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closed 7/29/2015 via PE Hub

Leaders League Group, acquired Closing Circle

synopsis: Closing Circle, the digital media dedicated to the European private equity and venture capital community is being acquired by Leaders League, the rating agency and media group for top executives. Closing Circle was founded by David Chouraqui, an investment professional passionate about tech and innovation.
buyer: Leaders League Group
Leaders League is a rating agency and media group for top executives at the international level. With more than 130 employees and 3 offices in Latin America, the company is a fast growing media partner for leaders around the world. "
target: Closing Circle
Closing Circle, the European media for dealmakers, is a platform dedicated to the private equity and venture capital community. It provides news about private equity and venture capital transactions and fundraising in Europe, an online database of investor profiles and a weekly newsletter.
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

L'Agefi (France), acquired Indinvest

synopsis: L'Agefi, an economic and financial press group in France, has acquired Indinvest, a professional press group in France that operates Instit Invest and Distrib Invest. Instit Invest is an information site dedicated to institutional investors. It provides information on issues related to asset allocation, regulation, risk control, and governance.
buyer parent: Groupe Artémis
buyer: L'Agefi (France)
L'Agefi is an economic and financial press group in France. They provide an online newspaper, L'Agefi Quotidien, through their website and mobile app. They also offer the L'Agefi Hebdo, a weekly magazine about the finance industry, and the L'Agefi actifs, a weekly magazine about wealth management. "
target: Indinvest
Indinvest is a professional press group in France that operates Instit Invest and Distrib Invest. Instit Invest is the first independent information site dedicated to institutional investors. It provides information on issues related to asset allocation, regulation, risk control, and governance.
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announced 9/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Wallstreet:online AG, will acquire Der Investoren-Kompass

synopsis: Wallstreet:online, a Germany-based online platform that provides information and news about stock markets, finance, economics, and investments, will acquire Der Investoren-Kompass, a free stock market newsletter in Germany that provides specific investment advice for private investors on a weekly basis.
buyer: Wallstreet:online AG (DB:WSO1:$8.62)
Wallstreet:online is a Germany-based online platform that provides information and news about stock markets, finance, economics, and investments. Wallstreet:online is the most active financial community in Germany, with up to 10,000 new user posts a day in over 80 forums. "
target: Der Investoren-Kompass
Der Investoren-Kompass is a free stock market newsletter in Germany that provides specific investment advice for private investors on a weekly basis. Der Investoren-Kompass covers news for all the important topics for German investors, including topics about equities, commodities, and currencies.
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announced 2/6/2020 via Company Press Release

Green Street Advisors, Inc., will acquire Harrison Scott Publications

synopsis: Green Street Advisors, the premier provider of research, advisory and analytics to the commercial real estate industry, will acquire four leading publications that serve the commercial real estate and financial industries -- Real Estate Alert, Commercial Mortgage Alert, Hedge Fund Alert, and Asset-Backed Alert – from Harrison Scott Publications.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: Green Street Advisors, Inc.
Founded in 1985, Green Street Advisors is the preeminent independent research and advisory firm concentrating on the commercial real estate industry in North America and Europe with offices in Newport Beach, Dallas, London, and soon New York City. "
target: Harrison Scott Publications
Harrison Scott Publications delivers exclusive news and information to professionals in the real estate, finance and investment fields. Harrison Scott publishes four weekly newsletters, Real Estate Alert, Hedge Fund Alert, Commercial Mortgage Alert and Asset-Backed Alert.
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announced 6/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Bulgaria On Air, will acquire Investor.BG PLC

synopsis: Media company Bulgaria On Air placed a buyout offer for the 51% stake in business news portal Investor.bg. Investor.BG PLC develops online databases for Bulgarian companies. It provides financial information, such as quotations, graphics of traded stocks, ratios, news, analyses, and reports.
buyer: Bulgaria On Air
Bulgaria On Air offers television and radio broadcasting services. The company is based in Bulgaria. "
target: Investor.BG PLC
Investor.BG PLC develops online databases for Bulgarian companies. It provides financial information, such as quotations, graphics of traded stocks, ratios, news, analyses, and reports.
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closed 8/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., purchased Institutional Hedge Fund and Separate Account Database Division from InvestorForce

