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announced 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mark Allen Group, will purchase Engineering Portfolio from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group, a progressive media business, will acquire Centaur Media Plc's engineering portfolio. Centaur is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy. Their engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes The Engineer and Subcon.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes monthly magazine The Engineer and subcontract manufacturing event Subcon. Centaur Media is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy.
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$3.28
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closed 1/21/2014 via Company Press Release

Recycling Times Media Inc., acquired Recharger Magazine

synopsis: Recharger Magazine, well known by cartridge remanufacturers around the world, was purchased from 1105 Media by Recycling Times Media as part of its strategy to expand its global reach. Recharger Magazine helped readers to grow their remanufacturing businesses for more than 25 years--almost as long as the aftermarket cartridge industry has existed.
buyer: Recycling Times Media Inc.
Recycling Times Media is a reliable provider of news and business opportunities in the global remanufacturing industry. They aim to provide the best digital printing experience with their monthly magazine Recycling Times, published in several languages, and their inTouch TV News app. "
target parent: Alta Equity Partners
target: Recharger Magazine
Recharger Magazine is a publication that is well known and read by cartridge remanufacturers around the world. Recharger Magazine helped readers to grow their remanufacturing businesses for more than 25 years--almost as long as the aftermarket cartridge industry has existed.
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announced 5/7/2010 via

The Linley Group, will acquire Microprocessor Report

synopsis: The Linley Group, the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, communications, mobile, and wireless, announced it has signed an agreement with In-Stat to acquire the Microprocessor Report, the leading newsletter for processor technology.
buyer: The Linley Group
The Linley Group is the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, communications, mobile, and wireless. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Microprocessor Report
Microprocessor Report is the leading technical publication for the microprocessor industry. Microprocessor Report is exclusively subscriber-supported and dedicated to providing unbiased, in-depth, and critical analysis of new high-performance microprocessor developments.
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marked Business Media Inc., acquired Plumbing & HVAC Magazine

synopsis: Marked Business Media Inc., a relatively new company (with no website as of yet) has acquired Plumbing & HVAC magazine, a company that publishes two monthly business magazines in the plumbing and HVAC industry, from Newcom Business Media Inc., a leading Canadian publishing company that specializes in B2B publishing.
buyer: Marked Business Media Inc.
Marked Business Media Inc. is a relatively new magazine publisher based out of Ontario, Canada. "
target parent: Newcom Business Media, Inc.
target: Plumbing & HVAC Magazine
Plumbing & HVAC magazine publishes two monthly business magazines in the plumbing and HVAC industry. They are based in Ontario, Canada.
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closed 4/3/2012 via PR Newswire

SAE International, acquired Tech Briefs Media Group

synopsis: SAE International has acquired ABP International, dba Tech Briefs Media Group. With primary offices in New York and New Jersey, Tech Briefs Media Group employs 35 people and publishes a variety of design engineering magazines and supplements in both print and digital formats, including their well-known flagship publication, NASA Tech Briefs.
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. It is a global association of more than 134,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. "
target: Tech Briefs Media Group
With primary offices in New York and New Jersey, Tech Briefs Media Group publishes a variety of design engineering magazines and supplements in both print and digital formats, including their well-known flagship publication, NASA Tech Briefs.
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closed 2/24/2016 via Company Press Release

FMA Communications, Inc., acquired Canadian Metalworking/Canadian Fabricating & Welding

synopsis: Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) has acquired the media brands Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding from Annex Business Media, based in Simcoe, ON, Canada. Canadian Metalworking/Fabrication & Welding are publications that cover sheet metal works in Canada.
buyer parent: Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
buyer: FMA Communications, Inc.
FMA Communications, Inc., the publishing affiliate of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA), serves the metal forming and fabricating industry by publishing business-to-business magazines, e-newsletters, vendor directories, and Web sites. "
target parent: Annex Business Media
target: Canadian Metalworking/Canadian Fabricating & Welding
Canadian Metalworking/Canadian Fabricating & Welding is a trade publication that covers all aspects of the country's metalworking, fabricating & welding industries. They strive to bring the latest news, products, and insights to keep readers aware of the latest industry trends.
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closed 9/8/2006 via

Semiconductor International, purchased Semiconductor Manufacturing Magazine from Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International

synopsis: SEMI, the global industry association serving the micro- and nano-electronics supply chain, and Reed Business Information (RBI), a leading business-to-business publisher and information provider, have announced a broad-ranging media partnership that includes the merger of Semiconductor Manufacturing Magazine with Semiconductor International.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Semiconductor International
Semiconductor International is the world's leading trade publication serving the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The print and digital editions reach more than 42,500 qualified buyers of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and materials around the world. "
seller: Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that provide equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors, displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related technologies.
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closed 9/17/2009 via PR Newswire

