Like RAS Publishing Limited

closed 6/25/2004 via Company Press Release

ITE Group, Plc., acquired RAS Publishing Limited

synopsis: ITE Group plc ("ITE"), the international exhibitions specialist, is delighted to announce the acquisition of RAS Publishing Limited for cash consideration of £2m. RAS Publishing owns the pre-eminent UK fashion sector titles, Womenswear Buyer and Menswear Buyer.
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: RAS Publishing Limited
RAS Publishing owns the pre-eminent UK fashion sector titles, Womenswear Buyer and Menswear Buyer.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Allured Publishing Corporation, acquired Creative Age Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Allured Business Media has set its sights on the professional beauty industry, acquiring publishing house Creative Age. Creative Age as a leading media source for the professional beauty industry and launched NAILPRO, followed by DAYSPA, Beauty Launchpad and MedEsthetics.
buyer: Allured Publishing Corporation
Allured Business Media is a family-owned trade media company started in 1921 that has been dedicated to the beauty and flavor industries since 1960 with the purchase of The American Perfumer magazine. "
target: Creative Age Publications, Inc.
 Creative Age was founded in 1971 by CEO Deborah. In 1990, Deborah redefined Creative Age as a leading media source for the professional beauty industry and launched NAILPRO, followed by DAYSPA, Beauty Launchpad and MedEsthetics.
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closed 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Great Bowery, acquired Coveteur

synopsis: Great Bowery, the parent company of several talent and photo licensing agencies, has acquired digital media company Coveteur. Founded in Toronto, Coveteur covers beauty, health and wellness, travel, and other fashion lifestyle-adjacent topics through images, written content, and video.
buyer: Great Bowery
Great Bowery brings together the leading agencies in the fashion and luxury image making industries, uniting seasoned executives and iconic talent including photographers, directors, stylists, hair & make-up artists, creative directors, illustrators, set designers, and other related creatives. "
target: Coveteur
Coveteur is a digital media company offering a behind-the-scenes look at all things fashion, beauty, health and wellness, travel, and lifestyle. Coveteur is known for its stunning photography, award-winning writing, and an intimate look at luxury lifestyles and global tastemakers.
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$15
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closed 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Ahalife Holdings Inc., acquired Design Milk

synopsis: AHAlife Holdings Limited, a digital marketplace for consumers of luxury items and designer products, has acquired Design Milk, an online magazine dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology.
buyer: Ahalife Holdings Inc. (ASX:AHL:$4.00)
AHAlife Holdings Limited is a digital marketplace for consumers of luxury items and designer products. AHAlife’s business model involves a drop-ship approach, allowing wholesalers to ship directly to customers leaving no inventory risk for the Company. "
target: Design Milk
Design Milk is an online magazine dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology. It’s also been featured in books, and is read by many entertainers, hundreds of retailers, magazine editors, and HGTV hosts.
price ($mm)
$1.27
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closed 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Buro 24/7, acquired System Magazine

synopsis: Buro 24/7 has acquired a majority stake in fashion magazine System as part of a partnership that will integrate the two organisations. System is a dynamic magazine celebrating the fashion industry and its impact on the world.
buyer: Buro 24/7
Buro 24/7, based in Moscow, is a cutting-edge, contemporary news website, which covers the latest events from around the world and regionally in fashion, art, music, film, books, cars, travel, social life and much more. "
target: System Magazine
System is a dynamic magazine celebrating the fashion industry and its impact on the world. Fashion’s rapport with contemporary life - from art and architecture to technology and finance via cinema and celebrity - has never been so fascinating and far-reaching.
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closed 7/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Vice Media Inc., acquired GARAGE Magazine

synopsis: Vice Media is making a foray into the art world with the purchase of a controlling stake in Garage magazine. The company is a biannual print publication that brings to life the most original and ambitious collaborative projects across contemporary art and fashion.
buyer: Vice Media Inc.
VICE is a global media channel focusing on investigative journalism and enlightening videos about everything from world news, travel, art, drugs, politics, sports, fashion, sex, and super cute animals. "
target: GARAGE Magazine
GARAGE Magazine is a biannual print publication that brings to life the most original and ambitious collaborative projects across contemporary art and fashion.
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announced 5/19/2016 via Company Press Release

