Like OAG Worldwide Limited

closed 12/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., acquired OAG Worldwide Limited

synopsis: United Business Media plc has acquired OAG Holdings Ltd on behalf of its wholly-owned subsidiary Commonwealth Business Media for a total cash consideration of GBP2.5m.
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 parent: Electra Partners Europe
target: OAG Worldwide Limited
Best known for its flight guides, OAG offers essential travel information for easy use. Customers can access this information through a variety of media, ranging from portable pocket guides and desktop references in print and electronic format, to a customized travel information system.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Vitruvian Partners LLP, acquired OAG Worldwide Limited

synopsis: OAG, the world’s leading provider of flight information (schedules and status), announces that it has been acquired by Vitruvian Partners. Vitruvian is an independent private equity firm which specialises in middle-market buyouts and growth capital investments.
buyer: Vitruvian Partners LLP
Vitruvian Partners is an independent European private equity firm that invests in high-growth Dynamic Situations. They focus on asset-light companies in targeted sectors with strong, sustainable growth, and in companies driven by new competitive advantage, a transition in business model, or events. "
target parent: Electra Partners LLP
target: OAG Worldwide Limited
OAG is an air travel intelligence company that provides accurate, timely and actionable digital information and applications to the world’s airlines, airports, government agencies and travel-related service companies.
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closed 3/19/2014 via PR Newswire

FlightGlobal, acquired Innovata LLC

synopsis: Reed Business Information (RBI), a division of Reed Elsevier, announced it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Innovata LLC, a leading provider of airline schedules data, maps and tools for the global air travel market. Innovata will join RBI's aerospace information and data services business, Flightglobal.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: FlightGlobal
FlightGlobal is a media company that publishes magazines and newsletters related to aerospace, and create events for aerospace and aviation companies. They also offer platforms that provide data on aircrafts and airlines. The company is based in the United Kingdom. "
target: Innovata LLC
Innovata is a leading source of airline schedules data covering more than 800 carriers worldwide and is a strategic partner of IATA, the trade association for the world's airlines.
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closed 8/15/2018 via Company Press Release

DroneLife, acquired Droneflyers.com

synopsis: DroneLife is pleased to announce the addition of DroneFlyers.com to their drone-focused ecosystem. DroneFlyers.com was founded in 2013 by veteran web and technology publisher Craig Issod, and has become one of the leading sources of information for the consumer end of the drone marketplace.
buyer: DroneLife
DRONELIFE was founded in 2013 by Ziff-Davis alumni Alan Phllips, has become a trusted news source for the commercial, industrial and consumer field of drones. "
target: Droneflyers.com
DroneFlyers.com was founded in 2013 by veteran web and technology publisher Craig Issod, and has become one of the leading sources of information for the consumer end of the drone marketplace.
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closed 6/19/2013 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor LLC, acquired GateGuru, Inc.

synopsis: TripAdvisor, Inc. announced it has acquired GateGuru, the leading mobile resource for flight and airport information around the world. With GateGuru, flyers can view detailed maps and insights on stores, restaurants, amenities and gate locations, combined with weather forecasts, estimated security wait times and real-time flight status info.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: TripAdvisor LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: GateGuru, Inc.
GateGuru is a new tool to transform the chaotic and unfamiliar airport environment into a more satisfying experience before and after flights, and during layovers. GateGuru serves as the leading light to locate the best food, shopping and service options within any airport at the touch of a button.
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announced 7/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Yuko Yuko Holdings Inc., will acquire Yuko Yuko Corporation

synopsis: Recruit Holdings announced that it will transfer all shares of its wholly owned subsidiary Yuko Yuko Corporation to Yuko Yuko Holdings Inc. in which Unison Capital, Inc., Fukuoka Capital Partners Co., Ltd. and Shizuoka Capital Co., Ltd., as well as Dentsu Inc. plan to jointly invest. Yuko Yuko Corporation publishes travel information magazines.
buyer: Yuko Yuko Holdings Inc.
Yuko Yuko Holdings Inc. is a holding company formed for the acquisition and holding of Yuko Yuko shares, in which funds and other entities operated by each of Unison Capital, Inc., Fukuoka Capital Partners Co., Ltd. and Shizuoka Capital Co., Ltd., as well as Dentsu Inc. plan to jointly invest. "
target parent: Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd.
target: Yuko Yuko Corporation
Yuko Yuko Corporation publishes travel information magazines. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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$190
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closed 7/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Expedia, Inc., acquired Trover

