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closed 1/4/2006 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Cavendish Publishing Limited

synopsis: Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business, has acquired the entire issued share capital of the academic law specialist, Cavendish Publishing for an undisclosed sum. Cavendish will sit alongside the Social Science/Humanities list of Routledge, and operate under a brand new name - Routledge-Cavendish.
buyer parent:Informa plc
buyer: Informa plc
Taylor & Francis Group is a leading academic publisher, releasing more than 500 journals and some 1,500 books each year. The company serves the educational, industrial research, and professional markets through a dozen imprints, including Carfax, Falmer, Garland, and Routledge.
target: Cavendish Publishing Limited
Routledge-Cavendish is one of the UK's leading independent law textbook and academic publishers. Routledge-Cavendish also publishes five legal journals, including the Student Law Review.
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closed 8/9/2012 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, purchased The American Journal of Jurisprudence from University of Notre Dame Law School

synopsis: Oxford University Press announced its acquisition of The American Journal of Jurisprudence (AJJ), which was previously self-published by the University of Notre Dame Law School. The AJJ is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems.
buyer parent:University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence.
seller parent: University of Notre Dame
seller: University of Notre Dame Law School
The American Journal of Jurisprudence is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems, exploring current and historical issues in ethics, philosophy of law or jurisprudence, and legal (including constitutional) theory.
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closed 8/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Incisive Media Ltd, acquired ALM Media

synopsis: Apax Summer LLP, the partnership vehicle owning Incisive Media Ltd, a leading business information provider, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of ALM Media from U.S. Equity Partners, L.P. for a total value of $630 million in cash.
buyer parent:Apax Partners
buyer: Incisive Media Ltd
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online.
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: ALM Media
ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. In print, online and in person-ALM offers the highest quality information and resources to today's industry leaders.
price ($mm)
$630
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$200
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3.2x
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closed 3/19/2007 via BNC Analysis

Editis, acquired Group De Boeck

synopsis: Editis expanded its activities in literature and in distribution, Editis is developing its third line of business, education. It has strengthened its presence in Belgium with the acquisition of De Boeck, thereby beefing up its international presence.
buyer parent:Grupo Planeta
buyer: Editis
Editis holds leading positions in three segments of the French publishing business, in particular Literature (trade and mass market formats), Education (scholarly, scholastic aids, middle school, high school, university, legal and medical), and Reference (dictionaries and encyclopedias).
target: Group De Boeck
The De Boeck group is Belgium’s leading publisher and has roots going back to 1760. It has grown steadily and now specializes in 3 sectors in French and Dutch: academic texts (61% in Dutch), university texts (87% in French) and legal texts (74% in French).
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closed 1/26/2004 via PR Newswire

FindLaw Inc, acquired Glasser LegalWorks

synopsis: FindLaw, a Thomson business (NYSE: TOC; TSX) today announced it has acquired Glasser LegalWorks, a highly regarded producer of legal and law practice seminars, events and publications.
buyer parent:The Thomson Corporation
buyer: FindLaw Inc
FindLaw, the leading Web portal focused on law and government, provides access to a comprehensive and fast-growing online library of legal resources for use by legal professionals, consumers and small businesses. FindLaw's mission is to make legal information on the Internet easy to find.
target parent: Sandler Capital Management
target: Glasser LegalWorks
A multimedia publishing and legal education company, Glasser LegalWorks is dedicated to the delivery of timely, specialized information in a variety of formats including print, CD-ROM, on-line, audiotapes, and live seminars. The founders are Stephen A. Glasser and Lynn S. Glasser, who were formerly
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closed 3/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired Round Table Group, Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters acquired Round Table Group, a leading provider of expert witness consulting services to litigators. Round Table Group will be aligned with the litigation businesses within the US Core Legal division, and will be led by Allison Guidette, vice president and general manager of Litigation.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target: Round Table Group, Inc.
Round Table Group provides litigators with expert witnesses on hundreds of subject matters to assist them in pleading their cases. The company features a network of over 100,000 expert witnesses and a database of proprietary expert content reaching over 750,000 records.
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closed 3/28/2008 via BusinessWire

