By Standard Publishing Group LLC

closed 7/6/2006 via PR Newswire

The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., acquired Standard Publishing Group LLC

synopsis: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, has acquired, through an affiliate, the Standard Publishing business unit of Standex International Corporation. The Company will be known as Standard Publishing Group LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. "
target parent: Standex International
target: Standard Publishing Group LLC
Standard is a recognized leader in providing Christian resources and publications for families, churches, schools and religious organizations. The Co. offers true-to-the-Bible materials, including classroom and group-based curricula, books, and magazines, as well as Christian-themed toys and games.
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closed 7/6/2006 via PR Newswire

The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., acquired Standard Publishing Group LLC

synopsis: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, has acquired, through an affiliate, the Standard Publishing business unit of Standex International Corporation. The Company will be known as Standard Publishing Group LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. "
target parent: Standex International
target: Standard Publishing Group LLC
Standard is a recognized leader in providing Christian resources and publications for families, churches, schools and religious organizations. The Co. offers true-to-the-Bible materials, including classroom and group-based curricula, books, and magazines, as well as Christian-themed toys and games.
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closed 10/17/2005 via PR Newswire

Church Publishing, Inc., acquired Living the Good News Inc

synopsis: Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI), the distinguished Episcopal publishing company, has acquired prominent Episcopal imprints - Morehouse Publishing and Living The Good News - from the Continuum International Publishing Group.
buyer: Church Publishing, Inc.
Church Publishing Incorporated produces prayer books, hymnals, and other titles mandated by the General Convention through the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. "
target parent: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
target: Living the Good News Inc
Living The Good News is a lectionary-based curriculum publisher located in Denver, Colorado. It publishes faith formation programs and resources for Episcopal and other liturgically-based denominations to teach, inspire, and involve their members in prayer, worship, and spiritual growth.
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closed 6/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Anderson University, acquired Preaching Magazine and YouthWorker Journal

synopsis: Anderson University has obtained Preaching magazine and Youthworker journal from Salem Media Group. Preaching Magazine is a bi-monthly periodical designed to encourage and enhance the ministry of those called to preach the Bible. YouthWorker Journal helps its readers address theological and practical issues involved in youth ministry today.
buyer: Anderson University
Anderson University is a private Christian college in Anderson, Indiana. Founded in 1917 by the Church of God, the university remains affiliated with its founding church and values its heritage and history. "
target parent: Salem Media Group
target: Preaching Magazine and YouthWorker Journal
Preaching Magazine is a bi-monthly periodical designed to encourage and enhance the ministry of those called to preach the Bible. YouthWorker Journal(TM) helps its readers address most of the important theological and practical issues involved in youth ministry today.
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announced 5/18/2006 via BusinessWire

Salem Communications Corporation, will acquire American Ministry Resources, LLC

synopsis: Salem Communications, a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values, announced today it has agreed to acquire American Ministry Resources LLC, the owner of "Preaching Magazine".
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target parent: iExalt, Inc.
target: American Ministry Resources, LLC
American Ministry Resources LLC is the owner of "Preaching Magazine," its companion web properties, www.Preaching.com, www.Preachingnow.com, www.Ministry.org, and the National Conference on Preaching, an annual conference for pastors and clergy.
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closed 8/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., acquired RCL Benziger

synopsis: Two leaders in the K-12 publishing industry are joining forces. Dubuque, Iowa-based Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, publisher of science, math, and gifted materials, acquired Cincinnati-based RCL Benziger, publisher of Catholic educational materials.
buyer: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Kendall Hunt Publishing is the premiere publisher of innovative, hands-on, inquiry-based science, mathematics, and gifted curricula for grades PreK-12. Their award-winning research and standards-based programs are available in both print and digital. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: RCL Benziger
RCL Benziger is one of the oldest publishers of Catholic educational materials and faith formation resources in the United States. Known for its digital product offerings and bilingual resources, RCL Benziger is a major provider of religious education programs for Catholic schools and parishes.
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closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC, acquired Resources for Christian Living

synopsis: CFM Religion Publishing Group (CFM), LLC, today announced the acquisitions of RCL -- Resources for Christian Living from RCL Enterprises, Inc. and the Benziger product line from McGraw-Hill Education. The two groups will be combined to form RCL/Benziger Publishing, which will be focused on the Catholic market and based in Allen, Texas.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC
CFM Religion Publishing Group provides Christian resources and publications for families, churches, schools and religious organizations. The Company offers true-to-the-Bible materials including classroom and group-based curricula, books, and magazines, as well as Christian-themed toys and games. "
target parent: RCL Enterprises, Inc.
target: Resources for Christian Living
Resources for Christian Living's reputation as a publisher of high quality, innovative products for religious education and faith formation serving the Catholic parish and school market contributed to the success of its Faith First grades K-8 program with its award-winning web site.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Lorenz Corporation, acquired Word Music and Church Resources

synopsis: The Lorenz Corporation is pleased to announce that effective immediately, they have acquired the print music company WMCR LLC (Word Music & Church Resources). WMCR provides printed music, accompaniment tracks, and other worship resources to churches and consumers for use in personal and corporate worship, missions, education, and beyond.
buyer: Lorenz Corporation
The Lorenz Corporation is a music publishing, printing, and distribution company whose seven active imprints release more than 500 publications yearly for choral, keyboard, handbell, and instrumental musicians of a variety of worship traditions. "
target: Word Music and Church Resources
Word Music & Church Resources was established to serve the church through utilization of the notable catalog of songs, songwriters, and artists of Word Entertainment. WMCR is among the leading companies providing evangelical church printed music and other products in the world.
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closed 7/6/2006 via PR Newswire

