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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 4/7/2021 via PR Newswire

MikeWorldWide, acquired Chameleon PR

synopsis: MikeWorldWide, one of the world's leading independent public relations firms, has acquired Chameleon, a European technology PR consultancy. Chameleon creates and tells brilliant stories that bring B2B brands closer to customers. They offer services for public relations, analyst relations, content marketing, social media marketing, and more.
buyer: MikeWorldWide
MikeWorldWide (MWW) is among the world's leading independent, full-service PR agencies with talent hubs across the US and the UK. MWW's global network leverages dedicated strategy, data and analytics, social media, creative, and technology teams to help clients make the most of every opportunity. "
target: Chameleon PR
Chameleon is a European technology PR consultancy. Chameleon creates and tells brilliant stories that bring B2B brands closer to customers, influencers, and their own people. They offer services for public relations, analyst relations, content marketing, social media marketing, and more.
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closed 11/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Enigma Marketing merged with JUST Media, Inc.,

synopsis: JUST Media, an integrated marketing agency, has acquired Enigma Marketing, a global, full-service B2B technology marketing agency, to form Just Global. This new brand creates a modern powerhouse, forming an independent, global and truly full-service agency built to deliver authentic, inventive experiences for its clients.
buyer: JUST Media, Inc.
JUST is an integrated marketing agency with hubs in the Bay Area and Austin, and connected remote workers distributed across the US and England. They specialize in media buying, digital media, lead generation, search marketing, social media, and more. "
target: Enigma Marketing
Enigma is a global, full-service B2B technology marketing agency with planning at its heart and creative excellence in its soul. They specialize in creative marketing, traditional offline marketing, email marketing, content marketing, digital marketing, and more.
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closed 11/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Activate Marketing Services, LLC

synopsis: Activate Marketing Services, a B2B demand generation company, has been sold to Next Fifteen Communications Group, a publicly traded digital media company that offers digital communications, public relations and investor relations services worldwide.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Activate Marketing Services, LLC
Activate Marketing Services provides content-powered demand-generation and marketing services for business technology marketers, based their team's expertise in developing buyer insights, high-performance content and lead-nurture campaigns.
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closed 2/26/2018 via PR Web

Springbox, acquired nFusion Group, LLC

synopsis: Springbox (SB), a digital partner for mid-market companies, has acquired nFusion, a demand generation agency that provides their services to clients such as Q2 Software and Securelink. They help brands by uncovering audience insights, mapping persona-based customer journeys, creating compelling content and delivering engaging digital platforms.
buyer: Springbox
Springbox (SB) is the digital partner that helps mid-market companies realize the potential of technology to create transformational shareholder value. Its portfolio of services includes business consulting, digital experience design, campaign planning and management and digital product development."
target: nFusion Group, LLC
nFusion is a demand generation agency that provides their services to clients such as Lytics, NEC Displays, Q2 Software and Securelink. They help brands by uncovering audience insights, mapping persona-based customer journeys, creating compelling content and delivering engaging digital platforms.
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closed 12/19/2017 via

Merkle, Inc., acquired DWA Media

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has acquired the global B-to-B digital media and marketing agency, DWA. The company will be integrated into Merkle, a leading marketing agency. DWA offers a range of services such as programmatic media, marketing automation, account-based marketing and content marketing consulting.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: DWA Media
DWA is a global media and marketing agency for technology companies. DWA offers a range of services such as programmatic media, marketing automation, account-based marketing and content marketing consulting – all for hundreds of the world's best technology companies.
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closed 11/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Elevation Marketing, acquired Eccolo Media

