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closed 3/1/2007 via Company Press Release

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Pelican Events Ltd

synopsis: Audax, together with Questex, acquired Pelican Events from private owners.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: Pelican Events Ltd
Pelican Events Ltd. manages a series of specialized appointment-based business to business meeting forums for the hotel management industry.
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closed 3/1/2007 via Company Press Release

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Pelican Events Ltd

synopsis: Audax, together with Questex, acquired Pelican Events from private owners.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: Pelican Events Ltd
Pelican Events Ltd. manages a series of specialized appointment-based business to business meeting forums for the hotel management industry.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Questex, LLC, purchased Live Experience Assets from Informa plc

synopsis: Questex announces it is acquiring Live Experience assets from Informa including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is an online publication and well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals. "
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is a well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals. The World Tea Expo is the hub for tea industry professionals. The Club Industry Show is a conference focused on the business of fitness.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

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

Questex, LLC, acquired The Annual Hotel Conference

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information and events company, announced it has acquired TheAHC Company Limited, organizer of The Annual Hotel Conference, the United Kingdom's leading industry event in the individual, boutique, branded and consortium hotel segments.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals. "
target: The Annual Hotel Conference
From its beginnings in a small, invitation-only gathering targeted at the regional individual and small-chain hotel owner and operator, The Annual Hotel Conference (The AHC) has grown over its 13-year lifetime into one of the UK's largest hotel industry events outside London.
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closed 10/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Buyers Laboratory Inc., acquired InfoTrends, Inc.

synopsis: Buyers Laboratory, LLC, the leading provider of independent test based analytical information, competitive intelligence, sales enablement and related services to the global digital imaging industry, announced its acquisition of InfoTrends, a division of Questex LLC. and leading provider of strategic market analysis, research, and advisory services.
buyer parent: SFW Capital Partners
buyer: Buyers Laboratory Inc.
Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) is the authoritative provider of test based analytical information, competitive intelligence and sales enablement to the digital imaging industry with a portfolio of products and services covering hardware, software, consumables and document management "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: InfoTrends, Inc.
InfoTrends, founded in 1991, helps technology vendors, their channels, and end customers understand market trends, grow their business, and improve their operations through a combination of deep subject matter expertise, innovative tools and data, and exceptional customer service.
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closed 9/17/2014 via BusinessWire

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

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired JAZD Markets, Inc.

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Ataway Exchange

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

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

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired SpaTrade

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired FierceMarkets, Inc.

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Oxford Publishing & Exposition

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Five Star Alliance

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Imaging Network

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Pelican Events Ltd

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired McLean Events

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

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

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired IECSC

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

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

synopsis: Audax Group today announced it has created a new entity called Questex Media Group, Inc. ("Questex"), which has purchased certain business media assets from Advanstar Communications Inc.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
seller parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
seller: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries.
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closed 3/1/2007 via Company Press Release

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Pelican Events Ltd

synopsis: Audax, together with Questex, acquired Pelican Events from private owners.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: Pelican Events Ltd
Pelican Events Ltd. manages a series of specialized appointment-based business to business meeting forums for the hotel management industry.
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closed 4/7/2020 via PR Newswire

PlaceIQ, acquired FreckleIOT

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

Growth Catalyst Partners, acquired Government Executive Media Group

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

TargetEveryOne, will acquire Bizwell Sweden AB

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

S&P Global Market Intelligence, acquired The 451 Group

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

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

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

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

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

Hardie Grant Media, will acquire Slattery Media Group

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

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

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

Gartner, Inc., acquired Topo, Inc

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

Mavrck, acquired GroupHigh

synopsis: Mavrck, the all-in-one, advanced influencer marketing platform, has acquired GroupHigh, a marketing software platform used by more than 400 agencies and brands to identify bloggers, social media profiles, and manage the outreach marketing process.
buyer: Mavrck
Mavrck is the all-in-one, advanced influencer marketing platform enabling companies to harness the power of social proof that consumers trust today. Marketers use Mavrck to discover and collaborate with influencers to create trusted content and insights for customer journey touchpoints at scale. "
target: GroupHigh
GroupHigh is a marketing software platform used by more than 400 agencies and brands to identify bloggers, social media profiles, and manage the outreach marketing process. Their clients include major PR agencies, online marketing firms, and many of the top brands in the world.
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closed 4/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Vigeo Eiris

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Vigeo Eiris, an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,829.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Vigeo Eiris
Vigeo Eiris is an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
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closed 2/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

DiscoverOrg, LLC, acquired Zoom Information

synopsis: DiscoverOrg announced that it has acquired Zoom Information, Inc (ZoomInfo). The two companies are coming together to provide sales, marketing, and recruiting professionals access to the most trusted and comprehensive B2B data available in the market.
buyer: DiscoverOrg, LLC
DiscoverOrg is the leading global sales and marketing intelligence tool. DiscoverOrg’s solutions provide a constant stream of accurate and actionable company, contact, and buying intelligence that can be used to find, connect with, and sell to target buyers more effectively. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Zoom Information
Zoom Information, Inc. (ZoomInfo) is the world’s most comprehensive B2B data provider. ZoomInfo's Growth Acceleration Platform combines the most comprehensive B2B database with integrated tools to help companies optimize marketing effectiveness, jump-start growth, and maximize profitability.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, will acquire SiriusDecisions, Inc.

