he b-to-b media industry has seen a recent surge in M&A deals, capping a year in which the sector showed signs of renewed strength. In just the first week of the new year, publishers announced these deals:
- Farm Journal Media acquired a majority stake in Commodity Update, a mobile media company serving the agriculture industry.
- Hanley Wood acquired Metrostudy, a provider of research, data, analytics and consulting services to the housing industry.
- MediaTec Publishing acquired Workforce Management from Crain Communications Inc.
- Nielsen Holdings acquired the Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show and the Tailgating Industry Association.