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closed 8/17/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Innovation Women LLC, acquired Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur

synopsis: Innovation Women (IW), the leading visibility bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and professional women, has acquired Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur, a woman-owned online publisher of global news, trends and insights on female entrepreneurship.
buyer: Innovation Women LLC
Innovation Women is a self-service online platform that connects entrepreneurial, technical, and professional women with event managers to provide gender balance onstage at conferences and events. It provides members with a complete speaker platform, including access to calls for speakers. "
target: Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur
Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur is an American, women-owned online publisher of news, trends and insights on female entrepreneurship around the globe. Get breaking news and insights on women-founded startups and the latest trends and how-tos to take your startup to the next level.
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closed 10/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Startup Weekend, acquired StartupDigest

synopsis: StarupDigest, a curated email newsletter of local events and activities, has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by Startup Weekend.
buyer: Startup Weekend
Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. "
target: StartupDigest
StartupDigest operates a members-only guide platform for the startup world. Its members receive a curated email of startup events, job opportunities, and educational content. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

MailChimp, acquired Courier Media

synopsis: Mailchimp, an all-in-one marketing platform for small businesses, has acquired Courier Media, a a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Courier Media
Courier Media is a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses. They also offer an email newsletter and a monthly newspaper focused on London.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Publicize, Inc., will acquire Techli

synopsis: Midwest innovation publication, Techli, has been acquired by PR firm Publicize. Techli is an online media publication that delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
buyer: Publicize, Inc.
Publicize is a PR solution for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. They are a startup aiming to disrupt the PR industry with a flexible, cost-effective model that scales for entrepreneurs. They provide the very best PR services, quickly, effectively, and efficiently on a month to month basis. "
target: Techli
Techli is an online media publication that aims to be the source for news on entrepreneurship & innovation in the Midwest. Techli delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
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closed 10/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Espacio, acquired The Tech Panda

synopsis: Media incubator Espacio announces its acquisition of The Tech Panda, a Bangalore-based media publication dedicated to startup and tech news in India. The Tech Panda was founded in 2012 by entrepreneur, technologist, and writer Prateek Panda, with the aim of highlighting the strength of innovation within India.
buyer: Espacio
Espacio is a media incubator located in the heart of Medellin, Colombia. Their mission is to further entrepreneurship in Medellin. "
target: The Tech Panda
The Tech Panda is a Bangalore-based media publication dedicated to startup and tech news in India. TheTechPanda.com is a one-stop destination for the latest news and stories on startups, entrepreneurship and technology businesses.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

PeopletoPeople Group, acquired Widoobiz

synopsis: PeopletoPeople Group, a specialist in human capital management, concluded the acquisition of the Widoobiz group, a French company that provides online news for entrepreneurs.
buyer: PeopletoPeople Group
Founded in 2007 by Christian Pousset, PeopletoPeople Group supports companies in their transformation and makes human capital a decisive lever for performance. "
target: Widoobiz
Widoobiz, based in France, provides online media for Entrepreneurs & Startups. News articles, radio shows and videos give entrepreneurs information and testimonials useful to the development of their business.
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closed 4/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

CoFoundersLab, acquired Bizpora Limited

synopsis: CoFoundersLab has acquired Bizpora. Bizpora Limited operates a platform for entrepreneurs to better connect and network with other like-minded entrepreneurs. The site also helped its entrepreneur members find accommodation with other entrepreneurs when traveling.
buyer: CoFoundersLab
CoFoundersLab helps entrepreneurs with the first and toughest part of launching a startup, finding a co-founder. They do this through a free online matching platform and free in-person Meetups. "
target: Bizpora Limited
Bizpora Limited operates a platform for entrepreneurs to better connect and network with other like-minded entrepreneurs. The site also helped its entrepreneur members find accommodation with other entrepreneurs when traveling.
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closed 4/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Multiregional TransitTelecom, acquired Spark.ru

