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closed 7/2/2008 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired The Dialog Corporation plc

synopsis: ProQuest has closed on its agreement to acquire the Dialog(R) business from ThomsonReuters and named industry veteran Suzanne BeDell as Dialog General Manager. Ms. BeDell will report to ProQuest CEO Marty Kahn.
buyer parent:Cambridge Information Group
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: The Dialog Corporation plc
The Dialog portfolio of products and services, including Dialog® and DataStar®, offers organizations the ability to precisely retrieve data from more than 1.4 billion unique records of key information, accessible via the Internet or through delivery to enterprise intranets.
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closed 1/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Voyager Learning Company, acquired RefWorks, LLC

synopsis: ProQuest, a Cambridge Information Group company, has acquired RefWorks LLC, a leading provider of web-based research management, writing and collaboration services for the academic and research communities. Cambridge Information Group has had an ownership position in RefWorks since May 2001.
buyer: Voyager Learning Company(VLCY:$0.00)
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States.
target: RefWorks, LLC
RefWorks is an international company that provides research management solutions, helping researchers become more effective in their work by aiding in the management, organization, collaboration and dissemination of research information.
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closed 7/20/2007 via

Informa plc, acquired Datamonitor plc

synopsis: The Boards of Informa and Datamonitor announced that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended offer for Datamonitor by Informa Acquisitions at a price of 650 pence per Datamonitor Share in cash, valuing the fully diluted ordinary share capital of Datamonitor at approximately £502m.
buyer: Informa plc
Informa plc is the leading international provider of specialist information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and commercial business communities.
target: Datamonitor plc
Datamonitor is a leading global provider of market intelligence through on-line data, analysis and forecasting platforms. Through its research-based proprietary databases and wealth of expertise, Datamonitor provides clients with objective, high quality data, analysis and in-depth forecasts.
price($mm)[EV]
$994 [$1,021]
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$139
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$32
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7.4x
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32.0x
announced 11/30/2005 via BusinessWire

TrueLocal, will acquire Geosign Data Services

synopsis: TrueLocal, a new search engine that specializes in driving online sales to offline businesses, announces today that it will acquire Geosign Data Services, a leader in the compilation of some of the world's largest local databases.
buyer: TrueLocal
TrueLocal is a local search engine free to users that is a Yellow Pages with brains because you can full text search on it. At TrueLocal, they want customers to get off of the internet and go out to buy products. Their mission is to drive online users to offline businesses.
target parent: Geosign Corporation
target: Geosign Data Services
Geosign Data Services, a division of Geosign Corporation, is a leader in the compilation of some of the world's largest local databases. Using advanced data extraction tools and patent pending algorithms, Geosign Data Services provides customers with unmatched business intelligence.
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closed 8/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

BVMultimedia, purchased RBI Italy from Reed Business Information Ltd

synopsis: Reed Business Information's RBI Italy was sold to BVMultimedia. RBI Italy operates in three business areas which include: publishing, with 13 magazines and their websites; Telemat, which monitors 70,000 Italian public tenders; and Mimesi, which provides printed and digital press review services and advanced analysis of reputation on the internet.
buyer: BVMultimedia
BVMultimedia is a company wholly owned by Roberto Briglia and Gianni Vallardi in equal shares.
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information Ltd
RBI Italy operates in three business areas which include: publishing, with 13 market leading magazines and their websites; Telemat, which monitors 70,000 Italian public tenders; and Mimesi, which provides printed and digital press review services and advanced analysis of reputation on the internet.
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closed 6/3/2013 via Bloomberg

BNP Paribas, Edmond de Rothschild, purchased RBI France from Reed Business Information Ltd

synopsis: Reed Elsevier Plc, owner of the LexisNexis database, sold its French media unit RBI (Reed Business Information) France to funds belonging to Edmond de Rothschild Group and BNP Paribas Développement. The funds bought a 75 percent stake of RBI France, while the remaining 25 percent was purchased by managers Jean-Pierre Seguret and Alexandre Sidommo.
buyer: BNP Paribas
buyer: Edmond de Rothschild
BNP Paribas Développement is a private equity arm of BNP Paribas. Edmond de Rothschild Group offers a range of asset management and private banking services in France and internationally, including private equity fund management services.
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information Ltd
Reed Business Information is a provider of business information, data and marketing solutions in multiple formats. Its French unit, RBI France, publishes titles including Strategies, Directions and Coiffure de Paris.
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announced 2/5/2013 via Folio: First Day

