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closed 12/22/2008 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired HCI Publications

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired the assets of HCI Publications, Inc., a Kansas City, Missouri-based producer of business-to-business magazines and conferences and exhibitions serving the hydroelectric industry.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: HCI Publications
HCI Publications is the world's leading provider of hydro information resources. HCI publishes two magazines: Hydro Review, dedicated to the North American market, and HRW, which covers the hydro industry worldwide.
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closed 7/1/2015 via Company Press Release

LiDAR Magazine, acquired UAV Business and Technology Report

synopsis: Spatial Media LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of UAV Business and Technology Report, which will integrate with LIDAR Magazine, a publication about LiDAR Technology, laser scanning, and more. UAV Business and Technology Report provides online information about the global commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry.
buyer parent: Spatial Media LLC
buyer: LiDAR Magazine
LiDAR Magazine is a publication of Spatial Media LLC about LiDAR Technology, laser scanning, UAV and drone technology and more. Lidar Magazine has a mission of further promoting the adoption of LiDAR and 3D laser scanning technology for the AEC, GIS/mapping, forensic and other related industries. "
target: UAV Business and Technology Report
UAV Business and Technology Report provides online information about the global commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry. The company is based in Boulder, CO.
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closed 10/25/2010 via PR Newswire

Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP, acquired Rextag Strategies Corp.

synopsis: Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP, a leading provider of news, information and data to the global energy industry, has acquired Rextag Strategies, a mapping and GIS (geographic information system) database services company, in an all-cash deal.
buyer parent: Wiegers Capital Partners
buyer: Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP
Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP is one of the world's largest energy industry publishers. Since 1973, Hart Energy has been recognized for expert coverage of the global energy industry with award-winning magazines, newsletters, directories, conferences, consulting services and online resources. "
target: Rextag Strategies Corp.
Rextag Strategies, based in San Diego, specializes in building geographic information system (GIS) databases and producing highly accurate maps for oil and gas pipeline operations throughout the US.
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announced 9/18/2014 via Market Wire

Geospatial Corporation, will acquire ShaleNavigator

synopsis: Geospatial Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ShaleNavigator. ShaleNavigator is the premier shale oil and gas informational SaaS platform covering the rapidly growing Marcellus and Utica unconventional shale plays.
buyer: Geospatial Corporation (GSPH:$0.50)
Geospatial Corporation utilizes integrated technologies to determine the accurate location and position of underground pipelines, conduits and other underground infrastructure data allowing Geospatial to create accurate (3D) three-dimensional digital maps and models of underground infrastructure. "
target: ShaleNavigator
ShaleNavigator is a cloud-based, interactive mapping software product containing over 20 map layers including current permits, well results, lease offers, available property, and pipelines in US Shale oil & gas plays.
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closed 6/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp.

synopsis: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company announced the acquisition of Calgary-based Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp. Founded in 1996 with a head office located in Calgary, Alberta Canada, Arcis has built one of the most modern 3D seismic data libraries in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$453.03)
TGS provides multi-client geoscience data and services to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies around the globe. TGS’ geophysical and geological data products include multi-client seismic libraries, permanent reservoir monitoring, magnetic and gravity data, and more. "
target: Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp.
Arcis Seismic Solutions has built one of the most modern 3D seismic data libraries in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. The 3D multi-client library consists of 12,689 km2 with core activity in many prolific hydrocarbon trends in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
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$51 [$72]
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$48
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closed 2/14/2007 via PR Newswire

Seitel, Inc. merged with ValueAct Capital Partners LP,

synopsis: Seitel, Inc., a leading provider of seismic data to the oil and gas industry, announced the closing of the Merger with ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P.
buyer: ValueAct Capital Partners LP
ValueAct Capital, with offices in San Francisco and Boston and more than $5 billion in investments, seeks to make active strategic-block value investments in a limited number of companies. "
target: Seitel, Inc.
Seitel is a leading provider of seismic data and related geophysical services to the oil and gas industry in North America. Seitel has ownership in an extensive library of proprietary onshore and offshore seismic data that it offers for license to a wide range of oil and gas companies.
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$780
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closed 2/15/2010 via PR Newswire