7Commerce, will acquire Stylight GmbH

synopsis: 7Commerce, the strategic investment arm of ProSiebenSat.1, will increase its equity stake in Stylight GmbH, a digital fashion marketplace. Stylight is a Munich-based company founded in 2008, and it is Europe’s most successful fashion aggregator, with operations in 15 countries. Post-acquisition, 7Commerce will own 100 percent of Stylight.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
buyer: 7Commerce
As a 100% subsidiary, 7Commerce is the strategic investment arm of ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of Europe's leading media companies and Germany’s biggest TV network. Through their participation model Media-for-Equity their portfolio companies receive advertising time for an equity stake. "
target: Stylight GmbH
Stylight is Europe’s leading fashion aggregator operating at a global level. Stylight lets customers explore the latest trends and shop with just one click from over 350 stores, with all the fashion and lifestyle products they need to create their own personal style.
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$70*
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announced 4/28/2016 via Reuters

Chuco Co., Ltd., will acquire SORA Magazine

synopsis: Chuco Co., Ltd., a company that publishes business and lifestyle magazines and also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR, is to acquire SORA Magazine, a magazine about fashion, photography, art and culture that aims to inspire and to celebrate beauty.
buyer: Chuco Co., Ltd. (TSE:2139:$66.43)
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR. "
target: SORA Magazine
SORA magazine is a magazine about fashion, photography, art and culture that aims to inspire and to celebrate beauty. Released as an online publication, 100% digital, they generate their own content and also collaborate with a range of creative talented people.
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closed 1/13/2016 via AP - Associated Press

Hubert Burda Media, acquired Jacobsen Publications

synopsis: Burda International expands to Nordics with acquisition of Jacobsen Publications. The company uses their large database of previous and current subscribers for activities such as a successful trade show within handicraft with over 100 exhibitors and over 9000 visitors.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Hubert Burda Media is one of the largest media companies in Germany. As a global player with numerous subsidiaries and international brands, Hubert Burda Media operates on a global level. "
target: Jacobsen Publications
Jacobsen Publications A / S produces and publishes craft-magazines. All about Needlework Symagasin, All about Needlework Knitting Magazine and Creative Work. They publish everything about needlework magazines in Denmark, Sweden and Norway and Creative Work in Denmark and Sweden.
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announced 1/26/2015 via PR Newswire

Imagination TV Inc., will acquire Runway Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Imagination TV announces it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire RUNWAY®, a Fashion Media and Technology company that owns RUNWAY® TV and multiple Fashion Magazines. Included in the acquisition is the flagship magazine, RUNWAY®, a printed quarterly Fashion Magazine. Each issue is a 100,000 print run with a read through of 350,000 people.
buyer: Imagination TV Inc. (OTCPK:IMTV:$0.00)
Imagination TV, is creating a Television Network which will Inspire, Motivate and Entertain its audience, built around the World's most fascinating Motivators, Producers, Educators and Authors. "
target: Runway Media Group, Inc.
Runway Media Group is the holding corporation for Runway ® Fashion and Celebrity interview magazine , Runway TV®, Runway Interactive and Runway Productions.
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closed 8/19/2014 via New York Times

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Fairchild Fashion Media

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation has acquired the U.S.-based trade publishing assets of Conde Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Media unit, the parent company of business-to-business brands Women’s Wear Daily, Footwear News, Beauty Inc, M and the Fairchild Summits.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media is a leading digital media company. Penske Media owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Fairchild Fashion Media
Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM) is the leading source of fashion news and analysis for industry leaders and the global fashion community. FFM properties include WWD (Women's Wear Daily), Style.com, FN (Footwear News), NowManifest, Beauty Inc, M and Fairchild Summits.
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$100
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closed 5/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Oyster Magazine merged with Inception Digital,

synopsis: Oyster Magazine, an international fashion, beauty and pop culture title, is set to expand its global audience after announcing it has merged with innovative Australian digital agency, Inception Digital. Inception Digital is one of Australia’s leading digital media companies.
buyer: Inception Digital
Inception Digital is one of Australia’s leading digital media companies. Whether it’s display advertising, social media strategy and management, blogger outreach or content creation, Inception Digital has the solution to connect clients to their wide range of premium and influential audiences. "
target: Oyster Magazine
Oyster is an international fashion, beauty, music and pop culture title with offices in New York, Paris and Sydney. Oyster is published biannually and distributed globally.
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closed 12/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

