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closed 8/20/2002 via PR Newswire

Cygnus Business Media, acquired AS3

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business to-business media company, announced it has acquired AS3, the Aviation Services and Suppliers Super Show from The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's leading business publications, tradeshows, conferences, websites, online products and custom marketing capabilities enhance brand identity, generate sales leads, and build product awareness as they strengthen customer/client relationships. "
target: AS3
The GOAL of AS3 is to provide a one-of-a-kind forum for companies, serving the aviation aftermarket service industry, to forge new business relationships and broaden their client base. The economy and ever changing trends in business drive the General Aviation Industry forward to conquer new challe
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closed 10/25/2017 via PR Web

Drone World Expo merged with Commercial UAV Expo,

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced that they have acquired Drone World Expo from JD Events. Drone World Expo will merge with the Commercial UAV Expo to create the largest and most important commercial drone event in North America. Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Commercial UAV Expo
Commercial UAV Expo is North America’s leading trade show and conference for the commercial drone market. The international Exhibition includes drone airframe manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software developers and service companies. "
target parent: JD Events
target: Drone World Expo
Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology. Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to business and environmental challenges.
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closed 12/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Viad Corp, acquired FlyOver Canada

synopsis: Viad Corp announced that it has expanded its Travel & Recreation Group with the acquisition of the FlyOver Canada business. FlyOver Canada is a virtual flight ride attraction that showcases some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring scenery from coast to coast.
buyer: Viad Corp (VVI:$1,204.97)
Viad is an S&P SmallCap 600 company. Viad operates through its Marketing & Events Group, composed of Global Experience Specialists and affiliates, and its Travel & Recreation Group, composed of Brewster Travel Canada, Glacier Park, Inc. and Alaska Denali Travel. "
target: FlyOver Canada
FlyOver Canada is a virtual flight ride attraction that showcases some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring scenery from coast to coast.
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closed 8/12/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired The Route Development Group Limited

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired The Route Development Group Limited (RDG) from its private shareholders on behalf of UBM Aviation for £8 million in cash and a further deferred consideration of up to £1.3 million payable over the next two years.
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: The Route Development Group Limited
The Route Development Group Limited (RDG) operates a global series of must-attend aviation route development and network planning events as well as a supporting consultancy business from its headquarters in Manchester, UK.
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closed 5/1/2008 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Avionics Expo Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, has acquired Avionics Expo Limited, a U.K. company which owns and produces Avionics, the leading global conference and exhibition for civil and military aerospace electronics. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: Avionics Expo Limited
Avionics has been held in the Amsterdam for the past four years with the most recent event held March 5-6, 2008 at the Passenger Air Terminal in Amsterdam. Avionics comprises a significant trade exhibition, two-day conference program, workshops, and technology demos serving over 1,400 attendees.
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closed 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Reed Business Information, acquired Commercial Aviation Media, Ltd.

synopsis: Reed Business Information completed the acquisition of the biweekly Commercial Aviation Report and monthly Commercial Aviation Value Report titles from London-based publisher Commercial Aviation Media. The titles will be merged into RBI’s Flight portfolio, which includes Flight International and Airline Business magazines.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: 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. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Commercial Aviation Media, Ltd.
Commercial Aviation Group is a publisher of magazines for aviation professionals including Commercial Aviation Report and monthly Commercial Aviation Value Report. They also runs two annual trade show, The US Valuation Conference and The European Aviation Conference for the same market.
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closed 6/7/2016 via BusinessWire

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

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

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Northstar Travel Media, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, a leading business-information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has been acquired by the Wicks Group. Northstar, a $60 million company based in Secaucus, New Jersey, serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive.
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closed 12/21/2016 via PE Hub