synopsis: Forrester, a research and advisory firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm. They help companies by delivering actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and guidance to elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business (B2B) advisory firm. They help B2B companies worldwide by delivering the actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and expert guidance that equip executives to modernize and elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
price ($mm)
$245
rev ($mm)
$87
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/9/2018 via GlobeNewswire

AdRoll Group, acquired Growlabs

synopsis: AdRoll Group, the Growth Platform company trusted by companies around the world to better align their marketing and advertising to impact revenue, has announced the acquisition of Growlabs, a two-year old startup with a comprehensive B2B database and suite of lead generation and outbound sales automation technologies.
buyer: AdRoll Group
AdRoll Group is the Growth Platform company trusted by companies around the world to better align their marketing and advertising to impact revenue. "
target: Growlabs
Growlabs is a two-year old startup with a comprehensive B2B database and suite of lead generation and outbound sales automation technologies. Growlabs is based in San Francisco and was founded in 2016.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Argus Media Ltd., acquired Integer Research

synopsis: Leading commodity price reporting agency Argus Media has announced its acquisition of Integer Research. Integer Research is a global provider of market intelligence to the fertilizer, industrial chemicals and wire and cable industries.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: Argus Media Ltd.
Headquartered in London, Argus is an independent media organization with almost 950 staff. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets, and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences. "
target: Integer Research
Integer Research is a specialist provider of in-depth publications, conference and consultancy services across a growing range of global commodities markets; including Emissions, Wire & Cable and Fertilizer.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Qualtrics, acquired Temkin Group

synopsis: Qualtrics, a computer software company that develops solutions for data collection and analytics has announced the acquisition of the leading customer experience (CX) thought leader, Temkin Group. Temkin Group is a leading CX research, consulting and training firm using their solutions to help accelerate some of the world's largest brand's.
buyer: Qualtrics (:$372.39)
Qualtrics is a computer software company that develops solutions for data collection and analytics. Their system of record for all experience data also called X-data allows organizations to manage four core experiences of business including customer, product, employee and brand all on one platform. "
target: Temkin Group
Temkin Group is a leading customer experience (CX) research, consulting, and training firm. Using CX thought leadership and understanding the dynamics of an organization they help lead some of the world's largest brands toward customer-centricity and build loyalty between the customer and the brand.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

mktg, inc., acquired Branded Asia

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis, part of Japan’s leading advertising agency group Dentsu Inc., has acquired the live events producer Branded. Branded will join lifestyle marketing agency MKTG to scale capabilities in live media events through the development of new age creative, content and IP ownership in the high growth areas of entertainment.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: mktg, inc. (CMKG:$134.90)
MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment consulting, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/B2B engagement, and more. "
target: Branded Asia
Branded is an award-winning live events producer based in Hong Kong. Branded creates and produces live media that matters, connecting businesses, brands, celebrities and fans through large and small scale events including the YouTube FanFest global tour.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, announced that it has acquired Questex, a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired IEG, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the award-winning sports, and entertainment marketing agency, has acquired IEG, the IEG Sponsorship Conference, and ESP Properties' U.S. brand consultancy from GroupM. IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop, is an award-winning Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Agency that specializes in modern, omnichannel marketing campaigns that foster consumer engagement through experiences. Its clients include American Family Insurance, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Floor and Décor, and more. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: IEG, LLC
IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders. IEG helps brand and property clients navigate the complex universe of sponsorship and engagement marketing to optimize the value of brand partnerships.
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CoStar Group
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$1,463.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$431.68
EBIT ($mm)
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MCH Group AG
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EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
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Forrester Research Inc.
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$349.37
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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1418
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$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
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$207.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.55
EBIT ($mm)
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Italian Exhibition Group
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$202.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.43
EBIT ($mm)
$28.08
Net Income ($mm)
$14.45
Employees
307
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Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc
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$162.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.04
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$17.35
Employees
856
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RBC Holding
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$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
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Glacier Media, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$5.85
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
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1751
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Chuco Co., Ltd.
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rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Digital360
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2017
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:MRES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Institute of Biomedical Research Corp.
Institute of Biomedical Research Corp.
The Institute of Biomedical Research is a biomedical business venture whose activities extend from diversified scientific research and services research and development, quality control and standardization of pharmaceuticals, up to major long term biomedical and environmental research projects.
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Pendrell Corporation
Pendrell Corporation
Pendrell Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pendrell Technologies, Inc., provides innovative intellectual property solutions for leading companies worldwide.
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rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.08)
EBIT ($mm)
($16.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
35
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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.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$9,487.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,890.57
EBIT ($mm)
$2,466.44
Net Income ($mm)
$1,813.38
Employees
33200
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