By Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd

closed 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd, acquired UNSILO

synopsis: Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company, has acquired UNSILO, a Denmark-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing company that specializes in text analytics, linguistics, and data science. UNSILO provides AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow their business and improve customer experience.
buyer: Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd
Cactus is a global scientific communications company that offers scholarly, medical communications, and technology solutions to the scientific community. Cactus helps overcome language barriers, geography, and reach, spread research through innovative technology, and create meaningful impact. "
target parent: Infosys Limited
target: UNSILO
UNSILO is a Denmark-based AI and Natural Language Processing company that specializes in text analytics, linguistics, and data science. UNSILO provides AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow their business and improve customer experience through the company's various products.
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closed 9/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa Healthcare, acquired Primal Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: A British company, Primal Pictures, who specializes in software which displays medically accurate 3D models of the human anatomy, and whose technology has been used to make science come to life in the popular Waking the Dead and CSI television series has been sold to Informa for £12m.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Healthcare
InformaHealthcare is a leading medical and scientific publisher whose goal is to connect librarians, scientists, professionals and other medical practicioners with information they can trust and see through a comprehensive portfolio of journals, print and online books, encyclopedias and directories."
target: Primal Pictures Ltd.
Primal Pictures is a company in the high growth medical education and training sectors. Over the past ten years, it has developed technology and a series of assets which has given it a worldwide lead in the field of 3D medical graphics. Additionally, television shows utilize the company's products.
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closed 2/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nature Publishing Group, acquired Frontiers Media S.A.

synopsis: Nature Publishing Group has purchased a majority investment in open-access publisher Frontiers Media S.A. Frontiers is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Nature Publishing Group
Nature Publishing Group is an international publishing company that publishes academic journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. "
target: Frontiers Media S.A.
Frontiers Media S.A. is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia. Frontiers publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific research articles freely accessible to anybody in the world.
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closed 8/8/2013 via PR Newswire

OMICS Group, acquired Immunome Research

synopsis: OMICS Group Incorporation, a scientific organization that drives the progress of research through scholarly Open Access Journals, announced a landmark agreement with Nikolai Petrovsky Publishing for the acquisition of Immunome Research, an Open access, Peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that focuses in the nascent field of Immunomics.
buyer: OMICS Group
OMICS Group is an Open Access publication model that enables the dissemination of research articles to the global community. Thus, all articles published under Open Access can be accessed by anyone. It hosts more than 300 journals under its vast umbrella. "
target: Immunome Research
Immunome research brings the prime focus in the nascent field of immunomics, which includes traditional wet lab immunology research approaches with the new sciences of Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics as well as mathematical modeling.
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closed 6/11/2021 via BusinessWire

TrueLearn, Inc., acquired Picmonic

synopsis: TrueLearn, a leading platform in healthcare education that blends data analytics with cognition science to optimize learning outcomes for the medical community, has expanded its footprint and platform capabilities through the acquisition of Picmonic, an education company specializing in the creation of narrated audiovisual picture mnemonics.
buyer: TrueLearn, Inc.
TrueLearn offers a suite of products for medical students and residents across a range of medical specialties. TrueLearn also offers its products to adjacent healthcare markets, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Pharmacy, and allied health. "
target: Picmonic
Picmonic is an education company specializing in the creation of narrated audiovisual picture mnemonics to improve memory duration and learning. The company offers a suite of products in nursing and medicine and has recently expanded its product offerings into allied health.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BusinessWire

The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, acquired Global Advances in Health and Medicine

synopsis: Global Advances in Health and Medicine, LLC, the publisher of Global Advances in Health and Medicine journal, and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, a membership comprised of academic health centers & systems, announce the recent acquisition of the medical journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine by the Consortium.
buyer: The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
Founded in 2002 and based in McLean, VA, the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health is comprised of major medical schools and health systems in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that are dedicated to the advancement of integrative medicine and health. "
target: Global Advances in Health and Medicine
Founded in 2011, Global Advances in Health and Medicine LLC is the publisher of Global Advances in Health and Medicine, a peer-reviewed scholarly medical journal.
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closed 12/22/2021 via GlobeNewswire

PDH Academy LLC, acquired OphthoQuestions

synopsis: PDH Academy has acquired OphthoQuestions and SunCam. OphthoQuestions is a leader in ophthalmology online test preparation and continuing education and complements PDH's existing eye care offerings. Board Wizards, its podiatry-focused sister company, provides comprehensive board test prep solutions as well as supplemental learning courses.
buyer parent: Eden Capital
buyer: PDH Academy LLC
PDH Academy provides regulatory training and certification to professionals and companies in real estate, healthcare, and specialized trades. The mission of PDH Academy is to help professionals start, manage, and advance their careers. "
target: OphthoQuestions
OphthoQuestions is a well-respected leader in ophthalmology online test preparation and continuing education. Board Wizards, its podiatry-focused sister company, provides comprehensive board test prep solutions as well as supplemental learning courses.
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closed 9/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications, acquired Natural Medicine Journal