Geokinetics, Inc., purchased PGS Onshore from Petroleum Geo-Services

synopsis: Geokinetics Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Petroleum Geo-Services' ("PGS") onshore seismic data acquisition and multi-client data library business ("PGS Onshore").
buyer: Geokinetics, Inc. (GOK:$0.00)
Geokinetics Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is a leading global provider of seismic acquisition and high-end seismic data processing services to the oil and gas industry. Geokinetics has strong operating presence in North America and is focused on key markets internationally. "
seller: Petroleum Geo-Services
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) offers a broad range of products including; seismic and electromagnetic services, data acquisition, processing, reservoir analysis/interpretation and multi-client library data. We help oil companies to find oil and gas reserves offshore worldwide.
price ($mm)[EV]
$208 [$196]
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$212
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$22
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closed 1/12/2007 via PR Newswire

Veritas DGC Inc. merged with Compagnie Generale de Geophysique,

synopsis: Compagnie Generale de Geophysique announced the completion of the merger between Veritas DGC Inc. and a subsidiary of Compagnie Generale de Geophysique, following satisfaction of the closing conditions of the merger agreement.
buyer: Compagnie Generale de Geophysique (GGY:$0.00)
Compagnie Generale de Geophysique is a global participant in the oilfield services industry, providing a wide range of seismic data acquisition, processing and reservoir services to clients in the oil and gas exploration and production business. "
target: Veritas DGC Inc.
Veritas DGC, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a leading provider of integrated geophysical information and services to the petroleum industry worldwide. Veritas is listed on New York Stock Exchange under the ticker code VTS.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,185 [$2,986]
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$884
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$418
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closed 1/5/2006 via BusinessWire

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Aceca Limited

synopsis: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA has successfully concluded its acquisition of privately held Aceca Limited. The transaction, previously announced on September 16th, significantly broadens the TGS geoscience knowledge base and will add new multi-client interpretive products and subsurface interpretation consulting services to the TGS product line.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$453.03)
TGS is a leading global provider of multi-client geoscientific data, associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. TGS specializes in the creation of non-exclusive seismic surveys worldwide. "
target: Aceca Limited
Oil companies subscribe to a combined license of each interpretive study and a proprietary Aceca intranet and web enabled interface named Facies Map Browser (FMB) used to view the interpretations.
price ($mm)
$12
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$9
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closed 8/17/2006 via BusinessWire

Freestone Resources, Inc., acquired Mineral Info, Inc.

synopsis: Freestone Resources, Inc. has completed the purchase of Mineral Info, Inc. a web based company specializing in the listing and marketing of petroleum mineral leases, producing properties, and minerals and royalties available for purchase. Mineral Info's mission is to assist mineral owners selling or leasing their minerals.
buyer: Freestone Resources, Inc. (US:FSNR:$0.00)
Freestone Resources, Inc. is an East Texas based publicly traded Oil and Gas company which is actively pursuing opportunities in Texas and New Mexico oil and gas fields in the areas of lease acquisitions, exploration, production, recompletions, and waste disposal. "
target: Mineral Info, Inc.
A listing service for mineral owners who are interested in getting the best price available for their minerals. By utilizing a patented method, system and approach, Mineral Info, Inc. has made enormous strides on behalf of mineral owners in terms of marketing and managing of mineral estates.
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cancelled 6/28/2007 via

Quantum Yield Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Pulse Data Inc.

