Like Lead-In Research

closed 11/2/2010 via Company Press Release

UBM Built Environment, acquired Lead-In Research

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired Lead in Research (LIR), a boutique sales leads business on behalf of UBM Built Environment from its founder, Mark Hurley.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Built Environment
UBM Built Environment is UBM’s specialist media division focusing on the Property, Interiors, Architecture, Construction, and Infrastructure markets in the UK and internationally. "
target: Lead-In Research
Lead-In Research is a leading provider of specialist business leads and public sector tenders in the UK. They are the people who can tell you which companies are planning to relocate, open new premises, refurbish, expand, or invest in new equipment and services.
price ($mm)
$1.84
rev ($mm)
$1
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3.6x
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announced 10/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Oracle Corporation, will acquire DataFox

synopsis: Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire DataFox, whose cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) data engine and derived business content provide the most current, precise and expansive set of company-level information and insightful data to optimize business decisions.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$41,399.00)
Oracle is a computer technology corporation developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers. "
target: DataFox
DataFox helps sales, marketing, and investing teams find new opportunities. DataFox's machine learning algorithms and human analysts verify proprietary insights on millions of businesses to provide robust company data and growth signals.
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closed 5/10/2010 via PR Newswire

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired Jigsaw Data Corporation

synopsis: Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, announced it has completed its acquisition of Jigsaw, the privately held leader in crowd-sourced data services based in San Mateo, Calif. In acquiring Jigsaw, salesforce.com makes its strategic entry into the $3 billion cloud-based, business contact data services market.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$26,492.00)
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and CRM applications have revolutionized the way companies collaborate and communicate with their customers. "
target: Jigsaw Data Corporation
Jigsaw is the world's largest database of up-to-date, downloadable, and complete contact and company information. Every Jigsaw business contact is complete with a phone number (over 70% of which are direct dial), position, company, mailing address, and business email address.
price ($mm)
$149
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closed 10/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Q Interactive, acquired Vente, Inc.

synopsis: Q Interactive announced that it has acquired Vente, Inc. a permission-based marketing firm, which helps connect businesses with their desired consumers - quickly, accurately and efficiently. The purchase marks the second acquisition by Q Interactive within the past three months.
buyer parent: Intrepid Investments, LLC
buyer: Q Interactive
Q Interactive provides digital marketing that help advertisers reach their target consumers and publishers better monetize their online audience. Q Interactive optimizes its services across a broad advertising network using a unique combination of behavioral, demographic and transactional data. "
target parent: Experian Information Solutions
target: Vente, Inc.
Vente, Inc. is a leader in permission-based marketing. Vente helps connect businesses with the customers and prospects they’re looking for – quickly, accurately and on time. Using our in-depth consumer data, we help you get the most from your marketing budget.
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closed 10/31/2006 via

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired CPC Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, announced that its Epsilon unit has agreed to acquire CPC Associates, Inc., a premier provider of data products used to increase effectiveness of direct-response marketing programs for a variety of business sectors.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions. Through its combination of client-centric marketing solutions, Epsilon helps leading companies understand, measure, manage and optimize their customer relationships. "
target parent: Kinderhook Industries
target: CPC Associates, Inc.
CPC Associates, Inc. is a data company servicing the direct mail industry as a mailing list compiler, mailing list broker and mailing list manager. The Company is an industry leader and original compiler of new mover data.
price ($mm)
$70
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closed 9/11/2006 via BusinessWire

Sticky Web, Inc., acquired eResources Inc.

synopsis: Sticky Web, Inc., an intellectual property company with key Internet, software and business method patents in e-mail, Web creation and e-commerce, completed the acquisition of an INDIA based e-mail and data management company and potential earnings per share.
buyer: Sticky Web, Inc.
Sticky Web, Inc. is a leading ASP of proprietary Web based patent-pending technology that integrates multiple users, add-on applications, Web publishing, automated e-commerce and marketing. "
target: eResources Inc.
EResources Inc. owns and manages over 195,000,000 global OPT-IN e-mail addresses and provides businesses with marketing lists, sales leads and opt-in e-mail distribution to virtually any market segment or specifically chosen group of people, according to the markers needs.
price ($mm)
$0.32
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closed 5/17/2006 via BusinessWire

aQuantive, Inc., acquired Franchise Gator, LLC.

