenance & Design Engineering; Western Manufacturing Technology Show; Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show; Advanced Manufacturing Expo; Montreal Manufacturing Technology; Southwest Ontario Industrial Show; and Canadian Manufacturing Week from Reed Exhibitions.
buyer: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world’s leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business.
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Prime Creative Media Pty. Ltd., purchased Industrial Assets from Cirrus Media

synopsis: Prime Creative Media is pleased to announce the acquisition of the industrial, mining, manufacturing and agricultural assets from the Cirrus Media. The sale comprises of industry-leading mastheads, events, and web assets, including industry directories and the transfer of all existing staff and infrastructure.
buyer: Prime Creative Media Pty. Ltd.
Prime Creative Media is an independently owned media and marketing organisation operating from Melbourne, Australia. Prime Creative Media publishes a range of niche magazine titles including Global Coffee Review, the world premium coffee industry magazine. "
seller parent: Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd.
seller: Cirrus Media
The Industrial, Mining, Manufacturing and Agricultural assets from the Cirrus Media are comprised of industry-leading mastheads, events, and web assets, including industry directories and the transfer of all existing staff and infrastructure.
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closed 12/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired BIMWorld, LLC.

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of BIMWorld, a privately-owned business specializing in the production and distribution of branded BIM content for building product manufacturers.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$3,424.50)
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions. "
target: BIMWorld, LLC.
BIMWorld™ is a privately-owned business specializing in the production and distribution of branded BIM content for building product manufacturers.
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closed 1/7/2008 via BusinessWire

Oliver Wyman, acquired Harbour Consulting

synopsis: Oliver Wyman, a leading international management consulting firm, has acquired Harbour Consulting, the world’s leading advisory firm on manufacturing performance and competitiveness in the automotive industry.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
buyer: Oliver Wyman
With more than 2,500 professionals in over 40 cities around the globe, Oliver Wyman is the leading management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organizational transformation, and leadership development. "
target: Harbour Consulting
Harbour Consulting is a manufacturing and management consulting firm focused on improving the overall competitiveness of manufacturing companies. Harbour Consulting publishes The Harbour Report™, the annual study of automotive manufacturing performance.
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closed 12/14/2011 via Company Press Release

SFW Capital Partners, acquired Buyers Laboratory Inc.

synopsis: SFW Capital Partners (SFW) announced that it has completed a majority investment in Buyers Laboratory, Inc., the leading provider of analytical testing and competitive intelligence services to the digital imaging and document management industry.
buyer: SFW Capital Partners
SFW Capital Partners is the leading private equity firm investing with management in mid-sized companies providing analytical tools and related services, including instruments, information and software, and outsourced analytical services. "
target: Buyers Laboratory Inc.
Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) is the leading authority and provider of critical intelligence on the imaging industry. BLI's comprehensive array of products and services provide clients with the most credible source for global competitive intelligence.
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closed 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs, acquired Capsule

synopsis: Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs (Liberty Fairs), a men's contemporary fashion trade event, has acquired Capsule from Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events business. Capsule is a fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers.
buyer: Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs
Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs (Liberty Fairs) is a men's contemporary fashion trade event held bi-annually in New York City and Las Vegas. Liberty curates the most forward thinking brands and brings them together with the industry's top buyers in an inspiring design-driven environment. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Capsule
Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers. The event is hosted 12 times a year and only the world's most innovative and sought-after brands are invited to participate.
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closed 5/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, purchased Four Key Trade Shows from K.Fairs

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions continues to expand its presence in South Korea. The world-leading events organizer recently announced its acquisition of the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs held across multiple cities in the country. The events have been acquired from K.Fairs, a regarded trade fair organizer in Korea.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 30 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
seller: K.Fairs
The four key tradeshows include the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs. Electronics Manufacturing Korea (EMK) is Korea's largest electronics manufacturing exhibition. The Home Table Deco Fair (HTD Fair) is a major event in the home decor industry.
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closed 11/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Legend Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organizer, is delighted to announce that it has acquired Legend Exhibitions, the organisation behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
target: Legend Exhibitions Limited
Legend Exhibitions is the organization behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events. Legend Exhibitions’ portfolio includes RBTE (Retail Business Technology Expo), Retail Design Expo, and Retail Digital Signage Expo.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Jewelers International Showcase, Inc.

