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closed 2/20/2019 via PR Web

Cambridge Innovation Institute, purchased Boston Operations from Internet of Business

synopsis: Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), an event company focused on the life science and energy industries, has acquired the Boston operations of Internet of Business (IoB), a UK-based provider of breaking news, insights, and events about Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. IoB's Boston operations consists of 4 annual events.
buyer: Cambridge Innovation Institute
Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) delivers cutting edge information through events, publishing, and training to leading commercial, academic, government and research institutes across the life science and energy industries. "
seller: Internet of Business
Internet of Business' (IoB) Boston operations consists of 4 annual events. The events include IoTBuild, Internet of Insurance and two on Internet of Manufacturing. IoB is a UK-based provider of breaking news, insights, and events about Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
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closed 3/5/2007 via Company Press Release

EH Publishing, Inc, acquired Robotics Trends, Inc.

synopsis: EH Publishing, Inc., the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Robotics Trends, Inc., a leading integrated media company in the growing robotics industry.
buyer: EH Publishing, Inc
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million electronic home professionals and consumers worldwide. "
target: Robotics Trends, Inc.
Robotics Trends produces several conferences including the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition, and the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition.
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closed 4/21/2005 via BusinessWire

Northern Venture Managers, acquired Penton European Businesses

synopsis: Penton Media, Inc. announced today that it has sold its United Kingdom operations to members of the business' management team and other investors, led by Northern Venture Managers (NVM) and U.K. Managing Director Andy Center. Penton retained a 10% interest in the business.
buyer: Northern Venture Managers
Northern Venture Managers Limited is a firm of venture capital managers based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Edinburgh and Reading. We manage five investment trusts, four of which are Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs), and our total funds under management exceed £160 million. "
target parent: Penton Media, Inc.
target: Penton European Businesses
Penton European Business assets in the U.K. include: the International Leisure Industry Week exhibition; the Internet World U.K. exhibition and related events; the Service Management Europe exhibition and Service Management Europe magazine; and the Lightspeed European Roadshows.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

easyFairs, acquired Advanced Engineering UK

synopsis: Easyfairs has announced the acquisition of UK Tech Events Ltd, organiser of the Advanced Engineering UK portfolio of events. Advanced Engineering UK is one of the UK’s fastest growing industry meetings and unites multiple interrelated high value engineering communities.
buyer parent: Artexis Easyfairs
buyer: easyFairs
easyFairs is one of the leading organisers of trade shows. It runs time & cost-effective trade shows in Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Advanced Engineering UK
Advanced Engineering UK is one of the UK’s fastest growing industry meetings and unites multiple interrelated high value engineering communities into a unique integrated technology transfer and supply chain business development environment.
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closed 8/31/2009 via PR Newswire

SAE International, acquired Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference

synopsis: Continuing to expand its overall portfolio of programs, products and services in the area of mobility electronics, SAE International has purchased all rights to the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference (Convergence) from the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association (CTEA).
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. "
target parent: CTEA
target: Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference
For over 30 years, the Convergence Conference and Exhibition has served the automotive and transportation electronics community by delivering relevant technology solutions and an electrifying line-up of invited speakers and presenters.
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closed 5/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions continues to expand its presence in South Korea. The world-leading events organizer recently announced its acquisition of the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs held across multiple cities in the country. The events have been acquired from K.Fairs, a regarded trade fair organizer in Korea.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 30 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
seller: K.Fairs
The four key tradeshows include the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs. Electronics Manufacturing Korea (EMK) is Korea's largest electronics manufacturing exhibition. The Home Table Deco Fair (HTD Fair) is a major event in the home decor industry.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired MetalTech

synopsis: UBM plc has acquired TradeLink ITE Sdn. Bhd., the owner of METALTECH, from the ITE Group. METALTECH is Malaysia's only annual event covering the entire manufacturing process industry and hosts nearly 500 exhibiting companies who are manufacturers, agents, and distributors of machine tools.
buyer: 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."
target parent: ITE Group, Plc.
target: MetalTech
METALTECH is Malaysia's only annual event covering the entire manufacturing process industry and hosts nearly 500 exhibiting companies who are manufacturers, agents, and distributors of machine tools, sheet metal technology, and of the tools & tooling industries.
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closed 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Midest

