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closed 6/28/2022 via BusinessWire

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired Advertising Week

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets comprising the business known as Advertising Week from Stillwell Partners. Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Stillwell Partners
target: Advertising Week
Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
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closed 4/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

NetMediaGroup, acquired Editialis

synopsis: NetMediaGroup, a business to business media group, announces the acquisition of Editialis, a multi-media communications group highly recognized for its print and digital publishing activities, content production and BtoB events.
buyer: NetMediaGroup
NetMediaGroup is a business to business media group for IT decision makers, such as Silicon, ITespresso, ZDNET.de, etc., and for the Digital ecosystem. They are a leader in building brands through transactional marketing. "
target: Editialis
Based in France, the Editialis group is designed to support decision-makers in their professional performance. The Editialis group offers advertisers unparalleled audience hubs to get in touch with marketing and commercial decision-makers.
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closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired Cristal Events SA

synopsis: MediaSchool Group announced their acquisition of Cristal Events from Startinvest. Cristal Events organizes advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a network of higher education establishments specialising in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies. Boasting an offer of 25 schools, MediaSchool is present in 9 cities: Paris, London, Brussels, Shanghai, Barcelona, Strasbourg, Marseille, Toulouse and Nice. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: Cristal Events SA
Cristal Events is an event company that operates advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets. Their events include the Cristal Festival, the Cristal Awards, and Digital Tuesday.
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closed 10/1/2012 via Folio: First Day

Access Intelligence, LLC, purchased Four Marketing Brands from Penton Media

synopsis: Rockville, Maryland-based b-to-b media company Access Intelligence has purchased four of Penton Media's marketing brands. Included in the deal are Chief Marketer, Multichannel Merchant, Direct and PROMO and their associated events and digital components.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
seller parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
seller: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed.
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closed 11/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Spiceworks Ziff Davis, acquired Aberdeen

synopsis: Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) has acquired Aberdeen, a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen has a suite of unique products that complement SWZD’s products and services.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Spiceworks Ziff Davis
Spiceworks is a social network for IT professionals. They’re the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, making it the largest, most unique IT community of its kind. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: Aberdeen
Aberdeen is a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen answers the ultimate sales and marketing questions of “what”, “who”, and “when” with its unique abilities.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Herb Besaw, acquired Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.

synopsis: SPOON Exhibit Services, Inc., a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services, has been acquired by President and CEO, Herb Besaw.
buyer: Herb Besaw
Herb Besaw is the President and CEO of SPOON Exhibits & Events, a full-service tradeshow exhibit house and corporate marketing event and meeting management organization with offices in Macedon, NY, Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. "
target: Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.
Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc. is a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services from its headquarters in Macedon, NY.
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closed 7/13/2016 via PE Hub

PR News, acquired The Social Shake-Up

synopsis: PR News and parent company Access Intelligence announced the acquisition of The Social Shake-Up, a fast-growing and preeminent conference serving marketing, public relations, customer experience, technology and digital strategists. The seller was Industry Dive, publisher of Social Media Today and online destinations serving professionals.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: PR News
Serving communicators for more than 60 years, PR News is the go-to resource online and face-to-face for real-world integrated communications strategies and tactics. PR News is a daily intellectual hub that serves the communications and marketing community at corporations, agencies and nonprofits. "
target parent: Industry Dive, LLC
target: The Social Shake-Up
The Social Shake-Up is a fast-growing and preeminent conference serving marketing, public relations, customer experience, technology and digital strategists.
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announced 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Always Marketing Services, will acquire 3ree Pte Ltd