synopsis: Online travel agency Expedia has acquired Trover, an app and website where people share their travel photos. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
buyer: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE:$7,026.00)
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations® and more. "
target: Trover
Trover is the app for travelers. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
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closed 2/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Easyvoyage International, acquired Dealchecker.co.uk

synopsis: EasyVoyage paid Euro 10 million to buy fellow travel players Dealchecker and TravelJungle. EasyVoyage will not disclose how much is being paid for each individual business, but the Euro 10 million outlay also includes acquiring FSI Travel, a digital marketing agency which focuses mostly on tour operator businesses.
buyer: Easyvoyage International
Easyvoyage operates Easyvoyage.com, an internet portal, which offers information on travel and tourism. The company is based in Paris, France. "
target parent: DMC Digital Limited
target: Dealchecker.co.uk
Dealchecker.co.uk is an independent service that helps customers find the best travel and money deals. They are not a travel agent or finance provider - they offer a free service that shows real prices from many of the UK's top travel and financial booking engines.
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$14
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closed 5/6/2010 via Company Description

Kayak.com, acquired swoodoo GmbH

synopsis: KAYAK (kayak.com), the world’s leading travel search engine, announced the acquisition of Munich-based swoodoo (swoodoo.com), Germany’s leading flight and hotel search site.
buyer: Kayak.com (NASDAQ:KYA:$0.00)
Kayak.com is the world's leading travel search website. It searches and displays information from various travel sites, which include prices and itineraries from airlines, hotels, rental car companies, and cruise lines. "
target: swoodoo GmbH
Founded in 2006, Munich-based Swoodoo.com is Germany's leading flight and hotel search site.
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closed 8/20/2007 via PR Newswire

10Best, Inc., acquired The Content Works

synopsis: 10Best, Inc., the world's leading provider of unbiased online travel content, today announced the acquisition of The Content Works Ltd., a London-based provider of multi- language, customized print and online travel content.
buyer: 10Best, Inc.
10Best, Inc. provides unbiased travel advice to more than 40 million travelers each year, through its consumer site 10Best.com, and its "Virtual Concierge" business application that is licensed by some of the leading brands in the travel industry. "
target: The Content Works
Originally established in 2002, The Content Works has steadily become a leading provider of custom print travel guide content and technology solutions through its extensive worldwide network of travel writers, editors, and translators.
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closed 10/31/2006 via BusinessWire

SideStep, Inc, acquired TravelPost.com Inc.

synopsis: SideStep, Inc., the Internet's leading travel search company, announced the completion of its acquisition of TravelPost.com the largest independently owned site for hotel reviews and ratings. The transaction was finalized on Tuesday, October 31, 2006.
buyer: SideStep, Inc
SideStep, the Internet's leading travel search company, delivers the most comprehensive selection of travel choices at the best prices to more than five million consumers each month. "
target: TravelPost.com Inc.
TravelPost.com is the independent and impartial source for unbiased hotel reviews and hotel ratings and travel advisory services. The site features over 250,000 hotel reviews and candid hotel photos posted by real travelers and is one of the fastest growing travel resources on the web.
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closed 8/31/2006 via BusinessWire

Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp., acquired Phoenix International Publishing

synopsis: Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp., an aggregator of diversified vacation sellers, has acquired Phoenix International Publishing, the U.K.'s leading publisher of consumer magazines and guides about travel to the U.S. and Canada. The acquisition was effective on August 31, 2006.
buyer: Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp.
Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp. is focused on building a network of diversified vacation sellers with a range of products that can be cross-sold to an extensive customer base. "
target: Phoenix International Publishing
Phoenix International Publishing is the UK's leading publisher of consumer and trade publications about travel to the US and Canada. The company can trace its roots back to 1980, and the company's two principals each has over twenty-five years of travel industry experience in the UK, USA and Canada.
price ($mm)
$2.15
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$2
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closed 4/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Wikitravel

synopsis: ernet Brands, Inc, a leading operator of media and e-commerce sites for "large ticket" consumer purchases, today announced the acquisition of Wikitravel (www.wikitravel.org) and World66 (www.world66.com), two leading community travel guides of up-to-date, traveler-focused content.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: Wikitravel
Wikitravel is creating a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable worldwide travel guide written by its online community. The site was inspired by Wikipedia.org, the free encyclopedia that is quickly becoming one of the Web's most popular resources.
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closed 4/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired World66

