Like Five Business Travel Titles

closed 3/3/2010 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, purchased Five Business Travel Titles from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, the world’s largest business-to-business media company serving the travel and meetings industries, has acquired five media brands from The Nielsen Company’s Business Media Travel Group.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media is the leading provider of news, information and data for the travel, meetings and hospitality industries and parent of brands Travel Weekly, Meetings & Conventions and TravelAge West. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: 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. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
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closed 1/7/2015 via BusinessWire

Cvent, Inc., acquired Elite Meetings International Inc.

synopsis: Cvent, Inc., a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, announced the acquisition of Elite Meetings International (EMI), a Santa Barbara, Ca.-based premier hospitality marketing company. EMI’s online venue-sourcing tools for meeting planners will be integrated into Cvent’s growing hospitality cloud offering.
buyer: Cvent, Inc. (CVT:$219.51)
Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, with more than 12,600 customers worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys. "
target: Elite Meetings International Inc.
Elite Meetings International (EMI) helps meeting planners find the finest hotels and resorts for their meetings, incentive events, and trade shows through tools they love to use. EliteMeetings.com helps clients find the world's best hotels and resorts for their group.
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announced 7/8/2009 via Company Press Release

TW Group, Ltd., will acquire Reed Travel Division

synopsis: Reed Business Information, a Reed Elsevier company, announced that it had agreed in principle to transfer its travel publishing division, to the entrepreneur Clive Jacobs and his newly formed company, TW Group, Ltd.
buyer: TW Group, Ltd.
TW Group, Ltd. is a new entity created by Clive Jacobs for the purpose of acquiring and managing Reed Travel Division. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Reed Travel Division
The Reed Travel Division publishes Travel Weekly (UK), Travolution, Gazetteers.com and associated online services and events. The division reaches an aggregate audience of 30,000 professional readers in the travel and tourism industry and its websites generate over 5 million page views per month.
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closed 12/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

WIWIH, acquired The Hotel Yearbook

synopsis: WIWIH, a online business networking platform for professionals in the global hospitality industry has acquired The Hotel Yearbook. The Hotel Yearbook is a family of publications focused on hotel industry trends and foresight. The articles focus on important themes such as financial and investment changes, developments and industry segments.
buyer: WIWIH
WIWIH (Who's Who In Hospitality) is a valuable online business networking platform for professionals in the global hospitality industry. Users represent industry stakeholders ranging from hotel companies, trade associations, academics, consultants, suppliers, event organizers, students and media. "
target: The Hotel Yearbook
The Hotel Yearbook is an annual publication where leading industry experts share their views and insights on the trends, events and people that they expect will shape the hotel business. Articles examine prospects including financial and investment changes, developments and industry segments.
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closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Holzmann Medien GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Freizeit-Verlag Landsberg GmbH

synopsis: Holzmann Medien GmbH & Co. KG, one of the largest business and specialist publishers in Germany, has acquired Freizeit-Verlag Landsberg GmbH, a publisher of hotel business, classical gastronomy, and catering magazines. Their most successful project is Top Hotel, a monthly magazine dedicated to the hotel industry.
buyer: Holzmann Medien GmbH & Co. KG
Holzmann Medien GmbH & Co. KG is one of the largest business and specialist publishers in Germany. They publish a variety of publications for the trades, SMBs and the healthcare sector. The company was founded in 1938 and is based in Bad Wörishofen, Germany. "
target parent: EPP Professional Publishing GmbH
target: Freizeit-Verlag Landsberg GmbH
Freizeit-Verlag-Landsberg GmbH is a publisher of hotel business, classical gastronomy, and catering magazines. Their most successful project is Top Hotel, a monthly magazine dedicated to the hotel industry covering new hotel openings, hotel management and other relevant hotel industry news.
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closed 5/5/2010 via BusinessWire

