Wilmington has sold ICP to its management

Wilmington, the provider of information, education and networking services in Risk & Compliance, Professional and Healthcare knowledge areas, has announced the sale of ICP, its specialist leading credit reporting company, to its current management team. The transaction price of £3.0m will be paid in instalments over the next five years. 

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Accuity acquires Safe Banking Systems

SBS is a specialist provider of innovative Know Your Customer due diligence and anti-money laundering solutions that enable financial institutions to identify, assess and manage risk across the enterprise. SBS’s solutions perform advanced false positive reduction and risk assessment in the account screening process across a number of sectors, including high volume banks and non-bank financial institutions, bringing greater intelligence for entity resolution to clients worldwide.

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Anthem acquires Womens Running

Anthem CEO, Jon Bickley, said, “We’re delighted to bring Women’s Running on board at Anthem to join our emerging group of women’s wellness brands. Women’s Running is a title I’ve admired for many years for its powerfully strong editorial proposition

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DVV acquires Smart Rail World

Railway Gazette’s parent company DVV Media International has purchased events and digital media business Smart Rail World Ltd and its subsidiary Global Transport Forum Ltd. The London-based business manages a suite of international events in the rail and transport sector including Smart Rail, Smart Transit, Smart Metro, Safe Rail and the Transport Security Congress.

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Ocean Media acquires Venues & Events Live

Venues & Events Live, the UK’s leading events industry trade show and networking opportunity for corporate event organisers, has been sold by Monomax Limited to Ocean Media Group Limited, the London based events and digital information business. The terms of the deal are not being disclosed

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Atlantic Media sells Quartz to Japan’s Uzabase

Atlantic Media has sold Quartz to Japanese online media group Uzabase in a deal that values the US-based business news site at up to $110m. The sale of one of the best known online business brands follows a fallow period for digital publishers, whose valuations have slid in recent years

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Endeavor Business Media Acquires SouthComm’s B2B Assets

Chris Ferrell, Patrick Rains and company are returning to SouthComm, Inc.—or, perhaps more accurately, SouthComm is returning to them. Endeavor Business Media—the firm launched by Ferrell just weeks after his departure from SouthComm last November as part of a “change in strategic direction” at the company—announced Monday that it has acquired SouthComm’s remaining assets, including 17 trade magazines and a handful of affiliated websites and trade shows.

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Incisive Media acquires Open Door Media

Investment Week’s parent Incisive Media has today announced the acquisition of Open Door Media Publishing Limited (ODMP), publisher of Investment Europe and producer of market-leading conferences for fund selectors across Europe. The group said this “highly complementary acquisition” will benefit asset management businesses looking for distribution both in the UK and across the Continent.

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Is AgriBriefing to be sold for £150m?

According to flashes&flames private equity owner Lyceum Capital is rumoured to have hired advisers Raymond James to find a buyer for AgriBriefing, the increasingly international B2B specialist which was formed in the UK with the 2012 acquisition of Farmers Guardian from UBM. AgriBriefing (formerly known as Briefing Media) was founded by Neil Thackray, Rory Brown and Rupert Levy, initially to publish in the media, farming and medical sectors

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EU committee approves controversial Copyright Directive

A European parliament committee has voted in favour of the Copyright Directive, leaving tech giants like Google, Microsoft and Amazon in the lurch over publication rights.The directive will force online publications to pay a portion of their revenues to publishers, and take on full responsibility for any copyright infringement on the internet.

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