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organiser, has purchased Jewelers International Showcase (JIS), which operates the three JIS Miami shows including the annual JIS Miami show in October. Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) is the largest Independent Jewelry Tradeshow in the Americas.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
target: Jewelers International Showcase, Inc.
Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) is the largest Independent Jewelry Tradeshow in the Americas. Leading world-wide Manufacturers and Wholesalers of Jewelry market and sell their products and services at JIS Shows to thousands of Jewelry Trade Attendees from 50 Countries.
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closed 1/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Capsule

synopsis: Further adding onto its fashion portfolio, Reed Exhibitions has bought Capsule. Launched in 2007 by BPMW, Capsule has 12 shows annually held in New York, Paris, Berlin and Las Vegas that specialize in presenting a curated assortment of high-end progressive and independent designers to a worldwide community of retailers and fashion editors.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
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 parent: BPMW
target: Capsule
Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers.
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closed 5/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Expo Nacional Ferretera

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the company that organizes the National Hardware Show, acquired Expo Nacional Ferretera, an annual event in Guadalajara, Mexico, serving the hardware, construction and electrical markets. Expo Nacional Ferretera is described as the largest event in Mexico and Latin America.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
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: Expo Nacional Ferretera
Expo Nacional Ferretera is an annual event in Guadalajara, Mexico, serving the hardware, construction and electrical markets. More than 1,300 exhibiting companies occupying 50,000 square meters and 80,000 buyers from 30 countries attend the annual event.
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closed 1/3/2013 via BtoBonline.com

Reed Exhibitions, acquired The Agenda Trade Show

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions has acquired the Agenda trade show for the streetwear and action sports industries. Agenda, launched in 2003 with 33 brands, is held twice a year in Long Beach; it features 550 brands.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
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: The Agenda Trade Show
The Agenda Trade Show is a forum for the most inspired in the streetwear and action sports industries to unite. Agenda caters to the needs of buyers and brands that exist on a higher level of design and aesthetic.
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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 7/18/2011 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibition Companies, acquired All-Energy

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organiser, has acquired Media Generation Events Ltd, the organisers of All-Energy, the UK's largest alternative energy exhibition and conference. The All-Energy Exhibition & Conference has been held in Aberdeen since 2001 and is the UK's largest event devoted to all forms of clean and renewable energy.
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 parent: Qatar MICE Development Institute
target: All-Energy
All-Energy is the UK's largest alternative energy exhibition and conference. The All-Energy Exhibition & Conference has been held in Aberdeen, ‘The Energy City’, since 2001 and is the UK's largest event devoted to all forms of clean and renewable energy.
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closed 12/5/2006 via BusinessWire

Vance Publishing Corporation, purchased "Woodworking Machinery and Supply Expo" and "Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré" from Reed Exhibition Companies

synopsis: Vance Publishing Corporation has acquired two leading woodworking events and related assets from Reed Exhibitions Canada. The exhibitions will become part of Vance’s Interiors Media Network.
buyer: Vance Publishing Corporation
Founded in 1937, Vance Publishing Corporation has been a recognized leader in business information and communications. The company serves the agriculture, beauty and woodworking markets with more than 20 magazines, a host of newsletters, web offerings, events, data and custom media products. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business.
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closed 12/5/2006 via Company Press Release

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, purchased Canadian Manufacturing and Industrial Portfolio from Reed Exhibition Companies

synopsis: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has purchased: Plant Maintenance & Design Engineering; Western Manufacturing Technology Show; Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show; Advanced Manufacturing Expo; Montreal Manufacturing Technology; Southwest Ontario Industrial Show; and Canadian Manufacturing Week from Reed Exhibitions.
buyer: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world’s leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business.
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announced 6/25/2006 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibition Companies, will acquire Contemporary Forums

