Transaction Data from Berkery Noyes MandAsoft Research - Last 6 months

Media & Marketing

The media sector includes companies that offer digital marketing, B2B publishing and information, consumer publishing, market research, entertainment content, and exhibitions, conferences and events.

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Perficient Acquires Stone Temple Consulting

July 16, 2018
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Perficient, Inc., the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, announced it has acquired Stone Temple Consulting Corporation, an award-winning Boston-based digital marketing agency.
Originally founded as a small consultancy in 1997 by Eric Enge - a top SEO practitioner and co-author of the book The Art of SEO - Stone Temple Consulting has since expanded into an acclaimed full-service digital marketing agency providing a broad range of white hat SEO and digital marketing
Perficient is a leading digital transformation consulting firm. With information technology, management consulting, and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization, and industry solutions.

EnsembleIQ Acquires Media Brands from Lebhar-Friedman

June 29, 2018
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EnsembleIQ, the Chicago-based retail intelligence firm, has purchased substantially all media, digital and event assets from New York-based media company Lebhar-Friedman. The acquired brands comprise several leading retail brands, including Drug Store News, Chain Store Age and Hardware and Building Supply Dealer.
Lebhar Friedman is the leading business-media resource for the retail industry, delivering actionable information, solutions, and networking opportunities through high-value content and engaging live events.
EnsembleIQ is a premier business intelligence resource that exists to help people and their organizations succeed. It is structured to serve the business-to-business needs of retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, technology providers, hospitality and healthcare professionals, and more.

Higher Logic Acquires Marketing Automation Platforms Informz and Real Magnet

October 16, 2017
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Higher Logic, an industry leader in cloud-based community platforms, has acquired Real Magnet, Inc. Real Magnet is a leading marketing automation platform that helps businesses attract, engage and deliver better email, marketing, social and mobile campaigns.
Real Magnet is a leading marketing automation platform that helps businesses attract, engage and deliver better email, marketing, social and mobile campaigns. Real Magnet simplifies marketing automation with its intuitive design.
Buyer Parent: JMI Equity
Higher Logic is an industry leader in cloud-based community platforms. Organizations worldwide use Higher Logic to bring like-minded people all together by giving their community a home where they can meet, share ideas, answer questions and stay connected.

Berkery Noyes Advises BE Press, a Leading Service Provider Used by Academic Institutions to Showcase Their Research, in its Acquisition by Elsevier

August 2, 2017
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Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, acquired Bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions' research for maximum impact.
Seller: Bepress
Founded by professors in 1999, Bepress exists to serve academia. Bepress builds hosted solutions that let academic institutions showcase and share their works for maximum impact. The Bepress model is unlimited, cloud-based, and fully hosted, and includes dedicated consulting and support.
Buyer Parent: RELX Group plc
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more.

Frontline Education Acquires Teachers-Teachers

April 18, 2017
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Frontline Education has acquired Teachers-Teachers, a national job search resource that connects more than 2,000 educational organizations nationwide with the best of more than one million candidates.
Seller Parent: FTL Capital, LLC.
Teachers-Teachers is a job search resource dedicated to elevating the quality of education worldwide by efficiently connecting outstanding educators with school systems. This service provides an effective way to find great education jobs nationwide.
Bringing together the best education software solutions into one unified platform, Frontline makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the needs of the education community including Recruiting & Hiring, Absence & Time, Professional Growth and Student Solutions.

Berkery Noyes Advises Verisys’ Shareholders on the Company’s Growth Investment from Spectrum Equity and Cressey & Company

March 15, 2017
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Verisys Corporation, a leading provider of technology solutions and primary-source data on healthcare professionals and businesses, announced that Spectrum Equity, along with Cressey & Company and Verisys CEO John P. Benson, have made a significant growth equity investment in the Company.
Verisys is the leading provider of health care credentialing services with the most current, accurate, and comprehensive data and technology tools. Since 1992, Verisys has been leading the health care industry by providing the highest quality data coupled with deep health care industry experience.
Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative Internet, software and information services companies. Cressey & Company LP is a private investment firm focused exclusively on investing in and building leading healthcare businesses.

Career Step Acquires Panacea Healthcare Solution’s Revenue Capture and Coding and Documentation Divisions

February 6, 2017
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Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, has acquired the Revenue Capture and Coding and Documentation Divisions of Panacea Healthcare Solutions. Panacea Healthcare Solutions provides expert coding, compliance, technology and financial advice to hundreds of healthcare providers each year.
Panacea Healthcare Solutions provides expert coding, compliance, financial consulting and information technology to hundreds of healthcare providers and organizations each year to proactively maintain compliance and identify risk and new incremental net revenue opportunities.
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. Career Step provides training for the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing professionals gain the skills they need to be successful.

Berkery Noyes Represents Holiday House in its Sale to Trustbridge Partners

August 15, 2016
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Trustbridge Partners has acquired Holiday House, an independent children’s publishing house. Founded in 1935, Holiday House was the first American company to produce only children’s books. It has published titles by noted creators like Russell Freedman, Tomie dePaola, Trina Schart Hyman, Ann M. Martin, Eric Kimmel, Leonard Everett Fisher, and more.
Founded in 1935 by Helen Gentry, Holiday House was the first American company to produce only children’s books. They specialize in quality hardcovers, paperbacks and e-books, from picture books to young adult, both fiction and nonfiction.
Trustbridge Partners is a leading growth equity investor with offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Boston, focusing on high-quality growth opportunities in China.

The Colibri Group Announces Investment in Securities Training Corporation

July 20, 2016
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The Colibri Group, a leading provider of learning solutions to licensed professionals within the real estate, healthcare and personal care markets, is pleased to announce it has closed on an investment in Securities Training Corporation (“STC”), the market leader in securities training.
Founded on Wall Street in 1969, Securities Training Corporation (STC) has successfully helped over 1,000,000 candidates pass FINRA regulatory exams and launch their careers. STC has grown to become the leading provider of financial examination training.
The Colibri Group provides learning solutions to licensed professionals who strive to be among the best in their fields. Through four leading brands - McKissock, Real Estate Express, The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and Elite Professional Education.

UBM Divests Electronics Media Portfolio

June 3, 2016
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Arrow Electronics, Inc. has acquired the global internet media portfolio focused on technology and electronic design from UBM, including EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline, and Datasheets.com.
UBM's Technical and Electronics Media Portfolio include EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline, and Datasheets.com. UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company.
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers.

Argyle Acquires CFO Publishing

May 11, 2016
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Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of C-level executive events for Fortune 500 business leaders, announced that it has acquired Innovation Enterprise. Innovation Enterprise is a leading global business-to-business multichannel information provider and marketing services platform.
Seller Parent: Seguin Partners, LLC
Innovation Enterprise is a leading global business-to-business multichannel information provider and marketing services platform, providing an executive audience of decision makers access to cutting edge content across mediums through its properties.
Argyle Executive Forum is a leading provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts annual conferences, virtual conferences, think tanks and roundtable discussions for its screened executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the United States.