Electra Partners LLP, will acquire UBM Delta

synopsis: UBM has agreed to sell “the bulk” of its data services business for $252 million to Electra Partners. The combined business units, known as “Delta,” include Health, Technology and IP, Trade and Transport, and Paper.
buyer: Electra Partners LLP
Electra Partners is an independent, private equity fund manager with over 25 years experience in the mid market. They look at opportunities across all sectors, and typically look to invest £40 - £100 million of equity, in deals of up to £300 million enterprise value.
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Delta
UBM Delta provides data and information products which professionals use to support their decision-making and in their day-to-day business activities. UBM Delta's data services business units include Health, Technology and IP, Trade and Transport, and Paper.
price ($mm)
$252
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$291
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0.9x
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closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

Forrester Research Inc., acquired JupiterResearch

synopsis: Forrester Research, Inc. has acquired JupiterResearch, LLC, and its parent company, JUPR Holdings, Inc., from MCG Capital Corporation for $23 million in cash plus assumed liabilities, subject to post-closing adjustments, in a strategic purchase that complements Forrester’s syndicated business model.
buyer: Forrester Research Inc.(FORR:$283.62)
Forrester Research identifies and analyzes trends in emerging technology and their impact on business. Forrester's WholeView(TM) Research, Strategic Services, and Events help $1 billion-plus clients understand how technology change affects their customers, strategy, and technology investment.
target parent: MCG Credit Corporation
target: JupiterResearch
JupiterResearch provides unbiased research, analysis and advice, backed by proprietary data, to help companies profit from the impact of the Internet and emerging consumer technologies on their business.
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$22
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closed 8/8/2006 via BNC Analysis

International Data Group, purchased UK publishing assets, including MIS UK and the Market Base database from Fairfax Media Ltd.

synopsis: In the UK, Fairfax will sell IDG its UK publishing assets, including MIS UK and the Market Base database.
buyer: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide.
seller: Fairfax Media Ltd.(AU:FXJ:$1,832.98)
John Fairfax Holdings Limited is Australasia's largest newspaper publishing group. In addition, Fairfax publishes regional and community newspapers, financial and consumer magazines. Fairfax has leading online businesses Fairfax Digital in Australia and Trade Me in New Zealand.
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closed 5/5/2004 via PR Newswire

Video Monitoring Services of America, LP, acquired Mediamon

synopsis: Video Monitoring Services (VMS), the world leader in news and advertising monitoring and analysis services, today announced that it has acquired Mediamon, the nation's fifth largest broadcast monitoring company.
buyer: Video Monitoring Services of America, LP
VMS is a world leader in the retrieval, management and analysis of news and advertising information providing unique services and products for public relations firms, advertising agencies and marketers worldwide. VMS' global advertising database is the largest in the world containing over 3 million
target: Mediamon
Broadcast news media outlets surround us, and it is very important to a company’s interests to monitor information contained in those news broadcasts. That is where Mediamon comes into the picture. Our vast database is a collection of information that is vital to your company and your company’s ima
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closed 3/9/2004 via PR Newswire

MCG Capital Corporation, acquired Kagan World Media

synopsis: MCG Capital Corporation MCGC today announced that it has acquired the assets of Kagan World Media, a media, communications and entertainment research firm based in Carmel, CA.
buyer parent:MCG Credit Corporation
buyer: MCG Capital Corporation(MCGC:$0.00)
MCG Capital Corporation is a solutions-focused commercial finance company providing financing and advisory services to middle market, growth-oriented companies throughout the United States. Our investment objective is to achieve current income and capital gains.
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Kagan World Media
JupiterResearch provides unbiased research, analysis and advice, backed by proprietary data, to help companies profit from the impact of the Internet and emerging consumer technologies on their business.
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closed 1/6/2011 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ebrary

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired acclaimed e-book pioneer ebrary, setting the stage for significant acceleration of the process of serious research. Founded in Palo Alto in 1999, ebrary is a fast growing leader in the rapidly evolving e-book industry, having increased its 2010 revenue by more than 30 percent over the previous year.
buyer parent:Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information.
target: Ebrary
Founded in Palo Alto in 1999, ebrary is a fast growing leader in the rapidly evolving e-book industry that has built a reputation for providing consistent innovation that uniquely supports the research experience.
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closed 11/10/2005 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired PR Direct SAS

