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closed 7/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Wicks Business Information, LLC

synopsis: Summit Business Media, LLC, a leading business-to-business media and information company serving the insurance, financial and professional services markets, closed its acquisition of Wicks Business Information, a publishing and professional education company serving financial services, accounting and legal professionals in North America.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
target: Wicks Business Information, LLC
Wicks Business Information (WBI) is a business-to-business information company formed through a partnership of experienced publishing professionals and The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity investment firm.
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closed 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Newcom Media Inc., purchased Four Publications from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Newcom Media, one of Canada’s largest B2B media companies, announced its acquisition of Investment Executive, Finance et Investissement, Advisor’s Edge, and Conseiller from TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group. The four print and digital titles focus on the Financial Services industry in Canada.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family owned and operated, Newcom Media is Canada’s premier B2B publisher delivering information and marketing services to a wide variety of industries through magazines; websites; trade shows and events. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
Investment Executive, Finance et Investissement, Advisor’s Edge, and Conseiller are print and digital newspapers and magazines that focus on the Financial Services industry in Canada. The titles belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 12/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Business Week Group

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P., the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals, has completed the acquisition of BusinessWeek from The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. BusinessWeek is a global source of business insight that inspires leaders to turn ideas into action.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Business Week Group
The world’s most widely read business magazine, BusinessWeek is a vital resource readers worldwide who require insightful coverage and commentary to stay ahead of their competition.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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announced 11/27/2006 via Company Press Release

Incisive Media PLC, will acquire MSM International Limited

synopsis: Incisive Media plc, a leading provider of business information, has agreed to acquire the entire share capital of MSM International Limited for a cash consideration of £22.5m, representing £18.1m for the business and a pound for pound payment for net assets including cash.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online. "
target: MSM International Limited
MSM International Ltd focuses on the financial services sector and produces a number of targeted weekly and monthly magazines, plus accompanying web sites, exhibitions, conferences and annual awards events.
price ($mm)
$44
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
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closed 12/6/2006 via

Apax Partners, acquired Incisive Media PLC

synopsis: Private equity firm Apax has agreed to acquire Incisive Media in a cash deal that values the financial information provider at around 199 million pounds. Apax said it was paying 195 pence for each Incisive Media share, a premium of around 13 percent to Wednesday's close of 173p.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world. "
target: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online.
price ($mm)
$465
rev ($mm)
$126
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
closed 9/14/2005 via Company Press Release

Highline Media, LLC, purchased Wealth Manager magazine from Bloomberg L.P.

synopsis: Highline Media, a leading information provider to the financial and insurance industry, today announced that it has acquired Wealth Manager magazine from Bloomberg L.P. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries. "
seller: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information.
price ($mm)
$10
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closed 4/7/2010 via BusinessWire

DealFlow Media, Inc., acquired Doubledown Media LLC

synopsis: DealFlow Media Acquisition, Inc. announced the acquisition of assets of Doubledown Media LLC, including the global rights to publish and use Doubledown’s names. Included in the purchase are the assets relating to Trader Monthly, Dealmaker, and Corporate Leader magazines, amongst other Doubledown brands and products.
buyer: DealFlow Media, Inc.
DealFlow Media provides independent news and analysis for finance professionals. Founded in 2002, with offices in New York, California and Shanghai, the company publishes a variety of research and investment databases, as well as hosts in-person and web-based events. "
target: Doubledown Media LLC
Doubledown Media LLC is the New York-based publisher of Trader Monthly, Dealmaker, Private Air, Corporate Leader and the Cigar Report.
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$0.05
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announced 3/26/2021 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, will acquire Investor's Business Daily

synopsis: News Corp has agreed to acquire Investor’s Business Daily from O’Neil Capital Management. Investor's Business Daily is an American newspaper and website covering the stock market, international business, finance and economics. Founded in 1984 by William O'Neil as a print news publication, it is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$8,720.00)
News Corp is a global, diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers throughout the world. The company comprises businesses across a range of media. "
target parent: O’Neil Capital Management
target: Investor's Business Daily
Investor's Business Daily is an American newspaper and website covering the stock market, international business, finance and economics. Founded in 1984 by William O'Neil as a print news publication, it is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
price ($mm)
$275
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closed 6/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., acquired TheStreet, Inc.

