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closed 2/21/2008 via PR Newswire

CMP Channel, acquired Vision Events International

synopsis: CMP Channel, the number one destination for technology vendors and marketers looking to reach the $390 billion solution provider channel, announced that it has acquired Vision Events(R), a division of Gartner, Inc., and a provider of specialized domestic and international face-to-face IT events.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Channel
Everything Channel is the global leader in Channel execution and serves as the one stop shop for Solution Providers and the hardware and software suppliers that engage with the indirect sales Channel, which drives 75 percent of all technology sales throughout the world. "
target parent: Gartner, Inc.
target: Vision Events International
Vision Events, a division of Gartner, Inc., is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring Resellers and End Users together with leading and emerging Vendors in Private Boardroom Appointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector.
price ($mm)
$11
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$21
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closed 10/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Imago Techmedia Ltd.

synopsis: Imago Techmedia announces it has been acquired by Clarion Events, one of the most established independent events organisers in the UK. Founded in 2003, Imago Techmedia has successfully built a portfolio of industry leading technology events working in partnership with brands such as HP, Microsoft and Cisco.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: Imago Techmedia Ltd.
A specialist technology events company, Imago Techmedia prides itself on keeping pace with trends as well as emerging and maturing technologies. Founded in 2003, the company has built a portfolio of industry leading technology events working in with brands such as HP, Microsoft and Cisco.
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closed 3/29/2017 via PR Newswire

China Oceanwide Holdings Group, IDG Capital Partners, acquired International Data Group

synopsis: China Oceanwide announced the close of the acquisition of International Data Group, Inc. ("IDG") on March 29. IDG is a world leader in market research and insights and was one of the first US IT companies to enter the Chinese market. IDG has created a host of leading technology and media brands and runs a successful venture investment business.
buyer: IDG Capital Partners
buyer: China Oceanwide Holdings Group (SEHK:715:$19.74)
China Oceanwide is an international conglomerate. It's businesses include financial services, real estate assets, media, technology and strategic investment. IDG Capital was one of the first foreign venture capital firms to enter the Chinese market and focus exclusively on Chinese companies. "
target: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide.
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closed 2/6/2012 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis Enterprise Group

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc. announced the purchase of certain Ziff Davis Enterprise media assets. The assets acquired include websites eWeek.com, CIOInsight.com, Baseline.com, ChannelInsider.com and WebBuyersGuide.com, among others, and one of the largest email and telephone subscriber databases in the business to business (B2B) technology space.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$495.34)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target parent: Bessemer Venture Partners
target: Ziff Davis Enterprise Group
Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc. is B2B technology’s trusted information resource. Millions of technology buyers rely on its brands for relevant, objective content to identify the right solutions for their organizations.
price ($mm)
$17
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closed 8/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, acquired The Enterprise Group

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Inc. has completed the sale of its Enterprise Group assets to Insight Venture Partners. The deal was valued at approximately $150 million in cash, plus a potential earn-out of up to $10 million. The Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is the fastest-growing venture capital firm specializing in software and the Internet. The team is composed of experienced investors and operating executives, and a capital base of $3 billion to support the companies in which they invest. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: The Enterprise Group
The Ziff Davis Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry, including: Online properties eweek.com, webbuyersguide.com, cioinsight.com, baselinemag.com, microsoft-watch.com, channelinsider.com and deviceforge.com.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$80
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
closed 2/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, acquired Penton Media, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP announced the completion of the purchase of Penton Media, Inc. and the simultaneous acquisition by MidOcean of 50% of the combined businesses of Prism Business Media Holdings, Inc. and Penton Media, Inc. Wasserstein, along with its coinvestors, continues to own 50% of the combined company.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: ABRY Partners
target: Penton Media, Inc.
Penton Media, Inc., a diversified business-to-business media company, produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences, and online media and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$530
rev ($mm)
$198
EBITDA ($mm)
$42
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 2/26/2019 via PE Hub