HousingWire Announces Acquisition by Riomar Capital

May 4, 2016
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HousingWire, the nation’s leading source of news and information covering the U.S. residential housing finance marketplace, announced that Charlotte-based Riomar Capital has acquired the media platform. HousingWire currently hosts more than 3 million professional readers each year across its web, email and print-based channels.
HousingWire is by far the nation's most influential source of news and information for U.S. mortgage markets, boasting a readership that spans lending, servicing, investments and real estate market participants as well as financial market professionals.
Riomar Capital is an entrepreneurial investment firm formed to acquire, operate and grow one established private business in the media, finance and business services industries. Founded in 2014 by Clayton Collins, Riomar Capital is backed by an experienced group of entrepreneurs and investors.

Wafra Partners LLC Acquires Interactivation Health Networks, LLC, d/b/a The Wellness Network

January 22, 2016
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The Wellness Network has been sold to an entity formed by the clients of Wafra Partners LLC, a private equity firm that seeks to invest in and build successful middle-market companies. The Wellness Network owns and operates the largest and most comprehensive in-hospital health TV networks in the US.
Seller Parent: Interactivation
The Wellness Network owns The Patient Channel, The Newborn Channel, and HealthStyle Press, the most comprehensive in-hospital TV networks. Delivered directly to patient rooms and waiting areas, the Channels provide viewers with original, award-winning health programs.
Wafra Partners is a private equity firm that seeks to invest in and build successful middle-market companies. Wafra Partners purchases control or significant minority positions in companies with strong management, high-upside, discernable value and growth drivers.

LRP Conferences Acquires 1105 Media’s Education Technology Events

April 2, 2015
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LRP Conferences, LLC, an affiliate of LRP Publications, announced the acquisition of the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), FETC Virtual Conference, Campus Technology Conference and the Campus Technology Forum from 1105 Media, Inc., a California based multimedia B2B company.
1105 Media's portfolio of education technology tradeshows/conferences attract hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees seeking to understand the future of education technology.
LRP Publications' LRP Conferences, LLC, produces nearly a dozen professional conferences and trade shows including: Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo, HR Technology® Conference, HR in Hospitality Conference, and National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference®.

Emerald Expositions Acquires Leading Design Tradeshows

March 3, 2015
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Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired several leading brands in the healthcare and senior living design market from Vendome Group, LLC. Based in Cleveland, OH, these brands are Healthcare Design Conference and Expo, Environments For Aging (EFA) and Construction SuperConference (CSC).
Healthcare Design Conference and Expo is focused on evidence-based design for healthcare facilities; Environments For Aging is focused on living environments for the aging population. Construction SuperConference is for lawyers providing advice in commercial construction markets.
Buyer Parent: Onex Corporation
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc.

HMP Communications Holdings, LLC Announces Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC as Majority Equity Holder

December 16, 2015
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HMP Communications Holdings, LLC (HMP), has completed an agreement with Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE), under which current investors, Alta Communications and Antares Capital, have sold their interests in HMP to SGE. With the sale, SGE becomes HMP’s majority equity holder. HMP is a leading provider of healthcare content and events.
HMP Communications Holdings is a multi-channel leader in healthcare content and education, with a mission to improve patent care. The company produces clinically relevant, evidence-based journals, events and accredited, continuing education for the healthcare community.
Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE) invests in growth stage companies in the information services, internet and software sectors. The firm is backed by a unique and patient capital base that allows management teams the freedom and flexibility to maximize growth.

Wilmington plc Acquisition of Financial Research Associates LLC

July 7, 2015
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Wilmington plc, the knowledge leader in Risk & Compliance, Finance, Legal, and Insight, announces the acquisition of the trading assets and assumption of certain liabilities of Financial Research Associates LLC, a leading US conference and networking provider of specialist events in healthcare and finance.
Financial Research Associates provides retail and institutional financial markets with crucial educational and networking opportunities. With 65+ years of conference experience, FRA has established itself as the leading provider of substantive, topical information for C-suite financial executives.
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.

Pearson Sells Family Education Network to Sandbox Partners

May 21, 2015
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Sandbox & Co., an industry-focused investor committed to building businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors, has acquired Family Education Network (FEN) from Pearson. FEN is an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
Seller Parent: Pearson plc
Family Education Network is the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. The company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
Sandbox is an industry-focused investor committed to building and supporting businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors. Founded in 2014, the partners of Sandbox have a long track-record of acquiring, transforming and scaling businesses and brands internationally.

Compact Information Systems Acquires ASL Marketing

September 15, 2014
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Compact Information Systems acquired ASL Marketing.
Seller Parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
Alloy Direct Marketing is a division of Alloy Media + Marketing and one of the nation's leading youth, young adult and student direct marketing providers. Alloy is a leading provider of media and entertainment for the 12-34 year old market.
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Compact Information Systems is a provider of resident, consumer and business list services. Its list services include access to a proprietary geographic information system that enables customers to see their data, and its impact, geographically before making a purchase decision.

Rockbridge Growth Equity Partners With Management To Acquire Robb Report

December 3, 2014
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Detroit-based private equity firm Rockbridge Growth Equity announced it has acquired Robb Report, the worldwide definitive authority on luxury lifestyle which connects the most discerning global audiences to the most respected luxury marketers through magazines, websites, apps, events and a private club.
Published by CurtCo Media, Robb Report magazine has served as the definitive authority on connoisseurship for ultra-affluent consumers. CurtCo Media serves the ultra-luxury market with a powerful national, international, and regional network of publications and digital products.
Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC is a Detroit-based private equity firm that invests in the technology and business services, financial services, consumer-direct marketing, digital media and marketing services industries.

Ebix Enters the Health Continuing Education and Wellness Markets by Acquiring Birmingham-Based Oakstone Publishing, LLC

December 2, 2014
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Ebix, Inc., a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, announced that it has acquired Alabama-based Oakstone Publishing, LLC, a leading provider of continuing education, certification materials for physicians, dentists and allied healthcare professionals.
Oakstone Publishing, LLC, an innovative learning company, excels at providing nonbiased, multimedia continuing education and certification materials for physicians, dentists and allied healthcare professionals.
Ebix is a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry. It provides solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges and risk compliance solutions to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry.

i2i Events Group continues its international expansion with the acquisition of and multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20

October 29, 2014
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i2i Events Group announced that it has acquired and entered into a multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20. They are the world’s largest and most relevant event for innovators in the payments and financial services sector, including where it intersects with mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.
Seller: Money20/20
Money20/20 brings together the worldwide community of innovators--including from payments, financial services, retail, mobile, marketing services, data and technology--that is profoundly changing how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
Buyer Parent: Apax Partners
i2i Events delivers world-class exhibitions and congresses in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes Spring Fair, Bett, CWIEME, RWM, World Retail Congress and Pure London.

