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closed 1/24/2006 via PR Newswire

ICIS-LOR, acquired Decyfer Ltd

synopsis: ICIS, the global market pricing and intelligence service for the oil and chemicals industry, has acquired Decyfer Ltd, a global fertiliser reporting business. Based in the UK, Decyfer is a leading publisher of global price assessments and market analysis for all key fertiliser products.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: ICIS-LOR
ICIS is the world’s largest information provider for the chemical and oil industry. "
target: Decyfer Ltd
Decyfer Ltd, a global fertiliser reporting business. Based in the UK, Decyfer is a leading publisher of global price assessments and market analysis for all key fertiliser products.
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closed 10/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Professional Farmers of America, Inc., purchased The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter from Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.

synopsis: Professional Farmers of America, Inc., a subsidiary of Farm Journal Media has acquired The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter, a bi-weekly newsletter from Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter reveals the latest outlook for agriculture and agribusiness, including timely forecasts of USDA and legislative policy.
buyer parent: Farm Journal Media
buyer: Professional Farmers of America, Inc.
Professional Farmers of America, Inc. publishes agricultural newsletters. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Cedar Falls, Iowa. "
seller: Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.
The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter is a bi-weekly newsletter that reveals the latest outlook for agriculture and agribusiness, including timely forecasts of USDA and legislative policy. Kiplinger Washington Editors publishes business forecasts, personal finance advice periodicals, and magazines.
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closed 9/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Tony Leggett, purchased Country-Wide and The New Zealand Dairy Exporter from NZX Agri

synopsis: NZX Agri is selling its two farm management magazines, Country-Wide and The New Zealand Dairy Exporter. NZX Agri head Tony Leggett will buy both titles for an undisclosed sum. NZX Agri is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Zealand Exchange Limited.
buyer: Tony Leggett
Tony Leggett is the head of agriculture at NZX Agri, a wholly owned subsidiary of New Zealand Exchange Limited. NZX Agri is New Zealand's leading specialist provider of agri information in print and online. "
seller parent: New Zealand Exchange Limited
seller: NZX Agri
NZX Agri’s Country-Wide magazine is an A4 gloss subscription publication designed to deliver the targeted on-farm information needed by drystock and arable farmers. NZ Dairy Exporter is the only dairy publication that is paid for and valued as part of the business of dairy farming.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, acquired Crop Production Magazine Limited

synopsis: Kelsey Media, one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK, has acquired Crop Production Magazine (CPM), a controlled circulation magazine for UK arable farmers. CPM is published monthly and provides news on crop production techniques, new machinery developments, and leading technologies.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest-growing media businesses in the UK, transforming from a traditional print publisher into a pioneering media network that reaches millions of people. Kelsey Media’s portfolio consisted of more than 60 multi-media brands. "
target: Crop Production Magazine Limited
Crop Production Magazine (CPM) is a controlled circulation magazine for UK arable farmers. CPM is published monthly and provides news on crop production techniques, new machinery developments, and leading technologies. Their in-depth articles feature insider views and opinions from key influencers.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cheshire Farmart Limited, acquired Cheshire Farmart Limited

synopsis: Altrincham-based Angela and Graham Bowcock have completed a buyout of Cheshire Farmart magazine. The couple have worked with the company for the last eight years and take over from David and Lorna Roper, who are now retiring. Cheshire Farmart is a monthly buyer’s guide for farmers, agricultural business owners in Cheshire and beyond.
buyer: Cheshire Farmart Limited
Altrincham-based Angela and Graham Bowcock have worked with Cheshire Farmart for eight years. Having been brought up on a sheep farm near Macclesfield, Angela has a good knowledge of local farming issues. "
target: Cheshire Farmart Limited
Cheshire Farmart is a monthly buyer’s guide for farmers, agricultural business owners and those involved in rural activities in Cheshire and beyond. Their magazine has lived on kitchen tables and office desks throughout Cheshire for over 36 years and it’s also available online.
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closed 11/13/2012 via PR Newswire

