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CMP Media acquires assets from MediaLive International & Shorecliff Communications.

CMP Media (Manhasset, NY) has acquired MediaLive International's (San Francisco, CA) Technology Media Group, including a portfolio of events, conferences and publications, for $65 million.

Medialive International's TMG produces 20 annual events for the emerging, accelerating and established technology markets, including Interop, VoiceCon, Next Generation Networks, the Collaborative Technologies Conference, Mobile Business Expo and Web 2.0. The unit also produces the "Seybold Report," a bimonthly title that focuses on cross-media tools, technologies and trends for the print and Internet marketplaces, and "The Seybold Bulletin," a weekly online summary of news about the publishing and Internet industries.

CMP president/ceo Steve Weisner said the combination of Medialive assets with its current publications, online investments and vertical market events "will offer technology vendors the most comprehensive marketing solutions available in the industry ... we are best positioned to deliver content to our audiences when, where and how they want it."

Also, CMP has acquired Shorecliff Communications (Mission Viejo, GA), an event organizer and information provider serving the RFID (radio frequency identification), IPTV (Internet protocol television), broadband and wireless infrastructure markets, for $12.3 million. Shorecliff was represented in the deal by the Jordan, Edmiston Group (New York).

Shorecliff is a producer of specialized trade exhibitions, publications and conferences in the wireless, broadband and RFID industries. Major events include RFID World, the largest conference focused on RFID technology and implementation, Broadband Wireless World, Tower Summit & Trade Show and TelcoTV. The company also produces the RFID Boot Camp series, RFID Europe Conference series and the RFID in Healthcare conference, as well as "Broadband Wireless Online," a monthly e-magazine for data service providers, systems integrators and equipment suppliers, an accompanying e-newsletter and a buyer's guide.

CMP said the acquired assets complement its current technology events portfolio, including Computer Security Institute, Black Hat, and the Embedded Systems, Software Development and Game Developer Conferences. CMP president/ceo Steve Weisner said the deal "is part of a broad-based strategy to grow our audience and diversify our solutions for bringing sellers and buyers together."
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Title Annotation:CMP Media L.L.C; MediaLive International Inc
Publication:Business Publisher
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 17, 2006
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