Like Thomson Healthcare Information Group

closed 12/31/2003 via BNC Analysis

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Thomson Healthcare Information Group

synopsis: The purchase of Thomson Healthcare’s Medical Economics, Dental and Veterinary publishing portfolio serving primary and specialty healthcare segments as well as nursing, dental and veterinary professionals by Advanstar Communications has closed.
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 parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Healthcare Information Group
Thomson provides must-have information, with technology and applications that help its customers make better decisions, faster.
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closed 4/14/2020 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired Symplur LLC

synopsis: W2O has acquired Symplur, a social media analytics platform exclusively focused on the healthcare sector. Symplur provides an easy-to-use interface and analytical capabilities that will help make W2O’s data and analytics operating system and technology accessible to a broader range of non-technical users.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector. W2O applies analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. "
target: Symplur LLC
Symplur is a social media analytics platform that tracks how physicians and other healthcare stakeholders produce and consume medical information online. Its Healthcare Social Graph database comprises healthcare topics with billions of conversations around any given therapeutic area in real-time.
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closed 1/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Amplity, acquired RealHealthData

synopsis: Amplity Health, the leading pureplay pharmaceutical commercialization service organization with a reputation as a true partner for its clients, has acquired RealHealthData, a technology company focused on providing unique, real world data insights. RealHealthData is being integrated into the Amplity service offerings as Amplity Insights.
buyer: Amplity
Amplity is a pureplay pharmaceutical commercialization service organization. With a wide range of capabilities, Amplity has the expertise, infrastructure, and insights to help clients overcome any healthcare commercialization hurdle. "
target: RealHealthData
RealHealthData is a technology company focused on providing unique, real world data insights. The company's database contains detailed records from all medical specialties from all 50 US States and provides clients with customized and unprecedented access to real-world healthcare outcomes.
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closed 12/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Audax Group, acquired Corrona, Inc.

synopsis: Audax Private Equity announced that it has recapitalized, in partnership with the management team, Corrona, LLC. Corrona provides real world evidence through syndicated registry data and analysis services, helping biopharmaceutical companies demonstrate the value of their products to clinicians, patients, payers, and regulators.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group is a leading alternative investment manager with offices in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. Since its founding in 1999, the firm has raised over $24 billion in capital across its Private Equity and Private Debt businesses. "
target parent: Great Point Partners
target: Corrona, Inc.
Corrona provides real world evidence through syndicated registry data and analysis services, helping biopharmaceutical companies demonstrate the value of their products to clinicians, patients, payers, and regulators.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Atrys Health, S.A., acquired Real Life Data

synopsis: Atrys Health, a biomedical company, bets on big data with the purchase of 100% of the shares of Real Life Data, a Madrid-based company specialized in the use of databases to gain an in-depth knowledge of the evolution and dimension of pathology.
buyer: Atrys Health, S.A. (BME:ATRY:$10.43)
Atrys Health is a biomedical company in Spain dedicated to providing diagnostic services and excellent medical treatments. Their aim is to facilitate patients with individualized therapy, as well as to develop new therapeutic modalities and diagnostic tools. "
target: Real Life Data
Real Life Data is a Madrid-based company specialized in the use of databases to gain an in-depth knowledge of the evolution and dimension of pathology. Real Life Data is the first 100% Spanish company specializing in Big Data Healthcare.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
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$2
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0.0x
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0.0x
closed 2/27/2019 via Company Press Release

CompuGroup Medical AG, acquired Qualizorg B.V.

synopsis: German CompuGroup Medical, the leading global eHealth provider, acquired 100% of Qualizorg. Qualizorg is a market leader in the Netherlands and manages various databases, offers customized projects and is behind the leading data collection and analysis tool Qualiview.
buyer: CompuGroup Medical AG (DB:COP:$1,109.32)
CompuGroup Medical is Germany's leading global eHealth provider. Their software and communications solutions assist doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacists, associations, networks and other service providers with workflow, diagnosis and therapy. "
target parent: Axivate Capital
target: Qualizorg B.V.
Qualizorg specializes in collecting, managing and providing insight into quality indicators in the healthcare industry. Qualizorg is a market leader in the Netherlands and manages various databases, offers customized projects and is behind the leading data collection and analysis tool Qualiview.
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announced 11/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Medtronic, Inc., will acquire Nutrino Health