European Business Press, SA, acquired European Business Press, SA

synopsis: TechInsights, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision-makers, announced that the company has reached a final agreement for the sale of its Brussels-based publishing company, European Business Press SA, to Andre Rousselot, EBP's President.
buyer: European Business Press, SA
European Business Press, SA is a Belgium-based business-to-business publishing company serving the electronics industry. Under license from United Business Media, EBP publishes EE Times Europe and Microwave Engineering Europe. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: European Business Press, SA
European Business Press, SA is a Belgium-based business-to-business publishing company serving the electronics industry. Under license from United Business Media, EBP publishes EE Times Europe and Microwave Engineering Europe.
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closed 3/8/2004 via BusinessWire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Institute of Validation Technology

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide market-focused publishing, tradeshow and marketing services company, announced today that it has acquired the privately held Institute of Validation Technology (IVT), the leading source of FDA validation and compliance information.
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: Institute of Validation Technology
The Institute of Validation Technology (IVT) publisher of the Journal of Validation TechnologyÆ and the Journal of GXP ComplianceÆ, is dedicated to expanding the global knowledge base for validation and compliance professionals in FDA-regulated industries. Through educational publications, timely c
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closed 4/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., acquired GlobalSpec, Inc.

synopsis: IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced the acquisition of GlobalSpec, a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360.
buyer: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE inspires a glboal community. "
target parent: IHS, Inc.
target: GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec is a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360. It specializes in vertical search and information services serving the engineering, manufacturing, and technical market segments.
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closed 7/9/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired GlobalSpec, Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analysis, has completed the closing of its acquisition of GlobalSpec, Inc., the leading specialized vertical search, product information and global access point providing critical digital information tied to key Product Engineering and Design workflows for seven million engineers.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: GlobalSpec, Inc.
Based in East Greenbush, NY, GlobalSpec is the leading specialized vertical search, information services and e-publishing company serving the engineering, manufacturing and related scientific and technical market segments.
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announced 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mark Allen Group, will purchase Engineering Portfolio from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group, a progressive media business, will acquire Centaur Media Plc's engineering portfolio. Centaur is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy. Their engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes The Engineer and Subcon.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes monthly magazine The Engineer and subcontract manufacturing event Subcon. Centaur Media is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy.
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Metropolis International, Ltd., purchased Financial Services Division from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: Centaur Media has sold its financial services division to Metropolis Group, specialists in business and consumer media. Centaur’s financial services division comprises a portfolio of leading multi-channel publishing and content brands, including Money Marketing, Mortgage Strategy, Platforum, Taxbriefs and Headline Money.
buyer: Metropolis International, Ltd.
Metropolis International is a fast growing media and technology group, established in 1994, that specializes in business and niche consumer media, discount programs and business software. It employs 450 people and has offices in West London, Croydon, Bolton, Plymouth, Dublin and New York. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
The acquisition includes the financial services division of Centaur Media. Centaur’s financial services division comprises a portfolio of leading multi-channel publishing and content brands, including Money Marketing, Mortgage Strategy, Platforum, Taxbriefs and Headline Money.
price ($mm)
$6.52
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$11
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, will purchase Travel and Meetings Portfolio from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: Centaur Media, an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy, announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement to sell Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Limited, to Northstar Travel Media, a leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Limited (CTM) is the owner of well-known exhibitions and events serving the travel industry, including The Meetings Show, the Business Travel Show and Travel Technology Europe
price ($mm)
$12
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$8
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$2
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1.4x
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5.4x
announced 7/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Home Interest Division from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: Specialist media purveyor Future Publishing will acquire Centaur Media’s Home Interest division. The Home Interest portfolio gives people both the inspiration and practical know-how they need, enabling them to create the homes they want. The portfolio engages daily in digital, monthly in print and at seven live exhibitions across the year.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future plc is a global specialist media platform. Future prides themselves on the heritage of their brands and loyalty of their communities. Offering core expertise, they help dedicated enthusiasts follow their passion through high-quality content, unique experiences and innovative technology. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's Home Interest Division contains a portfolio of home building magazines and events that enable people to create the homes they want. Centaur Media creates expert content and insight, engaging events and smart digital technology.
price ($mm)
$41
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$17
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$4
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9.7x
closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Media plc, acquired Oystercatchers

