Sample Deals brokered by Media Mergers

AMP Acquired by John Wiley & Sons (USA)

Prescriber and other pharma industry titles including Pharamafile directory. Combined turnover £6m. Deal value undisclosed.

Angel Publishing Acquired by Wilmington

Three trade titles in UK packaging/converting industry. Deal value undisclosed.

Boating Business Acquired by Mercator Communications

Single trade title serving the European ports and marina business. Deal value undisclosed.

Brewers Guardian Acquired byPJB (then private, now part of Informa)

Single trade title serving international brewing business. Deal value undisclosed.

Chalvington Publishing Acquired by Scottish Media Group plc

Two titles, pharma and electrical retailing market. Combined turnover £1.2m. Deal value £3.1m

First Events Acquired by Brintex Exhibitions (Hemming Group)

DIY & Garden Show, Totally Tools Show- co-located shows at Earls Court 2. Deal value undisclosed

Dorset magazine Acquired by Archant Life

Regional consumer magazine. Deal value undisclosed

Energy Shows Acquired by eventconnexions

Sold by IIR Exhibitions. Two co-located annual Energy shows at Olympia. Deal value not disclosed

Harrogate Bridal Exhibition acquired by Trinity Mirror (now part of Ocean)

Sold by RAS Group. Twice yearly trade fashion exhibition and 6x magazine. Deal value undisclosed.

Harrogate Lingerie Exhibition Acquired by Brintex (Hemming Group)

Sold by RAS GroupTwice yearly trade fashion exhibition and magazine. Deal value undisclosed

Home Magazine Acquired bySPL (Vivendi group)

Single B2C newsstand title. Deal value undisclosed.

Information Age Acquired by Whittaker (now part of Incisive)

Single IT title. Deal value undisclosed.

Job Opportunities Acquired by the Fletcher family

Partial sale. Deal value undisclosed. Funded by Friends Ivory Sime with 22 regional editions.

Logistics Europe Acquired by DVV gmbh (German Private)

Sold by Haymarket. Single title in EU distribution/transport sector. Deal value undisclosed.

Maritime Assets of Nexus Acquired by Mercator Media

Assets included in the transaction: The Motorship magazine, World Fishing magazine, World Fishing exhibition (Vigo,Spain), Iceland Fisheries Exhibition and Awards, Marine Propulsion Conference, and Marine Fuels and Emissions Conference. Deal value undisclosed.

National Franchise Exhibition acquired by Venture Marketing Group

Sold by United Business Magazines. Annual exhibition and Magazine for the UK franchise market. Undisclosed price.

Nexus Acquired by Highbury House

Several titles and exhibitions in a number of UK markets. Combined turnover £35m. Deal value £39.4m.

OPP Live Acquired by Property Investor Media

Annual trade property event. Deal value undisclosed.

Orpheus Acquired by Scottish Media Group

Specialist consumer music magazine publisher. Turnover £2.2m. Deal Value £4.65m.

Practical Diabetes International Acquired by J Wiley & Sons (US Group)

Single title. Deal value undisclosed.

Professional Recruiter Acquired by Centurion

Fortnightly single title. Deal value undisclosed.

Public Network Europe Acquired by Findlay Publications

Sold by Economist Group Single title. Deal value undisclosed

RAS Publishing Acquired by ITE Group plc

Publisher of fashion trade magazines. Deal value undisclosed.

Recruiter Magazine Acquired by Centaur

Fortnightly magazine for the recruitment industry. Deal value £4m

Response Publishing Group Acquired by Highbury House

Several titles (some contract publishing), marine sector. 

Sailing Today Sold by Future Network

Acquired by Mad4sport.com. Monthly newsstand consumer title. Deal value undisclosed.

Scientific Computing World Acquired by Cambridge Publishers

Sold by IOP Publishing Single title. Deal value undisclosed.

ScopeMedical Acquired bt Huntsworth plc.

A successful independent medical communications company. Consideration cap was £11m. .

Slimmer acquired by Aceville

Sold by Turret. Single title. Deal value undisclosed.

Specifier Review Acquired byInfofirst plc

Three titles in UK building industry. Deal value undisclosed.

Summit for Property Investment (SPI) Acquired by Homebuyer Events

Annual commercial property event located at the Barbican.

TAS Publishing Acquired by Scottish Media Group

Single monthly magazine title serving the UK electronics market. Turnover £1.4m. Deal Value £3.5m

Training Solutions Acquired by Venture Marketing Group

Sold by Hemming Group (Brintex) Annual event at the NEC. Deal value undisclosed.

Vitafoods International Acquired by IIR (then private now part of Informa)

Sold by Orgexpo, Geneva. Annual exhibition and congress for the Neutraceuticals market. Deal value undisclosed

Welding & Metal Fabrication, Automation & Robotics and Engineering Lasers Shows  Acquired by MTA (Trade Association)

Sold by DMG World Media. Three NEC based shows sold to the MTTA for an undisclosed sum.

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