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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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announced 4/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Cannabis Capital Corp., will acquire WebCongress

synopsis: Cannabis Capital Corp., an emerging global firm specializing in business development, high tech pharmaceutical development, and medical technology, signed a definitive agreement to acquire WebCongress, Inc., a company that produces global digital marketing and strategy events, attracting thousands of technology professionals.
buyer: Cannabis Capital Corp. (OTCBB:CBCA:$0.00)
Cannabis Capital Corp. is a United States company actively pursuing investment opportunities in several traditional emerging markets while infusing them with the rapidly growing global medical cannabis industry. "
target: WebCongress
WebCongress Inc. hosts Digital Marketing Events covering Technical Innovations that bring together web professionals and media outlets. Their principal goal is teaching online marketing strategies by involving leading companies in technology, online and marketing industries.
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closed 11/17/2011 via PR Newswire

UBM TechWeb, acquired Online Marketing Summit

synopsis: UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, announced the acquisition of Online Marketing Summit, the industry's premier digital marketing event, adding to its rich portfolio of business information and global technology media brands.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Its three core business include: media solutions, marketing services and paid content. "
target parent: Online Marketing Connect
target: Online Marketing Summit
Online Marketing Summit focuses on empowering a global community to learn and share best practices in digital marketing. The event features over 100 sessions and case studies, an Expo show floor, a full day Online Marketing Boot Camp, rich networking opportunities and influential speakers.
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closed 5/20/2011 via Market Wire

New Marketing Labs, LLC merged with The Pulse Network,

synopsis: The Pulse Network, a leading programmer and distributor of live and on demand digital video content across digital channels, and New Marketing Labs, the social media strategy and analytics company, announced they are merging business operations. New Marketing Labs and The Pulse Network will continue to do business under their own brands.
buyer: The Pulse Network (TPNI:$3.15)
The Pulse Network (TPN) is the first Social TV Network™ delivering viewers live streaming video programs combined with social media conversation. TPN is an online and mobile format that produces daily shows while integrating conversation from Twitter and other social media platforms. "
target: New Marketing Labs, LLC
New Marketing Labs (NML) is a digital marketing, strategy planning and social community advisory firm. It works with companies to design and implement digital marketing strategies to connect them to prospects, clients, partners and potential customers, and to humanize and build their brand.
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closed 9/17/2013 via PR Newswire

The Channel Company, acquired UBM Channel

synopsis: UBM Channel announced that it has been sold to an executive management team led investment group that has renamed the business The Channel Company. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, The Channel Company will own and operate all of the businesses and related products formerly owned by UBM Tech Channel in North America.
buyer: The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Channel
UBM Tech Channel in North America includes: the CRN media properties; XChange, Best of Breed and MES event portfolio; SharedVue through partner marketing software platform and services; the IPED research, consulting and education business; and the renowned ChannelBase solution provider database.
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closed 3/26/2012 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired LeadsConference, LLC

synopsis: Integrated media company Access Intelligence announced the acquisition of LeadsCon, which serves the online lead generation industry through two preeminent conferences and other best-in-class content offerings for lead-generation marketers. LeadsCon is the industry’s preeminent educational and networking conference.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
target: LeadsConference, LLC
LeadsCon is the industry’s preeminent educational and networking conference dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of those operating in the online lead generation industry. LeadsCon is held twice a year.
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closed 6/1/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired Content Marketing Institute

synopsis: UBM plc, the world's leading business-to-business events organizer and marketing services organization, announced that it has acquired the Content Marketing Institute ("CMI"). CMI produces the leading annual events in the content marketing sector as well as the media channels and marketing services which support and inform the community.
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: Z Squared Media, LLC
target: Content Marketing Institute
Content Marketing Institute ("CMI") is the leading global content marketing education and training organization. CMI teaches enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channel storytelling. CMI's Content Marketing World event is held in Cleveland, Ohio.
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$18
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closed 2/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Comexposium SA, acquired Mobile Motion LLC

