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DrivingSales, Inc., acquired Revenue Guru

synopsis: DrivingSales, the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property, announced that it has acquired consulting, training and research company Revenue Guru. Founded in 2009, Revenue Guru provides consulting, research and interactive training programs for dealer groups, manufacturers, and vendors.
buyer: DrivingSales, Inc.
DrivingSales is the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property focused on delivering profit-building information and business intelligence to auto retailers and industry professionals. Its information network includes DrivingSales.com, DrivingSalesTV, and more. "
target: Revenue Guru
Revenue Guru provides consulting, research and interactive training programs for dealer groups, manufacturers, and vendors. RevenueGuru understands how people learn best and can develop interactive programs that work with a company's live events, webinars, and study materials.
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closed 12/1/2011 via PR Newswire

DrivingSales, Inc., acquired Revenue Guru

synopsis: DrivingSales, the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property, announced that it has acquired consulting, training and research company Revenue Guru. Founded in 2009, Revenue Guru provides consulting, research and interactive training programs for dealer groups, manufacturers, and vendors.
buyer: DrivingSales, Inc.
DrivingSales is the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property focused on delivering profit-building information and business intelligence to auto retailers and industry professionals. Its information network includes DrivingSales.com, DrivingSalesTV, and more. "
target: Revenue Guru
Revenue Guru provides consulting, research and interactive training programs for dealer groups, manufacturers, and vendors. RevenueGuru understands how people learn best and can develop interactive programs that work with a company's live events, webinars, and study materials.
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closed 12/1/2011 via PR Newswire

DrivingSales, Inc., acquired Revenue Guru

synopsis: DrivingSales, the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property, announced that it has acquired consulting, training and research company Revenue Guru. Founded in 2009, Revenue Guru provides consulting, research and interactive training programs for dealer groups, manufacturers, and vendors.
buyer: DrivingSales, Inc.
DrivingSales is the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property focused on delivering profit-building information and business intelligence to auto retailers and industry professionals. Its information network includes DrivingSales.com, DrivingSalesTV, and more. "
target: Revenue Guru
Revenue Guru provides consulting, research and interactive training programs for dealer groups, manufacturers, and vendors. RevenueGuru understands how people learn best and can develop interactive programs that work with a company's live events, webinars, and study materials.
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closed 6/23/2010 via GlobeNewswire

OLB Group, Inc., acquired Retailer Networks, Inc.

synopsis: OLB Group, Inc., an e-commerce service provider offering software products and services designed to help businesses sell products over the internet, announced the purchase of three e-commerce properties from Retailer Networks, Inc.: GHMconnect, the Gift and Home Channel and Thrive on Main.
buyer parent: MetaSource Group, Inc.
buyer: OLB Group, Inc.
The OLB Group is an e-commerce service provider that delivers fully outsourced private label shopping solutions. Their private label shopping site is designed to maintain their customer's websites, providing seamless e-commerce functionality that keeps users on the site at all times. "
target: Retailer Networks, Inc.
Retailer Networks empowers independent retailers to thrive in today's dynamic market where their future is challenged by the changing retail landscape.
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closed 12/15/2010 via PR Newswire

Market America, acquired Shop.com

synopsis: Market America, an Internet marketing and product brokerage company, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of SHOP.COM, a pioneer in online comparison shopping. SHOP.COM is the comparison shopping engine designed to meet the shopping needs of the consumer and the business needs of merchants.
buyer: Market America
Market America is a product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in One-to-One Marketing. The company was founded in 1992 by president and CEO James Ridinger. Market America combines the Internet with the power of people – creating the ultimate online shopping destination. "
target: Shop.com
SHOP.COM is the comparison shopping engine designed to meet the shopping needs of women and the business needs of merchants. Leveraging the features of its patented OneCart along with extensive partner store integration, SHOP.COM helps customers "Shop Smart, Save Big" across online stores.
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closed 10/19/2009 via Market Wire

MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc., merged with DubLi Network, LLC.

