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ASAPP Info Global Group is a 18-year-old multinational B2B media information group with diverse media properties in print, web and events space. It is committed to providing most authentic and timely information on the construction, infrastructure and manufacturing industry. ASAPP Info Global Group provides a 360 degree information experience through special interest business publications, conferences, seminars, industry recognition awards, industry portals, directory services, research reports and newsletters.

To provide timely, researched, intelligent information solutions across all media for sectors vital for economic and national development.

  To be the best infrastructure & construction information disseminator.
  To provide world class information products that provide best value to customers.
  To empower our customers with most valuable information which enriches them greatly.
 To create an enabling environment that inspires and empowers our people to deliver exceptional products and     services.

Commitment to Excellence, Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Transparency, Customer Focus.

CONSTRUCTION GROUP

CONSTRUCTION WORLD is the largest circulated construction business magazine in with two separate editions in India and the Gulf. The 18-year-old monthly magazine has a readership comprising of Engineers, Builders, Architects, Business developers, Contractors, and Manufacturers & Dealers of Building materials and Construction equipment. It provides the most authentic, up-to-date & timely information and presents to readers a comprehensive, in-depth and insightful analysis of the Indian Construction Industry. The magazine reaches out to key decision makers both in India and abroad. It is also circulated in all major trade exhibitions, seminars & conferences in India and abroad.
CW INTERIORS India and Gulf's first B2B Interiors Magazine, the focus of the magazine is to generate business leads, ideas and opportunities. The monthly publication launched in 2008 presents timely, well packaged and extensive information on interior design and trends. It is an invaluable business tool for its readers which include Architects, Interior Designers, Builders, and Contractor.
EQUIPMENT INDIA is India's first & only magazine for the infrastructure equipment industry. It has been successfully addressing the needs of information of the infrastructure equipment industry since 2008. It is the most specialized source of information for Contractors, Manufacturers, Dealers, Purchasers and the end users. It equips them with information to make easier and more profitable purchase decisions.
Indian Cement Review Indian Cement Review, the premier magazine catering exclusively to the cement industry since 1976, covers the latest updates and happenings of the industry from around the world. The magazine gives wide ranging technical articles, informative views of industry professionals, analysis and on-site case studies. It acts as a useful interface between the producers, manufacturers and the user fraternity of the cement industry, and is a must read magazine for the User industry, Manufacturers & suppliers and Auxiliary services providers.
INFRASTRUCTURE GROUP

INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY is the largest read magazine on infrastructure sector in India since its launch in 2003. It helps partners in the nation's building process - utility providers, planners, institutions, international investors, contractors, developers, builders, consultants, architects, engineers etc. - or organizations having products or services that cater to infra sectors, to keep pace with the latest happenings in the sector. The 8-year-old magazine updates the reader through a comprehensive coverage on all aspects of nation building: from business environment to transportation to industrial land creation without compromising on objectivity. It is circulated in high-powered seminars and conferences, referred to by business leaders and adorns the coffee table display in many a corporate boardrooms.
POWER TODAY is an influential, well-read and respected magazine. Launched in 2008, it provides all the news and information from the Indian and global power generation, transmission & distribution sectors. Along with a comprehensive, in-depth and insightful analysis, Power Today brings to readers interviews with the who’s-who of the industry, policy analyses, project updates, statistic, technologies, features, key commercial developments and lots more.
PROJECT REPORTER is a fortnightly project magazine servicing the industry since 2005. It is available both in print & electronic format. Project Reporter covers more than 100 projects across 45 diversified sectors from India which are in Conceptual and Implementation Stage along with Project Updates, Commissioned Projects, Contract Awards.
Solar Today is a Bi Montly business magazine that will focus on discussing ideas pertaining management of solar as a business which needs global knowledge and due diligence.
INDUSTRY GROUP

Industrial Products Finder (IPF), a pioneer industrial journal in India, was launched in 1972. It gives industrial manufacturers and exclusive dealers/importers of industrial products a forum to display their ware, in a medium that was to be made regularly available to the users of these products.

IPF focuses on all industrial/engineering products and services, consultancies, repair and reconditioning services, industrial security and safety services, and of late, pollution control and environment protection services. Apart from products, there are also other regular features that complement the core activity – a capsule of important events and developments in the industrial sector, news on companies, projects, joint ventures and mergers, etc; a selection of articles written by experts in the field as well as academics; and information on all important trade fairs, conferences, seminars and training programmers.
Automotive Products Finder (APF) is an auto engineering magazine that looks into technology and components. Launched in 2005, the magazine is aimed at the engineers in the auto industry, and especially those who are in search of the latest developments in the field of automobiles and the industries related to it, may it be IT/Software, CAD/CAM, CAE, production systems/PLM/ERP, material handling, machine tools/special tools, assembly systems, specialized systems, garage equipment, service gadgets/diagnostics, accessories, etc. The readers include strategic sourcing teams, purchase engineers and those who are in a position to influence decisions and on a long-term.
The Indian Textile Journal (ITJ), rated as India’s leading textile monthly, has been serving the textile and textile-related industry since 1889. The sectors that it covers include Spinning, Weaving, Processing, Dyeing & Finishing, Knitting and Garmenting. It carries authentic articles on various subjects related to these segments from eminent authors from institutions and also from the industry experts. Every month, it carries extensive information on new products & emerging technologies on these segments.

