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closed 1/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired iNET Interactive

synopsis: Penton, North America's largest privately held professional information services company, announced that it has acquired iNET Interactive, a leading event and digital information company that focuses on the booming Cloud, Hosting and Data Center segments of the technology sector.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton drives performance for more than sixteen million professionals each and every day. They rely on Penton to deliver insights, information & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions. "
target: iNET Interactive
iNET Interactive is a special interest media company. The company serves its special interest communities with online properties, events, and publications. The company’s web-centric approach incorporates user-contributed ratings, review, and discussion augmented with professionally-produced content.
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closed 2/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Niche

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Niche, a small startup that connects advertisers with social media stars — who are increasingly able to make money on services like Twitter and Twitter’s Vine video service.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Niche
Niche is a community of relevant and influential social media creators, prominent on rising platforms like Vine, Instagram and Tumblr. With both software and services, Niche helps creators engage, thrive and monetize.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Financial Times

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired The Next Web

synopsis: The Financial Times has acquired a controlling stake in TNW (The Next Web), an events and media company with a focus on new technology and startups in Europe.
buyer parent: Nikkei Inc.
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of 985,000, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. "
target: The Next Web
The Next Web or TNW is a global digital brand that informs, inspires and connects people who love tech, through media, events, and services. Primarily known for its media outlet thenextweb.com and award-winning tech event TNW Conference,
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closed 5/10/2017 via BusinessWire

Techmagnate, acquired BlogX

synopsis: Techmagnate, India’s leading Digital Marketing Agency acquired BlogX, India’s largest blog conference where bloggers and content managers connect. The first BlogX event took place in July 2016 in New Delhi, and since then the platform has gained heights in terms of popularity.
buyer: Techmagnate
Techmagnate is a full-fledged Digital Marketing agency that specializes in SEO, PPC, Content Marketing, Social Media and Website Designing, etc. After over a decade of working with brands such as Airtel, Bajaj, LG, Honda, etc., the company stands among the top digital marketing agencies in India. "
target: BlogX
BlogX is India’s leading blog conference where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community. The blogger’s meet emphasizes on content, relationship and brand building.
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closed 7/30/2012 via BusinessWire

Oxygen Accelerator, acquired Launch48 LTD

synopsis: Launch48, which runs events around the world in which technology enthusiasts collaborate to create a new web or mobile business in just 48 hours, has been purchased by Oxygen Enterprise Partners Ltd, which runs Oxygen Accelerator at Birmingham Science Park Aston.
buyer: Oxygen Accelerator
Oxygen Accelerator is a 13-week intensive mentor led bootcamp for technology startups. Oxygen Accelerator is founded by serial entrepreneur Mark Hales, who wanted to turn people's ideas into solid businesses, while helping to develop a sustainable future for his home city of Birmingham. "
target: Launch48 LTD
The aim of Launch48 is to bring together participants from different backgrounds and levels of experience in the web industry to think/plan/develop and launch one or multiple web apps in one weekend.
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closed 9/20/2010 via BusinessWire

WebMediaBrands, Inc., acquired Semantic Technology Conference

synopsis: WebMediaBrands announced that it has acquired all of the assets of the Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech) and the SemanticUniverse.com blog from Wilshire Conferences. SemTech is the largest conference in the world dedicated to the rapidly growing topic of the Semantic Web and Linked Data.
buyer: WebMediaBrands, Inc. (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. "
target parent: Wilshire Conferences, Inc.
target: Semantic Technology Conference
SemTech ("Semantic Technology Conference ") is the largest conference in the world dedicated to the rapidly growing topic of the Semantic Web and Linked Data. SemanticUniverse is a blog and e-mail newsletter providing news and articles about the application of semantic technologies.
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closed 3/31/2010 via Company Press Release

Intema Solutions, acquired Les productions Eventia, Inc.