Upper Street Events Ltd, acquired Escape Events

synopsis: Upper Street Events has announced the acquisition of Escape Events, bringing the Adventure Travel Show, three Cruise Shows and the Olympia Historic Automobile Fair into the Upper Street Events portfolio. Escape Events is a unique events company, with a small team dedicated to creating high quality cost-effective exhibitions and events.
buyer parent: Livingbridge
buyer: Upper Street Events Ltd
Upper Street Events Ltd. is a leading UK-based consumer-focused events company. From cycling to dance and contemporary art to technology, Upper Street Events creates and organises innovative, premium and stylish consumer events. "
target: Escape Events
Escape Events is a unique events company, with a small team dedicated to building on an impressive track record creating high quality cost-effective exhibitions and events in niche consumer markets. Escape Events' portfolio includes Adventure Travel Show, and three Cruise Shows.
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announced 12/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Connect Meetings

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group, is pleased to announce the acquisition Connect Meetings, a market leading US business travel and meetings event organizer, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions.
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closed 2/27/2012 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Insight Media

synopsis: UBM acquires Insight Media Limited, an independent, business-to-business aviation communications company, founded in 1995. They produce of industry magazines, specialist publications, conferences and exhibition events, industry websites and community portals.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited 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: Insight Media
Insight Media is an independent, business-to-business aviation communications company, founded in 1995. They produce of industry magazines, specialist publications, conferences and exhibition events, industry websites and community portals.
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closed 1/4/2007 via PR Newswire

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., acquired Aviation Industry Group Ltd

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that its Commonwealth Business Media division has acquired the UK-based Aviation Industry Group Ltd for an initial cash consideration of GBP6m, with a further consideration of up to GBP1m being payable, depending on certain conditions being met.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. publishes directories, databases and magazines in the transportation, international trade, classical music and commercial credit markets. "
target: Aviation Industry Group Ltd
Aviation Industry Group is the holding company of Aviation Industry Conferences, Aviation Industry Press and Aviation Industry Exhibitions. As such, the Group offers a comprehensive presence and a broad range of promotional opportunities within the aviation and airline industries.
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closed 9/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, acquired Speednews

synopsis: Prism Business Media Inc. has acquired SpeedNews(R), Inc., a leading source of news and information for executives in the aviation industry since 1979. SpeedNews publishes multiple industry-leading market-intelligence newsletters and also produces a highly-regarded series of annual supplier conferences.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target: Speednews
SpeedNews produces four industry supplier conferences each year, designed for equipment manufacturers, marketing representatives, analysts and raw material suppliers.
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closed 3/5/2012 via PR Newswire

BlogWorld & New Media Expo, acquired Travel Blog Exchange

synopsis: The world's largest new media conference and tradeshow, BlogWorld & New Media Expo, announced its acquisition of TBEX, (Travel Blog Exchange), the world's largest travel blogging conference. TBEX '12 presented by BlogWorld will take place at the Keystone Resort & Convention Center in Keystone, Colorado, June 15-17.
buyer: BlogWorld & New Media Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media including: Blogging, Podcasting, Social Media, Online Video, Music, TV, Radio, Gaming, Entertainment and Communities. "
target: Travel Blog Exchange
The Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) conference has grown into the most popular annual gathering of bloggers, writers and new media content creators in the travel and lifestyle sphere today, attracting some of the world's best-known brands, as well as various tourism bureaus as sponsors.
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closed 5/8/2007 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, Inc., acquired SeatGuru

synopsis: TripAdvisor, LLC, the world's largest travel community and an operating company of Expedia, Inc. has acquired four travel media businesses, adding five travel community web domains. One of the recently acquired companies is SeatGuru.com. Terms are not being disclosed.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, Inc. (TRIP:$1,571.00)
TripAdvisor® Media Network, operated by TripAdvisor, LLC, attracts nearly 36 million monthly visitors across 15 popular brands. Collectively, the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network have won hundreds of awards and accolades from press and industry, worldwide. "
target: SeatGuru
SeatGuru operates seatguru.com. SeatGuru.com was launched in October 2001 with a single color-coded interactive airplane seating chart. SeatGuru offers a repository of useful airline information now featuring more than 275 airplane seatmaps from more than 40 different airlines.
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closed 8/20/2002 via PR Newswire