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc, a leading operator of media and e-commerce sites for "large ticket" consumer purchases, today announced the acquisition of Wikitravel (www.wikitravel.org) and World66 (www.world66.com), two leading community travel guides of up-to-date, traveler-focused content.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: World66
World66 is one of the most complete travel resources on the Internet, thanks to nearly 80,000 articles on more than 19,000 destinations all over the world.
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closed 11/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Local Matters, Inc., acquired AreaGuides.net

synopsis: Local Matters, Inc., today furthered its strategy to deliver added revenue opportunities to Yellow Pages publishers with the acquisition of AreaGuides.net, an aggregator of local and vertical content with more than 3 million unique visitors a month and a consumer traffic profile ranked in the top 15 of local directories.
buyer: Local Matters, Inc.
Local Matters, Inc. is a media technology solutions provider and specialized online media publisher focused on the local search industry. It offers solutions that enable consumers to search for local content both online and through voice-based directory assistance. "
target: AreaGuides.net
AreaGuides was designed to generate high-quality traffic by offering context for consumers searching for travel and relocation information about local markets they planned to visit or move to.
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closed 10/22/2021 via PR Newswire

klarna AB, acquired Inspirock, Inc.

synopsis: Klarna, a leading global retail bank, payments and shopping service, has acquired Inspirock, an online trip planner that enables consumers to quickly and easily explore a destination's offerings and create personalized itineraries utilizing local expertise and artificial intelligence.
buyer: klarna AB
Based in Sweden, Klarna is one of Europe’s largest banks and provides payment solutions for 85 million consumers. Klarna offers direct payments, pay after delivery options and installment plans in a smooth one-click purchase experience that lets consumers pay when and how they prefer to. "
target: Inspirock, Inc.
Inspirock is an online trip planner that enables consumers to quickly and easily explore a destination's offerings and create personalized itineraries utilizing local expertise and artificial intelligence.
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announced 12/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Red Ventures, LLC, will acquire Lonely Planet

synopsis: Red Ventures, a platform of digital businesses, has acquired Lonely Planet, a leading global travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand from NC2 Media. Lonely Planet has produced over 150 million travel guidebooks, reaches 186 million people annually, and covers 22,000 destinations around the world.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures has a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Red Ventures owns and operates several large brands including CNET, Healthline Media, The Points Guy, Bankrate and Allconnect.com. "
target parent: NC2 Media
target: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973.
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announced 7/22/2020 via AP - Associated Press

Howard Jonas, will acquire CTM Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: IDW Media Holdings, Inc., an integrated multi-media company, announced that it has agreed to sell CTM Media Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, to IDW’s Chairman, Howard Jonas. CTM Media Group, Inc. distributes visitor and tourism information in North America.
buyer: Howard Jonas
Howard Jonas is the Chairman of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. Mr. Jonas founded IDT Corporation, IDW's former parent company, in August 1990, and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since its inception. "
target parent: IDW Media Holdings
target: CTM Media Group, Inc.
CTM Media Group, Inc. distributes visitor and tourism information in North America. Its marketing approach includes brochure distribution, publishing, visitor fun cards, in-marketing digital, printing services, graphic design services, and mobile visitor information centers.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired ArrivalGuides

synopsis: Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guidebooks, city guides, and maps, has acquired ArrivalGuides, the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
buyer parent: NC2 Media
buyer: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice. "
target parent: Eniro AB
target: ArrivalGuides
ArrivalGuides is the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
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closed 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

