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closed 9/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, acquired Brand View

synopsis: Ascential plc, the global specialist information company, has acquired Brand View, a global provider of price, promotion, product composition and online product positioning analytics. Brand View allows retail and manufacturing companies to measure and manage their pricing and promotion activity to drive sales and increase their digital presence.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$430.44)
Ascential is a business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. They provide customers with content and connections empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected. "
target: Brand View
Brand View is a global provider of price, promotion, product composition and online product positioning analytics. Brand View allows retail and manufacturing companies to measure and manage their pricing and promotion activity to drive sales and increase their digital presence.
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$38
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closed 7/7/2021 via PR Newswire

Fintech, acquired STX Business Solutions

synopsis: Financial Information Technologies, LLC ("Fintech"), the leading business solutions provider for the beverage alcohol industry, has acquired STX Business Solutions, a powerful web-based data management platform for the CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) and retail industry built on Microsoft Power BI.
buyer: Fintech
Fintech is the leading business provider of affordable technology built to simplify beverage alcohol management for any business, of any size, that sells alcohol. They empower retailers, distributors, and suppliers by automating essential manual processes and data insights. "
target: STX Business Solutions
STX is a web-based data management platform for the Consumer Packaged Goods and retail industry. STX's simple, user-friendly Microsoft Business Intelligence analytics platform enables clients to analyze clean, same-day performance and pricing information across all products within a portfolio.
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closed 11/4/2020 via Company Press Release

NPD Group, Inc., acquired Pricing Excellence

synopsis: The NPD Group, a global market information provider, has acquired Pricing Excellence, the leading provider of online pricing and market share intelligence solutions to manufacturers and distributors. Pricing Excellence's cloud-based platform enables clients to find market opportunities and address competitive threats.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
NPD offers data, industry expertise, and prescriptive analytics to help its clients grow their businesses in a changing world. Over 2000 companies worldwide rely on NPD to help them measure, predict, and improve performance across all channels, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce. "
target: Pricing Excellence
Pricing Excellence is the leading provider of online pricing and market share intelligence solutions to manufacturers and distributors. Pricing Excellence's cloud-based platform provides clients with the information they need to to find market opportunities and address competitive threats.
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announced 8/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Aptos Inc, will acquire Revionics, Inc.

synopsis: Aptos, a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, will acquire Revionics, a global SaaS provider of science-based pricing, promotion, and competitive insight for innovative retailers. Revionics helps retailers around the world gain a competitive edge by optimizing their pricing, promotions, markdowns, and advanced analytics.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: Aptos Inc
Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, delivers innovative, cloud-native and comprehensive omni-channel solutions to more than 1,000 retail brands in 65 countries. Aptos helps retailers to streamline their operations and deliver integrated, seamless experiences. "
target: Revionics, Inc.
Revionics is a global SaaS provider of science-based pricing, promotion, and competitive insight for innovative retailers. Revionics helps retailers around the world gain a competitive edge by managing and optimizing their pricing, promotions, markdowns, and advanced analytics.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Precima

synopsis: Nielsen Global Connect acquired Precima®, an industry-leading, SaaS-based provider of powerful retail and customer data applications and analytics, from Alliance Data Systems Corp. Precima’s industry-leading Transaction Log (TLog) and Loyalty/Customer Relationship Management (CRM) data platform has been a foundational resource for global companies.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Precima
Precima® is a global retail strategy and analytics company that provides tailored, data-driven solutions to drive sales, boost profitability, and build customer loyalty. Precima’s head office is located in Toronto, Canada, with global offices in The Netherlands, Chicago, U.S., and London, U.K.
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Antuit, acquired Forecast Horizon, Inc.

synopsis: Antuit.ai, a leader in cloud AI solutions for forecasting, pricing, and personalization, has acquired Forecast Horizon, an innovative provider of Retail AI-powered markdown, promotions, assortment and allocation SaaS products. The acquisition makes Antuit.ai a one-stop-shop for AI-powered merchandising and planning solutions.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: Antuit
Antuit.ai, a Goldman Sachs company, is the leader in AI-powered solutions for Merchandising and Planning. World-class retailers and consumer goods manufacturers leverage Antuit.ai solutions to digitally transform their business and achieve outsized business results. "
target: Forecast Horizon, Inc.
Forecast Horizon is a provider of Retail AI-powered markdown, promotions, assortment and allocation SaaS products. The company's AI SaaS solutions provide merchants and planners with actions to drive sell-through, increase margin, and optimize inventory throughout the buying and selling process.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

PriceSpider, acquired ORIS Intelligence, LLC

synopsis: PriceSpider, the global leader in data and consumer analytics technology, has acquired ORIS Intelligence, a leader in actionable insights that preserve pricing integrity for manufacturers. ORIS Intelligence's cloud-based platform helps manufacturers solve their selling challenges by patrolling and enforcing minimum advertised price (MAP).
buyer: PriceSpider
PriceSpider is the global leader in data and consumer analytics technology. PriceSpider provides brand manufacturers with insights about consumer purchasing behavior. PriceSpider collects data sets from thousands of e-commerce sites to help brands discover what, where, when and how people purchase. "
target: ORIS Intelligence, LLC
ORIS Intelligence is a leader in actionable insights that preserve pricing integrity for manufacturers. ORIS Intelligence's cloud-based platform helps manufacturers solve their selling challenges by patrolling and enforcing minimum advertised price (MAP) everywhere their products are sold online.
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announced 7/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Lectra SA, will acquire Retviews