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the institutional hedge fund and separate account database division of InvestorForce, Inc., a Wayne, Pa.-based financial software and data integration company, for approximately $10 million in cash.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
seller: InvestorForce
InvestorForce is a financial software company that has been a leader in the development of online applications for the financial services industry.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lyceum Capital, acquired Style Research

synopsis: Robert Schwob, a popular figure in the asset management world, has sold majority control of Style Research, his asset management data provider, to mid-market private equity firm Lyceum Capital. Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications.
buyer: Lyceum Capital
Lyceum Capital partners with entrepreneurial management teams and unlocks growth potential by providing capital, operations and development support and help with targeted acquisitions. Lyceum typically invests between £5m and £50m of equity in fast-growing, UK-headquartered, mid-sized businesses. "
target: Style Research
Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications. The services are delivered on a SaaS-based platform that supports a range of devices.
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closed 10/23/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Nasdaq, Inc., acquired eVestment Alliance, LLC

synopsis: Nasdaq, a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services, has completed the acquisition of eVestment, an industry leading content and analytics provider used by asset managers, investment consultants and asset owners to help facilitate institutional investment decisions.
buyer: Nasdaq, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,926.00)
Nasdaq is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence. "
target: eVestment Alliance, LLC
eVestment provides a flexible suite of easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions to help the institutional investing community identify and capitalize on global investment trends, better select and monitor investment managers and more successfully enable asset managers to market their funds worldwide.
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closed 9/19/2011 via PR Newswire

eVestment Alliance, LLC, acquired Hedgefund.Net Inc.

synopsis: eVestment Alliance, a global provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions, announced the acquisition of Channel Capital Group, owners of HedgeFund.net, a leading source for hedge fund data, research and news.
buyer: eVestment Alliance, LLC
eVestment is a global provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions. eVestment delivers extensive separate account, hedge fund and commingled fund data through robust, user-friendly products, with an unparalleled commitment to client service. "
target: Hedgefund.Net Inc.
HedgeFund.net is a leading source for hedge fund data on the Web. Investors who meet accreditation standards are eligible for access to the site's database of information on more than 7,100 hedge funds, funds-of-funds and commodity products.
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closed 12/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

A J Bell Holdings Limited, acquired MSM Media Ltd.

synopsis: AJ Bell, which is based on Chester Road, Manchester, has bought MSM Media and its trading subsidiary MoneyAM for an undisclosed sum. MSM is a specialist financial publisher which produces the weekly magazine Shares.
buyer: A J Bell Holdings Limited (:$173.49)
AJ Bell provides its clients and advisers with a ground-breaking blend of control, investment choice, low-cost delivery and online functionality. "
target: MSM Media Ltd.
MSM is a specialist financial publisher which produces the weekly magazine Shares, organises annual awards and business events and operates online and digital news and information services, including MoneyAM, StockMarketWire and Brokerforecasts. It employs 34 staff at its base in London.
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closed 7/29/2008 via BusinessWire

DealFlow Media, Inc., acquired PrivateRaise.com

synopsis: DealFlow Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of the assets and business of PrivateRaise.com LLC, including the PrivateRaise.com website, which tracks private placements of equity and equity-linked securities executed by public companies.
buyer: DealFlow Media, Inc.
DealFlow Media provides independent news and analysis for finance professionals. Founded in 2002, with offices in New York, California and Shanghai, the company publishes a variety of research and investment databases, as well as hosts in-person and web-based events. "
target: PrivateRaise.com
PrivateRaise.com is the leading source for data and analysis of private investments in public equity (PIPEs), Reverse Mergers, and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs).
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closed 10/9/2020 via BusinessWire

LLR Partners, acquired YCharts

synopsis: LLR Partners has acquired YCharts, a cloud-based investment analytics and communications platform for RIAs, broker-dealers, and asset managers. The transaction will support YCharts’ continued organic growth through increased investment in product and sales and marketing, and to pursue complementary acquisitions.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a middle market private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by growing its portfolio companies. LLR invests in several industries, with a focus on technology, healthcare and services businesses. "
target: YCharts
YCharts is an investment research platform that enables smarter investments and better client communications. YCharts offers comprehensive data, visualization tools, and advanced analytics for equity, mutual fund, and ETF research, portfolio construction, idea generation, and market monitoring.
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announced 3/29/2016 via BusinessWire