Cygnus Business Media, acquired AS3

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business to-business media company, announced it has acquired AS3, the Aviation Services and Suppliers Super Show from The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's leading business publications, tradeshows, conferences, websites, online products and custom marketing capabilities enhance brand identity, generate sales leads, and build product awareness as they strengthen customer/client relationships. "
target: AS3
The GOAL of AS3 is to provide a one-of-a-kind forum for companies, serving the aviation aftermarket service industry, to forge new business relationships and broaden their client base. The economy and ever changing trends in business drive the General Aviation Industry forward to conquer new challe
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closed 12/31/2014 via AP - Associated Press

SouthComm Communications, Inc., acquired Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Southcomm, Inc, a publishing and communications company, based in Nashville, Tenn, announced that it has acquired Cygnus Business Media. The purchase of Cygnus Business Media includes a variety of properties that reach the aviation, landscape and technology markets, providing integrated marketing solutions with print, digital and event properties.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm Communications, Inc. was formed in late 2007. The company is the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies, one of the largest publishing companies serving chambers of commerce. "
target: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media is an internationally-recognized business-to-business media company that provides comprehensive, integrated advertising and marketing programs. Its diverse portfolio serves various market categories and industries with print, digital products and live events.
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closed 11/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

SouthComm Communications, Inc., purchased Public Safety and Security Group from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media has sold a large group of tradeshows, website portals and publications to SouthComm, Inc. The properties sold include the Public Safety and Security Group. The sale also included Mass Transit, MassTransitMag.com, Professional Tool & Equipment News, Professional Distributor, Fleet Maintenance and VehicleServicePros.com.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm operates a diverse portfolio of print and online properties as well as a number of local and regional events. The company has weekly publications in Nashville, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Kansas City, Cincinnati, and Tampa as well the regional Medical News chain of papers. "
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Media's Public Safety and Security Group is made up of Firehouse, EMS World, Law Enforcement Technology, Security Technology Executive, Locksmith Ledger Intl., SecurityInfoWatch.com and more. Also part of the transaction is Mass Transit, Professional Tool & Equipment News and others.
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closed 10/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

SOLA Group, Inc, purchased Residential Construction Group from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Sola Group, Inc. has taken over Kitchen & Bath Design News' print, digital and event assets from Cygnus Business Media, which had operated the brand for almost 20 years. Sola also took ownership of Qualified Remodeler magazine and ForResidentialPros.com.
buyer: SOLA Group, Inc
Sola Group Inc, is a partnership of media professionals, headed up by Paul DeGrandis and Patrick O'Tooler, which brings decades of experience in the remodeling and home improvement industries. "
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's Residential Construction Group includes the magazines Kitchen & Bath Design News, Qualified Remodeler and the website ForResidentialPros.com.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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closed 8/5/2013 via PR Newswire

American Farm Bureau Federation, acquired IdeaG Group

synopsis: The American Farm Bureau Federation announced the acquisition of Cygnus Business Media's agricultural events and publications. The purchase includes five IDEAg branded farm shows – Minnesota Farmfest, Dakotafest, Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Northern Illinois Farm Show and the IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference.
buyer: American Farm Bureau Federation
American Farm Bureau Federation is the unified national voice of agriculture, working through their grassroots organizations to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: IdeaG Group
IDEAg includes five IDEAg branded farm shows, Minnesota Farmfest, Dakotafest, Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Northern Illinois Farm Show and the IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference. The business also publishes Feed & Grain Magazine and Case IH's Farm Forum magazine.
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closed 8/20/2010 via PR Newswire

Alliance Communications, Inc., purchased Fabricating & Metalworking Magazine from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced the sale of Fabricating & Metalworking to Alliance Communications, Inc. The publication is a well established and is considered to be a premiere voice of the metal manufacturing industry.
buyer: Alliance Communications, Inc.
Alliance Communications offers many ways you can prepare for communicating effectively. Their consulting services offer many options to provide you with a strategic plan, social media and new media strategic plan, crisis communications plan, branding workshop, article bank, and media training. "
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Fabricating & Metalworking (F&M) magazine provides essential information reaching fabricators and metalworkers from machinists and welders to engineers and managers providing a unique and distinctive connection.
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Source360 Media LLC, purchased Two Manufacturing Magazines from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced the sale of Industrial Machinery Digest and Total Industrial Plant Solutions advertising deck to Source360 Media LLC.
buyer: Source360 Media LLC
Source360 Media LLC is a publication company. It reaches job shops, machine shops, fabricating shops, machinery dealers and wholesalers, pipe and tube manufacturers, industrial warehouses and distribution centers, and retrofitting & rebuilding machine maintenance. "
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Industrial Machinery Digest is the only sectionalized mutlimedia trade publication serving the new and surplus machine tool market and Total Industrial Plant Solutions (TIPS) is the only independent card deck providing quality sales leads throughout multiple layers of the manufacturing industry.
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closed 7/5/2005 via Company Press Release

