TROY, MI-BNP Media and Ascend Media announced that BNP Media had acquired the Professional Services Division of Ascend Media in a press release dated August 31st. The Professional Services Division includes the Food, Beverage, and Packaging Group and the Gaming Group of magazines, conferences, web sites, and events.

Clear Seas Research, BNP Media’s market research company, is concurrently announcing their entrance into these industries.  “Clear Seas will present unparalleled, custom market research in the food, beverage, packaging and gaming industries via our combination of online communities, industry knowledge and superior analysis.  We look forward to creating research solutions for all companies wishing to gain competitive advantage in these arenas,” said Mitchell Henderson, co-CEO of BNP Media.