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closed 7/8/2013 via PR Newswire

Money Show, acquired TheStockAdvisors.com

synopsis: MoneyShow.com, an online multimedia community for investors and traders, announced that it has acquired the Web site, TheStockAdvisors.com, a daily overview of the latest stock, mutual fund and ETF recommendations, investment ideas and stock commentary of the nation's leading financial newsletter advisors.
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. "
target: TheStockAdvisors.com
TheStockAdvisors.com provides a daily overview of the latest stock, mutual fund and ETF recommendations, investment ideas and stock commentary of the nation's leading financial newsletter advisors.
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closed 3/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Robinhood, acquired MarketSnack

synopsis: Robinhood, a no-fee trading stock trading startup, has acquired MarketSnacks, a daily podcast and newsletter, that focuses solely on finance, featuring a funny photo and humorous analysis on three to four news items each morning.
buyer: Robinhood
Robinhood is a new way to invest in the stock market. Robinhood started with the idea that a technology-driven brokerage could operate with significantly less overhead, letting users goodbye to trading commissions. Their smartphone app allows individual investors to buy and sell stocks for free. "
target: MarketSnack
MarketSnacks is a daily newsletter that simplifies Wall Street. An understanding of financial news is essential today, but there are too many resources with too much jargon. MarketSnacks filters out the noise and explain what's important in one bite-sized snack – clear, condensed, and entertaining.
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announced 3/29/2016 via BusinessWire

BATS Global Markets, Inc., will acquire ETF.com

synopsis: Bats Global Markets, the leading exchange operator for the trading of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and creator of the Bats ETF Marketplace, signed a definitive agreement to acquire ETF.com, a leading provider of ETF data, news and analysis.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets, Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity. "
target: ETF.com
ETF.com is a leading provider of exchange-traded fund (ETF) data, news and analysis. Founded in 2001, ETF.com provides independent and authoritative news, analysis, data and education about ETFs, generating 875,572 page views and attracting 291,191 unique visitors in February 2016 alone.
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closed 7/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired DividendInvestor.com

synopsis: Eagle Financial Publication, a subsidiary of Salem Media Group, announced that it has acquired the website DividendInvestor.com, a provider of dividend information and data for investment professionals. DeividendInvestor.com designs and develops tools and systems for the investment community with the highest level of accuracy and integrity.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provide market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors. Eagle Wellness provides practical health advice and is a trusted source for nutritional supplements from one of the country's leading complementary health physicians. "
target: DividendInvestor.com
Dividend Investor provides dividend stock data for stock markets across the world. The screening tool helps locate the best dividend stocks. Subscribers can receive emails on multiple subjects such as when a company announces a dividend, what companies are changing dividends.
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closed 4/21/2018 via PR Newswire

Markets Media, acquired GlobalTrading

synopsis: Markets Media Group has announced the acquisition of GlobalTrading, a leading publication and forum for the electronic trading industry. Based in Hong Kong, GlobalTrading's FIXGlobal.com is the official publication of the FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global trading.
buyer: Markets Media
Markets Media Group covers institutional capital markets, spanning buy-side investment managers, sell-side banks, hedge funds, exchanges, trading platforms, and software providers. "
target: GlobalTrading
GlobalTrading is a leading publication and forum for the electronic trading industry. Based in Hong Kong, GlobalTrading's FIXGlobal.com is the official publication of the FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global trading.
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closed 3/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

synopsis: Arab Finance Brokerage Co. announced a group of investors finalized the acquisition of 100% of Arab Finance. Among the new shareholders, were market experts Mohamed Radwan, Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan. Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector.
buyer: Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan
Mohamed Radwan is the Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan is the former Head of Asset Management in HC Securities & Investment. "
target: Arab Finance Brokerage Company
Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector. Arab Finance has one of the oldest news portal covering the Egyptian EGX and macroeconomic news. In addition, Arab Finance also provides its services as a brokerage house specialized in online trading.
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closed 6/30/2009 via Folio: First Day