synopsis: Multiregional TransitTelecom (MTT), one of the largest telecom providers in Russia, has acquired Spark.ru, a Russian blog platform for entrepreneurs. Spark.ru allows entrepreneurs to tell their story, discuss their ideas, find employees and investors, ask questions, and get customer feedback.
buyer: Multiregional TransitTelecom
Multiregional TransitTelecom (MTT) is one of the largest telecom providers in Russia. MTT creates a wide range of innovative products on the edge of telecom and IT for corporate, SMB and SOHO clients. MTT has over 70,000 Russian and foreign clients and processes over 60,000,000 calls every day. "
target: Spark.ru
Spark.ru is a Russian blog platform for entrepreneurs. Spark.ru allows entrepreneurs to tell their story, discuss their ideas, find employees and investors, ask questions, and get customer feedback. Spark.ru has over 9.5 thousand registered projects looking to form teams and attract investments.
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announced 2/26/2017 via Company Press Release

MVF, will acquire Startups.co.uk

synopsis: Startups.co.uk, part of parent company Crimson Startups Limited, has been acquired by MVF – one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies. Startups.co.uk is the longest serving, largest and most comprehensive small business advice platform covering everything there is to know to start, buy, run or sell a company.
buyer: MVF
MVF has established brands across a number of B2B and B2C sectors, using informative content, proprietary tech and cross-channel marketing to help customers make smart purchasing decisions, while driving sales for some of the world’s leading corporations. "
target: Startups.co.uk
Established in 2000 by serial entrepreneur David Lester, Startups.co.uk is the longest serving, largest and most comprehensive small business advice platform covering everything there is to know to start, buy, run or sell a company.
price ($mm)
$1.24
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$6
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closed 3/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Equitise Pty Ltd, acquired Rabble

synopsis: Equitise, an equity crowdfunding startup announced that it had acquired New Zealand based startup Rabble. Rabble is an online community of over 600 New Zealand companies that allows members to raise their profile, recruit great talent and attract help from suitable investors and advisors.
buyer parent: Australasian Wealth Investments Limited
buyer: Equitise Pty Ltd
Bringing investors and entrepreneurs together, the Equitise crowdfunding platform simplifies the investment marketplace. It removes traditional barriers to investing and sourcing capital by making the process quick, easy and safe. "
target parent: Southgate Labs
target: Rabble
Rabble is a Kiwi online business/community directory founded by Southgate Labs in 2013. The Directory includes established businesses and start-ups. The goal of establishing Rabble is to raise businesses/start-ups profiles, recruit, and attract investment and advice.
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announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will acquire SmartBrief, Inc

synopsis: Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher, is to acquire SmartBrief, the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
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. "
target: SmartBrief, Inc
Serving nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
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$45
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$35
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announced 2/3/2021 via PR Newswire

HubSpot, Inc., will acquire The Hustle

synopsis: HubSpot, the customer relationship management (CRM) platform for scaling companies, will acquire The Hustle, a media company that produces a newsletter, podcast, and premium research content. The Hustle distills complex business stories into entertaining news items.
buyer: HubSpot, Inc. (HUBS:$817.15)
HubSpot is a leading customer relationship management (CRM) platform that provides software and support to help businesses grow better. The platform includes marketing, sales, service, and website management products that start free and scale to meet customers' needs at any stage of growth. "
target: The Hustle
The Hustle is a media company that produces a newsletter, podcast, and premium research content. The Hustle's daily email was started in 2016 and keeps its more than 1.5 million readers informed with topical stories and perspectives, distilling complex business stories into entertaining news items.
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closed 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

MediaMiser Ltd., acquired Bulldog Reporter, LLC

synopsis: MediaMiser has acquired Bulldog Reporter intellectual property and related assets. Bulldog Reporter provides PR industry newsletters, a journalist database, media intelligence and professional development programs. The assets acquired also include Daily Dog, the Bulldog Awards, Inside Health Media, Media Pro, and certain books and publications.
buyer parent: Innodata Inc.
buyer: MediaMiser Ltd.
MediaMiser is a leading provider of media monitoring and analysis software and professional services for organizations of all sizes. MediaMiser reduces the time and effort it takes to gather, analyze and distribute valuable business intelligence extracted from traditional and social media sources. "
target: Bulldog Reporter, LLC
Bulldog Reporter provides PR industry newsletters, a journalist database, media intelligence and professional development programs. They consist of Daily Dog, the Bulldog Awards, Inside Health Media, Media Pro, and certain leading industry books and publications.
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announced 7/19/2022 via Company Press Release