synopsis: B2B marketing agency Elevation Marketing, based in Mesa, Ariz., has acquired B2B content marketing agency Eccolo Media. Eccolo Media, located in San Francisco, Calif., is one of the first marketing agencies in the United States to focus exclusively on content strategy, planning, and creation primarily for B2B technology enterprises.
buyer: Elevation Marketing
Founded in 1999, Elevation Marketing is a full-service B2B-only marketing agency, specializing in multifaceted, holistic strategies that extend reach, activate audiences, drive action, and measurably grow business outcomes. "
target: Eccolo Media
Founded in 2007, Eccolo Media is a San Fransisco, California-based B2B content marketing agency. Eccolo Media provides comprehensive content strategy, planning and development services, including production of a wide-range of B2B focused content.
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closed 6/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Bregal Sagemount, acquired Lux Research

synopsis: Bregal Sagemount, a leading private equity firm focused on growth-oriented investments, announced that it has acquired Lux Research, a leading provider of market intelligence services designed to help its global customer base drive growth through technology innovation.
buyer parent: Bregal Investments
buyer: Bregal Sagemount
Bregal Sagemount is a growth-focused private capital firm with $1.7 billion in committed capital. Founded in 2012, the firm provides flexible capital and strategic assistance to market-leading companies in high-growth sectors across a wide variety of transaction situations. "
target: Lux Research
Lux Research is a leading provider of market intelligence services, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. Lux clients are empowered to make better, informed decisions today to ensure future success.
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closed 9/26/2016 via BusinessWire

The Marketing Group Plc, acquired TDA Group

synopsis: The Marketing Group Plc, the world’s leading digital marketing and advertising agglomeration, announces the strategic acquisition of TDA Group and Addiction Advertising, strengthening its digital marketing and advertising capabilities in the US and Singapore.
buyer: The Marketing Group Plc (OM:TMG:$32.91)
The Marketing Group is a true 360 digital agency. Instead of trying to create a business that has only one real specialism, they aim to provide the full spectrum of services. They utilise revolutionary product silos with market leading talent to provide real specialism in all marketing services. "
target parent: Cyber Media (India) Limited
target: TDA Group
TDA Group is Silicon Valley’s premier B2B content marketing agency for high tech. TDA plans, creates, and manages content marketing programs that help maximize the return on marketing investments—and accelerate sales.
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closed 10/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Buyers Laboratory Inc., acquired InfoTrends, Inc.

synopsis: Buyers Laboratory, LLC, the leading provider of independent test based analytical information, competitive intelligence, sales enablement and related services to the global digital imaging industry, announced its acquisition of InfoTrends, a division of Questex LLC. and leading provider of strategic market analysis, research, and advisory services.
buyer parent: SFW Capital Partners
buyer: Buyers Laboratory Inc.
Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) is the authoritative provider of test based analytical information, competitive intelligence and sales enablement to the digital imaging industry with a portfolio of products and services covering hardware, software, consumables and document management "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: InfoTrends, Inc.
InfoTrends, founded in 1991, helps technology vendors, their channels, and end customers understand market trends, grow their business, and improve their operations through a combination of deep subject matter expertise, innovative tools and data, and exceptional customer service.
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closed 4/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Halyard Capital, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Halyard Capital announced the acquisition of Harte Hanks Market Intelligence and The Aberdeen Group. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence is a trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales. The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions that technology industry marketers use to drive demand with their target customers.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on creating value within companies in high- growth sectors. Halyard's sectors of focus include technology-enabled Business and Information Services, Digital Marketing and Data Analytics, IT Security/IT Infrastructure and Communications. "
target parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc.
target: Aberdeen Group
The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions to drive demand with target customers. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence, part of The Aberdeen Group, is the technology industry's most trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales.
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closed 3/30/2015 via GlobeNewswire

The Cadmus Group, Inc., acquired TecMarket Works

synopsis: The Cadmus Group, Inc. announced that it has concluded a deal to acquire evaluation and market research firm TecMarket Works' assets. Cadmus will now be supporting TecMarket Works' cutting-edge energy utility clients in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
buyer: The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Cadmus is an employee-owned consultancy committed to helping clients address complex challenges by applying diverse skills and experiences in a highly collaborative environment. By assisting clients in achieving their goals, Cadmus creates social and economic value today and for future generations. "
target: TecMarket Works
TecMarket Works is an evaluation and market research firm. TecMarket Works has earned a reputation as a pioneering evaluator of demand-side management programs.
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closed 3/13/2008 via Company Press Release

