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closed 10/7/2015 via BusinessWire

Q1 Productions, acquired Think Marketing, Research and Consulting Services

synopsis: Q1 Productions, a business intelligence firm focusing on consulting solutions, announced that it has acquired the practice of Think Marketing, Research and Consulting Services of Columbus, Ohio. Think specializes in providing marketing research and strategic consulting services to food, beverage and consumer branded companies.
buyer: Q1 Productions
Q1 Productions is a business intelligence firm focusing on consulting solutions and the development of webinars, training courses, conference programs, and forums aimed at targeted audiences throughout highly regulated industries in order to provide strategic learning and timely program content. "
target: Think Marketing, Research and Consulting Services
Think Research and Consulting helps food and beverage clients develop marketing approaches to drive value in their respective regions, brand portfolios, product categories, and competitive environments. Think works with consumer goods and food suppliers to define, review, and optimize strategies.
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closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

KLH Capital, acquired Q Research Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: KLH Capital is pleased to announce it has partnered with the management team of Q Research Solutions, Inc. to complete a management buyout. Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.
buyer: KLH Capital
KLH Capital is a fully capitalized SBIC private equity fund managing $320 million across three funds. They make majority and minority equity investments in value added distribution, specialty service and niche manufacturing companies based in the U.S. with at least $10 million of revenue. "
target: Q Research Solutions, Inc.
Based in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.
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closed 1/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired The Perishables Group

synopsis: Nielsen, a global information and measurement company, has acquired Chicago-based fresh food industry research specialist The Perishables Group. The company’s offerings include consumer and trade research, syndicated data and category development software, along with marcoms services.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,309.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: The Perishables Group
The Perishables Group is a fresh food industry research specialist. Its offerings include consumer and trade research, syndicated data and category development software, along with marketing communications services.
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closed 1/16/2014 via Company Press Release

IntelliShop, LLC, acquired STAR Shops, Training And Results, Inc.

synopsis: IntelliShop, a leading provider of customer experience research solutions to companies, and organizations across North America, announced that it is expanding its business serving owners and management companies with the client acquisition of Shops, Training And Results, Inc., a nationwide mystery shop, training, and consulting company.
buyer: IntelliShop, LLC
IntelliShop is the industry leader for the highest level of service to their clients, and exceptional quality, accuracy and integrity in the work they do. They help their clients to evaluate, understand and improve their customers’ experiences. "
target parent: MAG Multifamily Ancillary Group
target: STAR Shops, Training And Results, Inc.
STAR (Shops, Training And Results) is a nationwide mystery shop, training, and consulting company, that is highly specialized in providing customized performance-based mystery shop evaluations, and training programs for multifamily housing, retail, restaurants, and hospitality industries.
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closed 12/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

William Reed Business Media, purchased Allegra Foodservice from Allegra Strategies Limited

synopsis: William Reed Business Media, a provider of market-leading business information, has bought the Allegra Foodservice business, formerly a division of Allegra Strategies, a leading-edge research and strategy consulting firm.
buyer: William Reed Business Media
From retail to hospitality, manufacturing to grocery, William Reed Business Media has been providing market-leading business information to the food and drinks sector for almost 150 years. "
seller: Allegra Strategies Limited
Allegra Foodservice comprises a business unit which offers research and information within the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality sectors through brands such as Allegra Food Strategy Forum, Allegra Eating Out Panel, and more.
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closed 7/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired The FreshLook Marketing Group

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc., the global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, LLC, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh/random weight (fresh food) industry.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
IRI is a leader in delivering powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and the foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target: The FreshLook Marketing Group
FreshLook Marketing Group provides scanner-based information on the sales of perishable products, including fresh fruits and vegetables, deli cheese and meats, deli prepared foods, fresh meat and seafood, in-store bakery items and bulk foods.
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closed 1/30/2013 via BNC Analysis