Cygnus Business Media, acquired Summer Communications, Incorporated

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media, which currently owns the fire service market’s top trade shows, magazine and website, announced it has acquired EMS Magazine, EMS Expo, Advanced Rescue Technology and Frontline First Responder magazines and their accompanying websites from Summer Communications and Expo Productions.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's leading business publications, tradeshows, conferences, websites, online products and custom marketing capabilities enhance brand identity, generate sales leads, and build product awareness as they strengthen customer/client relationships. "
target: Summer Communications, Incorporated
Summer Communications & Expo Productions, publish the leading magazines for EMS professionals & operate the largest standalone educational conference & trade show in the world for EMS professionals. Their flagship magazine is EMS Magazine, the Journal of Emergency Care, Rescue & Transportation.
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closed 3/1/2004 via BNC Analysis

Cygnus Business Media, purchased nine regional trade shows from Cornerstone Expositions, Inc.

synopsis: Continuing its torrid mergers and acquisitions pace, Cygnus Business Media announced Monday that it has acquired nine tradeshows from Cornerstone Expositions.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's leading business publications, tradeshows, conferences, websites, online products and custom marketing capabilities enhance brand identity, generate sales leads, and build product awareness as they strengthen customer/client relationships. "
seller: Cornerstone Expositions, Inc.
Cornerstone’s business model is focused on acquiring and consolidating small to medium tradeshow companies with properties that serve the wide horizontal niche of architecture, engineering, building & construction, and facilities management. Cornerstone is also seeking shows that serve specific, ve
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closed 1/28/2003 via Company Press Release

Cygnus Business Media, acquired Professional Trade Shows, Inc.

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business-to-business media company, announced today its Cygnus Expositions division has acquired Professional Trade Shows (PTS) from Ohio-based Penton Media, Inc.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's leading business publications, tradeshows, conferences, websites, online products and custom marketing capabilities enhance brand identity, generate sales leads, and build product awareness as they strengthen customer/client relationships. "
target parent: Penton Media, Inc.
target: Professional Trade Shows, Inc.
Professional Trade Shows has been producing shows for over 20 years and reaches hundreds of thousands of professionals who work in manufacturing plants, distribution centers, hospitals, warehouses, machine shops, office buildings, and government facilities.
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closed 8/20/2002 via PR Newswire

Cygnus Business Media, acquired AS3

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business to-business media company, announced it has acquired AS3, the Aviation Services and Suppliers Super Show from The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's leading business publications, tradeshows, conferences, websites, online products and custom marketing capabilities enhance brand identity, generate sales leads, and build product awareness as they strengthen customer/client relationships. "
target: AS3
The GOAL of AS3 is to provide a one-of-a-kind forum for companies, serving the aviation aftermarket service industry, to forge new business relationships and broaden their client base. The economy and ever changing trends in business drive the General Aviation Industry forward to conquer new challe
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announced 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

easyFairs, will acquire Futurebuild

synopsis: Easyfairs, a Belgium company that organizes and hosts live events, bringing communities together to visit the future, will acquire Futurebuild, a UK company that is the built environment event that unites the most forward-thinking companies and organizations.
buyer parent: Artexis Easyfairs
buyer: easyFairs
Headquartered in Belgium, Easyfairs organizes and hosts live events, bringing communities together to visit the future. The company currently organizes 220 events in 18 countries and manages 10 event venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden. "
target: Futurebuild
Headquartered in the UK, Futurebuild is the built environment event that unites the most forward-thinking companies and organisations with industry mobilisers who hold significant decision-making power and are committed to driving positive change in their sector, and beyond.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Contex Group, purchased Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,308.59)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 2/26/2019 via PE Hub

