BNP Media, Troy, Mich., acquired the Professional Services Division of Ascend Media, Deerfield, Ill. The division includes the Food, Beverage and Packaging Group and the Gaming Group of magazines, conferences, web sites and events.
“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.
Clear Seas Research, BNP Media's market research company, is concurrently announcing their entrance 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.
This acquisition makes BNP Media, the parent company of Process Heating, the global leader in food, beverage and packaging information.