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company focused on the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo, a top trade show for the information security industry. The seller was MIS Training Institute.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Boathouse Capital
target: InfoSec World Conference and Expo
For 25 years information security professionals have recognized InfoSec World Conference & Expo as “The Business of Security” conference. InfoSec World Conference and Expo is the industry’s leading trade show, along with other cybersecurity events and services – collectively known as InfoSec World.
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closed 2/7/2012 via PR Newswire

UBM TechWeb, acquired 4G World

synopsis: UBM TechWeb announced the acquisition of 4G World from Yankee Group. 4G World is the largest event in the world covering the entire ecosystem of 4G technologies and business models that power the mobile Internet industry and economy.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Its three core business include: media solutions, marketing services and paid content. "
target parent: Alta Communications
target: 4G World
4G World is the largest event in the world covering the entire ecosystem of 4G technologies and business models that power the mobile Internet industry and economy. The event is to discuss, debate and evaluate the most important 4G topics, opportunities and solutions.
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closed 6/2/2008 via BtoBonline.com

TechInsights, acquired Embedded Systems Show

synopsis: TechInsights, a division of United Business Media, announced the acquisition of Embedded Systems Show, the U.K.’s largest forum for the embedded systems design industry, from EDA Exhibitions. The acquisition includes Embedded Systems Engineering.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: TechInsights
TechInsights is a media, professional services and marketing services company that serves decision makers in the electronics industry –the Creators of Technology – and the suppliers that wish to connect with them and influence their product design decisions. "
target parent: Electronic Design Automation, Ltd.
target: Embedded Systems Show
Embedded Systems Show is the leading international calendar event for the electronic systems and software development communities in the UK.
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closed 5/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, purchased Four Key Trade Shows from K.Fairs

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions continues to expand its presence in South Korea. The world-leading events organizer recently announced its acquisition of the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs held across multiple cities in the country. The events have been acquired from K.Fairs, a regarded trade fair organizer in Korea.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 30 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
seller: K.Fairs
The four key tradeshows include the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs. Electronics Manufacturing Korea (EMK) is Korea's largest electronics manufacturing exhibition. The Home Table Deco Fair (HTD Fair) is a major event in the home decor industry.
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closed 9/28/2010 via BusinessWire

AOL LLC, acquired TechCrunch, Inc.

synopsis: AOL Inc. announced that it has acquired TechCrunch, Inc., the company that owns and operates TechCrunch and its network of websites dedicated to technology news, information and analysis. TechCrunch and its associated properties and conferences will join the AOL Technology Network.
buyer: AOL LLC (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: TechCrunch, Inc.
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. TechCrunch operates a global network of dedicated properties from Europe to Japan, as well as specialized industry websites and sections.
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closed 1/3/2008 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Mass Events Labs

synopsis: CMP, a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry, announced the acquisition of Mass Events Labs, the producer of unconference-style and custom events. Mass Events Labs will join CMP's Business Technology Group.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Mass Events Labs
Mass Events Labs is a leading producer of custom events and unconferences that are, in-part, based on the Open Space methodology. An unconference's agenda is determined by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by the event's organizers in advance.
price ($mm)
$1.20
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

26 Letters, acquired Hack The Gap LLC

synopsis: 26 Letters, an online platform that creates assessments and action plans to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace, has acquired Hack the Gap, a group that organizes hackathons for women and non-binary people. Hack the Gap hosts hackathons to amplify the voices and cultivate the talents of under-represented people in the tech community.
buyer: 26 Letters
26 Letters is creating an online platform that creates assessments and action plans for companies to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 26 Letters use proprietary SaaS software to provide insights and strategies for building a more inclusive, engaged and diverse workforce. "
target: Hack The Gap LLC
Hack the Gap is a group that organizes hackathons for women and non-binary people. Hack the Gap hosts hackathons to amplify the voices and cultivate the talents of under-served, under-represented, and under-estimated people in the tech community.
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closed 3/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