synopsis: Maven, a coalition of content producers operating on a shared digital platform, announced it has acquired TheStreet, Inc. A subsidiary of Maven will acquire all of TheStreet's outstanding common shares. TheStreet is a financial news and information provider that distributes its content through online, social media, tablet, and mobile channels.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of content producers, from individual thought-leaders to world-leading independent publishers, operating on a shared digital publishing, advertising, and distribution platform and unified under a single media brand. "
target: TheStreet, Inc. (TST:$53.11)
TheStreet, Inc. is a leading financial news and information provider that distributes its content through online, social media, tablet, and mobile channels. The Company's network of brands includes TheStreet, RealMoney, RealMoney Pro, Stockpickr, Action Alerts PLUS, Options Profits, and more.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
$53
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
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closed 5/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Commodity Research Bureau, purchased Commodity Price Charts from Futures Magazine

synopsis: Commodity Research Bureau, a Barchart Company, and a leading provider of commodity market information announced the completed acquisition of Commodity Price Charts from Futures Magazine Group. The new flagship product, now branded as CRB PriceCharts, is a print publication focused on charting and technical analysis of financial futures, commodities
buyer parent: Barchart.com, Inc.
buyer: Commodity Research Bureau
Commodity Research Bureau was founded as a research firm covering the commodities markets. Today, CRB produces numerous printed and online products and services. With the most extensive and respected database in the industry, CRB caters to fund managers, institutions, as well as individual traders. "
seller parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
seller: Futures Magazine
Futures Magazine is read by futures, options, forex, stock and derivative traders who use technical analysis or fundamental information to make trading decisions. Futures Magazine educates its readers on using technical analysis tools.
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closed 2/2/2007 via Company Press Release

Vitesse Media plc, purchased What Investment magazine from Charterhouse Communications Plc.

synopsis: Vitesse Media plc, today announced the acquisition of What Investment magazine and a quarterly supplement What Investment Trust along with certain other assets from Charterhouse Communications plc for a net cash payment of £500,000. Five employees will be transferred to Vitesse Media with the assets.
buyer: Vitesse Media plc (AIM:BONH:$27.79)
Vitesse Media is a multimedia business with strong award-winning magazines, web titles and events, reaching thousands of entrepreneurs, investors and professional advisers. "
seller: Charterhouse Communications Plc.
Charterhouse Communications Group, based in London, is one of the largest independent financial publishing houses in the United Kingdom. Charterhouse publishes a comprehensive range of consumer and trade financial publications meeting a wide variety of advertiser and reader needs.
price ($mm)
$0.86
rev ($mm)
$2
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 2/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

Profideo SA, acquired La Tribune de L'assurance

synopsis: Profideo SA acquired La Tribune de l'Assurance SAS, a Rueil-Malmaison-based publisher of monthly magazines, from Wolters Kluwer France SAS, a unit of Wolters Kluwer NV. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Profideo SA
Founded in 2000, Profideo SA provides information services for the financial sector. It has graduatlly become an essential partner for those involved in banking and insurance that want real-time decision-making information that is clean, accurate and reliable. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: La Tribune de L'assurance
La Tribune de L'assurance is a monthly magazine for insurance professionals. Through records, surveys and articles, experts analyze the current economic, legal and technical sector in depth. The magazine is read by 86,000 readers and senior executives.
price ($mm)
$1.36
rev ($mm)
$2
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closed 1/6/2005 via

Highline Media, LLC, purchased Fraud International from MJM Investigations

synopsis: The National Underwriter Company, a division of Highline Media LLC, recently acquired the rights to Fraud International from Phil Peart and MJM Investigations.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Highline Media, LLC
The National Underwriter Company publishes more than 100 insurance and related business publications, including two weekly editions of The National Underwriter and an extensive catalog of products. With a mission ''To be the number one source of business information to the insurance and related ind "
seller: MJM Investigations
MJM Investigations, Inc. is recognized globally as the leader in the field of insurance investigations.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Intermediate Capital Group plc, acquired Pageant Media