Cello Group, acquired Mash Health

synopsis: UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy Mash Health Limited and its US business Mash Health, Inc have been acquired by the UK’s Cello Group plc. Mash Health is a UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy. Mash works for clients in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and consumer healthcare sectors.
buyer: Cello Group (CLLL:$204.91)
Cello is a leading global insight and strategic marketing group with a primary focus on the pharmaceutical and health sectors in addition to deep expertise in a range of other high margin sectors. "
target: Mash Health
Mash Health is a UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy. Teddington-based Mash works for clients in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and consumer healthcare sectors, and was established in 2009.
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$0.99
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announced 3/14/2013 via PR Newswire

Restaurant Insights will be merged with Bellwether Food Group,

synopsis: Bellwether Food Group, the highly regarded strategic planning, sales and brand consultancy and Restaurant Insights, a leading market research company, announced a merger that will result in a new entity providing comprehensive "one-stop-shopping" for the food service and retail arenas.
buyer: Bellwether Food Group
Bellwether Food Group, founded in 2007 by Jameson, Rob Hardy and Mac Brand, is known for its branding work with chain restaurants, strategy and sales skills work with food and beverage manufacturers and for advising investment firms in the chain retail market. "
target: Restaurant Insights
Restaurant Insights is one of the country's premier restaurant consumer research organizations. Restaurant Insights has completed more than 1,400 restaurant-specific projects for some of the nation's largest brands, across all major segments – QSR, fast casual, family and casual dining.
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closed 2/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Bowmark Capital, acquired IWSR

synopsis: Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has backed the buy-out of IWSR, the world’s leading source of data and intelligence for the $1.5 trillion alcoholic beverage market. IWSR’s database tracks consumption trends across 30,000 brands and 157 countries.
buyer: Bowmark Capital
Bowmark Capital is a leading private equity investment firm, specialising in UK growth companies valued at up to £250 million. They are supportive investors, backing experienced management teams to build world class businesses. "
target parent: FPE Capital LLP
target: IWSR
IWSR is the world’s leading source of data and intelligence for the $1.5 trillion alcoholic beverage market. IWSR’s database tracks consumption trends across 30,000 brands and 157 countries. The company has over 200 blue chip customers representing all the major market participants.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

FPE Capital LLP, acquired IWSR

synopsis: FPE Capital, a leading growth equity investor in the UK lower middle-market, has acquired a majority stake in IWSR, a UK database service that covers the alcoholic drinks market. IWSR gathers data on market, category and brand performance in 157 countries. It is headed in London and also has an office in New York.
buyer: FPE Capital LLP
FPE Capital is a leading growth equity investor in the UK lower middle-market. They invest into profitable UK headquartered companies with revenues of £5m to £50m and which have the ability to accelerate growth. "
target: IWSR
IWSR is a UK database service that covers the alcoholic drinks market. IWSR gathers data on market, category and brand performance in 157 countries. It is headed in London and also has an office in New York.
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closed 9/2/2010 via Reuters

Progressive Digital Media Group Plc, acquired Canadean Limited

synopsis: Progressive Digital Media Group plc is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Canadean, a leading provider of business and market intelligence to the global beverage industry.
buyer: Progressive Digital Media Group Plc (AIM:DATA:$147.65)
Progressive Digital Media Group Plc is one of the UK's leading digital marketing organisations serving advertisers with over 75 million annual visitors. "
target: Canadean Limited
Canadean is the beverage information specialist with a reputation as the benchmark for global beverage market intelligence. Canadean services the drinks, packaging and allied supplier industries, helping their worldwide client base make better decisions for their businesses.
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closed 6/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Gira Foodservice SA

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), the retail and fast-moving consumer goods market intelligence company, has become the major shareholder in GIRA Foodservice, the leading provider of market research services for the foodservice market in Europe.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRi) delivers powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target: Gira Foodservice SA
Gira Foodservice SA provides market research services for the foodservice market in Europe. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Divonne-les-Bains, France.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jody Trietch, acquired Taste the Local Difference