synopsis: aQuantive, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Franchise Gator, an Atlanta-based pay for performance digital marketing company. Franchise Gator will retain its brand identity and operate in aQuantive's Digital Performance Media business segment.
buyer: aQuantive, Inc. (AQNT:$0.00)
aQuantive is the parent company of one of the industry’s most successful families of digital marketing companies. Through our individual businesses Avenue A Razorfish, Atlas and DRIVEpm, aQuantive leverages the power of digital marketing services to drive measurable results for our clients. "
target: Franchise Gator, LLC.
Established in 2001, Franchise Gator LLC is an Internet-based franchise pay for performance marketing service. We present prospective franchisees with profiles of more than 550 leading franchise opportunities and businesses from 100+ industry sectors.
price ($mm)
$22
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closed 6/2/2021 via PR Newswire

Contentgine, acquired Contentree Inc.

synopsis: Contentgine, the world leader in intent by engagement lead generation, has acquired Contentree, the world's largest collection of business-to-business case studies. Through the acquisition of Contentree, Contentgine is well-positioned to fulfill its mission as the leading provider of business-to-business, highly precise first-person leads.
buyer: Contentgine
Contentgine is a content-driven lead generation solution. The company educates business professionals about the solutions to their challenges through its content discovery platform and score intent by analyzing engagements at the prospect and account levels. "
target: Contentree Inc.
Contentree is a discovery tool focused on industry solutions with a vast collection of almost 500,000 vendor case studies, white papers, and other collateral. The database has 21,000 business-to-business vendors in more than 400 industries, including finance, healthcare, retail, and utilities.
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closed 10/21/2020 via GlobeNewswire

VanillaSoft, acquired Autoklose

synopsis: VanillaSoft, a leading sales engagement technology company, has acquired Autoklose, an email automation and sales intelligence platform in Canada. Autoklose offers an outbound sales platform that features automated lead generation software and email drip campaign management tools. Their database provides access to millions of verified B2B leads.
buyer: VanillaSoft
VanillaSoft is a sales engagement technology company. VanillaSoft empowers sales reps to respond to new leads faster, interact with leads more consistently, and generate more qualified sales opportunities. Their platform features guided selling tools and communication tools for multiple channels. "
target: Autoklose
Autoklose is an email automation and sales intelligence platform in Canada. Autoklose offers an outbound sales platform that features automated lead generation software and email drip campaign management tools with CRM integration. Their database provides access to millions of verified B2B leads.
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closed 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.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kabbage, acquired Radius

synopsis: Kabbage, a fintech startup that has built a business around lending to small and medium enterprises, using AI-based algorithms to help determine the terms of the loan, has acquired Radius Intelligence, the marketing technology firm that has built a database of information on 20 million small and medium businesses in the U.S.
buyer: Kabbage
Kabbage has innovated a data and technology platform to provide small businesses with automated cash flow solutions. Kabbage analyzes small businesses’ real-time data, such as online sales and banking information to understand performance and provide fully-automated funding decisions. "
target: Radius
Radius is the only Enterprise Customer Data Platform to power data intelligence across all B2B applications, channels, and users. Built on The Network of Record—the most comprehensive B2B data ecosystem—and pioneering AI, Radius helps companies discover, manage, and reach their audiences.
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closed 11/9/2011 via BusinessWire

NeuStar, Inc., acquired TARGUSinfo

synopsis: Neustar, Inc., a provider of market-leading, innovative solutions and directory services, has completed its acquisition of Targus Information Corporation, or TARGUSinfo, a leading, independent provider of real-time, on-demand information and analytics services including Caller ID.
buyer: NeuStar, Inc. (NSR:$1,165.09)
Neustar, Inc. is a provider of market-leading, innovative solutions and directory services that enable trusted communication across networks, applications, and enterprises around the world. "
target: TARGUSinfo
TARGUSinfo is a trusted information services company headquartered in Vienna, VA, that delivers for businesses authoritative, up-to-date and real-time insight for customer and prospect-initiated transactions — over the phone, on the Web or at the point of sale.
price ($mm)
$658
rev ($mm)
$149
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 10/7/2015 via Company Press Release

