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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 5/29/2015 via PR Newswire

Informa Exhibitions, acquired Dwell on Design

synopsis: Dwell Media and Informa announced that Dwell on Design, an asset of Dwell Media, LLC with shows in New York and Los Angeles, will now be owned by UK-based Informa and run by Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate. Dwell on Design is America's Largest Design Event curated by the editors of Dwell magazine.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Exhibitions
Informa Exhibitions delivers over 150 trade and consumer exhibitions annually across the globe. More than 800 talented individuals collaborate to present market leading events for sectors including Beauty, Construction, Design, Life Sciences, Maritime, Neutraceuticals, Pop Culture and Real Estate. "
target parent: Dwell
target: Dwell on Design
Dwell on Design, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, is the nation's top design event, featuring dynamic exhibitions, unparalleled educational opportunities, and more. Dwell on Design has two annual events in New York and Los Angeles.
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announced 12/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Legion Holdings, will acquire Abril

synopsis: Legion Holdings, a Brazilian investment firm owned by lawyer Fábio Carvalho, will acquire Abril, a Brazilian media company. Abril publishes 22 magazines in Brazil. Abril also operates GoRead, an online subscription platform for digital magazines, and CASACOR, an exhibition about interior design.
buyer: Legion Holdings
Legion Holdings is a Brazilian investment firm owned by Fábio Carvalho. Fábio Carvalho is a lawyer in Brazil. Fábio Carvalho focuses his business activities in the acquisition of companies in financial crisis, aiming to bring them back to the state of stability and growth. "
target: Abril
Abril is a Brazilian media company. The company publishes 22 magazines in Brazil. Abril sells 164 million publications a year and has a total of 22 million readers. Abril also operates GoRead, an online subscription platform for digital magazines, and CASACOR, an exhibition about interior design.
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closed 9/29/2006 via Company Press Release

Hanley Wood, LLC, purchased ARCHITECTURE and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING from VNU Business Information

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC, the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the housing and construction industries, announced today the purchase of ARCHITECTURE and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING from VNU Business Media, Inc. ARCHITECTURE will immediately be merged into Hanley Wood's newest launch, ARCHITECT, which debuts in October.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
seller parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
seller: VNU Business Information (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Architonic AG, acquired ArchDaily

synopsis: Architonic, a database for premium design and architectural products, has acquired ArchDaily, the world's most visited architecture website. ArchDaily collects and spreads the most important information for architects seeking to build a better world. The site provides the latest architecture news about projects, products, events, and more.
buyer parent: NZZ-Mediengruppe
buyer: Architonic AG
Architonic is the world’s number-one database for premium design and architectural products. Architonic offers a carefully considered showcase of over 400,000 premium design products and materials from over 1,500 high-end manufacturers. "
target: ArchDaily
ArchDaily is the world's most visited architecture website. ArchDaily collects and spreads the most important information for architects seeking to build a better world. The site provides the latest architecture news about projects, products, events, and more.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sandow Media Corporation, acquired Metropolis Magazine

synopsis: Sandow—the parent company of Interior Design and Luxe Interiors + Design magazines, among others—has acquired architecture and design-focused Metropolis magazine from owner and president Eugenie Havemeyer. Launched in 1981, Metropolis originally focused solely on New York City, but expanded to take on a national presence.
buyer: Sandow Media Corporation
SANDOW is a leader in building multi-platform brands that inform, inspire and engage consumer and business audiences. At the intersection of luxury and design, SANDOW brands span digital and print media, licensing, consulting, e-commerce and retail, business information and marketing services. "
target: Metropolis Magazine
Metropolis is an Urban design trade magazine for architects and designers. Launched in 1981, Metropolis originally focused solely on New York City, but expanded to take on a national presence. Its 51,000-circ print magazine is distributed to members of the American Society of Interior Designers.
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announced 7/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fiera Milano International SPA, will acquire MADE Expo

synopsis: Fiera Milano SpA announces that it has signed a binding preliminary contract for the acquisition of 60% of the company MADE Expo from Federlegno Arredo Eventi SpA. MADE Expo is a major Italian event (and one of the largest in Europe) for the world of architecture, building, construction and door and window frames.
buyer: Fiera Milano International SPA (BIT:FM:$268.81)
Fiera Milano is the domestic market leader and one of the main integrated operators worldwide in the exhibition and congress sector. The Group manages the leading exhibition site in Italy and dominates events in numerous sectors, including fashion, food, engineering, construction and more. "
target parent: Federlegno Arredo Eventi Spa
target: MADE Expo
MADE Expo is a major Italian event (and one of the largest in Europe) for the world of architecture, building, construction and door and window frames. MADE Expo is a biennial international exhibition of architecture and construction dedicated to designers.
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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 5/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publications, acquired Pion Ltd.

