April SIPA Member News

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Welcome New Members

We are excited to welcome the following new member to the SIPA community:

Publish Interactive develops technology that allows research publishers to manage and deliver their high value content to their subscribers.

Simplify Compliance Sells Argosy Group

Simplify Compliance, a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company, has completed the sale of Argosy Group. The transaction resulted from a strategic decision to further hone their focus on core markets: human capital management, healthcare, environmental health and safety, and communications. Included in the sale was Buyouts Insider, a digital media and events business with brands such as PE HUB, Venture Capital Journal and Regulatory Compliance Watch.

"We see this sale as an opportunity to allocate resources and pursue investments that align with our strategic vision," said Simplify Compliance CEO Dan Oswald. "To that end, we'll continue to invest in new product development and explore acquisitions that expand and strengthen our product portfolio."

The buyer, PEI Media Group (PEI), is a UK-based global B2B information group focused on private equity, private real estate, private debt, infrastructure and agri investing.

"The Argosy Group has been the go-to provider for information for private equity and venture capital executives for decades. The team has done an excellent job growing their market and evolving their products to better serve the community," said Scott VanHoy, partner with Leeds Equity.

insideARM Promotes Amy Perkins to President


The iA Institute has promoted Amy Perkins to president. In this role she will oversee all operations related to delivery of all iA news and research products, conferences, and their newest division – commercial credit & collections.

Since joining the company in November 2017, Perkins conceived of and launched one of insideARM's most successful new initiatives – Women in Consumer Finance, a meticulously handcrafted conference that generated unanimously raving feedback.

She also led their 2018 Better Way project within the Consumer Relations Consortium (CRC). This initiative kicked off their effort to design a collaborative roadmap for industry innovation.

"Amy is an authentic and genuine leader who connects easily with staff and clients," said Stephanie Eidelman, CEO of the iA Institute.

Access Intelligence Unites Two of Its Operating Groups

In order to better serve its core communities, Access Intelligence has brought together what had been two separate operating groups, Media and Marketing, into a single Media & Marketing Division.

Diane Schwartz, the longtime leader of PRNEWS and senior vice president of the Access Intelligence Media Group, has left the company. She came on board in 1996, when PRNEWS was just a weekly newsletter. Over 23 years, she led a hard-working team that developed the brand's broad portfolio and supported the PR community with attention to the key areas of media relations, measurement, crisis management and digital/social transformation.

Kerry Smith, a veteran in creating, building and running media and event companies, will be the new division's president.

Industry Dive Starts a 16th Vertical

Industry Dive is launching a new weekly edition: Waste Dive: Recycling. Since 2012, the journalists of Waste Dive have worked to keep executives and leaders in the solid waste and recycling industry informed with insightful news analysis, perspectives from thought leaders and deep dives into major trends.

Recently, one topic has taken focus with real economic realities, environmental benefits and political/regulatory drivers: Recycling. Waste Dive's ongoing work on this topic, especially since the announcement of new global scrap policies in 2017, has become a key resource for industry professionals and mainstream media outlets. To give this area the coverage it deserves, Waste Dive: Recycling arrives. 

Now one of the business world's fastest-growing sources of journalism, Industry Dive serves 7 million decision-makers across 16 different dynamic industries.

Aging Media Network Launches New Business Publication for Hospices

Aging Media Network, Inc. has announced the launch of Hospice News (HN), a new publication covering the $28 billion business of hospice care.

HN marks Aging Media's fifth publication and further solidifies its position as the leading business media company covering the post-acute senior care and longevity market.

"We are excited to provide the news, information and analysis that hospice care executives and government officials need to build out this important industry," said John R. Yedinak, president and co-founder of Aging Media.

Northstar Travel Group Acquiring Three Premier U.K. Events

Northstar Travel Group has agreed to acquire three events from London-based Centaur Media—the Business Travel Show, The Meetings Show and Travel Technology Europe. The transaction is expected to close at the end of April.

The Business Travel Show is Europe's largest corporate travel event with more than 9,000 attendees, including 220 exhibiting companies and 500 hosted corporate travel buyers. The Meetings Show is the U.K.'s top event for global meeting planners, bringing together approximately 5,000 attendees, including 640 exhibitors and approximately 1,000 hosted meeting buyers.

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Ronn Levine began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has won numerous writing and publications awards since. Most recently, he spent 12 years at the Newspaper Association of America covering a variety of topics before joining SIPA in 2009 and SIIA in 2013 as editorial director…