Asset International, Inc., acquired The Trade, Ltd.

synopsis: Asset International, Inc. has agreed to acquire The Trade Ltd, a London-based firm that directly and through major events provides institutional investors with news and other specialty content focused on buy-side electronic trading.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. owns and operates publishing, email, newsletter, and education portals focusing on retirement and international securities services industries. The company provides news, content, research, training and e-commerce solutions. "
target: The Trade, Ltd.
Based in London, The Trade Ltd publishes The Trade, The Trade Asia, thetradenews.com and specialty publications on algorithmic trading, execution venues and other content of interest to institutional investors who employ electronic trading networks.
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announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Growth Company Investor, will acquire Growth Company Investor

synopsis: Growth Company Investor (GCI)'s editor, David Thornton, will acquire the company from Bonhill Group plc, a leading B2B media business in the UK. GCI is a monthly investment recommendation newsletter for private investors. GCI focuses on small caps and conducts 250 CEO interviews a year to generate great investment ideas for their members.
buyer: Growth Company Investor
Growth Company Investor (GCI) is a monthly investment recommendation newsletter for private investors. GCI focuses exclusively on small caps and conducts 250 CEO interviews a year to generate great investment ideas for their members. GCI is published monthly as a PDF download for their members. "
target parent: Bonhill Group plc
target: Growth Company Investor
Growth Company Investor (GCI) is a monthly investment recommendation newsletter for private investors. GCI focuses exclusively on small caps and conducts 250 CEO interviews a year to generate great investment ideas for their members. GCI is published monthly as a PDF download for their members.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Borsenmedien AG, acquired finanztreff.de

synopsis: Börsenmedien AG, a leading media company for financial information in Germany, acquires finanztreff.de from Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste, a European provider of IT solutions for investors. finanztreff.de is a financial portal for investors in Germany. finanztreff.de provides price data for equities, foreign exchange, derivative products and more.
buyer: Borsenmedien AG
Borsenmedien AG is a leading media company for financial information in Germany. Borsenmedien publishes Der Aktionär, Germany's most successful weekly magazine focused on investments. They also operate Der Aktionär TV, a TV channel dedicated to investors. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: finanztreff.de
finanztreff.de is one of the most successful financial portals for investors in Germany. finanztreff.de provides up-to-date and historical price data for equities, funds, bonds, foreign exchange, exchange-traded funds, exchange-traded commodities and derivative products.
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closed 8/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Investoo Group, acquired Vantage Point Trading

synopsis: Investoo Group, one of the world’s leading fintech marketing businesses, has acquired Vantage Point Trading, a financial trading website that provides quality information to aid new and experienced traders in their trading endeavors. Vantage Point Trading provides informative content via video courses, tutorials and free ebooks.
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a heavily-funded company that has rapidly grown into one of the largest Forex and Resale investment lead generation companies. Through their online education platform, buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products; They turn retail trading on its head. "
target: Vantage Point Trading
Founded in 2007, Vantage Point Trading is a financial trading website that provides quality information to aid new and experienced traders in their trading endeavors. The site provides informative content via video courses, tutorials and free ebooks.
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announced 9/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Wallstreet:online AG, will acquire Der Investoren-Kompass

synopsis: Wallstreet:online, a Germany-based online platform that provides information and news about stock markets, finance, economics, and investments, will acquire Der Investoren-Kompass, a free stock market newsletter in Germany that provides specific investment advice for private investors on a weekly basis.
buyer: Wallstreet:online AG (DB:WSO1:$8.62)
Wallstreet:online is a Germany-based online platform that provides information and news about stock markets, finance, economics, and investments. Wallstreet:online is the most active financial community in Germany, with up to 10,000 new user posts a day in over 80 forums. "
target: Der Investoren-Kompass
Der Investoren-Kompass is a free stock market newsletter in Germany that provides specific investment advice for private investors on a weekly basis. Der Investoren-Kompass covers news for all the important topics for German investors, including topics about equities, commodities, and currencies.
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cancelled 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Grupo Resilient International, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Squeeze Report Inc.