synopsis: MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc., operating the largest online mall and affinity program platform through its BSP Rewards subsidiary, announced that it has completed its reverse merger with CG Holdings Limited, a privately-held, European-based holding company for the DubLi companies, a worldwide online trading firm.
buyer: MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc. (MEDG:$0.00)
MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc., through its BSP Rewards division, has developed the largest online mall and affinity program platform. BSP builds, brands, customizes proprietary loyalty/rewards/mall programs for clients and organizations. "
target: DubLi Network, LLC.
DubLi is a world wide on line trading firm. It is composed of two very unique and individual business models; DubLi.com - a reverse auction portal for high level branded merchandise and DubLi Network - the business opportunity where anyone can establish their own business in a competitive market.
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closed 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

EnsembleIQ, acquired Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.

synopsis: EnsembleIQ, the Chicago-based retail intelligence firm, has purchased substantially all media, digital and event assets from New York-based media company Lebhar-Friedman. The acquired brands comprise several leading retail brands, including Drug Store News, Chain Store Age and Hardware and Building Supply Dealer.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: EnsembleIQ
EnsembleIQ is a premier business intelligence resource that exists to help people and their organizations succeed. It is structured to serve the business-to-business needs of retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, technology providers, hospitality and healthcare professionals, and more. "
target: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
Lebhar Friedman is the leading business-media resource for the retail industry, delivering actionable information, solutions, and networking opportunities through high-value content and engaging live events.
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closed 11/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Legend Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organizer, is delighted to announce that it has acquired Legend Exhibitions, the organisation behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 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. "
target: Legend Exhibitions Limited
Legend Exhibitions is the organization behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events. Legend Exhibitions’ portfolio includes RBTE (Retail Business Technology Expo), Retail Design Expo, and Retail Digital Signage Expo.
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closed 5/11/2009 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., purchased California Gift Show from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties has announced the acquisition of the California Gift Show from dmg world media, effective immediately, creating a unified and strengthened market experience anchoring the gift and home industry for the West Coast.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.
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closed 3/5/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired E Commerce Expo, Ltd.

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired E Commerce Expo Ltd ("ECE"). ECE is a two day exhibition with an associated conference and awards ceremony, dedicated to e-commerce and online retailing.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: E Commerce Expo, Ltd.
E Commerce Expo is a two day exhibition with an associated conference and awards ceremony, dedicated to e-commerce and online retailing. The show covers all aspects of e-commerce, including acquisition, conversion, fulfillment and retention.
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$0.91
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closed 1/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Monster Worldwide, Inc., acquired Affinity Labs

synopsis: Monster Worldwide, Inc. announced a strategic acquisition that will increase its presence in several professional and vocational online communities. Monster has acquired Affinity Labs Inc., a development stage company that operates a portfolio of professional and vocational communities for people interested in certain dedicated occupations.
buyer: Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW:$634.99)
Monster Worldwide, Inc. parent company of Monster(R), the online employment solution, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. "
target: Affinity Labs
Founded in 2006, Affinity Labs operates a portfolio of professional and vocational communities for people entering, advancing and networking in today’s fast-growing career fields. The company is backed by The Mayfield Fund and Trinity Ventures.
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announced 10/11/2017 via Reuters

Digital Packaging S.A.S., will acquire JASTEC France

synopsis: JASTEC plans to sell 100 percent voting power in wholly owned unit JASTEC FRANCE S.A.S. to France-based company Digital Packaging S.A.S. Based on 18 years of experience, JASTEC France is a major actor in image recognition solution, offering the most robust, scalable and fastest visual search functionalities on the market today.
buyer: Digital Packaging S.A.S.
Digital Packaging S.A.S., based in France, provides printing, model making, specialized prototyping and pre-packing services. "
target parent: JASTEC Co., Ltd.
target: JASTEC France
Based on 18 years of experience, JASTEC France is a major actor in image recognition solution, offering the most robust, scalable and fastest visual search functionalities on the market today.
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closed 7/1/2010 via Market Wire

