Middle Market Information LLC buys Mergers & Acquisitions publishing brand


Mergers & Acquisitions, the oldest trade publication serving the dealmaker community, has been acquired by Middle Market Information LLC from Arizent.

Started in 1965 as Mergers & Acquisitions: a Dealmakers Journal, M&A’s print and digital magazine, news website, daily email newsletters and social media channels inform private equity firms, strategic acquirers, investment banks and other deal intermediaries on breaking news, emerging trends, and rising stars in the industry.

Middle Market Information, a B2B data and information company, says M&A will retain its core values of providing quality intelligence to discerning professionals in the dealmaking community.

“We are delighted to have an opportunity to invest in and grow Mergers & Acquisitions, a brand that’s been trusted by dealmakers for over 55 years,” said Middle Market Information CEO Jim Beecher. “This industry needs an independent voice that can deliver thoughtful analysis and deep coverage of both private equity and corporate deal activity. Through our website, www.themiddlemarket.com, and our publication, we will build upon the foundation of the brand and deliver an even better experience for the community in the coming months and years.”

Arizent CEO Gemma Postlethwaite said of the transaction, “We are delighted to have found a suitable home for Mergers & Acquisitions in Middle Market Information LLC. We wish Jim and the team much success for the future.”

M&A is well known for several of its annual features, such as The Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A, the long-running Mid-Market Awards and The Rising Stars of Private Equity, which just published this month.

Veteran journalist Mary Kathleen Flynn, who became Editor-in-Chief of M&A in 2011, will continue to direct the brand’s content.

“The new challenges M&A and private equity professionals are facing in 2020 underscore the need for the trusted, insightful editorial content we produce at Mergers & Acquisitions and themiddlemarket.com,” Flynn said. “We’ve built a great foundation under Arizent, and we’re looking forward to growing and extending our brand further with Jim and Middle Market Information.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

For more information, please contact:

For Middle Market Information LLC
Jim Beecher
781-983-5017
jbeecher@themiddlemarket.com

For Arizent
Debra S Mason
212-803-8866
debra.mason@arizent.com

About Middle Market Information LLC
Middle Market Information, based in Wilton, Conn., is a business data and information company focused on serving financial professionals in the middle market. The company stands as an independent, trusted voice that provides critical insight, commentary and analysis on the market to help our customers profit, avoid disruption and improve their capabilities.

About Arizent
Arizent is a business information company that advances professional communities by providing insights and analysis and convening industry leaders. The Company uses deep industry expertise and a data-driven platform to deliver its services which include subscriptions, marketing services, events, and access to Arizent Leaders, an executive peer network. Arizent connects business communities through leading financial services brands like American Banker, The Bond Buyer, PaymentsSource, Financial Planning and National Mortgage News, as well as professional services brands like Accounting Today, Employee Benefits News and Digital Insurance.