tradeshows, conferences, and events for sale

Global Media & Events For Sale

Global Media & Events acquisitions available for sale are listed below by industry.

Media includes Digital Media, Digital Advertising, Print, Magazines, Newsletters, Publishing, Content Marketing, Lead Generation, and more.

Events include Conferences, Conventions, Trade Shows, Trade Fairs, Exhibitions, Expositions, Summits, Hosted-Buyer Events, Webinars, Festivals, and Fairs.

Looking to sell? Grimes, McGovern & Associates has buyers looking to acquire events and digital media businesses, especially in the following sector:

  • Consumer Subscription Magazines

Contact John McGovern CEO & Owner (212) 255-9700, [email protected]

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Global Media & Events For Sale:

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Media & Events

Human Resources Industry Media and Events for Sale

INDUSTRY: B2B Energy, Digital Community

TYPE: Acquisition

Scalable to Any B2B Community – Digital Engagement Platform

High-Engagement Audience

OVERVIEW: US-based online content and community platform for the global electric power industry. Products include online events, podcasts, job board, newsletters (over 15), syndicated news, industry-contributed managed content, original content. Master mailable list of over 240K.

REVENUE MIX: Revenue generated through advertising, jobs board and news subscription service.  

AUDIENCE: Audience spans medium to large companies in the electricity value chain as well as companies servicing the industry such as vendors/ research firms and government agencies. Company types span utilities, consulting, vendors, education/training, construction/contractors, financial services, media and even law firms. Registered members are generally experienced senior executives and managers.  

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING: The business has cultivated a critical mass of users (over 2M annual users) and contributors to the platform, funded by revenue. The core platform and processes are in place, along with a roadmap for continuing development of high-value functionality.

FINANCIAL: 2022 Revenue and EBITDA over $1.2M and $200K respectively.

NDA REQUEST/EMAIL: Contact John McGovern at 917-881-6563 or [email protected]

INDUSTRY: B2B Media (Wealth Managers & Advisors)

TYPE: Acquisition

Highly Targeted Media Business Focused on Wealth Managers & Advisors

A highly targeted media business that exclusively delivers news, opinion, and education for wealth managers and advisors alike. These subscribers manage an average of $160 million in client assets – which is more than 2x the industry standard. The company brings these readers the latest insights vital to their business, reducing the need to pour through dozens of news and industry publications – and serves the most sophisticated advisor that is focused on serving upstream retail and institutional clients.

The company has developed a unique fintech technology dashboard that delivers high traffic visibility and lead generation to its customers. This provides the dollar-for-dollar experience based on the price paid and performance received. These solutions generate year after year continuity revenue with little or no sales costs.

Audience Market – 300,000 Financial Advisors and Wealth Managers. The audience is reached daily via email, webinars, annual reports, and through the main website and demand generation. The company produces 1 daily newsletter and 12 specialty newsletters packed with original content to serve its audience.

Competitive Positioning – Offer influencer messaging access to 3 key lucrative wealth management trillion-dollar spaces: retail and institutional asset management, FinTech driven TAMPs (Turn-Key Asset Management Programs), and Trust Services for Estate Planners, Family Offices, and HWN Investors.

Type of Revenue Generated – A mix of sponsored webinars, sponsored email campaigns, sponsored annual guides, and digital website channels.

Analytics – Built using industry-leading technology provided by Marketo, the company can provide advertisers and customers detailed insight into the audience behaviors and spending performance.

Subscribers – 300,000 Registered Investment Advisors, Broker Dealer Representatives, Retirement Income Specialists, Pension Consultants, and Financial Advisors and Wealth Managers.

Advertisers/Customers – These are leading financial institutions that include: BlackRock, Invesco, Morningstar, Envestnet, SEI, and Orion, just to name a few.

Ownership – The company is privately held, 100% owned by the Founder. They have not raised any outside capital.

Financial Picture – 40% Adjusted EBITDA Margin in 2021 along with 15% revenue CAGR since 2018.

NDA REQUEST: Jeff Gruenhut at 404-849-4156 or [email protected]

INDUSTRY: B2B Media - Retail & Pharmacy

Retail Trade Reference Publication Business

Annual Retail Trade Reference Publication Business serving over 50,000 top execs and key decision makers in Health, Beauty and Pharmacy in various Mass Retail sectors. Very profitable with an EBITDA margin exceeding 55% and a loyal sticky client base that renews each year at nearly a 70% rate.

