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Smart Energy Decisions has been acquired by Diversified Communications

Smart Energy Decisions (SED) has been sold to Diversified Communications, a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and
conferences, online communities, and digital and print publications.

Founded in 2016 by John Failla, Smart Energy Decisions informs and supports commercial and industrial electric power customers as they navigate the transition to
renewables and minimize consumption of fossil fuels. Organizer of Net Zero Forums, Renewable Energy Forums and Innovation Summits, and producers of webinars, podcasts, eNewsletters, research, and custom media, SED complements Diversified’s existing clean energy portfolio already serving solar, energy storage, and EV charging infrastructure markets.

As producers of these market-leading products, Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries, including clean energy, food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third-generation, family-owned business.

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips, one of Oaklins’ TMT teams in New York, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Smart Energy Decisions in this transaction. This deal
further highlights our deep sector expertise in advising marketing and media businesses, specifically those within the events industry.

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“The team at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips ran a smooth and professional process, and my team and I were strongly supported from beginning to end. Their strategy for positioning and marketing the business was exceptionally well-considered and on target, and the overall results exceeded my expectations.”

John Failla

Founder and CEO, Smart Energy Decisions

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 Ken  Sonenclar

Ken Sonenclar

Managing Director
New York, United States
Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips
 Jeffrey  Dearth

Jeffrey Dearth

Senior Advisor
New York, United States
Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips
 Andrew  Eaddy

Andrew Eaddy

Associate
New York, United States
Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips

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