synopsis: Marketing Week and Econsultancy owner Centaur Media has bought brand consultancy Oystercatchers. Oystercatchers are experts in accelerating marketing performance, providing a wide range of specialist consultancy services to deliver the optimum model for marketing excellence.
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
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. "
target: Oystercatchers
Oystercatchers are experts in accelerating marketing performance; they provide a wide range of specialist consulting services to deliver the optimum model for marketing excellence. Their consultants use their unrivaled industry experience to transform brands’ marketing abilities.
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$2.92
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$5
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closed 7/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Media plc, acquired Econsultancy

synopsis: Centaur Media plc, the business information and events group, has acquired E-consultancy.com Limited. Econsultancy is a leading digital and events-led information provider to the global digital marketing and e-commerce community in the UK, with a growing presence in the USA, Middle East, Asia and Australia.
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities. "
target: Econsultancy
Econsultancy, founded in 1999, is a UK company providing training, reports, research, case studies, buyers guides and advice for the digital marketing sector. The CEO and co-founder of Econsultancy is author Ashley Friedlein.
price ($mm)
$19
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$10
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$2
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7.6x
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closed 2/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Media plc, acquired Profile Group (UK) Limited

synopsis: Centaur Media plc, the business information and events group, has acquired Profile Group (UK) Limited ("Profile"), a specialist digital information business for media, PR and marketing professionals. Profile's information brands include Fashion Monitor, Red Pages, Entertainment News, Year Ahead and Foresight News.
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
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. "
target: Profile Group (UK) Limited
Profile Group (UK) Limited is a specialist digital information business for media, PR and marketing professionals. Profile provides forward planning and contact information to enable them to optimise journalistic workflow and plan future PR and sponsorship campaigns.
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$13
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$5
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8.0x
closed 12/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Perfect Information, acquired Venture Business Research Limited

synopsis: In the UK, publishing and events group Centaur Media plc has acquired data and analytics firm Venture Business Research Limited (VBR), which focuses on the clean energy and global security sectors. VBR will be integrated into Centaur's Perfect Information Ltd.
buyer parent: Centaur Media plc
buyer: Perfect Information
Perfect Information was established in 1991 to provide workflow solutions and global financial information for the top 100 investment banks, brokerage firms, consultancies and the top 75 law firms. "
target: Venture Business Research Limited
VB/Research is a leading provider of business news, financial news, data and analytics on high-growth sectors. The company's global network of journalists and analysts continously monitors trends, deal flow, government initiatives and market activities in the sectors it covers.
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$3.91
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$1
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closed 4/6/2011 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Communications Ltd, acquired The Forum for Expatriate Management

synopsis: Centaur Media plc, the leading business information and events group, announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares in expatriate information and events business, The Forum for Expatriate Management Ltd (FEM).
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
target: The Forum for Expatriate Management
The Forum for Expatriate Management Ltd. operates a news and information portal. The company’s Website provides global mobility, expatriate tax, international relocation, immigration, and international assignment information. It also provides supplier membership and marketing services.
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$4.08
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closed 8/17/2006 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Communications Ltd, purchased Air and Business Travel News from Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and events company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Air and Business Travel News (ABTN), an on-line publication for the travel industry. The publication has been bought from Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates for a consideration of £0.1m.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller: Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates
Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates provides public relations services. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Potters Bar, United Kingdom.
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closed 5/4/2006 via Company Press Release

Centaur Communications Ltd, acquired Pro-Talk Ltd.

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire share capital of the online sales lead service company Pro-Talk Ltd for an initial consideration of 4 million in cash.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
target: Pro-Talk Ltd.
Pro-Talk Ltd has developed and currently operates 13 web sites serving specific vertical business sectors, mainly in the engineering, construction and technical products areas. It also publishes regular email newsletters for readers in these sectors.
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closed 1/19/2006 via Company Press Release

Centaur Communications Ltd, purchased Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine from Emap Consumer Media

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that, subject to the satisfactory agreement of final terms, it will acquire the Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine and web site (PL) from EMAP Consumer Media Ltd for 1.5 million, to be paid in cash less the amount of unfulfilled subscription liabilities.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller parent: EMAP plc
seller: 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.
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closed 12/1/2005 via Company Press Release

Centaur Media plc, acquired Recruiter Magazine

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that, subject to the completion of employee consultation requirements, it will acquire Recruiter magazine, its web site and its annual awards event from Redactive Media Group Limited ("Redactive") for £4 million.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
target parent: Redactive Media Group Ltd.
target: Recruiter Magazine
Recruiter is the principal magazine for the UK recruitment profession. Each fortnight it delivers the latest recruitment industry news, advice, analysis and features, as well as the profession’s largest source of job vacancies in print.
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closed 10/26/2005 via Company Press Release

Centaur Media plc, purchased logistics magazines and awards from UK Transport Press Ltd.