Legal Publishing Netherlands Coöperatie U.A., purchased assets in Argentina, Chile and Mexico from LexisNexis

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading global provider of business information solutions, announced the sale of its local legal, tax and regulatory publishing operations in Argentina, Chile and Mexico to Legal Publishing Netherlands Coöperatie U.A, a partnership formed between a management team from the industry and Palmfund Management LLC.
buyer parent:Palmfund LLC
buyer: Legal Publishing Netherlands Coöperatie U.A.
Legal Publishing Netherlands Coöperatie U.A (Legal Publishing Group) is a partnership formed between a management team from the industry and Palmfund Management LLC (Palmfund), a private equity firm that invests in Latin America.
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets.
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closed 5/19/2010 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired Revista Dos Tribunais Ltda.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has acquired leading Brazilian legal publisher, Revista dos Tribunais. The combined company will deliver the most accurate and comprehensive online information to the Brazilian legal market.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target: Revista Dos Tribunais Ltda.
Revista dos Tribunais has a prestigious 98-year history as a leader in the Brazil legal publishing market, and is synonymous with editorial quality, leading authors and a deep understanding of Brazilian legal professionals and their needs.
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closed 4/28/2010 via BNC Analysis

The Firm Magazine, acquired The Firm Magazine

synopsis: The Carnyx Group, the parent company of The Drum, has agreed a deal to sell its legal publishing business to a management buyout team headed up by The Firm magazine's editor Steven Raeburn. He has formed a new business, Red Cloud Publishing, to publish The Firm magazine.
buyer: The Firm Magazine
The Firm Magazine is a magazine publication for law students, trainees, and practitioners highlighting the humorous side of law as well as important topical issues.
target parent: Carnyx Group
target: The Firm Magazine
The Firm Magazine is a magazine publication for law students, trainees, and practitioners highlighting the humorous side of law as well as important topical issues.
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closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Florida Legal Periodicals

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading provider of information and services solutions, has acquired the assets of Florida Legal Periodicals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Law Bulletin Publishing Company of Chicago. Florida Legal Periodicals is a market leader in the collection and distribution of Florida and Alabama verdict and settlement information.
buyer parent:Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets.
target parent: Law Bulletin Publishing Company
target: Florida Legal Periodicals
Since 1981, Florida Legal Periodicals, based in Tallahassee, has acquired and delivered verdict and settlement information in both print and electronic media, including: Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter; Florida Jury Verdict Reporter and Florida Session Law Reporter.
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closed 9/20/2010 via BusinessWire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Palawlibrary.com

synopsis: ALM Media, LLC announced that it has completed acquisition of the remaining 50 percent interest in Palawlibrary.com formerly held by The Theodore F. Jenkins Memorial Law Library. Palawlibrary is a website that provides easy and inexpensive access to judicial opinions, trial listings, court rules, and other legal information.
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. In print, online and in person-ALM offers the highest quality information and resources to today's industry leaders.
target parent: Jenkins Law Library
target: Palawlibrary.com
Palawlibrary.com is the result of a strategic alliance between the Jenkins Law Library and The Legal Intelligencer. The creation of this integrated Web site provides easy and inexpensive access to judicial opinions, trial listings, court rules, and other legal information.
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closed 1/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters, purchased Public Employment Group from LRP Publications

synopsis: LRP Publications has sold its Public Employment Group and Bankruptcy/Banking Products Group to Thomson Reuters. LRP Publications is a leading supplier of print and online publications for legal, government, educational, and business professionals.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
seller: LRP Publications
LRP Publications publishes two industry-leading magazines, Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, and produces newsletters, books, videos, case reporters, online resources and national conferences.
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closed 9/30/2005 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, acquired Oceana Publications Inc.

