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announced 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Bonnier Business Media, will acquire Byggindustrin

synopsis: Bonnier Business Media has signed an agreement to acquire all shares in Tidningen Byggindustrien from Sveriges Byggindustrier, a trade association for private construction companies and employers. Tidningen Byggindustrin AB publishes a magazine focusing on construction industry. All companies are based in Sweden.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Business Media
Bonnier Business Media helps people to make smarter business decisions and become wiser everyday. They offer knowledge, inspiration, reviews and networks in many different channels and though thirty quality products. "
target parent: Sveriges Byggindustrier
target: Byggindustrin
Tidningen Byggindustrin AB publishes a magazine focusing on construction industry. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
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closed 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

ISSA, acquired INCLEAN

synopsis: ISSA, the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, has acquired INCLEAN from The Intermedia Group Pty Ltd, a leading Australian publishing, event management and technology business. INCLEAN is the leading trade publication for the Australian and New Zealand commercial cleaning industry.
buyer: ISSA
ISSA is the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide. ISSA helps its members and their employees make valuable contacts through the industry’s largest cleaning shows. ISSA also helps increase members’ professionalism and success through its popular global website. "
target parent: The Intermedia Group
target: INCLEAN
INCLEAN is the leading trade publication for the Australian and New Zealand commercial cleaning industry. INCLEAN’s bi-monthly magazine covers the latest industry news, insights and opinions as well as in-depth feature articles on a broad range of issues relevant to the commercial cleaning sector.
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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 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 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 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Sourcing Industry Group, acquired Outsource Magazine

synopsis: Outsource has been acquired by the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
buyer: Sourcing Industry Group
SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. "
target: Outsource Magazine
Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
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closed 12/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, acquired Forester Media Inc.

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media, a business-to-business media company, has acquired Forester Media is a media company that publishes trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. Forester Media produces StormCon, a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, and more.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
target: Forester Media Inc.
Forester Media is a media company that publishes award-winning trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. StormCon is a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, excavating, solid waste management, and more.
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closed 6/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Leavitt Machinery, acquired Crane Safety Ltd.

synopsis: As of June 1st, 2017, Leavitt Machinery has officially acquired the Edmonton based training company Crane Safety Limited. For over 30 years, Crane Safety Ltd. has provided quality training programs for the mining, petrochemical, forestry, manufacturing, and railroad sectors across Canada, the United States, and South America.
buyer: Leavitt Machinery
Leavitt Machinery has earned a reputation throughout Canada and the US as a leader in the materials handling industry and as a company dedicated to safety. Leavitt Machinery not only runs a trusted operator training department, but has implemented extensive health and safety standards internally. "
target: Crane Safety Ltd.
Crane Safety Ltd. provides quality training programs for the mining, petrochemical, forestry, manufacturing, and railroad sectors across Canada, the United States, and South America. In addition to classroom learning and work-site training, Crane Safety Ltd designed and produced instruction manuals.
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closed 9/9/2015 via PR Newswire

BNi Building News, acquired Design Cost Data

synopsis: BNi Building News (BNi), a major provider of cost estimating data for the construction industry, announced its acquisition of Valrico, Florida-based Design Cost Data (DCD). DCD is the largest U.S. provider of historical construction costs for the purpose of conceptual cost estimating.
buyer: BNi Building News
BNi Building News is the nation's leading independent publisher of codes, cost data and reference material for the construction industry. Founded in 1946, it publishes a wide array of state-specific safety codes, annual cost estimating guides, construction law manuals and other references. "
target: Design Cost Data
Established in 1958, Design Cost Data has consistently delivered clear presentations of square-foot costs for a wide spectrum of actual construction projects.
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closed 7/21/2014 via BusinessWire

The Gordian Group, Inc., acquired RSMeans

synopsis: The Gordian Group, a leading provider of pricing data, procurement software and services for the construction industry and facility owners, announced the acquisition of RSMeans from Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information. RSMeans is North America's leading supplier of construction cost information.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: The Gordian Group, Inc.
The Gordian Group combines industry-leading expertise, software and the world’s largest, locally priced task database to deliver rapid deployment and long-term cost savings in the repair, alteration and construction of buildings and infrastructure. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: RSMeans
A division of Reed Construction Data, RSMeans is North America’s leading supplier of construction cost information. RSMeans offers dependable cost data that is locally relevant, accurate and up-to-date. RSMeans tools are available in convenient book, CD and online formats.
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closed 10/7/2015 via Company Press Release

