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closed 12/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Informa plc, acquired NetLine Corporation

synopsis: Informa PLC, the international B2B markets, knowledge services and business intelligence group, has acquired NetLine Corporation, which operates the largest B2B-specific content syndication lead generation network offering content syndication, lead generation, account-based marketing, lead nurture, and more.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
UK-based Informa is a leading international Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group. Informa helps commercial, professional and academic communities make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
target: NetLine Corporation
NetLine Corporation operates the largest B2B-specific content syndication lead generation network offering content syndication, lead generation, account-based marketing, lead nurture, and more.
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closed 10/26/2006 via BusinessWire

iMedia Holdings, Inc., acquired Internet Media Affiliates

synopsis: iMedia Holdings, Inc. has acquired Internet Media Affiliates, a performance-based interactive network specializing in the implementation, management and optimization of affiliate programs. IMA will continue to operate out of California but will have an affiliate marketing specialist working in the South Florida corporate headquarters of iMedia.
buyer: iMedia Holdings, Inc.
iMedia Holdings, Inc. is comprised of Internet Advertising Group, an online performance-based marketing co. with categorically and demographically targeted sites and CollegeEducationWeekly.com, a premier online education site boasting relevant content on the leading online colleges and universities."
target: Internet Media Affiliates
A performance-based interactive network specializing in the implementation, management and optimization of affiliate programs. With a publisher base comprised of top-tier publishers reaching millions of opt-in consumers IMA caters to the goals of both publishers and advertisers.
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closed 12/6/2006 via BusinessWire

Mediawhiz, acquired Monetizeit

synopsis: MediaWhiz, a rapidly growing provider of performance-based online marketing services, has acquired Atlanta-based Online Media Promotions, LLC, which is known in the industry as Monetizeit. This acquisition expands MediaWhiz’s online marketing services platform to give it deep expertise in a number of lead generation vertical markets.
buyer parent: Lake Capital
buyer: Mediawhiz
MediaWhiz provides media planning and buying services, search engine optimization, lead generation, and affiliate marketing services. The company's Coregistrations.com network of Web sites generate leads by inducing consumers to opt-in to receive marketing messages in exchange for free offers. "
target: Monetizeit
Online Media Promotions LLC., was formed to bring together proven marketing and management talent to provide the highest paying and most efficient advertising program on the internet. Monetizeit.net was created by OMP to bring talent and expertise together to benefit merchants and affiliates alike.
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closed 10/2/2006 via

Website Pros, Inc., acquired Renovation Experts.com

synopsis: Website Pros, Inc. a leading provider of web services, internet marketing and lead generation solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets and select liabilities of Halifax, Nova Scotia based Renovation Experts.com, an online lead generation marketplace for contractors and homeowners.
buyer: Website Pros, Inc.
Website Pros is a leading provider of full-service website development and consulting services dedicated to small to medium-sized enterprises. "
target: Renovation Experts.com
Since 1999, Renovation Experts.com has helped more than 700,000 homeowners to locate and hire a local residential general contractor.
price ($mm)
$11
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$4
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closed 1/4/2011 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired 8touches.com

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has acquired 8touches, an online provider of easy-to-use tools that allow real estate sales associates, brokers, Multiple Listing Service (MLS) associations and other marketers to create customized communications materials such as direct mail, flyers and brochures.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: 8touches.com
8touches is an online provider of easy-to-use tools that allow real estate sales associates, brokers, Multiple Listing Service (MLS) associations and other marketers to create customized communications materials such as direct mail, flyers and brochures.
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closed 9/2/2008 via Market Wire

