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closed 10/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Imago Techmedia Ltd., acquired Qualifa

synopsis: Imago Techmedia announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire B2B lead generation company Qualifa, to add to its expanding portfolio.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Imago Techmedia Ltd.
Established in 2005, Imago Techmedia has lead the industry in generating leads and delivering ROI for the enterprise IT and tech sectors in the UK and across Europe. "
target: Qualifa
Qualifa is an award winning multilingual lead generation and market research service provider for B2B publishing, marketing, events and tech companies.
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closed 12/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Informa plc, acquired NetLine Corporation

synopsis: Informa PLC, the international B2B markets, knowledge services and business intelligence group, has acquired NetLine Corporation, which operates the largest B2B-specific content syndication lead generation network offering content syndication, lead generation, account-based marketing, lead nurture, and more.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
UK-based Informa is a leading international Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group. Informa helps commercial, professional and academic communities make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
target: NetLine Corporation
NetLine Corporation operates the largest B2B-specific content syndication lead generation network offering content syndication, lead generation, account-based marketing, lead nurture, and more.
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announced 4/15/2005 via PR Newswire

GfK Group, will acquire NOP World

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that it has signed a definitive agreement with GfK Aktiengesellschaft ("GfK") in relation to the sale of NOP World, its market research business, for GBP383 million in cash.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The GfK Group offers the fundamental knowledge that industry, retailers, services companies and the media need to make market decisions. The group provides a comprehensive range of information and consultancy services in the three business sectors of custom research, retail and technology and media."
target parent: United Business Media PLC
target: NOP World
NOP World is a top-ten market research power, uniting some of the most renowned US and European research firms into a single global organization. By unifying our businesses under a common identity, NOP World adds even greater value to the leading research and consulting companies you’ve trusted for
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$730
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closed 6/9/2020 via BusinessWire

LBM Journal, acquired Baxter Research Center

synopsis: Custom Built Publishing, the publisher of LBM Journal, has acquired most of the assets of Baxter Research Center Inc., a company that conducts sophisticated readership studies for magazine publishers, benchmarking and tracking the effectiveness of ads and ad campaigns.
buyer: LBM Journal
LBM Journal is the leading media company serving lumberyards, building material distributors, wholesalers, manufacturers, and service providers — otherwise known as the lumber/building material (LBM) distribution channel. "
target: Baxter Research Center
Baxter Research Center conducts sophisticated readership studies for magazine publishers, benchmarking and tracking the effectiveness of ads and ad campaigns. Baxter’s studies enable advertisers to optimize their ROI, and evaluate their overall value of print ad campaigns.
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announced 12/16/2015 via PR Newswire

ShareTracker, will acquire Centris Marketing Science

synopsis: Sharetracker, the largest U.S. market research company dedicated to telecom market share and Flowshare measurement products and analytics, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the market share and FlowShare firm, Centris Marketing Science. ShareTracker will acquire the Centris National Model and its team.
buyer: ShareTracker
ShareTracker (www.sharetracker.net), formed in 2003, is the leading provider of market and FlowShare measurement solutions to the communications industry. The company has more than 50 employees in offices spread across 14 states throughout the U.S. "
target parent: AUS
target: Centris Marketing Science
Centris Marketing Science is a specialized marketing analytics firm that provides ongoing survey programs and econometric modeling services to the communications and entertainment industries. Centris focuses on consumer behavior in the voice, video and data markets.
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closed 10/26/2006 via BusinessWire

iMedia Holdings, Inc., acquired Internet Media Affiliates

synopsis: iMedia Holdings, Inc. has acquired Internet Media Affiliates, a performance-based interactive network specializing in the implementation, management and optimization of affiliate programs. IMA will continue to operate out of California but will have an affiliate marketing specialist working in the South Florida corporate headquarters of iMedia.
buyer: iMedia Holdings, Inc.
iMedia Holdings, Inc. is comprised of Internet Advertising Group, an online performance-based marketing co. with categorically and demographically targeted sites and CollegeEducationWeekly.com, a premier online education site boasting relevant content on the leading online colleges and universities."
target: Internet Media Affiliates
A performance-based interactive network specializing in the implementation, management and optimization of affiliate programs. With a publisher base comprised of top-tier publishers reaching millions of opt-in consumers IMA caters to the goals of both publishers and advertisers.
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closed 6/2/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Mokrynskidirect