Technology and Trade Information is the very backbone of The Indian Textile Journal. Apart from a substantial subscriber base, the magazine rightly can boast of a huge complement of readership cutting across the various segments of the textile industry. It is also subscribed by the textile industries from some neighbouring countries including Bangladesh and Pakistan.
INFOBANKS
InfoBank is a series of print directories by ASAPP Media. These provide list of all major companies across various sectors and contact information of their key executives. They are the most authentic source for contact details of business decision makers in different industry sectors. InfoBanks published include: PSUs, Power, Material Handling Equipment, Cement, Qatar, Construction & Design, and Water.

ASAPP Media Information Group as a part of its mission to raise benchmarks and honour excellence, organizes award events for the construction and infrastructure industry – these include the CONSTRUCTION WORLD ANNUAL AWARDS where construction companies, contractors, equipment & building material companies in two separate events in India and the Gulf; CW ARCHITECT & BUILDER AWARDS which felicitate the top architects and builders in the country; EQUIPMENT INDIA AWARDS which recognize top selling brand across categories of equipment; and KPMG INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY AWARDS, India's first-ever infrastructure awards, which recognize excellence across infrastructure sectors.

ASAPP CONFERENCES is a division of ASAPP Media. It organizes seminars and conferences. These foster the growing network of professionals and business owners interested in infrastructure, construction & realty sector and encourage the exchange of scientific, technical & commercial expertise and knowledge. These provide a platform to all stakeholders within the sector to discuss, deliberate, exchange, share knowledge and experiences and collaborate.

Some of the renowned conferences are:

  India Roads Conference
  India Airports Conference
  India Rail Conference
  Equipment India Conference
  Power Today Conference
  India Realty Conference
  India H2O Conference
  India Ports Conference
  India MetroRail Conference
  Infrastructure Today India Opportunity Conference
  India Coal Conference
  Infrastructure Today Leadership Summit
  Construction World Leadership Summit
  Infrastructure Today Finance Conference
  National Ports & Shipping Conference
  Oil & Gas Conference
  India EPC Conference
  Smart Cities Conference
  Indian Cement Review Conference
  Infrastructure Today Urban Transport Conference

ASAPP Info is the online division of ASAPP Media. It publishes and manages digital publications, industry portals, newsletters, directory services, etc.


e-Magazines:

Property 200
PROPERTY 200 is a quarterly e-publication from the stable of Projects Reporter. Each issue provides crucial information of 200 projects from across India. Projects include residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, luxury housing, IT parks, etc.

Top Portals:

1. www.ConstructionUpdate.com – An all encompassing construction and infrastructure news portal
2. www.ConstructionTenders.co.in – Latest tenders from a variety of construction jobs
3. www.PowerInfoBank.com – Online listing of over 1800 companies and 5000+ key executives in Power sector, with     complete contact information. Power InfoBank also offers 2 e-newsletters additional services to the industry –
           Power News - www.powerinfobank.com/Enewsletter/Power/
           Renewable News - www.powerinfobank.com/Enewsletter/RenewableEnergy/

Sectoral e-newsletters:

  1. Auction News – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Auction
  2. B2B Deals – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Deals
  3. Cement News – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Cement
  4. Construction Jobs – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Jobs
  5. Construction News – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Construction
  6. Economy News – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Economy
  7. Engineering News – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Engineering
  8. Equipment News – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Equipment
  9. Finance News – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Finance
10. Infrastructure News – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Infrastructure
11. Power News – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Power
12. Projects News – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Project
13. Transport News – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Transport
14. Ports News – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Ports
15. Roads News – www.ConstructionUpdate.com/Roads

FIRST – Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training – is a not for profit, social trust initiated and promoted by ASAPP Media group. Established in the year 2003, FIRST has undertaken the social objective to impart professional skill and education to workforce to meet the mounting demands of the industrial and service sectors in India. It expects to help the personnel in improving their standard of living & performing better to build the nation as a global leader. FIRST, in partnership with the Maharashtra State Government, has adopted an ITI at Belapur, Navi Mumbai in the year 2008, under the Central Government scheme of ‘Public Private Partnership’. It is also in the process of establishing an Infrastructure Management Institute.

FIRST publishes sectoral research reports and newsletters that provide credible information which is timely and useful for accessing and disseminating business opportunities. The institution also engages in researching information and ranking construction and infrastructure companies.