The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., acquired Standard Publishing Group LLC

synopsis: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, has acquired, through an affiliate, the Standard Publishing business unit of Standex International Corporation. The Company will be known as Standard Publishing Group LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. "
target parent: Standex International
target: Standard Publishing Group LLC
Standard is a recognized leader in providing Christian resources and publications for families, churches, schools and religious organizations. The Co. offers true-to-the-Bible materials, including classroom and group-based curricula, books, and magazines, as well as Christian-themed toys and games.
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closed 10/17/2005 via PR Newswire

Church Publishing, Inc., acquired Living the Good News Inc

synopsis: Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI), the distinguished Episcopal publishing company, has acquired prominent Episcopal imprints - Morehouse Publishing and Living The Good News - from the Continuum International Publishing Group.
buyer: Church Publishing, Inc.
Church Publishing Incorporated produces prayer books, hymnals, and other titles mandated by the General Convention through the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. "
target parent: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
target: Living the Good News Inc
Living The Good News is a lectionary-based curriculum publisher located in Denver, Colorado. It publishes faith formation programs and resources for Episcopal and other liturgically-based denominations to teach, inspire, and involve their members in prayer, worship, and spiritual growth.
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closed 6/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Anderson University, acquired Preaching Magazine and YouthWorker Journal

synopsis: Anderson University has obtained Preaching magazine and Youthworker journal from Salem Media Group. Preaching Magazine is a bi-monthly periodical designed to encourage and enhance the ministry of those called to preach the Bible. YouthWorker Journal helps its readers address theological and practical issues involved in youth ministry today.
buyer: Anderson University
Anderson University is a private Christian college in Anderson, Indiana. Founded in 1917 by the Church of God, the university remains affiliated with its founding church and values its heritage and history. "
target parent: Salem Media Group
target: Preaching Magazine and YouthWorker Journal
Preaching Magazine is a bi-monthly periodical designed to encourage and enhance the ministry of those called to preach the Bible. YouthWorker Journal(TM) helps its readers address most of the important theological and practical issues involved in youth ministry today.
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announced 5/18/2006 via BusinessWire

Salem Communications Corporation, will acquire American Ministry Resources, LLC

synopsis: Salem Communications, a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values, announced today it has agreed to acquire American Ministry Resources LLC, the owner of "Preaching Magazine".
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target parent: iExalt, Inc.
target: American Ministry Resources, LLC
American Ministry Resources LLC is the owner of "Preaching Magazine," its companion web properties, www.Preaching.com, www.Preachingnow.com, www.Ministry.org, and the National Conference on Preaching, an annual conference for pastors and clergy.
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closed 8/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., acquired RCL Benziger

synopsis: Two leaders in the K-12 publishing industry are joining forces. Dubuque, Iowa-based Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, publisher of science, math, and gifted materials, acquired Cincinnati-based RCL Benziger, publisher of Catholic educational materials.
buyer: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Kendall Hunt Publishing is the premiere publisher of innovative, hands-on, inquiry-based science, mathematics, and gifted curricula for grades PreK-12. Their award-winning research and standards-based programs are available in both print and digital. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: RCL Benziger
RCL Benziger is one of the oldest publishers of Catholic educational materials and faith formation resources in the United States. Known for its digital product offerings and bilingual resources, RCL Benziger is a major provider of religious education programs for Catholic schools and parishes.
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closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC, acquired Resources for Christian Living

synopsis: CFM Religion Publishing Group (CFM), LLC, today announced the acquisitions of RCL -- Resources for Christian Living from RCL Enterprises, Inc. and the Benziger product line from McGraw-Hill Education. The two groups will be combined to form RCL/Benziger Publishing, which will be focused on the Catholic market and based in Allen, Texas.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC
CFM Religion Publishing Group provides Christian resources and publications for families, churches, schools and religious organizations. The Company offers true-to-the-Bible materials including classroom and group-based curricula, books, and magazines, as well as Christian-themed toys and games. "
target parent: RCL Enterprises, Inc.
target: Resources for Christian Living
Resources for Christian Living's reputation as a publisher of high quality, innovative products for religious education and faith formation serving the Catholic parish and school market contributed to the success of its Faith First grades K-8 program with its award-winning web site.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Lorenz Corporation, acquired Word Music and Church Resources

synopsis: The Lorenz Corporation is pleased to announce that effective immediately, they have acquired the print music company WMCR LLC (Word Music & Church Resources). WMCR provides printed music, accompaniment tracks, and other worship resources to churches and consumers for use in personal and corporate worship, missions, education, and beyond.
buyer: Lorenz Corporation
The Lorenz Corporation is a music publishing, printing, and distribution company whose seven active imprints release more than 500 publications yearly for choral, keyboard, handbell, and instrumental musicians of a variety of worship traditions. "
target: Word Music and Church Resources
Word Music & Church Resources was established to serve the church through utilization of the notable catalog of songs, songwriters, and artists of Word Entertainment. WMCR is among the leading companies providing evangelical church printed music and other products in the world.
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