synopsis: Always Marketing Services, one of China’s leading field and shopper marketing company, will acquire 3ree, an integrated marketing company based in Singapore. 3ree offers event management, sourcing and production of marketing premiums, project management for exhibitions and activations, and design and creative services, and digital marketing.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Always Marketing Services
Always Marketing Services offers trade marketing, including merchandiser management and retail audit; retail marketing, including promoter management. as well as shopper marketing, including point of sale design, events and road shows, as well as premium design and production. "
target: 3ree Pte Ltd
3ree offers event management, sourcing and production of marketing premiums, project management for exhibitions and activations, and design and creative services, as well as digital marketing.
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closed 4/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Halyard Capital, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Halyard Capital announced the acquisition of Harte Hanks Market Intelligence and The Aberdeen Group. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence is a trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales. The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions that technology industry marketers use to drive demand with their target customers.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on creating value within companies in high- growth sectors. Halyard's sectors of focus include technology-enabled Business and Information Services, Digital Marketing and Data Analytics, IT Security/IT Infrastructure and Communications. "
target parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc.
target: Aberdeen Group
The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions to drive demand with target customers. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence, part of The Aberdeen Group, is the technology industry's most trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales.
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closed 2/18/2009 via PR Newswire

New Marketing Labs, LLC, acquired Inbound Marketing Summit

synopsis: New Marketing Labs, LLC, creators and producers of the New Marketing Summit, announced the acquisition of the Inbound Marketing Summit conference. The combination of these two market-leading programs will bring the best in thought leadership together for three events throughout the US.
buyer: New Marketing Labs, LLC
New Marketing Labs is dedicated to solving organizations' online marketing and social media challenges. Offered through its groundbreaking Project Dogfood methodology, New Marketing Labs uses the best of new methods in content marketing, listening, blogger outreach, and community management. "
target: Inbound Marketing Summit
The Inbound Marketing Summit is designed with the client and the service provider in mind. Sessions and presentations are highly interactive so marketing executives from the client side will find valuable ideas and action-oriented information.
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closed 1/8/2008 via BusinessWire

Viad Corp, acquired Becker Group

synopsis: Viad Corp completed the acquisition of The Becker Group, Ltd., on January 4, 2008 for $24.3 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Viad’s 2008 income.
buyer: Viad Corp (VVI:$1,204.97)
Viad is an S&P SmallCap 600 company comprised of businesses that provide high-quality, place-based marketing services in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United Arab Emirates, as well as travel and recreation services in the United States and Canada. "
target: Becker Group
Becker Group, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is an experiential marketing company specializing in creating immersive, entertaining attractions and brand-based experiences for clients and venues including, retail centers, movie studios, museums, leading consumer brands and casinos.
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closed 9/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of AberdeenGroup, Inc. AberdeenGroup, Inc., is a Boston, MA-based provider of technology market research, intelligence, and demand generation services.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target parent: TL Ventures
target: Aberdeen Group
AberdeenGroup, Inc. provides fact-based research and insights focused on the global, technology-driven value chain. Aberdeen’s benchmarking, market and solution assessments, sales acceleration programs, and conferences support Global 5000 value chain and technology executives.
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closed 9/15/2006 via

The Yankee Group, acquired Trendsmedia, Inc.

synopsis: Yankee Group Research Inc announced that it acquired Trendsmedia, Inc., a premier integrated media firm serving emerging technology markets. The acquisition will accelerate Yankee Group's growth and expand its reach in global connectivity issues, helping network builders, operators and users navigate revolutionary change.
buyer parent: Alta Communications
buyer: The Yankee Group
The Yankee Group is a global leader in communications and networking research and consulting. Spanning numerous industries, the company provides strategic planning assistance, technology and market forecasting, and cross-industry analysis to support a wide range of clients on a worldwide basis. "
target: Trendsmedia, Inc.
Trendsmedia is an integrated media firm serving emerging technology markets. Founded by media veterans, our mission is to help business and technology executives stay ahead of major technology trends that are likely to impact their businesses significantly within the next few years.
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closed 6/6/2006 via Company Press Release

AD-EX International, acquired Marathon Exhibits

synopsis: AD-EX International, a premier global provider of comprehensive exhibition and event marketing products and services, today announced it has acquired Marathon Exhibits, a market-leading developer of innovative exhibit environments that enhance client brands. Marathon Exhibits, will now be known as AD-EX International-West.
buyer: AD-EX International
AD-EX is a premier global provider of comprehensive exhibition and event marketing products and services. Founded in 1978, AD-EX International has solidified its position as one of the world's most successful and respected exhibition and event marketing companies. "
target: Marathon Exhibits
From its inception in October 2002, Marathon Exhibits quickly established itself as a leader of creative exhibition and event marketing solutions for visionary companies, including: Axiom, DreamWorks, Energy Solutions, Fisher Price, Kicker, LANDesk, Mattel, Melaleuca, Medicity, Miramar Systems.
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closed 1/11/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired MediaLive International, Inc.