synopsis: Intema Solutions has acquired Group Eventia, Producer of WEBCOM Montreal Conference and Recruits Its President, Michel Chioini, to Head Intema's New Venture, an Interactive Agency
buyer: Intema Solutions (TSXV:ITM:$0.09)
Intema provides a wide range of software products and services to optimize marketing activities including helpdesk software, videoconferencing software, online visibility, behavioral email campaigns and a set of interacting applications to simplify and facilitate marketing and maximize results. "
target: Les productions Eventia, Inc.
Eventia is the producer of the WEBCOM event (www.webcom-montreal.com) the most important international Web dedicated conference in Canada.
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closed 3/3/2011 via Company Press Release

iNET Interactive, acquired Web Host Industry Review

synopsis: iNET Interactive has acquired Web Host Industry Review, the leading news and analysis source for the hosted services industry. TheWHIR.com has provided readers with daily industry news, feature coverage, expert opinion and analysis. The Web Host Industry Review Magazine has been an important voice in the industry’s business community.
buyer: iNET Interactive
iNET Interactive is a social media company operating prominent online communities for technology professionals and technology enthusiasts. Their vertically-focused communities incorporate user-contributed ratings, reviews, and discussion augmented with professionally-produced content. "
target: Web Host Industry Review
Web Host Industry Review, Inc. ("theWHIR.com") provides its readers with daily industry news, feature coverage and expert opinion and analysis, in addition to comprehensive resources for web host industry executives, resellers and web hosting consumers.
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closed 12/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tomorrow's Retail, LLC, acquired AdminForums

synopsis: Tomorrow's Retail, LLC announces their acquisition of AdminForums, an internet community for website owners across the world. They can use it for assistance regarding their websites, look for free website hosting, search engine optimization, and more.
buyer: Tomorrow's Retail, LLC
Tomorrow's Retail, LLC offers a range of services and products, most of which are centered around Internet Marketing and Web Promotion Services. Their services include Private Label Rights, Internet Marketing & Webmaster Training, Web Design, and Blog Network. "
target: AdminForums
AdminForums is an internet community for website owners across the world, sharing status updates, articles and helping eachother with website and coding related problems. Members can promote their website, post on the community message board and engage with each other.
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closed 5/6/2013 via Market Wire

EPiServer, acquired Euroling AB

synopsis: EPiServer, a global software provider for innovative ecommerce and digital marketing solutions, acquires Swedish search provider, Euroling. The acquisition will serve as a strong addition to EPiServer's current offerings, as Euroling's search technology, SiteSeeker, will be leveraged to expand upon EPiServer's existing set of search capabilities.
buyer: EPiServer
EPiServer AB is the leading supplier of solutions that enable true Web engagement and drive business results for end customers. The EPiServer platform is delivered through an extensive network of over 500 partner companies in 30 countries. "
target: Euroling AB
Euroling is a leading provider of services for information retrieval. Under the brand SiteSeeker, the company offers search and data services for e-commerce, web sites and intranets for more than 250 companies and organizations, including NCC, Ving and the Swedish Armed Forces.
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closed 11/8/2010 via BusinessWire

Undertone, Inc., acquired Jambo Media LLC

synopsis: Undertone announced it has acquired Jambo Media, one of the largest suppliers of online video advertising distribution and technology. This acquisition creates a singular choice for premium display and video, bringing to market Undertone’s vision of bridging the gap between traditional TV and digital advertising.
buyer: Undertone, Inc.
Undertone delivers quality display and video experiences for advertisers, publishers and the audiences they serve. Undertone’s Digital Advertising Suite™ is a unified platform that supports targeting, optimization and reporting across multiple formats. "
target: Jambo Media LLC
Jambo currently supports more than 1,000 sites, consistently ranks as a ComScore Top 25 video property, and delivers the video inventory for scores of the industry’s ad networks and publishers.
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closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired IndexTank, Inc.

