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closed 2/8/2007 via PR Newswire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired McLean Events

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc. has completed the acquisition of U.K.-based McLean Events International Ltd. McLean Events will operate as a subsidiary of Questex and continue to be led by its founder and chairman, Noor Kassam.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: McLean Events
McLean Events organizes meeting forums in several different industries within the UK, Europe, Asian, and American markets which include the conference & incentive market, hotel management, health & fitness, spa, ship building, petroleum and people development sectors.
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closed 2/1/2022 via PR Newswire

Pendo, acquired Mind the Product Ltd.

synopsis: Pendo, a company that provides software that makes software better, announced it has acquired Mind the Product, a product management community which provides content, training and conferences that serve a global audience of more than 300,000 product managers, designers and developers.
buyer: Pendo
Pendo provides a platform with powerful analytics, in-application user feedback, and contextual guidance that is designed to help companies measure and elevate the customer experience within their applications. Pendo is on a mission to improve society’s experience with software. "
target: Mind the Product Ltd.
London-based Mind the Product is a product management community which provides content, training and conferences that serve a global audience of more than 300,000 product managers, designers and developers. Mind the Product began as a passion project for its founders in 2010.
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announced 8/26/2021 via Forbes

Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited, will be merged with Forbes, Inc.

synopsis: Forbes, the iconic business information brand that convenes and curates the most influential leaders driving change, and Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company focusing on global consumer, technology and media sectors, announced they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement.
buyer: Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited (OPA:$0.00)
Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited is a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company focusing on global consumer, technology and media sectors. "
target parent: Integrated Whale Media Investments
target: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes convenes and curates leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business, and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand reaches more than 120 million people worldwide through its journalism, LIVE events, and custom marketing programs.
price ($mm)
$620
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$180
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$35
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17.7x
closed 11/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Spiceworks Ziff Davis, acquired Aberdeen

synopsis: Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) has acquired Aberdeen, a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen has a suite of unique products that complement SWZD’s products and services.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Spiceworks Ziff Davis
Spiceworks is a social network for IT professionals. They’re the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, making it the largest, most unique IT community of its kind. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: Aberdeen
Aberdeen is a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen answers the ultimate sales and marketing questions of “what”, “who”, and “when” with its unique abilities.
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closed 7/3/2020 via PR Web

ModalityIQ, acquired MLconf

synopsis: ModalityIQ, a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform, has acquired The Machine Learning Conference (“MLconf”), a leader in serving the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence community. MLconf gathers the machine learning community to coalesce and share lessons learned through a series of 20+ conferences.
buyer: ModalityIQ
ModalityIQ is a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform founded to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and know-how across the advanced and emerging technology landscape by providing an environment for exchanging ideas and inspiring open dialogue to advance technological capabilities"
target: MLconf
MLconf is a single-day, single-track machine learning conference event designed to gather the community to discuss the recent research and application of Algorithms, Tools, and Platforms to solve the hard problems that exist within organizing and analyzing massive and noisy data sets.
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closed 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

ON-X Groupe, acquired Chain Accelerator

synopsis: ON-X Groupe, an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration, has acquired Chain Accelerator, the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator's full suite of tailor-made services and solutions include consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
buyer: ON-X Groupe
ON-X Groupe is an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration. The firm’s activity is organized in several complementary areas of expertise: Digital Security, Infrastructure and Information Systems, Cloud, Digital Territories and xR (eXtended Reality). "
target: Chain Accelerator
Chain Accelerator is the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator works across all blockchain verticals and provides a full suite of tailor-made services and solutions, including consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

MJH Life Sciences, acquired Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP

synopsis: MJH Life Sciences™ has announced it has acquired the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) from Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG). PBMI is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management.
buyer: MJH Life Sciences
MJH Life Sciences™ is the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels, providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes."
target parent: Pharmaceutical Strategies Group, LLC
target: Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP
The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management. Their insights enable evidence-based decision making in a complex and evolving pharmaceuticals marketplace.
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closed 2/3/2020 via Company Press Release