Marketing & Technology Group, Incorporated, acquired HOTELS magazine

synopsis: Integrated media publisher Marketing & Technology Group (MTG) announced that it has acquired HOTELS magazine from Publisher Dan Hogan. The purchase includes all print, online and event assets, including sister publication HOTELS’ Investment Outlook, hotelsmag.com, and a suite of electronic newsletters.
buyer: Marketing & Technology Group, Incorporated
Founded in 1993, Marketing & Technology Group is a Chicago-based business-to-business media company whose properties serve the global information needs of professionals in red meat and poultry processing, foodservice and hospitality industries. "
target: HOTELS magazine
HOTELS reaches more than 99,000 readers each month in more than 150 countries through online and print communications, providing hotel owners, managers and chain executives with a global perspective on news, finance, development, technology, design, food and beverage, trends and more.
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closed 3/3/2014 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, acquired Travel Weekly China

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media has acquired Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia, and Events China. Travel Weekly China provides vital trade news and market intelligence for China. Events China serves China through print, e-books, events and the leading industry awards programs. TravelWeekly Asia is a travel trade publication that covers Asian travel.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive. "
target parent: Contineo Media
target: Travel Weekly China
Travel Weekly China provides the travel industry in China with vital trade news and market intelligence. Events China serves China through print, e-books, events and the leading industry awards programs. TravelWeekly Asia is a travel trade publication that covers Asian travel.
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closed 8/17/2006 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Communications Ltd, purchased Air and Business Travel News from Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and events company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Air and Business Travel News (ABTN), an on-line publication for the travel industry. The publication has been bought from Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates for a consideration of £0.1m.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller: Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates
Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates provides public relations services. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Potters Bar, United Kingdom.
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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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closed 7/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Northstar Travel Media, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, a leading business-information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has been acquired by the Wicks Group. Northstar, a $60 million company based in Secaucus, New Jersey, serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BusinessWire

Emburse, acquired Roadmap BV

synopsis: Emburse, a global leader in expense management and accounts payable automation solutions, has acquired Roadmap, a travel app in the Netherlands. Roadmap offers a corporate travel platform that simplifies complex business travel processes by integrating all information about policies, supplier benefits, and health into one single overview.
buyer parent: K1 Investment Management
buyer: Emburse
Emburse is a global leader in expense management and accounts payable automation solutions. Emburse empowers businesses to eliminate manual tasks so they can focus on what matters most. Their expense and AP automation solution includes Emburse Abacus, Emburse Captio, Emburse Card and more. "
target: Roadmap BV
Roadmap is an all-in-one travel app in the Netherlands. Roadmap offers a corporate travel platform that simplifies complex business travel processes by integrating all information about policies, supplier benefits, and health and safety into one single overview.
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announced 12/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Lloyd's Register Group, will acquire C-MAP Norway AS

synopsis: Lloyd's Register (LR) has reached an agreement to acquire Navico Group’s C-MAP commercial marine business, a leading provider of commercial marine cartography and digital publications, shore-side and shipside voyage optimization, cloud-based fleet management and fleet analytics software.
buyer: Lloyd's Register Group
Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organization. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with over 9000 employees in 78 countries. "
target parent: Navico Norway AS
target: C-MAP Norway AS
C-MAP is a leading provider of commercial marine cartography and digital publications, shore-side and shipside voyage optimization, cloud-based fleet management and fleet analytics software.
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closed 7/14/2014 via PR Web

Ready Training Online, acquired Service That Sells

synopsis: Ready Training Online (RTO), the leading provider of online training for service-based industries, announced they have acquired Pencom Press, Pencom International and the Service that Sells! brand from Pencom Inc, a leader in restaurant management and waitstaff training.
buyer: Ready Training Online
Ready Training Online (RTO), is a full-service online training company and the leader in the development of online training for the Convenience and service industries. Their platform is an easy and cost effective way to transform the way companies train. "
target: Service That Sells
Pencom International offers Service That Sells, a comprehensive line of management books, training DVDs, and employee workbooks. Pencom International first entered the hospitality training and marketing scene back in 1983.
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closed 9/18/2013 via Company Press Release

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired Clymer Manuals

synopsis: Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. acquired Clymer and Intertec Manuals from Penton Business Media Inc. Clymer Manuals publishes DIY repair manuals for motorcycle owners. It also publishes a range of DIY manuals for personal watercraft and snowmobiles; and under the Intertec name, publishes manuals for farm equipment.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target parent: Penton Media
target: Clymer Manuals
Clymer Manuals publishes DIY repair manuals for motorcycle owners. It also publishes a range of DIY manuals for personal watercraft and snowmobiles; and under the Intertec name, publishes manuals for farm equipment.
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will purchase 12 Magazines from UKi Media & Events Ltd.