CoreLogic, Inc., acquired Cordell Information

synopsis: Reed Business Information announced that it has sold the entire issued share capital of Cordell Information, provider of the most reliable, timely and comprehensive construction industry information, to CoreLogic, a leading international provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government.
buyer: CoreLogic, Inc. (CLGX:$1,642.38)
CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. CoreLogic develops predictive decision analytics and provides business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Cordell Information
Since 1969 Cordell Information has been at the forefront of providing the most reliable, timely and comprehensive construction industry information.
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closed 10/4/2010 via BusinessWire

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired NOZA, Inc.

synopsis: Blackbaud, Inc., the leading global provider of software and related services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, announced that it has acquired California-based NOZA, Inc.™, an innovator in the emerging semantic search industry and creator of the world's largest searchable database of philanthropic data.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$922.46)
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. "
target: NOZA, Inc.
NOZA is the world's largest searchable database of charitable donations and the leading prospect research tool used by fundraising professionals to find the philanthropic history of individuals and corporations.
price ($mm)
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$1
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closed 11/5/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Infogroup, acquired Specialized Fundraising Services, Inc.

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of innovative business data and marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of Specialized Fundraising Services, Inc. Specialized Fundraising Services provides highly personalized "boutique" style direct marketing services to the nonprofit marketplace.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Infogroup (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup's Nonprofit Division helps organizations increase donor acquisition and retention through full service integrated marketing solutions including online donor programs, merge optimization, list brokerage and management, advanced analytics and list fulfillment. "
target: Specialized Fundraising Services, Inc.
Founded in 2005, Specialized Fundraising Services provides highly personalized "boutique" style direct marketing services to the nonprofit marketplace. It is based out of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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closed 8/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Stirling Square Capital Partners, acquired DocuNordic

synopsis: Stirling Square Capital Partners, a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, announces the acquisition of DOCU Nordic Group Holdings AB (DOCU Nordic). DOCU Nordic is the leading provider of business intelligence and data analytics services for the generation of sales leads within the construction, real estate and healthcare markets.
buyer: Stirling Square Capital Partners
Founded in 2002, Stirling Square Capital Partners has become a leading European mid-market private equity firm with an established position in complex, cross border buy-out transactions. They operate with no pre-determined country or sector allocation. "
target parent: Segulah
target: DocuNordic
DOCU Nordic is the leading provider of business intelligence and data analytics services essential in the generation of sales leads within the construction, real estate and healthcare markets across the Nordic region.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$63
EBITDA ($mm)
$17
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 1/18/2018 via BusinessWire

FullContact, acquired Mattermark

synopsis: FullContact, the global leader in identity resolution APIs, announced the acquisition of Mattermark, a leading provider of company and key personnel data. Mattermark offers deal intelligence to the world's leading dealmakers - venture capital, private equity, corporate development, sales and marketing professionals.
buyer: FullContact
FullContact offers industry-leading Customer Intelligence APIs which enable companies to unlock the benefits of understanding their customers and prospects holistically. They resolve identities across social and digital channels and providing accurate and meaningful data. "
target: Mattermark
Mattermark is a leading provider of company and key personnel data. Mattermark offers deal intelligence to leading dealmakers - venture capital, private equity, corporate development, sales and marketing professionals looking to take a data-driven approach to deal sourcing and due diligence.
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closed 10/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired All Star Directories

synopsis: Austin Ventures, announced the acquisition and recapitalization of All Star Directories, the leading publisher of comprehensive online education directories. The All Star Directories deal came out of the partnership that AV has had with CEO-in-residence Elisabeth DeMarse, the former CEO of BankRate.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: All Star Directories
All Star Directories is the Internet’s fastest growing publisher of school directories, matching millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their education needs.
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closed 7/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., acquired CUnet LLC

synopsis: Nelnet, Inc. has completed its acquisition of CUnet, a leading performance-based educational marketing and managed services company headquartered in Wyckoff, New Jersey. The agreement, previously announced on June 26, 2006, has an effective date of July 1, 2006.
buyer: Nelnet, Inc. (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target: CUnet LLC
CUnet is the premier provider of online performance media and interactive marketing services driving qualified student inquiries and enrollments for the higher education industry.
price ($mm)
$40
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closed 5/15/2006 via PR Newswire