synopsis: Professional social network LinkedIn has acquired hosted search startup IndexTank. IndexTank is a real-time, hosted search engine service that allows developers to quickly build search-based applications without having to worry about hosting their own search software. Its features include real-time feed indexing, geo search, and more.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network. "
target: IndexTank, Inc.
IndexTank is a real-time, hosted search engine service that allows developers to quickly build search-based applications without having to worry about hosting their own search software.
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closed 7/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Skimlinks Inc., acquired Atma Links

synopsis: Skimlinks announced that it had acquired content monetization firm Atma Links. Already innovation leaders in the space, Skimlinks will merge the Atma Links technology with its own affiliate marketing platform to offer its publishers and partners the first real-time in-text product identification and price comparison service.
buyer: Skimlinks Inc.
Skimlinks helps online publishers monetize their content by automating the creation of affiliate links both on words and existing links in text. Skimlinks helps 700,000 websites focus on creating quality content while earning commissions from over 15,500 merchants across 27 affiliate networks. "
target: Atma Links
Atma Links helps forums and other online publishers more easily and more efficiently monetize their content through automatic affiliate linking. If their website drives traffic to online merchants via in-text hyperlinks, Atma Links earn them money by attaching affiliate codes to all eligible links.
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closed 3/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Internet Retailing Expo

synopsis: Organiser Clarion Events has announced the acquisition of Internet Retail Events Ltd from SJP Business Media. Internet Retail Events’ portfolio of market-leading events comprises Internet Retailing Expo (IRX), eDelivery Expo, Internet Retailing Conference, eDelivery Conference and the Internet Retailing Awards.
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 parent: SJP Business Media
target: Internet Retailing Expo
Held annually at The National Exhibition Centre, Internet Retailing Expo (IRX) launched in 2011 and won Best UK Trade Show Exhibition (>2,000sqm) at the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards in 2014.
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closed 2/5/2014 via PR Web

Open Mobile Media Ltd., acquired M for Mobile

synopsis: Open Mobile Media, organizer of The Open Mobile Summit (OMS) in San Francisco and London, has acquired M for Mobile, an events and content producer focused on mobile commerce.
buyer parent: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
buyer: Open Mobile Media Ltd.
The Open Mobile Summit the industry's number one conference and annual meeting-place. The show offers an incomparable opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in the mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce industries. "
target: M for Mobile
In 2013, M for Mobile held four conferences on mobile commerce and payments, two in Europe and two in the United States. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in the United Kingdom.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased E-Commerce Events Group from Vertical Web Media LLC

synopsis: GLM announced its acquisition of the events group of Vertical Web Media (VWM), including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the leading e-commerce event in the United States, and two allied events – Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum (MMCF) and Internet Retailer Web Design and Usability Conference (IRWD).
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: GLM
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. "
seller: Vertical Web Media LLC
Vertical Web Media is the largest media group exclusively covering the e-commerce field. It operates Internet Retailer Magazine, two information and research web sites, two e-mail newsletters and seven research publications and databases, all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.
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closed 3/4/2008 via Company Press Release

Worldwide Business Research, acquired ecomXpo

synopsis: eComXpo, the virtual trade show and job fair for eCommerce marketers is being acquired by Worldwide Business Research, the producers of eTail and more than hundreds of other internationally recognized physical events.
buyer: Worldwide Business Research
Worldwide Business Research ("WBR") is the world's biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world's leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. "
target: ecomXpo
eComXpo is the first virtual, online trade show, conference and job fair for eCommerce marketers. Hundreds of exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters gather semi-annually with over 8,000 attendees at this 100% online and virtual event, the largest gathering of eCommerce marketers in the world.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Coveo, acquired Tooso

synopsis: Coveo, a pioneer of cloud-based AI-powered search and recommendations engine, has acquired Tooso, an AI-based e-commerce search engine that creates a personalized and interactive experience. Tooso tailors the search experience around customers to understand their needs and bring them to check out.
buyer: Coveo
Coveo is a pioneer of cloud-based AI-powered search and recommendations engine. Coveo combines unified search, analytics and machine learning to deliver relevant information and recommendations across every business interaction, making it effortless and efficient. "
target: Tooso
Tooso is an AI-based e-commerce search engine that creates a personalized and interactive experience. Tooso tailors the search experience around customers to understand their needs and bring them to check out.
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announced 10/11/2017 via Reuters

