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closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. has acquired AV-iQ, the leading product database and integrator service provider in the Commercial AV Space. The acquisition further expands Emerald’s commitment to the AV Market, adding a new resource to its current portfolio that includes that includes Commercial Integrator, TechDecisions, and CE Pro.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Future plc
target: AV-iQ
AV-iQ is the largest, most comprehensive database of AV product information ever assembled and delivers that information with powerful search tools. AV installers, designers, architects and sales professional have come to trust AV-iQ as the fastest and best way to begin their projects.
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closed 8/1/2014 via Market Wire

NewBay Media LLC, acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: NewBay Media, publisher of leading commercial AV magazines has announced the acquisition of AV-IQ, the AV industry's Equipment, Providers Directory & Industry Resource Center, from InfoComm International. AV-IQ is a comprehensive online resource for the pro-AV industry that includes equipment database, case studies and local service directories.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video, Broadcast and Cable Television, and Education. They connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through award-winning content. "
target parent: InfoComm International
target: AV-iQ
AV-IQ provides North America with the most comprehensive pro-AV resource. Explore audiovisual equipment catalogs featuring the brand-new product data comparison tool and BIM library, and check out the case studies library for cutting-edge pro-AV inspiration.
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closed 9/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bluon, Inc., acquired XREF Publishing Co., Inc.

synopsis: Bluon has acquired XREF Publishing Company.  The XREF “HVAC” (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) Encyclopedia is the largest unbiased cross reference and model number database specifically designed to help find replacement HVAC/R parts and suppliers.
buyer: Bluon, Inc.
Bluon is a fast-growing company with a mission to bring unparalleled innovation to the HVAC industry by empowering HVAC technicians. Bluon is a centralized hub of training, support, and equipment to make HVAC easier. Bluon includes a revolutionary mobile app and 24/7 live technician support. "
target: XREF Publishing Co., Inc.
The XREF “HVAC” (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) Encyclopedia is the largest unbiased cross reference and model number database specifically designed to help find replacement HVAC/R parts and suppliers. Their software features high speed look-up capabilities.
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announced 8/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Altium Ltd., will acquire Octopart

synopsis: Altium announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Octopart. The company's content enables any engineer to easily access comprehensive electronic parts data for more rapid and cost-effective design, sourcing and manufacturing.
buyer: Altium Ltd. (ASX:ALU:$110.90)
Altium creates the tools designers need to help them make the most of modern technologies, successfully manage projects, and deliver connected, intelligent products. "
target: Octopart
Octopart is a search engine for electronic components and industrial products. Over 700,000 engineers, scientists, and sourcing professionals use Octopart's tools to search for parts across thousands of suppliers. They manage structured data for 30 million parts and growing.
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announced 5/18/2021 via Company Press Release

Siemens AG, will acquire SupplyFrame, Inc.

synopsis: Siemens, a global technology company, will acquire Supplyframe, a leading Design-to-Source platform for the global electronics value chain. The acquisition unlocks significant value for customers of Supplyframe and Siemens, providing seamless and quick access to both Siemens’ offerings and Supplyframe’s marketplace intelligence.
buyer: Siemens AG (DB:SIE:$64,691.00)
Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability, and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of power generation & distribution and intelligent infrastructure. "
target: SupplyFrame, Inc.
Supplyframe is the leading provider of Design-Source-Intelligence (DSI) for the global electronics value chain. Over 10 million engineering and supply chain professionals worldwide engage with Supplyframe's SaaS solutions, search engines, and media properties to power rapid innovation.
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closed 1/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Elsevier B.V., acquired Knovel Corporation

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Knovel Corp. New York City-based Knovel provides a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target parent: Milestone Venture Partners
target: Knovel Corporation
Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide.
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closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

KEMET Corporation, acquired IntelliData

synopsis: KEMET Corporation, a leading global supplier of electronic components, has purchased IntelliData, Inc., a Greenwood Village, Colorado-based developer of digital solutions supporting discovery, decision support, and the sales and marketing of electronic components.
buyer: KEMET Corporation (KEM:$845.30)
KEMET Corporation is a leading global supplier of electronic components. KEMET offers customers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. "
target: IntelliData
IntelliData was founded in 1999 by electronics industry executives. The company's vision is to utilize their in-depth knowledge of industry needs and design their intellectual property into software and data content solutions.
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announced 12/7/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire 3E Company

