EagleTree-Backed Arc and The Channel Company Acquire Incisive Media

Arc acquired Incisive’s financial services and sustainability portfolios; The Channel Company to Acquire Incisive’s Technology Portfolio

London, UK –News Direct– The Channel Company

Arc, the global events, data and media platform, today announced the acquisition of the financial services and sustainability portfolios of Incisive Media’s businesses. These portfolios expand Arc’s sector diversity in the UK market with the addition of leading financial services and sustainability brands such as Investment Week, Professional Pensions, Professional Adviser and BusinessGreen.

The Channel Company, a leading B2B marketing firm focused on IT channels, will acquire Incisive’s technology portfolio. The acquisition will unite CRN and CRN UK under the same company. The technology portfolio also includes the Computing and Channel Partner Insight brands.

Simon Foster, CEO of Arc, said: “This is a crucial step in the evolution of Arc. We are delighted to welcome Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley, as well as the financial services and sustainability teams to Arc, and look forward to growing and growing these portfolios. We also look forward to further developing the Arc platform through this acquisition with the addition of more resources and channels with which we can grow our network.

Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company, said: “We are delighted to add Incisive’s technology channel brands to our portfolio, and believe that the reunification of the CRN brands in the US and UK will bring substantial benefits to our audience and customers. This acquisition gives us the opportunity to link the Incisive Computing brand with our Midsize Enterprise Services brand within a powerful, connected and global end-user community. Overall, the acquisition gives The Channel Company a leadership position in content and events in the United States and EMEA. »

Jonathon Whiteley, CEO of Incisive Media, said, “After a very successful period of growth over the past few years, Incisive Media is now ready for its next stage of development. Arc and The Channel Company’s global platforms provide natural homes for Incisive Media’s brands and people. Our audience and customer-centric approach to developing and supporting the end markets we serve aligns perfectly with the philosophies of Arc and The Channel Company. This split allows us to support this growth in a relevant and targeted manner. I am excited about the future and look forward to working with Simon and his team at Arc to bring Incisive Media into this exciting next chapter.

Cardean Bell advised Incisive on the transaction and Macfarlanes provided legal advice. Arc’s M&A advisor was Canson Capital Partners. Jones Day was legal counsel to Arc and The Channel Company. Plural Strategy Group advised Arc and The Channel Company on commercial due diligence.

Incisive media

Based in the heart of London, Incisive Media is an award-winning digital media and business-to-business events company established in 1995. Operating across the financial services, enterprise technology and corporate sustainability markets, we have some of the most influential, engaging and well-known brands in business media. We are a technology-driven, forward-thinking marketing services company that connects and informs business professionals through our analyst-grade content and market-leading events. We offer our clients the opportunity to reach their customers through advanced and integrated digital marketing activations and we are constantly adapting to the ever-changing digital market. www.incisivemedia.com


Arc is a B2B platform backed by investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital that aims to redefine business networks by building the next generation of events and media. With a customer-centric approach, driven by smart data and insights, Arc seeks ways to connect communities, where, when and how people need to come together to meet, network, learn and grow their businesses. . http://www.arc-network.com

The chain company

The Channel Company is focused on the technology industry and its CRN brand celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022. Based in Westborough, MA, The Channel Company has served the technology channel community for over 40 years. From CRN, the #1 source for technology news, insights and analysis for the IT channel, to cutting-edge events that connect customers to customers, to powerful research, consulting and engaging education for to accelerate growth, to transformative marketing services to maximize investment, The Channel Company provides a full suite of results-driven services focused on meeting unique channel needs worldwide. The Channel Company is an investment fund holding company managed by EagleTree Capital, a New York-based private equity firm. www.thechannelcompany.com

EagleTree Capital

EagleTree Capital is a New York-based middle-market private equity firm that has completed over 35 private equity investments and over 75 follow-on transactions over the past 20 years. EagleTree invests primarily in North America in the following sectors: media and business services, consumer, water and specialty industries. For more information, visit www.eagletree.com or find EagleTree on LinkedIn.

Contact Details

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Incisive media

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+44 20 7484 9802

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