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions has agreed to acquire Contemporary Forums Inc., a leading producer of medical education events for nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals. Based in Dublin, CA, Contemporary Forums will produce 35 events this year in 14 states, serving more than 12,000 healthcare professionals.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business. "
target: Contemporary Forums
Since Contemporary Forums' inception in 1982, more than 180,000 healthcare providers have attended our national conferences and readily attest to the quality, attention to detail and professional enrichment our programs provide.
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announced 5/10/2006 via PR Newswire

Canon Communications, Inc., will purchase eight trade shows and one magazine from Reed Exhibition Companies

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, an Apprise Media Company, today announced an agreement in principle to acquire eight trade shows and one magazine dedicated to the US advanced, technology-based manufacturing sectors from Reed Elsevier.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business.
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closed 12/14/2005 via BNC Analysis

American Beverage Association, purchased Interbev from Reed Exhibition Companies

synopsis: In a bid to expand the reach of beverage trade show InterBev, the American Beverage Association (ABA) reacquired the show from Reed Exhibitions, Norwalk, CT. The association then contracted with Fairfax, VA-based Convention Management Group (CMG) to produce the show.
buyer: American Beverage Association
The American Beverage Association (ABA) has been the trade association for America's non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry and its members for more than 85 years. Founded in 1919 as the American Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages and renamed the National Soft Drink Association in 1966, ABA today"
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business.
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closed 2/3/2005 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibition Companies, acquired Firetech Reno

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions is pleased to announce the acquisition of FireTech Reno. Reed Exhibitions expects to merge Firetech Reno into the FireRescue Magazine Conference & Expo, which it produces with Jems Communications, to create the Fall’s largest and most comprehensive fire-rescue event in the western United States.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business. "
target: Firetech Reno
FireRescue Conference & Expo is the newest, most progressive Fire/Rescue show in the country. Produced and organized by FireRescue Magazine and Reed Exhibitions, this event provides leading manufacturers and suppliers of fire and rescue products and services the opportunity to meet and conduct busin
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closed 11/18/2004 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibition Companies, acquired Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions has acquired the Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions (AM EXPO) from Technical Exhibitions and Conferences, Inc. (TEC). The regional events, which have been held in Greenville, SC; Worcester, MA; and Cincinnati, OH, focus on automated manufacturing, assembly systems and manufacturing information technology.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business. "
target parent: Technical Exhibitions and Conferences, Inc.
target: Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions
Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions is focused on automated manufacturing, assembly systems and manufacturing information technology.
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closed 12/1/2000 via BNC Analysis

PBI Media, acquired ShowBiz Expo

synopsis: In late 2000, Reed Exhibitions sold ShowBiz Expo to PBI Media, now called Access Intelligence.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: PBI Media
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: ShowBiz Expo
Film, Stage & ShowBiz Expo is a five-star event that brings everyone in Show Business together under one roof.
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closed 10/22/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Canon Communications, LLC

synopsis: UBM announces it has acquired Canon Communications LLC from Spectrum Equity Investors and Apprise Media LLC for $287 million. Canon is a leading provider of tradeshows and related media products to the global medical device design industry and advanced manufacturing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited ("UBM") 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 parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Canon Communications, LLC
Canon Communications LLC is the producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the $3 trillion advanced, technology-based design and manufacturing industry, including medical device, pharmaceutical, electronics, design engineering, process technology and plastics processing.
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closed 5/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Canon Communications, LLC, acquired Pharmalot

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, announced that it has acquired Pharmalot. As part of the acquisition, Pharmalot’s founder, Ed Silverman, will join Canon as an Editor at Large in the Pharmaceutical Media Group and will continue as Pharmalot’s Editor.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, LLC
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target: Pharmalot
Pharmalot is an influential blog focused on news and information in the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmalot is written by Ed Silverman, a prize-winning journalist who has covered the pharmaceutical industry for the past 15 years.
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announced 2/16/2010 via Market Wire

Canon Communications, LLC, will purchase 4 Advanced Manufacturing Media Brands from Reed Business Information

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC announced a definitive agreement to acquire four key media brands serving the advanced design engineering sector. Included in the purchase from Reed Business Information-US are the worldwide assets of Electronic Design News (EDN), Design News, Test & Measurement World, and Packaging Digest.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, LLC
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites.
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired Stamping-Days

