Like Digital Signage Expo

closed 3/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Questex, LLC, purchased Digital Signage Expo from ExpoNation, LLC

synopsis: Questex, the leading information and events company, has acquired the rights to the live and digital assets of Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is the leading information and events company focused on the experience economy. Questex drives business forward through a rich engagement platform centered on leading events and surrounded by data insights and digital communities. "
seller: ExpoNation, LLC
Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
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closed 4/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

MyChinaChannel Pte Ltd., acquired Space Arena Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Singapore-based Chinese content syndicator and aggregator MyChinaChannel has acquired an 80% stake in Space Arena, the company organising the annual Visual Asia Expo. Space Arena is a visual experience company with a successful track record for identifying market gaps and conceptualising and producing signature events to address these gaps.
buyer: MyChinaChannel Pte Ltd.
MyChinaChannel (MCC) is a Singapore based media company that aggregates and syndicates China-related content for the global market. MCC works with China's state owned and private media partners to commercially export the best of China-related content to the world. "
target: Space Arena Pte Ltd.
Space Arena is a visual experience company that transforms spaces into visual spectaculars with cutting-edge display technologies, projection mapping, design and build, and visual communication solutions. Their Singapore-based business serves turnkey project needs with the most trusted partners.
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closed 3/5/2010 via Company Press Release

UBM Asia, acquired Sign China Trade Show

synopsis: UBM announces that it has acquired 70% of Sign China, the fastest growing Chinese sign exhibition, on behalf of its UBM Asia business for a cash consideration of $10.7m, with a further performance-related consideration of up to $3.9m.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organiser in Asia, staging the leading events of their kind across the region. UBM Asia is the largest commercial exhibition organiser in China. "
target: Sign China Trade Show
Launched in 2003, Sign China has become the fastest growing and most international tradeshow for the sign industry in China. The show exhibits sign, advertising and visual communication equipment, as well as advanced printing and engraving machinery, materials, software and supplies.
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Shanghai Digital Signage Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the Shanghai Digital Signage Show, and their co-located shows from Shanghai Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co., Ltd in Shanghai and will organise the shows from 2014 onwards.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: Shanghai Digital Signage Show
Shanghai Digital Signage Show was launched in 2009. It covers digital signage and advertising systems, large screen display systems, LCD/LED display systems, touch screen and other display panels, HD transmission systems, and related solutions and equipment.
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closed 11/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Legend Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organizer, is delighted to announce that it has acquired Legend Exhibitions, the organisation behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
target: Legend Exhibitions Limited
Legend Exhibitions is the organization behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events. Legend Exhibitions’ portfolio includes RBTE (Retail Business Technology Expo), Retail Design Expo, and Retail Digital Signage Expo.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Contentive, purchased Interactive Marketing Division from Incisive Media Ltd

synopsis: Blenheim Chalcot and its portfolio company Contentive are delighted to announce the acquisition of the Interactive Marketing Division comprising ClickZ (Interactive Marketing News), SES (Search Marketing Event) and SEW (Online Search News) from Incisive Media. Founded in 1994, Incisive Media is an award-winning B2B information and events business.
buyer parent: Blenheim Chalcot
buyer: Contentive
Contentive is a digital marketing company specialising in B2B publishing and lead generation. By offering a range of advanced digital marketing services and technology, Contentive helps its clients grow their businesses online by reaching new audiences and customers. "
seller parent: Apax Partners
seller: Incisive Media Ltd
The Interactive Marketing Division of Incisive Media comprises of ClickZ (Interactive Marketing News), SES (Search Marketing Event) and SEW (Online Search News). Incisive Media is an award-winning B2B information and events business.
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closed 5/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Naylor Association Solutions, acquired Digital Summit