Townsquare Media Acquires Music & Lifestyle Assets From Harris Publications

September 29, 2014
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Townsquare Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired the iconic hip hop brand XXL, along with King and Antenna from Harris Publications, a special interest media company. XXL is a leading Hip-Hop magazine founded in 1997. King features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. Antenna magazine is a guidebook for men's fashion.
XXL is a leading Hip-Hop magazine founded in 1997. King features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. Antenna magazine is a guidebook for men's fashion. They are part of Harris Publications, a special interest media company.
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.

MSCI Completes Acquisition of GMI Ratings

August 12, 2014
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MSCI Inc., a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced that it has completed the acquisition of GMI Ratings, a provider of corporate governance research and ratings on over 6,000 companies worldwide.
GMI Ratings is an independent provider of research and ratings on environmental, social, governance and accounting-related risks affecting the performance of public companies. They help investors assess the sustainable investment value of corporations.
MSCI is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to around 6,200 clients worldwide, ranging from large pension plans to boutique hedge funds. They offer a range of products and services - including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools.

Berkery Noyes Represents M.E. Sharpe Inc. in its Sale to The Taylor & Francis Group

August 1, 2014
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M.E. Sharpes, a higher education academic books and journals company has been acquired by Taylor & Francis Group, a subsidiary of Informa plc. M.E. Sharpe publishes textbooks and general interest books for the higher education market, with particular strength in economics, marketing and politics and current affairs.
M.E. Sharpe publishes textbooks and general interest books for the higher education market, with particular strength in economics, marketing and politics and current affairs. M.E. Sharpe also publishes both original works and translations in Asian and East European studies.
Buyer Parent: Informa plc
Taylor & Francis is a leading international academic publisher. Operating from a network of 20 global offices, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles.

Berkery Noyes Represents Amirsys in its Sale to Elsevier

June 19, 2014
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Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Amirsys, a leading provider of innovative healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy.
Amirsys, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy. Amirsys delivers medical expertise with powerful technology to provide life-saving, vital information to healthcare professionals.
Buyer Parent: Reed Elsevier
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress.

Boathouse Capital Partners with Management and Employees of MIS Training Institute

April 2, 2014
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Boathouse Capital has partnered with the management team and employees of MIS Training Institute to acquire the US and UK operations from its former parent, Euromoney Institutional Investor. MIS Training Institute is a provider of professional education and training in the areas of internal audit, IT audit, and information security management.
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute is the international leader in audit and information security training, with offices in the USA, UK, and Asia. MIS’ expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.
Boathouse Capital is a $120 million private equity firm that invests mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S. Based in Wayne, PA, Boathouse Capital invests $3 million to $15 million to support companies in a variety of industries.

Wasserstein & Co. Acquires Recorded Books LLC From Haights Cross Communications

February 3, 2014
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Wasserstein & Co., LP , on behalf of its private equity fund Wasserstein Partners III, has acquired all of the assets of Recorded Books LLC, one of the leading worldwide providers of unabridged audiobooks, digital content, and services to the library, school, and retail markets, from Haights Cross Communications, Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The Company owns an exclusive catalog of over 13,500 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity and investment firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The Wasserstein & Co. investment team has completed over 50 platform and add-on transactions, representing over $3 billion of enterprise value.

Berkery Noyes Represents HCPro in the Sale of HCPro and HealthLeaders Media Brands to BLR

November 5, 2013
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BLR®—Business & Legal Resources—announced the acquisition of the HCPro and HealthLeaders Media brands and certain assets. HCPro is a leading provider of integrated information, education and training in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance.
Seller Parent: Halyard Capital
HCPro is a provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. HealthLeaders Media is a media company dedicated to meeting the business information needs of healthcare professionals.
Buyer: BLR
BLR is the leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. Its award-winning information products—including training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services—give businesses of all sizes and industries the best tools available.

Columbia Books Acquires Thompson Information Services

August 29, 2013
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Columbia Books & Information Services announced that it has acquired Thompson Information Services, a leading provider of compliance information and training for over 40 years, from Thompson Media Group, LLC.
Thompson Information Services is recognized as one of the leading publishers in regulatory compliance information in the fields of human resources, retirement plans & employee benefits, grants management, food & drug, health care, environment and energy.
For more than 40 years Columbia Books & Information Services has provided users with information on the associations, government relations, lobbying and public relations communities. The company is a publisher of print directories, online databases, mailing lists, and audioconferences.

Berkery Noyes Represents Haymarket In The Sale Of Compliance Week To The Wilmington Group

August 19, 2013
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Wilmington Group plc, the provider of Information, Compliance and Education to professional markets announces the acquisition of the trading assets and certain liabilities of Compliance Week, the leading provider of governance , risk and compliance information and events for public companies and large enterprises primarily in the US.
Compliance Week is an information service on corporate governance, risk and compliance that features weekly electronic newsletters, a monthly print magazine, proprietary databases, industry-leading events, and a variety of interactive features and forums.
Wilmington Group plc is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. Their businesses enable professionals and their organizations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.

AHC Media Acquired by Local Executives and Lone Peak Capital Group

August 2, 2013
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Atlanta-based AHC Media has been acquired by local industry executives and Lone Peak Capital Group. AHC's up-to-date publications assist a range of professionals in the fields of clinical medicine and health care management. AHC Media is also the most trusted source for continuing education in the healthcare industry.
Seller: AHC Media
AHC Media is the largest publisher of health care newsletters in the world. AHC Media's incisive, useful, up-to-date publications are read by more than 50,000 people per month in the fields of clinical medicine, health care management, and biotechnology and medical devices.
Lone Peak Capital Group LLC is a private investments firm that provides corporate financial solutions and makes associated strategic investments on behalf of its principals and/or its clients. Lone Peak was organized by principals of Riverside Advisors, LLC a premier global hedge fund firm.

The Intellectual Property & Science Division of Thomson Reuters Acquires BioWorld

July 8, 2013
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BioWorld and its companion publication Medical Device Daily (MDD) have been acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. BioWorld covers news on public companies and hard-to-find information on private companies.
Seller: BioWorld
BioWorld covers news on public companies and hard-to-find information on private companies. This news coverage of the biotechnology industry is 100 percent original and available only at BioWorld.
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.

Onex Completes Acquisition of Nielsen Expositions

June 17, 2013
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Onex Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nielsen Expositions from its parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V., for $950 million in cash consideration. Nielsen Expositions is a leading operator of large, business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites.
Onex is one of North America’s oldest and most successful private equity firms committed to acquiring and building high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. Onex manages investment platforms focused on private equity, real estate and credit securities.

LRP Publications Acquires Education Library from Thompson Media Group

June 4, 2013
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LRP Publications, educators’ most trusted source for practical and legal education guidance since 1985, announced that it has acquired the acclaimed Education Library from Thompson Media Group. The collection features dozens of titles offering expert guidance on various challenges administrators face in the education arena.
Titles within the Thompson Media Group Education Library include: Section 504 Compliance Handbook; The Administrator’s Guide to Federal Programs For English Learners; The Do's and Don'ts of Education Compliance: Audits, Monitoring and Enforcement; Title I Monitor; and more.
LRP Publications publishes two magazines, Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, as well as hundreds of newsletters, books, videos, eCourses, and case reporters in the fields of workers’ compensation and disability, HR, education administration and law, and federal employment law.