Smile.Media Ltd., acquired Nirshamim Lelimudim Ltd.

synopsis: Internet Gold, announced that its subsidiary smile.media ltd. (formerly GoldMind) has acquired the remaining 50% of Nirshamim Lelimudim Ltd. Having acquired an initial 50% ownership interest in March 2005, smile.media is now the sole owner of the fast-growing Nirshamim academic portal.
buyer parent: Internet Gold
buyer: Smile.Media Ltd.
Smile.Media Ltd. (formerly GoldMind Ltd.) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Internet Gold through which the Group provides Value Added Services such as Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus programs and customized electronic newsletters. "
target: Nirshamim Lelimudim Ltd.
Nirshamim is an academic portal that serves Israel's 170,000 university students. A one-stop information site regarding the programs, entrance requirements, etc. of Israeli academic institutions, Nirshamim's revenue model combines lead-generation fees and advertising.
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closed 11/2/2010 via Company Press Release

UBM Built Environment, acquired Lead-In Research

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired Lead in Research (LIR), a boutique sales leads business on behalf of UBM Built Environment from its founder, Mark Hurley.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Built Environment
UBM Built Environment is UBM’s specialist media division focusing on the Property, Interiors, Architecture, Construction, and Infrastructure markets in the UK and internationally. "
target: Lead-In Research
Lead-In Research is a leading provider of specialist business leads and public sector tenders in the UK. They are the people who can tell you which companies are planning to relocate, open new premises, refurbish, expand, or invest in new equipment and services.
price ($mm)
$1.84
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$1
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closed 7/29/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM Built Environment, acquired Ecobuild

synopsis: UBM plc announces it has acquired International Business Events Limited – owner of the Ecobuild exhibition business. Ecobuild is the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to sustainable building products and is the fastest-growing trade event in the UK.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Built Environment
UBM Built Environment is UBM’s specialist media division focusing on the Property, Interiors, Architecture, Construction, and Infrastructure markets in the UK and internationally. "
target: Ecobuild
Ecobuild is the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to sustainable building products and is the fastest-growing trade event in the UK. Launched in 2004, the number of professionals visiting the event has grown from 6,100 in 2006 to more than 55,000 in 2011.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$15
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EV / rev
5.4x
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closed 11/2/2010 via Company Press Release

UBM Built Environment, acquired Lead-In Research

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired Lead in Research (LIR), a boutique sales leads business on behalf of UBM Built Environment from its founder, Mark Hurley.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Built Environment
UBM Built Environment is UBM’s specialist media division focusing on the Property, Interiors, Architecture, Construction, and Infrastructure markets in the UK and internationally. "
target: Lead-In Research
Lead-In Research is a leading provider of specialist business leads and public sector tenders in the UK. They are the people who can tell you which companies are planning to relocate, open new premises, refurbish, expand, or invest in new equipment and services.
price ($mm)
$1.84
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
3.6x
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closed 6/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Matthew Conroy and Matt Lyons, acquired Cahaba Media Group

synopsis: Matthew Conroy and Matt Lyons have purchased a majority stake in Cahaba Media Group, a b2b media publishing company in the industrial, construction and home health sectors. Conroy is a previous Top 40 Under 40 winner who previously served as chief financial officer for Momentum Telecom. Lyons founded defense and space company LinQuest.
buyer: Matthew Conroy and Matt Lyons
Matthew Conroy is a previous Top 40 Under 40 winner who previously served as chief financial officer for Momentum Telecom. Matt Lyons founded defense and space company LinQuest. "
target: Cahaba Media Group
Founded in 2002, Cahaba Media Group is a growing company with an entrepreneurial mindset. They publish trade magazines, websites and e-newsletters that are leaders in their respective industries, including home health care, construction, and the industrial industry.
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closed 8/1/2019 via PR Newswire

