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closed 4/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ascential plc, acquired Perpetua

synopsis: Ascential PLC, the specialist information, data and ecommerce optimisation company, has acquired Perpetua Labs Inc, an e-commerce advertising software firm. Perpetua helps brands to improve ecommerce ad performance with AI powered automation. Their platform enables companies to create automated campaigns and optimize their marketplace advertising.
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales. "
target: Perpetua
Perpetua is an e-commerce advertising software firm. Perpetua helps brands to improve ecommerce ad performance with AI powered automation. Their platform enables companies to create automated campaigns and optimize their marketplace advertising on Amazon, Instacart and other marketplaces.
price ($mm)
$52
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$4
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closed 4/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Magalu, acquired SmartHint

synopsis: Magazine Luiza (Magalu), one of Brazil's largest retailers, has acquired SmartHint, an intelligent search and recommendation system in Brazil. SmartHint helps eCommerce companies to improve the online shopping experience. Their platform uses AI to provide customers with product recommendations based on their profile and behavior.
buyer: Magalu (BOVESPA:MGLU3:$6,515.13)
Magazine Luiza (Magalu) is one of Brazil's largest retailers, operating through physical stores and website. Magalu operates over 880 stores and 9 distribution centers. Magalu also offers complementary products and financial services such as consumer credit, insurance and consortium. "
target: SmartHint
SmartHint is an intelligent search and recommendation system in Brazil. SmartHint helps eCommerce companies to improve the online shopping experience. Their platform uses AI to provide customers with product recommendations based on their profile and behavior.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$109
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0.0x
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closed 3/4/2021 via Company Press Release

Jungle Scout, acquired Downstream Impact

synopsis: Jungle Scout, the leading all-in-one platform for selling on Amazon, has acquired Downstream Impact, an Amazon advertising and analytics software company. Downstream helps large brands and enterprises measure, manage, and optimize their ecommerce advertising campaigns with best-in-class machine learning automation and insights.
buyer: Jungle Scout
Jungle Scout is the leading all-in-one platform for selling on Amazon. Jungle Scout features a full suite of best-in-class business management solutions and powerful market intelligence to help entrepreneurs and brands manage their Amazon businesses. "
target: Downstream Impact
Downstream Impact is an Amazon advertising and analytics software company. Downstream helps large brands and enterprises measure, manage, and optimize their ecommerce advertising campaigns with best-in-class machine learning automation and insights.
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closed 1/26/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Algolia, acquired MorphL

synopsis: Algolia, the leading Search-as-a-Service company, has acquired MorphL, a company that helps e-commerce companies succeed through intelligent use of data. MorphL consists of a suite of machine learning models that are fully automated, that can be used across the enterprise, across the full customer journey and are platform agnostic.
buyer: Algolia
Algolia is the search-as-a-service platform that enables companies of all sizes to deliver fast and relevant digital experiences that drive real results. More than 8,000 companies including Stripe, LVMH, Lacoste, Zendesk and Birchbox rely on Algolia to manage 70 billion search queries a month. "
target: MorphL
MorphL helps e-commerce companies succeed through intelligent use of data. MorphL consists of a suite of machine learning models that are fully automated, that can be used across the enterprise, across the full customer journey and are platform agnostic.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Locaweb, acquired Social Miner

synopsis: Locaweb, a Brazilian provider of web hosting services, has acquired Social Miner, a marketing automation platform in Brazil. Specialized in behavioral data, Social Miner combines AI, big-data and humanization to help e-commerce companies and retailers improve their performance.
buyer: Locaweb (BOVESPA:LWSA3:$106.91)
Locaweb offers hosting services for Website and Web pages in Brazil. It offers infrastructure as a service, including cloud servers, physical servers and data center services; and platform as a service that include Website hosting, hosting in cloud, domain and other services. "
target: Social Miner
Social Miner is a marketing automation platform in Brazil. Specialized in behavioral data, Social Miner combines AI, big-data and humanization to help e-commerce companies and retailers improve their performance. Their platform enables businesses to create more personalized campaigns.
price ($mm)
$4.07
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

BetterPlace Safety Solutions, acquired Fabulyst

synopsis: Bengaluru-based BetterPlace Safety Solutions, which runs a technology platform that manages the end-to-end lifecycle of blue collar workers, has acqui-hired Fabulyst. Fabulyst helps e-commerce retailers improve sales and conversion by using artificial intelligence to automatically tag product images into natural language.
buyer: BetterPlace Safety Solutions
BetterPlace Safety Solutions runs a technology platform that manages the end-to-end lifecycle of blue collar workers. They make an immense social impact by helping the unorganized sector get training, employment, financial inclusion, digital footprint trust score and other benefits using technology."
target: Fabulyst
Fabulyst helps e-commerce retailers improve sales and conversion by using artificial intelligence to automatically tag product images into natural language.
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announced 2/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Kibo Software, Inc, will acquire Certona

synopsis: Kibo, a leading omnichannel commerce platform for retailers and branded manufacturers, will acquire Certona, an AI-based real-time personalization solution that powers individualized customer experiences for over 600 top e-commerce websites in over 70 countries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Kibo Software, Inc
Kibo empowers retailers and branded manufacturers to achieve optimal performance of B2C and B2B commerce through unified consumer experiences. Kibo provides a complete omnichannel commerce platform delivered with the lowest total cost of ownership and fastest time to market. "
target: Certona
Certona is an AI-based real-time personalization solution that powers individualized customer experiences for over 600 top e-commerce websites in over 70 countries. Certona's cloud-based Personalized Experience Management platform increases engagement by leveraging one-to-one behavioral profiling.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Reclame Aqui, acquired Trustvox