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation today announced that its JupiterImages division has acquired all of the shares of PR Direct SAS. PR Direct SAS, with offices in Paris and Menthon-St. Bernard, France, is a leading distributor of royalty-free digital images for business users and creative professionals.
buyer parent:Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs.
target: PR Direct SAS
PR Direct SAS, with offices in Paris and Menthon-St. Bernard, France, is a leading distributor of royalty-free digital images for business users and creative professionals
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closed 8/8/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Alesco Data Group, LLC, acquired Statlistics

synopsis: The Alesco Group, provides data and data related services for direct mail, e-mail, telemarketing and digital advertising campaigns, announced that it has acquired Connecticut-based list management and list brokerage firm, Statlistics.
buyer: Alesco Data Group, LLC
Alesco Data Group provides data and related services for direct mail, e-mail, telemarketing and voice messaging campaigns. Thousands of customers use their products and services to find new customers, increase revenue, reduce selling costs, and grow profits.
target: Statlistics
Statlistics offers professional list management, list brokerage, e-mail marketing, merge/purge and data processing services to multi-channel marketers.
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closed 5/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Typecraft, acquired MarketPlace Direct

synopsis: TCP Printing (Typecraft) and Marketplace Direct are to merge as the consolidation wave in the US commercial printing industry moves beyond smaller family-owned firms looking to capitalise on the analog to digital transition.
buyer: Typecraft
Typecraft specializes in web and commercial sheetfed printing.
target: MarketPlace Direct
MarketPlace Direct has evolved from a traditional mail house into an integrated cross-media marketing company with the resources to deliver brand/message however, whenever, and to whomever.
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closed 12/15/2008 via Company Press Release

The Gale Group, acquired HighBeam Research, Inc.

synopsis: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has acquired HighBeam Research, Inc., producer of the award-winning HighBeam Research Library and the online reference site Encyclopedia.com. HighBeam's growing base of content includes newspaper archives, journal articles, magazines, reference works and more.
buyer parent:Cengage Learning
buyer: The Gale Group
Gale® is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates more than 600 databases.
target: HighBeam Research, Inc.
HighBeam is a premiere online library for research, facts, and articles. HighBeam also provides an in-depth online library of reference works. HighBeam’s web sites have attracted millions of unique visitors and thousands of subscribers.
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closed 1/27/2005 via BusinessWire

eNucleus, Inc., acquired Applitech Tendercity.com Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: eNucleus, Inc., announced that it has closed on the acquisition of www.tendercity.com, India's leading eprocurement and tendering portal technology, from Applitech Solution Limited. This technology is a Request For Proposal (RFP) application that enables fully electronic procurement.
buyer: eNucleus, Inc.(ENCU:$0.00)
eNucleus is a next generation business process hosting company that delivers software solutions from reliable application platforms via our national data center network. Our primary focus is to deliver vital software applications to companies in specific market verticals that exponentially enhances
target: Applitech Tendercity.com Pvt. Ltd.
Indiatimes- India’s largest web entity and Tendercity - India’s No.1 tender portal have got together in an alliance to create the largest and the most comprehensive tender portal in India. The aim is to provide the most comprehensive list of Tender documents in India at a click of a button which ke
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closed 7/2/2012 via GlobeNewswire

FactSet Research Systems Inc., acquired StreetAccount LLC

synopsis: FactSet Research Systems Inc., a leading provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community, has acquired StreetAccount LLC. Known for its timely and informative news summaries, StreetAccount provides investment professionals with an efficient method for managing news flow.
buyer: FactSet Research Systems Inc.(FDS:$805.79)
FactSet Research Systems Inc. combines integrated financial information, analytical applications, and client service to enhance the workflow and productivity of the global investment community. The company conducts operations along with its affiliates from more than twenty-six locations worldwide.
target: StreetAccount LLC
Founded in 2003, StreetAccount was created in order to provide distilled and crucial market moving information for buy-side and sell-side institutions. The founding partners have created a unique service that users consider to be a critical element of their daily workflow.
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closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Galilee, purchased French Healthcare Publishing Activities from Wolters Kluwer NV