synopsis: Grupo Resilient International, Inc., a diversified international holding company, cancelled its acquisiton of Squeeze Report through its technology subsidiary, Resilient Data Corporation. Squeeze Report is a free and paid service financial investor community website that helps traders by providing analysis on stocks.
buyer: Grupo Resilient International, Inc. (OTCPK:GRUI:$0.01)
Grupo Resilient International, Inc. is a diversified international holding company headquartered in Addison, Texas, with subsidiaries focusing on Infrastructure, Technologies, Data, Media, Real Estate, Entertainment, Energy and Wellness. "
target: Squeeze Report Inc.
Squeeze Report is a free and paid service financial investor community website that has a proprietary stock trading predictive short and long algorithm to identify potential gains. Their system helps traders by providing a firsthand analysis on stocks that have the greatest potential for gains.
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closed 7/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired TradersCrux

synopsis: Salem Media Group, through its wholly-owned Eagle Financial Publications, has acquired TradersCrux, an investment website for individual investors. It also provides a daily newseltter with links to the best investment articles from across the web.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors. "
target: TradersCrux
TradersCrux.com is an investment website for individual investors. It also provides a daily newseltter with links to the best investment articles from across the web. They are based in Miami, FL.
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closed 5/31/2017 via PR Newswire

OTC Markets Group, acquired theOTC.today

synopsis: OTC Markets Group Inc., operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, announced it has acquired theOTC.today, an independent website that monitors and analyzes stock promotion campaigns.
buyer: OTC Markets Group (OTCPK:OTCM:$55.05)
OTC Markets Group's Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces provide investors with the information necessary to intelligently analyze, value and trade 10,000 U.S. and global securities through the broker of their choice. "
target: theOTC.today
theOTC.today is an independent website that monitors and analyzes stock promotion campaigns. Since its launch in April 2011, theOTC.today has tracked and published data on stock promotion schemes and raised public awareness of fraudulent promoters in OTC and exchange listed securities.
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announced 11/4/2015 via PR Newswire

T3 Live, LLC, will acquire Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: T3 Live, LLC, a global leader in the education of active traders and investors, has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of the Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc., a provider of online educational and financial services to institutions and general public.
buyer: T3 Live, LLC
T3 Live is an online financial media network and educational platform that provides active traders with market analysis, real-time access to strategies, and in-depth training from seasoned professionals. "
target: Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc.
Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc. provides online educational and financial services to institutions and general public. It offers market intelligence services and on-line education via Internet-based chat rooms. Pristine provides tools that offers access to the equities, options, and futures markets.
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closed 1/18/2017 via PR Newswire

StockTwits LLC, acquired SparkFin

synopsis: StockTwits, the largest social platform for investors and traders, announced it has completed an acquisition of SparkFin Inc., the realtime stock discovery platform, based in San Diego, California. SparkFin will continue their operations and join the pre-existing StockTwits San Diego team.
buyer: StockTwits LLC
StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. StockTwits created the $TICKER tag to enable and organize “streams” of information around stocks and markets across the web and social media. "
target: SparkFin
SparkFin is the first natively mobile stock discovery platform with the best ideas from top traders and investors. Launched in 2015, they create and maintain lists of stocks that are either editorially managed or based on market and fundamental data.
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closed 2/5/2020 via Company Press Release