BATS Global Markets, Inc., will acquire ETF.com

synopsis: Bats Global Markets, the leading exchange operator for the trading of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and creator of the Bats ETF Marketplace, signed a definitive agreement to acquire ETF.com, a leading provider of ETF data, news and analysis.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets, Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity. "
target: ETF.com
ETF.com is a leading provider of exchange-traded fund (ETF) data, news and analysis. Founded in 2001, ETF.com provides independent and authoritative news, analysis, data and education about ETFs, generating 875,572 page views and attracting 291,191 unique visitors in February 2016 alone.
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closed 8/31/2010 via Company Description

Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd., acquired AASTOCKS.com Ltd.

synopsis: Shanghai Great Wisdom Co. has acquired AASTOCKS.com Ltd. AASTOCKS.com Ltd. provides financial information products and services to corporate clients and individual investors in the Asia Pacific regions.
buyer: Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd. (601519.SS:$92.77)
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd. engages in the development, production, sale, and support of information technology products to financial sector. It offers software that provides services in the areas of financial database, real-time quotes transmission, etc. "
target: AASTOCKS.com Ltd.
AASTOCKS.com Ltd. provides financial information products and services to corporate clients and individual investors in the Asia Pacific regions. Its information products cover equities, derivatives, global foreign exchange, and precious metals markets.
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closed 3/6/2006 via BusinessWire

eSignal, acquired Quote.com, Inc.

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation announced the closing of the Company's acquisition of the assets of Quote.com(R) and certain other related assets from Lycos, Inc for $30 million in cash. The assets of Quote.com will now be operated as part of Interactive Data's eSignal business.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: eSignal
eSignal division of Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professional and active individual investors. eSignal provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics. "
target parent: Daum Communications
target: Quote.com, Inc.
Quote.com, also known as the Lycos Finance division, markets four distinct offerings that deliver financial content and trading tools to active traders and individual investors.
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$30
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announced 9/15/2015 via Market Watch

IRESS Market Technology Limited, will acquire Proquote Ltd

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group confirmed that it is selling Proquote, a company that provides a market data and trading system, to financial technology group IRESS Ltd., an Australian software company specializing in the development of software systems and services for financial markets and wealth management.
buyer: IRESS Market Technology Limited (ASX:IRE:$292.95)
IRESS Limited is an Australian software company specialising in the development of software systems and services for financial markets and wealth management. "
target parent: London Stock Exchange Group plc
target: Proquote Ltd
Proquote Limited provides a market data and trading system that offers real-time market data coverage of various global markets, news, and data sources. The company provides information on futures, options and commodities; and comprehensive fundamentals and charting analytical tools.
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announced 3/6/2007 via BusinessWire

J.W. Korth/Shop4Bonds, will acquire Bondpage.com

synopsis: J. W. Korth/Shop4Bonds, an online securities brokerage, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire certain assets of Cambridge Investment Group Ltd. and its flagship website, Bondpage.com, based in East Lansing, MI.
buyer: J.W. Korth/Shop4Bonds
J. W. Korth/Shop4Bonds is a securities broker dealer founded in 1982. Through its unique, patent pending internet bond execution platform, the firm maintains the largest and lowest priced publicly available inventory of bonds on its Shop4Bonds and Bonds4Sale websites. "
target: Bondpage.com
Bondpage.com is dedicated to provide the largest selection of fixed income securities at the lowest possible price. Research current and historical market information, news, economic statistics, interest rate quotes as well as Federal Reserve updates to make informed portfolio decisions.
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closed 5/18/2021 via PR Newswire