Cyber Media (India) Limited, acquired TDA Group

synopsis: CyberMedia, South Asia's first and largest specialty media house with a strong presence in media services has announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of TDA Group, Inc., a California-based integrated marketing communications and custom publishing company, in a strategic move to expand the services business of the Company.
buyer: Cyber Media (India) Limited
Established in 1982, Cyber Media (India) Limited is a specialty media house, with eleven publications in the infotech, telecom, consumer electronics and biotech areas; and an end-to-end media value chain including the internet, events and television. "
target: TDA Group
The TDA Group creates marketing programs and custom publications for high-technology companies. Combining strategy with precise execution, TDA marketing communications programs get your business noticed by the people who matter most: your customers, prospects, and partners.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of AberdeenGroup, Inc. AberdeenGroup, Inc., is a Boston, MA-based provider of technology market research, intelligence, and demand generation services.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target parent: TL Ventures
target: Aberdeen Group
AberdeenGroup, Inc. provides fact-based research and insights focused on the global, technology-driven value chain. Aberdeen’s benchmarking, market and solution assessments, sales acceleration programs, and conferences support Global 5000 value chain and technology executives.
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closed 9/15/2006 via

The Yankee Group, acquired Trendsmedia, Inc.

synopsis: Yankee Group Research Inc announced that it acquired Trendsmedia, Inc., a premier integrated media firm serving emerging technology markets. The acquisition will accelerate Yankee Group's growth and expand its reach in global connectivity issues, helping network builders, operators and users navigate revolutionary change.
buyer parent: Alta Communications
buyer: The Yankee Group
The Yankee Group is a global leader in communications and networking research and consulting. Spanning numerous industries, the company provides strategic planning assistance, technology and market forecasting, and cross-industry analysis to support a wide range of clients on a worldwide basis. "
target: Trendsmedia, Inc.
Trendsmedia is an integrated media firm serving emerging technology markets. Founded by media veterans, our mission is to help business and technology executives stay ahead of major technology trends that are likely to impact their businesses significantly within the next few years.
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closed 9/13/2016 via GlobeNewswire

AOTMP, acquired Mobilocity LLC

synopsis: AOTMP, the leader in telecom management practices and industry standards for enterprises and vendors, announced that it acquired various assets of Mobilocity LLC, which provides market research, conferences & events and a number of certification programs.
buyer parent: Evotem
buyer: AOTMP
AOTMP is a global leader providing telecom management best practices and industry standards for organizations and the vendors who support them. AOTMP solutions help enterprises drive performance, efficiency and productivity while significantly reducing costs. "
target: Mobilocity LLC
Mobilocity focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies, and market behavior in mobile computing and wireless data communications devices, software, and services. Mobilocity looks at devices, applications, and services as well as wireless connectivity to those devices.
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closed 3/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Publitek Limited

synopsis: Global communications firm Next 15 has acquired Publitek, a specialist technical content marketing business. Publitek builds content platforms, creates and optimises content, and manages on and offline communities on behalf of more than 40 companies, including Ericcson, Intel and Sony.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 18 countries, incorporating 16 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a UK-based, technical B2B digital shop focused on content marketing. Publitek is a technical, content-led, B2B marketing communications agency specialising in electronics, automation and engineering.
price ($mm)
$8.95
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$9
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1.0x
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closed 11/6/2013 via PR Newswire

