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FreightWaves Inc., acquired American Shipper

synopsis: FreightWaves, the leading source of news, data and insights for the freight markets, has acquired American Shipper, a leading news publication serving the global shipper community.    American Shipper, founded by David A. Howard, was first published in May 1974 and is designed to serve the information needs of shipper
buyer: FreightWaves Inc.
FreightWaves is the leading data and content source for the freight markets. They provide trucking news focused on economic and innovative technology drivers for the freight transportation ecosystem. They also offer market indices, market maps, and analytics through their SONAR SaaS platform. "
target: American Shipper
American Shipper is a leading news publication serving the global shipper community. American Shipper, founded by David A. Howard, was first published in May 1974 and is designed to serve the information needs of shippers, carriers and third parties involved in international transportation.
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closed 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

WiseTech Global, acquired Cargoguide International B.V.

synopsis: WiseTech Global Limited announced the acquisition of global rate management solution provider Cargoguide, a leading provider of global air freight rate management solutions. Headquartered in Utrecht, Cargoguide provides its rate management solutions to customers across 84 countries including to DHL, Expeditors, UPS, DSV, and more.
buyer: WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC:$352.82)
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Their flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 34 billion data transactions annually. "
target: Cargoguide International B.V.
Headquartered in Utrecht, Cargoguide provides its rate management solutions to customers across 84 countries including to DHL, Expeditors, UPS, DSV, Geodis, Panalpina, Kuehne + Nagel, Schenker, Toll and Yusen and many other leading global freight forwarders and logistics providers.
price ($mm)
$5.57
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$2
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3.5x
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closed 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

WiseTech Global, acquired CargoSphere

synopsis: WiseTech Global Limited announced the acquisition of US-based CargoSphere, a leading provider of global ocean freight rate management solutions. Headquartered in North Carolina, CargoSphere’s advanced rate management platform ensures frictionless rate distribution and efficient access to confidential ocean freight rates.
buyer: WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC:$352.82)
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Their flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 34 billion data transactions annually. "
target: CargoSphere
Headquartered in North Carolina, CargoSphere’s advanced rate management platform ensures frictionless rate distribution and efficient access to confidential ocean freight rates.
price ($mm)
$9.28
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$3
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closed 7/31/2014 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Seatrade Communications Ltd.

synopsis: UBM, owner and organiser of Cruise Shipping Miami, Marintec China, Sea Japan, and other events serving the Cruise and General Maritime industries worldwide, announces its acquisition of Seatrade Communications Ltd. Seatrade is recognised as a brand leader in the global business to business maritime industries.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. They help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Their 5,000 staff in more than 20 countries serve commercial and professional communities. "
target: Seatrade Communications Ltd.
Seatrade is recognised as a brand leader in the global business to business maritime industries. The company’s Cruise sector events include Seatrade Latin America Cruise Convention and Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum, supported by Seatrade Cruise Review and the online portal Seatrade Insider.
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closed 7/3/2019 via Company Press Release

FreightWaves Inc., acquired American Shipper

synopsis: FreightWaves, the leading source of news, data and insights for the freight markets, has acquired American Shipper, a leading news publication serving the global shipper community.    American Shipper, founded by David A. Howard, was first published in May 1974 and is designed to serve the information needs of shipper
buyer: FreightWaves Inc.
FreightWaves is the leading data and content source for the freight markets. They provide trucking news focused on economic and innovative technology drivers for the freight transportation ecosystem. They also offer market indices, market maps, and analytics through their SONAR SaaS platform. "
target: American Shipper
American Shipper is a leading news publication serving the global shipper community. American Shipper, founded by David A. Howard, was first published in May 1974 and is designed to serve the information needs of shippers, carriers and third parties involved in international transportation.
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closed 7/3/2019 via Company Press Release

FreightWaves Inc., acquired American Shipper

synopsis: FreightWaves, the leading source of news, data and insights for the freight markets, has acquired American Shipper, a leading news publication serving the global shipper community.    American Shipper, founded by David A. Howard, was first published in May 1974 and is designed to serve the information needs of shipper
buyer: FreightWaves Inc.
FreightWaves is the leading data and content source for the freight markets. They provide trucking news focused on economic and innovative technology drivers for the freight transportation ecosystem. They also offer market indices, market maps, and analytics through their SONAR SaaS platform. "
target: American Shipper
American Shipper is a leading news publication serving the global shipper community. American Shipper, founded by David A. Howard, was first published in May 1974 and is designed to serve the information needs of shippers, carriers and third parties involved in international transportation.
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closed 6/3/2019 via Company Press Release

FreightWaves Inc., acquired StakUp Inc.