synopsis: GL events acquired Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
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: Midest
Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
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closed 9/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

i2i Events, acquired CWIEME Ltd

synopsis: i2i Events Group is pleased to confirm it acquired CWIEME portfolio. The portfolio comprises CWIEME exhibitions in Germany, China, India and USA and the Inductica Conferences. CWIEME Berlin is the world’s largest international exhibition of its type serving the industrial technology niche of components for electric motors and transformers.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: i2i Events
Supremely organised and relentlessly relevant, i2i Events Group enable more than 200,000 buyers and producers to meet and trade at some of the greatest exhibitions, large scale events and festivals in the world. "
target: CWIEME Ltd
CWIEME Berlin is the world’s largest international exhibition of its type serving the industrial technology niche of components for electric motors and transformers. CWIEME exhibitions are now held in Germany, China, India and USA and the Inductica Conferences.
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closed 11/8/2017 via Company Press Release

ADI Analytics LLC, acquired Chemical Market Resources, Inc.

synopsis: ADI Analytics LLC, a management consulting and market research firm specializing in oil and gas, energy, and chemicals, has acquired certain assets of Chemical Market Resources, Inc., a Houston-based company that provides information, market intelligence, and strategic analyses to the chemical, petrochemical, polymers, and plastics industries.
buyer: ADI Analytics LLC
ADI Analytics is a consulting and advisory firm specializing in oil and gas, coal and power, energy, and chemicals. In the past eight years, we have completed over 200 projects for nearly 80 clients including ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Chevron, and more. "
target parent: TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd.
target: Chemical Market Resources, Inc.
Chemical Market Resources, Inc. (CMR) is a Houston-based company that provides information, market intelligence, and strategic analyses to the chemical, petrochemical, polymers, and plastics industries.
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closed 9/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd., acquired Chemical Market Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Chemical Market Resources Inc. has been acquired by TZ Minerals International Pty. Ltd. for an undisclosed price. Chemical Market Resources offers business research and strategic planning for a global clientele base concentrated in the chemical, petrochemical, plastics, and allied industries. The company also hosts an annual conference.
buyer: TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd.
TZMI is an independent consulting company, operating since 1994, that works with a wide range of global clients to provide insight and expert advice on opaque mineral, metal and chemical sectors. "
target: Chemical Market Resources, Inc.
Chemical Market Resources, Inc. was established in 1990 to undertake business research and strategic planning for a global clientele base concentrated in the chemical, petrochemical, plastics, and allied industries.
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closed 4/13/2010 via BNC Analysis

EE Times Group, acquired DesignCon

synopsis: Professional Education International, a leader in the information and communications technology conference arena, has sold DesignCon, an exhibition and conference serving the electronic design and semiconductor industry, to United Business Media’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EE Times Group.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: EE Times Group
EE Times Group is the authoritative source of market and technical information, decision tools, peer communities and professional education for the executives and engineers who design, develop and commercialize technology. "
target parent: International Engineering Consortium
target: DesignCon
DesignCon serves as the premier event for practicing engineers in the electrical design and semiconductor communities.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Questex, LLC, purchased Live Experience Assets from Informa plc

synopsis: Questex announces it is acquiring Live Experience assets from Informa including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is an online publication and well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: 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. "
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is a well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals. The World Tea Expo is the hub for tea industry professionals. The Club Industry Show is a conference focused on the business of fitness.
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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:$368.88)
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.
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closed 12/23/2013 via BusinessWire