synopsis: Reclame Aqui, a Brazilian complaints site, has acquired Trustvox, a Brazilian startup that audits customer product reviews. Trustvox uses artificial intelligence to automatically collect and publish customer reviews. Their dashboard allows users to monitor and analyze reviews in real-time.
buyer: Reclame Aqui
Founded in 2001, Reclame Aqui is a Brazilian complaints site. Reclame Aqui offers complaints from 15 thousand users for 120,000 registered companies. The site allows users to research the reputation of companies before making purchases or using their services. "
target: Trustvox
Trustvox is a Brazilian startup that audits customer product reviews. Trustvox uses artificial intelligence to automatically collect and publish customer reviews. Their dashboard allows users to monitor and analyze reviews in real-time.
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announced 11/12/2018 via PR Web

PriceEdge, will acquire RightPrice AI

synopsis: PriceEdge, a pricing software company that supports businesses with pricing strategies has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire RightPrice AI. Right Price AI provides capabilities in e-commerce pricing, artificial intelligence and deep learning. With the use of their platform they can analyze web traffic, sales and feeds.
buyer: PriceEdge
PriceEdge is a pricing software company that supports businesses with pricing strategies and implementations to drive up profit. They have developed a cloud-based price management platform (PriceEdge™) for enterprises, which gives them access to new pricing strategies and flexibility. "
target: RightPrice AI
RightPrice AI is a Stockholm based company with capabilities in e-commerce pricing, artificial intelligence, and deep learning. They provide a mathematical platform to process data generated via web-based scripts and price crawlers. Their platform analyzes web traffic, sales and competitor feeds.
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announced 9/25/2017 via Yahoo, Inc.

GK Software AG, will acquire Prudsys AG

synopsis: GK Software AG plans to acquire the majority stake in Chemnitz-based prudsys AG, a company specialized in artificial intelligence. Founded in 1998 as a spin-off of the Technical University of Chemnitz, Prudsys is a leader in the field of artificial intelligence applications in online commerce.
buyer: GK Software AG (DB:GKS:$109.94)
GK Software AG has become the leading store solution provider to Europe’s largest retailers with stores around the globe. Currently in over 40 countries, GK Software continues to expand along with their customers throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. "
target: Prudsys AG
Founded in 1998 as a spin-off of the Technical University of Chemnitz, Prudsys is a leader in the field of artificial intelligence applications in online commerce. More than 200 online shops rely on the company's artificial intelligence solution for real-time intelligence-based data analysis.
price ($mm)
$5.98
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/11/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Pharmagest Interactive S.A., acquired Sailendra SAS

synopsis: Pharmagest has acquired a majority 70% stake of Sailendra. Sailendra is an innovative French start-up specialising in behavioural analysis using artificial intelligence. Sailendra joins Pharmagest's Solutions for e-Health Division.
buyer: Pharmagest Interactive S.A. (ENXTPA:PHA:$178.45)
Pharmagest is the French leader in pharmacy information technology. Pharmagest has developed specialised businesses, including pharmacy IT, e-Health solutions, solutions for healthcare professionals, solutions for laboratories, connected health devices and apps, and a sales financing marketplace. "
target: Sailendra SAS
Sailendra is an innovative French start-up specialising in behavioural analysis using artificial intelligence. Sailendra designs and develops purchase optimisation solutions for e-commerce based on its artificial intelligence products.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., acquired LiftIgniter

synopsis: Maven has acquired LiftIgniter, a company that leverages high-performance machine learning algorithms to determine in-the-moment user interest and intent to produce a personalized online experience. LiftIgniter provides on-site and in-app content recommendations across hundreds of leading digital properties worldwide.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of content producers, from individual thought-leaders to world-leading independent publishers, operating on a shared digital publishing, advertising, and distribution platform and unified under a single media brand. "
target: LiftIgniter
LiftIgniter leverages high-performance machine learning algorithms to determine in-the-moment user interest and intent to produce a personalized online experience. LiftIgniter provides on-site and in-app content recommendations across hundreds of leading digital properties worldwide.
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closed 1/9/2018 via PR Newswire

TD Bank Group, acquired Layer 6

synopsis: TD Bank Group has announced the acquisition of Layer 6 Inc., a world-renowned artificial intelligence (AI) company based in Toronto, Ontario. Layer 6 has emerged as a global thought-leader and pioneer in the delivery of responsive, personalized and insight-driven experiences for the financial services industry,
buyer: TD Bank Group (TSX:TD:$27,235.52)
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group. TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 25 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe "
target: Layer 6
Layer 6 enables a financial institution to deploy the most advanced Machine Learning solutions through a world leading Artificial Intelligence prediction engine for enterprise data. The platform helps anticipate how to provide each customer with a better, more personalized experience in real-time.
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closed 9/27/2016 via BusinessWire

Kibo Software, Inc, acquired Baynote, Inc.