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group is in the final stages of completing on a deal to acquire 12 magazines currently published by the Dorking-based company, UKi Media & Events. These magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: UKi Media & Events Ltd.
The 12 magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment. They are: Business Airport International, Business Jet International, Aircraft Interiors International, Aerospace Testing International, Air Traffic Technology, and more.
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closed 10/9/2012 via BtoBonline.com

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Variety, Inc.

synopsis: Penske Media, owner of Deadline.com, has acquired Hollywood trade publication Variety for about $25 million. Penske Media will add Variety to a portfolio that includes consumer-focused entertainment sites TVLine and Movieline, celebrity news and fashion site HollywoodLife and mobile gadget site BGR.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media is a leading digital media company. Penske Media owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Variety, Inc.
Variety is an American weekly entertainment-trade magazine founded in New York City. Delivered to 60 countries, Variety presents in-depth news, exclusive reports, trend stories, box office information and reviews.
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closed 3/23/2015 via PR Web

AirSage, Inc., acquired Decell Technologies

synopsis: AirSage, a pioneer in population analytics, has purchased Decell Technologies. Decell provides real-time, historical and predictive road-traffic information as well as advanced analytics solutions using cellular and GPS floating car data, services that are complementary to AirSage’s product offerings.
buyer: AirSage, Inc.
AirSage, a pioneer in population analytics, is the largest provider of consumer locations and population movement intelligence in the world. They use patented technology to capture and analyze anonymous, real-time, cellular-signal data points to identify travel patterns and transportation trends. "
target: Decell Technologies
Decell provides real-time, historical and predictive road-traffic information as well as advanced analytics solutions using cellular and GPS floating car data.
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closed 1/6/2021 via BusinessWire

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired PlumRiver LLC

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of PlumRiver LLC , a leading international provider of software-as-a-service technology through its Elastic Suite solution. Elastic Suite’s platform streamlines the wholesale buying process for both brands and retail buyers.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target: PlumRiver LLC
PlumRiver is a leading provider of globally adopted B2B ecommerce and digital merchandising solutions, serving the unique business needs of world-class manufacturers and retailers.
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$36
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Shop Eat Surf

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, the owner of Surf Expo, Outdoor Retailer, and more than 50 other B2B trade shows, has acquired Shop Eat Surf, an online platform that provides an unbiased daily news service for the action sports industry and its executives.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: Shop Eat Surf
Shop Eat Surf is an online platform that provides a daily news service for action sports executives. Using their skills as professional business journalists and editors, Shop Eat Surf tailors its content to provide timely news and insights.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired Bicycle Retailer

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the publisher of VeloNews, has acquired Bicycle Retailer & Industry News from Emerald Expositions. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: Bicycle Retailer
Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Boutique Design New York

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show producer, has acquired Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and its related assets from ST Media Group International, a producer of publications, websites and events for the visual communication markets. BNDY is a trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target parent: ST Media Group International Inc.
target: Boutique Design New York
Boutique Design New York (BDNY) is a trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals. BDNY brings interior designers, architects, purchasing agents and hospitality property owners together with manufacturers and marketers of exceptional design elements for hospitality interiors.
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closed 8/21/2018 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Technology Brands from EH Media

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, Inc., a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show, event and conference producer, announced the acquisition of a leading technology event and a group of complementary technology intelligence brands from EH Media.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
seller: EH Media
EH Media has a powerful portfolio of B2C and B2B media products that reach their highly-engaged audiences. The Technology Brands from EH Media include Total Tech Summit, CEPro, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales & Integration and Campus Safety.
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closed 11/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Connecting Point Marketing Group