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Supply Chain Business and Logistics Europe, magazines for logistics and supply chain professionals both in the UK and Europe. It has also acquired the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards that is complementary to Logistics Europe.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller: UK Transport Press Ltd.
UK Transport Press Limited (UKTP) is a leading publishing consultancy specialising in revenue generation programmes and strategic marketing. A central focus is on logistics and supply chain sectors across a range of European media clients.
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announced 12/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will acquire Farmers Weekly

synopsis: Mark Allen Group is to acquire Farmers Weekly. Reed Business Information Ltd, part of RELX, has agreed to sell the brand to MA Agriculture, a new company created by MAG to house Farmers Weekly. Farmers Weekly provides topical technical information from independent experts, designed to help farmers manage their businesses more effectively.
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 parent: RELX Group plc
target: Farmers Weekly
Farmers Weekly provides topical technical information from independent experts, designed to help farmers manage their businesses more effectively. The Farmers Weekly brand serves the whole farming industry and includes data services such as Farmplan, and print publications.
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announced 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mark Allen Group, will purchase Engineering Portfolio from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group, a progressive media business, will acquire Centaur Media Plc's engineering portfolio. Centaur is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy. Their engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes The Engineer and Subcon.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes monthly magazine The Engineer and subcontract manufacturing event Subcon. Centaur Media is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy.
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will purchase 12 Magazines from UKi Media & Events Ltd.

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group is in the final stages of completing on a deal to acquire 12 magazines currently published by the Dorking-based company, UKi Media & Events. These magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: UKi Media & Events Ltd.
The 12 magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment. They are: Business Airport International, Business Jet International, Aircraft Interiors International, Aerospace Testing International, Air Traffic Technology, and more.
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announced 7/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will acquire Rhinegold Group

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group (MAG) has won the bid to acquire all the assets in the Rhinegold Group. Rhinegold Group produces specialist magazines and live events for the music industry. These assets include: International Piano, Choir & Organ, Classical Music, Teaching Drama, and Music Teacher.
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: Rhinegold Group
Rhinegold Group operates at the heart of the music and performing arts sector. The Group consists of two companies: Rhinegold Publishing Ltd, which produces specialist magazines, and Rhinegold Media & Events Ltd, which delivers live events and creates high-quality digital content for Rhinegold TV.
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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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announced 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mark Allen Group, will acquire CommunityCare

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has announced its intention to acquire CommunityCare, the UK’s leading brand for social work professionals. CommunityCare's website is the leading online medium for those working in social care and it contains all of the articles that have been published both in Community Care magazine and online since 1995.
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 parent: RELX Group plc
target: CommunityCare
CommunityCare's website is the leading online medium for those working in social care and it contains all of the articles that have been published both in Community Care magazine and online since 1995.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Unity Media Plc

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Kent-based Unity Media, a publisher of a number of market leading brands in the built environment including: Roofing, Cladding & Insulation, Glass & Glazing, Heating & Plumbing Monthly, Building Products and Your Build. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an exhibition for the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
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: Unity Media Plc
Unity Media is an independent publisher of market-leading business-to-business publications for the construction market. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an annual, national exhibition to support the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
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closed 10/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

George Warman Publications, acquired BDIA Dental Showcase

synopsis: George Warman Publications (GWP), part of the Mark Allen Group, has acquired Dental Showcase from the British Dentist Industry Association (BDIA). Dental Showcase, the country’s leading dental trade exhibition, which has existed since the 1930s, will join a company that includes the leading brands Dental Update, The Dentist and Dental Nursing.
buyer parent: Mark Allen Group
buyer: George Warman Publications
George Warman Publicatons is the UK’s most trusted source of clinical content, professional articles, practical guidance and news for the dental industry. They publish market-leading dentistry brands including, Dental Update, the Dentist, Orthodontic Update, Dental Therapy Update and Dental Nursing."
target parent: British Dental Industry Association
target: BDIA Dental Showcase
As the largest dental show in the UK, thousands of delegates attend BDIA Dental Showcase to discover the very latest dental innovations. Visitors enjoy personalised product demonstrations, snap up unbeatable Showcase deals, watch highly engaging lecture sessions and top up their CPD in the process.
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closed 12/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired George Warman Publications