synopsis: Kibo, the world’s leader in cloud-based omnichannel commerce solutions, announced its acquisition of Baynote, a cloud-based personalization platform. Baynote software provides a smart data hub that leverages historical data and real-time behavior, creating a holistic view of the consumer across all devices.
buyer: Kibo Software, Inc
Kibo is a comprehensive, Cloud-based commerce platform that empowers users, grows sales, and evolves with the changing needs of retail. No matter the challenge, Kibo’s agile software future-proofs their client's business and powers their success. "
target: Baynote, Inc.
Baynote is a leading provider of big data and machine learning solutions for digital commerce. BaynoteONE rapidly integrates with existing websites, onsite search engines, mobile sites and applications and email systems to increase ROI without deep IT involvement or expensive system upgrades.
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closed 9/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Helium 10, acquired Prestozon

synopsis: Helium 10, an all-in-one software suite for Amazon sellers, has acquired Prestozon, the leading SaaS automation platform explicitly built and designed for Amazon advertising. Together, Helium 10 and Prestozon will combine their vast amounts of data and years of expertise to help sellers better understand their organic and paid marketing efforts.
buyer: Helium 10
Helium 10 is the leading all-in-one software suite for Amazon sellers with over 20 highly integrated tools. From product keyword research to financial analysis, Helium 10 helps entrepreneurs, upstarts, and Fortune 500 companies excel every step of the way. "
target: Prestozon
Prestozon is the leading SaaS automation platform explicitly built and designed for Amazon advertising to enable agencies and advertisers to quickly and efficiently setup, restructure, maintain, and optimize advertising campaigns.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Maxburg Capital Partners, acquired metoda GmbH

synopsis: Maxburg Capital Partners, a German investment management company, has acquired a majority stake in metoda from High-Tech Gründerfonds, Germany’s most active seed stage investor. metoda is one of the world's leading providers of intelligent market research in e-commerce. Their API empowers businesses with data from leading e-commerce websites.
buyer: Maxburg Capital Partners
Maxburg Capital Partners is an investment management company focusing on Germany and the German-speaking markets. Maxburg is actively seeking out long-term investments in stable and profitable small and medium-sized companies with a view towards lasting and sustainable value creation. "
target parent: High-Tech Gründerfonds
target: metoda GmbH
metoda is one of the world's leading providers of intelligent market research in e-commerce. metoda's e-commerce data API empowers businesses with real-time data from leading e-commerce websites around the globe. Their AI powered Ad Optimiser enables users to effectively advertise on Amazon.
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closed 4/26/2019 via Company Press Release

ABOUT YOU GmbH, acquired Adference GmbH

synopsis: ABOUT YOU, a Hamburg-based online fashion retailer, has acquired Adference, a German PPC solution for Amazon Advertising and Google Ads. Adference empowers advertisers to automatically create granular campaigns and to place the right bids for millions of products and keywords.
buyer parent: Otto Group GmbH
buyer: ABOUT YOU GmbH
ABOUT YOU is a Hamburg-based online fashion retailer. ABOUT YOU offers a shopping destination where people can discover fashion that really fits their personality from a range of over 1,200 brands. With more than 10 million monthly users, ABOUT YOU is one of the largest fashion platforms in Europe. "
target: Adference GmbH
Adference is a German PPC solution for Amazon Advertising and Google Ads. Adference empowers advertisers to automatically create granular campaigns and to place the right bids for millions of products and keywords. Adference uses machine learning to help users make the most out of their campaigns.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

ShopRunner, Inc., acquired Precognitive, Inc.

synopsis: ShopRunner, an e-commerce shipping and checkout startup, announced it has acquired Precognitive, a startup that helps businesses fight online fraud. Founded in 2016, Precognitive uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify potential online fraud before it happens.
buyer parent: Kynetic
buyer: ShopRunner, Inc.
ShopRunner is a members-only online shopping service that offers time-starved consumers unlimited, free two-day shipping with no minimum order size, and free shipping on returns across a wide selection of today’s most popular retailers. "
target: Precognitive, Inc.
Founded in 2016, Precognitive uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify potential online fraud before it happens. Its technology analyzes multiple parts of a user’s interaction with an online service to identify suspicious behavior.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

MercadoLibre, acquired Machinalis S.r.l

synopsis: Mercado Libre announced the acquisition of Machinalis , a Cordoban company dedicated to software development, which specializes in machine learning. From personalization to fraud detection, Machinalis delivers flexible solutions tailored for each client.
buyer: MercadoLibre (MELI:$2,296.31)
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mercado Libre is Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company. Through its primary platforms it provides solutions to individuals and companies buying, selling, advertising, and paying for goods online. "
target: Machinalis S.r.l
Córdoba-based startup Machinalis specializes in the development of machine learning algorithms. Machinalis, founded in 2009, provides solutions for e-commerce and fintech. From personalization to fraud detection, Machinalis delivers flexible solutions with simple tailorings for each company.
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closed 1/30/2020 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired 4Cite Marketing

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired 4Cite Marketing, a leading people-based identification and data services technology company. 4Cite will join Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing company and part of Dentsu Aegis Network.
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: 4Cite Marketing
4Cite is a People-Based Identification and Data Insights services provider that uses proprietary web visitor identification, advanced data and Shopping Elsewhere™ email trigger technology to enable e-commerce retailers to influence their customer’s purchasing activity and optimize conversion rates.
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closed 4/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ascential plc, acquired Perpetua

synopsis: Ascential PLC, the specialist information, data and ecommerce optimisation company, has acquired Perpetua Labs Inc, an e-commerce advertising software firm. Perpetua helps brands to improve ecommerce ad performance with AI powered automation. Their platform enables companies to create automated campaigns and optimize their marketplace advertising.
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales. "
target: Perpetua
Perpetua is an e-commerce advertising software firm. Perpetua helps brands to improve ecommerce ad performance with AI powered automation. Their platform enables companies to create automated campaigns and optimize their marketplace advertising on Amazon, Instacart and other marketplaces.
price ($mm)
$52
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
42.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ascential plc, acquired Perpetua

synopsis: Ascential PLC, the specialist information, data and ecommerce optimisation company, has acquired Perpetua Labs Inc, an e-commerce advertising software firm. Perpetua helps brands to improve ecommerce ad performance with AI powered automation. Their platform enables companies to create automated campaigns and optimize their marketplace advertising.
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales. "
target: Perpetua
Perpetua is an e-commerce advertising software firm. Perpetua helps brands to improve ecommerce ad performance with AI powered automation. Their platform enables companies to create automated campaigns and optimize their marketplace advertising on Amazon, Instacart and other marketplaces.
price ($mm)
$52
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
42.6x
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closed 3/18/2020 via PR Newswire

