Like Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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closed 6/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Matthew Conroy and Matt Lyons, acquired Cahaba Media Group

synopsis: Matthew Conroy and Matt Lyons have purchased a majority stake in Cahaba Media Group, a b2b media publishing company in the industrial, construction and home health sectors. Conroy is a previous Top 40 Under 40 winner who previously served as chief financial officer for Momentum Telecom. Lyons founded defense and space company LinQuest.
buyer: Matthew Conroy and Matt Lyons
Matthew Conroy is a previous Top 40 Under 40 winner who previously served as chief financial officer for Momentum Telecom. Matt Lyons founded defense and space company LinQuest. "
target: Cahaba Media Group
Founded in 2002, Cahaba Media Group is a growing company with an entrepreneurial mindset. They publish trade magazines, websites and e-newsletters that are leaders in their respective industries, including home health care, construction, and the industrial industry.
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closed 8/1/2019 via PR Newswire

IdeaSoil, LLC, acquired Commercial Architecture Magazine

synopsis: IdeaSoil, LLC, a multichannel media and marketing firm, has acquired Commercial Architecture Magazine from Efficient Plant, a magazine that helps plants operate more efficiently. Commercial Architecture is a leading publication in the commercial construction field. Commercial Architecture provides readers with the latest product information.
buyer: IdeaSoil, LLC
IdeaSoil is a multichannel media and marketing firm dedicated to the success of its clients. IdeaSoil is designed to be a potent, eclectic mix of products, services, strategies, and experience that provides accelerated growth for the companies willing to plant their opportunities in its soil. "
target parent: Efficient Plant
target: Commercial Architecture Magazine
Commercial Architecture Magazine is a leading publication in the commercial construction field. Commercial Architecture serves architects, contractors, and owners in the commercial-construction market, providing them with the latest product information.
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closed 7/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Prime Creative Media Pty. Ltd., purchased Logistics Publications from The Intermedia Group

synopsis: Publisher Prime Creative Media has acquired trade publication MHD Supply Chain Solutions and sister website and e-newsletter Transport and Logistics News from Intermedia. MHD Supply Chain Solutions has been delivering readers supply chain information for more than 40 years.
buyer: Prime Creative Media Pty. Ltd.
Prime Creative Media is an independently owned media and marketing organisation operating from Melbourne, Australia. Prime Creative Media publishes a range of niche magazine titles including Global Coffee Review, the world premium coffee industry magazine. "
seller: The Intermedia Group
The logistics publications include MHD Supply Chain Solutions and its sister website and e-newsletter Transport and Logistics News. MHD Supply Chain Solutions has been delivering readers supply chain information for more than 40 years.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

DVV Media Group, acquired Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

synopsis: DVV Media Group, the publisher of Air Cargo News, has acquired Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI), the leading magazine and website serving the logistics sector for over-dimensional and/or heavy cargoes.
buyer parent: Rhei­nisch Post Mediengruppe
buyer: DVV Media Group
Based in Germany, DVV Media Group has been a partner for logistics and related technology sectors. They publish newspapers, magazines, and books, and operate more than 35 websites and portals. They cover sectors of transport, logistics, maritime technology, rail technology, travel, and meetings. "
target: Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International
Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) is the leading magazine and website serving the logistics sector for over-dimensional and/or heavy cargoes.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Boyne Capital Partners, acquired AC Business Media

synopsis: Boyne Capital has partnered with management to acquire AC Business Media, Inc., a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, equipment rental, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, and digital and data-driven marketing verticals.
buyer: Boyne Capital Partners
Boyne Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Boyne has successfully invested in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others. "
target: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets.
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closed 8/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sandhills Publishing Company, purchased 5 Trade Publications from Editoriale C&C

synopsis: Sandhills East has acquired a number of trade publications serving Italy's construction, commercial trucking, and agriculture markets including: CamionSuperMarket, TrattoriSuperMarket, Cantierissimo con Carrellistica, Transporto Commerciale, and A come Agricoltura, from Editoriale C&C, a publishing house based in Italy.
buyer: Sandhills Publishing Company
Sandhills Publishing is an information processing company aimed at gathering, processing, and distributing info in the form of trade publications & corresponding websites that connect buyers & sellers across the trucking, agriculture, construction, heavy equipment, aviation, & technology industries."
seller: Editoriale C&C
The acquisition includes five trade publications serving Italy's construction, commercial trucking, and agriculture markets from Editoriale C&C. The brands included are CamionSuperMarket, TrattoriSuperMarket, Cantierissimo con Carrellistica, Transporto Commerciale, and A come Agricoltura.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Unity Media Plc