synopsis: Medtronic plc, a global leader in medical technology, and Nutrino Health Ltd., a leading provider of nutrition-related data services, analytics, and technologies, announced the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Medtronic will acquire Nutrino.
buyer: Medtronic, Inc. (MDT:$31,062.00)
Medtronic plc is among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies - alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. "
target: Nutrino Health
Nutrino is a leading provider of nutrition-related data services, analytics, and technologies. At its core, Nutrino strives for improved universal health by enabling AI-led analysis of how nutritional intake will affect a person's health.
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announced 8/8/2017 via GlobeNewswire

PRA Health Sciences, will acquire Symphony Health Solutions

synopsis: PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (“PRA”), a leading clinical research organization, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Symphony Health Solutions Corporation (“Symphony Health”), a privately-held best-in-class provider of data, analytics and consulting solutions to the life sciences market.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: PRA Health Sciences (PRAH:$1,698.48)
PRA Health Sciences is one of the world’s leading global contract research organizations, or CROs, by revenue, providing outsourced clinical development services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Since 2000, PRA has participated in approximately 3,500 clinical trials worldwide. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: Symphony Health Solutions
Symphony Health Solutions is a leading provider of high-value data, analytics, and technology solutions for biopharmaceutical manufacturers, healthcare providers, and payers. Symphony Health derived data improves health management decisions, and helps clients drive revenue growth.
price ($mm)
$530
rev ($mm)
$200
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EV / rev
2.7x
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closed 3/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Cressey & Co., Spectrum Equity, acquired Verisys Corporation

synopsis: Verisys Corporation, a leading provider of technology solutions and primary-source data on healthcare professionals and businesses, announced that Spectrum Equity, along with Cressey & Company and Verisys CEO John P. Benson, have made a significant growth equity investment in the Company.
buyer: Spectrum Equity
buyer: Cressey & Co.
Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative Internet, software and information services companies. Cressey & Company LP is a private investment firm focused exclusively on investing in and building leading healthcare businesses. "
target: Verisys Corporation
Verisys is the leading provider of health care credentialing services with the most current, accurate, and comprehensive data and technology tools. Since 1992, Verisys has been leading the health care industry by providing the highest quality data coupled with deep health care industry experience.
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closed 4/8/2016 via PR Newswire

IBM Watson Health, acquired Truven Health Analytics

synopsis: Watson Health announced it has completed the $2.6 billion acquisition of Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare data, analytics and insights. Truven brings more than 8,500 clients to the Watson Health portfolio.
buyer parent: IBM
buyer: IBM Watson Health
IBM Watson Health helps improve the ability of doctors, researchers and insurers to innovate by surfacing insights from the massive amount of personal health data being created and shared daily. "
target parent: Veritas Capital Partners
target: Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics delivers the answers that clients need to improve healthcare quality and access while reducing costs. They provide market-leading performance improvement solutions built on data integrity, advanced analytics, and domain expertise.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,612 [$3,579]
rev ($mm)
$611
EBITDA ($mm)
$102
EV / rev
5.9x
EV / EBITDA
35.0x
closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired IASIST, S.A.

synopsis: IMS Health, a leading global information and technology services company, has acquired IASIST, an added value, professional service company which offers health care providers, payers and the health industry the clinical and economic information required to improve quality and efficiency in their organizations.
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is an information and technology services company providing clients in the healthcare industry with solutions to measure and improve their performance. The company's IMS One™ cloud platform provides comprehensive insights into diseases, treatments, costs and outcomes. "
target: IASIST, S.A.
Iasist is an added value, professional service company which offers health care providers, payers and the health industry the clinical and economic information required to improve quality and efficiency in their organisations and the services provided to their customers.
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closed 1/5/2015 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, acquired Health Market Science, Inc.