Edge by Ascential, acquired Yimian Data

synopsis: UK-based Ascential, the specialist global information company, has acquired Yimian Data, a leading AI-powered digital commerce data solutions provider from China, and has integrated it as a division of Edge by Ascential, its digital commerce insights and advisory subsidiary.
buyer parent: Ascential plc
buyer: Edge by Ascential
UK-based Edge by Ascential gives global brands and retailers the knowledge to win in digital commerce by providing actionable, next-generation data, analytics, insights, and strategic consulting. Its suite of solutions includes Market Share, Digital Shelf, Price & Promotions, and Retail Insights. "
target: Yimian Data
Yimian Data is a leading AI-powered digital commerce data solutions provider from China. The company serves as a partner to business leaders, using data from market trends and customer feedback, machine learning, natural language processing, and AI to make faster, more intelligent business decisions
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 11/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ascential plc, acquired Flywheel Digital

synopsis: Information company Ascential has announced its acquisition of Flywheel Digital. Flywheel primarily served large-scale US consumer product companies, offering Amazon-specific software, tools and expertise to drive sales and brand performance across Amazon platforms by directly actioning solutions for clients.
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales. "
target: Flywheel Digital
Founded in 2014, Flywheel offers customers Amazon-specific software, tools and expertise to drive sales and brand performance across Amazon platforms by directly actioning solutions for clients.
price ($mm)
$60
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closed 9/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, acquired Brand View

synopsis: Ascential plc, the global specialist information company, has acquired Brand View, a global provider of price, promotion, product composition and online product positioning analytics. Brand View allows retail and manufacturing companies to measure and manage their pricing and promotion activity to drive sales and increase their digital presence.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
Ascential is a business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. They provide customers with content and connections empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected. "
target: Brand View
Brand View is a global provider of price, promotion, product composition and online product positioning analytics. Brand View allows retail and manufacturing companies to measure and manage their pricing and promotion activity to drive sales and increase their digital presence.
price ($mm)
$38
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
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closed 12/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, acquired Clavis Insight

synopsis: Ascential plc, the global business-to-business information company, announces the acquisition of Clavis Insight, a market leader in eCommerce analytics, with proprietary technology enabling consumer product companies to track and optimise the performance of their products across hundreds of retailer websites and mobile commerce sites globally.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
Ascential is a business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. They provide customers with content and connections empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected. "
target: Clavis Insight
Clavis Insight is a market leader in eCommerce analytics, with proprietary technology enabling consumer product companies to track and optimise the performance of their products across hundreds of retailer websites and mobile commerce sites globally.
price ($mm)
$119
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
16.8x
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closed 12/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

GlobalData Plc, acquired MEED Media FZ LLC

synopsis: GlobalData PLC has acquired MEED Media FZ LLC from Ascential PLC. MEED provides premium business information content with an industry focus on infrastructure and projects in the Middle East.
buyer: GlobalData Plc (AIM:DATA:$147.65)
GlobalData is a world leading provider of data and analysis for consumer, technology and healthcare businesses. It delivers unique, robust data and trusted industry analysis and insight to organizations. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: MEED Media FZ LLC
Established in 1957, MEED, has been integral to delivering business information and news, intelligence and analysis on the Middle East economies and activities ever since. MEED is a remarkable senior management media brand that encompasses a subscription website and magazine.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
10.3x
closed 6/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Metropolis International, Ltd., purchased 11 B2B Brands from Ascential plc

synopsis: Metropolis International, the fast-growing media and technology group, announced that it has completed the purchase from Ascential plc of 11 leading Business-to-Business brands. The 11 brands include Drapers, Nursing Times, Local Government Chronicle, Construction News, New Civil Engineer, Ground Engineering and more.
buyer: Metropolis International, Ltd.
Metropolis International is a fast growing group, established in 1994, that specializes in business & consumer media and reward & loyalty programs. It employs 300 people and has offices in West London, Croydon, Bolton, Plymouth, Dublin, Chester and New York. "
seller parent: Apax Partners
seller: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
The acquisition includes 11 leading B2B brands from Ascential plc. The 11 brands include Drapers, Nursing Times, Local Government Chronicle, Construction News, New Civil Engineer, Ground Engineering, H&V News/RAC, Retail Jeweller, Architects’ Journal, The Architectural Review and more.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
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0.7x
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3.4x
announced 2/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Ascential plc, will acquire MediaLink

synopsis: Ascential plc, the global business-to-business media company listed on the London Stock Exchange, has announced that it has agreed to acquire 100% of MediaLink, a U.S.-based advisory and business services firm.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
Ascential is an international business-to-business media company. They inform and connect business professionals in more than 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. "
target: MediaLink
Unlike any other company in the strategic advisory space, MediaLink helps companies execute in the core areas of revenue acceleration, industry marketing, investor strategy, data and technology solutions, and talent (including retained Executive Search).
price ($mm)
$69
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$54
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announced 1/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Wilmington plc, will acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ)