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, the leading producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the €2 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, announced its acquisition of Stamping-Days, a biannual exhibition serving the high precision stamping technology industry in Germany.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target: Stamping-Days
Since 2003, Stamping Days has grown to become the key event for the stamping technology marketplace in Europe and is held amidst the most intensive hub of high technology manufacturing industry in Europe.
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closed 2/6/2008 via Company Press Release

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired Pharmapack

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, the leading producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, today announced its acquisition of the Pharmapack trade show from French organizer Oriex which begins today in Paris.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target parent: Oriex
target: Pharmapack
Pharmapack serves Europe’s $9 Billion pharmaceutical packaging marketplace with a focus on the sectors fastest growth area—drug delivery packaging. While the overall European pharmaceutical packaging industry is expanding at 6% per year, advanced packaging is experiencing double-digit increases.
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closed 10/9/2007 via BusinessWire

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired K & R Messe GmbH & Co.

synopsis: Canon Communications, the leading publisher, trade show producer, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, has acquired two leading trade shows in Germany, INTERPART and SURFACTS, as part of its expansion in the European market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target: K & R Messe GmbH & Co.
The K & R Messe GmbH & Co. KG is a specialist in trade fairs and exhibitions. INTERPART is a trade show for manufacturers in Southern Germany while SURFACTS serves European companies providing mechanical, chemical, or thermal surface treatment.
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closed 9/4/2007 via BusinessWire

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired Engel Publishing Partners

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, an Apprise Media portfolio company, has acquired Engel Publishing Partners from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Engel is a niche B2B media company serving the $634 billion global pharmaceutical market. Engel’s array of print, online and data products and conferences–i
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
target: Engel Publishing Partners
Engel Publishing Partners publishes well-established business magazines. Through PharmaLive.com, we offer several interactive products, including the eKnowledgebase, PharmaSentry, the PharmaLive.com eNewsletter Series and Therapeutics Daily eNewsletter Series, and OnDemand Special Reports.
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closed 5/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Canon Communications, Inc., purchased four special-focus manufacturing technology events from Trident Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Canon Communications has acquired four special-focus manufacturing technology events from Devon, UK-based Trident Exhibitions Limited. The acquisition brings the number of Canon’s trade show events to 43 while also introducing its highly successful co-location strategy to Europe, a key market for advanced design and manufacturing industries.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller: Trident Exhibitions Limited
Trident Exhibitions Limited has created and run successful shows targeting many niche areas in the manufacturing industry both in the UK and overseas. Trident has worked closely with prestigious trade associations as well as leading trade publications such as Industrial Technology magazine.
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closed 3/13/2007 via Company Press Release

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired Dana Chase Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC has acquired Appliance magazine from Oak Brook, IL-based Dana Chase Publications, Inc. The acquisition includes the Appliance News e-newsletter, and the ApplianceMagazine.com Web site that draws more than 40,000 unique visitors each month.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target: Dana Chase Publications, Inc.
Dana Chase Publications' Flagship Publication, APPLIANCE Magazine is read every month around the world in over 110 countries. Our subscribers are engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, and management personnel, working for companies making consumer, commercial, business, and medical appliances.
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closed 2/14/2007 via Company Press Release

Canon Communications, Inc., purchased Plastics USA trade show from Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC and the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI) announced today that the two organizations have agreed to align SPI’s Plastics USA with Canon’s PLASTEC trade show. For its part, Canon will provide a broad array of financial incentives to exhibiting SPI members and purchase the Society’s Plastics USA trade show.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller: Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.
Founded in 1937, The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. is the only national trade association representing the U.S plastics industry, which employs 1.1 million workers and provides nearly $341 billion in annual shipments.
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announced 5/10/2006 via PR Newswire

Canon Communications, Inc., will purchase eight trade shows and one magazine from Reed Exhibition Companies

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, an Apprise Media Company, today announced an agreement in principle to acquire eight trade shows and one magazine dedicated to the US advanced, technology-based manufacturing sectors from Reed Elsevier.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business.
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announced 4/21/2005 via BusinessWire