HolidayCheck AG, acquired Beach-Inspector GmbH

synopsis: HolidayCheck, a leading travel website, has acquired the main assets of Beach-Inspector GmbH, the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
buyer: HolidayCheck AG (DB:HOC:$162.04)
HolidayCheck is a leading travel website where users can easily find and book their perfect holiday and share their holiday experience. They are based in Switzerland. "
target: Beach-Inspector GmbH
Beach-Inspector is the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Vitruvian Partners LLP, acquired OAG Worldwide Limited

synopsis: OAG, the world’s leading provider of flight information (schedules and status), announces that it has been acquired by Vitruvian Partners. Vitruvian is an independent private equity firm which specialises in middle-market buyouts and growth capital investments.
buyer: Vitruvian Partners LLP
Vitruvian Partners is an independent European private equity firm that invests in high-growth Dynamic Situations. They focus on asset-light companies in targeted sectors with strong, sustainable growth, and in companies driven by new competitive advantage, a transition in business model, or events. "
target parent: Electra Partners LLP
target: OAG Worldwide Limited
OAG is an air travel intelligence company that provides accurate, timely and actionable digital information and applications to the world’s airlines, airports, government agencies and travel-related service companies.
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closed 1/20/2015 via PR Newswire

OAG Worldwide Limited, acquired FlightView Inc.

synopsis: OAG, the market leader in flight schedules and related analytics, is strengthening its position at the forefront of the expanding market for real-time flight status information with the acquisition of leading Boston-based real-time flight information solutions provider FlightView Inc.
buyer: OAG Worldwide Limited
OAG (Original Airline Guides) has the knowledge, experience and capability to provide reliable, high quality, up-to-the-minute aviation data, offering essential information and innovative travel planning solutions. OAG provides solutions for the aviation, air cargo logistics and travel communities. "
target: FlightView Inc.
FlightView is the recognized leader in providing the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industry, incorporating advanced visualization techniques and innovative new technologies to meet their customers' varied needs.
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closed 12/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., acquired OAG Worldwide Limited

synopsis: United Business Media plc has acquired OAG Holdings Ltd on behalf of its wholly-owned subsidiary Commonwealth Business Media for a total cash consideration of GBP2.5m.
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 parent: Electra Partners Europe
target: OAG Worldwide Limited
Best known for its flight guides, OAG offers essential travel information for easy use. Customers can access this information through a variety of media, ranging from portable pocket guides and desktop references in print and electronic format, to a customized travel information system.
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announced 11/12/2014 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., will acquire JOC Group

synopsis: IHS Inc. a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire JOC Group Inc., the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events for trade, transportation and logistics professionals worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: Electra Partners LLP
target: JOC Group
JOC Group Inc. is the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events covering the global container shipping and logistics market. JOC Group Inc. provides access, intelligence, insight and support through their two online, print and events products, PIERS and JOC.
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closed 2/28/2008 via PR Newswire

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., purchased MRO forecast data division from AeroStrategy

synopsis: Commonwealth Business Media, leading provider of trade, transportation, and travel information, news and intelligence to global businesses, announced that it has acquired AeroStrategy's MRO forecast data division.
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. "
seller: AeroStrategy
AeroStrategy delivers informed, high-quality strategic consulting services to a varied roster of global clients. Our team of consultants offers a rare combination of industry knowledge and classic consulting skills to solve client problems thoroughly, practically, and cost-effectively.
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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 12/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., acquired OAG Worldwide Limited

synopsis: United Business Media plc has acquired OAG Holdings Ltd on behalf of its wholly-owned subsidiary Commonwealth Business Media for a total cash consideration of GBP2.5m.
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 parent: Electra Partners Europe
target: OAG Worldwide Limited
Best known for its flight guides, OAG offers essential travel information for easy use. Customers can access this information through a variety of media, ranging from portable pocket guides and desktop references in print and electronic format, to a customized travel information system.
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closed 7/5/2006 via PR Newswire

United Business Media PLC, acquired Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced that it has acquired Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. for a cash consideration of $152m. The acquisition of Commonwealth provides UBM with a strong position in a new vertical, the international trade and transportation business intelligence market.
buyer: United Business Media PLC (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target parent: Bariston Partners, LLC
target: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. publishes directories, databases and magazines in the transportation, international trade, classical music and commercial credit markets.
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closed 3/23/2005 via PR Newswire

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., acquired BACK Aviation Solutions

synopsis: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. announced today the acquisition of BACK Aviation Solutions (BACK), a leading provider of aviation and air transportation information. BACK's comprehensive product portfolio includes information services, strategic and technical consulting, custom research and forecasting and asset management services.
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: BACK Aviation Solutions
BACK Aviation Solutions (BACK) specializes in providing strategic and technical consulting and data information services to the aviation industry. The firms maintain the world’s largest value-added transportation data collection, comprising more than twenty years of data history, and also provide a
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closed 5/18/2004 via PR Newswire