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group has completed the acquisition of the dental publisher George Warman Publications (UK). George Warman publishes the UK’s leading dental subscription journal, Dental Update, along with The Dentist, a news and dental business-orientated controlled circulation monthly.
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: George Warman Publications
George Warman publishes the UK’s leading dental subscription journal, Dental Update, along with The Dentist, a news and dental business-orientated controlled circulation monthly.
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announced 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

MA Healthcare, will acquire Optician Magazine

synopsis: Mark Allen Group, through its subsidary MA Healthcare, is to acquire Optician Magazine from Reed Business Information. The deal is due to complete in September 2015. Optician is a weekly journal, website and provider of continuing education and training for eye care professionals, including ophthalmologists and dispensing opticians.
buyer parent: Mark Allen Group
buyer: MA Healthcare
MA Healthcare, part of Mark Allen Group, is a leading publisher of nursing and medical information. It publishes 29 peer-reviewed journals for healthcare professionals working in nursing, midwifery, hospital and emergency medicine, allied health, health economics and animal health. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Optician Magazine
Optician magazine is the leading independent, weekly, UK journal for eye care professionals. It publishes news, views and analysis on all aspects of the optical profession and business. Optician is a leading provider of Continuing Education and Training for eye care professionals.
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announced 8/19/2015 via Company Press Release

Findlay Media, will acquire Ground Handling International

synopsis: Agreement has been reached for Findlay Media Limited, a part of the Mark Allen Group (MAG), to acquire 100% of The Airports Publishing Network Limited (APN), the market leading information provider to the international ground handling sector. APN's primary title, Ground Handling International, is a recognised brand in more than 200 countries.
buyer parent: Mark Allen Group
buyer: Findlay Media
Findlay Media is the UK’s leading business media company. Findlay Media is a market leading business to business publisher; they offer an extensive range of third party services utilising their high quality and professional in-house design, IT, research and event management departments. "
target: Ground Handling International
Grand Handling International is The Airports Publishing Network Limited's (APN) primary title. It is a recognized brand in more than 200 countries. APN was established in 1985 and has since become the market leading information provider to the international ground handling sector.
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closed 2/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Songlines Magazine

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group is adding to its music portfolio with its acquisition of Songlines Magazine. Published eight times a year, Songlines is packed full of the latest CD reviews, artist interviews, guides to particular world music traditions, concert-listings, travel stories and every issue comes with an exclusive compilation CD.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is involved in publishing and communications in four principal areas: health care, education, consumer and business-to-business. They publish 50 magazines and journals, and 60 books every year, as well as organizing over 70 conferences and exhibitions. "
target: Songlines Magazine
Published eight times a year, Songlines Magazine covers music from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion, featuring well-known artists from Tinariwen, Bellowhead and Manu Chao, to the newcomers making their mark both at home and abroad.
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closed 4/11/2014 via BusinessWire

Mark Allen Group, acquired Findlay Media

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has completed its acquisition of Findlay Media, the UK’s leading business media company. Findlay Media is a market leading business to business publisher; they offer an extensive range of third party services utilising their high quality and professional in-house design, IT, research and event management departments.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is involved in publishing and communications in four principal areas: health care, education, consumer and business-to-business. They publish 50 magazines and journals, and 60 books every year, as well as organizing over 70 conferences and exhibitions. "
target: Findlay Media
Findlay Media is the UK’s leading business media company. Findlay Media is a market leading business to business publisher; they offer an extensive range of third party services utilising their high quality and professional in-house design, IT, research and event management departments.
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announced 4/10/2013 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Publishing Limited, will acquire PrintWeek

synopsis: PrintWeek, the UK's leading title for the printing industry, is to be acquired by Mark Allen Group and be relaunched as a fortnightly magazine. PrintWeek has grown into the UK’s leading title for the graphic arts industry, with licensed editions in Middle East & Africa and Russia and sister titles in Germany, India and Australia.
buyer: Mark Allen Publishing Limited
The Mark Allen Group is involved in publishing and communications in four principal areas: health care, education, consumer and business-to-business. They publish 50 magazines and journals, and 60 books every year, as well as organizing over 70 conferences and exhibitions. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: PrintWeek
PrintWeek is the highest-circulating and most widely read printing industry title in the UK. Every week, PrintWeek is sent to more than 12,000 printing professionals, ranging from small and medium enterprises to the largest and most influential printing companies in the UK.
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announced 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mark Allen Group, will purchase Engineering Portfolio from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group, a progressive media business, will acquire Centaur Media Plc's engineering portfolio. Centaur is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy. Their engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes The Engineer and Subcon.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes monthly magazine The Engineer and subcontract manufacturing event Subcon. Centaur Media is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy.
price ($mm)
$3.28
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announced 8/26/2021 via Forbes

Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited, will be merged with Forbes, Inc.

synopsis: Forbes, the iconic business information brand that convenes and curates the most influential leaders driving change, and Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company focusing on global consumer, technology and media sectors, announced they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement.
buyer: Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited (OPA:$0.00)
Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited is a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company focusing on global consumer, technology and media sectors. "
target parent: Integrated Whale Media Investments
target: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes convenes and curates leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business, and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand reaches more than 120 million people worldwide through its journalism, LIVE events, and custom marketing programs.
price ($mm)
$620
rev ($mm)
$180
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
17.7x
closed 8/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Future plc, purchased Wealth, Knowledge and B2B Technology Brands from Dennis Publishing Limited

synopsis: Future plc has acquired a portfolio of leading Wealth, Knowledge and B2B Pro Technology specialist brands from Dennis Publishing. The brands included in the acquisition are: The Week / The Week US, The Week Junior / TWJ US, MoneyWeek, Kiplinger, Science & Nature, IT Pro, Computer Active, PC Pro, Minecraft World, and Coach.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller parent: Exponent Private Equity
seller: Dennis Publishing Limited
The brands included in the acquisition are: The Week / The Week US, The Week Junior / TWJ US, MoneyWeek, Kiplinger, Science & Nature, IT Pro, Computer Active, PC Pro, Minecraft World, and Coach. Dennis Publishing Ltd. is a British independent publisher, founded in 1973 by Felix Dennis.
price ($mm)
$416
rev ($mm)
$145
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
15.0x
closed 12/11/2020 via Company Press Release

The ChannelPro Network, acquired TopickZ Inc.

synopsis: ChannelPro Network, a division of EH Media LLC, has announced the acquisition of technology brands from Canadian-based TopickZ Inc. The brands include FindBiometrics, an industry resource for all information on biometric identification and Mobile ID World, a provider of premier content on mobile authentication solutions and application providers.
buyer parent: EH Media
buyer: The ChannelPro Network
The ChannelPro Network provides targeted business and technology information for IT channel partners who serve small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Via its websites, live events and a monthly magazine, The ChannelPro Network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and more. "
target: TopickZ Inc.
TopickZ Inc. is a progressive information resource company. Its brands include FindBiometrics, the leading industry resource for all information on biometric identification and Mobile ID World, a provider of premier content on mobile authentication solutions and application providers.
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closed 11/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Spiceworks Ziff Davis, acquired Aberdeen

synopsis: Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) has acquired Aberdeen, a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen has a suite of unique products that complement SWZD’s products and services.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Spiceworks Ziff Davis
Spiceworks is a social network for IT professionals. They’re the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, making it the largest, most unique IT community of its kind. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: Aberdeen
Aberdeen is a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen answers the ultimate sales and marketing questions of “what”, “who”, and “when” with its unique abilities.
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closed 12/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

eXp World Holdings, acquired SUCCESS Enterprises

synopsis: eXp World Holdings, Inc. the parent company of eXp Realty and Virbela, announced that it has completed the acquisition of SUCCESS Enterprises and its related media properties, including the highly coveted SUCCESS.com domain and web property.
buyer: eXp World Holdings (EXPI:$1,462.98)
eXp World Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for a number of companies most notably eXp Realty, LLC. eXp Realty LLC provides 24/7 access to collaborative tools, training, and socialization for real estate brokers and agents through its 3-D, fully-immersive, cloud office environment. "
target parent: SUCCESS Partners
target: SUCCESS Enterprises
SUCCESS is a business magazine that helps people to excel in every area of their personal and professional life. SUCCESS provides a unique window into the lives of top CEOs and revolutionary entrepreneurs. The brand’s other media properties include SUCCESS.com, newsletters, podcasts and more.
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closed 11/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired BridgeTower Media

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, a leading operations-focused middle market private equity firm, announced it has acquired BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of B2B information, research, events, and marketing solutions across more than 25 U.S. markets and industries.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States.
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closed 7/3/2020 via PR Web

ModalityIQ, acquired MLconf

synopsis: ModalityIQ, a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform, has acquired The Machine Learning Conference (“MLconf”), a leader in serving the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence community. MLconf gathers the machine learning community to coalesce and share lessons learned through a series of 20+ conferences.
buyer: ModalityIQ
ModalityIQ is a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform founded to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and know-how across the advanced and emerging technology landscape by providing an environment for exchanging ideas and inspiring open dialogue to advance technological capabilities"
target: MLconf
MLconf is a single-day, single-track machine learning conference event designed to gather the community to discuss the recent research and application of Algorithms, Tools, and Platforms to solve the hard problems that exist within organizing and analyzing massive and noisy data sets.
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closed 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