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, a leading US business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG). CPMG organizes and hosts nine senior executive level business-intensive trade events focused on innovation for the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, grocery and retail industries.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: Connecting Point Marketing Group
Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG) organizes and hosts trade Events for executives in the retail, restaurant, healthcare and hotel industries for innovation. Each Event is conducted in a business-intensive format that optimizes strategic interaction.
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closed 8/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Swim Collective and Active Collective

synopsis: Emerald Expositions scooped up a few more trade shows with the acquisition of the Swim Collective and Active Collective events from their founder Shannon Leggett. Swim Collective is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target: Swim Collective and Active Collective
Swim Collective, created in 2010 and now held seasonally twice a year, is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective, launched in 2014 and also held twice a year, is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show and has built a national reputation.
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Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired International Pizza Expo and Pizza Today from Macfadden Communications. International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in the market.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today
International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in this market. Operating in the $40 billion pizza restaurant industry, International Pizza Expo is the fastest growing foodservice show.
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Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Three Tradeshows from Vendome Group, LLC

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired several leading brands in the healthcare and senior living design market from Vendome Group, LLC. Based in Cleveland, OH, these brands are Healthcare Design Conference and Expo, Environments For Aging (EFA) and Construction SuperConference (CSC).
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
seller: Vendome Group, LLC
Healthcare Design Conference and Expo is focused on evidence-based design for healthcare facilities; Environments For Aging is focused on living environments for the aging population. Construction SuperConference is for lawyers providing advice in commercial construction markets.
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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Jewelers of America, acquired National Jeweler

synopsis: The operations of National Jeweler have transitioned from Emerald Expositions to Jewelers of America, the organizations announced. National Jeweler reaches the U.S. industry’s most important retailers through its daily news blasts, digital publication and website. Its news analysis identifies the trends that shape the industry.
buyer: Jewelers of America
Jewelers of America is the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, with a primary purpose to promote confidence in the jewelry industry. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: National Jeweler
National Jeweler reaches the U.S. industry’s most important retailers through its daily news blasts, digital publication and website, NationalJeweler.com. Its news analysis covers all the topics of importance to the retail community, disseminates trade and consumer research, and identifies trends.
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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.
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closed 6/17/2013 via Market Wire

Onex Corporation, acquired Nielsen Expositions

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nielsen Expositions from its parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V., for $950 million in cash consideration. Nielsen Expositions is a leading operator of large, business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$622.00)
Onex is one of North America’s oldest and most successful private equity firms committed to acquiring and building high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. Onex manages investment platforms focused on private equity, real estate and credit securities. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites.
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closed 1/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nielsen Expositions, acquired The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show

synopsis: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show and the Tailgating Industry Association has been acquired by Nielsen Expositions. The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is a premier trade event dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating products.
buyer parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
buyer: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites. "
target: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show
The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating product manufacturers, distributors, agents and retailers, and serves as the key order-writing event in the industry for licensed sports goods.
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closed 3/10/2010 via Company Press Release

Stagnito, Inc., purchased Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired the Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media through its wholly owned subsidiary, Food Media Group. The Retail Food Group is comprised of four leading brands; Convenuence Store News, Convenuence Store News for The Single Store Owner, Progressive Grocer, and The Gourmet Retailer.
buyer parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
buyer: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito, Inc. was established in 2009 by Harry Stagnito, Kyle Stagnito, Kollin Stagnito, and Ned Bardic, professionals with more than 100 years of cumulative, successful media experience. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 3/3/2010 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, purchased Five Business Travel Titles from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, the world’s largest business-to-business media company serving the travel and meetings industries, has acquired five media brands from The Nielsen Company’s Business Media Travel Group.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media is the leading provider of news, information and data for the travel, meetings and hospitality industries and parent of brands Travel Weekly, Meetings & Conventions and TravelAge West. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 1/14/2010 via Company Description

Duncan McIntosh Company Incorporated, acquired Editor & Publisher Company

synopsis: Editor & Publisher, the only independent news organization reporting on all aspects of the transforming newspaper business, has resumed publication in print and online following its sale to Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc., the Irvine, Calif.-based magazine and newspaper publisher.
buyer: Duncan McIntosh Company Incorporated
Duncan McIntosh's publications include Boating World magazine; Sea Magazine, America's Western Boating Magazine; The Log Newspaper; and FishRap News. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Editor & Publisher Company
Editor & Publisher is the only independent news organization reporting on all aspects of the transforming newspaper business.
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closed 6/2/2008 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., purchased American Artist, Drawing, Watercolor, and Workshop magazines from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Interweave, one of the nation’s leading art and craft media companies with businesses in magazine and book publishing, online media, television and video programming, and events for craft enthusiasts, has completed the acquisition of American Artist, Drawing, Watercolor, and Workshop magazines from Nielsen Business Media.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
seller parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 2/8/2007 via PR Newswire