synopsis: LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a division of Reed Elsevier, announced it has acquired Health Market Science (HMS), a leading supplier of high-quality data on health care professionals and an administrator of one of the largest practitioner-level medical claims databases in the U.S.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. They are a leading supplier of data and data management solutions for the health care industry. "
target parent: Edison Partners
target: Health Market Science, Inc.
Health Market Science (HMS), helps businesses and government entities solve complex business challenges centered on healthcare provider information. HMS develops agile solutions so their clients can improve compliance, reduce operational costs and maximize market opportunities in real time.
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closed 4/1/2015 via BusinessWire

IMS Health Incorporated, purchased CRM and Strategic Data Division from Cegedim

synopsis: IMS Health, a leading global provider of information and technology services to the healthcare and life sciences industries, completed its acquisition of certain customer relationship management (CRM) and strategic data businesses of Cegedim, a global technology and services company specializing in healthcare.
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is a leading global information and technology services company providing clients in the healthcare industry with comprehensive solutions to measure and improve their performance. The company connects complex healthcare data on diseases, treatments, costs and outcomes. "
seller: Cegedim (ENXTPA:CGM:$592.02)
Cegedim is a global technology and services company specializing in healthcare. Cegedim’s CRM solutions help Life Sciences and Healthcare clients in 80 countries drive sales effectiveness, optimize marketing programs across multiple channels and mitigate regulatory compliance risks.
price ($mm)
$523
rev ($mm)
$584
EBITDA ($mm)
$88
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
5.9x
closed 9/27/2013 via Company Press Release

Advanced Computer Software plc, acquired Plain Healthcare

synopsis: Advanced Computer Software Group plc, a leading provider of software and IT services to the healthcare and commercial sectors, has purchased Avia Health Informatics' trading subsidiary, Plain Healthcare Ltd. The company is a Research & Development company at the leading edge of software development in expert clinical decision support technology.
buyer: Advanced Computer Software plc (GB:ASW:$333.60)
Advanced Computer Software Group plc is the leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and commercial sectors with a primary focus on delivering high quality products and services to enable first class delivery of care in the community. "
target parent: Avia Health Informatics plc
target: Plain Healthcare
Plain Healthcare is a Research & Development company at the leading edge of software development in expert clinical decision support technology. They provide rapid, safe assessment and advice for primary care through Odyssey, their clinical decision support software.
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closed 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

DecisionHealth, acquired Contexo Media, Dorland Health

synopsis: Access Intelligence has sold its Dorland Health and Contexo Media brands to Gaithersburg, Maryland-based UCG, a portfolio company with brands in the healthcare, financial services and telecom markets, among others. Terms of the deal, done on behalf of UCG's DecisionHealth LLC, were not released.
buyer parent: UCG
buyer: DecisionHealth
DecisionHealth serves the business and regulatory needs of health care providers throughout the U.S. It offers more than 50 independent newsletters, magazines and loose-leaf services on topics as wide-ranging as Medicare reimbursement, JCAHO accreditation and health care information systems. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Contexo Media, Dorland Health
Contexo Media is an independent provider of revenue-enhancing solutions for medical practices to maximize their coding, reimbursement and compliance efforts. Dorland Health is an integrated media publisher in the healthcare business information industry.
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closed 6/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

Therapeutic Research Center, Inc., acquired Natural Standard

synopsis: Therapeutic Research Center (TRC), has announced that it has acquired Natural Standard, the authority on evidence-based, peer-reviewed information about dietary supplements, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices including modalities, special diets, and exercises.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Therapeutic Research Center, Inc.
Therapeutic Research Center is a research, analytic, and information services organization that provides evidence-based drug therapy recommendations for physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other healthcare professionals. "
target: Natural Standard
Natural Standard was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies.
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closed 1/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Optum, acquired Humedica

synopsis: Optum has acquired Humedica. Humedica is the clinical intelligence company that powers health care providers, life sciences and research organizations to make better-informed, more confident decisions by transforming unconnected data from multiple sources into real-world insights.
buyer parent: UnitedHealth Group
buyer: Optum
Optum, through its subsidiaries, provides information and technology-enabled health services. It offers health management solutions that address the physical, mental, and financial needs of individuals and organizations. "
target: Humedica
Humedica is the clinical intelligence company that powers health care providers and life sciences organizations to make better-informed, more confident decisions by transforming unconnected data from multiple sources into real-world insights.
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announced 11/5/2012 via Market Wire