LexisNexis Acquires Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt

May 22, 2013
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LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, together with Reed Elsevier Properties SA, has acquired the acclaimed publishing brands and businesses of Sheshunoff™ and A.S. Pratt from the Thompson Media Group. The Sheshunoff collection of publications includes more than 100 titles offering expert information critical for the financial services industry.
Both the Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt collections are offered through Sheshunoff Information Services. It leads the market with its actionable guidance in the areas of regulatory compliance, eLearning, operations and management
Buyer Parent: Reed Elsevier
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets.

Advanstar Global LLC Announces Completion of ENK Fashion Tradeshows Acquisition

December 21, 2012
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Advanstar Global LLC , a multi-platform events and information services company and owner of Advanstar Communications, has completed the acquisition of ENK International LLC. With this acquisition, Advanstar Global significantly expands its international fashion event portfolio across multiple segments and markets.
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries.

Berkery Noyes Represents Cengage Learning In The Sale Of NetLearning To HealthcareSource

December 4, 2012
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HealthcareSource® announced that it has acquired NetLearning, a leading provider of learning management software and content for the healthcare industry. The combination of HealthcareSource and NetLearning results in the first company to provide a complete, end-to-end talent management solution designed specifically for healthcare.
Seller Parent: Apax Partners
NetLearning is an e-learning solutions provider developing products specifically for the healthcare industry since 1995. The NetLearning product suite allows for the deployment, management, and reporting of training-related activities.
HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management software for the healthcare industry. HealthcareSource helps healthcare organizations source, hire, assess, develop and retain the best workforce possible in order to reduce costs and to improve patient satisfaction and safety.

Regal Entertainment Group Completes Acquisition of Great Escape Theatres

November 30, 2012
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Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Great Escape Theatres. Regal acquired a total of 25 theatres representing 301 screens.
The Great Escape is committed to constructing, designing and operating the most efficient and attractive theatre facilities that cater to the movie theatre patron and provide a superior movie going experience.
Regal Entertainment Group is the largest motion picture exhibitor in the world. The Company's theatre circuit, comprising Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres and Edwards Theatres, operates 5,663 screens in 524 locations in 36 states.

GLM Acquires E-Commerce Events Group From Vertical Web Media, Publisher Of Internet Retailer Media

November 9, 2012
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GLM announced its acquisition of the events group of Vertical Web Media (VWM), including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the leading e-commerce event in the United States, and two allied events – Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum (MMCF) and Internet Retailer Web Design and Usability Conference (IRWD).
Vertical Web Media is the largest media group exclusively covering the e-commerce field. It operates Internet Retailer Magazine, two information and research web sites, two e-mail newsletters and seven research publications and databases, all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.
Buyer: GLM
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.

Redwood Acquisitions Acquires CSP Information Group

July 2, 2012
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Redwood Acquisitions, LLC announced that it has closed on its purchase of CSP Information Group, Inc., the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the convenience retailing, restaurant and on-the-go food industries.
CSP Information Group's portfolio includes CSP and FARE Magazines in retail, Restaurant Business and FoodService Director Magazines in the foodservice segment, and affiliated websites, newsletters, and mobile platforms.
Established in 2005, Redwood Investments is a private investment firm based in Washington, DC that provides growth capital for acquisitions, roll ups, and management-led buyouts. The firm concentrates on media, real estate, and alternative energy.

SFW Capital Partners Completes Majority Investment in Buyers Laboratory

December 14, 2011
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SFW Capital Partners (SFW) announced that it has completed a majority investment in Buyers Laboratory, Inc., the leading provider of analytical testing and competitive intelligence services to the digital imaging and document management industry.
Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) is the leading authority and provider of critical intelligence on the imaging industry. BLI's comprehensive array of products and services provide clients with the most credible source for global competitive intelligence.
SFW Capital Partners is the leading private equity firm investing with management in mid-sized companies providing analytical tools and related services, including instruments, information and software, and outsourced analytical services.

The New York Times Company Completes Sale of Baseline to Project Hollywood LLC

October 7, 2011
Synopsis:
The New York Times Company has sold its Baseline unit to Project Hollywood LLC, a privately held company which is majority owned by media and Internet entrepreneurs Laurie S. Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein. Baseline is a leading online subscription database and research service for information on the film and television industries.
Baseline StudioSystems is a leading online subscription database and research service for information on the film and television industries, and a provider of premium film and television data to Web sites.
Project Hollywood LLC is majority owned by Laurie S. Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, who previously founded the SyFy Channel and MovieTickets.com. Ms. Silvers and Mr. Rubenstein currently own a variety of Internet properties including Hollywood.com, Spill.com, and Hollywood Wiretap.

National Geographic Society’s School Publishing Unit Sold to Cengage Learning

June 27, 2011
Synopsis:
Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, has completed its acquisition of National Geographic Society's digital and print school publishing unit and unveiled the new brand, National Geographic Learning, for its English Language Learning business.
National Geographic School Publishing provides quality PreK-12 instructional materials, including resources for emergent and early literacy, Reading/Language Arts, ESL/ELD, and Content Literacy development.
Buyer Parent: Apax Partners
Cengage Learning is a provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Its products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development and increase student engagement.

The H.W. Wilson Company’s Merger with EBSCO Publishing

June 3, 2011
Synopsis:
EBSCO Publishing, the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, and The H.W. Wilson Company, the provider of the highest-quality references in the world, have merged in what is being viewed by the companies as an ideal match. H.W. Wilson offers more than 80 databases on the acclaimed WilsonWeb platform.
For more than a century, H.W. Wilson has provided libraries with the highest-quality references in the world. The Company offers more than 80 databases on the acclaimed WilsonWeb platform: full text databases; retrospective databases; biography databases; image databases, and more.
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books.

Sandow Acquires Material Connexion And Culture & Commerce, Inc.

June 1, 2011
Synopsis:
Sandow announced that it has acquired Material ConneXion, Inc., a leading global materials consultancy with the largest library of innovative materials in the world, and its sister company, Culture & Commerce Inc., the premier design management firm in the U.S.
Material ConneXion is a global materials consultancy that helps companies innovate through smart materials thinking. Built on the belief that Every Idea Has A Material Solution™, Material ConneXion is the trusted advisor to Fortune 500s, smaller forward-thinking companies, and government agencies.
Sandow Media Corporation is a cutting-edge publishing company built around a single philosophy; always exceed expectations. Based in South Florida, Sandow Media is defined by an unrelenting drive to lead the industry, focus on quality, and innovate.

