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closed 1/30/2017 via Company Press Release

NBS, acquired Digicon Information, Inc.

synopsis: NBS has acquired Digicon Information Inc, a Canadian publication and consulting company which provides specification data in Canada and North America. Digicon is a premier source of construction-related information in Canada - primarily in the form of master specifications, software for specifications and BIM, and related services to Canada.
buyer parent: Royal Institute of British Architects
buyer: NBS
NBS is committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals. They have produced specification products for over 40 years, including the recognised national standard specification system for the UK. "
target: Digicon Information, Inc.
Digicon is a publication and consulting company specializing in all aspects of construction specifications and product data development in North America. They strive to maintain their lead at the forefront of construction documentation and software technology.
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closed 12/12/2007 via PR Newswire

The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., acquired The Gordian Group, Inc.

synopsis: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of The Gordian Group, Inc. a leading provider of proprietary database management and procurement services for the repair and alternations segment of the construction sector.
buyer: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. "
target: The Gordian Group, Inc.
The Gordian Group is a company established by the inventor of Job Order Contracting, Harry H. Mellon, for the sole purpose of providing the consulting services, software and documents necessary to develop, implement and support Job Order Contracting (JOC) programs for facility owners.
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Web

Kendrick Content & Consulting, LLC, purchased SpaRetailer, PoolPro, Spasearch, and Poolsearch from Bigfish Publications

synopsis: Kendrick Content, a company created by Bigfish managing editor Megan Kendrick, has acquired 4 pool and hot tub magazines from Bigfish Publications, a custom magazine and cooperative design firm. The magazines include SpaRetailer and PoolPro, trade magazines for the hot tub and pool industries; and Spasearch and Poolsearch, consumer buyer's guides.
buyer: Kendrick Content & Consulting, LLC
Kendrick Content & Consulting, LLC is a company that was founded to takeover the business operations of the SpaRetailer, PoolPro, Spasearch and Poolsearch magazines. The company was created by Megan Kendrick, the magazines' managing editor. "
seller: Bigfish Publications
SpaRetailer and PoolPro are trade magazines that help the hot tub and swimming pool industries improve the day-to-day operation of their businesses. Spasearch and Poolsearch are consumer buyer's guides. The magazines belong to Bigfish Publications, a custom magazine and cooperative design firm.
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closed 1/30/2017 via Company Press Release

NBS, acquired Digicon Information, Inc.

synopsis: NBS has acquired Digicon Information Inc, a Canadian publication and consulting company which provides specification data in Canada and North America. Digicon is a premier source of construction-related information in Canada - primarily in the form of master specifications, software for specifications and BIM, and related services to Canada.
buyer parent: Royal Institute of British Architects
buyer: NBS
NBS is committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals. They have produced specification products for over 40 years, including the recognised national standard specification system for the UK. "
target: Digicon Information, Inc.
Digicon is a publication and consulting company specializing in all aspects of construction specifications and product data development in North America. They strive to maintain their lead at the forefront of construction documentation and software technology.
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closed 1/30/2017 via Company Press Release

NBS, acquired Digicon Information, Inc.

synopsis: NBS has acquired Digicon Information Inc, a Canadian publication and consulting company which provides specification data in Canada and North America. Digicon is a premier source of construction-related information in Canada - primarily in the form of master specifications, software for specifications and BIM, and related services to Canada.
buyer parent: Royal Institute of British Architects
buyer: NBS
NBS is committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals. They have produced specification products for over 40 years, including the recognised national standard specification system for the UK. "
target: Digicon Information, Inc.
Digicon is a publication and consulting company specializing in all aspects of construction specifications and product data development in North America. They strive to maintain their lead at the forefront of construction documentation and software technology.
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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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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sandow Media Corporation, acquired Metropolis Magazine

synopsis: Sandow—the parent company of Interior Design and Luxe Interiors + Design magazines, among others—has acquired architecture and design-focused Metropolis magazine from owner and president Eugenie Havemeyer. Launched in 1981, Metropolis originally focused solely on New York City, but expanded to take on a national presence.
buyer: Sandow Media Corporation
SANDOW is a leader in building multi-platform brands that inform, inspire and engage consumer and business audiences. At the intersection of luxury and design, SANDOW brands span digital and print media, licensing, consulting, e-commerce and retail, business information and marketing services. "
target: Metropolis Magazine
Metropolis is an Urban design trade magazine for architects and designers. Launched in 1981, Metropolis originally focused solely on New York City, but expanded to take on a national presence. Its 51,000-circ print magazine is distributed to members of the American Society of Interior Designers.
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marked Business Media Inc., acquired Plumbing & HVAC Magazine