synopsis: Oxford University Press Inc (OUP Inc) has today acquired the assets of US-based law publisher Oceana Publications Inc (Oceana). Oceana is a specialist legal publisher with particular strengths in the fields of international law and transnational commercial law.
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world's largest university press, publishing over 4,000 new titles a year. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines.
target: Oceana Publications Inc.
Oceana has been the premier publisher of essential international legal information designed for law librarians, practicing attorneys, business executives, academicians & researchers worldwide. Their global network of respected authors and editors are affiliated with many of the world’s finest firms.
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closed 5/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, acquired Carl Heymanns Verlag KG

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, a leading publisher and information services provider, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Carl Heymanns Verlag KG (Cologne), following approval from the German Cartel Office. Carl Heymanns Verlag is one of Germany's leading academic and legal publishers.
buyer parent:Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe
Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory activities in Europe focus on the growth potential of six customer segments: legal; fiscal/financial; human resources; public & government administration; health, safety & environment (HSE); transport.
target: Carl Heymanns Verlag KG
One of Germany’s leading academic and legal publishers with its highly recognized brands and excellent portfolio of best-selling products in economic and public law as well as commercial litigation protection.
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closed 1/12/2009 via PR Newswire

HB Litigation Conferences LLC, acquired Mealey's Conferences

synopsis: Mealey's Conferences, producer of high-end legal programs on insurance, reinsurance, toxic torts and complex litigation, has been acquired from Business Valuation Resources in a management buyout. The new owner, Tom Hagy, was former publisher of Mealey Publications, a legal news company now owned by LexisNexis.
buyer: HB Litigation Conferences LLC
HB Litigation Conferences LLC, formerly Mealey's Conferences, is a leading provider of legal education conferences, teleconferences and multimedia content covering insurance, reinsurance, toxic torts, products liability, construction defects, and complex commercial litigation.
target parent: Business Valuation Resources, LLC.
target: Mealey's Conferences
Mealey's Conferences is a leading provider of legal education conferences, teleconferences and multimedia content covering insurance, reinsurance, toxic torts, products liability, construction defects, and complex commercial litigation.
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closed 10/30/2008 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Idex

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, announced that it has acquired IDEX, Inc. Based in Overland Park, Kansas; IDEX is a leading provider of expert witness content to the legal market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent:Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets.
target: Idex
Founded in 1984 and based in Overland Park, Kansas; Idex is the leading provider of expert witness content and information. The company serves a diverse group of clients including law firms, insurance companies, corporations and government agencies.
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closed 2/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Dolan Media Company, acquired The Mecklenburg Times

synopsis: Dolan Media Company acquired The Mecklenburg Times, an 84-year-old twice-weekly court and commercial newspaper in Charlotte, North Carolina. The publication was sold by Legal and Business Publishers, Inc., owned by the Kurie family since 1971.
buyer: Dolan Media Company(DM:$285.57)
Dolan Media Company provides high-value information and services to business and professional customers across the United States. Our Business Information Division serves customers in 20 markets across the U.S. through print and online media. Our largest customer segment is the legal profession.
target parent: Legal and Business Publishers, Inc.
target: The Mecklenburg Times
The Mecklenburg Times reports information concerning the vital workings of Mecklenburg County. These areas include: court calendars, legal notices and court suits filed. Also included are statistical listings.
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closed 3/20/2012 via Market Watch

LexisNexis, acquired Law360

synopsis: LexisNexis has acquired Portfolio Media, the parent company of Law360, an online provider of speedy and trusted legal news and analysis for business lawyers, primarily in the United States. Law360 publishes breaking news and analysis with a particular focus on high-stakes litigation across more than 30 practice areas.
buyer parent:Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets.
target: Law360
Law360, the newswire for business lawyers, serves more than 100,000 attorneys every day with late-breaking news on litigation and government policy. Founded in 2004, Law360 produces more than 30 daily newsletters covering major practice areas and regulated industries.
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closed 2/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Collexis, Inc., acquired Lawriter Corp.