IdeaSoil, LLC, acquired Commercial Architecture Magazine

synopsis: IdeaSoil, LLC, a multichannel media and marketing firm, has acquired Commercial Architecture Magazine from Efficient Plant, a magazine that helps plants operate more efficiently. Commercial Architecture is a leading publication in the commercial construction field. Commercial Architecture provides readers with the latest product information.
buyer: IdeaSoil, LLC
IdeaSoil is a multichannel media and marketing firm dedicated to the success of its clients. IdeaSoil is designed to be a potent, eclectic mix of products, services, strategies, and experience that provides accelerated growth for the companies willing to plant their opportunities in its soil. "
target parent: Efficient Plant
target: Commercial Architecture Magazine
Commercial Architecture Magazine is a leading publication in the commercial construction field. Commercial Architecture serves architects, contractors, and owners in the commercial-construction market, providing them with the latest product information.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Boyne Capital Partners, acquired AC Business Media

synopsis: Boyne Capital has partnered with management to acquire AC Business Media, Inc., a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, equipment rental, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, and digital and data-driven marketing verticals.
buyer: Boyne Capital Partners
Boyne Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Boyne has successfully invested in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others. "
target: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets.
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closed 8/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sandhills Publishing Company, purchased 5 Trade Publications from Editoriale C&C

synopsis: Sandhills East has acquired a number of trade publications serving Italy's construction, commercial trucking, and agriculture markets including: CamionSuperMarket, TrattoriSuperMarket, Cantierissimo con Carrellistica, Transporto Commerciale, and A come Agricoltura, from Editoriale C&C, a publishing house based in Italy.
buyer: Sandhills Publishing Company
Sandhills Publishing is an information processing company aimed at gathering, processing, and distributing info in the form of trade publications & corresponding websites that connect buyers & sellers across the trucking, agriculture, construction, heavy equipment, aviation, & technology industries."
seller: Editoriale C&C
The acquisition includes five trade publications serving Italy's construction, commercial trucking, and agriculture markets from Editoriale C&C. The brands included are CamionSuperMarket, TrattoriSuperMarket, Cantierissimo con Carrellistica, Transporto Commerciale, and A come Agricoltura.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Unity Media Plc

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Kent-based Unity Media, a publisher of a number of market leading brands in the built environment including: Roofing, Cladding & Insulation, Glass & Glazing, Heating & Plumbing Monthly, Building Products and Your Build. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an exhibition for the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
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: Unity Media Plc
Unity Media is an independent publisher of market-leading business-to-business publications for the construction market. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an annual, national exhibition to support the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
price ($mm)
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$5
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closed 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Randall-Reilly, LLC

synopsis: Aurora Capital acquired Randall-Reilly, the leading provider of B2B data and data-driven marketing services, media and events for the trucking, construction, agriculture and additional industrial markets. Founded as a print media business, Randall-Reilly has evolved and emerged as the leader in data-as-a-service and data-driven marketing solutions.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Partners is a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Aurora focuses principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Randall-Reilly, LLC
Randall-Reilly is the leading B2B data provider in the industrial markets they service, including trucking, construction, agriculture, and select other markets. Clients utilize Randall-Reilly's data and media platforms to generate sales, marketing, and recruiting insights and measurable outcomes.
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closed 4/29/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

