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Adweek, Inc., acquired Social Media Week

synopsis: Adweek, the leading source of news and insights covering marketing, media and technology, has acquired Social Media Week (SMW), a premiere conference and industry news platform for professionals in media, marketing and technology. SMW shares the best ideas and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. Adweek’s award-winning coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals across platforms including print, digital, events, podcasts, newsletters, social media and mobile apps. "
target: Social Media Week
Social Media Week (SMW) is one of the world’s premiere conferences and industry news platforms for professionals in media, marketing and technology. SMW curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture.
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closed 8/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Prometheus Global Media, acquired Mediabistro

synopsis: Prometheus Global Media LLC, a collection of trade publications and events backed by a unit of Guggenheim Partners, has completed its acquisition of Mediabistro from the Mecklermedia Corp. Terms of the deal for Mediabistro, known for its website featuring job listings for journalists for other media professionals, weren't provided.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Prometheus Global Media
Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music; Film; and Advertising & Marketing. Its assets include Billboard and its related conference events, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Mediaweek, and more. "
target parent: Mecklermedia Corporation
target: Mediabistro (MBIS:$13.13)
Mediabistro is the leading provider of jobs, news, education, events, and research for the media industry. Their mission is to help media professionals succeed and grow in their careers as we provide them with opportunities to acquire new positions, knowledge, skills, and connections.
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closed 7/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired Mediabistro.com, Inc.

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation has acquired all of the shares of mediabistro.com inc. the career and community site for media and creative professionals, for $20.0 million in cash and a two year earn-out that could result in an additional $3.0 million in cash consideration.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. Our mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work.
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closed 5/12/2011 via BusinessWire

WebMediaBrands, Inc., acquired Inside Network Inc.

synopsis: WebMediaBrands announced that it has acquired all of the shares of Inside Network Inc., publisher of the well-known blogs Inside Facebook and Inside Mobile Apps, industry-leading research services focused on the Facebook platform and social gaming ecosystem, AppData, an app that tracks social platform traffic, and trade shows.
buyer: WebMediaBrands, Inc. (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The company’s online businesses includes mediabistro.com, learnnetwork.com, freelanceconnect.com and semanticweb.com. "
target: Inside Network Inc.
Inside Network publishes the well-known blogs Inside Facebook, Inside Social Games and Inside Mobile Apps. The company also publishes: industry-leading research services focused on the Facebook platform and social gaming ecosystem; AppData, which tracks traffic on social platforms; and trade shows.
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$15
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announced 8/4/2006 via BusinessWire

TANDBERG, will acquire Zetools, Inc.

synopsis: TANDBERG Television has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Zetools Inc., a Los Angeles-based developer of software that enables the delivery of next-generation digital video services over the Internet. In the past five years, Zetools has built a customer base of leading media companies, including AOL, NBC Universal and MTV Networks.
buyer: TANDBERG (TADBF:$0.00)
TANDBERG is the market share leader and the fastest growing company in the video conferencing industry. TANDBERG hold the highest market share for video infrastructure products as well as video endpoints, whether measured in terms of revenue or unit volume. "
target: Zetools, Inc.
Zetools develops software for creating, managing, delivering and accessing rich media content. From production through publishing, our products and services provide integrated solutions for enterprise-wide applications across a spectrum of industries.
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closed 3/5/2012 via PR Newswire

BlogWorld & New Media Expo, acquired Travel Blog Exchange

synopsis: The world's largest new media conference and tradeshow, BlogWorld & New Media Expo, announced its acquisition of TBEX, (Travel Blog Exchange), the world's largest travel blogging conference. TBEX '12 presented by BlogWorld will take place at the Keystone Resort & Convention Center in Keystone, Colorado, June 15-17.
buyer: BlogWorld & New Media Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media including: Blogging, Podcasting, Social Media, Online Video, Music, TV, Radio, Gaming, Entertainment and Communities. "
target: Travel Blog Exchange
The Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) conference has grown into the most popular annual gathering of bloggers, writers and new media content creators in the travel and lifestyle sphere today, attracting some of the world's best-known brands, as well as various tourism bureaus as sponsors.
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closed 10/6/2010 via BusinessWire

