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closed 12/31/2014 via AP - Associated Press

SouthComm Communications, Inc., acquired Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Southcomm, Inc, a publishing and communications company, based in Nashville, Tenn, announced that it has acquired Cygnus Business Media. The purchase of Cygnus Business Media includes a variety of properties that reach the aviation, landscape and technology markets, providing integrated marketing solutions with print, digital and event properties.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm Communications, Inc. was formed in late 2007. The company is the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies, one of the largest publishing companies serving chambers of commerce. "
target: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media is an internationally-recognized business-to-business media company that provides comprehensive, integrated advertising and marketing programs. Its diverse portfolio serves various market categories and industries with print, digital products and live events.
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closed 2/7/2020 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications, acquired AquacultureUK Ltd

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of Aquaculture UK – the UK’s leading trade show dedicated to the growing aquatic food sector. Aquaculture UK has grown rapidly and has become established as the must-attend event for the industry. 
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries. "
target parent: Benchmark Holdings plc
target: AquacultureUK Ltd
Aquaculture UK is the UK’s leading trade show dedicated to the growing aquatic food sector. Aquaculture UK has grown rapidly and has become established as the must-attend event for the industry. The 2020 edition in Scotland, is expected to draw over 3,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors.
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announced 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

easyFairs, will acquire Futurebuild

synopsis: Easyfairs, a Belgium company that organizes and hosts live events, bringing communities together to visit the future, will acquire Futurebuild, a UK company that is the built environment event that unites the most forward-thinking companies and organizations.
buyer parent: Artexis Easyfairs
buyer: easyFairs
Headquartered in Belgium, Easyfairs organizes and hosts live events, bringing communities together to visit the future. The company currently organizes 220 events in 18 countries and manages 10 event venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden. "
target: Futurebuild
Headquartered in the UK, Futurebuild is the built environment event that unites the most forward-thinking companies and organisations with industry mobilisers who hold significant decision-making power and are committed to driving positive change in their sector, and beyond.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 2/26/2019 via PE Hub

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company focused on the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo, a top trade show for the information security industry. The seller was MIS Training Institute.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Boathouse Capital
target: InfoSec World Conference and Expo
For 25 years information security professionals have recognized InfoSec World Conference & Expo as “The Business of Security” conference. InfoSec World Conference and Expo is the industry’s leading trade show, along with other cybersecurity events and services – collectively known as InfoSec World.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BusinessWire

Hanley Wood, LLC merged with Meyers LLC,

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm, announced its acquisitions and merger of Hanley Wood, the leading B2B media and information services company serving the U.S. residential construction industry, and Meyers Research, LLC, the leading provider of real-time market data and advisory services to the homebuilding industry.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Meyers LLC
Meyers Research is the housing industry’s leading provider of rich data for residential real estate development and new home construction and a leading advisor to the real estate development industry. "
target: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood is the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential, commercial design and construction industry. The company produces award-winning media, both digital and print, high –profile executive events, and strategic marketing solutions.
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announced 9/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, will acquire RosMould

synopsis: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, a company that specialises in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology, will acquire RosMould, a world-class specialized trade fair for mold-making, prototyping and 3D technologies. RosMould has been a trusted compass for professionals in the field of mold, die and stamp manufacturing.
buyer parent: Messe Frankfurt GmbH
buyer: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Mesago specialises in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. More than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, speakers and conference attendees take part in their events each year. Their events include formnext, sps ipc drives, emv seminare, INservFM, and more. "
target: RosMould
RosMould is a world-class specialized trade fair for mold-making, prototyping and 3D technologies. RosMould has been a trusted compass for professionals in the field of mold, die and stamp manufacturing. RosMould is the only trade fair of its kind in Russia and attracts more than 200 participants.
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closed 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Midest

synopsis: GL events acquired Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
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. "
target: Midest
Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
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announced 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Farm Journal Media, will purchase Agricultural Properties from Vance Publishing Corporation

synopsis: Farm Journal Media announced they have reached an agreement to purchase the agricultural properties from Vance Publishing Corporation. Vance's agricultural portfolio includes 21 leading websites, online databases, publications and trade shows in the produce, livestock, ag retailer and row crop markets.
buyer: Farm Journal Media
Farm Journal Media is the nation's leading agricultural media company. It publishes magazines, including its flagship magazine Farm Journal. It licenses industry data through its FarmReach database, publishes newsletters, produces large-scale live events and provides custom publishing services. "
seller: Vance Publishing Corporation
Vance is a B2B media, events and database enterprise. They provide industry news and resources for production agriculture, produce, beauty and salon, and professional woodworking industries via constantly updated websites, daily and weekly newsletters, weekly newspapers and monthly magazines.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Aviation Week & Space Technology, acquired MRO Network

synopsis: Aviation Week has announced its acquisition of MRO Network, a media outlet which gives a voice to the global MRO community, which will expand its position as the premier information services provider and event producer for the fast-growing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul segment.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Aviation Week & Space Technology is the world's most widely read aviation and aerospace magazine, with 107,000+ paying subscribers. Each week, AW&ST delivers news and analysis of technology, business and operations in every sector of the global industry: civil, military and space. "
target: MRO Network
MRO Network is a media outlet which gives a voice to the global MRO community: people working within commercial aviation engineering and maintenance at airlines, MROs, OEMs, lessors and financiers, suppliers and others allied to the field.
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closed 10/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Imago Techmedia Ltd.