BiP Solutions, acquired Pro-Mark Media Limited

synopsis: BiP Solutions, the leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the public/private sector marketplace, has acquired Pro-Mark Media Limited - one of the UK's leading construction media companies with an established portfolio of digital magazines and online channels.
buyer: BiP Solutions
BiP Solutions is a global market leader in the provision of public sector procurement solutions, offering buyers and suppliers access to probably the world’s largest database of current open contract opportunities. Over 530 UK government organisations use BiP Solutions services. "
target: Pro-Mark Media Limited
Pro-Mark Media Limited is one of the UK’s leading publishers of quality construction magazines, with over 19 years experience in the industry and a portfolio of 4 national titles. These incorporate UK Construction, Building Scotland, Construction Ireland and SwimConstruct.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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closed 1/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, has completed the acquisition of Randall-Reilly Publishing Company, LLC, the premier media and information company focused on the trucking and construction markets in the United States, in conjunction with President and CEO, Mike Reilly, and other members of management.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$254.00)
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital. "
target parent: Wachovia Corporation
target: Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
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closed 4/30/2007 via Folio: First Day

Hanley Wood, LLC, acquired Spiderweb Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Washington, D.C.-based Hanley Wood has acquired the assets of Spiderweb Publishing Inc., a Durham, North Carolina privately-owned publisher of construction magazines Eco-Structure and Metalmag, and their accompanying Web sites.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
target: Spiderweb Publishing, Inc.
Spiderweb Publishing, Inc. is a publishing company that creates magazines to inform readers about construction practices and high-performance buildings.
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closed 3/12/2006 via PR Newswire

NACE International, acquired Four Point Publishing

synopsis: NACE International, Leaders in Corrosion Control Technology, a not-for-profit technical association, and Four Point Publishing, publishers of CoatingsPro Magazine and SprayFoam Magazine have announced NACE's phased acquisition of Four Point Publishing, LLC.
buyer: NACE International
NACE International offers technical training and certification programs, sponsors conferences and produces industry standards, reports, publications, and software. "
target: Four Point Publishing
Four Point Publishing, publishers of CoatingsPro Magazine and SprayFoam Magazine.
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closed 3/1/2006 via PR Newswire

BuilderFusion Inc., purchased Parade of Homes division from Bennett Communications, Inc.

synopsis: BuilderFusion Inc., #1 in technology for builders associations, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Parade of Homes division of regional publisher Bennett Communications, adding magazine publishing to BuilderFusion's palette of solutions for home builders associations (HBAs).
buyer: BuilderFusion Inc.
BuilderFusion Inc. is #1 in technology for builders associations. The company's flagship product, BuilderFusion(TM), is a Web-based, hosted software package offering a full suite of capabilities addressing the unique business, relationship and communication needs of builders associations. "
seller: Bennett Communications, Inc.
Founded in 1982, Bennett Communications, Inc. is a full-service creative agency that helps meet the diverse marketing objectives of an equally diverse base of clients.
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closed 11/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Wachovia Capital Partners, acquired Randall Publishing Co.

synopsis: Wachovia Capital Partners, the private equity and mezzanine investing group of Wachovia Corp., today announced that it has acquired Randall Publishing Co. through the purchase of all of the ownership interests of the company's controlling shareholders, the family and estate of H. Pettus Randall III.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Wachovia Capital Partners
Wachovia Capital Partners looks for many kinds of investment opportunities -- from young, emerging companies in the new economy to mature, free cash-flowing entities in more traditional sectors. "
target: Randall Publishing Co.
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
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closed 6/30/2006 via Company Press Release

Hanley Wood, LLC, purchased DECK BUILDER Magazine and DeckExpo from Dempsey Management Services

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC announced today the purchase of PROFESSIONAL DECK BUILDER Magazine and DeckExpo from Dempsey Management Services. The magazine is a controlled circulation publication with 26,500 deck, dock and railing contractors, distributors, dealers and suppliers.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
seller: Dempsey Management Services
Dempsey Management Services, Inc. (DMS) is a full-service association management company (AMC). We provide a full range of professional services to international, national, regional, state and local associations, professional societies, trade groups, conventions, expositions and trade shows.
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closed 1/17/2018 via PR Newswire