synopsis: Local entrepreneur Jody Trietch has purchased local food marketing agency Taste the Local Difference from venture capital firm Boomerang Catapult. Taste the Local Difference is Michigan’s local food marketing agency. They connect consumers to local farms, food producers, restaurants, community farmers markets, retailers and more.
buyer: Jody Trietch
Jody Trietch is chief financial officer of Boomerang Catapult, president of Impact 100 Traverse City and treasurer of Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan. She has in the past served as CFO for local governments in Michigan. "
target parent: Boomerang Catapult, LLC
target: Taste the Local Difference
Taste the Local Difference is Michigan’s local food marketing agency. They connect consumers to local farms, food producers, restaurants, community farmers markets, retailers and more.
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announced 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hopscotch Global PR Group, will acquire Sopexa

synopsis: Hopscotch, a Paris-based communication consulting group, will acquire a 66% stake in Sopexa, an international communication and marketing agency that specializes in Food, Drink and Lifestyle. Sopexa provides strategic consulting, marketing strategies and activities that help brands and products succeed in their businesses.
buyer: Hopscotch Global PR Group (ENXTPA:HOP:$164.53)
Hopscotch is a Paris-based communication consulting group that creates sustainable relationships between audiences and brands. Hopscotch specializes in PR, event marketing, and digital marketing. Hopscotch helps brands manage their reputation, engage their audiences, and generate more sales. "
target: Sopexa
Sopexa is an international communication and marketing agency that specializes in Food, Drink and Lifestyle. Sopexa provides strategic consulting, marketing strategies and activities that help brands and products succeed in their businesses.
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closed 8/22/2018 via PR Newswire

PACO Collective, acquired Noble Food, LLC

synopsis: PACO Collective, an award-winning cross-cultural marketing agency, has acquired Noble Food, a leading independent food-marketing agency. Noble Food intertwines marketing savvy, creative firepower and culinary expertise to help their clients deliver the right message to their customers.
buyer: PACO Collective
PACO Collective is an award-winning cross-cultural marketing agency. PACO is committed to working with brands that want to embrace the changing dynamics of American life and are invested in creating meaningful connections with consumers through cultural messaging and insight. "
target: Noble Food, LLC
Noble Food is a food-focused, full-service marketing agency that understands people’s relationship with food. Noble Food intertwines marketing savvy, creative firepower and culinary expertise to help their clients deliver the right message to their customers.
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closed 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sprizzi drink-co., Inc., acquired The Big Beverage Company

synopsis: Sprizzi Drink-Co., a manufacturer of beverage dispensers, has acquired The Big Beverage Company, a company that provides marketing consulting services to the beverage industry. The Big Beverage Company's marketing services include branding, print marketing, internet advertising, social media, sampling, public relations, and more.
buyer: Sprizzi drink-co., Inc.
Sprizzi Drink-Co. is a manufacturer of beverage dispensers. Their Sprizzi Drink Machine can prepare and deliver a carbonated or non-carbonated drink in seconds. They offer over 60 flavor bullets that let consumers create a variety of drinks, such as colas, root beers, flavored ice teas, and more. "
target: The Big Beverage Company
The Big Beverage Company provides marketing consulting services to the beverage industry. The company has over 50 years of experience and has helped brands get into major retailers. Their marketing services include branding, print marketing, internet advertising, social media, sampling, and more.
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closed 7/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Gatesman, acquired Noble Communications

synopsis: Gatesman, one of the fastest-growing, mid-size, privately owned agencies in the U.S., has acquired Noble Communications, an award-winning, 49-year-old marketing communications firm in the Midwest. Since 1969, they have been committed to culinary thought leadership and cutting edge food marketing.
buyer: Gatesman
Gatesman is one of the fastest-growing, mid-size, privately owned agencies in the U.S. It is a fully integrated, independent marketing communications agency specializing in strategy/branding, advertising, digital, public relations, social media, media planning and buying, and insights/analytics. "
target: Noble Communications
Noble Communications is an award-winning, 49-year-old marketing communications firm in the Midwest. Since 1969, they have been committed to culinary thought leadership and cutting edge food marketing.
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closed 4/3/2017 via PR Newswire