synopsis: The Comexposium Group, one of the largest trade show and conference companies in the world, has acquired Mobile Motion LLC, the company responsible for organizing Mobile Media Summit events in the United States and Europe. Comexposium is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity.
buyer: Comexposium SA
Comexposium, one of the European leaders in event organization, is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity. Every year it plays host to 38,000 exhibitors. "
target: Mobile Motion LLC
Mobile Media Summit is the quintessential thought-leadership forum for the top executives in the worlds of advertising, media, publishing, and the hottest brand marketers to gather and discuss the intersection of mobile advertising and technology.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Contentive, purchased Interactive Marketing Division from Incisive Media Ltd

synopsis: Blenheim Chalcot and its portfolio company Contentive are delighted to announce the acquisition of the Interactive Marketing Division comprising ClickZ (Interactive Marketing News), SES (Search Marketing Event) and SEW (Online Search News) from Incisive Media. Founded in 1994, Incisive Media is an award-winning B2B information and events business.
buyer parent: Blenheim Chalcot
buyer: Contentive
Contentive is a digital marketing company specialising in B2B publishing and lead generation. By offering a range of advanced digital marketing services and technology, Contentive helps its clients grow their businesses online by reaching new audiences and customers. "
seller parent: Apax Partners
seller: Incisive Media Ltd
The Interactive Marketing Division of Incisive Media comprises of ClickZ (Interactive Marketing News), SES (Search Marketing Event) and SEW (Online Search News). Incisive Media is an award-winning B2B information and events business.
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closed 4/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

MyChinaChannel Pte Ltd., acquired Space Arena Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Singapore-based Chinese content syndicator and aggregator MyChinaChannel has acquired an 80% stake in Space Arena, the company organising the annual Visual Asia Expo. Space Arena is a visual experience company with a successful track record for identifying market gaps and conceptualising and producing signature events to address these gaps.
buyer: MyChinaChannel Pte Ltd.
MyChinaChannel (MCC) is a Singapore based media company that aggregates and syndicates China-related content for the global market. MCC works with China's state owned and private media partners to commercially export the best of China-related content to the world. "
target: Space Arena Pte Ltd.
Space Arena is a visual experience company that transforms spaces into visual spectaculars with cutting-edge display technologies, projection mapping, design and build, and visual communication solutions. Their Singapore-based business serves turnkey project needs with the most trusted partners.
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closed 10/17/2007 via PR Newswire

Joshua Tree Internet Media, acquired Apartment Internet Marketing Conference

synopsis: Realty DataTrust, the makers of VaultWare, announced that the Apartment Internet Marketing Conference has been sold to Steve Lefkovits' Joshua Tree Internet Media firm. The AIM Conference is the only industry educational conference that focuses exclusively on the intersection of marketing strategies and Internet-powered leasing tools.
buyer: Joshua Tree Internet Media
Founded in 2001 by industry veteran Steve Lefkovits, Joshua Tree Consulting is dedicated to the growth and success of the multifamily industry. Joshua Tree helps firms respond strategically to growth opportunities, and to analyze the problems in getting there. "
target parent: Realty DataTrust
target: Apartment Internet Marketing Conference
The AIM Conference is the only industry educational conference that focuses exclusively on the intersection of marketing strategies and Internet-powered leasing tools. AIM's focus is educating multifamily portfolio operators about tools and strategies to maximize the growth of their businesses.
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closed 5/31/2012 via BtoBonline.com

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Ataway Exchange

synopsis: Questex Media Group has acquired Ataway Exchange from Vantage Strategy. Questex and Vantage have formed an alliance to offer digital consulting services to hospitality and travel companies. Ataway is a community network, events producer and information provider serving CMOs, CTOs and e-commerce management in the travel and hospitality industries.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group LLC is a leading global business media company. The company serves the beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, beverage, bar, nightclub, leisure, consumer electronics and entertainment markets as well as the technology, finance, life sciences and health care sectors. "
target parent: Vantage Strategy
target: Ataway Exchange
The Ataway Exchange is a venue where leaders and executives in the travel industry network and interface with experts and thought leaders in the technology arena.
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closed 3/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired AdMonsters