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company focused on the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo, a top trade show for the information security industry. The seller was MIS Training Institute.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Boathouse Capital
target: InfoSec World Conference and Expo
For 25 years information security professionals have recognized InfoSec World Conference & Expo as “The Business of Security” conference. InfoSec World Conference and Expo is the industry’s leading trade show, along with other cybersecurity events and services – collectively known as InfoSec World.
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Hanley Wood, LLC merged with Meyers LLC,

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm, announced its acquisitions and merger of Hanley Wood, the leading B2B media and information services company serving the U.S. residential construction industry, and Meyers Research, LLC, the leading provider of real-time market data and advisory services to the homebuilding industry.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Meyers LLC
Meyers Research is the housing industry’s leading provider of rich data for residential real estate development and new home construction and a leading advisor to the real estate development industry. "
target: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood is the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential, commercial design and construction industry. The company produces award-winning media, both digital and print, high –profile executive events, and strategic marketing solutions.
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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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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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announced 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Farm Journal Media, will purchase Agricultural Properties from Vance Publishing Corporation

synopsis: Farm Journal Media announced they have reached an agreement to purchase the agricultural properties from Vance Publishing Corporation. Vance's agricultural portfolio includes 21 leading websites, online databases, publications and trade shows in the produce, livestock, ag retailer and row crop markets.
buyer: Farm Journal Media
Farm Journal Media is the nation's leading agricultural media company. It publishes magazines, including its flagship magazine Farm Journal. It licenses industry data through its FarmReach database, publishes newsletters, produces large-scale live events and provides custom publishing services. "
seller: Vance Publishing Corporation
Vance is a B2B media, events and database enterprise. They provide industry news and resources for production agriculture, produce, beauty and salon, and professional woodworking industries via constantly updated websites, daily and weekly newsletters, weekly newspapers and monthly magazines.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Aviation Week & Space Technology, acquired MRO Network

synopsis: Aviation Week has announced its acquisition of MRO Network, a media outlet which gives a voice to the global MRO community, which will expand its position as the premier information services provider and event producer for the fast-growing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul segment.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Aviation Week & Space Technology is the world's most widely read aviation and aerospace magazine, with 107,000+ paying subscribers. Each week, AW&ST delivers news and analysis of technology, business and operations in every sector of the global industry: civil, military and space. "
target: MRO Network
MRO Network is a media outlet which gives a voice to the global MRO community: people working within commercial aviation engineering and maintenance at airlines, MROs, OEMs, lessors and financiers, suppliers and others allied to the field.
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closed 10/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Imago Techmedia Ltd.

synopsis: Imago Techmedia announces it has been acquired by Clarion Events, one of the most established independent events organisers in the UK. Founded in 2003, Imago Techmedia has successfully built a portfolio of industry leading technology events working in partnership with brands such as HP, Microsoft and Cisco.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: Imago Techmedia Ltd.
A specialist technology events company, Imago Techmedia prides itself on keeping pace with trends as well as emerging and maturing technologies. Founded in 2003, the company has built a portfolio of industry leading technology events working in with brands such as HP, Microsoft and Cisco.
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closed 9/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Urban Expositions

synopsis: Urban Expositions announced that Clarion Events Ltd. of the United Kingdom has become a majority partner in the company. Urban Expositions maintains its existing corporate identity, executive management team, staff, office locations, brands, and events with plans for collaboration on current as well as future events and acquisitions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: Urban Expositions
Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 36 events serving nine industry sectors, including Gift, Souvenir, Apparel, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Halloween & Party, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry.
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closed 12/31/2014 via AP - Associated Press

