1105, Randall-Reilly Make Acquisitions (posted 1/19)
1105 Media has purchased Florida Educational Technology Corp., producer of the annual FETC Conference, a technology conference focused on the K-12 market that attracts some 8,000 attendees and more than 500 companies each year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The conference will be merged into 1105’s Education Technology Group, which includes T.H.E. Journal and Campus Technology, as well as five Web sites, nine e-newsletters and live events for the higher education technology market. This is the third acquisition Chatsworth, California-based 1105 has made since the start of the year.
Randall-Reilly Buys Kona Communications
Randall-Reilly Publishing has acquired Deerfield, Illinois-based Kona Communications, a 37-year-old publisher of Truck Parts and Service and Successful Dealer magazines. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The titles adds the two new titles to Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based Randall-Reilly’s other trucking-related products and events, including Commercial Carrier Journal, Overdrive, Truckers News, Trañsportista (formerly Truckers News en Español), NextTruck and the Great American Trucking Show. Kona’s founder, President and CEO Jim Moss, will remain with the magazines in an advisory role throughout the transition period. Kona’s offices will remain in Deerfield.