NDA REQUEST: Jeff Gruenhut at 404-849-4156 or [email protected]

Media & Events (Events)

Media & Events (Events) for Sale

INDUSTRY: B2B Funding, Investment & Finance

TYPE: Acquisition

Institutional Investment & Finance Events Business

OVERVIEW: Growing, profitable and scalable events business covering a wide array of business and institutional investment topics: healthcare services, special purpose acquisition companies (SPAC), venture debt, Regulation A/crowdfunding, activist investment, microcap investment. The events focus on specific “deal types” and their stakeholders.  

REVENUE MIX: Revenue generated through sponsorship and registration.  

SPONSORS & ATTENDEES: Attendees include Law Firms, Venture Capitalists, Brokerage, Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Investment & Commercial Banks, SPAC/Reg A Sponsors & Management, Accountants, Investor Relations, Underwriter and Issuer Counsel, Senior & Mezzanine Lenders, Physicians, State & Federal Healthcare Policy Administrators and more.  

Sponsors include global investment banks, law firms, consulting & professional services, insurance, and healthcare companies.  

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING: The company offers a unique approach to events, focusing on niche topics while turning profits by covering technical issues relevant to all stakeholders of the deal strategies covered. Hence, the company attracts a highly qualified audience and the sponsors interested in this audience.

FINANCIAL: 2022 Revenue over $2.2M and Adjusted EBITDA almost $1M. Consistent growth in revenue and EBITDA since 2020, with revenue more than tripling between 2020 and 2022.

NDA REQUEST/EMAIL: Contact John McGovern at 917-881-6563 or [email protected] 


INDUSTRY: Financial Wealth Management

TYPE: Acquisition

High Net Worth Individuals Data, Events & Media Business

This data-driven media, education, and events business brings together over 1.3M+ high net-worth investors, traders, and financial advisors with top financial experts and financial service companies. The company delivers in-depth education programs from the world’s foremost investing/trading/economic experts through extensive content from in-person conferences and seminars, live-stream, video and virtual events, and private events, such as investment-themed cruises.

Participant investors have an average net worth of $4M+,

Self-identified active traders/investors number 500K+, and

Sponsor/Exhibitor/Advertiser-base consists of private placements, natural resources, real estate/real-estate investment trusts (REITs), exchexchange-tradedds (ETFs), Energy, and other investment opportunities.

The company’s proprietary custom software, a platform of separate yet integrated modules, streamlines data application across programming, marketing, content management system (CMS), badging, customer relationship management (CRM), exhibitor sales, exhibitor-view, cruise bookings, and more– automating nearly every aspect of the business.

This “sterling” opportunity presents the right strategic investor with unique synergies to tap and realize as-yet undeveloped data assets, including radio-frequency identification (RFID) data from events and portfolio size.


John McGovern at [email protected] or call (917) 881-6563

Jeff Gruenhut at [email protected] or call (404) 849-4156


INDUSTRY: Corporate Technology & Digital Transformation Conference Series

TYPE: Acquisition

Corporate Technology & Digital Transformation Conference Series

High-growth, high-margin scalable technology and digital transformation conference/tradeshow series focused on North and South America with largest event in Miami. Strong organic growth and profitability with new cities added this year and more to come. Top two events with 250% and 580% YoY growth. Topics include SaaS, Cloud, Big Data, Fintech, IoT and much more. Company has an online media news platform with 80K subscribers. Revenue sources are sponsorship, tickets, exhibitors, marketing service, community platform with video, all poised for growth.

Audience is technology-focused c-suite leaders (CEOs, CMOs, CDOs, CIOs, CTOs) who buy for Latin America operations in Miami and Latin America. Around 5000 C-Levels attendees. High-growth horizontal market with attendees from many industries. The business has over 200 sponsorship clients, including tech giants such as Microsoft, IBM, Google and Oracle and related VARs and MSPs. 60% of Exhibitors/Sponsors are US companies and growing.

