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closed 8/31/2009 via PR Newswire

SAE International, acquired Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference

synopsis: Continuing to expand its overall portfolio of programs, products and services in the area of mobility electronics, SAE International has purchased all rights to the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference (Convergence) from the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association (CTEA).
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. "
target parent: CTEA
target: Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference
For over 30 years, the Convergence Conference and Exhibition has served the automotive and transportation electronics community by delivering relevant technology solutions and an electrifying line-up of invited speakers and presenters.
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closed 4/13/2010 via BNC Analysis

EE Times Group, acquired DesignCon

synopsis: Professional Education International, a leader in the information and communications technology conference arena, has sold DesignCon, an exhibition and conference serving the electronic design and semiconductor industry, to United Business Media’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EE Times Group.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: EE Times Group
EE Times Group is the authoritative source of market and technical information, decision tools, peer communities and professional education for the executives and engineers who design, develop and commercialize technology. "
target parent: International Engineering Consortium
target: DesignCon
DesignCon serves as the premier event for practicing engineers in the electrical design and semiconductor communities.
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closed 1/30/2014 via PR Web

Cambridge Healthtech Institute, acquired The Knowledge Foundation, Inc.

synopsis: Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) announces the acquisition of the Knowledge Foundation, Inc. The Knowledge Foundation is recognized as the primary educational and networking resource for the advanced materials technologies industry. They provide members with direct and unbiased state-of-the-art scientific information.
buyer: Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Cambridge Healthtech Institute is the preeminent life science network for leading researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech and academic organizations. CHI includes conferences, reports, educational services, consulting, publications & eNewsletters, and professional services."
target: The Knowledge Foundation, Inc.
The Knowledge Foundation integrates scientific ingenuity and real-world applications by fostering collaborative research at the rapidly changing intersection of science and business. They strive to be the primary source of information for the commercialization of advanced technologies.
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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 11/8/2017 via Company Press Release

ADI Analytics LLC, acquired Chemical Market Resources, Inc.

synopsis: ADI Analytics LLC, a management consulting and market research firm specializing in oil and gas, energy, and chemicals, has acquired certain assets of Chemical Market Resources, Inc., a Houston-based company that provides information, market intelligence, and strategic analyses to the chemical, petrochemical, polymers, and plastics industries.
buyer: ADI Analytics LLC
ADI Analytics is a consulting and advisory firm specializing in oil and gas, coal and power, energy, and chemicals. In the past eight years, we have completed over 200 projects for nearly 80 clients including ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Chevron, and more. "
target parent: TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd.
target: Chemical Market Resources, Inc.
Chemical Market Resources, Inc. (CMR) is a Houston-based company that provides information, market intelligence, and strategic analyses to the chemical, petrochemical, polymers, and plastics industries.
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closed 9/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd., acquired Chemical Market Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Chemical Market Resources Inc. has been acquired by TZ Minerals International Pty. Ltd. for an undisclosed price. Chemical Market Resources offers business research and strategic planning for a global clientele base concentrated in the chemical, petrochemical, plastics, and allied industries. The company also hosts an annual conference.
buyer: TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd.
TZMI is an independent consulting company, operating since 1994, that works with a wide range of global clients to provide insight and expert advice on opaque mineral, metal and chemical sectors. "
target: Chemical Market Resources, Inc.
Chemical Market Resources, Inc. was established in 1990 to undertake business research and strategic planning for a global clientele base concentrated in the chemical, petrochemical, plastics, and allied industries.
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closed 3/5/2007 via Company Press Release

EH Publishing, Inc, acquired Robotics Trends, Inc.

synopsis: EH Publishing, Inc., the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Robotics Trends, Inc., a leading integrated media company in the growing robotics industry.
buyer: EH Publishing, Inc
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million electronic home professionals and consumers worldwide. "
target: Robotics Trends, Inc.
Robotics Trends produces several conferences including the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition, and the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired MetalTech

synopsis: UBM plc has acquired TradeLink ITE Sdn. Bhd., the owner of METALTECH, from the ITE Group. METALTECH is Malaysia's only annual event covering the entire manufacturing process industry and hosts nearly 500 exhibiting companies who are manufacturers, agents, and distributors of machine tools.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors."
target parent: ITE Group, Plc.
target: MetalTech
METALTECH is Malaysia's only annual event covering the entire manufacturing process industry and hosts nearly 500 exhibiting companies who are manufacturers, agents, and distributors of machine tools, sheet metal technology, and of the tools & tooling industries.
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$5.90
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closed 4/21/2005 via BusinessWire