synopsis: Naylor Association Solutions has acquired TechMedia, a producer of digital marketing conferences. The Digital Summit series, TechMedia's flagship product, are multi-day conferences that focus on digital marketing and marketing technology, and incorporate sponsor exhibitors plus networking with brand marketers, digital strategists and entrepreneurs.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor a provider of engagement and revenue generation services through its outsourced software, communications, events and management services, which it provides to the trade and professional association market in the U.S. and Canada. "
target: Digital Summit
TechMedia is a producer of digital marketing conferences. Digital Summit series, their main product, are multi-day conferences that focus on digital marketing and marketing technology. It incorporates sponsor exhibitors plus networking with brand marketers, digital strategists and entrepreneurs.
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announced 4/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Cannabis Capital Corp., will acquire WebCongress

synopsis: Cannabis Capital Corp., an emerging global firm specializing in business development, high tech pharmaceutical development, and medical technology, signed a definitive agreement to acquire WebCongress, Inc., a company that produces global digital marketing and strategy events, attracting thousands of technology professionals.
buyer: Cannabis Capital Corp. (OTCBB:CBCA:$0.00)
Cannabis Capital Corp. is a United States company actively pursuing investment opportunities in several traditional emerging markets while infusing them with the rapidly growing global medical cannabis industry. "
target: WebCongress
WebCongress Inc. hosts Digital Marketing Events covering Technical Innovations that bring together web professionals and media outlets. Their principal goal is teaching online marketing strategies by involving leading companies in technology, online and marketing industries.
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closed 11/17/2011 via PR Newswire

UBM TechWeb, acquired Online Marketing Summit

synopsis: UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, announced the acquisition of Online Marketing Summit, the industry's premier digital marketing event, adding to its rich portfolio of business information and global technology media brands.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Its three core business include: media solutions, marketing services and paid content. "
target parent: Online Marketing Connect
target: Online Marketing Summit
Online Marketing Summit focuses on empowering a global community to learn and share best practices in digital marketing. The event features over 100 sessions and case studies, an Expo show floor, a full day Online Marketing Boot Camp, rich networking opportunities and influential speakers.
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closed 5/20/2011 via Market Wire

New Marketing Labs, LLC merged with The Pulse Network,

synopsis: The Pulse Network, a leading programmer and distributor of live and on demand digital video content across digital channels, and New Marketing Labs, the social media strategy and analytics company, announced they are merging business operations. New Marketing Labs and The Pulse Network will continue to do business under their own brands.
buyer: The Pulse Network (TPNI:$3.15)
The Pulse Network (TPN) is the first Social TV Network™ delivering viewers live streaming video programs combined with social media conversation. TPN is an online and mobile format that produces daily shows while integrating conversation from Twitter and other social media platforms. "
target: New Marketing Labs, LLC
New Marketing Labs (NML) is a digital marketing, strategy planning and social community advisory firm. It works with companies to design and implement digital marketing strategies to connect them to prospects, clients, partners and potential customers, and to humanize and build their brand.
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closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired Cristal Events SA

synopsis: MediaSchool Group announced their acquisition of Cristal Events from Startinvest. Cristal Events organizes advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a network of higher education establishments specialising in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies. Boasting an offer of 25 schools, MediaSchool is present in 9 cities: Paris, London, Brussels, Shanghai, Barcelona, Strasbourg, Marseille, Toulouse and Nice. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: Cristal Events SA
Cristal Events is an event company that operates advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets. Their events include the Cristal Festival, the Cristal Awards, and Digital Tuesday.
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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 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 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Second Street Media Solutions, acquired Niche Media Inc

synopsis: Second Street, a leading provider of private-label online audience engagement and interactive content platforms for media companies, announced the acquisition of Niche Media, an organization dedicated to helping publishers generate revenue via print, digital, and events.
buyer: Second Street Media Solutions
Second Street is a leading provider of private-label online audience engagement and interactive content platforms for media companies including contesting, quizzes, surveys, email, and data profiling. They serve over 3,500 companies including television, radio, magazine, and online only outlets. "
target: Niche Media Inc
Niche Media helps publishers generate more revenue via print, digital, and events. They offer incredible learning and peer-to-peer connections at live conferences, awesome online educational content, and expert resources from the best minds in media.
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closed 9/17/2013 via PR Newswire