synopsis: Lectra, a technology company headquartered in Paris, France, is to acquire 100% of the capital and voting rights of Retviews. Founded in 2017, Retviews has developed an innovative technological offer that enables fashion brands to analyze real-time market data, in order to increase their sales and margins.
buyer: Lectra SA (ENXTPA:LSS:$318.93)
For companies that breathe life into wardrobes, car interiors, furniture and more, Lectra is crafting the premium technologies that facilitate the digital transformation of their industry. Lectra's offer empowers brands and manufacturers from design to production. "
target: Retviews
Founded in 2017, Retviews has developed an innovative technological offer that enables fashion brands to analyze real-time market data, in order to increase their sales and margins. Today, more than 30 brands use Retviews in France and Belgium.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vente-Privée, acquired daco SAS

synopsis: Vente-Privee, a members-only e-commerce company in France, has acquired daco, a French provider of benchmarking tools for fashion brands and retailers. daco enable their clients to utilize AI and machine learning to know all about their competition's offers, prices, and discounts.
buyer: Vente-Privée
Vente-Privee is a members-only e-commerce company in France. The company organises exclusive designer brand sales in a wide variety of categories, including fashion, accessories, homeware, sports products, electronics, wine and more. "
target: daco SAS
daco is a French provider of benchmarking tools for fashion brands and retailers. daco enable their clients to utilize AI and machine learning to know all about their competition's offers, prices, and discounts. daco's disruptive decision making tools help improve sell-through, growth and margin.
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closed 1/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trax Image Recognition, acquired Quri Inc.

synopsis: Israel-linked Trax Image Recognition is acquiring retail intelligence company Quri Inc. Established in 2009 and based in San Francisco, Quri provides real-time data about the performance of products and promotions in retail stores. It is active in 6,000 U.S. cities with access to 150,000 stores.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Headquartered in Singapore with global offices in Israel, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas, Trax offers retailers image recognition and computer vision analytic tools. "
target: Quri Inc.
Established in 2009 and based in San Francisco, Quri provides real-time data about the performance of products and promotions in retail stores. It is active in 6,000 U.S. cities with access to 150,000 stores.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BusinessWire

Market Track, acquired 360pi

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection, and promotional intelligence solutions, has acquired 360pi Corporation, a leading provider of online product and pricing intelligence. Ontario-based 360pi has established itself as a trusted source for eCommerce insight through granular pricing and product information.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Market Track is the leading provider of advertising, promotion, and eCommerce intelligence solutions, offering the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels available. "
target: 360pi
360pi provides on-demand price intelligence solutions to retailers through a B2B SaaS platform. The company operates an online price intelligence platform that enables retailers to make pricing decisions by providing actionable insights into their competitor's prices and product mix.
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closed 4/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Yelp, acquired Turnstyle Solutions

synopsis: Yelp Inc., the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, announced it has acquired Turnstyle Analytics Inc., a Wi-Fi marketing company that is pioneering the way local businesses use free Wi-Fi to connect with their customers.
buyer: Yelp (YELP:$787.22)
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 71 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. "
target: Turnstyle Solutions
Turnstyle is a marketing and analytics platform that utilizes public Wi-Fi to attract, retain and reward customers. Turnstyle enables clients to learn actionable insights about on-premise customer behavior and send real-time messages, coupons and rewards directly to customers’ phones.
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closed 12/8/2015 via BusinessWire

Revionics, Inc., acquired Marketyze

synopsis: Revionics, Inc., a leading provider of End-to-End Merchandise Optimization solutions, announced that it has acquired Marketyze, a global leader in advanced on-line competitive pricing intelligence, inventory optimization and merchandising solutions.
buyer: Revionics, Inc.
Revionics empowers retailers around the globe to profitably execute a data-driven omni-channel merchandising strategy by utilizing one of the most comprehensive set of shopper demand signals to increase financial performance and improve customer satisfaction. "
target: Marketyze
Marketyze is an Israeli hi-tech company founded by a group of executives with deep domain expertise in semantic site search and online price comparison. The company develops advanced pricing intelligence software that is provided as a service (SaaS) to the on-line and traditional retail industry.
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closed 12/18/2012 via PE Hub

Home Depot, acquired BlackLocus, Inc.

synopsis: BlackLocus, the Texas-based pricing-as-a-service company, has been acquired by Georgia-based home improvement retailer Home Depot. BlackLocus is a SaaS platform that offers powerful competitive pricing intelligence to online retailers.
buyer: Home Depot (HD:$105,595.00)
The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, values and rewards dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced professionals. They operate over 2,200 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada and Mexico. "
target: BlackLocus, Inc.
BlackLocus is the leading provider of automated and optimized pricing tools for mid-market and large online retailers. By combining competitive pricing data from across the web with customers’ online store data, BlackLocus delivers actionable recommendations on competitive pricing and assortment.
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closed 4/5/2012 via Company Press Release

QL2 Software, LLC, acquired RivalWatch, Inc.