Hearst Business Media, will acquire Milliman Care Guidelines LLC

synopsis: Hearst Corporation signed an agreement with Milliman, Inc., pursuant to which Hearst will acquire Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, a leading provider of evidence-based clinical healthcare databases. The announcement was made by Frank A. Bennack, Jr., CEO of Hearst Corporation, and Richard P. Malloch, president of Hearst Business Media.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Business Media
Hearst Business Media (HBM), an operating group of The Hearst Corporation, operates more than 20 business-to-business information services, electronic databases, and publications. The Group has significant holdings in the automotive, electronic, and medical/pharmaceutical industries. "
target parent: Milliman, Inc.
target: Milliman Care Guidelines LLC
Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, a Milliman Company, independently develops and produces evidence-based clinical guidelines and software used by more than 2,200 clients including 1,200 hospitals and seven of the eight largest U.S. health plans.
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closed 10/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Healthcare Holdings Group, Inc., acquired Access My Records, Inc.

synopsis: Healthcare Holdings Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Access My Records, Inc. (“AMR”). AMR, an already established online Personal Health Records (“PHR”) service provider since 2005, will now become the new cloud-based PHR Patient-Portal for HCH’s new Electronic Health Records (“EHR”) software suite.
buyer: Healthcare Holdings Group, Inc.
Healthcare Holdings Group, Inc. (‘HCH’) is an existing Healthcare Technologies company currently offering distinct, yet complementary web-based product lines to the medical community and the average consumer. "
target: Access My Records, Inc.
AccessMyRecords.com is an Electronic Storage and Retrieval Service for medical records. Their service assists in reducing healthcare inefficiencies, minimizes the possibility of medical errors and ensures a member's legal wishes are followed.
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closed 10/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS), acquired CapSite

synopsis: HIMSS announced that it has acquired CapSite, which publishes the CapSite healthcare technology database that includes vendor pricing and contracting information, including 5,000 actual vendor proposals and contracts representing 1,600 vendors.
buyer: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society ("HIMSS") is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. "
target: CapSite
CapSite is a healthcare technology research and advisory firm. It's mission is to help our healthcare vendor and provider clients make more informed strategic decisions that will enable them to accelerate the growth of their business.
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closed 4/8/2016 via PR Newswire

IBM Watson Health, acquired Truven Health Analytics

synopsis: Watson Health announced it has completed the $2.6 billion acquisition of Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare data, analytics and insights. Truven brings more than 8,500 clients to the Watson Health portfolio.
buyer parent: IBM
buyer: IBM Watson Health
IBM Watson Health helps improve the ability of doctors, researchers and insurers to innovate by surfacing insights from the massive amount of personal health data being created and shared daily. "
target parent: Veritas Capital Partners
target: Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics delivers the answers that clients need to improve healthcare quality and access while reducing costs. They provide market-leading performance improvement solutions built on data integrity, advanced analytics, and domain expertise.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,612 [$3,579]
rev ($mm)
$611
EBITDA ($mm)
$102
EV / rev
5.9x
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35.0x
closed 11/12/2014 via BusinessWire

Truven Health Analytics, acquired Heartbeat Experts

synopsis: Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of healthcare analytics and data solutions and services, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Heartbeat Experts, the global leader in stakeholder management solutions for the life sciences industry.
buyer parent: Veritas Capital Partners
buyer: Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of healthcare analytics and data solutions and services across the entire healthcare industry. They are dedicated to delivering the answers their clients need to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs. "
target: Heartbeat Experts
Heartbeat Experts combines strategic consulting, enterprise software, data, analytics and market research to provide solutions that help Life Sciences and Financial Services firms drastically improve the success of their products.
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closed 4/28/2014 via BusinessWire