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads, announced that the company has completed its acquisition of Mokrynskidirect, a leading list manager and list broker.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Mokrynskidirect
Mokrynskidirect is a full service marketing company. We specialize in customer acquisition and retention strategies and we integrate our client’s marketing efforts across ALL sales channels.
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closed 6/1/2022 via PR Newswire

Activate Marketing Services, LLC, acquired Green Leads, LLC

synopsis: Activate Marketing Services, a high-growth provider of demand generation for B2B brands, has acquired Green Leads, a lead gen and appointment setting firm. The acquisition accelerates Activate's full-funnel demand-to-pipeline demand generation services and adds high-value sales appoint setting capabilities.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Activate Marketing Services, LLC
Activate Marketing Services combines deep buyer insights with a content-led marketing methodology to engage prospects and convert them to customers. Through its unique, tested methodology Activate is able to accelerate the buying process for its clients. "
target: Green Leads, LLC
Since 2007, Green Leads has generated more than 75,000 new deals for its clients with inbound and outbound strategies to deliver pay-for-performance: Ideal Customer Profile leads (ICPs), Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs), Highly Qualified Leads (HQLs) and Sales Qualified Leads (SQLs).
price ($mm)
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$5
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closed 12/31/2014 via Company Press Release

Datanyze.com, acquired LeadLedger LLC

synopsis: Datanyze, the trusted provider of technology data, is excited to announce it has acquired LeadLedger. LeadLedger is a source for digital competitive sales intelligence. LeadLedger provides sales leads and competitive intelligence spanning dozens of verticals and thousands of businesses.
buyer: Datanyze.com
Datanyze is the sales prospecting tool powered by technology data. By crawling millions websites each day, Datanyze helps businesses like Marketo, KISSmetrics and Fastly understand not only who is using their competitors’ software, but also when they started or stopped using it. "
target: LeadLedger LLC
LeadLedger is a source for digital competitive sales intelligence. LeadLedger provides sales leads and competitive intelligence spanning dozens of verticals and thousands of businesses. LeadLedger was founded in 2012 with the goal of improving the effectiveness of sales and marketing professionals.
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closed 6/2/2008 via BtoBonline.com

Everything Channel, acquired Next Level, Inc.

synopsis: Everything Channel (formerly CMP Channel), announced it has acquired Next Level, an international, multichannel marketing, sales and analytical services company.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the global leader in Channel execution and serves as the one stop shop for Solution Providers and the hardware and software suppliers that engage with the indirect sales Channel, which drives 75 percent of all technology sales throughout the world. "
target: Next Level, Inc.
Next Level is a provider of multi-channel marketing and sales services to the technology industry. We strategize, create, execute and provide on-going management of programs designed to do one thing: Sell More Products!
price ($mm)
$5.00
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$4
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3.2x
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announced 10/19/2016 via PR Newswire

James Brehm & Associates will be merged with 151 Advisors,

synopsis: 151 Advisors, a global strategic consulting firm specializing in mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, security and cloud-based technologies, and James Brehm & Associates, a leading IoT market intelligence and consulting firm have entered into a definitive agreement to merge and create the premier IoT consulting firm.
buyer: 151 Advisors
Founded in 2007, 151 Advisors is a strategic consulting firm with a global reputation for helping international technology companies build and execute go-to-market strategies that drive expansion, revenue growth and shareholder value. "
target: James Brehm & Associates
Founded in 2014, James Brehm & Associates is a consulting and market intelligence firm providing project based and retained strategic advisory services to technology companies worldwide. They empower companies to unlock unforeseen business potential in a hyper-connected world.
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closed 1/10/2011 via PR Newswire