WebMediaBrands, Inc., acquired 10,000 Words

synopsis: WebMediaBrands, Inc. announced the acquisition of the blog 10000Words.net and related assets from Mark S. Luckie. Mr. Luckie, National Innovations Editor for The Washington Post, is based in Washington, D.C.
buyer: WebMediaBrands, Inc. (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The company’s online business includes mediabistro.com, a leading blog network. "
target: 10,000 Words
10,000 Words was created as a resource for journalists and web and technology enthusiasts to learn the tools that are shaping digital journalism. The site offers examples, resources, and tutorials of both new and established technologies used to enhance journalism.
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closed 2/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Comexposium SA, acquired Mobile Motion LLC

synopsis: The Comexposium Group, one of the largest trade show and conference companies in the world, has acquired Mobile Motion LLC, the company responsible for organizing Mobile Media Summit events in the United States and Europe. Comexposium is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity.
buyer: Comexposium SA
Comexposium, one of the European leaders in event organization, is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity. Every year it plays host to 38,000 exhibitors. "
target: Mobile Motion LLC
Mobile Media Summit is the quintessential thought-leadership forum for the top executives in the worlds of advertising, media, publishing, and the hottest brand marketers to gather and discuss the intersection of mobile advertising and technology.
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closed 1/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Monster Worldwide, Inc., acquired Affinity Labs

synopsis: Monster Worldwide, Inc. announced a strategic acquisition that will increase its presence in several professional and vocational online communities. Monster has acquired Affinity Labs Inc., a development stage company that operates a portfolio of professional and vocational communities for people interested in certain dedicated occupations.
buyer: Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW:$634.99)
Monster Worldwide, Inc. parent company of Monster(R), the online employment solution, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. "
target: Affinity Labs
Founded in 2006, Affinity Labs operates a portfolio of professional and vocational communities for people entering, advancing and networking in today’s fast-growing career fields. The company is backed by The Mayfield Fund and Trinity Ventures.
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closed 12/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Reed MIDEM, acquired LeWeb

synopsis: Reed MIDEM, a leading organiser of international tradeshows and conferences, announced the acquisition of LeWeb, Europe's top internet conference and networking events. The acquisition enables LeWeb to reinforce its development and further strengthens Reed MIDEM's interests in digital innovation and entrepreneurship.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed MIDEM
Reed MIDEM is an organizer of professional, international tradeshows and conferences. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors. "
target: LeWeb
Launched in Paris in 2004 by Loic and Geraldine Le Meur, LeWeb brings together the key players in the international internet ecosystem including entrepreneurs and visionaries, investors and venture capitalists, technology businesses, large companies, digital marketers and journalists.
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closed 8/2/2011 via BusinessWire

Wellesley Information Services, acquired Carson Systems Ltd.

synopsis: Wellesley Information Services announced the acquisition of Carson Systems Ltd, a UK-based producer of industry-leading events for Web developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Carson Systems’ events include the well-known Future of Web Applications (FOWA), Future of Web Design (FOWD), and Future of Mobility (FOM) series.
buyer parent: UCG
buyer: Wellesley Information Services
Wellesley Information Services (WIS) is the premier independent provider of SAP and IBM training and education. WIS products feature award-winning content that is relevant, practical, and unique, and is consumed by business and IT professionals all over the world and in every industry. "
target: Carson Systems Ltd.
Carson Systems Ltd produces world-class events for web professionals and entrepreneurs. Its Future of Web Applications (FOWA), Future of Web Design (FOWD), and Future of Mobility (FOM) series of events are annual gatherings of thought leaders, cutting-edge technologists, and investors.
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closed 5/31/2019 via Company Press Release

MyMobileLyfe, LLC, acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC

synopsis: MyMobileLyfe, LLC has acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC, publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. With a focus on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website. Atlanta Tech Blogs is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content.
buyer: MyMobileLyfe, LLC
MyMobileLyfe, LLC is a digital marketing and advertising agency whose products help businesses target relevant audiences and optimize promotional strategies. With MyMobileLyfe's search, display, retargeting, and live chat tools, ad buyers can reach customers across multiple channels and networks. "
target: Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC
Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC is the publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. The company is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content. Focusing on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website.
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closed 11/7/2013 via PR Web

FC Business Intelligence Ltd., acquired Open Mobile Media Ltd.

