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announced 10/14/2013 via Company Press Release

B+B Vakmedianet B.V., will acquire Assurantie Magazine

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has reached agreements to sell several of its publishing assets and related activities in the Netherlands including Assurantie Magazine to B+B Vakmedianet, a Dutch publisher of business-to-business titles. Assurantie Magazine is known as a current, independent journal in the field of insurance.
buyer: B+B Vakmedianet B.V.
B+B Vakmedianet B.V. publishes magazines and newsletter for professional communities based in Bussum, the Netherlands. Vakmedianet is a rapidly growing publishing company. Professionals find each other in their business-to-business communities with high-quality professional information. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Assurantie Magazine
Assurantie Magazine is known as a current, independent journal in the field of insurance. AM is the platform for professionals working in financial services that provides the background to the news in the form of reports, interviews, analyzes, facts, opinions and visions.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 2/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

Profideo SA, acquired La Tribune de L'assurance

synopsis: Profideo SA acquired La Tribune de l'Assurance SAS, a Rueil-Malmaison-based publisher of monthly magazines, from Wolters Kluwer France SAS, a unit of Wolters Kluwer NV. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Profideo SA
Founded in 2000, Profideo SA provides information services for the financial sector. It has graduatlly become an essential partner for those involved in banking and insurance that want real-time decision-making information that is clean, accurate and reliable. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: La Tribune de L'assurance
La Tribune de L'assurance is a monthly magazine for insurance professionals. Through records, surveys and articles, experts analyze the current economic, legal and technical sector in depth. The magazine is read by 86,000 readers and senior executives.
price ($mm)
$1.36
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$2
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0.8x
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closed 1/6/2005 via

Highline Media, LLC, purchased Fraud International from MJM Investigations

synopsis: The National Underwriter Company, a division of Highline Media LLC, recently acquired the rights to Fraud International from Phil Peart and MJM Investigations.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Highline Media, LLC
The National Underwriter Company publishes more than 100 insurance and related business publications, including two weekly editions of The National Underwriter and an extensive catalog of products. With a mission ''To be the number one source of business information to the insurance and related ind "
seller: MJM Investigations
MJM Investigations, Inc. is recognized globally as the leader in the field of insurance investigations.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Newcom Media Inc., acquired Canadian Insurance Top Broker

synopsis: Newcom Media Inc., one of Canada’s leading B2B media companies, is excited to announce its acquisition of Canadian Insurance Top Broker from TC Media. Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. It also includes an annual insurance event called the Top Broker Summit.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family-owned and operated, Newcom Media Inc. produces magazines, websites, trade shows and events for the automotive, bridal dental, insurance, meetings, supply chain and trucking markets. Headquartered in Toronto, the company has operations in Quebec and the U.S. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Canadian Insurance Top Broker
Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. The “CI Top Broker” family includes a monthly magazine, website, daily electronic newsletter, annual directories and the prestigious Top Broker Summit, an annual conference.
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closed 3/20/2013 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Insider Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Insider Publishing Ltd, the premier publishing house for professionals and investors in the international (re) insurance markets, announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$457.45)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target: Insider Publishing Ltd
Insider Publishing Ltd's flagship title The Insurance Inside has been dedicated to supplying (re)insurance professionals, investors and advisers with high-end content on the (re)insurance industry and its relationship with the capital markets.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
$8
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3.3x
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closed 6/13/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Zywave, Inc, acquired RateFactory

synopsis: Zywave, a leading insurance tech provider of sales management and client delivery solutions, announced the acquisition of RateFactory, an easy-to-use small group rating engine that is directly linked to insurance carrier quoting systems.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Zywave, Inc
Zywave is a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology solutions for the insurance industry. The company’s products include web-enabled marketing communications, business intelligence and analytics, client resource portals and agency management tools. "
target: RateFactory
RateFactory offers an online platform to Brokers and General Agents for instantly quoting small group ACA rates for all carriers and plans available in a given market. InstaRate ACA is the fastest quote tool available with features not found anywhere else.
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closed 4/16/2015 via PR Web