The research reports published by FIRST are on following sectors

  Roads
  Construction and Real Estate
  Public Private Partnership
  Power Equipment
  Civil Aviation
  Ports and Shipping
  Urban Infrastructure
  India’s Social Infrastructure
  India’s Electricity Sector
  India’s Oil and Gas Sector
  Renewable Energy in India

FIRST publishes weekly industry newsletters on –

  Roads and Bridges
  Renewable Energy
  Power and Coal
  Oil and Gas
  Infrastructure Finance
  Urban Infrastructure
  Ports and Shipping
  Civil Aviation
  Construction and Real Estate
  Minerals and Metal
ASAPP Media Information Group has made many proud achievements. Some of them are:
Winning distinguished awards:  Construction World won the first prize in the ‘Multimedia Strategy and Business Model’ category for its best        representation across all media in Asia, at Manila, Philippines, amongst 74 entries representing 44 companies         from 9 countries.
 Construction World won the award for ‘Best News Magazine’ at the CIDC Vishwakarma Awards in 2010 and 2011.
 Equipment India won the CIDC Vishwakarma Award for ‘Best News Magazine’ in 2011
 Indian Cement Review won the CIDC Vishwakarma Award for ‘Best News Magazine’ in 2012
 ConstructionUpdate.com won the CIDC Vishwakarma Award for ‘Best News Portal’ in 2012
 The Editor-in-Chief of ASAPP Media, Mr. Pratap Vijay Padode, won the award for ‘Best Journalist’ at the CIDC        Vishwakarma Awards in 2010 and 2011.
 Ms. Falguni Padode, Group Managing Editor of ASAPP Media won the ‘Best Journalist’ CIDC Vishwakarma Award        in 2011.
 Construction World won the awards for ‘Best Single Issue’ and ‘Best Feature Article’ at The Tabbies 2010 Awards,      an international B2B publishing award given by TABPI, USA that had more than 500 entries from USA, UK, New        Zealand, South Africa, Canada, India, etc.
 Infrastructure Today won the award for ‘Best Single Issue’ at The Tabbies 2011 Awards.
 CW Interiors won an award in the ‘Front Cover Special Issue’ category at The Tabbies 2011.

Publishing over 300 issues on construction Instituting first ever ranking of construction companies, building material companies and construction equipment companies. Annually ranking India's top architects, top builders and India's most admired construction companies. Publishing 2 volumes of BIG BOOK for construction industry, the first of which mapped the growth of the industry over the twentieth century and the latter mapped the last decade of construction. Participating in the world`s largest construction exhibitions like BAUMA, CONEXPO, World of Concrete, BATIMAT, Saudi Build, Big 5 show and nationally being the official magazine for EXCON, bC India, Big 5 Construct India, Power Gen, etc. Organizing & conceptualizing pioneering awards:  Construction World Global Awards: The first and most coveted award for achievers in the construction & allied        industry, launched in 2003; turned global in 2012
CWAB Awards: India’s most coveted award in building industry, launched in 2006, annually recognizes and        felicitates the country’s top 10 architects and builders
 KPMG – Infrastructure Today Awards: India’s first infrastructure awards, held every year since 2008
 Equipment India Awards: India’s first award dedicated to infrastructure equipment industry, launched in 2013

Initiating and promoting Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST), a non-profit organization for the cause of imparting education, training and conducting research in the field of infrastructure.

ASAPP Media acquires Chennai-based IPF Online

December 4, 2013 | Team TC

Mumbai-based ASAPP Media Information Group, a B2B media & information group, has acquired 100 per cent stake in Chennai-based IPF Online Ltd. The deal involves acquisition of stake held by IPF Online's founder and publisher RV Pandit besides equity investors IL&FS Group and HDFC. The deal involves acquisition of entire print and online business of IPF Online.

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Deal Alert: ASAPP Media acquires B2B magazine IPF Online

Mumbai-based ASAPP Media Information Group, a B2B media & information group, has acquired the entire shareholding of IPFOnline Limited and along with it the entire print and online business of the company. The deal involves acquisition of the stake held by IPF Online's founder and publisher RV Pandit besides equity investors IL&FS Investment Management (IIML) and HDFC.

Indus Advisors acted as the financial advisor to the sellers while BDO India acted as the financial advisor to the buyer.

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Il & Fs Investment Managers

IPFonline Ltd.
Merger/Acquisition
ASAPP Media Information Group acquired IPFOnline Ltd from RV Pandit, IL&FS Investment Managers Limited (BSE:511208) and Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (BSE:500010) on December 4, 2013. Indus Advisors acted as the financial advisor to the shareholders of IPF Online and BDO India LLP acted as the financial advisor to ASAPP Media.

IVC's price was unchanged after the transaction was announced on 12/4/13.

Investor / Buyer
ASAPP Media Pvt Ltd.
Creditor / Lender
Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited
IL&FS Investment Managers Limited

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