Vice Media Inc., acquired i-D

synopsis: Vice, the global youth-targeting media company that operates digital network Vice.com, announced that it has acquired London-based fashion mag i-D and will use the glossy as a platform to create an online, video-driven fashion channel.
buyer: Vice Media Inc.
VICE has expanded into a leading global youth media company. It operates a premier original online video destination, an international network of digital channels, a television production studio, a magazine, a record label, an in-house creative services agency and a book-publishing division. "
target: i-D
i-D has built its reputation on being a consistent source of inspiration in fashion culture. It began as a fanzine dedicated to the street style of punk-era London in 1980, and quickly earned its position at the vanguard of fashion and style, abiding by the premise of originate – don’t imitate.
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closed 1/29/2007 via PR Newswire

Downtown Media, acquired Inked Magazine

synopsis: Downtown Media, which last year acquired TOKION magazine, has reached an agreement for the purchase of Inked magazine from Inked Productions LLC.
buyer: Downtown Media
Downtown Media has a strategy of building a group of complimentary niche publications which target young urban trendsetters and which offer tremendous opportunities for brand extensions in new media and related businesses. "
target: Inked Magazine
Inked is an upscale quarterly lifestyle and fashion magazine that focuses on the high end of the body art world, along with the latest in art, music, entertainment, style and culture. Inked is the only magazine that targets this explosive market of personal expression.
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closed 11/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

NewsLifeMedia, acquired Primped.com.au

synopsis: NewsLifeMedia CEO Nicole Sheffield has announced the acquisition of leading beauty website Primped.com.au from the Hannan family’s lifestyle media company, Independent Digital Media (IDM), an IPMG company. Primped.com.au is home to beauty news, new products, advice and reviews, trends, sampling and user reviews and quality how-to videos.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: NewsLifeMedia
Industry leaders in creating expert, premium content across the key consumer interest areas of food, style, home, health and parenting, NewsLifeMedia is an innovative, energetic and commercial business with some of the most powerful and trusted brands in the country. "
target parent: IPMG
target: Primped.com.au
Primped.com.au is home to beauty news, new products, advice and reviews, trends, sampling and user reviews and quality how-to videos.
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closed 10/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Telegraph Media Group, acquired QP Magazine Ltd.

synopsis: Telegraph Media Group has acquired QP magazine and Salon QP, a magazine and event which are both focused on luxury watches. QP Magazine is a watch magazine that covers auctions, brands, designs, collecting, watchmaking technology and history. SalonQP is the UK's premier fine watch exhibition.
buyer: Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Telegraph.co.uk and The Telegraph – a weekly subscription publication for TMG’s overseas and expat audience. "
target parent: QP Group
target: QP Magazine Ltd.
QP Magazine is a watch magazine that covers auctions, brands, designs, collecting, watchmaking technology and history. SalonQP is the UK's premier fine watch exhibition.
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closed 9/5/2006 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., purchased GEMS Group from Primedia, Inc.

synopsis: Aspire Media, LLC, a company formed by Clay B. Hall to acquire consumer enthusiast media businesses with the backing of private equity firms Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors, announced that its subsidiary, Interweave Press, completed its purchase of GEMS Group, a magazine publisher and event operator for gem, bead, and jewelry arts.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
seller: Primedia, Inc.
PRIMEDIA is the leading targeted media company in the United States. With 2005 revenue of $990 million, its properties comprise over 100 brands that connect buyers and sellers through print publications, Internet, events, merchandise and video programs in three market segments.
price ($mm)
$15
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$15
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EV / rev
1.0x
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closed 3/14/2013 via PR Newswire