Digital Packaging S.A.S., will acquire JASTEC France

synopsis: JASTEC plans to sell 100 percent voting power in wholly owned unit JASTEC FRANCE S.A.S. to France-based company Digital Packaging S.A.S. Based on 18 years of experience, JASTEC France is a major actor in image recognition solution, offering the most robust, scalable and fastest visual search functionalities on the market today.
buyer: Digital Packaging S.A.S.
Digital Packaging S.A.S., based in France, provides printing, model making, specialized prototyping and pre-packing services. "
target parent: JASTEC Co., Ltd.
target: JASTEC France
Based on 18 years of experience, JASTEC France is a major actor in image recognition solution, offering the most robust, scalable and fastest visual search functionalities on the market today.
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closed 2/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

IRIS Mediaworks, acquired Streamcast

synopsis: IRIS Mediaworks has recently entered into media, technology and telecom industry through its acquisition of the Streamcast group of companies in India. The Streamcast Group is a leading global technology group that provides cloud based SaaS streaming services to internet infrastructure owners.
buyer: IRIS Mediaworks (BSE:531337:$12.27)
Originated in 1992, Iris Media Works is an integrated Media and Entertainment company engaged primarily in broadcasting, content development, and its delivery via satellite. They are based in India. "
target: Streamcast
The Streamcast Group is a leading global technology group that provides cloud based SaaS streaming services to internet infrastructure owners.
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closed 1/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired iNET Interactive

synopsis: Penton, North America's largest privately held professional information services company, announced that it has acquired iNET Interactive, a leading event and digital information company that focuses on the booming Cloud, Hosting and Data Center segments of the technology sector.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton drives performance for more than sixteen million professionals each and every day. They rely on Penton to deliver insights, information & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions. "
target: iNET Interactive
iNET Interactive is a special interest media company. The company serves its special interest communities with online properties, events, and publications. The company’s web-centric approach incorporates user-contributed ratings, review, and discussion augmented with professionally-produced content.
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closed 3/3/2011 via Company Press Release

iNET Interactive, acquired Web Host Industry Review

synopsis: iNET Interactive has acquired Web Host Industry Review, the leading news and analysis source for the hosted services industry. TheWHIR.com has provided readers with daily industry news, feature coverage, expert opinion and analysis. The Web Host Industry Review Magazine has been an important voice in the industry’s business community.
buyer: iNET Interactive
iNET Interactive is a social media company operating prominent online communities for technology professionals and technology enthusiasts. Their vertically-focused communities incorporate user-contributed ratings, reviews, and discussion augmented with professionally-produced content. "
target: Web Host Industry Review
Web Host Industry Review, Inc. ("theWHIR.com") provides its readers with daily industry news, feature coverage and expert opinion and analysis, in addition to comprehensive resources for web host industry executives, resellers and web hosting consumers.
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announced 9/15/2016 via Reuters

Informa plc, will acquire Penton

synopsis: British business information group Informa Plc said it had agreed to buy U.S.-based information services company Penton. Penton's products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
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closed 1/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired TU-Automotive Ltd

synopsis: Penton, an innovative information services company that empowers 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year, announced it has acquired TU-Automotive, an event and digital information company serving the connected vehicle segment of the automotive tech market.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking. "
target parent: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
target: TU-Automotive Ltd
TU-Automotive delivers premiere events, networking, content and analysis on the current topics of connected vehicles, mobility, autonomous driving and the downstream implications to related industries. They provides market-leading digital content, analysis, education and business intelligence.
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closed 10/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired World Tea Expo

synopsis: Penton announced that it has acquired World Tea Expo, the leading event and digital information company dedicated to the global tea industry. World Tea Expo serves the growing North American specialty multi-billion dollar tea market.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: World Tea Expo
World Tea Media produces the annual World Tea Expo, the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100% on premium teas and related products. Blending fresh ideas, the latest trends and new distribution channels with three days of focused buying, selling and education.
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closed 1/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired iNET Interactive

synopsis: Penton, North America's largest privately held professional information services company, announced that it has acquired iNET Interactive, a leading event and digital information company that focuses on the booming Cloud, Hosting and Data Center segments of the technology sector.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton drives performance for more than sixteen million professionals each and every day. They rely on Penton to deliver insights, information & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions. "
target: iNET Interactive
iNET Interactive is a special interest media company. The company serves its special interest communities with online properties, events, and publications. The company’s web-centric approach incorporates user-contributed ratings, review, and discussion augmented with professionally-produced content.
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closed 9/18/2013 via Company Press Release