Penton Media, acquired Farm Progress

synopsis: Penton Media acquired Farm Progress from Fairfax Media Limited of Sydney, Australia, significantly expanding its agriculture sector footprint to become the largest and most diversified agriculture information business in North America, offering live events, digital products, data, marketing services and publications.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: Farm Progress
Farm Progress is the publisher of 22 agricultural and ranching magazines. Farm Progress Companies is owned by Fairfax Media, an Australian media company based in New South Wales. The company publishes 18 regional magazines with local coverage of each agricultural community.
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closed 2/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Briefing Media Ltd., acquired UBM Agriculture Portfolio

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has sold its UK agriculture and medical general practitioner portfolios – including the Farmers Guardian and Pulse titles – to the founders of Briefing Media Ltd. The new business will be known as Briefing Media Group and is led by the experienced management team of Neil Thackray and Rory Brown.
buyer parent: Greenhill & Co.
buyer: Briefing Media Ltd.
Briefing Media's TheMediaBriefing is the real-time news and information resource for the media industry. They intelligently curate thousands of articles each day, adding their own taxonomy to help you make sense of an fast-changing media landscape. "
target: UBM Agriculture Portfolio
The UBM agriculture portfolio, comprising the Farmers Guardian and Dairy Farmer titles and their associated online offerings, is based primarily in Preston. The London-based general practitioner portfolio includes the Pulse and Practical Commissioning magazines and their digital and event products.
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$16
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John Fairfax Holdings Ltd., acquired Rural Press Ltd

synopsis: John Fairfax Holdings Ltd., Australia's second-largest newspaper publisher, agreed to buy Rural Press Ltd. for more than A$2.7 billion ($2.1 billion), restoring ties with the founding family that ran the company for 149 years.
buyer: John Fairfax Holdings Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
John Fairfax Holdings Limited is Australasia's largest newspaper publishing group. In addition, Fairfax publishes regional and community newspapers, financial and consumer magazines. Fairfax has leading online businesses Fairfax Digital in Australia and Trade Me in New Zealand. "
target: Rural Press Ltd
Rural Press Limited is a specialist agricultural and regional publisher that has as its hallmark, service to the communities its publications reach. The company's roots are deeply embedded in country Australia.
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$2,100
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closed 5/9/2005 via BNC Analysis

One Grower Publishing, purchased four crop publications from Vance Publishing Corporation

synopsis: Following through with its strategy of divisional restructuring, Vance sold off four crop publications, including Cotton Farming, Rice Farming, Peanut Grower and Soybean South, to Mississippi farmer Mike Lamensdorf.
buyer: One Grower Publishing
64.3% request; 81.8% in the one-year column. Beltwide distribution, published 12 times a year. The cotton industry's only vertical publication with a production and management focus. Cotton Farming provides profitable production strategies for cotton farmers across the Belt, with regional editions. "
seller: Vance Publishing Corporation
Founded in 1937, Vance Publishing Corporation has been a recognized leader in business information and communications. The company serves the agriculture, beauty and woodworking markets with more than 20 magazines, a host of newsletters, web offerings, events, data and custom media products.
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announced 8/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Shaw Media, will acquire NewsTribune and AgriNews

synopsis: Shaw Media will acquire the NewsTribune, and the Illinois and Indiana AgriNews weekly publications from Miller Group Media. The NewsTribune serves readers in the greater Illinois Valley area with breaking news and local conversations. Illinois and Indiana Agri-News cover topics that affect local farm families and their businesses.
buyer: Shaw Media
Shaw Media is the third oldest, continuously owned and operated family newspaper in the nation. The company’s media holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, Pro Football Weekly, a video production unit and a digital marketing services division. "
target parent: Miller Group Media
target: NewsTribune and AgriNews
NewsTribune serves readers in the greater Illinois Valley area with breaking news and local conversations. Illinois and Indiana Agri-News are distributed weekly throughout Illinois, Indiana, and the entire Midwest and cover topics that affect local farm families and their businesses.
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closed 1/14/2022 via BusinessWire