National Association of Broadcasters, purchased CCW and SATCON Events from JD Events

synopsis: The National Association of Broadcasters announced it has purchased the assets of the Content and Communications World (CCW) and Satellite Communications Conference and Expo (SATCON) events from JD Events, a leading trade show organizer.
buyer: National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. "
seller: JD Events
JD Events's Content and Communications World (CCW) is the leading media, entertainment and communications technology event. SATCON offers education and exhibits serving companies in the satellite-enabled communications and content delivery industry.
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closed 8/21/2018 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Technology Brands from EH Media

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, Inc., a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show, event and conference producer, announced the acquisition of a leading technology event and a group of complementary technology intelligence brands from EH Media.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
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. "
seller: EH Media
EH Media has a powerful portfolio of B2C and B2B media products that reach their highly-engaged audiences. The Technology Brands from EH Media include Total Tech Summit, CEPro, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales & Integration and Campus Safety.
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closed 4/24/2014 via Company Press Release

SecurityWeek, acquired ICS Cyber Security Conference

synopsis: Wired Business Media, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) information to technology professionals around the world, announced that it has acquired the ICS Cybersecurity Conference series, the leading organizer of cybersecurity-focused events for the industrial control systems sector.
buyer: SecurityWeek
SecurityWeek is the flagship publication of Wired Business Media. SecurityWeek helps information security professionals do their jobs better by providing timely and insightful news, information, viewpoints, analysis and experiences from experts in the trenches of information security. "
target: ICS Cyber Security Conference
The ICS Cybersecurity Conference series is the leading organizer of cybersecurity-focused events for the industrial control systems sector. ICS users, ICS vendors, system security providers and government representatives meet to discuss the latest cyber-incidents and cooperate on solutions.
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closed 6/2/2016 via BusinessWire

SurfaceInk, acquired GPiO Inc.

synopsis: SurfaceInk, a provider of consumer device engineering and product development services, announced that it has acquired GPiO. GPiO helps expedite hardware engineering component decision-making processes to accelerate bringing consumer electronics products to market. They test hardware components and post the comparison data and test details online.
buyer: SurfaceInk
SurfaceInk provides high impact, strategic, product development consulting. SurfaceInk’s experienced team executes client projects in Research and Development, Proof of Concept Development and Full Cycle Product Development for consumer and business-to-business markets. "
target: GPiO Inc.
GPiO helps engineers and hardware designers go beyond traditional datasheets, allowing them to compare hardware components from leading vendors with just a couple of clicks. They objectively test each individual component in their own lab and post the comparison data and test details on their site.
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closed 8/13/2020 via PR Newswire

Medcrypt, acquired MedISAO

synopsis: MedCrypt Inc., a leading provider of proactive security solutions for the healthcare space, has acquired MedISAO, a cybersecurity information sharing organization dedicated to the medical device industry. MedISAO provides their members with access to a shared vulnerability database, weekly vulnerability reports, curated training materials and more.
buyer: Medcrypt
MedCrypt is the leading provider of proactive security solutions for the healthcare space. MedCrypt's platform brings core cybersecurity features to medical devices with just a few lines of code, ensuring devices are secure by design. Their solutions are used in pacemakers, surgical robots and more."
target: MedISAO
MedISAO is a cybersecurity information sharing organization dedicated to supporting the medical device industry. MedISAO provides their members with access to a shared vulnerability database, weekly vulnerability reports, curated training materials, and more.
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closed 1/30/2014 via PR Web

Cambridge Healthtech Institute, acquired The Knowledge Foundation, Inc.

synopsis: Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) announces the acquisition of the Knowledge Foundation, Inc. The Knowledge Foundation is recognized as the primary educational and networking resource for the advanced materials technologies industry. They provide members with direct and unbiased state-of-the-art scientific information.
buyer: Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Cambridge Healthtech Institute is the preeminent life science network for leading researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech and academic organizations. CHI includes conferences, reports, educational services, consulting, publications & eNewsletters, and professional services."
target: The Knowledge Foundation, Inc.
The Knowledge Foundation integrates scientific ingenuity and real-world applications by fostering collaborative research at the rapidly changing intersection of science and business. They strive to be the primary source of information for the commercialization of advanced technologies.
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closed 2/20/2019 via PR Web