SNL Insurance, acquired RateFilings.com

synopsis: SNL Insurance, a division of SNL, has acquired RateFilings.com, a division of Perr&Knight, the market leader in providing competitor rate, rule and form filings to Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance companies for over 20 years.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: SNL Insurance
With SNL Insurance, users can access insurance information like never before. Evaluate every U.S. insurance company, public and private, from every possible angle. "
target parent: Perr&Knight
target: RateFilings.com
RateFilings.com provides insurance professionals with the intelligence they need to stay ahead of the competition and develop timely, profitable products. In fact, over 90% of U.S. property & casualty insurers use RateFilings.
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closed 3/3/2011 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired Workload Financial Business Consultants Limited

synopsis: Equifax, a leading provider of consumer credit and business risk management services, has acquired Workload Financial Business Consultants Limited, the UK's leading provider of strategic intelligence to wealth and investment financial product providers.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$4,127.50)
Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax leverages one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data, along with advanced analytics and proprietary technology, to create customized insights that enrich the performance of businesses. "
target: Workload Financial Business Consultants Limited
Workload Financial Business Consultants Ltd is the UK's leading provider of strategic intelligence to wealth and investment financial product providers. Workload operates a shared investment product data exchange with information provided by over 90 of the UK's leading financial services companies.
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closed 12/15/2006 via LBO Wire

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Judy Diamond Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Wind Point Partners' recently formed business-to-business platform Summit Business Media is quickly building up, and has done a third deal in less than a month, buying Judy Diamond Associates, a provider of marketing information for financial and insurance industries.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target: Judy Diamond Associates, Inc.
Judy Diamond Associates is the premiere publisher of health, welfare, pension and executive compensation data for the financial services and corporate markets. Our databases are recognized as "standards" in the industry along with our specialized research services and a library of copyrighted books.
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closed 10/3/2008 via Company Press Release

CIS Group, acquired Advanced Field Services

synopsis: The CIS Group, a full service field underwriting company headquartered in Ft. Worth, TX, announced that it has purchased substantially all the assets of Advanced Field Services, Inc., from its parent company, Eagle Eye Analytics of Columbia, SC.
buyer: CIS Group
CIS Group is a leading provider of field underwriting services to the insurance and banking industries. Headquartered in Ft. Worth, Texas, with regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta, CIS provides the most comprehensive suite of field reporting services available. "
target parent: FirstMark Capital, LLC
target: Advanced Field Services
Advanced Field Services, one of the CIS Group of Companies, is a leading national provider of traditional and alternative information reporting solutions.
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closed 6/8/2016 via BusinessWire

LERETA, LLC, acquired American Property Guard

synopsis: LERETA, a leading national real estate tax services and flood service provider, has acquired American Property Guard (APG). APG is a Dallas-based company that offers tax certificate and homeowners association reports to the title industry.
buyer parent: LandAmerica Financial Group Corporation
buyer: LERETA, LLC
LERETA provides the mortgage and insurance industries the fastest, most accurate and complete access to property tax data and flood hazard status information across the U.S. LERETA is committed to giving customers extraordinary service and cost-effective property tax and flood solutions. "
target: American Property Guard
American Property Guard (APG) is a Dallas-based company that offers tax certificate and homeowners association reports to the title industry. APG was founded in 2012 to automate property tax data inquiries.
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closed 4/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Symbility Solutions Inc., purchased Claims Division from Marshall & Swift/Boeckh

synopsis: Symbility Solutions Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Automated Benefits Corp., provider of accurate and easy-to-use claims processing and estimating software for the property and casualty insurance industry, has closed the previously announced transaction to acquire Marshall & Swift/Boeckh, LLC's claims division.
buyer parent: Automated Benefits Corp.
buyer: Symbility Solutions Inc. (:$32.17)
Symbility Solutions Inc. designs and delivers mobile and wireless technology solutions for the property claims industry in North America and the United Kingdom. The company’s solutions include Symbility.NET, an Internet-based communications hub, data warehouse, and analytics engine. "
seller parent: TPG Capital
seller: Marshall & Swift/Boeckh
Marshall & Swift/Boeckh, LLC's claims division analyzes claims data transforming it into valuable management strategies. Their claims analytics, technology and data help make decisions that reduce operational risk, control adjusting and indemnity expenses and improve combined ratios.
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$17
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

National General Holdings Corp., acquired Syndeste LLC

synopsis: National General Holdings Corp., a specialty personal lines insurance holding company providing niche insurance products, has acquired Syndeste, a company that provides high resolution data and insights on flood risk, including steps to improve resilience to flooding and climate change.
buyer: National General Holdings Corp. (NGHC:$4,723.38)
National General Holdings Corp., headquartered in New York City, is a specialty personal lines insurance holding company providing personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. "
target: Syndeste LLC
Syndeste’s vision is to be the catalyst of a new era in the management of natural hazards to create more sustainable and resilient communities. They focus on connecting people and organizations to actionable insights on managing natural hazard risks.
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closed 12/2/2014 via Market Wire