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired Clymer Manuals

synopsis: Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. acquired Clymer and Intertec Manuals from Penton Business Media Inc. Clymer Manuals publishes DIY repair manuals for motorcycle owners. It also publishes a range of DIY manuals for personal watercraft and snowmobiles; and under the Intertec name, publishes manuals for farm equipment.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target parent: Penton Media
target: Clymer Manuals
Clymer Manuals publishes DIY repair manuals for motorcycle owners. It also publishes a range of DIY manuals for personal watercraft and snowmobiles; and under the Intertec name, publishes manuals for farm equipment.
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closed 8/1/2013 via BusinessWire

Penton Media, acquired Aviation Week & Space Technology

synopsis: Penton, a leading strategic information and marketing solutions company, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Aviation Week, the leading brand in global aviation information, including its events, data, digital and media products. Aviation Week & Space Technology is the world's most widely read aviation and aerospace magazine
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. "
target parent: McGraw Hill Financial
target: 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.
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closed 11/13/2012 via PR Newswire

Penton Media, acquired Farm Progress

synopsis: Penton Media acquired Farm Progress from Fairfax Media Limited of Sydney, Australia, significantly expanding its agriculture sector footprint to become the largest and most diversified agriculture information business in North America, offering live events, digital products, data, marketing services and publications.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: Farm Progress
Farm Progress is the publisher of 22 agricultural and ranching magazines. Farm Progress Companies is owned by Fairfax Media, an Australian media company based in New South Wales. The company publishes 18 regional magazines with local coverage of each agricultural community.
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closed 10/1/2012 via Folio: First Day

Access Intelligence, LLC, purchased Four Marketing Brands from Penton Media

synopsis: Rockville, Maryland-based b-to-b media company Access Intelligence has purchased four of Penton Media's marketing brands. Included in the deal are Chief Marketer, Multichannel Merchant, Direct and PROMO and their associated events and digital components.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
seller parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
seller: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed.
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closed 8/30/2011 via PR Newswire

Penton Media, acquired Nine Lives Media, Inc.

synopsis: Penton Media has acquired Nine Lives Media and its leading online destinations: MSPmentor, Talkin' Cloud and The VAR Guy. Nine Lives will become a business unit of Penton's Technology Group, joining Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine, SharePoint Pro, DevPro, Cloud IT Pro, Mobile DevPro, Connected Planet and System iNetwork.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. "
target: Nine Lives Media, Inc.
Nine Lives Media Inc. offers editorial content, social media development, sales and marketing, design, and project management services. Its leading online destinations include: MSPmentor, Talkin' Cloud and The VAR Guy.
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closed 3/10/2011 via PR Newswire

Penton Media, acquired EyeTraffic Media, LLC

synopsis: Penton Media, a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, has announced that the company has completed its first marketing services acquisition with the purchase of EyeTraffic Media, an online marketing firm that provides campaign management solutions for companies and organizations.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target: EyeTraffic Media, LLC
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., EyeTraffic Media is a performance-driven interactive marketing consulting firm that provides unsurpassed campaign management solutions for companies and organizations seeking to more effectively connect with their target audiences.
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closed 12/13/2010 via Company Press Release

Penton Media, acquired Nation's Restaurant News

synopsis: Penton, a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, has acquired Nation’s Restaurant News from Lebhar-Friedman. NRN’s readers are made up of the decision-makers in the foodservice industry, from operation managers to owners and senior management.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
target: Nation's Restaurant News
Nation's Restaurant News is an American trade publication that covers the foodservice industry, including restaurants, restaurant chains, operations, marketing, and events.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BusinessWire

