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Incisive Media sells AVCJ and Unquote to Mergermarket

September 22, 2015

The businesses will bolster Mergermarket Group’s global footprint and expand the provision of private equity and venture capital related data, events and intelligence.

AVCJ and Unquote are leading sources of information on private equity and venture capital deals and fundraising activity. The brands represent a complementary extension to the Mergermarket Group suite of products that include Mergermarket, Debtwire, Dealreporter, Infinata, Xtract Research and the Remark global events division.

Headquartered in London and Hong Kong, and with a global presence in 65 countries, Mergermarket Group provides finance and industry intelligence, analysis and data to investment banks, advisory professionals, fund managers, private equity firms, industry and corporate professionals.

“Unquote and AVCJ have strong localised footprints in the delivery of private equity and venture capital related content,” said Hamilton Matthews, CEO of Mergermarket Group. “Both brands are highly regarded in their respective markets and we are hugely excited to welcome them to Mergermarket Group as we seek to strengthen our global provision of fund and deal data, events and intelligence.”

“AVCJ and Unquote are hugely successful brands and I could not think of a better new home for them than Mergermarket Group,” commented Tim Weller, Chairman and CEO of Incisive Media. “With a strong foothold in private equity and M&A related content, Mergermarket Group is committed to further investment and development of both brands. I would like to thank the team for their loyalty and achievements over the years and I wish them well.”

About AVCJ
AVCJ is a leading source of information on Asian private equity and venture capital activity. The business has been providing editorial coverage, quality data and intelligent analysis to Asia’s deal-making industry for more than 27 years. The company also hosts a range of events including the Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum, the largest and most influential gathering of private equity and venture capital professionals and investors in Asia.

AVCJ was founded in 1987. Today it remains at the forefront of launching new products, helping organisations promote their capabilities to senior professionals including institutional investors, general partners, investment banks and intermediaries.

About Unquote
Unquote is a comprehensive provider of private equity and venture capital data, events and intelligence. An invaluable tool for investors, investment banks and advisers, Unquote’s content sets provide valuable sources of market commentary and data on deals, funds, people, analysis and opinion.

For more than 20 years, Unquote has collected a unique data set of private equity funds, deals and limited partners. The business has established a range of international events, including the highly successful British Private Equity Awards.

About Mergermarket Group
Mergermarket Group is a global media company providing investment banks, advisory professionals, fund managers, private equity firms, industry and corporate professionals with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. Mergermarket Group acquires AVCJ and Unquote from Incisive Media. Founded in 2000, the company has more than 1,000 staff in 65 countries.


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