Northern Venture Managers, acquired Penton European Businesses

synopsis: Penton Media, Inc. announced today that it has sold its United Kingdom operations to members of the business' management team and other investors, led by Northern Venture Managers (NVM) and U.K. Managing Director Andy Center. Penton retained a 10% interest in the business.
buyer: Northern Venture Managers
Northern Venture Managers Limited is a firm of venture capital managers based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Edinburgh and Reading. We manage five investment trusts, four of which are Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs), and our total funds under management exceed £160 million. "
target parent: Penton Media, Inc.
target: Penton European Businesses
Penton European Business assets in the U.K. include: the International Leisure Industry Week exhibition; the Internet World U.K. exhibition and related events; the Service Management Europe exhibition and Service Management Europe magazine; and the Lightspeed European Roadshows.
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closed 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Midest

synopsis: GL events acquired Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target: Midest
Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
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closed 9/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

i2i Events, acquired CWIEME Ltd

synopsis: i2i Events Group is pleased to confirm it acquired CWIEME portfolio. The portfolio comprises CWIEME exhibitions in Germany, China, India and USA and the Inductica Conferences. CWIEME Berlin is the world’s largest international exhibition of its type serving the industrial technology niche of components for electric motors and transformers.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: i2i Events
Supremely organised and relentlessly relevant, i2i Events Group enable more than 200,000 buyers and producers to meet and trade at some of the greatest exhibitions, large scale events and festivals in the world. "
target: CWIEME Ltd
CWIEME Berlin is the world’s largest international exhibition of its type serving the industrial technology niche of components for electric motors and transformers. CWIEME exhibitions are now held in Germany, China, India and USA and the Inductica Conferences.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

easyFairs, acquired Advanced Engineering UK

synopsis: Easyfairs has announced the acquisition of UK Tech Events Ltd, organiser of the Advanced Engineering UK portfolio of events. Advanced Engineering UK is one of the UK’s fastest growing industry meetings and unites multiple interrelated high value engineering communities.
buyer parent: Artexis Easyfairs
buyer: easyFairs
easyFairs is one of the leading organisers of trade shows. It runs time & cost-effective trade shows in Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Advanced Engineering UK
Advanced Engineering UK is one of the UK’s fastest growing industry meetings and unites multiple interrelated high value engineering communities into a unique integrated technology transfer and supply chain business development environment.
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closed 2/20/2019 via PR Web

Cambridge Innovation Institute, purchased Boston Operations from Internet of Business

synopsis: Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), an event company focused on the life science and energy industries, has acquired the Boston operations of Internet of Business (IoB), a UK-based provider of breaking news, insights, and events about Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. IoB's Boston operations consists of 4 annual events.
buyer: Cambridge Innovation Institute
Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) delivers cutting edge information through events, publishing, and training to leading commercial, academic, government and research institutes across the life science and energy industries. "
seller: Internet of Business
Internet of Business' (IoB) Boston operations consists of 4 annual events. The events include IoTBuild, Internet of Insurance and two on Internet of Manufacturing. IoB is a UK-based provider of breaking news, insights, and events about Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Questex, LLC, purchased Live Experience Assets from Informa plc

synopsis: Questex announces it is acquiring Live Experience assets from Informa including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is an online publication and well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals. "
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is a well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals. The World Tea Expo is the hub for tea industry professionals. The Club Industry Show is a conference focused on the business of fitness.
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announced 5/18/2021 via Company Press Release

Siemens AG, will acquire SupplyFrame, Inc.

synopsis: Siemens, a global technology company, will acquire Supplyframe, a leading Design-to-Source platform for the global electronics value chain. The acquisition unlocks significant value for customers of Supplyframe and Siemens, providing seamless and quick access to both Siemens’ offerings and Supplyframe’s marketplace intelligence.
buyer: Siemens AG (DB:SIE:$71,143.59)
Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability, and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of power generation & distribution and intelligent infrastructure. "
target: SupplyFrame, Inc.
Supplyframe is the leading provider of Design-Source-Intelligence (DSI) for the global electronics value chain. Over 10 million engineering and supply chain professionals worldwide engage with Supplyframe's SaaS solutions, search engines, and media properties to power rapid innovation.
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closed 1/4/2012 via BusinessWire