SouthComm Communications, Inc., acquired Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Southcomm, Inc, a publishing and communications company, based in Nashville, Tenn, announced that it has acquired Cygnus Business Media. The purchase of Cygnus Business Media includes a variety of properties that reach the aviation, landscape and technology markets, providing integrated marketing solutions with print, digital and event properties.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm Communications, Inc. was formed in late 2007. The company is the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies, one of the largest publishing companies serving chambers of commerce. "
target: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media is an internationally-recognized business-to-business media company that provides comprehensive, integrated advertising and marketing programs. Its diverse portfolio serves various market categories and industries with print, digital products and live events.
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closed 5/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired Expo CIHAC

synopsis: Business services provider UBM reported acquiring Expo CIHAC from Centro Impulsor de la Construcción y Habitación A.C. or CIHAC, the Mexican construction industry trade association. Expo CIHAC was introduced in 1989 and is currently among Mexico's ten largest tradeshows and the largest serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Expo CIHAC
Expo CIHAC is currently Mexico's largest tradeshow serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets. Expo CIHAC exhibitors span the industry including construction materials, machinery, hand and power tools, prefabricated building systems and technologies, financial services, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/10/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired SADA

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc announced the acquisition of SADA Uzmanlik Fuarlari A.S. SADA Uzmanlik Fuarlari A.S. organizes an event; Komatek, a construction equipment exhibition in Turkey.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: SADA
SADA Uzmanlik Fuarlari A.S. organizes an event; Komatek, a construction equipment exhibition in Turkey.
price ($mm)
$2.30*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/5/2013 via PR Newswire

American Farm Bureau Federation, acquired IdeaG Group

synopsis: The American Farm Bureau Federation announced the acquisition of Cygnus Business Media's agricultural events and publications. The purchase includes five IDEAg branded farm shows – Minnesota Farmfest, Dakotafest, Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Northern Illinois Farm Show and the IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference.
buyer: American Farm Bureau Federation
American Farm Bureau Federation is the unified national voice of agriculture, working through their grassroots organizations to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: IdeaG Group
IDEAg includes five IDEAg branded farm shows, Minnesota Farmfest, Dakotafest, Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Northern Illinois Farm Show and the IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference. The business also publishes Feed & Grain Magazine and Case IH's Farm Forum magazine.
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closed 5/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Hanley Wood, LLC, acquired Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

synopsis: As part of a strategic partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Hanley Wood has acquired the Greenbuild Conference & Expo. USGBC will continue to produce the event’s programming, including plenaries, education, the pre-conference sector summits and the USGBC Leadership Awards.
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood LLC is the premier media, information and marketing services company serving the real estate construction and design industries. It produces digital and print publications, e-Newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, Market Intelligence data and custom marketing solutions. "
target parent: The U.S. Green Building Council
target: Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Greenbuild features three days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city's green buildings.
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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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$25
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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 4/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

Diversified Business Communications, acquired Intelligent Exhibitions

synopsis: Diversified Business Communications UK has purchased Intelligent Exhibitions. Intelligent Exhibitions Limited operates as an exhibition and conference organizer that focuses on science and technology-based events in the United Kingdom and internationally.
buyer: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products. "
target: Intelligent Exhibitions
Intelligent Exhibitions is an international exhibition and conference organiser with a strong track record in delivering specialist, science and technology-focused international events.
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closed 11/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

UBM Asia, acquired Greenbuild Asia

synopsis: U.K.-based UBM acquired a 65-percent equity share in Eco Exhibitions Sdn Bhd – owner of sustainable building, design and construction trade show Greenbuild Asia. Greenbuild Asia’s founder and owner, Andrew Siow, will remain as a partner and managing director of the company. Greenbuild Asia will become a part of UBM Asia.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. It has over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. "
target: Greenbuild Asia
Greenbuild Asia Expo & Conference is the only proven tradeshow that delivers top level decision makers including building owners, factory managers, regulators, property developers, architects, specifiers, building consultants, interior designers, contractors and suppliers.
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closed 9/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Veronafiere, acquired Milanez & Milaneze

synopsis: Veronafiere announced the acquisition of 60 percent of Milanez & Milaneze. Milanez & Milaneze organizes the International Marble and Granite Fair. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Serra, Brazil.
buyer: Veronafiere
Veronafiere specialises in set-ups for exhibitions, shows, conventions and special events, including billboards and visual communication, multi-vision, design and integrated production of advertising graphics and photography. "
target: Milanez & Milaneze
Milanez & Milaneze has been the organizer of the International Marble and Granite Fair since the beginning on 1989.
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