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closed 10/28/2014 via Company Press Release

i2i Events, acquired Money20/20

synopsis: i2i Events Group announced that it has acquired and entered into a multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20. They are the world’s largest and most relevant event for innovators in the payments and financial services sector, including where it intersects with mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: i2i Events
i2i Events delivers world-class exhibitions and congresses in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes Spring Fair, Bett, CWIEME, RWM, World Retail Congress and Pure London. "
target: Money20/20
Money20/20 brings together the worldwide community of innovators--including from payments, financial services, retail, mobile, marketing services, data and technology--that is profoundly changing how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
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closed 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Room 21 Media, Inc., acquired Bitcoin Profits

synopsis: Room 21 Media announced that the company has acquired the world class Bitcoin and digital currency education platform Bitcoin Profits. Bitcoin Profits is a free seminar that teaches people how to make money with bitcoin. Bitcoin Profits offers the high value content online and through workshop in the US and abroad.
buyer: Room 21 Media, Inc. (MSMY:$0.00)
Room21 is a media group specializing in proprietary phone app development for producing and monetizing content for film, television and the web. They develop and launch social commerce platforms for healthcare, entertainment, and industrial business. "
target: Bitcoin Profits
Bitcoin Profits is a free seminar that teaches people how to make money with bitcoin. Their workshops teach everything needed to know and do as a legitimate business of buying and selling Bitcoin.
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closed 8/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Observer Capital, acquired SourceMedia, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, announced that it has completed the sale of SourceMedia, a diversified business-to-business media company, to Observer Capital, an investment firm focused on private equity and special situation opportunities across the media, finance and business services industries.
buyer: Observer Capital
Observer Capital is an investment firm focused on private equity and special situation opportunities across the media, finance and business services industries. Observer Capital seeks to enhance value through strategic growth initiatives, operating improvements, and add-on acquisitions. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: SourceMedia, Inc.
Headquartered in New York with 365 employees, SourceMedia is a diversified business-to-business media company serving senior professionals in the financial, technology, and healthcare sectors.
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closed 11/4/2011 via Company Press Release

Bankers’ Almanac, acquired Accuity, Inc.

synopsis: Reed Elsevier announced that Bankers' Almanac has completed its acquisition of Accuity, Inc. Accuity is a leading US provider of online subscription-based data solutions for the financial services industry. It will be integrated with Reed Business Information's Bankers' Almanac to form BankersAccuity.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Bankers’ Almanac
Bankers' Almanac provides solutions to help financial professionals make payments, conduct due diligence, assess credit risk and carry out financial research on the world's banks. With clients including all top 100 global banks, Bankers' Almanac is relied upon daily by over 22,000 users worldwide. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Accuity, Inc.
Accuity, Inc. is a leading provider of global payment routing data, AML screening data and software and professional services that allow organizations, across multiple industries, to maximize efficiency and facilitate compliance of their transactions.
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$533 [$515]
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$102
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$47
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closed 12/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Viewpointe LLC, acquired PaymentsNation

synopsis: Viewpointe(R), a leading provider of check image exchange and archive services, announced it has completed the acquisition of PaymentsNation, a premier payments solution provider. The transaction advances Viewpointe's goal of an end-to-end clearing and settlement offering to customers.
buyer: Viewpointe LLC
Viewpointe is the largest provider of check archive and image exchange services in the United States. We have developed the most secure, scaleable, and high-performance national archive, and we deliver strategic value to many of the nation's most powerful financial institutions. "
target: PaymentsNation
PaymentsNation is one of the industry's premier providers of payments-related solutions. The organization: provides timely settlement, intuitive products, information, service and leadership through state-of-the-art technology.
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closed 6/11/2007 via BusinessWire

EZPay Financial Services, Inc., acquired ICASI Database Services, Inc.