synopsis: Collexis Holdings, Inc., a leading developer of high definition search and knowledge discovery software, announced that the company has acquired Lawriter LLC, which owns nationally acclaimed legal research service Casemaker®.
buyer: Collexis, Inc.(:$0.00)
Collexis Holdings, Inc. is a leading developer of High Definition Search and Discovery software. Collexis’ proprietary technology builds conceptual profiles of text and matches them with a comprehensive list to make research results more relevant and efficient.
target: Lawriter Corp.
Casemaker is a Web-based legal research service that provides affordable legal information to government agencies, law firms, law schools, judges, and lawyers across the country. Casemaker has taken the lead in providing content that is comprehensive; tools that are reliable, fast and easy to use.
price($mm)[EV]
$1.92 [$1.24]
rev ($mm)
$3
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$0
EV / rev
8.3x
EV / EBITDA
128.4x
closed 1/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

LexisNexis, acquired Knowledge Mosaic LLC

synopsis: LexisNexis announced it acquired Knowledge Mosaic Inc. The Knowledge Mosaic research and current awareness platform is an indispensable resource with a complete collection of federal laws and regulations.
buyer parent:Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets.
target: Knowledge Mosaic LLC
Knowledge Mosaic LLC provides online information resources for legal professionals who work in highly regulated industries. Its websites offer single points of access for regulatory information, providing an integrated, query-intensive platform for legal research and analysis.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 1/4/2006 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Cavendish Publishing Limited

synopsis: Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business, has acquired the entire issued share capital of the academic law specialist, Cavendish Publishing for an undisclosed sum. Cavendish will sit alongside the Social Science/Humanities list of Routledge, and operate under a brand new name - Routledge-Cavendish.
buyer parent:Informa plc
buyer: Informa plc
Taylor & Francis Group is a leading academic publisher, releasing more than 500 journals and some 1,500 books each year. The company serves the educational, industrial research, and professional markets through a dozen imprints, including Carfax, Falmer, Garland, and Routledge.
target: Cavendish Publishing Limited
Routledge-Cavendish is one of the UK's leading independent law textbook and academic publishers. Routledge-Cavendish also publishes five legal journals, including the Student Law Review.
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closed 7/1/2011 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., acquired Ergonomics Abstracts

synopsis: EBSCO announced the acquisition of Ergonomics Abstracts database from Taylor & Francis. Ergonomics Abstracts is a comprehensive, international database that spans ergonomics and human factors with more than 130,000 records covering more than 20 years of ergonomics research articles from more than 400 leading journals.
buyer parent:EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books.
target parent: Informa plc
target: Ergonomics Abstracts
Ergonomics Abstracts is a focused, comprehensive, and international abstracting service, spanning the world of ergonomics and human factors. Users that benefit from Ergonomics Abstracts include: ergonomists, health and safety specialists, human factors engineers, designers, etc.
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closed 11/1/2007 via

Taylor & Francis Group plc, acquired Haworth Press Inc.

synopsis: The Haworth Press, Inc., publisher of 194 scholarly/academic journals and approximately 150 books/monographs yearly, announced today that it would be acquired by Taylor & Francis.
buyer parent:Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group plc
Taylor & Francis Group is a leading academic publisher, releasing more than 500 journals and some 1,500 books each year. The company serves the educational, industrial research, and professional markets through a dozen imprints, including Carfax, Falmer, Garland, and Routledge.
target: Haworth Press Inc.
Haworth Press is a publisher of high-quality books and journals primarily for professional and scholarly audiences, and the subjects in which we publish span the range from agriculture to aging, and from marketing and business to social work, with many other subject areas in between.
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closed 11/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Hindawi Publishing Corporation, purchased "Active and Passive Electronic Components" Journal from Taylor & Francis Group plc