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has completed the disposal of its French healthcare publishing activities to Galilée. Their French healthcare publishing activities are part of the Legal & Regulatory portfolio, and encompass healthcare magazines and journals for pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and physicians.
buyer: Galilee
Editions Galilee is a publishing house based in Paris and founded in 1971 by Michel Delorme. They specialize in philosophy, French literature, the arts and humanities.
seller: Wolters Kluwer NV(WOLTF:$4,888.58)
Wolters Kluwer is a global information services company. Their French healthcare publishing activities are part of the Legal & Regulatory portfolio, and encompass healthcare magazines and journals for pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and physicians.
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announced 3/10/2010 via AP - Associated Press

European Professional Publishing Group GmbH, will acquire Reed Business Information GmbH

synopsis: The specialty publishing group European Professional Publishing Group announced that it is acquiring the German specialty publisher Reed Business Information GmbH. Reed Business provides a broad offering of specialty journals, specialty books, services and online products for architects in over 70 countries and four languages.
buyer: European Professional Publishing Group GmbH
The European Professional Publishing Group (EPPG) is a Munich-based publishing group for medium-size publishers in the field of specialty information and specialty interests. Group companies grow and develop organically as well as through additional investment and acquisitions.
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Reed Business Information GmbH
Reed Business Information GmbH provides a broad offering of specialty journals, specialty books, services and online products for architects in over 70 countries and four languages under the DETAIL brand.
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closed 7/2/2008 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired The Dialog Corporation plc

synopsis: ProQuest has closed on its agreement to acquire the Dialog(R) business from ThomsonReuters and named industry veteran Suzanne BeDell as Dialog General Manager. Ms. BeDell will report to ProQuest CEO Marty Kahn.
buyer parent:Cambridge Information Group
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: The Dialog Corporation plc
The Dialog portfolio of products and services, including Dialog® and DataStar®, offers organizations the ability to precisely retrieve data from more than 1.4 billion unique records of key information, accessible via the Internet or through delivery to enterprise intranets.
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announced 8/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Nielsen, will purchase Business Intelligence & Commerce Solutions Products from R.R. Bowker LLC

synopsis: Nielsen and R.R. Bowker, a provider of bibliographic information and management solutions, have signed a definitive agreement for Nielsen to acquire Bowker’s Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products. The Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products offer its global print and e-book sales tracking and analysis capabilities.
buyer: Nielsen(NLSN:$5,703.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties.
seller parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
seller: R.R. Bowker LLC
R.R. Bowker is the leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. Its Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products provide global print and e-book sales tracking and analysis capabilities.
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closed 5/14/2013 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ebook Library

synopsis: ProQuest has completed its acquisition of Ebook Library (EBL), significantly expanding its e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. EBL is a leading global ebook aggregator, serving academic, corporate and research libraries worldwide.
buyer parent:Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest LLC is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based electronic publisher and microfilm publisher. It provides archives of sources such as newspapers, periodicals, dissertations, and aggregated databases of many types. Its content is estimated at 125 billion digital pages.
target parent: Ebooks Corporation
target: Ebook Library
Ebook Library offers more than 300,000 e-books from more than 500 publishers to libraries around the world and counts some of the world's most prestigious academic and research institutions among its customers.
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closed 6/8/2012 via Company Press Release

Grey House Publishing, purchased Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook from R.R. Bowker LLC

synopsis: Grey House Publishing has purchased the directory and database of the Broadcasting & Cable Industry, formerly published by Bowker, an affiliated business of ProQuest. Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook's directory has been the go‐to source for station data and industry contacts in the US and Canadian broadcasting marketplace.
buyer: Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing produces and publishes reference works and information products for business, general reference, health, education, statistics and demographics. It publishes leading information products covering the Performing Arts, Food & Beverage, Venture Capital, and Sports industries.
seller parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
seller: R.R. Bowker LLC
In print for more than seven decades as Broadcasting Yearbook and more recently, Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook, this directory has been the go‐to source for station data and industry contacts in the US and Canadian broadcasting marketplace.
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closed 8/8/2011 via PR Web

ProQuest LLC, acquired Expert Information

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Expert Information, publishers of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
buyer parent:Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information.
target: Expert Information
Expert Information is a U.K.-based publisher of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
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closed 1/6/2011 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ebrary

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired acclaimed e-book pioneer ebrary, setting the stage for significant acceleration of the process of serious research. Founded in Palo Alto in 1999, ebrary is a fast growing leader in the rapidly evolving e-book industry, having increased its 2010 revenue by more than 30 percent over the previous year.
buyer parent:Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information.
target: Ebrary
Founded in Palo Alto in 1999, ebrary is a fast growing leader in the rapidly evolving e-book industry that has built a reputation for providing consistent innovation that uniquely supports the research experience.
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closed 11/30/2010 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Congressional Information Services, Inc.