ON-X Groupe, acquired Chain Accelerator

synopsis: ON-X Groupe, an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration, has acquired Chain Accelerator, the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator's full suite of tailor-made services and solutions include consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
buyer: ON-X Groupe
ON-X Groupe is an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration. The firm’s activity is organized in several complementary areas of expertise: Digital Security, Infrastructure and Information Systems, Cloud, Digital Territories and xR (eXtended Reality). "
target: Chain Accelerator
Chain Accelerator is the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator works across all blockchain verticals and provides a full suite of tailor-made services and solutions, including consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
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closed 5/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

MedMedia Verlag und Mediaservice GmbH, acquired Universimed Cross Media Content GmbH

synopsis: MedMedia Verlag and Mediaservice GmbH and Universimed Cross Media Content GmbH announced the intention to combine their business areas "medical specialist publishing house." Austria-based Universimed Cross Media Content GmbH is one of the leading medical publishers with publications in 18 areas and 2 countries, offline and online.
buyer: MedMedia Verlag und Mediaservice GmbH
MedMedia Verlag and Mediaservice GmbH is the most competent, efficient and innovative medical specialist publisher in Austria. The partnership-based cooperation with the leading opinion leaders, clinics and specialist societies guarantees the optimal transport of medical knowledge to the specialist."
target: Universimed Cross Media Content GmbH
Austrian Universimed Cross Media Content GmbH is one of the leading medical publishers with publications in 18 areas and 2 countries, offline and online. The world of medicine is complex, fast and full of achievements. Universimed supports clients with competently researched, relevant information.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

MJH Life Sciences, acquired Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP

synopsis: MJH Life Sciences™ has announced it has acquired the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) from Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG). PBMI is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management.
buyer: MJH Life Sciences
MJH Life Sciences™ is the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels, providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes."
target parent: Pharmaceutical Strategies Group, LLC
target: Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP
The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management. Their insights enable evidence-based decision making in a complex and evolving pharmaceuticals marketplace.
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closed 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pacific6 Enterprises, acquired Long Beach Business Journal

synopsis: George Economides, who founded the Long Beach Business Journal, announced that he has sold the business to John Molina of Pacific Community Media. Long Beach Business Journal is a news magazine, published biweekly – every other Tuesday.
buyer: Pacific6 Enterprises
Pacific6 (Pacific Community Media) is a Long Beach, CA-based investment partnership. They are committed to identifying, investing, and being intimately involved in inspiring and important ventures. They seek projects that offer unique potential to positively impact the people and communities. "
target: Long Beach Business Journal
The Long Beach Business Journal is a publication of South Coast Publishing, incorporated in the State of California in July 1985. The Business Journal is a news magazine, published biweekly – every other Tuesday. It has served as the “voice of business” since its premiere edition in March 1987.
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closed 2/3/2020 via Company Press Release

The SMi Group merged with Tech Briefs Media Group,

synopsis: SMi Group Ltd, a global company that specialises in the production of Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops and Masterclasses, has merged with Tech Briefs Media Group, a publisher of design engineering magazines and supplements. SMi creates and delivers events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.
buyer parent: SAE International
buyer: Tech Briefs Media Group
Tech Briefs Media Group is a publisher of design engineering magazines and supplements. Tech Briefs Media Group offers a diverse set of print and digital resources that delivers unparalleled coverage of the design engineering market across multiple disciplines. "
target: The SMi Group
The SMi Group is a highly Professional, Independent and Global company that specialises in the production of Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops and Masterclasses. SMi creates and delivers events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.
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closed 12/5/2019 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired Robotics Division

synopsis: WTWH Media has announced the acquisition of the robotics division of EH Media. The acquired assets include Robotics Business Review, a world class website focused on the global robotics and intelligent systems sector, and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, a leading annual robotics B2B conference which first ran in 2004.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the electronics, design engineering, hospitality, life sciences, renewable energy, retail and robotics markets with more than 45+ web sites, 12 events, 7 print publications and custom digital marketing services. "
target parent: EH Media
target: Robotics Division
The Robotics Division include Robotics Business Review, a world class website focused on the global robotics and intelligent systems sector, and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, a leading annual robotics business-to-business conference which first ran in 2004.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
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closed 6/19/2019 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired Frontline Medical Communications