The SMi Group merged with Tech Briefs Media Group,

synopsis: SMi Group Ltd, a global company that specialises in the production of Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops and Masterclasses, has merged with Tech Briefs Media Group, a publisher of design engineering magazines and supplements. SMi creates and delivers events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.
buyer parent: SAE International
buyer: Tech Briefs Media Group
Tech Briefs Media Group is a publisher of design engineering magazines and supplements. Tech Briefs Media Group offers a diverse set of print and digital resources that delivers unparalleled coverage of the design engineering market across multiple disciplines. "
target: The SMi Group
The SMi Group is a highly Professional, Independent and Global company that specialises in the production of Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops and Masterclasses. SMi creates and delivers events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.
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closed 12/5/2019 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired Robotics Division

synopsis: WTWH Media has announced the acquisition of the robotics division of EH Media. The acquired assets include Robotics Business Review, a world class website focused on the global robotics and intelligent systems sector, and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, a leading annual robotics B2B conference which first ran in 2004.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the electronics, design engineering, hospitality, life sciences, renewable energy, retail and robotics markets with more than 45+ web sites, 12 events, 7 print publications and custom digital marketing services. "
target parent: EH Media
target: Robotics Division
The Robotics Division include Robotics Business Review, a world class website focused on the global robotics and intelligent systems sector, and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, a leading annual robotics business-to-business conference which first ran in 2004.
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closed 6/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Bobit Business Media, acquired Warranty Chain Management Conference

synopsis: Bobit Business Media, a leading B2B media provider and a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Warranty Chain Management Conference, a leader in the warranty and service contract-focused event industry.
buyer parent: Gemspring Capital
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in B2B media. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions. "
target: Warranty Chain Management Conference
The Warranty Chain Management Conference is a leader in the warranty and service contract-focused event industry. WCM has become the premier forum for warranty professionals and executives to meet and discuss warranty-related issues and develop warranty management as an established discipline.
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closed 6/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

One-Zero, acquired Irish Sponsorship Summit

synopsis: Sportstech conference One-Zero announced its merger with the Irish Sponsorship Summit - one of Ireland's leading sports business conferences - ahead of its 2019 gathering. The Irish Sponsorship Summit is Ireland’s premier sports sponsorship event, The Irish Sponsorship Summit has grown to become the largest of its kind in Europe.
buyer: One-Zero
One-Zero 2019 will be one of Europe's largest sports business conferences, connecting those who work and trade within sport. On 17 September 2019, over 500 industry professionals from across top agencies, brands, publishers, start-ups and governing bodies will gather at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. "
target: Irish Sponsorship Summit
The Irish Sponsorship Summit is Ireland’s premier sports sponsorship event, The Irish Sponsorship Summit has grown to become the largest of its kind in Europe. Over 300 of the industry’s most influential leaders from across Ireland and Europe have come together on March 15th.
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closed 5/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Naylor Association Solutions, acquired Digital Summit

synopsis: Naylor Association Solutions has acquired TechMedia, a producer of digital marketing conferences. The Digital Summit series, TechMedia's flagship product, are multi-day conferences that focus on digital marketing and marketing technology, and incorporate sponsor exhibitors plus networking with brand marketers, digital strategists and entrepreneurs.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor a provider of engagement and revenue generation services through its outsourced software, communications, events and management services, which it provides to the trade and professional association market in the U.S. and Canada. "
target: Digital Summit
TechMedia is a producer of digital marketing conferences. Digital Summit series, their main product, are multi-day conferences that focus on digital marketing and marketing technology. It incorporates sponsor exhibitors plus networking with brand marketers, digital strategists and entrepreneurs.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Transformação Digital, acquired VendasB2B

synopsis: Transformação Digital, a company that offers training in digital transformation and UX design, has acquired Vendas B2B. The Vendas B2B Summit is the biggest sales event held in Brazil. Vendas B2B Academy offers courses in sales topics. Both companies are based in Brazil.
buyer: Transformação Digital
Transformação Digital offers training in digital transformation and UX design. They offer insight into the reasoning behind web design and how it can win a customer. They are based in Brazil. "
target: VendasB2B
Vendas B2B offers the Vendas B2B Summit and the Vendas B2B Academy. The Vendas B2B Summit is the biggest sales event held in Brazil. Vendas B2B Academy offers courses in sales topics.
price ($mm)
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$1
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closed 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