synopsis: Hale Global and RivalWatch Inc. announced that Hale Global’s portfolio company, QL2 Software, LLC has acquired the intellectual property of RivalWatch, the leader in online competitive pricing and assortment information for retailers.
buyer parent: Hale Global
buyer: QL2 Software, LLC
QL2 Software, LLC is the industry leader in providing services and technology for near real-time pricing and product data from unstructured sources such as the Web. With over 200 customers across more than 35 countries, "QL2data" drives better business decisions and increased revenue. "
target: RivalWatch, Inc.
RivalWatch, Inc is a market-leading provider of Internet-based competitive intelligence services for Fortune 1000 retailers and manufacturers.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ventiga Capital Partners, acquired Retail Insight Limited

synopsis: Ventiga Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in London, has acquired Retail Insight (RI) from Navis Capital Partners, an Asia focused private equity firm. RI is a U.K.-based provider of analytical SaaS solutions that enable retailers to understand and measure operational levers, optimize pricing, reduce waste, and ensure efficient sales.
buyer: Ventiga Capital Partners
Ventiga Capital Partners is a private equity firm based in London. Ventiga Capital Partners focuses on investments in the U.K. and the Nordic and DACH regions. "
target parent: Navis Capital Partners
target: Retail Insight Limited
Retail Insight (RI) is a U.K.-based provider of store-focused solutions in retail operation analytics to global retailers and CPG companies. Their analytical SaaS solutions enable customers to understand and measure operational levers, optimize pricing, reduce waste, and ensure efficient sales.
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closed 9/1/2011 via BusinessWire

AFS Technologies Inc., acquired Synectics Group, Inc.

synopsis: AFS Technologies, the leading provider of solutions to the Consumer Product Industry, announced the acquisition of Synectics Group Inc. Synectics' Account Review is true closed-loop trade promotion management software that manages events through the entire promotional life-cycle.
buyer: AFS Technologies Inc.
AFS Technologies Inc. is the leading provider of business enterprise and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. The company serves over 1,200 customers across the Americas with a portfolio of solutions for the food and beverage, supply chain, and financial segments. "
target: Synectics Group, Inc.
Synectics Group is focused on helping Consumer Packaged Goods manufacturers manage trade promotion spending. With a focus on the retail channel, Account Review is true closed-loop trade promotion management software, managing events through the entire promotional life-cycle.
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closed 7/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Prisync, acquired Marguard

synopsis: Price tracking, monitoring, and pricing SaaS Prisync has acquired one of its largest competitors in the Baltics, Lithuania-based Marguard. Marguard helps businesses unlock their e-shop profit by allowing for the comparison of price line-ups. Marguard provides comprehensive reports on competitors’ stock pricing.
buyer: Prisync
Prisync is a competitor price tracking & dynamic pricing software for any size of business from around the world. It automates the collection of price and stock availability data to assist companies in e-commerce, retail, and marketing decisions with comprehensive data. "
target: Marguard
Lithuania-based Marguard helps businesses unlock their e-shop profit by allowing for the comparison of price line-ups. Marguard provides comprehensive reports on competitors’ stock pricing. Users can analyse prices for a single product, a product portfolio, or an entire stock.
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closed 9/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hopper, acquired Gravy

synopsis: Hopper, a Canadian company whose app predicts prices and helps users book flights and hotels at the right time, saving them up to 40%, acquired Gravy, a Canadian company that uses data to provide dynamic pricing for restaurant customers.
buyer: Hopper
Headquartered in Canada, Hopper has changed how the world books travel. Hopper’s app predicts prices and helps users book flights and hotels at the right time, saving them up to 40%. Hopper has helped 30 million travelers book trips around the world, saving them more than $1.8 billion to date. "
target: Gravy
Gravy is a Canadian company that uses data to provide dynamic pricing for restaurant customers. Using customer purchasing data and trend analysis, their up-sell and cross-sell engine suggests relevant items to guests during the checkout process, increasing cart size and improving user experience.
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closed 6/28/2019 via Company Press Release

TrueCar, Inc., acquired Priceflow, Inc

synopsis: TrueCar, Inc.’s has acquired Priceflow’s machine-learning powered used car pricing assets. Priceflow’s pricing algorithm analyzes millions of used vehicle prices help dealers make informed pricing decisions based on market context. TrueCar will use the assets to improve upon industry leading pricing algorithms for dealers and consumers.
buyer: TrueCar, Inc. (TRUE:$326.43)
TrueCar, Inc. is a digital automotive marketplace that provides comprehensive pricing transparency about what other people paid for their cars and enables consumers to engage with TrueCar Certified Dealers who are committed to providing a superior purchase experience. "
target: Priceflow, Inc
Priceflow is a dealer-focused platform helping to optimize pricing, analyze their market, and increase profits. Priceflow’s pricing algorithm analyzes millions of used vehicle prices help dealers make informed pricing decisions based on market context.
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closed 9/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, acquired Brand View

synopsis: Ascential plc, the global specialist information company, has acquired Brand View, a global provider of price, promotion, product composition and online product positioning analytics. Brand View allows retail and manufacturing companies to measure and manage their pricing and promotion activity to drive sales and increase their digital presence.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$430.44)
Ascential is a business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. They provide customers with content and connections empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected. "
target: Brand View
Brand View is a global provider of price, promotion, product composition and online product positioning analytics. Brand View allows retail and manufacturing companies to measure and manage their pricing and promotion activity to drive sales and increase their digital presence.
price ($mm)
$38
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$17
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2.9x
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closed 9/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, acquired OneSpace

synopsis: London-based Ascential plc has acquired OneSpace, a content optimisation business serving brands trading on eCommerce marketplaces. Underpinned by its SaaS model, OneSpace manages product specific content catalogues, enables the creation of original material, and customizes content to drive higher sales across multiple products and marketplaces.
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$430.44)
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales. "
target parent: Highland Capital Partners
target: OneSpace
OneSpace is a leading digital shelf optimization company. They provide a suite of tools and services to help Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brands win top position on the digital shelf by increasing organic search visibility and conversions across multiple online retailers.
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closed 4/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ascential plc, acquired Perpetua