UMS Advisory, Inc., acquired IWMSconnect

synopsis: UMS Advisory, Inc., a leading global management consulting firm, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of IWMSconnect, a globally recognized provider of advanced workplace technology research, program toolkits, and consultative services.
buyer: UMS Advisory, Inc.
UMS Advisory, a leading global management consulting firm, focuses on driving measurable performance improvements in Real Estate and Facilities Management (RE/FM) for blue chip companies. "
target: IWMSconnect
IWMSconnect is recognized for its advanced knowledge platform and experienced leadership team that provides the data, tools, and insights. Their sight is set to innovating how organizations solve for integrated workplace management system (IWMS) technology more efficiently.
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closed 12/21/2009 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired AMR Research

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of AMR Research, Inc. AMR Research is a leading research and advisory services firm serving supply chain management and IT professionals.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target: AMR Research
AMR Research is the world’s leading independent research firm focused on the global supply chain and its supporting technologies. Founded in 1986 and privately held, AMR Research provides subscription advisory services and peer networking opportunities.
price ($mm)
$54
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$40
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closed 9/11/2007 via

YouGov plc, acquired Polimetrix

synopsis: YouGov, plc the UK's leading online market research company, will acquire Palo Alto-based Polimetrix, Inc., a leader in online polling in the US. YouGov acquired 32% of Polimetrix in December 2006 and will pay $24.1 million in cash and stock for the remaining 68% of Polimetrix that it does not currently own.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$215.10)
YouGov is a professional market research agency pioneering the use of the Internet and information technology to collect higher-quality in-depth data for market research and public consultation. The sample for each survey is carefully selected and controlled. "
target: Polimetrix
Polimetrix conduct surveys through our PollingPoint website, which provides anyone interested with the opportunity to participate in interesting and serious polls on a variety of topics. PollingPoint also conducts surveys among its opt-in panelists via e-mail. Our only business is polling.
price ($mm)
$24*
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$2
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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 12/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Aberdeen, acquired The Big Willow

synopsis: Aberdeen, provider of intent-based marketing and sales solutions, has acquired The Big Willow, the leader in buyer intent data science and intent-targeted digital advertising. The Big Willow gives companies first advantage by revealing Buyer Intent from daily web interactions.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: Aberdeen
Aberdeen provides intent-based marketing and sales solutions that deliver performance improvements in advertising click through rates and sales pipeline resulting in a measurable ROI. Their intent data is the largest scale, most accurate and highly targeted in the market. "
target: The Big Willow
The Big Willow gives companies first advantage by revealing Buyer Intent from daily web interactions, putting users in front of clients who are most interested in purchasing products. Their proprietary technology reveals net new accounts, scores prospects, and serves ads targeted to their stage.
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closed 4/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Halyard Capital, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Halyard Capital announced the acquisition of Harte Hanks Market Intelligence and The Aberdeen Group. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence is a trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales. The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions that technology industry marketers use to drive demand with their target customers.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on creating value within companies in high- growth sectors. Halyard's sectors of focus include technology-enabled Business and Information Services, Digital Marketing and Data Analytics, IT Security/IT Infrastructure and Communications. "
target parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc.
target: Aberdeen Group
The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions to drive demand with target customers. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence, part of The Aberdeen Group, is the technology industry's most trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales.
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closed 9/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of AberdeenGroup, Inc. AberdeenGroup, Inc., is a Boston, MA-based provider of technology market research, intelligence, and demand generation services.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target parent: TL Ventures
target: Aberdeen Group
AberdeenGroup, Inc. provides fact-based research and insights focused on the global, technology-driven value chain. Aberdeen’s benchmarking, market and solution assessments, sales acceleration programs, and conferences support Global 5000 value chain and technology executives.
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closed 9/22/2005 via BusinessWire

AberdeenGroup, Inc., acquired CYBERManagement Consulting Inc.