Informa plc, will acquire Industry Dive, LLC

synopsis: Informa PLC, a leading international B2B markets, live and on-demand events and digital services group, will acquire Industry Dive from Falfurrias Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm. Industry Dive is a leading business journalism company. They provide exclusive insight and analysis delivered through 27 digital publications.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
UK-based Informa is a leading international Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group. Informa helps commercial, professional and academic communities make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: Industry Dive, LLC
Industry Dive is a leading business journalism company. More than 11 million decision-makers across 24 competitive industries rely on its exclusive insight and analysis delivered through 27 publications. Industry Dive has continued growth since its founding in 2012.
price ($mm)
$389
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$82
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announced 9/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Falfurrias Capital, will acquire Industry Dive, LLC

synopsis: Industry Dive and Charlotte-based private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners announced a partnership in which Falfurrias will acquire a majority equity interest in Industry Dive. Washington, D.C.-based Industry Dive was formed in January 2012 to provide news and trends for industry leaders through convenient mobile apps and websites.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm. The firm is focused on acquiring or investing in a diverse portfolio of growth-oriented middle-market companies. "
target: Industry Dive, LLC
Washington, D.C.-based Industry Dive was formed in January 2012 to provide news and trends for industry leaders through convenient mobile apps and websites. Industry Dive serves 7 million decision-makers through 22 daily online publications covering news and providing insights.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

VimVic, acquired Business Animals

synopsis: VimVic, a education and digital HR company, has acquired Business Animals, a company that specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
buyer: VimVic
Based in Czechia, VimVic is engaged in education and digital HR. They work on online courses along with company profiles and employer ratings to help users learn about corporate culture and the experiences of others. "
target: Business Animals
Based in Czechia, Business Animals specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business, and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
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closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

TheBusinessDesk.com, acquired TheBusinessDesk.com

synopsis: The management team of TheBusinessDesk.com, a regional business news provider, have completed a buy-out of the company. The group’s editor Alex Turner and commercial director Lee-J Walker have taken a majority stake in the company. TheBusinessDesk.com provides regional business news across North West, Yorkshire, West Midlands and East Midlands.
buyer: TheBusinessDesk.com
TheBusinessDesk.com is the fastest growing business media in the UK. They provide regional business news across four regions - North West, Yorkshire, West Midlands and East Midlands. They offer exclusives, authoritative articles and interviews with key figures in the business community. "
target: TheBusinessDesk.com
TheBusinessDesk.com is the fastest growing business media in the UK. They provide regional business news across four regions - North West, Yorkshire, West Midlands and East Midlands. They offer exclusives, authoritative articles and interviews with key figures in the business community.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH, acquired Saal Zwei

synopsis: Süddeutsche Zeitung, the largest regional newspaper in Germany, has acquired Saal Zwei, an online-business-magazine for women. Saal Zwei researchs and compiles information on the most important topics of the week and delivers it every week to registered emails and on their site.
buyer parent: Südwestdeutsche Medienholding GmbH
buyer: Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH
Süddeutsche Zeitung is the largest regional newspaper in Germany. They reach 1.13 million readers daily. Their contents cover the topics of politics, economy, panorama, sports, culture, knowledge, opportunities, travel, automobile, and style. "
target: Saal Zwei
Saal Zwei is an online-business-magazine for women. They research and compile information on the most important topics of the week and deliver it every week to registered emails and on their site. Their mission is to build a female business brand for women in business, politics and society.
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closed 2/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Bonnier Business Press, acquired Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten

synopsis: Bonnier Business Press AB announced it has acquired majority shares in news site Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten. Founded in 2012, the site is a fast-growing new player in the German business news market and already has some 2 million unique visitors per month.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Business Press
Bonnier Business Press has business-to-business operations in 10 countries with a focus on business news media and niche products for business professionals. They publishe daily and weekly business papers, weekly/bi-weekly Medical Newspapers, magazines and handbooks (digital and print). "
target parent: BF Blogform Social Media GmbH
target: Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten
Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, founded in 2012, has been Germany’s fastest growing online media business news with the biggest reach in social media.
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closed 10/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Miami Media, LLC, acquired Latin Business Chronicle