synopsis: Marked Business Media Inc., a relatively new company (with no website as of yet) has acquired Plumbing & HVAC magazine, a company that publishes two monthly business magazines in the plumbing and HVAC industry, from Newcom Business Media Inc., a leading Canadian publishing company that specializes in B2B publishing.
buyer: Marked Business Media Inc.
Marked Business Media Inc. is a relatively new magazine publisher based out of Ontario, Canada. "
target parent: Newcom Business Media, Inc.
target: Plumbing & HVAC Magazine
Plumbing & HVAC magazine publishes two monthly business magazines in the plumbing and HVAC industry. They are based in Ontario, Canada.
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closed 5/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publications, acquired Pion Ltd.

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world's leading independent and academic publishers, has announced the purchase of Pion Limited, independent publisher of high quality academic journals founded by Adam Gelbtuch and John Ashby in 1959. The acquisition results in Pion's entire publishing portfolio becoming a part of SAGE's journal program.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Pion Ltd.
Pion Limited is an independent publisher of high quality academic journals founded by Adam Gelbtuch and John Ashby in 1959. Pion’s portfolio comprises of the four journals of the acclaimed 'Environment and Planning' series of journals alongside Perception and the open access i-Perception
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sublime Media LLC, acquired Fabricating and Metalworking

synopsis: Sublime Media LLC, which was formed by Chad Morrison in 2020 in Birmingham, has acquired the assets of Alliance Communications Inc. The acquisition includes Alliance's flagship product, Fabricating and Metalworking, a magazine that provides news & solutions to the metalworking and fabricating industries.
buyer: Sublime Media LLC
Sublime Media LLC was formed by Chad Morrison in 2020 in Birmingham, Alabama to acquire Fabricating and Metalworking Magazine. "
target: Fabricating and Metalworking
Fabricating & Metalworking is a magazine that provides news & solutions to the metalworking and fabricating industries.
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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 3/21/2012 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 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:$4,287.80)
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 9/29/2006 via Company Press Release

Hanley Wood, LLC, purchased ARCHITECTURE and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING from VNU Business Information

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC, the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the housing and construction industries, announced today the purchase of ARCHITECTURE and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING from VNU Business Media, Inc. ARCHITECTURE will immediately be merged into Hanley Wood's newest launch, ARCHITECT, which debuts in October.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
seller parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
seller: VNU Business Information (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 10/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

SOLA Group, Inc, purchased Residential Construction Group from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Sola Group, Inc. has taken over Kitchen & Bath Design News' print, digital and event assets from Cygnus Business Media, which had operated the brand for almost 20 years. Sola also took ownership of Qualified Remodeler magazine and ForResidentialPros.com.
buyer: SOLA Group, Inc
Sola Group Inc, is a partnership of media professionals, headed up by Paul DeGrandis and Patrick O'Tooler, which brings decades of experience in the remodeling and home improvement industries. "
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's Residential Construction Group includes the magazines Kitchen & Bath Design News, Qualified Remodeler and the website ForResidentialPros.com.
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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 3/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ernst & Sohn, acquired Structurae

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc announced that it has acquired Structurae, a leading online structural and civil engineering database. Structurae is the largest online database for works of bridge, civil, and structural engineering and is available in three languages, English, French and German.
buyer parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
buyer: Ernst & Sohn
With its extensive book and journal programme, Ernst & Sohn is one of the leading publishers for construction engineering and architecture in German-speaking countries. It is an imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. "
target: Structurae
With more than 1 million page views a month from around the world, Structurae is the largest online database for works of bridge, civil, and structural engineering and is available in three languages, English, French and German.
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announced 11/7/2016 via PR Newswire

Trimble, will acquire BuildingData

synopsis: Trimble announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Building Data based in Rocklin, Calif. Building Data's managed content and software solutions enable Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing contractors and engineers to produce models by including manufacturing-specific content from a proprietary database of 3D data components.
buyer: Trimble (TRMB:$3,133.80)
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. "
target: BuildingData
Building Data has been managing MEP data content for engineers and contractors since 2007. Building Data is dedicated to managing 3D component data for customers who create dimensionally accurate BIM for 3D coordination and installation.
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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 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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