LINE Plus Corporation, acquired GrayHash

synopsis: LINE Plus Corporation, a subsidiary of LINE Corporation, has acquired GrayHash, an offensive research-oriented corporation and has the philosophy of knowing the attack technology to defend it. GrayHash has a history of experience in the field of security, running international hacking contests, and international conferences.
buyer parent: Naver Corporation
buyer: LINE Plus Corporation
LINE Plus Corporation was established in 2013 in Korea to expand LINE's global market. In order to meet more users from all over the world, global work is being carried out in the areas of technology, design, marketing / sales, public relations, and alliances. "
target: GrayHash
Based in South Korea, GrayHash is an offensive research-oriented corporation and has the philosophy of knowing the attack technology to defend it. GrayHash has a history of experience in the field of security, running international hacking contests, and international conferences.
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closed 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Communique Promotions Ltd. merged with Crown BC,

synopsis: Crown, an event company based in London specializing in event planning, event production, event management, exhibition design and more, is merging with Communique, an event company also out of the UK that specializes in conferences, exhibitions, store openings and more.
buyer: Crown BC
Crown is an event company specializing in event planning, event production, event management, exhibition design, conference production, film and video production and more. They are based in London, UK. "
target: Communique Promotions Ltd.
Communique is an event company based in the United Kingdom. Working in B2B, B2C and B2E environments across multiple market sectors, they bring ideas to life and connect brands with their audiences. They specialize in conferences, exhibitions, store openings and more.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Argus Media Ltd., acquired Integer Research

synopsis: Leading commodity price reporting agency Argus Media has announced its acquisition of Integer Research. Integer Research is a global provider of market intelligence to the fertilizer, industrial chemicals and wire and cable industries.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: Argus Media Ltd.
Headquartered in London, Argus is an independent media organization with almost 950 staff. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets, and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences. "
target: Integer Research
Integer Research is a specialist provider of in-depth publications, conference and consultancy services across a growing range of global commodities markets; including Emissions, Wire & Cable and Fertilizer.
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closed 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Outreach, acquired Sales Hacker

synopsis: Outreach, the leading Customer Engagement Platform, has acquired Sales Hacker, a media company focused on sales professionals that runs conferences and produces podcasts, webinars and other original content.
buyer: Outreach
Outreach, the leading Customer Engagement Platform, accelerates revenue growth by optimizing every interaction throughout the customer lifecycle. The platform manages all customer interactions across email, voice and social, and leverages machine learning to guide reps to take the right actions. "
target: Sales Hacker
Sales Hacker is a media company focused on sales professionals that runs conferences and produces podcasts, webinars and other original content.
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closed 7/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired IEG, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the award-winning sports, and entertainment marketing agency, has acquired IEG, the IEG Sponsorship Conference, and ESP Properties' U.S. brand consultancy from GroupM. IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop, is an award-winning Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Agency that specializes in modern, omnichannel marketing campaigns that foster consumer engagement through experiences. Its clients include American Family Insurance, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Floor and Décor, and more. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: IEG, LLC
IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders. IEG helps brand and property clients navigate the complex universe of sponsorship and engagement marketing to optimize the value of brand partnerships.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Beaux Arts & Cie SAS, acquired Point Parole

