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closed 4/16/2013 via Company Press Release

Diversified Business Communications, acquired The Institute of Finance & Management

synopsis: Diversified Business Communications acquired the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM). IOFM is a leading resource for information and tools in corporate financial management, accounts payable, credit, receivables & collections, corporate recruiting, and corporate security and safety. It produces the largest accounts payable events in the US.
buyer: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products. "
target parent: Greenhaven Partners
target: The Institute of Finance & Management
The Institute of Finance & Management ("IOFM") is the leading resource for information and tools in corporate financial management, accounts payable, credit, receivables & collections, corporate recruiting, and corporate security and safety.
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closed 9/9/2016 via BusinessWire

Argyle Executive Forum, purchased Webinar & Lead Generation Services Unit from Proformative, Inc.

synopsis: Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of events, content, lead generation services, and professional networks for C-Suite executives, announced that it has acquired Proformative Inc.’s webinar and lead generation services business unit. The unit provides informative educational experiences for Corporate Finance executives.
buyer: Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum is a leading provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts annual conferences, virtual conferences, think tanks and roundtable discussions for its screened executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the United States. "
seller: Proformative, Inc.
Proformative's Webinars & Lead Generation Services unit provides informative educational experiences for users and predictable returns for marketers. Proformative produces more than 100 CPE-accredited webinars annually for Corporate Finance, Treasury and Accounting executives.
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closed 9/4/2013 via PE Hub

GateHouse Media, Inc., acquired Dow Jones Local Media Group

synopsis: News Corp announced that it has sold the Dow Jones Local Media Group, which operates 33 publications, including 8 daily and 15 weekly newspapers, to an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC. The Local Media Group operations will be managed by GateHouse Media, Inc.
buyer parent: Fortress Investment Group LLC
buyer: GateHouse Media, Inc. (NEWM:$1,588.44)
GateHouse Media, Inc. is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of daily publications. GateHouse Media now owns over 425 community publications located in 18 states across the country. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Dow Jones Local Media Group
Dow Jones Local Media Group operates print and online community media franchises in seven states including daily, Sunday and weekly newspapers, Internet sites, magazines and other news and advertising niche publications.
price ($mm)
$82
rev ($mm)
$162
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
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0.5x
EV / EBITDA
3.0x
closed 6/30/2012 via Company Press Release

Dice Holdings, Inc., acquired FINS.com

synopsis: Dice Holdings Inc., a provider of specialized career-related websites, bought the assets of FINS.com, a career-resource site for financial professionals owned by Dow Jones & Co.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHX:$198.83)
Dice Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, including technology and engineering, financial services, energy, healthcare, and security clearance. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: FINS.com
FINS.com is a resource for financial professionals with information about finance careers and the finance industry, launched in July 2009 by Dow Jones & Company, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
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announced 2/10/2010 via Company Press Release

CME Group, will acquire Dow Jones Indexes

synopsis: CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Dow Jones & Company announced that they have signed a definitive agreement in which CME Group will take a 90 percent ownership interest and Dow Jones will take a 10 percent ownership interest in a new joint venture that will own the Dow Jones Indexes.
buyer: CME Group (CME:$4,593.10)
CME Group is the leading equity index derivatives marketplace, offering futures and options on key benchmark indexes that cover the spectrum of small-, medium- and large-cap indexes in the U.S., Europe and Asia. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones Indexes is a leading full-service index provider that develops, maintains and licenses indexes for use as benchmarks and as the basis of investment products.
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closed 12/13/2007 via Company Press Release

News Corporation, acquired Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

synopsis: News Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of Dow Jones & Co., Inc. pursuant to the previously announced merger agreement.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$8,720.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,196 [$5,684]
rev ($mm)
$1,861
EBITDA ($mm)
$291
EV / rev
3.1x
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19.8x
closed 3/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