AS Delfi, acquired LOGIN Conferences

synopsis: Delfi, a major internet portal in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, has acquired LOGIN Conferences from Small Talk Ideas, a conference organiser in Lithuania. LOGIN is the largest innovation and technology conference in the Baltic states. LOGIN gathers creatives, techies, and entrepreneurs together to generate new thoughts and accelerate changes.
buyer parent: Ekspress Grupp
buyer: AS Delfi
Delfi is a major internet portal in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Delfi provides daily news and videos about topics that range from gardening to politics. Delfi offers over 300 articles every month that can be conveniently read on their website or mobile app. "
target parent: Small Talk Ideas
target: LOGIN Conferences
LOGIN Conferences is the largest innovation and technology conference in the Baltic states. LOGIN gathers creatives, techies, and entrepreneurs together to create the best atmosphere for them to generate new thoughts and accelerate changes.
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closed 5/5/2014 via PR Newswire

CompTIA, acquired TechAmerica

synopsis: CompTIA, the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry, has acquired TechAmerica, a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. "
target: TechAmerica
TechAmerica is a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence. Its membership is comprised of technology companies who create a variety of products and deliver a multitude of services in the private sector and to governments at the state and national level.
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closed 11/7/2013 via PR Web

FC Business Intelligence Ltd., acquired Open Mobile Media Ltd.

synopsis: FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a London-based conference and business intelligence company, has acquired Open Mobile Media, organizer of The Open Mobile Summit (OMS) in San Francisco and London, two of the most influential events in the international mobile industry calendar.
buyer: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK. "
target: Open Mobile Media Ltd.
The Open Mobile Summit the industry's number one conference and annual meeting-place. The show offers an incomparable opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in the mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce industries.
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closed 7/13/2007 via BNC Analysis

Institute for International Research, acquired Shared Insights

synopsis: Institute for International Research (IIR), a division of Informa plc, has acquired the conference and online community assets of Shared Insights Inc. The deal included 10 technology conferences, five online private online communities and other related Web properties.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Institute for International Research
The Institute for International Research is an independent, privately owned company with an international network of offices and events in 36 countries. Delivers the very latest information to business professionals in the form of conferences, courses, seminars, exhibitions and publications. "
target: Shared Insights
Shared Insights is a full-service provider of community education, management and ongoing services. Our mission is to help business professionals and their organizations improve their performance by leveraging the power of "community" and social networks.
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closed 12/5/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., purchased Software 2007 Conference from Sand Hill Group LLC

synopsis: CMP Technology, producers of industry-defining events such as Interop, VoiceCon, the annual Web 2.0 Summit, Web 2.0 Expo, the Enterprise 2.0 Conference and Mobile Business Expo, announced its acquisition of the Software 2007 conference.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
seller: Sand Hill Group LLC
Sand Hill Group serves the $600 billion plus software, services and solutions market. Sand Hill Group provides investments and management advice to emerging enterprise technology leaders. Sand Hill also owns Sandhill.com and produces the "Enterprise" and “Software” conferences.
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closed 12/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Reed MIDEM, acquired LeWeb

synopsis: Reed MIDEM, a leading organiser of international tradeshows and conferences, announced the acquisition of LeWeb, Europe's top internet conference and networking events. The acquisition enables LeWeb to reinforce its development and further strengthens Reed MIDEM's interests in digital innovation and entrepreneurship.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed MIDEM
Reed MIDEM is an organizer of professional, international tradeshows and conferences. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors. "
target: LeWeb
Launched in Paris in 2004 by Loic and Geraldine Le Meur, LeWeb brings together the key players in the international internet ecosystem including entrepreneurs and visionaries, investors and venture capitalists, technology businesses, large companies, digital marketers and journalists.
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closed 8/2/2011 via BusinessWire

Wellesley Information Services, acquired Carson Systems Ltd.