synopsis: Wilmington plc has reached an agreement to acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ) from Ascential plc. HSJ is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
buyer: Wilmington plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target parent: Ascential plc
target: Health Service Journal (HSJ)
Health Service Journal (HSJ) is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.9x
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6.8x
announced 8/25/2016 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, will acquire One Click Retail

synopsis: Ascential plc, the international, business-to-business, media company with a focused portfolio of market-leading events and information services products, agreed to acquire 100% of US-based e-commerce analytics provider Oneclickretail.com LLC. One Click Retail's Dashboard product provides insights to help customers drive sales throughout eCommerce.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
Ascential is an international business-to-business media company. They inform and connect business professionals in more than 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. "
target: One Click Retail
One Click Retail is a market leader in eCommerce data measurement, sales analytics and search optimization for brand manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia. Their accuracy is unrivaled in the marketplace, with proprietary sales calculations that are 98.5% accurate down to the SKU level.
price ($mm)
$44
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
9.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.9x
closed 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Mobeus Equity Partners LLP, acquired Media Business Insight

synopsis: Media Business Insight, which publishes the industry magazines Broadcast and Screen International, has been sold by Top Right Group to the private equity firm Mobeus Equity Partners, which backed a management buyout.
buyer: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP
Mobeus Equity Partners LLP is a private equity and venture capital firm in lower middle market, mature, and emerging growth stages specializing in providing growth capital investments, acquisition finance, management buyouts, secondary buyouts, Combined Debt and Equity funding, and more. "
target parent: Top Right Group
target: Media Business Insight
Media Business Insight Limited (MBI) owns a unique digitally-led portfolio of leading multichannel, subscription-based brands offering content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industry across TV, advertising and marketing services and film.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/16/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, will acquire Infrastructure Journal

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC has signed a binding agreement to acquire Infrastructure Journal, a leading provider of online data, intelligence and events for the global infrastructure sector. The company provides detailed information on financial structure, policy, pricing and key players influencing transactions and trends.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Infrastructure Journal
Infrastructure Journal (IJ) gives you access to a team of experts and the largest database in the industry. By tracking projects throughout the lifecycle, IJ provides detailed information on financial structure, policy, pricing and key players influencing transactions and trends.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Montagu Private Equity, acquired CAP Motor Research Ltd

synopsis: Top Right Group, the company formerly known as Emap, has sold its automotive information business CAP Motor Research Ltd to Montagu Private Equity. CAP, established in 1979, is a market leading provider of vehicle valuation data, new vehicle information and business solutions to the automotive industry.
buyer: Montagu Private Equity
Montagu Private Equity is a private investment firm specializing in middle market management buyouts and other private equity deals. The firm invests in most industries but does not invest in start-ups, rescues, or where the primary purpose of the investment is technology development. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: CAP Motor Research Ltd
CAP Motor Research Ltd is a market leading provider of vehicle valuation data, new vehicle information and business solutions. Their customers include the majority of leading finance institutions, contract hire & leasing companies, vehicle retail groups and insurance companies.
price ($mm)
$283
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/20/2008 via Company Description

Apax Partners, Guardian Media Group plc, acquired EMAP plc

synopsis: The boards of Eden Bidco Limited and Emap plc are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Emap. Eden Bidco is a newly incorporated company formed by funds advised by Apax Partners and Guardian Media Group plc.
buyer: Apax Partners
buyer: Guardian Media Group plc
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world. "
target: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,105 [$2,862]
rev ($mm)
$897
EBITDA ($mm)
$311
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.9x
closed 2/1/2008 via

Bauer Verlagsgruppe, acquired Emap Consumer Media

synopsis: Emap PLC, the publisher of magazines such as FHM and Heat, said Friday it agreed to sell its consumer media and radio units to Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG for $2.3 billion and will return most of the proceeds to shareholders.
buyer: Bauer Verlagsgruppe
Bauer Verlagsgruppe publishes 40 magazines in Germany and is market leader in TV Guides with a market share of 46,1 percent. Bauer Verlagsgruppe is also market leader in women's weeklies.BRAVO, the largest youth magazine in Europe dominates the youth magazine market. "
target parent: EMAP plc
target: Emap Consumer Media
The Bauer Publishing Group is the largest consumer magazine publishing company in the UK, playing a primary role in the Women’s Weeklies, Women’s Interest, Women’s Lifestyle, TV Listings, Puzzles, Men’s Lifestyle, Music & Film and Specialist magazine markets.
price ($mm)
$2,506
rev ($mm)
$1,138
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/12/2007 via news.com

ACP Magazines, purchased Emap Australia from EMAP plc

synopsis: UK media group Emap has sold its Australian magazines to ACP Magazines for AUD $94m. The sale of Emap Australia follows the completion of a strategic review of Emap's Australian consumer magazines business. In the year to 31 March 2007, Emap Australia generated revenue of AUD $66m and an operating profit of AUD $2m.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: ACP Magazines
ACP Magazines is Australia's biggest magazine publisher and the magazine arm of PBL Media, Australia's leading media and entertainment company. ACP Magazines publishes over 60 titles in Australia which sell nearly 109 million individual copies each year. "
seller: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
$71
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

Crain Communications, Inc., purchased Plastics & Rubber Weekly, European Plastics News, and Plastics Design & Moulding exhibition from Emap Communications

synopsis: Crain Communications Inc, and its weekly news publication Plastics News (PN), have greatly expanded their footprint in the global plastics industry by acquiring the Croydon, England- based polymer publications and events of publicly held Emap Communications Ltd. in London.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain Communications is a publishing company providing vital news and information to industry leaders and consumers with 29 titles. Each newspaper, magazine and electronic news site has become required reading and an authoritative source in its own sector of business, trade and consumer market. "
seller parent: EMAP plc
seller: Emap Communications
Emap Communications is the leading UK trade exhibition organiser and the fourth largest trade exhibition organiser in France. EC has over 300 Conferences in 16 countries. Its leading titles include Retail Week, Broadcast, Construction News, Nursing Times and Health Service Journal.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/23/2007 via Company Press Release