Black Knight, Inc., acquired eMBS Inc

synopsis: Black Knight, Inc. has acquired eMBS Inc, which provides performance data and analytics on agency-backed securities to all market participants for critical insights to inform better investment decisions and enhance the yields on their mortgage-backed securities (MBS) portfolios.
buyer: Black Knight, Inc. (BKFS:$1,297.50)
Black Knight is a provider of integrated software, data, and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate business processes across the homeownership lifecycle. Black Knight helps clients achieve their strategic goals, realize greater success, and better serve their customers. "
target: eMBS Inc
eMBS Inc provides performance data and analytics on agency-backed securities to all market participants for critical insights to inform better investment decisions and enhance the yields on their mortgage-backed securities (MBS) portfolios.
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announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Growth Company Investor, will acquire Growth Company Investor

synopsis: Growth Company Investor (GCI)'s editor, David Thornton, will acquire the company from Bonhill Group plc, a leading B2B media business in the UK. GCI is a monthly investment recommendation newsletter for private investors. GCI focuses on small caps and conducts 250 CEO interviews a year to generate great investment ideas for their members.
buyer: Growth Company Investor
Growth Company Investor (GCI) is a monthly investment recommendation newsletter for private investors. GCI focuses exclusively on small caps and conducts 250 CEO interviews a year to generate great investment ideas for their members. GCI is published monthly as a PDF download for their members. "
target parent: Bonhill Group plc
target: Growth Company Investor
Growth Company Investor (GCI) is a monthly investment recommendation newsletter for private investors. GCI focuses exclusively on small caps and conducts 250 CEO interviews a year to generate great investment ideas for their members. GCI is published monthly as a PDF download for their members.
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closed 8/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Interactive Daily, acquired Kler’s Financial Data Service S.r.l.

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related services to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors, closed its acquisition of Kler’s Financial Data Service S.r.l., a leading provider of reference data to the Italian financial industry.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Interactive Daily
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors. "
target: Kler’s Financial Data Service S.r.l.
Kler's S.r.l. provides on-line databases software applications, analysis and advice on the financial market, and consulting services. It also collects, processes, and standardizes information and financial data regarding companies, and listed and unlisted securities.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 7/29/2015 via PE Hub

Leaders League Group, acquired Closing Circle

synopsis: Closing Circle, the digital media dedicated to the European private equity and venture capital community is being acquired by Leaders League, the rating agency and media group for top executives. Closing Circle was founded by David Chouraqui, an investment professional passionate about tech and innovation.
buyer: Leaders League Group
Leaders League is a rating agency and media group for top executives at the international level. With more than 130 employees and 3 offices in Latin America, the company is a fast growing media partner for leaders around the world. "
target: Closing Circle
Closing Circle, the European media for dealmakers, is a platform dedicated to the private equity and venture capital community. It provides news about private equity and venture capital transactions and fundraising in Europe, an online database of investor profiles and a weekly newsletter.
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closed 7/29/2015 via PE Hub

Leaders League Group, acquired Closing Circle

synopsis: Closing Circle, the digital media dedicated to the European private equity and venture capital community is being acquired by Leaders League, the rating agency and media group for top executives. Closing Circle was founded by David Chouraqui, an investment professional passionate about tech and innovation.
buyer: Leaders League Group
Leaders League is a rating agency and media group for top executives at the international level. With more than 130 employees and 3 offices in Latin America, the company is a fast growing media partner for leaders around the world. "
target: Closing Circle
Closing Circle, the European media for dealmakers, is a platform dedicated to the private equity and venture capital community. It provides news about private equity and venture capital transactions and fundraising in Europe, an online database of investor profiles and a weekly newsletter.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Quartz Events

synopsis: Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading event’s organisers, has acquired Quartz Events, a producer of invitation-only, executive summits in North America. Quartz Events enable senior-level decision makers to connect with the right people that will advance their performance and company.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 180 events in 50 countries from 15 offices in the UK, the US, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, UAE, Indonesia, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. Clarion traces its roots back to 1947 and takes pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK."
target: Quartz Events
Quartz Events is a producer of invitation-only, executive summits in North America. Quartz Events orchestrates experiences that naturally ignites meaningful connections. Their events enable senior-level decision makers to connect with the right people that will advance their performance and company.
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closed 4/26/2017 via Market Wire

3BL Media, LLC, purchased CR Magazine and COMMIT!Forum from SharedXpertise Media, LLC

synopsis: 3BL Media announced it has acquired CR Magazine, widely recognized for the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, and COMMIT!Forum, the annual networking and professional education event for CEOs and corporate responsibility practitioners, from SharedXpertise Media LLC.
buyer: 3BL Media, LLC
3BL Media provides corporate communications platforms exclusively for the distribution & analysis of corporate social responsibility & sustainability news & content. They work with corporations and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional & new media channels. "
seller: SharedXpertise Media, LLC
CR Magazine is the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. COMMIT!Forum is the annual networking and professional education event for CEOs corporate responsibility practitioners, where they learn the latest best practices.
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Pariveda Solutions, Inc., acquired Levinson & Co.