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., acquired Compass North America, Inc.

synopsis: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. announced today the acquisition of Compass North America, Inc., publisher of the Seaports of the Americas AAPA (American Association of Port Authorities) Annual Directory, the tri-annual AAPA Seaports Magazine, Georgia Ports Authority Guide & Directory ...
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: Compass North America, Inc.
Compass North America, Inc. was founded in 1993 by George Mihaiu. Since inception, the company has specialized in producing and publishing handbooks, directories and magazines, as well as providing marketing and information services for major port authorities and port industry associations. In addi
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closed 7/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Prime Creative Media Pty. Ltd., purchased Logistics Publications from The Intermedia Group

synopsis: Publisher Prime Creative Media has acquired trade publication MHD Supply Chain Solutions and sister website and e-newsletter Transport and Logistics News from Intermedia. MHD Supply Chain Solutions has been delivering readers supply chain information for more than 40 years.
buyer: Prime Creative Media Pty. Ltd.
Prime Creative Media is an independently owned media and marketing organisation operating from Melbourne, Australia. Prime Creative Media publishes a range of niche magazine titles including Global Coffee Review, the world premium coffee industry magazine. "
seller: The Intermedia Group
The logistics publications include MHD Supply Chain Solutions and its sister website and e-newsletter Transport and Logistics News. MHD Supply Chain Solutions has been delivering readers supply chain information for more than 40 years.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

DVV Media Group, acquired Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

synopsis: DVV Media Group, the publisher of Air Cargo News, has acquired Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI), the leading magazine and website serving the logistics sector for over-dimensional and/or heavy cargoes.
buyer parent: Rhei­nisch Post Mediengruppe
buyer: DVV Media Group
Based in Germany, DVV Media Group has been a partner for logistics and related technology sectors. They publish newspapers, magazines, and books, and operate more than 35 websites and portals. They cover sectors of transport, logistics, maritime technology, rail technology, travel, and meetings. "
target: Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International
Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) is the leading magazine and website serving the logistics sector for over-dimensional and/or heavy cargoes.
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closed 12/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

ITE Group, Plc., acquired Breakbulk Holdco U.K. Ltd.

synopsis: Exhibition organiser ITE Group Plc announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ITE Enterprises Ltd, has acquired Breakbulk Holdco UK Ltd and its subsidiary companies from Electra backed, AXIO Data Group. Breakbulk is the only business-to-business multi-media platform devoted solely to the breakbulk and project-cargo industry.
buyer: ITE Group, Plc. (LSE:ITE:$144.35)
ITE Group creates marketplaces for business by organizing leading trade exhibitions and conferences in growing and developing markets. The group organizes over 250 trade exhibitions and conferences each year in 15 countries and employs over 1000 staff in 28 offices worldwide. "
target parent: AXIO Data Group
target: Breakbulk Holdco U.K. Ltd.
Breakbulk is the only business-to-business multi-media platform devoted solely to the breakbulk and project-cargo industry. Breakbulk delivers meaningful, in-depth information that helps readers of the magazine and visitors to its web site, do their jobs better.
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announced 11/12/2014 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., will acquire JOC Group

synopsis: IHS Inc. a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire JOC Group Inc., the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events for trade, transportation and logistics professionals worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: Electra Partners LLP
target: JOC Group
JOC Group Inc. is the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events covering the global container shipping and logistics market. JOC Group Inc. provides access, intelligence, insight and support through their two online, print and events products, PIERS and JOC.
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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 7/5/2006 via PR Newswire

United Business Media PLC, acquired Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced that it has acquired Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. for a cash consideration of $152m. The acquisition of Commonwealth provides UBM with a strong position in a new vertical, the international trade and transportation business intelligence market.
buyer: United Business Media PLC (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target parent: Bariston Partners, LLC
target: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. publishes directories, databases and magazines in the transportation, international trade, classical music and commercial credit markets.
price ($mm)
$152
rev ($mm)
$56
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 10/26/2005 via Company Press Release

Centaur Media plc, purchased logistics magazines and awards from UK Transport Press Ltd.