synopsis: ProQuest, an information firm supporting the global research community, is significantly expanding its service to government markets through the acquisition of the acclaimed Congressional Information Service (CIS®) and University Publications of America (UPA) product lines from LexisNexis.
buyer parent:Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information.
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Congressional Information Services, Inc.
Widely respected for their unique contributions to research, Congressional Information Service includes one of the world's most exhaustive online collections of legislative content and highly respected statistical works, while University Publications of America includes deep historical sets.
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closed 1/14/2010 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired IBSS

synopsis: ProQuest, an information technology firm supporting global research, has acquired the London School of Economics' classic International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS). Established in 1951, IBSS is the foremost Abstracting and Indexing database for social science and interdisciplinary research.
buyer parent:Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
target parent: London School of Economics
target: IBSS
Established in 1951, IBSS is the foremost Abstracting and Indexing database for social science and interdisciplinary research, currently holding more than 2.5 million bibliographic references to journal articles as well as to books, reviews and chapters.
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closed 6/26/2009 via Company Press Release

ProQuest LLC, purchased Microfilming Assets from National Archive Publishing Company

synopsis: ProQuest, who recently released the innovative web-based microfilm viewing service, Digital Microfilm™, has acquired assets related to the microfilming of newspapers, collections, and dissertations from National Archive Publishing Company, formerly a key supplier of microfilm services to ProQuest.
buyer parent:ABRY Partners
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
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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closed 7/2/2008 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired The Dialog Corporation plc

synopsis: ProQuest has closed on its agreement to acquire the Dialog(R) business from ThomsonReuters and named industry veteran Suzanne BeDell as Dialog General Manager. Ms. BeDell will report to ProQuest CEO Marty Kahn.
buyer parent:Cambridge Information Group
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: The Dialog Corporation plc
The Dialog portfolio of products and services, including Dialog® and DataStar®, offers organizations the ability to precisely retrieve data from more than 1.4 billion unique records of key information, accessible via the Internet or through delivery to enterprise intranets.
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closed 2/14/2008 via PR Newswire

ProQuest-CSA Corp., acquired WebFeat

synopsis: ProQuest, a Cambridge Information Group company, has acquired WebFeat, acclaimed pioneer of federated search, a technology that enables simultaneous search of all an organization's databases, dramatically increasing research productivity.
buyer parent:Cambridge Information Group
buyer: ProQuest-CSA Corp.
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
target: WebFeat
WebFeat is the developer of the WebFeat and WebFeat Express Search Solutions, used by more than 16,500 leading public, academic, government and Global 1000 libraries and information centers. Its tools are used by the U.S.'s largest public libraries.
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closed 2/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, acquired ProQuest Information & Learning

synopsis: Cambridge Information Group has closed its previously announced transaction with ProQuest Company and acquired ProQuest Information and Learning. CIG will combine its Bethesda-based CSA subsidiary with Ann Arbor, Mich.-based ProQuest Information and Learning to create a new, privately held independent company, ProQuest-CSA.
buyer: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Cambridge Information Group (CIG) is a family owned management and investment firm, primarily focused on education, research and information services companies. Founded in 1971, CIG continues under the same family stewardship today, with a focus on building companies for long-term success.
target parent: Voyager Learning Company
target: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
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closed 11/17/2006 via Company Press Release

Grey House Publishing, acquired Micromedia

synopsis: ProQuest Information and Learning announced the sale of its directories program, published by Toronto-based Micromedia ProQuest, to Grey House Publishing of Millerton, New York.
buyer: Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing produces and publishes information products in the business, health, statistical, and demographic fields. It publishes covering the Mail Order, Food & Beverage, Venture Capital, and Security industries, as well as several databases in the Health and Education fields.
target parent: Voyager Learning Company
target: Micromedia
Micromedia ProQuest is Canada's leading publisher and distributor of proprietary and third-party financial, bibliographic, and directory database products for the academic, corporate K-12 and library markets.
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closed 10/31/2005 via PR Newswire