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world's leading independent and academic publishers, has announced the purchase of Pion Limited, independent publisher of high quality academic journals founded by Adam Gelbtuch and John Ashby in 1959. The acquisition results in Pion's entire publishing portfolio becoming a part of SAGE's journal program.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Pion Ltd.
Pion Limited is an independent publisher of high quality academic journals founded by Adam Gelbtuch and John Ashby in 1959. Pion’s portfolio comprises of the four journals of the acclaimed 'Environment and Planning' series of journals alongside Perception and the open access i-Perception
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closed 5/4/2006 via Company Press Release

Centaur Communications Ltd, acquired Pro-Talk Ltd.

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire share capital of the online sales lead service company Pro-Talk Ltd for an initial consideration of 4 million in cash.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
target: Pro-Talk Ltd.
Pro-Talk Ltd has developed and currently operates 13 web sites serving specific vertical business sectors, mainly in the engineering, construction and technical products areas. It also publishes regular email newsletters for readers in these sectors.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sublime Media LLC, acquired Fabricating and Metalworking

synopsis: Sublime Media LLC, which was formed by Chad Morrison in 2020 in Birmingham, has acquired the assets of Alliance Communications Inc. The acquisition includes Alliance's flagship product, Fabricating and Metalworking, a magazine that provides news & solutions to the metalworking and fabricating industries.
buyer: Sublime Media LLC
Sublime Media LLC was formed by Chad Morrison in 2020 in Birmingham, Alabama to acquire Fabricating and Metalworking Magazine. "
target: Fabricating and Metalworking
Fabricating & Metalworking is a magazine that provides news & solutions to the metalworking and fabricating industries.
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marked Business Media Inc., acquired Plumbing & HVAC Magazine

synopsis: Marked Business Media Inc., a relatively new company (with no website as of yet) has acquired Plumbing & HVAC magazine, a company that publishes two monthly business magazines in the plumbing and HVAC industry, from Newcom Business Media Inc., a leading Canadian publishing company that specializes in B2B publishing.
buyer: Marked Business Media Inc.
Marked Business Media Inc. is a relatively new magazine publisher based out of Ontario, Canada. "
target parent: Newcom Business Media, Inc.
target: Plumbing & HVAC Magazine
Plumbing & HVAC magazine publishes two monthly business magazines in the plumbing and HVAC industry. They are based in Ontario, Canada.
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closed 10/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

Batiactu Groupe SAS, acquired XPAIR S.a.r.l.

synopsis: Batiactu Groupe, the experts in online content and services for the construction, housing and real estate markets, has acquired XPAIR.com. It provides information on heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning devices.
buyer: Batiactu Groupe SAS
Batiactu Group specializes in online content and services for the construction, housing and real estate markets. Batiactu Group designs, develops, and distributes its content and services in the building, architecture, habitat, and property markets. "
target: XPAIR S.a.r.l.
XPAIR S.a.r.l. own and operates a portal that provides information on heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning devices. The company is based in Monaco.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

NZZ-Mediengruppe, acquired Architonic AG

synopsis: NZZ Mediengruppe, a publisher based in Zurich, Switzerland, has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Architonic AG. Architonic AG owns and operates an online community for architects, designers, home-owners, and design enthusiasts.
buyer: NZZ-Mediengruppe
NZZ Mediengruppe, through its subsidiaries, offers publishes electronic and print materials including newspaper, magazines, and e-newspapers. The company was founded in 1780 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. "
target: Architonic AG
With its carefully considered showcase of over 160.000 premium design products and materials, Architonic is the number-one online community for architects, designers, home-owners and design enthusiasts. 16 million visitors a year choose Architonic as their guide to the very best of current design.
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closed 11/4/2015 via Company Press Release

