ROCKVILLE, MD — March 16, 2015 - Access Intelligence announced today the acquisition of of Exchange Monitor Publications and Forums, a b-to-b media company specializing in high-value conferences and e-newsletters in the defense and energy marketplaces. This acquisition strengthens Access Intelligence’s foothold in delivering best in class information to the defense and energy markets.
Exchange Monitor publishes professional newsletters and hosts forums, colloquiums and workshops to facilitate conversations among government and NGO officials and private industry executives on critical national and international programs and policies. The company’s primary areas of focus are: the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management and the cleanup of the nuclear legacy of the Manhattan Project and the Cold War; the National Nuclear Security Administrative and the current U.S. nuclear weapons complex; the commercial radioactive waste industry; and the development of technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Exchange Monitor will join the fast-growing Aerospace & Energy Group, which includes Defense Daily, POWER Magazine, The LDC Forums and Open Architecture Summit. The group will be led by Defense Publisher Thomas Sloma-Williams.
Located in Washington, DC, Exchange Monitor Publications and Forums was founded in 1981 by the late Edward L. Helminski, a physicist who was actively engaged in complex technical issues in the public arena for more than 30 years. It operates four well-respected forums including Decisionmakers’ Forum, The Radwaste Summit, The Nuclear Deterrence Summit and The Conference on Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage. It also publishes four high-value strategic weekly e-newsletters: Weapons Complex Monitor, Nuclear Security and Deterrence Monitor, Radwaste Monitor, and GHG Reduction Technologies Monitor as well as the daily Weapons Complex Morning Briefing.
“This acquisition is a reflection of Access Intelligence’s ongoing commitment to the defense and energy information market, which includes respected brands such as Defense Daily, POWER Magazine, Chemical Engineering and the ELECTRIC POWER Tradeshow,” said Don Pazour, president and CEO of Access Intelligence. “We are very proud to welcome a company with the credentials of Exchange Monitor to the Access Intelligence family, and expect that this new relationship will accelerate our strategic ambition to be the information provider of choice to the global defense and energy industries.”
Seller Carole Ann Helminski said, “Access Intelligence’s expertise providing high-quality conferences and paid content makes them a great fit for Exchange Monitor. Their culture of entrepreneurship, integrity and professionalism will provide great opportunities for the team.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
About Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. Leading brands include Cynopsis, Cablefax, PR News, FOLIO:, AdMonsters, Event Marketer, LeadsCon, Chief Marketer, Media Industry Newsletter, Defense Daily Network, Aviation Today, Studio Daily, POWER and Via Satellite. Market-leading shows include LeadsCon, The FOLIO: Show, Event Marketer Summit, SATELLITE 2015, OR Manager, LDC Trade Forums, Clean Gulf, ELECTRIC POWER, Energy Ocean and Offshore Communications. Access Intelligence also produces executive conferences for the healthcare, PR, media, cable, energy and defense markets.
About Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a leading private investment firm that invests in the information, business services, healthcare IT, and education industries in North America and Europe. VSS provides capital for buyouts, recapitalizations, growth financings and strategic acquisitions to lower middle market companies and management teams with the goal of building companies organically as well as through a focused add-on acquisition program. VSS makes privately-negotiated investments across the capital structure and has the ability to invest in situations requiring control or non-control equity, mezzanine securities and structured equity securities.