synopsis: AberdeenGroup, Inc., the leading provider of business research for global value chain executives, announces the acquisition of Toronto-based CYBERManagement Consulting Inc. William Mougayar, CYBERManagement's founder and president, has joined Aberdeen as Vice President & Research Services Director, Information Technology Strategy Agenda.
buyer parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc
buyer: AberdeenGroup, Inc.
AberdeenGroup, Inc. provides fact-based research and insights focused on the global, technology-driven value chain. Aberdeen’s benchmarking, market and solution assessments, sales acceleration programs, and conferences support Global 5000 value chain and technology executives. "
target: CYBERManagement Consulting Inc.
CYBERManagement Consulting Inc. is a management consulting and education firm covering the impact of technology on business strategy. Its product portfolio includes advisory, speaking, research, and publishing services, serving mid-size and large organizations globally.
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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 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis B2B, acquired Spiceworks

synopsis: Spiceworks, the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, has been acquired by Ziff Davis B2B, the global market leader in omni-channel marketing demand generation, providing clients with access to the most powerful technology buyers.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis B2B
Ziff Davis B2B is the global market leader in omni-channel marketing demand generation, providing clients with access to the most powerful technology buyers. Their media network known for its leadership, editorial and industry content is trusted by the decision makers customers need to reach. "
target: Spiceworks
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.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis B2B, acquired Spiceworks

synopsis: Spiceworks, the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, has been acquired by Ziff Davis B2B, the global market leader in omni-channel marketing demand generation, providing clients with access to the most powerful technology buyers.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis B2B
Ziff Davis B2B is the global market leader in omni-channel marketing demand generation, providing clients with access to the most powerful technology buyers. Their media network known for its leadership, editorial and industry content is trusted by the decision makers customers need to reach. "
target: Spiceworks
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.
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closed 1/2/2009 via BNC Analysis

EMC Corporation, purchased Certain Assets from SourceLabs, Inc.

synopsis: EMC confirmed it has acquired some parts of the business of SourceLabs, which provides support services for Linux and open-source Java development.
buyer: EMC Corporation (EMC:$24,566.00)
EMC Corporation is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. "
seller: SourceLabs, Inc.
SourceLabs, Inc. provides dependable open source infrastructure software systems for the enterprise information technology organizations. It offers SourceLabs SASH stack for Java, which includes multiple dependability fixes over and above the baseline open source projects that incorporates.
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closed 8/10/2005 via Company Press Release

Penton Media, Inc., acquired MSD2D

synopsis: Penton Media, Inc. announced today that it has acquired MSD2D, a high-technology media company located in Lake Forest, CA.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media, Inc. (:$0.00)
Penton Media, Inc., a diversified business-to-business media company, produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences, and online media and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide. "
target: MSD2D
MSD2D is a resource for the Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, .NET and Security communities. They have put together a search engine to access all the information available on products and services for these platforms. Listings of add-on products and services are FREE as is access.
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closed 6/5/2006 via BusinessWire

CBDI Forum Limited merged with Everware, Inc.,

synopsis: Everware, Inc., a respected consulting firm specializing in Enterprise Architecture, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and service oriented solution delivery, and CBDI Forum Limited, the SOA research and practice development company, announced today they have completed the merger of the two companies to create Everware-CBDI, Inc.
buyer: Everware, Inc.
Everware-CBDI is the leading independent provider of full-lifecycle, Service Oriented Architecture-based research, education and consulting services to businesses and governments throughout North America and Europe. "
target: CBDI Forum Limited
CBDI Forum is the Everware-CBDI research capability and portal providing independent guidance on best practice in Service Oriented Architecture and engineering.
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closed 11/30/2004 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, acquired TheServerSide.com

synopsis: Information technology (IT) media company TechTarget announced today that it has acquired TheServerSide Communities, including TheServerSide.com, the world's largest online community and information Web site for enterprise Java developers.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$198.84)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: TheServerSide.com
TheServerSide.com is an online community for enterprise Java architects and developers, providing daily news, tech talk interviews with key industry figures, design patterns, discussion forums, satire, tutorials, and more. TheServerSide.com was launched in May 2000 and has become the largest indepe
price ($mm)
$10
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$1
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closed 1/17/2011 via PR Newswire

