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Diversified acquires The Running Event in US

Events. Diversified Communications – the increasingly global B2B events, digital and magazine business – has acquired the 12-year-old The…
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Aretex Capital acquires Alerian index maker

B2B information. The new Hong Kong-based private equity firm Aretex Capital Partners is acquiring the Dallas-based Alerian, a provider…
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TransUnion acquires Iovation authentification

B2B information. Iovation provides device identity and consumer authentication capabilities, and a digital device reputation consortium, with insight into…
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IHS Markit to acquire Ipreo for $1.9bn

B2B information. New York-based Ipreo employs 1,700 people, providing information to support capital-raisings. Owned by private equity funds managed…
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Comcast may fight Disney for 21st Century Fox

Broadcast-streaming. Comcast, the world’s largest broadcasting company, confirmed it is putting together a rival offer to Disney. Last year,…
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IBJ acquires Diverse dating site

B2C digital. In an all Japanese transaction, the 19-year-old social network Mixi, Inc (which has some 20m active users) will…
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ITE to acquire Ascential exhibitions for £300m

Events. ITE is the £120m-revenue, London-based operator of exhibitions principally in Eastern Europe and Asia. The seven Ascential shows…
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New Media buying Akron Beacon Journal for $16m

News. The New York-based New Media Investment Group Inc is acquiring the 68k-circulation Akron Beacon Journal  and its ohio. com…