synopsis: Hindawi Publishing has acquired "Active and Passive Electronic Components" from Taylor & Francis. No terms were given. The journal is published quarterly and is devoted to the science and technology of all types of electronic components, including semiconductor materials, thick-film materials, electron tubes, capacitors, and solid-state memories.
buyer: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Hindawi Publishing Corporation is a commercial publisher of STM (Science, Technology, and Medicine) literature. Founded in 1997, Hindawi currently employs around 200 people, who are responsible for the publication of 45+ peer-reviewed journals as well as a number of scholarly books.
seller parent: Informa plc
seller: Taylor & Francis Group plc
Taylor & Francis Group is a leading academic publisher, releasing more than 500 journals and some 1,500 books each year. The company serves the educational, industrial research, and professional markets through a dozen imprints, including Carfax, Falmer, Garland, and Routledge.
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announced 10/11/2006 via PR Newswire

Taylor & Francis Group plc, will acquire Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Informa plc, the leading global information specialists, announces that its Academic & Scientific division has agreed to acquire, subject to the receipt of regulatory clearances, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers of New Jersey. LEA will become part of Informa's Taylor & Francis academic publishing business.
buyer parent:Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group plc
Taylor & Francis Group is a leading academic publisher, releasing more than 500 journals and some 1,500 books each year. The company serves the educational, industrial research, and professional markets through a dozen imprints, including Carfax, Falmer, Garland, and Routledge.
target: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1973 as a small publishing house concentrating mainly on research monographs in psychology, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (LEA) has grown into an international publisher and distributor of books, journals, software, and alternative media.
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closed 1/4/2006 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Cavendish Publishing Limited

synopsis: Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business, has acquired the entire issued share capital of the academic law specialist, Cavendish Publishing for an undisclosed sum. Cavendish will sit alongside the Social Science/Humanities list of Routledge, and operate under a brand new name - Routledge-Cavendish.
buyer parent:Informa plc
buyer: Informa plc
Taylor & Francis Group is a leading academic publisher, releasing more than 500 journals and some 1,500 books each year. The company serves the educational, industrial research, and professional markets through a dozen imprints, including Carfax, Falmer, Garland, and Routledge.
target: Cavendish Publishing Limited
Routledge-Cavendish is one of the UK's leading independent law textbook and academic publishers. Routledge-Cavendish also publishes five legal journals, including the Student Law Review.
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closed 3/6/2012 via Company Description

Utah State University Press merged with University Press of Colorado,

synopsis: A merger between USU Press at Utah State University and the University Press of Colorado has been finalized and approved. As proposed, the agreement allows USU Press to remain in Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State, continuing the tradition of academic publishing and retaining the USU Press imprint.
buyer: University Press of Colorado
University Press of Colorado is a nonprofit publishing enterprise supported by Adams State College, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, and Western State College of Colorado.
target parent: Utah State University
target: Utah State University Press
Utah State University Press is a refereed scholarly publisher and division of Utah State University Libraries.
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closed 7/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.

synopsis: U.K.-based Bloomsbury Publishing has acquired the academic and professional publisher Continuum International Publishing Group ("Continuum"). Continuum is a leading independent academic publisher that publishes around 600 books each year, focusing on the Humanities, Education, and Religion.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc(BMBYF:$97.40)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing.
target: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
The Continuum International Publishing Group is a leading independent academic publisher that publishes around 600 books each year, focusing on the Humanities, Education, and Religion. The company's backlist comprises some 7,000 titles.
price($mm)[EV]
$32 [$31]
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$17
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$1
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1.8x
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31.8x
closed 1/15/2010 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired Highcrest Media, LLC