synopsis: Access Intelligence announced the acquisition of AdMonsters, the fast-growing and preeminent conference and trade show company serving the online advertising operations, advertising technology and digital media markets. AdMonsters produces the Publisher Forums, held three times a year, and the annual OPS conference.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
target: AdMonsters
AdMonsters produces the Publisher Forums, held three times a year, and the annual OPS conference, held in New York. These events, serving thousands of media professionals annually, are defining the future of digital media operations and advertising technology.
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closed 12/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Content Marketing Institute, acquired Content Marketing Awards

synopsis: Content Marketing Institute (CMI) announced their recent acquisition of the prestigious Content Marketing Awards, the leading international awards program for the content marketing industry. The Content Marketing Awards was launched in 2004 as the Magnum Opus Awards by McMurry/TMG.
buyer parent: Z Squared Media, LLC
buyer: Content Marketing Institute
Content Marketing Institute is the leading global content marketing education and training organization. CMI teaches enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channel storytelling. CMI's Content Marketing World event is held in Cleveland, Ohio. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Content Marketing Awards
The Content Marketing Awards were launched in 2004 as the Magnum Opus Awards. Since 2011 they’ve been conducted jointly, by the Content Marketing Institute and McMurry/TMG. In 2013, the awards program was renamed and rebranded to match the changing industry.
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closed 6/19/2017 via PR Web

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired AdExchanger

synopsis: Access Intelligence has announced the acquisition of AdExchanger, a leading integrated media and events company with highly acclaimed conferences and media offerings focused on digital advertising and marketing. AdExchanger's award-winning online publication enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the digital marketing ecosystem.
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence is a B2B media and information company serving the media, PR, broadcasting & cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. They deliver trusted, timely and deep information that empowers their customers and advances their business. "
target: AdExchanger
Founded in 2008, AdExchanger is an integrated media and events company devoted to the digital advertising and marketing space. Their award-winning online publication enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the digital marketing ecosystem.
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closed 7/13/2016 via PE Hub

PR News, acquired The Social Shake-Up

synopsis: PR News and parent company Access Intelligence announced the acquisition of The Social Shake-Up, a fast-growing and preeminent conference serving marketing, public relations, customer experience, technology and digital strategists. The seller was Industry Dive, publisher of Social Media Today and online destinations serving professionals.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: PR News
Serving communicators for more than 60 years, PR News is the go-to resource online and face-to-face for real-world integrated communications strategies and tactics. PR News is a daily intellectual hub that serves the communications and marketing community at corporations, agencies and nonprofits. "
target parent: Industry Dive, LLC
target: The Social Shake-Up
The Social Shake-Up is a fast-growing and preeminent conference serving marketing, public relations, customer experience, technology and digital strategists.
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closed 2/18/2009 via PR Newswire

New Marketing Labs, LLC, acquired Inbound Marketing Summit

synopsis: New Marketing Labs, LLC, creators and producers of the New Marketing Summit, announced the acquisition of the Inbound Marketing Summit conference. The combination of these two market-leading programs will bring the best in thought leadership together for three events throughout the US.
buyer: New Marketing Labs, LLC
New Marketing Labs is dedicated to solving organizations' online marketing and social media challenges. Offered through its groundbreaking Project Dogfood methodology, New Marketing Labs uses the best of new methods in content marketing, listening, blogger outreach, and community management. "
target: Inbound Marketing Summit
The Inbound Marketing Summit is designed with the client and the service provider in mind. Sessions and presentations are highly interactive so marketing executives from the client side will find valuable ideas and action-oriented information.
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closed 6/6/2005 via BNC Analysis

dmg world media ltd, purchased Bathrooms & Kitchens portfolio from Quantum Business Media