Advantage Business Media, acquired Vicon Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Business Media has acquired Vicon Publishing, Inc. Vicon provides information to readers across selected industries and is specialized in providing strategic marketing solutions for the forensic, digital forensic, and cleanroom industries generating new sources of revenue and strengthening brand names and reader loyalty.
buyer parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
buyer: Advantage Business Media
Advantage Business Media is an integrated business media company with a diversified portfolio of highly focused print publications, e-newsletters, specialized directories, vertical search databases, conferences, ancillary media vehicles, and associated web-based services. "
target: Vicon Publishing, Inc.
Vicon Publishing provides information to readers across selected industries and is specialized in providing strategic marketing solutions for the forensic, digital forensic, and cleanroom industries generating new sources of revenue and strengthening brand names and reader loyalty.
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closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

KEMET Corporation, acquired IntelliData

synopsis: KEMET Corporation, a leading global supplier of electronic components, has purchased IntelliData, Inc., a Greenwood Village, Colorado-based developer of digital solutions supporting discovery, decision support, and the sales and marketing of electronic components.
buyer: KEMET Corporation (KEM:$845.30)
KEMET Corporation is a leading global supplier of electronic components. KEMET offers customers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. "
target: IntelliData
IntelliData was founded in 1999 by electronics industry executives. The company's vision is to utilize their in-depth knowledge of industry needs and design their intellectual property into software and data content solutions.
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closed 3/5/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired CAPS

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analytics, announced that it has acquired the Computer Assisted Product Selection (CAPS) electronic components database and tools business, including CAPS Expert, from PartMiner Worldwide.
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 parent: BV Investment Partners
target: CAPS
The CAPS database is a leading source for identifying specific electronic components based on engineering specifications. It combines information on more than 265 million physical devices, along with intuitive tools for integration into engineering design processes and applications.
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closed 8/31/2009 via PR Newswire

SAE International, acquired Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference

synopsis: Continuing to expand its overall portfolio of programs, products and services in the area of mobility electronics, SAE International has purchased all rights to the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference (Convergence) from the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association (CTEA).
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. "
target parent: CTEA
target: Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference
For over 30 years, the Convergence Conference and Exhibition has served the automotive and transportation electronics community by delivering relevant technology solutions and an electrifying line-up of invited speakers and presenters.
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closed 2/3/2020 via Company Press Release

The SMi Group merged with Tech Briefs Media Group,

synopsis: SMi Group Ltd, a global company that specialises in the production of Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops and Masterclasses, has merged with Tech Briefs Media Group, a publisher of design engineering magazines and supplements. SMi creates and delivers events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.
buyer parent: SAE International
buyer: Tech Briefs Media Group
Tech Briefs Media Group is a publisher of design engineering magazines and supplements. Tech Briefs Media Group offers a diverse set of print and digital resources that delivers unparalleled coverage of the design engineering market across multiple disciplines. "
target: The SMi Group
The SMi Group is a highly Professional, Independent and Global company that specialises in the production of Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops and Masterclasses. SMi creates and delivers events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.
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closed 3/21/2018 via PR Web

SAE International, acquired CALISO Corporation

synopsis: SAE International, an association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession, has acquired CALISO Corporation. CALISO offers a portfolio of 42 online courses designed to help companies comply with quality, environmental and safety standards and regulations.
buyer: SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, they drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. "
target: CALISO Corporation
CALISO Corporation offers a portfolio of 42 online courses designed to help companies comply with quality, environmental and safety standards and regulations. The courses offered include quality, safety and environmental management standards such as SAE’s AS9100.
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closed 1/20/2014 via Company Press Release

SAE International, acquired Effective Training, Inc.

synopsis: SAE International bolstered its engineering fundamentals portfolio of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) learning products by acquiring Effective Training, Inc. ("ETI"). Their products include: software, videos, Web-based training, digital instructor kits, reference books and materials, textbooks and workbooks.
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. It is a global association of more than 134,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. "
target: Effective Training, Inc.
Effective Training, Inc. is a global leader in the field of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. They provide training to thousands of companies, corporations and educational organizations around the world.
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closed 4/3/2012 via PR Newswire

SAE International, acquired Tech Briefs Media Group

synopsis: SAE International has acquired ABP International, dba Tech Briefs Media Group. With primary offices in New York and New Jersey, Tech Briefs Media Group employs 35 people and publishes a variety of design engineering magazines and supplements in both print and digital formats, including their well-known flagship publication, NASA Tech Briefs.
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. It is a global association of more than 134,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. "
target: Tech Briefs Media Group
With primary offices in New York and New Jersey, Tech Briefs Media Group publishes a variety of design engineering magazines and supplements in both print and digital formats, including their well-known flagship publication, NASA Tech Briefs.
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closed 8/31/2009 via PR Newswire