synopsis: Quantum Yield Inc. announces its offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Pulse Data Inc. Quantum is offering $3.05 (Cdn.) principal amount of a 10% secured, retractable debenture in exchange for each Pulse Share.
buyer: Quantum Yield Inc.
Quantum is an Alberta company that was incorporated on April 2, 2007 for the purpose of making this offer for all of the Pulse Shares. It has not conducted any material business operations other than entering into a technology license agreement with Unitech Energy Resources Inc. "
target: Pulse Data Inc.
Pulse is a Calgary-based company specializing in information management, with current focus on the energy sector. Pulse's primary business is the acquisition, marketing and licensing of non-exclusive seismic data to the Western Canadian energy sector.
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closed 1/11/2007 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Geological Data Services Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., a global provider of integrated oil and gas information, software and consulting services, has acquired the majority of the assets of Geological Data Services Inc. of Addison, Texas, a provider of interpreted subsurface data “formation-tops” covering the Permian Basin, U.S. mid-continent and Rocky Mountain regions.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: Geological Data Services Inc.
Geological Data Services provides the best in Subsurface Formation Tops Data files in a variety of extremely useable formats and forms, in prime oil producing areas. Our data is compatible with all major mapping software.
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closed 2/26/2014 via Market Wire

DigitalGlobe, Inc., acquired Spatial Energy

synopsis: DigitalGlobe, Inc., a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions, announced that it has acquired Spatial Energy, a leading source for digital imagery and related services to the energy industry.
buyer: DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DGI:$809.90)
DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. They offer a range of on- and offline products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate their imagery into business operations and applications. "
target: Spatial Energy
Spatial Energy provides more than 50 different geospatial data sets. Its cloud-based spatial data management and delivery platform integrates vast archives of geospatial data into a centralized online database that can be accessed anywhere and procured through a subscription service.
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announced 11/18/2019 via BusinessWire

NV5 Global, Inc., will acquire Quantum Spatial

synopsis: Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, has agreed to sell Quantum Spatial, one of the nation's largest independent geospatial data firms, to NV5 Global, a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions.
buyer: NV5 Global, Inc. (NVEE:$491.68)
NV5 Global, Inc. primarily focuses on five business verticals: construction quality assurance, infrastructure engineering and support services, energy, program management, and environmental solutions. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: Quantum Spatial
Quantum Spatial, Inc., (QSI) the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, provides geographic insights to the largest government and corporate organizations that need geospatial intelligence to mitigate risk, plan for growth, better manage resources and advance scientific understanding.
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closed 5/11/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired XeDAR Geospatial

synopsis: IHS Inc. announced that it has acquired XēDAR Corporation, a leading developer and provider of geospatial information products and services. XēDAR collects high-resolution aerial digital imagery, both multispectral and laser, then processes and enhances the resulting data, and sells the products to government and commercial clients.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: XeDAR Geospatial
XeDAR Corporation provides systems analysis services to the federal government, as well as geospatial databases to many of the world’s largest oil companies and the government. Its solutions play a key role in the successful operations of a broad spectrum of commercial and government organizations.
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closed 9/28/2011 via PR Newswire

MAPSearch, acquired eMarket Software, Inc.

synopsis: PennWell Corporation has acquired the assets of eMarket Software, Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas company offering mapping products and services to energy industry. eMarket Software has created a sophisticated mapping and database platform that will become the web-based mapping platform for PennWell's MAPSearch business.
buyer parent: PennWell Corporation
buyer: MAPSearch
Combining the best of spatial accuracy, comprehensive coverage, robust attribute data, and exceptional customer services, MAPSearch offers a unique data service suitable for merger analysis, project sighting, system planning, investment evaluation and more. "
target: eMarket Software, Inc.
eMarket Software, Inc. is a Fort Worth, Texas company offering mapping products and services to the energy industry. eMarket Software has created a sophisticated mapping and database platform.
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closed 10/11/2007 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Exploration Data Services

synopsis: IHS Inc. a leading global provider of critical technical information, decision-support tools and strategic services, acquired of the assets of Exploration Data Services of the Gulf Coast and its subsidiary, Geodigit, LLC, which collectively maintain and market extensive geological data covering the subsurface Gulf of Mexico.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: Exploration Data Services
Exploration Data Services has created its tops database by analyzing more than 25,000 wells with a maximum of 12 tops per well. Its GIS application allows access to continuously updated information and has layer control to enable correlation to other data sets.
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closed 12/22/2008 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired HCI Publications