synopsis: dmg world media announced that it has acquired the Bathrooms & Kitchens portfolio of Quantum Business Media Ltd. Four products comprise this portfolio: the Bathrooms & Kitchens Expo; Bathrooms & Kitchens Magazine; Bathrooms & Kitchens Directory (annual); and Bathrooms & Kitchens Industry Awards.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: Quantum Business Media
Quantum Business Media is one of the fastest growing business media companies in the UK. Our business delivers multiple media solutions for marketeers by delivering compelling experiences for content consumers. We operate in a wide range of markets, including the hospitality, media and retail secto
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Corporate Visions, Inc., acquired Memzy, LLC

synopsis: Corporate Visions, the leading marketing and sales messaging, content, and skills training company has acquired Memzy, a company specializing in designing memorable, neuroscience-backed communications and presentation content.
buyer parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
buyer: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions is a leading marketing, sales and customer success messaging, content, and skills training company. Global B2B companies come to Corporate Visions when they want to improve Marketing, Sales and Customer Success performance. "
target: Memzy, LLC
Memzy is a company specializing in designing memorable, neuroscience-backed communications and presentation content. Memzy is a company that uses brain science research to help businesses create and deliver memorable and actionable messages.
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Shanghai Digital Signage Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the Shanghai Digital Signage Show, and their co-located shows from Shanghai Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co., Ltd in Shanghai and will organise the shows from 2014 onwards.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: Shanghai Digital Signage Show
Shanghai Digital Signage Show was launched in 2009. It covers digital signage and advertising systems, large screen display systems, LCD/LED display systems, touch screen and other display panels, HD transmission systems, and related solutions and equipment.
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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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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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closed 8/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

Naylor Association Solutions, acquired WJ Weiser and Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Naylor Association Solutions, which provides integrated communications, event management, online learning, career services, association management software (AMS) and advertising, for the North American association marketplace, has acquired Schaumberg, Ill.-based WJ Weiser and Associates, a provider of association management solutions.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions provides integrated communications, event management, online learning, career services, association management software (AMS) and advertising, exhibit and sponsorship sales for the North American association marketplace. "
target: WJ Weiser and Associates, Inc.
WJ Weiser & Associates, Inc. has been a leader in the business of growing and developing associations since 1988, and currently manages over 50 organizations on the international, national, and regional levels.
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closed 1/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Naylor Association Solutions, acquired Timberlake Membership Software

synopsis: RLJ Equity Partners, LLC and Naylor Association Solutions announced the acquisition Timberlake Membership Software. Timberlake delivers membership management software to 300 associations, providing streamlined technology and management of membership, event, and event related sponsor content to ensure comprehensive quality member customer support.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions provides products and services that drive member engagement and revenue for 1,800+ associations in North America. They offer a wide array of solutions including communications strategy, content, print, digital, video, full service event management, and more. "
target: Timberlake Membership Software
Timberlake Membership Software offers solutions from association management software to website content management systems. They create, deliver and support software solutions and services that make it easier for small staffed associations to manage their day-to-day business functions.
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closed 4/25/2014 via PR Newswire

Naylor LLC, acquired Boxwood Technology

synopsis: RLJ Equity Partners, LLC, a middle-market private equity firm, and Naylor, LLC, a leading provider of outsourced business and communications services, announced the acquisition of Boxwood Technology, the leading provider of online career centers and career-related services to more than 1,000 major associations throughout the United States.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: Naylor LLC
Naylor, LLC, is a leading provider of outsourced business and communications services for the North American association marketplace. Naylor provides customized association marketing communications, including magazines, digital magazines, turnkey event management and exchange events. "
target: Boxwood Technology
Boxwood's technology platform includes career centers, career development, online learning, career fairs, and an executive recruitment concierge. It is the only career center solutions provider to earn an endorsement by the American Society of Association Executives consecutively since 2002.
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closed 12/18/2013 via AP - Associated Press

RLJ Equity Partners, acquired Naylor LLC

synopsis: RLJ Equity Partners, LLC, an RLJ portfolio company, announced its acquisition of Naylor, LLC, a leading provider of outsourced business and communications services for the North American association marketplace.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: RLJ Equity Partners
RLJ Equity Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on generating long-term capital appreciation by investing in profitable and growing businesses led by strong management teams. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Naylor LLC
Naylor provides customized communications and business services that include a full suite of print and digital media, event management, exchange event and related marketing and business services for over 450 associations in the United States and Canada.
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closed 11/6/2007 via BNC Analysis