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Kent-based Unity Media, a publisher of a number of market leading brands in the built environment including: Roofing, Cladding & Insulation, Glass & Glazing, Heating & Plumbing Monthly, Building Products and Your Build. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an exhibition for the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
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: Unity Media Plc
Unity Media is an independent publisher of market-leading business-to-business publications for the construction market. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an annual, national exhibition to support the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
price ($mm)
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$5
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closed 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Randall-Reilly, LLC

synopsis: Aurora Capital acquired Randall-Reilly, the leading provider of B2B data and data-driven marketing services, media and events for the trucking, construction, agriculture and additional industrial markets. Founded as a print media business, Randall-Reilly has evolved and emerged as the leader in data-as-a-service and data-driven marketing solutions.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Partners is a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Aurora focuses principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Randall-Reilly, LLC
Randall-Reilly is the leading B2B data provider in the industrial markets they service, including trucking, construction, agriculture, and select other markets. Clients utilize Randall-Reilly's data and media platforms to generate sales, marketing, and recruiting insights and measurable outcomes.
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closed 4/29/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

BiP Solutions, acquired Pro-Mark Media Limited

synopsis: BiP Solutions, the leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the public/private sector marketplace, has acquired Pro-Mark Media Limited - one of the UK's leading construction media companies with an established portfolio of digital magazines and online channels.
buyer: BiP Solutions
BiP Solutions is a global market leader in the provision of public sector procurement solutions, offering buyers and suppliers access to probably the world’s largest database of current open contract opportunities. Over 530 UK government organisations use BiP Solutions services. "
target: Pro-Mark Media Limited
Pro-Mark Media Limited is one of the UK’s leading publishers of quality construction magazines, with over 19 years experience in the industry and a portfolio of 4 national titles. These incorporate UK Construction, Building Scotland, Construction Ireland and SwimConstruct.
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closed 12/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

ITE Group, Plc., acquired Breakbulk Holdco U.K. Ltd.

synopsis: Exhibition organiser ITE Group Plc announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ITE Enterprises Ltd, has acquired Breakbulk Holdco UK Ltd and its subsidiary companies from Electra backed, AXIO Data Group. Breakbulk is the only business-to-business multi-media platform devoted solely to the breakbulk and project-cargo industry.
buyer: ITE Group, Plc. (LSE:ITE:$144.35)
ITE Group creates marketplaces for business by organizing leading trade exhibitions and conferences in growing and developing markets. The group organizes over 250 trade exhibitions and conferences each year in 15 countries and employs over 1000 staff in 28 offices worldwide. "
target parent: AXIO Data Group
target: Breakbulk Holdco U.K. Ltd.
Breakbulk is the only business-to-business multi-media platform devoted solely to the breakbulk and project-cargo industry. Breakbulk delivers meaningful, in-depth information that helps readers of the magazine and visitors to its web site, do their jobs better.
price ($mm)
$40
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announced 11/12/2014 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., will acquire JOC Group

synopsis: IHS Inc. a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire JOC Group Inc., the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events for trade, transportation and logistics professionals worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: Electra Partners LLP
target: JOC Group
JOC Group Inc. is the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events covering the global container shipping and logistics market. JOC Group Inc. provides access, intelligence, insight and support through their two online, print and events products, PIERS and JOC.
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closed 1/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, has completed the acquisition of Randall-Reilly Publishing Company, LLC, the premier media and information company focused on the trucking and construction markets in the United States, in conjunction with President and CEO, Mike Reilly, and other members of management.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$452.00)
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital. "
target parent: Wachovia Corporation
target: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
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closed 4/30/2007 via Folio: First Day