synopsis: The Beaux Arts & Cie group continues its expansion with the acquisition of Point Parole. Point Parole is an agency of art guides and historians specialized in high-end conference services for companies and institutions.
buyer: Beaux Arts & Cie SAS
Beaux Arts & Cie, a cultural content and services platform, brings together the leader of the arts and cultural press: the monthly Beaux Arts Magazine, The Daily Art, and the publishing house Beaux Arts Éditions. They also offer art-related events, conferences, training, consulting and production. "
target: Point Parole
Point Parole is an agency of art guides and historians offering guided tours and conferences of art history at corporate events in the cultural sites of Paris and Ile-de-France.
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closed 6/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Dynamic Communities, acquired eXtreme LLC

synopsis: Dynamic Communities, administrators of the independent user groups for Microsoft Dynamics® 365, Dynamics NAV, Power BI and others, announced that it has acquired eXtreme LLC, an organization dedicated to the success of Microsoft partners and host of the eXtreme365 events.
buyer: Dynamic Communities
Dynamic Communities are administrators of the independent user groups for Microsoft Dynamics® 365, Dynamics NAV, Power BI and others. Dynamic Communities creates technology-centric communities to exchange ideas on how to best maximize industry knowledge. "
target: eXtreme LLC
eXtreme LLC is an organization dedicated to the success of Microsoft partners and host of the eXtreme365 events. eXtreme, LLC focuses on improving partner best practices and readiness and has been hosting global events for the Microsoft Business Applications partner community.
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closed 2/8/2007 via PR Newswire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired McLean Events

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc. has completed the acquisition of U.K.-based McLean Events International Ltd. McLean Events will operate as a subsidiary of Questex and continue to be led by its founder and chairman, Noor Kassam.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: McLean Events
McLean Events organizes meeting forums in several different industries within the UK, Europe, Asian, and American markets which include the conference & incentive market, hotel management, health & fitness, spa, ship building, petroleum and people development sectors.
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closed 3/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Questex, LLC, purchased Digital Signage Expo from ExpoNation, LLC

synopsis: Questex, the leading information and events company, has acquired the rights to the live and digital assets of Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is the leading information and events company focused on the experience economy. Questex drives business forward through a rich engagement platform centered on leading events and surrounded by data insights and digital communities. "
seller: ExpoNation, LLC
Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
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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 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

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

Questex, LLC, acquired The Annual Hotel Conference

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

Buyers Laboratory Inc., acquired InfoTrends, Inc.

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

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

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired JAZD Markets, Inc.

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Ataway Exchange

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

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

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired SpaTrade

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired FierceMarkets, Inc.

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Oxford Publishing & Exposition

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Five Star Alliance

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Imaging Network

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Pelican Events Ltd

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired McLean Events

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

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

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired IECSC

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

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

synopsis: Audax Group today announced it has created a new entity called Questex Media Group, Inc. ("Questex"), which has purchased certain business media assets from Advanstar Communications Inc.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
seller parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
seller: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/8/2007 via PR Newswire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired McLean Events

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc. has completed the acquisition of U.K.-based McLean Events International Ltd. McLean Events will operate as a subsidiary of Questex and continue to be led by its founder and chairman, Noor Kassam.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: McLean Events
McLean Events organizes meeting forums in several different industries within the UK, Europe, Asian, and American markets which include the conference & incentive market, hotel management, health & fitness, spa, ship building, petroleum and people development sectors.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/23/2022 via PR Newswire

Boonrise, acquired Leadercast

synopsis: Leadercast, one of the nation's oldest and most respected personal growth and leadership platforms, announced its acquisition by Cincinnati-based The LC Group, a partner organization of creative agency Boonrise owned and managed by Joe Boyd.
buyer: Boonrise
Boonrise (LC Group) is a video production company focused on storytelling, innovating, filmmaking, and video marketing. From cinematic commercials and documentaries to web-based video content, Boonrise tell stories in the most compelling way. "
target: Leadercast
Leadercast is on a mission to fill the world with leaders worth following. Launched in 2001, Leadercast produces the world's largest single-day personal growth and leadership events that are seen around the globe through live attendance, simulcasts, and customizable, on-demand broadcasts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2022 via PR Web

