ChannelPro Network, a division of EH Media LLC, a leading U.S. business-to-business media company and conference producer, has announced the acquisition of complementary technology brands from Canadian-based TopickZ Inc., a progressive information resource company, led by a team of experienced and award-winning professionals. The acquisition includes leading technology websites and a consulting services group.
The acquired brands are:
- FindBiometrics, the leading industry resource for all information on biometric identification and identity verification systems and solutions, known throughout the world as the place for expert content and education for the past 20 years.
- Mobile ID World, dedicated to providing premier content and cutting-edge information on mobile authentication solutions and application providers. MIDW provides expert guidance as the world undergoes a digital mobile revolution.
Both FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World are strategically aligned with EH Media’s IT business that includes The ChannelPro Network and IoT Playbook brands. By delivering peerless thought leadership, the two acquired brands have achieved strong growth in digital revenues and consulting services, positioning them well for the long term.
“EH Media and its ChannelPro Network and IoT Playbook brands are acquiring a great team and portfolio of brands that overlaps nicely with their current portfolio and also provides exposure to attractive adjacent markets,” said Peter O’Neill, founder of FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World. O’Neill will remain in a key role to help integrate these brands into EH Media and continue to drive growth.
“Peter O’Neill has built a strong information resource company focused on the integration of biometrics solutions and mobile identification solutions,” said Michael Siggins, EH Media VP and founder and president of The ChannelPro Network and IoT Playbook. “These focus areas dovetail with our IT brands and strategic direction, positioning the company to expand in both existing and new markets.”
The FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World teams will work closely with ChannelPro and IoT Playbook teams to identify and capitalize on opportunity going forward. “I am excited to welcome this experienced and well-respected group to EH Media. Together, we will not only expand the EH Media portfolio but will continue to build upon a strong foundation that enables us to deliver business-building digital content, events, and services to our audience now and in the future,” Siggins said.
Brian DeCicco from Berkery Noyes served as the exclusive financial advisor to TopickZ.