Entravision Communications Corporation, acquired Lotus Entravision Reps

synopsis: Entravision Communications Corporation has announced that it has acquired the remaining 50% interest in Lotus Entravision Reps (LER), a national sales rep firm representing more than 156 Spanish-language radio stations, from Lotus Communications Corporation.
buyer: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$697.98)
Entravision Communications Corporation is a diversified Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television, radio and outdoor operations to reach approximately 75% of Hispanic consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico. "
target parent: Lotus Communications Corporation
target: Lotus Entravision Reps
Lotus Entravision Reps (LER) specializes in the national representation of Spanish-language media with an emphasis on radio, online and mobile platforms. LER hosts one of the largest national advertising sales forces representing over 156 Spanish-language radio stations.
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closed 12/14/2009 via PR Newswire

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired Virtual Press Office

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired Virtual Press Office (VPO) from its private shareholders on behalf of PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) for an initial cash consideration of $6.5m, with a further performance-related consideration of up to $3.5m payable over three years.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire Association LLC provides electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor, non-profit, and other customers worldwide. "
target: Virtual Press Office
VPO is the market-leading provider of communications and marketing services to live event organisers, exhibitors and attendees. VPO was established in 1996 and now serves more than 500 tradeshows and conferences and 10,000 customers worldwide.
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$6.50
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closed 3/31/2009 via PR Newswire

CMG Holdings, Inc., acquired The Experiential Agency

synopsis: CMG Holdings, Inc., a full service global marketing, sports, entertainment and management communications company operating in the sectors of talent management, event management and commercial rights, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, has completed the acquisition of the assets of The Experiential Agency, Inc.
buyer: CMG Holdings, Inc.
CMG Holdings, Inc. is a full service global marketing and communications company operating in the sectors of talent management, event management and commercial rights. "
target: The Experiential Agency
XA, The Experiential Agency, is a top tier provider of integrated event marketing programs and experiential environments serving a client roster of midsize luxury and lifestyle clientele, as well as Fortune 100 such as Goldman Sachs.
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closed 7/10/2013 via PR Web

Genesis Media Holdings, acquired Local Focus LLC

synopsis: Genesis Media Holdings acquired Local Focus LLC. Local Focus, an Atlanta-based representation firm, represents more than 350 radio stations. The firm is noted for its innovative tools to maximize the power of radio for advertisers, including its RapidRate system, event marketing expertise and its DJ Lifestyle Network.
buyer: Genesis Media Holdings
Genesis Media Holdings, which owns McGavren Guild Media, the leading independent radio representation firm, is committed to the long-term expansion and development of its media assets. "
target: Local Focus LLC
Local Focus, an Atlanta-based representation firm, represents more than 350 radio stations. The firm is noted for its innovative tools to maximize the power of radio for advertisers, including its RapidRate system, event marketing expertise and its DJ Lifestyle Network.
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closed 11/23/2009 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, purchased AdMeasure from Mediamark Research & Intelligence, LLC

synopsis: Mediamark Research & Intelligence (MRI) announced that WPP's GroupM has purchased MRI's AdMeasure, the industry's first ad ratings service for major consumer magazines.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM, one of the world's leading full service media investment management operation, was created by WPP Group to oversee its assets in this sector. These assets include Mediaedge:cia, MindShare, MediaCom and MAXUS. "
seller parent: GfK Group
seller: Mediamark Research & Intelligence, LLC
AdMeasure provides audience metrics for every national ad in every issue of approximately 200 magazine titles.
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closed 9/16/2009 via Company Press Release

Triton Digital Media, acquired Ando Media

synopsis: Triton Digital Media, the leading provider of digital applications, services and content to the broadcast industry, announced that it has acquired Ando Media, the leader in online audio audience measurement and ads management.
buyer: Triton Digital Media
Triton Digital Media provides local media companies with technology and services to grow their brands, their audiences, their distribution, and their revenue. Triton Digital Media provides solutions to meet our client’s needs in the digital age. "
target: Ando Media
Ando Media is the leading provider of real-time audience measurement and ads management solutions for the internet audio market. Founded in 2004, Ando Media is committed to enabling its clients to monetize their digital assets: audio, online, video and mobile.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Market Track, acquired Commercially Retail