HNA Capital Group Co., Ltd., acquired Caijing Magazine

synopsis: Through their financial unit, HNA Capital, the Chinese conglomerate HNA Group acquired an 80 percent stake in Beijing Lianban Caixun Cultural Media, which runs Caijing Magazine, one of the most popular and influential business magazines in the country.
buyer parent: HNA Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: HNA Capital Group Co., Ltd.
HNA Capital Group is the financial services focused industry branch of the HNA Group. From leasing, insurance, online finance, securities, futures, as well as other areas, HNA Capital offers a comprehensive, integrated set of financial services, crossing a broad range of sectors. "
target: Caijing Magazine
CAIJING Magazine is China's most widely read business and finance magazine, with a circulation of 225,000 per issue. It boasts top-level readers from government, business and academic circles.
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closed 10/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Miami Media, LLC, acquired Latin Business Chronicle

synopsis: Miami Media LLC, the owner of Latin Trade magazine, LatinTrade.com and the BRAVO Business Awards, has acquired Latin Business Chronicle, an online journal specializing in Latin American business news. Latin Business Chronicle is a premium subscription-based Web site that provides information primarily to an institutional audience.
buyer parent: ISIS Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Miami Media, LLC
Miami Media LLC is a subsidiary of Manhattan Media and owns Latin Trade magazine, the BRAVO Business Awards, the Bravo Council Series, Latin Trade's CFO Forums and CMO Forums, and LatinTrade Online and LT Hospitality Media. "
target: Latin Business Chronicle
Miami-based online journal Latin Business Chronicle, offers the trends beyond the daily headlines, through in-depth reports and commentaries. They also provide unique rankings including Latin America's Top 500 Companies, 100 Most Influential Businesspeople, and Top 100 M&A's.
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closed 5/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Argyle Executive Forum, acquired The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.

synopsis: Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of C-level executive events for Fortune 500 business leaders, announced that it has acquired Innovation Enterprise. Innovation Enterprise is a leading global business-to-business multichannel information provider and marketing services platform.
buyer: Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum is a leading provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts annual conferences, virtual conferences, think tanks and roundtable discussions for its screened executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the United States. "
target parent: Seguin Partners, LLC
target: The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.
Innovation Enterprise is a leading global business-to-business multichannel information provider and marketing services platform, providing an executive audience of decision makers access to cutting edge content across mediums through its properties.
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closed 1/24/2012 via PR Web

CFO Publishing Corporation, acquired The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.

synopsis: CFO Publishing LLC (CFO) announced its acquisition of The Innovation Enterprise Group (IEG) to expand its live-event business. The addition of IEG products is expected to extend CFO’s industry leading conference events for senior finance executives into Asia and Europe as well as add to its US portfolio.
buyer parent: Seguin Partners, LLC
buyer: CFO Publishing Corporation
CFO Publishing LLC is the leading business-to-business media brand focused on the information needs of senior finance executives. The business consists of CFO magazine, CFO.com, CFO Metrix, CFO Research Services, and CFO Conferences. "
target: The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.
The Innovation Enterprise Ltd. is an independent business-to-business multi channel media brand focused on the information needs of Senior Finance, Operations, Planning, Strategy, Decision Support & Advanced Analytics executives. Products include IEG.Summits, IEG.Finance, IEG.Analytics, IEG.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
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1.5x
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9.3x
closed 1/11/2010 via PR Newswire

Seguin Partners, LLC, acquired CFO Publishing Corporation

synopsis: Private equity firm Seguin Partners, LLC (Woburn, Mass.), announced that it has acquired CFO Publishing, in partnership with CFO's management, from the Economist Group. According to the terms of the deal, a new company formed by Seguin will acquire CFO's assets. The Economist Group will retain a substantial minority stake in the new company.
buyer: Seguin Partners, LLC
Seguin Partners is a private equity investment firm which focuses on growing companies in certain segments of the business services market including business-to-business information, publishing, media, healthcare, security, and other outsourced business services. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CFO Publishing Corporation
The CFO Group consists of CFO magazine, CFO.com, CFO Conferences, and CFO Research Services. With a rate base of 400,000, CFO magazine is the leading business publication for C-level and senior financial executives.
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announced 11/27/2006 via Company Press Release

Incisive Media PLC, will acquire MSM International Limited

synopsis: Incisive Media plc, a leading provider of business information, has agreed to acquire the entire share capital of MSM International Limited for a cash consideration of £22.5m, representing £18.1m for the business and a pound for pound payment for net assets including cash.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online. "
target: MSM International Limited
MSM International Ltd focuses on the financial services sector and produces a number of targeted weekly and monthly magazines, plus accompanying web sites, exhibitions, conferences and annual awards events.
price ($mm)
$44
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$17
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closed 8/7/2006 via BusinessWire