Channel 4, will acquire The Box

synopsis: Emap plc, the B2B and consumer media group, announces a joint venture agreement with Channel 4 which aims to create the UK’s number one music TV provider. Under the terms of the agreement, Emap has agreed to sell 50% of Box Television Limited, which owns Emap’s music TV business, to Channel 4, for a cash consideration of £28m.
buyer: Channel 4
Channel 4 transmits across the whole of the UK, except some parts of Wales. It is available on all digital platforms (terrestrial, satellite and cable) as well as through traditional analogue transmission. "
target parent: EMAP plc
target: The Box
The Box is a television channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland which mostly plays music videos, although it also features some music-related programming.
price ($mm)
$28*
rev ($mm)
$55
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/13/2007 via BNC Analysis

EMAP plc, acquired Torcello Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Emap plc has announced the purchase of Torcello Publishing limited, producer of Infrastructure Journal, for around £20m.
buyer: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers. "
target: Torcello Publishing Ltd.
Torcello Publishing Limited owns and operates Infrastructure Journal, a subscription-based online information service for the infrastructure project finance market. Torcello Publishing Limited is based in London, the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/31/2006 via

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., purchased French consumer magazines from EMAP plc

synopsis: International media group Emap PLC said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its struggling French consumer magazines division to Arnoldo Mondadori Editori SpA in a cash deal worth 550 million pounds ($1 billion).
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. (BIT:MN:$927.63)
Its magazine division publishes women's magazines (Donna Moderna), news magazines (Panorama), TV guides (Guida TV), and other publications on topics such as cooking, travel, and pop culture. It also publishes Italian-language versions of Ziff-Davis (ZDNet Italia) and Hearst (Cosmopolitan) titles. "
seller: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers.
price ($mm)
$688
rev ($mm)
$552
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Charterhouse Capital Partners, will acquire Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Charterhouse, one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe, is to acquire Tarsus Group, a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse is one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe. The PE firm typically invests in companies headquartered in Western Europe and works closely with incumbent management teams, providing them with active support to drive growth. "
target: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies.
price ($mm)
$662
rev ($mm)
$127
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
5.8x
EV / EBITDA
16.6x
announced 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire CloserStill

synopsis: Funds advised by Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”) have signed an agreement to invest in CloserStill Media (“CloserStill”), one of the world’s leading independent organisers of trade shows and events. Providence agreed to acquire a majority stake from Inflexion Private Equity, NVM Private Equity and management.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global asset management firm with $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target: CloserStill
CloserStill is a leading business trade show operator focusing on the healthcare, learning and technology sectors. CloserStill operates a portfolio of some of the fastest-growing, award-winning events, including: the London Vet Show, Cloud Expo Europe, Data Centre World, The Pharmacy Show, and more.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

ABF, a.s., acquired Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.

synopsis: ABF, a.s., an organizer of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic, has acquired Incheba Expo Praha, one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Incheba Expo Praha organizes over 20 events annually. Their events include Pragodent, Pragoligna, Interbeauty Prague, Watches & Jewels, and more.
buyer: ABF, a.s.
ABF, a.s. organizes exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Their trade fairs offers state-of-the-art products, technologies and services. ABF's portfolio of fairs include the 3DEXPO, AKTIV55+, For Arche, For Babies, For Bikes, For Gastro & Hotel, For Logistic, For Industry, and more. "
target: Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.
Founded in 1992, Incheba Expo Praha is one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Incheba Expo Praha organizes over 20 events annually. Their events include Pragodent, Pragoligna, Interbeauty Prague, Watches & Jewels, and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/14/2018 via Reuters

Messe Frankfurt GmbH, will purchase Exhibition Business from Gifts & Accessories

synopsis: Messe Frankfurt, the world’s largest event organiser, will acquire Gifts & Accessories' exhibition business. Gifts & Accessories is an Indian magazine about gifts and stationery products. Their exhibition business includes the Corporate Gifts Show and the Stationery & Write Show, India's largest exhibitions for B2B gifts and stationery products.
buyer: Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. From automotive to logistics, from textiles to music, from energy efficiency to security, from homes to beauty – Messe Frankfurt's programme of events is extremely comprehensive. "
seller: Gifts & Accessories
Gifts & Accessories's exhibition business includes the Corporate Gifts Show and the Stationery & Write Show, India's largest exhibitions for B2B gifts and stationery products. Gifts & Accessories is India’s first and only magazine devoted to novelty gifts and stationery products.
price ($mm)
$0.91
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/5/2018 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired FISA S.A.