synopsis: CMP Media today announced that it has acquired MediaLive International's Technology Media Group, including a premier portfolio of events, conferences and publications.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target parent: Thomas Weisel Partners, LLC
target: MediaLive International, Inc.
MediaLive International is a media and marketing company that drives the advancement of technology in business. MediaLive International's products and services encompass the IT industry's largest exhibitions.
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$65
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closed 12/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Hansen Gray & Co., Inc., acquired NAPPTour, Inc.

synopsis: Hansen Gray & Company, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of NAPP Tour, Inc., a development stage event management and marketing company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
buyer: Hansen Gray & Co., Inc.
Hansen Gray & Company's investment model reflects a deep-seated belief that value is created by focusing on a few key fundamentals: solid management, operational excellence, a sound, long-term investment plan and optimal capital structures. "
target: NAPPTour, Inc.
NAPPTour, Inc., a development stage event management and marketing company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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closed 9/15/2005 via Company Press Release

JD Events, acquired KioskCom

synopsis: JD Events announced today that it has acquired the semi-annual KioskCom events from IQPC. KioskCom, now entering its 10th year, has developed into the world's leading event for companies, organizations and individuals looking to gain the knowledge necessary to implement, maintain and upgrade a kiosk program, regardless of industry or company size.
buyer: JD Events
JD Events is dedicated to the creation of targeted and innovative industry-leading events that deliver results. The company brings together highly qualified buying audiences, education-rich content and high-level networking opportunities. "
target: KioskCom
KioskCom™ is dedicated to providing practical, detailed information specific to the interactive self-service kiosk technology arena. Now in its 9th year organizing conferences and Trade Shows centered on interactive self-service kiosk technology, KioskCom™ has developed into the world's leading eve
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closed 6/6/2005 via BNC Analysis

dmg world media ltd, purchased Bathrooms & Kitchens portfolio from Quantum Business Media

synopsis: dmg world media announced that it has acquired the Bathrooms & Kitchens portfolio of Quantum Business Media Ltd. Four products comprise this portfolio: the Bathrooms & Kitchens Expo; Bathrooms & Kitchens Magazine; Bathrooms & Kitchens Directory (annual); and Bathrooms & Kitchens Industry Awards.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: Quantum Business Media
Quantum Business Media is one of the fastest growing business media companies in the UK. Our business delivers multiple media solutions for marketeers by delivering compelling experiences for content consumers. We operate in a wide range of markets, including the hospitality, media and retail secto
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closed 1/25/2005 via BusinessWire

dmg world media ltd, acquired AD:TECH

synopsis: dmg world media announced today that it has acquired the AD:TECH trade exhibitions from JD Events. Focusing exclusively on interactive marketing, this series of annual conferences and exhibitions includes events held in San Francisco, Chicago and New York as well as new shows to be launched in London and Shanghai in 2005.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
target parent: JD Events
target: AD:TECH
AD:TECH was launched in 1996, to serve the interactive marketing sector. These events comprise both a conference and exhibition featuring up to 200 exhibitors. ad:tech is an interactive advertising and technology conference dedicated to connecting all sides of today’s brand marketing landscape.
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closed 11/23/2016 via Company Press Release

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired RFID Journal

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC, a leading business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of the RFID Journal LIVE! event from RFID Journal, LLC. RFID Journal LIVE! is the world’s largest and most important event focused on radio frequency identification (RFID).
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target: RFID Journal
RFID Journal was launched on Mar. 1, 2002, as the world's first independent media company devoted solely to radio frequency identification and its many business applications. RFID Journal LIVE! is RFID Journal's annual executive conference and exhibition, and the most important RFID event worldwide.
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closed 6/28/2022 via BusinessWire

