UBM Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Business Services Company

UBM has acquired 24 companies of its own, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 10 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

UBM’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Advanstar Communications for $972M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold PR Newswire Association to Cision for $841M. UBM has acquired in 6 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (43%) and business services (32%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 4

UBM

UBM plc

Ludgate House, 245 Blackfriars Road,
London, SE1 9UY
United Kingdom,
+44 (0) 20 7921 5000
www.ubm.com

UBM is a global events-led marketing service and communications company helping businesses do business by bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. UBM was formed in 1918 and is based in London.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 16 2 1 - - - 19
vol $2.4B $2.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 7 - 1 - - - 8
vol $1.6B $1.6B
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Grupo CanalEnergia 2018-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil · www.canalenergia.com.br
UBM plc - MR Magazine 2018-02-23 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
Argentinian International Renewable Energy Congress 2017-11-14 - Divestiture
, United Kingdom · www.airecweek.com
Mexico International Renewable Energy Congress 2017-11-14 - Divestiture
, United Kingdom · www.mirecweek.com
Allworld Exhibitions 2016-12-13 485M USD Add-on Acquisition
, United Kingdom · www.allworldexhibitions.com
UBM plc - Technical and Electronics Media Portfolio 2016-06-03 - Divestiture
, United Kingdom
Content Marketing Institute 2016-06-01 18M USD Divestiture
, Ohio
Business Journals, Inc. 2016-04-22 69M USD Add-on Acquisition
Norwalk, Connecticut · www.bjifashiongroup.com
PR Newswire Association LLC 2015-12-15 841M USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.prnewswire.com
eMedia Asia Ltd. 2015-07-01 - Stake Purchase
Bridgetown, Barbados
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
UBM Technology    - Pyramid Research, Inc. 2013-12-13 1
San Francisco, California · tech.ubm.com Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.pyr.com
Aprovia SA 2003-07-21 Aprovia UK 2003-07-21 1
Paris, France · www.aprovia.com Windsor, United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 8 (42%) 1.6B (67%) 2 (25%) -
Business Services 6 (32%) 384M (16%) 2 (25%) 554M (36%)
Publishing 3 (16%) 251M (11%) 1 (13%) -
Digital Media 1 (5%) - 1 (13%) 841M (54%)
Information Services 1 (5%) 152M (6%) - -
Electronics - - 1 (13%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (13%) 159M (10%)
Total 19 $2.4B 8 $1.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 7 754M 5 713M
United States 7 1.5B 3 841M
  California 2 1.3B - -
  New York 1 - 1 841M
  Florida 1 - 1 -
  Ohio 1 18M - -
  New Jersey 1 152M - -
  Connecticut 1 69M - -
1 - - -
Barbados 1 - - -
Brazil 1 - - -
France 1 122M - -
Japan 1 8M - -
Domestic 7 (37%) 754M (32%) 5 (63%) 713M (46%)
Cross-border 12 (63%) 1.6B (68%) 3 (38%) 841M (54%)
Total 19 $2.4B 8 $1.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Allen & Company
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
2
Baker & McKenzie LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $2.1B
< $100M 6 $242M
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest Advanstar Communications, Inc.
$972M (2014-10-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.6B
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest PR Newswire Association LLC
$841M (2015-12-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
26%
5 (26%)
Strategic(s)
26%
5 (26%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
2 (25%)
Strategic(s)
63%
5 (63%)

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