CoreLogic, Inc., acquired Cordell Information

synopsis: Reed Business Information announced that it has sold the entire issued share capital of Cordell Information, provider of the most reliable, timely and comprehensive construction industry information, to CoreLogic, a leading international provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government.
buyer: CoreLogic, Inc. (CLGX:$1,642.38)
CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. CoreLogic develops predictive decision analytics and provides business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Cordell Information
Since 1969 Cordell Information has been at the forefront of providing the most reliable, timely and comprehensive construction industry information.
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closed 8/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Stirling Square Capital Partners, acquired DocuNordic

synopsis: Stirling Square Capital Partners, a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, announces the acquisition of DOCU Nordic Group Holdings AB (DOCU Nordic). DOCU Nordic is the leading provider of business intelligence and data analytics services for the generation of sales leads within the construction, real estate and healthcare markets.
buyer: Stirling Square Capital Partners
Founded in 2002, Stirling Square Capital Partners has become a leading European mid-market private equity firm with an established position in complex, cross border buy-out transactions. They operate with no pre-determined country or sector allocation. "
target parent: Segulah
target: DocuNordic
DOCU Nordic is the leading provider of business intelligence and data analytics services essential in the generation of sales leads within the construction, real estate and healthcare markets across the Nordic region.
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$63
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$17
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closed 8/23/2016 via PR Newswire

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, acquired Woodland, O'Brien & Scott

synopsis: Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, provider of software solutions for home builders and developers, has acquired Woodland, O'Brien & Scott, a Minneapolis-based company specializing in customer satisfaction and data analysis for the home building industry.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems builds software solutions for private and public production home builders, and efficient custom builders. Their innovative solutions empower builders with information, driving business objectives from website to warranty. "
target: Woodland, O'Brien & Scott
Woodland, O'Brien & Scott, Inc. is a research and management consulting company that works exclusively with major home building companies and developers throughout the USA and internationally.
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closed 10/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Textura Corporation, acquired Gradebeam LLC

synopsis: Textura Corporation, the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the commercial construction industry, has acquired GradeBeam.com, a leading online communications network for general contractors and subcontractors. GradeBeam.com is the only fully managed online communications network built by and for the construction industry.
buyer: Textura Corporation (TXTR:$92.19)
Founded in 2004, Textura Corp. has developed the only robust collaborative industry solutions for construction payment management, Textura – CPM™, and for pre-qualification management, Textura – PQM™. "
target: Gradebeam LLC
Gradebeam LLC operates an online communication network for the construction industry in North America. Its Website and construction communication software is used by general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, associations, and blueprinters.
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announced 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Bonnier Business Media, will acquire Byggindustrin

synopsis: Bonnier Business Media has signed an agreement to acquire all shares in Tidningen Byggindustrien from Sveriges Byggindustrier, a trade association for private construction companies and employers. Tidningen Byggindustrin AB publishes a magazine focusing on construction industry. All companies are based in Sweden.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Business Media
Bonnier Business Media helps people to make smarter business decisions and become wiser everyday. They offer knowledge, inspiration, reviews and networks in many different channels and though thirty quality products. "
target parent: Sveriges Byggindustrier
target: Byggindustrin
Tidningen Byggindustrin AB publishes a magazine focusing on construction industry. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
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announced 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Bonnier Business Media, will acquire Byggindustrin

synopsis: Bonnier Business Media has signed an agreement to acquire all shares in Tidningen Byggindustrien from Sveriges Byggindustrier, a trade association for private construction companies and employers. Tidningen Byggindustrin AB publishes a magazine focusing on construction industry. All companies are based in Sweden.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Business Media
Bonnier Business Media helps people to make smarter business decisions and become wiser everyday. They offer knowledge, inspiration, reviews and networks in many different channels and though thirty quality products. "
target parent: Sveriges Byggindustrier
target: Byggindustrin
Tidningen Byggindustrin AB publishes a magazine focusing on construction industry. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier Business Media, acquired Nobicon