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired Advertising Week

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets comprising the business known as Advertising Week from Stillwell Partners. Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Stillwell Partners
target: Advertising Week
Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
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closed 7/13/2022 via BusinessWire

NY NOW, acquired Bulletin Inc

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc., the owner and organizer of NY NOW®, the wholesale market for retail where brands, buyers, and designers gather to connect and discover, announced the acquisition of Bulletin Inc, a wholesale marketplace connecting over 3,000 independent brands with over 26,000+ retailers.
buyer parent: Emerald Holding, Inc.
buyer: NY NOW
NY NOW® is the wholesale market for retail where brands, buyers, and designers gather to connect and discover. "
target: Bulletin Inc
Bulletin’s wholesale marketplace connects 3,000 independent brands with over 26,000 online-only and omni-channel retailers all over the U.S.
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closed 6/28/2022 via BusinessWire

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired Advertising Week

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets comprising the business known as Advertising Week from Stillwell Partners. Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Stillwell Partners
target: Advertising Week
Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
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closed 1/4/2022 via Company Press Release

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired MJBiz

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc., a leader in building dynamic market platforms, has acquired MJBiz, a leading event producer and content platform for the Cannabis industry. MJBiz produces MJBizCon, the oldest B2B cannabis trade show in America. Their media brands include MJBizDaily, a cannabis news website; and MJBiz Magazine, a monthly cannabis magazine.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target: MJBiz
MJBiz is a leading event producer and content platform for the Cannabis industry. MJBiz produces MJBizCon, the oldest and leading B2B cannabis trade show in America. Their media brands include MJBizDaily, a cannabis news website; and MJBiz Magazine, a monthly cannabis magazine.
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closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. has acquired AV-iQ, the leading product database and integrator service provider in the Commercial AV Space. The acquisition further expands Emerald’s commitment to the AV Market, adding a new resource to its current portfolio that includes that includes Commercial Integrator, TechDecisions, and CE Pro.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Future plc
target: AV-iQ
AV-iQ is the largest, most comprehensive database of AV product information ever assembled and delivers that information with powerful search tools. AV installers, designers, architects and sales professional have come to trust AV-iQ as the fastest and best way to begin their projects.
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closed 8/18/2021 via Company Press Release

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired The Wedding School

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Wedding School, a member-based wedding photography education platform. The Wedding School offers wedding photographers a dynamic online learning and community environment, providing them the insights, education and inspiration they need to build successful wedding photography businesses.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target: The Wedding School
The Wedding School is a membership-based online learning platform that enables its members to build and sustain a successful wedding photography business. For aspiring wedding photographers, The Wedding School offers concise training, education in critical business skills, and a network of support.
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closed 1/6/2021 via BusinessWire

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired PlumRiver LLC

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of PlumRiver LLC , a leading international provider of software-as-a-service technology through its Elastic Suite solution. Elastic Suite’s platform streamlines the wholesale buying process for both brands and retail buyers.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target: PlumRiver LLC
PlumRiver is a leading provider of globally adopted B2B ecommerce and digital merchandising solutions, serving the unique business needs of world-class manufacturers and retailers.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Shop Eat Surf

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, the owner of Surf Expo, Outdoor Retailer, and more than 50 other B2B trade shows, has acquired Shop Eat Surf, an online platform that provides an unbiased daily news service for the action sports industry and its executives.
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: Shop Eat Surf
Shop Eat Surf is an online platform that provides a daily news service for action sports executives. Using their skills as professional business journalists and editors, Shop Eat Surf tailors its content to provide timely news and insights.
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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 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired Bicycle Retailer

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the publisher of VeloNews, has acquired Bicycle Retailer & Industry News from Emerald Expositions. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: Bicycle Retailer
Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Boutique Design New York

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show producer, has acquired Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and its related assets from ST Media Group International, a producer of publications, websites and events for the visual communication markets. BNDY is a trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals.
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 parent: ST Media Group International Inc.
target: Boutique Design New York
Boutique Design New York (BDNY) is a trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals. BDNY brings interior designers, architects, purchasing agents and hospitality property owners together with manufacturers and marketers of exceptional design elements for hospitality interiors.
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closed 8/21/2018 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Technology Brands from EH Media