National Archive Publishing Company, purchased UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R) and the Microfilm and Digitization Service operations from ProQuest Information & Learning

synopsis: National Archive Publishing Company (NAPC), has acquired three existing and established business operations from ProQuest Information and Learning. The businesses are UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R) and the Microfilm and Digitization Service operations.
buyer: 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.
seller parent: Voyager Learning Company
seller: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
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closed 3/1/2005 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Information & Learning, acquired ExploreLearning, Inc.

synopsis: ProQuest Information and Learning has acquired ExploreLearning, producers of the world's largest online simulation library for math and science education. With an objective of helping learners make sense of complex scientific and mathematical principles, ExploreLearning offers modular, interactive math and science simulations (manipulatives) for te
buyer parent:Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
buyer: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
target: ExploreLearning, Inc.
[JSF 1/10/02]: ExploreLearning is an online educational publisher working with educators and publishers to develop tools and content for web-based teaching and learning. Our mission is to deliver richly interactive learning experiences for middle school, high school, and introductory-level college
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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 12/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Blackwell UK Limited, acquired Lindsay and Croft Booksellers

synopsis: Baker & Taylor Inc. announced that it has sold UK-based Lindsay and Croft Booksellers to Blackwell UK, Ltd. Lindsay and Croft provides books and collection management services to academic and research libraries in North America and worldwide.
buyer: 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.
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Lindsay and Croft Booksellers
Lindsay & Croft, formerly part of YBP Library Services, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and specialist libraries in North America and worldwide.
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closed 6/26/2009 via Company Press Release

ProQuest LLC, purchased Microfilming Assets from National Archive Publishing Company

synopsis: ProQuest, who recently released the innovative web-based microfilm viewing service, Digital Microfilm™, has acquired assets related to the microfilming of newspapers, collections, and dissertations from National Archive Publishing Company, formerly a key supplier of microfilm services to ProQuest.
buyer parent:ABRY Partners
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
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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closed 12/13/2007 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Harcourt, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company and its parent, Education Media and Publishing Group Limited, announced that Houghton Mifflin has completed the acquisition of the Harcourt Education, Harcourt Trade and Greenwood-Heinemann divisions from Reed Elsevier.
buyer parent:Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: 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.
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Harcourt, Inc.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class pre-K–12 educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators
price ($mm)
$4,000
rev ($mm)
$1,637
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/6/2008 via Company Press Release

Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc., acquired Infinity Science Press

synopsis: Jones and Bartlett Publishers announces the acquisition of Infinity Science Press, a privately held publisher specializing in the areas of computer science, engineering, mathematics, business and physics designed primarily for the educational and professional/reference markets. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer parent:Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Educating tens of millions of people worldwide, Jones and Bartlett Publishers is a global leader in educational publishing, providing unique textbooks, reference products, testing and assessment services, and training materials in both print and digital formats.
target: Infinity Science Press
Infinity Science Press is a privately held book publisher, specializing in the areas of engineering, mathematics, physics, and business. Our titles are designed primarily for the educational and professional/reference markets.
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closed 3/9/2007 via BNC Analysis

Boundary Capital Ltd., acquired CJ Fallon Ltd.

synopsis: Boundary Capital announced the acquisition of CJ Fallon a leading Publisher of Educational Materials in Ireland. Kealan Lennon, a principal of Boundary Capital, who led the buyout will join the board as chairman.
buyer: Boundary Capital Ltd.
Boundary Capital is an asset and project management company established in 2002. Boundary's focus is on property and corporate transactions operating primarily as a principal. In certain circumstances Boundary will undertake advisory projects.
target: CJ Fallon Ltd.
CJ Fallon is a leading Publisher of Educational Materials in Ireland.
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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.
price ($mm)
$3,360
rev ($mm)
$1,209
EBITDA ($mm)
$350
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
$4.40
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closed 4/6/2006 via BNC Analysis

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Granada Learning Ltd.

synopsis: US-based private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson is expected to appoint David Smith, the former chief executive of Taylor and Francis, as the new head of Granada Learning, after acquiring the company from broadcaster ITV for £35m.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe.
target parent: itv plc
target: Granada Learning Ltd.
Granada Learning is the UK's leading educational multimedia company, publishing innovative, curriculum-based resources for the UK and abroad. It currently supplies more than ninety-five per cent of schools in the UK and exports to more than thirty countries internationally.
price ($mm)
$123
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closed 8/7/2008 via Company Press Release