Complex Media, acquired Sole Collector

synopsis: Complex Media, the premier multi-media lifestyle destination for young males, has acquired Sole Collector, a leading sneaker culture authority, expanding the company's network of owned and operated sites. Sole Collector's founder and GM Steve Mullholand , along with his 10-person team, will join Complex Media.
buyer: Complex Media
Complex Media is the premier multi-media platform for young males, featuring a network of entertainment, sports and lifestyle properties, and a flagship site, Complex.com, which is the online hub of Complex magazine. "
target: Sole Collector
Sole Collector provides original sneaker-related content in the form of a quarterly magazine, website, and iPad app. Its website also has a forum for its users to discuss and review sneakers, as well as a marketplace to facilitate the buying and selling of sneakers.
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announced 1/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life

synopsis: Bonnie Fuller, President and Editor-in-Chief of Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life from Penske Media Corporation, a global digital media and information services company. Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more.
buyer: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more. "
target parent: Penske Media Corporation
target: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more.
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired NYLON Media Inc

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women, announced that it acquired NYLON Media, one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. BDG plans to bring back Nylon in print — not as a monthly mag, but in special issues tied to “flagship cultural moments” like Coachella.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Like their readers, their team of writers and editors are from diverse backgrounds with an endless range of interests. "
target parent: Diversis Capital
target: NYLON Media Inc
NYLON Media is one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. With eight editions internationally, NYLON focuses on emerging culture through original, thought-provoking storytelling around topics like beauty, fashion, entertainment, and everything in between.
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closed 6/25/2004 via Company Press Release

ITE Group, Plc., acquired RAS Publishing Limited

synopsis: ITE Group plc ("ITE"), the international exhibitions specialist, is delighted to announce the acquisition of RAS Publishing Limited for cash consideration of £2m. RAS Publishing owns the pre-eminent UK fashion sector titles, Womenswear Buyer and Menswear Buyer.
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: RAS Publishing Limited
RAS Publishing owns the pre-eminent UK fashion sector titles, Womenswear Buyer and Menswear Buyer.
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$3.50
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closed 12/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Hyve Group plc, acquired Retail Meetup, LLC

synopsis: UK-based Hyve Group plc, a next-generation global events business, has acquired Retail Meetup, LLC, a first of its kind digital event format for the ecommerce market that enables attendees to network and trade at scale. The acquisition adds four high quality, fully digital events to accelerate the delivery of Hyve Group's omnichannel strategy.
buyer: Hyve Group plc (LSE:ITE:$144.35)
UK-based Hyve Group is a next-generation global events business whose purpose is to create unmissable events, where customers from all corners of the globe share extraordinary moments and shape industry innovation. "
target: Retail Meetup, LLC
Retail Meetup produces digitally native events for the retail industry, enabling cross-organization remote collaboration. Utilizing proprietary technology, Retail Meetup facilitates tens of thousands of high value meetings and other interactions throughout each year for curated retail communities.
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$25
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announced 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

ITE Group, Plc., will acquire Investing in African Mining Indaba

synopsis: ITE Group, an international exhibition organiser, will acquire Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba) from Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, an international business-information group. Mining Indaba is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa.
buyer: ITE Group, Plc. (LSE:ITE:$144.35)
ITE Group plc is one of the world’s leading organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences and specialise in producing events in growing and developing markets. ITE Group organises around 240 exhibitions and conferences each year. "
target parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
target: Investing in African Mining Indaba
Investing in African Mining Indaba is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. Investing in African Mining Indaba is the world’s largest mining investment conference, and the world’s third largest mining conference.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
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4.2x
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8.1x
closed 7/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd

synopsis: UBM plc, the largest B2B events organizer, has acquired ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd, an events organizer that runs trade shows for cosmetics in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam, as well as laboratory equipments in Malaysia and Indonesia.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors."
target parent: ITE Group, Plc.
target: ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd
ECMI ITE Asia Sdn Bhd runs the Cosmobeauté series of beauty trade exhibitions in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, and the biennial Lab series of Scientific Instrument and Laboratory Equipment trade exhibitions in Malaysia and Indonesia.
price ($mm)
$3.75*
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$2
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired MetalTech

synopsis: UBM plc has acquired TradeLink ITE Sdn. Bhd., the owner of METALTECH, from the ITE Group. METALTECH is Malaysia's only annual event covering the entire manufacturing process industry and hosts nearly 500 exhibiting companies who are manufacturers, agents, and distributors of machine tools.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors."
target parent: ITE Group, Plc.
target: MetalTech
METALTECH is Malaysia's only annual event covering the entire manufacturing process industry and hosts nearly 500 exhibiting companies who are manufacturers, agents, and distributors of machine tools, sheet metal technology, and of the tools & tooling industries.
price ($mm)
$5.90
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$3
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closed 1/6/2016 via AP - Associated Press

