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closed 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Newcom Media Inc., purchased Four Publications from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Newcom Media, one of Canada’s largest B2B media companies, announced its acquisition of Investment Executive, Finance et Investissement, Advisor’s Edge, and Conseiller from TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group. The four print and digital titles focus on the Financial Services industry in Canada.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family owned and operated, Newcom Media is Canada’s premier B2B publisher delivering information and marketing services to a wide variety of industries through magazines; websites; trade shows and events. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
Investment Executive, Finance et Investissement, Advisor’s Edge, and Conseiller are print and digital newspapers and magazines that focus on the Financial Services industry in Canada. The titles belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 12/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Business Week Group

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P., the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals, has completed the acquisition of BusinessWeek from The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. BusinessWeek is a global source of business insight that inspires leaders to turn ideas into action.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Business Week Group
The world’s most widely read business magazine, BusinessWeek is a vital resource readers worldwide who require insightful coverage and commentary to stay ahead of their competition.
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closed 7/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Wicks Business Information, LLC

synopsis: Summit Business Media, LLC, a leading business-to-business media and information company serving the insurance, financial and professional services markets, closed its acquisition of Wicks Business Information, a publishing and professional education company serving financial services, accounting and legal professionals in North America.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
target: Wicks Business Information, LLC
Wicks Business Information (WBI) is a business-to-business information company formed through a partnership of experienced publishing professionals and The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity investment firm.
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announced 11/27/2006 via Company Press Release

Incisive Media PLC, will acquire MSM International Limited

synopsis: Incisive Media plc, a leading provider of business information, has agreed to acquire the entire share capital of MSM International Limited for a cash consideration of £22.5m, representing £18.1m for the business and a pound for pound payment for net assets including cash.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online. "
target: MSM International Limited
MSM International Ltd focuses on the financial services sector and produces a number of targeted weekly and monthly magazines, plus accompanying web sites, exhibitions, conferences and annual awards events.
price ($mm)
$44
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$17
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2.6x
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closed 12/6/2006 via

Apax Partners, acquired Incisive Media PLC

synopsis: Private equity firm Apax has agreed to acquire Incisive Media in a cash deal that values the financial information provider at around 199 million pounds. Apax said it was paying 195 pence for each Incisive Media share, a premium of around 13 percent to Wednesday's close of 173p.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world. "
target: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online.
price ($mm)
$465
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$126
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
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3.7x
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14.8x
closed 9/14/2005 via Company Press Release

Highline Media, LLC, purchased Wealth Manager magazine from Bloomberg L.P.

synopsis: Highline Media, a leading information provider to the financial and insurance industry, today announced that it has acquired Wealth Manager magazine from Bloomberg L.P. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries. "
seller: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information.
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closed 4/7/2010 via BusinessWire

DealFlow Media, Inc., acquired Doubledown Media LLC

synopsis: DealFlow Media Acquisition, Inc. announced the acquisition of assets of Doubledown Media LLC, including the global rights to publish and use Doubledown’s names. Included in the purchase are the assets relating to Trader Monthly, Dealmaker, and Corporate Leader magazines, amongst other Doubledown brands and products.
buyer: DealFlow Media, Inc.
DealFlow Media provides independent news and analysis for finance professionals. Founded in 2002, with offices in New York, California and Shanghai, the company publishes a variety of research and investment databases, as well as hosts in-person and web-based events. "
target: Doubledown Media LLC
Doubledown Media LLC is the New York-based publisher of Trader Monthly, Dealmaker, Private Air, Corporate Leader and the Cigar Report.
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announced 3/26/2021 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, will acquire Investor's Business Daily

synopsis: News Corp has agreed to acquire Investor’s Business Daily from O’Neil Capital Management. Investor's Business Daily is an American newspaper and website covering the stock market, international business, finance and economics. Founded in 1984 by William O'Neil as a print news publication, it is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$8,720.00)
News Corp is a global, diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers throughout the world. The company comprises businesses across a range of media. "
target parent: O’Neil Capital Management
target: Investor's Business Daily
Investor's Business Daily is an American newspaper and website covering the stock market, international business, finance and economics. Founded in 1984 by William O'Neil as a print news publication, it is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., acquired TheStreet, Inc.