Apprise Media LLC, will acquire Canon Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a niche media company backed by Spectrum Equity Investors, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Canon Communications, a leading producer of print publications, trade shows and digital media for the high-growth $200 billion medical device manufacturing market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Apprise Media LLC
Apprise Media concentrates on niche media, a fast growing segment in the media industry. Apprise Media identifies businesses in which our core management strengths and experience can combine to create value for our investors and enhanced competitive positioning for our portfolio companies. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets.
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announced 5/10/2006 via PR Newswire

Canon Communications, Inc., will purchase eight trade shows and one magazine from Reed Exhibition Companies

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, an Apprise Media Company, today announced an agreement in principle to acquire eight trade shows and one magazine dedicated to the US advanced, technology-based manufacturing sectors from Reed Elsevier.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business.
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announced 9/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, will acquire RosMould

synopsis: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, a company that specialises in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology, will acquire RosMould, a world-class specialized trade fair for mold-making, prototyping and 3D technologies. RosMould has been a trusted compass for professionals in the field of mold, die and stamp manufacturing.
buyer parent: Messe Frankfurt GmbH
buyer: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Mesago specialises in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. More than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, speakers and conference attendees take part in their events each year. Their events include formnext, sps ipc drives, emv seminare, INservFM, and more. "
target: RosMould
RosMould is a world-class specialized trade fair for mold-making, prototyping and 3D technologies. RosMould has been a trusted compass for professionals in the field of mold, die and stamp manufacturing. RosMould is the only trade fair of its kind in Russia and attracts more than 200 participants.
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announced 4/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Global Sources, will acquire Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire an ownership interest in the Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition and its related shows (SIMM). The acquisition of SIMM will allow Global Sources to establish a strong presence in China's machinery industry.
buyer: 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 and print/digital magazines. "
target: Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition
SIMM is held annually in Shenzhen, one of the major manufacturing cities in China. In 2013, the event included the categories of mold manufacturing technology and products, cutlery and tools, machinery automation, and metal processing, with approximately 4,600 booths and over 75,000 visitors.
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closed 10/22/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Canon Communications, LLC

synopsis: UBM announces it has acquired Canon Communications LLC from Spectrum Equity Investors and Apprise Media LLC for $287 million. Canon is a leading provider of tradeshows and related media products to the global medical device design industry and advanced manufacturing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited ("UBM") 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 parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Canon Communications, LLC
Canon Communications LLC is the producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the $3 trillion advanced, technology-based design and manufacturing industry, including medical device, pharmaceutical, electronics, design engineering, process technology and plastics processing.
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired Stamping-Days

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, the leading producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the €2 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, announced its acquisition of Stamping-Days, a biannual exhibition serving the high precision stamping technology industry in Germany.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target: Stamping-Days
Since 2003, Stamping Days has grown to become the key event for the stamping technology marketplace in Europe and is held amidst the most intensive hub of high technology manufacturing industry in Europe.
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closed 5/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Canon Communications, Inc., purchased four special-focus manufacturing technology events from Trident Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Canon Communications has acquired four special-focus manufacturing technology events from Devon, UK-based Trident Exhibitions Limited. The acquisition brings the number of Canon’s trade show events to 43 while also introducing its highly successful co-location strategy to Europe, a key market for advanced design and manufacturing industries.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
seller: Trident Exhibitions Limited
Trident Exhibitions Limited has created and run successful shows targeting many niche areas in the manufacturing industry both in the UK and overseas. Trident has worked closely with prestigious trade associations as well as leading trade publications such as Industrial Technology magazine.
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closed 11/18/2004 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibition Companies, acquired Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions has acquired the Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions (AM EXPO) from Technical Exhibitions and Conferences, Inc. (TEC). The regional events, which have been held in Greenville, SC; Worcester, MA; and Cincinnati, OH, focus on automated manufacturing, assembly systems and manufacturing information technology.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business. "
target parent: Technical Exhibitions and Conferences, Inc.
target: Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions
Automated Manufacturing & Productivity Expositions is focused on automated manufacturing, assembly systems and manufacturing information technology.
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closed 6/14/2010 via