Penton Media, acquired asp.netPRO

synopsis: Penton Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of asp.netPRO magazine and the brand’s related media products including its www.aspnetpro.com website and its electronic newsletter, asp.netNOW. Formerly part of Informant Communications Group, Inc., asp.netPRO is a leading information resource for professional software developers.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target: asp.netPRO
asp.netPRO, published by Informant Communications Group, Inc., is a leading magazine for professional software developers who use Microsoft’s ASP.NET (Active Server Pages.NET) technology to build, deploy, and manage web-enabled applications and business solutions.
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announced 4/3/2008 via Company Press Release

Penton Media, will purchase Natural MarketPlace from The Natural Products Association

synopsis: The Natural Products Association announced a new partnership with Penton Media, Inc. aimed at expanding its annual trade show, Natural MarketPlace. Penton will acquire certain assets related to the show from the Natural Products Association, and Penton will manage the show in partnership with the association, beginning in 2009.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
seller: The Natural Products Association
Founded in 1936, the Natural Products Association is the nation’s largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. The Natural Products Association represents more than 10,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products.
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closed 2/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, acquired Penton Media, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP announced the completion of the purchase of Penton Media, Inc. and the simultaneous acquisition by MidOcean of 50% of the combined businesses of Prism Business Media Holdings, Inc. and Penton Media, Inc. Wasserstein, along with its coinvestors, continues to own 50% of the combined company.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: ABRY Partners
target: Penton Media, Inc.
Penton Media, Inc., a diversified business-to-business media company, produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences, and online media and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$530
rev ($mm)
$198
EBITDA ($mm)
$42
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 11/2/2006 via

Prism Business Media, acquired Supermarket News

synopsis: Prism Business Media Inc. announced the acquisition of the assets of Supermarket News, the leading information source for the $450+ billion U.S. food retailing sector, from Fairchild Publications, Inc. Supermarket News’ award-winning print and online products command an estimated 60% share of the market’s available advertising revenues.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Supermarket News
Supermarket News is the preferred weekly newspaper of senior executives and decision makers in the food retailing industry. It provides coverage of news, events, trends and topics across the industry, including management, productivity, pricing and marketing issues related to fresh foods.
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closed 9/22/2006 via Company Press Release

Advertising Specialty Institute, purchased Modern Uniforms, Stitches and Wearables Business magazines from Prism Business Media

synopsis: Advertising Specialty Institute®, the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry, announced today that it acquired Modern Uniforms, Stitches and Wearables Business magazines, websites and other assets from Prism Business Media Inc.
buyer parent: Cohn Family Trust
buyer: Advertising Specialty Institute
Advertising Specialty Institute is the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry, with a membership of 22,000 distributor firms (sellers) and supplier firms (manufacturers) of advertising specialties. "
seller parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
seller: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products.
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closed 9/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, acquired Speednews

synopsis: Prism Business Media Inc. has acquired SpeedNews(R), Inc., a leading source of news and information for executives in the aviation industry since 1979. SpeedNews publishes multiple industry-leading market-intelligence newsletters and also produces a highly-regarded series of annual supplier conferences.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target: Speednews
SpeedNews produces four industry supplier conferences each year, designed for equipment manufacturers, marketing representatives, analysts and raw material suppliers.
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closed 6/26/2006 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, acquired Transportation Technical Services, Inc.

synopsis: Prism Business Media Inc.announced the acquisition of the assets of Transportation Technical Services, Inc. (TTS), a leading trucking industry data source. TTS produces widely used trucking industry database/directory resources and operates FleetSeek(R), a customized Web vertical search engine.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target: Transportation Technical Services, Inc.
TTS is a privately held data and research firm, gathers, develops, and analyzes detailed information on trucking operations for use by the wide range of companies that market products and/or services to the industry.
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closed 12/22/2005 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, Inc., acquired Ward's Communications Inc.

