Posts Under: Informa

Connectiv Member People Moves

Terese Herbig was named president of EnsembleIQ’s The Path to Purchase Institute. Herbig will be tasked with driving the growth of the institute’s community through events and professional development services. She will also continue upholding her existing responsibilities as president of EnsembleIQ’s consultancy platform, Enterprise Solutions. Herbig has over three decades of experience and joined EnsembleIQ in 2014.

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Informa Adopts CFE Media’s ContentStream As It Sees Content Marketing Spending Spike 38%

Informa’s Infrastructure Intelligence Division has tapped CFE Media’s ContentStream, a SaaS tool that takes existing publisher content and acts as a content feed for advertisers. Twenty-two Informa brands will be using ContentStream to provide news, education and how-to information in areas such as engineering, manufacturing, power, infrastructure How it works: as publishers develops editorial content, it’s stored in a cloud-based content stream database—including text, video, research­—and catalogued by keywords, industries, even performance of the content. CFE sells advertisers a feed to that content which allows them to log in, select topics and preview content, which is initially streamed to the advertiser’s website but can also be repurposed for blogs, newsletters and social media. Publishers can license Content Stream in the same manner for their own markets (more than 40 publications are currently using ContentStream from publishers such as ...

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Mega Deals Boost B2B M&A Value 475% Through First Three Quarters of 2016

While the b2b media and technology sector saw just two more deals in the first nine months of 2016 over the same period in 2015 (77 versus 75), deal value is up a whopping 475 percent this year thanks to several mega deals, most notably Microsoft's $29.5 billion purchase of LinkedIn but also Informa's $1.6 billion purchase of Penton in September, according to JEGI's quarterly M&A Update.   

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Informa to Buy Penton for $1.56 Billion

NEW YORK, September 15, 2016 – MidOcean Partners (“MidOcean”), a premier middle market private equity firm, and Wasserstein & Co. (“Wasserstein”), a leading independent private equity and investment firm, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell Penton, an innovative professional information services company, to Informa plc (“Informa”) for $1.56 billion. The consideration will consist of $1.46 billion of cash (plus adjustments) and $100 million of Informa stock. Under MidOcean and Wasserstein ownership, Penton has been significantly transformed from predominantly a print business into a preeminent professional information services company. Penton has successfully completed 13 acquisitions, creating scaled positions in growth-oriented sectors—including agriculture, transportation, natural products/food, infrastructure, and industrial design/manufacturing sectors. Today, Penton has seven of the top 250 ...

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