synopsis: FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a London-based conference and business intelligence company, has acquired Open Mobile Media, organizer of The Open Mobile Summit (OMS) in San Francisco and London, two of the most influential events in the international mobile industry calendar.
buyer: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK. "
target: Open Mobile Media Ltd.
The Open Mobile Summit the industry's number one conference and annual meeting-place. The show offers an incomparable opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in the mobile, Internet, media, electronics and commerce industries.
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closed 7/1/2010 via Market Wire

KGB USA, Inc., acquired CerBibo Corporation

synopsis: kgb announced the acquisition of 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Centroid Media, the specialist Internet business best known for the people search engine and online reputation sites, Wieowie in the Netherlands, and Whoozy across other territories.
buyer: KGB USA, Inc.
KGB USA, Inc. provides branded directory assistance, independent outsourced directory assistance, and information services in the United States. "
target parent: Centroid Media BV
target: CerBibo Corporation
Founded in 2007, Centroid Media, is a privately held company based in Groningen, Holland. Centroid Media consists of a talented team of developers who build vertical search engines leveraging proprietary technology. Today, the existing network generates over 6 million page views every month.
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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
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$4
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4.6x
closed 1/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis B2B Focus, acquired Toolbox.com, LLC

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., one of the nation’s leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of Toolbox.com, the #1 professional networking site for IT professionals, from the Corporate Executive Board. Effective immediately, Toolbox.com will be a unit of Ziff Davis B2B Focus.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis B2B Focus
Ziff Davis B2B Focus, formerly Tippit, is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors. It helps business and IT professionals make better purchasing decisions while turning the Internet into a meaningful platform for B2B marketers. "
target parent: Corporate Executive Board
target: Toolbox.com, LLC
Toolbox.com is the #1 professional networking site for IT professionals. Founded in 1998 and based in Scottsdale, AZ, Toolbox.com supports decision-making throughout the IT life cycle by linking over three million IT experts and executives across the globe each month.
price ($mm)
$2.10
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$7
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closed 8/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Catalyze.org merged with Modern Analyst Media LLC,

synopsis: iRise®, the global leader in enterprise visualization solutions, and ModernAnalyst.com, the premier online community and resource portal for business analysts, announced that the Catalyze.org destination site has been merged with ModernAnalyst.com, creating the single largest online community for business analysts in the world.
buyer: Modern Analyst Media LLC
ModernAnalyst.com is the number one online destination for business analysts, systems analysts, business process consultants, user experience designers, and other professionals involved in business analysis or systems analysis. "
target parent: iRise
target: Catalyze.org
Catalyze is a new community and "virtual watering hole" for professionals who define and design software applications and websites.
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closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

Investment Technology Group, Inc., acquired BLOCKalert

synopsis: Investment Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of technology-based trading services and transaction research, announced that it will become full owner of BLOCKalert, acquiring Merrill Lynch’s stake in the joint venture.
buyer: Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG:$505.52)
Investment Technology Group, Inc. is a specialized agency brokerage and technology firm that partners with clients globally to provide innovative solutions spanning the entire investment process. "
target parent: Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
target: BLOCKalert
BLOCKalert LLC, a broker-dealer, provides block order crossing services. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in the United States.
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closed 6/18/2007 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, acquired Ajaxian, Inc.

synopsis: Information technology media company TechTarget, Inc. has acquired Ajaxian, Inc., a leading Web site and conference which provides content for the community of developers for "Ajax" (Asynchronous Javascript and XML), a web development technique for creating interactive web applications.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$138.35)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: Ajaxian, Inc.
Ajaxian, Inc., a leading Web site and conference which provides content for the community of developers for "Ajax" (Asynchronous Javascript and XML), a web development technique for creating interactive web applications.
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closed 1/10/2013 via Company Press Release

ZURB, Inc., acquired Forrst, LLC

synopsis: ZURB announced it has acquired Forrst. Forrst, LLC provides an online community for Website developers and designers. The company offers its community to help themselves and others get better at their craft by providing critiques; and sharing their knowledge to build applications and Websites.
buyer: ZURB, Inc.
ZURB is a close-knit team of product designers who help companies design better websites, services and online products. In addition, their apps help designers design great products quickly through rapid prototyping, iteration and user feedback. They've worked with more than 200 startups since 1998. "
target parent: COLOURlovers Inc.
target: Forrst, LLC
The Forrst was created to assist designers and developers in honing their skills to land more and better jobs. The company offers its community to help themselves and others get better at their craft by providing critiques; and share their knowledge to build applications and Websites.
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closed 1/6/2021 via PR Web