National Livestock, acquired Western Livestock Journal

synopsis: National Livestock has acquired Crow Publications, Inc. (dba Western Livestock Journal). Since 1922, Crow Publications has published the Western Livestock Journal (WLJ), the nation’s leading source for beef industry news. Subscribers can choose weekly home delivery and/or online access.
buyer: National Livestock
National Livestock is dedicated to being the first choice for cattle marketing, risk management, order buying services, and cattle financing. The Company specializes in providing first-class service to those in the cattle business. "
target: Western Livestock Journal
Since 1922, Crow Publications has published the Western Livestock Journal (WLJ), the nation’s leading source for beef industry news. The WLJ gives readers livestock news that is concise, timely, and relevant including breaking livestock market reports.
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closed 8/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Banneker Partners, acquired Dairy.com

synopsis: Dairy.com was acquired by Banneker Partners, a private investment firm with offices in San Francisco and Portland, Ore. Headquartered in Frisco, Texas, Dairy.com is a pioneering provider of market intelligence and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions.
buyer: Banneker Partners
Banneker Partners is a private investment firm that focuses on building long term value in software businesses Banneker seeks to partner with exceptionally motivated founders and management teams to create value through organic growth, strategic acquisitions, and operational improvements. "
target: Dairy.com
Headquartered in Frisco, Texas, Dairy.com is a pioneering provider of market intelligence and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. Each day, their advisory capabilities and technology suite empowers food industry customers with insight for better decisions from farm to fork.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Font PR, acquired Tasmanian Country

synopsis: Font PR, a Tasmanian-based public relations agency, has bought Tasmanian Country, an agricultural newspaper on the brink of closure from News Corp. Tasmanian Country is a local agriculture newspaper based out of Tasmania, Australia that included details of livestock industries, upcoming clearance sales and stories from the agricultural sector.
buyer: Font PR
Headquartered in Australia, Font PR builds brands and reputations for their clients. They have a commitment to integrity, quality and a tailored approach to every job. They’re creative, collaborative, thorough and they strive to deliver the very best outcomes by incorporating a full team approach. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Tasmanian Country
Tasmanian Country is a local agriculture newspaper based out of Tasmania, Australia that included details of livestock industries, upcoming clearance sales and stories from the agricultural sector.
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closed 8/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sandhills Publishing Company, purchased 5 Trade Publications from Editoriale C&C

synopsis: Sandhills East has acquired a number of trade publications serving Italy's construction, commercial trucking, and agriculture markets including: CamionSuperMarket, TrattoriSuperMarket, Cantierissimo con Carrellistica, Transporto Commerciale, and A come Agricoltura, from Editoriale C&C, a publishing house based in Italy.
buyer: Sandhills Publishing Company
Sandhills Publishing is an information processing company aimed at gathering, processing, and distributing info in the form of trade publications & corresponding websites that connect buyers & sellers across the trucking, agriculture, construction, heavy equipment, aviation, & technology industries."
seller: Editoriale C&C
The acquisition includes five trade publications serving Italy's construction, commercial trucking, and agriculture markets from Editoriale C&C. The brands included are CamionSuperMarket, TrattoriSuperMarket, Cantierissimo con Carrellistica, Transporto Commerciale, and A come Agricoltura.
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closed 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Randall-Reilly, LLC

synopsis: Aurora Capital acquired Randall-Reilly, the leading provider of B2B data and data-driven marketing services, media and events for the trucking, construction, agriculture and additional industrial markets. Founded as a print media business, Randall-Reilly has evolved and emerged as the leader in data-as-a-service and data-driven marketing solutions.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Partners is a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Aurora focuses principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Randall-Reilly, LLC
Randall-Reilly is the leading B2B data provider in the industrial markets they service, including trucking, construction, agriculture, and select other markets. Clients utilize Randall-Reilly's data and media platforms to generate sales, marketing, and recruiting insights and measurable outcomes.
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closed 9/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Fence Post Publishing, acquired Acres USA

synopsis: The Fence Post has acquired an agricultural publishing company, Acres USA, North America’s oldest, largest magazine covering commercial-scale organic and sustainable farming — crops, soils, livestock, tillage, alternative crops and marketing.
buyer parent: Swift Communications, Inc.
buyer: Fence Post Publishing
The Fence Post is a nationwide agricultural newspaper reaching over 80,000 readers each week. Don McMillen started the Rocky Mountain Fence Post in Bellvue, Colo in 1980. The paper changed ownership in November 1984 and continues to be owned by Swift Communications. "
target: Acres USA
Acres U.S.A. is North America's oldest publisher on production-scale organic and sustainable farming. For more than four decades their mission has been to help farmers, ranchers and market gardeners grow food organically, sustainably, without harmful, toxic chemistry.
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closed 10/1/2015 via Company Press Release

