Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory

More than 1,600 Businesses Sold
Our mission is to help buyers acquire smartly
and owners grow and then exit successfully.

Established in 1959, Grimes, McGovern & Associates (formerly W.B. Grimes and Company) is one of the nation’s preeminent mergers and acquisitions advisory firms for the global events, technology & digital media services industries.

Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory

More than 1,600 Businesses Sold
Our mission is to help buyers acquire smartly
and owners grow and then exit successfully.

Established in 1959, Grimes, McGovern & Associates (formerly W.B. Grimes and Company) is one of the nation’s preeminent mergers and acquisitions advisory firms for the global events, technology & digital media services industries.


One of the nation’s most trusted mergers and acquisitions advisory firms.

Grimes, McGovern & Associates was formed in 2018 by acquiring the Global Events, Technology & Digital Media and US Newspapers groups from W.B.Grimes & Company.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices worldwide, Grimes, McGovern & Associates continues the tradition of more than 60 years of W.B. Grimes’ industry expertise advising the following types of companies:

  • Recurring Revenue
  • Subscription
  • SaaS/PaaS (Software/Platform as a Service)
  • Membership
  • Information Services
  • Events
  • Technology
  • Digital Media
  • B2B and B2C Media
  • Newspaper Publishing

Grimes McGovern & Associates has a special focus on buyers and sellers on the lower middle market who need a high level of service throughout the M&A process. As part of its mergers & acquisitions advisory business, Grimes, McGovern & Associates offers buy-side, sell-side, and assessment services.

We pride ourselves on providing one-on-one attention to our customers because we understand that selling your business may be one of the most important decisions a business owner can make in their lifetime. Our in-depth industry knowledge allows us to quickly formulate strategic plans, identify potential acquisitions to target, initiate transaction discussions, conduct due diligence, and negotiate acceptable terms.

Free Business Assessment

Find out what your business is worth

We offer an initial free assessment for owners of media properties. Just click on the property type and complete the confidential form to get started. We’ll contact you within 24 hours to review.

Businesses for Sale

View our lists of newspapers, global events, technology, digital media, and information services business currently for sale.

FREE Bi-Weekly Acclaimed INDUSTRY REPORT

Stay abreast of the latest trends in your industry. Choose from our newspaper list, or our events, tech, and digital media list. Read interesting case studies. Track deals throughout the country. Pick up hints from experts and much more.

Selling your business may be one of the most important things you do in your lifetime. We have exclusively represented thousands of clients in the sale of their business.

Recent Transactions

Global Media and Events Group represented Information Services & Events Company,

Plain Language Media

in the sale of G2 Intelligence

 to

LABX Media Group

A leading B2B science media company.

Global Media and Events Group represented Global Business Media Company,

Crain Communications

in the acquisition of

Green Market Report

 

A leading cannabis news & events company, based in New York

Global Media and Events Group represents CMS Software Technology Company

1UP!/T/A Web Software, LLC.

in their sale to strategic buyer

ePublishing

A leading provider of software and technology services, serving publishers and media companies based in Chicago, IL

Global Media and Events Group represents Connectivity Business, a specialized subscription information business in the satellite finance market

in their sale to

Royal Media

A leading business information and media company based in New York, NY

Newspaper Mergers and Acquisitions

Newspapers

Established in 1959, our Newspaper Group has assisted owners and publishers with the analysis, acquisition, and disposition of more than 1,600 media properties in every state of the country and Canada. Our newspaper clients trust us to steer each transaction in the right direction while managing the hundreds of details from start to finish – allowing them to focus on running their business while still achieving an efficient and successful M&A transaction.

Global B2B/B2C Media

Grimes, McGovern & Associates’ roots are on the “cutting edge”, as one of the leading providers of M&A advisory services to B2B and consumer media companies. We work closely with traditional print businesses and exciting new digital and lead generation platforms, having sold more than 1,600 media properties.

Global Media Mergers and Acquisitions
Global Events Mergers and Acquisitions

Global Events, Trade Shows & Conferences

Our experience in the global event, trade shows, and conferences sectors gives us a unique perspective on the industry – we have first-hand market intelligence on who is buying, which countries they are investing in, and what they want to buy: whether it be events, tradeshows, summits, conferences or hosted buyer meetings; together with trends on prices paid. We have strong relationships with organizers, associations, and media companies around the world.

Technology, Digital Media & Information Services

Every industry or sector has technology, digital media, and critical online information services or databases that provide decision makers with up-to-date, actionable information. Using Saas, subscription, and other membership models, these “workflow” tools are the blood that runs through the veins of those industries. With more than 25 years of experience in the information services industry, Grimes, McGovern & Associates is unique in providing merger & acquisition advisory services from a former operator’s point of view.

Global Information Services Mergers and Acquisitions
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Latest News

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Recent Press

Plain Language Media Announces the Sale of G2 Intelligence to LABX Media Group

  NEW LONDON, CT - November 18, 2021 – Plain Language Media LLLP (PLM) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell all the information services assets of G2 Intelligence (G2Intelligence.com) to LabX Media Group. The deal...

Grimes, McGovern & Associates represented Laker/Lutz News in sale to Street Media

STREET MEDIA ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF THE LAKER/LUTZ NEWS     Publisher and Parent Company to LA Weekly, The Village Voice to establish Florida Street Media Tampa, FL– November 9, 2021 – Street Media LLC, parent company of the Village Voice, LA Weekly, Irvine Weekly...

Grimes, McGovern & Associates represent CMS Software Technology company in sale to strategic buyer ePublishing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY – September 10, 2021 – ePublishing, a leading provider of software and services for publishers and media companies, has acquired 1Up! Software, a content management system for community publishers and organizations. Grimes, McGovern...

Recent Transactions

Plain Language Media Announces the Sale of G2 Intelligence to LABX Media Group

  NEW LONDON, CT - November 18, 2021 – Plain Language Media LLLP (PLM) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell all the information services assets of G2 Intelligence (G2Intelligence.com) to LabX Media Group. The deal...

Grimes, McGovern & Associates represented Crain Communications in their acquisition of the Green Market Report, a leading cannabis news & events company.

  CRAIN COMMUNICATIONS ACQUIRES CANNABIS FINANCIAL NEWS BRAND GREEN MARKET REPORT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2021:  NEW YORK—Crain Communications has acquired Green Market Report, a digital media brand that covers financial news of the rapidly growing...

The Gadsden County Times Acquired by Local Ownership

Gadsden County News Corp. assumed control March 5 The Gadsden County Times FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2021 After more than a decade of corporate ownership, The Gadsden County Times is returning to its roots as a locally owned newspaper. Publisher Mark Pettus...

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