synopsis: Maven, a coalition of content producers operating on a shared digital platform, announced it has acquired TheStreet, Inc. A subsidiary of Maven will acquire all of TheStreet's outstanding common shares. TheStreet is a financial news and information provider that distributes its content through online, social media, tablet, and mobile channels.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of content producers, from individual thought-leaders to world-leading independent publishers, operating on a shared digital publishing, advertising, and distribution platform and unified under a single media brand. "
target: TheStreet, Inc. (TST:$53.11)
TheStreet, Inc. is a leading financial news and information provider that distributes its content through online, social media, tablet, and mobile channels. The Company's network of brands includes TheStreet, RealMoney, RealMoney Pro, Stockpickr, Action Alerts PLUS, Options Profits, and more.
price ($mm)
$17
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$53
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closed 5/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Commodity Research Bureau, purchased Commodity Price Charts from Futures Magazine

synopsis: Commodity Research Bureau, a Barchart Company, and a leading provider of commodity market information announced the completed acquisition of Commodity Price Charts from Futures Magazine Group. The new flagship product, now branded as CRB PriceCharts, is a print publication focused on charting and technical analysis of financial futures, commodities
buyer parent: Barchart.com, Inc.
buyer: Commodity Research Bureau
Commodity Research Bureau was founded as a research firm covering the commodities markets. Today, CRB produces numerous printed and online products and services. With the most extensive and respected database in the industry, CRB caters to fund managers, institutions, as well as individual traders. "
seller parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
seller: Futures Magazine
Futures Magazine is read by futures, options, forex, stock and derivative traders who use technical analysis or fundamental information to make trading decisions. Futures Magazine educates its readers on using technical analysis tools.
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closed 2/2/2007 via Company Press Release

Vitesse Media plc, purchased What Investment magazine from Charterhouse Communications Plc.

synopsis: Vitesse Media plc, today announced the acquisition of What Investment magazine and a quarterly supplement What Investment Trust along with certain other assets from Charterhouse Communications plc for a net cash payment of £500,000. Five employees will be transferred to Vitesse Media with the assets.
buyer: Vitesse Media plc (AIM:BONH:$27.79)
Vitesse Media is a multimedia business with strong award-winning magazines, web titles and events, reaching thousands of entrepreneurs, investors and professional advisers. "
seller: Charterhouse Communications Plc.
Charterhouse Communications Group, based in London, is one of the largest independent financial publishing houses in the United Kingdom. Charterhouse publishes a comprehensive range of consumer and trade financial publications meeting a wide variety of advertiser and reader needs.
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$0.86
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 2/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

Profideo SA, acquired La Tribune de L'assurance

synopsis: Profideo SA acquired La Tribune de l'Assurance SAS, a Rueil-Malmaison-based publisher of monthly magazines, from Wolters Kluwer France SAS, a unit of Wolters Kluwer NV. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Profideo SA
Founded in 2000, Profideo SA provides information services for the financial sector. It has graduatlly become an essential partner for those involved in banking and insurance that want real-time decision-making information that is clean, accurate and reliable. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: La Tribune de L'assurance
La Tribune de L'assurance is a monthly magazine for insurance professionals. Through records, surveys and articles, experts analyze the current economic, legal and technical sector in depth. The magazine is read by 86,000 readers and senior executives.
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closed 1/6/2005 via

Highline Media, LLC, purchased Fraud International from MJM Investigations

synopsis: The National Underwriter Company, a division of Highline Media LLC, recently acquired the rights to Fraud International from Phil Peart and MJM Investigations.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Highline Media, LLC
The National Underwriter Company publishes more than 100 insurance and related business publications, including two weekly editions of The National Underwriter and an extensive catalog of products. With a mission ''To be the number one source of business information to the insurance and related ind "
seller: MJM Investigations
MJM Investigations, Inc. is recognized globally as the leader in the field of insurance investigations.
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$5.00
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Intermediate Capital Group plc, acquired Pageant Media

