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, jmcgovern@mediamergers.com


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Global Media & Events for sale:

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Human Resources


Human Resources industry media and events for sale

Highly Targeted Conference and Event business – Human Resources, Marketing, Branding, Social Media

INDUSTRY: Social Media / Human Resources 

TYPE: Acquisition

Highly Targeted Conference and Event business – Human Resources, Marketing, Branding, Social Media

A leading, highly targeted conference business in excellent high-growth markets for sale. Profitable long-running conferences with well-developed virtual as well as live formats. Content-heavy, educational model geared toward business leaders, in-house practitioners, and decision-makers with direct influence in the decision-making process for HR, Talent, Branding, and Social Media. Large Email Database. Significant brands like Verizon, Visa, GEICO, Taco Bell, and Disney participate as speakers and attendees.

NDA REQUEST/EMAIL: John McGovern at (917) 881-6563 or JMcGovern@mediamergers.com

Highly Targeted, Long-Running, North American Corporate Communications, Internal Communications, HR, Digital Workplace and Employee Experience Conference and Virtual Event Portfolio

INDUSTRY:  Human Resources/Human Capital/Strategic Internal Communications/Corporate Communications/Digital Workplace

TYPE: Acquisition

Niche conference series has been running since 1998 and running 20+ events per year in person across the US and running 23-24 virtual events per year since March 2020.

60k+ email database.

Focused and intimate conferences feature thought leadership from practitioners sharing best practices and practical, real-world advice in a highly targeted and interactive conference experience. Events focus on learning from your peers and making meaningful professional connections. A loyal sponsor base can demonstrate their thought leadership through client case studies, networking, and active participation.

Market – Corporate Communications, Internal Communications, Human Resources, and Digital Workplace Executives across many industries.

Revenue Breakdown – The business drives revenue through a mix of ticket sales and sponsorship sales to its portfolio of events.

Conference Sponsors – Leading digital workplace, enterprise communications, and collaboration software companies.

Conference Speakers and Attendees – Leading professionals seeking training, solutions to common problems, and staying ahead of the latest trends in the areas of Corporate Communications, Internal Communications, and Human Resources. Events are large enough to attract world-class attendees from well-known brands such as Amazon, Walt Disney, McDonald’s, IBM, Microsoft, and LinkedIn, yet small enough for attendees to make meaningful connections.

The Ownership – The business is solely owned and operated by a seasoned veteran of the conference industry who is willing and able to provide leadership through a transitional period. Turn-key business with management in place to transition to the new owner.

Opportunity to expand the current formula quickly into new regions and markets by adding published content and an established marketing and sales process.

NDA REQUEST/EMAIL: John McGovern at (917) 881-6563 or JMcGovern@mediamergers.com

Media & Events “Various Industries”


Media & Events “Various Industries” for sale

Highly Targeted Media Business Focused on Wealth Managers & Advisors

INDUSTRY: B2B Media (Wealth Managers & Advisors)

TYPE: Acquisition

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 jgruenhut@mediamergers.com

Highly Targeted Media Business focused on a specific vertical segment of the Residential & Commercial Construction Market

INDUSTRY: B2B Media (Commercial Construction)

TYPE: Acquisition

This is a leading, highly targeted media business focused on a specific vertical residential and commercial construction market segment covering a category that impacts below 53,000 readers and subscribers. The company produces two targeted monthly publications within their niche and several annual publications. The business provides valuable and timely content to its readers that directly impacts their purchasing decisions related to both products and design/architectural choices. Revenue is derived mainly through advertising and more minor but growing digital products. The business has a seasoned team in place and routinely pre-books most of its annual sales in advance. The team in place will enable a smooth process for a new owner.

Market:  A specific submarket within the entire building products envelope for the Commercial and Residential building construction market.

Revenue Breakdown: The business drives revenue through a mix of Print & Digital Media Sales.

Publication Subscribers: There are 53,000 verified readers that include vital decision-makers. Examples of their titles/roles are General Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Developers, and Designers. All of these are connected to the Construction market.

Advertisers:  The leading suppliers of the product and related services that the company covers editorially in each publication.

The Ownership: This is a privately owned and operated business. The owner is willing and able to provide leadership through a transitional period.

Financial Picture: Consistent revenue with clear visibility into the new year with a significant amount of sales pre-booked. Details are given as requested.

NDA REQUEST: Jeff Gruenhut at 404-849-4156 or jgruenhut@mediamergers.com

B2B Digital Agency Covering High Growth Vertical

INDUSTRY: B2B Digital Agency  

TYPE: Acquisition

Fast-growing digital marketing business with media assets and subject matter competence that make it unrivaled in its distinct categories. The vertical results in high growth, high recurring revenue marketing, and media services firm. Revenue increased by over 100% in two years.

NDA REQUEST/EMAIL: James McDonald at (917) 881-6563 or jmcdonald@mediamergers.com.

Highly Targeted Event and Community Platform in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Sectors

INDUSTRY: Conference/Events/Information Services 

TYPE: Acquisition

Highly Targeted Event and Community Platform in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Sectors

This is a leading, highly targeted event and community platform bringing together the most talented innovators and influencers in data science and artificial intelligence. During the pandemic, the company hosts global events: both live in-person conferences and online virtually. The company has a history of delivering high-margin events and is well-known for having a best-in-class support team to execute their targeted meetings. They reach a community of over 300,000 AI and Data Science influencers and provide them with the education and content needed in the demanding machine learning and AI field. Revenue is derived through a combination of Sponsorship and Ticket sales. There are multiple actionable near-term and long-term growth opportunities in this sector.