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America’s leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, announced that it has acquired Highcrest Media LLC, a provider of software and solutions that streamline the production of customized textbooks for use in colleges, universities and businesses.
buyer: Courier Corporation(CRRC:$261.32)
Courier Corporation publishes, prints and sells books. Courier has two lines of business: full-service book manufacturing and specialty publishing. The Company is focused on achieving industry-leading financial performance by serving markets with above-average growth rates & strong future prospects.
target: Highcrest Media, LLC
Highcrest Media continually focuses on automating the entire business cycle of on-demand printing to streamline the process, minimize labor costs and provide for unlimited scalability.
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closed 12/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor Books, purchased North American and Australian Businesses from Blackwell UK Limited

synopsis: Baker & Taylor announced it has acquired Blackwell Book Services North America and Blackwell's James Bennett bookseller. The combination of Baker & Taylor's YBP Library Services and Blackwell's North American and Australian businesses brings together the world's most respected and trusted academic and research library service providers.
buyer parent:Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor Books
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading brick and mortar retailers and Internet retailers.
seller: Blackwell UK Limited
Blackwell U.K. Limited is a leading supplier of academic books and bibliographic support to academic and research libraries in the U.K., Europe and Africa. It is also the leading academic bookseller in the U.K. with 44 shops in retail centers and on university campuses and an online bookshop.
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closed 1/2/2008 via BusinessWire

MacMillan Publishers, Inc., acquired Hayden McNeil Publishing

synopsis: Macmillan, a leading publisher of books, textbooks, magazines, and digital media, announced the acquisition of Hayden-McNeil Publishing, the leading publisher of custom textbooks and lab manuals for the higher education market based in Plymouth, Michigan.
buyer parent:Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: MacMillan Publishers, Inc.
Macmillan is a global publisher of books, magazines, textbooks, scientific information, and digital content and services. Macmillan is one of the nation’s leading publishers of education content, tools, and services for the higher education market.
target: Hayden McNeil Publishing
Hayden-McNeil is a leading publisher of custom course materials for the Higher Education market. Founded by Patrick Olson, Hayden-McNeil partners with college educators to create, course-specific textbooks and other instructional materials based on professors’ own manuscripts and at their direction.
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closed 3/19/2007 via BNC Analysis

Editis, acquired Group De Boeck

synopsis: Editis expanded its activities in literature and in distribution, Editis is developing its third line of business, education. It has strengthened its presence in Belgium with the acquisition of De Boeck, thereby beefing up its international presence.
buyer parent:Grupo Planeta
buyer: Editis
Editis holds leading positions in three segments of the French publishing business, in particular Literature (trade and mass market formats), Education (scholarly, scholastic aids, middle school, high school, university, legal and medical), and Reference (dictionaries and encyclopedias).
target: Group De Boeck
The De Boeck group is Belgium’s leading publisher and has roots going back to 1760. It has grown steadily and now specializes in 3 sectors in French and Dutch: academic texts (61% in Dutch), university texts (87% in French) and legal texts (74% in French).
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closed 5/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Fernhurst Books Limited, purchased 180 Nautical Titles from Wiley

synopsis: Fernhust Books announced that it has acquired assets from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s nautical consumer publishing program. Fernhurst acquired the digital and print assets for approximately 180 Wiley titles. Among the titles purchased are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
buyer: Fernhurst Books Limited
Fernhurst Books Limited is a new company which has been put together by a group of investors, comprising of skilled racers and experienced cruisers, as well as publishing professionals, to acquire the Wiley Nautical list. It will be based in Leamington Spa and managed by Jeremy Atkins.
seller: Wiley(JW.A:$1,763.96)
Among the 180 Wiley digital and print titles purchased from Wiley's consumer nautical publishing program are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
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closed 12/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V., acquired ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.

synopsis: ThiemeMeulenhoff, the education publishing specialist, announced that it will become an independent company. ThiemeMeulenhoff develops and publishes teaching materials for Primary, Secondary, Vocational, Adult and Higher Education.
buyer: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education.
target parent: NDC Holding BV
target: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education.
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closed 11/30/2012 via Company Press Release