synopsis: Intermediate Capital Group has acquired UK-based financial news, data, and events company Pageant Media. The company’s business model includes a membership program in which financial professionals pay an annual fee to receive news, information, and data, and attend invitation-only events.
buyer: Intermediate Capital Group plc (LSE:ICP:$576.62)
Intermediate Capital Group is a global alternative asset manager in private debt, credit and equity, with €42.6bn of assets (as at 31 December 2019) in third party funds and proprietary capital, principally in closed end funds. "
target: Pageant Media
Pageant Media is a global independent provider of business intelligence and insight, delivering content and events as well as performance data and investor data to four investment management areas: hedge funds, mutual funds, real estate and private equity.
price ($mm)
$163
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$42
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3.9x
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Covenant Review, acquired CapitalStructure

synopsis: Covenant Review and its majority shareholder, Leeds Equity Partners announced the acquisition of CapitalStructure. London-based CapitalStructure is an independent provider of insightful first-to-market news on and analysis of the European sub-investment grade credit universe to a broad client base.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Covenant Review
Covenant Review, LLC conducts research on corporate bond covenants. It maintains a proprietary database of research reports on bond covenants. The company caters to mutual funds, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, and institutional asset managers. "
target: CapitalStructure
CapitalStructure is an independent provider of insightful first-to-market news on and analysis of the European sub-investment grade universe to a client base of fund managers, credit analysts, private equity sponsors, investment bankers, restructuring advisors, traders, lawyers and accountants.
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announced 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bonhill Group plc, will acquire Last Word Media

synopsis: Bonhill, a leading B2B media company in the UK, will acquire Last Word Media, a financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
buyer: Bonhill Group plc (AIM:BONH:$27.79)
Bonhill Group plc is a leading B2B media company in the UK. Bonhill provides Business Information, Live Events and Data & Insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity Business Communities. "
target: Last Word Media
Last Word is an independent financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
price ($mm)
$11
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$13
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$1
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Newcom Media Inc., acquired Canadian Insurance Top Broker

synopsis: Newcom Media Inc., one of Canada’s leading B2B media companies, is excited to announce its acquisition of Canadian Insurance Top Broker from TC Media. Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. It also includes an annual insurance event called the Top Broker Summit.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family-owned and operated, Newcom Media Inc. produces magazines, websites, trade shows and events for the automotive, bridal dental, insurance, meetings, supply chain and trucking markets. Headquartered in Toronto, the company has operations in Quebec and the U.S. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Canadian Insurance Top Broker
Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. The “CI Top Broker” family includes a monthly magazine, website, daily electronic newsletter, annual directories and the prestigious Top Broker Summit, an annual conference.
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announced 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, will acquire PEI Media

synopsis: Bridgepoint, an international private equity group, will acquire a majority stake in PEI Media, the global provider of insight, market-data and business conferences for professionals active in alternative asset class investment. PEI also publishes a portfolio of websites and associated magazines to deliver both breaking news and in-depth analysis.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Abacus Next, acquired OfficeTools

synopsis: AbacusNext, which provides case management and desktop-as-a-service cloud platforms to legal clients, has announced the acquisition of accounting practice management solutions provider OfficeTools. OfficeTools is the leading provider of practice management software and educational resources in the tax preparation and public accounting industry.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Abacus Next
Abacus Next® helps businesses with stringent security and compliance needs grow by providing Compliance-Ready™ turnkey technology solutions, allowing clients to leverage the power of cloud computing without the added challenges and expenses of managing complex IT infrastructures on their own. "
target: OfficeTools
OfficeTools is the leading provider of practice management software and educational resources in the tax preparation and public accounting industry. Their flagship application, WorkSpace™, combines a suite of core productivity and management features into an integrated solution.
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closed 6/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

TC Transcontinental, acquired BGI Retail Inc.

synopsis: TC Transcontinental, a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer, announced the acquisition of BGI Retail Inc., a full service in-store design and solution partner for retailers and global brands.
buyer: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
TC Transcontinental is a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer. They are also a Canadian leader in its specialty media segments. Their mission has been to create products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. "
target: BGI Retail Inc.
BGI Retail Inc. is a full service in-store design and solution partner for retailers and global brands. BGI offers an integrated value proposition focused on in-house design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and management of retail solutions and brand-defining consumer experiences.
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closed 1/13/2020 via GlobeNewswire