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading source of information about risk, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 3E Company, a premier provider of services that help companies comply with government-mandated environmental health and safety (EH&S) requirements relating to workplace safety and product stewardship.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,998.60)
Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: 3E Company
3E Company offers a suite of services for environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance management. 3E boasts an industry-leading combination control call center and the world's premier hazardous substance database of global regulatory and compliance information.
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closed 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

Object Solutions, acquired SpecPage

synopsis: Object Solutions Software plc, a leading provider of product management software solutions for the food and beverage industry in Europe, announced that it has acquired the majority share in SpecPage LLC. SpecPage is a GS1-GDSN specialist and leading provider of product information and online catalogues for the foodservice and jan-san industries.
buyer: Object Solutions
Object Solutions Software is a leading vendor of innovative solutions for product development and quality assurance in the food and beverage industry. Object Solutions specializes in innovative and user-friendly software solutions to manage the special and complex aspects of product development. "
target: SpecPage
With a focus on the foodservice and jan-san industries, SpecPage is a leading provider of product information and online catalogs. SpecPage supplies distributors and manufacturers with a customizable go-to-market solution for their online product marketing needs.
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closed 1/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Wiley-VCH, acquired FIZ Chemie Berlin

synopsis: Wiley-VCH has acquired the assets of the FIZ Chemie Berlin, a leading provider of online database products for organic and industrial chemists. The acquisition aligns with the company's long-term strategy to support research, learning, and professional practice through high quality content and services.
buyer parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
buyer: Wiley-VCH
Wiley-VCH is a publishing center of excellence and branded imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s scientific and technical publishing business. Founded in 1921 by German chemical societies and associations, Wiley-VCH is one of the leading science publishers in Germany. "
target: FIZ Chemie Berlin
FIZ Chemie Berlin is a provider of online database products for organic and industrial chemists. Products include the ChemInform weekly abstracting service and reaction database, as well as the abstracting journal Chemisches Zentralblatt, the InfoTherm database of thermophysical properties and more.
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closed 3/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ernst & Sohn, acquired Structurae

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc announced that it has acquired Structurae, a leading online structural and civil engineering database. Structurae is the largest online database for works of bridge, civil, and structural engineering and is available in three languages, English, French and German.
buyer parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
buyer: Ernst & Sohn
With its extensive book and journal programme, Ernst & Sohn is one of the leading publishers for construction engineering and architecture in German-speaking countries. It is an imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. "
target: Structurae
With more than 1 million page views a month from around the world, Structurae is the largest online database for works of bridge, civil, and structural engineering and is available in three languages, English, French and German.
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announced 11/7/2016 via PR Newswire

Trimble, will acquire BuildingData

synopsis: Trimble announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Building Data based in Rocklin, Calif. Building Data's managed content and software solutions enable Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing contractors and engineers to produce models by including manufacturing-specific content from a proprietary database of 3D data components.
buyer: Trimble (TRMB:$3,659.10)
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. "
target: BuildingData
Building Data has been managing MEP data content for engineers and contractors since 2007. Building Data is dedicated to managing 3D component data for customers who create dimensionally accurate BIM for 3D coordination and installation.
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closed 2/19/2020 via PR Newswire

cKinetics, acquired CaliforniaCarbon.info

synopsis: cKinetics, a global Sustainability Insight, Innovation & Capital Advisory Firm, has acquired CaliforniaCarbon.info, an emissions data analytics platform covering the Californian and Western Climate Initiative (WCI) carbon markets. CaliforniaCarbon.info offers emissions data and price forecasts for all jurisdictions across the WCI carbon program.
buyer: cKinetics
cKinetics is a global Sustainability Insight, Innovation & Capital Advisory Firm. cKinetics leverages thought processes for accelerating sustainable business and investing practices that include: (a) Closed loop systems, (b) Decentralized production and consumption, and (c) Resource conservation. "
target: CaliforniaCarbon.info
CaliforniaCarbon.info is an emissions data analytics platform covering the Californian and Western Climate Initiative (WCI) carbon markets. CaliforniaCarbon.info offers emissions data and price forecasts for all jurisdictions across the WCI carbon program.
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closed 3/8/2010 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., acquired Expert Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Electronic research databases provider EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO), US, has announced that it has acquired Expert Publishing (ExPub), a provider of up-to-date, decision-support chemical information for the global environmental health & safety (EH&S) community.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government. "
target: Expert Publishing, LLC
Expert Publishing (ExPub) is a provider of up-to-date, decision-support chemical information for the global environmental health & safety (EH&S) community.
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closed 4/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., acquired GlobalSpec, Inc.