AdEx Media, Inc., acquired Bay Harbor Marketing, LLC

synopsis: AdEx Media, Inc., a leading integrated online marketing company, announced another move in line with its growth strategy with the acquisition of the online lead generation business of Bay Harbor Marketing, LLC, a California limited liability company.
buyer: AdEx Media, Inc. (ADXM:$0.00)
AdEx Media operates one of the leading online direct marketing companies, with an emphasis on successfully purchasing multi-channel sources of online media distribution. "
target: Bay Harbor Marketing, LLC
Bay Harbor is an online lead generation technology company whose proprietary software platform uses behavioral targeting to identify marketers' best prospects in numerous financial services and other consumer interest segments.
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closed 11/7/2006 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired CreditCards.com

synopsis: Austin Ventures announced the recapitalization of CreditCards.com, the leading online destination for consumers to search, compare, and apply for credit cards. Additionally, Elisabeth DeMarse, former CEO of Bankrate, the Internet’s leading aggregator of financial rate information, was named CEO of the company.
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: CreditCards.com
CreditCards.com is an Internet publisher and marketing organization that operates the leading and fastest growing online destination for consumers to compare, and apply for credit cards. The company matches millions of consumers each year with the credit card offers that best meet their needs.
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closed 2/15/2011 via PR Newswire

AllWebLeads.com, acquired InsuranceLeads.com

synopsis: All Web Leads, a leading online sales lead generation company supplying the US insurance industry, has announced that it has acquired InsuranceLeads.com, a leading provider of online leads to insurance agents, brokers and carriers.
buyer: AllWebLeads.com
Founded in 2005, All Web Leads is a leading online sales lead provider for the U.S. insurance industry. The company delivers real-time, targeted, high-quality sales leads to top insurance producers. "
target: InsuranceLeads.com
InsuranceLeads.com (a DBA of ITSOL Inc.) has emerged as a leader in providing the insurance industry with a consistent high volume of the highest quality, targeted, real time insurance prospects in the form of data leads and Hot-Transfers in all lines of insurance.
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closed 7/13/2010 via Capital IQ

Bankrate, Inc., acquired NetQuote

synopsis: BankRate has announced the purchase of NetQuote. With this purchase, BankRate continues to gain more market share in the lead generation industry.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: NetQuote
NetQuote has provided consumers with a free, simple and effective way to fulfill their insurance shopping needs. NetQuote operates a web-based business through which local insurance agents and national insurance companies purchase high quality leads of consumers in the market for insurance policies.
price ($mm)
$205
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$98
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2.1x
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closed 9/6/2005 via PR Newswire

Spectrum Equity Investors, Stripes Group, acquired NetQuote

synopsis: Leading private equity firms Spectrum Equity Investors and Stripes Group announced today that they have acquired Denver-based NetQuote, the leading online resource for consumer comparison shopping for insurance and the dominant online lead provider to the insurance industry.
buyer: Stripes Group
buyer: Spectrum Equity Investors
Spectrum Equity Investors is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most experienced private equity investors. They have investment professionals that have invested in more than 150 telecommunications, networking, information services, and media businesses. "
target: NetQuote
NetQuote has provided consumers with a free, simple and effective way to fulfill their insurance shopping needs. NetQuote operates a web-based business through which local insurance agents and national insurance companies purchase high quality leads of consumers in the market for insurance policies.
price ($mm)
$71
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$40
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closed 12/23/2005 via

Rare Method Interactive Corp., acquired Dental Success Inc.

synopsis: Rare Method today announced the acquisition of Dental Success Inc., a Salt Lake City, Utah-based dental marketing firm.
buyer: Rare Method Interactive Corp. (RAM.V:$0.00)
Rare Method Interactive Corp. operates as an interactive marketing company in Canada and the United States. It designs, builds, and implements, strategic interactive marketing programs. "
target: Dental Success Inc.
RMI provides products and services aimed at helping dentists market their services to new and existing patients.
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$0.08
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closed 7/22/2009 via PR Newswire