TC Transcontinental, acquired Artisan Complete

synopsis: TC Transcontinental has announced the acquisition of Artisan Complete Limited, a company specialized in the creation of engaging retail environments, point-of-purchase displays and large format printing.
buyer: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
TC Transcontinental is a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer. They are also a Canadian leader in its specialty media segments. Their mission has been to create products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. "
target: Artisan Complete
Artisan Complete Limited is a company specialized in the creation of engaging retail environments, point-of-purchase displays and large format printing. Located in Markham, Ontario, Artisan Complete employs 187 people and is known as one of North America’s most awarded in-store marketing companies.
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closed 10/2/2019 via Company Press Release

TC Transcontinental, acquired Holland & Crosby

synopsis: TC Transcontinental announced the acquisition of Holland & Crosby Limited, an Ontario-based manufacturing company specialized in in-store marketing product printing, including advertising display and signage, for North American retailers.
buyer: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
TC Transcontinental is a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer. They are also a Canadian leader in its specialty media segments. Their mission has been to create products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. "
target: Holland & Crosby
Founded in 1932, Holland & Crosby Limited specializes in a wide range of visual marketing solutions from design to manufacturing, including distribution, installation and storage.
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closed 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Newcom Media Inc., purchased Four Publications from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Newcom Media, one of Canada’s largest B2B media companies, announced its acquisition of Investment Executive, Finance et Investissement, Advisor’s Edge, and Conseiller from TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group. The four print and digital titles focus on the Financial Services industry in Canada.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family owned and operated, Newcom Media is Canada’s premier B2B publisher delivering information and marketing services to a wide variety of industries through magazines; websites; trade shows and events. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
Investment Executive, Finance et Investissement, Advisor’s Edge, and Conseiller are print and digital newspapers and magazines that focus on the Financial Services industry in Canada. The titles belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Contex Group, purchased Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Newcom Media Inc., acquired Canadian Insurance Top Broker

synopsis: Newcom Media Inc., one of Canada’s leading B2B media companies, is excited to announce its acquisition of Canadian Insurance Top Broker from TC Media. Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. It also includes an annual insurance event called the Top Broker Summit.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family-owned and operated, Newcom Media Inc. produces magazines, websites, trade shows and events for the automotive, bridal dental, insurance, meetings, supply chain and trucking markets. Headquartered in Toronto, the company has operations in Quebec and the U.S. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Canadian Insurance Top Broker
Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. The “CI Top Broker” family includes a monthly magazine, website, daily electronic newsletter, annual directories and the prestigious Top Broker Summit, an annual conference.
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closed 10/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

TC Media, Inc., acquired Somabec

synopsis: TC Media has announced the acquisition of Somabec, a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
buyer parent: TC Transcontinental
buyer: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The sector reaches the majority of Canadian consumers through its print and digital publishing products, in French and English which include newspapers, books, trade publications, mobile applications and more. "
target: Somabec
Somabec is a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
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closed 6/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Lexis Media, purchased 3 newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.’s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of three of its local newspapers, as well as their related web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média inc. The publications sold to Groupe Lexis Média inc. are: L’Avantage votre journal, L’Avantage Gaspésien and L’Avant-Poste. TC Media works in interactive media and marketing solutions.
buyer: Lexis Media
Based in Quebec, Canada, Lexis Media is an independent magazine publisher. They specialize in editing and content production, as well as print media by creating Homme, the only French-language magazine of its kind in their province. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The newspapers being sold by TC Media are L’Avantage votre journal, L’Avantage Gaspésien and L’Avant-Poste which are local to their communities: Rimouski, Matane, and Amqui, respectively. TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada.
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closed 4/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