synopsis: Imago Techmedia announces it has been acquired by Clarion Events, one of the most established independent events organisers in the UK. Founded in 2003, Imago Techmedia has successfully built a portfolio of industry leading technology events working in partnership with brands such as HP, Microsoft and Cisco.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: Imago Techmedia Ltd.
A specialist technology events company, Imago Techmedia prides itself on keeping pace with trends as well as emerging and maturing technologies. Founded in 2003, the company has built a portfolio of industry leading technology events working in with brands such as HP, Microsoft and Cisco.
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closed 9/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Urban Expositions

synopsis: Urban Expositions announced that Clarion Events Ltd. of the United Kingdom has become a majority partner in the company. Urban Expositions maintains its existing corporate identity, executive management team, staff, office locations, brands, and events with plans for collaboration on current as well as future events and acquisitions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: Urban Expositions
Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 36 events serving nine industry sectors, including Gift, Souvenir, Apparel, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Halloween & Party, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry.
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closed 5/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired Expo CIHAC

synopsis: Business services provider UBM reported acquiring Expo CIHAC from Centro Impulsor de la Construcción y Habitación A.C. or CIHAC, the Mexican construction industry trade association. Expo CIHAC was introduced in 1989 and is currently among Mexico's ten largest tradeshows and the largest serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Expo CIHAC
Expo CIHAC is currently Mexico's largest tradeshow serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets. Expo CIHAC exhibitors span the industry including construction materials, machinery, hand and power tools, prefabricated building systems and technologies, financial services, and more.
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closed 2/10/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired SADA

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc announced the acquisition of SADA Uzmanlik Fuarlari A.S. SADA Uzmanlik Fuarlari A.S. organizes an event; Komatek, a construction equipment exhibition in Turkey.
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: SADA
SADA Uzmanlik Fuarlari A.S. organizes an event; Komatek, a construction equipment exhibition in Turkey.
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closed 8/5/2013 via PR Newswire

American Farm Bureau Federation, acquired IdeaG Group

synopsis: The American Farm Bureau Federation announced the acquisition of Cygnus Business Media's agricultural events and publications. The purchase includes five IDEAg branded farm shows – Minnesota Farmfest, Dakotafest, Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Northern Illinois Farm Show and the IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference.
buyer: American Farm Bureau Federation
American Farm Bureau Federation is the unified national voice of agriculture, working through their grassroots organizations to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: IdeaG Group
IDEAg includes five IDEAg branded farm shows, Minnesota Farmfest, Dakotafest, Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Northern Illinois Farm Show and the IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference. The business also publishes Feed & Grain Magazine and Case IH's Farm Forum magazine.
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closed 5/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Hanley Wood, LLC, acquired Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

synopsis: As part of a strategic partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Hanley Wood has acquired the Greenbuild Conference & Expo. USGBC will continue to produce the event’s programming, including plenaries, education, the pre-conference sector summits and the USGBC Leadership Awards.
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood LLC is the premier media, information and marketing services company serving the real estate construction and design industries. It produces digital and print publications, e-Newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, Market Intelligence data and custom marketing solutions. "
target parent: The U.S. Green Building Council
target: Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Greenbuild features three days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city's green buildings.
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closed 5/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Expo Nacional Ferretera

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the company that organizes the National Hardware Show, acquired Expo Nacional Ferretera, an annual event in Guadalajara, Mexico, serving the hardware, construction and electrical markets. Expo Nacional Ferretera is described as the largest event in Mexico and Latin America.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target: Expo Nacional Ferretera
Expo Nacional Ferretera is an annual event in Guadalajara, Mexico, serving the hardware, construction and electrical markets. More than 1,300 exhibiting companies occupying 50,000 square meters and 80,000 buyers from 30 countries attend the annual event.
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announced 4/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Global Sources, will acquire Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire an ownership interest in the Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition and its related shows (SIMM). The acquisition of SIMM will allow Global Sources to establish a strong presence in China's machinery industry.
buyer: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces and print/digital magazines. "
target: Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition
SIMM is held annually in Shenzhen, one of the major manufacturing cities in China. In 2013, the event included the categories of mold manufacturing technology and products, cutlery and tools, machinery automation, and metal processing, with approximately 4,600 booths and over 75,000 visitors.
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closed 4/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

Diversified Business Communications, acquired Intelligent Exhibitions

synopsis: Diversified Business Communications UK has purchased Intelligent Exhibitions. Intelligent Exhibitions Limited operates as an exhibition and conference organizer that focuses on science and technology-based events in the United Kingdom and internationally.
buyer: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products. "
target: Intelligent Exhibitions
Intelligent Exhibitions is an international exhibition and conference organiser with a strong track record in delivering specialist, science and technology-focused international events.
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closed 11/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

UBM Asia, acquired Greenbuild Asia

synopsis: U.K.-based UBM acquired a 65-percent equity share in Eco Exhibitions Sdn Bhd – owner of sustainable building, design and construction trade show Greenbuild Asia. Greenbuild Asia’s founder and owner, Andrew Siow, will remain as a partner and managing director of the company. Greenbuild Asia will become a part of UBM Asia.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. It has over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. "
target: Greenbuild Asia
Greenbuild Asia Expo & Conference is the only proven tradeshow that delivers top level decision makers including building owners, factory managers, regulators, property developers, architects, specifiers, building consultants, interior designers, contractors and suppliers.
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closed 12/31/2014 via AP - Associated Press

SouthComm Communications, Inc., acquired Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Southcomm, Inc, a publishing and communications company, based in Nashville, Tenn, announced that it has acquired Cygnus Business Media. The purchase of Cygnus Business Media includes a variety of properties that reach the aviation, landscape and technology markets, providing integrated marketing solutions with print, digital and event properties.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm Communications, Inc. was formed in late 2007. The company is the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies, one of the largest publishing companies serving chambers of commerce. "
target: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media is an internationally-recognized business-to-business media company that provides comprehensive, integrated advertising and marketing programs. Its diverse portfolio serves various market categories and industries with print, digital products and live events.
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closed 11/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