synopsis: Wellesley Information Services announced the acquisition of Carson Systems Ltd, a UK-based producer of industry-leading events for Web developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Carson Systems’ events include the well-known Future of Web Applications (FOWA), Future of Web Design (FOWD), and Future of Mobility (FOM) series.
buyer parent: UCG
buyer: Wellesley Information Services
Wellesley Information Services (WIS) is the premier independent provider of SAP and IBM training and education. WIS products feature award-winning content that is relevant, practical, and unique, and is consumed by business and IT professionals all over the world and in every industry. "
target: Carson Systems Ltd.
Carson Systems Ltd produces world-class events for web professionals and entrepreneurs. Its Future of Web Applications (FOWA), Future of Web Design (FOWD), and Future of Mobility (FOM) series of events are annual gatherings of thought leaders, cutting-edge technologists, and investors.
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closed 2/21/2008 via PR Newswire

CMP Channel, acquired Vision Events International

synopsis: CMP Channel, the number one destination for technology vendors and marketers looking to reach the $390 billion solution provider channel, announced that it has acquired Vision Events(R), a division of Gartner, Inc., and a provider of specialized domestic and international face-to-face IT events.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Channel
Everything Channel is the global leader in Channel execution and serves as the one stop shop for Solution Providers and the hardware and software suppliers that engage with the indirect sales Channel, which drives 75 percent of all technology sales throughout the world. "
target parent: Gartner, Inc.
target: Vision Events International
Vision Events, a division of Gartner, Inc., is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring Resellers and End Users together with leading and emerging Vendors in Private Boardroom Appointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$21
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0.5x
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closed 9/4/2015 via Company Press Release

Zift Solutions, Inc., acquired SharedVue

synopsis: Zift Solutions and The Channel Company, announced the combining of the SharedVue division of The Channel Company with Zift Solutions to form a separate and distinct business. SharedVue's platform provides Web content syndication, automated email marketing and social media syndication. Zift Solutions will control and run the combined entity.
buyer: Zift Solutions, Inc.
Zift Solutions increases channel sales and boosts marketing impact with a superior technology platform, a complete channel marketing success framework and global customer care. The platform automates co-branded marketing, empowers collaborative selling and measures results with powerful analytics. "
target parent: The Channel Company
target: SharedVue
SharedVue is a provider of highly scalable, subscription-based marketing automation software and consultancy services to blue-chip technology manufacturers. The company’s proprietary technology simplifies the process for updating product, pricing and promotional information.
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closed 9/17/2013 via PR Newswire

The Channel Company, acquired UBM Channel

synopsis: UBM Channel announced that it has been sold to an executive management team led investment group that has renamed the business The Channel Company. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, The Channel Company will own and operate all of the businesses and related products formerly owned by UBM Tech Channel in North America.
buyer: The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Channel
UBM Tech Channel in North America includes: the CRN media properties; XChange, Best of Breed and MES event portfolio; SharedVue through partner marketing software platform and services; the IPED research, consulting and education business; and the renowned ChannelBase solution provider database.
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closed 4/21/2010 via Company Press Release

Everything Channel, acquired SharedVue

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired SharedVue, a web-based marketing business, from its private shareholders on behalf of UBM’s Everything Channel division.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the global leader in Channel execution and serves as the one stop shop for Solution Providers and the hardware and software suppliers that engage with the indirect sales Channel, which drives 75 percent of all technology sales throughout the world. "
target: SharedVue
SharedVue is a provider of highly scalable, subscription-based marketing automation software and consultancy services to blue-chip technology manufacturers. The company’s proprietary technology simplifies the process for updating product, pricing and promotional information.
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$1
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closed 6/2/2008 via BtoBonline.com

Everything Channel, acquired Next Level, Inc.