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired the assets of HCI Publications, Inc., a Kansas City, Missouri-based producer of business-to-business magazines and conferences and exhibitions serving the hydroelectric industry.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: HCI Publications
HCI Publications is the world's leading provider of hydro information resources. HCI publishes two magazines: Hydro Review, dedicated to the North American market, and HRW, which covers the hydro industry worldwide.
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closed 2/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Multiple Operating Units from PennWell Corporation

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media has announced the acquisition of a number of the former PennWell media properties from Clarion Events including titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
seller parent: Blackstone Group LP
seller: PennWell Corporation
The multiple operating units of PennWell include titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities. PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company.
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired PennWell Corporation

synopsis: Clarion Events, one of the world's leading events organizers, announces the acquisition of PennWell Corporation, a privately-held events and business-to-business media and marketing services company. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters. They conduct 40 conferences and exhibitions on six continents.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: PennWell Corporation
PennWell is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters. They conduct 40 conferences and exhibitions on six continents.
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closed 10/14/2014 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Revo Media Partners Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target: Revo Media Partners Limited
Revo Media Partners Limited is the owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
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closed 7/16/2013 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Petroleum Network Education Conferences

synopsis: PennWell Corporation has acquired PNEC, the Petroleum Network Education Conferences, from Philip C. Crouse & Associates, Inc. PNEC is an annual conference and exhibition serving the data integration, information and management disciplines critical to exploration and production within the global oil and gas industry.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target: Petroleum Network Education Conferences
Petroleum Network Education Conferences (PNEC) is an annual conference and exhibition serving the data integration, information and management disciplines critical to exploration and production within the global oil and gas industry.
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closed 1/3/2013 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired GenerationHub

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired TransmissionHub, GenerationHub, and related subscription and data businesses from Colorado-based Energy Central. The acquisition adds new offerings to PennWell's growing information and mapping business for the electric power industry.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target parent: Energy Central
target: GenerationHub
TransmissionHub and GenerationHub are online, interactive intelligence services for professionals who build, own, operate, regulate or invest in the electric power infrastructure in North America.
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closed 9/14/2012 via Folio: First Day

PennWell Corporation, acquired Journal of Emergency Medical Services

synopsis: Tulsa-based PennWell has acquired the Public Safety Group from Elsevier. Included in the deal are the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, the EMS Today Conference & Exposition, FireRescue, Law Officer and associated websites, events, blogs and newsletters.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Journal of Emergency Medical Services, the most respected journal in the field of emergency services, is published for paramedics, emergency medical technicians, instructors, administrators, nurses and physicians.
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closed 10/5/2011 via PR Newswire

LEDs Magazine, acquired The LED Show

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired the assets of The LED Show, a conference and exhibition serving the lighting design and technology segment of the LED industry. The LED Show is held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada.
buyer parent: PennWell Corporation
buyer: LEDs Magazine
LEDs Magazine is the leading information resource for the global LED and lighting community, serving thousands of readers that specify, design and manufacture LED-based products for a wide range of end-use applications. "
target: The LED Show
The LED Show is a conference and exhibition serving the lighting design and technology segment of the LED industry. The LED Show is held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada and attracts leading LED manufacturers displaying the latest technology and products.
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closed 9/28/2011 via PR Newswire

MAPSearch, acquired eMarket Software, Inc.

synopsis: PennWell Corporation has acquired the assets of eMarket Software, Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas company offering mapping products and services to energy industry. eMarket Software has created a sophisticated mapping and database platform that will become the web-based mapping platform for PennWell's MAPSearch business.
buyer parent: PennWell Corporation
buyer: MAPSearch
Combining the best of spatial accuracy, comprehensive coverage, robust attribute data, and exceptional customer services, MAPSearch offers a unique data service suitable for merger analysis, project sighting, system planning, investment evaluation and more. "
target: eMarket Software, Inc.
eMarket Software, Inc. is a Fort Worth, Texas company offering mapping products and services to the energy industry. eMarket Software has created a sophisticated mapping and database platform.
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closed 8/20/2010 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Fire Apparatus Magazine