The Channel Company, acquired UBM Channel

synopsis: UBM Channel announced that it has been sold to an executive management team led investment group that has renamed the business The Channel Company. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, The Channel Company will own and operate all of the businesses and related products formerly owned by UBM Tech Channel in North America.
buyer: The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Channel
UBM Tech Channel in North America includes: the CRN media properties; XChange, Best of Breed and MES event portfolio; SharedVue through partner marketing software platform and services; the IPED research, consulting and education business; and the renowned ChannelBase solution provider database.
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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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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Corporate Visions, Inc., acquired Memzy, LLC

synopsis: Corporate Visions, the leading marketing and sales messaging, content, and skills training company has acquired Memzy, a company specializing in designing memorable, neuroscience-backed communications and presentation content.
buyer parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
buyer: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions is a leading marketing, sales and customer success messaging, content, and skills training company. Global B2B companies come to Corporate Visions when they want to improve Marketing, Sales and Customer Success performance. "
target: Memzy, LLC
Memzy is a company specializing in designing memorable, neuroscience-backed communications and presentation content. Memzy is a company that uses brain science research to help businesses create and deliver memorable and actionable messages.
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closed 10/17/2007 via PR Newswire

Joshua Tree Internet Media, acquired Apartment Internet Marketing Conference

synopsis: Realty DataTrust, the makers of VaultWare, announced that the Apartment Internet Marketing Conference has been sold to Steve Lefkovits' Joshua Tree Internet Media firm. The AIM Conference is the only industry educational conference that focuses exclusively on the intersection of marketing strategies and Internet-powered leasing tools.
buyer: Joshua Tree Internet Media
Founded in 2001 by industry veteran Steve Lefkovits, Joshua Tree Consulting is dedicated to the growth and success of the multifamily industry. Joshua Tree helps firms respond strategically to growth opportunities, and to analyze the problems in getting there. "
target parent: Realty DataTrust
target: Apartment Internet Marketing Conference
The AIM Conference is the only industry educational conference that focuses exclusively on the intersection of marketing strategies and Internet-powered leasing tools. AIM's focus is educating multifamily portfolio operators about tools and strategies to maximize the growth of their businesses.
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closed 5/31/2012 via BtoBonline.com

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Ataway Exchange

synopsis: Questex Media Group has acquired Ataway Exchange from Vantage Strategy. Questex and Vantage have formed an alliance to offer digital consulting services to hospitality and travel companies. Ataway is a community network, events producer and information provider serving CMOs, CTOs and e-commerce management in the travel and hospitality industries.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group LLC is a leading global business media company. The company serves the beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, beverage, bar, nightclub, leisure, consumer electronics and entertainment markets as well as the technology, finance, life sciences and health care sectors. "
target parent: Vantage Strategy
target: Ataway Exchange
The Ataway Exchange is a venue where leaders and executives in the travel industry network and interface with experts and thought leaders in the technology arena.
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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 3/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Questex, LLC, purchased Digital Signage Expo from ExpoNation, LLC

synopsis: Questex, the leading information and events company, has acquired the rights to the live and digital assets of Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is the leading information and events company focused on the experience economy. Questex drives business forward through a rich engagement platform centered on leading events and surrounded by data insights and digital communities. "
seller: ExpoNation, LLC
Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
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closed 3/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Questex, LLC, purchased Digital Signage Expo from ExpoNation, LLC

synopsis: Questex, the leading information and events company, has acquired the rights to the live and digital assets of Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is the leading information and events company focused on the experience economy. Questex drives business forward through a rich engagement platform centered on leading events and surrounded by data insights and digital communities. "
seller: ExpoNation, LLC
Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Questex, LLC, purchased Live Experience Assets from Informa plc

synopsis: Questex announces it is acquiring Live Experience assets from Informa including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is an online publication and well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals. "
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is a well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals. The World Tea Expo is the hub for tea industry professionals. The Club Industry Show is a conference focused on the business of fitness.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, announced that it has acquired Questex, a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Market Wire

