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announced 10/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Annapolis Boat Shows, will acquire Annapolis Boat Shows

synopsis: Paul Jacobs, General Manager of the Annapolis Boat Shows, has announced that he and a team of four local business owners have a contract to purchase the Boat Shows from C. Edward Hartman II. The company is the premier producer of in-water boat shows.
buyer: Annapolis Boat Shows
Annapolis Boat Shows is the premier producer of in-water boat shows. Their boat shows give boaters the unique opportunity to board and inspect virtually every new model on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives about all aspects of buying and owning a boat. "
target: Annapolis Boat Shows
Annapolis Boat Shows is the premier producer of in-water boat shows. Their boat shows give boaters the unique opportunity to board and inspect virtually every new model on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives about all aspects of buying and owning a boat.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BusinessWire

GS Media & Events, purchased Eight Consumer Tradeshows from RJ Promotions

synopsis: GS Media & Events, which owns and operates more than 25 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout the United States, announced it has acquired eight consumer shows from RJ Promotions, Inc. The acquisition includes five RV and sport shows, two boating shows and one park and outdoor show.
buyer parent: Good Sam Club
buyer: GS Media & Events
GS Media & Events, a division of Good Sam Enterprises, LLC, owns and operates 23 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout North America. The company currently produces RV & camping shows, boat & marine shows, and powersports & ice fishing shows. "
seller: RJ Promotions
The acquisition includes eight tradeshows from RJ Promotions. They are the Des Moines Boat & Sport Show, Des Moines RV & Outdoor Show, Topeka Boat & Outdoor Show, Topeka RV & Sport Show, Overland Park & Outdoor Show, CO Springs RV & Outdoor Show, CO Spring RV & Travel Expo and the El Paso RV Show.
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announced 3/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, will acquire Show Management

synopsis: Publishing firm Informa plc said it has agreed to acquire Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, the operator of some of the largest yachting and boat shows in the U.S. Show Management is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wind Point Partners
target: Show Management
Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, produces five boat shows each year along with hundreds of special events throughout the year. They are based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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closed 5/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Fernhurst Books Limited, purchased 180 Nautical Titles from Wiley

synopsis: Fernhust Books announced that it has acquired assets from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s nautical consumer publishing program. Fernhurst acquired the digital and print assets for approximately 180 Wiley titles. Among the titles purchased are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
buyer: Fernhurst Books Limited
Fernhurst Books Limited is a new company which has been put together by a group of investors, comprising of skilled racers and experienced cruisers, as well as publishing professionals, to acquire the Wiley Nautical list. It will be based in Leamington Spa and managed by Jeremy Atkins. "
seller: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Among the 180 Wiley digital and print titles purchased from Wiley's consumer nautical publishing program are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
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closed 12/16/2009 via Company Press Release

National Marine Manufacturers Association, acquired New England Boat Show

synopsis: The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the acquisition of the New England Boat Show from North America Expositions Company as part of a larger strategic repositioning of its boat show portfolio.
buyer: National Marine Manufacturers Association
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80% of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. "
target parent: North American Expositions Co.
target: New England Boat Show
The New England Boat Show is oldest, largest and most respected boating marketplace in the Northeast. The New England Boat Show is held annually at the new, state of the art, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC).
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closed 6/20/2008 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Events, purchased 3 RV and boating consumer shows from Mid-America Expositions

synopsis: Affinity Events, a division of Venture, CA-based Affinity, has acquired 12 RV and boating consumer shows. Three were acquired from Kansas City, MO-based Mid-America Expositions Inc.
buyer parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
buyer: Affinity Events
Affinity Events currently produces shows serving the RV, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and ice fishing markets. Affinity Events is the largest affinity marketing, media and retail company serving the RV market. "
seller: Mid-America Expositions
Kansas City, MO-based Mid-America Expositions Inc. is the owner and operator of events and expositions focused on RVs and boating.
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closed 6/20/2008 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Events, purchased 9 RV and boating consumer shows from Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: Affinity Events, a division of Venture, CA-based Affinity, has acquired 12 RV and boating consumer shows. Nine of the events were acquired from Spring Lake, NJ-based MAC Events LLC.
buyer parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
buyer: Affinity Events
Affinity Events currently produces shows serving the RV, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and ice fishing markets. Affinity Events is the largest affinity marketing, media and retail company serving the RV market. "
seller: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. has been producing high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets since 1966. We have successfully introduced hundreds of thousands of businesses to interested consumers, helping to develop long-term relationships.
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closed 4/19/2006 via BNC Analysis