The Street.Com, purchased Weiss Ratings from Weiss Group Incorporated

synopsis: TheStreet.com, Inc., a leading provider of financial commentary, analysis and news, today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Weiss Ratings, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Weiss Group, Inc.
buyer: The Street.Com (TST:$53.11)
TheStreet.com is a leading multimedia provider of business and investment content, which it makes available through online publications, content syndication and audio and video programming. Founded in 1996, TheStreet.com pioneered the electronic publishing of financial information on the Internet. "
seller: Weiss Group Incorporated
The Weiss Group, Inc. is Weiss Research, Inc., a financial publisher of top-performing financial advisory newsletters; Weiss Capital Management, Inc., an investment advisory firm; Weiss Capital Securities, Inc.; a full-service brokerage firm; and The Weiss School, an elementary and middle school.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

TABB Group, acquired Securities Operations Forum

synopsis: TABB Group announced the acquisition of Securities Operations Forum from The Summit Group. Securities Operations Forum provides training courses, workshops, conferences, news and research to banks, broker/dealers, insurance companies, vendors, regulatory agencies and industry associations.
buyer: TABB Group
TABB Group is a financial markets research and strategic advisory firm focused on capital markets. TABB Group analyzes and quantifies the investing value chain from the fiduciary, investment manager, broker, exchange and custodian, as well as the operations that support them. "
target parent: The Summit Group
target: Securities Operations Forum
As an information center for operations professionals in the financial services industry, Securities Operations Forum provides training courses, workshops, conferences, news and research to banks, broker/dealers, insurance companies, vendors, regulatory agencies and industry associations.
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closed 7/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Fitch Ratings Ltd., acquired Fulcrum Financial Data

synopsis: Fitch Group, a unit of Hearst, announced it has completed its acquisition of Fulcrum Financial Data, a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data, from Leeds Equity Partners. Fulcrum includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Fitch Solutions is a world-leading provider of credit intelligence and the primary distributor of Fitch Ratings content. 90 percent of the world's leading financial institutions, multinational companies and consulting firms depend on Fitch content to inform their business decisions. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Fulcrum Financial Data
Fulcrum Financial Data is a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data. Fulcrum Financial Data includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands including Covenant Review, LevFin Insights, CapitalStructure and PacerMonitor.
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closed 12/6/2006 via

Apax Partners, acquired Incisive Media PLC

synopsis: Private equity firm Apax has agreed to acquire Incisive Media in a cash deal that values the financial information provider at around 199 million pounds. Apax said it was paying 195 pence for each Incisive Media share, a premium of around 13 percent to Wednesday's close of 173p.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world. "
target: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online.
price ($mm)
$465
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$126
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$31
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14.8x
announced 1/25/2006 via BNC Analysis

The Economist Group Limited, will acquire EuroFinance Conferences Ltd.

synopsis: The Economist Group, publisher of The Economist and CFO magazine, announced today that it will acquire EuroFinance Conferences Ltd. EuroFinance is a leader in global and regional cash and treasury management events for senior finance professionals—an audience that The Economist Group already targets through its CFO brand around the world.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: The Economist Group Limited
The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. The Economist Group delivers information through a range of formats, from newspaper and magazines to conferences and electronic services. "
target: EuroFinance Conferences Ltd.
EuroFinance runs over 20 conferences and many training courses throughout the Americas, across Europe and in Asia Pacific. In 2005 EuroFinance attracted over 5000 delegates to its events in 20 countries.
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$11
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announced 7/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Vitesse Media plc, will acquire InvestmentNews

synopsis: InvestmentNews, the leading source of news, analysis and information to the financial advisory community, will be acquired by London-based Vitesse Media plc, a digital media and events company. InvestmentNews' knowledge in the industry has allowed them to educate, inform, and engage the most influential financial advisers.
buyer: Vitesse Media plc (AIM:BONH:$27.79)
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions. "
target parent: Crain Communications, Inc.
target: InvestmentNews
InvestmentNews is the leading source for news, analysis and information essential to the financial advisory community. Their standard of editorial excellence and deep industry knowledge has allowed them to educate, inform and engage the most influential financial advisers.
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$27
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closed 7/25/2006 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Aspect Huntley Pty Limited

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc. a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Aspect Huntley Pty Limited, a leading provider of equity information, research, and financial trade publishing in Australia.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Aspect Huntley Pty Limited
Aspect Huntley's mission is to provide high quality, affordable investment information to individual investors and their advisers.
price ($mm)
$23
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$6
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closed 10/2/2007 via BtoBonline.com