SouthComm Communications, Inc., purchased Public Safety and Security Group from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media has sold a large group of tradeshows, website portals and publications to SouthComm, Inc. The properties sold include the Public Safety and Security Group. The sale also included Mass Transit, MassTransitMag.com, Professional Tool & Equipment News, Professional Distributor, Fleet Maintenance and VehicleServicePros.com.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm operates a diverse portfolio of print and online properties as well as a number of local and regional events. The company has weekly publications in Nashville, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Kansas City, Cincinnati, and Tampa as well the regional Medical News chain of papers. "
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Media's Public Safety and Security Group is made up of Firehouse, EMS World, Law Enforcement Technology, Security Technology Executive, Locksmith Ledger Intl., SecurityInfoWatch.com and more. Also part of the transaction is Mass Transit, Professional Tool & Equipment News and others.
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closed 10/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

SOLA Group, Inc, purchased Residential Construction Group from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Sola Group, Inc. has taken over Kitchen & Bath Design News' print, digital and event assets from Cygnus Business Media, which had operated the brand for almost 20 years. Sola also took ownership of Qualified Remodeler magazine and ForResidentialPros.com.
buyer: SOLA Group, Inc
Sola Group Inc, is a partnership of media professionals, headed up by Paul DeGrandis and Patrick O'Tooler, which brings decades of experience in the remodeling and home improvement industries. "
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's Residential Construction Group includes the magazines Kitchen & Bath Design News, Qualified Remodeler and the website ForResidentialPros.com.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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closed 8/5/2013 via PR Newswire

American Farm Bureau Federation, acquired IdeaG Group

synopsis: The American Farm Bureau Federation announced the acquisition of Cygnus Business Media's agricultural events and publications. The purchase includes five IDEAg branded farm shows – Minnesota Farmfest, Dakotafest, Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Northern Illinois Farm Show and the IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference.
buyer: American Farm Bureau Federation
American Farm Bureau Federation is the unified national voice of agriculture, working through their grassroots organizations to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: IdeaG Group
IDEAg includes five IDEAg branded farm shows, Minnesota Farmfest, Dakotafest, Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Northern Illinois Farm Show and the IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference. The business also publishes Feed & Grain Magazine and Case IH's Farm Forum magazine.
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closed 8/20/2010 via PR Newswire

Alliance Communications, Inc., purchased Fabricating & Metalworking Magazine from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced the sale of Fabricating & Metalworking to Alliance Communications, Inc. The publication is a well established and is considered to be a premiere voice of the metal manufacturing industry.
buyer: Alliance Communications, Inc.
Alliance Communications offers many ways you can prepare for communicating effectively. Their consulting services offer many options to provide you with a strategic plan, social media and new media strategic plan, crisis communications plan, branding workshop, article bank, and media training. "
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Fabricating & Metalworking (F&M) magazine provides essential information reaching fabricators and metalworkers from machinists and welders to engineers and managers providing a unique and distinctive connection.
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Source360 Media LLC, purchased Two Manufacturing Magazines from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced the sale of Industrial Machinery Digest and Total Industrial Plant Solutions advertising deck to Source360 Media LLC.
buyer: Source360 Media LLC
Source360 Media LLC is a publication company. It reaches job shops, machine shops, fabricating shops, machinery dealers and wholesalers, pipe and tube manufacturers, industrial warehouses and distribution centers, and retrofitting & rebuilding machine maintenance. "
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Industrial Machinery Digest is the only sectionalized mutlimedia trade publication serving the new and surplus machine tool market and Total Industrial Plant Solutions (TIPS) is the only independent card deck providing quality sales leads throughout multiple layers of the manufacturing industry.
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closed 7/5/2005 via Company Press Release

Cygnus Business Media, acquired Summer Communications, Incorporated

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media, which currently owns the fire service market’s top trade shows, magazine and website, announced it has acquired EMS Magazine, EMS Expo, Advanced Rescue Technology and Frontline First Responder magazines and their accompanying websites from Summer Communications and Expo Productions.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's leading business publications, tradeshows, conferences, websites, online products and custom marketing capabilities enhance brand identity, generate sales leads, and build product awareness as they strengthen customer/client relationships. "
target: Summer Communications, Incorporated
Summer Communications & Expo Productions, publish the leading magazines for EMS professionals & operate the largest standalone educational conference & trade show in the world for EMS professionals. Their flagship magazine is EMS Magazine, the Journal of Emergency Care, Rescue & Transportation.
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closed 3/1/2004 via BNC Analysis

Cygnus Business Media, purchased nine regional trade shows from Cornerstone Expositions, Inc.

synopsis: Continuing its torrid mergers and acquisitions pace, Cygnus Business Media announced Monday that it has acquired nine tradeshows from Cornerstone Expositions.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's leading business publications, tradeshows, conferences, websites, online products and custom marketing capabilities enhance brand identity, generate sales leads, and build product awareness as they strengthen customer/client relationships. "
seller: Cornerstone Expositions, Inc.
Cornerstone’s business model is focused on acquiring and consolidating small to medium tradeshow companies with properties that serve the wide horizontal niche of architecture, engineering, building & construction, and facilities management. Cornerstone is also seeking shows that serve specific, ve
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closed 1/28/2003 via Company Press Release

Cygnus Business Media, acquired Professional Trade Shows, Inc.