synopsis: IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced the acquisition of GlobalSpec, a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360.
buyer: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE inspires a glboal community. "
target parent: IHS, Inc.
target: GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec is a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360. It specializes in vertical search and information services serving the engineering, manufacturing, and technical market segments.
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closed 7/9/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired GlobalSpec, Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analysis, has completed the closing of its acquisition of GlobalSpec, Inc., the leading specialized vertical search, product information and global access point providing critical digital information tied to key Product Engineering and Design workflows for seven million engineers.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: GlobalSpec, Inc.
Based in East Greenbush, NY, GlobalSpec is the leading specialized vertical search, information services and e-publishing company serving the engineering, manufacturing and related scientific and technical market segments.
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announced 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Highbourne Group, will acquire Plumbworld Limited

synopsis: Highbourne Group Limited, one of the UK’s leading specialist distributors of plumbing, heating, and bathroom products, has acquired Plumbworld Limited, one of the UK’s leading e-commerce specialists for bathroom, kitchen, plumbing and heating products. Plumbworld offers products at affordable prices to consumers and trade customers.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Highbourne Group
Highbourne Group is one of the UK’s leading specialist distributors of plumbing, heating, and bathroom products. Highbourne operates under its primary trading brands City Plumbing Supplies (CPS) and Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS). The company mainly sells products to trade customers. "
target: Plumbworld Limited
Plumbworld is one of the UK’s leading e-commerce specialists for bathroom, kitchen, plumbing and heating products. Plumbworld offers products at affordable prices to consumers and trade customers. Their products include showers, toilets, radiators, water heaters, and more.
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closed 6/25/2018 via PR Newswire

Decernis LLC, purchased Food Fraud Database from USP

synopsis: Decernis LLC, a provider of technology and content solutions for product compliance, safety, and risk management announced the acquisition of USP's Food Fraud Database. The Food Fraud Database helps food manufacturers and retailers make informed decisions about the vulnerability of their food ingredients to economically motivated adulteration.
buyer: Decernis LLC
Decernis LLC delivers global solutions for product compliance, safety, and risk management through smart technology, Intelligent Systems Technology, Big Data Analytics, and global expertise. Decernis tracks regulatory developments in more than two hundred countries on a day-by-day basis. "
seller: USP
The Food Fraud Database helps food manufacturers, retailers, and other stakeholders make informed decisions about the vulnerability of their food ingredients to economically motivated adulteration. The database is a continuously updated collection of thousands of ingredients and related records.
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closed 10/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Multiverse Media, acquired NewSpace Global, LLC

synopsis: Multiverse Media LLC, a leading media company focused on space and technology, has acquired NewSpace Global (NGS), a leading commercial space industry analysis firm. NSG's market-leading database features over 1,000 commercial enterprises. Their cutting-edge market reports cover topics that range from small sats to emerging launch technologies.
buyer: Multiverse Media
Multiverse Media is a leading media company focused on space and technology. Multiverse Media operates the popular space philosophy website 2211.world. The company also publishes science and technology books by leading authors and is the Executive Producer of films focusing on space and technology. "
target: NewSpace Global, LLC
NewSpace Global (NSG) is a leading commercial space industry analysis firm. NSG's market-leading database features over 1,000 commercial enterprises. Their cutting-edge market reports cover topics that range from small sats to emerging launch technologies.
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closed 4/23/2019 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired EngineersGarage