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine and the website FireMagazine.com. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: Fire Apparatus Magazine
Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Magazine is the only magazine writing exclusively for Fire Chiefs, Purchasing Committee Members, Trustees, Commissioners, Finance Committees and those whose job it is to buy Trucks, Tools, Turnout Gear and Firefighting Equipment.
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closed 12/22/2008 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired HCI Publications

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired the assets of HCI Publications, Inc., a Kansas City, Missouri-based producer of business-to-business magazines and conferences and exhibitions serving the hydroelectric industry.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: HCI Publications
HCI Publications is the world's leading provider of hydro information resources. HCI publishes two magazines: Hydro Review, dedicated to the North American market, and HRW, which covers the hydro industry worldwide.
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closed 5/1/2008 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Avionics Expo Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, has acquired Avionics Expo Limited, a U.K. company which owns and produces Avionics, the leading global conference and exhibition for civil and military aerospace electronics. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: Avionics Expo Limited
Avionics has been held in the Amsterdam for the past four years with the most recent event held March 5-6, 2008 at the Passenger Air Terminal in Amsterdam. Avionics comprises a significant trade exhibition, two-day conference program, workshops, and technology demos serving over 1,400 attendees.
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closed 11/29/2007 via Company Press Release

PennWell Corporation, acquired iCommerce & Marketing, LLC.

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired a 51% interest in iCommerce & Marketing L.L.C., which operates RenewableEnergyAccess.com, the world's leading online-only publication and business-to-business community for renewable energy.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: iCommerce & Marketing, LLC.
RenewableEnergyAccess.com, operated by iCommerce & Marketing LLC., serves 50,000 registered readers by providing comprehensive industry information and insight with its daily news, weekly podcasts, and regular columns and interviews.
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closed 5/21/2007 via PR Newswire

PennWell Publishing Company, acquired Utility Products Magazine

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, has acquired Utility Products magazine from TKM Communications Inc. Utility Products is a monthly business-to-business publication covering the power, telecommunications and cable TV product markets. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
buyer: PennWell Publishing Company
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: Utility Products Magazine
Utility Products is the leading resource for purchasers, decision makers, fleet managers and product specifiers in the power, cable and telecommunications industries. Its circulation of 50,000 spans electric utilities, municipalities, telephone companies, cable TV companies.
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closed 5/14/2007 via PR Newswire

PennWell Publishing Company, acquired LEDs Magazine

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, has acquired LEDs Magazine, a business-to-business digital magazine and web site covering the technology and applications of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
buyer: PennWell Publishing Company
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: LEDs Magazine
LEDs Magazine is the leading resource for the global LED community, serving thousands of readers that specify, design and manufacture LED-based products for a wide range of end-use applications.
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closed 8/7/2006 via BNC Analysis

PennWell Publishing Company, purchased Odontos World Media from Odontos Publishing Inc.

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, has announced that it has acquired the publishing and continuing education business of the Academy of Dental Therapeutics and Stomatology and Odontos World Media from the company's founder and president, Michael Florman, DDS.
buyer: PennWell Publishing Company
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
seller: Odontos Publishing Inc.
Established in 1998 by Florman, an orthodontist based in Santa Monica, California, the Academy of Dental Therapeutics and Stomatology (ADTS) is a leading provider of continuing education publications and courses for the dental profession.
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closed 8/7/2006 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Academy of Dental Therapeutics and Stomatology

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, has acquired the publishing and continuing education business of the Academy of Dental Therapeutics and Stomatology and Odontos World Media from the Company's founder and president, Michael Florman, DDS.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: Academy of Dental Therapeutics and Stomatology
Established in 1998 by Florman, an orthodontist based in Santa Monica, California, the Academy of Dental Therapeutics and Stomatology (ADTS) is a leading provider of continuing education publications and courses for the dental profession.
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closed 4/7/2006 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, purchased sustainable energy and technology magazine group from James & James Ltd.