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leading provider of advertising, brand protection and pricing intelligence solutions in North America, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Commercially Retail, Australia and New Zealand’s leading retail advertising monitoring company.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Offered via a web-based software-as-a-service platform called FeatureVision, Market Track's solutions enable retailers and manufacturers of consumer goods to efficiently monitor and analyze causal data to maximize the value of their promotional campaigns. "
target: Commercially Retail
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Commercially Retail provides facts and insights in relation to retailer driven advertising across both digital and print based mediums, via its software-as-a-service platform.
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closed 9/22/2011 via BNC Analysis

St. Ives plc, acquired Pragma Consulting Ltd.

synopsis: Marketing services and print group St. Ives Plc has acquired Twickenham-based retail and consumer consultancy Pragma Consulting Ltd. The company provides marketing strategy and market research services to its clients.
buyer: St. Ives plc (GB:SIV:$186.01)
St. Ives provides marketing services, printed products and display solutions to publishing, retail and commercial markets throughout the UK. Its focus is on delivering high quality products to customers who have a need for service, complex solutions and added value services. "
target: Pragma Consulting Ltd.
Pragma Consulting Ltd. is a leading consultancy specialising in retail and consumer markets. The company provides marketing strategy and market research services to its clients.
price ($mm)
$5.17
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$4
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$1
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2.4x
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10.0x
closed 3/9/2007 via BusinessWire

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, acquired Retail Forward

synopsis: TNS, a world leader in market information, announces the acquisition of Retail Forward, Inc., in the United States. The addition of Retail Forward to the newly established TNS global practice, TNS Retail and Shopper Insights, will provide significant added momentum to the rapid expansion of TNS’s successful retail and shopper research business.
buyer: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Taylor Nelson Sofres plc is a market information group. The world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis, a leader in political and social polling, a major supplier of consumer panel, media intelligence and Internet, TV and radio audience measurement services. "
target: Retail Forward
Retail Forward, Inc. is a global management consulting firm specializing in strategies and insight to help retailers and their suppliers grow sales and profits. The company's syndicated research and executive development program is known as the Retail Forward Intelligence System™.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Imago Techmedia Ltd., acquired Qualifa

synopsis: Imago Techmedia announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire B2B lead generation company Qualifa, to add to its expanding portfolio.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Imago Techmedia Ltd.
Established in 2005, Imago Techmedia has lead the industry in generating leads and delivering ROI for the enterprise IT and tech sectors in the UK and across Europe. "
target: Qualifa
Qualifa is an award winning multilingual lead generation and market research service provider for B2B publishing, marketing, events and tech companies.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Imago Techmedia Ltd., acquired Qualifa

synopsis: Imago Techmedia announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire B2B lead generation company Qualifa, to add to its expanding portfolio.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Imago Techmedia Ltd.
Established in 2005, Imago Techmedia has lead the industry in generating leads and delivering ROI for the enterprise IT and tech sectors in the UK and across Europe. "
target: Qualifa
Qualifa is an award winning multilingual lead generation and market research service provider for B2B publishing, marketing, events and tech companies.
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closed 10/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Imago Techmedia Ltd.

synopsis: Imago Techmedia announces it has been acquired by Clarion Events, one of the most established independent events organisers in the UK. Founded in 2003, Imago Techmedia has successfully built a portfolio of industry leading technology events working in partnership with brands such as HP, Microsoft and Cisco.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: Imago Techmedia Ltd.
A specialist technology events company, Imago Techmedia prides itself on keeping pace with trends as well as emerging and maturing technologies. Founded in 2003, the company has built a portfolio of industry leading technology events working in with brands such as HP, Microsoft and Cisco.
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closed 10/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Imago Techmedia Ltd.