Truven Health Analytics, acquired Fortel Analytics

synopsis: Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of healthcare analytics and data solutions and services, acquired Fortel Analytics’ healthcare fraud technology, which provides a suite of predictive solutions and analytic technology designed to quickly identify suspicious patterns in healthcare insurance claims data before claims are ever paid.
buyer parent: Veritas Capital Partners
buyer: Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, and services to the healthcare industry. Their customers include hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. "
target: Fortel Analytics
Fortel Analytics is the developer of healthcare fraud technology. Fortel’s patent-pending predictive analytics quickly scour vast insurance claims data sets for statistical anomalies that are consistent with patterns of fraud and abuse.
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closed 4/14/2014 via BusinessWire

Truven Health Analytics, acquired Simpler Consulting

synopsis: Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of healthcare analytics and data solutions and services, announced the acquisition of Simpler Consulting, the global leader in providing Lean enterprise transformation services.
buyer parent: Veritas Capital Partners
buyer: Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, and services to the healthcare industry. Their customers include hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. "
target: Simpler Consulting
Simpler is the largest Lean enterprise transformation coaching and consulting organization in the world. The firm’s healthcare practice was launched in 2003 and is growing at double-digit rates annually.
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closed 6/6/2012 via BusinessWire

Veritas Capital Partners, acquired Thomson Reuters' Healthcare Business

synopsis: The sale of Thomson Reuters Healthcare business to an affiliate of Veritas Capital has completed. The company’s many well-known brands, established in more than 30 years of leadership in the healthcare industry, include Advantage Suite®, Action OI®, MarketScan®, 100 Top Hospitals®, CareDiscoveryTM, and Micromedex®.
buyer: Veritas Capital Partners
Veritas Capital is a private equity firm specializing in investments in leveraged recapitalizations, buyouts, and growth capital investments. The firm seeks to invest in companies involved in technology and outsourcing services to the government. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Reuters' Healthcare Business
Thomson Reuters' Healthcare business provides data, analytics and performance benchmarking solutions and services to hospitals, health systems, employers, health plans, government agencies and healthcare professionals.
price ($mm)
$1,250
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closed 12/31/2003 via BNC Analysis

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Thomson Healthcare Information Group

synopsis: The purchase of Thomson Healthcare’s Medical Economics, Dental and Veterinary publishing portfolio serving primary and specialty healthcare segments as well as nursing, dental and veterinary professionals by Advanstar Communications has closed.
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 parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Healthcare Information Group
Thomson provides must-have information, with technology and applications that help its customers make better decisions, faster.
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announced 10/1/2014 via BusinessWire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading U.S. media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences, and Powersports industries, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which UBM plc will acquire Advanstar Communications.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. They help organisations make connections, communicate their proposition and do business effectively. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar is an event and marketing services business that serves business professionals and consumers in the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences and Powersports industries with its portfolio of 54 trade shows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and Web sites.
price ($mm)
$972
rev ($mm)
$291
EBITDA ($mm)
$83
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
announced 7/17/2013 via PR Web

Advanstar Communications Inc., will acquire Balluun Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Global LLC and Balluun, Inc., a leader in social business-to-business technology, have agreed to merge Balluun’s powerful software platform with Advanstar’s Shop The Floor. Balluun provides a complementary service for tradeshows and other wholesale service providers who want to offer a state-of-the-art digital experience to their clients.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries. "
target: Balluun Inc.
Balluun provides a complementary service for tradeshows and other wholesale service providers who want to offer a state-of-the-art digital experience to their clients.
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closed 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired ENK International

synopsis: Advanstar Global LLC , a multi-platform events and information services company and owner of Advanstar Communications, has completed the acquisition of ENK International LLC. With this acquisition, Advanstar Global significantly expands its international fashion event portfolio across multiple segments and markets.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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closed 6/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Comikaze Expo

synopsis: Advanstar Communications, a b-to-b media company and event organizer in the fashion, powersports, licensing and dental markets, among others, has entered into the comics event market with the purchase of the year-old Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo Presented by POW! Entertainment (formerly Comikaze Expo).
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries. "
target parent: POW! Entertainment
target: Comikaze Expo
Comikaze Expo is Los Angeles’ first and only large-scale multi-media, popular culture convention. The two day event is held during the fall at the Los Angeles Convention Center, located in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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closed 2/4/2008 via Company Press Release