Adweek, Inc., acquired Social Media Week

synopsis: Adweek, the leading source of news and insights covering marketing, media and technology, has acquired Social Media Week (SMW), a premiere conference and industry news platform for professionals in media, marketing and technology. SMW shares the best ideas and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. Adweek’s award-winning coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals across platforms including print, digital, events, podcasts, newsletters, social media and mobile apps. "
target: Social Media Week
Social Media Week (SMW) is one of the world’s premiere conferences and industry news platforms for professionals in media, marketing and technology. SMW curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture.
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closed 1/6/2021 via PR Web

Adweek, Inc., acquired Social Media Week

synopsis: Adweek, the leading source of news and insights covering marketing, media and technology, has acquired Social Media Week (SMW), a premiere conference and industry news platform for professionals in media, marketing and technology. SMW shares the best ideas and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. Adweek’s award-winning coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals across platforms including print, digital, events, podcasts, newsletters, social media and mobile apps. "
target: Social Media Week
Social Media Week (SMW) is one of the world’s premiere conferences and industry news platforms for professionals in media, marketing and technology. SMW curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture.
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closed 9/3/2020 via PR Web

Adweek, Inc., acquired Target Marketing and Publishing Executive

synopsis: Adweek is acquiring Target Marketing and Publishing Executive from NAPCO Media. Publishing Executive serves as the most reliable resource of insight and analysis on the magazine media industry. Target Marketing Magazine covers all direct response media, including direct mail, e-mail, telemarketing, space advertising, the Web and direct response TV.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. Adweek’s award-winning coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals across platforms including print, digital, events, podcasts, newsletters, social media and mobile apps. "
target parent: Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
target: Target Marketing and Publishing Executive
Publishing Executive serves as the most reliable resource of insight and analysis on the magazine media industry. Target Marketing Magazine covers all direct response media, including direct mail, e-mail, telemarketing, space advertising, the Web and direct response TV.
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closed 6/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Adweek, Inc.

synopsis: Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, announced that it has acquired Adweek, an industry leader in coverage of the advertising and brand marketing ecosystem, from Beringer Capital.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based alternative investment firm investing in the media, entertainment and communications sectors. They use their proprietary network of relationships and deep industry vertical knowledge to identify companies with potential for investment. "
target parent: Beringer Capital
target: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. Adweek’s award-winning coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals across platforms including print, digital, events, podcasts, newsletters, social media and mobile apps.
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closed 1/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Adweek, Inc., acquired Marketer Moves

synopsis: Adweek, the leading source of news, insights and events for the brand marketing ecosystem, announces its acquisition of CMO Moves LLC, doing business as Marketer Moves. Marketer Moves provides a community for marketers to share, learn, and be inspired by the brightest minds in marketing, innovation, and leadership.
buyer parent: Beringer Capital
buyer: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. Adweek’s award-winning coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals across platforms including print, digital, events, podcasts, newsletters, social media and mobile apps. "
target: Marketer Moves
Marketer Moves provides a community for marketers to share, learn, and be inspired by the brightest minds in marketing, innovation, and leadership. Their commitment is to share with people the bright ideas that they uncover from incredible people who are leading the way.
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closed 7/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Beringer Capital, acquired Adweek, Inc.

synopsis: Beringer Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on digital media and marketing services, announced its acquisition of Adweek, the premier resource for news and insight in media, marketing, and advertising. The acquisition from Mediabistro Holdings also includes the nine industry blogs in the Adweek Blog Network.
buyer: Beringer Capital
Beringer Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in the digital media and marketing services sectors. Beringer Capital partners with founders and management teams to build significant businesses through a combination of organic growth & add-on acquisitions. "
target parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
target: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news for marketing, media and advertising professionals. It delivers insightful, forward-thinking content across various platforms, including a weekly print magazine, an iPad app, daily newsletters, social media, original videos, events and awards.
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closed 1/6/2021 via PR Web