L.C. Williams & Associates, acquired JSH&A

synopsis: L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) has acquired the business of JSH&A, an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., public relations firm. JSH&A brings food and beverage expertise and a long history of work with major brands and household names. It will complement LCWA's roster of clients in the home and housewares, healthcare, and business-to-business sectors.
buyer: L.C. Williams & Associates
Providing full-service public relations and communications services, LCWA is one of the top 10 independent firms in Chicago. The company is ranked in the top three agencies specializing in home products and in the top 45 agencies working in healthcare and in professional services. "
target: JSH&A
JSH&A was founded in 1989, and became known for its strong marketing expertise, especially for food and beverage clients. Teams at JSH&A have helped leading consumer packaged goods brands drive consumer awareness, engagement and advocacy through traditional and social media programs.
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closed 9/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired Marlin Network

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC has acquired Marlin Network Inc., which operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. Marlin Network has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns.
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency committed to building brand value for its clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target: Marlin Network
Marlin Network operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. It has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns that drive sales, build brand awareness and foster brand engagement for leading brands.
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closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

The Brandon Agency, acquired Benghiat Marketing & Communications

synopsis: The Brandon Agency announced that they have completed the acquisition of Benghiat Marketing & Communication. The Brandon Agency has pioneered integrated marketing solutions that engage the customer along the consumer decision journey in a digital age. Benghiat specializes in packaged goods, B2B, medical device and food industry categories.
buyer: The Brandon Agency
The Brandon Agency is a full-service marketing firm operating on the leading edge of change in the advertising industry. Offering an integrated approach to marketing, advertising, public relations, interactive and social media, the agency administers the "Why We Buy" Consumer Research Panel. "
target: Benghiat Marketing & Communications
Benghiat Marketing & Communications, a Cleveland-based agency founded in 1983, specializes in the consumer packaged goods, business-to-business, medical device and food industry categories.
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closed 10/7/2015 via BusinessWire

Q1 Productions, acquired Think Marketing, Research and Consulting Services

synopsis: Q1 Productions, a business intelligence firm focusing on consulting solutions, announced that it has acquired the practice of Think Marketing, Research and Consulting Services of Columbus, Ohio. Think specializes in providing marketing research and strategic consulting services to food, beverage and consumer branded companies.
buyer: Q1 Productions
Q1 Productions is a business intelligence firm focusing on consulting solutions and the development of webinars, training courses, conference programs, and forums aimed at targeted audiences throughout highly regulated industries in order to provide strategic learning and timely program content. "
target: Think Marketing, Research and Consulting Services
Think Research and Consulting helps food and beverage clients develop marketing approaches to drive value in their respective regions, brand portfolios, product categories, and competitive environments. Think works with consumer goods and food suppliers to define, review, and optimize strategies.
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closed 10/7/2015 via BusinessWire

Q1 Productions, acquired Think Marketing, Research and Consulting Services

synopsis: Q1 Productions, a business intelligence firm focusing on consulting solutions, announced that it has acquired the practice of Think Marketing, Research and Consulting Services of Columbus, Ohio. Think specializes in providing marketing research and strategic consulting services to food, beverage and consumer branded companies.
buyer: Q1 Productions
Q1 Productions is a business intelligence firm focusing on consulting solutions and the development of webinars, training courses, conference programs, and forums aimed at targeted audiences throughout highly regulated industries in order to provide strategic learning and timely program content. "
target: Think Marketing, Research and Consulting Services
Think Research and Consulting helps food and beverage clients develop marketing approaches to drive value in their respective regions, brand portfolios, product categories, and competitive environments. Think works with consumer goods and food suppliers to define, review, and optimize strategies.
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closed 11/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Spiceworks Ziff Davis, acquired Aberdeen

synopsis: Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) has acquired Aberdeen, a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen has a suite of unique products that complement SWZD’s products and services.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Spiceworks Ziff Davis
Spiceworks is a social network for IT professionals. They’re the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, making it the largest, most unique IT community of its kind. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: Aberdeen
Aberdeen is a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen answers the ultimate sales and marketing questions of “what”, “who”, and “when” with its unique abilities.
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closed 7/3/2020 via PR Web

