National Floor Trends’parent company BNP Media has announced the acquisition of the Professional Services Division of Ascend Media. This includes magazines, conferences, web sites and events focused on two industries: Food, Beverage and Packaging; and Gaming.
“All of the titles have been well-managed by an excellent staff that has integrated print advertising, events and online media. We now have robust products for any customer looking to reach each and every corner of the food, beverage, packaging and gaming markets,” said Taggart Henderson, co-CEO of BNP Media.
“We’ve been extremely impressed with the way the Professional Services Division team has evolved and grown into a diversified B2B media business. As part of BNP Media, it will have an even more compelling strategic fit that will allow the team and their brands to build on this year’s impressive growth rate,” said Cam Bishop, president and CEO of Ascend Media.
Clear Seas Research, BNP Media’s market research company, said it is excited to enter into these industries. “Clear Seas will present unparalleled, custom market research in the food, beverage, packaging and gaming industries via our combination of online communities, industry knowledge and superior analysis. We look forward to creating research solutions for all companies wishing to gain competitive advantage in these arenas,” said Mitchell Henderson, co-CEO of BNP Media.
The Food, Beverage and Packaging Group, based in Deerfield, Ill, combines vertically integrated food industry and retailing information businesses. The Gaming Group, based in Las Vegas, is comprised of two leading magazines and the industry’s premier trade shows and events.