Airgate Holdings Limited, acquired ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Private Limited

synopsis: ITE Group’s subsidiary Airgate Holdings has acquired a 31.7 per cent share of Mumbai-based ABEC Exhibitions and Conferences, taking its overall share to 60 per cent. ABEC organizes over 25 top-notch exhibitions across multiple fast-growing industry sectors and 10 international conferences in over 19 cities pan India.
buyer parent: ITE Group, Plc.
buyer: Airgate Holdings Limited
Airgate Holdings Limited is a holding company which through its subsidiary organizes exhibitions and trade fairs. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Cyprus. Airgate Holdings Limited operates as a subsidiary of ITE Group plc. "
target: ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Private Limited
ABEC organizes over 25 top-notch exhibitions across multiple fast-growing industry sectors and 10 international conferences in over 19 cities pan India. India being an emerging market is in dire need of platforms where necessary connections can be made locally and globally.
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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.
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$40
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closed 10/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

E Uluslararasi Fuar Tanitim Hizmetleri A.S., acquired Platform Exhibitions

synopsis: The ITE Group has announced the acquisition by its Turkish subsidiary, E Uluslararasi Fuar ("EUF"), of 100% of the shares of Platform Exhibitions Inc, organizers of Beauty Eurasia. Beauty Eurasia, is the leading trade exhibition for the beauty, personal care and cosmetics industries in Turkey and the surrounding region.
buyer parent: ITE Group, Plc.
buyer: E Uluslararasi Fuar Tanitim Hizmetleri A.S.
E Uluslararasi Fuar ("EUF") organized numerous events all of which are known as the first and only exhibitions of their respective sectors in Turkey. The main exhibitions organized by EUF are: Optics, Stationary and Office and Ankomak(Construction Machinery). "
target: Platform Exhibitions
Platform Exhibitions organizes exhibitions in Istanbul/Turkey. One of their Exhibitions, Beauty Eurasia, is the leading trade exhibition for the beauty, personal care and cosmetics industries in Turkey and the surrounding region.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

ITE Group, Plc., purchased Exhibition Portfolio from Baird Maritime

synopsis: ITE Group has acquired Australian-based Baird Maritime's exhibition business and will launch a new event - TransAsia - a trade exhibition for transport and logistics in Southeast Asia. Baird Maritime's events include Asian Workboat and China Maritime, which are hosted in Singapore and Hong Kong.
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. "
seller: Baird Maritime
The Exhibition Portfolio of Baird Maritime's events include Asian Workboat and China Maritime, which are hosted in Singapore and Hong Kong. The events focus on transport and logistics in Southeast Asia.
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closed 1/31/2013 via BNC Analysis

ITE Group, Plc., acquired Trade-Link Exhibition Group

synopsis: Conference and exhibition organizer ITE Group has announced that it acquired a 75 percent stake in Trade-Link Exhibition Group, a Malaysian-registered company. Trade Link runs a number of events that take place together annually at Kuala Lumpur's Putra World Trade Centre.
buyer: ITE Group, Plc. (LSE:ITE:$144.35)
ITE Group creates marketplaces for business by organizing leading trade exhibitions and conferences in growing and developing markets. The group organizes over 250 trade exhibitions and conferences each year in 15 countries and employs over 1000 staff in 28 offices worldwide. "
target: Trade-Link Exhibition Group
Trade-Link Exhibition Group is Malaysia’s largest home-grown organizer of exhibitions and specialized events, creating high profile, targeted industry events where suppliers and buyers come together in a business setting to do business.
price ($mm)
$6.97*
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$3
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closed 3/4/2011 via Wall Street Journal