synopsis: GL events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, has acquired a 60% stake in FISA from Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura, the oldest trade association in Chile. FISA is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. FISA organizes B2B events for a variety of industries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target parent: Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura
target: FISA S.A.
FISA (La Feria Internacional de Santiago) is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. It operates mainly in the B2B segment, organizing events in sectors that include mining, construction, shipbuilding, healthcare, security, electricity, renewable energy, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Terrapinn Holdings, acquired Science Media Partners Ltd

synopsis: Terrapinn, the global events company, announced that it has acquired Science Media Partners (SMP), an international events and publishing company based in the UK and focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID.
buyer: Terrapinn Holdings
Terrapinn is a global events company. They organize and manage a range of conferences and trade exhibitions on various topics, including energy and resources, enterprise technology, marketing, finance and investment and more. They also offer various management and professional training programs. "
target: Science Media Partners Ltd
Science Media Partners (SMP) is an international events and publishing company based in the UK and is focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired Trade Press Media Group

synopsis: Glendale-based Trade Press Media Group, Inc. announced it has been acquired by Forum Media Group, an international media company based in Merching, Germany. Trade Press Media Group, which was founded in 1915, is a business-to-business media company serving the facilities management, commercial cleaning and the U.S. rail markets.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum Media Group is an international media company headquartered in Merching, Germany. They provide businesses with high quality information products, professional training, and further education. They also offer a large portfolio of special interest publications, magazines, and renowned events. "
target: Trade Press Media Group
Trade Press Media Group provides insight, education, industry news, events, and technology tools to B2B decision makers in facilities management, commercial cleaning and rail transportation industries. They publish six business-to-business magazines and put on market-leading trade shows.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Comms Business

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Miles Publishing Limited, the publisher of the UK ICT magazine Comms Business. Comms Business is a monthly ICT magazine whose primary audience is resellers of ICT products and services. Comms Business also operates Channel Live, a leading ICT trade exhibition in the UK.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Comms Business
Comms Business is the leading media brand covering the UK’s ICT Channel, with a high quality market leading monthly business magazine, weekly e-newsletter and daily updated website. Comms Business also organizes events such as the Channel Live ICT trade exhibition.
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closed 8/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Global Sources

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd., a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China, announced the completion of the acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$484 [$375]
rev ($mm)
$152
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG, will acquire Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Messe Düsseldorf will sell all of its shares in trade fairs organiser Igedo Company to Philip Kronen, Igedo's managing director. With its core fashion expertise, the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years.
buyer: Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG
With its core fashion expertise the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years. With its established international reputation the company unites numerous areas of expertise, many years of experience, know-how and innovation. "
target parent: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
target: Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG
With its core fashion expertise the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years. With its established international reputation the company unites numerous areas of expertise, many years of experience, know-how and innovation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Clarion Events, Ltd.

synopsis: Private equity funds managed by Blackstone announce the acquisition of Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading independent events organisers, from private equity funds managed by Providence Equity Partners. Clarion operates and delivers over 180 events and exhibitions in more than 50 countries globally.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the world’s leading events organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947. In more recent times the firm has grown into a truly international business, with a portfolio of events and media brands across a range of vertical markets.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd. merged with UBM Malaysia,

synopsis: UBM Malaysia, the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia, has merged with Malaysian Exhibition Services (MES), the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia. MES has vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Malaysia
UBM Malaysia is a subsidiary of a larger B2B global organization, UBM Asia Ltd which in turn is part of UBM Plc. They are the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia. "
target: Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd.
Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd is the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia (founded to organize trade exhibitions in Malaysia and Asia). They have vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
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announced 12/13/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire AllWorld Exhibitions

synopsis: Global B2B events organiser, UBM plc announces that it has agreed to acquire Allworld Exhibitions. Allworld is the leading privately-owned Asian exhibitions business operating 51 tradeshows in 11 countries and across nine industry sectors.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target: AllWorld Exhibitions
Allworld is a pure-play events business serving nine different industry sectors. Allworld has industry-leading events in attractive sectors including Food & Hospitality, Packaging, Manufacturing, TMT and Oil & Gas. It has international sales teams based in London and Singapore.
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closed 8/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Bonnier Corporation, acquired Sand Sports Super Show

synopsis: Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the country, has acquired the Sand Sports Super Show, the world's premier sand sports trade show and consumer expo. The strategic acquisition solidifies Bonnier Corp.'s leadership in the off-road, sand sports and motorsports segments.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: Sand Sports Super Show
Sand Sports Super Show is an annual trade show and consumer expo where many sand sports fans gather in Costa Mesa, Calif., to experience the latest products and industry innovations. The event is fundamental in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lonsdale Capital Partners, acquired Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: Lonsdale Capital Partners, a private equity company, has acquired a majority stake in Ocean Media Group, a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
buyer: Lonsdale Capital Partners
Lonsdale Capital Partners operate exclusively at the smaller end of the private equity market. They look to invest in companies with an initial enterprise value of £10m to £50m. "
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
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announced 7/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Magellan VI SAS, will purchase Tarsus France from Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Tarsus Group has announced a multi-million dollar deal to sell its French exhibition and conference portfolio to a vehicle set up for the deal, Magellan VI SAS. The private company is owned by Tarsus France president Romauld Gadrat and Claire Gadrat controlling a majority holding and just under 50% held by private equity concerns.
buyer: Magellan VI SAS
Magellan VI SAS is a private company owned by Tarsus France president Romauld Gadrat set up for the purchase of Tarsus France. "
seller: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus’s French portfolio includes education, marketing, IT and MICE conferences and exhibitions. Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
price ($mm)
$7.94
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Clarion Events, Ltd.