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, Inc., a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show, event and conference producer, announced the acquisition of a leading technology event and a group of complementary technology intelligence brands from EH Media.
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. "
seller: EH Media
EH Media has a powerful portfolio of B2C and B2B media products that reach their highly-engaged audiences. The Technology Brands from EH Media include Total Tech Summit, CEPro, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales & Integration and Campus Safety.
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closed 11/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Connecting Point Marketing Group

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, a leading US business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG). CPMG organizes and hosts nine senior executive level business-intensive trade events focused on innovation for the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, grocery and retail industries.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: Connecting Point Marketing Group
Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG) organizes and hosts trade Events for executives in the retail, restaurant, healthcare and hotel industries for innovation. Each Event is conducted in a business-intensive format that optimizes strategic interaction.
price ($mm)
$37
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closed 11/23/2016 via Company Press Release

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired RFID Journal

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC, a leading business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of the RFID Journal LIVE! event from RFID Journal, LLC. RFID Journal LIVE! is the world’s largest and most important event focused on radio frequency identification (RFID).
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target: RFID Journal
RFID Journal was launched on Mar. 1, 2002, as the world's first independent media company devoted solely to radio frequency identification and its many business applications. RFID Journal LIVE! is RFID Journal's annual executive conference and exhibition, and the most important RFID event worldwide.
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closed 8/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Swim Collective and Active Collective

synopsis: Emerald Expositions scooped up a few more trade shows with the acquisition of the Swim Collective and Active Collective events from their founder Shannon Leggett. Swim Collective is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target: Swim Collective and Active Collective
Swim Collective, created in 2010 and now held seasonally twice a year, is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective, launched in 2014 and also held twice a year, is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show and has built a national reputation.
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closed 3/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired International Pizza Expo and Pizza Today from Macfadden Communications. International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in the market.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today
International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in this market. Operating in the $40 billion pizza restaurant industry, International Pizza Expo is the fastest growing foodservice show.
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closed 3/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Three Tradeshows from Vendome Group, LLC

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired several leading brands in the healthcare and senior living design market from Vendome Group, LLC. Based in Cleveland, OH, these brands are Healthcare Design Conference and Expo, Environments For Aging (EFA) and Construction SuperConference (CSC).
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
seller: Vendome Group, LLC
Healthcare Design Conference and Expo is focused on evidence-based design for healthcare facilities; Environments For Aging is focused on living environments for the aging population. Construction SuperConference is for lawyers providing advice in commercial construction markets.
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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Jewelers of America, acquired National Jeweler

synopsis: The operations of National Jeweler have transitioned from Emerald Expositions to Jewelers of America, the organizations announced. National Jeweler reaches the U.S. industry’s most important retailers through its daily news blasts, digital publication and website. Its news analysis identifies the trends that shape the industry.
buyer: Jewelers of America
Jewelers of America is the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, with a primary purpose to promote confidence in the jewelry industry. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: National Jeweler
National Jeweler reaches the U.S. industry’s most important retailers through its daily news blasts, digital publication and website, NationalJeweler.com. Its news analysis covers all the topics of importance to the retail community, disseminates trade and consumer research, and identifies trends.
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closed 1/15/2014 via Market Wire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired GLM

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Emerald Expositions, has completed its acquisition of George Little Management, LLC ("GLM") for $335 million. GLM operates several leading business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions, formerly Nielsen Expositions, is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified end markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
price ($mm)
$335
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closed 6/17/2013 via Market Wire

Onex Corporation, acquired Nielsen Expositions

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nielsen Expositions from its parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V., for $950 million in cash consideration. Nielsen Expositions is a leading operator of large, business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$2,374.00)
Onex is one of North America’s oldest and most successful private equity firms committed to acquiring and building high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. Onex manages investment platforms focused on private equity, real estate and credit securities. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites.
price ($mm)
$950
rev ($mm)
$183
EBITDA ($mm)
$94
EV / rev
5.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.1x
closed 1/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nielsen Expositions, acquired The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show

synopsis: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show and the Tailgating Industry Association has been acquired by Nielsen Expositions. The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is a premier trade event dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating products.
buyer parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
buyer: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites. "
target: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show
The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating product manufacturers, distributors, agents and retailers, and serves as the key order-writing event in the industry for licensed sports goods.
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closed 6/28/2022 via BusinessWire

