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closed 12/20/2010 via BusinessWire

DEMCO, Inc., acquired Highsmith

synopsis: DEMCO, Inc., a leading library supplier, has acquired the assets of Highsmith, an award-winning educational products and library supplier, from W.W. Grainger Inc., the leading broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving business and institutions.
buyer parent:Wall Family Enterprise
buyer: DEMCO, Inc.
DEMCO provides product and service solutions to libraries and schools to help them better meet the needs of their communities. Products include a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and technology including a comprehensive interior design service for libraries and schools nationwide.
target parent: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
target: Highsmith
Highsmith is a distributor of furnishings, equipment and supplies for school and public libraries. From consumable items like labels and book tape to extensive shelving configurations, Highsmith has everything customers need to Reach Every ReaderSM that enters the library.
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closed 3/20/2009 via Company Press Release

Smiths News, Plc, acquired The Bertram Group

synopsis: The Board of Directors of Smiths News announces that it has acquired the business and assets of the Bertram group of companies. Bertram is a leading book wholesaler to independent, online and multiple retailers.
buyer: Smiths News, Plc
Smiths News is the UK’s leading wholesaler of newspapers and magazines. The Group was formed on 1 September 2006 following the demerger of WH Smith PLC. Smiths News distributes newspapers and magazines on behalf of all the major national publishers as well as a large number of regional publishers.
target: The Bertram Group
Bertram is a leading book wholesaler to independent, online and multiple retailers. It is also a leading distributor of books and audiovisual products to libraries and acts as a primary distributor for small book publishers.
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closed 12/20/2010 via BusinessWire

DEMCO, Inc., acquired Highsmith

synopsis: DEMCO, Inc., a leading library supplier, has acquired the assets of Highsmith, an award-winning educational products and library supplier, from W.W. Grainger Inc., the leading broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving business and institutions.
buyer parent:Wall Family Enterprise
buyer: DEMCO, Inc.
DEMCO provides product and service solutions to libraries and schools to help them better meet the needs of their communities. Products include a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and technology including a comprehensive interior design service for libraries and schools nationwide.
target parent: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
target: Highsmith
Highsmith is a distributor of furnishings, equipment and supplies for school and public libraries. From consumable items like labels and book tape to extensive shelving configurations, Highsmith has everything customers need to Reach Every ReaderSM that enters the library.
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closed 5/18/2011 via BusinessWire

DEMCO, Inc., acquired Evanced Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: DEMCO, Inc., a leading library supplier, has announced the acquisition of Evanced Solutions, a market leader in developing and distributing solutions allowing libraries to web-enable their services and streamline day-to-day management tasks. Evanced Solutions offers software and dedicated service for libraries of all types and budgets.
buyer parent:Wall Family Enterprise
buyer: DEMCO, Inc.
DEMCO provides product and service solutions to libraries and schools to help them better meet the needs of their communities. Products include a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and technology including a comprehensive interior design service for libraries and schools nationwide.
target: Evanced Solutions, Inc.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Evanced Solutions offers software and dedicated service for libraries of all types and budgets. Online tools include event calendaring with online registration, meeting room booking, summer reading management, and library materials vending.
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closed 12/20/2010 via BusinessWire

DEMCO, Inc., acquired Highsmith

synopsis: DEMCO, Inc., a leading library supplier, has acquired the assets of Highsmith, an award-winning educational products and library supplier, from W.W. Grainger Inc., the leading broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving business and institutions.
buyer parent:Wall Family Enterprise
buyer: DEMCO, Inc.
DEMCO provides product and service solutions to libraries and schools to help them better meet the needs of their communities. Products include a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and technology including a comprehensive interior design service for libraries and schools nationwide.
target parent: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
target: Highsmith
Highsmith is a distributor of furnishings, equipment and supplies for school and public libraries. From consumable items like labels and book tape to extensive shelving configurations, Highsmith has everything customers need to Reach Every ReaderSM that enters the library.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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 8/31/2006 via Company Press Release

Transcontinental Inc., acquired Chenelière Éducation

synopsis: Transcontinental announced today it has acquired Chenelière Éducation, the largest French-language educational resources publisher in Canada. Chenelière Éducation is a leader in the creation, development, adaptation, translation, publishing, promotion and distribution of French-language educational resources.
buyer: Transcontinental Inc.
Transcontinental Inc. is Canada’s leading printer of direct marketing products, inserts, flyers, books and newspapers, and a strong second in the printing of magazines, catalogues and directories.
target: Chenelière Éducation
A French-language publisher of educational resources, Chenelière Éducation has more than 2000 authors writing for every level of education. Its catalogues list more than 5500 titles from well-known names such as Beauchemin, Chenelière/McGraw-Hill, Gaëtan Morin Éditeur and Graficor.
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closed 3/20/2009 via Company Press Release

Smiths News, Plc, acquired The Bertram Group

synopsis: The Board of Directors of Smiths News announces that it has acquired the business and assets of the Bertram group of companies. Bertram is a leading book wholesaler to independent, online and multiple retailers.
buyer: Smiths News, Plc
Smiths News is the UK’s leading wholesaler of newspapers and magazines. The Group was formed on 1 September 2006 following the demerger of WH Smith PLC. Smiths News distributes newspapers and magazines on behalf of all the major national publishers as well as a large number of regional publishers.
target: The Bertram Group
Bertram is a leading book wholesaler to independent, online and multiple retailers. It is also a leading distributor of books and audiovisual products to libraries and acts as a primary distributor for small book publishers.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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