Naylor LLC, acquired Southern Building Show

synopsis: Naylor, a company that mainly manages events for associations, has acquired the Southern Building Show from founders PJ and Ken Kanline.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia
buyer: Naylor LLC
Naylor is North America's leading provider of integrated communications and image-building solutions for associations. With three decades of experience covering more than 85 industries—representing billions in buying power—Naylor is uniquely qualified to help you build your association’s image. "
target: Southern Building Show
With an exhibit hall that showcases the most current building products and services available in the market combined with the cutting-edge education programming, the Southern Building Show has earned a reputation as one of the housing industry's top overall educational experiences.
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closed 1/25/2007 via BNC Analysis

Naylor LLC, acquired Convention Management Group

synopsis: Gainesville, FL-based Naylor LLC has acquired Fairfax, VA-based Convention Management Group (CMG) Inc. Both Naylor and CMG primarily serve trade and professional associations. The deal will add turn-key event management capabilities to Naylor's other print and online services.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia
buyer: Naylor LLC
Naylor is North America's leading provider of integrated communications and image-building solutions for associations. With three decades of experience covering more than 85 industries—representing billions in buying power—Naylor is uniquely qualified to help you build your association’s image. "
target: Convention Management Group
Established in 1990, Convention Management Group, Inc., (CMG) makes a total quality commitment to all aspects of convention and trade show production. CMG produces conventions and trade shows on behalf of leading organizations representing a broad spectrum of industries.
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closed 3/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Fixation Marketing, Inc. merged with FORT Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Fixation Marketing, one of the leading strategic marketing firms in the nation, has merged with FORT Group Inc., a full-service marketing agency. Fixation specializes in integrated marketing campaigns for trade associations to increase membership and/or grow their trade shows and conferences.
buyer: FORT Group, Inc.
FORT Group is a full-service marketing communications company. FORT has been at the forefront of marketing technology, offering clients an array of creative marketing services including research, strategy, creative, traditional and digital audio and video production and digital design. "
target: Fixation Marketing, Inc.
Fixation Marketing is one of the leading strategic marketing firms in the nation specializing in integrated marketing campaigns for trade associations to increase membership and/or grow their trade shows and conferences.
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closed 12/18/2013 via AP - Associated Press

RLJ Equity Partners, acquired Naylor LLC

synopsis: RLJ Equity Partners, LLC, an RLJ portfolio company, announced its acquisition of Naylor, LLC, a leading provider of outsourced business and communications services for the North American association marketplace.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: RLJ Equity Partners
RLJ Equity Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on generating long-term capital appreciation by investing in profitable and growing businesses led by strong management teams. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Naylor LLC
Naylor provides customized communications and business services that include a full suite of print and digital media, event management, exchange event and related marketing and business services for over 450 associations in the United States and Canada.
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closed 2/21/2012 via BusinessWire

Archway Marketing Services, acquired Synq Solutions

synopsis: Archway, a leader in marketing logistics and fulfillment services, announced that it has acquired Synq Solutions, Inc. Synq is a privately held provider of marketing fulfillment and print management services with operating facilities in the Atlanta and Las Vegas metropolitan areas.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Archway Marketing Services
Archway is a leading provider of marketing logistics and fulfillment services. Its solutions include fulfillment services, vendor management, digital print, print management, transportation management, consumer promotions, business intelligence and decision support. "
target parent: Nautic Partners, LLC
target: Synq Solutions
Synq Solutions, Inc. provides in-store marketing and campaign execution services for quick service and fast casual restaurants, retail industry, corporations, franchisees, and individual stores. It offers intelligent profiling, digital print production, local store marketing, and more.
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closed 10/31/2017 via BusinessWire

Gorilla Commerce, acquired Sprout Content

synopsis: Gorilla Group, an experience-driven commerce agency, has acquired Denver-based SPROUT Content, a Platinum HubSpot partner specializing in content marketing, demand generation and marketing automation.
buyer: Gorilla Commerce
Combining award-winning website design, development, strategy, post-launch managed services and hosting, Gorilla Group delivers innovative ecommerce solutions to B2B and direct-to-consumer brands across industries. "
target: Sprout Content
As a leading content marketing company, and Platinum level HubSpot Inbound Marketing Agency, Sprout Content specializes in performance content for B2B companies in "unglamorous" industries.
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closed 2/25/2014 via BusinessWire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired JAZD Markets, Inc.