ITE Group, Plc., acquired Krasnodar Expo LLC

synopsis: ITE Group plc, the emerging and developing markets exhibitions specialist, has announced the acquisition of 100% of Krasnodar Expo LLC, a significant exhibition business based in the South of Russia with a portfolio of more than twenty exhibitions.
buyer: ITE Group, Plc. (LSE:ITE:$144.35)
ITE Group creates marketplaces for business by organising leading trade exhibitions and conferences in growing and developing markets. The group organises around 180 trade exhibitions and conferences each year in 11 countries and employs over 800 staff in 23 offices worldwide. "
target: Krasnodar Expo LLC
Krasnodar is a significant exhibition business based in the South of Russia. The business has a portfolio of more than twenty exhibitions. Krasnodar's largest annual exhibitions serve the construction and agriculture industries, amongst others.
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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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closed 6/25/2004 via Company Press Release

ITE Group, Plc., acquired RAS Publishing Limited

synopsis: ITE Group plc ("ITE"), the international exhibitions specialist, is delighted to announce the acquisition of RAS Publishing Limited for cash consideration of £2m. RAS Publishing owns the pre-eminent UK fashion sector titles, Womenswear Buyer and Menswear Buyer.
buyer: ITE Group, Plc. (LSE:ITE:$144.35)
Established in 1991, ITE is recognised as the leading organiser of events in emerging markets. Expansion through organic growth; launching new events coupled with a number of acquisitions and joint ventures has increased the number and variety events in the ITE portfolio. This expansion has also in "
target: RAS Publishing Limited
RAS Publishing owns the pre-eminent UK fashion sector titles, Womenswear Buyer and Menswear Buyer.
price ($mm)
$3.50
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closed 3/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Questex, LLC, purchased Digital Signage Expo from ExpoNation, LLC

synopsis: Questex, the leading information and events company, has acquired the rights to the live and digital assets of Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is the leading information and events company focused on the experience economy. Questex drives business forward through a rich engagement platform centered on leading events and surrounded by data insights and digital communities. "
seller: ExpoNation, LLC
Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
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closed 11/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired BridgeTower Media

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, a leading operations-focused middle market private equity firm, announced it has acquired BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of B2B information, research, events, and marketing solutions across more than 25 U.S. markets and industries.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States.
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closed 9/30/2020 via PR Newswire

STEMconnector merged with Pod Network LLC,

synopsis: Pod Network LLC, an award-winning social networking app, has merged with STEMconnector, the nation's largest research-driven professional services company dedicated to developing a diverse, STEM-ready workforce.
buyer: Pod Network LLC
Pod is a social networking platform designed to provide discovery and community building capability in a fast and easy manner. Based on the significance of interests and proximity, Pod serves to help people build and maintain rich networks. "
target: STEMconnector
STEMconnector is the leading corporation connecting all aspects of the STEM community from K-12 to global corporations. STEMconnector provides corporate, postsecondary, K-12, nonprofit, and government members with enterprise-wide support to develop, execute, and scale their STEM talent strategies.
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closed 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired Topo, Inc

synopsis: Gartner, a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500, has acquired TOPO, a research, advisory, and consulting firm for sales and marketing organizations, to better help companies continue to grow revenue faster and sustain that growth.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner is a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. Gartner's combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced, and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. "
target: Topo, Inc
TOPO is a research, advisory, and consulting firm that helps sales and marketing adopt the patterns and plays that drive faster revenue growth. The company develops research insights, actionable assessments, and market technology guides for marketing, sales development, and sales.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

mktg, inc., acquired Branded Asia

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis, part of Japan’s leading advertising agency group Dentsu Inc., has acquired the live events producer Branded. Branded will join lifestyle marketing agency MKTG to scale capabilities in live media events through the development of new age creative, content and IP ownership in the high growth areas of entertainment.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: mktg, inc. (CMKG:$134.90)
MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment consulting, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/B2B engagement, and more. "
target: Branded Asia
Branded is an award-winning live events producer based in Hong Kong. Branded creates and produces live media that matters, connecting businesses, brands, celebrities and fans through large and small scale events including the YouTube FanFest global tour.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, announced that it has acquired Questex, a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals.
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closed 4/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