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business-to-business media company, announced today its Cygnus Expositions division has acquired Professional Trade Shows (PTS) from Ohio-based Penton Media, Inc.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's leading business publications, tradeshows, conferences, websites, online products and custom marketing capabilities enhance brand identity, generate sales leads, and build product awareness as they strengthen customer/client relationships. "
target parent: Penton Media, Inc.
target: Professional Trade Shows, Inc.
Professional Trade Shows has been producing shows for over 20 years and reaches hundreds of thousands of professionals who work in manufacturing plants, distribution centers, hospitals, warehouses, machine shops, office buildings, and government facilities.
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closed 8/20/2002 via PR Newswire

Cygnus Business Media, acquired AS3

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business to-business media company, announced it has acquired AS3, the Aviation Services and Suppliers Super Show from The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's leading business publications, tradeshows, conferences, websites, online products and custom marketing capabilities enhance brand identity, generate sales leads, and build product awareness as they strengthen customer/client relationships. "
target: AS3
The GOAL of AS3 is to provide a one-of-a-kind forum for companies, serving the aviation aftermarket service industry, to forge new business relationships and broaden their client base. The economy and ever changing trends in business drive the General Aviation Industry forward to conquer new challe
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closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Freeman Webb Company, purchased Nashville Scene, Nashville Post and nFocus from SouthComm Communications, Inc.

synopsis: The company owned by Nashville entrepreneur and former mayoral candidate Bill Freeman and his longtime business partner Jimmy Webb has acquired the Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus from holding company SouthComm. Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus are publications serving the Nashville, TN area.
buyer: Freeman Webb Company
Freeman Webb is the largest multi-family-focused real estate investment firm in Nashville, with over 11,000,000 square feet under management and over 500 employees. While specializing in multi-family investment, Freeman Webb also manages a large portfolio of Commercial and Retail properties. "
seller: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus are publications serving the Nashville, TN area. Nashville Post is an intensely focused, local online news source. Founded in 1989, Nashville Scene is an alternative newsweekly. Nfocus is Nashville's premier social and lifestyle magazine.
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closed 4/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Euclid Media Group, acquired Creative Loafing Tampa

synopsis: Euclid Media Group, a media company headquartered in Cleveland, OH, announced that it has purchased Creative Loafing Tampa, an award-winning Tampa Bay alternative weekly publication, formerly owned by SouthComm Inc.
buyer: Euclid Media Group
Euclid Media Group (EMG) operates the Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, Orlando Weekly, San Antonio Current, St. Louis Riverfront Times, and OutInSA. EMG is focused on the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Creative Loafing Tampa
Creative Loafing Tampa is an award-winning alternative, weekly newspaper and web-site committed to providing Tampa Bay with an independent perspective, up-to-the-mi-nute local news, and a comprehensive listing of local happenings.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Euclid Media Group, acquired Cincinnati City Beat

synopsis: Cincinnati's alternative weekly newspaper CityBeat was sold to Euclid Media Group, the owner of alternative weekly newspapers such as Cleveland Scene. Cincinnati CityBeat, is an award winning alternative news media company with a sizable and well-established print, online, email and social media audience.
buyer: Euclid Media Group
Euclid Media Group (EMG) operates the Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, Orlando Weekly, San Antonio Current, St. Louis Riverfront Times, and OutInSA. EMG is focused on the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Cincinnati City Beat
Cincinnati CityBeat is an award winning alternative news media company with a sizable and well-established print, online, email and social media audience. Cincinnati's alternative weekly newspaper, CityBeat, was founded in 1994.
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closed 12/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Carey Media, LLC, acquired The Pitch

synopsis: Carey Media LLC, led by Kansas City couple Stephanie and Adam Carey, has bought The Pitch from its Tennessee-based owners, returning the publication to local ownership for the first time since 1999. The Pitch is Kansas City's leading source of sophisticated information that readers know they can't get anywhere else.
buyer: Carey Media, LLC
Carey Media, LLC is an entity is led by the couple Stephanie and Adam Carey. Carey Media LLC has a hyperlocal focus on Kansas City. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: The Pitch
The Pitch is Kansas City's leading source of sophisticated information that readers know they can't get anywhere else -- whether it's in-depth news and analysis about local power brokers; a rundown of who's in and who's out in the city's spirited arts, music and nightlife scenes; and more.
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announced 12/22/2017 via PR Newswire

Mark D. Ein, will acquire Washington City Paper

synopsis: Mark D. Ein, an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will acquire the Washington City Paper from SouthComm, the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies. The Washington City Paper is an alternative weekly newspaper. The paper gives readers a look at urban issues and politics, restaurants, and the pros and cons of their city.
buyer: Mark D. Ein
Mark D. Ein is an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who has created, acquired, invested in and built a series of growth companies across a diverse set of industries. Mr. Ein has led over $1.5 billion of private equity, venture capital and public company investments. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Washington City Paper
The Washington City Paper is a U.S. alternative weekly newspaper serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The Washington City Paper gives readers a look at urban issues and politics, arts and entertainment, restaurants, and the pros and cons of their city.
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closed 2/22/2017 via PR Web

The Networked Planet, acquired Creative Loafing, Inc.

synopsis: Creative Loafing of Atlanta has been acquired by The Networked Planet, led by CEO Ben Eason. Creative Loafing was founded by Debby and Elton Eason out of their home in Morningside and has been an iconic brand in Atlanta since its inception. Creative Loafing has been Atlanta's go-to source for news, food, arts, and music coverage for over 40 years.
buyer: The Networked Planet
The Networked Planet boosts advertisers' reach to local and regional audiences. Their full service digital marketing agency serves a wide variety of clients - including media companies, ad agencies, and small businesses. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Creative Loafing, Inc.
Creative Loafing, Inc. has a combined average circulation of nearly half a million newspapers, monthly print readership of 2 million and more than ten million hits per month on various websites. Its focus is on a young, web savvy, audience that the Company refers to as “Urban Explorers.”
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closed 2/17/2017 via PR Newswire

HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, acquired EMS World Expo

synopsis: HMP, a recognized leader in healthcare content and continuing medical education events, announced it has completed its acquisition of EMS World from SouthComm. EMS World Expo is North America's largest and most internationally attended EMS conference and trade show.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings is a multi-channel leader in healthcare content and education, with a mission to improve patent care. The company produces clinically relevant, evidence-based journals, events and accredited, continuing education for the healthcare community. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: EMS World Expo
EMS World Expo annually attracts more than 5,500 EMS professionals. EMS World Expo sets the standard in EMS education, offering the training professionals need to do their jobs today, with the progressive curriculum and technology that provides the solutions for tomorrow.
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closed 1/6/2017 via PR Web

AC Business Media, acquired Green Industry Pros

synopsis: AC Business Media, a leading B2B media and business intelligence company, announced the addition of the Green Industry Pros properties to its portfolio of Construction and Supply Chain brands. Green Industry Pros is a magazine resource for people in the landscape industry.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading business-to-business media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Green Industry Pros
Green Industry Pros is a free magazine and website serving landscape contractors and equipment dealers in landscaping, lawn care and snow removal. It delivers daily landscaping industry news, equipment and product information, management tips and company profiles.
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closed 1/16/2015 via Company Press Release

Nashville Post Co., Inc., acquired Southern/Alpha LLC

synopsis: The Nashville Post has acquired regional online business publication Southern/alpha, a media property focused on covering technology ventures, and the entrepreneurs and investors behind those ventures, in the Southern United States.
buyer parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
buyer: Nashville Post Co., Inc.
Nashville Post exists to provide breaking news and insight that decision-makers in the Nashville area can bank on. Through their online and print products, they strive to provide timely, accurate and relevant news to their subscribers. "
target: Southern/Alpha LLC
SouthernAlpha is a media property focused on covering technology ventures, and the entrepreneurs and investors behind those ventures, in the Southern United States.
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closed 12/31/2014 via AP - Associated Press

SouthComm Communications, Inc., acquired Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Southcomm, Inc, a publishing and communications company, based in Nashville, Tenn, announced that it has acquired Cygnus Business Media. The purchase of Cygnus Business Media includes a variety of properties that reach the aviation, landscape and technology markets, providing integrated marketing solutions with print, digital and event properties.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm Communications, Inc. was formed in late 2007. The company is the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies, one of the largest publishing companies serving chambers of commerce. "
target: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media is an internationally-recognized business-to-business media company that provides comprehensive, integrated advertising and marketing programs. Its diverse portfolio serves various market categories and industries with print, digital products and live events.
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closed 11/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

SouthComm Communications, Inc., purchased Public Safety and Security Group from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media has sold a large group of tradeshows, website portals and publications to SouthComm, Inc. The properties sold include the Public Safety and Security Group. The sale also included Mass Transit, MassTransitMag.com, Professional Tool & Equipment News, Professional Distributor, Fleet Maintenance and VehicleServicePros.com.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm operates a diverse portfolio of print and online properties as well as a number of local and regional events. The company has weekly publications in Nashville, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Kansas City, Cincinnati, and Tampa as well the regional Medical News chain of papers. "
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Media's Public Safety and Security Group is made up of Firehouse, EMS World, Law Enforcement Technology, Security Technology Executive, Locksmith Ledger Intl., SecurityInfoWatch.com and more. Also part of the transaction is Mass Transit, Professional Tool & Equipment News and others.
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closed 12/31/2014 via AP - Associated Press

SouthComm Communications, Inc., acquired Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Southcomm, Inc, a publishing and communications company, based in Nashville, Tenn, announced that it has acquired Cygnus Business Media. The purchase of Cygnus Business Media includes a variety of properties that reach the aviation, landscape and technology markets, providing integrated marketing solutions with print, digital and event properties.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm Communications, Inc. was formed in late 2007. The company is the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies, one of the largest publishing companies serving chambers of commerce. "
target: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media is an internationally-recognized business-to-business media company that provides comprehensive, integrated advertising and marketing programs. Its diverse portfolio serves various market categories and industries with print, digital products and live events.
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closed 11/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

VPM Media Corporation, acquired Style Weekly

synopsis: VPM Media Corp., the parent company of Richmond-based VPM public television and radio stations, announced it has acquired Style Weekly, the Richmond publication that was closed down in September by its owner, Alden Global Capital, after nearly 39 years in print. Style Weekly's mission is to provide smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond.
buyer: VPM Media Corporation
As Virginia’s home for public media, VPM connects nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley to insightful programming in arts and culture, history, science, news and education. "
target parent: Alden Global Capital
target: Style Weekly
Style Weekly's mission is to provide smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond. Their editorial team strives to reveal Richmond's true identity through unflinching journalism, incisive writing, thoughtful criticism, arresting photography and sophisticated presentation.
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closed 9/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Something More Media, acquired The Port Lavaca Wave