Hanley Wood, LLC, acquired Houseplans

synopsis: Hanley Wood, the premier company serving the information and marketing needs of the construction industry, announced that is has acquired Houseplans.com, a leading online destination for the purchase of ready-made house blueprints. Houseplans.com is based in Petaluma, CA, featuring nearly 40,000 plans covering every architectural style and design.
buyer: 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. "
target: Houseplans
Houseplans is the largest online database of ready-made house blueprints for buyers who are ready to start building. Houseplans features every possible architectural style and design, each that has met the discerning standards of world-class architects.
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closed 5/23/2018 via GlobeNewswire

BIMobject AB, acquired The BIM Hub FZ-LLC

synopsis: BIMobject, a Swedish technology company that provides a digital content management system for BIM objects, has acquired The BIM Hub (TBH), a Dubai-based professional social media platform for BIM and AEC companies. TBH's focus is to offer content such as educational materials, white papers, videos, news, and events.
buyer: BIMobject AB (OM:BIM:$12.82)
BIMobject is a Swedish technology company that is digitalising the building industry. They are the world's largest digital content management system for BIM objects. BIMobject assists product manufacturers in the AEC field to promote and deliver their products directly into the BIM process. "
target: The BIM Hub FZ-LLC
The BIM Hub (TBH) is a Dubai-based social media platform for BIM users, property owners, architects, engineers and contractors as well as project managers, property managers and facility managers. TBH's focus is to offer content such as educational materials, white papers, videos, news, and events.
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announced 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mark Allen Group, will purchase Engineering Portfolio from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group, a progressive media business, will acquire Centaur Media Plc's engineering portfolio. Centaur is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy. Their engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes The Engineer and Subcon.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes monthly magazine The Engineer and subcontract manufacturing event Subcon. Centaur Media is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy.
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closed 4/3/2012 via PR Newswire

SAE International, acquired Tech Briefs Media Group

synopsis: SAE International has acquired ABP International, dba Tech Briefs Media Group. With primary offices in New York and New Jersey, Tech Briefs Media Group employs 35 people and publishes a variety of design engineering magazines and supplements in both print and digital formats, including their well-known flagship publication, NASA Tech Briefs.
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. It is a global association of more than 134,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. "
target: Tech Briefs Media Group
With primary offices in New York and New Jersey, Tech Briefs Media Group publishes a variety of design engineering magazines and supplements in both print and digital formats, including their well-known flagship publication, NASA Tech Briefs.
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closed 3/8/2004 via BusinessWire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Institute of Validation Technology

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide market-focused publishing, tradeshow and marketing services company, announced today that it has acquired the privately held Institute of Validation Technology (IVT), the leading source of FDA validation and compliance information.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: Institute of Validation Technology
The Institute of Validation Technology (IVT) publisher of the Journal of Validation TechnologyÆ and the Journal of GXP ComplianceÆ, is dedicated to expanding the global knowledge base for validation and compliance professionals in FDA-regulated industries. Through educational publications, timely c
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