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired CBI Research, Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications, Inc. - a leading worldwide media company - today acquired CBI Research, Inc., a provider of live and electronic conferences for senior-level executives in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
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: CBI Research, Inc.
CBI (aka The Center For Business Intelligence) is a world-class conference company that focuses on producing high-level programs for executive decision-makers who face strategic issues in domestic and international markets.
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closed 5/31/2007 via BusinessWire

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Holdings Corp., the holding company for Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions, has completed the Company’s acquisition by an investor group led by Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) for $1.142 billion in cash.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,137 [$1,722]
rev ($mm)
$324
EBITDA ($mm)
$86
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
20.1x
closed 9/16/2005 via Company Press Release

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Petersen Events Corporation

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company, today announced that it has acquired Off Road Expo, one of the largest off-road consumer events in the country, from Petersen Events Corporation.
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: Petersen Events Corporation
Off Road Expo, one of the largest off-road consumer events in the country of Petersen Events Corporation. Launched in 2000, Off Road Expo has established a strong position in the off-road community with a well-respected brand and a vibrant, growing event. Off Road Expo features exhibit space with mo
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closed 8/29/2005 via BusinessWire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Pool Trade Show

synopsis: Advanstar Communications, Inc. - a leading worldwide media company, today announced the acquisition of POOL, a boutique lifestyle trade show showcasing fashion-forward designers, accessories and music that targets the directional boutique market.
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: Pool Trade Show
POOL is a minimal rail trade show designed for the directional boutique market. POOL showcases many new designers each season and features a range of lifestyle products including apparel, shoes, books, home, art and music.
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$3.00
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closed 8/29/2005 via BusinessWire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Project Trade Show

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company, today announced that it has acquired Project Trade Show group, a series of trade events that serves the premium contemporary sector of the fashion market.
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: Project Trade Show
Project has established a strong position in the industry by combining traditional and alternative event elements to offer a product that meets the unique needs of customers in the fashion forward, premium niche. Delivering a newfound excitement in men's wear and the massive momentum of the premium
price ($mm)
$9.90
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closed 7/6/2005 via BNC Analysis

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired TBJ Productions LLC

synopsis: Advanstar, has acquired the Michigan Motorcycle Show and Motorama events from TBJ Productions LLC. The deal allows Advanstar to fold the Michigan event into the Detroit leg of the Cycle World consumer show, resulting in the Michigan International Motorcycle Show beginning January 2006.
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: TBJ Productions LLC
TBJ productions LLC owns Michigan Motorcycle Show and Motorama. Showgoers will be able to enjoy a huge display of new motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and personal watercraft and a large contingent of custom, classic and vintage bikes and cars.
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closed 5/23/2005 via BusinessWire

Questex Media Group Inc, purchased certain business media assets from Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Audax Group today announced it has created a new entity called Questex Media Group, Inc. ("Questex"), which has purchased certain business media assets from Advanstar Communications Inc.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
seller parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
seller: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries.
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closed 4/18/2005 via Company Press Release

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Rubicon Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide publishing, tradeshow and marketing services company, announced today that it has acquired the Off-Road.com web site from Rubicon Media Group, Inc. The acquisition of Off-Road.com further strengthens Advanstar's growing position in the off-road, powersports and automotive aftermarket industries.
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: Rubicon Media Group, Inc.
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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 12/31/2003 via BNC Analysis

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Thomson Healthcare Information Group

synopsis: The purchase of Thomson Healthcare’s Medical Economics, Dental and Veterinary publishing portfolio serving primary and specialty healthcare segments as well as nursing, dental and veterinary professionals by Advanstar Communications has closed.
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 parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Healthcare Information Group
Thomson provides must-have information, with technology and applications that help its customers make better decisions, faster.
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closed 3/4/2002 via

synopsis: Refers to FirstDay newletter dated 2/4/02 page 2 column 1
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:
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closed 12/31/2003 via BNC Analysis