synopsis: Something More Media, a company that helps newspapers and businesses to implement a strong digital presence, has acquired The Port Lavaca Wave from Hartman Newspapers, a family-owned newspaper company. The Port Lavaca Wave is a weekly newspaper in Port Lavaca, Texas. The paper provides news about sports, business, opinion, shopping and classifieds.
buyer: Something More Media
Something More Media is a company that helps newspapers and businesses to implement and maintain a strong digital presence. Something More Media offers social media management, branding, and strategic planning services for small businesses and newspapers. "
target parent: Hartman Newspapers, Inc.
target: The Port Lavaca Wave
The Port Lavaca Wave is a weekly newspaper in Port Lavaca, Texas. The Port Lavaca Wave is published every Wednesday and provides the latest news about Calhoun County. The paper provides news about sports, business, opinion, shopping and classifieds.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Euclid Media Group, acquired LEO Weekly

synopsis: Euclid Media Group, a media company headquartered in Cleveland, OH, has acquired LEO Weekly, an award-winning Louisville alternative newsweekly publication. LEO Weekly provides a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation opportunities.
buyer: Euclid Media Group
Euclid Media Group (EMG) is a privately-held media company. EMG is focused on the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer. Their brands include the Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay, Cincinnati CityBeat, Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, and more. "
target: LEO Weekly
LEO Weekly is an award-winning Louisville alternative newsweekly publication. LEO Weekly provides a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation opportunities. They offer articles on art, music, food, and more.
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closed 1/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Times-Journal, Inc., acquired Morgan County Citizen

synopsis: Times-Journal, Inc., a newspaper and magazine publisher in Georgia, has acquired the Morgan County Citizen, a weekly newspaper in Madison, Georgia. The Morgan County Citizen provides readers with the latest news in Georgia through their paper and website. They publish news about the community, sports, obituaries, classifieds, and businesses.
buyer: Times-Journal, Inc.
Times-Journal, Inc. is a newspaper and magazine publisher in Georgia. Times-Journal publishes daily and weekly newspapers, and operates news websites in central and north Georgia. Their brands include the Marietta Daily Journal, the Rome News-Tribune, Cherokee Tribune/Ledger news and more. "
target: Morgan County Citizen
The Morgan County Citizen is a weekly newspaper in Madison, Georgia. The Morgan County Citizen provides readers with the latest news in Georgia through their paper and website. They publish news about the community, public notices, sports, law enforcement, obituaries, classifieds, and businesses.
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closed 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Sean Cotton, acquired Gross Pointe News

synopsis: The Grosse Pointe News is delighted to share that Sean Cotton, a local Grosse Pointer, has purchased the newspaper and will serve as its new owner. Grosse Pointe News is a weekly newspaper serving the five-suburb community on the eastern edge of Wayne County.
buyer: Sean Cotton
Sean Cotton is the fifth owner of Grosse Pointe News, based out of Grosse Pointe, MI. The Grosse Pointe News is a weekly publication that reaches thousands of engaged readers in print and online. "
target: Gross Pointe News
The Grosse Pointe News is published by the Pointe News Group LLC and has been serving the Grosse Pointe community since 1940. Grosse Pointe News is a weekly newspaper serving the five-suburb community on the eastern edge of Wayne County.
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closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Clint Reilly, acquired San Francisco Media Co.

synopsis: Clint Reilly Communications, publisher of the Nob Hill Gazette and Gentry Magazine, has announced the acquisition of the San Francisco Examiner’s parent company, the San Francisco Media Co., and its affiliated publications including SF Weekly.
buyer: Clint Reilly
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange Building in the San Francisco Financial District, Clinton Reilly is a diversified family of organizations including commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and wine, media and nonprofit educational endeavors. "
target parent: Black Press Ltd.
target: San Francisco Media Co.
The San Francisco Media Co. is a media publishing company that owns the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, and SF Evergreen. The San Francisco Examiner is the highest circulated newspaper in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, has acquired Dan’s Papers from Manhattan Media, a media company in New York City and the Hamptons. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Isis Venture Partners
target: Dan's Papers, Inc.
Dan’s Papers is a diversified media company. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End. The company also publishes a monthly real estate magazine and operates food and wine events.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paragon Partners GmbH, acquired Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Paragon Partners, one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe, acquired all shares of the WEKA Group, a leading provider of specialist information, software, further education & services for the DACH region and France.
buyer: Paragon Partners GmbH
Paragon Partners is an independent private equity company. The firm invests in mid-sized companies with a proven and sustainable business model. Its investments are primarily in the German speaking region but its perspective is international. "
target: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international specialist publishing company for administration and industry. WEKA is one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses in the world. The Group is based in Kissing, Germany and consists of 25 media companies in four European countries.
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announced 6/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Mentor Medier AS, will acquire Morgenbladet

synopsis: Scandinavian media group Mentor Medier will acquire NHST Media Group's shares in Morgenbladet. Upon completion, Mentor Medier will own 90.8 percent of the shares in Morgenbladet. Headquartered in Oslo, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research.
buyer: Mentor Medier AS
Mentor Medier is a Scandinavian media group of publications and companies headquartered in Oslo. Mentor Medier wants to create greater understanding between people and groups and be an arena for debate and dialogue. "
target parent: NHST Media Group
target: Morgenbladet
Founded in 1819, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly Norwegian newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research. The newspaper is nationally and globally oriented and works to increase interest in criticism, dialogue, and exchange of views.
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$4.11*
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$8
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announced 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Outlook Newspapers, will purchase Three Community News Titles from Los Angeles Times

synopsis: Outlook Newspapers, owned by Charlie Plowman, has agreed to purchase three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times.
buyer: Outlook Newspapers
Outlook Newspapers is a set of weekly newspapers with a vision of not only informing the communities they serve, but strengthening the relationships among its members and organizations. "
seller parent: NantWorks LLC
seller: Los Angeles Times
The acquisition includes three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times. The LA Times is a daily newspaper based in El Segundo, California, which has been published in LA, since 1881.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Forbes