Market – Data Scientist and Artificial Intelligence experts across dozens of primary industries.

Revenue Breakdown – The business drives revenue through a mix of Ticket and Sponsorship sales to its global events.

Conference Sponsors – Well-known brands such as Intel, HP, IBM, RedHat, SAS, and Microsoft – to name a few.

Conference Attendees – The leading and most talented industry professionals are seeking training and skill enhancement in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

The Ownership – The business is majority-owned and operated by a seasoned veteran of the industry who is willing and able to provide leadership through a transitional period.

NDA REQUEST/EMAIL: Jeff Gruenhut at 404-849-4156 or jgruenhut@mediamergers.com

Profitable High End Developer and Technology Conference/Virtual Event Series

INDUSTRY: Front-end / UX / Technology   

TYPE: Acquisition

Profitable High-End Developer and Technology Conference/Virtual Event Series

A well-established, profitable, and highly-regarded front-end conference series. With robust ticket sales and a loyal attendee base, the Company has been taking advantage of the current economic climate by adding virtual events that meet current needs ranging from one-day topic-focused events to a planned week-long online conference for the fall. High growth potential for global diversification.

The audience is drawn from a broad cross-section of the front-end, user experience, and digital design communities with a wide range of backgrounds. Attendees come from everywhere, from the development teams of Fortune 50 to freelancer designers. Great opportunity for an organization looking to acquire an end-user audience and database.

NDA REQUEST: John McGovern at (917) 881-6563 or JMcGovern@MediaMergers.com

Membership/Subscriptions


Membership/Subscriptions for sale

Recurring Revenue Membership and Media Business in Energy Market

INDUSTRY: B2B Membership in Energy

TYPE: Acquisition

Recurring Revenue Membership and Media Business in Energy Market

Summary: For sale is a leading, growing, highly-targeted b2b membership for-profit association & media business focused on a major vertical within energy. Unique marketing & communications platform for member companies to influence procurement and policy in a very capital-intensive highly-regulated industry. Revenue is derived mainly through memberships and sponsorships – from both buyer and seller/service provider sides of the market, as well as from some advertising.

The business has a broadly-respected seasoned team and routinely pre-books most of its annual sales in advance. The team in place will enable a smooth process for a new owner.

The Ownership: This is a privately owned and operated business. The owners are willing and able to provide leadership through a transitional period.

Financial Picture: Growing revenue and profits with significant upside potential.

NDA REQUEST/EMAIL:  John McGovern at (917) 881-6563 or JMcGovern@MediaMergers.com.

 

Leading, Highly Targeted Data & Media Business Focused on 4 Core Sectors of US market

INDUSTRY: Media & Subscription

TYPE: Acquisition

This is a leading, highly targeted data and media business focused on four core sectors of US business. These include Agriculture, Construction, Industrial, and Consumer. This business provides its readers and subscribers with valuable and timely content and a unique database of parts data. The parts data business is the “blue book” of their categories serving the Farm Equipment, Farm Tractor, Construction Equipment, Crane, and other related categories. The company provides this information in annually printed guides and online. Revenue is derived through a combination of Advertising and Subscription revenue. The transition of assets and databases will be a smooth process – and the business will come with an experienced team day of closing.

Market – Construction, Agriculture, Industrial, Crane, and Consumer.

Revenue Breakdown – The business drives revenue through a mix of Print & Digital Media Sales, Subscriptions, and List Rental.

Publication Subscribers – Using various platforms to Deliver content, the company has cultivated an audience of reaching tens of thousands of qualified readers in each segment they serve. This is done both via print and email delivery.

Subscribers and Advertisers – The leading brands serve each market that is well-known and recognized leaders in each of their categories.

The Ownership – The business is Family owned (not involved in the business) and operated by a seasoned veteran of the industry who is willing and able to provide leadership through a transitional period.

NDA REQUEST/EMAIL:  Jeff Gruenhut at (404) 849-4156 or  jgruenhut@mediamergers.com

 

 

Linux Subscription News Business

INDUSTRY: Subscription

TYPE: Acquisition

A leading subscription-based digital media company for the Linux and open-source development communities available for sale. A wide range of topics including (but not limited to) development projects, distributions, businesses, and more. Its kernel coverage is the media source of record for the kernel community.

The subscriber audience comprises thousands of individual developers and corporations like Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Qualcomm, Red Hat, SUSE, and many others.

This opportunity comes with the option of one of the owners joining the new firm.

NDA REQUEST/EMAIL: John McGovern at (917) 881-6563 or JMcGovern@MediaMergers.com

 

 

Subscription-Based Data & Information-International Market

INDUSTRY: Subscription

TYPE: Acquisition

Subscription-based news, data, market intelligence, and research business cover the energy sector and investment climate in a strategically critical frontier market. Industry-leading data and information network, highly acclaimed editorial content, and special subscriber retention rates. Profitable and growing, with significant upside potential in existing operations and opportunities to scale to additional markets.

NDA REQUEST/EMAIL: James McDonald at (917) 881-6563 or jmcdonald@mediamergers.com

 

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