ModalityIQ, acquired MLconf

synopsis: ModalityIQ, a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform, has acquired The Machine Learning Conference (“MLconf”), a leader in serving the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence community. MLconf gathers the machine learning community to coalesce and share lessons learned through a series of 20+ conferences.
buyer: ModalityIQ
ModalityIQ is a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform founded to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and know-how across the advanced and emerging technology landscape by providing an environment for exchanging ideas and inspiring open dialogue to advance technological capabilities"
target: MLconf
MLconf is a single-day, single-track machine learning conference event designed to gather the community to discuss the recent research and application of Algorithms, Tools, and Platforms to solve the hard problems that exist within organizing and analyzing massive and noisy data sets.
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closed 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

ON-X Groupe, acquired Chain Accelerator

synopsis: ON-X Groupe, an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration, has acquired Chain Accelerator, the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator's full suite of tailor-made services and solutions include consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
buyer: ON-X Groupe
ON-X Groupe is an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration. The firm’s activity is organized in several complementary areas of expertise: Digital Security, Infrastructure and Information Systems, Cloud, Digital Territories and xR (eXtended Reality). "
target: Chain Accelerator
Chain Accelerator is the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator works across all blockchain verticals and provides a full suite of tailor-made services and solutions, including consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

MJH Life Sciences, acquired Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP

synopsis: MJH Life Sciences™ has announced it has acquired the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) from Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG). PBMI is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management.
buyer: MJH Life Sciences
MJH Life Sciences™ is the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels, providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes."
target parent: Pharmaceutical Strategies Group, LLC
target: Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP
The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management. Their insights enable evidence-based decision making in a complex and evolving pharmaceuticals marketplace.
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closed 2/3/2020 via Company Press Release

The SMi Group merged with Tech Briefs Media Group,

synopsis: SMi Group Ltd, a global company that specialises in the production of Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops and Masterclasses, has merged with Tech Briefs Media Group, a publisher of design engineering magazines and supplements. SMi creates and delivers events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.
buyer parent: SAE International
buyer: Tech Briefs Media Group
Tech Briefs Media Group is a publisher of design engineering magazines and supplements. Tech Briefs Media Group offers a diverse set of print and digital resources that delivers unparalleled coverage of the design engineering market across multiple disciplines. "
target: The SMi Group
The SMi Group is a highly Professional, Independent and Global company that specialises in the production of Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops and Masterclasses. SMi creates and delivers events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.
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closed 12/5/2019 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired Robotics Division

synopsis: WTWH Media has announced the acquisition of the robotics division of EH Media. The acquired assets include Robotics Business Review, a world class website focused on the global robotics and intelligent systems sector, and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, a leading annual robotics B2B conference which first ran in 2004.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the electronics, design engineering, hospitality, life sciences, renewable energy, retail and robotics markets with more than 45+ web sites, 12 events, 7 print publications and custom digital marketing services. "
target parent: EH Media
target: Robotics Division
The Robotics Division include Robotics Business Review, a world class website focused on the global robotics and intelligent systems sector, and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, a leading annual robotics business-to-business conference which first ran in 2004.
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closed 6/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Bobit Business Media, acquired Warranty Chain Management Conference

synopsis: Bobit Business Media, a leading B2B media provider and a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Warranty Chain Management Conference, a leader in the warranty and service contract-focused event industry.
buyer parent: Gemspring Capital
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in B2B media. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions. "
target: Warranty Chain Management Conference
The Warranty Chain Management Conference is a leader in the warranty and service contract-focused event industry. WCM has become the premier forum for warranty professionals and executives to meet and discuss warranty-related issues and develop warranty management as an established discipline.
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closed 6/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