synopsis: EZPay Financial Services, Inc. announced that they have completed the acquisition of ICASI Database Services, Inc. ICASI is the pre-eminent provider of real-time information on issued checks to financial institutions and the nation’s 11,000 check cashing stores.
buyer: EZPay Financial Services, Inc.
EZPay offers a very unique, customizable and highly specialized 3rd-Generation payment platform and is the perfect partner for banks, Fortune 500s, and third-party developers. Our service includes our award-winning membership, subscription and installment manager and our remote check writing. "
target: ICASI Database Services, Inc.
ICASI Database Services, Inc. is the pre-eminent provider of real-time information on issued checks to financial institutions and the nation’s 11,000 check cashing stores.
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announced 11/27/2006 via Company Press Release

Incisive Media PLC, will acquire MSM International Limited

synopsis: Incisive Media plc, a leading provider of business information, has agreed to acquire the entire share capital of MSM International Limited for a cash consideration of £22.5m, representing £18.1m for the business and a pound for pound payment for net assets including cash.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online. "
target: MSM International Limited
MSM International Ltd focuses on the financial services sector and produces a number of targeted weekly and monthly magazines, plus accompanying web sites, exhibitions, conferences and annual awards events.
price ($mm)
$44
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$17
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closed 8/21/2006 via PR Newswire

pulvermedia, acquired Foreword Financial

synopsis: pulvermedia has acquired Foreword Financial, a leading producer of events for the banking and financial services industry. The newly combined entity will maintain the pulvermedia name, while the financial services events will continue to use the Foreword Financial brand.
buyer parent: Technology Investment Capital Corp.
buyer: pulvermedia
pulvermedia is the leading integrated media company, building communities and providing ready marketplace access through its unparalleled blend of trade shows, publications, web channels, and progressive cutting-edge media. "
target: Foreword Financial
Foreword Financial is a leading developer of conventions, trade shows, conferences, seminars and client meetings for financial service professionals.
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announced 8/9/2012 via PE Hub

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC

synopsis: Verisk Analytics Inc., a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management, will acquire Argus Information & Advisory Services, a provider of benchmarking, scoring solutions, analytics, and customized services to financial institutions.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,889.60)
Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. "
target parent: Oak Investment Partners
target: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC is a leading provider of competitive benchmarking, scoring solutions, analytics, and customized services to financial services institutions and regulators in North America, Latin America, and Europe.
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closed 2/4/2009 via PR Newswire

Accuity, acquired CB.Net, Ltd.

synopsis: Accuity, the global leading provider of payment routing data, AML screening software and services, announced that it has acquired 100% of London-based CB.Net, a reference data provider for the global banking community.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Accuity
Accuity is the leading provider of global payment routing data, AML screening software and services that allow organisations, across multiple industries, to maximise efficiency and facilitate compliance of their transactions. "
target: CB.Net, Ltd.
CB.Net is a data provider dedicated to the delivery of reference data solutions to the global banking community. London-based CB.Net recognises the importance of reliable reference data in meeting compliance requirements and bringing cost savings and greater efficiency in international payments.
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closed 5/22/2008 via finextra.com

State Street Global Markets, acquired SSiSearch

synopsis: Investment research and trading outfit State Street Global Markets has acquired UK reference data provider SSISearch. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: State Street Corporation
buyer: State Street Global Markets
Global Link is State Street’s multi-asset class network for market research, portfolio analytics, integration, execution, reporting, and settlement. Introduced with the launch of FX Connect® in 1996, the network now features 55 liquidity providers representing over 168 dealing room locations. "
target: SSiSearch
The SSISearch Global Directory is for use by institutions involved in international payment processing and settlement. It is a secure, central database containing branch contact details and the settlement information they want to make available to other market participants.
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closed 12/6/2006 via

Apax Partners, acquired Incisive Media PLC

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

The Economist Group Limited, will acquire EuroFinance Conferences Ltd.

synopsis: The Economist Group, publisher of The Economist and CFO magazine, announced today that it will acquire EuroFinance Conferences Ltd. EuroFinance is a leader in global and regional cash and treasury management events for senior finance professionals—an audience that The Economist Group already targets through its CFO brand around the world.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: The Economist Group Limited
The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. The Economist Group delivers information through a range of formats, from newspaper and magazines to conferences and electronic services. "
target: EuroFinance Conferences Ltd.
EuroFinance runs over 20 conferences and many training courses throughout the Americas, across Europe and in Asia Pacific. In 2005 EuroFinance attracted over 5000 delegates to its events in 20 countries.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