Hanley Wood, LLC, acquired Spiderweb Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Washington, D.C.-based Hanley Wood has acquired the assets of Spiderweb Publishing Inc., a Durham, North Carolina privately-owned publisher of construction magazines Eco-Structure and Metalmag, and their accompanying Web sites.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
target: Spiderweb Publishing, Inc.
Spiderweb Publishing, Inc. is a publishing company that creates magazines to inform readers about construction practices and high-performance buildings.
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closed 7/5/2006 via PR Newswire

United Business Media PLC, acquired Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced that it has acquired Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. for a cash consideration of $152m. The acquisition of Commonwealth provides UBM with a strong position in a new vertical, the international trade and transportation business intelligence market.
buyer: United Business Media PLC (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target parent: Bariston Partners, LLC
target: Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. publishes directories, databases and magazines in the transportation, international trade, classical music and commercial credit markets.
price ($mm)
$152
rev ($mm)
$56
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
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2.7x
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12.7x
closed 3/12/2006 via PR Newswire

NACE International, acquired Four Point Publishing

synopsis: NACE International, Leaders in Corrosion Control Technology, a not-for-profit technical association, and Four Point Publishing, publishers of CoatingsPro Magazine and SprayFoam Magazine have announced NACE's phased acquisition of Four Point Publishing, LLC.
buyer: NACE International
NACE International offers technical training and certification programs, sponsors conferences and produces industry standards, reports, publications, and software. "
target: Four Point Publishing
Four Point Publishing, publishers of CoatingsPro Magazine and SprayFoam Magazine.
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closed 3/1/2006 via PR Newswire

BuilderFusion Inc., purchased Parade of Homes division from Bennett Communications, Inc.

synopsis: BuilderFusion Inc., #1 in technology for builders associations, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Parade of Homes division of regional publisher Bennett Communications, adding magazine publishing to BuilderFusion's palette of solutions for home builders associations (HBAs).
buyer: BuilderFusion Inc.
BuilderFusion Inc. is #1 in technology for builders associations. The company's flagship product, BuilderFusion(TM), is a Web-based, hosted software package offering a full suite of capabilities addressing the unique business, relationship and communication needs of builders associations. "
seller: Bennett Communications, Inc.
Founded in 1982, Bennett Communications, Inc. is a full-service creative agency that helps meet the diverse marketing objectives of an equally diverse base of clients.
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closed 11/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Wachovia Capital Partners, acquired Randall Publishing Co.

synopsis: Wachovia Capital Partners, the private equity and mezzanine investing group of Wachovia Corp., today announced that it has acquired Randall Publishing Co. through the purchase of all of the ownership interests of the company's controlling shareholders, the family and estate of H. Pettus Randall III.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Wachovia Capital Partners
Wachovia Capital Partners looks for many kinds of investment opportunities -- from young, emerging companies in the new economy to mature, free cash-flowing entities in more traditional sectors. "
target: Randall Publishing Co.
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
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closed 10/26/2005 via Company Press Release

Centaur Media plc, purchased logistics magazines and awards from UK Transport Press Ltd.

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Supply Chain Business and Logistics Europe, magazines for logistics and supply chain professionals both in the UK and Europe. It has also acquired the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards that is complementary to Logistics Europe.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller: UK Transport Press Ltd.
UK Transport Press Limited (UKTP) is a leading publishing consultancy specialising in revenue generation programmes and strategic marketing. A central focus is on logistics and supply chain sectors across a range of European media clients.
price ($mm)
$0.62
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closed 6/30/2006 via Company Press Release

Hanley Wood, LLC, purchased DECK BUILDER Magazine and DeckExpo from Dempsey Management Services

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC announced today the purchase of PROFESSIONAL DECK BUILDER Magazine and DeckExpo from Dempsey Management Services. The magazine is a controlled circulation publication with 26,500 deck, dock and railing contractors, distributors, dealers and suppliers.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
seller: Dempsey Management Services
Dempsey Management Services, Inc. (DMS) is a full-service association management company (AMC). We provide a full range of professional services to international, national, regional, state and local associations, professional societies, trade groups, conventions, expositions and trade shows.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Boyne Capital Partners, acquired AC Business Media

synopsis: Boyne Capital has partnered with management to acquire AC Business Media, Inc., a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, equipment rental, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, and digital and data-driven marketing verticals.
buyer: Boyne Capital Partners
Boyne Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Boyne has successfully invested in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others. "
target: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets.
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closed 8/2/2017 via PR Web