synopsis: Pariveda Solutions, a leading management and technology consulting firm, announces the acquisition of Levinson & Co. With the addition of Levinson, Pariveda strengthens its ability to provide holistic organizational, talent, and leadership solutions to companies.
buyer: Pariveda Solutions, Inc.
Pariveda Solutions, Inc. is an employee-owned, strategic services and information technology consulting company that grows and deploys talented people to solve the ambiguous and complex challenges of its clients. The company serves clients in eleven North American city locations. "
target: Levinson & Co.
Levinson & Co. is a global consulting and leadership development firm. Harvard Business School professor, Dr. Harry Levinson, founded Levinson & Co. in 1968 and developed practical, real-world approaches to leadership through a variety of widely acclaimed executive seminars and programs.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

World 50, Inc., acquired Procurement Leaders

synopsis: Procurement Leaders, an organization known for its executive conferences, membership and research in the procurement sector, has announced its acquisition by World 50, a leadership network which brings together the world's most influential C-level executives for strategic collaboration.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: World 50, Inc.
World 50, Inc. is a leadership network which brings together the world's most influential C-level executives for strategic collaboration. The firm plays a lead role in facilitating connection between the world's most influential leaders in business, government, entertainment and social arenas. "
target: Procurement Leaders
UK-based Procurement Leaders is an organization known for its executive conferences, membership and research in the procurement sector. They are the transformation partner their members trust to accelerate their journey to superior performance, turning procurement into a critical business driver.
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closed 5/2/2016 via PR Newswire

CEB Global, acquired Evanta

synopsis: CEB, a best practice insight and technology company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Evanta Ventures and an affiliated business. Evanta fosters collaboration and the exchange of best practices between IT & Security, Human Resources and Finance leaders through annual events, online and offline learning platforms.
buyer: CEB Global (CEB:$938.58)
CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, CEB develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. CEB equips leaders at more than 10,000 companies with the intelligence to manage talent, customers and operations. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Evanta
Evanta fosters collaboration and the exchange of best practices between Information Technology & Security, Human Resources and Finance leaders through nearly 200 annual events, online and offline learning platforms and subscription information offerings.
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closed 1/7/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired TTI/Vanguard

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC acquires TTI/Vanguard, an advanced-technology conference business based in California. TTI/Vanguard is a private membership organisation for executives who lead technology innovation in global organisations across the public, private and academic sectors.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target: TTI/Vanguard
TTI/Vanguard is the advanced technology conference series for senior-level executives. TTI/Vanguard introduce, discuss, and evaluate emerging and breakthrough technologies on the two-to-five-year horizon.
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closed 10/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Evanta

synopsis: dmg events has sold Evanta, a leadership and conferences business, to Leeds Equity Partners for approximately £58m. Evanta Inc. operates leadership networks for executives to gather privately and share insights, practices, and philosophies. The company operates CIO, human resource, CFO, CISO, and healthcare communities and conferences.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Evanta
Evanta operates leadership networks for executives to gather privately and share insights, practices, and philosophies. The company operates CIO, human resource, CFO, CISO, and healthcare communities and conferences.
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closed 2/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Giant Partners LLC, acquired Injoy, Inc.

synopsis: Giant Impact, a company formed out of Oklahoma City's Giant Partners and a strategic investor group, announced its recent acquisition of John Maxwell's Maximum Impact and INJOY Atlanta-based companies.
buyer: Giant Partners LLC
Giant Partners is a growth firm offering strategic planning and advisory services, as well as leadership conferences and resources to select companies dedicated to growth. "
target: Injoy, Inc.
Injoy, Inc. operates as an all-volunteer organization to develop leadership skills and also hosts seminars and conferences by providing resources in the form of books, audio/CD cassette kits, monthly tape subscriptions, instructional videos, and online training.
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closed 6/27/2006 via Reuters