KGB USA, Inc., acquired CerBibo Corporation

synopsis: kgb announced the acquisition of 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Centroid Media, the specialist Internet business best known for the people search engine and online reputation sites, Wieowie in the Netherlands, and Whoozy across other territories.
buyer: KGB USA, Inc.
KGB USA, Inc. provides branded directory assistance, independent outsourced directory assistance, and information services in the United States. "
target parent: Centroid Media BV
target: CerBibo Corporation
Founded in 2007, Centroid Media, is a privately held company based in Groningen, Holland. Centroid Media consists of a talented team of developers who build vertical search engines leveraging proprietary technology. Today, the existing network generates over 6 million page views every month.
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closed 6/1/2015 via Market Wire

KAR Auction Services, Inc., acquired instaVIN

synopsis: KAR Auction Services, Inc., a provider of used vehicle auction services, acquired MobileTrac, which is doing business as instaVIN. MobileTrac provides retail and wholesale car buyers with instaVIN's vehicle history reports as well as the instaLEAD and instaDEAL technology in which automotive dealers can attract and structure retail transactions.
buyer: KAR Auction Services, Inc. (KAR:$3,731.00)
KAR Auction Services, Inc. operates used vehicle auction services for North American sellers and buyers. KAR offers leading online auction platforms to provide greater access for customers. KAR's complementary businesses provide support, technology and logistics for the used vehicle industry. "
target: instaVIN
MobileTrac dba instaVIN specializes in tools, utilities and data services for consumers, automotive dealers and brokers, and other commercial users involved in the used vehicle market in the United States.
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closed 11/20/2014 via PR Newswire

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired CAP Automotive

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the P&C insurance industry, announced that it has acquired CAP Automotive. CAP is a leading provider of real-time, high-accuracy valuations and specifications for new and used vehicles in the UK.
buyer: Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH:$1,140.85)
Solera is a leading provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the global P&C insurance industry. Solera is active in over 70 countries across six continents with companies including: Audatex, HPI, CarweB, Informex and many more."
target parent: Montagu Private Equity
target: CAP Automotive
CAP Automotive is a leading provider of real-time, high-accuracy valuations and specifications for new and used vehicles in the UK. CAP's solutions provide pricing transparency for vehicle transactions and enable buyers and sellers of vehicles to make accurate pricing decisions.
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$423
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closed 5/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Montagu Private Equity, acquired CAP Motor Research Ltd

synopsis: Top Right Group, the company formerly known as Emap, has sold its automotive information business CAP Motor Research Ltd to Montagu Private Equity. CAP, established in 1979, is a market leading provider of vehicle valuation data, new vehicle information and business solutions to the automotive industry.
buyer: Montagu Private Equity
Montagu Private Equity is a private investment firm specializing in middle market management buyouts and other private equity deals. The firm invests in most industries but does not invest in start-ups, rescues, or where the primary purpose of the investment is technology development. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: CAP Motor Research Ltd
CAP Motor Research Ltd is a market leading provider of vehicle valuation data, new vehicle information and business solutions. Their customers include the majority of leading finance institutions, contract hire & leasing companies, vehicle retail groups and insurance companies.
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closed 3/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Internet Retailing Expo

synopsis: Organiser Clarion Events has announced the acquisition of Internet Retail Events Ltd from SJP Business Media. Internet Retail Events’ portfolio of market-leading events comprises Internet Retailing Expo (IRX), eDelivery Expo, Internet Retailing Conference, eDelivery Conference and the Internet Retailing Awards.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target parent: SJP Business Media
target: Internet Retailing Expo
Held annually at The National Exhibition Centre, Internet Retailing Expo (IRX) launched in 2011 and won Best UK Trade Show Exhibition (>2,000sqm) at the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards in 2014.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased E-Commerce Events Group from Vertical Web Media LLC

synopsis: GLM announced its acquisition of the events group of Vertical Web Media (VWM), including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the leading e-commerce event in the United States, and two allied events – Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum (MMCF) and Internet Retailer Web Design and Usability Conference (IRWD).
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: GLM
George Little Management (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. "
seller: Vertical Web Media LLC
Vertical Web Media is the largest media group exclusively covering the e-commerce field. It operates Internet Retailer Magazine, two information and research web sites, two e-mail newsletters and seven research publications and databases, all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.
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closed 3/4/2008 via Company Press Release