Adweek, Inc., acquired Social Media Week

synopsis: Adweek, the leading source of news and insights covering marketing, media and technology, has acquired Social Media Week (SMW), a premiere conference and industry news platform for professionals in media, marketing and technology. SMW shares the best ideas and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. Adweek’s award-winning coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals across platforms including print, digital, events, podcasts, newsletters, social media and mobile apps. "
target: Social Media Week
Social Media Week (SMW) is one of the world’s premiere conferences and industry news platforms for professionals in media, marketing and technology. SMW curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture.
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closed 6/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Adweek, Inc.

synopsis: Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, announced that it has acquired Adweek, an industry leader in coverage of the advertising and brand marketing ecosystem, from Beringer Capital.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based alternative investment firm investing in the media, entertainment and communications sectors. They use their proprietary network of relationships and deep industry vertical knowledge to identify companies with potential for investment. "
target parent: Beringer Capital
target: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. Adweek’s award-winning coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals across platforms including print, digital, events, podcasts, newsletters, social media and mobile apps.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired Lighthouse Independent Media Pte Ltd

synopsis: Lighthouse Independent Media (Lighthouse) has announced that Forum Media Group has acquired 80% of the share capital of Lighthouse in Singapore and Hong Kong from owners Justin Randles and Tony Kelly. Lighthouse was established 15 years ago and is now a successful B2B media and events business servicing the Marketing and Human Resources sectors.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum is a medium sized international publishing company. Forum publishes print and digital offerings in the specialist B2B and consumer sectors, and operates in 15 countries. "
target: Lighthouse Independent Media Pte Ltd
Lighthouse was established 15 years ago and is now a successful B2B media and events business servicing the Marketing and Human Resources sectors. Lighthouse products and services include magazines, websites, newsletters, events and awards.
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closed 7/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Beringer Capital, acquired Adweek, Inc.

synopsis: Beringer Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on digital media and marketing services, announced its acquisition of Adweek, the premier resource for news and insight in media, marketing, and advertising. The acquisition from Mediabistro Holdings also includes the nine industry blogs in the Adweek Blog Network.
buyer: Beringer Capital
Beringer Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in the digital media and marketing services sectors. Beringer Capital partners with founders and management teams to build significant businesses through a combination of organic growth & add-on acquisitions. "
target parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
target: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news for marketing, media and advertising professionals. It delivers insightful, forward-thinking content across various platforms, including a weekly print magazine, an iPad app, daily newsletters, social media, original videos, events and awards.
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closed 3/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired AdMonsters

synopsis: Access Intelligence announced the acquisition of AdMonsters, the fast-growing and preeminent conference and trade show company serving the online advertising operations, advertising technology and digital media markets. AdMonsters produces the Publisher Forums, held three times a year, and the annual OPS conference.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
target: AdMonsters
AdMonsters produces the Publisher Forums, held three times a year, and the annual OPS conference, held in New York. These events, serving thousands of media professionals annually, are defining the future of digital media operations and advertising technology.
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closed 12/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Content Marketing Institute, acquired Content Marketing Awards

synopsis: Content Marketing Institute (CMI) announced their recent acquisition of the prestigious Content Marketing Awards, the leading international awards program for the content marketing industry. The Content Marketing Awards was launched in 2004 as the Magnum Opus Awards by McMurry/TMG.
buyer parent: Z Squared Media, LLC
buyer: Content Marketing Institute
Content Marketing Institute is the leading global content marketing education and training organization. CMI teaches enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channel storytelling. CMI's Content Marketing World event is held in Cleveland, Ohio. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Content Marketing Awards
The Content Marketing Awards were launched in 2004 as the Magnum Opus Awards. Since 2011 they’ve been conducted jointly, by the Content Marketing Institute and McMurry/TMG. In 2013, the awards program was renamed and rebranded to match the changing industry.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Brandify, acquired Street Fight

synopsis: Brandify, the industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions, announced that it has acquired Street Fight, the premier integrated media, research, and events company covering local marketing and technology.
buyer: Brandify
Brandify is an industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions that provides brands with a better understanding of their connection to their customers. Brandify captures data as well as provides strategy and customized services to help brands maximize their online presence. "
target: Street Fight
Street Fight is the leading source of information on sustainable business models in hyperlocal content, commerce, marketing, and technology. Street Fight tracks the evolution in local marketing through its daily website and newsletter; and hosts must-attend conferences.
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closed 6/1/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired Content Marketing Institute