Markets Media, acquired Best Execution World Limited

synopsis: Leading U.S.-based digital financial news publisher Markets Media Group (MMG) has acquired Best Execution World Limited (BEW), the London-based publisher of Best Execution and The DESK. Best Execution offers an in-depth analysis into the major trends that are shaping the financial services industry.
buyer: Markets Media
Markets Media Group was founded in 2007 with one mission: to be the pre-eminent provider of news and information about trading and technology in capital markets. The coverage remit spans equities, fixed income, and FX, and covers buy-side investment managers, sell-side broker-dealers, and more. "
target: Best Execution World Limited
Best Execution offers an in-depth analysis into the major trends that are shaping the financial services industry as well as providing a more detailed insight into the technology driving new products and services being developed to meet these challenges. It’s where the buyside and sellside meet.
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closed 9/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Investoo Group, acquired SocialTradingGuru.com

synopsis: Investoo Group, one of the world's biggest FX and financial affiliates, has acquired the leading social trading comparison site SocialTradingGuru.com. Launched in 2012, SocialTradingGuru.com is one of the biggest social trading comparison sites and works a number of partners including eToro, Ayondo and Tradeo.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry. They offer a free online educational platform, a buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products. "
target: SocialTradingGuru.com
Launched in 2012, SocialTradingGuru.com is one of the biggest social trading comparison sites and works a number of partners including eToro, Ayondo and Tradeo.
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closed 4/26/2017 via PE Hub

Investoo Group, acquired iNVEZZ Limited

synopsis: Investoo Group, one of the world’s biggest FX trading affiliates, has acquired Invezz.com in order to extend its reach into the financial trading the industry. Founded in 2012, Invezz, is a leading financial news site and peer review marketplace for CFDs, Forex, Shares and more.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry. They offer a free online educational platform, a buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products. "
target: iNVEZZ Limited
Founded in 2012, Invezz, is a leading financial news site and peer review marketplace for CFDs, Forex, Shares and more. The site has more than 200,000 unique visitors per month.
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announced 6/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

ADVFN PLC, will acquire London South East Limited

synopsis: Financial market website operator ADVFN PLC confirmed it has signed heads of agreement with the directors of investor-information website London South East Ltd. London South East Ltd. provides share prices, news, data and resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles to leading private investor .
buyer: ADVFN PLC (AIM:AFN:$15.81)
ADVFN PLC operates a web site which provides up-to-date financial data on the UK stock markets. The site provides users with services including a bulletin board for investors to swap ideas, real-time share information from the London Exchange, configuration alerts, and regulatory new services. "
target: London South East Limited
London South East Limited's team of web developers, service, and leadership staff serves private investors worldwide. They provide share prices, news, and data to thousands of visitors every day, lse.co.uk brings leading private investor resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles.
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closed 7/8/2013 via PR Newswire

Money Show, acquired TheStockAdvisors.com

synopsis: MoneyShow.com, an online multimedia community for investors and traders, announced that it has acquired the Web site, TheStockAdvisors.com, a daily overview of the latest stock, mutual fund and ETF recommendations, investment ideas and stock commentary of the nation's leading financial newsletter advisors.
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. "
target: TheStockAdvisors.com
TheStockAdvisors.com provides a daily overview of the latest stock, mutual fund and ETF recommendations, investment ideas and stock commentary of the nation's leading financial newsletter advisors.
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closed 7/8/2013 via PR Newswire

Money Show, acquired TheStockAdvisors.com

synopsis: MoneyShow.com, an online multimedia community for investors and traders, announced that it has acquired the Web site, TheStockAdvisors.com, a daily overview of the latest stock, mutual fund and ETF recommendations, investment ideas and stock commentary of the nation's leading financial newsletter advisors.
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. "
target: TheStockAdvisors.com
TheStockAdvisors.com provides a daily overview of the latest stock, mutual fund and ETF recommendations, investment ideas and stock commentary of the nation's leading financial newsletter advisors.
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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.
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closed 11/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Ascensus, Inc., acquired Retirement Educators, Inc.

synopsis: Ascensus, the nation’s largest independent retirement and college savings services provider, has announced its acquisition of Retirement Educators, Inc., a retirement plan education firm that provides on-site enrollment support and participant education services.
buyer parent: BB&T Corporation
buyer: Ascensus, Inc.
Ascensus is the largest independent retirement and college savings services provider in the United States, helping nearly 7 million Americans save for the future. "
target: Retirement Educators, Inc.
In 1996, Robert and Thomas Kelley formed Retirement Educators, Inc., typically servicing large providers such as banks, insurance companies, mutual fund firms and brokerage houses, the company has also worked with smaller providers on an occasional or even one-time basis.
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closed 4/19/2013 via Reuters