Canadian Science Publishing, purchased Three Scientific Journals from Agricultural Institute of Canada

synopsis: Canadian Science Publishing (CSP), a scholarly publisher, and the Agricultural Institute of Canada, an institution dedicated to broadening society’s knowledge and use of science and agriculture, announced CSP acquired the Canadian Journal of Animal Science, the Canadian Journal of Plant Science, and the Canadian Journal of Soil Science.
buyer: Canadian Science Publishing
Canadian Science Publishing is an independent, not-for-profit scholarly publisher dedicated to serving the needs of researchers, by publishing high-quality peer-reviewed journals and supporting the knowledge-sharing activities of scholarly societies through events, awards, and other exchanges. "
seller: Agricultural Institute of Canada
Created in 1920, the Agricultural Institute of Canada is a center of knowledge for science in agriculture. They publish the peer-reviewed reasearch journals: the Canadian Journal of Animal Science, the Canadian Journal of Plant Science, and the Canadian Journal of Soil Science.
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closed 1/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, has completed the acquisition of Randall-Reilly Publishing Company, LLC, the premier media and information company focused on the trucking and construction markets in the United States, in conjunction with President and CEO, Mike Reilly, and other members of management.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$254.00)
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital. "
target parent: Wachovia Corporation
target: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
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closed 11/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Wachovia Capital Partners, acquired Randall Publishing Co.

synopsis: Wachovia Capital Partners, the private equity and mezzanine investing group of Wachovia Corp., today announced that it has acquired Randall Publishing Co. through the purchase of all of the ownership interests of the company's controlling shareholders, the family and estate of H. Pettus Randall III.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Wachovia Capital Partners
Wachovia Capital Partners looks for many kinds of investment opportunities -- from young, emerging companies in the new economy to mature, free cash-flowing entities in more traditional sectors. "
target: Randall Publishing Co.
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
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announced 7/16/2018 via PR Newswire

Nutrien Ltd., will acquire Agrible, Inc.

synopsis: Nutrien Ltd., the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Agrible, Inc., a digital agriculture company with an platform and product offering that includes a set of agronomic and advisory tools, data science capabilities, predictive analytics and a sustainability business.
buyer: Nutrien Ltd. (TSX:NTR:$6,518.00)
Based in Canada, Nutrien Ltd. is the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services, playing a critical role in helping growers increase food production in a sustainable manner. They produce and distribute over 26 million tons of potash, nitrogen and phosphate products world-wide. "
target: Agrible, Inc.
Agrible's platform is utilized by growers and sustainability partners across numerous global geographies. Its primary product offerings include Morning Farm Report®, Spray Smart®, Nutrient Engine and Find My Seed®, which are accompanied by numerous other complementary digital and mobile offerings.
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closed 1/24/2006 via PR Newswire

ICIS-LOR, acquired Decyfer Ltd

synopsis: ICIS, the global market pricing and intelligence service for the oil and chemicals industry, has acquired Decyfer Ltd, a global fertiliser reporting business. Based in the UK, Decyfer is a leading publisher of global price assessments and market analysis for all key fertiliser products.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: ICIS-LOR
ICIS is the world’s largest information provider for the chemical and oil industry. "
target: Decyfer Ltd
Decyfer Ltd, a global fertiliser reporting business. Based in the UK, Decyfer is a leading publisher of global price assessments and market analysis for all key fertiliser products.
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closed 7/22/2020 via PR Newswire

ICIS, acquired Chemical Data, L.P.