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired the sustainable energy and technology magazine group consisting of "Renewable Energy World," "Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production" and "Waste Management World" from James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd. based in London.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
seller: James & James Ltd.
Formed by the coming-together of two of the foremost publishers in environment science, technology and sustainable development, James & James / Earthscan is now becoming recognized as the most important specialist source of must-have information for all those around the world.
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closed 10/8/2005 via Company Press Release

PennWell Corporation, acquired Small Times

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced today that it has acquired Small Times magazine, a business publication covering the fast-emerging nanotechnology, MEMS and microsystems markets. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: Small Times
Small Times is the leading source of business information and analysis about micro and nanotechnology. Small Times offers full news coverage through its business trade magazine, daily news Web site and weekly e-mail newsletter. Small Times also offers custom research services.
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closed 8/31/2005 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired CMM International

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced today that it has acquired CMM International, the leading trade show for the converting and package printing industry in North America.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target parent: RISI, Inc.
target: CMM International
CMM International serves as the premier converting and package printing event for thousands of converting professionals from around the world. The inaugural show was created when converting suppliers at the Pack Expo Show felt they were not attracting a large enough number of converters.
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closed 12/22/2008 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired HCI Publications

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired the assets of HCI Publications, Inc., a Kansas City, Missouri-based producer of business-to-business magazines and conferences and exhibitions serving the hydroelectric industry.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: HCI Publications
HCI Publications is the world's leading provider of hydro information resources. HCI publishes two magazines: Hydro Review, dedicated to the North American market, and HRW, which covers the hydro industry worldwide.
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closed 2/17/2021 via Company Press Release

European Rubber Journal, acquired European Rubber Journal

synopsis: Patrick Raleigh, the editor of European Rubber Journal (ERJ), has acquired the company from Crain Communications, a privately held media company. ERJ is a UK-based magazine focused on the rubber industry. ERJ provides the latest news impacting the global tire and rubber industries, from breaking news to razor-sharp analysis.
buyer: European Rubber Journal
European Rubber Journal (ERJ) is a UK-based magazine focused on the rubber industry. ERJ is published bi-monthly and provides the latest news impacting the global tire and rubber industries, from breaking news to razor-sharp analysis. "
target parent: Crain Communications, Inc.
target: European Rubber Journal
European Rubber Journal (ERJ) is a UK-based magazine focused on the rubber industry. ERJ is published bi-monthly and provides the latest news impacting the global tire and rubber industries, from breaking news to razor-sharp analysis.
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closed 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Prestige Media Group S.A., acquired Rundschau Medien

synopsis: Prestige Media Group SA acquires Rundschau Medien AG, bringing together the strengths of a family-run company in Switzerland and the potential of a global company in Paris creates new synergies. Rundschau Medien AG, based in Muttenz, has been producing very high quality lifestyle and recognized trade specialist magazines in the print sector.
buyer: Prestige Media Group S.A.
Prestige Media Group SA is a global media investment holding. Our flagship company is Rundschau Medien AG in Switzerland which is a digital and print media company that has been producing high-quality lifestyle and recognized specialist magazines for 14 years. "
target: Rundschau Medien
Rundschau Medien AG, based in Muttenz, has been producing very high quality lifestyle and recognized trade specialist magazines in the print sector for over 15 years. They attach great importance to editing, content, graphics, haptics and material of the magazines (high gloss).
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closed 12/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired Smarter Shows

synopsis: Tarsus, the global B2B media group, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Smarter Shows; the UK-based exhibition and conference organizer. Smarter Shows has built a highly-focused portfolio of B2B supply chain exhibitions and technical conferences with a focus on the aerospace, automotive and materials industries.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies. "
target: Smarter Shows
Smarter Shows has built a highly-focused portfolio of B2B supply chain exhibitions and technical conferences held in North America and Germany with a focus on the aerospace, automotive and materials industries. Events include FOAM Expo, Space Tech Expo, Ceramics Expo, and other niche events.
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closed 2/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Multiple Operating Units from PennWell Corporation

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media has announced the acquisition of a number of the former PennWell media properties from Clarion Events including titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
seller parent: Blackstone Group LP
seller: PennWell Corporation
The multiple operating units of PennWell include titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities. PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company.
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closed 12/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, acquired Forester Media Inc.