Brick Marketing, acquired SEMNE

synopsis: Brick Marketing, a Boston-based digital marketing agency, has acquired SEMNE (Search Engine Marketing of New England) Digital Marketing Association, a professional marketing association for people located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut and Vermont.
buyer: Brick Marketing
Since 2005, Boston based Brick Marketing has provided B2B and B2C companies throughout the US with results and ROI focused Digital Marketing services, including: Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising, Social Media Management and Website Development. "
target: SEMNE
SEMNE (Search Engine Marketing of New England) Digital Marketing Association is a professional marketing association for people located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut and Vermont.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/12/2022 via BNC Analysis

1-800-Flowers, acquired Alice’s Table

synopsis: Digital gift marketplace 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. announced it has acquired lifestyle platform Alice’s Table, which offers fully digital and curated livestream floral, culinary and other experiences to public event guests, private and corporate clients across the U.S.
buyer: 1-800-Flowers (FLWS:$2,147.85)
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is a leading provider of gifts designed to help customers express, connect and celebrate. The Company’s Celebrations Ecosystem features their all-star family of brands, including: 1-800-Flowers.com, 1-800-Baskets.com, Cheryl’s Cookies, Harry & David, Shari’s Berries and more."
target: Alice’s Table
Alice’s Table offers fully digital and curated livestream floral, culinary and other experiences to public event guests, private and corporate clients across the U.S.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Numerator, acquired Hatchtank

synopsis: Numerator, a data and tech company serving the market research space, has acquired Canada-based HatchTank, a tech-enabled mobile qualitative survey company. The acquisition of HatchTank expands Numerator’s capabilities across qualitative, quantitative, and panel-based consumer research, powered by advanced technology.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Numerator
Numerator is a data and tech company bringing speed and scale to the market research space. The company blends proprietary data with advanced technology to create unique insights for the market research industry that has been slow to change. "
target: Hatchtank
Based in Canada, HatchTank is a next-generation qualitative research platform that blends the best research tools into a flexible, dynamic, results-oriented platform that works across multiple devices and operating systems.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Dun & Bradstreet, will acquire NetWise Data

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, will acquire NetWise, the leading provider of B2B Marketing Data, helping to power the majority of business data across all of Ad & Mar-Tech.
buyer parent: Cannae Holdings
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics. D&B’s Data Cloud fuels solutions and delivers insights that empower customers to accelerate revenue, lower cost, mitigate risk, and transform their businesses. "
target: NetWise Data
NetWise is the leading provider of B2B Marketing Data, helping to power the majority of business data across all of Ad & Mar-Tech. Its B2B Audience Data Platform enables any marketing team to execute multi-channel campaigns across every platform and in every channel.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/26/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Karian and Box

synopsis: Ipsos announced the acquisition of Karian and Box, a UK leading specialist in employee research and experience. Founded in 2006 with the ambition to give people a better voice at work, Karian and Box helps leaders take data-driven action to improve culture and experience.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,361.14)
Ipsos is one of the world's leading market research companies, operating in 90 markets and employing 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Karian and Box
Karian and Box is a UK leading specialist in employee research and experience. Founded in 2006 with the ambition to give people a better voice at work, Karian and Box helps leaders take data-driven action to improve culture and experience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/18/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Meltwater, will acquire Owler

synopsis: Meltwater B.V., a leading global SaaS provider of media intelligence and social analytics, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Owler. Owler is the crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform that business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain competitive insights, and uncover the latest industry news and alerts.
buyer: Meltwater (:$359.79)
Meltwater provides social and media intelligence. By examining millions of posts each day from social media platforms, blogs and news sites, Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insight from the outside. "
target: Owler
Owler is the crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform that business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain competitive insights, and uncover the latest industry news and alerts.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired RelSci