synopsis: UBM plc, the world's leading business-to-business events organizer and marketing services organization, announced that it has acquired the Content Marketing Institute ("CMI"). CMI produces the leading annual events in the content marketing sector as well as the media channels and marketing services which support and inform the community.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target parent: Z Squared Media, LLC
target: Content Marketing Institute
Content Marketing Institute ("CMI") is the leading global content marketing education and training organization. CMI teaches enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channel storytelling. CMI's Content Marketing World event is held in Cleveland, Ohio.
price ($mm)
$18
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$9
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2.0x
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closed 2/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Comexposium SA, acquired Mobile Motion LLC

synopsis: The Comexposium Group, one of the largest trade show and conference companies in the world, has acquired Mobile Motion LLC, the company responsible for organizing Mobile Media Summit events in the United States and Europe. Comexposium is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity.
buyer: Comexposium SA
Comexposium, one of the European leaders in event organization, is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity. Every year it plays host to 38,000 exhibitors. "
target: Mobile Motion LLC
Mobile Media Summit is the quintessential thought-leadership forum for the top executives in the worlds of advertising, media, publishing, and the hottest brand marketers to gather and discuss the intersection of mobile advertising and technology.
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closed 7/19/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, purchased mediaPro from CloserStill Media

synopsis: Informa Print & Media Group, the organiser of Cross Media 2012 and Ipex 2014, has acquired mediaPro, a seminar programme that features over 60 senior marketers from national and global brands, highlighting cutting edge campaigns and creative initiatives, from CloserStill Media.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa plc provides knowledge, up-to-the minute information, and specialist skills and services to academics, businesses, and individuals worldwide. It offers online and print publications, including books and journals primarily for academic users. "
seller: CloserStill Media
CloserStill Holdings Limited engages in mid-sized business to business exhibitions and event businesses through its subsidiaries. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
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closed 3/26/2012 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired LeadsConference, LLC

synopsis: Integrated media company Access Intelligence announced the acquisition of LeadsCon, which serves the online lead generation industry through two preeminent conferences and other best-in-class content offerings for lead-generation marketers. LeadsCon is the industry’s preeminent educational and networking conference.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
target: LeadsConference, LLC
LeadsCon is the industry’s preeminent educational and networking conference dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of those operating in the online lead generation industry. LeadsCon is held twice a year.
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$4.70
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closed 6/19/2017 via PR Web

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired AdExchanger

synopsis: Access Intelligence has announced the acquisition of AdExchanger, a leading integrated media and events company with highly acclaimed conferences and media offerings focused on digital advertising and marketing. AdExchanger's award-winning online publication enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the digital marketing ecosystem.
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence is a B2B media and information company serving the media, PR, broadcasting & cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. They deliver trusted, timely and deep information that empowers their customers and advances their business. "
target: AdExchanger
Founded in 2008, AdExchanger is an integrated media and events company devoted to the digital advertising and marketing space. Their award-winning online publication enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the digital marketing ecosystem.
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closed 11/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Brunico Communications, purchased Marketing, CARD, and NLA from Rogers Media Inc.

synopsis: Brunico Communications announced that it has acquired certain assets relating to the marketing segment of Rogers Media‘s publication business, including Marketing, CARDonline (CARD) and the National List of Advertisers (NLA). Marketing is a magazine and conference for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases for media buyers.
buyer: Brunico Communications
Brunico Communications is a business-to-business publishing and events company, serving the Canadian marketing and media community and the global entertainment industry. "
seller parent: Rogers Communications Inc.
seller: Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media's Marketing brand launched in 1908 and includes a quarterly magazine, online daily news and annual conferences and events for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases designed to help media agencies and advertisers make informed media buying decisions.
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired CB News

synopsis: The MediaSchool Group continues to grow by welcoming a new member: CB News, the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. The now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
Based in Paris, MediaSchool Group is a private group of higher education and specialized in the fields of communication, journalism, audiovisual and digital, welcoming over 2300 students. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: CB News
CB News is the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. Becoming the journal of all brands, the now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
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announced 4/16/2013 via PR Web