Medienfabrik Graz, acquired Leykam Buchverlag

synopsis: Medienfabrik Graz has taken over Leykam Buchverlags. Leykam Buchverlags offers book publishing services and is based in Graz, Austria.
buyer: Medienfabrik Graz
Medienfabrik Graz sees itself as innovative print agency that implemented as a creative partner in the advertising, marketing and communications industry, ideas for wholesale and retail customers.
target: Leykam Buchverlag
Leykam Buchverlag, with its more than 400-year history, is one of the most traditional Austrian publishers. Education is the central theme of Leykam, which was founded by order of the Jesuit University of Graz.
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closed 6/2/2008 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Houghton Mifflin College Division

synopsis: Cengage Learning, one of the leading providers of print and digital instructional and reference materials for the academic, professional and library markets, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Houghton Mifflin College Division (HM College).
buyer: Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world.
target parent: Education Media and Publishing Group Limited
target: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Houghton Mifflin's College Division makes knowledge accessible and meaningful to learners at four-year, community and career colleges. The division also has an inclusive approach to content and pedagogy and also publishes textbooks, study guides, technology tools, and other materials.
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$230
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3.3x
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closed 7/18/2005 via AP - Associated Press

Broadview Press Inc., acquired Garamond Press Ltd.

synopsis: Broadview Press, Inc., an internationally-oriented Canadian-based publisher of books aimed at the higher education textbook market, has acquired Garamond Press Ltd., a small, privately-held Canadian publisher, the first independent Canadian company to publish exclusively for the post-secondary market.
buyer: Broadview Press Inc.(US:BVII:$20.46)
Broadview Press is an independent academic publisher with no affiliation to any larger publishing house or media conglomerate.
target: Garamond Press Ltd.
Garamond Press offers an alternative to multinational textbook publishers and university presses. The company distributes multimedia products and is developing online texts.
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closed 9/9/2009 via PE Hub

Superior Capital Partners, purchased XanEdu & NA Publishing from National Archive Publishing Company

synopsis: Superior Capital Partners has acquired certain assets of National Archive Publishing Co. The assets are: XanEdu Publishing, a publisher of customized educational coursepacks for the higher education market; and NA Publishing, a provider of microform archiving of periodicals and journals for the library, higher education and healthcare markets.
buyer: Superior Capital Partners
The cornerstone strategy of Superior Capital Partners is to combine our capital, transaction experience and turnaround expertise with proven management teams who have the vision, capability and commitment to successfully improve and grow businesses.
seller: National Archive Publishing Company
National Archive Publishing Company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Their main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information.
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$30
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0.0x
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closed 10/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Cauldron Group, merged with William H. Sadlier, Inc.

synopsis: William H. Sadlier, Inc., a leading publisher of educational and catechetical materials, announced that the merger of Cauldron Group Inc. into Sadlier was completed as contemplated.
buyer: Cauldron Group
Cauldron Group Inc. is a holding company whose principal asset is the shares of common stock of Sadlier. Cauldron has no business operations.
target: William H. Sadlier, Inc.
William H. Sadlier, Inc. is recognized and respected in dioceses, schools, and parishes throughout the United States for its outstanding catechetical and educational publications.
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closed 12/22/2006 via BusinessWire

HM Rivergroup PLC, acquired Houghton Mifflin Company

synopsis: HM Rivergroup PLC, a newly-formed Irish public limited company, has completed the acquisitions of Houghton Mifflin Holding Company, Inc. With the transaction now completed, HM Rivergroup PLC will change its name to Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC.
buyer: HM Rivergroup PLC
Education Media and Publishing Group Limited publishes textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and educational materials for elementary and secondary schools, and colleges. It also publishes reference works, and fiction and nonfiction works for adults and young readers.
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Houghton Mifflin Company
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age.
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$3,360
rev ($mm)
$1,209
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$350
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9.6x
closed 5/25/2006 via BNC Analysis