Bobit Business Media, acquired World of Special Finance Magazine

synopsis: Bobit Business Media announced it will acquire the assets of World of Special Finance, a monthly publication targeting automotive dealers; the World of Special Finance Conference & Expo; and related Web sites from World of Special Finance LLC.
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media’s mission is to be a leading business-to-business media company that anticipates and meets customer needs with superior quality publications. We provide ancillary products and services, enabling our customers to attain maximum benefit from our industry knowledge. "
target: World of Special Finance Magazine
Since 1996, the only national magazine covering ideas, concepts. legal and business issues for the entire automotive special finance industry in the USA and Canada. World of Special Finance also hosts an annual conference and expo for this segment of the automotive industry.
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closed 4/16/2013 via Company Press Release

Diversified Business Communications, acquired The Institute of Finance & Management

synopsis: Diversified Business Communications acquired the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM). IOFM is a leading resource for information and tools in corporate financial management, accounts payable, credit, receivables & collections, corporate recruiting, and corporate security and safety. It produces the largest accounts payable events in the US.
buyer: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products. "
target parent: Greenhaven Partners
target: The Institute of Finance & Management
The Institute of Finance & Management ("IOFM") is the leading resource for information and tools in corporate financial management, accounts payable, credit, receivables & collections, corporate recruiting, and corporate security and safety.
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closed 3/18/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Diversified Communications, acquired Energy Storage North America

synopsis: Diversified Communications, a leading international media company, has acquired Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the largest conference, exhibition and networking event for grid storage in North America. ESNA connects utilities, developers, energy users, and other key stakeholders to advance understanding and deployment of energy storage.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries. "
target: Energy Storage North America
Energy Storage North America (ESNA) is the largest conference, exhibition and networking event covering all applications of grid storage in North America. ESNA connects utilities, developers, energy users, and other key stakeholders to advance understanding and deployment of energy storage.
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closed 2/7/2020 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications, acquired AquacultureUK Ltd

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of Aquaculture UK – the UK’s leading trade show dedicated to the growing aquatic food sector. Aquaculture UK has grown rapidly and has become established as the must-attend event for the industry. 
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries. "
target parent: Benchmark Holdings plc
target: AquacultureUK Ltd
Aquaculture UK is the UK’s leading trade show dedicated to the growing aquatic food sector. Aquaculture UK has grown rapidly and has become established as the must-attend event for the industry. The 2020 edition in Scotland, is expected to draw over 3,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors.
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closed 3/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications, purchased Three North American Energy Events from Solar Promotion International GmbH

synopsis: Diversified Communications acquired three North American events – Intersolar, ees (electrical energy storage) and Power2Drive North America – from German-based organizer, Solar Promotion International. Intersolar is a solar technology event. ees is an event for electrical energy storage. Power2Drive is an exhibition for electromobility.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries. "
seller: Solar Promotion International GmbH
The three North American events include Intersolar, ees (electrical energy storage) and Power2Drive North America. Intersolar is a solar technology event. ees is the leading exhibition for electrical energy storage. Power2Drive is an exhibition for charging infrastructure and electromobility.
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closed 5/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications, purchased The Running Event and Running Insight from Formula 4 Media

synopsis: Diversified has purchased The Running Event and its complementary digital magazine, Running Insight from Formula 4 Media, LLC. The Running Event is an exhibition and conference that serves the growing running and fitness market in the U.S.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries. "
seller: Formula 4 Media
The Running Event is an exhibition and conference that serves the growing running and fitness market in the U.S. The Running Insight digital magazine provides the necessary year round content and marketing opportunities for running specialty and multi-sport retailers.
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications UK Ltd., acquired London Design Fair

synopsis: Diversified Communications UK Ltd., a trade exhibition and media group in the United Kingdom, has acquired Tent Exhibitions Ltd., a UK company that owns and operates the London Design Fair. Top trade professionals attend the London Design Fair to see and specify the latest furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Diversified Communications UK Ltd.
Diversified Communications UK Ltd. organizes events and provides publications for international organizations and regional start-ups in the United Kingdom. It organizes consumer events; and publishes magazines and eMedia products. "
target: London Design Fair
Tent Exhibitions Ltd. is a UK company that owns and operates the London Design Fair. The London Design Fair is an established trade and consumer event. Top trade professionals attend to see and specify the latest furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations.
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closed 1/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Human Resource Executive, acquired HRM Asia

synopsis: Human Resource Executive® (HRE) magazine, organizer of the award-winning HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, announced the acquisition of Singapore-based HRM Asia Pte Ltd., a business unit of Diversified Communications. HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals.
buyer parent: LRP Publications, LLC
buyer: Human Resource Executive
Human Resource Executive® magazine is a print and online publication covering important HR subjects such as HR technology, employee engagement, performance management, organizational leadership and career development. "
target parent: Diversified Communications
target: HRM Asia
One of Asia-Pacific's leading media companies, HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals, senior executives and business leaders.
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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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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired Amazing Charts