Tree.com, Inc., acquired LeadRelevance, LLC

synopsis: Tree.com announced that it acquired certain assets of San Francisco, CA-based LeadRelevance, an interactive direct marketing company specializing in lead generation for the for-profit, post-secondary education market, from Webloyalty.
buyer: Tree.com, Inc. (TREE:$198.18)
Tree.com is focused on empowering consumers to make smart, well-informed decisions based on expert guidance and personalized support across a wide variety of service offerings including financial services, real estate, education, home services, insurance, and automotive services. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: LeadRelevance, LLC
LeadRelevance, LLC is an interactive direct marketing company focused on lead generation in the postsecondary for-profit education market. LeadRelevance's marketing solutions revolve around proven traffic sources that have historically resulted in high quality education leads.
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closed 5/30/2007 via PR Web

Halyard Education Partners, acquired WorldClass Strategy

synopsis: Halyard Education Partners, a portfolio company of Halyard Capital, announced the acquisition of WorldClass Strategy, one of the leading providers of performance-based interactive marketing services to the higher education industry.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: Halyard Education Partners
Halyard Education Partners has assembled a network of industry leading companies that serve as the premier source of information for prospective students and their families seeking post-secondary educational options. "
target: WorldClass Strategy
WorldClass Strategy is a recognized leader in providing performance-based interactive marketing services. WCS offers a unique blend of marketing services, such as: search engine optimization, strategic planning, media buying, online ad placement, analytics and creative design.
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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.
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closed 7/26/2005 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired ClassesUSA.com

synopsis: Experian Interactive today announced the acquisition of ClassesUSA.com, a leading online higher-education portal. ClassesUSA.com enables consumers to find an online degree or certificate program best suited to advancing their professional goals.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target: ClassesUSA.com
ClassesUSA.com, the Web’s leading online higher education portal, enables professionals to find an online degree or certificate program best suited to advancing their professional goals.
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closed 6/25/2005 via Company Press Release

Halyard Capital, acquired eLearners.com

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a New York-based private equity fund and a member of BMO Financial Group announced that it has acquired a majority interest in eLearners.com, LLC. Current eLearners.com founder and president C.J. DeSantis and his management team will remain in place. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a private equity fund with $350 million of capital under management focused on investing in media, communications and business services companies. The Fund specializes in middle-market leveraged buyouts, growth equity and structured equity investments. "
target: eLearners.com
Founded in 1999, eLearners.com is a web portal that provides resources to online learners and connects them with online learning providers.
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$38
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closed 2/13/2007 via PR Newswire

Gilvest LP, acquired Zinio Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Zinio Systems Inc., the leading digital publishing and distribution platform for magazines and books, announced that it has been acquired by Gilvest LP. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer: Gilvest LP
Gilvest LP is an investment entity owned by entrepreneur and renowned businessman David H. Gilmour and managed by Doug Carlson. Mr. Gilmour and Mr. Carlson have a successful track record in growing small businesses. "
target parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
target: Zinio Systems, Inc.
Zinio Systems, Inc. is the marketplace leader for digital publishing products and services. Zinio provides print publishers with new circulation and revenue growth opportunities through easy, turnkey solutions and complete circulation, production and fulfillment services.
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closed 8/13/2008 via BusinessWire

Centro, acquired Real Cities Network

synopsis: Centro, which provides the leading local online media planning and buying software platform, has purchased Real Cities, one of largest and most respected online newspaper buying services, from The McClatchy Company. The transaction closed on August 12, 2008. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Centro
Centro provides the technology platform and services to ease the planning and buying of local online media for agencies throughout North America. Centro facilitates the buying and selling of online advertising among national, regional, and local agencies and thousands of local online publishers. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: Real Cities Network
The Real Cities Network is the largest national network of local news websites and is operated by McClatchy Interactive. More than 1,500 newspapers are members of the network, representing some of the largest newspaper companies in the industry and more than 80 DMAs.
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closed 2/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

