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Parent companyObserver Capital
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City
Publication typesMagazines, newspapers, websites
Revenue$254.6 million
No. of employees400

Arizent, formerly known as SourceMedia, is a mid-sized diversified business-to-business digital media company owned by Observer Capital, which acquired the company from Investcorp in August 2014. [1] Formerly the Thomson Media division of The Thomson Corporation, SourceMedia was spun off and sold by Thomson to Investcorp in 2004 for $350 million.[2]

Based in New York City, SourceMedia has offices in the Washington suburb of Arlington, Virginia and Atlanta.

SourceMedia employs approximately 400 people.

In 2009 Investcorp split the company into two, creating Accuity as a semi-autonomous unit within SourceMedia. Accuity was the Registrar[3] of Routing Numbers for the American Bankers Association, responsible for the assignment of routing numbers for banks in the United States, and was a leading worldwide provider of payment routing data, software and services. In 2011, Accuity was sold to Reed Elsevier for $530 million.[2]

On February 1, 2012, SourceMedia announced the adoption of a new company logo. The company's "new trademark icon depicts an array of screen-shaped pixels assembled in the shape of a three-dimensional hub."[4]

In late September 2012, it was reported that Investcorp would be selling the remainder of SourceMedia. In 2014, SourceMedia was sold to Observer Capital.[5]This is the first major acquisition for Observer Capital, which was founded in 2013 by Joseph Meyer.

Key brands

The company's key brands include American Banker, The Bond Buyer, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Planning, On Wall Street, Accounting Today, National Mortgage News, Digital Insurance, Health Data Management, and Employee Benefit News. Brands include American Banker, the banking industry's leading website and daily newspaper of record; The Bond Buyer, a leading website and only daily newspaper focused exclusively on the municipal bond industry; as well as National Mortgage News, the leading website and weekly covering the U.S. mortgage industry; and Mergers & Acquisitions, a monthly magazine providing news, commentary and analysis about corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Key executives

  • Gemma Postlethwaite, CEO[6]
  • Sean Kron, chief financial officer[7]
  • David Evans, chief content officer[8]
  • John DelMauro, senior vice president, conferences and events
  • Jeff Mancini, chief strategy officer[9]
  • Christian Ward, chief data officer[9]
  • Ying Wong, senior vice president, human resources and office management


  1. ^ "SourceMedia Announces Acquisition by Observer Capital". PRWeb. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b "Investcorp Puts SourceMedia Up for Sale". PE Hub. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Accuity is the Official Registrar of ABA Routing Numbers
  4. ^ "SourceMedia Introduces New Logo" (PDF). SourceMedia. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Publisher of American Banker Is Sold to an Investment Firm". DealBook. Retrieved .
  6. ^ SourceMedia Names Gemma Postlethwaite as Chief Executive Officer
  7. ^ SourceMedia Appoints Sean Kron as CFO
  8. ^ Radical Reorganization at Source Media
  9. ^ a b SourceMedia Names Jeff Mancini as Chief Strategy Officer and Christian Ward as Chief Data Officer

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