synopsis: Intermediate Capital Group has acquired UK-based financial news, data, and events company Pageant Media. The company’s business model includes a membership program in which financial professionals pay an annual fee to receive news, information, and data, and attend invitation-only events.
buyer: Intermediate Capital Group plc (LSE:ICP:$576.62)
Intermediate Capital Group is a global alternative asset manager in private debt, credit and equity, with €42.6bn of assets (as at 31 December 2019) in third party funds and proprietary capital, principally in closed end funds. "
target: Pageant Media
Pageant Media is a global independent provider of business intelligence and insight, delivering content and events as well as performance data and investor data to four investment management areas: hedge funds, mutual funds, real estate and private equity.
price ($mm)
$163
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.9x
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Covenant Review, acquired CapitalStructure

synopsis: Covenant Review and its majority shareholder, Leeds Equity Partners announced the acquisition of CapitalStructure. London-based CapitalStructure is an independent provider of insightful first-to-market news on and analysis of the European sub-investment grade credit universe to a broad client base.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Covenant Review
Covenant Review, LLC conducts research on corporate bond covenants. It maintains a proprietary database of research reports on bond covenants. The company caters to mutual funds, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, and institutional asset managers. "
target: CapitalStructure
CapitalStructure is an independent provider of insightful first-to-market news on and analysis of the European sub-investment grade universe to a client base of fund managers, credit analysts, private equity sponsors, investment bankers, restructuring advisors, traders, lawyers and accountants.
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announced 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bonhill Group plc, will acquire Last Word Media

synopsis: Bonhill, a leading B2B media company in the UK, will acquire Last Word Media, a financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
buyer: Bonhill Group plc (AIM:BONH:$27.79)
Bonhill Group plc is a leading B2B media company in the UK. Bonhill provides Business Information, Live Events and Data & Insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity Business Communities. "
target: Last Word Media
Last Word is an independent financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.0x
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18.3x
closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Newcom Media Inc., acquired Canadian Insurance Top Broker

synopsis: Newcom Media Inc., one of Canada’s leading B2B media companies, is excited to announce its acquisition of Canadian Insurance Top Broker from TC Media. Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. It also includes an annual insurance event called the Top Broker Summit.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family-owned and operated, Newcom Media Inc. produces magazines, websites, trade shows and events for the automotive, bridal dental, insurance, meetings, supply chain and trucking markets. Headquartered in Toronto, the company has operations in Quebec and the U.S. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Canadian Insurance Top Broker
Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. The “CI Top Broker” family includes a monthly magazine, website, daily electronic newsletter, annual directories and the prestigious Top Broker Summit, an annual conference.
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announced 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, will acquire PEI Media

synopsis: Bridgepoint, an international private equity group, will acquire a majority stake in PEI Media, the global provider of insight, market-data and business conferences for professionals active in alternative asset class investment. PEI also publishes a portfolio of websites and associated magazines to deliver both breaking news and in-depth analysis.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.
price ($mm)
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$43
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Abacus Next, acquired OfficeTools

synopsis: AbacusNext, which provides case management and desktop-as-a-service cloud platforms to legal clients, has announced the acquisition of accounting practice management solutions provider OfficeTools. OfficeTools is the leading provider of practice management software and educational resources in the tax preparation and public accounting industry.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Abacus Next
Abacus Next® helps businesses with stringent security and compliance needs grow by providing Compliance-Ready™ turnkey technology solutions, allowing clients to leverage the power of cloud computing without the added challenges and expenses of managing complex IT infrastructures on their own. "
target: OfficeTools
OfficeTools is the leading provider of practice management software and educational resources in the tax preparation and public accounting industry. Their flagship application, WorkSpace™, combines a suite of core productivity and management features into an integrated solution.
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closed 7/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Wicks Business Information, LLC

synopsis: Summit Business Media, LLC, a leading business-to-business media and information company serving the insurance, financial and professional services markets, closed its acquisition of Wicks Business Information, a publishing and professional education company serving financial services, accounting and legal professionals in North America.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
target: Wicks Business Information, LLC
Wicks Business Information (WBI) is a business-to-business information company formed through a partnership of experienced publishing professionals and The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity investment firm.
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closed 3/6/2006 via Company Press Release