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc. announced its wholly-owned division N. Harris Computer Corporation has acquired Amazing Charts, LLC, a business providing Electronic Medical Record (EHR), Practice Management (PM) software and Medical Billing services to primary care and specialty outpatient practices.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: N. Harris Computer Corporation
Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Health Care agencies. Harris’ focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers over time. "
target parent: Diversified Communications
target: Amazing Charts
Amazing Charts provides Electronic Health Records (EHR/EMR), Practice Management, and other Health IT solutions to healthcare practices. Based on number one user ratings for usability, fair pricing, and overall satisfaction, Amazing Charts EHR has been adopted by more than 11,000 clinicians.
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announced 2/16/2017 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, announced that it will acquire Diversified Communications's two television stations . This acquisition will add two more stations to Gray's growing portfolio: WABI (CBS/CW) in the Bangor, Maine market and WCJB (ABC/CW) in the Gainesville, Florida market.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 50 television markets broadcasting a total of 180 programming streams. "
seller: Diversified Communications
WABI and WCJB are TV stations ownd by Diversified Communications. WABI is a CBS affiliate in Bangor, Maine. WCJB is an ABC affiliate in Gainesville, Florida. Each of WABI and WCJB consistently achieves #1 ratings in all major dayparts in its market, in both households and key demos.
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closed 11/17/2015 via Market Wire

Human Resource Executive, acquired Recruiting Trends Conference

synopsis: Human Resource Executive, a magazine company that focuses their publication on strategic issues in HR, announced the acquisition of Recruiting Trends Conference. The Recruiting Trends Conference offers a fast-paced mix of engaging presentations, focused workshops, peer-to-peer discussion, and great networking events.
buyer parent: LRP Publications, LLC
buyer: Human Resource Executive
Human Resource Executive® Magazine was established in 1987 and continues today as the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR. The magazine provides key decision-makers with news, profiles of HR visionaries and success stories of human resource innovators. "
target parent: Diversified Communications
target: Recruiting Trends Conference
The Recruiting Trends Conference offers a fast-paced mix of engaging presentations, focused workshops, peer-to-peer discussion, and great networking events all in a highly interactive, dynamic learning environment. Sessions are presented by recruiting executives at large organizations.
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closed 3/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Diversified Communications, acquired The Sleeter Group, Inc.

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of The Sleeter Group, Inc. The Sleeter Group, Inc. operates a membership community that provides professional training and development through an annual conference, membership networking forums, webinars, books, exams, newsletters, blogs and research services.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications, a global media and marketing services company headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA provides information and market access through face-to-face events, publications, and eMedia. "
target: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
The Sleeter Group, Inc. operates a membership community that provides professional training and development through an annual conference, membership networking forums, webinars, books, exams, newsletters, blogs and research services.
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closed 10/18/2014 via PR Web

Diversified Communications, acquired HRM Asia

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of media company HRM Asia of Singapore. The acquisition adds HR Summit, Asia’s largest human resources event, as well as the HRM Congress series, HRM Magazine and HRM Online to Diversified’s portfolio of over 175 events, eMedia products and print magazines.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a growing global media company. As producers of international trade and consumer events, conferences, publications and eMedia Diversified Communications is in business to support and build innovative, effective business communities. "
target: HRM Asia
One of Asia-Pacific's leading media companies, HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals, senior executives and business leaders.
price ($mm)
$6.91
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Diversified Communications UK Ltd., acquired Expo Management