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Centre for Investor Education

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC announced that it is extending its global leadership in the business of events for institutional investors and asset managers with the acquisition of a 75% stake in the Centre for Investor Education (CIE).
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target: Centre for Investor Education
The Centre for Investor Education designs and delivers strategic investment forums for key decision makers within the Australian superannuation and pension fund industry globally.
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closed 11/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

MBN Events, acquired UK Investor Show Ltd.

synopsis: MBN Events, via their subsidiary Premier Team Promotions, acquired UK Investor Show Ltd. UK Investor Show is the UK’s top one day event for private investors serious about making money from shares. They regularly showcase the very best speakers in the investment business, including Nigel Wray, Tom Winnifrith, Mark Slater, Paul Scott and more.
buyer: MBN Events
Based in the United Kingdom, MBN Events and their subsidiary Premier Team Promotions organize conferences, events and sporting dinners. MBN is the largest provider of sporting lunches and dinners in the UK. They have direct access to over 500 sporting celebrities, speakers, comedians and hosts. "
target: UK Investor Show Ltd.
UK Investor Show is recognized as the UK’s top one day event for private investors serious about making money from shares. They regularly showcase the very best speakers in the investment business, including Nigel Wray, Tom Winnifrith, Mark Slater, Paul Scott and more.
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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.
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synopsis: Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ), publisher of the world's most vital business and financial news, announced today it has acquired Technologic Partners, a closely held publications and events firm for the venture capital and technology industries.
buyer: 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. "
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SRAX, acquired LD Micro

synopsis: SRAX, Inc., a financial technology company that unlocks data and insights for publicly traded companies through Sequire, its SaaS platform, has acquired LD Micro, a leading data and event company serving the small and micro-cap space.
buyer: SRAX (SRAX:$3.60)
SRAX is a financial technology company that unlocks data and insights for publicly traded companies. Through its premier investor intelligence and communications platform, Sequire, companies can track their investors’ behaviors and engage current and potential investors across marketing channels. "
target: LD Micro
LD Micro is a leading data and event company serving the small and micro-cap space. What started out as a newsletter highlighting unique companies has transformed into several virtual and in-person events hosted annually.
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Intermediate Capital Group plc, acquired Pageant Media

synopsis: Intermediate Capital Group has acquired UK-based financial news, data, and events company Pageant Media. The company’s business model includes a membership program in which financial professionals pay an annual fee to receive news, information, and data, and attend invitation-only events.
buyer: Intermediate Capital Group plc (LSE:ICP:$576.62)
Intermediate Capital Group is a global alternative asset manager in private debt, credit and equity, with €42.6bn of assets (as at 31 December 2019) in third party funds and proprietary capital, principally in closed end funds. "
target: Pageant Media
Pageant Media is a global independent provider of business intelligence and insight, delivering content and events as well as performance data and investor data to four investment management areas: hedge funds, mutual funds, real estate and private equity.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Newswire

OTC Markets Group, acquired Virtual Investor Conferences.com

synopsis: OTC Markets Group, operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, has acquired Virtual Investor Conferences.com (VIC) from PR Newswire, the premier global provider of multimedia platforms. VIC is an online investor conference series that directly connects investors, advisors and analysts with executives at public companies.
buyer: OTC Markets Group (OTCPK:OTCM:$55.05)
OTC Markets Group's Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces provide investors with the information necessary to intelligently analyze, value and trade 10,000 U.S. and global securities through the broker of their choice. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Virtual Investor Conferences.com
Virtual Investor Conferences.com (VIC) is an online investor conference series that directly connects investors, advisors and analysts with senior executives at public companies. VIC introduces public companies to tens of thousands of active and engaged investors month after month.
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Campden Media, acquired The Institute for Private Investors