TransUnion LLC, acquired Drivers History

synopsis: TransUnion announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Drivers History, a leading provider of traffic violations and criminal court data. This transaction strengthens Drivers History's offering and market access by leveraging TransUnion's carrier relationships and connectivity.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,696.90)
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities. "
target: Drivers History
Drivers History is the industry leader in acquiring, processing/aggregating and distributing traffic and criminal related court data for insurance risk management. Drivers History maintains a comprehensive database of drivers in a variety of states that commit moving violations and other offenses.
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closed 6/14/2011 via AP - Associated Press

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired Explore Information Services, LLC

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc., the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Explore Information Services, LLC, a leading U.S. provider of innovative data and analytics services.
buyer: Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH:$1,140.85)
Solera is the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry. The Solera companies include Audatex, Informex, Sidexa, ABZ, Market Scan, HPI, Hollander, AUTOonline, and IMS. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Explore Information Services, LLC
Explore Information Services, LLC is a leading U.S. provider of innovative data and analytics services used by automotive property and casualty ("P&C") insurers. Its services are utilized by 130 U.S. P&C insurers, including 14 of the top 20 U.S. P&C insurers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$520 [$519]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
EV / rev
6.6x
EV / EBITDA
16.7x
announced 10/14/2013 via Company Press Release

B+B Vakmedianet B.V., will acquire Assurantie Magazine

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has reached agreements to sell several of its publishing assets and related activities in the Netherlands including Assurantie Magazine to B+B Vakmedianet, a Dutch publisher of business-to-business titles. Assurantie Magazine is known as a current, independent journal in the field of insurance.
buyer: B+B Vakmedianet B.V.
B+B Vakmedianet B.V. publishes magazines and newsletter for professional communities based in Bussum, the Netherlands. Vakmedianet is a rapidly growing publishing company. Professionals find each other in their business-to-business communities with high-quality professional information. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Assurantie Magazine
Assurantie Magazine is known as a current, independent journal in the field of insurance. AM is the platform for professionals working in financial services that provides the background to the news in the form of reports, interviews, analyzes, facts, opinions and visions.
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announced 10/14/2013 via Company Press Release

B+B Vakmedianet B.V., will acquire Assurantie Magazine

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has reached agreements to sell several of its publishing assets and related activities in the Netherlands including Assurantie Magazine to B+B Vakmedianet, a Dutch publisher of business-to-business titles. Assurantie Magazine is known as a current, independent journal in the field of insurance.
buyer: B+B Vakmedianet B.V.
B+B Vakmedianet B.V. publishes magazines and newsletter for professional communities based in Bussum, the Netherlands. Vakmedianet is a rapidly growing publishing company. Professionals find each other in their business-to-business communities with high-quality professional information. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Assurantie Magazine
Assurantie Magazine is known as a current, independent journal in the field of insurance. AM is the platform for professionals working in financial services that provides the background to the news in the form of reports, interviews, analyzes, facts, opinions and visions.
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announced 10/14/2013 via Company Press Release

B+B Vakmedianet B.V., will acquire Assurantie Magazine

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has reached agreements to sell several of its publishing assets and related activities in the Netherlands including Assurantie Magazine to B+B Vakmedianet, a Dutch publisher of business-to-business titles. Assurantie Magazine is known as a current, independent journal in the field of insurance.
buyer: B+B Vakmedianet B.V.
B+B Vakmedianet B.V. publishes magazines and newsletter for professional communities based in Bussum, the Netherlands. Vakmedianet is a rapidly growing publishing company. Professionals find each other in their business-to-business communities with high-quality professional information. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Assurantie Magazine
Assurantie Magazine is known as a current, independent journal in the field of insurance. AM is the platform for professionals working in financial services that provides the background to the news in the form of reports, interviews, analyzes, facts, opinions and visions.
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closed 12/11/2020 via Company Press Release

The ChannelPro Network, acquired TopickZ Inc.

synopsis: ChannelPro Network, a division of EH Media LLC, has announced the acquisition of technology brands from Canadian-based TopickZ Inc. The brands include FindBiometrics, an industry resource for all information on biometric identification and Mobile ID World, a provider of premier content on mobile authentication solutions and application providers.
buyer parent: EH Media
buyer: The ChannelPro Network
The ChannelPro Network provides targeted business and technology information for IT channel partners who serve small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Via its websites, live events and a monthly magazine, The ChannelPro Network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and more. "
target: TopickZ Inc.
TopickZ Inc. is a progressive information resource company. Its brands include FindBiometrics, the leading industry resource for all information on biometric identification and Mobile ID World, a provider of premier content on mobile authentication solutions and application providers.
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closed 12/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