synopsis: Miami Media LLC, the owner of Latin Trade magazine, LatinTrade.com and the BRAVO Business Awards, has acquired Latin Business Chronicle, an online journal specializing in Latin American business news. Latin Business Chronicle is a premium subscription-based Web site that provides information primarily to an institutional audience.
buyer parent: ISIS Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Miami Media, LLC
Miami Media LLC is a subsidiary of Manhattan Media and owns Latin Trade magazine, the BRAVO Business Awards, the Bravo Council Series, Latin Trade's CFO Forums and CMO Forums, and LatinTrade Online and LT Hospitality Media. "
target: Latin Business Chronicle
Miami-based online journal Latin Business Chronicle, offers the trends beyond the daily headlines, through in-depth reports and commentaries. They also provide unique rankings including Latin America's Top 500 Companies, 100 Most Influential Businesspeople, and Top 100 M&A's.
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closed 8/17/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Innovation Women LLC, acquired Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur

synopsis: Innovation Women (IW), the leading visibility bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and professional women, has acquired Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur, a woman-owned online publisher of global news, trends and insights on female entrepreneurship.
buyer: Innovation Women LLC
Innovation Women is a self-service online platform that connects entrepreneurial, technical, and professional women with event managers to provide gender balance onstage at conferences and events. It provides members with a complete speaker platform, including access to calls for speakers. "
target: Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur
Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur is an American, women-owned online publisher of news, trends and insights on female entrepreneurship around the globe. Get breaking news and insights on women-founded startups and the latest trends and how-tos to take your startup to the next level.
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closed 8/17/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Innovation Women LLC, acquired Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur

synopsis: Innovation Women (IW), the leading visibility bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and professional women, has acquired Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur, a woman-owned online publisher of global news, trends and insights on female entrepreneurship.
buyer: Innovation Women LLC
Innovation Women is a self-service online platform that connects entrepreneurial, technical, and professional women with event managers to provide gender balance onstage at conferences and events. It provides members with a complete speaker platform, including access to calls for speakers. "
target: Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur
Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur is an American, women-owned online publisher of news, trends and insights on female entrepreneurship around the globe. Get breaking news and insights on women-founded startups and the latest trends and how-tos to take your startup to the next level.
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announced 5/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Leade.rs, Inc.

synopsis: Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire networking and event-matching platform Leade.rs, co-founded by high-profile tech entrepreneur Loic Le Meur.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Leade.rs, Inc.
Leade.rs, co-founded by high-profile tech entrepreneur Loic Le Meur, is a networking and event-matching platform. Leade.rs is a platform to connect great events to amazing speakers.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Corridor Capital, LLC, acquired Create & Cultivate

synopsis: Corridor Capital announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Create & Cultivate, LLC (C&C). C&C is a Los Angeles, CA based experiential and digital media company fostering a community of ambitious women looking to create and cultivate the career of their dreams.
buyer: Corridor Capital, LLC
Corridor Capital, LLC is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm that provides capital, operational support, and strategic guidance to lower middle-market business services companies in North America. "
target: Create & Cultivate
Create & Cultivate (C&C) is a Los Angeles, CA based experiential and digital media company fostering a community of ambitious women looking to create and cultivate the career of their dreams. C&C provides in-person and virtual proprietary and brand-sponsored bespoke events.
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

HotelPlanner.com, acquired Venuexplorer Pte Ltd

synopsis: Online venue marketplace Venuexplorer has been acquired by HotelPlanner, leading provider of online services in the global hotel marketplace. Venuexplorer has won a reputation for renting all kinds of venues for events in Singapore. Venuexplorer is an online marketplace whereby event organisers are connected directly to venue owners online.
buyer: HotelPlanner.com
HotelPlanner is the leading provider of online services in the global hotel marketplace, and an established resource for group event planners and hotel partners alike. "
target: Venuexplorer Pte Ltd
Venuexplorer is an online marketplace whereby event organisers are connected directly to venue owners through an incredibly user-friendly and fast interface. The marketplace enables event organisers to search, identify and book suitable venue.
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closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