Growth Catalyst Partners, acquired Government Executive Media Group

synopsis: Growth Catalyst Partners, a lower-middle market private equity firm, is acquiring a controlling stake in Government Executive Media Group, government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies.
buyer: Growth Catalyst Partners
Growth Catalyst Partners ("GCP") is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on information, marketing and tech-enabled services businesses. GCP’s strategy involves targeting growth segments of industries and identifying market leading companies with breakout potential. "
target parent: Atlantic Media Company
target: Government Executive Media Group
Government Executive is government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies. Their readers are the high-ranking civilian and military officials who are responsible for defending the nation.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Times Media Group, acquired Foothills Focus LLC

synopsis: Times Media Group, a Valley-based company with community weekly newspapers and websites throughout Arizona and California, has acquired The Foothills Focus, a community news weekly based in New River, AZ.
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Foothills Focus LLC
The Foothills Focus is a community news weekly based in New River, AZ. In addition to New River, the publication covers several other North Valley communities, including Anthem, Black Canyon City, Cave Creek and Carefree.
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announced 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Media Central Corporation Inc., will acquire The Georgia Straight

synopsis: Media Central Corporation Inc., an independent and alternative media company, will acquire The Georgia Straight, a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight's regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
buyer: Media Central Corporation Inc. (CNSX:FLYY:$0.00)
Media Central is an alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: The Georgia Straight
The Georgia Straight is a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight is the most read publication in Vancouver. Their regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BBC

Highland News and Media Ltd, acquired Scottish Provincial Press

synopsis: The Scottish Provincial Press, one of Scotland's largest publishers of local newspapers, is under new ownership after briefly going into administration. A new company, Highland News and Media Ltd, has been formed to take over the business.
buyer: Highland News and Media Ltd
Highland News and Media Ltd is a company created to acquire the Scottish Provincial Press (SPP). The company is a joint venture between SPP's former majority shareholder Peter Fowler and Cambridge-based Iliffe Media. "
target: Scottish Provincial Press
Scottish Provincial Press is a privately-owned company producing seventeen weekly newspapers covering Caithness, Sutherland, Ross-shire, Inverness-shire, Strathspey, Moray and Banffshire in North and North-East Scotland. SPP is an editorial and advertising force.
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closed 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Bangor Daily News, acquired Penobscot Times

synopsis: BDN, a family-owned business that produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News, has acquired Penobscot Times, a small weekly newspaper in Maine that covers Old Town, a manufacturing and trade center, Orono, home of the University of Maine, and the towns of Milford, Bradley, Alton, Greenbush, Greenfield, Argyle, Veazie, and Indian Island.
buyer: Bangor Daily News
A family-owned business now in its fourth generation of ownership, the BDN has produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News. The company continues to serve its readers and its advertisers with products that are relevant to the times and provide statewide coverage. "
target parent: RFB Holdings
target: Penobscot Times
Penobscot Times is a small weekly newspaper in Maine. They have a paid circulation of more than 3,400. They cover Old Town, a manufacturing and trade center, Orono, home of the University of Maine, and the towns of Milford, Bradley, Alton, Greenbush, Greenfield, Argyle, Veazie, and Indian Island.
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announced 9/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bendigo Weekly will be merged with Bendigo Advertiser,

synopsis: The owners of the Bendigo Weekly will merge their free publication into Australian Community Media's paid daily newspaper, the Bendigo Advertiser. The Bendigo Weekly is an award-winnning, locally owned, free newspaper offering all the Bendigo, Australia, news, community events and sport services in the Bendigo area along with classifieds.
buyer parent: Australian Community Media
buyer: Bendigo Advertiser
Bendigo Advertiser is an Australian newspaper that covers local, national and international news, real estate, motor vehicle sales and classifieds. Bendigo Advertiser is centred on the thriving central Victorian city of Bendigo, but also covers a vast area of north and central Victoria. "
target: Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Weekly is an award-winnning, locally owned, free newspaper offering all the Bendigo, Australia news, community events and sport services in the Bendigo area along with classifieds, Bendigo and district real estate and business services offered.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Times Media Group, acquired Southland Publishing

synopsis: Times Media Group, the fast-growing publisher of more than 15 Arizona publications and websites, has acquired Southland Publishing, the Southern California-based publisher of several newsweeklies, magazines and digital media properties with a combined monthly circulation of more than one million readers and web visitors. 
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Southland Publishing
Southland Publishing publishes five weekly newspapers in the Los Angeles/San Diego area with a combined circulation of 215,000, reaching 1.3 million readers: Ventura County Reporter, Pasadena Weekly, Los Angeles ValleyBEAT, Los Angeles CityBEAT, and San Diego CityBEAT.
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closed 5/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Iliffe Media Ltd, acquired Newbury Today

synopsis: Iliffe Media Group, a family-owned publisher based in Milton, has acquired the Newbury Weekly News (Newbury Today), a family-owned newspaper in West Berkshire and North Hampshire. Newbury Today covers the topics of news, business, entertainment, sport, and lifestyle through their weekly newspaper and website.
buyer parent: Yattendon Group PLC
buyer: Iliffe Media Ltd
Iliffe Media is a family-owned publisher based in Milton. They publish the Cambridge Independent, a new newspaper and website for the Cambridge region. Their aim is to offer a high quality, trustworthy, useful and entertaining service to the community of Cambridge and its surrounding region. "
target: Newbury Today
The Newbury Weekly News (Newbury Today) is a family-owned newspaper that has been at the heart of community and business life in West Berkshire and North Hampshire. Newbury Today covers the topics of news, business, entertainment, sport, and lifestyle through their weekly newspaper and website.
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closed 4/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wick Communications, acquired Delta County Independent