synopsis: Business-to-Business media company, WTWH Media announced it has acquired the website EngineersGarage.com. Founded in 2010, EngineersGarage.com provides electrical engineers and college students with high value unique content within the electrical engineering field.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the electronics, design engineering, hospitality, life sciences, renewable energy, retail and robotics markets with more than 45+ web sites, 12 events, 7 print publications and custom digital marketing services. "
target: EngineersGarage
Founded in 2010, EngineersGarage.com provides electrical engineers and college students with high value unique content within the electrical engineering field. The site focuses on open source technologies as well as project tutorials with aim of empowering engineers with technology applications.
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closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. has acquired AV-iQ, the leading product database and integrator service provider in the Commercial AV Space. The acquisition further expands Emerald’s commitment to the AV Market, adding a new resource to its current portfolio that includes that includes Commercial Integrator, TechDecisions, and CE Pro.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Future plc
target: AV-iQ
AV-iQ is the largest, most comprehensive database of AV product information ever assembled and delivers that information with powerful search tools. AV installers, designers, architects and sales professional have come to trust AV-iQ as the fastest and best way to begin their projects.
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closed 8/1/2014 via Market Wire

NewBay Media LLC, acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: NewBay Media, publisher of leading commercial AV magazines has announced the acquisition of AV-IQ, the AV industry's Equipment, Providers Directory & Industry Resource Center, from InfoComm International. AV-IQ is a comprehensive online resource for the pro-AV industry that includes equipment database, case studies and local service directories.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video, Broadcast and Cable Television, and Education. They connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through award-winning content. "
target parent: InfoComm International
target: AV-iQ
AV-IQ provides North America with the most comprehensive pro-AV resource. Explore audiovisual equipment catalogs featuring the brand-new product data comparison tool and BIM library, and check out the case studies library for cutting-edge pro-AV inspiration.
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closed 1/4/2022 via Company Press Release

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired MJBiz

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc., a leader in building dynamic market platforms, has acquired MJBiz, a leading event producer and content platform for the Cannabis industry. MJBiz produces MJBizCon, the oldest B2B cannabis trade show in America. Their media brands include MJBizDaily, a cannabis news website; and MJBiz Magazine, a monthly cannabis magazine.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target: MJBiz
MJBiz is a leading event producer and content platform for the Cannabis industry. MJBiz produces MJBizCon, the oldest and leading B2B cannabis trade show in America. Their media brands include MJBizDaily, a cannabis news website; and MJBiz Magazine, a monthly cannabis magazine.
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$120
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closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. has acquired AV-iQ, the leading product database and integrator service provider in the Commercial AV Space. The acquisition further expands Emerald’s commitment to the AV Market, adding a new resource to its current portfolio that includes that includes Commercial Integrator, TechDecisions, and CE Pro.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Future plc
target: AV-iQ
AV-iQ is the largest, most comprehensive database of AV product information ever assembled and delivers that information with powerful search tools. AV installers, designers, architects and sales professional have come to trust AV-iQ as the fastest and best way to begin their projects.
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closed 8/18/2021 via Company Press Release

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired The Wedding School

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Wedding School, a member-based wedding photography education platform. The Wedding School offers wedding photographers a dynamic online learning and community environment, providing them the insights, education and inspiration they need to build successful wedding photography businesses.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target: The Wedding School
The Wedding School is a membership-based online learning platform that enables its members to build and sustain a successful wedding photography business. For aspiring wedding photographers, The Wedding School offers concise training, education in critical business skills, and a network of support.
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closed 1/6/2021 via BusinessWire

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired PlumRiver LLC

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of PlumRiver LLC , a leading international provider of software-as-a-service technology through its Elastic Suite solution. Elastic Suite’s platform streamlines the wholesale buying process for both brands and retail buyers.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target: PlumRiver LLC
PlumRiver is a leading provider of globally adopted B2B ecommerce and digital merchandising solutions, serving the unique business needs of world-class manufacturers and retailers.
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$36
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Shop Eat Surf

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, the owner of Surf Expo, Outdoor Retailer, and more than 50 other B2B trade shows, has acquired Shop Eat Surf, an online platform that provides an unbiased daily news service for the action sports industry and its executives.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
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. "
target: Shop Eat Surf
Shop Eat Surf is an online platform that provides a daily news service for action sports executives. Using their skills as professional business journalists and editors, Shop Eat Surf tailors its content to provide timely news and insights.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
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. "
target: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired Bicycle Retailer