easyFairs, acquired Advanced Engineering UK

synopsis: Easyfairs has announced the acquisition of UK Tech Events Ltd, organiser of the Advanced Engineering UK portfolio of events. Advanced Engineering UK is one of the UK’s fastest growing industry meetings and unites multiple interrelated high value engineering communities.
buyer parent: Artexis Easyfairs
buyer: easyFairs
easyFairs is one of the leading organisers of trade shows. It runs time & cost-effective trade shows in Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Advanced Engineering UK
Advanced Engineering UK is one of the UK’s fastest growing industry meetings and unites multiple interrelated high value engineering communities into a unique integrated technology transfer and supply chain business development environment.
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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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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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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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Ticker: OHGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
One Horizon Group
Based in the United Kingdom, One Horizon Group, Inc. is a reseller of secure messaging software for the growing gaming, security and education markets including in China and Hong Kong.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.08)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.36)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6
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Ticker: OTCPK:VGTL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VGtel, Inc.
VGtel, Inc.
VGTel, Inc. is an entertainment and media holdings company with a focus on acquisitions and investments in horizontally and vertically integrated companies and technology. The company is pursuing broader areas of entertainment, including but not limited to hospitality, nightlife, and digital media.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.64)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.65)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: TSX:KEW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kew Media Group Inc.
Based in Canada, Kew Media Group is a leading content company that produces and distributes multi-genre content worldwide. Kew Media Group companies develop, produce and distribute more than 1,000 hours of content every year, as well as distribute a library of more than 10,000 hours.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$172.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.25
EBIT ($mm)
$4.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
171
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Ticker: OTCPK:ITKH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTeknik Holding Corporation
iTeknik Holding Corporation's strategy is to acquire fundamentally sound companies that are market accepted, scalable and demonstrate a quantifiable value proposition. Their focus is in companies in the Marketing, Advertising and Digital Media space.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$12.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.37
EBIT ($mm)
$0.30
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
7
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MDW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediawan S.A.
Mediawan S.A.
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$570.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.86
EBIT ($mm)
$36.46
Net Income ($mm)
$0.56
Employees
549
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Ticker: :KLR.ASE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GigCapital, Inc.
GigCapital, Inc.
GigCapital is a Private-to-Public Equity technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) focused investment group. The group deploys a unique Mentor-Investors methodology to partner with exceptional TMT companies, managed by dedicated and experienced entrepreneurs.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.91)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XTRA:CPX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capsensixx
Capsensixx
Capsensixx is a German holding company focused on fund administrators, investment service providers, IT services, and digitization companies. Capsensixx supports financial service providers with their specialized companies and services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$130.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.30
EBIT ($mm)
$3.97
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
95
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Ticker: JSE:4SI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4Sight Holdings Ltd
4Sight Holdings Ltd
4Sight Holdings is an international holding company that focuses on investing in Industry 4.0 companies. They create value for their shareholders by facilitating their entrepreneurial subsidiaries to connect ideas, partners, and technologies across industries.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$43.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.93
EBIT ($mm)
($0.56)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
410
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Ticker: TSXV:HIRE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HIRE Technologies
HIRE Technologies
HIRE Technologies is a Canadian company focused on the acquisition of information technology, staffing, and HR consulting firms. HIRE provides their partners with meaningful cross-selling opportunities, access to leading technology, and a centralized back-office system to support growth.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.71)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:SPYR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SPYR, Inc
SPYR, Inc
SPYR is a diversified holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries in the mobile gaming and hospitality industries. As a part of a long term strategy, SPYR is looking to acquire and grow businesses that generate strong revenue or have IP that is deemed valuable.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.77)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.83)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: MRNJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Metatron, Inc.
Metatron, Inc.
Metatron Inc. is a diversified internet holding company with a mission to harness the power of today's online and wireless consumer interactivity to make daily life easier, more productive and more entertaining for people all over the world.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.07
EBIT ($mm)
$0.07
Net Income ($mm)
$0.07
Employees
149
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Ticker: OTCPK:MJHI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MJ Harvest, Inc.
MJ Harvest, Inc.
MJ Harvest, Inc. (MJHI) is a company focused on acquiring and developing technologies that benefit agricultural processes. MJHI's strategy is to find small independent inventors and operators that have interesting and viable products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.89)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.90)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: OTCPK:BRYN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bryn Resources Inc.
Bryn Resources Inc.
Bryn Resources (BRYN) is a publicly listed company on the OTC markets under the symbol BRYN and is the business of acquiring talent and technology to form subsidiaries that one day will be spinned out and listed publicly. They are based in Niagra Falls, NY.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: OTCPK:ETKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Evolution Technology Resources Inc.
Evolution Technology Resources Inc.
Evolution Technology Resources is a business development company that is focused on acquiring intellectual property and assets for cloud computing, high tech and online gambling industries.
year
2017
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Ticker: OTCPK:VMNT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vemanti Group, Inc.
Vemanti Group, Inc.
Vemanti Group, Inc. is a diversified holding corporation that seeks to be active in high-growth, emerging, and technology-driven markets. Their core strengths are in technology development and investment. They plan to grow through M&A by looking for businesses that have start-able products.
year
2016
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