synopsis: UK-based ICIS, part of RELX, has acquired Chemical Data, LLC (CDI), a leading provider of US petrochemical price benchmarks, market analysis, and predictive analytics. The combination of the two businesses will deliver global price benchmark data, market analysis, forecasts, and thought leadership capabilities that are trusted and differentiated.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: ICIS
UK-based ICIS, a division of RELX, is a trusted source of Independent Commodity Intelligence Services for the global energy, petrochemical and fertilizer industries. ICIS helps businesses make strategic decisions, mitigate risk, improve productivity, and capitalise on new opportunities. "
target: Chemical Data, L.P.
Chemical Data (CDI) is a leading provider of US petrochemical price benchmarks, market analysis, and predictive analytics. CDI clients span the globe and include investment, energy, oil, chemical, and consumer product companies, as well as several plastics converters and plastics consumers.
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announced 6/6/2013 via PR Newswire

ICIS, will acquire Tschach Solutions GmbH

synopsis: ICIS, a leading global provider of energy market information and a division of Reed Business Information, announced an agreement to acquire Tschach Solutions GmbH, a specialist carbon market analytics company based in Karlsruhe, Germany.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: ICIS
ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Its aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting. "
target: Tschach Solutions GmbH
Tschach Solutions is an independent carbon market analytics specialist, based in Karlsruhe, Germany. Employing a team of expert analysts, the company offers extensive, high-quality data and forecasts on all relevant areas of carbon trading.
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closed 11/28/2011 via PR Newswire

ICIS, acquired Parpinelli TECNON

synopsis: ICIS, the global chemical, energy and fertilizer market intelligence division of Reed Business Information, has announced its acquisition of Parpinelli TECNON. Parpinelli TECNON is an independent data and consulting business specializing in the areas of petrochemicals, feedstocks, energy, refining and speciality chemicals.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: ICIS
ICIS provides price information, news and analysis for the global chemical, energy and fertilizer industries. ICIS publishes independent, unbiased pricing and market reports covering a broad range of products - from petrochemicals and base oils to fertilizers, gas and power. "
target: Parpinelli TECNON
Established in 1958, Parpinelli TECNON is an independent data and consulting business specializing in the areas of petrochemicals, feedstocks, energy, refining and speciality chemicals.
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closed 1/24/2006 via PR Newswire

ICIS-LOR, acquired Decyfer Ltd

synopsis: ICIS, the global market pricing and intelligence service for the oil and chemicals industry, has acquired Decyfer Ltd, a global fertiliser reporting business. Based in the UK, Decyfer is a leading publisher of global price assessments and market analysis for all key fertiliser products.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: ICIS-LOR
ICIS is the world’s largest information provider for the chemical and oil industry. "
target: Decyfer Ltd
Decyfer Ltd, a global fertiliser reporting business. Based in the UK, Decyfer is a leading publisher of global price assessments and market analysis for all key fertiliser products.
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closed 7/22/2020 via PR Newswire

ICIS, acquired Chemical Data, L.P.

synopsis: UK-based ICIS, part of RELX, has acquired Chemical Data, LLC (CDI), a leading provider of US petrochemical price benchmarks, market analysis, and predictive analytics. The combination of the two businesses will deliver global price benchmark data, market analysis, forecasts, and thought leadership capabilities that are trusted and differentiated.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: ICIS
UK-based ICIS, a division of RELX, is a trusted source of Independent Commodity Intelligence Services for the global energy, petrochemical and fertilizer industries. ICIS helps businesses make strategic decisions, mitigate risk, improve productivity, and capitalise on new opportunities. "
target: Chemical Data, L.P.
Chemical Data (CDI) is a leading provider of US petrochemical price benchmarks, market analysis, and predictive analytics. CDI clients span the globe and include investment, energy, oil, chemical, and consumer product companies, as well as several plastics converters and plastics consumers.
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FastMarkets Ltd., acquired Census Commodity Data Limited

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the provider of essential information to global and specialist markets, acquired 100% of Census Commodity Data, primarily operating through its brand AgriCensus and serving as a price reporting agency (PRA) for the global agricultural commodity markets. Census will join Euromoney's Fastmarkets pricing business.
buyer parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
buyer: FastMarkets Ltd.
Fastmarkets is the leading price reporting, analytics and events organization for the global metals, mining and forest products markets. Fastmarkets' core activity in pricing drives transactions in commodities markets around the world. "
target: Census Commodity Data Limited
Census Commodity Data, primarily operating through its brand AgriCensus and serving as a price reporting agency (PRA) for the global agricultural commodity markets. AgriCensus established itself in the marketplace through its 200 price assessments on the grain, oilseeds and biofuels industries.
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announced 6/6/2013 via PR Newswire