TransMet, purchased 30 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.’s Media Sector, TC Media, has completed the sale of 30 of its publications and their related web properties to TransMet, a Canadian company that offers dedicated transport services for the print media industry. The 30 publications are French language newspapers that include the Métro Montréal, Ambiance/Rendez Vous, and more.
buyer: TransMet
TransMet is a Canadian company that offers dedicated transport services for the print media industry. TransMet is a partner of choice for large media companies, they offer logistics, pick and pack, retail fulfillment and collection, customs brokerage, and specialized transportation services. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The 30 publications are French language newspapers that include the Métro Montréal, Ambiance/Rendez Vous, L’Avenir de l’Est, Cités Nouvelles, Courrier Bordeaux-Cartierville, and more. The publications belong to TC Media, a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lexis Media, purchased 12 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of 12 of its Quebecois publications, as well as its related Web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média, a publishing house that specializes in magazine publishing. The newspapers sold include: Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda, Le Citoyen de la Vallée-de-l'Or, L'Écho Abitibien and La Frontière.
buyer: Lexis Media
Based in Quebec, Canada, Lexis Media is a publishing house that specializes in magazine publishing. It publishes the magazine Mieux-Être with 6 annual editions and the magazines Bébé, Grossesse, Homme et le Monde de l'auto. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The 12 publications are Quebecois newspapers and they include Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda, Le Citoyen de la Vallée-de-l'Or, L'Écho Abitibien, La Frontière, L'Action D'Autray, L'Action, L'Express Montcalm and Hebdo Rive-Nord.
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closed 11/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Icimédias Inc., purchased 21 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: TC Media, announces the sale of 21 of its publications and their related web properties, as well as its InMemoriam.ca site to Icimédias Inc., a Canadian company led by its President Renel Bouchard. The 21 publications are weekly newspapers in Quebec.
buyer: Icimédias Inc.
Icimédias Inc. is a company led by its President Renel Bouchard, with Marc-Noël Ouellette as Managing Director. It is based in Canada. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The 21 publications are weekly newspapers in Quebec that include L'Hebdo du Saint-Maurice, Le Courrier Sud, L'Echo de Maskinongé and more. Also included are web properties associated with these publications as well as InMemoriam.ca, a virtual community for creating personalized memorial websites.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

2M Media, acquired Courrier Laval

synopsis: 2M Media has acquired the weekly newspaper Courrier Laval from TC Media, a subsidiary of TC Transcontinental. Courrier Laval is a French-language newspaper and website based in Quebec, Canada. Courrier Laval focuses on offering a premier news source on local and Quebecois current events including politics, sports and the arts.
buyer: 2M Media
Based in Canada, 2M Media is a company of which the chairman, Martin Oliver, and the vice-president, Martin Routhier, are former managers of the media division of Transcontinental, TC Media. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Courrier Laval
Courrier Laval is a French-language newspaper and website based in Quebec, Canada. Courrier Laval focuses on offering a premier news source on local and Quebecois current events including politics, sports and the arts. They offer the wholesale distribution of books, periodicals, and newspapers.
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