synopsis: Bonnier Business Media, a business media company, has acquired Nobicon, a company that offers a cloud-based tool to monitor, review, save and compile information about external issues and external parties relevant to an organization.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Business Media
Bonnier Business Media helps people to make smarter business decisions and become wiser everyday. They offer knowledge, inspiration, reviews and networks in many different channels and though thirty quality products. "
target: Nobicon
Nobicon offers a cloud-based tool to monitor, review, save and compile information about external issues and external parties relevant to an organization. Awareness retrieves information from all types of digital sources. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Umeå, Sweden.
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announced 7/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Bonnier Business Media, will acquire Netdoktor.se AB

synopsis: Bonnier Business Media has signed an agreement to purchase all the shares in Sweden's leading independent health portal, Netdoktor, which has a million unique visitors per month. Netdoktor's goal is to improve public health through information about health and medicine in language that anyone can understand.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Business Media
Bonnier Business Media helps people to make smarter business decisions and become wiser everyday. They offer knowledge, inspiration, reviews and networks in many different channels and though thirty quality products. "
target: Netdoktor.se AB
Sweden's leading independent health portal, Netdoktor, has a million unique visitors per month. Netdoktor's goal is to improve public health through information about health and medicine in language that anyone can understand.
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closed 11/25/2015 via Company Press Release

Bonnier Business Media, acquired Sjöströms Nordic

synopsis: Sweden's Bonnier Business Media, a company that helps people to make smarter business decisions and become wiser everyday, has acquired majority shares in Sjöströms Nordic, which offers business analysis tools to the pharmaceutical industry.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Business Media
Bonnier Business Media helps people to make smarter business decisions and become wiser everyday. They offer knowledge, inspiration, reviews and networks in many different channels and though thirty quality products. "
target: Sjöströms Nordic
Sjöströms Nordic is a company that offers business analysis tools to the pharmaceutical industry. They were founded in 2004 and are based in Handen, Sweden.
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announced 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Bonnier Business Media, will acquire Byggindustrin

synopsis: Bonnier Business Media has signed an agreement to acquire all shares in Tidningen Byggindustrien from Sveriges Byggindustrier, a trade association for private construction companies and employers. Tidningen Byggindustrin AB publishes a magazine focusing on construction industry. All companies are based in Sweden.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Business Media
Bonnier Business Media helps people to make smarter business decisions and become wiser everyday. They offer knowledge, inspiration, reviews and networks in many different channels and though thirty quality products. "
target parent: Sveriges Byggindustrier
target: Byggindustrin
Tidningen Byggindustrin AB publishes a magazine focusing on construction industry. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paragon Partners GmbH, acquired Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Paragon Partners, one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe, acquired all shares of the WEKA Group, a leading provider of specialist information, software, further education & services for the DACH region and France.
buyer: Paragon Partners GmbH
Paragon Partners is an independent private equity company. The firm invests in mid-sized companies with a proven and sustainable business model. Its investments are primarily in the German speaking region but its perspective is international. "
target: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international specialist publishing company for administration and industry. WEKA is one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses in the world. The Group is based in Kissing, Germany and consists of 25 media companies in four European countries.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Forbes

Growth Catalyst Partners, acquired Government Executive Media Group

synopsis: Growth Catalyst Partners, a lower-middle market private equity firm, is acquiring a controlling stake in Government Executive Media Group, government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies.
buyer: Growth Catalyst Partners
Growth Catalyst Partners ("GCP") is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on information, marketing and tech-enabled services businesses. GCP’s strategy involves targeting growth segments of industries and identifying market leading companies with breakout potential. "
target parent: Atlantic Media Company
target: Government Executive Media Group
Government Executive is government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies. Their readers are the high-ranking civilian and military officials who are responsible for defending the nation.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, announced that it has acquired Questex, a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals.
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announced 1/30/2018 via Market Watch

Informa plc, will acquire United Business Media Limited

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has accepted a takeover offer from Informa plc, which the companies say will create the world's largest business-to-business events group. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
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$5,438 [$6,168]
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$1,423
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closed 8/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Global Sources

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd., a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China, announced the completion of the acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Crain Communications, Inc., acquired Crain Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Crain Communications chairman Keith Crain has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Crain Communications from Rance Crain, with Keith Crain and his family now owning 100 percent of the company. Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products. "
target: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products.
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announced 9/15/2016 via Reuters