United Business Media Limited, acquired Navalshore

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 60% interest in Navalshore, a Brazilian shipbuilding industry tradeshow and conference, from its private owners.
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: Navalshore
Navalshore is the leading annual tradeshow for the maritime industry in Brazil. Navalshore brings together suppliers of marine and shipbuilding technology, products and services with shipbuilders, subcontractors and companies ordering new ships.
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closed 11/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Industry & Infrastructure Intelligence and Auto Brands from Informa plc

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media announces the acquisition of a number of Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure and Auto aftermarket media brands, expanding its position as one of the fastest growing B2B companies. The media brands provide essential information, insight and intelligence in the energy, transportation, buildings, design & manufacturing sectors.
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."
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure and Auto aftermarket media brands provide essential information, insight and intelligence on trends and technologies to millions of engaged decision makers in the energy, transportation, buildings, and design & manufacturing sectors.
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closed 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Midest

synopsis: GL events acquired Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
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: Midest
Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
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closed 12/5/2006 via Company Press Release

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, purchased Canadian Manufacturing and Industrial Portfolio from Reed Exhibition Companies

synopsis: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has purchased: Plant Maintenance & Design Engineering; Western Manufacturing Technology Show; Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show; Advanced Manufacturing Expo; Montreal Manufacturing Technology; Southwest Ontario Industrial Show; and Canadian Manufacturing Week from Reed Exhibitions.
buyer: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world’s leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibition Companies is one of the world’s leading organisers of trade and consumer events with a portfolio of over 350 events in 27 countries. Each year, we bring together over 100,000 suppliers and 5.5 million buyers from around the globe, facilitating billions of dollars in business.
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Prime Creative Media Pty. Ltd., purchased Industrial Assets from Cirrus Media

synopsis: Prime Creative Media is pleased to announce the acquisition of the industrial, mining, manufacturing and agricultural assets from the Cirrus Media. The sale comprises of industry-leading mastheads, events, and web assets, including industry directories and the transfer of all existing staff and infrastructure.
buyer: Prime Creative Media Pty. Ltd.
Prime Creative Media is an independently owned media and marketing organisation operating from Melbourne, Australia. Prime Creative Media publishes a range of niche magazine titles including Global Coffee Review, the world premium coffee industry magazine. "
seller parent: Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd.
seller: Cirrus Media
The Industrial, Mining, Manufacturing and Agricultural assets from the Cirrus Media are comprised of industry-leading mastheads, events, and web assets, including industry directories and the transfer of all existing staff and infrastructure.
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closed 12/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired BIMWorld, LLC.

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of BIMWorld, a privately-owned business specializing in the production and distribution of branded BIM content for building product manufacturers.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$3,424.50)
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions. "
target: BIMWorld, LLC.
BIMWorld™ is a privately-owned business specializing in the production and distribution of branded BIM content for building product manufacturers.
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closed 1/7/2008 via BusinessWire

Oliver Wyman, acquired Harbour Consulting

synopsis: Oliver Wyman, a leading international management consulting firm, has acquired Harbour Consulting, the world’s leading advisory firm on manufacturing performance and competitiveness in the automotive industry.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
buyer: Oliver Wyman
With more than 2,500 professionals in over 40 cities around the globe, Oliver Wyman is the leading management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organizational transformation, and leadership development. "
target: Harbour Consulting
Harbour Consulting is a manufacturing and management consulting firm focused on improving the overall competitiveness of manufacturing companies. Harbour Consulting publishes The Harbour Report™, the annual study of automotive manufacturing performance.
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closed 12/14/2011 via Company Press Release

SFW Capital Partners, acquired Buyers Laboratory Inc.

synopsis: SFW Capital Partners (SFW) announced that it has completed a majority investment in Buyers Laboratory, Inc., the leading provider of analytical testing and competitive intelligence services to the digital imaging and document management industry.
buyer: SFW Capital Partners
SFW Capital Partners is the leading private equity firm investing with management in mid-sized companies providing analytical tools and related services, including instruments, information and software, and outsourced analytical services. "
target: Buyers Laboratory Inc.
Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) is the leading authority and provider of critical intelligence on the imaging industry. BLI's comprehensive array of products and services provide clients with the most credible source for global competitive intelligence.
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