Forester Media, StormCon, Acquired by Endeavor Business Media

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Endeavor Business Media has acquired Forester Media and its StormCon trade show for an undisclosed sum. The deal also adds the Western Water Summit and a portfolio of six magazines and their websites to Endeavor’s stable of publications, conferences and trade shows.

“As we continue to build out our portfolio of events and media properties, we identified the Forester properties as a good fit for our organization,” said Endeavor CEO Chris Ferrell. “StormCon is an industry-leading trade show for stormwater management, and our digital products will immediately be available to advertisers in the Forester magazines.”

“The industries covered by these publications are essential to life in cities today and that made them very appealing to add to our portfolio of titles,” said Ferrell.  “Additionally, we have a couple of conferences in the solid waste and public works sectors that these brands will nicely tie in with.”

StormCon 2019 takes place Aug. 18-22 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. This year’s show was held at the Hyatt Regency Denver.

As part of the deal, the Forester staff members working on the affected events and publications will join Endeavor. “Endeavor has a deep understanding of where our businesses are headed and the demonstrated ability to get us there fast,” said Forester founder and President Daniel Waldman. “This is great news for our employees, our clients and the industries we serve.”

Grimes, McGovern and Associates represented Forester Media in the transaction while Resolute Capital Partners provided the financing for Endeavor.

This acquisition was the eighth transaction of a busy 2018 for Endeavor. The Nashville-based company made its biggest splash in June when it acquired SouthComm Business Media, organizers of Firehouse Expo.

Reach Chris Ferrell at (615) 293-8683 or cferrell@endeavorbusinessmedia.com; Daniel Waldman at (805) 679-7600 or dwaldman@forester.net.