Cygnus Business Media acquires 'GSE Today' and GSE Expo

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Westport, Conn.--Cygnus Business Media on Thursday announced it has acquired GSE Today and from New Mexico-based General Publications L.L.C., and GSE Expo from GSE International Expo L.L.C. Terms of each deal were not disclosed. The acquisition expands Cygnus' reach within its aviation and transportation portfolio, which currently includes Airport Business, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Mass Transit,, and GSE Today, with a circulation of 15,000, is an international publication and information service for the aviation ground support industry, which includes equipment servicing. "This acquisition supports our strategy to obtain properties that will enhance, as well as broaden, advertiser and exhibitor reach within the markets we serve," said Paul Mackler, president-CEO of Cygnus Business Media, in a statement. GSE Expo is an international trade show for aviation ground support equipment and services. This year's show will take place Oct. 23-25 at the Rio Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas. "GSE Expo is a well-supported show, which will benefit from our expertise both in the fields of aviation and exposition management," said Cygnus Expositions President Jeff Price, who oversees more than 17 industry events for Cygnus. will provide additional online support to the aviation interactive community. Cygnus Interactive currently hosts more than 60 Web sites providing updated news, e-mail, buyer's guides, chats and links.

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