Berkery Noyes Represents Nolo In Its Sale To Internet Brands

May 2, 2011
Synopsis:
Internet Brands announced the acquisition of Nolo, Inc., a market leader in consumer-friendly legal information and marketing services, through it's subsidiary ExpertHub. Nolo, Inc. offers consumers plain-English legal information through thousands of high-quality original books, articles, blogs, podcasts, videos, and much more.
Seller: Nolo, Inc.
Nolo, Inc. is a market leader in consumer-friendly legal information and marketing services. It offers consumers plain-English legal information through thousands of high-quality original books, articles, blogs, podcasts, videos, and much more.
ExpertHub, Inc. owns and operates online advertisement communities for professionals including lawyers, plastic surgeons, and dentists. The company offers expertPLANNER, a proposal generator; expertSYNDICATION, which is a content contribution program; and expertSTATS, a reporting dashboard.

LRP Publications’ Sale of its Public Employment Group and its Bankruptcy/Banking Products Group to Thomson Reuters

January 13, 2011
Synopsis:
LRP Publications has sold its Public Employment Group and Bankruptcy/Banking Products Group to Thomson Reuters. LRP Publications is a leading supplier of print and online publications for legal, government, educational, and business professionals.
LRP Publications publishes two industry-leading magazines, Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, and produces newsletters, books, videos, case reporters, online resources and national conferences.
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.

Modern Luxury Media to be Acquired by Dickey Publishing, Inc.

August 27, 2010
Synopsis:
Modern Luxury Media has completed its sale to an investment group led by Dickey Publishing and managed by Cumulus Media. Modern Luxury publishes 26 titles in 12 major markets including: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Washington DC and Miami.
Seller Parent: Clarity Partners, LP
Modern Luxury is the largest publisher of city-regional magazines in America, publishing 25 titles across 12 major metropolitan markets including CS (Chicago), Angeleno (Los Angeles), Modern Luxury Dallas, Houston magazine, San Francisco magazine, The Atlantan, DC magazine and Modern Luxury Hawaii.
Dickey Publishing, founded in 2000, owns three city magazines in Atlanta including JEZEBEL Magazine, Atlanta Luxury Living; TUXEDO ROAD, Atlanta’s Magazine for Men; and Atlanta Sports & Fitness, an online sports and fitness magazine for health-minded Atlantans.

Berkery Noyes Advises Tradeware Global Corp. in its Sale to SS&C Technologies, Inc.

January 4, 2010
Synopsis:
SS&C Technologies, Inc., a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, announced it has acquired Tradeware Global Corp., a leading broker-neutral solution provider for electronic access to global equity markets.
Tradeware specializes in flexible FIX-based equity order management systems, FIX connectivity solutions, and full front-to-back office integration and compliance reporting services. The Company's service bureau business model offers customers the much sought-after benefits of trading neutrality.
Buyer Parent: The Carlyle Group
SS&C delivers investment and financial management software and related services focused exclusively on the financial services industry. By leveraging expertise in common investment business functions, SS&C cost effectively serves clients in different industry segments.

CompareNetworks Acquires International Scientific Communications

October 6, 2010
Synopsis:
CompareNetworks, Inc., a leading provider of online b-to-b marketplaces for the scientific and healthcare industries, acquired the titles of American Laboratory and American Biotechnology Laboratory from International Scientific Communications (ISC), Shelton, CT.
International Scientific Communications, Inc. publishes journals, editorial tabloids, and technical articles on analytical chemistry and life sciences for the chemists and life scientists. Its publications provide news and information in the biotechnology, drug discovery, and many others.
Buyer Parent: Alta Communications
CompareNetworks operates targeted, online, b-to-b marketplaces for professionals worldwide. CompareNetworks integrates online marketplaces, email newsletters, video, whitepapers and editorial content to bring buyers and sellers together.

IAC’s Match.com to Acquire Singlesnet

February 25, 2010
Synopsis:
Match.com, an operating business of IAC, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Singlesnet, one of the most visited online dating sites in the United States. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
A leader in the online dating community since 1998, Singlesnet is one of the most visited online dating Web sites in the world. As one of the most vibrant online communities, Singlesnet connects singles via instant messaging, online forums, emails and chat rooms.
Buyer Parent: IAC
Match.com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its history, Match.com has helped redefine the way people meet and fall in love.

Berkery Noyes Represents Ten Speed Press In Its Sale To Random House

March 2, 2009
Synopsis:
Random House, the world’s largest publisher of consumer books, has acquired Ten Speed Press, a Berkeley, Calif., independent publisher of business; cooking; and mind, body and spirit titles. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Ten Speed Press is a nonfiction book publisher that has been based in Berkeley, California, for more than 35 years. Ten Speed’s books are sold worldwide through its international distribution partners and its Canadian sales office in Toronto.
Buyer Parent: Bertelsmann AG
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has acquired the New England Boat Show from North American Expositions Co.

December 16, 2009
Synopsis:
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the acquisition of the New England Boat Show from North America Expositions Company as part of a larger strategic repositioning of its boat show portfolio.
The New England Boat Show is oldest, largest and most respected boating marketplace in the Northeast. The New England Boat Show is held annually at the new, state of the art, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC).
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80% of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Berkery Noyes Handles Sale of TFM Trade Show to Hanley-Wood

May 1, 2008
Synopsis:
Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, represented Group C Communications, Inc. in its sale of The TFM Show®, the nation's premier tradeshow for senior facility management executives, to Hanley-Wood, LLC, the leading event producer serving construction markets.
Group C Communications, Inc. is a media company providing information in the areas of facility management and real estate. Group C reaches facility managers and top-level executives who make significant decisions involving the long- and short-term needs of their companies and facilities.
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions.

Investcorp to Acquire Randall-Reilly, a Leading Media and Information Company Focused on Trucking and Construction Markets

January 29, 2008
Synopsis:
Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, has completed the acquisition of Randall-Reilly Publishing Company, LLC, the premier media and information company focused on the trucking and construction markets in the United States, in conjunction with President and CEO, Mike Reilly, and other members of management.
Seller Parent: Wachovia Corporation
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital.

Berkery Noyes Represents Hayden-McNeil Publishing In Its Sale To Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

January 9, 2008
Synopsis:
Macmillan, a leading publisher of books, textbooks, magazines, and digital media, announced the acquisition of Hayden-McNeil Publishing, the leading publisher of custom textbooks and lab manuals for the higher education market based in Plymouth, Michigan.
Hayden-McNeil is a leading publisher of custom course materials for the Higher Education market. Founded by Patrick Olson, Hayden-McNeil partners with college educators to create, course-specific textbooks and other instructional materials based on professors’ own manuscripts and at their direction.
Macmillan is a global publisher of books, magazines, textbooks, scientific information, and digital content and services. Macmillan is one of the nation’s leading publishers of education content, tools, and services for the higher education market.

Berkery Noyes Represents WSA Global Holdings LLC In Sale To ENK International

December 19, 2007
Synopsis:
Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented Encino, CA-based WSA Global Holdings LLC in its sale to ENK International. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
WSA Global Holdings, LLC currently operates several divisions including show operations, publishing, and retail relations. The WSA shows provide the forum for the entire footwear industry to connect manufacturers and buyers, showcase designer brand fashions, and evaluate trends.
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.

