Apprise Media LLC has signed an agreement to acquire Canon Communications, a producer of print publications, trade shows, and digital media for the $200 billion medical device manufacturing market and allied packaging, plastics, and electronics markets. Apprise is acquiring Canon from Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a private equity firm. Financial terms were not disclosed. Canon Communications, which is based in Los Angeles, produces 15 trade shows, publishes 15 magazines, and operates eight online properties. In January, Apprise acquired Beckett Publications, a publisher of sports and entertainment market collectible guides. Canon and Beckett will operate as separate companies, each with its own management.
-- Amy Corr