Pearson Education, acquired Longman Nigeria Plc

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, announces the acquisition of an additional 22% stake in Longman Nigeria, taking its ownership to a controlling 51% stake, subject to regulatory approval. Longman Nigeria is a leading educational publisher in Nigeria, the largest country in Africa.
buyer parent:Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing.
target: Longman Nigeria Plc
Longman Nigeria main business is the publication of books (book publisher), especially textbooks for the entire gamut of the educational system in Nigeria, as well as general reference and leisure reading materials.
price ($mm)
$17*
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
17.9x
announced 5/3/2007 via Company Press Release

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., will acquire Editorial Estrada, S.A

synopsis: Educational publisher Ángel Estrada y Compañía S.A., Argentina, has announced a non-binding acquisition agreement with publisher Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Under the deal, Macmillan will acquire Ángel Estrada’s publishing business by buying out Editorial Estrada, S.A, a company controlled by Ángel Estrada.
buyer parent:Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers Limited was founded in 1843 and is part of the German media group Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH. The Macmillan group has been established in Argentina since 1998 and is a market leader in textbooks for teaching the English language.
target parent: Ángel Estrada & Cía S.A.
target: Editorial Estrada, S.A
Editorial Estrada, S.A, the publishing division of Ángel Estrada y Compañía S.A., provides high quality, creative educational texts and complementary teaching materials.
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closed 10/1/2005 via Company Description

Sverica International, acquired Creative Catalog Concepts

synopsis: Sverica acquired Creative Catalog Concepts, the leading publisher of product catalogs, other print and electronic marketing collateral in the school supplies industry.
buyer: Sverica International
Sverica International is a leading private equity firm with over $425 million of assets under management across three funds. The firm acquires, invests in and actively builds companies that are or could become leaders in their industries.
target: Creative Catalog Concepts
Creative Catalog Concepts is the leading publisher of product catalogs and other print and electronic marketing collateral in the school supplies industry.
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closed 12/2/2010 via PR Newswire

Brown Publishing Network merged with Six Red Marbles,

synopsis: Six Red Marbles, an educational technology pioneer and Brown Publishing Network, a nationally recognized leader in full-service development of educational materials for pre-K through post-secondary, announced their merger.
buyer: Six Red Marbles
Six Red Marbles is an award-winning provider of educational solutions for the pre-K through higher-ed market. Founded in 1996, the company has developed hundreds of multi-media educational materials for leading publishers including McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Pearson.
target: Brown Publishing Network
Brown Publishing Network is a premier full-service developer to the educational publishing industry, specializing in all disciplines, pre-K through post-secondary, for the past twenty-seven years.
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announced 1/30/2008 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, will purchase Harcourt Assessment and Harcourt Education International from Harcourt, Inc.

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, announces that it has agreed to acquire Harcourt Assessment and Harcourt Education International from Reed Elsevier for $950m. The acquisition extends Pearson's position as the world's leading education company by adding international reach, complementary products and new capabilities.
buyer parent:Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson plc
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing.
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Harcourt, Inc.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class pre-K–12 educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators
price ($mm)
$663
rev ($mm)
$524
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, will purchase Learning Systems Business from Sistema Educacional Brasileiro

synopsis: Pearson PLC, an education company, and Sistema Educacional Brasileiro, a Brazilian education company, announced a strategic partnership to develop educational products and services for the fast-growing Brazilian education market. Under the terms of the agreement, Pearson will acquire SEB's school learning systems business.
buyer: Pearson plc(PSO:$8,466.65)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing.
seller: Sistema Educacional Brasileiro
Sistema Educacional Brasileiro's learnings systems include curriculum design, teacher support and training, print and digital materials, technology and assessment services.
price ($mm)
$286
rev ($mm)
$246
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
9.1x
closed 3/19/2010 via BNC Analysis

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, acquired Letts and Londsdale

synopsis: Huveaux Plc. confirmed that it has completed the sale to Harper Collins Publishers Limited of the entire share capital of Letts Educational Limited and Leckie & Leckie Limited and of the business and assets of Lonsdale or together the "Education Division" for a cash consideration of £10.0 million.
buyer parent:News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world’s leading English-language publishers. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, and mystery, romance, reference, religious, and spiritual books.
target parent: Huveaux plc
target: Letts and Londsdale
Letts and Lonsdale publish accessible and manageable revision guides and other revision resources for pupils preparing for tests and exams.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
2.9x
closed 1/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, acquired Nelson Thornes Ltd.