TABB Group, acquired Securities Operations Forum

synopsis: TABB Group announced the acquisition of Securities Operations Forum from The Summit Group. Securities Operations Forum provides training courses, workshops, conferences, news and research to banks, broker/dealers, insurance companies, vendors, regulatory agencies and industry associations.
buyer: TABB Group
TABB Group is a financial markets research and strategic advisory firm focused on capital markets. TABB Group analyzes and quantifies the investing value chain from the fiduciary, investment manager, broker, exchange and custodian, as well as the operations that support them. "
target parent: The Summit Group
target: Securities Operations Forum
As an information center for operations professionals in the financial services industry, Securities Operations Forum provides training courses, workshops, conferences, news and research to banks, broker/dealers, insurance companies, vendors, regulatory agencies and industry associations.
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announced 7/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Vitesse Media plc, will acquire InvestmentNews

synopsis: InvestmentNews, the leading source of news, analysis and information to the financial advisory community, will be acquired by London-based Vitesse Media plc, a digital media and events company. InvestmentNews' knowledge in the industry has allowed them to educate, inform, and engage the most influential financial advisers.
buyer: Vitesse Media plc (AIM:BONH:$27.79)
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions. "
target parent: Crain Communications, Inc.
target: InvestmentNews
InvestmentNews is the leading source for news, analysis and information essential to the financial advisory community. Their standard of editorial excellence and deep industry knowledge has allowed them to educate, inform and engage the most influential financial advisers.
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$27
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closed 9/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Genesis Global Trading, acquired Qu Capital

synopsis: Genesis, an industry pioneer and leader in digital currency trading and lending, announced the acquisition of the assets of Qu Capital, a New York-based quantitative investment and research firm.
buyer parent: Digital Currency Group
buyer: Genesis Global Trading
Genesis is a worldwide leader in over-the-counter digital currency trading and lending, providing deep pools of liquidity to institutional investors and high net worth individuals. "
target: Qu Capital
Qu Capital is a New York-based quantitative investment and research firm. Qu Capital has developed state-of-the-art trading technology including faster exchange connectivity, improved order routing, and advanced execution tools, and conducted quantitative research on the digital currency market.
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closed 1/11/2007 via PR Newswire

Financial Media Group, Inc., acquired The Wealth Expo

synopsis: Financial Media Group, Inc., a diversified advertising and media company announced that it has completed its acquisition of the "The Wealth Expo" brand, including the rights to the Web site, and series of investor expositions.
buyer: Financial Media Group, Inc. (FNGP:$0.00)
Financial Media Group, Inc. is a fully integrated financial brand-builder focused on developing tools, education and financial social communities for investors and public companies. The Company seeks to become a premier, full-service media company. "
target: The Wealth Expo
The Wealth Expo has established itself as a credible and attractive venue for investors to acquire tools and information on various types of investments, trading software, portfolio management, retirement planning and personal finance; and for exhibitors to showcase their products, and company.
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closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Postera Capital GmbH, acquired Augmento

synopsis: Postera Capital, a German pioneer in crypto-specific investment products and strategies, has acquired Augmento, a Berlin-based sentiment analytics company. With the acquisition, Postera Capital strengthens its position as a pioneer in crypto consulting as well as its investment vehicle Postera Fund – Crypto I, the first EU-regulated crypto fund.
buyer: Postera Capital GmbH
Postera Capital is a professional advisory firm based in Düsseldorf, Germany, that focuses on investment opportunities in blockchain and crypto assets. Their investment services support professional investors to gain access to the new and dynamic asset class of crypto assets. "
target: Augmento
Berlin-based Augmento provides predictive sentiment data for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies quantified from online crypto communication data. The company's data helps leading institutions to gain alpha and reduce risk in cryptocurrency markets.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Forbes, Inc., acquired Quantamize, LLC