WANdisco, Inc., acquired SVNForum.org

synopsis: WANdisco, the makers of Enterprise Subversion with the most active core developers from the project on staff, announced that it had completed the acquisition of SVNForum.org. At the same time the company has given the site a new lease of life with a distinctive new look and new features that make it easier to use.
buyer: WANdisco, Inc. (WANSF:$8.01)
WANdisco is a leading provider of infrastructure software for replication, scalability and high availability, and a corporate sponsor of the Subversion open source project with core developers from the project on staff. "
target: SVNForum.org
SVNForum.org is the world's largest Subversion user community with over 20,000 active members.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Internet Marketing Ninjas, acquired WebmasterWorld Inc

synopsis: Internet Marketing Ninjas, a full service Internet marketing firm, has acquired WebmasterWorld Inc., one of the Web’s oldest and most authoritative Web technology message forum communities.
buyer: Internet Marketing Ninjas
Internet Marketing Ninjas is a full service Internet Marketing Company dedicated to increasing their clients' business through the strategic use of multiple online marketing methods. Its services include Social Media, Local Marketing, Content Writing, Analytics, Reporting, and more. "
target: WebmasterWorld Inc
WebmasterWorld, Inc. operates an online forum for the Web site administrator community to share and gain knowledge in operating and promoting a Website. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 8/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired ITtoolbox

synopsis: The Corporate Executive Board has completed the acquisition of ITtoolbox. This extends Corporate Executive Boards best practices research, decision-support tools, and executive education services through the addition of an online community that enables IT and business professionals to share knowledge on information technology.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
The Corporate Executive Board is the premier, network-based knowledge resource, providing the world's leading executives with the authoritative and timely guidance needed to excel in their roles, take decisive action and improve company performance. "
target parent: Corporate Executive Board
target: ITtoolbox
ITtoolbox is an online community, enabling peers to share professional knowledge about information technology. Since 1998, ITtoolbox has helped professionals make IT decisions and stay current in the rapidly changing technology market through peer collaboration.
price ($mm)
$59
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closed 2/1/2010 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, acquired RTFM-ed.co.uk

synopsis: Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. announced the acquisition of the website, RTFM-ed.co.uk™, a leading, UK-based, independent website addressing the needs of IT decision makers on the topics of server and desktop virtualization training.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$198.84)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: RTFM-ed.co.uk
RTFM-ed.co.uk™ is a leading, UK-based, independent website addressing the needs of IT decision makers on the topics of server and desktop virtualization training.
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announced 11/19/2008 via

TechTarget, will acquire The Brian Madden Company

synopsis: Information technology media company TechTarget, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Brian Madden Company, the leading independent, website and conference to address the needs of IT decision makers on the topics of desktop virtualization, terminal services, and application virtualization.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$198.84)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: The Brian Madden Company
The Brian Madden Commpany is a small independent industry analyst company. The company covers the "application delivery" segment of the IT industry, including Citrix, Terminal Server, thin client / server-based computing, and streaming markets.
price ($mm)
$1.18
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closed 7/12/2017 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired TheRobotReport

synopsis: Business-to-Business publisher, WTWH Media, LLC announced it has acquired The Robot Report. Founded in 2008, The Robot Report gathers and reports industry news, tracks the business of robotics and has participated in the development of an index of robot industry stocks.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the design engineering, life sciences, electronics and renewable energy markets with more than 40 web sites, live & digital events, custom digital services and five print publications. "
target: TheRobotReport
Founded in 2008, The Robot Report gathers and reports industry news, tracks the business of robotics and has participated in the development of an index of robot industry stocks.
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closed 7/16/2007 via BusinessWire