Wicks Business Information, LLC, acquired Executive Enterprise Institute LLC

synopsis: Wicks Business Information, LLC announced today that it has acquired assets of Executive Enterprise Institute, LLC, a leader in compliance and best practices live training, in a move that reinforces WBI’s commitment to meet the compliance and regulatory needs of the financial and corporate markets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Wicks Business Information, LLC
Wicks Business Information (WBI) is a business-to-business information company formed through a partnership of experienced publishing professionals and The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity investment firm. "
target: Executive Enterprise Institute LLC
EEI produces hundreds of high-level, focused conferences annually, primarily in the areas of corporate accounting and reporting; taxation; banking; finance; personnel and human resources; environmental issues and regulations; insurance; marketing; communications; energy; and healthcare.
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closed 9/30/2005 via Company Press Release

Wicks Business Information, LLC, acquired Credit Union Times

synopsis: Wicks Business Information, LLC announced today that it has acquired Credit Union Times from C. U. Times, Inc. Credit Union Times is the most widely read publication covering the thriving credit union industry. It is the industry’s primary source for timely news, feature stories, statistics, trend analysis and other valuable editorial content.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Wicks Business Information, LLC
Wicks Business Information (WBI) is a business-to-business information company formed through a partnership of experienced publishing professionals and The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity investment firm. "
target parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
target: Credit Union Times
The Credit Union Times is nationally distributed and continues to be published from its principal office in West Palm Beach, Florida. It has the highest paid circulation of any weekly publication in the market, and provides timely news coverage, insight and analysis on the credit union industry.
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closed 3/4/2002 via

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buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Wicks Business Information, LLC
Wicks Business Information (WBI) is a business-to-business information company formed through a partnership of experienced publishing professionals and The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity investment firm. "
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 7/17/2014 via BNC Analysis

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Investing in African Mining Indaba

synopsis: Summit Professional Networks (Summit) announced that it completed the sale of the Investing in African Mining Indaba to Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Investing in African Mining Indaba is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Investing in African Mining Indaba
Investing in African Mining Indaba is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. Investing in African Mining Indaba is the world’s largest mining investment conference, and the world’s third largest mining conference.
price ($mm)
$78
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closed 1/31/2013 via Folio: First Day

The Alpha Pages LLC, acquired Futures Magazine

synopsis: Summit Business Media is set to announce that it sold its Futures brand to The Alpha Pages llc, a Chicago-based financial media startup. Futures Magazine is a U.S.-based monthly magazine about commodity futures contracts, stocks, options, derivatives, and forex.
buyer: The Alpha Pages LLC
The Alpha Pages is a Chicago-based financial media startup. The Alpha Pages was founded by Kristin Fox and Jeff Joseph and will focus on the alternative investments market. "
target parent: Summit Business Media, LLC
target: Futures Magazine
Futures Magazine is a U.S.-based monthly magazine about commodity futures contracts, stocks, options, derivatives, and forex. It contains feature articles on the futures markets, with articles on industry issues, current market developments, trading techniques and strategies.
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closed 9/28/2011 via PE Hub

SNL Financial LC, acquired Highline Data LLC

synopsis: SNL Financial LC and Summit Business Media announced SNL’s acquisition of Highline Data, Summit’s insurance information services unit. As part of the acquisition, Highline Data’s clients will now have the ability to access SNL’s robust financial institutions database with detailed profiles on more than 20,000 U.S. financial institutions.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: SNL Financial LC
SNL Financial is a leading provider of financial information on more than 3,300 public companies and 50,000 private companies in the business sectors critical to the global economy: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate, Energy and Media & Communications. "
target parent: BMO Financial Group
target: Highline Data LLC
Highline Data uniquely meets the insurance and financial sectors’ needs for timely and comprehensive insurance industry financial and market data. The company publishes detailed financial information on more than 8,000 U.S. insurance companies.
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closed 7/31/2009 via BNC Analysis

