Questex Acquires SpaTrade
B-to-B publisher increases spa industry footprint with online network deal.
Massachusetts-based Questex Media has increased its footprint in the spa industry with the acquisition of SpaTrade, the producer of SpaTrade.com, SpaExec.net and the SpaExec networking events.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 2000, SpaTrade’s networks carry 15,000 registered members including spa owners, operators, practitioners and suppliers. SpaTrade’s staff, including founder and president Nancy Griffin, will continue to operate the business.
Questex owns several spa-related trade titles, including American Spa and American Salon magazines, and the Medical Spa Report. It also owns the International Beauty Shows, the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conferences, and SPATEC events.
Earlier this year, Questex acquired FierceMarkets, which offers e-mail newsletters, Web sites, Webinars and live events in the telecom, life sciences, healthcare and IT and finance industries.