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media, a business-to-business media company, has acquired Forester Media is a media company that publishes trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. Forester Media produces StormCon, a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, and more.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
target: Forester Media Inc.
Forester Media is a media company that publishes award-winning trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. StormCon is a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, excavating, solid waste management, and more.
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closed 11/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Gemspring Capital, acquired Bobit Business Media

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce an affiliate has acquired the assets of Bobit Business Media Inc., a leading B2B media company. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
buyer: Gemspring Capital
Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm specializing in lower middle market companies. With $355 million of equity capital under management, they provide flexible capital and partner with talented management teams to propel companies to grow and achieve their full potential. "
target: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in B2B media. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
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closed 9/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired EJ Krause de Mexico

synopsis: Tarsus Group Ltd, a business conferences and exhibitions firm, has acquired the remaining 50% stake in E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico). Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies. "
target parent: E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.
target: EJ Krause de Mexico
E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico) is joint venture between E.J. Krause & Associates and Tarsus Group plc. Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
price ($mm)
$18*
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired PennWell Corporation

synopsis: Clarion Events, one of the world's leading events organizers, announces the acquisition of PennWell Corporation, a privately-held events and business-to-business media and marketing services company. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters. They conduct 40 conferences and exhibitions on six continents.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: PennWell Corporation
PennWell is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters. They conduct 40 conferences and exhibitions on six continents.
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
closed 10/25/2017 via PR Web

Drone World Expo merged with Commercial UAV Expo,

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced that they have acquired Drone World Expo from JD Events. Drone World Expo will merge with the Commercial UAV Expo to create the largest and most important commercial drone event in North America. Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Commercial UAV Expo
Commercial UAV Expo is North America’s leading trade show and conference for the commercial drone market. The international Exhibition includes drone airframe manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software developers and service companies. "
target parent: JD Events
target: Drone World Expo
Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology. Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to business and environmental challenges.
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announced 2/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase WABI and WCJB TV Stations from Diversified Communications

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, announced that it will acquire Diversified Communications's two television stations . This acquisition will add two more stations to Gray's growing portfolio: WABI (CBS/CW) in the Bangor, Maine market and WCJB (ABC/CW) in the Gainesville, Florida market.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 50 television markets broadcasting a total of 180 programming streams. "
seller: Diversified Communications
WABI and WCJB are TV stations ownd by Diversified Communications. WABI is a CBS affiliate in Bangor, Maine. WCJB is an ABC affiliate in Gainesville, Florida. Each of WABI and WCJB consistently achieves #1 ratings in all major dayparts in its market, in both households and key demos.
price ($mm)
$85
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 6/7/2016 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Wasserstein Partners acquired Northstar Travel Group, the leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, from the Wicks Group of Companies. Northstar owns well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, and others.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity/investment firm that was founded January 2001 when the merchant banking group of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, spun out to become an independent firm upon the acquisition of Wasserstein Perella by Dresdner Bank. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology.
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announced 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Independent News & Media PLC, will purchase four magazines from Greer Publications