synopsis: Expo Management has been acquired by Diversified Communications UK. Expo Management organizes several events including the Euro Bus Expo exhibition, Coach and Bus Live, and Best of Britain & Ireland. The publishing side of the business includes the industry’s trade magazines as well as the leading industry directory, websites, apps, etc.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Diversified Communications UK Ltd.
Diversified Communications UK Ltd. organizes events and provides publications for international organizations and regional start-ups in the United Kingdom. It organizes consumer events; and publishes magazines and eMedia products. "
target: Expo Management
Expo Management organizes several events including the Euro Bus Expo exhibition, Coach and Bus Live, and Best of Britain & Ireland. The publishing side of the business includes the industry’s trade magazines as well as the leading industry directory, websites, apps and other publishing activity.
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closed 1/22/2014 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications, acquired Kavin Intertrade Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Diversified Communications has acquired Kavin Intertrade Co. Ltd., a leading international exhibition organizer in Thailand. This acquisition adds 7 events, both business and consumer, to Diversified’s event portfolio; and establishes a new operating division in Thailand, and adds 20 employees.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a growing global media company. As producers of international trade and consumer events, conferences, publications and eMedia Diversified Communications is in business to support and build innovative, effective business communities. "
target: Kavin Intertrade Co., Ltd.
Kavin Intertrade produces international trade exhibitions. Its show portfolios include Thailand Franchise & Business Opportunities (TFBO), Thailand Retail, Food & Hospitality Services (TRAFS), Thai Franchise & SME Expo (FSE), Thailand Coffee Tea & Drinks, Travel Thailand Travel World and more.
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closed 4/16/2013 via Company Press Release

Diversified Business Communications, acquired The Institute of Finance & Management

synopsis: Diversified Business Communications acquired the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM). IOFM is a leading resource for information and tools in corporate financial management, accounts payable, credit, receivables & collections, corporate recruiting, and corporate security and safety. It produces the largest accounts payable events in the US.
buyer: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products. "
target parent: Greenhaven Partners
target: The Institute of Finance & Management
The Institute of Finance & Management ("IOFM") is the leading resource for information and tools in corporate financial management, accounts payable, credit, receivables & collections, corporate recruiting, and corporate security and safety.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

Diversified Business Communications, acquired Intelligent Exhibitions

synopsis: Diversified Business Communications UK has purchased Intelligent Exhibitions. Intelligent Exhibitions Limited operates as an exhibition and conference organizer that focuses on science and technology-based events in the United Kingdom and internationally.
buyer: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products. "
target: Intelligent Exhibitions
Intelligent Exhibitions is an international exhibition and conference organiser with a strong track record in delivering specialist, science and technology-focused international events.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Pri-med, LLC, acquired Amazing Charts

synopsis: Pri-Med, the leading provider of professional medical education to a community of more than 260,000 clinicians, announced the purchase of Amazing Charts, a leading provider of electronic health records to independent medical practices.
buyer parent: Diversified Business Communications
buyer: Pri-med, LLC
Pri‐Med is an operating division of Diversified Business Communications. Based in Boston, Mass., the organization has been a trusted source for professional medical education to over 260,000 clinicians since 1995. "
target: Amazing Charts
Amazing Charts provides Electronic Health Records and services to healthcare practices. Based on number one user ratings for usability, fair pricing, and overall satisfaction, Amazing Charts has been implemented in over 5,600 practices, and continues to add over 70 new practices a month.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/26/2009 via BusinessWire

Money Show, purchased Two Investor Conferences from Diversified Business Communications

synopsis: Money Show, the world’s leading producer of investment tradeshows and cruises, announced that it has concluded an agreement to acquire The Financial Forum and CTAS conferences from Diversified Business Communications.
buyer: Money Show
Money Show, a global network of investment and trading education, is a privately held company headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, USA, which recently changed its name from InterShow. "
seller: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/25/2007 via Company Press Release

Diversified Business Communications, purchased The World Conference on Disaster Management from Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness

synopsis: Trade show organizer Diversified Business Communications Canada is acquiring The World Conference on Disaster Management, Canada’s premier conference in the Emergency Management and Business Continuity industries, from the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP).
buyer: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products. "
seller: Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness
The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP) is a not-for-profit organization that improves the capabilities of those with responsibility for disaster management through the development and transfer of knowledge.
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closed 6/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

Hugger Event Management, purchased Fish Expo Atlantic from Diversified Business Communications

synopsis: Portland, ME-based Hugger Event Management LLC has acquired Fish Expo Atlantic, a biennial East coast commercial fishing trade show and conference, from Diversified Business Communications.
buyer parent: Diversified Business Communications
buyer: Hugger Event Management
Hugger Event Management produces SAWLEX, a regional trade show for forestry equipment buyers in South Carolina. The company also provides marketing services to a variety of trade and consumer shows, including the International Boatbuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX). "
seller: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/16/2013 via Company Press Release

Diversified Business Communications, acquired The Institute of Finance & Management

synopsis: Diversified Business Communications acquired the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM). IOFM is a leading resource for information and tools in corporate financial management, accounts payable, credit, receivables & collections, corporate recruiting, and corporate security and safety. It produces the largest accounts payable events in the US.
buyer: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products. "
target parent: Greenhaven Partners
target: The Institute of Finance & Management
The Institute of Finance & Management ("IOFM") is the leading resource for information and tools in corporate financial management, accounts payable, credit, receivables & collections, corporate recruiting, and corporate security and safety.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/17/2021 via Company Press Release