synopsis: FreightWaves, the leading data and content source for the freight markets, has acquired StakUp Inc., the developer of the ‘inGauge’ online benchmarking platform that enables motor carrier subscribers to compare and contrast financial and operational performance.
buyer: FreightWaves Inc.
FreightWaves is the leading data and content source for the freight markets. They provide trucking news focused on economic and innovative technology drivers for the freight transportation ecosystem. They also offer market indices, market maps, and analytics through their SONAR SaaS platform. "
target: StakUp Inc.
StakUp is the developer of the first online performance benchmarking platform for the North American Trucking Industry. The platform enables motor carrier subscribers to benchmark their performance against those of similar companies throughout North America via an intuitive & interactive dashboard.
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closed 12/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Trucking Unlimited LLC, acquired TruckingIndustry.news

synopsis: Trucking Unlimited announced the acquisition TruckingIndustry.news, a news site dedicated to trucking-related reports and stories concerning the nation's economy. It seeks to be an effective partner to Trucking Unlimited's revered job board with nationwide job listings and resources for drivers across the web.
buyer: Trucking Unlimited LLC
Trucking Unlimited has been an esteemed industry site to aid companies in every state in recruiting drivers. It has partnered with the most revered and valuable transportation employers in the United States for a leading-edge job seeking experience that is easy to navigate. "
target: TruckingIndustry.news
TruckIndustry.news is a user-friendly specialty site designed for drivers and those close to the world of driving to access the news. There's no need to scour the web for a site that provides the best news – TruckIndustry.news has everything a driver is looking for.
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closed 6/3/2019 via Company Press Release

FreightWaves Inc., acquired StakUp Inc.

synopsis: FreightWaves, the leading data and content source for the freight markets, has acquired StakUp Inc., the developer of the ‘inGauge’ online benchmarking platform that enables motor carrier subscribers to compare and contrast financial and operational performance.
buyer: FreightWaves Inc.
FreightWaves is the leading data and content source for the freight markets. They provide trucking news focused on economic and innovative technology drivers for the freight transportation ecosystem. They also offer market indices, market maps, and analytics through their SONAR SaaS platform. "
target: StakUp Inc.
StakUp is the developer of the first online performance benchmarking platform for the North American Trucking Industry. The platform enables motor carrier subscribers to benchmark their performance against those of similar companies throughout North America via an intuitive & interactive dashboard.
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closed 2/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., acquired Eleos Technologies

synopsis: Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., a provider of multiple truckload transportation and logistics services in North America, has acquired a majority stake in Eleos, a software company that powers mobile apps for trucking fleets. Eleos offers a mobile driver workflow platform that unifies everything a driver needs into a single app.
buyer: Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (KNX:$5,998.02)
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. is a provider of multiple truckload transportation and logistics services in North America. Knight-Swift operates an extensive fleet of 19,000 tractors and 58,000 trailers. The company serves a wide range of customers in a broad array of industries. "
target: Eleos Technologies
Eleos Technologies is a software company that powers mobile apps for trucking fleets. Eleos offers a mobile driver workflow platform that unifies everything a driver needs into a single app. Their platform features solutions for trip planning, truck routing, voice navigation, and more.
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closed 5/1/2012 via Company Description

Bobit Business Media, acquired Newport Business Media

synopsis: Bobit Business Media has acquired Newport Business Media’s publishing properties – Heavy Duty Trucking, TruckingInfo.com, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal, and Newport Poster Network. Newport Business Media's print and online publications extend across the trucking industry with all of its diversity.
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a diversified national information company providing news and knowledge to people within specialized business industries. They achieve this through their publications, trade shows, web sites, research and associations. "
target: Newport Business Media
Newport Business Media is the leader in providing innovative, effective media for trucking and its allied industries. The U.S. commercial vehicle market is easily accessible through Newport’s multi-media network, reaching key decision makers and targeting relevant audiences.
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closed 6/19/2017 via BusinessWire

Eurazeo, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, acquired Dominion Web Solutions

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company, in partnership with West Street Capital Partners VII, a fund managed by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, has completed the acquisition of Dominion Web Solutions, an integrated platform of branded marketplaces for the powersport, RV, commercial truck and equipment industries.
buyer: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$6,149.19)
With a diversified portfolio of approximately €6 billion in assets under management, Eurazeo is one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe. Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (GS MBD) is the primary center for the firm’s long-term principal investing activity. "
target parent: Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC
target: Dominion Web Solutions
Dominion Web Solutions is the leading online classifieds marketplace and marketing software solutions provider to commercial and recreational dealers. Its B2C brands consist of Cycle Trader, RV Trader, ATV Trader, PWC Trader, Snowmobile Trader, and Aero Trader.
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$680
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closed 5/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Sandhills Publishing Company, acquired Argoserv SRL

synopsis: Sandhills East has acquired Argoserv SRL, the Italy-based media company behind www.CercoCamion.com. In addition to its range of media and web marketing services, including hosted websites and SEO/SEM services, Argoserv also provides CercoCamion.com, a leading resource for buyers and sellers in Italy's commercial trucking market.
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."
target: Argoserv SRL
Argoserv SRL provides a range of media and web marketing services, including hosted websites and SEO/SEM services. Argoserv also provides CercoCamion.com, a leading resource for buyers and sellers in Italy's commercial trucking market.
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closed 10/7/2020 via BusinessWire