Worldwide Business Research, acquired ecomXpo

synopsis: eComXpo, the virtual trade show and job fair for eCommerce marketers is being acquired by Worldwide Business Research, the producers of eTail and more than hundreds of other internationally recognized physical events.
buyer: Worldwide Business Research
Worldwide Business Research ("WBR") is the world's biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world's leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. "
target: ecomXpo
eComXpo is the first virtual, online trade show, conference and job fair for eCommerce marketers. Hundreds of exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters gather semi-annually with over 8,000 attendees at this 100% online and virtual event, the largest gathering of eCommerce marketers in the world.
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closed 5/11/2005 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Chrome Systems Corporation. Chrome Systems, based in Portland, Oregon, is a provider of vehicle configuration data and related software to the automotive retail industry.
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack’s intuitive and high-value software solutions enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, agents and aftermarket providers. "
target: Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Chrome Systems Corporation is the only independent provider of automotive data and software for selling vehicles online. Chrome pioneered the technology behind electronic vehicle configuration, providing an alternative to unwieldy and often outmoded auto manufacturer data sourceboo
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announced 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cox Automotive, Inc., will acquire Molicar

synopsis: Cox Automotive™, a leading provider of digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry, is expanding its global footprint by acquiring a majority shareholding in Molicar, the market-leading Brazilian vehicle valuations business.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of vehicle remarketing services and digital marketing and software solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive industry. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs nearly 24,000 employees in over 150 locations worldwide. "
target: Molicar
Based in Sao Paulo, Molicar is widely acknowledged as setting the industry standard for valuations in Brazil. Molicar currently facilitates around 13 million vehicle valuations a year and has a vehicle catalog that contains 22,000 different models and prices.
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closed 6/1/2015 via Market Wire

KAR Auction Services, Inc., acquired Autoniq

synopsis: KAR Auction Services, Inc., a provider of used vehicle auction services, has acquired Autoniq. Autoniq provides real-time information such as vehicle pricing, history reports and market guides to dealers. Its mobile app allows used-car dealers to scan VINs on mobile devices, view auction run lists and access vehicle history reports instantly.
buyer: KAR Auction Services, Inc. (KAR:$3,731.00)
KAR Auction Services, Inc. operates used vehicle auction services for North American sellers and buyers. KAR offers leading online auction platforms to provide greater access for customers. KAR's complementary businesses provide support, technology and logistics for the used vehicle industry. "
target: Autoniq
Autoniq provides mobile solutions to the automotive industry. Autoniq provides critical, real time decision making information to automobile dealers by taking advantage of the disruptive nature of broadband connected Smartphones and other media.
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closed 7/1/2015 via PR Newswire

J.D. Power & Associates, acquired NADA Appraisal Guides

synopsis: J.D. Power completed its acquisition of NADA's Used Car Guide. NADA Used Car Guide is a leading provider of U.S. retail, loan, trade-in and auction used-vehicle values, and is widely recognized in the industry as the authority for accurate and comprehensive used-vehicle valuation information.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: J.D. Power & Associates
J.D. Power is a global marketing information services company providing performance improvement, social media and customer satisfaction insights and solutions. The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. "
target parent: National Automobile Dealers Association
target: NADA Appraisal Guides
NADA Used Car Guide is a leading provider of vehicle valuation products, services and information to businesses throughout the United States and worldwide. NADA's editorial team collects and analyzes over 1 million combined automotive and truck wholesale and retail transactions per month.
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