Questex, LLC, acquired The Annual Hotel Conference

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information and events company, announced it has acquired TheAHC Company Limited, organizer of The Annual Hotel Conference, the United Kingdom's leading industry event in the individual, boutique, branded and consortium hotel segments.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals. "
target: The Annual Hotel Conference
From its beginnings in a small, invitation-only gathering targeted at the regional individual and small-chain hotel owner and operator, The Annual Hotel Conference (The AHC) has grown over its 13-year lifetime into one of the UK's largest hotel industry events outside London.
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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 9/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Questex Media Group Inc

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information and events company, announced that Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired the company in partnership with senior management.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
target: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. Quextex operates over 50 tradeshows, conferences, and other business events; they also have more than 100 business media and information products.
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closed 2/25/2014 via BusinessWire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired JAZD Markets, Inc.

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information company, announced that it has acquired the technology and substantially all the business assets of Jazd Markets, the global sourcing and lead-generation company.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group LLC is a leading global business media company. The company serves the beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, beverage, bar, nightclub, leisure, consumer electronics and entertainment markets as well as the technology, finance, life sciences and health care sectors. "
target: JAZD Markets, Inc.
Founded in 2008, JAZD Markets is a comprehensive MaaS platform company built by online marketers and B2B publishers to deliver the highest tangible return from online marketing investment available today.
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closed 5/31/2012 via BtoBonline.com

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Ataway Exchange

synopsis: Questex Media Group has acquired Ataway Exchange from Vantage Strategy. Questex and Vantage have formed an alliance to offer digital consulting services to hospitality and travel companies. Ataway is a community network, events producer and information provider serving CMOs, CTOs and e-commerce management in the travel and hospitality industries.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group LLC is a leading global business media company. The company serves the beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, beverage, bar, nightclub, leisure, consumer electronics and entertainment markets as well as the technology, finance, life sciences and health care sectors. "
target parent: Vantage Strategy
target: Ataway Exchange
The Ataway Exchange is a venue where leaders and executives in the travel industry network and interface with experts and thought leaders in the technology arena.
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closed 5/2/2012 via Company Press Release

RISI, Inc., purchased Official Board Markets from Questex Media Group Inc

synopsis: RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, announced an agreement with Questex Media to take over publishing of Official Board Markets (OBM or the "Yellow Sheet") from Questex Media. Official Board Markets publishes news and price reporting for the recovered paper industry.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: RISI, Inc.
RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, tissue, timber, non-wovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions. "
seller parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
seller: Questex Media Group Inc
Official Board Markets (OBM or the "Yellow Sheet") publishes news and price reporting for the recovered paper industry, reporting the prices that fiber mills pay to buy recovered paper from those selling it, such as materials recovery facilities, paper packers, etc.
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closed 8/21/2008 via PE Hub

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired SpaTrade

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business media company announced the acquisition of SpaTrade, which produces industry portals SpaTrade and SpaExec and the SpaExec networking events.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: SpaTrade
SpaTrade is a new media company serving the unique needs of the global community of spa professionals primarily through its cutting-edge web site which represents the industry's largest online community with 15,000 registered members from 94 countries.
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closed 1/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired FierceMarkets, Inc.