Berkery Noyes Represents National Trade Productions In Sale Of Three Events To 1105 Media

October 8, 2007
Synopsis:
Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented Washington, DC-based National Trade Productions in its sale of three top-ranked public sector information technology trade shows to 1105 Media, Inc.
Based near Washington, DC, National Trade Productions is a leading tradeshow and event manager, having produced association-owned and proprietary events for over thirty years. In addition, the company operates its Creative Solutions Group, an in-house design agency.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare.

Berkery Noyes Represents Performance Institute In Its Acquisition By Thompson Publishing

September 17, 2007
Synopsis:
Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the media, information, content and technology markets, represented The Performance Institute in its acquisition by Thompson Publishing Holding Co., Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Performance Institute produces training programs and policy conferences for public officials. Through its print-based, online and live content, Performance Institute promotes the application of "performance-based management" practices at all levels of government.
Thompson Publishing Group, a D.C.-based information services provider, is been a leading source of analysis and guidance for business and government executives. Professionals rely on Thompson for help in tracking, and complying with, the dynamic regulatory mandates facing their organizations.

Berkery Noyes Represents DocuLex In Sale Of Discovery Cracker Product To CT, A Wolters Kluwer Business

August 28, 2007
Synopsis:
CT Summation, a leader in litigation support and electronic data discovery, acquires top-ranked electronic discovery product, Discovery Cracker, from DocuLex, Inc.
DocuLex, Inc. is a leading developer and provider of litigation support software and solutions for the legal industry. The Company's clients include law firms, litigation support service bureaus, government agencies and the corporate legal departments of major corporations.
Buyer Parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
CT Summation, the leader in litigation support and electronic data discovery solutions, pioneered litigation support software in 1988. CT Summation's award- winning product family provides a complete and integrated solution suite from discovery through trial.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Restore Media, LLC in sale of titles to Active Interest Media

July 5, 2007
Synopsis:
Restore Media, LLC, an integrated media company dedicated to serving the building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction market, has sold its Old-House Journal and Old-House Journal’s New Old House publications and its affiliated web sites to Active Interest Media.
Restore Media, LLC, is the country's first integrated media company dedicated to serving the building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction markets.
Buyer Parent: Wind Point Partners
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.

Berkery Noyes Represents BNP Media In Acquisition Of Ascend Media’s Professional Services Division

June 29, 2007
Synopsis:
Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented BNP Media in its acquisition of the Professional Services Division of Ascend Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Professional Services Division consists mainly of the former Stagnito Communications, which came to Ascend as part of its acquisition of Medical World Communications acquisition in 2005. The Professional Services Division is comprised of 17 magazines in the food, beverage and packaging spaces.
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Asset Control in Strategic Transaction with Fidelity Ventures

April 4, 2007
Synopsis:
Asset Control, the leading provider of Centralized Data Management solutions to the financial services industry, announced that Fidelity Ventures has taken a majority investment in the company.
Asset Control is the world's leading provider of Centralized Data Management to financial industry firms. With a complete range of in-house and outsourced options, Asset Control delivers Total Data Management, a hybrid approach to data management.
Buyer Parent: FMR Corp.
Fidelity Ventures invests in technology companies at the "Go-To-Market" stage. Its 40-year track record includes hundreds of successful investments in the consumer, communications, systems and software markets.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents NameProtect in it sale to Corporation Service Company

March 23, 2007
Synopsis:
Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company and leading provider of legal and financial services to corporations and law firms, has acquired NameProtect, a privately-held leader of digital brand management solutions for the Global 2000.
Seller Parent: Mason Wells
NameProtect, a digital brand management company, provides a comprehensive suite of trademark clearance and advanced monitoring services that support the entire life cycle of a brand in today’s digital economy.
Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, is a leading provider of legal and financial services for many of the world’s largest companies and law firms.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Fawcette Technical Publications, Inc. in its sale to 1105 Media, Inc.

January 2, 2007
Synopsis:
1105 Media, Inc. has acquired the operating assets of Fawcette Technical Publications, Inc., publisher of Visual Studio Magazine and producer of numerous international conferences, including VS Live!, Web Design World and Web Builder 2.0. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Fawcette Technical Publications has led the way as an information provider in the two fastest-growing, most important markets in computing -- Windows programming and interactive development. Our core product is technical information that computer professionals need to help them develop applications.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Elsevier, Inc. in its divestiture of Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.

November 21, 2006
Synopsis:
Francisco Partners, one of the world's largest technology-focused private equity funds and owner of Ex Libris, a leading global developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries and information centers, has successfully completed its acquisition of Endeavor Information Systems, Inc., an Elsevier company.
Seller Parent: Reed Elsevier
EIS Inc. has been providing integrated library solutions since its inception in 1994. With an executive team base that has a strong heritage in the library industry, Endeavor grounds product line development in knowledge, commitment and the embrace of new proven technologies.
Buyer Parent: Francisco Partners
The Ex Libris group is a worldwide supplier of software solutions and related services for libraries and information centers. The Company's flagship product, ALEPH 500, is a market leader in the field of library automation for higher education and large corporations.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. advises ClearStory Systems on its divestiture of Document Solutions Business to Datawatch Corporation

May 3, 2006
Synopsis:
Datawatch Corporation, a leader in the rapidly growing Information Services market space, today announced that it has closed the acquisition of the Integrated Document Archiving and Retrieval Systems (IDARS) business from ClearStory Systems, Inc.
ClearStory digital asset management software suite manages the enterprise digital media supply chain — from creation and collaboration, to lifecycle management and delivery — to give companies reduced operational costs, improved productivity, and increased revenues.
By providing solutions that build on a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) framework and Monarch report mining technologies, Datawatch allows organizations to access, enhance, analyze and deliver information from wherever it resides inside or outside the enterprise to solve business problems.

Forstmann Little to invest in ENK International

April 26, 2006
Synopsis:
ENK International, the Fashion Industry's most exclusive tradeshow organization, and Forstmann Little & Co., a New York private investment firm, today announced that Forstmann Little will make a substantial investment in ENK to provide capital to further accelerate ENK's impressive growth.
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
Since 1978, Forstmann Little has made 30 acquisitions and significant equity investments, returning billions of dollars to its investors. The firm's best-known investments include Gulfstream Aerospace, General Instrument and Ziff-Davis Publishing.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Boucher Communications Inc. in its sale to Wolters Kluwer Health

September 9, 2005
Synopsis:
Wolters Kluwer Health announced that it has acquired the total assets of Pennsylvania-based Boucher Communications Inc.. BCI assets will become a part of Wolters Kluwer Health's Medical Research unit, a leading provider of print and electronic research information for medical and academic institutions, medical practitioners, and corporations.
Publishers information tech and vision care trade mags The company publishes four specialized magazines serving the informational and educational needs of vision care professionals: Eyecare Business, Contact Lens Spectrum, Optometric Management, and Ophthalmology Management, as well as numerous spe
Buyer Parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks.
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1st Half 2018 Media & Marketing Industry Trends