Daily Mail and General Trust plc, acquired Evanta

synopsis: UK publisher Daily Mail & General Trust Plc said on Tuesday it had acquired Evanta, a U.S. conferences producer, for an estimated total of $30 million. The total includes an initial payment of $17.5 million and a further $12.5 million payable over the next three years depending on the profitability of the Portland, Oregon-based firm.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
target: Evanta
Evanta facilitates executive events that allow IT leaders to create agendas based on their own strategic needs. We partner with top CIOs and industry thought leaders to facilitate peer-to-peer engagements that drive real-world solutions.
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closed 3/6/2006 via Company Press Release

Wicks Business Information, LLC, acquired Executive Enterprise Institute LLC

synopsis: Wicks Business Information, LLC announced today that it has acquired assets of Executive Enterprise Institute, LLC, a leader in compliance and best practices live training, in a move that reinforces WBI’s commitment to meet the compliance and regulatory needs of the financial and corporate markets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Wicks Business Information, LLC
Wicks Business Information (WBI) is a business-to-business information company formed through a partnership of experienced publishing professionals and The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity investment firm. "
target: Executive Enterprise Institute LLC
EEI produces hundreds of high-level, focused conferences annually, primarily in the areas of corporate accounting and reporting; taxation; banking; finance; personnel and human resources; environmental issues and regulations; insurance; marketing; communications; energy; and healthcare.
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closed 12/2/2016 via PR Web

BLR, acquired Forum Events

synopsis: Business and Legal Resources® (BLR), has acquired Forum Networking Events, a provider of highly structured business networking events across the United States. This acquisition builds on BLR’s robust event business, focused on delivering professional development and networking opportunities to attendees, and high-value engagement to advertisers.
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements, and help them become more successful. They do this by offering authoritative content and practical, easy-to-use tools. "
target: Forum Events
Forum Events is a provider of highly structured business networking events across the United States. They are dedicated to building quality industry relationships. Using a targeted approach, They invite top tier executives to highly structured business networking events across the United States.
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closed 7/29/2015 via PR Newswire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired CEO Forum Group

synopsis: CEB, a best practice insight and technology company, announced that it has acquired Australia-based CEO Forum Group. The company is the leading provider of membership–based peer group briefing services serving senior executives of foreign-owned multinational organizations doing business in Australia.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
Corporate Executive Board (CEB) is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, they develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. "
target: CEO Forum Group
CEO Forum Group, founded in 1990, specialises in membership-based peer group services targeted specifically and exclusively at the most senior executives in the Australian operations of foreign-owned multinational corporations.
price ($mm)
$9.52
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

GlobalData Plc, acquired MEED Media FZ LLC

synopsis: GlobalData PLC has acquired MEED Media FZ LLC from Ascential PLC. MEED provides premium business information content with an industry focus on infrastructure and projects in the Middle East.
buyer: GlobalData Plc (AIM:DATA:$147.65)
GlobalData is a world leading provider of data and analysis for consumer, technology and healthcare businesses. It delivers unique, robust data and trusted industry analysis and insight to organizations. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: MEED Media FZ LLC
Established in 1957, MEED, has been integral to delivering business information and news, intelligence and analysis on the Middle East economies and activities ever since. MEED is a remarkable senior management media brand that encompasses a subscription website and magazine.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
10.3x
closed 9/9/2016 via BusinessWire

Argyle Executive Forum, purchased Webinar & Lead Generation Services Unit from Proformative, Inc.

synopsis: Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of events, content, lead generation services, and professional networks for C-Suite executives, announced that it has acquired Proformative Inc.’s webinar and lead generation services business unit. The unit provides informative educational experiences for Corporate Finance executives.
buyer: Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum is a leading provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts annual conferences, virtual conferences, think tanks and roundtable discussions for its screened executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the United States. "
seller: Proformative, Inc.
Proformative's Webinars & Lead Generation Services unit provides informative educational experiences for users and predictable returns for marketers. Proformative produces more than 100 CPE-accredited webinars annually for Corporate Finance, Treasury and Accounting executives.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Wicks Group of Companies, will acquire Argyle Executive Forum

synopsis: The Wicks Group of Companies will acquire Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of C-level executive events. Argyle's events allow its members and speakers to connect in person, in a peer-to-peer, protected environment to share thought leadership, high level networking and discussion with fellow business leaders.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies is a private equity firm that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in the information, education and media industries. The firm uses a consistent investment strategy, partnering with experienced management teams to build businesses through acquisitions. "
target: Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum is a provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts over 100 annual full-day conferences, private breakfasts, dinners, workshops and roundtable discussions for its executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the US.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/16/2012 via PR Newswire