synopsis: Everything Channel (formerly CMP Channel), announced it has acquired Next Level, an international, multichannel marketing, sales and analytical services company.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the global leader in Channel execution and serves as the one stop shop for Solution Providers and the hardware and software suppliers that engage with the indirect sales Channel, which drives 75 percent of all technology sales throughout the world. "
target: Next Level, Inc.
Next Level is a provider of multi-channel marketing and sales services to the technology industry. We strategize, create, execute and provide on-going management of programs designed to do one thing: Sell More Products!
price ($mm)
$5.00
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$4
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closed 2/21/2008 via PR Newswire

CMP Channel, acquired Vision Events International

synopsis: CMP Channel, the number one destination for technology vendors and marketers looking to reach the $390 billion solution provider channel, announced that it has acquired Vision Events(R), a division of Gartner, Inc., and a provider of specialized domestic and international face-to-face IT events.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Channel
Everything Channel is the global leader in Channel execution and serves as the one stop shop for Solution Providers and the hardware and software suppliers that engage with the indirect sales Channel, which drives 75 percent of all technology sales throughout the world. "
target parent: Gartner, Inc.
target: Vision Events International
Vision Events, a division of Gartner, Inc., is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring Resellers and End Users together with leading and emerging Vendors in Private Boardroom Appointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 9/17/2013 via PR Newswire

The Channel Company, acquired UBM Channel

synopsis: UBM Channel announced that it has been sold to an executive management team led investment group that has renamed the business The Channel Company. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, The Channel Company will own and operate all of the businesses and related products formerly owned by UBM Tech Channel in North America.
buyer: The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Channel
UBM Tech Channel in North America includes: the CRN media properties; XChange, Best of Breed and MES event portfolio; SharedVue through partner marketing software platform and services; the IPED research, consulting and education business; and the renowned ChannelBase solution provider database.
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closed 2/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Comexposium SA, acquired Mobile Motion LLC

synopsis: The Comexposium Group, one of the largest trade show and conference companies in the world, has acquired Mobile Motion LLC, the company responsible for organizing Mobile Media Summit events in the United States and Europe. Comexposium is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity.
buyer: Comexposium SA
Comexposium, one of the European leaders in event organization, is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity. Every year it plays host to 38,000 exhibitors. "
target: Mobile Motion LLC
Mobile Media Summit is the quintessential thought-leadership forum for the top executives in the worlds of advertising, media, publishing, and the hottest brand marketers to gather and discuss the intersection of mobile advertising and technology.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Second Street Media Solutions, acquired Niche Media Inc

synopsis: Second Street, a leading provider of private-label online audience engagement and interactive content platforms for media companies, announced the acquisition of Niche Media, an organization dedicated to helping publishers generate revenue via print, digital, and events.
buyer: Second Street Media Solutions
Second Street is a leading provider of private-label online audience engagement and interactive content platforms for media companies including contesting, quizzes, surveys, email, and data profiling. They serve over 3,500 companies including television, radio, magazine, and online only outlets. "
target: Niche Media Inc
Niche Media helps publishers generate more revenue via print, digital, and events. They offer incredible learning and peer-to-peer connections at live conferences, awesome online educational content, and expert resources from the best minds in media.
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired CB News

synopsis: The MediaSchool Group continues to grow by welcoming a new member: CB News, the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. The now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
Based in Paris, MediaSchool Group is a private group of higher education and specialized in the fields of communication, journalism, audiovisual and digital, welcoming over 2300 students. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: CB News
CB News is the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. Becoming the journal of all brands, the now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Shanghai Digital Signage Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the Shanghai Digital Signage Show, and their co-located shows from Shanghai Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co., Ltd in Shanghai and will organise the shows from 2014 onwards.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: Shanghai Digital Signage Show
Shanghai Digital Signage Show was launched in 2009. It covers digital signage and advertising systems, large screen display systems, LCD/LED display systems, touch screen and other display panels, HD transmission systems, and related solutions and equipment.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