synopsis: Ascential PLC, the specialist information, data and ecommerce optimisation company, has acquired Perpetua Labs Inc, an e-commerce advertising software firm. Perpetua helps brands to improve ecommerce ad performance with AI powered automation. Their platform enables companies to create automated campaigns and optimize their marketplace advertising.
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$430.44)
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales. "
target: Perpetua
Perpetua is an e-commerce advertising software firm. Perpetua helps brands to improve ecommerce ad performance with AI powered automation. Their platform enables companies to create automated campaigns and optimize their marketplace advertising on Amazon, Instacart and other marketplaces.
price ($mm)
$52
rev ($mm)
$4
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closed 3/18/2020 via PR Newswire

Edge by Ascential, acquired Yimian Data

synopsis: UK-based Ascential, the specialist global information company, has acquired Yimian Data, a leading AI-powered digital commerce data solutions provider from China, and has integrated it as a division of Edge by Ascential, its digital commerce insights and advisory subsidiary.
buyer parent: Ascential plc
buyer: Edge by Ascential
UK-based Edge by Ascential gives global brands and retailers the knowledge to win in digital commerce by providing actionable, next-generation data, analytics, insights, and strategic consulting. Its suite of solutions includes Market Share, Digital Shelf, Price & Promotions, and Retail Insights. "
target: Yimian Data
Yimian Data is a leading AI-powered digital commerce data solutions provider from China. The company serves as a partner to business leaders, using data from market trends and customer feedback, machine learning, natural language processing, and AI to make faster, more intelligent business decisions
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closed 11/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ascential plc, acquired Flywheel Digital

synopsis: Information company Ascential has announced its acquisition of Flywheel Digital. Flywheel primarily served large-scale US consumer product companies, offering Amazon-specific software, tools and expertise to drive sales and brand performance across Amazon platforms by directly actioning solutions for clients.
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$430.44)
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales. "
target: Flywheel Digital
Founded in 2014, Flywheel offers customers Amazon-specific software, tools and expertise to drive sales and brand performance across Amazon platforms by directly actioning solutions for clients.
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closed 9/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, acquired Brand View

synopsis: Ascential plc, the global specialist information company, has acquired Brand View, a global provider of price, promotion, product composition and online product positioning analytics. Brand View allows retail and manufacturing companies to measure and manage their pricing and promotion activity to drive sales and increase their digital presence.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$430.44)
Ascential is a business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. They provide customers with content and connections empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected. "
target: Brand View
Brand View is a global provider of price, promotion, product composition and online product positioning analytics. Brand View allows retail and manufacturing companies to measure and manage their pricing and promotion activity to drive sales and increase their digital presence.
price ($mm)
$38
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closed 12/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, acquired Clavis Insight

synopsis: Ascential plc, the global business-to-business information company, announces the acquisition of Clavis Insight, a market leader in eCommerce analytics, with proprietary technology enabling consumer product companies to track and optimise the performance of their products across hundreds of retailer websites and mobile commerce sites globally.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$430.44)
Ascential is a business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. They provide customers with content and connections empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected. "
target: Clavis Insight
Clavis Insight is a market leader in eCommerce analytics, with proprietary technology enabling consumer product companies to track and optimise the performance of their products across hundreds of retailer websites and mobile commerce sites globally.
price ($mm)
$119
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$13
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closed 12/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

GlobalData Plc, acquired MEED Media FZ LLC

synopsis: GlobalData PLC has acquired MEED Media FZ LLC from Ascential PLC. MEED provides premium business information content with an industry focus on infrastructure and projects in the Middle East.
buyer: GlobalData Plc (AIM:DATA:$147.65)
GlobalData is a world leading provider of data and analysis for consumer, technology and healthcare businesses. It delivers unique, robust data and trusted industry analysis and insight to organizations. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: MEED Media FZ LLC
Established in 1957, MEED, has been integral to delivering business information and news, intelligence and analysis on the Middle East economies and activities ever since. MEED is a remarkable senior management media brand that encompasses a subscription website and magazine.
price ($mm)
$18
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$19
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$2
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closed 6/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Metropolis International, Ltd., purchased 11 B2B Brands from Ascential plc

synopsis: Metropolis International, the fast-growing media and technology group, announced that it has completed the purchase from Ascential plc of 11 leading Business-to-Business brands. The 11 brands include Drapers, Nursing Times, Local Government Chronicle, Construction News, New Civil Engineer, Ground Engineering and more.
buyer: Metropolis International, Ltd.
Metropolis International is a fast growing group, established in 1994, that specializes in business & consumer media and reward & loyalty programs. It employs 300 people and has offices in West London, Croydon, Bolton, Plymouth, Dublin, Chester and New York. "
seller parent: Apax Partners
seller: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$430.44)
The acquisition includes 11 leading B2B brands from Ascential plc. The 11 brands include Drapers, Nursing Times, Local Government Chronicle, Construction News, New Civil Engineer, Ground Engineering, H&V News/RAC, Retail Jeweller, Architects’ Journal, The Architectural Review and more.
price ($mm)
$30
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$41
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$9
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announced 2/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Ascential plc, will acquire MediaLink

