December 2009

e5 Global Media and Guggenheim Acquire B2B Entertainment Assets from Nielsen

e5 Global Media LLC, a newly formed company by Pluribus Capital Management, a media private equity partnership, and Guggenheim Partners, a global diversified financial services firm, has acquired a number of leading media brands from The Nielsen Company’s Nielsen Business Media, including The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.

The other brands included in the sale are: Adweek; Brandweek; Mediaweek; The Clio Awards; Backstage; Film Journal International; and the Film Expo business, which includes the ShoWest, ShowEast, Cinema Expo International, and CineAsia trade shows.

The Jordan, Edmiston Group represented Guggenheim Partners in this transaction.