The Marketing Practice, acquired 90octane, LLC

synopsis: B2B agency The Marketing Practice has acquired Denver-based strategic marketing specialists 90octane. 90octane brings over 20 years of US-based strategic marketing, with existing relationships with tech giants Oracle and NTT, as well as Forcepoint, Honeywell and Visa.
buyer: The Marketing Practice
The Marketing Practice (TMP) is a global B2B marketing agency that brings together all the skills companies need in one place to design and run marketing programmes. TMP's model, built on long-term partnerships and agile working, is designed to deliver lasting success. "
target: 90octane, LLC
90octane is a Denver-based strategic marketing specialist. 90octane was founded in 2000 by partners Jim Grinney and Sam Eidson with the mission of making marketing measurable. Their success is evident by the lasting relationships they've formed with clients around the world.
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closed 10/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allan G. Creel, acquired Fenske Media Corporation

synopsis: Print industry veteran Allan G. Creel is returning to the business with the acquisition of digital and marketing services provider Fenske Media. Established in 1957, Fenske delivers high-end, digital print and results-driven integrated media solutions to top buyers in the financial services, healthcare, and automotive arenas.
buyer: Allan G. Creel
Allan G. Creel was previously President of CREEL, a highly acclaimed, $120 million offset and digital print enterprise headquartered in Las Vegas. "
target: Fenske Media Corporation
Established in 1957, Fenske delivers high-end, digital print and results-driven integrated media solutions to top buyers in the financial services, healthcare, and automotive arenas.
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closed 12/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Informa plc, acquired NetLine Corporation

synopsis: Informa PLC, the international B2B markets, knowledge services and business intelligence group, has acquired NetLine Corporation, which operates the largest B2B-specific content syndication lead generation network offering content syndication, lead generation, account-based marketing, lead nurture, and more.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
UK-based Informa is a leading international Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group. Informa helps commercial, professional and academic communities make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
target: NetLine Corporation
NetLine Corporation operates the largest B2B-specific content syndication lead generation network offering content syndication, lead generation, account-based marketing, lead nurture, and more.
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closed 8/18/2010 via PR Newswire

NetLine Corporation, acquired All About Sales, Inc.

synopsis: NetLine Corporation, a leader in integrated business-to-business marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of All About Sales, Inc., a leading pay-for-performance sales engagement business. NetLine provides targeted online lead generation services for Advertisers, Marketers, and Publishers.
buyer: NetLine Corporation
NetLine Corporation is a leading B2B integrated marketing solutions provider, delivering proven pay-for-performance results for clients that include Hewlett Packard, Juniper Networks, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle, and Universal McCann, among others. "
target: All About Sales, Inc.
All About Sales is a boutique sales and marketing firm providing high value customer acquisition and direct marketing solutions. All About Sales helps companies solve classic target market penetration and customer acquisition problems.
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closed 1/7/2022 via Company Press Release

Informa Markets, acquired Premiere Show Group

synopsis: Informa Markets, a company that creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow, has acquired Premiere Show Group, an operator of beauty trade shows. Premiere Show Group operates Premiere Orlando, the largest beauty show in the U.S. Their shows focuses on trends in skincare, hair care, nail innovation, and more.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Markets
Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Informa Markets operates more than 450 international B2B events and brands in various markets, including healthcare & pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, construction, fashion, hospitality, and more. "
target: Premiere Show Group
Premiere Show Group is an operator of beauty trade shows. Premiere Show Group operates Premiere Orlando, the largest beauty show in the U.S., and its sister shows, Premiere Birmingham and Premiere Columbus. Their shows focuses on trends in skincare, hair care, nail innovation, and more.
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closed 12/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Informa plc, acquired NetLine Corporation

synopsis: Informa PLC, the international B2B markets, knowledge services and business intelligence group, has acquired NetLine Corporation, which operates the largest B2B-specific content syndication lead generation network offering content syndication, lead generation, account-based marketing, lead nurture, and more.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
UK-based Informa is a leading international Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group. Informa helps commercial, professional and academic communities make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
target: NetLine Corporation
NetLine Corporation operates the largest B2B-specific content syndication lead generation network offering content syndication, lead generation, account-based marketing, lead nurture, and more.
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closed 7/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