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired Advertising Week

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets comprising the business known as Advertising Week from Stillwell Partners. Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Stillwell Partners
target: Advertising Week
Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
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closed 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Investment and Industrial Development Corporation, acquired WTC Binh Duong Company Limited

synopsis: Investment and Industrial Development Corporation, a Vietnam-based company primarily engaged in the industrial real estate development sector, has acquired WTC Binh Duong Company Limited from Becamex Infrastructure Development Joint Stock Company. WTC Binh Duong Company Limited conducts and organizes trade shows and seminars in Vietnam.
buyer: Investment and Industrial Development Corporation
Investment and Industrial Development Joint Stock Corp is a Vietnam-based company primarily engaged in the industrial real estate development sector. "
target parent: Becamex Infrastructure Development Joint Stock Company
target: WTC Binh Duong Company Limited
WTC Binh Duong Company Limited conducts and organizes trade shows and seminars. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Thu Dau Mot, Vietnam.
price ($mm)
$0.21
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announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Charterhouse Capital Partners, will acquire Tarsus Group plc

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

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire CloserStill

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

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

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

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

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

GL Events, acquired FISA S.A.

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

Terrapinn Holdings, acquired Science Media Partners Ltd

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

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired Trade Press Media Group

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

Mark Allen Group, acquired Comms Business

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Miles Publishing Limited, the publisher of the UK ICT magazine Comms Business. Comms Business is a monthly ICT magazine whose primary audience is resellers of ICT products and services. Comms Business also operates Channel Live, a leading ICT trade exhibition in the UK.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Comms Business
Comms Business is the leading media brand covering the UK’s ICT Channel, with a high quality market leading monthly business magazine, weekly e-newsletter and daily updated website. Comms Business also organizes events such as the Channel Live ICT trade exhibition.
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closed 8/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Global Sources

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd., a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China, announced the completion of the acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$484 [$375]
rev ($mm)
$152
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Clarion Events, Ltd.

synopsis: Private equity funds managed by Blackstone announce the acquisition of Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading independent events organisers, from private equity funds managed by Providence Equity Partners. Clarion operates and delivers over 180 events and exhibitions in more than 50 countries globally.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the world’s leading events organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947. In more recent times the firm has grown into a truly international business, with a portfolio of events and media brands across a range of vertical markets.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

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

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

United Business Media Limited, will acquire AllWorld Exhibitions

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

Bonnier Corporation, acquired Sand Sports Super Show

synopsis: Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the country, has acquired the Sand Sports Super Show, the world's premier sand sports trade show and consumer expo. The strategic acquisition solidifies Bonnier Corp.'s leadership in the off-road, sand sports and motorsports segments.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: Sand Sports Super Show
Sand Sports Super Show is an annual trade show and consumer expo where many sand sports fans gather in Costa Mesa, Calif., to experience the latest products and industry innovations. The event is fundamental in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lonsdale Capital Partners, acquired Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: Lonsdale Capital Partners, a private equity company, has acquired a majority stake in Ocean Media Group, a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
buyer: Lonsdale Capital Partners
Lonsdale Capital Partners operate exclusively at the smaller end of the private equity market. They look to invest in companies with an initial enterprise value of £10m to £50m. "
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
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announced 7/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