One-Zero, acquired Irish Sponsorship Summit

synopsis: Sportstech conference One-Zero announced its merger with the Irish Sponsorship Summit - one of Ireland's leading sports business conferences - ahead of its 2019 gathering. The Irish Sponsorship Summit is Ireland’s premier sports sponsorship event, The Irish Sponsorship Summit has grown to become the largest of its kind in Europe.
buyer: One-Zero
One-Zero 2019 will be one of Europe's largest sports business conferences, connecting those who work and trade within sport. On 17 September 2019, over 500 industry professionals from across top agencies, brands, publishers, start-ups and governing bodies will gather at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. "
target: Irish Sponsorship Summit
The Irish Sponsorship Summit is Ireland’s premier sports sponsorship event, The Irish Sponsorship Summit has grown to become the largest of its kind in Europe. Over 300 of the industry’s most influential leaders from across Ireland and Europe have come together on March 15th.
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closed 5/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Naylor Association Solutions, acquired Digital Summit

synopsis: Naylor Association Solutions has acquired TechMedia, a producer of digital marketing conferences. The Digital Summit series, TechMedia's flagship product, are multi-day conferences that focus on digital marketing and marketing technology, and incorporate sponsor exhibitors plus networking with brand marketers, digital strategists and entrepreneurs.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor a provider of engagement and revenue generation services through its outsourced software, communications, events and management services, which it provides to the trade and professional association market in the U.S. and Canada. "
target: Digital Summit
TechMedia is a producer of digital marketing conferences. Digital Summit series, their main product, are multi-day conferences that focus on digital marketing and marketing technology. It incorporates sponsor exhibitors plus networking with brand marketers, digital strategists and entrepreneurs.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Transformação Digital, acquired VendasB2B

synopsis: Transformação Digital, a company that offers training in digital transformation and UX design, has acquired Vendas B2B. The Vendas B2B Summit is the biggest sales event held in Brazil. Vendas B2B Academy offers courses in sales topics. Both companies are based in Brazil.
buyer: Transformação Digital
Transformação Digital offers training in digital transformation and UX design. They offer insight into the reasoning behind web design and how it can win a customer. They are based in Brazil. "
target: VendasB2B
Vendas B2B offers the Vendas B2B Summit and the Vendas B2B Academy. The Vendas B2B Summit is the biggest sales event held in Brazil. Vendas B2B Academy offers courses in sales topics.
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closed 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

LINE Plus Corporation, acquired GrayHash

synopsis: LINE Plus Corporation, a subsidiary of LINE Corporation, has acquired GrayHash, an offensive research-oriented corporation and has the philosophy of knowing the attack technology to defend it. GrayHash has a history of experience in the field of security, running international hacking contests, and international conferences.
buyer parent: Naver Corporation
buyer: LINE Plus Corporation
LINE Plus Corporation was established in 2013 in Korea to expand LINE's global market. In order to meet more users from all over the world, global work is being carried out in the areas of technology, design, marketing / sales, public relations, and alliances. "
target: GrayHash
Based in South Korea, GrayHash is an offensive research-oriented corporation and has the philosophy of knowing the attack technology to defend it. GrayHash has a history of experience in the field of security, running international hacking contests, and international conferences.
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closed 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Communique Promotions Ltd. merged with Crown BC,

synopsis: Crown, an event company based in London specializing in event planning, event production, event management, exhibition design and more, is merging with Communique, an event company also out of the UK that specializes in conferences, exhibitions, store openings and more.
buyer: Crown BC
Crown is an event company specializing in event planning, event production, event management, exhibition design, conference production, film and video production and more. They are based in London, UK. "
target: Communique Promotions Ltd.
Communique is an event company based in the United Kingdom. Working in B2B, B2C and B2E environments across multiple market sectors, they bring ideas to life and connect brands with their audiences. They specialize in conferences, exhibitions, store openings and more.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Argus Media Ltd., acquired Integer Research

synopsis: Leading commodity price reporting agency Argus Media has announced its acquisition of Integer Research. Integer Research is a global provider of market intelligence to the fertilizer, industrial chemicals and wire and cable industries.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: Argus Media Ltd.
Headquartered in London, Argus is an independent media organization with almost 950 staff. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets, and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences. "
target: Integer Research
Integer Research is a specialist provider of in-depth publications, conference and consultancy services across a growing range of global commodities markets; including Emissions, Wire & Cable and Fertilizer.
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closed 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Outreach, acquired Sales Hacker