DBC Communications inc., acquired Les 2 Rives

synopsis: DBC Communications, a publisher of French-language weekly newspapers in America, has acquired Les 2 Rives from TC Media, a provider of print and digital publishing products in Canada. Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle.
buyer: DBC Communications inc.
DBC Communications inc. publishes Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe, the longest-running French-language weekly newspaper in America. The company also publishes L'Oeil Régional, Le Clairon de Saint-Hyacinthe, La Pensée de Bagot, and Gestion et Technologies Agricoles. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Les 2 Rives
Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle. It also includes an obituary, jobs, classifieds, and automobile section.
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Sonème hebdo inc., purchased Three Newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of three of its newspapers, namely L'Information du Nord Mont-Tremblant, L'Information du Nord Sainte-Agathe and L'Information du Nord Vallée de la Rouge, as well as their related web properties, to Sonème hebdo inc., a company led by Sylvain Lacasse.
buyer: Sonème hebdo inc.
Sonème hebdo inc. is a company led by Sylvain Lacasse in Quebec, Canada. Mr. Lacasse is also the publisher of the Journal le Courant des Hautes-Laurentides newspaper. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The acquisition includes three newspapers from TC Media including L'Information du Nord Mont-Tremblant, L'Information du Nord Sainte-Agathe and L'Information du Nord Vallée de la Rouge, as well as their related web properties. They are all located in Quebec, Canada.
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closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gravité Média, purchased Six Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Newly-formed Gravite Media has bought six French language publications from Quebec-based Transcontinental Inc. The publications include Le Journal Saint-Francois, Le Soleil de Chateauguay, Brossard Eclair, Le Courrier du Sud, L’information d’Affaires Rive-Sud and Le Reflet, as well as their related web properties.
buyer: Gravité Média
Quebec-headquartered Gravite Media is a group that includes Julie Voyer, former general manager at TC Media for the Monteregie region. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The six French language publications include Le Journal Saint-Francois, Le Soleil de Chateauguay, Brossard Eclair, Le Courrier du Sud, L’information d’Affaires Rive-Sud and Le Reflet, as well as their related web properties. The six publications are comprised of newspapers in Quebec.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Trium Medias, purchased Three Newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Trium Médias, a media company founded in 2017 that owns multiple local newspapers in Quebec, Canada, has acquired three newspapers from TC Media, a leading provider of proximity media solutions in Canada. The three weekly newspapers include Le Lac-St-Jean, L'Étoile du Lac and Le Nouvelles Hebdo.
buyer: Trium Medias
Trium Médias is a media company founded in 2017 that owns multiple local newspapers in Quebec, Canada. It was founded by TC Media employees, Marlène Claveau and Stéphanie Gagnon, as well as Daniel St-Pierre. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The acquisition includes three weekly newspapers from TC Media, a leading provider of proximity media solutions in Canada. The three weekly newspapers include Le Lac-St-Jean, L'Étoile du Lac and Le Nouvelles Hebdo.
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closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Les Versants du Mont-Bruno, acquired Journal de Chambly

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of its weekly newspaper Journal de Chambly to a Canadian corporation controlled by Philippe Clair, also the owner and publisher of the Les Versants du Mont-Bruno Inc. group. Journal de Chambly is distributed free of charge in Chambly and the Rouville regions in Quebec, Canada.
buyer: Les Versants du Mont-Bruno
Les Versants du Mont - Bruno is a newspaper that is distributed free of charge in the Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Saint-Basile-le-Grand and Sainte-Julie residences in Quebec, Canada. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Journal de Chambly
Journal de Chambly is a weekly newspaper. Founded in May 1966, Journal de Chambly is distributed free of charge in 8 cities of the basin of Chambly and the Rouville Regional County Municipality of Quebec, Canada.
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closed 4/13/2017 via GlobeNewswire

The Chronicle Herald, purchased Media Assets from Transcontinental Media

synopsis: The Chronicle Herald announced it has acquired the newspaper and publishing assets of TC Media – the Media Sector of TC Transcontinental – in Atlantic Canada. The deal includes TC Media’s 28 brands and web-related properties four printing plants operated within TC Media.
buyer: The Chronicle Herald
The Chronicle Herald is the most comprehensive information source in Atlantic Canada. It is Nova Scotia, Canada's number 1 source for news in print or online. The Chronicle Herald is proud of its legacy of independence, integrity and place as a vital part of the fabric of the communities they serve."
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: Transcontinental Media
TC Media’s newspaper and publishing assets include 28 brands, their web-related properties, and four printing plants operated in in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick, Canada.
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closed 10/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Yellow Pages Limited, acquired Totem

synopsis: Yellow Pages has acquired Toronto-based custom content company Totem from TC Media. Totem operates as a custom publishing company in Canada. It offers branded content in custom publishing through magazine, personalized emails, catalogs, online, and video.
buyer: Yellow Pages Limited (TSX:Y:$630.09)
Yellow Pages Limited is a Canadian digital media and marketing solutions company that supports local economies by helping neighbourhood businesses reach new customers and foster stronger relationships with existing clients through its various media and products. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Totem
Totem operates as a custom publishing company in Canada. It offers branded content in custom publishing through magazine, personalized emails, catalogs, online, and video.
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closed 5/30/2016 via Market Wire