synopsis: Prism Business Media Inc. today announced the purchase of the Ward's Automotive properties from PRIMEDIA, Inc. Ward's AutoWorld, Ward's Dealer Business, Ward's Information Products and Ward's Auto Interiors Show and Conference will rejoin Prism Business Media. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media, Inc.
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Ward's Communications Inc.
Ward's Communications is a world-leading provider of auto industry news, data and analysis, having served the industry's information needs for nearly 80 years. Ward's AutoWorld is a monthly magazine serving more than 68,000 automotive professionals globally.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/21/2005 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, Inc., acquired Boston Aviation Services

synopsis: Prism Business Media Inc. announced the acquisition of the assets of leading aviation directory publisher Boston Aviation Services (BAS). BAS publications include The Air Charter Guide, The Executive Traveler Edition and The Cellular Pilot.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media, Inc.
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target: Boston Aviation Services
Boston Aviation Services, founded in 1985, is based in Cambridge, Mass. BAS directory products include the following: The Air Charter Guide, The Executive Traveler Edition and The Cellular Pilot.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired iNET Interactive

synopsis: Penton, North America's largest privately held professional information services company, announced that it has acquired iNET Interactive, a leading event and digital information company that focuses on the booming Cloud, Hosting and Data Center segments of the technology sector.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton drives performance for more than sixteen million professionals each and every day. They rely on Penton to deliver insights, information & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions. "
target: iNET Interactive
iNET Interactive is a special interest media company. The company serves its special interest communities with online properties, events, and publications. The company’s web-centric approach incorporates user-contributed ratings, review, and discussion augmented with professionally-produced content.
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closed 3/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

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

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

Transom Capital Group, acquired BridgeTower Media

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

STEMconnector merged with Pod Network LLC,

synopsis: Pod Network LLC, an award-winning social networking app, has merged with STEMconnector, the nation's largest research-driven professional services company dedicated to developing a diverse, STEM-ready workforce.
buyer: Pod Network LLC
Pod is a social networking platform designed to provide discovery and community building capability in a fast and easy manner. Based on the significance of interests and proximity, Pod serves to help people build and maintain rich networks. "
target: STEMconnector
STEMconnector is the leading corporation connecting all aspects of the STEM community from K-12 to global corporations. STEMconnector provides corporate, postsecondary, K-12, nonprofit, and government members with enterprise-wide support to develop, execute, and scale their STEM talent strategies.
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closed 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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$280
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

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

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

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

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

Gartner, Inc., acquired Topo, Inc

synopsis: Gartner, a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500, has acquired TOPO, a research, advisory, and consulting firm for sales and marketing organizations, to better help companies continue to grow revenue faster and sustain that growth.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner is a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. Gartner's combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced, and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. "
target: Topo, Inc
TOPO is a research, advisory, and consulting firm that helps sales and marketing adopt the patterns and plays that drive faster revenue growth. The company develops research insights, actionable assessments, and market technology guides for marketing, sales development, and sales.
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announced 5/3/2019 via PR Newswire

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., will acquire Dude Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Clearlake Capital Group, a leading private investment firm, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dude Solutions, the leading software-as-a-service provider of operations management solutions, from Warburg Pincus.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a leading private investment firm. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational improvement approach. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Dude Solutions, Inc.
Dude Solutions is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of operations management solutions to education, government, healthcare, senior living, manufacturing and membership-based organizations.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

mktg, inc., acquired Branded Asia

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

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

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

NetMediaGroup, acquired Editialis

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

Informa plc, will acquire United Business Media Limited

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

MediaSchool Group, acquired Cristal Events SA

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

Comexposium SA, acquired Converse Media Ltd

synopsis: Comexposium has acquired a 60 per cent stake in the UK holding company Converse Media. Converse Media, a B2B industry events specialist, owns a majority stake in both Insight Events Sweden and Insight Events Denmark, which organize exhibitions, conferences and training courses over a wide range of sectors in Sweden and Denmark.
buyer: Comexposium SA
The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world leaders in event organization, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events, covering 11 different sectors of activity such as food, agriculture, fashion, homeland security, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. "
target: Converse Media Ltd
Converse Media is a B2B industry events specialist that owns a majority stake in both Insight Events Sweden and Insight Events Denmark, which organize exhibitions, conferences and training courses over a wide range of sectors in Sweden and Denmark.
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closed 8/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Global Sources

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd., a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China, announced the completion of the acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$484 [$375]
rev ($mm)
$152
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
announced 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