AppClover, LLC, acquired Marketing Your App

synopsis: AppClover announces its acquisition of Marketing Your App, the acclaimed app marketing services company. Its founder, noted mobile marketing expert Matt Palmer, is joining AppClover as Chief Marketing Officer to develop innovative solutions and deliver them to app creators.
buyer: AppClover, LLC
AppClover showcases the hottest marketing and monetization strategies, tactics and tips – and the latest proven methods for getting more eyeballs, more downloads, and more revenue – from the world’s top app experts! "
target: Marketing Your App
Marketing Your App is a mobile app marketing company that helps iPhone, iPad, and Android developers get more exposure, customers, and sales in the iTunes App Store or Google Play.
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announced 3/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Zicix Corporation, will acquire Marketing Digest, Inc

synopsis: Zicix Corporation is announcing finalization of negotiations for the acquisition of Marketing Digest, Inc, a privately held company located in Springfield, NJ. Marketing Digest is the premier, one-stop source for all the latest news, developments, strategies and tips in the online marketing industry.
buyer: Zicix Corporation (OTCPK:ZICX:$0.23)
Originally founded as a service provider to the Healthcare industry, the Zicix Corporation has recently been restructured with the intention of acquiring and developing technology applications designed for service companies in consumer, retail and other industries. "
target: Marketing Digest, Inc
Marketing Digest is the premier, one-stop source for all the latest news, developments, strategies and tips in the online marketing industry.
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closed 3/26/2012 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired LeadsConference, LLC

synopsis: Integrated media company Access Intelligence announced the acquisition of LeadsCon, which serves the online lead generation industry through two preeminent conferences and other best-in-class content offerings for lead-generation marketers. LeadsCon is the industry’s preeminent educational and networking conference.
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. "
target: LeadsConference, LLC
LeadsCon is the industry’s preeminent educational and networking conference dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of those operating in the online lead generation industry. LeadsCon is held twice a year.
price ($mm)
$4.70
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closed 6/1/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired Content Marketing Institute

synopsis: UBM plc, the world's leading business-to-business events organizer and marketing services organization, announced that it has acquired the Content Marketing Institute ("CMI"). CMI produces the leading annual events in the content marketing sector as well as the media channels and marketing services which support and inform the community.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target parent: Z Squared Media, LLC
target: Content Marketing Institute
Content Marketing Institute ("CMI") is the leading global content marketing education and training organization. CMI teaches enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channel storytelling. CMI's Content Marketing World event is held in Cleveland, Ohio.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/5/2007 via PR Web

Red 7 Media, Inc., acquired Expo Magazine Inc.

synopsis: Ascend Media's Expo Magazine has been sold to Red 7 Media, a B2B media company based in Norwalk, Connecticut. Expo is a leading trade publication serving exposition and convention professionals. Expo's readers are executives of trade associations and societies, for-profit show owners, producers or management firms, and corporate event management.
buyer: Red 7 Media, Inc.
Red 7 Media, founded in 2002, publishes magazines and newsletters, produces executive conferences and seminars, and creates custom marketing and lead-generations programs in the event and publishing industries. "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: Expo Magazine Inc.
Launched in 1989 as the first publication exclusively targeting exposition management, EXPO reaches more than 7,500 industry professionals 10 times a year. Since its premier issue, EXPO has been the one magazine that show managers call their own.
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closed 11/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fairrank GmbH, acquired SEO Portal

synopsis: Fairrank, a specialist in online marketing with a focus on search engine optimization, search engine advertising and usability optimization, has acquired SEO Portal, a German online magazine that focuses on search engine optimization (SEO). SEO Portal provides the latest news and events about the SEO industry.
buyer: Fairrank GmbH
Founded in 2004, Fairrank is a specialist in online marketing with a focus on search engine optimization, search engine advertising and usability optimization. They help small and medium-sized businesses in Germany achieve greater visibility in online search engines such as Google and Bing. "
target: SEO Portal
SEO Portal is a German online magazine that focuses on search engine optimization (SEO). SEO Portal provides the latest news and events about the SEO industry. They also offer a forum that allows users to talk about SEO and other marketing subjects.
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