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Supply Chain Business and Logistics Europe, magazines for logistics and supply chain professionals both in the UK and Europe. It has also acquired the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards that is complementary to Logistics Europe.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller: UK Transport Press Ltd.
UK Transport Press Limited (UKTP) is a leading publishing consultancy specialising in revenue generation programmes and strategic marketing. A central focus is on logistics and supply chain sectors across a range of European media clients.
price ($mm)
$0.62
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/27/2018 via BusinessWire

E2Open, Inc., acquired Inttra

synopsis: E2open has completed the acquisition of INTTRA, the leading ocean shipping network, software and information provider. The combination of INTTRA’s ocean carrier and shipper network with E2open’s industry leading business network will create a unified global logistics and supply chain network.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: E2Open, Inc. (EOPN:$0.00)
E2open is the one place, in the cloud, to run a supply chain, powered by the world’s largest direct business network and a broad portfolio of next generation solutions including Sourcing & Procurement, Quality & Traceability, Inventory Visibility & Optimization and Channel Data Management. "
target parent: ABS Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Inttra
INTTRA is the largest neutral electronic transaction software platform and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry. INTTRA's innovative products empower their customers to trade with multiple parties and leverage ocean industry information to improve their business.
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announced 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

UBM Aviation Routes Ltd, will acquire Network USA Event

synopsis: Flightglobal and UBM Live have struck a deal under which the Network USA event will be merged into Routes Americas. Network USA is the largest route planning and networking event in North America. Attendees from North America and beyond meet to identify new opportunities, renew relationships and get an update on all critical planning issues.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Aviation Routes Ltd
UBM Aviation Routes organizes world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums. The Routes America business is focused entirely on aviation route development and the company's portfolio includes events, media and online businesses. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Network USA Event
Network USA is the largest route planning and networking event in North America. Attendees from North America and beyond meet to identify new opportunities, renew relationships and get an update on all critical planning issues.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Boyne Capital Partners, acquired AC Business Media

synopsis: Boyne Capital has partnered with management to acquire AC Business Media, Inc., a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, equipment rental, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, and digital and data-driven marketing verticals.
buyer: Boyne Capital Partners
Boyne Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Boyne has successfully invested in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others. "
target: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets.
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closed 12/21/2007 via BNC Analysis

CMP Information Ltd, acquired Intermodal S.A.

synopsis: CMP Information Ltd. entered into an agreement to acquire Intermodal South America Trade Show.
buyer: CMP Information Ltd
Operating internationally, CMP Information provides professional media solutions to around 20 industry sectors. Its products include exhibitions, conferences, awards events, magazines, data and information products and websites. "
target: Intermodal S.A.
Intermodal S.A. operates as an intermodal transportation event company serving the Latin American region and offers events that attract exhibitors and attendees from the international transportation and logistics industries.
price ($mm)
$6.74
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

WiseTech Global, acquired Cargoguide International B.V.

synopsis: WiseTech Global Limited announced the acquisition of global rate management solution provider Cargoguide, a leading provider of global air freight rate management solutions. Headquartered in Utrecht, Cargoguide provides its rate management solutions to customers across 84 countries including to DHL, Expeditors, UPS, DSV, and more.
buyer: WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC:$235.38)
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Their flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 34 billion data transactions annually. "
target: Cargoguide International B.V.
Headquartered in Utrecht, Cargoguide provides its rate management solutions to customers across 84 countries including to DHL, Expeditors, UPS, DSV, Geodis, Panalpina, Kuehne + Nagel, Schenker, Toll and Yusen and many other leading global freight forwarders and logistics providers.
price ($mm)
$5.57
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

WiseTech Global, acquired CargoSphere

synopsis: WiseTech Global Limited announced the acquisition of US-based CargoSphere, a leading provider of global ocean freight rate management solutions. Headquartered in North Carolina, CargoSphere’s advanced rate management platform ensures frictionless rate distribution and efficient access to confidential ocean freight rates.
buyer: WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC:$235.38)
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Their flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 34 billion data transactions annually. "
target: CargoSphere
Headquartered in North Carolina, CargoSphere’s advanced rate management platform ensures frictionless rate distribution and efficient access to confidential ocean freight rates.
price ($mm)
$9.28
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA

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