European Rubber Journal, acquired European Rubber Journal

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

Prestige Media Group S.A., acquired Rundschau Medien

synopsis: Prestige Media Group SA acquires Rundschau Medien AG, bringing together the strengths of a family-run company in Switzerland and the potential of a global company in Paris creates new synergies. Rundschau Medien AG, based in Muttenz, has been producing very high quality lifestyle and recognized trade specialist magazines in the print sector.
buyer: Prestige Media Group S.A.
Prestige Media Group SA is a global media investment holding. Our flagship company is Rundschau Medien AG in Switzerland which is a digital and print media company that has been producing high-quality lifestyle and recognized specialist magazines for 14 years. "
target: Rundschau Medien
Rundschau Medien AG, based in Muttenz, has been producing very high quality lifestyle and recognized trade specialist magazines in the print sector for over 15 years. They attach great importance to editing, content, graphics, haptics and material of the magazines (high gloss).
price ($mm)
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closed 2/22/2019 via Company Press Release

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

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

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, acquired Forester Media Inc.

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

Gemspring Capital, acquired Bobit Business Media

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce an affiliate has acquired the assets of Bobit Business Media Inc., a leading B2B media company. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
buyer: Gemspring Capital
Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm specializing in lower middle market companies. With $355 million of equity capital under management, they provide flexible capital and partner with talented management teams to propel companies to grow and achieve their full potential. "
target: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in B2B media. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
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closed 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 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired PennWell Corporation

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

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
announced 2/16/2017 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, announced that it will acquire Diversified Communications's two television stations . This acquisition will add two more stations to Gray's growing portfolio: WABI (CBS/CW) in the Bangor, Maine market and WCJB (ABC/CW) in the Gainesville, Florida market.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 50 television markets broadcasting a total of 180 programming streams. "
seller: Diversified Communications
WABI and WCJB are TV stations ownd by Diversified Communications. WABI is a CBS affiliate in Bangor, Maine. WCJB is an ABC affiliate in Gainesville, Florida. Each of WABI and WCJB consistently achieves #1 ratings in all major dayparts in its market, in both households and key demos.
price ($mm)
$85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P., acquired InfoPro Digital

synopsis: French private equity firm Apax Partners, along with Infopro’s management team, sold the majority interest in the company. France-based Infopro Digital works across several sectors including, construction, automotive, manufacturing, insurance and finance, retailing, tourism and local authorities.
buyer: TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P.
TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. is an investment management firm with approximately $4.5 billion of capital under management. With offices in New York, London and San Francisco, the firm focuses on making investments in North American and European companies. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: InfoPro Digital
Infopro Digital is a leading French business information group. The group covers five key segments of the economy: car manufacturing, insurance and finance, retailing and tourism.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$334
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Sourcing Industry Group, acquired Outsource Magazine

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

Consumibles eMagazine merged with Recycling Times Media Inc.,

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

PennWell Corporation, acquired Revo Media Partners Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target: Revo Media Partners Limited
Revo Media Partners Limited is the owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 11/5/2013 via Company Press Release

EH Publishing, Inc, purchased Two Magazines from Bobit Business Media

synopsis: EH Publishing, Inc. has purchased Security Sales & Integration (SSI) and Campus Safety magazines from Bobit Business Media, Inc. SSI is a leading trade publication for residential and commercial security dealers, while Campus Safety serves security officials and administrators at schools and hospitals.
buyer: EH Publishing, Inc
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million electronic home professionals and consumers worldwide. "
seller: Bobit Business Media
Security Sales & Integration (SSI) and Campus Safety (CS) publish magazines, enewsletters and websites. SSI serves the security installing contractors that provide systems and services. CS serves the public safety and security decision-makers at hospitals, K-12 schools, colleges and universities.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