NDA REQUEST/EMAIL: John McGovern at (917) 881-6563 or [email protected]

INDUSTRY: B2B Events - Counterculture and Alternative Products

CounterCulture & Alternative Products Events Business

Regional event business in counterculture market (vape, smoke, paraphernalia shop) bringing together thousands of industry buyers in several key markets in the United States and Central America. B2B focused events that also bring in active influencers connected to these markets. Events have a loyal following and have been able to capture significant market share in a very fast changing marketplace.

Contact Jeff Gruenhut, at [email protected] or 1-404-849-4156

INDUSTRY: B2B Events - Multi Industry Hosted Buyer

Multi-Industry Hosted Buyer Events Business

High-margin, multi-industry, scalable business with strong top-line and bottom-line growth. The events are invitation-only strategic sourcing opportunities for buyers to locate niche providers of specialized products and services in technology, transport, government, and security.

Revenue has grown consistently year after year, with 27% growth projected in 2024. Company has expanded by adding adjacent markets, and there are still ample growth opportunities for additional ancillary markets. Lots of runway here.

Sponsors include durable goods, technology, software, and services in unconsolidated markets. Buyers come from Private Sector, Infrastructure/Energy, and Public Sector organizations.

A loyal base of sponsors increasingly buys multiple events. Strong customer return and increasing average annual customer spend. AI and other tech has added new clients. Vendors and buyers have been helpful in Business’ expansion into related markets.

Revenue is in single digit millions with 27% YoY growth and 30-40% margin.
Operational needs of the hosted-buyer events are well below that of a traditional expo.

NDA REQUEST/EMAIL: Contact John McGovern at 917-881-6563 or [email protected] 

Membership/Subscriptions Businesses

Membership/Subscriptions Businesses for sale

INDUSTRY: Global Lubricants

TYPE: Acquisition

Lubricant Industry Media & Data Subscription Business

Overview: Profitable global B2B media/data paid subscription business serving lubricant, grease, base oil, additives and related markets with high margin digital offerings such as magazine (print/digital), newsletters, data products, reports, guides, webinars and podcasts. The business is succeeding in converting controlled circulation to paid subscription model, with exponential growth in subscription income since 2019.

Customer Profile: Clients include global energy giants. Over 1000 individual and 2300 corporate subscribers. Job roles include senior executives, sales/marketing, procurement, plant & fleet maintenance, R&D, engineering, educators. Client industries are base oil, additives and finished lubricants with peripheral markets such as equipment, distribution, software, consulting and non-profits. Half of clients are US-based, with remaining spread across Europe, Asia, Australia.

Competitive Positioning: Influential voice in the industry for over 25 years and counts global companies among repeat customers. The company has no look-alike competitor, specifically in paid subscriptions. The business is well-positioned to grow corporate subscriptions and take advantage of emerging applications of lubricants in electric vehicles, technology and renewable power.

Type of Revenue Generated: The Company produces several consistent types of revenue. These include:
Data Products
Custom Content

Ownership: The Company is a Subchapter S Corporation with 3 owners.

Financial Picture: Revenue is rebounding after the pandemic, with subscription income almost 80 times higher and a tripling of data products income since 2019. Strong repeat clients and low customer concentration.

NDA REQUEST/EMAIL: John McGovern at (917) 881-6563 or [email protected]



INDUSTRY: Financial Services

Scalable Financial Services (Bankruptcy) Information Subscription Business

Leading provider of intelligence and advisory services on corporate bankruptcy and distressed firms. The flagship product is a research platform with the deepest archive of documents (current and historical) such as court documents, financial statements, proprietary news and expert analysis. Fully indexed and searchable. Detailed information on over 130,000 organizations and over 45,000 people who have been involved in bankruptcies. Subscriber Database of over 12K companies and 40K contacts.

Revenue is nearly 100% subscription. High recurring revenue, high retention rates and long-term agreements.

Law firms, advisory firms, investment/commercial banks, asset managers, academia, government agencies and more.

Competitive Positioning
Deep archive which is an attractive option for customers as a substitute or supplement against more expensive competitors. Ample room to expand market share as well as scale the business by expanding coverage with no significant marginal costs.

2023 projected revenue over $2.5M.
2024 projected revenue over $3M.
Strong revenue growth with revenue almost tripling since 2019.

REQUEST FOR NDA: Contact John McGovern at 917-881-6563 or [email protected]

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