3i Group Plc, acquired VNU Business Media Europe ltd.

synopsis: The Nielsen Company has completed the sale of its VNU Business Media Europe unit to 3i, Europe's leading private-equity and venture-capital firm. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: 3i Group Plc (TGOPF:$403.39)
3i is a world leader in private equity and venture capital We focus on buyouts, growth capital and venture capital and invest across Europe, the US and Asia. Our competitive advantage comes from our international network. 3i manages over £5.7 billion of assets. "
target parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
target: VNU Business Media Europe ltd.
VNU Business Media Europe is the leading European technology publisher in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Belgium in advertising and readership marketshare. In these seven countries we publish approximately 70 trade magazines, all together some 70 million copies per year.
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closed 9/29/2006 via Company Press Release

Hanley Wood, LLC, purchased ARCHITECTURE and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING from VNU Business Information

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC, the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the housing and construction industries, announced today the purchase of ARCHITECTURE and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING from VNU Business Media, Inc. ARCHITECTURE will immediately be merged into Hanley Wood's newest launch, ARCHITECT, which debuts in October.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
seller parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
seller: VNU Business Information (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired CAT Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group announced it has acquired CAT Media, located in East Grinstead, England, outside London. CAT Media is a leading global multiplatform business-to-business marketing services, information and events business serving the meetings and incentive industry.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: 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. "
target: CAT Media
CAT Media owns leading brands serving the UK and global MICE industry including Meetings & Incentive Travel, Association Meetings International, Meetpie.com, an online membership portal for meetings professionals, M&IT Challenges, M&IT Awards, VenueSource.com, and Convention-Source.com.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: 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. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired travAlliancemedia, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, announced it has acquired travAlliancemedia, a leading marketing services, digital media, event and information company serving the retail travel community in North America.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: 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. "
target: travAlliancemedia, LLC
travAlliancemedia is a leading marketing services, information, event and online media company serving the travel advisory market. They lead the industry with cutting-edge media, marketing, and consumer engagement products that connect leisure travel brands to agents and their customers.
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, will purchase Travel and Meetings Portfolio from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: Centaur Media, an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy, announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement to sell Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Limited, to Northstar Travel Media, a leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: 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. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Limited (CTM) is the owner of well-known exhibitions and events serving the travel industry, including The Meetings Show, the Business Travel Show and Travel Technology Europe
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Axus Travel App

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group announced that it has acquired AXUS Travel App, an itinerary management software serving travel advisors and tour operators. Axus also provides other services like delivering booking confirmations and custom travel details to customers through a website and mobile app.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: 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. The company’s portfolio includes media brands and digital media. "
target: Axus Travel App
Axus Travel App creates and organizes trip proposals and itineraries for travel managers and tour operators, while also providing other services like delivering booking confirmations and custom travel details to customers through a website and mobile app.
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Burba Hotel Network

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group announced it has acquired the hotel investment event portfolio from Burba Hotel Network("BHN"), the American Hotel & Lodging Association (the "AHLA"), & their other partners. BHN produces 10 hospitality investment events and conferences around the world, including in Los Angeles, Miami, Hong Kong, Singapore, London & Mumbai.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the owner of well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Business Travel News, & more. The company produces more than 60 face-to-face events in 13 countries in retail travel, hospitality, corporate travel, travel technology, and the meetings industry. "
target: Burba Hotel Network
Burba Hotel Network (BHN) is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. BHN conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business, and to learn about the latest trends.
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closed 4/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Schneider Publishing

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group acquired the assets of Schneider Publishing, which includes the TEAMS Conference + Expo and Meetings Quest conferences, and the SportsTravel and Association News magazines. Schneider Publishing provides events, conferences, and media and information products to organizers for sports, associations and corporate meetings.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: 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. "
target: Schneider Publishing
Schneider Publishing creates and provides world-class publications, conferences and information products and services that improve the lives of people who use them. They publish the Association News and SportsTravel magazines, and organize the TEAMS Conference and Meetings Quest trade-show series.
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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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closed 6/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, acquired Inntopia