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider announced today its acquisition of FierceMarkets, a leading online B2B media company headquartered in Washington, D.C.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets, a leader in B2B e-media, provides information and marketing services in the Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Healthcare, IT, and Finance industries through its portfolio of e-mail newsletters, web sites, webinars, and live events.
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closed 8/15/2007 via BtoBonline.com

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Oxford Publishing & Exposition

synopsis: Questex Media Group said Thursday that it has acquired Oxford Publishing. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition of Oxford Publishing comes less than three weeks after Questex acquired Five Star Alliance, an online luxury hotel booking service.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: Oxford Publishing & Exposition
Oxford Publishing produces The Show, one of the largest beverage and food events in North America. The Show includes the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, the International Restaurant Show-Las Vegas, and the International Coffee and Tea Expo.
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closed 7/25/2007 via PR Newswire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Five Star Alliance

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business media company and publisher of Premier Hotels & Resorts, Luxury Travel Advisor and Travel Agent Magazines and producer of Luxury Travel Expo and Incentive Travel Exchange, has acquired Five Star Alliance the leading online luxury hotel booking service for the affluent traveler.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: Five Star Alliance
Five Star Alliance is a luxury hotel booking Web site, offering hotels and consumers a new approach to online travel. FiveStarAlliance.com is changing the way consumers find hotels by providing exclusive insight and advice combined with a worldwide selection.
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closed 6/7/2007 via PR Newswire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Imaging Network

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc. has acquired Imaging Network, a leading business-to-business multimedia marketing company serving the office products channel with the award-winning, Las Vegas-based ITEX tradeshow, imageSource, Office World News and Office Furniture & Design publications, e-newsletters, and Web sites and strong custom publishing unit.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: Imaging Network
Imaging Network is a leading business-to- business multimedia company which for over a decade has provided essential information to dealers and resellers in the office technology, office product and office furniture fields through its publications, websites and events.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/1/2007 via Company Press Release

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Pelican Events Ltd

synopsis: Audax, together with Questex, acquired Pelican Events from private owners.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: Pelican Events Ltd
Pelican Events Ltd. manages a series of specialized appointment-based business to business meeting forums for the hotel management industry.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/8/2007 via PR Newswire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired McLean Events

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc. has completed the acquisition of U.K.-based McLean Events International Ltd. McLean Events will operate as a subsidiary of Questex and continue to be led by its founder and chairman, Noor Kassam.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: McLean Events
McLean Events organizes meeting forums in several different industries within the UK, Europe, Asian, and American markets which include the conference & incentive market, hotel management, health & fitness, spa, ship building, petroleum and people development sectors.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/20/2006 via PR Newswire

InfoTrends, Inc. will be merged with Questex Media Group Inc,

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc. and InfoTrends, Inc. announced that the two have signed a definitive merger agreement. This agreement is subject to the approval of the shareholders of InfoTrends, and is expected to close by the end of September, when InfoTrends will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Questex.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: InfoTrends, Inc.
InfoTrends is a worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry providing research, analysis, forecasts, and advice to help clients understand market trends, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to grow their businesses.
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closed 7/17/2006 via Company Press Release

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired IECSC

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business media provider announced the acquisition of the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference, and the Las Vegas Hair & Nail Conference from Show Management, Inc.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: IECSC
The International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conferences give estheticians, cosmeticians, spa and salon owners, massage therapist, makeup artist, and doctors around the world a chance to improve their services by offering them superior education and the largest display of professional products.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/23/2005 via BusinessWire

Questex Media Group Inc, purchased certain business media assets from Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Audax Group today announced it has created a new entity called Questex Media Group, Inc. ("Questex"), which has purchased certain business media assets from Advanstar Communications Inc.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
seller parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
seller: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Questex, LLC, purchased Digital Signage Expo from ExpoNation, LLC

synopsis: Questex, the leading information and events company, has acquired the rights to the live and digital assets of Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is the leading information and events company focused on the experience economy. Questex drives business forward through a rich engagement platform centered on leading events and surrounded by data insights and digital communities. "
seller: ExpoNation, LLC
Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/18/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Meltwater, will acquire Owler

synopsis: Meltwater B.V., a leading global SaaS provider of media intelligence and social analytics, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Owler. Owler is the crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform that business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain competitive insights, and uncover the latest industry news and alerts.
buyer: Meltwater (:$359.79)
Meltwater provides social and media intelligence. By examining millions of posts each day from social media platforms, blogs and news sites, Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insight from the outside. "
target: Owler
Owler is the crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform that business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain competitive insights, and uncover the latest industry news and alerts.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/2/2021 via PR Newswire