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

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

Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH, will acquire Euroforum

synopsis: Informa, the International Exhibitions, Events, Business Intelligence and Academic Publishing Group, announces the majority acquisition of its German/Swiss domestic conference business Euroforum by leading German media group, Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH
Handelsblatt Publishing Group is the leading media group for business and financial information in Germany. The Düsseldorf based publishing group represents independent quality journalism. Over two million customers regularly read its flagship publications Handelsblatt and WirtschaftsWoche. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Euroforum
As an event organiser, EUROFORUM draws on experts in the fields of economics, science and politics to create a platform for knowledge transfer and exchange of ideas. During their high-quality conferences, seminars, & annual congresses the latest trends are examined & current information are offered.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.5x
closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Crain Communications, Inc., acquired Crain Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Crain Communications chairman Keith Crain has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Crain Communications from Rance Crain, with Keith Crain and his family now owning 100 percent of the company. Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products. "
target: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$225
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA

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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: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: SZSE:002315
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd. is the business-to-business e-commerce innovator and leader in China. It has been helping small and medium-sized enterprises conduct global trade. It operates Made-in-China who provides selling and buying information for both China suppliers and global buyers.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.75)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.11)
Net Income ($mm)
$18.58
Employees
1855
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Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,441.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$460.43
EBIT ($mm)
$77.06
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8568
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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: 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: NYSE:DHX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DHI Group, Inc.
DHI Group, Inc.
DHI Group, Inc. is a leading provider of data, insights and employment connections through their specialized services for technology professionals and other select online communities. Their mission is to empower tech professionals and organizations to compete and win through expert insights.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.24
EBIT ($mm)
$18.64
Net Income ($mm)
$18.14
Employees
615
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Ticker: TSX:CSU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Constellation Software, Inc.
Constellation Software, Inc.
Constellation Software is an international provider of market leading software and services to a select number of industries, both in the public and private sectors. They acquire, manage and build industry specific software businesses which provide specialized, mission-critical software solutions.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,192.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$879.00
EBIT ($mm)
$753.00
Net Income ($mm)
$344.00
Employees
19000
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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: CHINA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CDC Corporation
CDC Corporation
CDC Corporation is a leading global provider of Enterprise Software Solutions to medium and large enterprises. Their solutions include : ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), SCM (Supply Chain Management), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), HRM (Human Resources Management) and more.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$320.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$31.23
EBIT ($mm)
($3.27)
Net Income ($mm)
$11.86
Employees
317
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: BIT:IEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$202.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.23
EBIT ($mm)
$25.26
Net Income ($mm)
$13.76
Employees
307
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$181.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($29.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($73.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
648
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Ticker: EB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eventbrite
Eventbrite
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$162.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($189.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($204.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1126
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Ticker: ASX:TNE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Technology One Ltd
Technology One Ltd
TechnologyOne is Australia's largest publicly listed software company and one of Australia's top 200 ASX-listed companies, with offices across six countries. They create solutions that transform business and make life simple for their customers.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$152.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.94
EBIT ($mm)
$31.60
Net Income ($mm)
$24.18
Employees
708
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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: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group plc is one of the world’s leading organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences and specialise in producing events in growing and developing markets. ITE Group organises around 240 exhibitions and conferences each year.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($51.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($94.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
948
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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:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GENX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Generix SA
Generix SA
Generix Group develops software solutions for the manufacturing, logistics and retail ecosystems, helping its customers to manage, pool, integrate and optimize their information flows.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$65.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.70
EBIT ($mm)
$3.69
Net Income ($mm)
$1.39
Employees
376
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Ticker: 300051
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xiamen 35.Com Technology Co., Ltd.
Xiamen 35.Com Technology Co., Ltd.
Xiamen 35.Com Technology Co., Ltd. provides software products and information technology services to medium and small-scale enterprises in China. The company offers Internet business solutions, corporate communication solutions, and enterprise management solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$39.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.95)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.28)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$30.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.12
EBIT ($mm)
$2.00
Net Income ($mm)
$0.50
Employees
146
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