1977: Access Intelligence, LLC begins as a division (known as the "Business Division") of Phillips Publishing International, Inc.
1995: The "Business Division" officially becomes a wholly owned subsidiary, "Phillips Business Information, Inc." (PBI). For identification purposes, our markets continue to refer to our journalistically award winning product brands such as "Via Satellite", "Communications Today", "Satellite News", "Defense Daily," etc.
HIGH GROWTH AND EXPANSION
1994: PBI acquires Omnicom, and the company's U.K. telecom operation launches.
1996: PBI acquires MIC and Infotech -- both are strong business-to-business telecommunication products in the consulting and studies business. MIC merges with Infotech, creating a stronger telecom brand.
1996: PBI acquires Knowledge Industries Publications, Inc. (KIPI). This new, very strong presence in the new media area brings significant revenue and strength in the trade shows and conference business.
1998: Hart Publications, Inc. (also a Phillips International subsidiary) is integrated into PBI, creating a stronger unified business-to-business publishing unit. Hart is a leading publisher of magazines, newsletters, directories and products also include conferences, in the energy business.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
2000: Phillips Business Information, Inc. is acquired by VS&A Communications Partners III, LP, the private equity affiliate of New York-based media merchant bank Veronis Suhler Stevenson. In addition, Hart Publications, is acquired by Chemical Week Associates, a VS&A Communications Partners II, LP portfolio company. Over this span of years, PBI has grown to 14 offices in the U.S. and U.K., headquartered in MD.
A NEW NAME
2004: PBI Media merges with Chemical Week Associates and acquired the Chemical division (SRIC) from SRI International in Menlo Park, CA and company name is changed to Access Intelligence LLC, with annual revenues of approximately $60 million.
January 2006: Access Intelligence acquires Harriman Chemsult, Ltd, a chemical pricing information services in London.
April 2006: Access Intelligence acquires The Energy Daily, Defense Today and Space & Missile Defense Report from King Publishing.
November 2006: Access Intelligence acquires LDC Forums, a series of high-level conferences bringing together buyers and sellers in the natural gas marketplace.
2007: Access Intelligence acquires Daratech Plant, a chemical industry IT event in May and in June acquires, Trade Fair Group, a Houston based business with events and a magazine covering the energy market.
2009: Access intelligence acquires two tradeshows, Offshore Communications and Energy Ocean in February and in July acquires, the assets of Contexo Media, providing an entre into the healthcare market with a medical coding books business and Dorland, a publishing business serving the medical case management market.
2010: Access Intelligence acquires Maack Business Services, a conference business serving the plastics chemicals market in January and in April acquires, Retech, a tradeshow serving the renewable energy technology market.
February 2011: Access Intelligence Acquires Red 7 Media
May 2010: Access Intelligence Acquires RETECH Conference and Exposition, Expanding Its Energy Information Portfolio
July 2011: Access Intelligence Acquires Cynopsis Media, Expanding Reach into TV, Sports and Kids Markets
March 2012: Access Intelligence Acquires LeadsCon Trade Show Along with Daily Deal Summit
October 2012: Access Intelligence Acquires Marketing Brands from Penton
In September 2010 Access Intelligence sold assets in its chemical and energy portfolio (including SRI Consulting, Chemical Week magazine and conferences, Harriman Chemsult, Energy Daily and the Maack conferences) to a subsidiary of IHS Inc., making way for future acquisitions and growth in targeted markets.