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closed 4/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., acquired GlobalSpec, Inc.

synopsis: IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced the acquisition of GlobalSpec, a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360.
buyer: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE inspires a glboal community. "
target parent: IHS, Inc.
target: GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec is a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360. It specializes in vertical search and information services serving the engineering, manufacturing, and technical market segments.
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closed 7/9/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired GlobalSpec, Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analysis, has completed the closing of its acquisition of GlobalSpec, Inc., the leading specialized vertical search, product information and global access point providing critical digital information tied to key Product Engineering and Design workflows for seven million engineers.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: GlobalSpec, Inc.
Based in East Greenbush, NY, GlobalSpec is the leading specialized vertical search, information services and e-publishing company serving the engineering, manufacturing and related scientific and technical market segments.
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closed 4/23/2019 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired EngineersGarage

synopsis: Business-to-Business media company, WTWH Media announced it has acquired the website EngineersGarage.com. Founded in 2010, EngineersGarage.com provides electrical engineers and college students with high value unique content within the electrical engineering field.
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: EngineersGarage
Founded in 2010, EngineersGarage.com provides electrical engineers and college students with high value unique content within the electrical engineering field. The site focuses on open source technologies as well as project tutorials with aim of empowering engineers with technology applications.
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closed 3/16/2021 via Company Press Release

Digital360, acquired Innovation Post

synopsis: Digital360 SpA has acquired 90% of the share capital of Innovation Post Srl, an information and in-depth publication dedicated to policies and technologies for innovation in the manufacturing sector. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Milan, Italy.
buyer: Digital360 (BIT:DIG:$35.06)
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy. "
target: Innovation Post
Innovation Post Srl publishes an online newspaper dedicated to policies and technologies in the manufacturing sector. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Milan, Italy.
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closed 9/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bluon, Inc., acquired XREF Publishing Co., Inc.

synopsis: Bluon has acquired XREF Publishing Company.  The XREF “HVAC” (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) Encyclopedia is the largest unbiased cross reference and model number database specifically designed to help find replacement HVAC/R parts and suppliers.
buyer: Bluon, Inc.
Bluon is a fast-growing company with a mission to bring unparalleled innovation to the HVAC industry by empowering HVAC technicians. Bluon is a centralized hub of training, support, and equipment to make HVAC easier. Bluon includes a revolutionary mobile app and 24/7 live technician support. "
target: XREF Publishing Co., Inc.
The XREF “HVAC” (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) Encyclopedia is the largest unbiased cross reference and model number database specifically designed to help find replacement HVAC/R parts and suppliers. Their software features high speed look-up capabilities.
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closed 4/3/2012 via PR Newswire

SAE International, acquired Tech Briefs Media Group

synopsis: SAE International has acquired ABP International, dba Tech Briefs Media Group. With primary offices in New York and New Jersey, Tech Briefs Media Group employs 35 people and publishes a variety of design engineering magazines and supplements in both print and digital formats, including their well-known flagship publication, NASA Tech Briefs.
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. It is a global association of more than 134,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. "
target: Tech Briefs Media Group
With primary offices in New York and New Jersey, Tech Briefs Media Group publishes a variety of design engineering magazines and supplements in both print and digital formats, including their well-known flagship publication, NASA Tech Briefs.
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closed 1/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Elsevier B.V., acquired Knovel Corporation

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Knovel Corp. New York City-based Knovel provides a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust.
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 parent: Milestone Venture Partners
target: Knovel Corporation
Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide.
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closed 2/24/2016 via Company Press Release

FMA Communications, Inc., acquired Canadian Metalworking/Canadian Fabricating & Welding

synopsis: Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) has acquired the media brands Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding from Annex Business Media, based in Simcoe, ON, Canada. Canadian Metalworking/Fabrication & Welding are publications that cover sheet metal works in Canada.
buyer parent: Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
buyer: FMA Communications, Inc.
FMA Communications, Inc., the publishing affiliate of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA), serves the metal forming and fabricating industry by publishing business-to-business magazines, e-newsletters, vendor directories, and Web sites. "
target parent: Annex Business Media
target: Canadian Metalworking/Canadian Fabricating & Welding
Canadian Metalworking/Canadian Fabricating & Welding is a trade publication that covers all aspects of the country's metalworking, fabricating & welding industries. They strive to bring the latest news, products, and insights to keep readers aware of the latest industry trends.
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closed 3/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Institution of Engineering and Technology, acquired SciTech Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is expanding its offering to members with the full acquisition of titles published by the renowned US electromagnetics engineering specialist, SciTech Publishing. SciTech’s unique books will strengthen the IET’s engineering intelligence product range for all members around the world.
buyer: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is a world leading professional organisation working to develop science, engineering and technology. The IET dates from 1871 and has more than 150,000 members in 127 countries with offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. "
target: SciTech Publishing, Inc.
SciTech Publishing has produced print and electronic materials in electrical engineering subject areas of radar, antennas & propagation, microwave/RF design, communications and related electrical engineering disciplines since 1998.
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closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. has acquired AV-iQ, the leading product database and integrator service provider in the Commercial AV Space. The acquisition further expands Emerald’s commitment to the AV Market, adding a new resource to its current portfolio that includes that includes Commercial Integrator, TechDecisions, and CE Pro.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Future plc
target: AV-iQ
AV-iQ is the largest, most comprehensive database of AV product information ever assembled and delivers that information with powerful search tools. AV installers, designers, architects and sales professional have come to trust AV-iQ as the fastest and best way to begin their projects.
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announced 8/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Altium Ltd., will acquire Octopart

synopsis: Altium announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Octopart. The company's content enables any engineer to easily access comprehensive electronic parts data for more rapid and cost-effective design, sourcing and manufacturing.
buyer: Altium Ltd. (ASX:ALU:$110.90)
Altium creates the tools designers need to help them make the most of modern technologies, successfully manage projects, and deliver connected, intelligent products. "
target: Octopart
Octopart is a search engine for electronic components and industrial products. Over 700,000 engineers, scientists, and sourcing professionals use Octopart's tools to search for parts across thousands of suppliers. They manage structured data for 30 million parts and growing.
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closed 8/1/2014 via Market Wire