synopsis: Oxford University Press (OUP) announced it has acquired Nelson Thornes, extending OUP’s range of educational publishing. OUP acquired the publisher from Infinitas Learning. Nelson Thornes covers a broad range of subject areas with its primary, secondary, and vocational teaching resources.
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.
target parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
target: Nelson Thornes Ltd.
Nelson Thornes is one of the UK’s leading educational publishers providing engaging and creative blended learning resources of the highest quality that support teachers and motivate students of all abilities from Primary through to Higher Education.
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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 [$31]
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
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:$261.32)
Courier Corporation publishes, prints and sells books. Courier has two lines of business: full-service book manufacturing and specialty publishing. The Company is focused on achieving industry-leading financial performance by serving markets with above-average growth rates & strong future prospects.
target: Highcrest Media, LLC
Highcrest Media continually focuses on automating the entire business cycle of on-demand printing to streamline the process, minimize labor costs and provide for unlimited scalability.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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European Professional Publishing Group GmbH
European Professional Publishing Group GmbH
The European Professional Publishing Group (EPPG) is a Munich-based publishing group for medium-size publishers in the field of specialty information and specialty interests. Group companies grow and develop organically as well as through additional investment and acquisitions.
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Handheld Media Group, Inc.
About Handheld Media Group Handheld Media Group is now the leading force in the exploding area of handheld computing. Handheld Media Group, Inc. publishes numerous consumer- and enterprise- oriented magazines, and is expanding into the areas of Webcasting and specialized publishing (for trade shows
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Reed Elsevier
Reed Elsevier
Reed Elsevier is a world leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the scientific, medical, legal, risk and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high value and flexible information solutions to professional end users, with increasing emphasis on internet delivery.
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2013
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$950.40
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Pearson plc
Pearson plc
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn.
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2013
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$8,466.65
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$1,443.92
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$981.21
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$462.71
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Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck buys publishers like readers buy books. The company has interests in book, magazine, and newspaper publishers; TV, radio, and other media. Holtzbrinck owns the well-known American book imprints Henry Holt and Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
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Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton Educacional S.A. engages in the management of preschool, elementary, high school, adult high school, college preparatory school, free courses, and other related educational activities, as well as higher, professional, and post-graduation education.
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2012
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$623.33
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$131.65
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$101.15
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$86.03
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CJ Fallon Ltd.
CJ Fallon Ltd.
CJ Fallon has been one of Ireland’s leading educational publishers and continues to set the standards for Primary and Post-Primary textbooks. Outstanding programmes for the Primary School curriculum, in English and Maths in particular, ensure that CJ Fallon is Ireland’s most respected publishers.
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A B Academic
A B Academic is a small independent publisher that has, over the last thirty years, published a diverse range of academic journals.
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Findel plc
Findel plc is a dynamic multi channel retailer operating across the business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketplaces. A quoted FTSE250 company with a turnover of £587m in 2007 (£528m in 2006), we trade across three divisions, Home Shopping, Education and Healthcare.
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SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications
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.
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The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The McGraw-Hill Companies is a global information and education company providing knowledge, insights and analysis in the financial, education and business information sectors through leading brands including Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education and Platts.
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2011
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$6,246.00
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$1,883.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,498.00
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$911.00
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22700
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Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge. Dedicated to excellence, its purpose is to further the University's objective of advancing knowledge, education, learning, and research.
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Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe mbH
Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe mbH is one of the largest publishing companies and major educational providers in Germany. Creating and distributing educational opportunities of the school education to vocational training.
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Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing and Media Corporation Limited
Jiangsu Phoenix Vocational Education Books publishes vocational books, periodicals, and audio-visuals in both the Jiangsu & Hainan province.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The world's largest provider of pre-K-12 solutions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students, providing interactive, results-driven learning.
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2012
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$1,128.60
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$329.70
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Plantyn
Plantyn
Plantyn develops and distributes educational resources for teachers and educational materials for students and their parents. Plantyn also developing support tools specific to the specific management of a school.
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Wiley
Wiley
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a valued, global publisher. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories.
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2014
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$1,763.96
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$317.60
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$247.57
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$132.57
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Emerald Group Publishing
Emerald Group Publishing
Emerald Group Publishing Limited is a global scholarly publisher, with over 40 years’ publishing experience. Emerald manages a portfolio of over 290 journals, more than 2,000 books and book series volumes, as well as an extensive range of online products and services.
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