Contentgine, acquired Contentree Inc.

synopsis: Contentgine, the world leader in intent by engagement lead generation, has acquired Contentree, the world's largest collection of business-to-business case studies. Through the acquisition of Contentree, Contentgine is well-positioned to fulfill its mission as the leading provider of business-to-business, highly precise first-person leads.
buyer: Contentgine
Contentgine is a content-driven lead generation solution. The company educates business professionals about the solutions to their challenges through its content discovery platform and score intent by analyzing engagements at the prospect and account levels. "
target: Contentree Inc.
Contentree is a discovery tool focused on industry solutions with a vast collection of almost 500,000 vendor case studies, white papers, and other collateral. The database has 21,000 business-to-business vendors in more than 400 industries, including finance, healthcare, retail, and utilities.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired RelSci

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the global B2B information service provider of price discovery, essential market intelligence, and events, has acquired Relationship Science ("RelSci"), a global relationship-mapping data provider serving financial, professional services, and not-for-profit organisations.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is a global business-to-business information services business. They provide price discovery, essential market intelligence and events. The company manages a portfolio of businesses in markets where information, data, and convening market participants are valued."
target: RelSci
RelSci is a global relationship-mapping data provider serving financial, professional services, and not-for-profit organisations. Its proprietary software enables clients to easily identify and act upon their relationships across a range of core use-cases.
price ($mm)
$7.40
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired BridgeTower Media

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, a leading operations-focused middle market private equity firm, announced it has acquired BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of B2B information, research, events, and marketing solutions across more than 25 U.S. markets and industries.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Vision Integrated Graphics, acquired DX Marketing

synopsis: Vision Integrated Graphics Group LLC has acquired DX Marketing LLC (DXM), a people-based marketing agency that provides marketers access to enterprise-level data and analytics, allowing them to make informed investments that deliver strong ROI. DXM will enhance Vision’s omnichannel marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Vision Integrated Graphics
Vision is a provider of data-driven, omnichannel marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement. Its end-to-end automated marketing campaigns rely on data-analytics, creative services and multi-channel execution to drive higher response rates and lower customer acquisition costs."
target parent: Roark Capital Group
target: DX Marketing
DX Marketing is an insights company that leverages unique consumer knowledge to inform business strategy and provide a quantifiable ROI on marketing spend. DXM clients get affordable access to platforms offering the most data available on individual customers and their digital behavior.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/21/2020 via GlobeNewswire

VanillaSoft, acquired Autoklose

synopsis: VanillaSoft, a leading sales engagement technology company, has acquired Autoklose, an email automation and sales intelligence platform in Canada. Autoklose offers an outbound sales platform that features automated lead generation software and email drip campaign management tools. Their database provides access to millions of verified B2B leads.
buyer: VanillaSoft
VanillaSoft is a sales engagement technology company. VanillaSoft empowers sales reps to respond to new leads faster, interact with leads more consistently, and generate more qualified sales opportunities. Their platform features guided selling tools and communication tools for multiple channels. "
target: Autoklose
Autoklose is an email automation and sales intelligence platform in Canada. Autoklose offers an outbound sales platform that features automated lead generation software and email drip campaign management tools with CRM integration. Their database provides access to millions of verified B2B leads.
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closed 9/30/2020 via PR Newswire