HPJ Media Ventures Management LLC, acquired Perfect Vision Media Group

synopsis: San Francisco publishing group has purchased Perfect Vision Media Group, the Miami Beach based publisher of LRM, Las Olas and International Yachtsman magazines. The business was sold to HPJ Media Ventures Fund which publishes several resort titles located mainly in the Rock Mountain region.
buyer: HPJ Media Ventures Management LLC
HPJ focuses on the media and communications industries and invests primarily in early- and middle-stage companies. HPJ makes strategic investments where the depth and expertise of its affiliated consulting group can add significant value. "
target: Perfect Vision Media Group
Perfect Vision is a Miami Beach based publisher of Lincoln Road Magazine, Las Olas and International Yachtsman magazines.
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closed 12/16/2005 via Company Press Release

Affinity Group, Inc., acquired Royal Productions, Inc.

synopsis: The Affinity Group, Inc. (AGI) continues to build its consumer show business division with the acquisition of the consumer shows of Royal Productions, Inc., a Richmond, Virginia-based producer of 12 shows in the boat, home and garden, RV and camping markets.
buyer: Affinity Group, Inc.
Affinity Group, Inc. and our affiliated companies serve the safety, security, comfort, and convenience needs of the North American recreational vehicle market. The numerous magazines created by the AGI publications arm reach more than 6 million active and loyal RV owners and outdoor enthusiasts. "
target: Royal Productions, Inc.
Royal Productions, Inc., a Richmond, Virginia based promotions company founded in 1972, draws on more than 35 years of experience to bring the very best in boat shows, home and garden shows, and RV and camping shows to exhibitors and the public alike. Royal Productions prides itself on extending per
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closed 11/2/2017 via BusinessWire

Snag-A-Slip, acquired Marinalife

synopsis: Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, has acquired Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information and cruising concierge services. The move solidifies Snag-A-Slip as a leader in the boat slip reservation industry and boosts the company’s focus on concierge services and the overall customer experience.
buyer: Snag-A-Slip
Snag-A-Slip is a Baltimore-based company that connects boaters with available slips, while also showcasing marinas via digital channels in the same way that hotels are promoted digitally. "
target: Marinalife
Marinalife provides premium content and valuable services for all types of boaters. The Marinalife Cruising Club membership offers boaters access to detailed marina information, travel resources including trip itineraries and destination guides to make their next boating adventure stress-free.
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closed 10/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Harris Publishing Co., acquired Great Lakes Boating

synopsis: Great Lakes Boating magazine, which serves 5 million boaters on the Canadian and U.S. sides of the Great Lakes, was sold to Harris Publishing. Great Lakes Boating is a magazine for recreational boaters on the Great Lakes & freshwater seas east and west of the Mississippi River.
buyer: Harris Publishing Co.
Harris Publishing, Inc is a full service publishing company which includes 15 different niche publications and five specialty events in those niche areas. Harris Publishing is well known and respected in these industries for its writing, photography and design. "
target parent: Great Lakes Boating Federation
target: Great Lakes Boating
Great Lakes Boating is a magazine for recreational boaters on the Great Lakes & freshwater seas east and west of the Mississippi River. Great Lakes Boating magazine serves 5 million boaters on the Canadian and U.S. sides of the Great Lakes.
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closed 1/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Lepe Partners, Oakley Capital, Pembroke VCT Plc, acquired Boat International Media

synopsis: An investment consortium led by Pembroke VCT plc, announces the acquisition of Boat International Media, the leading global media group serving the superyacht industry. They publish the world's leading superyacht magazines, supplements and luxury books, organise high quality events, and provide digital media services to owners and professionals.
buyer: Oakley Capital (OCL:$88.88)
buyer: Pembroke VCT Plc
buyer: Lepe Partners
Pembroke VCT plc is a new venture capital trust. Oakley Capital Limited is an asset management and financial advisory business. Lepe Partners is an independent merchant bank focused on helping media and consumer entrepreneurs and business leaders unlock growth. "
target parent: August Equity Ltd.
target: Boat International Media
Boat International is the leading global media group serving the superyacht industry. They publish the world's leading superyacht magazines, supplements and luxury books, organise high quality events, and provide digital media services to owners and professionals in the superyacht industry.
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closed 6/26/2007 via

International Yachtsman merged with Wave South Florida LLC,

synopsis: Wave, the premier nautical lifestyle company, owned in part by The McClatchy Company, is delighted to announce a merger with HPJ Media Venture's International Yachtsman, the exclusive lifestyle publication of the yachting elite.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Wave South Florida LLC
Wave is the premier nautical lifestyle publication that covers everything on, in and around the water produced by an award-winning team of editors, writers, photographers and artists who are strategically located throughout the world. "
target parent: HPJ Media Ventures Management LLC
target: International Yachtsman
International Yachtsman travels the world's shipyards, luxury yachts and bustling harbors of great and ancient cities to bring the world of yachting one step closer. Readers get acquainted with all aspects of yachting.
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closed 12/18/2006 via Company Press Release