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Thomson Healthcare Information Group

synopsis: The purchase of Thomson Healthcare’s Medical Economics, Dental and Veterinary publishing portfolio serving primary and specialty healthcare segments as well as nursing, dental and veterinary professionals by Advanstar Communications has closed.
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 parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Healthcare Information Group
Thomson provides must-have information, with technology and applications that help its customers make better decisions, faster.
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closed 12/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired Smarter Shows

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

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

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

Tarsus Group plc, acquired EJ Krause de Mexico

synopsis: Tarsus Group Ltd, a business conferences and exhibitions firm, has acquired the remaining 50% stake in E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico). Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies. "
target parent: E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.
target: EJ Krause de Mexico
E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico) is joint venture between E.J. Krause & Associates and Tarsus Group plc. Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
price ($mm)
$18*
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired PennWell Corporation

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

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
closed 10/25/2017 via PR Web

Drone World Expo merged with Commercial UAV Expo,

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

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

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

PennWell Corporation, acquired Revo Media Partners Limited

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

United Business Media Limited, will acquire Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading U.S. media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences, and Powersports industries, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which UBM plc will acquire Advanstar Communications.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. They help organisations make connections, communicate their proposition and do business effectively. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar is an event and marketing services business that serves business professionals and consumers in the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences and Powersports industries with its portfolio of 54 trade shows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and Web sites.
price ($mm)
$972
rev ($mm)
$291
EBITDA ($mm)
$83
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 2/13/2014 via PE Hub

Owner Resource Group, LLC, acquired Advantage Business Media

synopsis: Catalyst Investors announced the sale of Advantage Business Media (ABM) to Owner Resource Group, LLC. ABM is a full-service digital marketing and information services company providing up-to-the-minute, targeted and relevant editorial content to professionals across the science, design, manufacturing and communication markets.
buyer: Owner Resource Group, LLC
Owner Resource Group is an Austin, Texas based investment firm founded to bring superior outcomes to privately held businesses. They make investments that enable business owners and management teams to pursue their objectives and accelerate the growth of their companies in a disciplined manner. "
target parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
target: Advantage Business Media
Advantage Business Media is an integrated business media company with a diversified portfolio of highly focused print publications, e-newsletters, specialized directories, vertical search databases, conferences, ancillary media vehicles, and associated web-based services.
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closed 12/23/2013 via BusinessWire

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

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

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired GLM

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Emerald Expositions, has completed its acquisition of George Little Management, LLC ("GLM") for $335 million. GLM operates several leading business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Emerald Expositions, formerly Nielsen Expositions, is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified end markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
price ($mm)
$335
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired China Vending & Kiosk Show

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

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Shanghai Digital Signage Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the Shanghai Digital Signage Show, and their co-located shows from Shanghai Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co., Ltd in Shanghai and will organise the shows from 2014 onwards.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: Shanghai Digital Signage Show
Shanghai Digital Signage Show was launched in 2009. It covers digital signage and advertising systems, large screen display systems, LCD/LED display systems, touch screen and other display panels, HD transmission systems, and related solutions and equipment.
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closed 8/13/2013 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, a UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and biomedicine.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Woodhead Publishing Limited
Woodhead Publishing Ltd. is a leading independent international publishing company. Woodhead publishes in six main subject areas: food science, technology and nutrition; materials engineering; welding and metallurgy; textile technology; environmental technology; finance, commodities and investment.
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closed 5/20/2013 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased Two Antique Shows from Stella Show Management Company