synopsis: The key titles within the privately-owned business and consumer magazines group Greer Publications have been bought by Independent News & Media. It is understood the Belfast Telegraph's parent firm will take over the running of Ulster Business, Ulster Grocer, Hospitality Review NI and Northern Woman.
buyer: Independent News & Media PLC (ISE:IPD:$214.78)
Independent News & Media PLC, a newspaper and media company, engages in printing and publishing national, metropolitan, provincial, and regional newspapers in Australia, the Island of Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa. "
seller: Greer Publications
The four magazines are Ulster Business, Ulster Grocer, Hospitality Review NI and Northern Woman which serve Northern Ireland professionals in financial, legal and IT sectors; food retailing industry; tourism sector; and fashion conscious consumers respectively.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Sourcing Industry Group, acquired Outsource Magazine

synopsis: Outsource has been acquired by the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
buyer: Sourcing Industry Group
SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. "
target: Outsource Magazine
Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
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closed 11/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Consumibles eMagazine merged with Recycling Times Media Inc.,

synopsis: Recycling Times Media (RT Media) has successfully negotiated a merger with another print consumables media company, Spanish-based Consumibles E-Magazine. Consumibles E-Magazine is the principal source of information in Spanish about the remanufacturing industry and has accumulated over 3,000 readers and browsers.
buyer: Recycling Times Media Inc.
Recycling Times Media is a reliable provider of news and business opportunities in the global remanufacturing industry. They aim to provide the best digital printing experience with their monthly magazine Recycling Times, published in several languages, and their inTouch TV News app. "
target: Consumibles eMagazine
Consumibles E-Magazine is the principal source of information in Spanish about the remanufacturing industry. They have developed a loyal following in excess of 3,000 Spanish speaking readers and browsers.
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closed 10/14/2014 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Revo Media Partners Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target: Revo Media Partners Limited
Revo Media Partners Limited is the owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/1/2014 via BusinessWire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading U.S. media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences, and Powersports industries, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which UBM plc will acquire Advanstar Communications.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. They help organisations make connections, communicate their proposition and do business effectively. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar is an event and marketing services business that serves business professionals and consumers in the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences and Powersports industries with its portfolio of 54 trade shows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and Web sites.
price ($mm)
$972
rev ($mm)
$291
EBITDA ($mm)
$83
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 12/23/2013 via BusinessWire

National Association of Broadcasters, purchased CCW and SATCON Events from JD Events

synopsis: The National Association of Broadcasters announced it has purchased the assets of the Content and Communications World (CCW) and Satellite Communications Conference and Expo (SATCON) events from JD Events, a leading trade show organizer.
buyer: National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. "
seller: JD Events
JD Events's Content and Communications World (CCW) is the leading media, entertainment and communications technology event. SATCON offers education and exhibits serving companies in the satellite-enabled communications and content delivery industry.
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closed 1/15/2014 via Market Wire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired GLM

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Emerald Expositions, has completed its acquisition of George Little Management, LLC ("GLM") for $335 million. GLM operates several leading business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Emerald Expositions, formerly Nielsen Expositions, is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified end markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
price ($mm)
$335
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Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: GB:DODS.GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dods (Group) PLC
Dods (Group) PLC
Dods (Group) PLC is a political information, publishing, events and communications business operating. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$26.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.97
EBIT ($mm)
$2.00
Net Income ($mm)
$0.72
Employees
202
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ExpoMedia Group, PLC.
Expomedia Group develops and manages the chain of state-of-the-art exhibition and conference centres, EXPO XXI International Expocentres, in key markets where multi-functional event space is in demand.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$50.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: SZSE:000681
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visual China Group
Visual China Group
Visual China Group is among the top image licensing companies in the world. It is the go-to choice for creative and media professionals in China, and an award-winning leader in copyright protection.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$132.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.76
EBIT ($mm)
$46.20
Net Income ($mm)
$40.24
Employees
689
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Ticker: OTCPK:GBPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Globe Photos
Globe Photos
Globe Photo Agency, founded in 1939, is recognized as one of the world’s leading Celebrity photo agencies. Globe Photos’ library houses over 20 million images in color and black and white, representing material produced by photographers throughout the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: NYSE:SPGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S&P Global
S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,501.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,256.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,048.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,093.00
Employees
21200
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