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information company, announced that it has acquired the technology and substantially all the business assets of Jazd Markets, the global sourcing and lead-generation company.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group LLC is a leading global business media company. The company serves the beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, beverage, bar, nightclub, leisure, consumer electronics and entertainment markets as well as the technology, finance, life sciences and health care sectors. "
target: JAZD Markets, Inc.
Founded in 2008, JAZD Markets is a comprehensive MaaS platform company built by online marketers and B2B publishers to deliver the highest tangible return from online marketing investment available today.
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closed 6/4/2015 via BusinessWire

SmithBucklin Corporation, acquired The Townsend Group

synopsis: SmithBucklin has acquired The Townsend Group, an exhibit and sponsorship sales and management organization for associations. The Townsend Group delivers sales results by developing media offerings and promotion opportunities, as well as implementing audience-engagement strategies and presenting offerings for potential advertisers and sponsors.
buyer: SmithBucklin Corporation
SmithBucklin is the world’s largest association management and professional services company. SmithBucklin offers management and outsourced services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user communities, charitable organizations, corporations and government institutes. "
target: The Townsend Group
The Townsend Group is an advertising, exhibit and sponsorship sales and management organization for associations that creates strategies that sell. Townsend offers print and online advertising, exhibition and sponsorship sales, as well as planning in publishing and media transformation.
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announced 10/2/2019 via PR Newswire

WolfPoint Group, LLC, will acquire Gibbco, Inc.

synopsis: WolfPoint Group, LLC, a sales representation, consulting and new business development firm, will acquire Gibbco, Inc., a provider of retail sales representatiuon, consulting and marketing services. Gibbco manages their clientele's business interests at Target, Best Buy and other major US retailers.
buyer: WolfPoint Group, LLC
WolfPoint Group is a sales representation, consulting and new business development firm. WolfPoint offers services for sales, marketing, and account management. WolfPoint helps their clients to increase their chances of getting on the shelf. "
target: Gibbco, Inc.
Gibbco is a provider of retail sales representatiuon, consulting and marketing services. Gibbco manages their clientele's business interests at Target, Best Buy and other major US retailers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
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announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Saleslink, will acquire Group MW

synopsis: Saleslink, an organization that represents hardware manufacturers, has announced it will acquire Group MW. Group MW provides sales and marketing expertise for suppliers of consumer products to wholesalers and retailers, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce businesses. MW represents suppliers in many common product categories.
buyer: Saleslink
Saleslink is an organization that represents hardware manufacturers. They provide sales and marketing expertise for suppliers of consumer products to wholesalers and retailers, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce businesses. "
target: Group MW
Group MW provide sales and marketing expertise for suppliers of consumer products to wholesalers and retailers, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce businesses. They also offer merchandising services. Group MW represents suppliers in many common product categories.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 6/16/2014 via BusinessWire

CVC Capital Partners, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., will acquire Advantage Sales and Marketing

synopsis: Apax Partners announced that they have agreed to sell their majority ownership stake in Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC, North America’s provider of outsourced sales and marketing services to manufacturers of consumer goods and retailers, to affiliates of the private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and funds advised by CVC Capital Partners.
buyer: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. is one of the nation’s preeminent private equity firms with over $15 billion of private equity capital raised since inception. CVC Capital Partners is one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency, committed to building brand value for its more than 1,200 clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services.
price ($mm)
$4,200
rev ($mm)
$1,600
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/22/2011 via BNC Analysis