synopsis: Imago Techmedia announces it has been acquired by Clarion Events, one of the most established independent events organisers in the UK. Founded in 2003, Imago Techmedia has successfully built a portfolio of industry leading technology events working in partnership with brands such as HP, Microsoft and Cisco.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: Imago Techmedia Ltd.
A specialist technology events company, Imago Techmedia prides itself on keeping pace with trends as well as emerging and maturing technologies. Founded in 2003, the company has built a portfolio of industry leading technology events working in with brands such as HP, Microsoft and Cisco.
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closed 2/21/2008 via PR Newswire

CMP Channel, acquired Vision Events International

synopsis: CMP Channel, the number one destination for technology vendors and marketers looking to reach the $390 billion solution provider channel, announced that it has acquired Vision Events(R), a division of Gartner, Inc., and a provider of specialized domestic and international face-to-face IT events.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Channel
Everything Channel is the global leader in Channel execution and serves as the one stop shop for Solution Providers and the hardware and software suppliers that engage with the indirect sales Channel, which drives 75 percent of all technology sales throughout the world. "
target parent: Gartner, Inc.
target: Vision Events International
Vision Events, a division of Gartner, Inc., is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring Resellers and End Users together with leading and emerging Vendors in Private Boardroom Appointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector.
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$11
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$21
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announced 6/4/2021 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire International Data Group

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire International Data Group, Inc. (“IDG”) from Oriental Rainbow, LLC, a subsidiary of China Oceanwide Holdings Group. International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $619 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: China Oceanwide Holdings Group
target: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide.
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closed 3/29/2017 via PR Newswire

China Oceanwide Holdings Group, IDG Capital Partners, acquired International Data Group

synopsis: China Oceanwide announced the close of the acquisition of International Data Group, Inc. ("IDG") on March 29. IDG is a world leader in market research and insights and was one of the first US IT companies to enter the Chinese market. IDG has created a host of leading technology and media brands and runs a successful venture investment business.
buyer: IDG Capital Partners
buyer: China Oceanwide Holdings Group (SEHK:715:$19.74)
China Oceanwide is an international conglomerate. It's businesses include financial services, real estate assets, media, technology and strategic investment. IDG Capital was one of the first foreign venture capital firms to enter the Chinese market and focus exclusively on Chinese companies. "
target: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide.
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closed 2/6/2012 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis Enterprise Group

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc. announced the purchase of certain Ziff Davis Enterprise media assets. The assets acquired include websites eWeek.com, CIOInsight.com, Baseline.com, ChannelInsider.com and WebBuyersGuide.com, among others, and one of the largest email and telephone subscriber databases in the business to business (B2B) technology space.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target parent: Bessemer Venture Partners
target: Ziff Davis Enterprise Group
Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc. is B2B technology’s trusted information resource. Millions of technology buyers rely on its brands for relevant, objective content to identify the right solutions for their organizations.
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$17
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closed 8/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, acquired The Enterprise Group

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Inc. has completed the sale of its Enterprise Group assets to Insight Venture Partners. The deal was valued at approximately $150 million in cash, plus a potential earn-out of up to $10 million. The Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is the fastest-growing venture capital firm specializing in software and the Internet. The team is composed of experienced investors and operating executives, and a capital base of $3 billion to support the companies in which they invest. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: The Enterprise Group
The Ziff Davis Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry, including: Online properties eweek.com, webbuyersguide.com, cioinsight.com, baselinemag.com, microsoft-watch.com, channelinsider.com and deviceforge.com.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$80
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
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2.0x
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13.1x
closed 2/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, acquired Penton Media, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP announced the completion of the purchase of Penton Media, Inc. and the simultaneous acquisition by MidOcean of 50% of the combined businesses of Prism Business Media Holdings, Inc. and Penton Media, Inc. Wasserstein, along with its coinvestors, continues to own 50% of the combined company.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: ABRY Partners
target: Penton Media, Inc.
Penton Media, Inc., a diversified business-to-business media company, produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences, and online media and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$530
rev ($mm)
$198
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$42
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2.7x
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12.5x
closed 2/26/2019 via PE Hub