Star News Publishing Inc., purchased 13 local newspapers from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc. announced it is divesting assets to Star News Publishing, a local newspaper publisher and printer with interests in Saskatchewan and Alberta. The transaction includes the sale of its 13 local newspapers and associated web properties, as well as some commercial printing equipment and related book of business in Saskatchewan.
buyer: Star News Publishing Inc.
The Star News group of companies operates five community newspapers in Alberta and Saskatchewan in addition to printing over 60 different community newspapers in Western Canada. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
The acquisition includes the sale of TC Transcontinental's 13 local newspapers and associated web properties, as well as some commercial printing equipment and related book of business in Saskatchewan. TC Transcontinental is Canada's largest printer.
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closed 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Newcom Media Inc., purchased Four Publications from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Newcom Media, one of Canada’s largest B2B media companies, announced its acquisition of Investment Executive, Finance et Investissement, Advisor’s Edge, and Conseiller from TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group. The four print and digital titles focus on the Financial Services industry in Canada.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family owned and operated, Newcom Media is Canada’s premier B2B publisher delivering information and marketing services to a wide variety of industries through magazines; websites; trade shows and events. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
Investment Executive, Finance et Investissement, Advisor’s Edge, and Conseiller are print and digital newspapers and magazines that focus on the Financial Services industry in Canada. The titles belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Newcom Media Inc., acquired Canadian Insurance Top Broker

synopsis: Newcom Media Inc., one of Canada’s leading B2B media companies, is excited to announce its acquisition of Canadian Insurance Top Broker from TC Media. Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. It also includes an annual insurance event called the Top Broker Summit.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family-owned and operated, Newcom Media Inc. produces magazines, websites, trade shows and events for the automotive, bridal dental, insurance, meetings, supply chain and trucking markets. Headquartered in Toronto, the company has operations in Quebec and the U.S. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Canadian Insurance Top Broker
Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. The “CI Top Broker” family includes a monthly magazine, website, daily electronic newsletter, annual directories and the prestigious Top Broker Summit, an annual conference.
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marked Business Media Inc., acquired Plumbing & HVAC Magazine

synopsis: Marked Business Media Inc., a relatively new company (with no website as of yet) has acquired Plumbing & HVAC magazine, a company that publishes two monthly business magazines in the plumbing and HVAC industry, from Newcom Business Media Inc., a leading Canadian publishing company that specializes in B2B publishing.
buyer: Marked Business Media Inc.
Marked Business Media Inc. is a relatively new magazine publisher based out of Ontario, Canada. "
target parent: Newcom Business Media, Inc.
target: Plumbing & HVAC Magazine
Plumbing & HVAC magazine publishes two monthly business magazines in the plumbing and HVAC industry. They are based in Ontario, Canada.
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closed 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 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 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marked Business Media Inc., acquired Plumbing & HVAC Magazine

synopsis: Marked Business Media Inc., a relatively new company (with no website as of yet) has acquired Plumbing & HVAC magazine, a company that publishes two monthly business magazines in the plumbing and HVAC industry, from Newcom Business Media Inc., a leading Canadian publishing company that specializes in B2B publishing.
buyer: Marked Business Media Inc.
Marked Business Media Inc. is a relatively new magazine publisher based out of Ontario, Canada. "
target parent: Newcom Business Media, Inc.
target: Plumbing & HVAC Magazine
Plumbing & HVAC magazine publishes two monthly business magazines in the plumbing and HVAC industry. They are based in Ontario, Canada.
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closed 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 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 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 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sandow Media Corporation, acquired Metropolis Magazine

synopsis: Sandow—the parent company of Interior Design and Luxe Interiors + Design magazines, among others—has acquired architecture and design-focused Metropolis magazine from owner and president Eugenie Havemeyer. Launched in 1981, Metropolis originally focused solely on New York City, but expanded to take on a national presence.
buyer: Sandow Media Corporation
SANDOW is a leader in building multi-platform brands that inform, inspire and engage consumer and business audiences. At the intersection of luxury and design, SANDOW brands span digital and print media, licensing, consulting, e-commerce and retail, business information and marketing services. "
target: Metropolis Magazine
Metropolis is an Urban design trade magazine for architects and designers. Launched in 1981, Metropolis originally focused solely on New York City, but expanded to take on a national presence. Its 51,000-circ print magazine is distributed to members of the American Society of Interior Designers.
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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:$5,100.86)
With a diversified portfolio of approximately €6 billion in assets under management, Eurazeo is one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe. Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (GS MBD) is the primary center for the firm’s long-term principal investing activity. "
target parent: Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC
target: Dominion Web Solutions
Dominion Web Solutions is the leading online classifieds marketplace and marketing software solutions provider to commercial and recreational dealers. Its B2C brands consist of Cycle Trader, RV Trader, ATV Trader, PWC Trader, Snowmobile Trader, and Aero Trader.
price ($mm)
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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 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sublime Media LLC, acquired Fabricating and Metalworking