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the global B2B information service provider of price discovery, essential market intelligence, and events, has acquired Relationship Science ("RelSci"), a global relationship-mapping data provider serving financial, professional services, and not-for-profit organisations.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is a global business-to-business information services business. They provide price discovery, essential market intelligence and events. The company manages a portfolio of businesses in markets where information, data, and convening market participants are valued."
target: RelSci
RelSci is a global relationship-mapping data provider serving financial, professional services, and not-for-profit organisations. Its proprietary software enables clients to easily identify and act upon their relationships across a range of core use-cases.
price ($mm)
$7.40
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Questex, LLC, purchased Digital Signage Expo from ExpoNation, LLC

synopsis: Questex, the leading information and events company, has acquired the rights to the live and digital assets of Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is the leading information and events company focused on the experience economy. Questex drives business forward through a rich engagement platform centered on leading events and surrounded by data insights and digital communities. "
seller: ExpoNation, LLC
Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired BridgeTower Media

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, a leading operations-focused middle market private equity firm, announced it has acquired BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of B2B information, research, events, and marketing solutions across more than 25 U.S. markets and industries.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Vision Integrated Graphics, acquired DX Marketing

synopsis: Vision Integrated Graphics Group LLC has acquired DX Marketing LLC (DXM), a people-based marketing agency that provides marketers access to enterprise-level data and analytics, allowing them to make informed investments that deliver strong ROI. DXM will enhance Vision’s omnichannel marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Vision Integrated Graphics
Vision is a provider of data-driven, omnichannel marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement. Its end-to-end automated marketing campaigns rely on data-analytics, creative services and multi-channel execution to drive higher response rates and lower customer acquisition costs."
target parent: Roark Capital Group
target: DX Marketing
DX Marketing is an insights company that leverages unique consumer knowledge to inform business strategy and provide a quantifiable ROI on marketing spend. DXM clients get affordable access to platforms offering the most data available on individual customers and their digital behavior.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2020 via PR Newswire

STEMconnector merged with Pod Network LLC,

synopsis: Pod Network LLC, an award-winning social networking app, has merged with STEMconnector, the nation's largest research-driven professional services company dedicated to developing a diverse, STEM-ready workforce.
buyer: Pod Network LLC
Pod is a social networking platform designed to provide discovery and community building capability in a fast and easy manner. Based on the significance of interests and proximity, Pod serves to help people build and maintain rich networks. "
target: STEMconnector
STEMconnector is the leading corporation connecting all aspects of the STEM community from K-12 to global corporations. STEMconnector provides corporate, postsecondary, K-12, nonprofit, and government members with enterprise-wide support to develop, execute, and scale their STEM talent strategies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paragon Partners GmbH, acquired Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Paragon Partners, one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe, acquired all shares of the WEKA Group, a leading provider of specialist information, software, further education & services for the DACH region and France.
buyer: Paragon Partners GmbH
Paragon Partners is an independent private equity company. The firm invests in mid-sized companies with a proven and sustainable business model. Its investments are primarily in the German speaking region but its perspective is international. "
target: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international specialist publishing company for administration and industry. WEKA is one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses in the world. The Group is based in Kissing, Germany and consists of 25 media companies in four European countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$280
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cheil Worldwide, Inc., acquired ColourData

synopsis: Cheil Worldwide, a global marketing and communications company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, has acquired ColourData, China’s leading big data analytics service provider. ColourData uses proprietary technology to analyze data from more than 5,000 social media, news and e-commerce websites to help businesses improve their brand.
buyer: Cheil Worldwide, Inc. (KOSE:A030000:$2,750.37)
Cheil Worldwide is a global marketing and communications company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Cheil creates ideas that move brands, products and people from its 50+ offices in 35 countries. The company offers strategic, creative, media, digital and experiential solutions. "
target: ColourData
ColourData is China’s leading big data analytics service provider. ColourData uses proprietary technology to analyze data from more than 5,000 social media, news and e-commerce websites in China. Their services help businesses to improve their brand and better understand their target audience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/7/2020 via PR Newswire