Informa plc, will acquire Penton

synopsis: British business information group Informa Plc said it had agreed to buy U.S.-based information services company Penton. Penton's products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lonsdale Capital Partners, acquired Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: Lonsdale Capital Partners, a private equity company, has acquired a majority stake in Ocean Media Group, a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
buyer: Lonsdale Capital Partners
Lonsdale Capital Partners operate exclusively at the smaller end of the private equity market. They look to invest in companies with an initial enterprise value of £10m to £50m. "
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
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closed 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 9/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Questex Media Group Inc

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information and events company, announced that Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired the company in partnership with senior management.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
target: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. Quextex operates over 50 tradeshows, conferences, and other business events; they also have more than 100 business media and information products.
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closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

BC Partners, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners, the European private equity firm, together with management has acquired the leading global STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, from EQT Partners and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GICIC”) for approximately EUR 3.3 billion including performance components.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: EQT
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
price ($mm)
$4,423
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$1,315
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$457
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closed 10/1/2012 via Folio: First Day

Access Intelligence, LLC, purchased Four Marketing Brands from Penton Media

synopsis: Rockville, Maryland-based b-to-b media company Access Intelligence has purchased four of Penton Media's marketing brands. Included in the deal are Chief Marketer, Multichannel Merchant, Direct and PROMO and their associated events and digital components.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
seller parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
seller: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed.
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closed 9/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired ITBusinessEdge

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of IT Business Edge (ITBE), an online media and marketing company. The addition of ITBE allows QuinStreet to expand its reach and capabilities in delivering targeted, measurable marketing results to business to business technology marketers.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: ITBusinessEdge
IT Business Edge is an online media and marketing company that provides targeted content for senior business and technology decision makers, and measurable marketing programs for IT marketers.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/1/2010 via Company Press Release

Ten Alps plc, purchased Asian Assets from Reed Business Information

synopsis: Multimedia factual producer Ten Alps plc announces the formation of a majority-owned joint venture ("JV") company in Asia, and the acquisition by the JV of assets from Reed Business Information Asia.
buyer: Ten Alps plc (AIM:ZIN:$26.22)
Ten Alps provides content and advertising across all the media outlets simultaneously, including TV and radio programmes, websites, online TV, live events and over 600 specialist publications. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites.
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closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$687.20)
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 10/15/2007 via Company Press Release

AAC Capital Partners Holding BV., will acquire Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: AAC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Ocean Media Limited, the magazine publisher and exhibition organiser, from its current management team and institutional backers led by the Dublin based private equity firm, Ion Equity. Completion is subject to competition clearance.
buyer: AAC Capital Partners Holding BV.
AAC Capital Partners is a leading Northern European mid-market buyout firm with a unique regional footprint. We lead buy-outs within the €50-€500 million deal range in the consumer, industrial and services sector and target opportunities for majority stakes in profitable, cash-generative companies. "
target parent: Ion Equity Limited
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
price ($mm)
$220
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/17/2007 via LBO Wire

Prairie Capital, L.P., acquired M. Lee Smith Publishers & Printers LLC

synopsis: Prairie Capital has bought an 80% stake in M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC, a B2B publishing company it has backed as a mezzanine investor since 2005.
buyer: Prairie Capital, L.P.
An experienced provider of equity and junior capital, Prairie Capital makes equity and mezzanine investments of between $5 and $15 million, typically in support of companies undergoing an ownership change. "
target: M. Lee Smith Publishers & Printers LLC
Fortis Business Media, LLC provides newsletters, videos, software, books, and directories to attorneys, human resources professionals, and other business executives.The company’s products include legal publications, employment law, environmental law, directories.
price ($mm)
$35
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/20/2006 via PR Newswire

Avista Capital Partners, acquired Thompson Publishing Group

synopsis: Avista Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has agreed to acquire the 50% interest it does not already own in Thompson Publishing Group ("TPG") from MidOcean Partners, a private investment firm.
buyer: Avista Capital Partners
Avista Capital Partners is a private equity firm with offices in New York, NY and Houston, TX. Avista's strategy is to make controlling or influential minority investments primarily in growth-oriented media, healthcare and energy companies. "
target parent: MidOcean Partners
target: Thompson Publishing Group
Thompson Publishing Group, a D.C.-based information services provider, is been a leading source of analysis and guidance for business and government executives. Professionals rely on Thompson for help in tracking, and complying with, the dynamic regulatory mandates facing their organizations.
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