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

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

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

synopsis: Clarion, organiser of more than 200 leading events worldwide, has been sold to global asset management firm Providence Equity, a leading global investor specialising in media, communications, education and information industries.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organisers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses and enhance customer relationships and experiences.
price ($mm)
$307
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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Lombardi Media Corporation
Lombardi Media Corporation is a publishing and direct marketing company. The Corporation publishes consumer newsletters, books and information databases in print and on-line format for approximately 250,000 customers.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$16.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.00
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:CLCN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Creative Learning Corporation
Creative Learning Corporation is the owner and developer of the unique and highly successful franchised children’s enrichment programs Bricks 4 Kidz and Sew Fun Studios. The programs are based on the operation of after-school classes, summer and day camps, in-school workshops, and birthday parties.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.45
EBIT ($mm)
$0.33
Net Income ($mm)
$0.35
Employees
7
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Ticker: IEG.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$109.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.23
EBIT ($mm)
$16.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BONH.L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bonhill Group plc
Bonhill Group plc
Bonhill Group is a leading B2B media company in the UK. Bonhill provides Business Information, Live Events and Data & Insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity Business Communities. Their products and high-quality information leads to more informed decisions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$27.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
148
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Ticker: ASX:APX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appen
Appen
Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies to help them develop and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$445.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.61
EBIT ($mm)
$40.43
Net Income ($mm)
$29.65
Employees
1102
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Ticker: OTCPK:FBSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase is a web and database analytics company that offers a growing suite of tools to support B2B marketing and sales. The Fastbase platform gathers and displays detailed information on website visitors, including the name of the company and the contact information of company employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: TSE:7063
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adot Group
Adot Group
Headquartered in Japan, Adot Co., Ltd., is a production company that supports business with a focus on branding from a marketing perspective. Adot supports their clients’ dreams and aids with planning, design, consulting and PR.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$19.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.72
EBIT ($mm)
$1.70
Net Income ($mm)
$0.99
Employees
89
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Ticker: SGMZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SunGame Corporation
SunGame Corporation
SunGame Corporation is a Social Gaming and Social Media provider. Its offering includes Customized Social Games, Virtual Worlds, Virtual eWallets, Cross Platform solutions and Social Network Branding.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$0.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.11)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: OTCPK:RLBY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maslow Media Group, Inc.
Maslow Media Group, Inc.
Maslow Media Group is a provider of human capital management and media staffing solutions that leverage integration with customer systems using secure, cloud-based technology. Maslow has built a synergistic portfolio of staffing and technology companies to complement its services and solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$38.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.92
EBIT ($mm)
$0.91
Net Income ($mm)
$0.44
Employees
800
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Ticker: DB:IFS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infas Holding AG
Infas Holding Aktiengesellschaft is a German holding company engaged in the advertising and marketing sectors. The Company divides its activities into the two business segments: Marketing and Social Research, and Photographic news agency.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$34.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.36
EBIT ($mm)
$4.12
Net Income ($mm)
$2.62
Employees
168
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Ticker: BSE:532172
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Color Chips (India) Limited
Color Chips (India) is an integrated design solutions company. It is a Hyderabad-based 2D & 3D animation and syndication company with the largest training and production facility in India.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$0.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:FLN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$35.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: NYSE:SSTK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content - including images, videos and music - as well as innovative tools that power the creative process.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$789.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$155.65
EBIT ($mm)
$101.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$7,244.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,646.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,922.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$1,798.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$554.00
EBIT ($mm)
$208.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GL Events
GL Events
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,166.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$158.39
EBIT ($mm)
$98.85
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
4506
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Ticker: LSE:ASCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ascential plc
Ascential plc
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$349.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.40
EBIT ($mm)
($21.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NYSE:EEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emerald Expositions Inc.
Emerald Expositions Inc.
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.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$145.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($63.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: IEG.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$109.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.23
EBIT ($mm)
$16.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BONH.L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bonhill Group plc
Bonhill Group plc
Bonhill Group is a leading B2B media company in the UK. Bonhill provides Business Information, Live Events and Data & Insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity Business Communities. Their products and high-quality information leads to more informed decisions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$27.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
148
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$181.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($29.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($73.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
648
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Ticker: EB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eventbrite
Eventbrite
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$162.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($189.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($204.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1126
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hyve Group plc
Hyve Group plc
UK-based Hyve Group is a next-generation global events business whose purpose is to create unmissable events, where customers from all corners of the globe share extraordinary moments and shape industry innovation.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$72.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($46.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($85.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
772
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$35.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.91
EBIT ($mm)
$3.63
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$430.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$82.82
EBIT ($mm)
$45.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2420
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