Shippeo, acquired oPhone SA

synopsis: Shippeo, a French leader in Real-Time Transportation Visibility solutions, has acquired oPhone, a Real-Time Transportation Visibility specialist headquartered in Lyon, France. The acquisition will add more automation within Shippeo's platform and enhance the depth and breadth of its multimodal visibility network.
buyer: Shippeo
Paris-based Shippeo is a leader in real-time transportation visibility for shippers and logistics service providers. Its proprietary, machine-learning ETA algorithm calculates arrival times allowing companies to anticipate problems, proactively alert customers, and efficiently manage exceptions. "
target: oPhone SA
France-based oPhone is a Real-Time Transportation Visibility specialist that develops software solutions for the transportation and sales animation industries. The company's oPtc solution allows all stakeholders in the transportation chain to control and monitor their transport flows in real time.
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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 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 1/19/2007 via Company Press Release

Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC, acquired Kona Communications Inc.

synopsis: Randall-Reilly Publishing Co. today announced the purchase of Deerfield, Ill.-based Kona Communications, a 37-year-old, privately held publisher with properties in trucking distribution and the aftermarket. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: 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. "
target: Kona Communications Inc.
Kona Communications, Inc. is the publisher of the leading magazines serving truck dealers, leasing companies, heavy-duty distributors, repair shops and truck stops. Truck Parts & Service is the only publication written and edited exclusively for the heavy-duty aftermarket.
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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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closed 8/28/2018 via BusinessWire

Summit Partners, acquired MercuryGate

synopsis: Summit Partners, a global growth equity investor, announced the acquisition of MercuryGate International, Inc., a leading independent provider of SaaS-based transportation management system (TMS) solutions. MercuryGate offers business intelligence to improve transportation processes, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce costs.
buyer: Summit Partners
Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm investing into growth equity, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests in growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 460 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries."
target: MercuryGate
MercuryGate provides transportation management solutions proven to be a competitive advantage for the most successful shippers, 3PLs, freight forwarders, brokers and carriers. Its solutions are unique in their native support of all modes of transportation on a single platform.
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closed 7/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Diversified Communications UK Ltd., acquired Expo Management

synopsis: Expo Management has been acquired by Diversified Communications UK. Expo Management organizes several events including the Euro Bus Expo exhibition, Coach and Bus Live, and Best of Britain & Ireland. The publishing side of the business includes the industry’s trade magazines as well as the leading industry directory, websites, apps, etc.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Diversified Communications UK Ltd.
Diversified Communications UK Ltd. organizes events and provides publications for international organizations and regional start-ups in the United Kingdom. It organizes consumer events; and publishes magazines and eMedia products. "
target: Expo Management
Expo Management organizes several events including the Euro Bus Expo exhibition, Coach and Bus Live, and Best of Britain & Ireland. The publishing side of the business includes the industry’s trade magazines as well as the leading industry directory, websites, apps and other publishing activity.
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closed 8/19/2020 via Company Press Release

BOND Mobility, purchased Shared Micromobility Platform from Roll2Go AG

synopsis: BOND Mobility, the premium micromobility leader, has partnered with Roll2Go AG by acquiring its shared micromobility platform - a micromobility data fusion and predictive analytics solution - to strengthen BOND’s data-driven approach.
buyer: BOND Mobility
BOND Mobility is a premium e-bike sharing operator, founded in Switzerland. BOND Mobility operates e-bikes that deliver speed and range comparable to cars and transit while offering an active, low-carbon mobility option to urban communities. "
seller: Roll2Go AG
Founded in Switzerland, Roll2Go offers data-centric platforms for mobility data fusion and predictive analytics that empowers real-time data-driven decisions and operations.
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closed 11/2/2007 via Company Press Release

Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC, acquired James Informational Media, Inc.

synopsis: Randall-Reilly Publishing, the nation’s leading business-to-business media company serving the transportation and construction markets, announced that it has acquired Better Roads and Aggregates Manager magazines from James Informational Media, Des Plaines, Ill.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: 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. "
target: James Informational Media, Inc.
James Informational Media, Inc. started in 1999, Publishers of trade magazines Better Roads Magazine and Aggregates Manager. Managing partners include Mike Porcaro, Jim Morrissey, Jim Moriarty and Kirk Landers.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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$5
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closed 1/19/2011 via BusinessWire

RedPrairie Corporation, acquired Shippers Commonwealth, LLC

synopsis: RedPrairie Corporation, a productivity solutions provider, has announced it has completed the acquisition of Shippers Commonwealth, the leading Software-as-a-Service TMS and collaborative transportation solutions provider. The acquisition adds a proven SaaS TMS solution and client hosting programs to RedPrairie’s productivity suite.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: RedPrairie Corporation
RedPrairie delivers productivity solutions to help companies in three categories – workforce, inventory and transportation. RedPrairie provides these solutions to manufacturers, distributors and retailers looking to support business strategies that increase revenue and create competitive advantage. "
target: Shippers Commonwealth, LLC
Shippers Commonwealth ("ShipComm") is a leading provider of advanced transportation networks and comprehensive optimized and automated solutions for shippers of any and all sizes. ShipComm has pioneered innovative automated transportation solutions with proven ROI since 2000.
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