August Equity Ltd., acquired Boat International Publications Ltd.

synopsis: August Equity Limited has today announced a £29 million management buy-out of Boat International Media Limited. Boat International is the world's leading publisher of superyacht magazines. August Equity provided £13.4 million of equity funding through its managed funds, whilst the balance of the equity was funded by the management team.
buyer: August Equity Ltd.
August Equity (formerly Kleinwort Capital) is an independent private equity firm investing in UK medium sized companies valued between 10 million and 100 million in 4 sectors: Healthcare, Media, Specialist Manufacturing and Technology. "
target: Boat International Publications Ltd.
Boat International is the leading global media group serving the superyacht industry. We publish the world's leading superyacht magazines, supplements and luxury books, organise high quality events, and provide digital media services to owners and professionals in the superyacht industry.
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closed 10/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachts Magazine

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired Yachts magazine, a leading luxury yachting publication, adding another consumer enthusiast magazine title to its growing portfolio of magazines, consumer shows, books and internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yachts Magazine
Yachts is a 10-year-old bi-monthly publication with BPA audited circulation of 49,000. Readers are typically owners of yachts 60 feet in length or more ranging upward in price from $2 million to well over $100 million dollars. The magazine has sister editions in France, Croatia, Italy, and Russia.
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announced 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire Groupe La Centrale

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a premier private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Groupe La Centrale, a leading provider of car classifieds in France, from Axel Springer. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac, and MaVoitureCash.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier asset management firm with over $44 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Providence has invested in more than 170 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education, software, and services industries. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Groupe La Centrale
Groupe La Centrale is the French leader in auto, motorcycle, and boat content in the field of classified ads and editorials. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac and MaVoitureCash.
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announced 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Forum Communications Company, will acquire Scuttlebutt Magazine

synopsis: Forum Communications Company, or FCC, has announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Scuttlebutt magazine owned by Bromeland Publishing. Scuttlebutt is a monthly magazine. The magazine has approximately 25,000 readers. Published in Blue Earth, Minnesota, this magazine is a well-respected consumer publication.
buyer: Forum Communications Company
Forum Communications Company is a multimedia news company with locations across ND, SD, MN and WI. They have over 1,700 employees that work towards a common goal, delivering quality products and information to their clients and viewers. "
target parent: Bromeland Publishing, Inc.
target: Scuttlebutt Magazine
Scuttlebutt is a monthly magazine. The magazine has approximately 25,000 readers. Published in Blue Earth, Minnesota, this magazine is a well-respected consumer publication. The parent company of the magazine is Bromeland Publishing, Inc.
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closed 10/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Egmont Tidskrifter AB, purchased Boating Magazines from LRF Media AB

synopsis: Egmont Magazines has acquired Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine. Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine are well-established brands with a loyal readership around Sweden. They test new and second-hand sail- and motorboats, check out new motors and accessories, report on boat fairs around the world, write about smart solutions, and more.
buyer: Egmont Tidskrifter AB
Egmont Magazines is a media company with strong brands and dedicated employees. They create content-rich magazine, magazines, websites and events and communicate with readers who have ardent interests in different areas. "
seller parent: Lantbrukarnas Riksforbund
seller: LRF Media AB
Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine are well-established brands with a loyal readership around Sweden. They test new and second-hand sail- and motorboats, check out new motors and accessories, report on boat fairs around the world, write about smart solutions, and more.
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announced 10/6/2021 via PR Newswire

Boats Group, will acquire Boot24.com

synopsis: Boats Group, which owns and operates the leading online boating marketplaces around the world, will acquire Boot24.com, the online marine classifieds leader in Germany. Boot24.com offers over 30,000 new and used boats for sale, including motorboats, fishing boats, sailing boats, houseboats, and more.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Boats Group
Boats Group’s brands are the largest online boating marketplaces in the world and have been partners in the boating industry for nearly 20 years. Boats Group also provides marine businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions. "
target: Boot24.com
Boot24.com is the online marine classifieds leader in Germany. Boot24.com provides users with an easy way to buy and sell used and new boats. Their platform offers over 30,000 boats for sale, including motorboats, fishing boats, sailing boats, houseboats, and more.
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announced 12/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Permira, will acquire Boats Group

synopsis: Permira has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Boats Group, an online classifieds marketplace and technology provider for the recreational marine industry. Through its industry-leading brands and integrated suite of data, marketing software, and workflow tools, Boats Group’s global marketplaces connect millions of buyers and sellers of boats.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$50bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Boats Group
Boats Group’s brands are the largest online boating marketplaces in the world and have been partners in the boating industry for nearly 20 years. Boats Group also provides marine businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions.
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