synopsis: WebMD, the leader in health information services for physicians, acquired Frontline Medical Communications, a medical communications company and provider of digital, print and live conference events for the healthcare industry, combining Frontline with WebMD's Medscape, the leading digital news, information, and education platform for physicians.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through their public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
target parent: M.E. Zukerman & Co.
target: Frontline Medical Communications
Frontline Medical is one of the largest medical communications companies and a leader in digital, print, and live events. With MDedge™, their integrated web portal, and audited email database, FMC meets the marketing challenges of clients with superior reach and flexible advertising programs.
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closed 6/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Bobit Business Media, acquired Warranty Chain Management Conference

synopsis: Bobit Business Media, a leading B2B media provider and a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Warranty Chain Management Conference, a leader in the warranty and service contract-focused event industry.
buyer parent: Gemspring Capital
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in B2B media. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions. "
target: Warranty Chain Management Conference
The Warranty Chain Management Conference is a leader in the warranty and service contract-focused event industry. WCM has become the premier forum for warranty professionals and executives to meet and discuss warranty-related issues and develop warranty management as an established discipline.
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closed 6/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

One-Zero, acquired Irish Sponsorship Summit

synopsis: Sportstech conference One-Zero announced its merger with the Irish Sponsorship Summit - one of Ireland's leading sports business conferences - ahead of its 2019 gathering. The Irish Sponsorship Summit is Ireland’s premier sports sponsorship event, The Irish Sponsorship Summit has grown to become the largest of its kind in Europe.
buyer: One-Zero
One-Zero 2019 will be one of Europe's largest sports business conferences, connecting those who work and trade within sport. On 17 September 2019, over 500 industry professionals from across top agencies, brands, publishers, start-ups and governing bodies will gather at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. "
target: Irish Sponsorship Summit
The Irish Sponsorship Summit is Ireland’s premier sports sponsorship event, The Irish Sponsorship Summit has grown to become the largest of its kind in Europe. Over 300 of the industry’s most influential leaders from across Ireland and Europe have come together on March 15th.
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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
closed 5/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Naylor Association Solutions, acquired Digital Summit

synopsis: Naylor Association Solutions has acquired TechMedia, a producer of digital marketing conferences. The Digital Summit series, TechMedia's flagship product, are multi-day conferences that focus on digital marketing and marketing technology, and incorporate sponsor exhibitors plus networking with brand marketers, digital strategists and entrepreneurs.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor a provider of engagement and revenue generation services through its outsourced software, communications, events and management services, which it provides to the trade and professional association market in the U.S. and Canada. "
target: Digital Summit
TechMedia is a producer of digital marketing conferences. Digital Summit series, their main product, are multi-day conferences that focus on digital marketing and marketing technology. It incorporates sponsor exhibitors plus networking with brand marketers, digital strategists and entrepreneurs.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,387.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.43
EBIT ($mm)
($66.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3800
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Ticker: SEHK:550
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cinderella Media Group Limited
Cinderella Media Group Limited
Cinmedia currently operates media advertising businesses, namely recruitment magazine advertising. The recruitment advertising business is carried out through 'Recruit' magazine which was first launched in 1992.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$61.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.93
EBIT ($mm)
$4.29
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
103
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Ticker: TSE:6049
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ItoKuro Inc.
ItoKuro Inc.
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$26.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$5.90
Net Income ($mm)
$3.82
Employees
89
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Ticker: ASX:ASP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aspermont Ltd.
Aspermont Ltd.
Aspermont Limited is an Australian integrated print and Internet publisher to the mining, oil and gas and related sectors. Its publishing business is comprised of both printed magazines (print) and Internet news services (net).
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$9.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: SCHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,679.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.90
EBIT ($mm)
$75.50
Net Income ($mm)
$48.50
Employees
9000
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Ticker: LRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
K12, Inc.
K12, Inc.
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,154.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$93.43
EBIT ($mm)
$65.11
Net Income ($mm)
$46.90
Employees
4950
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Ticker: OTCPK:SCOO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty is a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace. The Company designs, develops, and provides educators with the latest and very best school supplies, furniture and both curriculum & supplemental learning resources.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$674.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.45
EBIT ($mm)
$32.04
Net Income ($mm)
$12.41
Employees
1156
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Ticker: KLSE:SASBADI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi is a publisher of books and educational aids for the school-going children of Malaysia. Sasbadi is an essential guide for students and teachers in elite smart schools in the cities, as well as simple schools in the kampungs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$23.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
$1.98
Employees
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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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