eXp World Holdings, acquired SUCCESS Enterprises

synopsis: eXp World Holdings, Inc. the parent company of eXp Realty and Virbela, announced that it has completed the acquisition of SUCCESS Enterprises and its related media properties, including the highly coveted SUCCESS.com domain and web property.
buyer: eXp World Holdings (EXPI:$1,462.98)
eXp World Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for a number of companies most notably eXp Realty, LLC. eXp Realty LLC provides 24/7 access to collaborative tools, training, and socialization for real estate brokers and agents through its 3-D, fully-immersive, cloud office environment. "
target parent: SUCCESS Partners
target: SUCCESS Enterprises
SUCCESS is a business magazine that helps people to excel in every area of their personal and professional life. SUCCESS provides a unique window into the lives of top CEOs and revolutionary entrepreneurs. The brand’s other media properties include SUCCESS.com, newsletters, podcasts and more.
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closed 11/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired BridgeTower Media

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, a leading operations-focused middle market private equity firm, announced it has acquired BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of B2B information, research, events, and marketing solutions across more than 25 U.S. markets and industries.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States.
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closed 8/17/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Innovation Women LLC, acquired Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur

synopsis: Innovation Women (IW), the leading visibility bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and professional women, has acquired Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur, a woman-owned online publisher of global news, trends and insights on female entrepreneurship.
buyer: Innovation Women LLC
Innovation Women is a self-service online platform that connects entrepreneurial, technical, and professional women with event managers to provide gender balance onstage at conferences and events. It provides members with a complete speaker platform, including access to calls for speakers. "
target: Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur
Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur is an American, women-owned online publisher of news, trends and insights on female entrepreneurship around the globe. Get breaking news and insights on women-founded startups and the latest trends and how-tos to take your startup to the next level.
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closed 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pacific6 Enterprises, acquired Long Beach Business Journal

synopsis: George Economides, who founded the Long Beach Business Journal, announced that he has sold the business to John Molina of Pacific Community Media. Long Beach Business Journal is a news magazine, published biweekly – every other Tuesday.
buyer: Pacific6 Enterprises
Pacific6 (Pacific Community Media) is a Long Beach, CA-based investment partnership. They are committed to identifying, investing, and being intimately involved in inspiring and important ventures. They seek projects that offer unique potential to positively impact the people and communities. "
target: Long Beach Business Journal
The Long Beach Business Journal is a publication of South Coast Publishing, incorporated in the State of California in July 1985. The Business Journal is a news magazine, published biweekly – every other Tuesday. It has served as the “voice of business” since its premiere edition in March 1987.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
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announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will acquire SmartBrief, Inc

synopsis: Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher, is to acquire SmartBrief, the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$463.90)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: SmartBrief, Inc
Serving nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
price ($mm)
$45
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$35
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announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Charterhouse Capital Partners, will acquire Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Charterhouse, one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe, is to acquire Tarsus Group, a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse is one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe. The PE firm typically invests in companies headquartered in Western Europe and works closely with incumbent management teams, providing them with active support to drive growth. "
target: 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.
price ($mm)
$662
rev ($mm)
$127
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
5.8x
EV / EBITDA
16.6x
closed 2/28/2019 via BusinessWire

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.

synopsis: Dennis Publishing (Dennis), the leading international media group and publisher of The Week in the US and the UK, announces that it has acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. (Kiplinger), a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.
Kiplinger Washington Editors (Kiplinger) is a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online. Kiplinger publishes the largest paid-subscription publications in several financial fields: business forecasting, taxes, retirement living and yield-oriented investing.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, will acquire The Deal LLC

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC agreed to buy the institutional units of TheStreet Inc. (TST) which comprise The Deal, which was founded in 1999 by the late Bruce Wasserstein, and relationship mapping service BoardEx. The Deal is a trusted source of data, news and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$457.45)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group covering asset management, price discovery, data & market intelligence, and banking & finance under brands including Euromoney, Institutional Investor, BCA Research, Ned Davis Research and Metal Bulletin. "
target parent: TheStreet, Inc.
target: The Deal LLC
The Deal is a trusted source of data, news and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, activist investing, private equity and restructuring. BoardEx is an executive profiling and relationship mapping platform.
price ($mm)
$87
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$25
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closed 9/21/2018 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired Aceville Publications Ltd.

synopsis: DC Thomson Media has announced the acquisition of Aceville Publications, a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: Aceville Publications Ltd.
Aceville Publications is a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
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closed 7/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired IEG, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the award-winning sports, and entertainment marketing agency, has acquired IEG, the IEG Sponsorship Conference, and ESP Properties' U.S. brand consultancy from GroupM. IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop, is an award-winning Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Agency that specializes in modern, omnichannel marketing campaigns that foster consumer engagement through experiences. Its clients include American Family Insurance, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Floor and Décor, and more. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: IEG, LLC
IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders. IEG helps brand and property clients navigate the complex universe of sponsorship and engagement marketing to optimize the value of brand partnerships.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