A&C Black, acquired Methuen Publishing Ltd

synopsis: An era of publishing history has come to an end with the sale by Methuen of its drama list to Bloomsbury's A&C Black division for pounds 2.35m.
buyer parent:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
buyer: A&C Black
A&C Black Publishers Limited operates as a publishing company.
target: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Methuen Publishing is an independent publisher of drama books, play and screenplay scripts and other theatre-related titles.
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closed 12/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Grupo Editorial Record Ltda., acquired Paz e Terra

synopsis: Brazilian publishing house Grupo Editorial Record has acquired Paz e Terra, a publisher based in São Paulo, Brazil,
buyer: Grupo Editorial Record Ltda.
Grupo Editorial Record Ltda. operates as a publishing house. It publishes professional development and education books, reference books, and consumer books of all subjects for all ages. The company is based in Sao Cristovao, Brazil.
target: Paz e Terra
Paz e Terra Ltda publishes educational books for all ages. The company is based in São Paulo, Brazil.
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closed 8/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Cherry Lake Publishing, acquired Sleeping Bear Press Incorporated

synopsis: Cherry Lake Publishing, a Mankato, Minn.-based educational publisher, has acquired Sleeping Bear Press, known for its illustrated state alphabet series of 50 books for emerging readers.
buyer: Cherry Lake Publishing
Cherry Lake Publishing was founded in 2008 by Minnesota native Ben Mondloch and has 600 titles in print. The company specializes in nonfiction books for the educational market, with its list aligned around the Common Core State Standards initiative.
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Sleeping Bear Press Incorporated
Sleeping Bear Press publishes books for children, sports, health, turf, and mapping sectors. Sleeping Bear Press was founded in 1994 and is based in Chelsea, Michigan.
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closed 1/1/2010 via BusinessWire

Lerner Publishing Group, acquired Darby Creek Publishing

synopsis: Lerner Publishing Group announced the acquisition of Darby Creek Publishing, effective January 1, 2010. Darby Creek will operate as an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group. The imprint will add approximately 58 titles to the Lerner Publishing Group list, bringing the total number of books in print to nearly 5000.
buyer: Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publishing Group creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Founded in 1959 and celebrating its 50th anniversary in publishing, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with nine imprints and divisions.
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Darby Creek Publishing
Established in 2002, Darby Creek, located in Columbus, Ohio, publishes K–12 fiction and nonfiction titles for the school and public library markets, as well as for the trade bookstore market.
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closed 7/13/2011 via BNC Analysis

Sage Publications, Inc., purchased Six Journals from A B Academic

synopsis: SAGE Publications announced the acquisition of six journals from A B Academic, a small independent publisher. The new titles are: Medical Law International, Nutrition and Health; Gifted Education International; Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics; International Review of Victimology; and International Journal of Discrimination and the Law.
buyer: Sage Publications, Inc.
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas.
seller: A B Academic
A B Academic is a small independent publisher in the United Kingdom that has, over the last thirty years, published a diverse range of academic journals.
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closed 6/30/2011 via Publishers Weekly

Vital Source Technologies Inc., acquired VPG Integrated Media

synopsis: The Ingram Content Group has expanded its digital textbook offerings with the acquisition of VPG Integrated Media, an interactive textbook producer based in Boston, Mass. VPG’s list of e-books, enhanced e-books, interactive apps and video content will be integrated with those of Vital Source, Ingram’s e-textbook and digital content delivery unit.
buyer parent:Ingram Industries
buyer: Vital Source Technologies Inc.
VitalSource Technologies, Inc. develops digital book solutions. The company enables publishers, distributors, and other partners to create and deliver textbooks and other content directly to users' computers in its VitalBook file format.
target: VPG Integrated Media
VPG is a leading developer of interactive applications and rich media products for educational publishers. VPG is known in the industry for its highly sought-after eBook and whiteboar technologies, interactive applications, sophisticated integration with publisher technologies, and production.
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