synopsis: Campden Media, which serves ultra-affluent business-owning and financial families worldwide, announced that it has acquired the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), one of the first and premier firms providing services to ultra high-net-worth individuals and private investors in the United States.
buyer parent: Matrix Private Equity Partners
buyer: Campden Media
Campden Media, founded in 1987, provides education, news, research, conferences and other networking opportunities to principals of ultra high-net-worth financial and business-owning families, the family office executives and trusted advisors who serve them. "
target: The Institute for Private Investors
The Institute for Private Investors (IPI) is a trusted provider of educational and networking resources for ultra high-net-worth investors. Founded in 1991, IPI provides a safe haven for investors to communicate with each other, and their advisors, about their wealth management approach.
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announced 9/28/2012 via Company Press Release

Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd, will purchase Australasia trade publishing assets from Morningstar, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd and Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that they have entered into an agreement for Sterling to acquire Morningstar's Australian financial services trade publishing business.
buyer parent: Momentum Media Pty Ltd
buyer: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd
Sterling Publishing is a growing media company and the publishing arm of the BRW Fast 100-ranked Momentum Media. They focus on specialist vertical markets including the mortgage, finance, real estate and property sectors. "
seller: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar's Australasian online and print titles include InvestorDaily, IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) – incorporating SMSF – and Investor Weekly; and events for the financial sector including Wraps, Platforms & Masterfunds Conference and the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Strategy Day.
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announced 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, will acquire PEI Media

synopsis: Bridgepoint, an international private equity group, will acquire a majority stake in PEI Media, the global provider of insight, market-data and business conferences for professionals active in alternative asset class investment. PEI also publishes a portfolio of websites and associated magazines to deliver both breaking news and in-depth analysis.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2015 via Company Press Release

LDC Limited, acquired PEI Media

synopsis: LDC has backed the management buyout of PEI Media Group Ltd (“PEI”), one of the world’s leading alternative assets information groups. PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC (Lloyds Development Capital) is a leading player in the UK private equity mid-market and supports management buy-outs, institutional buy-outs and development capital (replacement, expansion and acquisition) transactions. "
target: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.
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closed 9/23/2015 via Company Press Release

MergerMarket Group, acquired AVCJ and Unquote

synopsis: Incisive Media sells AVCJ and Unquote to Mergermarket. AVCJ and Unquote are leading sources of information on private equity and venture capital deals and fundraising activity. The brands represent a complementary extension to the Mergermarket Group suite of products.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
Mergermarket is a business development tool designed specifically for the M&A sector, providing proprietary intelligence and analysis on corporate strategy before that strategy becomes public knowledge. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: AVCJ and Unquote
AVCJ is a leading source of information on Asian private equity and venture capital activity. Unquote is a comprehensive provider of private equity and venture capital data, events and intelligence.
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announced 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bonhill Group plc, will acquire Last Word Media

synopsis: Bonhill, a leading B2B media company in the UK, will acquire Last Word Media, a financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
buyer: Bonhill Group plc (AIM:BONH:$27.79)
Bonhill Group plc is a leading B2B media company in the UK. Bonhill provides Business Information, Live Events and Data & Insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity Business Communities. "
target: Last Word Media
Last Word is an independent financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
18.3x
announced 12/15/2017 via Reuters

Casta Diva Group, will acquire Monaco Growth Forums Ltd.

synopsis: Casta Diva Group, a multinational active in the communication sector, producing branded content, viral videos, digital content, films and corporate events, will acquire Monaco Growth Forums, an exclusive, invitation-only conference highlighting growth companies seeking capital and/or greater exposure.
buyer: Casta Diva Group (BIT:CDG:$0.00)
Casta Diva Group is a multinational active in the communication sector, producing branded content, viral videos, digital content, films and corporate events. The Group is the world’s most extensive network of advertising film and event production. "
target: Monaco Growth Forums Ltd.
Monaco Growth Forums is an invitation-only conference highlighting growth companies seeking capital and/or greater exposure. They select companies seeking international investor exposure to present and then socialize with fund managers, private asset managers, and high net worth individuals.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 6/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Canadian Institute of Financial Planning, acquired Canadian Hedge Watch Inc.