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company focused on the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo, a top trade show for the information security industry. The seller was MIS Training Institute.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Boathouse Capital
target: InfoSec World Conference and Expo
For 25 years information security professionals have recognized InfoSec World Conference & Expo as “The Business of Security” conference. InfoSec World Conference and Expo is the industry’s leading trade show, along with other cybersecurity events and services – collectively known as InfoSec World.
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closed 2/7/2012 via PR Newswire

UBM TechWeb, acquired 4G World

synopsis: UBM TechWeb announced the acquisition of 4G World from Yankee Group. 4G World is the largest event in the world covering the entire ecosystem of 4G technologies and business models that power the mobile Internet industry and economy.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Its three core business include: media solutions, marketing services and paid content. "
target parent: Alta Communications
target: 4G World
4G World is the largest event in the world covering the entire ecosystem of 4G technologies and business models that power the mobile Internet industry and economy. The event is to discuss, debate and evaluate the most important 4G topics, opportunities and solutions.
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closed 6/2/2008 via BtoBonline.com

TechInsights, acquired Embedded Systems Show

synopsis: TechInsights, a division of United Business Media, announced the acquisition of Embedded Systems Show, the U.K.’s largest forum for the embedded systems design industry, from EDA Exhibitions. The acquisition includes Embedded Systems Engineering.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: TechInsights
TechInsights is a media, professional services and marketing services company that serves decision makers in the electronics industry –the Creators of Technology – and the suppliers that wish to connect with them and influence their product design decisions. "
target parent: Electronic Design Automation, Ltd.
target: Embedded Systems Show
Embedded Systems Show is the leading international calendar event for the electronic systems and software development communities in the UK.
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closed 5/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, purchased Four Key Trade Shows from K.Fairs

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions continues to expand its presence in South Korea. The world-leading events organizer recently announced its acquisition of the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs held across multiple cities in the country. The events have been acquired from K.Fairs, a regarded trade fair organizer in Korea.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 30 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
seller: K.Fairs
The four key tradeshows include the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs. Electronics Manufacturing Korea (EMK) is Korea's largest electronics manufacturing exhibition. The Home Table Deco Fair (HTD Fair) is a major event in the home decor industry.
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closed 9/28/2010 via BusinessWire

AOL LLC, acquired TechCrunch, Inc.

synopsis: AOL Inc. announced that it has acquired TechCrunch, Inc., the company that owns and operates TechCrunch and its network of websites dedicated to technology news, information and analysis. TechCrunch and its associated properties and conferences will join the AOL Technology Network.
buyer: AOL LLC (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: TechCrunch, Inc.
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. TechCrunch operates a global network of dedicated properties from Europe to Japan, as well as specialized industry websites and sections.
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closed 1/3/2008 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Mass Events Labs

synopsis: CMP, a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry, announced the acquisition of Mass Events Labs, the producer of unconference-style and custom events. Mass Events Labs will join CMP's Business Technology Group.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Mass Events Labs
Mass Events Labs is a leading producer of custom events and unconferences that are, in-part, based on the Open Space methodology. An unconference's agenda is determined by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by the event's organizers in advance.
price ($mm)
$1.20
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$1
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

26 Letters, acquired Hack The Gap LLC

synopsis: 26 Letters, an online platform that creates assessments and action plans to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace, has acquired Hack the Gap, a group that organizes hackathons for women and non-binary people. Hack the Gap hosts hackathons to amplify the voices and cultivate the talents of under-represented people in the tech community.
buyer: 26 Letters
26 Letters is creating an online platform that creates assessments and action plans for companies to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 26 Letters use proprietary SaaS software to provide insights and strategies for building a more inclusive, engaged and diverse workforce. "
target: Hack The Gap LLC
Hack the Gap is a group that organizes hackathons for women and non-binary people. Hack the Gap hosts hackathons to amplify the voices and cultivate the talents of under-served, under-represented, and under-estimated people in the tech community.
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closed 6/2/2021 via GlobeNewswire