Cambridge Innovation Institute, purchased Boston Operations from Internet of Business

synopsis: Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), an event company focused on the life science and energy industries, has acquired the Boston operations of Internet of Business (IoB), a UK-based provider of breaking news, insights, and events about Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. IoB's Boston operations consists of 4 annual events.
buyer: Cambridge Innovation Institute
Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) delivers cutting edge information through events, publishing, and training to leading commercial, academic, government and research institutes across the life science and energy industries. "
seller: Internet of Business
Internet of Business' (IoB) Boston operations consists of 4 annual events. The events include IoTBuild, Internet of Insurance and two on Internet of Manufacturing. IoB is a UK-based provider of breaking news, insights, and events about Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
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closed 2/20/2019 via PR Web

Cambridge Innovation Institute, purchased Boston Operations from Internet of Business

synopsis: Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), an event company focused on the life science and energy industries, has acquired the Boston operations of Internet of Business (IoB), a UK-based provider of breaking news, insights, and events about Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. IoB's Boston operations consists of 4 annual events.
buyer: Cambridge Innovation Institute
Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) delivers cutting edge information through events, publishing, and training to leading commercial, academic, government and research institutes across the life science and energy industries. "
seller: Internet of Business
Internet of Business' (IoB) Boston operations consists of 4 annual events. The events include IoTBuild, Internet of Insurance and two on Internet of Manufacturing. IoB is a UK-based provider of breaking news, insights, and events about Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
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closed 4/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cambridge Innovation Institute, acquired Trends Equity, Inc.

synopsis: Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), has announced the acquisition of Trends Equity, Inc. Trends Equity produces AI World, the industry’s largest independent event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning, and AI Trends, the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI.
buyer: Cambridge Innovation Institute
Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) delivers cutting edge information through events, publishing, and training to leading commercial, academic, government and research institutes across the life science and energy industries. "
target: Trends Equity, Inc.
Trends Equity produces AI World, the industry’s largest independent event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning, and AI Trends, the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI.
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closed 10/10/2019 via PR Newswire

HMP, acquired Provascular GmbH

synopsis: HMP, a leading global organizer of healthcare events and education, today announced that it has acquired Provascular GmbH, a German-based company producing cardiovascular education and events. Provascular produces the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC), a premier global medical education conference held annually in Leipzig, Germany.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP
HMP is behind Healthcare Made Practical—and is a global, multichannel leader in healthcare events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community. "
target: Provascular GmbH
Provascular GmbH is a German-based company producing cardiovascular education and events. Provascular produces the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC), a premier global medical education conference held annually in Leipzig, Germany. LINC is a four-day meeting for cardiovascular specialists.
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closed 11/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired The Battery Show

synopsis: U.K.-based UBM scooped up a new show in the U.S., The Battery Show North America, from another UK-based company - Smarter Shows. The Battery Show comprises three events that run annually each September in Novi, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. These include, The Battery Show, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo and the Critical Power Expo.
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 parent: Smarter Shows
target: The Battery Show
The Battery Show Exhibition & Conference is a showcase of advanced battery technology for electric & hybrid vehicles, utility & renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military and telecommunications.
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closed 3/18/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Diversified Communications, acquired Energy Storage North America

synopsis: Diversified Communications, a leading international media company, has acquired Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the largest conference, exhibition and networking event for grid storage in North America. ESNA connects utilities, developers, energy users, and other key stakeholders to advance understanding and deployment of energy storage.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries. "
target: Energy Storage North America
Energy Storage North America (ESNA) is the largest conference, exhibition and networking event covering all applications of grid storage in North America. ESNA connects utilities, developers, energy users, and other key stakeholders to advance understanding and deployment of energy storage.
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closed 3/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications, purchased Three North American Energy Events from Solar Promotion International GmbH

