2015 Folio: 100 Honorees – Up-and-Coming Trailblazers
SouthComm Business Media—with CEO Paul Bonaiuto at the helm—late last year purchased Cygnus’ final group of brands. The deal closed the chapter on Cygnus as a standalone company and ended an 18-month process of bank-directed divestments. Included in the transaction—which increased SouthComm’s portfolio—were 10 trade shows, 10 publications and five websites for a collection of brands in the aviation, CPA, printing, automatic merchandising and landscape and facilities markets. All staff associated with the Cygnus portfolio of publications and events, including most of the corporate support staff, transitioned to SouthComm.