synopsis: Forbes has acquired Quantalytics AI Labs (formerly Quantamize), a quantitative investment research and analytics company. The investment allows Forbes to weave Quantalytics’ investment analytics, research, and insights into Forbes’ editorial content, while also paving the way for the companies to introduce new premium digital investment products.
buyer parent: Integrated Whale Media Investments
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes convenes and curates leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business, and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand reaches more than 120 million people worldwide through its journalism, LIVE events, and custom marketing programs. "
target: Quantamize, LLC
Quantamize seeks to level the playing field for individual investors by democratizing access to advanced multi-factor and AI-powered models applied across many asset classes, including stocks, options, and ETFs and to the emerging asset class of cryptocurrencies.
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closed 1/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Coindesk Ltd, acquired Lawnmower

synopsis: CoinDesk, the leading media & events business in the bitcoin and blockchain industry, announced that it has acquired Lawnmower, a blockchain data and research platform. Lawnmower is an iOS app and Android research platform enabling consumers to invest in bitcoin and other blockchain-based assets.
buyer parent: Digital Currency Group
buyer: Coindesk Ltd
CoinDesk is the world leader in news and information on digital currencies such as bitcoin, and its underlying technology – the blockchain. CoinDesk covers news and analysis on the trends, price movements, technologies, companies and people in the bitcoin and digital currency world. "
target: Lawnmower
Lawnmower is an iOS app and Android research platform enabling consumers to invest in bitcoin and other blockchain-based assets. Start tracking assets & reading news with no account required. Begin investing with a bank account in less than 2 minutes for as little as $5.
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closed 10/28/2014 via Company Press Release

i2i Events, acquired Money20/20

synopsis: i2i Events Group announced that it has acquired and entered into a multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20. They are the world’s largest and most relevant event for innovators in the payments and financial services sector, including where it intersects with mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: i2i Events
i2i Events delivers world-class exhibitions and congresses in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes Spring Fair, Bett, CWIEME, RWM, World Retail Congress and Pure London. "
target: Money20/20
Money20/20 brings together the worldwide community of innovators--including from payments, financial services, retail, mobile, marketing services, data and technology--that is profoundly changing how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
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closed 10/28/2014 via Company Press Release

i2i Events, acquired Money20/20

synopsis: i2i Events Group announced that it has acquired and entered into a multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20. They are the world’s largest and most relevant event for innovators in the payments and financial services sector, including where it intersects with mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: i2i Events
i2i Events delivers world-class exhibitions and congresses in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes Spring Fair, Bett, CWIEME, RWM, World Retail Congress and Pure London. "
target: Money20/20
Money20/20 brings together the worldwide community of innovators--including from payments, financial services, retail, mobile, marketing services, data and technology--that is profoundly changing how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
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closed 9/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

i2i Events, acquired CWIEME Ltd

synopsis: i2i Events Group is pleased to confirm it acquired CWIEME portfolio. The portfolio comprises CWIEME exhibitions in Germany, China, India and USA and the Inductica Conferences. CWIEME Berlin is the world’s largest international exhibition of its type serving the industrial technology niche of components for electric motors and transformers.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: i2i Events
Supremely organised and relentlessly relevant, i2i Events Group enable more than 200,000 buyers and producers to meet and trade at some of the greatest exhibitions, large scale events and festivals in the world. "
target: CWIEME Ltd
CWIEME Berlin is the world’s largest international exhibition of its type serving the industrial technology niche of components for electric motors and transformers. CWIEME exhibitions are now held in Germany, China, India and USA and the Inductica Conferences.
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closed 10/28/2014 via Company Press Release