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, the leading business-to-business information company serving the travel and meetings industries, acquired a majority interest in Inntopia, the leading advanced platform for the destination travel industry, powering destination resorts, ski resorts, tour operators and travel suppliers.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media is the leading business information and marketing solutions provider to the U.S. travel, tourism and meetings industries. It offers unparalleled depth of information and services to clients in the travel industry. "
target: Inntopia
Inntopia is the leading advanced platform for the destination travel industry, powering destination resorts, ski resorts, tour operators and travel suppliers. The Inntopia platform gives agents access to popular activities and attractions in these same destinations.
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closed 4/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, acquired Mountain Travel Symposium

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, the parent company of Successful Meetings, has acquired Mountain Travel Symposium, an annual conference that attracts mountain destination travel professionals from all over the world in North America.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive. "
target: Mountain Travel Symposium
Mountain Travel Symposium is the single largest and longest-running annual gathering of mountain travel professionals in North America. Representatives from mountain resort businesses have gathered at MTS each spring for nearly 40 years.
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closed 4/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, acquired Web In Travel

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, the leading business-to-business information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has acquired Web In Travel (WIT), a Singapore-based multi-media platform content provider best known for its event series related to online travel distribution in the Asia Pacific region.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive. "
target: Web In Travel
Web In Travel is the forum for a community passionate about travel technology, distribution and marketing. It is headquartered in Singapore, with events in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
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closed 3/3/2014 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, acquired Travel Weekly China

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media has acquired Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia, and Events China. Travel Weekly China provides vital trade news and market intelligence for China. Events China serves China through print, e-books, events and the leading industry awards programs. TravelWeekly Asia is a travel trade publication that covers Asian travel.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive. "
target parent: Contineo Media
target: Travel Weekly China
Travel Weekly China provides the travel industry in China with vital trade news and market intelligence. Events China serves China through print, e-books, events and the leading industry awards programs. TravelWeekly Asia is a travel trade publication that covers Asian travel.
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closed 6/13/2013 via PE Hub

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, acquired Your Travel Insider

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, the leading business-to-business information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has acquired Your Travel Insider, a digital publishing firm focused on the consumer travel market.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive. "
target: Your Travel Insider
Your Travel Insider is a digital publishing firm with a specific focus on consumer travel, specializing in helping travelers cut through the online clutter by providing relevant information and offers.
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closed 7/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Northstar Travel Media, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, a leading business-information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has been acquired by the Wicks Group. Northstar, a $60 million company based in Secaucus, New Jersey, serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive.
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closed 3/3/2010 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, purchased Five Business Travel Titles from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, the world’s largest business-to-business media company serving the travel and meetings industries, has acquired five media brands from The Nielsen Company’s Business Media Travel Group.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media is the leading provider of news, information and data for the travel, meetings and hospitality industries and parent of brands Travel Weekly, Meetings & Conventions and TravelAge West. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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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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closed 7/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Northstar Travel Media, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, a leading business-information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has been acquired by the Wicks Group. Northstar, a $60 million company based in Secaucus, New Jersey, serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive.
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closed 3/3/2014 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, acquired Travel Weekly China

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media has acquired Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia, and Events China. Travel Weekly China provides vital trade news and market intelligence for China. Events China serves China through print, e-books, events and the leading industry awards programs. TravelWeekly Asia is a travel trade publication that covers Asian travel.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive. "
target parent: Contineo Media
target: Travel Weekly China
Travel Weekly China provides the travel industry in China with vital trade news and market intelligence. Events China serves China through print, e-books, events and the leading industry awards programs. TravelWeekly Asia is a travel trade publication that covers Asian travel.
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closed 8/17/2006 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Communications Ltd, purchased Air and Business Travel News from Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and events company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Air and Business Travel News (ABTN), an on-line publication for the travel industry. The publication has been bought from Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates for a consideration of £0.1m.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller: Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates
Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates provides public relations services. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Potters Bar, United Kingdom.
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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 8/20/2012 via PR Newswire