AC Business Media, acquired DMN

synopsis: AC Business Media, a leading B2B media and business intelligence company, announced the addition of DMN to its portfolio of brands. In acquiring DMN from Haymarket Media, Inc., AC Business Media expands the menu of digital offerings to include marketing knowledge and insights in the form of podcasts, e-newsletters, webcasts, e-books, and data.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: DMN
DMN is a leading provider of digital and data-driven marketing analysis, content and research. Their offer includes marketing knowledge and insights in the form of podcasts, e-newsletters, webcasts, e-books, and data. These tools provide marketers with key marketing knowledge and strategy support.
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closed 1/6/2017 via PR Web

AC Business Media, acquired Green Industry Pros

synopsis: AC Business Media, a leading B2B media and business intelligence company, announced the addition of the Green Industry Pros properties to its portfolio of Construction and Supply Chain brands. Green Industry Pros is a magazine resource for people in the landscape industry.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading business-to-business media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Green Industry Pros
Green Industry Pros is a free magazine and website serving landscape contractors and equipment dealers in landscaping, lawn care and snow removal. It delivers daily landscaping industry news, equipment and product information, management tips and company profiles.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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closed 6/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Matthew Conroy and Matt Lyons, acquired Cahaba Media Group

synopsis: Matthew Conroy and Matt Lyons have purchased a majority stake in Cahaba Media Group, a b2b media publishing company in the industrial, construction and home health sectors. Conroy is a previous Top 40 Under 40 winner who previously served as chief financial officer for Momentum Telecom. Lyons founded defense and space company LinQuest.
buyer: Matthew Conroy and Matt Lyons
Matthew Conroy is a previous Top 40 Under 40 winner who previously served as chief financial officer for Momentum Telecom. Matt Lyons founded defense and space company LinQuest. "
target: Cahaba Media Group
Founded in 2002, Cahaba Media Group is a growing company with an entrepreneurial mindset. They publish trade magazines, websites and e-newsletters that are leaders in their respective industries, including home health care, construction, and the industrial industry.
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closed 8/1/2019 via PR Newswire

IdeaSoil, LLC, acquired Commercial Architecture Magazine

synopsis: IdeaSoil, LLC, a multichannel media and marketing firm, has acquired Commercial Architecture Magazine from Efficient Plant, a magazine that helps plants operate more efficiently. Commercial Architecture is a leading publication in the commercial construction field. Commercial Architecture provides readers with the latest product information.
buyer: IdeaSoil, LLC
IdeaSoil is a multichannel media and marketing firm dedicated to the success of its clients. IdeaSoil is designed to be a potent, eclectic mix of products, services, strategies, and experience that provides accelerated growth for the companies willing to plant their opportunities in its soil. "
target parent: Efficient Plant
target: Commercial Architecture Magazine
Commercial Architecture Magazine is a leading publication in the commercial construction field. Commercial Architecture serves architects, contractors, and owners in the commercial-construction market, providing them with the latest product information.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Boyne Capital Partners, acquired AC Business Media

synopsis: Boyne Capital has partnered with management to acquire AC Business Media, Inc., a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, equipment rental, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, and digital and data-driven marketing verticals.
buyer: Boyne Capital Partners
Boyne Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Boyne has successfully invested in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others. "
target: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets.
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closed 8/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sandhills Publishing Company, purchased 5 Trade Publications from Editoriale C&C

synopsis: Sandhills East has acquired a number of trade publications serving Italy's construction, commercial trucking, and agriculture markets including: CamionSuperMarket, TrattoriSuperMarket, Cantierissimo con Carrellistica, Transporto Commerciale, and A come Agricoltura, from Editoriale C&C, a publishing house based in Italy.
buyer: Sandhills Publishing Company
Sandhills Publishing is an information processing company aimed at gathering, processing, and distributing info in the form of trade publications & corresponding websites that connect buyers & sellers across the trucking, agriculture, construction, heavy equipment, aviation, & technology industries."
seller: Editoriale C&C
The acquisition includes five trade publications serving Italy's construction, commercial trucking, and agriculture markets from Editoriale C&C. The brands included are CamionSuperMarket, TrattoriSuperMarket, Cantierissimo con Carrellistica, Transporto Commerciale, and A come Agricoltura.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Unity Media Plc