Mason Contractors Association of America, acquired Masonry Design

synopsis: The Mason Contractors Association of America announced the acquisition of Masonry Design magazine from Lionheart Publishing. Masonry Design is a quarterly digital magazine that provides readers with a more in-depth look at the masonry design industry with features, news, and profiles of outstanding projects and the firms that design them.
buyer: Mason Contractors Association of America
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is the national trade association representing mason contractors. The MCAA is committed to preserving and promoting the masonry industry by providing continuing education, advocating fair codes and standards, and fostering a safe work environment. "
target parent: Lionheart Publishing, Inc.
target: Masonry Design
Masonry Design is a quarterly digital magazine that provides readers with an in-depth look at the masonry design industry with features, news, and profiles of outstanding projects. Their mission is to educate and inform readers about the vital role that masonry plays in the US construction market.
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marked Business Media Inc., acquired Plumbing & HVAC Magazine

synopsis: Marked Business Media Inc., a relatively new company (with no website as of yet) has acquired Plumbing & HVAC magazine, a company that publishes two monthly business magazines in the plumbing and HVAC industry, from Newcom Business Media Inc., a leading Canadian publishing company that specializes in B2B publishing.
buyer: Marked Business Media Inc.
Marked Business Media Inc. is a relatively new magazine publisher based out of Ontario, Canada. "
target parent: Newcom Business Media, Inc.
target: Plumbing & HVAC Magazine
Plumbing & HVAC magazine publishes two monthly business magazines in the plumbing and HVAC industry. They are based in Ontario, Canada.
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closed 6/21/2013 via PR Web

The Construction Journal, Ltd, acquired Construction News Corporation

synopsis: Construction Journal, a trusted provider of actionable data to the commercial and residential construction industry, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets of Construction News Corporation, a similar information provider based in Cleveland, Ohio. The acquisition expands Construction Journal’s footprint into Ohio and Michigan.
buyer: The Construction Journal, Ltd
Construction Journal is the trusted provider of commercial and residential construction information for the east coast of the United States. CJ actively researches, reports and tracks construction project information. "
target: Construction News Corporation
CNC News Online is the leading provider of Ohio Construction News and Michigan Construction News, with project leads designed to bring you the most complete and up-to-date construction information service available.
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closed 11/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Industry & Infrastructure Intelligence and Auto Brands from Informa plc

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media announces the acquisition of a number of Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure and Auto aftermarket media brands, expanding its position as one of the fastest growing B2B companies. The media brands provide essential information, insight and intelligence in the energy, transportation, buildings, design & manufacturing sectors.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure and Auto aftermarket media brands provide essential information, insight and intelligence on trends and technologies to millions of engaged decision makers in the energy, transportation, buildings, and design & manufacturing sectors.
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announced 4/15/2021 via Company Press Release

The Blue Book Building and Construction Network will be merged with Dodge Data & Analytics,

synopsis: Dodge Data & Analytics, a data, analytics, news, and intelligence serving the North American commercial construction industry, and The Blue Book Building & Construction Network, an employee-owned enterprise that is the largest most active construction network in the U.S., announced that they are combining their businesses in a merger.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Dodge Data & Analytics
Dodge Data & Analytics is the leading provider of data, analytics, news and intelligence serving the North American commercial construction industry. The company’s information enables building product manufacturers, general contractors and subcontractors, architects and engineers to large markets. "
target: The Blue Book Building and Construction Network
The Blue Book Network, an Employee-Owned enterprise, is the largest and most active construction network in the United States. The Blue Book Network provides the commercial construction industry accurate, complete and up-to-date information on the people and products required for their projects.
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closed 10/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Cypress Growth Capital, acquired Homesphere, Inc.

synopsis: HomeSphere, the homebuilding industry's leading digital B2B customer acquisition and retention platform, announces new ownership through a management buyout. Cypress Growth Capital, the largest and most active royalty-based growth capital firm in the United States, provided the financing for the transaction.
buyer: Cypress Growth Capital
Cypress Growth Capital is the largest and most active royalty-based growth capital firm in the United States. An alternative to traditional debt and equity instruments, royalty-based growth capital offers entrepreneurs access to significant funding while preserving equity and control. "
target: Homesphere, Inc.
HomeSphere is the homebuilding industry's first and only B2B digital lead generation and customer retention platform, connecting more than 80 preferred building product manufacturer brands across 23 product categories with more than 17,000 local and regional homebuilders.
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