ICIS, will acquire Tschach Solutions GmbH

synopsis: ICIS, a leading global provider of energy market information and a division of Reed Business Information, announced an agreement to acquire Tschach Solutions GmbH, a specialist carbon market analytics company based in Karlsruhe, Germany.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: ICIS
ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Its aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting. "
target: Tschach Solutions GmbH
Tschach Solutions is an independent carbon market analytics specialist, based in Karlsruhe, Germany. Employing a team of expert analysts, the company offers extensive, high-quality data and forecasts on all relevant areas of carbon trading.
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closed 6/4/2013 via PR Newswire

Trimble Navigation Limited, acquired Trade Service Company, LLC

synopsis: Trimble announced it has acquired Trade Service Company, LLC to enhance content delivery across Trimble Buildings Solution portfolio. Trade Service is a leader in content acquisition, aggregation, management, publishing and distribution of product and pricing information used by manufacturers, distributors and contractors.
buyer: Trimble Navigation Limited (TRMB:$3,659.10)
Trimble Navigation Limited applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location: including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, and more. "
target parent: GF Capital Management & Advisors, LLC
target: Trade Service Company, LLC
Trade Service is the leading provider of standardized product and price information to the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, industrial, automotive, and office products industries.
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closed 1/22/2007 via Company Press Release

GF Capital Management & Advisors, LLC, acquired Trade Service Corporation

synopsis: GF Capital Private Equity Fund, L.P. closed its investment in Trade Service Company, LLC, a leading database provider of robust product and pricing solutions to 18,000 subscribers, primarily in the electrical, plumbing/HVAC, automotive and office product markets.
buyer: GF Capital Management & Advisors, LLC
GF Capital Management & Advisors, LLC is an alternative investment firm based in New York City with more than $5.0 billion in assets under management on a consolidated basis. GF Capital is active in three main businesses: Private Equity, Real Estate, and Portfolio Management / Wealth Management. "
target: Trade Service Corporation
Trade Service Corporation is the leading provider of standardized product and price information to the electrical, plumbing/PVF, HVACR, industrial MRO, and office products industries.
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closed 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

S&P Global Platts, acquired Canadian Enerdata Ltd

synopsis: S&P Global Platts, the UK's leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, announced it has acquired Canadian Enerdata, an independent Canadian energy information and consulting firm that conducts confidential North American natural gas pricing surveys.
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Platts
Headquartered in the UK, S&P Global Platts provides the insights that allow clients to make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. They're the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. "
target: Canadian Enerdata Ltd
Canadian Enerdata Ltd. is an independent Canadian energy information and consulting firm. The company conducts confidential North American natural gas pricing surveys and calculates and publishes various price indices in various publications including the industry benchmark Canadian Gas Price Report
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closed 5/6/2014 via PR Newswire

Argus Media Ltd., acquired Metal-Pages

synopsis: Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has bought Metal-Pages, a specialist pricing, news and analysis service focusing on speciality metals, rare earths and ferro-alloys. The acquisition will greatly increase the range of Argus information available to the metals sector.
buyer: Argus Media Ltd.
Argus Media is an independent media organisation and leading provider of price assessments, business intelligence and market data on the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer and transportation industries. "
target: Metal-Pages
Metal-Pages was established in 2000 and publishes 230 individual metals prices on a twice-weekly basis. Its coverage is international with a particular strength in Asia, where it operates a Chinese language website with domestic prices and news.
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closed 2/10/2016 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Oil Price Information Service

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, has completed its acquisition of Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), an internationally referenced pricing reporting agency that serves the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: UCG
target: Oil Price Information Service
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) is the world's most comprehensive source for petroleum pricing and news information with offices in the U.S., Europe and Singapore and is the most widely accepted U.S. fuel price benchmark for supply contracts and competitive positioning.
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