synopsis: Ascential plc, the global business-to-business media company listed on the London Stock Exchange, has announced that it has agreed to acquire 100% of MediaLink, a U.S.-based advisory and business services firm.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$430.44)
Ascential is an international business-to-business media company. They inform and connect business professionals in more than 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. "
target: MediaLink
Unlike any other company in the strategic advisory space, MediaLink helps companies execute in the core areas of revenue acceleration, industry marketing, investor strategy, data and technology solutions, and talent (including retained Executive Search).
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announced 1/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Wilmington plc, will acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ)

synopsis: Wilmington plc has reached an agreement to acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ) from Ascential plc. HSJ is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
buyer: Wilmington plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target parent: Ascential plc
target: Health Service Journal (HSJ)
Health Service Journal (HSJ) is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$12
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$3
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6.8x
announced 8/25/2016 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, will acquire One Click Retail

synopsis: Ascential plc, the international, business-to-business, media company with a focused portfolio of market-leading events and information services products, agreed to acquire 100% of US-based e-commerce analytics provider Oneclickretail.com LLC. One Click Retail's Dashboard product provides insights to help customers drive sales throughout eCommerce.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$430.44)
Ascential is an international business-to-business media company. They inform and connect business professionals in more than 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. "
target: One Click Retail
One Click Retail is a market leader in eCommerce data measurement, sales analytics and search optimization for brand manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia. Their accuracy is unrivaled in the marketplace, with proprietary sales calculations that are 98.5% accurate down to the SKU level.
price ($mm)
$44
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
9.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.9x
closed 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Mobeus Equity Partners LLP, acquired Media Business Insight

synopsis: Media Business Insight, which publishes the industry magazines Broadcast and Screen International, has been sold by Top Right Group to the private equity firm Mobeus Equity Partners, which backed a management buyout.
buyer: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP
Mobeus Equity Partners LLP is a private equity and venture capital firm in lower middle market, mature, and emerging growth stages specializing in providing growth capital investments, acquisition finance, management buyouts, secondary buyouts, Combined Debt and Equity funding, and more. "
target parent: Top Right Group
target: Media Business Insight
Media Business Insight Limited (MBI) owns a unique digitally-led portfolio of leading multichannel, subscription-based brands offering content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industry across TV, advertising and marketing services and film.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/16/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, will acquire Infrastructure Journal

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC has signed a binding agreement to acquire Infrastructure Journal, a leading provider of online data, intelligence and events for the global infrastructure sector. The company provides detailed information on financial structure, policy, pricing and key players influencing transactions and trends.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Infrastructure Journal
Infrastructure Journal (IJ) gives you access to a team of experts and the largest database in the industry. By tracking projects throughout the lifecycle, IJ provides detailed information on financial structure, policy, pricing and key players influencing transactions and trends.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Montagu Private Equity, acquired CAP Motor Research Ltd

synopsis: Top Right Group, the company formerly known as Emap, has sold its automotive information business CAP Motor Research Ltd to Montagu Private Equity. CAP, established in 1979, is a market leading provider of vehicle valuation data, new vehicle information and business solutions to the automotive industry.
buyer: Montagu Private Equity
Montagu Private Equity is a private investment firm specializing in middle market management buyouts and other private equity deals. The firm invests in most industries but does not invest in start-ups, rescues, or where the primary purpose of the investment is technology development. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: CAP Motor Research Ltd
CAP Motor Research Ltd is a market leading provider of vehicle valuation data, new vehicle information and business solutions. Their customers include the majority of leading finance institutions, contract hire & leasing companies, vehicle retail groups and insurance companies.
price ($mm)
$283
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/20/2008 via Company Description

Apax Partners, Guardian Media Group plc, acquired EMAP plc

synopsis: The boards of Eden Bidco Limited and Emap plc are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Emap. Eden Bidco is a newly incorporated company formed by funds advised by Apax Partners and Guardian Media Group plc.
buyer: Apax Partners
buyer: Guardian Media Group plc
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world. "
target: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$430.44)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,105 [$2,862]
rev ($mm)
$897
EBITDA ($mm)
$311
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.9x
closed 2/1/2008 via

Bauer Verlagsgruppe, acquired Emap Consumer Media

synopsis: Emap PLC, the publisher of magazines such as FHM and Heat, said Friday it agreed to sell its consumer media and radio units to Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG for $2.3 billion and will return most of the proceeds to shareholders.
buyer: Bauer Verlagsgruppe
Bauer Verlagsgruppe publishes 40 magazines in Germany and is market leader in TV Guides with a market share of 46,1 percent. Bauer Verlagsgruppe is also market leader in women's weeklies.BRAVO, the largest youth magazine in Europe dominates the youth magazine market. "
target parent: EMAP plc
target: Emap Consumer Media
The Bauer Publishing Group is the largest consumer magazine publishing company in the UK, playing a primary role in the Women’s Weeklies, Women’s Interest, Women’s Lifestyle, TV Listings, Puzzles, Men’s Lifestyle, Music & Film and Specialist magazine markets.
price ($mm)
$2,506
rev ($mm)
$1,138
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/12/2007 via news.com

ACP Magazines, purchased Emap Australia from EMAP plc

synopsis: UK media group Emap has sold its Australian magazines to ACP Magazines for AUD $94m. The sale of Emap Australia follows the completion of a strategic review of Emap's Australian consumer magazines business. In the year to 31 March 2007, Emap Australia generated revenue of AUD $66m and an operating profit of AUD $2m.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: ACP Magazines
ACP Magazines is Australia's biggest magazine publisher and the magazine arm of PBL Media, Australia's leading media and entertainment company. ACP Magazines publishes over 60 titles in Australia which sell nearly 109 million individual copies each year. "
seller: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$430.44)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
$71
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