St. Ives plc, acquired Pragma Consulting Ltd.

synopsis: Marketing services and print group St. Ives Plc has acquired Twickenham-based retail and consumer consultancy Pragma Consulting Ltd. The company provides marketing strategy and market research services to its clients.
buyer: St. Ives plc (GB:SIV:$190.44)
St. Ives provides marketing services, printed products and display solutions to publishing, retail and commercial markets throughout the UK. Its focus is on delivering high quality products to customers who have a need for service, complex solutions and added value services. "
target: Pragma Consulting Ltd.
Pragma Consulting Ltd. is a leading consultancy specialising in retail and consumer markets. The company provides marketing strategy and market research services to its clients.
price ($mm)
$5.17
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
10.0x
closed 8/31/2011 via BusinessWire

Dotomi, Inc merged with ValueClick, Inc.,

synopsis: ValueClick announced that it has closed its acquisition of Dotomi, the leading provider of data-driven, intelligent display media for major retailers. Dotomi has developed strategic, direct relationships with over 100 retail brands.
buyer: ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
ValueClick, Inc. is one of the world’s largest digital marketing companies. Through a unique combination of data, technology and services, it increases brand awareness and drives customer acquisition at scale for the world’s largest advertisers. "
target: Dotomi, Inc
Dotomi, Inc. is the leading provider of data-driven, intelligent display media for major retailers. Dotomi creates and delivers display advertising where the ad creatives and media placements are dynamically adapted in real time at the user and impression level.
price ($mm)
$278
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2011 via PR Newswire

The Topps Company, Inc., acquired GMG Entertainment

synopsis: The Topps Company, the leading creator and marketer of sports cards, entertainment products and distinctive confectionery items for over half a century, has acquired GMG Entertainment. GMG is a leading provider of Digital Currency products and services to the rapidly growing online virtual goods and digital content and commerce marketplace.
buyer parent: The Tornante Company, LLC
buyer: The Topps Company, Inc.
The Topps Company is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionery. Topps leading sports and entertainment products include Major League Baseball, National Football League, English Premiere League, Bundesliga, and many others. "
target: GMG Entertainment
GMG Entertainment is a leading provider of Digital Currency products and services to the rapidly growing online virtual goods and digital content and commerce marketplace. GMG manages the offline monetization of digital currency on behalf of leading digital entertainment companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/10/2011 via Market Wire

CrossTech Ventures, acquired KMS Media Partners

synopsis: CrossTech Ventures has announced that it has acquired KMS Media Partners (KMS). KMS is a full service digital media management firm representing talent, traditional media companies and online media startups.
buyer: CrossTech Ventures
CrossTech Ventures is a boutique venture investment firm. The company partners with its entrepreneurs to position them in the best possible way for success by providing guidance, back-office support, IT, developmental support, sales and marketing expertise. "
target: KMS Media Partners
KMS Media Partners is a full service digital media management firm representing talent, traditional media companies and online media startups. The company provides strategic guidance to media companies and emerging new media platforms.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/3/2011 via Market Wire

KLM Marketing Services merged with BrandForce, Inc.,

synopsis: BrandForce and KLM Marketing Services (KLM) have announced a full merger of their San Francisco-based marketing firms. KLM's services include Brand Marketing, Demand Generation, Interactive Media, Social Media, and Partner Marketing.
buyer: BrandForce, Inc.
BrandForce stands as a leader in integrated consumer engagement services, creating a unique brand experience utilizing multiple channels: digital and branded entertainment, social media, experiential, retail shopper channel, partnership marketing, and direct response acquisition. "
target: KLM Marketing Services
KLM Marketing Services delivers effective integrated B2B marketing programs, generating demand and impacting the bottom line for some of the high-tech industry's leading companies, including Cisco Systems, Oracle/Sun Microsystems, AMD, VMware, and Hitachi Data Systems.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/30/2010 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, acquired Blue State Digital, LLC

synopsis: WPP has agreed to acquire all the assets of privately held Blue State Digital, LLC in the United States and the United Kingdom through WPP Digital. Blue State Digital is a full-service agency that provides integrated digital marketing strategy as well as a Web-based licensed software platform to help organizations build communities online.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$17,123.10)
WPP, through its operating companies, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including advertising; media investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct marketing and specialist communications. "
target: Blue State Digital, LLC
Blue State Digital is a digital agency specializing in advocacy, membership and fundraising campaigns for nonprofits, educational and cultural institutions, political campaigns and corporate brands. BSD provides clients with a variety of strategic services such as website design.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/29/2010 via BusinessWire