Chief Executive Group, acquired Chief Executive Network

synopsis: Chief Executive Group announced it had acquired Chief Executive Network (CEN), a member organization that helps chief and senior executives improve their effectiveness and gain competitive advantage. Through CEN, CEOs and senior executives share operational and strategic expertise via a structured meeting process.
buyer: Chief Executive Group
Chief Executive Group improves the effectiveness of CEOs and the organizations they lead. The company publishes Chief Executive magazine (since 1977) and ChiefExecutive.net, hosts exclusive events for CEOs to network, learn and share ideas with peers, and produces proprietary research. "
target: Chief Executive Network
Chief Executive Network is a member organization that helps chief and senior executives improve their effectiveness and gain competitive advantage. Through CEN, CEOs and senior executives share operational and strategic expertise via a structured meeting process.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Argyle Executive Forum, acquired The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.

synopsis: Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of C-level executive events for Fortune 500 business leaders, announced that it has acquired Innovation Enterprise. Innovation Enterprise is a leading global business-to-business multichannel information provider and marketing services platform.
buyer: Argyle Executive Forum
Argyle Executive Forum is a leading provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts annual conferences, virtual conferences, think tanks and roundtable discussions for its screened executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the United States. "
target parent: Seguin Partners, LLC
target: The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.
Innovation Enterprise is a leading global business-to-business multichannel information provider and marketing services platform, providing an executive audience of decision makers access to cutting edge content across mediums through its properties.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/24/2012 via PR Web

CFO Publishing Corporation, acquired The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.

synopsis: CFO Publishing LLC (CFO) announced its acquisition of The Innovation Enterprise Group (IEG) to expand its live-event business. The addition of IEG products is expected to extend CFO’s industry leading conference events for senior finance executives into Asia and Europe as well as add to its US portfolio.
buyer parent: Seguin Partners, LLC
buyer: CFO Publishing Corporation
CFO Publishing LLC is the leading business-to-business media brand focused on the information needs of senior finance executives. The business consists of CFO magazine, CFO.com, CFO Metrix, CFO Research Services, and CFO Conferences. "
target: The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.
The Innovation Enterprise Ltd. is an independent business-to-business multi channel media brand focused on the information needs of Senior Finance, Operations, Planning, Strategy, Decision Support & Advanced Analytics executives. Products include IEG.Summits, IEG.Finance, IEG.Analytics, IEG.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
9.3x
closed 1/11/2010 via PR Newswire

Seguin Partners, LLC, acquired CFO Publishing Corporation

synopsis: Private equity firm Seguin Partners, LLC (Woburn, Mass.), announced that it has acquired CFO Publishing, in partnership with CFO's management, from the Economist Group. According to the terms of the deal, a new company formed by Seguin will acquire CFO's assets. The Economist Group will retain a substantial minority stake in the new company.
buyer: Seguin Partners, LLC
Seguin Partners is a private equity investment firm which focuses on growing companies in certain segments of the business services market including business-to-business information, publishing, media, healthcare, security, and other outsourced business services. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CFO Publishing Corporation
The CFO Group consists of CFO magazine, CFO.com, CFO Conferences, and CFO Research Services. With a rate base of 400,000, CFO magazine is the leading business publication for C-level and senior financial executives.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, will purchase Four Global Divisions from GfK Group

synopsis: Ipsos will acquire GfK Group's 4 global divisions of research: customer experience, experience innovation, health, and public affairs. Customer Experience is advising on customer satisfaction, Experience Innovation is research on user experience, Heath is research on health industry companies, and Public Affairs is research on public opinion.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is an independent market research companies managed by research professionals. Ipsos researchers assess market potential and trends, develop brands, help clients build long-term relationships with customers, test advertising, and study audience responses. "
seller: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
Headquartered in Germany. GfK Group is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. GfK has multiple global divisions of GfK Research, including customer experience, experience innovation, health, and public affairs.
price ($mm)
$123
rev ($mm)
$234
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA

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