PlaceIQ, acquired FreckleIOT

synopsis: PlaceIQ Inc., the leading data and technology provider that powers critical business and marketing decisions with location data, analytics, and insights, announced it has acquired FreckleIOT, a business specializing in location data and foot traffic measurement from Freckle, LTD.
buyer: PlaceIQ
PlaceIQ is a provider of Next Generation Location Intelligence. Extracting meaning and context from the huge explosion of new location data being created, PlaceIQ enables a detailed and dynamic understanding of a place or location like never before. "
target: FreckleIOT
Freckle is a global data company specializing in media measurement and identity. The Freckle offline media measurement solution determines the effectiveness of media across all channels in driving customers into a physical location. They are based in New York and Toronto.
price ($mm)
$3.10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2020 via Forbes

Growth Catalyst Partners, acquired Government Executive Media Group

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

TargetEveryOne, will acquire Bizwell Sweden AB

synopsis: TargetEveryone has entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in Bizwell Sweden AB. BizWell Sweden AB delivers business data to companies, authorities and organizations in Sweden and internationally. BizWell has access to business data in over 100 countries.
buyer: TargetEveryOne
TargetEveryone is a global SaaS Martech company. TargetEveryone enables their clients to streamline their 1-1 digital marketing, content and experiences. Their solution makes marketeers able to easily target exactly the customers they want, and communicate with them in the channels they prefer. "
target: Bizwell Sweden AB
BizWell Sweden AB delivers business data to companies, authorities and organizations in Sweden and internationally. BizWell has access to business data in over 100 countries, including over 112 million business phone numbers, 350 million business contacts, 53 million email addresses.
price ($mm)
$0.52
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$35.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.34
EBIT ($mm)
$3.66
Net Income ($mm)
$1.78
Employees
170
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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$430.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$82.82
EBIT ($mm)
$45.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2420
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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: 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: SEHK:752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico is a global group of agencies specialising in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands for businesses, institutions and governments. Pico brings brands to life and creates experiences through Total Brand Activation – from strategy to execution.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$617.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.51
EBIT ($mm)
$43.22
Net Income ($mm)
$34.18
Employees
2000
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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: 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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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,864.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$311.04
EBIT ($mm)
$214.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6900
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zoom Information
Zoom Information
Zoom Information, Inc. (ZoomInfo) is the world’s most comprehensive B2B data provider. ZoomInfo's Growth Acceleration Platform combines the most comprehensive B2B database with integrated tools to help companies optimize marketing effectiveness, jump-start growth, and maximize profitability.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$747.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$214.20
EBIT ($mm)
$144.90
Net Income ($mm)
$42.90
Employees
1747
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Ticker: FORR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forrester Research Inc.
Forrester Research Inc.
Forrester Research is an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology. It works with professionals in 19 key roles at major companies providing proprietary research, customer insight, consulting, events, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$349.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$31.34
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$12.10
Employees
1418
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: IEG.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$202.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.23
EBIT ($mm)
$25.26
Net Income ($mm)
$13.76
Employees
307
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$181.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($29.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($73.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
648
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Definitive Healthcare, LLC
Definitive Healthcare transforms data, analytics and expertise into healthcare commercial intelligence. Definitive Healthcare's SaaS platform creates new paths to commercial success in the healthcare market, so companies can identify where to go next.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$166.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.25
EBIT ($mm)
($18.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
552
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Ticker: LSE:WIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$162.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.04
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$17.35
Employees
856
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Ticker: EB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eventbrite
Eventbrite
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$162.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($189.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($204.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1126
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$141.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.85
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
1751
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hyve Group plc
Hyve Group plc
UK-based Hyve Group is a next-generation global events business whose purpose is to create unmissable events, where customers from all corners of the globe share extraordinary moments and shape industry innovation.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$72.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($46.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($85.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
772
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$35.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.34
EBIT ($mm)
$3.66
Net Income ($mm)
$1.78
Employees
170
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