Caspian Media creates award-winning B2B websites, magazines and events.

Caspian, launched in 1996, is a major media owner boasting assets including Real Business, the most read SME website in the UK with 250,000 unique monthly visitors.

Caspian is also the founder of Europe’s leading private equity title Real Deals and the influential First Women Awards, which it runs in partnership with the CBI. It is also the company behind numerous highly successful events including the Amazon Growing Business Awards, The Private Equity Awards, and the FD Surgery programme.


In 2002 LDC invested in Caspian Publishing (now known as Caspian Media).

In 2017 Ridgeway Capital acquired the business from LDC.