synopsis: Clarion, organiser of more than 200 leading events worldwide, has been sold to global asset management firm Providence Equity, a leading global investor specialising in media, communications, education and information industries.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organisers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses and enhance customer relationships and experiences.
price ($mm)
$307
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 9/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Informa Middle East Limited, acquired Channels Exhibitions LLC

synopsis: Informa Middle East has acquired Channels Exhibitions. The company launches a range of international trade shows in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and India. It also owns and runs a beauty show annually for addressing various segments of the cosmetics and beauty industry in Paris. The company serves product suppliers, service companies, and suppliers.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Middle East Limited
Informa Middle East offers a comprehensive programme of conferences, training courses and exhibitions, providing companies with up-to-the-minute business information. "
target: Channels Exhibitions LLC
Channels Exhibitions LLC launches a range of international trade shows in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and India. It also owns and runs a beauty show annually for addressing various segments of the cosmetics and beauty industry in Paris. The company serves product suppliers, service companies, and suppliers.
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announced 7/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Informa Exhibitions, will acquire Virgo Holdings

synopsis: Virgo has been acquired by Informa plc. Virgo produces six trade shows and conferences, publishes nine national trade websites of which six have affiliate magazines, operates online training and accreditation programs, and operates three branded online stores that offer paid content.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Exhibitions
Informa provides academics, businesses and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services. With around 7,000 employees working in some 150 offices in over 40 countries, its global reach and breadth of offer is unique. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: Virgo Holdings
Virgo produces six trade shows and conferences, publishes nine national trade websites of which six have affiliate magazines, operates online training and accreditation programs, and operates three branded online stores that offer paid content.
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Matching Companies
Ticker: BME:MAKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Making Science Group, S.A.
Making Science Group, S.A.
Spain-based Making Science is a digital marketing and technology consulting firm that specializes in e-commerce and digital transformation. The company's product offering includes NILO, a comprehensive cloud-based e-commerce platform, and Shoptize, the only Spanish Comparison Shopping Service.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$70.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.80
EBIT ($mm)
$2.99
Net Income ($mm)
$1.85
Employees
282
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Ticker: BLIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
Bridgeline Digital is developer of the award-winning iAPPS Web Engagement Platform and related interactive solutions. The iAPPS platform integrates Web Content Management, eCommerce, eMarketing, and web Analytics capabilities within the heart of mission critical websites or eCommerce web stores.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$11.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.57
EBIT ($mm)
$0.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
39
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Ticker: OTCPK:MFON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobivity
Mobivity
Mobivity helps restaurant and retail brands realize their strategy of growing their business by increasing customer frequency, engagement, and spend.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
61
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Ticker: ECOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChannelAdvisor
ChannelAdvisor
ChannelAdvisor is a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales across hundreds of online channels including Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$130.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.67
EBIT ($mm)
$9.50
Net Income ($mm)
$7.82
Employees
642
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Ticker: SPDC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed Commerce, Inc.
Speed Commerce, Inc. is a single-source provider of e-commerce service solutions to leading retailers and manufacturers. The company's omni-channel capabilities unite a digital commerce strategy with traditional retail channels, creating the ultimate branded shopping experience.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$101.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.39
EBIT ($mm)
$2.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1123
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Ticker: BSE:539807
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infibeam Incorporation Ltd
Infibeam Incorporation Ltd
Infibeam Incorporation, an e-commerce company, provides a cloud-based technology platform, and e-commerce infrastructure and logistics support for various merchants, products, and services. They own the Infibeam BuildaBazaar e-commerce marketplace, and Infibeam.com, a multi-category online retailer.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.17
EBIT ($mm)
$12.83
Net Income ($mm)
$12.35
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:BYOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beyond Commerce, Inc.
Beyond Commerce, Inc.
Beyond Commerce is focused on business combinations of “big data” companies in the global B2B internet marketing analytics, technologies and related services space. The Company’s objective is to develop and deploy disruptive strategic software technology that will build on organic growth potential.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.91)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: LSE:ATG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Auction Technology Group
Auction Technology Group
ATG ("Auction Technology Group") is a global technology company headquartered in London Bridge. The company's platform powers live and timed auctions across multiple verticals, including Art and Antiques, Classic Cars, Industrial & Commercial, and Consumer Retail Returns.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$58.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.21
EBIT ($mm)
($2.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSXV:PBX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PowerBand Solutions Inc.
PowerBand Solutions Inc.
PowerBand Solutions is a Canadian provider of cloud-based Auction and Finance Portal software tools for automotive dealerships, OEMs, and rental companies. Their remarketing platform incorporates the latest auction technologies, inventory management, market intelligence, and appraisal processes.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.55)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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Ticker: AIM:UNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Universe Group plc
Universe Group plc
Universe Group plc provides some of the world's leading retailers with point of sale, payment and loyalty solutions. The Group's solutions are based on its own proprietary software and are offered out of the Cloud on a software as a service model.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$26.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.69
EBIT ($mm)
$1.60
Net Income ($mm)
$0.67
Employees
249
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Ticker: TSXV:AKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ackroo Inc.
Ackroo provides gift card and loyalty processing solutions to help businesses attract, retain and grow their customers and their revenues. Their solution can process gift card & loyalty transactions at the point-of-sale and provide merchants with important administrative and marketing data.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.94
EBIT ($mm)
($0.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$9,933.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,959.22
EBIT ($mm)
$2,350.05
Net Income ($mm)
$1,710.14
Employees
33200
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,312.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$387.57
EBIT ($mm)
($42.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GL Events
GL Events
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,166.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$158.39
EBIT ($mm)
$98.85
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
4506
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Ticker: LSE:ASCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ascential plc
Ascential plc
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$368.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.07
EBIT ($mm)
($36.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1991
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Ticker: NYSE:EEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emerald Expositions Inc.
Emerald Expositions Inc.
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$160.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($20.80)
EBIT ($mm)
($69.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
548
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Ticker: AIM:BONH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$27.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
148
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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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: 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: 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: 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: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$430.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$82.82
EBIT ($mm)
$45.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2420
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