IDG Communications Inc., purchased the ITworld.com network from Accela Communications

synopsis: IDG Communications, a subsidiary of IDG, has acquired the ITworld.com network and its database of several hundred thousand IT professionals from Accela Communications, Inc of Southborough. In addition to ITworld.com, the network includes smallbusiness.ITworld.com, security.ITworld.com, and wireless.ITworld.com.
buyer parent: International Data Group
buyer: IDG Communications Inc.
IDG is the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. Founded in 1964, IDG had 1999 revenues of $2.56 billion and has more than 12,000 employees worldwide. IDG offers the widest range of media options, which reach 90 million IT buyers in 80 countries. "
seller: Accela Communications
Accela Communications is an interactive marketing services firm that offers a collection of tools and services to produce, deliver and manage on-demand rich media communications. The company generates actionable results for customers.
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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 8/9/2021 via PR Web

TechnologyAdvice, acquired TechRepublic

synopsis: TechnologyAdvice, a B2B media company focused on technology companies, has acquired TechRepublic from Red Ventures, a leading media company. TechRepublic is a leading online resource for enterprise technology analysis and advice. TechRepublic offers web, video, and audio content that covers various technologies, including cloud, AI, and more.
buyer: TechnologyAdvice
TechnologyAdvice is a B2B media company focused on technology companies. TechnologyAdvice is a resource for both buyers and sellers of business technology. By educating and advising buyers on the best technology for their needs, they help them improve their business, and simplify their operations. "
target parent: Red Ventures, LLC
target: TechRepublic
TechRepublic is a leading online resource for enterprise technology analysis and advice. TechRepublic helps IT decision-makers identify technologies and strategies to empower workers and streamline business processes. They offer quality web, video, and audio content that covers various technologies.
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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)
$2.10
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Techendo, acquired TechSwarm

synopsis: Techendo, a social community platform for IT and software professionals and enthusiasts, has acquired Techswarm, an all-tech platform with a team of talented and enthusiastic IT and web development professionals sharing their insights on topics they are passionate about.
buyer: Techendo
Techendo is a social community platform for IT and software professionals and enthusiasts, where users can share their reviews, opinions, ask and answer questions. They are based in San Francisco. "
target: TechSwarm
Techswarm.com is an all-tech platform with a team of talented and enthusiastic IT and web development professionals sharing their insights on topics they are passionate about.
price ($mm)
$0.06
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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 1/8/2009 via BusinessWire

Penton Media, acquired asp.netPRO

synopsis: Penton Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of asp.netPRO magazine and the brand’s related media products including its www.aspnetpro.com website and its electronic newsletter, asp.netNOW. Formerly part of Informant Communications Group, Inc., asp.netPRO is a leading information resource for professional software developers.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target: asp.netPRO
asp.netPRO, published by Informant Communications Group, Inc., is a leading magazine for professional software developers who use Microsoft’s ASP.NET (Active Server Pages.NET) technology to build, deploy, and manage web-enabled applications and business solutions.
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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:$198.84)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: Ajaxian, Inc.
Ajaxian, Inc., a leading Web site and conference which provides content for the community of developers for "Ajax" (Asynchronous Javascript and XML), a web development technique for creating interactive web applications.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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closed 4/20/2016 via PR Web

Blue Whale Web, acquired IT Unity

synopsis: Blue Whale Web announced that it has acquired IT Unity. IT Unity provides technical articles, conferences, news, and webinars that empower the community to maximize the value of SharePoint and Office 365.
buyer: Blue Whale Web
Blue Whale Web LLC is an independent, privately held company based in Chicago, IL. Led by CEO George A. Coll, Blue Whale Web LLC is committed to providing the best content and community resources to help IT professionals and tech enthusiasts get the most out of their technology investments. "
target: IT Unity
IT Unity revolutionizes the way technical content is created, customized, and consumed. IT Unity empowers the community of trusted experts, users, business decision makers, IT professionals, developers, and industry solution providers to solve business problems with technology.
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