synopsis: Sublime Media LLC, which was formed by Chad Morrison in 2020 in Birmingham, has acquired the assets of Alliance Communications Inc. The acquisition includes Alliance's flagship product, Fabricating and Metalworking, a magazine that provides news & solutions to the metalworking and fabricating industries.
buyer: Sublime Media LLC
Sublime Media LLC was formed by Chad Morrison in 2020 in Birmingham, Alabama to acquire Fabricating and Metalworking Magazine. "
target: Fabricating and Metalworking
Fabricating & Metalworking is a magazine that provides news & solutions to the metalworking and fabricating industries.
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closed 9/29/2006 via Company Press Release

Hanley Wood, LLC, purchased ARCHITECTURE and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING from VNU Business Information

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC, the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the housing and construction industries, announced today the purchase of ARCHITECTURE and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING from VNU Business Media, Inc. ARCHITECTURE will immediately be merged into Hanley Wood's newest launch, ARCHITECT, which debuts in October.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
seller parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
seller: VNU Business Information (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 5/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publications, acquired Pion Ltd.

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world's leading independent and academic publishers, has announced the purchase of Pion Limited, independent publisher of high quality academic journals founded by Adam Gelbtuch and John Ashby in 1959. The acquisition results in Pion's entire publishing portfolio becoming a part of SAGE's journal program.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Pion Ltd.
Pion Limited is an independent publisher of high quality academic journals founded by Adam Gelbtuch and John Ashby in 1959. Pion’s portfolio comprises of the four journals of the acclaimed 'Environment and Planning' series of journals alongside Perception and the open access i-Perception
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closed 10/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

SOLA Group, Inc, purchased Residential Construction Group from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Sola Group, Inc. has taken over Kitchen & Bath Design News' print, digital and event assets from Cygnus Business Media, which had operated the brand for almost 20 years. Sola also took ownership of Qualified Remodeler magazine and ForResidentialPros.com.
buyer: SOLA Group, Inc
Sola Group Inc, is a partnership of media professionals, headed up by Paul DeGrandis and Patrick O'Tooler, which brings decades of experience in the remodeling and home improvement industries. "
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's Residential Construction Group includes the magazines Kitchen & Bath Design News, Qualified Remodeler and the website ForResidentialPros.com.
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announced 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group, a progressive media business, will acquire Centaur Media Plc's engineering portfolio. Centaur is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy. Their engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes The Engineer and Subcon.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes monthly magazine The Engineer and subcontract manufacturing event Subcon. Centaur Media is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy.
price ($mm)
$3.28
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closed 4/3/2012 via PR Newswire

SAE International, acquired Tech Briefs Media Group

synopsis: SAE International has acquired ABP International, dba Tech Briefs Media Group. With primary offices in New York and New Jersey, Tech Briefs Media Group employs 35 people and publishes a variety of design engineering magazines and supplements in both print and digital formats, including their well-known flagship publication, NASA Tech Briefs.
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. It is a global association of more than 134,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. "
target: Tech Briefs Media Group
With primary offices in New York and New Jersey, Tech Briefs Media Group publishes a variety of design engineering magazines and supplements in both print and digital formats, including their well-known flagship publication, NASA Tech Briefs.
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closed 12/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, acquired Forester Media Inc.

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media, a business-to-business media company, has acquired Forester Media is a media company that publishes trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. Forester Media produces StormCon, a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, and more.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
target: Forester Media Inc.
Forester Media is a media company that publishes award-winning trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. StormCon is a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, excavating, solid waste management, and more.
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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