Schneider Publishing Company, Incorporated, will acquire Meetings Quest

synopsis: Schneider Publishing Company announced that it is acquiring Meetings Quest, the nation's longest-running series of one-day trade shows for meeting and event planners. Meetings Quest will join Schneider Publishing's suite of media properties that serve the meeting and event industries: Association News, SportsTravel and the TEAMS Conference & Expo.
buyer: Schneider Publishing Company, Incorporated
Schneider Publishing Company, Inc., publishes Association News, America's most-read magazine for association executives, and SportsTravel, the sports world's event magazine. Schneider Publishing organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo, the world's largest gathering of sports-event organizers. "
target: Meetings Quest
Meetings Quest started in 1984 as a one-day show, providing meeting planners and hospitality suppliers with the most efficient and productive trade show in Washington, DC. It is now held annually in multiple major meeting markets throughout the United States.
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announced 12/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Connect Meetings

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group, is pleased to announce the acquisition Connect Meetings, a market leading US business travel and meetings event organizer, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions.
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closed 3/1/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM Asia, acquired SATTE

synopsis: United Business Media Limited has announced that it has acquired SATTE, India’s largest travel and tourism exhibition. UBM has acquired the event on behalf of UBM Asia from Cross Section Publications Pvt Ltd. Launched 17 years ago, SATTE takes place each January in New Delhi and is now India’s largest travel and tourism event.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organiser in Asia, staging the leading events of their kind across the region. UBM Asia is the largest commercial exhibition organiser in China. "
target parent: Cross Section Publications Pvt. Ltd.
target: SATTE
SATTE is a programme deeply rooted within the tourism industry of the country. SATTE has been made possible by the unstinted support it has enjoyed from the apex industry associations in the country. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has served as a guiding patron agency.
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibition Companies, acquired Equipotel

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries, has acquired Equipotel and its events in Sao Paulo and Recife. Equipotel is the largest hospitality show in Latin America. It was acquired from a private, family owned business.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target: Equipotel
Equipotel is the largest hospitality show in Latin America. Its events take place in Sao Paolo and Recife.
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closed 8/21/2008 via PE Hub

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired SpaTrade

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business media company announced the acquisition of SpaTrade, which produces industry portals SpaTrade and SpaExec and the SpaExec networking events.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: SpaTrade
SpaTrade is a new media company serving the unique needs of the global community of spa professionals primarily through its cutting-edge web site which represents the industry's largest online community with 15,000 registered members from 94 countries.
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closed 8/12/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired The Route Development Group Limited

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired The Route Development Group Limited (RDG) from its private shareholders on behalf of UBM Aviation for £8 million in cash and a further deferred consideration of up to £1.3 million payable over the next two years.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited ("UBM") is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: The Route Development Group Limited
The Route Development Group Limited (RDG) operates a global series of must-attend aviation route development and network planning events as well as a supporting consultancy business from its headquarters in Manchester, UK.
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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 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Reed Business Information, acquired Commercial Aviation Media, Ltd.

synopsis: Reed Business Information completed the acquisition of the biweekly Commercial Aviation Report and monthly Commercial Aviation Value Report titles from London-based publisher Commercial Aviation Media. The titles will be merged into RBI’s Flight portfolio, which includes Flight International and Airline Business magazines.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Commercial Aviation Media, Ltd.
Commercial Aviation Group is a publisher of magazines for aviation professionals including Commercial Aviation Report and monthly Commercial Aviation Value Report. They also runs two annual trade show, The US Valuation Conference and The European Aviation Conference for the same market.
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announced 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Singex Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd, will acquire Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Fiera Milano has signed the contract for the sale of the stake of 75% in its Chinese subsidiary Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. - organizer, among other things, of the event "Food Hospitality World China", to Singex Exhibitions Pte. Ltd.
buyer: Singex Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd
Based in Singapore, the SingEx group of companies has played an integral role in the development of the exhibitions and events industry in the Asian region since 1978. SingEx Exhibitions owns, develops and manages a series of trade exhibitions and conferences in Singapore and key emerging markets. "
target parent: Fiera Milano International SPA
target: Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.
Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) which is present in the Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Hainan, has a portfolio of exhibitions in the agrifood, professional hospitality and energy saving technology sectors.
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closed 3/5/2012 via PR Newswire