NetMediaGroup, acquired Editialis

synopsis: NetMediaGroup, a business to business media group, announces the acquisition of Editialis, a multi-media communications group highly recognized for its print and digital publishing activities, content production and BtoB events.
buyer: NetMediaGroup
NetMediaGroup is a business to business media group for IT decision makers, such as Silicon, ITespresso, ZDNET.de, etc., and for the Digital ecosystem. They are a leader in building brands through transactional marketing. "
target: Editialis
Based in France, the Editialis group is designed to support decision-makers in their professional performance. The Editialis group offers advertisers unparalleled audience hubs to get in touch with marketing and commercial decision-makers.
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announced 1/30/2018 via Market Watch

Informa plc, will acquire United Business Media Limited

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has accepted a takeover offer from Informa plc, which the companies say will create the world's largest business-to-business events group. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,438 [$6,168]
rev ($mm)
$1,423
EBITDA ($mm)
$420
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired Cristal Events SA

synopsis: MediaSchool Group announced their acquisition of Cristal Events from Startinvest. Cristal Events organizes advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a network of higher education establishments specialising in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies. Boasting an offer of 25 schools, MediaSchool is present in 9 cities: Paris, London, Brussels, Shanghai, Barcelona, Strasbourg, Marseille, Toulouse and Nice. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: Cristal Events SA
Cristal Events is an event company that operates advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets. Their events include the Cristal Festival, the Cristal Awards, and Digital Tuesday.
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closed 8/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Comexposium SA, acquired Converse Media Ltd

synopsis: Comexposium has acquired a 60 per cent stake in the UK holding company Converse Media. Converse Media, a B2B industry events specialist, owns a majority stake in both Insight Events Sweden and Insight Events Denmark, which organize exhibitions, conferences and training courses over a wide range of sectors in Sweden and Denmark.
buyer: Comexposium SA
The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world leaders in event organization, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events, covering 11 different sectors of activity such as food, agriculture, fashion, homeland security, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. "
target: Converse Media Ltd
Converse Media is a B2B industry events specialist that owns a majority stake in both Insight Events Sweden and Insight Events Denmark, which organize exhibitions, conferences and training courses over a wide range of sectors in Sweden and Denmark.
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announced 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Liquid Asset Partners LLC, will acquire Skip Barber Racing School LLC

synopsis: Skip Barber Racing School is selling their assets and intellectual property to Liquid Asset Partners. The school is one of the largest racing institutions, with a 40+ year history providing racing instruction, defensive and high-performance driving classes, amateur and professional racing championships, and corporate entertainment experiences.
buyer: Liquid Asset Partners LLC
Liquid Asset Partners works with banks, retailers, bankruptcy courts, trustees, manufacturers, and lenders. They specialize in turning underperforming assets into cash. They make cash purchases or run commission based disposition sales in retail, industrial, wholesale, motorsports & equipment. "
target: Skip Barber Racing School LLC
Skip Barber Racing School is the world's largest and premier racing and driving school. They operate a fully integrated system of racing schools, driving schools, racing championships, and corporate events. They deliver high quality instruction, equipment, facilities and memorable experiences.
price ($mm)
$0.83
rev ($mm)
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announced 7/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH, will acquire Euroforum

synopsis: Informa, the International Exhibitions, Events, Business Intelligence and Academic Publishing Group, announces the majority acquisition of its German/Swiss domestic conference business Euroforum by leading German media group, Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH
Handelsblatt Publishing Group is the leading media group for business and financial information in Germany. The Düsseldorf based publishing group represents independent quality journalism. Over two million customers regularly read its flagship publications Handelsblatt and WirtschaftsWoche. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Euroforum
As an event organiser, EUROFORUM draws on experts in the fields of economics, science and politics to create a platform for knowledge transfer and exchange of ideas. During their high-quality conferences, seminars, & annual congresses the latest trends are examined & current information are offered.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.5x
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 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

meetyoo conferencing GmbH, acquired ubivent GmbH

synopsis: Meetyoo Conferencing GmbH, a professional service provider offering audio conferences, web conferences and webcasts, has acquired Ubivent, Europe's leading virtual event specialist. They offer virtual event solutions and services that allow global organizations to complement or substitute physical events.
buyer: meetyoo conferencing GmbH
Based in Berlin, meetyoo conferencing GmbH is a professional service provider offering audio conferences, web conferences and webcasts. "
target: ubivent GmbH
Ubivent is Europe's leading virtual event specialist. They offer virtual event solutions and services that allow global organizations to complement or substitute physical events.
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announced 9/15/2016 via Reuters