NewBay Media LLC, acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: NewBay Media, publisher of leading commercial AV magazines has announced the acquisition of AV-IQ, the AV industry's Equipment, Providers Directory & Industry Resource Center, from InfoComm International. AV-IQ is a comprehensive online resource for the pro-AV industry that includes equipment database, case studies and local service directories.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video, Broadcast and Cable Television, and Education. They connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through award-winning content. "
target parent: InfoComm International
target: AV-iQ
AV-IQ provides North America with the most comprehensive pro-AV resource. Explore audiovisual equipment catalogs featuring the brand-new product data comparison tool and BIM library, and check out the case studies library for cutting-edge pro-AV inspiration.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

NZZ-Mediengruppe, acquired Architonic AG

synopsis: NZZ Mediengruppe, a publisher based in Zurich, Switzerland, has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Architonic AG. Architonic AG owns and operates an online community for architects, designers, home-owners, and design enthusiasts.
buyer: NZZ-Mediengruppe
NZZ Mediengruppe, through its subsidiaries, offers publishes electronic and print materials including newspaper, magazines, and e-newspapers. The company was founded in 1780 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. "
target: Architonic AG
With its carefully considered showcase of over 160.000 premium design products and materials, Architonic is the number-one online community for architects, designers, home-owners and design enthusiasts. 16 million visitors a year choose Architonic as their guide to the very best of current design.
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announced 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group, a progressive media business, will acquire Centaur Media Plc's engineering portfolio. Centaur is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy. Their engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes The Engineer and Subcon.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes monthly magazine The Engineer and subcontract manufacturing event Subcon. Centaur Media is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy.
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closed 9/8/2006 via

Semiconductor International, purchased Semiconductor Manufacturing Magazine from Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International

synopsis: SEMI, the global industry association serving the micro- and nano-electronics supply chain, and Reed Business Information (RBI), a leading business-to-business publisher and information provider, have announced a broad-ranging media partnership that includes the merger of Semiconductor Manufacturing Magazine with Semiconductor International.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Semiconductor International
Semiconductor International is the world's leading trade publication serving the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The print and digital editions reach more than 42,500 qualified buyers of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and materials around the world. "
seller: Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that provide equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors, displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related technologies.
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Recurrent Ventures, acquired Business of Home

synopsis: Recurrent Ventures announced that it has acquired Business of Home, the leading resource for interior design and home furnishings industry professionals. Established by Julia Noran Johnston, Business of Home is an independent news organization founded on the belief that the design trade deserves high-quality journalism.
buyer: Recurrent Ventures
Recurrent Ventures is an innovative digital media company that empowers brands to grow. Recurrent connects consumers with media in a way that is enjoyable, sustainable, and profitable--while maintaining editorial integrity. Their brands include Popular Science, Domino, Outdoor Life, and more. "
target: Business of Home
Business of Home is the daily media of record for the home industry, and the voice of authority for interior design professionals. Established by Julia Noran Johnston, Business of Home is an independent news organization founded on the belief that the design trade deserves high-quality journalism.
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closed 2/17/2015 via BusinessWire

Arrow Electronics, Inc., purchased United Technical Publishing from Hearst Business Media

synopsis: Arrow Electronics, Inc. announced that it has acquired United Technical Publishing, a division of Hearst Business Media and a leading digital provider of product information to the global electronics components industry. United Technical Publishing’s portfolio includes directories, e-newsletters, 16 engineering-driven websites, and more.
buyer: Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW:$26,812.51)
Arrow Electronics is a provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, and more. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Hearst Business Media
Hearst Business Media is a global technology leader. Their United Technical Publishing’s portfolio includes directories, e-newsletters, 16 engineering-driven websites, inventory access tools and databases that are important resources for engineers involved in product design.
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closed 4/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., acquired GlobalSpec, Inc.

synopsis: IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced the acquisition of GlobalSpec, a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360.
buyer: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE inspires a glboal community. "
target parent: IHS, Inc.
target: GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec is a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360. It specializes in vertical search and information services serving the engineering, manufacturing, and technical market segments.
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closed 7/9/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired GlobalSpec, Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analysis, has completed the closing of its acquisition of GlobalSpec, Inc., the leading specialized vertical search, product information and global access point providing critical digital information tied to key Product Engineering and Design workflows for seven million engineers.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: GlobalSpec, Inc.
Based in East Greenbush, NY, GlobalSpec is the leading specialized vertical search, information services and e-publishing company serving the engineering, manufacturing and related scientific and technical market segments.
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closed 4/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., acquired GlobalSpec, Inc.

synopsis: IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced the acquisition of GlobalSpec, a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360.
buyer: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE inspires a glboal community. "
target parent: IHS, Inc.
target: GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec is a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360. It specializes in vertical search and information services serving the engineering, manufacturing, and technical market segments.
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