synopsis: Outreach, the leading Customer Engagement Platform, has acquired Sales Hacker, a media company focused on sales professionals that runs conferences and produces podcasts, webinars and other original content.
buyer: Outreach
Outreach, the leading Customer Engagement Platform, accelerates revenue growth by optimizing every interaction throughout the customer lifecycle. The platform manages all customer interactions across email, voice and social, and leverages machine learning to guide reps to take the right actions. "
target: Sales Hacker
Sales Hacker is a media company focused on sales professionals that runs conferences and produces podcasts, webinars and other original content.
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closed 7/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired IEG, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the award-winning sports, and entertainment marketing agency, has acquired IEG, the IEG Sponsorship Conference, and ESP Properties' U.S. brand consultancy from GroupM. IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop, is an award-winning Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Agency that specializes in modern, omnichannel marketing campaigns that foster consumer engagement through experiences. Its clients include American Family Insurance, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Floor and Décor, and more. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: IEG, LLC
IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders. IEG helps brand and property clients navigate the complex universe of sponsorship and engagement marketing to optimize the value of brand partnerships.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Beaux Arts & Cie SAS, acquired Point Parole

synopsis: The Beaux Arts & Cie group continues its expansion with the acquisition of Point Parole. Point Parole is an agency of art guides and historians specialized in high-end conference services for companies and institutions.
buyer: Beaux Arts & Cie SAS
Beaux Arts & Cie, a cultural content and services platform, brings together the leader of the arts and cultural press: the monthly Beaux Arts Magazine, The Daily Art, and the publishing house Beaux Arts Éditions. They also offer art-related events, conferences, training, consulting and production. "
target: Point Parole
Point Parole is an agency of art guides and historians offering guided tours and conferences of art history at corporate events in the cultural sites of Paris and Ile-de-France.
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closed 6/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Dynamic Communities, acquired eXtreme LLC

synopsis: Dynamic Communities, administrators of the independent user groups for Microsoft Dynamics® 365, Dynamics NAV, Power BI and others, announced that it has acquired eXtreme LLC, an organization dedicated to the success of Microsoft partners and host of the eXtreme365 events.
buyer: Dynamic Communities
Dynamic Communities are administrators of the independent user groups for Microsoft Dynamics® 365, Dynamics NAV, Power BI and others. Dynamic Communities creates technology-centric communities to exchange ideas on how to best maximize industry knowledge. "
target: eXtreme LLC
eXtreme LLC is an organization dedicated to the success of Microsoft partners and host of the eXtreme365 events. eXtreme, LLC focuses on improving partner best practices and readiness and has been hosting global events for the Microsoft Business Applications partner community.
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announced 12/15/2017 via Reuters

Casta Diva Group, will acquire Monaco Growth Forums Ltd.

synopsis: Casta Diva Group, a multinational active in the communication sector, producing branded content, viral videos, digital content, films and corporate events, will acquire Monaco Growth Forums, an exclusive, invitation-only conference highlighting growth companies seeking capital and/or greater exposure.
buyer: Casta Diva Group (BIT:CDG:$0.00)
Casta Diva Group is a multinational active in the communication sector, producing branded content, viral videos, digital content, films and corporate events. The Group is the world’s most extensive network of advertising film and event production. "
target: Monaco Growth Forums Ltd.
Monaco Growth Forums is an invitation-only conference highlighting growth companies seeking capital and/or greater exposure. They select companies seeking international investor exposure to present and then socialize with fund managers, private asset managers, and high net worth individuals.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 11/15/2017 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, purchased MIREC and AIREC events from Green Power Global

synopsis: UBM plc, the world's largest pureplay business-to- business events organizer and marketing services organization, announces that it has acquired MIREC (Mexico International Renewable Energy Congress) and AIREC (Argentinian International Renewable Energy Congress) from UK-based Green Power Global.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. At their events people build relationships, close deals and grow their businesses. Their 3,750+ people, based in 20+ countries, serve more than 50 different sectors, from fashion to pharmaceutical ingredients. "
seller: Green Power Global
Green Power Global offers event management services for the production, promotion and management of B2B public and private meetings and conferences. MIREC and AIREC are Latin American congress events in Mexico and Argentina, respectively, that connect hardware and software providers with developers.
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closed 8/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Comexposium SA, acquired Converse Media Ltd

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