i2i Events, acquired Money20/20

synopsis: i2i Events Group announced that it has acquired and entered into a multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20. They are the world’s largest and most relevant event for innovators in the payments and financial services sector, including where it intersects with mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: i2i Events
i2i Events delivers world-class exhibitions and congresses in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes Spring Fair, Bett, CWIEME, RWM, World Retail Congress and Pure London. "
target: Money20/20
Money20/20 brings together the worldwide community of innovators--including from payments, financial services, retail, mobile, marketing services, data and technology--that is profoundly changing how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
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closed 12/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired Smarter Shows

synopsis: Tarsus, the global B2B media group, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Smarter Shows; the UK-based exhibition and conference organizer. Smarter Shows has built a highly-focused portfolio of B2B supply chain exhibitions and technical conferences with a focus on the aerospace, automotive and materials industries.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies. "
target: Smarter Shows
Smarter Shows has built a highly-focused portfolio of B2B supply chain exhibitions and technical conferences held in North America and Germany with a focus on the aerospace, automotive and materials industries. Events include FOAM Expo, Space Tech Expo, Ceramics Expo, and other niche events.
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closed 2/22/2019 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media has announced the acquisition of a number of the former PennWell media properties from Clarion Events including titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
seller parent: Blackstone Group LP
seller: PennWell Corporation
The multiple operating units of PennWell include titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities. PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company.
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closed 9/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired EJ Krause de Mexico

synopsis: Tarsus Group Ltd, a business conferences and exhibitions firm, has acquired the remaining 50% stake in E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico). Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies. "
target parent: E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.
target: EJ Krause de Mexico
E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico) is joint venture between E.J. Krause & Associates and Tarsus Group plc. Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired PennWell Corporation

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

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
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$14
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closed 10/25/2017 via PR Web

Drone World Expo merged with Commercial UAV Expo,

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced that they have acquired Drone World Expo from JD Events. Drone World Expo will merge with the Commercial UAV Expo to create the largest and most important commercial drone event in North America. Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Commercial UAV Expo
Commercial UAV Expo is North America’s leading trade show and conference for the commercial drone market. The international Exhibition includes drone airframe manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software developers and service companies. "
target parent: JD Events
target: Drone World Expo
Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology. Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to business and environmental challenges.
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closed 6/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Northstar Travel Group, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein Partners acquired Northstar Travel Group, the leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, from the Wicks Group of Companies. Northstar owns well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, and others.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity/investment firm that was founded January 2001 when the merchant banking group of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, spun out to become an independent firm upon the acquisition of Wasserstein Perella by Dresdner Bank. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: 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.
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closed 10/14/2014 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Revo Media Partners Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target: Revo Media Partners Limited
Revo Media Partners Limited is the owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
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announced 10/1/2014 via BusinessWire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading U.S. media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences, and Powersports industries, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which UBM plc will acquire Advanstar Communications.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. They help organisations make connections, communicate their proposition and do business effectively. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar is an event and marketing services business that serves business professionals and consumers in the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences and Powersports industries with its portfolio of 54 trade shows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and Web sites.
price ($mm)
$972
rev ($mm)
$291
EBITDA ($mm)
$83
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 12/23/2013 via BusinessWire

National Association of Broadcasters, purchased CCW and SATCON Events from JD Events

synopsis: The National Association of Broadcasters announced it has purchased the assets of the Content and Communications World (CCW) and Satellite Communications Conference and Expo (SATCON) events from JD Events, a leading trade show organizer.
buyer: National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. "
seller: JD Events
JD Events's Content and Communications World (CCW) is the leading media, entertainment and communications technology event. SATCON offers education and exhibits serving companies in the satellite-enabled communications and content delivery industry.
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closed 1/15/2014 via Market Wire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired GLM

