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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Ascential plc has acquired digital information business WARC

Ascential plc, the global specialist information company, today announces the acquisition of the entire share capital of WARC Limited for an initial cash consideration of £19.5m (subject to a normalised working capital adjustment), plus deferred consideration of £4.5m payable in 2019. The acquisition is expected to complete on 2 July 2018.

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Iliffe set to acquire Newark Advertiser

According to the Newark Advertiser hits sale to Iliffe Media has been agreed in principle and is expected to be completed by mid-June. The board took the decision because it believes that the long-term future of the company is better protected as part of a larger-scale operation.

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