STEMconnector merged with Pod Network LLC,

synopsis: Pod Network LLC, an award-winning social networking app, has merged with STEMconnector, the nation's largest research-driven professional services company dedicated to developing a diverse, STEM-ready workforce.
buyer: Pod Network LLC
Pod is a social networking platform designed to provide discovery and community building capability in a fast and easy manner. Based on the significance of interests and proximity, Pod serves to help people build and maintain rich networks. "
target: STEMconnector
STEMconnector is the leading corporation connecting all aspects of the STEM community from K-12 to global corporations. STEMconnector provides corporate, postsecondary, K-12, nonprofit, and government members with enterprise-wide support to develop, execute, and scale their STEM talent strategies.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paragon Partners GmbH, acquired Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Paragon Partners, one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe, acquired all shares of the WEKA Group, a leading provider of specialist information, software, further education & services for the DACH region and France.
buyer: Paragon Partners GmbH
Paragon Partners is an independent private equity company. The firm invests in mid-sized companies with a proven and sustainable business model. Its investments are primarily in the German speaking region but its perspective is international. "
target: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international specialist publishing company for administration and industry. WEKA is one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses in the world. The Group is based in Kissing, Germany and consists of 25 media companies in four European countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$280
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cheil Worldwide, Inc., acquired ColourData

synopsis: Cheil Worldwide, a global marketing and communications company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, has acquired ColourData, China’s leading big data analytics service provider. ColourData uses proprietary technology to analyze data from more than 5,000 social media, news and e-commerce websites to help businesses improve their brand.
buyer: Cheil Worldwide, Inc. (KOSE:A030000:$2,750.37)
Cheil Worldwide is a global marketing and communications company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Cheil creates ideas that move brands, products and people from its 50+ offices in 35 countries. The company offers strategic, creative, media, digital and experiential solutions. "
target: ColourData
ColourData is China’s leading big data analytics service provider. ColourData uses proprietary technology to analyze data from more than 5,000 social media, news and e-commerce websites in China. Their services help businesses to improve their brand and better understand their target audience.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/7/2020 via PR Newswire

PlaceIQ, acquired FreckleIOT

synopsis: PlaceIQ Inc., the leading data and technology provider that powers critical business and marketing decisions with location data, analytics, and insights, announced it has acquired FreckleIOT, a business specializing in location data and foot traffic measurement from Freckle, LTD.
buyer: PlaceIQ
PlaceIQ is a provider of Next Generation Location Intelligence. Extracting meaning and context from the huge explosion of new location data being created, PlaceIQ enables a detailed and dynamic understanding of a place or location like never before. "
target: FreckleIOT
Freckle is a global data company specializing in media measurement and identity. The Freckle offline media measurement solution determines the effectiveness of media across all channels in driving customers into a physical location. They are based in New York and Toronto.
price ($mm)
$3.10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2020 via Forbes

Growth Catalyst Partners, acquired Government Executive Media Group

synopsis: Growth Catalyst Partners, a lower-middle market private equity firm, is acquiring a controlling stake in Government Executive Media Group, government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies.
buyer: Growth Catalyst Partners
Growth Catalyst Partners ("GCP") is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on information, marketing and tech-enabled services businesses. GCP’s strategy involves targeting growth segments of industries and identifying market leading companies with breakout potential. "
target parent: Atlantic Media Company
target: Government Executive Media Group
Government Executive is government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies. Their readers are the high-ranking civilian and military officials who are responsible for defending the nation.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

TargetEveryOne, will acquire Bizwell Sweden AB

synopsis: TargetEveryone has entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in Bizwell Sweden AB. BizWell Sweden AB delivers business data to companies, authorities and organizations in Sweden and internationally. BizWell has access to business data in over 100 countries.
buyer: TargetEveryOne
TargetEveryone is a global SaaS Martech company. TargetEveryone enables their clients to streamline their 1-1 digital marketing, content and experiences. Their solution makes marketeers able to easily target exactly the customers they want, and communicate with them in the channels they prefer. "
target: Bizwell Sweden AB
BizWell Sweden AB delivers business data to companies, authorities and organizations in Sweden and internationally. BizWell has access to business data in over 100 countries, including over 112 million business phone numbers, 350 million business contacts, 53 million email addresses.
price ($mm)
$0.52
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/6/2019 via PR Newswire