synopsis: Diversified Communications acquired three North American events – Intersolar, ees (electrical energy storage) and Power2Drive North America – from German-based organizer, Solar Promotion International. Intersolar is a solar technology event. ees is an event for electrical energy storage. Power2Drive is an exhibition for electromobility.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries. "
seller: Solar Promotion International GmbH
The three North American events include Intersolar, ees (electrical energy storage) and Power2Drive North America. Intersolar is a solar technology event. ees is the leading exhibition for electrical energy storage. Power2Drive is an exhibition for charging infrastructure and electromobility.
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closed 4/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Electricx

synopsis: Informa has acquired full ownership of the electricity exhibition and conference Electricx. Electricx provides international companies with the opportunity to access Egypt’s power industry supply chain through partnerships with domestic manufacturers and distributors as well as a direct connection to regional projects.
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 parent: Egytec
target: Electricx
Electricx power and energy exhibition provides international companies with the opportunity to access Egypt’s power industry supply chain through partnerships with domestic manufacturers and distributors as well as a direct connection to regional projects.
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closed 7/26/2017 via Market Wire

Cambridge EnerTech, acquired Battery Power

synopsis: Cambridge EnerTech (CET), a division of Cambridge Innovation Institute, announced the acquisition of BatteryPowerOnline.com and Battery Power from Colorado-based Webcom Communications Corp. CET will consolidate the digital media assets of BatteryPowerOnline.com including the Battery Power newsletter, digital magazine, & Buyer's Resource Guide.
buyer parent: Cambridge Healthtech Institute
buyer: Cambridge EnerTech
Cambridge EnerTech (CET) is the premier conference and exposition provider for the energy storage industry. CET was established by uniting five leading energy events into a remarkable single portfolio where thought leaders address novel technology as well as leading issues confronting the industry. "
target parent: Webcom Communications Corp.
target: Battery Power
Battery Power’s offers a newsletter, digital magazine, and Buyer's Resource Guide. The Battery Power monthly newsletter covers the rapidly-expanding market of battery-powered products and technology. Battery Power also serves the battery industry through its Battery Power Conference.
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announced 5/23/2016 via Reuters

General Atlantic, LLC, will acquire Argus Media Ltd.

synopsis: US investment firm General Atlantic will acquire a majority stake in Argus Media, a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, LPG, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries.
buyer: General Atlantic, LLC
General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. It combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great entrepreneurs."
target: Argus Media Ltd.
Argus is a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, LPG, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries.
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closed 2/4/2008 via Company Press Release

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired CBI Research, Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications, Inc. - a leading worldwide media company - today acquired CBI Research, Inc., a provider of live and electronic conferences for senior-level executives in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: CBI Research, Inc.
CBI (aka The Center For Business Intelligence) is a world-class conference company that focuses on producing high-level programs for executive decision-makers who face strategic issues in domestic and international markets.
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closed 8/17/2007 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired John S. Herold, Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global provider of critical technical information, decision-support tools and strategic services, today announced the acquisition of Norwalk, CT-based John S. Herold, Inc., an independent research firm that provides in-depth analyses and key financial and operational data on more than 400 global oil and gas companies.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: John S. Herold, Inc.
John S. Herold, Inc., founded in 1948, is a uniquely positioned information services company, providing online transaction databases and deal analyses essential to understanding and executing energy mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.
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announced 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Singex Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd, will acquire Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Fiera Milano has signed the contract for the sale of the stake of 75% in its Chinese subsidiary Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. - organizer, among other things, of the event "Food Hospitality World China", to Singex Exhibitions Pte. Ltd.
buyer: Singex Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd
Based in Singapore, the SingEx group of companies has played an integral role in the development of the exhibitions and events industry in the Asian region since 1978. SingEx Exhibitions owns, develops and manages a series of trade exhibitions and conferences in Singapore and key emerging markets. "
target parent: Fiera Milano International SPA
target: Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.
Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) which is present in the Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Hainan, has a portfolio of exhibitions in the agrifood, professional hospitality and energy saving technology sectors.
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$2.92*
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired AMB Exhibitions