E-loue S.A.R.L, acquired RentalCompare.com

synopsis: E-Loue has acquired Rental Compare. Founded in 2009 by Darryl Akken and based in Los Angeles, Rental Compare is one of the largest rental websites on the US market, with the publication of more than 500,000 listings in over 1000 professionals.
buyer: E-loue S.A.R.L
Headquartered in Paris, France, E-loue S.A.RL is an online platform offering general public rental like tools, accessories, games, and clothing for private individuals. The company was incorporated in 2009. "
target: RentalCompare.com
RentalCompare connects renters with rental companies. It is the web's largest event and equipment marketplace. RentalCompare creates an individual listing for each rental product or service in a rental company's inventory, each of which is tagged and keyword searchable.
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closed 6/28/2018 via BusinessWire

Gather, acquired EVENTup

synopsis: Gather, the leading event management software platform for restaurants and venues, announced that it has acquired EVENTup, a top online marketplace for event venues.
buyer: Gather
Gather is the leading event management software platform for restaurants and venues. Gather’s cloud-based platform helps teams streamline their event sales and management workflow, from initial inquiry through day-of execution, simplifying event planning for venues and their customers. "
target: EVENTup
EVENTup is a top online marketplace for thousands of event venues across the U.S. From galleries, lofts and warehouses to banquet halls, rooftop bars and conference centers, EVENTup helps people find the ideal space for any occasion.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Condit, acquired Exhibit Source, Inc.

synopsis: Condit Exhibits, a full-service exhibit house established in 1945, has acquired Exhibit Source, a leader in designing custom tradeshow displays for businesses of any size.
buyer: Condit
Condit Exhibits is a full-service exhibit house established in 1945. They specialize in creating event and trade show booths, museum displays, and temporary structures for clients around the globe. "
target: Exhibit Source, Inc.
Exhibit Source Inc is a leader in designing custom tradeshow displays for businesses of any size. Their services include custom exhibit fabrication and finishing, graphics production and finishing, exhibit transportation, and secure warehousing for trade show displays and convention exhibits.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fern Exposition Services, LLC, acquired Triumph Expo & Events

synopsis: Cincinnati, Ohio-based event production services provider Fern has acquired Seattle-based Triumph Expo & Events. Triumph officially opened its doors April 1, 1999. Since then they have grown and evolved from a small, local trade show contracting company to a sophisticated marketing partner for their national client base.
buyer: Fern Exposition Services, LLC
Fern Exposition & Event Services is a full service exhibition services contractor, providing convention, tradeshow, exposition, and corporate event services throughout the United States and Canada. Incorporated in 1909, Fern is ranked among the nation’s top service contractors. "
target: Triumph Expo & Events
Triumph officially opened its doors April 1, 1999. Since then they have grown and evolved from a small, local trade show contracting company to a sophisticated marketing partner for their national client base.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fern Exposition Services, LLC, acquired DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services

synopsis: Cincinnati, Ohio-based event production services provider Fern has acquired Portland-based DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services, a full-service general contractor for trade shows and events.
buyer: Fern Exposition Services, LLC
Fern Exposition & Event Services is a full service exhibition services contractor, providing convention, tradeshow, exposition, and corporate event services throughout the United States and Canada. Incorporated in 1909, Fern is ranked among the nation’s top service contractors. "
target: DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services
DWA Trade Show & Exposition Service is a full-service general contractor for trade shows and events. DWA offers a complete inventory of items used by show managers and exhibitors including booth furnishings, tables, chairs, easels, Modular Display System Rental booths and much more.
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announced 6/14/2018 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire ZhongZhiXing

synopsis: GL Events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, has announced that they will be acquiring ZhongZhiXing Group, a Chinese event services provider specializing in event engineering and logistics and event organization services.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
Based in France, GL Events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating across the three main market segments: congresses, conferences, and conventions; cultural, sports, institutional, corporate, and political events; trade shows and consumer fairs. "
target: ZhongZhiXing
Based in China, ZhongZhiXing Group is an event services provider. ZhongZhiXing has an excellent reputation and long-standing relationships with a number of exhibition organizers and owners of well-known event sites.
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closed 8/2/2017 via BusinessWire