Marlowe plc, acquired Barbour EHS

synopsis: Marlowe plc has acquired Barbour EHS from Informa plc. Headquartered in London, Barbour EHS has evolved into a leading regulatory SaaS platform, providing data, information and insights to more than 1,000 customers who use its online subscription product to manage their health, safety and environmental regulatory compliance.
buyer: Marlowe plc (MRL.L:$325.95)
Marlowe is the UK leader in specialist services which assure safety and regulatory compliance. The company was formed to create sustainable shareholder value through the acquisition and development of businesses that provide regulated safety and compliance services. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Barbour EHS
Headquartered in London and established in 1957, Barbour EHS has evolved into a leading regulatory SaaS platform, providing data, information and insights to more than 1,000 customers who use its online subscription product to manage their health, safety and environmental regulatory compliance.
price ($mm)
$44
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$7
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announced 4/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Novantas will be merged with Informa plc,

synopsis: Novantas, a leading provider of solutions for financial services professionals, announced they are part of an agreement that will see Novantas combined with Informa Financial Intelligence's FBX business, to create a leading competitive intelligence and specialist data company serving the retail and commercial banking market.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
UK-based Informa is a leading international Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group. Informa helps commercial, professional and academic communities make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
target: Novantas
Novantas is an industry leader in technology solutions, data, and analytic advisory services for banking institutions. Novantas provides scores, analytics, insights, and tools that improve decisions across pricing, product development, treasury, risk management, distribution, marketing, and sales.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Taylor & Francis Group, acquired F1000 Research

synopsis: Taylor & Francis has acquired open research publisher F1000 Research from its founder Vitek Tracz. F1000 Research launched the world’s first open research publishing platform in 2013; it also provides open research publishing services directly to research funders and institutions including Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. Taylor & Francis is a leading publisher of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works in Humanities, Science, Technology and Medicine, and more "
target: F1000 Research
F1000 Research is an open research publisher based in London, founded by Vitek Tracz. F1000 Research launched the world’s first open research publishing platform in 2013; it also provides open research publishing services directly to research funders and institutions including Emerald Publishing.
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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:$1,798.70)
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 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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Informa plc, will purchase TMT Business from IHS Markit Ltd.

synopsis: Informa, a UK-based international events, intelligence and scholarly research group, will acquire the IHS Markit Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) intelligence business from IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. IHS Markit TMT provides deep market insights across a wide range of technology markets.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
UK-based Informa is a leading international Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group. Informa helps commercial, professional and academic communities make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
seller: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Markit Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) provides market insights across a wide range of technology markets, from materials and components, to devices and equipment, to end markets and consumers. IHS Markit TMT belongs to IHS Markit, a leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.
price ($mm)
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$3,688
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$1,162
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announced 5/29/2019 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., will acquire Agribusiness Intelligence

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, will acquire Agribusiness Intelligence group from Informa, a UK-based events, intelligence and research group. Agribusiness Intelligence is a UK-based provider of intelligence to agribusiness organisations. They offer the latest insights, analysis and data and forecasts.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,589.00)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Agribusiness Intelligence
Agribusiness Intelligence is a UK-based provider of actionable intelligence to agribusiness organisations. Agribusiness Intelligence offers the latest insights, analysis and data and forecasts. They specialise in agri commodities and food, crop protection, fertilizers, and policy and regulation.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BusinessWire

MJH Associates, acquired UBM Life Sciences

synopsis: MJH Associates‚ Inc., (MJH) a leading independent full-service health care education, market research and multichannel medical communications company, has acquired media assets from the UBM Life Sciences Group (part of Informa PLC). The assets includes iconic multimedia platforms in the health care, animal care, pharma sciences and dental fields.
buyer: MJH Associates
MJH is the largest full-service medical media company in the U.S. dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels. Over 600 MJH associates are dedicated to providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: UBM Life Sciences
UBM Life Sciences, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event, information, and marketing services business serving professional communities in human healthcare, veterinary medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry with an unmatched portfolio of in-person, print, and digital products.
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