MM Activ, will purchase BioSpectrum from Cyber Media (India) Limited

synopsis: Cyber Media (India) Ltd. and MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications Pvt. Ltd have announced that they have entered into an Agreement for acquisition by MM Activ, the publishing rights, title and interest in CyberMedia's media property "BioSpectrum". BioSpectrum is India's first monthly comprehensive Biotech business magazine.
buyer: MM Activ
MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications is engaged in the areas of frontier science & technology through its four key business verticals- Events, Media, Partnering and Advisory. MM Activ Sci-Tech is leveraging interaction amongst Industry, Scientific fraternity, academia, policy makers and opinion leaders."
seller: Cyber Media (India) Limited
BioSpectrum is an Indian Biotech magazine which focuses in the field of BioPharma, BioAgriculture, BioInformatics, BioIndustrial, BioSuppliers and BioServices.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired Smarter Shows

synopsis: Tarsus, the global B2B media group, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Smarter Shows; the UK-based exhibition and conference organizer. Smarter Shows has built a highly-focused portfolio of B2B supply chain exhibitions and technical conferences with a focus on the aerospace, automotive and materials industries.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies. "
target: Smarter Shows
Smarter Shows has built a highly-focused portfolio of B2B supply chain exhibitions and technical conferences held in North America and Germany with a focus on the aerospace, automotive and materials industries. Events include FOAM Expo, Space Tech Expo, Ceramics Expo, and other niche events.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired EJ Krause de Mexico

synopsis: Tarsus Group Ltd, a business conferences and exhibitions firm, has acquired the remaining 50% stake in E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico). Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies. "
target parent: E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.
target: EJ Krause de Mexico
E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico) is joint venture between E.J. Krause & Associates and Tarsus Group plc. Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
price ($mm)
$18*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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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EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: ASX:ASP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aspermont Ltd.
Aspermont Ltd.
Aspermont Limited is an Australian integrated print and Internet publisher to the mining, oil and gas and related sectors. Its publishing business is comprised of both printed magazines (print) and Internet news services (net).
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$9.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ExpoMedia Group, PLC.
Expomedia Group develops and manages the chain of state-of-the-art exhibition and conference centres, EXPO XXI International Expocentres, in key markets where multi-functional event space is in demand.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$50.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: XTRA:G6P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Going Public Media
Going Public Media
Going Public Media AG engages in the publishing and distribution of newspapers and magazines. It specializes in the publications on venture capital, private equity, corporate finance, and small and medium capital research. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Wolfratshausen, Germany.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$2.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.21
EBIT ($mm)
$0.09
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
23
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Ticker: DJCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Journal Corp.
Daily Journal Corp.
Daily Journal Corp. publishes newspapers in California, Washington, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada and the California Lawyer magazine and produces several specialized information services. It provides news of interest to California lawyers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$44.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.87
EBIT ($mm)
($2.60)
Net Income ($mm)
$2.15
Employees
310
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Ticker: TSE:7080
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sportsfield Co., Ltd.
Sportsfield Co., Ltd.
Sportsfield is a Japanese provider of recruitment support services for the sports industry. Sportsfield plans and operates Sponavi, the largest sports-focused job-hunting event for university graduates. The company also provides recruitment consulting services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$17.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.96
EBIT ($mm)
$1.80
Net Income ($mm)
$1.22
Employees
201
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,441.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$460.43
EBIT ($mm)
$77.06
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8568
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Ticker: OTCNO:NHST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NHST Media Group
NHST Media Group
The NHST Media Group aims to be the best and leading provider of business news in Norway and a world leader in the following three market segments: shipping, seafood, and oil & gas.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$128.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.92
EBIT ($mm)
$1.48
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
633
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Ticker: ENXTAM:BRILL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brill
Brill
Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$39.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.32
EBIT ($mm)
$4.41
Net Income ($mm)
$2.92
Employees
133
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Ticker: OTCPK:BMTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation is dedicated to providing “those that keep us safe” places to go online where they can do everything from stay current on news and events affecting them to look for jobs, share information, communicate with the public and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: GB:DODS.GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dods (Group) PLC
Dods (Group) PLC
Dods (Group) PLC is a political information, publishing, events and communications business operating. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$26.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.97
EBIT ($mm)
$2.00
Net Income ($mm)
$0.72
Employees
202
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Ticker: SZSE:000681
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visual China Group
Visual China Group
Visual China Group is among the top image licensing companies in the world. It is the go-to choice for creative and media professionals in China, and an award-winning leader in copyright protection.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$132.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.76
EBIT ($mm)
$46.20
Net Income ($mm)
$40.24
Employees
689
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Ticker: OTCPK:GBPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Globe Photos
Globe Photos
Globe Photo Agency, founded in 1939, is recognized as one of the world’s leading Celebrity photo agencies. Globe Photos’ library houses over 20 million images in color and black and white, representing material produced by photographers throughout the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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