SAE International, acquired Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference

synopsis: Continuing to expand its overall portfolio of programs, products and services in the area of mobility electronics, SAE International has purchased all rights to the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference (Convergence) from the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association (CTEA).
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. "
target parent: CTEA
target: Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference
For over 30 years, the Convergence Conference and Exhibition has served the automotive and transportation electronics community by delivering relevant technology solutions and an electrifying line-up of invited speakers and presenters.
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closed 10/28/2015 via Company Press Release

Circuit Technology, Inc., acquired Soldering Training & Certification

synopsis: Circuit Technology Inc., a leading IPC and soldering training organization is pleased to announce that it has acquired Soldering Training & Certification (STC), a Minnesota based training organization. STC is an authorized member of IPC–Association Connecting Electronics Industries, and a national training provider of IPC certifications.
buyer: Circuit Technology, Inc.
Circuit Technology Inc. is a leading IPC and soldering training organization. Circuit Technology's IPC certified trainers have an average of 24 years experience in the circuit board assembly/manufacturing field. "
target: Soldering Training & Certification
Soldering Training & Certification (STC) is a Minnesota based training organization. STC is an authorized member of IPC–Association Connecting Electronics Industries, and a national training provider of IPC certifications.
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closed 7/15/2014 via PR Web

Telemedia, Inc., acquired American Trainco

synopsis: Telemedia, LLC, a leading developer of industrial skills and maintenance training solutions, has acquired American Trainco, Inc. American Trainco, Inc. operates outside of Denver, Colorado and excels in developing workforces through open enrollment and in-house live industrial skills training classes.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: Telemedia, Inc.
Telemedia is a provider of technical skills training content and programs for large industrial companies around the world. These programs train industrial workers to maintain and operate complex machinery, observe proper safety precautions and comply with government regulations. "
target: American Trainco
American Trainco provides live training for maintenance personnel working in industrial plants and large building facilities. Their courses are practical, complete, consistent, and designed to bring students up to speed in their topic of study as quickly and safely as possible.
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closed 7/6/2011 via PR Newswire

LeCroy Corporation, acquired beTheSignal

synopsis: LeCroy Corp, a leading supplier of oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers and serial data test solutions, has acquired Bogatin Enterprises ("beTheSignal"), a leading provider of training and publications that help engineers transform complex signal integrity problems into practical design solutions.
buyer: LeCroy Corporation (LCRY:$0.00)
LeCroy Corporation is a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, creating advanced instruments that drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing and verifying complex electronic signals. "
target: beTheSignal
Training classes and publications from Bogatin Enterprises ("beTheSignal") transform complex signal integrity problems into practical design solutions. Bogatin Enterprises specializes in making complex signal integrity topics easy to understand while strengthening engineering intuition.
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$1.15
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closed 6/22/2011 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Structuralia

synopsis: Kaplan, the global provider of training and education, has acquired Madrid-based Structuralia, the leader in e-learning for the engineering and infrastructure sector in Spain, for an undisclosed sum. Structuralia provides training to more than 85,000 staff employed at more than 1,350 companies.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Structuralia
Structuralia is a leading e-learning Postgraduate and Executive Engineering School that invests in developing specialized online training programs for the Construction, Infrastructure, Energy and Engineering sectors. Structuralia offers 16 Master’s degree programmes and 11 Executive Programs.
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closed 12/13/2005 via BusinessWire

NetQoS, Inc., acquired Pine Mountain Group Inc.

synopsis: NetQoS(R) Inc. has completed its acquisition of Pine Mountain Group Inc. (PMG), a privately held consulting company based in Orangevale, Calif., and its PMG NetAnalyst(R) certification program.
buyer: NetQoS, Inc.
NetQoS provides network and application performance management software and services that improve application delivery across the world’s most complex networks. NetQoS Performance Center is used to monitor application service levels, troubleshoot problems quickly, and plan for change. "
target: Pine Mountain Group Inc.
Pine Mountain Group Inc. (PMG), a privately held consulting company based in Orangevale, California. Our NetAnalysts pride themselves on solving the toughest challenges in the industry and are supported by the latest network analysis equipment, training and knowledge.
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closed 7/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Edif ERA, acquired Matthews Engineering Training Ltd

synopsis: Edif ERA, a company owned by the Edif Group, announced the acquisition of Matthews Engineering Training Ltd. Matthews Engineering Training is a market leading provider of ASME and API certified inspector courses for individuals and smaller contractors, as well as in-house training tailored to the needs of blue chip and corporate clients.
buyer parent: Edif Group Management Ltd.
buyer: Edif ERA
Edif ERA provides specialist engineering consultancy helping clients reduce risk, improve operational performance and comply with functional safety and regulatory requirements. They provide specialist, technology-based services including design and development, testing, assessment and expert advice."
target: Matthews Engineering Training Ltd
Matthews Engineering Training offers specialised training in ASME, API and pressure equipment-related subjects from the UK and other countries. Their training courses cover a broad range of technical subjects within the field of plant inspection.
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closed 11/17/2017 via Company Press Release