M&M The Special Events Company, acquired Marquee Event Group

synopsis: M&M Event Rentals, a leading event rental company, announced the acquisition of Marquee Event Group, a full-service event rental company with four divisions: Marquee Rents, Marquee Tents, Marquee Linens and Marquee San Antonio.
buyer parent: Dubin Clark & Co.
buyer: M&M The Special Events Company
M&M is a leading event rental company helping to produce thousands of parties, weddings, corporate & non-profit events in Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Atlanta, Memphis and Nashville. "
target: Marquee Event Group
Marquee Event Group began in 1985 as a small party rental store and have evolved over the past 30 years into a full-service event rental company with four divisions: Marquee Rents, Marquee Tents, Marquee Linens and Marquee San Antonio.
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closed 7/14/2017 via PE Hub

PRO EM Party & Event Rentals, acquired Universal Resource Supply, LLC

synopsis: PRO EM Party & Event Rentals, a single, one-stop source for events of any size, has acquired Universal Resource Supply, LLC (URS), a nationwide event rental company specializing in major event planning and execution. From movie premieres, festivals, corporate parties and sporting events, and backyard barbeques, URS has served all types of events.
buyer parent: Dos Rios Partners
buyer: PRO EM Party & Event Rentals
PRO EM Party & Event Rentals serves as a single, one-stop source for events of any size. Whether searching for an event management company, event rentals such as tents, tables and chairs, commercial services or all three, PRO EM’s knowledgeable team is ready to make the event a complete success. "
target: Universal Resource Supply, LLC
Universal Resource Supply (URS) is a nationwide event rental company specializing in major event planning and execution. From movie premieres, festivals, corporate parties and sporting events, to elegant weddings, quinceaneras, and even backyard barbeques, URS has served all types of events.
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closed 5/1/2017 via BusinessWire

MCH Group AG, acquired MC2

synopsis: MCH Group, a globally leading live marketing company with its head office in Basel, Switzerland has acquired a 100% holding in MC2 ("MC-squared"), a recognized leader in the exhibit and event marketing industry in the U.S.
buyer: MCH Group AG (SWX:MCHN:$181.86)
MCH Group is a globally leading live marketing company with a comprehensive services network spanning the entire exhibition and event market. It organizes and hosts about 90 exhibitions, including the globally leading Art Basel shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. "
target: MC2
MC2 ("MC-squared") is a leader in the exhibit and event marketing industry. The company provides and manages integrated marketing programs, creating experiences where people meet people. MC2 is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York and 14 other locations in the U.S. and a location in Germany.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$158
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dubin Clark & Co., acquired M&M The Special Events Company

synopsis: M&M Event Rentals, Chicago, has completed a recapitalization transaction with private equity firm Dubin Clark & Co., Boston. M&M is a leading event service company, helping to produce thousands of parties, weddings, corporate and non-profit events each year in Chicago and Dallas.
buyer: Dubin Clark & Co.
Since their founding in 1984, Dubin Clark has consistently partnered with outstanding management teams in building world-class businesses. "
target: M&M The Special Events Company
M&M is a leading event service company, helping to produce thousands of parties, weddings, corporate and non-profit events each year in Chicago and Dallas.
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announced 1/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

8I Holdings Limited, will acquire Hemus Pacific Pte Ltd.

