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United Business Media


United Business Media is to sell its UK licensed trade publications to William Reed for an initial £1.5m and its French medical publications to management for £3.7m.
01-Mar-2011


United Business Media has acquired Publishing Expo, the operator of a London tradeshow for the publishing industry, from Legend Exhibitions for £0.3m.
11-Nov-2010


United Business Media is to acquire Canon Communications, the US-based trade shows operator with 343 staff worldwide, from Spectrum Equity Investors for £185m.
16-Sep-2010


United Business Media has acquired The Route Development Group, the Manchester-based operator of aviation route development events, for an initial £8m.
16-Aug-2010


United Business Media has acquired Game Advertising Online, the New Zealand-based online advertising agency, for up to £4.5m, in order to expand its TechWeb subsidiary.
24-Feb-2010


United Business Media has acquired Virtual Press Office, the US provider of marketing services for exhibitions, for an initial £4m.
15-Dec-2009


United Business Media has acquired Iasist, the Spanish supplier of software to hospitals, from Inflexion Private Equity for £5.5m.
06-Jul-2009


United Business Media has acquired Global Games Media, the German organiser of games development conferences, for up to £1.3m, in order to expand its Think Services business.
10-Dec-2008


United Business Media has acquired Sanguine Microelectronics, the Chinese supplier of integrated circuit reverse engineering services with 130 staff, for an initial £5.4m.
10-Dec-2008


United Business Media has acquired Xinhua PR Newswire, the Chinese news distributor with about 50 staff, for £4m.
19-Nov-2008


United Business Media has acquired Pyramid Research, the telecoms market research firm with about 50 staff in the US, London and Hong Kong, for £4m.
28-Aug-2008


United Business Media has acquired Next Level, the US provider of sales management and marketing services with 80 staff, for an initial £2.5m.
03-Jun-2008


United Business Media has acquired Vision Events, the operator of IT events with 50 staff in the US and Egham, from Gartner for £5.8m.
22-Feb-2008


United Business Media has acquired Exposure Events UK, the exhibition company, for up to £2.5m.
11-Feb-2008


United Business Media has acquired Think Service, the US-based IT services and call centre training firm with 38 staff, for an initial £12m, in order to expand its CMP Technology business.
24-Jan-2008


United Business Media has acquired Portelligent, the US data analysis company, for an initial £4m, in order to expand its CMP Technology division.
13-Nov-2007


United Business Media has acquired Energy Events UK, the owner of the Energy Solutions Expo event, for £1m.
11-Oct-2007


United Business Media has acquired Decorex, the Birmingham-based interior design trade show, for £2.2m, in order to expand its CMP Information division.
25-Sep-2007


United Business Media has acquired Ithaca Holdings, the business events organiser, for £14m.
14-Sep-2007


United Business Media has acquired Vintage Filings, the US communications company with 65 staff, for an initial £19m.
19-Apr-2007


United Business Media has acquired EU Consulting, the Finnish paper and packaging consultancy, for £0.3m.
27-Mar-2007


United Business Media has acquired Quest Media, the London-based conference organiser and magazine publisher, for up to £5m.
12-Jan-2007


United Business Media has acquired Aviation Industry Group, the aviation exhibitions and publishing company, for an initial £6m.
05-Jan-2007


United Business Media has acquired OAG Holdings, the provider of passenger and cargo flight information to the global aviation industry, for £2.5m.
08-Dec-2006


United Business Media has sold BackBeat Books, its US-based book publishing business, to Hal Leonard Corporation for £1.2m.
20-Nov-2006


United Business Media has acquired US Newswire, the US-based distributor of press releases, from Medialink Worldwide for an initial £10m.
03-Oct-2006


United Business Media has sold a number of US print media titles to The Wicks Group of Companies for £25m.
15-Sep-2006


United Business Media has acquired Commonwealth Business Media, the publisher of various media titles in the US, for £83m.
06-Jul-2006


United Business Media has acquired MeXi Solutions, the Belgian communication and data access solutions provider, for £1.8m.
04-Jul-2006


United Business Media has acquired Cable Digital News, the US-based online news channel, for less than £0.2m.
02-Jun-2006


United Business Media has sold Industrial Equipment Market and The Trader to Metropolis International for £9m, Trade-It to Friday-Ad for £4m and The Knowledge and Benn's Media to Wilmington for £1.6m.
16-May-2006


United Business Media has sold the Culverhouse Cross TV complex in Cardiff to ITV for £19m.
11-Apr-2006


United Business Media has acquired the National Venue Show, the Birmingham NEC-based exhibition for event organisers, for £1.5m.
05-Apr-2006


United Business Media has acquired two US-based events companies - MediaLive International and Shorecliff Communications - for a total £44m.
12-Jan-2006


United Business Media has acquired Black Hat, the operator of IT security conferences in the US, Europe and Asia, for £6m.
17-Nov-2005


United Business Media has sold its Exchange & Mart and Auto Exchange publications to the Exchange Enterprises subsidiary of Newsquest for £50m.
19-Sep-2005


United Business Media has acquired three US-based online and events companies for a total £30m, including Light Reading, Informex and TechOnLine.
19-Aug-2005


United Business Media has acquired the US-based Incoming Calls Management Institute for £2.1m, in order to expand its CMP Media subsidiary.
08-Jul-2005


United Business Media is to acquire Theme, the hospitality magazine, and Bar, the hospitality exhibition, from Mondiale Publishing for £5m.
16-Jun-2005


United Business Media has acquired ABI Building Data from Emap for £12m, in order to improve its services to the construction and property markets.
11-May-2005


United Business Media is to sell its NOP World market research division to GfK of Germany for £383m.
18-Apr-2005


United Business Media has acquired DotNetJunkies.com and SqlJunkies.com, the independent online communities, in order to expand its CMP Media division's software development media business.
05-Apr-2005


United Business Media is to acquire the licensed trade sector publishing and events operations of Quantum Business Media for £21m.
08-Feb-2005


United Business Media is to acquire a number of medical trade press and other professional healthcare business information services in France from MediMedia for £25m.
19-Jan-2005


United Business Media is to acquire MediMedia's drug information business in continental Europe and Asia for £190m, including trade press, patient education and pharma marketing operations.
02-Jun-2004


United Business Media has acquired Eurisko, the Italian market research company, for £23m.
19-Dec-2003


United Business Media has acquired The Oncology Group and Cliggott Publishing from SCP Communications for £22m, in order to expand its CMP Healthcare Media division in the US.
04-Nov-2003


United Business Media has acquired Aprovia UK, the construction industry publishing company, for £79m.
22-Jul-2003


United Business Media has acquired Cozint, the healthcare research and consulting group, from ZS Associates for £7m.
09-Jan-2002


United Business Media has acquired Kenko Sangyo Shimbun, the Japanese exhibition and publishing group, for about £5m.
10-Sep-2001


United Business Media has acquired UK Floorcovering Exhibitions for £1.3m.
04-Sep-2001


United Business Media is to acquire Roper Starch Worldwide, the US consumer market research and trends consultancy, for about £50m.
06-Aug-2001


United Business Media has acquired a 50% stake in the Dutch national news agency's press release distribution division, ANPPS, for £3.9m.
06-Jul-2001


United Business Media has acquired Allison-Fisher International, the US automotive information provider, for £32m, and will merge the business with its NOP World market research division.
04-Jun-2001


United Business Media has bought Cyperus, the French corporate communications company, for up to £15m.
06-Mar-2001