ABM News Archive - Mergers and Acquisitions
5/15/2013 - At ABM’s Annual Conference, John Wickersham, partner of investment firm Atwood Capital, detailed products and services that will boost digital and b-to-b valuation.
5/6/2013 - In a commentary published on MediaPost, ABM's President and CEO Clark Pettit speaks out on why associations must consolidate to help members.
4/29/2013 - Ninety-seven percent of ABM members approved the merger, the association announced Monday at its Annual Conference.
4/10/2013 - ABM and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced that they plan to merge in order to form the comprehensive, global business information and media industry association.
4/3/2013 - Eight business-to-business media transactions, worth $102 million, occurred in Q1 2013, according to the latest numbers from The Jordan, Edminston Group Inc.
4/2/2013 - Today, Marketwire announced its social rebranding. ABM has partnered with the company for five years, allowing members to distribute and target their news for free.
4/1/2013 - Five months after acquiring AgriTalk from Vance Publishing, Farm Journal relaunched the program with new editorial contributors and higher production values.
3/27/2013 - After purchasing Farm Progress for $80 million in November 2012, Penton will unveil its new ag division during the NAMA Agri-Marketing Conference next month.
1/8/2013 - In an ABM story last week, experts predicted more media M&A activity in 2013. Since then, many ABM members have announced deals.
12/28/2012 - Bobit Business Media has acquired Auto Dealer Monthly's assets, weeks after announcing its acquisition of Limoforsale.com.
12/19/2012 - Bobit Business Media has acquired the Limoforsale.com assets from Limos.com, reports Folio:.
12/19/2012 - ABM recently chatted with NewBay CEO Steve Palm to get more details on the company's international deal.
12/12/2012 - ABM recaps the most notable deals in a slideshow, plus two leaders in media and information M&A tell us what deals were intriguing to them.
12/12/2012 - According to Megan St. John, managing director at InfoCommerce, the acquisition is designed to strengthen the company’s content offerings.
11/20/2012 - The Enk events will add to Advanstar's existing fashion events portfolio, which includes Magic and Project.
11/14/2012 - Instead of being gobbled up by other media companies in b-to-b or in technology, ZDM and ZDE were both sold to two vendors. Is media M&A changing?
11/12/2012 - The media company was acquired by j2 Global Inc., a provider of business cloud services.
11/1/2012 - Jason Cassidy, svp of strategy and development at Asset International, explains to ABM why data will continue to be number one for the company.
10/16/2012 - In a video statement, Stagnito publisher Steven Lichtenstein said Private Label will merge with Progressive Grocers Store Brands to form Private Label Store Brands.
10/1/2012 - M&A activity for b-to-b media jumped 118 percent in the first three quarters of this year, according to The Jordan, Edmiston Group Inc.
9/19/2012 - After an acquisition and new hires, CEO Bill Carter says he’s focusing on boosting the company’s online services.
9/18/2012 - The acquisition includes magazines JEMS, FireRescue, Law Officer and Public Safety Communications.
7/17/2012 - The acquisition of Northstar Travel Media was one of the largest in the b-to-b media industry this year, with more than 10 companies participating in the management phase, according to Northstar CEO Tom Kemp. Next on the horizon is capitalizing on new opportunities.
7/10/2012 - The number of business-to-business media deals jumped 75 percent to 14 in the first half of 2011 while deal value leapt 266 percent.
7/9/2012 - Northstar CEO Tom Kemp tells Folio: that the travel and event information company commanded a significant premium from its private equity firm buyer.
6/12/2012 - The b-to-b media category has seen a flurry of recent acquisitions and partnerships with data/market research companies, designed to extend resources to current audiences as well as blaze new trails into new categories.
4/3/2012 - Mergers and acquisitions are steadily becoming a new trend for b-to-b companies in 2012 as investors look to grow and branch out into b-to-b arenas.
3/29/2012 - Publishing giant buys 20 percent of Stylus, a company that reports on consumer behaviors and trends.
3/28/2012 - Performance Racing Industry has been sold to the Specialty Equipment Market Association.
3/26/2012 - Reed Business International has decided to sell their entertainment brand, Variety.
3/26/2012 - Access Intelligence, owner of EXPOmagazine publisher Red7Media, has acquired LeadsCon.
3/14/2012 - Time Warner's CNN is reportedly in talks to acquire Mashable, a social media technology news site.
2/17/2012 - Two of the biggest entertainment trade media brands are partnering with the Associated Press to launch a new entertainment feed.
2/16/2012 - The fourth annual mHealth Summit will take place Dec. 3 to 5 under the direction of its new owner, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
2/16/2012 - RapidBuyr and M2MEDIA360 announced that they will partner to deliver daily deals to niche subscribers.
2/9/2012 - McGraw-Hill Cos. acquired privately held R2 Financial Technologies, a provider of risk and scenario-based analytics for traders and other financial customers.
2/6/2012 - 30 people were let go immediately on Friday and in the coming weeks, a total of 100 ZDE employees will be cut from a workforce of 120 people.
1/30/2012 - The deal enhances CFO's business in the event sector and affords the company greater access to on-demand content and communities, marketing services, on-site custom production and custom research.
1/23/2012 - The private equity firm has acquired Convenience Store News, Progressive Grocer, The Gourmet Retailer and Convenience Store News for the Single Store Owner in the deal.
1/13/2012 - The deal includes Guitar World, Revolver and Guitar Aficionado magazines.
1/4/2012 - B-to-b publisher PennWell announces the acquisition of Broadband Technology Report [BTR] from Hermes Media & Research LLC.
1/4/2012 - Technology media company Ziff Davis has acquired Toolbox.com, a networking site for IT professionals.
1/4/2012 - Advantage Business Media has acquired Vicon Publishing, Inc. of Amherst, New Hampshire effective January 1, 2012.