Crain Communications, Inc., purchased Plastics & Rubber Weekly, European Plastics News, and Plastics Design & Moulding exhibition from Emap Communications

synopsis: Crain Communications Inc, and its weekly news publication Plastics News (PN), have greatly expanded their footprint in the global plastics industry by acquiring the Croydon, England- based polymer publications and events of publicly held Emap Communications Ltd. in London.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain Communications is a publishing company providing vital news and information to industry leaders and consumers with 29 titles. Each newspaper, magazine and electronic news site has become required reading and an authoritative source in its own sector of business, trade and consumer market. "
seller parent: EMAP plc
seller: Emap Communications
Emap Communications is the leading UK trade exhibition organiser and the fourth largest trade exhibition organiser in France. EC has over 300 Conferences in 16 countries. Its leading titles include Retail Week, Broadcast, Construction News, Nursing Times and Health Service Journal.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/23/2007 via Company Press Release

Channel 4, will acquire The Box

synopsis: Emap plc, the B2B and consumer media group, announces a joint venture agreement with Channel 4 which aims to create the UK’s number one music TV provider. Under the terms of the agreement, Emap has agreed to sell 50% of Box Television Limited, which owns Emap’s music TV business, to Channel 4, for a cash consideration of £28m.
buyer: Channel 4
Channel 4 transmits across the whole of the UK, except some parts of Wales. It is available on all digital platforms (terrestrial, satellite and cable) as well as through traditional analogue transmission. "
target parent: EMAP plc
target: The Box
The Box is a television channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland which mostly plays music videos, although it also features some music-related programming.
price ($mm)
$28*
rev ($mm)
$55
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/13/2007 via BNC Analysis

EMAP plc, acquired Torcello Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Emap plc has announced the purchase of Torcello Publishing limited, producer of Infrastructure Journal, for around £20m.
buyer: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$430.44)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers. "
target: Torcello Publishing Ltd.
Torcello Publishing Limited owns and operates Infrastructure Journal, a subscription-based online information service for the infrastructure project finance market. Torcello Publishing Limited is based in London, the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Charterhouse Capital Partners, will acquire Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Charterhouse, one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe, is to acquire Tarsus Group, a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse is one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe. The PE firm typically invests in companies headquartered in Western Europe and works closely with incumbent management teams, providing them with active support to drive growth. "
target: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies.
price ($mm)
$662
rev ($mm)
$127
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
5.8x
EV / EBITDA
16.6x
announced 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire CloserStill

synopsis: Funds advised by Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”) have signed an agreement to invest in CloserStill Media (“CloserStill”), one of the world’s leading independent organisers of trade shows and events. Providence agreed to acquire a majority stake from Inflexion Private Equity, NVM Private Equity and management.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global asset management firm with $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target: CloserStill
CloserStill is a leading business trade show operator focusing on the healthcare, learning and technology sectors. CloserStill operates a portfolio of some of the fastest-growing, award-winning events, including: the London Vet Show, Cloud Expo Europe, Data Centre World, The Pharmacy Show, and more.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

ABF, a.s., acquired Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.

synopsis: ABF, a.s., an organizer of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic, has acquired Incheba Expo Praha, one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Incheba Expo Praha organizes over 20 events annually. Their events include Pragodent, Pragoligna, Interbeauty Prague, Watches & Jewels, and more.
buyer: ABF, a.s.
ABF, a.s. organizes exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Their trade fairs offers state-of-the-art products, technologies and services. ABF's portfolio of fairs include the 3DEXPO, AKTIV55+, For Arche, For Babies, For Bikes, For Gastro & Hotel, For Logistic, For Industry, and more. "
target: Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.
Founded in 1992, Incheba Expo Praha is one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Incheba Expo Praha organizes over 20 events annually. Their events include Pragodent, Pragoligna, Interbeauty Prague, Watches & Jewels, and more.
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announced 6/14/2018 via Reuters

Messe Frankfurt GmbH, will purchase Exhibition Business from Gifts & Accessories

synopsis: Messe Frankfurt, the world’s largest event organiser, will acquire Gifts & Accessories' exhibition business. Gifts & Accessories is an Indian magazine about gifts and stationery products. Their exhibition business includes the Corporate Gifts Show and the Stationery & Write Show, India's largest exhibitions for B2B gifts and stationery products.
buyer: Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. From automotive to logistics, from textiles to music, from energy efficiency to security, from homes to beauty – Messe Frankfurt's programme of events is extremely comprehensive. "
seller: Gifts & Accessories
Gifts & Accessories's exhibition business includes the Corporate Gifts Show and the Stationery & Write Show, India's largest exhibitions for B2B gifts and stationery products. Gifts & Accessories is India’s first and only magazine devoted to novelty gifts and stationery products.
price ($mm)
$0.91
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/5/2018 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired FISA S.A.