S&P Global Market Intelligence, acquired The 451 Group

synopsis: NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, announced today that it has acquired 451 Research, LLC, a privately-held research and advisory firm that provides intelligence, expertise and data covering high-growt
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence provides data, essential insights, and powerful analytics to help navigate the financial markets. S&P Global Market Intelligence integrates financial and industry data, research, and news into tools that help clients make informed business and financial decisions. "
target: The 451 Group
The 451 Group owns and operates 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. It also owns Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education, and professional services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will acquire First Advantage, a global technology and information services leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage's services include background screening (criminal, education, employment), driver compliance, drug testing, and fingerprinting.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 10/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hardie Grant Media, will acquire Slattery Media Group

synopsis: Hardie Grant Media, a content and publishing agency in Australia, will acquire the Slattery Media Group, The Slattery Media Group offers creative strategies and solutions to help their clients build their brand. The Group focuses on custom publishing and design for sport, custom and trade publications.
buyer parent: Hardie Grant Publishing
buyer: Hardie Grant Media
Hardie Grant Media is a content and publishing agency in Australia. Hardie Grant Media provides content marketing, branded content, custom publishing, and custom media services. Hardie Grant Media creates content that engages, inspires, and makes people act. "
target: Slattery Media Group
The Slattery Media Group is an Australian digital and publishing agency. The Slattery Media Group offers creative strategies and solutions to help their clients build their brand. The Group focuses on custom publishing and design for sport, custom and trade publications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired Topo, Inc

synopsis: Gartner, a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500, has acquired TOPO, a research, advisory, and consulting firm for sales and marketing organizations, to better help companies continue to grow revenue faster and sustain that growth.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner is a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. Gartner's combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced, and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. "
target: Topo, Inc
TOPO is a research, advisory, and consulting firm that helps sales and marketing adopt the patterns and plays that drive faster revenue growth. The company develops research insights, actionable assessments, and market technology guides for marketing, sales development, and sales.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/21/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Mavrck, acquired GroupHigh

synopsis: Mavrck, the all-in-one, advanced influencer marketing platform, has acquired GroupHigh, a marketing software platform used by more than 400 agencies and brands to identify bloggers, social media profiles, and manage the outreach marketing process.
buyer: Mavrck
Mavrck is the all-in-one, advanced influencer marketing platform enabling companies to harness the power of social proof that consumers trust today. Marketers use Mavrck to discover and collaborate with influencers to create trusted content and insights for customer journey touchpoints at scale. "
target: GroupHigh
GroupHigh is a marketing software platform used by more than 400 agencies and brands to identify bloggers, social media profiles, and manage the outreach marketing process. Their clients include major PR agencies, online marketing firms, and many of the top brands in the world.
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Forrester Research Inc.
Forrester Research Inc.
Forrester Research is an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology. It works with professionals in 19 key roles at major companies providing proprietary research, customer insight, consulting, events, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$349.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$31.34
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$12.10
Employees
1418
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: BIT:IEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$202.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.23
EBIT ($mm)
$25.26
Net Income ($mm)
$13.76
Employees
307
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$181.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($29.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($73.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
648
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Ticker: LSE:WIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$162.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.04
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$17.35
Employees
856
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Ticker: EB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eventbrite
Eventbrite
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$162.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($189.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($204.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1126
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group plc is one of the world’s leading organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences and specialise in producing events in growing and developing markets. ITE Group organises around 240 exhibitions and conferences each year.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($51.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($94.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
948
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$141.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.85
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
1751
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$30.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.12
EBIT ($mm)
$2.00
Net Income ($mm)
$0.50
Employees
146
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Ticker: OTCPK:MRES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Institute of Biomedical Research Corp.
Institute of Biomedical Research Corp.
The Institute of Biomedical Research is a biomedical business venture whose activities extend from diversified scientific research and services research and development, quality control and standardization of pharmaceuticals, up to major long term biomedical and environmental research projects.
year
2015
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