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announced 12/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will acquire Farmers Weekly

synopsis: Mark Allen Group is to acquire Farmers Weekly. Reed Business Information Ltd, part of RELX, has agreed to sell the brand to MA Agriculture, a new company created by MAG to house Farmers Weekly. Farmers Weekly provides topical technical information from independent experts, designed to help farmers manage their businesses more effectively.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Farmers Weekly
Farmers Weekly provides topical technical information from independent experts, designed to help farmers manage their businesses more effectively. The Farmers Weekly brand serves the whole farming industry and includes data services such as Farmplan, and print publications.
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closed 9/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Farms.com, Ltd., acquired Small Farm Canada

synopsis: Farms.com has acquired Small Farm Canada magazine and Service Truck magazine. Small Farm Canada is a national magazine distributed in every province and territory, and Service Truck Magazine is the only trade publication in the US and Canada focused exclusively on the service (mechanic’s) truck industry.
buyer: Farms.com, Ltd.
Farms.com is a leading provider of innovative information products and services for the global agriculture and food industries. Farms.com's agriculture information portal has business services and resources for more than 25,000 agribusiness professionals and livestock and crop producers. "
target parent: Southern Tip Publishing Inc.
target: Small Farm Canada
Small Farm Canada is a national magazine distributed in every province and territory. Service Truck Magazine is the only trade publication in the US and Canada focused exclusively on the service (mechanic’s) truck industry.
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announced 12/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will acquire Farmers Weekly

synopsis: Mark Allen Group is to acquire Farmers Weekly. Reed Business Information Ltd, part of RELX, has agreed to sell the brand to MA Agriculture, a new company created by MAG to house Farmers Weekly. Farmers Weekly provides topical technical information from independent experts, designed to help farmers manage their businesses more effectively.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Farmers Weekly
Farmers Weekly provides topical technical information from independent experts, designed to help farmers manage their businesses more effectively. The Farmers Weekly brand serves the whole farming industry and includes data services such as Farmplan, and print publications.
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closed 6/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Farmers Weekly, acquired Farmade Management Systems Ltd

synopsis: Farmade Management Systems, one of the major crop management and agronomy software businesses in the UK, has been bought by Farmers Weekly’s parent company Reed Business Information. Farmade will be combined with Farmers Weekly to create the UK’s leading provider of farm management systems, in both the arable and livestock sectors.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Farmers Weekly
Farmers Weekly provides topical technical information from independent experts, designed to help farmers manage their businesses more effectively. The Farmers Weekly brand serves the whole farming industry and includes data services such as Farmplan, and print publications. "
target: Farmade Management Systems Ltd
Farmade Management Systems Ltd provides crop management and agronomy software. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is based in Uckfield, United Kingdom.
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announced 12/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will acquire Farmers Weekly

synopsis: Mark Allen Group is to acquire Farmers Weekly. Reed Business Information Ltd, part of RELX, has agreed to sell the brand to MA Agriculture, a new company created by MAG to house Farmers Weekly. Farmers Weekly provides topical technical information from independent experts, designed to help farmers manage their businesses more effectively.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Farmers Weekly
Farmers Weekly provides topical technical information from independent experts, designed to help farmers manage their businesses more effectively. The Farmers Weekly brand serves the whole farming industry and includes data services such as Farmplan, and print publications.
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announced 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

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

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

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

Mark Allen Group, will acquire Rhinegold Group

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group (MAG) has won the bid to acquire all the assets in the Rhinegold Group. Rhinegold Group produces specialist magazines and live events for the music industry. These assets include: International Piano, Choir & Organ, Classical Music, Teaching Drama, and Music Teacher.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Rhinegold Group
Rhinegold Group operates at the heart of the music and performing arts sector. The Group consists of two companies: Rhinegold Publishing Ltd, which produces specialist magazines, and Rhinegold Media & Events Ltd, which delivers live events and creates high-quality digital content for Rhinegold TV.
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Comms Business

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Miles Publishing Limited, the publisher of the UK ICT magazine Comms Business. Comms Business is a monthly ICT magazine whose primary audience is resellers of ICT products and services. Comms Business also operates Channel Live, a leading ICT trade exhibition in the UK.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Comms Business
Comms Business is the leading media brand covering the UK’s ICT Channel, with a high quality market leading monthly business magazine, weekly e-newsletter and daily updated website. Comms Business also organizes events such as the Channel Live ICT trade exhibition.
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announced 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mark Allen Group, will acquire CommunityCare

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has announced its intention to acquire CommunityCare, the UK’s leading brand for social work professionals. CommunityCare's website is the leading online medium for those working in social care and it contains all of the articles that have been published both in Community Care magazine and online since 1995.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: CommunityCare
CommunityCare's website is the leading online medium for those working in social care and it contains all of the articles that have been published both in Community Care magazine and online since 1995.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Unity Media Plc

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Kent-based Unity Media, a publisher of a number of market leading brands in the built environment including: Roofing, Cladding & Insulation, Glass & Glazing, Heating & Plumbing Monthly, Building Products and Your Build. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an exhibition for the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Unity Media Plc
Unity Media is an independent publisher of market-leading business-to-business publications for the construction market. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an annual, national exhibition to support the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
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closed 10/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

George Warman Publications, acquired BDIA Dental Showcase

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

Mark Allen Group, acquired George Warman Publications

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group has completed the acquisition of the dental publisher George Warman Publications (UK). George Warman publishes the UK’s leading dental subscription journal, Dental Update, along with The Dentist, a news and dental business-orientated controlled circulation monthly.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: George Warman Publications
George Warman publishes the UK’s leading dental subscription journal, Dental Update, along with The Dentist, a news and dental business-orientated controlled circulation monthly.
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announced 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