Art Miami, LLC, acquired Art Miami, LLC

synopsis: Wind Point Partners-backed Summit Business Media has sold Art Miami LLC, an annual art fair in Miami, to its director Nick Korniloff, and two media industry executives. Art Miami has served as a venue for 95 major art galleries and more than 32,000 art collectors, enthusiasts and curators.
buyer: Art Miami, LLC
Art Miami, the City’s prestigious, long-running contemporary art fair showcases a wide variety of art from more than 100 leading national and international contemporary art galleries and prominent institutions. "
target parent: Wind Point Partners
target: Art Miami, LLC
Art Miami, the City’s prestigious, long-running contemporary art fair showcases a wide variety of art from more than 100 leading national and international contemporary art galleries and prominent institutions.
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closed 7/16/2008 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Wiesner Financial Media

synopsis: Summit Business Media announced the acquisition of WiesnerMedia's Financial Group of B2B media and marketing services, including Senior Market Advisor, Boomer Market Advisor, Benefits Selling and Bank Advisor magazines, as well as ProducersWEB.com , the fast-growing online destination for insurance agents.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Wiesner Publishing Inc.
target: Wiesner Financial Media
Wiesner Financial Media is the leading, independent source for information on sales and marketing techniques for insurance, financial and benefits advisors. Wiesner Financial Media publishes three magazines, as well as three Web sites and seven e-mail newsletters.
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closed 6/14/2007 via BtoBonline.com

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Agent Media Corporation

synopsis: Summit Business Media announced its acquisition of Agent Media Corp., a database and marketing company for the life, health and annuity segments of the insurance industry.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Post Capital Partners, LLC
target: Agent Media Corporation
Along with its extensive database, Agent Media has developed a collection of integrated media tools, including the Agent’s Sales Journal, the Agent’s Market Pack, Insurance Marketing magazine, Target Agent Lists, ProducerDirect, eProducer Connect, and more.
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closed 7/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Wicks Business Information, LLC

synopsis: Summit Business Media, LLC, a leading business-to-business media and information company serving the insurance, financial and professional services markets, closed its acquisition of Wicks Business Information, a publishing and professional education company serving financial services, accounting and legal professionals in North America.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
target: Wicks Business Information, LLC
Wicks Business Information (WBI) is a business-to-business information company formed through a partnership of experienced publishing professionals and The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity investment firm.
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closed 12/15/2006 via LBO Wire

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Judy Diamond Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Wind Point Partners' recently formed business-to-business platform Summit Business Media is quickly building up, and has done a third deal in less than a month, buying Judy Diamond Associates, a provider of marketing information for financial and insurance industries.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target: Judy Diamond Associates, Inc.
Judy Diamond Associates is the premiere publisher of health, welfare, pension and executive compensation data for the financial services and corporate markets. Our databases are recognized as "standards" in the industry along with our specialized research services and a library of copyrighted books.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Highline Media, LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Pfingsten Publishing LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
target: Pfingsten Publishing LLC
Pfingsten Publishing L.L.C. is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group; The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
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closed 7/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Wicks Business Information, LLC

synopsis: Summit Business Media, LLC, a leading business-to-business media and information company serving the insurance, financial and professional services markets, closed its acquisition of Wicks Business Information, a publishing and professional education company serving financial services, accounting and legal professionals in North America.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
target: Wicks Business Information, LLC
Wicks Business Information (WBI) is a business-to-business information company formed through a partnership of experienced publishing professionals and The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity investment firm.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paragon Partners GmbH, acquired Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Paragon Partners, one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe, acquired all shares of the WEKA Group, a leading provider of specialist information, software, further education & services for the DACH region and France.
buyer: Paragon Partners GmbH
Paragon Partners is an independent private equity company. The firm invests in mid-sized companies with a proven and sustainable business model. Its investments are primarily in the German speaking region but its perspective is international. "
target: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international specialist publishing company for administration and industry. WEKA is one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses in the world. The Group is based in Kissing, Germany and consists of 25 media companies in four European countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$280
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2020 via Forbes

