Apprise Media Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Apprise Media’s most common sectors for investment are business services (50%) and information technology (50%). The Firm’s most common investment types include consolidation (50%) and secondary buyout (50%). In total, Apprise Media has invested in 2 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Penton Media for $530M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Apprise Media’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Canon Communications for $287M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Apprise Media LLC

P.O. Box 306,
Mill Neck, New York 11765
United States
(516) 723-9060
www.apprisemedia.com
inquiries@apprisemedia.com

Apprise Media is a specialist private equity firm focused on making investments in lower middle-market niche media and information companies. The Firm generally targets businesses that provide targeted information versus general entertainment. Apprise has strong interest in media companies where there is an opportunity to extend the assets into digital media products. Apprise looks to invest between $20 and $75 million of equity capital in businesses with minimum annual revenues of $25 million and EBITDA greater than $5 million. Apprise is sponsored by private equity firm Spectrum Equity Investors. Apprise Media was formed in 2004 and is based in New York.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Education, Media, Publishing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 25 -
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size 20 75
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $730M $730M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $287M $287M
  4

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Canon Communications LLC 2010-09-16 287M USD Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California
Penton Media, Inc. 2007-02-01 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.penton.com
Penton Media, Inc. 2006-11-02 530M USD Consolidation
New York, New York · www.penton.com
Canon Communications LLC 2005-04-01 200M USD Secondary Buyout
Los Angeles, California
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology - - 1 (50%) 530M (73%)
Business Services - - 1 (50%) 200M (27%)
Total - - 2 $730M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 2 (100%) 730M (100%)
  New York - - 1 (50%) 530M (73%)
  California - - 1 (50%) 200M (27%)
Total - - 2 $730M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Consolidation - - 1 (50%) 530M (73%)
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (50%) 200M (27%)
Total - - 2 $730M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 287M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $287M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $730M
TOTAL $730M
Largest Penton Media, Inc.
$530M (2006-11-02)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $287M
TOTAL $287M
Largest Canon Communications LLC
$287M (2010-09-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%

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