MCH Group AG, acquired Digital Festival AG

synopsis: MCH Group is wholly acquiring Digital Festival AG in Zurich with its platforms Digital Festival, HackZurich and HackZurich Talents. Digital Festival AG is a leading Swiss event in the field of innovation, technology and digitalisation.
buyer: MCH Group AG (SWX:MCHN:$181.86)
MCH Group is a globally leading live marketing company with a comprehensive services network spanning the entire exhibition and event market. It organizes and hosts about 90 exhibitions, including the globally leading Art Basel shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. "
target: Digital Festival AG
Digital Festival AG in Zurich with its platforms Digital Festival, HackZurich and HackZurich Talents, is a leading Swiss event in the field of innovation, technology and digitalisation. Digital Festival is Europe’s most important hackathon and a unique platform for the career of young talents.
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closed 3/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

AS Delfi, acquired LOGIN Conferences

synopsis: Delfi, a major internet portal in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, has acquired LOGIN Conferences from Small Talk Ideas, a conference organiser in Lithuania. LOGIN is the largest innovation and technology conference in the Baltic states. LOGIN gathers creatives, techies, and entrepreneurs together to generate new thoughts and accelerate changes.
buyer parent: Ekspress Grupp
buyer: AS Delfi
Delfi is a major internet portal in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Delfi provides daily news and videos about topics that range from gardening to politics. Delfi offers over 300 articles every month that can be conveniently read on their website or mobile app. "
target parent: Small Talk Ideas
target: LOGIN Conferences
LOGIN Conferences is the largest innovation and technology conference in the Baltic states. LOGIN gathers creatives, techies, and entrepreneurs together to create the best atmosphere for them to generate new thoughts and accelerate changes.
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closed 5/5/2014 via PR Newswire

CompTIA, acquired TechAmerica

synopsis: CompTIA, the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry, has acquired TechAmerica, a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. "
target: TechAmerica
TechAmerica is a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence. Its membership is comprised of technology companies who create a variety of products and deliver a multitude of services in the private sector and to governments at the state and national level.
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closed 11/7/2013 via PR Web

FC Business Intelligence Ltd., acquired Open Mobile Media Ltd.

synopsis: FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a London-based conference and business intelligence company, has acquired Open Mobile Media, organizer of The Open Mobile Summit (OMS) in San Francisco and London, two of the most influential events in the international mobile industry calendar.
buyer: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK. "
target: Open Mobile Media Ltd.
The Open Mobile Summit the industry's number one conference and annual meeting-place. The show offers an incomparable opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in the mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce industries.
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closed 7/13/2007 via BNC Analysis

Institute for International Research, acquired Shared Insights

synopsis: Institute for International Research (IIR), a division of Informa plc, has acquired the conference and online community assets of Shared Insights Inc. The deal included 10 technology conferences, five online private online communities and other related Web properties.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Institute for International Research
The Institute for International Research is an independent, privately owned company with an international network of offices and events in 36 countries. Delivers the very latest information to business professionals in the form of conferences, courses, seminars, exhibitions and publications. "
target: Shared Insights
Shared Insights is a full-service provider of community education, management and ongoing services. Our mission is to help business professionals and their organizations improve their performance by leveraging the power of "community" and social networks.
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closed 12/5/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., purchased Software 2007 Conference from Sand Hill Group LLC

synopsis: CMP Technology, producers of industry-defining events such as Interop, VoiceCon, the annual Web 2.0 Summit, Web 2.0 Expo, the Enterprise 2.0 Conference and Mobile Business Expo, announced its acquisition of the Software 2007 conference.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
seller: Sand Hill Group LLC
Sand Hill Group serves the $600 billion plus software, services and solutions market. Sand Hill Group provides investments and management advice to emerging enterprise technology leaders. Sand Hill also owns Sandhill.com and produces the "Enterprise" and “Software” conferences.
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