synopsis: The Sunderland family announces the sale of the Delta County Independent to Wick Communications, a family-owned community media company with newspapers, websites, magazines and specialty publications in 11 states. The sale, which was finalized April 30, includes the building at 401 Meeker Street in Delta.
buyer: Wick Communications
Wick Communications is a family-owned community media company with newspapers, websites, magazines and specialty publications in 11 states. They publish newspapers in Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon and South Dakota. "
target: Delta County Independent
The Delta County Independent is a weekly newspaper for the Delta County, Colorado area. Communities served by the Delta County Independent are Delta, Cedaredge, Orchard City, Paonia, Hotchkiss, and Crawford.
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EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$430.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$82.82
EBIT ($mm)
$45.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2420
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Ticker: INFO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,287.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,916.90
EBIT ($mm)
$1,325.30
Net Income ($mm)
$870.70
Employees
15500
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Ticker: CNSX:DVR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deveron
Deveron
Deveron is a leading drone data services company providing powerful data applications and analytics to the agricultural community. Drone data helps farmers reduce costs and increase both yields and profit using sophisticated Unmanned Aerial Systems, sensors, software and analytics.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1.47
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.28)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: AVCS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Vantage Cos
American Vantage Cos
American Vantage Companies provides online services to information technology professionals, companies and recruiters. The company flagship intends to be a resume and job posting database with advanced search capabilities with many value-added feature. The comapny has 17 subsidiaries.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.23)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.29)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: TSX:FDGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Farmers Edge
Farmers Edge
Farmers Edge is leading the next agricultural revolution with the industry’s broadest portfolio of proprietary technological innovations, spanning hardware, software, and services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$36.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($35.68)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
500
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,614.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$542.18
EBIT ($mm)
$84.79
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8568
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ExpoMedia Group, PLC.
Expomedia Group develops and manages the chain of state-of-the-art exhibition and conference centres, EXPO XXI International Expocentres, in key markets where multi-functional event space is in demand.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$50.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: YVR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liquid Media Group Ltd.
Liquid Media Group Ltd.
Liquid Media Group is a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms. The group creates and delivers creative content for film, television, gaming and AR/VR through its network of shared services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.92)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,864.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$311.04
EBIT ($mm)
$214.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6900
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$141.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.85
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
1751
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Ticker: TSE:6054
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Livesense Inc.
Livesense Inc.
Livesense is a Tokyo-based Internet media company known for its job search site with the business model that rewards users when they land a new job. Livesense also operates websites that help people to find apartments and comparison sites for various business services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$59.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.17
EBIT ($mm)
$1.83
Net Income ($mm)
$3.19
Employees
299
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Ticker: DB:IFS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infas Holding AG
Infas Holding Aktiengesellschaft is a German holding company engaged in the advertising and marketing sectors. The Company divides its activities into the two business segments: Marketing and Social Research, and Photographic news agency.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$34.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.36
EBIT ($mm)
$4.12
Net Income ($mm)
$2.62
Employees
168
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Ticker: NYSE:SSTK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content - including images, videos and music - as well as innovative tools that power the creative process.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$719.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$143.81
EBIT ($mm)
$130.88
Net Income ($mm)
$107.43
Employees
967
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
En-Japan
en-Japan inc. provides online recruitment solutions in Japan. en-Japan operates various websites for job search and job change services. Their range of websites help people in their 20s to mid 30s and 40s find a job. Their websites also help people find temporary employment or part-time jobs.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$506.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$105.06
EBIT ($mm)
$87.96
Net Income ($mm)
$55.17
Employees
3547
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Ticker: TSE:2120
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lifull Co., Ltd.
Lifull Co., Ltd.
LIFULL Co., Ltd. is a company that operates real estate and housing information services. Its main service is the operation of LIFULL HOME'S, a website providing real estate and housing information, which provides the industry's most extensive library of property information in Japan.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$369.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.80
EBIT ($mm)
$45.82
Net Income ($mm)
$27.51
Employees
1297
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Ticker: FVRR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiverr
Based in Israel, Fiverr’s mission is to change how the world works together. The Fiverr platform helps connect businesses with freelancers offering digital services including graphic design, copywriting, voice overs and music and film editing.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$251.81
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.49)
EBIT ($mm)
($23.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
545
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Ticker: TSE:2124
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JAC Recruitment
JAC Recruitment
Based in Japan, JAC Recruitment provides recruitment services mainly for middle management and specialists in all industries and occupations, including manufacturers, IT, healthcare, finance, consumer goods, services, and the Web.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$220.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.07
EBIT ($mm)
$55.53
Net Income ($mm)
$39.70
Employees
1467
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Ticker: TSE:3679
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZiGExN Co., Ltd.
ZIGExN engages in the life media platform business in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Human Resource, Real Estate, and Lifestyle. ZIGExN operates multiple websites that offer job searching, real estate rental, and moving services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$122.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.71
EBIT ($mm)
$38.27
Net Income ($mm)
$26.41
Employees
398
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Ticker: TSE:3966
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uzabase
Uzabase
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$45.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.19
EBIT ($mm)
$5.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.93
Employees
241
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Ticker: ASX:FLN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$35.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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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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Ticker: OTCPK:RCRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recruiter.com
Recruiter.com
Recruiter.com Group, Inc. is an AI- and video-enabled hiring platform with the world's largest network of recruiters. Businesses of all sizes recruit talent faster using the Recruiter.com platform, which is powered by virtual teams of on-demand recruiters and video and AI job-matching technology.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$11.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
270
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