Lower Middle-Market
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.

Lower Middle-Market
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.

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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 Publishing 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
  • 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 publishing, 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 publishing 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 IMR INC. a full-service automotive research firm.

IMR Inc.

in the sale of their assets to

Endeavor Business Media, Nashville, TN

IMR, Inc Acquired by Endeavor Business Media

Grimes, McGovern & Associates’ Publishing Group represented

Tatiana and Matthew Prince

Set to Acquire

Park Record Newspaper

143-Year-Old Newspaper, Park City, Utah

Global Media and Events Group represented “Kovels, Inc” a Go-To Source for Antiques and Collectibles.

Kovels, Inc

in the sale of their assets to

Active Interest Media, Des Moines, IA

Global Media and Events Group represented a “leading B2B Directory Publisher with a focus on marketing solutions in the Agriculture, Construction and Industrial markets”,

Heartland Communications Group

in the sale of their assets to Catalyst Communications Network

CCN, based in Atlanta, GA

Newspaper Mergers and Acquisitions

Publishing

Established in 1959, our Publishing 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 publishing 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, market research, intelligence, and critical online information services or databases that provide decision makers with up-to-date, actionable information they use to make informed business decisions. Using Saas, subscription, and other membership models, these “workflow” tools are the blood that runs through the veins of those industries, and are high margin and easily scalable. 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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Recent Press

SIIA MEDIA: M&A activity should pick up, experts predict, as economy settles down

A just-released survey of 150 U.S.-based investment bankers, M&A attorneys, private equity investors, and CFOs by Grant Thornton LLP found that 99% of respondents expect an uptick in deal volume during the next six months. One reason is PE firms are becoming more...

BUY-SIDE SEEKING: B2B Media & Job Board Assets

Buyer Seeking B2B Media/Marketing Services Businesses Automotive and Law/Legal Industries Preferred A well-funded buyer seeking b2b media businesses and job boards in the Automotive and Law/Legal industries.  Media businesses can be a mix of print/digital or...

Grimes, McGovern & Associates represented IMR Inc. Acquired by Endeavor Business Media

Endeavor Business Media Announces the Acquisition of IMR Inc. NASHVILLE, TN//May 10, 2023 – Endeavor Business Media announces the acquisition of IMR Inc., a full-service automotive market research firm and leading provider of comprehensive insights and analysis....

Recent Transactions

Grimes, McGovern & Associates’ (Global Events & Media Group) represented Heartland Communications Group, a “leading publisher in marketing solutions in the Agriculture, Construction and Industrial markets,” in the sale of their assets to Catalyst Communications Network

ATLANTA (February 6, 2023) - Catalyst Communications Network (“CCN”) today announces the acquisition of Heartland Communications Group (“HCG”), a classified listings and buyer’s directory publisher with a focus on providing high-quality and value-driven marketing...

Grimes, McGovern & Associates (Publishing Group) represented Rankin Publishing Inc. a “leading print publication” in the sale of their two publishing brands acquired by RDG Media, Inc

RDG Media Purchases Maintenance Sales News and BUSLINE Brands. RDG Media, Inc. of Estero, FL, publishers of PFFC, Plastics Hotline, Packaging Technology Today, Workplace Material Handling & Safety, Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace, Electrical Safety in the...

Grimes, McGovern & Associates represents Quartz, Acquired by G/O Media

G/O Media Acquires Business News Publisher Quartz April 28, 2022 Quartz is the first addition to the G/O Media stable of sites since the company was formed threeyears ago. One of the marquee business brands among digitally native premium contentdestinations, Quartz...