BlogWorld & New Media Expo, acquired Travel Blog Exchange

synopsis: The world's largest new media conference and tradeshow, BlogWorld & New Media Expo, announced its acquisition of TBEX, (Travel Blog Exchange), the world's largest travel blogging conference. TBEX '12 presented by BlogWorld will take place at the Keystone Resort & Convention Center in Keystone, Colorado, June 15-17.
buyer: BlogWorld & New Media Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media including: Blogging, Podcasting, Social Media, Online Video, Music, TV, Radio, Gaming, Entertainment and Communities. "
target: Travel Blog Exchange
The Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) conference has grown into the most popular annual gathering of bloggers, writers and new media content creators in the travel and lifestyle sphere today, attracting some of the world's best-known brands, as well as various tourism bureaus as sponsors.
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announced 8/2/2018 via Company Press Release

Ebix, Inc., will acquire Leisure Corp.

synopsis: Ebix, Inc., a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry, will acquire Leisure Corp., an Indian Events related travel space (MICE) & Luxury Trains company that focuses on insurance and financial sector clients. Leisure Corp. offers solutions for Meetings, Conferences, Exhibitions, Incentives, and more.
buyer: Ebix, Inc. (EBIX:$570.76)
Ebix is a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry. Ebix offers application software products for the insurance industry ranging from carrier systems and agency systems to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance and financial industries. "
target: Leisure Corp.
Leisure Corp. is an Indian Events related travel space (MICE) & Luxury Trains company that focuses on insurance and financial sector clients. They offer solutions for Meetings, Conferences or Conventions; Exhibitions, Events or Entertainment; Rewards or Incentives; and luxury holiday experiences.
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$14
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closed 12/21/2017 via BusinessWire

Eurazeo, Primavera Capital Group, acquired WorldStrides

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company listed in Paris, in partnership with Primavera Capital Group, a major China-based investment firm, has announced the completion of the acquisition of WorldStrides, a premier experiential education provider serving students of all ages.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$5,100.86)
buyer: Primavera Capital Group
With a diversified portfolio of approximately ~$8 billion in assets under management, of which $1 billion is from third parties, Eurazeo is a leading global investment company with offices in Paris and Luxembourg, New York, Shanghai and Sao Paolo. "
target parent: Metalmark Capital LLC
target: WorldStrides
WorldStrides, headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is the largest educational travel organization in the United States. The company was founded by a middle school teacher in 1967 and provides unique programs for more than 400,000 students annually.
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closed 2/11/2016 via PE Hub

Metalmark Capital LLC, Silverhawk Capital Partners, LLC, acquired WorldStrides

synopsis: Metalmark Capital and Silverhawk Capital Partners acquired WorldStrides, an educational travel company, from The Carlyle Group. WorldStrides is the largest educational travel company in the United States and one of the leading experiential education providers in the world.
buyer: Metalmark Capital LLC
buyer: Silverhawk Capital Partners, LLC
Metalmark Capital is a leading private equity firm with particular focus in defense/government services, energy/natural resources, industrials, and healthcare. Silverhawk Capital Partners is an independent investment group focused on energy/natural resources and business service sectors. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: WorldStrides
WorldStrides, headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is the largest educational travel organization in the United States. The company was founded by a middle school teacher in 1967 and provides unique programs for more than 350,000 students annually.
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closed 10/5/2011 via PE Hub

The Carlyle Group, acquired WorldStrides

synopsis: Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group announced that it has made a controlling investment in WorldStrides, the nation’s largest student travel organization. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, WorldStrides is the nation’s largest provider of supplemental educational student travel programs.
buyer: The Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target parent: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
target: WorldStrides
Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, WorldStrides is the nation’s largest provider of supplemental educational student travel programs. WorldStrides leads group travel programs to more than 80 countries and serves approximately 200,000 students annually.
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closed 1/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, acquired WorldStrides

synopsis: Charlesbank Capital Partners has announced the acquisition of WorldStrides in partnership with management and Silverhawk Capital Partners. WorldStrides, is the leading provider of supplemental educational student travel courses, offering programs to more than 200,000 students across 4,700 middle and high schools in all 50 states.
buyer: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
With offices in Boston and New York, Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity investment firm managing more than $1 billion of capital. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, typically investing $25 million to $75 million per transaction. "
target: WorldStrides
WorldStrides operates educational history and science programs in the United States and Costa Rica and music performance programs at various locations across the United States, Canada and Europe.
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