1st Half 2018 Key Highlights

  • The largest strategic deal in 1st Half 2018 was Informa’s announced takeover bid of UBM for $6.17 billion, which will create the world’s most extensive B2B events group. As a result of the merger, Informa’s shareholders will own 65.5 percent of the enlarged company with UBM’s shareholders owning the rest.
  • There were 122 financially sponsored transactions with an aggregate value of $20.18 billion, representing 15 percent of the total volume and 38 percent of the total value, respectively.
  • 1st Half 2018 Key Trends

  • Total transaction volume in 1st Half 2018 declined by ten percent over 2nd Half 2017, from 892 to 803. Private equity volume increased nine percent whereas strategic volume fell 13 percent.
  • Total transaction value in 1st Half 2018 fell by 55 percent over 2nd Half 2017, from $117.14 billion to $53.11 billion. Of note, two of the industry’s top three largest deals in 2017 occurred during the 2nd Half of the year and accounted for almost one-half of overall 2017 value.
  • Aggregate value in 1st Half 2018 improved nine percent on a year-over-year basis.
  • The median revenue multiple saw an uptick from 1.2x in 2nd Half 2017 to 1.4x in 1st Half 2018. The median EBITDA multiple remained nearly constant during this timeframe at 10.0x.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 4,490 Media & Marketing transactions between 2016 and 1st Half 2018, of which 972 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate transaction value to be $441.12 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 3,518 undisclosed transactions to be $47.93 billion, totaling $489.05 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past two and a half years.

    1st Half
    2018
    Media & Marketing

    Full Year 2017 Media & Marketing Industry Trends

    2017 Key Highlights

  • The industry's largest deal in 2017 was The Walt Disney Company's announced acquisition of 21st Century Fox, which includes the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for $66.1 billion.
  • There were 246 financially sponsored transactions with an aggregate value of $28.23 billion, representing 13 percent of the total volume and 17 percent of the total value, respectively.
  • 2017 Key Trends

  • Total transaction volume in 2017 saw a slight uptick over 2016, from 1,820 to 1,847.
  • Total transaction value in 2017 fell by 39 percent over 2016, from $270.89 billion to $166.04 billion. However, overall value more than doubled from 2015 to 2016.
  • The major rise in value during 2016 was due in large part to AT&T's announced acquisition of Time Warner for $105.27 billion. Also of note, there were two deals in 2017 with disclosed values above $10 billion, compared to four such deals in 2016 and none in 2015.
  • The median revenue multiple moved downward from 2.1x in 2016 to 1.5x in 2017. The median EBITDA multiple declined from 11.5x in 2016 to 9.8x in 2017.
  • The segment with the largest rise in volume in 2017 over 2016 was Broadcasting, which nearly tripled, from 44 to 122 transactions. This was close to the segment's volume level in 2015.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 5,566 Media & Marketing transactions between 2015 and 2017, of which 1,208 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate value to be $470.78 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 4,358 undisclosed transactions to be $69.81 billion, totaling $540.59 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past three years.

    Full Year
    2017
    Media & Marketing

    Q3 2017 Media & Marketing Industry Trends

    Q3 2017 KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The largest transaction in Q3 2017 and year-to-date was Discovery Communications' announced acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, a developer of lifestyle content for television and the Internet, for $11.9 billion. Scripps Networks Interactive is well known for several of its brands including HGTV, Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Travel Channel.
  • There were 195 financially sponsored transactions in the 1st 3 Quarters of 2017 with an aggregate value of $25.6 billion, representing 14 percent of the total volume and 30 percent of the total value, respectively.
  • Q3 2017 Key Trends

  • Total transaction volume in Q3 2017 remained almost constant over Q2 2017, from 476 to 470. Volume year-to-date improved by four percent compared to the same timeframe in 2016.
  • Total transaction value in Q3 2017 increased by 30 percent over Q2 2017, from $27.5 billion to $35.7 billion.
  • MULTIPLES & VALUE TRENDS

  • The median revenue multiple from 2016 through the 1st 3 Quarters of 2017 declined by 24 percent, from 2.1x to 1.6x.
  • The median EBITDA multiple from 2016 through the 1st 3 Quarters of 2017 decreased by 14 percent, from 11.5x to 9.9x.
  • TOP TEN DEALS THROUGH Q3 2017

    The top ten deals by value have seen three new additions since our half year report, including two that involved television networks. In addition to Scripps Networks Interactive, this consisted of video and ecommerce retailer QVC's announced acquisition of its competitor HSN for $1.8 billion.

    Q3
    2017
    Media & Marketing

    1st Half 2017 Media & Marketing Industry Trends

    1ST HALF 2017 KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The industry's largest deal in 1st Half 2017 was Sinclair Broadcast Group's announced acquisition of Tribune Media Company for $6.55 billion. Tribune owns or operates 42 television stations in 33 markets, cable network WGN America, digital multicast network Antenna TV, minority stakes in the TV Food Network and CareerBuilder, and a variety of real estate assets.
  • There were 133 financially sponsored transactions with an aggregate value of $18.17 billion, representing 14 percent of the total volume and 34 percent of the total value, respectively.
  • 1ST HALF 2017 KEY TRENDS

  • Total transaction volume in 1st Half 2017 increased by three percent over 2nd Half 2016, from 893 to 919.
  • Total transaction value in 1st Half 2017 fell by 73 percent over 2nd Half 2016, from $176.03 billion to $47.22 billion.
  • Two of the industry's top three largest deals in 2016 occurred during the second half of the year and accounted for almost half of overall 2016 value. Aggregate value in 1st Half 2017 declined 50 percent on a year-over-year basis but rose 19 percent relative to 1st Half 2015.
  • The median revenue multiple decreased from 2.2x in 2nd Half 2016 to 1.6x in 1st Half 2017. The median EBITDA multiple moved downward from 12.8x in 2nd Half 2016 to 10.8x in 1st Half 2017, which was in line with its 1st Half 2016 level.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 4,636 Media & Marketing transactions between 2015 and 1st Half 2017, of which 982 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate transaction value to be $358.58 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 3,654 undisclosed transactions to be $65.04 billion, totaling $423.62 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past two and a half years.

    1st Half
    2017
    Media & Marketing

    Full Year 2016 Media & Marketing Industry Trends

    2016 Key Highlights

  • The largest deal in 2016 was AT&T's announced acquisition of Time Warner for $105.27 billion, or $85.4 billion excluding net debt. This was the highest value acquisition ever tracked by Berkery Noyes in the Media & Marketing Industry. AT&T is planning to diversify its business beyond telecommunications with Time Warner's vast array of programming.
  • There were 208 financially sponsored transactions with an aggregate value of $27.10 billion, representing 12 percent of the total volume and 10 percent of the total value, respectively.
  • 2016 Key Trends

  • Total transaction volume in 2016 declined by five percent over 2015, from 1,900 to 1,796.
  • Total transaction value in 2016 more than doubled over 2015, from $105.67 billion to $272.17 billion. If the Time Warner deal is excluded, overall value increased 58 percent.
  • There were 18 acquisitions in 2016 with values above $2 billion, as opposed to nine such deals in 2015.
  • The median revenue multiple shifted slightly from 2.0x in 2015 to 2.1x in 2016. The median EBITDA multiple improved from 8.7x in 2015 to 11.2x in 2016, which was nearly the same as its 2014 level.
  • The segment with the largest rise in volume in 2016 over 2015 was Entertainment Content with a four percent increase, from 206 to 215 transactions.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 5,409 Media & Marketing transactions between 2014 and 2016, of which 1,154 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate value to be $390.93 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 4,255 undisclosed transactions to be $84.54 billion, totaling $475.47 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past three years.