UL, Inc, acquired ChemADVISOR

synopsis: UL has acquired ChemADVISOR. ChemADVISOR is a leading provider of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation information & regulatory compliance solutions to the global chemical-based manufacturing industry. The company offers database products, training programs and consulting services for handling hazardous materials.
buyer: UL, Inc
UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. "
target: ChemADVISOR
ChemADVISOR is a leading provider of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation information & regulatory compliance solutions to the global chemical-based manufacturing industry. The company offers database products, training programs and consulting services for handling hazardous materials.
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closed 1/21/2021 via BusinessWire

American Safety Council, acquired S/P2

synopsis: American Safety Council announced the acquisition of S/P2, a provider of online safety and professional training and credentialing for career technical schools and the automotive, heavy-duty/diesel, welding, construction, cosmetology and culinary industries.
buyer parent: Ridgemont Equity Partners
buyer: American Safety Council
American Safety Council provides critical training and education to more than two million customers each year. ASC works with government agencies, and the private sector to ensure the content of the Company’s online courses is best-in-class and compliant with applicable laws, or industry standards. "
target: S/P2
Since 2002, S/P2 has provided the best in industry-specific, online training in safety, environmental, ethics, human resources, mentoring, sustainability, and soft skills. More than 175,000 students and employees receive training each year.
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announced 5/31/2012 via Company Press Release

Site Skills Group Pty Ltd, will acquire Axis Training Group Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Site Skills Group announced it would acquire Axis Training Group. The Axis Training Group is a privately owned company specialising in safety, skills and environmental training for the Oil & Gas, Mining & Resources and Construction industries.
buyer: Site Skills Group Pty Ltd (ASX:SIT:$13.48)
Site Group International is an Australian registered public company which has operations in both Australia and the Philippines. It provides Australian vocational training in Asia. Site offers a range of training programs designed for the Mining & Processing, Oil & Gas and Construction industries. "
target: Axis Training Group Pty Ltd.
The Axis Training Group is a privately owned company specialising in safety, skills and environmental training for the Oil & Gas, Mining & Resources and Construction industries.
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announced 7/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd, will acquire Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited

synopsis: Education company Educomp Solutions Limited has decided to divest its entire 55.41 per cent equity stake in the engineering exam training arm Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited to private equity firm ASK Pravi Capital Advisors. GateForum is the largest organization in the field of GATE training, with a presence in more than 65 cities.
buyer: ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd
ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Private Limited is a private equity investment advisory firm. ASK Pravi is a joint venture between ASK Group and Pravi Capital, a unique combination of a wealth management and advisory services institution with an experienced entrepreneurial investment management team. "
target parent: Educomp Solutions Limited
target: Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited
GATEFORUM is the largest organization in the field of GATE training, with a presence in more than 65 cities and having trained more than 1,00,000 students since inception. GATEFORUM is the number 1 institute for preparation for GATE Exam.
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closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aspire2, acquired Safety 'n Action Ltd

synopsis: Aspire2 Group, the newly formed training organisation backed by Australian private equity firm Archer Capital, will acquire Safety ‘n Action. Safety ‘n Action was established in 2001 and has grown exponentially to become New Zealand’s most renowned Health & Safety Training provider.
buyer parent: Archer Capital
buyer: Aspire2
Aspire2 Group is a newly formed training organisation backed by Australian private equity firm Archer Capital. Aspire2 was formed through the acquisition of five New Zealand based private education businesses. "
target: Safety 'n Action Ltd
Safety n Action was established in 2001 and has grown exponentially to become NZ’s most renowned Health & Safety Training provider.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Helmerich & Payne, Inc., acquired DrillScan