Maddock Douglas, Inc., acquired Biro Creative, Inc

synopsis: Maddock Douglas, Inc. announced the acquisition of Biro Creative, Inc. as part of a multi-year strategy to lead in sustainable innovation. Biro is a Vancouver-based creative firm that specializes in creating online movements driven by conscious consumers and change leaders.
buyer: Maddock Douglas, Inc.
Maddock Douglas is the nation’s leading, mind-to-market innovation agency. Maddock Douglas helps their clients find large unmet consumer needs, invent new products, services and business models to meet those needs and then brand and launch the best ideas. "
target: Biro Creative, Inc
Biro is a pioneering online creative agency that advises movement-leading organizations from around the world working for sustainability and social change. This includes non-profits and charities, campaigns and campaigning green businesses.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/18/2008 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired Chockstone Inc.

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., a leading provider of credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll, check management and payments solutions, has closed on its acquisition of Chockstone, Inc., a privately held provider of gift card programs and loyalty solutions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll and payment solutions to more than 150,000 small and mid-sized businesses nationwide. "
target: Chockstone Inc.
Chockstone provides the most innovative personalization, loyalty marketing and stored value solutions available to merchants today. Chockstone's programs are used by leading brands in the restaurant, retail, and convenience store markets to increase consumer loyalty and drive profitability.
price ($mm)
$4.10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/14/2008 via BusinessWire

Impress Public Relations, Inc., will acquire Smithco Marketing + Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Impress Public Relations, Inc., a leading business-to-business PR agency specializing in the high-technology and life sciences industries, has reached agreement to acquire Smithco Marketing + Communications, Inc. as part of its expansion into a full-service provider of marketing communications services.
buyer: Impress Public Relations, Inc.
Impress Public Relations, Inc. is a fast growing international integrated marketing communications agency specializing in the micro- and nanoelectronics, life sciences and fine chemicals industries. "
target: Smithco Marketing + Communications, Inc.
Smithco Marketing + Communications Inc. (Smithco M+C) specializes in delivering strategic marketing and communications campaigns for global leaders in high-tech and industrial markets.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2007 via BusinessWire

AT&T, acquired Ingenio, Inc.

synopsis: AT&T Inc. completed the acquisition of Ingenio, a leading provider of Pay Per Call technology. The combination will allow AT&T to better serve business directory and local search customers across its entire advertising and publishing portfolio. AT&T plans to quickly begin integrating Ingenio within AT&T’s YELLOWPAGES.COM.
buyer: AT&T (T:$179,145.00)
AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. "
target: Ingenio, Inc.
Ingenio, Inc. the leader in live-search commerce, is helping the services economy flourish online by connecting millions of buyers and sellers around the world. Ingenio applications offer sellers the tools to acquire and monetize customers while providing consumers a means to interact with sellers.
price ($mm)
$195
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2006 via PR Newswire

iCrossing, acquired NewGate Internet, Inc.

synopsis: iCrossing a digital marketing agency committed to people's desire to find, has acquired the Bay-area-based search marketing agency NewGate Internet, Inc.
buyer: iCrossing
iCrossing is a global digital marketing agency driven by the consumer's perspective. The company combines search, social media, market research, analytics and mobile services to create digital marketing programs designed to help global brands find and connect with their customers. "
target: NewGate Internet, Inc.
NewGate Internet, Inc. is a Bay-area-based search marketing agency. NewGate's retail-focused client roster includes world-class brands such as Gap Inc. and LEGO.
price ($mm)
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