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Emerald Expositions, has completed its acquisition of George Little Management, LLC ("GLM") for $335 million. GLM operates several leading business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$48.60)
Emerald Expositions, formerly Nielsen Expositions, is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified end markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
price ($mm)
$335
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired China Vending & Kiosk Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the China Vending & Kiosk Show, the largest tradeshow of the vending retail market in Asia.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: China Vending & Kiosk Show
China Vending & Kiosk Show is the largest tradeshow of its kind in Asia. It was launched in 2004 and has grown in line with the development of the vending retail market in China since then.
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Shanghai Digital Signage Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the Shanghai Digital Signage Show, and their co-located shows from Shanghai Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co., Ltd in Shanghai and will organise the shows from 2014 onwards.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: Shanghai Digital Signage Show
Shanghai Digital Signage Show was launched in 2009. It covers digital signage and advertising systems, large screen display systems, LCD/LED display systems, touch screen and other display panels, HD transmission systems, and related solutions and equipment.
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closed 5/20/2013 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased Two Antique Shows from Stella Show Management Company

synopsis: GLM announces the acquisition of the Pier Antiques Show and the Antiques at the Armory Show from Stella Show Management Company. This transaction positions GLM’s U.S. Antique Shows as the largest producer of indoor antique shows focused on antique, vintage and estate jewelry and watches.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. "
seller: Stella Show Management Company
The Pier Antiques Show features exhibitors of quality antique furniture, decorative and fine arts. The Antiques at the Armory Show features exhibits of fine and affordable American & European antiques, period furniture, Americana, folk art, garden and architectural artifacts, fine art and prints.
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closed 7/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired MMPI Canada

synopsis: MMPI Canada, the leading Canadian producer of trade shows, conferences and consumer shows, has been acquired by Informa plc for total consideration of $53 million. Informa is the largest publicly‐owned organizer of conferences and courses in the world, with an output of over 8,500 events annually.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa is the largest publicly‐owned organizer of conferences and courses in the world with an output of over 8,500 events annually. It also publishes over 2,500 subscription‐based information services and its book business has more than 50,000 academic and business titles in print. "
target parent: Vornado Realty Trust
target: MMPI Canada
MMPI Canada produces and manages over 55 seminars, conferences, trade and consumer shows every year. MMPI Canada produces events in many sectors, including construction, design, craft, art, real estate, furniture, furnishings and food.
price ($mm)
$53
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Northstar Travel Media, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, a leading business-information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has been acquired by the Wicks Group. Northstar, a $60 million company based in Secaucus, New Jersey, serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive.
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announced 3/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Life Medya Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti.

synopsis: Tarsus Group bought a 70-percent stake in Turkish Exhibition Company Life Media (Lifemedia Fuarcilik). Tarsus Group will pay approximately £15 million ($24 million) for the 70-percent stake, with £10.6 million ($16.8 million) being paid immediately, followed by estimated deferred payments of approximately £5 million.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: Life Medya Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti.
Life Media Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti. has an established position in Turkey’s housewares and gifts business-to-business sector and runs two annual shows in Istanbul - Zuchex (September) and Ideal Home Fair (April), as well as publishes related trade journals - one English and two Turkish language.
price ($mm)[EV]
$16 [$15]*
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2011 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired George Little Management, LLC

synopsis: Daily Mail and General Trust announced that dmg events, its exhibitions and conference division, completed the disposal of George Little Management (GLM) GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, information services and education companies around the world. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: George Little Management, LLC
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
price ($mm)
$173
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 5/4/2010 via BNC Analysis

ITE Group, Plc., acquired Fin-Mark Srl

synopsis: ITE Group plc, the emerging and developing markets exhibitions specialist, announce the acquisition of Fin-mark Srl, an Italian exhibition organizer from its owners Mr. Mauro Grillini and Ms Daniela Lassandro. The former owners will continue to work with ITE on the exhibition portfolio for at least one year following completion.
buyer: ITE Group, Plc. (LSE:ITE:$144.35)
Established in 1991, ITE is recognised as the leading organiser of events in emerging markets. Expansion through organic growth; launching new events coupled with a number of acquisitions and joint ventures has increased the number and variety events in the ITE portfolio. This expansion has also in "
target: Fin-Mark Srl
Fin-mark Srl organises Aqua-therm. Aqua-therm Kiev is the leading event in the Ukraine serving the heating, ventilation, climate control, sanitary and water supply industry.
price ($mm)[EV]
$19 [$17]
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