Informa plc, will acquire Penton

synopsis: British business information group Informa Plc said it had agreed to buy U.S.-based information services company Penton. Penton's products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
price ($mm)
$1,545
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired Zibrant Ltd.

synopsis: BCD Meetings & Events has taken over Zibrant in a move to strengthen its European offering. Zibrant is one of the UK's most recognised meetings and event management agencies. Its managing director Fay Sharpe made it to number 18 in last year's Event 100 Club.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events energizes and streamlines the business of meetings and incentives by offering event-level and enterprise-level solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, BCD Meetings & Events has more than 1,000 resources in over 40 countries, with sales exceeding US $620 million. "
target: Zibrant Ltd.
Zibrant is one of the UK's most recognised meetings and event management agencies. Its managing director Fay Sharpe made it to number 18 in last year's Event 100 Club.
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announced 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co.,Ltd., will acquire SinoMedia Holding Limited

synopsis: Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co., Ltd., a company in China principally engaged in the development and operation of real estate, will acquire SinoMedia, a leading media corporation in China.
buyer: Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co.,Ltd. (SZSE:000038:$62.56)
Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the development and operation of real estate. The company is based in Shenzhen, China. "
target: SinoMedia Holding Limited
SinoMedia is a leading business information and media services provider founded in Hong Kong in 1996. SinoMedia's clients run the full gamut of top companies doing business in China. Publications clients include the European Chambers of Commerce, China Economic Review and Starwood Hotels Group.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

D&D Conference and Event Management Ltd. merged with Activate Event Management Ltd,

synopsis: Activate Event Management, a team of professional event strategists and planners, has merged with the production and event management business of D&D Conferences. D&D Conferences is a leading event management company with over 30 years experience, and they pride themselves in offering a flexible service to meet their client’s needs.
buyer: Activate Event Management Ltd
Activate Event Management is a team of professional event strategists and planners who know better, who care, and who try harder than most. Together, they design experiences from concept to implementation. "
target: D&D Conference and Event Management Ltd.
As a leading event management company with over 30 years experience, D&D Conference and Event Management prides themselves in offering a flexible service to meet their client’s needs. D&D’s dedicated team has the expertise, inspiration and passion to run any size of event from concept to completion.
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Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.16
Net Income ($mm)
$53.57
Employees
283
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Ticker: JSE:TBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group is a operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$274.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.09
EBIT ($mm)
$19.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3773
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: BIT:IEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$202.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.23
EBIT ($mm)
$25.26
Net Income ($mm)
$13.76
Employees
307
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$181.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($29.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($73.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
648
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Ticker: EB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eventbrite
Eventbrite
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$162.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($189.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($204.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1126
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group plc is one of the world’s leading organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences and specialise in producing events in growing and developing markets. ITE Group organises around 240 exhibitions and conferences each year.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($51.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($94.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
948
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$30.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.12
EBIT ($mm)
$2.00
Net Income ($mm)
$0.50
Employees
146
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Ticker: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$9,933.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,959.22
EBIT ($mm)
$2,350.05
Net Income ($mm)
$1,710.14
Employees
33200
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,312.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$387.57
EBIT ($mm)
($42.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GL Events
GL Events
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,166.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$158.39
EBIT ($mm)
$98.85
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
4506
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Ticker: SEHK:752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico is a global group of agencies specialising in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands for businesses, institutions and governments. Pico brings brands to life and creates experiences through Total Brand Activation – from strategy to execution.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$617.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.51
EBIT ($mm)
$43.22
Net Income ($mm)
$34.18
Employees
2000
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Ticker: LSE:ASCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ascential plc
Ascential plc
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$368.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.07
EBIT ($mm)
($36.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1991
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Ticker: LSE:WIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$162.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.04
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$17.35
Employees
856
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Ticker: NYSE:EEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emerald Expositions Inc.
Emerald Expositions Inc.
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$160.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($20.80)
EBIT ($mm)
($69.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
548
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Ticker: AIM:BONH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media plc
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$27.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
148
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