Growth Catalyst Partners, acquired Government Executive Media Group

synopsis: Growth Catalyst Partners, a lower-middle market private equity firm, is acquiring a controlling stake in Government Executive Media Group, government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies.
buyer: Growth Catalyst Partners
Growth Catalyst Partners ("GCP") is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on information, marketing and tech-enabled services businesses. GCP’s strategy involves targeting growth segments of industries and identifying market leading companies with breakout potential. "
target parent: Atlantic Media Company
target: Government Executive Media Group
Government Executive is government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies. Their readers are the high-ranking civilian and military officials who are responsible for defending the nation.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, announced that it has acquired Questex, a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals.
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announced 1/30/2018 via Market Watch

Informa plc, will acquire United Business Media Limited

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has accepted a takeover offer from Informa plc, which the companies say will create the world's largest business-to-business events group. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,438 [$6,168]
rev ($mm)
$1,423
EBITDA ($mm)
$420
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
closed 8/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Global Sources

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd., a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China, announced the completion of the acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$484 [$375]
rev ($mm)
$152
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Crain Communications, Inc., acquired Crain Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Crain Communications chairman Keith Crain has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Crain Communications from Rance Crain, with Keith Crain and his family now owning 100 percent of the company. Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products. "
target: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$225
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/15/2016 via Reuters

Informa plc, will acquire Penton

synopsis: British business information group Informa Plc said it had agreed to buy U.S.-based information services company Penton. Penton's products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
price ($mm)
$1,545
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lonsdale Capital Partners, acquired Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: Lonsdale Capital Partners, a private equity company, has acquired a majority stake in Ocean Media Group, a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
buyer: Lonsdale Capital Partners
Lonsdale Capital Partners operate exclusively at the smaller end of the private equity market. They look to invest in companies with an initial enterprise value of £10m to £50m. "
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
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closed 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 9/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Questex Media Group Inc

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information and events company, announced that Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired the company in partnership with senior management.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
target: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. Quextex operates over 50 tradeshows, conferences, and other business events; they also have more than 100 business media and information products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

BC Partners, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners, the European private equity firm, together with management has acquired the leading global STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, from EQT Partners and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GICIC”) for approximately EUR 3.3 billion including performance components.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: EQT
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
price ($mm)
$4,423
rev ($mm)
$1,315
EBITDA ($mm)
$457
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.0x
closed 10/1/2012 via Folio: First Day

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

synopsis: Rockville, Maryland-based b-to-b media company Access Intelligence has purchased four of Penton Media's marketing brands. Included in the deal are Chief Marketer, Multichannel Merchant, Direct and PROMO and their associated events and digital components.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
seller parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
seller: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed.
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closed 9/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired ITBusinessEdge

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of IT Business Edge (ITBE), an online media and marketing company. The addition of ITBE allows QuinStreet to expand its reach and capabilities in delivering targeted, measurable marketing results to business to business technology marketers.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: ITBusinessEdge
IT Business Edge is an online media and marketing company that provides targeted content for senior business and technology decision makers, and measurable marketing programs for IT marketers.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

Profideo SA, acquired La Tribune de L'assurance

synopsis: Profideo SA acquired La Tribune de l'Assurance SAS, a Rueil-Malmaison-based publisher of monthly magazines, from Wolters Kluwer France SAS, a unit of Wolters Kluwer NV. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Profideo SA
Founded in 2000, Profideo SA provides information services for the financial sector. It has graduatlly become an essential partner for those involved in banking and insurance that want real-time decision-making information that is clean, accurate and reliable. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: La Tribune de L'assurance
La Tribune de L'assurance is a monthly magazine for insurance professionals. Through records, surveys and articles, experts analyze the current economic, legal and technical sector in depth. The magazine is read by 86,000 readers and senior executives.
price ($mm)
$1.36
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2010 via Company Press Release

Ten Alps plc, purchased Asian Assets from Reed Business Information

synopsis: Multimedia factual producer Ten Alps plc announces the formation of a majority-owned joint venture ("JV") company in Asia, and the acquisition by the JV of assets from Reed Business Information Asia.
buyer: Ten Alps plc (AIM:ZIN:$26.22)
Ten Alps provides content and advertising across all the media outlets simultaneously, including TV and radio programmes, websites, online TV, live events and over 600 specialist publications. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$687.20)
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 10/15/2007 via Company Press Release