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the publisher of VeloNews, has acquired Bicycle Retailer & Industry News from Emerald Expositions. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: Bicycle Retailer
Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Boutique Design New York

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show producer, has acquired Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and its related assets from ST Media Group International, a producer of publications, websites and events for the visual communication markets. BNDY is a trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
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. "
target parent: ST Media Group International Inc.
target: Boutique Design New York
Boutique Design New York (BDNY) is a trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals. BDNY brings interior designers, architects, purchasing agents and hospitality property owners together with manufacturers and marketers of exceptional design elements for hospitality interiors.
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Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Technology Brands from EH Media

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, Inc., a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show, event and conference producer, announced the acquisition of a leading technology event and a group of complementary technology intelligence brands from EH Media.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
seller: EH Media
EH Media has a powerful portfolio of B2C and B2B media products that reach their highly-engaged audiences. The Technology Brands from EH Media include Total Tech Summit, CEPro, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales & Integration and Campus Safety.
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closed 11/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Connecting Point Marketing Group

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, a leading US business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG). CPMG organizes and hosts nine senior executive level business-intensive trade events focused on innovation for the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, grocery and retail industries.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: Connecting Point Marketing Group
Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG) organizes and hosts trade Events for executives in the retail, restaurant, healthcare and hotel industries for innovation. Each Event is conducted in a business-intensive format that optimizes strategic interaction.
price ($mm)
$37
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closed 11/23/2016 via Company Press Release

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired RFID Journal

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC, a leading business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of the RFID Journal LIVE! event from RFID Journal, LLC. RFID Journal LIVE! is the world’s largest and most important event focused on radio frequency identification (RFID).
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target: RFID Journal
RFID Journal was launched on Mar. 1, 2002, as the world's first independent media company devoted solely to radio frequency identification and its many business applications. RFID Journal LIVE! is RFID Journal's annual executive conference and exhibition, and the most important RFID event worldwide.
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closed 8/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Swim Collective and Active Collective

synopsis: Emerald Expositions scooped up a few more trade shows with the acquisition of the Swim Collective and Active Collective events from their founder Shannon Leggett. Swim Collective is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target: Swim Collective and Active Collective
Swim Collective, created in 2010 and now held seasonally twice a year, is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective, launched in 2014 and also held twice a year, is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show and has built a national reputation.
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closed 3/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired International Pizza Expo and Pizza Today from Macfadden Communications. International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in the market.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today
International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in this market. Operating in the $40 billion pizza restaurant industry, International Pizza Expo is the fastest growing foodservice show.
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closed 3/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Three Tradeshows from Vendome Group, LLC

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired several leading brands in the healthcare and senior living design market from Vendome Group, LLC. Based in Cleveland, OH, these brands are Healthcare Design Conference and Expo, Environments For Aging (EFA) and Construction SuperConference (CSC).
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
seller: Vendome Group, LLC
Healthcare Design Conference and Expo is focused on evidence-based design for healthcare facilities; Environments For Aging is focused on living environments for the aging population. Construction SuperConference is for lawyers providing advice in commercial construction markets.
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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Jewelers of America, acquired National Jeweler

synopsis: The operations of National Jeweler have transitioned from Emerald Expositions to Jewelers of America, the organizations announced. National Jeweler reaches the U.S. industry’s most important retailers through its daily news blasts, digital publication and website. Its news analysis identifies the trends that shape the industry.
buyer: Jewelers of America
Jewelers of America is the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, with a primary purpose to promote confidence in the jewelry industry. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: National Jeweler
National Jeweler reaches the U.S. industry’s most important retailers through its daily news blasts, digital publication and website, NationalJeweler.com. Its news analysis covers all the topics of importance to the retail community, disseminates trade and consumer research, and identifies trends.
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closed 1/15/2014 via Market Wire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired GLM

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Emerald Expositions, has completed its acquisition of George Little Management, LLC ("GLM") for $335 million. GLM operates several leading business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions, formerly Nielsen Expositions, is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified end markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
price ($mm)
$335
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closed 6/17/2013 via Market Wire