MA Healthcare, will acquire Optician Magazine

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

Findlay Media, will acquire Ground Handling International

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

Mark Allen Group, acquired Songlines Magazine

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

Mark Allen Group, acquired Findlay Media

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

Mark Allen Publishing Limited, will acquire PrintWeek

synopsis: PrintWeek, the UK's leading title for the printing industry, is to be acquired by Mark Allen Group and be relaunched as a fortnightly magazine. PrintWeek has grown into the UK’s leading title for the graphic arts industry, with licensed editions in Middle East & Africa and Russia and sister titles in Germany, India and Australia.
buyer: Mark Allen Publishing Limited
The Mark Allen Group is involved in publishing and communications in four principal areas: health care, education, consumer and business-to-business. They publish 50 magazines and journals, and 60 books every year, as well as organizing over 70 conferences and exhibitions. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: PrintWeek
PrintWeek is the highest-circulating and most widely read printing industry title in the UK. Every week, PrintWeek is sent to more than 12,000 printing professionals, ranging from small and medium enterprises to the largest and most influential printing companies in the UK.
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announced 12/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will acquire Farmers Weekly

synopsis: Mark Allen Group is to acquire Farmers Weekly. Reed Business Information Ltd, part of RELX, has agreed to sell the brand to MA Agriculture, a new company created by MAG to house Farmers Weekly. Farmers Weekly provides topical technical information from independent experts, designed to help farmers manage their businesses more effectively.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Farmers Weekly
Farmers Weekly provides topical technical information from independent experts, designed to help farmers manage their businesses more effectively. The Farmers Weekly brand serves the whole farming industry and includes data services such as Farmplan, and print publications.
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closed 2/1/2022 via PR Newswire

Pendo, acquired Mind the Product Ltd.

synopsis: Pendo, a company that provides software that makes software better, announced it has acquired Mind the Product, a product management community which provides content, training and conferences that serve a global audience of more than 300,000 product managers, designers and developers.
buyer: Pendo
Pendo provides a platform with powerful analytics, in-application user feedback, and contextual guidance that is designed to help companies measure and elevate the customer experience within their applications. Pendo is on a mission to improve society’s experience with software. "
target: Mind the Product Ltd.
London-based Mind the Product is a product management community which provides content, training and conferences that serve a global audience of more than 300,000 product managers, designers and developers. Mind the Product began as a passion project for its founders in 2010.
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announced 8/26/2021 via Forbes

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

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

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

synopsis: Future plc has acquired a portfolio of leading Wealth, Knowledge and B2B Pro Technology specialist brands from Dennis Publishing. The brands included in the acquisition are: The Week / The Week US, The Week Junior / TWJ US, MoneyWeek, Kiplinger, Science & Nature, IT Pro, Computer Active, PC Pro, Minecraft World, and Coach.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller parent: Exponent Private Equity
seller: Dennis Publishing Limited
The brands included in the acquisition are: The Week / The Week US, The Week Junior / TWJ US, MoneyWeek, Kiplinger, Science & Nature, IT Pro, Computer Active, PC Pro, Minecraft World, and Coach. Dennis Publishing Ltd. is a British independent publisher, founded in 1973 by Felix Dennis.
price ($mm)
$416
rev ($mm)
$145
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$28
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closed 12/11/2020 via Company Press Release

The ChannelPro Network, acquired TopickZ Inc.

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

Spiceworks Ziff Davis, acquired Aberdeen

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

eXp World Holdings, acquired SUCCESS Enterprises

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

Transom Capital Group, acquired BridgeTower Media

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

ModalityIQ, acquired MLconf

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

ON-X Groupe, acquired Chain Accelerator

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

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

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

MJH Life Sciences, acquired Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP

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

Pacific6 Enterprises, acquired Long Beach Business Journal

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

The SMi Group merged with Tech Briefs Media Group,

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

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired Robotics Division

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

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

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

WebMD Corporation, acquired Frontline Medical Communications

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

Bobit Business Media, acquired Warranty Chain Management Conference

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

One-Zero, acquired Irish Sponsorship Summit

synopsis: Sportstech conference One-Zero announced its merger with the Irish Sponsorship Summit - one of Ireland's leading sports business conferences - ahead of its 2019 gathering. The Irish Sponsorship Summit is Ireland’s premier sports sponsorship event, The Irish Sponsorship Summit has grown to become the largest of its kind in Europe.
buyer: One-Zero
One-Zero 2019 will be one of Europe's largest sports business conferences, connecting those who work and trade within sport. On 17 September 2019, over 500 industry professionals from across top agencies, brands, publishers, start-ups and governing bodies will gather at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. "
target: Irish Sponsorship Summit
The Irish Sponsorship Summit is Ireland’s premier sports sponsorship event, The Irish Sponsorship Summit has grown to become the largest of its kind in Europe. Over 300 of the industry’s most influential leaders from across Ireland and Europe have come together on March 15th.
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announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Charterhouse Capital Partners, will acquire Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Charterhouse, one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe, is to acquire Tarsus Group, a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse is one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe. The PE firm typically invests in companies headquartered in Western Europe and works closely with incumbent management teams, providing them with active support to drive growth. "
target: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies.
price ($mm)
$662
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$127
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$44
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5.8x
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16.6x

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