    Full Year
    2016
    Media & Marketing

    Q3 2016 Media & Marketing Industry Trends

    Q3 2016 KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The largest transaction in Q3 2016 was AOL Inc.'s announced acquisition of Yahoo's core operating business for $4.8 billion. This deal doesn't include Yahoo's shares in Alibaba Group Holdings or Yahoo Japan.
  • There were 149 financially sponsored transactions in the 1st 3 Quarters of 2016 with an aggregate value of $20.9 billion, representing 11 percent of the total volume and 17 percent of the total value, respectively.
  • Q3 2016 KEY TRENDS

  • Total transaction volume in Q3 2016 declined by seven percent over Q2 2016, from 456 to 423.
  • Total transaction value in Q3 2016 fell 47 percent over Q2 2016, from $56.6 billion to $30.1 billion. This followed a nearly 50 percent rise in Q2 2016, which was the industry's peak throughout the past seven quarters and mainly attributable to Microsoft's announced acquisition of LinkedIn for $25.9 billion.
  • MULTIPLES & VALUE TRENDS

  • The median revenue multiple from 2015 through the 1st 3 Quarters of 2016 remained almost constant at 2.0x.
  • The median EBITDA multiple from 2015 through the 1st 3 Quarters of 2016 increased by 26 percent, from 8.7x to 11.0x.
  • TOP TEN DEALS THROUGH Q3 2016

    The top ten deals by value have seen three new additions since our half year report, including two in the Entertainment segment: a Chinese consortium's announced acquisition of Playtika for $4.4 billion and IMG Worldwide's acquisition of Ultimate Fighting Championship for $4 billion.

    Q3
    2016
    Media & Marketing

    1st Half 2016 Media & Marketing Industry Trends

    1ST HALF 2016 KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Six of the industry's top ten largest deals in 1st Half 2016 occurred in the Entertainment segment.
  • This consisted of Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s announced acquisition of Supercell (video game) for $8.6 billion; Lionsgate's announced acquisition of Starz, LLC (television network) for $4.4 billion; NBCUniversal, LLC.'s announced acquisition of DreamWorks Animation LLC (film studio) for $4.1 billion; Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.'s acquisition of Legendary Entertainment (film studio) for $3.5 billion; Corus Entertainment, Inc.'s acquisition of Shaw Media Inc. (television network) for $1.87 billion; and Kakao's announced acquisition of LOEN Entertainment (music label) for $1.41 billion.
  • 1ST HALF 2016 KEY TRENDS

  • Total transaction volume in 1st Half 2016 decreased by seven percent over 2nd Half 2015, from 949 to 883.
  • Total transaction value in 1st Half 2016 rose by 49 percent over 2nd Half 2015, from $64.91 billion to $96.72 billion.
  • The industry's top ten largest deals accounted for 71 percent of aggregate value in 1st Half 2016, compared to 38 percent in 2nd Half 2015.
  • The median revenue multiple increased from 1.7x in 2nd Half 2015 to 2.0x in 1st Half 2016. The median EBITDA multiple improved from 8.8x in 2nd Half 2015 to 11.1x in 1st Half 2016.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 4,491 Media & Marketing transactions between 2014 and 1st Half 2016, of which 961 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate transaction value to be $224.32 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 3,530 undisclosed transactions to be $74.18 billion, totaling $296.52 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past two and a half years.

    1st Half
    2016
    Media & Marketing

    Full Year 2015 Media & Marketing Industry Trends

    2015 Key Highlights

  • The largest transaction in 2015 was Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.'s acquisition of Interactive Data Corporation, a provider of financial market data and analytics, for $7.45 billion.
  • The most active acquirer in the Exhibitions and Conferences segment during the year, either directly or through an affiliated business, was Providence Equity Partners Inc. with six deals: Imago Techmedia Ltd., Urban Expositions, Border Security Expo, BB Promotion, Internet Retailing Expo and Clarion Events, Ltd.
  • There were 233 financially sponsored transactions with an aggregate value of $16.41 billion, representing 13 percent of the total volume and 15 percent of the total value, respectively.
  • 2015 Key Trends

  • Total transaction volume in 2015 increased by eight percent over 2014, from 1,712 to 1,857.
  • Total transaction value in 2015 rose by 12 percent over 2014, from $97.07 billion to $109.01 billion.
  • The median revenue multiple moved slightly from 2.0x in 2014 to 1.9x in 2015. The median EBITDA multiple decreased from 11.0x in 2014 to 8.7x in 2015.
  • Based on value, the segment with the largest increase in 2015 over 2014 was B2B Publishing and Information, which more than doubled from $9.38 billion to $23.01 billion. B2B was also the best represented segment with five of the industry's top ten highest value deals in 2015.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 5,267 Media & Marketing transactions between 2013 and 2015, of which 1,164 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate value to be $204.41 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 4,103 undisclosed transactions to be $75.36 billion, totaling $279.77 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past three years.

    Full Year
    2015
    Media & Marketing

    Q3 2015 Media & Marketing Industry Trends

    Q3 2015 KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The largest transaction in Q3 2015 was Media General's announced acquisition of Meredith Corporation, a television broadcasting, magazine publishing and marketing company, for $3.1 billion. Shortly afterwards Nexstar Broadcasting Group made an unsolicited offer to acquire Media General for $4.1 billion (including debt), which is under consideration by Media General's board of directors.
  • There were 160 financially sponsored transactions in the 1st 3 Quarters of 2015 with an aggregate value of $15.4 billion, representing 12 percent of the total volume and 25 percent of the total value, respectively.
  • Q3 2015 KEY TRENDS

  • Total transaction volume in Q3 2015 declined by six percent over Q2 2015, from 457 to 430. However, volume year-to-date increased four percent compared to the same timeframe in 2014.
  • Total transaction value in Q3 2015 rose 15 percent over Q2 2015, from $20.8 billion to $24.0 billion.
  • MULTIPLES & VALUE TRENDS

  • The median revenue multiple from 2014 through the 1st 3 Quarters of 2015 moved downward by 15 percent, from 2.0x to 1.7x.
  • The median EBITDA multiple from 2014 through the 1st 3 Quarters of 2015 decreased by 18 percent, from 11.0x to 9.0x.
  • TOP TEN DEALS THROUGH Q3 2015

    The top ten deals by value have seen five new additions since our half year report, including one in the Consumer Publishing segment: Nikkei Inc.'s acquisition of The Financial Times Ltd for $1.3 billion. This was also the segment's largest transaction year-to-date.

    Q3
    2015
    Media & Marketing