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

Informa plc, acquired MMPI Canada

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

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Northstar Travel Media, LLC

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

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

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

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Ticker: TSE:6095
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MedPeer,Inc.
MedPeer,Inc.
MedPeer provides appropriate services at every stage of the clinical process physicians are involved in day-to-day clinical operation. Drug Evaluation provides detailed peer reviews of prescription drugs, and Meet the Experts allows members to consult expert physicians in specific therapeutic areas.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$9.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.94
EBIT ($mm)
$0.39
Net Income ($mm)
$0.20
Employees
44
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Ticker: NRCI.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NRC Health
NRC Health
NRC Health has helped healthcare organizations illuminate and improve the moments that matter to patients, residents, physicians, nurses, and staff for 35 years.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$101.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.31
EBIT ($mm)
$25.21
Net Income ($mm)
$15.78
Employees
380
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Ticker: AIM:MED
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MedaPhor
MedaPhor
MedaPhor is a global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals. Founded in 2004, they have headquarters in Cardiff, UK and San Diego, USA, and our customers are some of the world's leading medical institutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$5.48
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
31
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Ticker: AIM:CRON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cronin Group PLC
Cronin Group PLC provides medical research and development services. The Company focuses on the discovery, development, and manufacture of small molecules and nano-materials utilizing proprietary chemistry. Cronin Group offers its services in the United Kingdom.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.29)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
25
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Ticker: TSE:7476
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AS ONE Corporation
AS ONE Corporation is a specialist trading company that carved out a profitable niche selling through catalogs a vast array of laboratory and healthcare instruments. It has been growing by adding new categories, such as instruments and disposables used in cleanrooms.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$557.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.54
EBIT ($mm)
$61.75
Net Income ($mm)
$42.40
Employees
485
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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$430.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$82.82
EBIT ($mm)
$45.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2420
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Ticker: 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:000681
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visual China Group
Visual China Group
Visual China Group is among the top image licensing companies in the world. It is the go-to choice for creative and media professionals in China, and an award-winning leader in copyright protection.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$132.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.76
EBIT ($mm)
$46.20
Net Income ($mm)
$40.24
Employees
689
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Ticker: OTCPK:GBPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Globe Photos
Globe Photos
Globe Photo Agency, founded in 1939, is recognized as one of the world’s leading Celebrity photo agencies. Globe Photos’ library houses over 20 million images in color and black and white, representing material produced by photographers throughout the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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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: TTGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc. is an online IT media related firm. It runs various online review sites, such as TechnologyGuide.com and ComputerWeekly.com, as well as enterprise IT sites with the "Search" prefix, including SearchStorage.com.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$138.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.57
EBIT ($mm)
$22.30
Net Income ($mm)
$17.84
Employees
649
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Ticker: TSE:7476
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AS ONE Corporation
AS ONE Corporation is a specialist trading company that carved out a profitable niche selling through catalogs a vast array of laboratory and healthcare instruments. It has been growing by adding new categories, such as instruments and disposables used in cleanrooms.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$557.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.54
EBIT ($mm)
$61.75
Net Income ($mm)
$42.40
Employees
485
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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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Ticker: ASX:ASP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aspermont Ltd.
Aspermont Ltd.
Aspermont Limited is an Australian integrated print and Internet publisher to the mining, oil and gas and related sectors. Its publishing business is comprised of both printed magazines (print) and Internet news services (net).
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$9.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:CXZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Connexion Media Limited
Connexion Media Limited
Connexion Media is an ASX listed Internet of Things (IoT) technology company revolutionising smart car technology for the automotive industry. Connexion has developed two flagship Software as a Service (SaaS) products that deliver cutting edge technology: CXZ Telematics and miRoamer.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.76)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.76)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
30
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: GB:DODS.GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dods (Group) PLC
Dods (Group) PLC
Dods (Group) PLC is a political information, publishing, events and communications business operating. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$26.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.97
EBIT ($mm)
$2.00
Net Income ($mm)
$0.72
Employees
202
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Ticker: OTCPK:HNSS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Healthnostics, Inc.
Healthnostics, Inc.
Healthnostics, Inc. is a medical and biotechnology analytics company that provides patient clinical monitoring and risk management systems to acute care hospitals, and utilizes its Internet portals to deliver medical and biotechnology resource information.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.20
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:WDLF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Social Life Network, Inc.
Social Life Network, Inc.
Social Life Networks, Inc. is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service, based in Denver Colorado. The founders initially launched their social network platform in the emerging cannabis and hemp industry in 2013.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.18
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7
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Ticker: KROT3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, operating in the primary and secondary education segment for over 45 years and in the postsecondary education segment for more than 10 years.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,443.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$484.88
EBIT ($mm)
$404.34
Net Income ($mm)
$463.09
Employees
15000
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