Publishing Secrets, Inc., will acquire InDesign Magazine and CreativePro.com

synopsis: PrintingForLess.com agreed to sell InDesign Magazine and CreativePro.com to Publishing Secrets, Inc. InDesign Magazine is a bimonthly periodical devoted entirely to Adobe InDesign and to the thriving community of InDesign professionals. CreativePro.com is an industry portal and resource for the creative professional and publishing community.
buyer: Publishing Secrets, Inc.
Publishing Secrets Inc. Is the parent company of InDesignSecrets.com, EPUBsecrets.com, DesignGeek, and PEPCON: The Print + ePublishing Conference®. Over a quarter-million InDesign users worldwide rely on InDesignSecrets as the number-one resource for all things InDesign. "
target parent: PrintingForLess.com
target: InDesign Magazine and CreativePro.com
InDesign Magazine is a bimonthly periodical devoted entirely to Adobe InDesign and to the thriving community of InDesign professionals. CreativePro.com, launched in 1998, is a well-respected industry portal and resource for the creative professional and publishing community.
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closed 4/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Schneider Publishing

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group acquired the assets of Schneider Publishing, which includes the TEAMS Conference + Expo and Meetings Quest conferences, and the SportsTravel and Association News magazines. Schneider Publishing provides events, conferences, and media and information products to organizers for sports, associations and corporate meetings.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
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: Schneider Publishing
Schneider Publishing creates and provides world-class publications, conferences and information products and services that improve the lives of people who use them. They publish the Association News and SportsTravel magazines, and organize the TEAMS Conference and Meetings Quest trade-show series.
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closed 9/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

NewBay Media LLC, acquired Signage solutions

synopsis: NewBay Media has acquired the assets of Signage Solutions from Partners Publishing, including the magazine’s web assets, editorial content, and subscriber lists. Signage Solutions is a technology and solution resource for digital signage, digital out-of-home, mobile and place-based digital networks.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Pro Audio, Broadcast and Video, Music, AV/Consumer Electronics and Education markets. NewBay delivers its premier content through their award-winning portfolio of integrated platforms. "
target parent: Partners Publishing
target: Signage Solutions
Signage Solutions is a technology and solution resource for digital signage, digital out-of-home, mobile and place-based digital networks. Signage Solutions also produces a bi-monthly magazine devoted 100% to digital signage, digital out-of-home and place based networks.
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closed 1/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Emerald Group Publishing, acquired International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

synopsis: Emerald Group Publishing has acquired the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship (IJSMS) - which is among the top four sports marketing journals in the industry - from International Marketing Reports (IMR). IJSMS - which has an article acceptance rate of 20% - provides a vital resource to both academic and industry experts.
buyer: Emerald Group Publishing
Emerald Group Publishing is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. Emerald manages a portfolio of nearly 300 journals and over 2,500 books. It also provides an extensive range of value-added products and services to support its customers' needs. "
target parent: International Marketing Reports (IMR)
target: International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship
International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship (IJSMS) is among the top four sports marketing journals in the industry. IJSMS - which has an article acceptance rate of 20% - provides a vital resource to both academic and industry experts.
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announced 12/15/2010 via New York Times

American University School of Communication, will acquire Current L.L.C.

synopsis: WNET.org, the New York City public broadcaster, has approved an agreement to sell Current, the newspaper that has covered the public broadcasting business every two weeks for three decades, to the American University School of Communication.
buyer: American University School of Communication
Established in 1984, the School of Communication is a laboratory for professional education, communication research, and innovative production across the fields of journalism, film and media arts, and public communication. "
target parent: WNET.org
target: Current L.L.C.
Current is the newspaper about public broadcasting in the United States.The paper comes out biweekly, usually every other Monday, 23 times a year.
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closed 8/21/2018 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Technology Brands from EH Media

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, Inc., a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show, event and conference producer, announced the acquisition of a leading technology event and a group of complementary technology intelligence brands from EH Media.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
seller: EH Media
EH Media has a powerful portfolio of B2C and B2B media products that reach their highly-engaged audiences. The Technology Brands from EH Media include Total Tech Summit, CEPro, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales & Integration and Campus Safety.
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