AAC Capital Partners Holding BV., will acquire Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: AAC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Ocean Media Limited, the magazine publisher and exhibition organiser, from its current management team and institutional backers led by the Dublin based private equity firm, Ion Equity. Completion is subject to competition clearance.
buyer: AAC Capital Partners Holding BV.
AAC Capital Partners is a leading Northern European mid-market buyout firm with a unique regional footprint. We lead buy-outs within the €50-€500 million deal range in the consumer, industrial and services sector and target opportunities for majority stakes in profitable, cash-generative companies. "
target parent: Ion Equity Limited
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
price ($mm)
$220
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/17/2007 via LBO Wire

Prairie Capital, L.P., acquired M. Lee Smith Publishers & Printers LLC

synopsis: Prairie Capital has bought an 80% stake in M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC, a B2B publishing company it has backed as a mezzanine investor since 2005.
buyer: Prairie Capital, L.P.
An experienced provider of equity and junior capital, Prairie Capital makes equity and mezzanine investments of between $5 and $15 million, typically in support of companies undergoing an ownership change. "
target: M. Lee Smith Publishers & Printers LLC
Fortis Business Media, LLC provides newsletters, videos, software, books, and directories to attorneys, human resources professionals, and other business executives.The company’s products include legal publications, employment law, environmental law, directories.
price ($mm)
$35
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: DB:IFS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infas Holding AG
Infas Holding Aktiengesellschaft is a German holding company engaged in the advertising and marketing sectors. The Company divides its activities into the two business segments: Marketing and Social Research, and Photographic news agency.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$34.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.36
EBIT ($mm)
$4.12
Net Income ($mm)
$2.62
Employees
168
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Ticker: NYSE:SSTK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content - including images, videos and music - as well as innovative tools that power the creative process.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$719.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$143.81
EBIT ($mm)
$130.88
Net Income ($mm)
$107.43
Employees
967
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
En-Japan
en-Japan inc. provides online recruitment solutions in Japan. en-Japan operates various websites for job search and job change services. Their range of websites help people in their 20s to mid 30s and 40s find a job. Their websites also help people find temporary employment or part-time jobs.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$506.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$105.06
EBIT ($mm)
$87.96
Net Income ($mm)
$55.17
Employees
3547
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Ticker: TSE:2120
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lifull Co., Ltd.
Lifull Co., Ltd.
LIFULL Co., Ltd. is a company that operates real estate and housing information services. Its main service is the operation of LIFULL HOME'S, a website providing real estate and housing information, which provides the industry's most extensive library of property information in Japan.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$369.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.80
EBIT ($mm)
$45.82
Net Income ($mm)
$27.51
Employees
1297
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Ticker: TSE:2124
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JAC Recruitment
JAC Recruitment
Based in Japan, JAC Recruitment provides recruitment services mainly for middle management and specialists in all industries and occupations, including manufacturers, IT, healthcare, finance, consumer goods, services, and the Web.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$220.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.07
EBIT ($mm)
$55.53
Net Income ($mm)
$39.70
Employees
1467
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Ticker: FVRR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiverr
Based in Israel, Fiverr’s mission is to change how the world works together. The Fiverr platform helps connect businesses with freelancers offering digital services including graphic design, copywriting, voice overs and music and film editing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$163.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.76)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.76)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
419
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Ticker: TSE:3679
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZiGExN Co., Ltd.
ZIGExN engages in the life media platform business in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Human Resource, Real Estate, and Lifestyle. ZIGExN operates multiple websites that offer job searching, real estate rental, and moving services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$122.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.71
EBIT ($mm)
$38.27
Net Income ($mm)
$26.41
Employees
398
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Ticker: TSE:3966
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uzabase
Uzabase
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$45.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.19
EBIT ($mm)
$5.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.93
Employees
241
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Ticker: ASX:FLN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$35.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: AIM:BONH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$27.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
148
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Ticker: OTCPK:RCRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recruiter.com
Recruiter.com
Recruiter.com Group, Inc. is an AI- and video-enabled hiring platform with the world's largest network of recruiters. Businesses of all sizes recruit talent faster using the Recruiter.com platform, which is powered by virtual teams of on-demand recruiters and video and AI job-matching technology.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
270
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