Acquisitive Endeavor Business Media has bought the privately-owned Illinois based Putnam Media in its seventh deal so far this year. Putnam covers B2B markets including chemicals and pharma, food, smart manufacturing and industrial automation.
The new brands, including Food Processing, Pharma Manufacturing, Smart Industry and Chemical Processing amongst others, will join Endeavor’s existing titles including Industry Week, Processing and Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing within its manufacturing, processing and design & engineering business unit. The Putnam brands have a claimed reach of 2m professionals each year.
Endeavor is based in Nashville, Tennessee and, in the five years since its inception, has become a major B2B player in the US with a database of 9m executives, and 550 employees.