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Kent-based Unity Media, a publisher of a number of market leading brands in the built environment including: Roofing, Cladding & Insulation, Glass & Glazing, Heating & Plumbing Monthly, Building Products and Your Build. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an exhibition for the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
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: Unity Media Plc
Unity Media is an independent publisher of market-leading business-to-business publications for the construction market. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an annual, national exhibition to support the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
price ($mm)
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$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Randall-Reilly, LLC

synopsis: Aurora Capital acquired Randall-Reilly, the leading provider of B2B data and data-driven marketing services, media and events for the trucking, construction, agriculture and additional industrial markets. Founded as a print media business, Randall-Reilly has evolved and emerged as the leader in data-as-a-service and data-driven marketing solutions.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Partners is a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Aurora focuses principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Randall-Reilly, LLC
Randall-Reilly is the leading B2B data provider in the industrial markets they service, including trucking, construction, agriculture, and select other markets. Clients utilize Randall-Reilly's data and media platforms to generate sales, marketing, and recruiting insights and measurable outcomes.
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closed 4/29/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

BiP Solutions, acquired Pro-Mark Media Limited

synopsis: BiP Solutions, the leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the public/private sector marketplace, has acquired Pro-Mark Media Limited - one of the UK's leading construction media companies with an established portfolio of digital magazines and online channels.
buyer: BiP Solutions
BiP Solutions is a global market leader in the provision of public sector procurement solutions, offering buyers and suppliers access to probably the world’s largest database of current open contract opportunities. Over 530 UK government organisations use BiP Solutions services. "
target: Pro-Mark Media Limited
Pro-Mark Media Limited is one of the UK’s leading publishers of quality construction magazines, with over 19 years experience in the industry and a portfolio of 4 national titles. These incorporate UK Construction, Building Scotland, Construction Ireland and SwimConstruct.
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closed 1/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, has completed the acquisition of Randall-Reilly Publishing Company, LLC, the premier media and information company focused on the trucking and construction markets in the United States, in conjunction with President and CEO, Mike Reilly, and other members of management.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$452.00)
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital. "
target parent: Wachovia Corporation
target: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
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closed 4/30/2007 via Folio: First Day

Hanley Wood, LLC, acquired Spiderweb Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Washington, D.C.-based Hanley Wood has acquired the assets of Spiderweb Publishing Inc., a Durham, North Carolina privately-owned publisher of construction magazines Eco-Structure and Metalmag, and their accompanying Web sites.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
target: Spiderweb Publishing, Inc.
Spiderweb Publishing, Inc. is a publishing company that creates magazines to inform readers about construction practices and high-performance buildings.
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closed 3/12/2006 via PR Newswire

NACE International, acquired Four Point Publishing

synopsis: NACE International, Leaders in Corrosion Control Technology, a not-for-profit technical association, and Four Point Publishing, publishers of CoatingsPro Magazine and SprayFoam Magazine have announced NACE's phased acquisition of Four Point Publishing, LLC.
buyer: NACE International
NACE International offers technical training and certification programs, sponsors conferences and produces industry standards, reports, publications, and software. "
target: Four Point Publishing
Four Point Publishing, publishers of CoatingsPro Magazine and SprayFoam Magazine.
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closed 3/1/2006 via PR Newswire

BuilderFusion Inc., purchased Parade of Homes division from Bennett Communications, Inc.

synopsis: BuilderFusion Inc., #1 in technology for builders associations, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Parade of Homes division of regional publisher Bennett Communications, adding magazine publishing to BuilderFusion's palette of solutions for home builders associations (HBAs).
buyer: BuilderFusion Inc.
BuilderFusion Inc. is #1 in technology for builders associations. The company's flagship product, BuilderFusion(TM), is a Web-based, hosted software package offering a full suite of capabilities addressing the unique business, relationship and communication needs of builders associations. "
seller: Bennett Communications, Inc.
Founded in 1982, Bennett Communications, Inc. is a full-service creative agency that helps meet the diverse marketing objectives of an equally diverse base of clients.
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closed 11/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Wachovia Capital Partners, acquired Randall Publishing Co.