synopsis: GL events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, has acquired a 60% stake in FISA from Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura, the oldest trade association in Chile. FISA is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. FISA organizes B2B events for a variety of industries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target parent: Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura
target: FISA S.A.
FISA (La Feria Internacional de Santiago) is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. It operates mainly in the B2B segment, organizing events in sectors that include mining, construction, shipbuilding, healthcare, security, electricity, renewable energy, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired Trade Press Media Group

synopsis: Glendale-based Trade Press Media Group, Inc. announced it has been acquired by Forum Media Group, an international media company based in Merching, Germany. Trade Press Media Group, which was founded in 1915, is a business-to-business media company serving the facilities management, commercial cleaning and the U.S. rail markets.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum Media Group is an international media company headquartered in Merching, Germany. They provide businesses with high quality information products, professional training, and further education. They also offer a large portfolio of special interest publications, magazines, and renowned events. "
target: Trade Press Media Group
Trade Press Media Group provides insight, education, industry news, events, and technology tools to B2B decision makers in facilities management, commercial cleaning and rail transportation industries. They publish six business-to-business magazines and put on market-leading trade shows.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Terrapinn Holdings, acquired Science Media Partners Ltd

synopsis: Terrapinn, the global events company, announced that it has acquired Science Media Partners (SMP), an international events and publishing company based in the UK and focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID.
buyer: Terrapinn Holdings
Terrapinn is a global events company. They organize and manage a range of conferences and trade exhibitions on various topics, including energy and resources, enterprise technology, marketing, finance and investment and more. They also offer various management and professional training programs. "
target: Science Media Partners Ltd
Science Media Partners (SMP) is an international events and publishing company based in the UK and is focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Comms Business

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Miles Publishing Limited, the publisher of the UK ICT magazine Comms Business. Comms Business is a monthly ICT magazine whose primary audience is resellers of ICT products and services. Comms Business also operates Channel Live, a leading ICT trade exhibition in the UK.
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. "
target: Comms Business
Comms Business is the leading media brand covering the UK’s ICT Channel, with a high quality market leading monthly business magazine, weekly e-newsletter and daily updated website. Comms Business also organizes events such as the Channel Live ICT trade exhibition.
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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:$17,325.04)
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:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$484 [$375]
rev ($mm)
$152
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG, will acquire Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Messe Düsseldorf will sell all of its shares in trade fairs organiser Igedo Company to Philip Kronen, Igedo's managing director. With its core fashion expertise, the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years.
buyer: Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG
With its core fashion expertise the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years. With its established international reputation the company unites numerous areas of expertise, many years of experience, know-how and innovation. "
target parent: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
target: Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG
With its core fashion expertise the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years. With its established international reputation the company unites numerous areas of expertise, many years of experience, know-how and innovation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Clarion Events, Ltd.

synopsis: Private equity funds managed by Blackstone announce the acquisition of Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading independent events organisers, from private equity funds managed by Providence Equity Partners. Clarion operates and delivers over 180 events and exhibitions in more than 50 countries globally.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$17,325.04)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the world’s leading events organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947. In more recent times the firm has grown into a truly international business, with a portfolio of events and media brands across a range of vertical markets.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd. merged with UBM Malaysia,

synopsis: UBM Malaysia, the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia, has merged with Malaysian Exhibition Services (MES), the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia. MES has vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Malaysia
UBM Malaysia is a subsidiary of a larger B2B global organization, UBM Asia Ltd which in turn is part of UBM Plc. They are the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia. "
target: Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd.
Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd is the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia (founded to organize trade exhibitions in Malaysia and Asia). They have vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
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announced 12/13/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire AllWorld Exhibitions

synopsis: Global B2B events organiser, UBM plc announces that it has agreed to acquire Allworld Exhibitions. Allworld is the leading privately-owned Asian exhibitions business operating 51 tradeshows in 11 countries and across nine industry sectors.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target: AllWorld Exhibitions
Allworld is a pure-play events business serving nine different industry sectors. Allworld has industry-leading events in attractive sectors including Food & Hospitality, Packaging, Manufacturing, TMT and Oil & Gas. It has international sales teams based in London and Singapore.
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closed 8/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Bonnier Corporation, acquired Sand Sports Super Show

synopsis: Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the country, has acquired the Sand Sports Super Show, the world's premier sand sports trade show and consumer expo. The strategic acquisition solidifies Bonnier Corp.'s leadership in the off-road, sand sports and motorsports segments.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: Sand Sports Super Show
Sand Sports Super Show is an annual trade show and consumer expo where many sand sports fans gather in Costa Mesa, Calif., to experience the latest products and industry innovations. The event is fundamental in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.
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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.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Magellan VI SAS, will purchase Tarsus France from Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Tarsus Group has announced a multi-million dollar deal to sell its French exhibition and conference portfolio to a vehicle set up for the deal, Magellan VI SAS. The private company is owned by Tarsus France president Romauld Gadrat and Claire Gadrat controlling a majority holding and just under 50% held by private equity concerns.
buyer: Magellan VI SAS
Magellan VI SAS is a private company owned by Tarsus France president Romauld Gadrat set up for the purchase of Tarsus France. "
seller: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus’s French portfolio includes education, marketing, IT and MICE conferences and exhibitions. Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
price ($mm)
$7.94
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Clarion Events, Ltd.