VimVic, acquired Business Animals

synopsis: VimVic, a education and digital HR company, has acquired Business Animals, a company that specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
buyer: VimVic
Based in Czechia, VimVic is engaged in education and digital HR. They work on online courses along with company profiles and employer ratings to help users learn about corporate culture and the experiences of others. "
target: Business Animals
Based in Czechia, Business Animals specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business, and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
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closed 3/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kakao, acquired JOH & Company

synopsis: Mobile messenger giant Kakao has acquired the entire stake of JOH & Co., a South Korean brand consulting firm established by Kakao’s new CEO Joh Su-yong. Kakao purchased a 45.5 percent stake of JOH from its venture capital arm Kakao Investment and also acquired the remaining stake -- which includes 34.09 percent shares held by Joh.
buyer: Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$2,432.03)
Kakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Based in South Korea, Daum Kakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its popular platforms: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, and more. "
target: JOH & Company
Founded in 2010, JOH & Company is a small and medium-sized company engaged in brand design marketing consulting, publishing business, restaurant business, household goods development and distribution and sales business.
price ($mm)
$26
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Comms Business

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Miles Publishing Limited, the publisher of the UK ICT magazine Comms Business. Comms Business is a monthly ICT magazine whose primary audience is resellers of ICT products and services. Comms Business also operates Channel Live, a leading ICT trade exhibition in the UK.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Comms Business
Comms Business is the leading media brand covering the UK’s ICT Channel, with a high quality market leading monthly business magazine, weekly e-newsletter and daily updated website. Comms Business also organizes events such as the Channel Live ICT trade exhibition.
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closed 9/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Clipper Magazine, acquired SI View

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, announced that SI View will join Clipper, the Valassis-owned magazine focused on local businesses. SI View offers a variety of specialty magazines where every business can find a niche. SI View is an effective marketing tool for generating response and building long-lasting brand recognition.
buyer parent: Valassis Communications, Inc.
buyer: Clipper Magazine
Clipper Magazine is one of the largest direct-mail publishers in the country. The magazine focuses on local businesses, providing a full range of results-driven marketing solutions that engage consumers every day as well as major regional and national advertisers. "
target: SI View
SI View is focused on their customers and the sustained growth of their business. They offer a variety of specialty magazines where every business can find a niche. SI View is an effective marketing tool for generating immediate response and building long-lasting brand recognition.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Publicize, Inc., will acquire Techli

synopsis: Midwest innovation publication, Techli, has been acquired by PR firm Publicize. Techli is an online media publication that delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
buyer: Publicize, Inc.
Publicize is a PR solution for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. They are a startup aiming to disrupt the PR industry with a flexible, cost-effective model that scales for entrepreneurs. They provide the very best PR services, quickly, effectively, and efficiently on a month to month basis. "
target: Techli
Techli is an online media publication that aims to be the source for news on entrepreneurship & innovation in the Midwest. Techli delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/26/2017 via Market Wire

3BL Media, LLC, purchased CR Magazine and COMMIT!Forum from SharedXpertise Media, LLC

synopsis: 3BL Media announced it has acquired CR Magazine, widely recognized for the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, and COMMIT!Forum, the annual networking and professional education event for CEOs and corporate responsibility practitioners, from SharedXpertise Media LLC.
buyer: 3BL Media, LLC
3BL Media provides corporate communications platforms exclusively for the distribution & analysis of corporate social responsibility & sustainability news & content. They work with corporations and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional & new media channels. "
seller: SharedXpertise Media, LLC
CR Magazine is the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. COMMIT!Forum is the annual networking and professional education event for CEOs corporate responsibility practitioners, where they learn the latest best practices.
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closed 4/12/2017 via Market Wire

Redis Labs, acquired Redis Weekly

synopsis: Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise – Redise, the world’s most popular in-memory database platform for transactional, analytics and hybrid deployments, announced that it has acquired Redis Weekly. A free, weekly email round-up of Redis news, articles, tools and libraries.
buyer: Redis Labs
Redis Weekly is a provider of free, weekly email round-up of Redis news, articles, tools and libraries. "
target: Redis Weekly
Redis Labs is the home of open source Redis and commercial provider of Redis Enterprise – Redise, the world’s most popular in-memory database platform for transactional, analytics and hybrid deployments. Redise powers e-commerce, mobile, social, personalization and other real-time applications.
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Daily Journal Corp.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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$59.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.17
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