Future Science Group, acquired BioTechniques

synopsis: Future Science Group (FSG), a progressive publisher focused on scientific research, has acquired BioTechniques from Informa plc. BioTechniques is a MEDLINE-indexed open access journal providing the life science research community with an invaluable resource for accessing the latest methods, techniques and protocols.
buyer: Future Science Group
Future Science Group (FSG) is a progressive publisher focused on breakthrough medical, biotechnological and scientific research. FSG’ portfolio consists of two imprints, Future Science and Future Medicine. Both publish eBooks and journals. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: BioTechniques
BioTechniques is a MEDLINE-indexed open access journal providing the life science research community with an invaluable resource for accessing the latest methods, techniques and protocols. The journal publishes news and opinion articles covering experimental design and laboratory researcher tools.
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closed 4/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Electricx

synopsis: Informa has acquired full ownership of the electricity exhibition and conference Electricx. Electricx provides international companies with the opportunity to access Egypt’s power industry supply chain through partnerships with domestic manufacturers and distributors as well as a direct connection to regional projects.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target parent: Egytec
target: Electricx
Electricx power and energy exhibition provides international companies with the opportunity to access Egypt’s power industry supply chain through partnerships with domestic manufacturers and distributors as well as a direct connection to regional projects.
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announced 1/30/2018 via Market Watch

Informa plc, will acquire United Business Media Limited

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has accepted a takeover offer from Informa plc, which the companies say will create the world's largest business-to-business events group. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,438 [$6,168]
rev ($mm)
$1,423
EBITDA ($mm)
$420
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
closed 9/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Dove Medical Press Ltd.

synopsis: Events and publishing company Informa announced the acquisition of Dove Medical Press. Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa is a leading international Business Intelligence, Exhibitions, Events and Academic Publishing Group. It helps commercial, professional and academic communities work smarter and make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
target: Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
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announced 7/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH, will acquire Euroforum

synopsis: Informa, the International Exhibitions, Events, Business Intelligence and Academic Publishing Group, announces the majority acquisition of its German/Swiss domestic conference business Euroforum by leading German media group, Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH
Handelsblatt Publishing Group is the leading media group for business and financial information in Germany. The Düsseldorf based publishing group represents independent quality journalism. Over two million customers regularly read its flagship publications Handelsblatt and WirtschaftsWoche. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Euroforum
As an event organiser, EUROFORUM draws on experts in the fields of economics, science and politics to create a platform for knowledge transfer and exchange of ideas. During their high-quality conferences, seminars, & annual congresses the latest trends are examined & current information are offered.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.5x
announced 3/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, will acquire Show Management

synopsis: Publishing firm Informa plc said it has agreed to acquire Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, the operator of some of the largest yachting and boat shows in the U.S. Show Management is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wind Point Partners
target: Show Management
Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, produces five boat shows each year along with hundreds of special events throughout the year. They are based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
price ($mm)
$128
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closed 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

synopsis: New Hope, a company that helps suppliers, manufacturers & retailers bring healthy, organic & natural products to life, has acquired the assets of Nutrition Capital Network (NCN), a company that holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: New Hope Communications Inc.
New Hope Network is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle products industry. With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors and service providers, the network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research and consultative services. "
target: Nutrition Capital Network
Nutrition Capital Network holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology. They facilitate financing for growing companies and introduce investors to the next generation of brands.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Speechmark Publishing Limited

synopsis: Education information provider Electric Word PLC has sold its Speechmark Publishing Ltd business to Informa PLC. Speechmark Publishing has been at the forefront of providing high quality, practical resources for professionals working in Speech & Language Therapy, Mental Health, Elderly Care, and Special Needs and Education.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Electric Word Plc
target: Speechmark Publishing Limited
For over 30 years Speechmark Publishing has been at the forefront of providing high quality, practical resources for professionals working in Speech & Language Therapy, Mental Health, Elderly Care, Special Needs and Education, to a worldwide customer base.
price ($mm)
$2.38
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Taylor & Francis Group, acquired Co-Action Publishing