synopsis: Clarion, organiser of more than 200 leading events worldwide, has been sold to global asset management firm Providence Equity, a leading global investor specialising in media, communications, education and information industries.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organisers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses and enhance customer relationships and experiences.
price ($mm)
$307
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 9/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Informa Middle East Limited, acquired Channels Exhibitions LLC

synopsis: Informa Middle East has acquired Channels Exhibitions. The company launches a range of international trade shows in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and India. It also owns and runs a beauty show annually for addressing various segments of the cosmetics and beauty industry in Paris. The company serves product suppliers, service companies, and suppliers.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Middle East Limited
Informa Middle East offers a comprehensive programme of conferences, training courses and exhibitions, providing companies with up-to-the-minute business information. "
target: Channels Exhibitions LLC
Channels Exhibitions LLC launches a range of international trade shows in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and India. It also owns and runs a beauty show annually for addressing various segments of the cosmetics and beauty industry in Paris. The company serves product suppliers, service companies, and suppliers.
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announced 7/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Informa Exhibitions, will acquire Virgo Holdings

synopsis: Virgo has been acquired by Informa plc. Virgo produces six trade shows and conferences, publishes nine national trade websites of which six have affiliate magazines, operates online training and accreditation programs, and operates three branded online stores that offer paid content.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Exhibitions
Informa provides academics, businesses and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services. With around 7,000 employees working in some 150 offices in over 40 countries, its global reach and breadth of offer is unique. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: Virgo Holdings
Virgo produces six trade shows and conferences, publishes nine national trade websites of which six have affiliate magazines, operates online training and accreditation programs, and operates three branded online stores that offer paid content.
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Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG

Clarion Events, Ltd.

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd.

AllWorld Exhibitions

Sand Sports Super Show

Ocean Media Ltd.

Tarsus Group plc

Clarion Events, Ltd.

Summit Professional Networks

Channels Exhibitions LLC

Virgo Holdings

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Matching Companies
Ticker: AIM:UNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Universe Group plc
Universe Group plc
Universe Group plc provides some of the world's leading retailers with point of sale, payment and loyalty solutions. The Group's solutions are based on its own proprietary software and are offered out of the Cloud on a software as a service model.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$26.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.69
EBIT ($mm)
$1.60
Net Income ($mm)
$0.67
Employees
249
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Ticker: OTCPK:MFON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobivity
Mobivity
Mobivity helps restaurant and retail brands realize their strategy of growing their business by increasing customer frequency, engagement, and spend.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
61
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Ticker: TSXV:AKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ackroo Inc.
Ackroo provides gift card and loyalty processing solutions to help businesses attract, retain and grow their customers and their revenues. Their solution can process gift card & loyalty transactions at the point-of-sale and provide merchants with important administrative and marketing data.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.94
EBIT ($mm)
($0.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: SLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slyce
Slyce
Slyce is a visual search technology company based in Toronto, Ontario and is engaged in the business of providing advanced visual search software that allows consumers to purchase products at the moment they discover them - in the real world and online.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.35)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.48)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: AIM:PROX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proxama Ltd.
Proxama Ltd.
Proxama are experts in NFC payments, ticketing and NFC and proximity marketing. Proxama's primary focus is on developing contactless payment solutions for mobiles through product development consultancy, systems integration and product licensing.
year
2014
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Ticker: CDK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CDK Global
CDK Global
CDK Global’s solutions automate and integrate critical workflow processes from pre-sale targeted advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,950.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$593.80
EBIT ($mm)
$489.80
Net Income ($mm)
$1,030.50
Employees
9000
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Ticker: OTCPK:BYOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beyond Commerce, Inc.
Beyond Commerce, Inc.
Beyond Commerce is focused on business combinations of “big data” companies in the global B2B internet marketing analytics, technologies and related services space. The Company’s objective is to develop and deploy disruptive strategic software technology that will build on organic growth potential.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.91)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: BME:MAKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Making Science Group, S.A.
Making Science Group, S.A.
Spain-based Making Science is a digital marketing and technology consulting firm that specializes in e-commerce and digital transformation. The company's product offering includes NILO, a comprehensive cloud-based e-commerce platform, and Shoptize, the only Spanish Comparison Shopping Service.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$70.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.80
EBIT ($mm)
$2.99
Net Income ($mm)
$1.85
Employees
282
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Ticker: EVCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EverCommerce
EverCommerce
EverCommerce is a leading service commerce platform, providing vertically-tailored, integrated SaaS solutions that help more than 500,000 global service-based businesses accelerate growth, streamline operations, and increase retention.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$365.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$72.90
EBIT ($mm)
($8.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1750
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Ticker: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$9,610.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,019.24
EBIT ($mm)
$2,453.82
Net Income ($mm)
$1,838.99
Employees
33000
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,312.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$387.57
EBIT ($mm)
($42.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GL Events
GL Events
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,166.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$158.39
EBIT ($mm)
$98.85
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
4506
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Ticker: LSE:ASCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ascential plc
Ascential plc
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$430.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$62.72
EBIT ($mm)
$11.08
Net Income ($mm)
$200.62
Employees
2000
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Ticker: NYSE:EEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emerald Expositions Inc.
Emerald Expositions Inc.
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$48.60
EBITDA ($mm)
($99.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($141.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
542
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Ticker: AIM:BONH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$27.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
148
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: BIT:IEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$202.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.23
EBIT ($mm)
$25.26
Net Income ($mm)
$13.76
Employees
307
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$181.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($29.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($73.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
648
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Ticker: EB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eventbrite
Eventbrite
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$162.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($189.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($204.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1126
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group plc is one of the world’s leading organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences and specialise in producing events in growing and developing markets. ITE Group organises around 240 exhibitions and conferences each year.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($51.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($94.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
948
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$30.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.12
EBIT ($mm)
$2.00
Net Income ($mm)
$0.50
Employees
146
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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$430.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$82.82
EBIT ($mm)
$45.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2420
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