synopsis: 8I Holdings advises that it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire 51% of Hemus Pacific Private Limited, a successful property and events management business. Their service specialization profile encompasses Venue sourcing and management, Logistic supports and Events Marketing and Management.
buyer: 8I Holdings Limited (ASX:8IH:$24.01)
8I Holdings is the holding company of the 8I Group that is based in Singapore and operates an investment business in listed securities, real property developments, and a financial education and training seminar business. "
target: Hemus Pacific Pte Ltd.
Hemus Pacific is an event services company that offers a comprehensive array of resources and solutions to events. Their service specialization profile encompasses Venue sourcing and management, Logistic supports and Events Marketing and Management.
price ($mm)
$1.83*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Lloyd Paul Events Ltd. merged with Mobile Promotions Corporate Events Limited,

synopsis: Events agency Lloyd Paul Events has merged with Northamptonshire-based Mobile Promotions. The company provides event management and logistic services. They also offer destination research, venue sourcing and booking, print buying, supplier management, and other services.
buyer: Mobile Promotions Corporate Events Limited
Mobile Promotions is an event company. From roadshows and sampling campaigns to hospitality and shopping centre promotions, they have a team of people who will help companies stand out from the crowd. "
target: Lloyd Paul Events Ltd.
Lloyd Paul Events Ltd. provides event management and logistic services. They also offer destination research, venue sourcing and booking, print buying, supplier management, and other services. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Lutterworth, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Group Delphi, acquired Image Exhibits

synopsis: Group Delphi, which makes exhibits for trade shows and other events, acquired Image Exhibits in Fort Wayne. Image Exhibits, Inc. designs and develops show exhibit products for trade shows, museums, corporate lobby exhibitions, and point of purchase displays.
buyer: Group Delphi
Group Delphi supplies strategic and creative solutions for companies’ face-to-face marketing needs. The company has a robust product, service and solutions offering for organizations in the tradeshow, events, museum and retail marketplace. "
target: Image Exhibits
Image Exhibits, Inc. designs and develops show exhibit products for trade shows, museums, corporate lobby exhibitions, and point of purchase displays. The company offers portable and modular banner stands; extruded aluminum structures; kiosks; and wall, show room, and table top displays.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

MC2, acquired proFair

synopsis: MC2, an exhibit, event and environment company, has announced the acquisition of a longtime strategic partner, proFair GmbH, a brand and event marketing company.
buyer parent: Cowen Group, Inc.
buyer: MC2
MC2, an event marketing company, engages in designing, creating, and managing events and corporate meetings. The company’s services include creation and management of custom exhibits for conventions, trade shows, and corporate marketing events. "
target: proFair
With almost 30 years of experience, proFair is the full-service agency that provides live communication and unmistakeable brand presentations for trade fairs and events around the world.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Maritz Travel Company, acquired Experient, Inc.

synopsis: Maritz Travel, a global leader in providing full-service meeting, event and incentive travel programs to corporate clients, announced it has acquired Experient, another top provider of meeting and event services to associations, tradeshows, corporations and the US government.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Travel Company
Maritz Travel is the global leader in achieving business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs, is dedicated to transforming business through people and events. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Experient, Inc.
Experient, Inc. is an event management company. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services for association, corporate and government clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/28/2011 via BusinessWire

General Graphics Exhibits merged with Group Delphi,

synopsis: Group Delphi and GGE announced their merger, creating an organization with deeper expertise, broader capabilities and increased services for tradeshow, event, museum, media and retail customers. The move makes the combined organization one of the most significant companies in the San Francisco Bay Area exhibit and events scene.
buyer: Group Delphi
Group Delphi supplies strategic and creative solutions for companies’ face-to-face marketing needs. The company has a robust product, service and solutions offering for organizations in the tradeshow, events, museum and retail marketplace. "
target: General Graphics Exhibits
General Graphics Exhibits serves the convention, museum, and creative markets by designing ways for its customers to meet their goals and succeed in their respective markets through graphics and exhibits.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions, acquired Nuance International

synopsis: Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions has announced the acquisition of Nuance International, a global exhibit and interiors design and project management firm in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. Gielissen, based in the Netherlands for nearly 75 years, is one of the largest interiors, events, exhibitions, and exhibit fabrication companies in the world.
buyer: Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions
Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions specializes in interiors and exhibitions, providing full-service solutions for clients, from consultation and concept development to implementation. "
target: Nuance International
Nuance International is a world-class provider of design, project management, and production of trade show exhibits, interior environments, private events, corporate theater and experiences.
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