synopsis: Helmerich & Payne, Inc. announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Helmerich & Payne Technologies, LLC, has acquired DrillScan, a leading provider of proprietary drilling engineering software, well engineering services and training for the oil and gas industry. They are based in Villeurbanne, France.
buyer: Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (:$2,853.17)
Helmerich & Payne, Inc. is a publicly traded company dedicated to improving lives through affordable energy by safely providing performance driven drilling services. "
target: DrillScan
DrillScan is a leading provider of proprietary drilling engineering software, well engineering services and training for the oil and gas industry. They are based in Villeurbanne, France.
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closed 11/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mintra Group, acquired Atlas Knowledge

synopsis: The HR, competence and training specialist Mintra Group has acquired Aberdeen headquartered learning technology services firm Atlas Knowledge. Atlas Knowledge is a leading provider of digital learning solutions to safety critical industries worldwide.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Mintra Group (OB:MNTR:$25.86)
MINTRA GROUP is a leading global partner for companies within oil and gas, maritime, construction and renewables looking to achieve cost effective management of HR, competence and training. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: Atlas Knowledge
Atlas Knowledge is a leading provider of digital learning solutions to safety critical industries worldwide. Atlas has served the learning and compliance needs of standards bodies, regulators and more than 1,700 corporate customers, including 6 of the top 10 largest energy companies in the world.
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$6
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closed 6/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

ASCO plc, acquired NSL Ltd.

synopsis: ASCO, the world's leading oil and gas logistics company, announced that it has acquired North Sea Lifting Limited (NSL) - an international safety training and lifting specialist.
buyer: ASCO plc
ASCO is a leading international Oil & Gas logistics company. Their services include: on and offshore logistics, international freight management, waste management, personnel, and marine. "
target: NSL Ltd.
NSL is one of the oilfield’s leading training companies and suppliers of specialist personnel. Not only do they train but they also perform technical reviews or audits on your lifting operations to identify any weaknesses or problems. They can then make recommendations as to how to fix them.
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announced 3/26/2014 via BNC Analysis

SiteGroup International, will acquire Competent Project Management

synopsis: The Board of Directors of Site Group International Limited are pleased to announce the agreement to acquire Competent Project Management Pte Ltd (CPM). CPM was established by Phil Costelloe and his experienced team of industry professionals who specialise in providing technical support to clients primarily in the Energy Sector.
buyer: SiteGroup International (ASX:SIT:$13.48)
Site Group International is an Australian registered public company which has operations in both Australia and the Philippines. It provides Australian vocational training in Asia. Site offers a range of training programs designed for the Mining & Processing, Oil & Gas and Construction industries. "
target: Competent Project Management
Competent Project Management Pte Ltd offers technical training for personnel and developing and aligning competence based technical curriculum to match the requirements of clients in the energy sector. The company is based in Australia.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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closed 2/25/2008 via PR Newswire

EPiC Energy Resources, Inc., acquired Epic Integrated Solutions, LLC

synopsis: EPiC Energy Resources, Inc. a provider of engineering & consulting services to the energy industry, announced that is has acquired Epic Integrated Solutions, LLC in a stock and cash transaction valued at $4.3 million. The acquisition is anticipated to be accretive to earnings in 2008.
buyer: EPiC Energy Resources, Inc. (EPCC:$47.54)
EPiC Energy Resources is an integrated energy company based in The Woodlands, Texas. EPiC is focused on providing both energy engineering & consulting services along with acquiring, developing and optimizing energy assets. "
target: Epic Integrated Solutions, LLC
Epic Integrated Solutions, LLC was formed with the vision of providing the Oil and Gas sector with industry leading global training, operations documentation, data integration, and consulting services. We have positioned ourselves at the forefront of the global operations support market.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3.07 [$2.43]
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$3
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$1
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3.3x
announced 7/23/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hexatronic Group AB, will acquire The Light Brigade Inc.

synopsis: Hexatronic Group AB (publ), a Swedish technology group which specializes in fiber communications, will acquire The Light Brigade Inc. from AFL Telecommunications, a provider of fiber optic products. Light Brigade is a provider of fiber optic training services. They provide training to various sectors, including wireless, utility, mining, and more.
buyer: Hexatronic Group AB (OM:HTRO:$275.60)
Hexatronic is an innovative Swedish technology group, specializing in fiber communications. They provide products and solutions for the fiber optic network and together, their five independent, entrepreneurial companies offer a full range of passive infrastructure. "
target parent: Fujikura
target: The Light Brigade Inc.
Light Brigade is a provider of fiber optic training services. Light Brigade has trained over 60,000 people worldwide in its instructor-led classes. They provide training to the wireless, broadband communication, service providers, data centre, electric utility, mining, and industrial market sectors.
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