synopsis: The Canadian Institute of Financial Planning (CIFP), a leading financial services educator, announced that they have required all outstanding common shares and controlling interest in Canadian Hedge Watch Inc. (CHW), a market leader in financial education conferences.
buyer: The Canadian Institute of Financial Planning
The Canadian Institute of Financial Planning (CIFP) provides education courses and training for financial planners to obtain the CFP designation and its own designation – The Registered Retirement Consultant which focuses on retirement, lifestyle, and wealth transfer planning needs of Canadians. "
target: Canadian Hedge Watch Inc.
Canadian Hedge Watch Inc. (CHW), also operating as Radius Financial Education, is located in Toronto and provides a wide range of conferences in the areas of alternative investment products, exchange traded funds and pensions. CHW also provides data services and education courses to its clients.
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closed 4/8/2019 via PE Hub

PEI Media, acquired Buyouts Insider

synopsis: PEI Media Group, a global alternative assets information group, has acquired Buyouts Insider from Simplify Compliance, a provider of learning, events, and information solutions. Buyouts Insider is a collection of brands serving the private capital industry. Buyouts Insider offers digital news, data products, conferences and print publications.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Buyouts Insider
Buyouts Insider houses a collection of highly regarded brands serving the private capital industry. Buyouts Insider offers digital news, industry intelligence, data products, conferences and print publications. Their brands include PEHub Network, Buyouts, Venture Capital Journal, and more.
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closed 11/5/2014 via PE Hub

UCG, acquired Buyouts Insider

synopsis: The PE/VC media assets previously owned by Thomson Reuters have been sold to UCG. The sale was for the collection of publications and conferences including titles such as PEHUB.com and PEHUB Wire, PEHUB Canada, Buyouts and VCJ magazines, Pratt’s Guide, and the PartnerConnect series of events. The group will be known as Buyouts Insider.
buyer: UCG
UCG is a leading provider of specialized financial and business information. Its portfolio is composed of companies serving the information and software needs of decision makers in health care, oil and energy, high technology, telecommunications, banking and finance, and the mortgage industry. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Buyouts Insider
Buyouts Insider is comprised of PEHUB.com and PEHUB Wire, PEHUB Canada, Buyouts and VCJ magazines, Pratt’s Guide, and the PartnerConnect series of events among others.
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closed 2/4/2015 via PE Hub

RCP Advisors, acquired Atlas Diligence

synopsis: RCP Advisors has acquired Atlas Diligence and its proprietary private equity manager research platform GPScout. Atlas Diligence was formed by experienced institutional investors to provide limited partners with unique due diligence tools to assist in the identification and evaluation of private capital fund opportunities.
buyer: RCP Advisors
RCP Advisors was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Chicago. With approximately $4.3 billion of assets under management and 37 professionals, RCP is one of the largest private equity fund-of-funds sponsors focused exclusively on the lower middle market buyout sector. "
target: Atlas Diligence
Atlas Diligence was formed by experienced institutional investors to provide limited partners with unique due diligence tools to assist in the identification and evaluation of private capital fund opportunities.
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announced 6/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Bulgaria On Air, will acquire Investor.BG PLC

synopsis: Media company Bulgaria On Air placed a buyout offer for the 51% stake in business news portal Investor.bg. Investor.BG PLC develops online databases for Bulgarian companies. It provides financial information, such as quotations, graphics of traded stocks, ratios, news, analyses, and reports.
buyer: Bulgaria On Air
Bulgaria On Air offers television and radio broadcasting services. The company is based in Bulgaria. "
target: Investor.BG PLC
Investor.BG PLC develops online databases for Bulgarian companies. It provides financial information, such as quotations, graphics of traded stocks, ratios, news, analyses, and reports.
price ($mm)
$6.25*
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