synopsis: Taylor & Francis Group, one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works, has acquired Co-Action Publishing, an international Open Access scholarly publisher based in Scandinavia. Co-Action has a portfolio of peer-reviewed journals and books spanning a range of academic disciplines.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group is one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works. Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. "
target: Co-Action Publishing
Founded in 2007, Co-Action Publishing is an international Open Access scholarly publisher based in Scandinavia. Co-Action has a portfolio of peer-reviewed journals and books spanning a range of academic disciplines. Co-Action is committed to serving the best interests of the scholarly community.
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announced 9/15/2016 via Reuters

Informa plc, will acquire Penton

synopsis: British business information group Informa Plc said it had agreed to buy U.S.-based information services company Penton. Penton's products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
price ($mm)
$1,545
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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
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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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announced 7/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Informa Exhibitions, will acquire Virgo Holdings

synopsis: Virgo has been acquired by Informa plc. Virgo produces six trade shows and conferences, publishes nine national trade websites of which six have affiliate magazines, operates online training and accreditation programs, and operates three branded online stores that offer paid content.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Exhibitions
Informa provides academics, businesses and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services. With around 7,000 employees working in some 150 offices in over 40 countries, its global reach and breadth of offer is unique. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: Virgo Holdings
Virgo produces six trade shows and conferences, publishes nine national trade websites of which six have affiliate magazines, operates online training and accreditation programs, and operates three branded online stores that offer paid content.
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Ticker: CYXP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CityXpress Ltd
CityXpress Ltd
CityXpress develops integrated online and promotional solutions that provide media companies with opportunities to generate new sources of incremental revenues from their Internet sites.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$7,244.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,646.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,922.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. They combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and more.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$6,348.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,025.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,255.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTAM:WKL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer is a leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax & accounting, finance, risk & compliance, and legal sectors. They help customers make critical decisions by providing solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized tech and services.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$4,771.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,414.00
EBIT ($mm)
$993.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$1,798.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$554.00
EBIT ($mm)
$208.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GL Events
GL Events
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,166.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$158.39
EBIT ($mm)
$98.85
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
4506
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Ticker: LSE:ASCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ascential plc
Ascential plc
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$349.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.40
EBIT ($mm)
($21.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:EEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emerald Expositions Inc.
Emerald Expositions Inc.
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$145.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($63.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BONH.L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bonhill Group plc
Bonhill Group plc
Bonhill Group plc is a leading B2B media company in the UK. Bonhill provides Business Information, Live Events and Data & Insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity Business Communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$27.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
148
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Lombardi Media Corporation
Lombardi Media Corporation is a publishing and direct marketing company. The Corporation publishes consumer newsletters, books and information databases in print and on-line format for approximately 250,000 customers.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$16.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.00
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:EXPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Experian plc
Experian plc
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$5,946.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,051.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,412.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: INFO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,589.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,738.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,142.20
Net Income ($mm)
$620.70
Employees
16000
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Ticker: STC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stewart Information Services Corp
Stewart Information Services Corp
Stewart Information Services Corporation is a global real estate services company, offering products and services from residential and commercial title insurance and closing and settlement services to specialized offerings for the mortgage industry,.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,080.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$437.28
EBIT ($mm)
$409.10
Net Income ($mm)
$297.39
Employees
6600
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Ticker: TRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TransUnion LLC
TransUnion LLC
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,009.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,116.90
EBIT ($mm)
$733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$471.40
Employees
8200
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VRSK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,998.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,383.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,137.30
Net Income ($mm)
$666.20
Employees
9367
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Ticker: CSGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoStar Group
CoStar Group
CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,944.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$571.89
EBIT ($mm)
$432.34
Net Income ($mm)
$292.56
Employees
4742
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