synopsis: Wachovia Capital Partners, the private equity and mezzanine investing group of Wachovia Corp., today announced that it has acquired Randall Publishing Co. through the purchase of all of the ownership interests of the company's controlling shareholders, the family and estate of H. Pettus Randall III.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Wachovia Capital Partners
Wachovia Capital Partners looks for many kinds of investment opportunities -- from young, emerging companies in the new economy to mature, free cash-flowing entities in more traditional sectors. "
target: Randall Publishing Co.
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/30/2006 via Company Press Release

Hanley Wood, LLC, purchased DECK BUILDER Magazine and DeckExpo from Dempsey Management Services

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC announced today the purchase of PROFESSIONAL DECK BUILDER Magazine and DeckExpo from Dempsey Management Services. The magazine is a controlled circulation publication with 26,500 deck, dock and railing contractors, distributors, dealers and suppliers.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
seller: Dempsey Management Services
Dempsey Management Services, Inc. (DMS) is a full-service association management company (AMC). We provide a full range of professional services to international, national, regional, state and local associations, professional societies, trade groups, conventions, expositions and trade shows.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Contex Group, purchased Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 5/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired Expo CIHAC

synopsis: Business services provider UBM reported acquiring Expo CIHAC from Centro Impulsor de la Construcción y Habitación A.C. or CIHAC, the Mexican construction industry trade association. Expo CIHAC was introduced in 1989 and is currently among Mexico's ten largest tradeshows and the largest serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Expo CIHAC
Expo CIHAC is currently Mexico's largest tradeshow serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets. Expo CIHAC exhibitors span the industry including construction materials, machinery, hand and power tools, prefabricated building systems and technologies, financial services, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Veronafiere, acquired Milanez & Milaneze

synopsis: Veronafiere announced the acquisition of 60 percent of Milanez & Milaneze. Milanez & Milaneze organizes the International Marble and Granite Fair. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Serra, Brazil.
buyer: Veronafiere
Veronafiere specialises in set-ups for exhibitions, shows, conventions and special events, including billboards and visual communication, multi-vision, design and integrated production of advertising graphics and photography. "
target: Milanez & Milaneze
Milanez & Milaneze has been the organizer of the International Marble and Granite Fair since the beginning on 1989.
price ($mm)
$3.53*
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closed 7/29/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM Built Environment, acquired Ecobuild

synopsis: UBM plc announces it has acquired International Business Events Limited – owner of the Ecobuild exhibition business. Ecobuild is the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to sustainable building products and is the fastest-growing trade event in the UK.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Built Environment
UBM Built Environment is UBM’s specialist media division focusing on the Property, Interiors, Architecture, Construction, and Infrastructure markets in the UK and internationally. "
target: Ecobuild
Ecobuild is the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to sustainable building products and is the fastest-growing trade event in the UK. Launched in 2004, the number of professionals visiting the event has grown from 6,100 in 2006 to more than 55,000 in 2011.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/14/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Sienna Interlink

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired a 75% equity stake in Sienna Interlink, a Brazilian exhibition company based in Sao Paulo. Sienna Interlink’s main asset is the Concrete Show South America, the region’s largest concrete industry tradeshow.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Sienna Interlink
Sienna Interlink’s main asset is the Concrete Show South America, the region’s largest concrete industry tradeshow. Held each August in Sao Paolo, the show serves suppliers of concrete and cement equipment and machinery, building systems, materials, additives, tools and related services.
price ($mm)
$11*
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closed 11/6/2007 via BNC Analysis

Naylor LLC, acquired Southern Building Show

synopsis: Naylor, a company that mainly manages events for associations, has acquired the Southern Building Show from founders PJ and Ken Kanline.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia
buyer: Naylor LLC
Naylor is North America's leading provider of integrated communications and image-building solutions for associations. With three decades of experience covering more than 85 industries—representing billions in buying power—Naylor is uniquely qualified to help you build your association’s image. "
target: Southern Building Show
With an exhibit hall that showcases the most current building products and services available in the market combined with the cutting-edge education programming, the Southern Building Show has earned a reputation as one of the housing industry's top overall educational experiences.
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