Onex Corporation, acquired Nielsen Expositions

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nielsen Expositions from its parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V., for $950 million in cash consideration. Nielsen Expositions is a leading operator of large, business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$2,374.00)
Onex is one of North America’s oldest and most successful private equity firms committed to acquiring and building high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. Onex manages investment platforms focused on private equity, real estate and credit securities. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites.
price ($mm)
$950
rev ($mm)
$183
EBITDA ($mm)
$94
EV / rev
5.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.1x
closed 1/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nielsen Expositions, acquired The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show

synopsis: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show and the Tailgating Industry Association has been acquired by Nielsen Expositions. The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is a premier trade event dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating products.
buyer parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
buyer: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites. "
target: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show
The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating product manufacturers, distributors, agents and retailers, and serves as the key order-writing event in the industry for licensed sports goods.
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closed 3/10/2010 via Company Press Release

Stagnito, Inc., purchased Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired the Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media through its wholly owned subsidiary, Food Media Group. The Retail Food Group is comprised of four leading brands; Convenuence Store News, Convenuence Store News for The Single Store Owner, Progressive Grocer, and The Gourmet Retailer.
buyer parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
buyer: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito, Inc. was established in 2009 by Harry Stagnito, Kyle Stagnito, Kollin Stagnito, and Ned Bardic, professionals with more than 100 years of cumulative, successful media experience. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 3/3/2010 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, purchased Five Business Travel Titles from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, the world’s largest business-to-business media company serving the travel and meetings industries, has acquired five media brands from The Nielsen Company’s Business Media Travel Group.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media is the leading provider of news, information and data for the travel, meetings and hospitality industries and parent of brands Travel Weekly, Meetings & Conventions and TravelAge West. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. has acquired AV-iQ, the leading product database and integrator service provider in the Commercial AV Space. The acquisition further expands Emerald’s commitment to the AV Market, adding a new resource to its current portfolio that includes that includes Commercial Integrator, TechDecisions, and CE Pro.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Future plc
target: AV-iQ
AV-iQ is the largest, most comprehensive database of AV product information ever assembled and delivers that information with powerful search tools. AV installers, designers, architects and sales professional have come to trust AV-iQ as the fastest and best way to begin their projects.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:$16,433.94)
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.
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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:$16,433.94)
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.
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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)
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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)
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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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SupplyFrame, Inc.

Knovel Corporation

IntelliData

3E Company

SpecPage

FIZ Chemie Berlin

Structurae

BuildingData

CaliforniaCarbon.info

Expert Publishing, LLC

GlobalSpec, Inc.

GlobalSpec, Inc.

Plumbworld Limited

USP

NewSpace Global, LLC

EngineersGarage

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AV-iQ

AV-iQ

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MJBiz

AV-iQ

The Wedding School

PlumRiver LLC

Shop Eat Surf

G3 Communications

Bicycle Retailer

Boutique Design New York

EH Media

Connecting Point Marketing Group

RFID Journal

Swim Collective and Active Collective

International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today

Vendome Group, LLC

National Jeweler

GLM

Nielsen Expositions

The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show

Nielsen Business Media

Nielsen Business Media

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CloserStill

Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.

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FISA S.A.

Science Media Partners Ltd

Trade Press Media Group

Comms Business

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Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG

Clarion Events, Ltd.

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd.

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Sand Sports Super Show

Ocean Media Ltd.

Tarsus Group plc

Clarion Events, Ltd.

Summit Professional Networks

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RELX Group plc
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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.
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Informa plc
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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.
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GL Events
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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.
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Emerald Expositions Inc.
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Bonhill Group plc
Bonhill Group plc
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Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
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$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
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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.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Italian Exhibition Group
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$202.47
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$44.23
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$25.26
Net Income ($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.
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$181.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($29.30)
EBIT ($mm)
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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.
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2020
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$162.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($189.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($204.98)
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Employees
1126
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hyve Group plc
Hyve Group plc
UK-based Hyve Group is a next-generation global events business whose purpose is to create unmissable events, where customers from all corners of the globe share extraordinary moments and shape industry innovation.
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2021
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$72.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($46.06)
EBIT ($mm)
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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.
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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.
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2021
rev ($mm)
$35.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.34
EBIT ($mm)
$3.66
Net Income ($mm)
$1.78
Employees
170
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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.
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2021
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$430.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$82.82
EBIT ($mm)
$45.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2420
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