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group, announces that it has agreed to enter an acquisition of a further 25% interest in AMB Tarsus Exhibitions Sdn. Bhd., taking its overall interest to 75%. AMB is a exhibition organiser market with conferences focused on building, infrastructure, automotive and food processing.
buyer: 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. "
target: AMB Exhibitions
AMB is a major South-East Asian exhibition organiser with a growing business in the region. It has built up a portfolio of market leading exhibitions and conferences focused on building, infrastructure, automotive and food processing.
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closed 5/12/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM Asia, acquired AMB Exhibitions

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has acquired the business and assets of AMB Exhibitions Sdn Bhd and AMB Events Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines, on behalf of UBM Asia. AMB’s two largest shows are AsiaWater and ASEAN M&E Expo, which together account for approximately two thirds of 2010 revenue.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organiser in Asia, staging the leading events of their kind across the region. UBM Asia is the largest commercial exhibition organiser in China. "
target: AMB Exhibitions
Established in 1996, AMB Exhibitions operates five exhibitions in Malaysia and Vietnam, with four further new events planned for this year – three in the Philippines and one in Vietnam. The shows serve the water, livestock, energy, and mechanical/electrical industries.
price ($mm)
$8.55
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/14/2007 via BusinessWire

ECOtality, Inc., acquired Fuel Cell Store

synopsis: ECOtality, Inc., a technology innovator that addresses the global energy challenge by developing and commercializing eco-friendly technologies, today announced the acquisition of Fuel Cell Store (www.fuelcellstore.com), a leading online retailer for the fuel cell industry.
buyer: ECOtality, Inc. (US:ECTY:$8.60)
ECOtality, Inc. is a technology innovator that leverages global R&D resources to develop and commercialize renewable energy technologies, specifically aimed at addressing today's global energy challenges. "
target: Fuel Cell Store
Fuel Cell Store has built its business as a leading online marketplace for fuel cell related products and technologies, and offers consulting services, workshops and conferences for the fuel cell industry.
price ($mm)
$0.49
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closed 4/7/2006 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, purchased sustainable energy and technology magazine group from James & James Ltd.

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired the sustainable energy and technology magazine group consisting of "Renewable Energy World," "Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production" and "Waste Management World" from James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd. based in London.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
seller: James & James Ltd.
Formed by the coming-together of two of the foremost publishers in environment science, technology and sustainable development, James & James / Earthscan is now becoming recognized as the most important specialist source of must-have information for all those around the world.
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closed 7/14/2009 via BusinessWire

UtiliPoint International Inc., acquired The Intelligent Project, LLC

synopsis: UtiliPoint® International announced the acquisition of The Intelligent Project, LLC, a research and advisory services firm addressing the challenges that utilities face in advancing and solving customer dimension complexities of the smart grid.
buyer: UtiliPoint International Inc.
UtiliPoint International is a leader in providing analysis and consulting services to the energy and utility industry. Our 76-year history and over 500 clients worldwide have led us to currently operate as an energy and utility consulting and issues analysis firm. "
target: The Intelligent Project, LLC
The Intelligent Project offers a series of forums for executives interested in different dimensions of smart grid customer strategy. The flagship forum is the IP Executive ForumTM, where senior smart grid & customer executives convene to debate smart grid policies & brainstorm innovation strategies.
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closed 9/18/2013 via Company Press Release

Royal Society of Chemistry, acquired MarinLit

synopsis: Royal Society of Chemistry announced that they have signed an agreement on Tuesday, September 17th to acquire Marinlit, a database dedicated to Marine Natural Products research. The database was established at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. It is a tool that supports the varied areas of Marine Natural Product research.
buyer: Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, its activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public. "
target parent: University Of Canterbury
target: MarinLit
MarinLit is a database dedicated to Marine Natural Products (MNP) research. It was designed as an in-house system to fulfill the needs of the University of Canterbury Marine Group and has been developed to contain searchable features that are unique.
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