synopsis: Diversified Communications, a leading international media company, has acquired Natural Medicine Journal (NMJ), a cutting-edge electronic journal and website for integrative healthcare practitioners, students and faculty. NMJ offers clinically relevant information about natural medicine through their monthly e-journal, website, and podcasts.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries. "
target: Natural Medicine Journal
Natural Medicine Journal (NMJ) is a cutting-edge electronic journal and website for integrative healthcare practitioners, students and faculty. NMJ offers scientifically valid, clinically relevant information about natural medicine through their monthly e-journal, website, and podcasts.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Healio, acquired LearntheHeart

synopsis: Healio.com, the online home of CARDIOLOGY TODAY, published by SLACK Incorporated, has acquired LearntheHeart.com in an agreement that will bolster the content and reach of an innovative, online educational resource for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in cardiology.
buyer parent: The Wyanoke Group
buyer: Healio
Healio.com is an in-depth medical website that enables health care specialists to select and tailor news, information and education to their daily practice of medicine. "
target: LearntheHeart
LearntheHeart.com is a free online cardiology resource for students seeking to increase ECG interpretation and cardiovascular disease knowledge. The site has since grown to over 5,000 pages of cardiology content containing educational quizzes, games, activities and more.
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closed 2/18/2009 via BNC Analysis

Cengage Learning, acquired Concept Media

synopsis: Textbook publisher Cengage Learning, backed by Apax Partners and Omers Capital Partners, has acquired Concept Media, which provides health-care education materials on DVD, CD and VHS formats.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,313.70)
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: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Concept Media
Concept Media produces and distributes award winning education media for colleges, healthcare institutions, social service agencies and counseling centers throughout North America, Europe, and the South Pacific.
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closed 1/23/2009 via

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., acquired Salem Press Inc.

synopsis: EBSCO has signed an agreement to purchase Salem Press, a 60-year-old publisher of health, literature, and history reference books and databases known for its success in selling databases both in print and online as a package.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government. "
target: Salem Press Inc.
Since 1949, Salem Press has been the publisher of reference works on literature, history and biography, the social sciences and the sciences suitable for adult and young adult readers spanning all educational venues. Reference materials are both printed and electronic.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Web

ProtoCall Services Inc., acquired The Shrink Space

synopsis: ProtoCall Services, the leading provider of telephonic crisis intervention and behavioral health assessment services, announced its acquisition of The Shrink Space, a referral management software platform that is widely used in higher education.
buyer: ProtoCall Services Inc.
For more than 25 years, ProtoCall Services has provided 24/7 telephonic crisis intervention support for universities, colleges, community health organizations and employer benefits providers. Its seamless and customized services. "
target: The Shrink Space
The Shrink Space is a female-founded, HIPAA- and VPAT-compliant software platform that streamlines the behavioral health referral life cycle for institutions, clients and community providers. The Shrink Space is a referral management software platform that is widely used in higher education.
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closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Hazelden, acquired MyStudentBody

synopsis: Hazelden, the country's leading provider of addiction treatment services and education, announced the acquisition of MyStudentBody, the most comprehensive online alcohol and drug education program for college students, from Massachusetts-based Inflexxion, Inc.
buyer: Hazelden
Hazelden, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949, helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. Hazelden offers a comprehensive approach to addiction that addresses the full range of patient, family, and professional needs. "
target parent: Inflexxion, Inc.
target: MyStudentBody
MyStudentBody offers distinct programs that empower students, parents and administrators to positively impact campus communities by educating and motivating students to make healthy decisions.
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closed 2/27/2012 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Journals, purchased 19 Journals from Australian Academic Press Group Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Cambridge University Press and Australian Academic Press have announced that Cambridge has acquired the AAP journals list. The AAP list, consisting of 19 titles either owned by AAP or published on behalf of several Learned Societies, expands and complements Cambridge's existing journals portfolio of over 300 academic and professional journals.
buyer parent: Cambridge University Press
buyer: Cambridge Journals
Cambridge University Press publishes over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals across a wide spread of subject areas, in print and online. Many of these journals are the leading academic publications in their fields. "
seller: Australian Academic Press Group Pty Ltd.
Australian Academic Press is an academic publisher for the behavioural sciences, specialising in psychology, and the largest privately owned scholarly society journal publisher in Australia.
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announced 12/15/2020 via BusinessWire

Scientist.com, will acquire HealthEconomics

synopsis: Scientist.com, the healthcare industry’s leading marketplace for outsourced R&D, announced it will acquire HealthEconomics.Com, a US-based company that has spent the last 25 years creating a global Connected Community™ of scientists and suppliers of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), real world evidence (RWE) and market access services.
buyer: Scientist.com
Scientist.com is the pharmaceutical industry’s leading AI-powered marketplace for outsourced R&D. The marketplace simplifies R&D sourcing, saves time and money, reduces risk, and provides access to the latest innovative tools and technologies. "
target: HealthEconomics
HealthEconomics.Com was founded in 1994 as a resource portal for researchers, payers and academics engaged in generating or evaluating data and evidence to describe the clinical, economic and patient-reported outcomes of healthcare interventions.
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closed 9/2/2011 via PR Web

Oakstone Publishing, acquired Dental Decks, Inc.

synopsis: Oakstone Publishing, a leading provider of physician paid educational products, has acquired Dental Decks, the market leader for providing licensure test preparation products to dental graduate students.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: Oakstone Publishing
Oakstone Publishing serves the medical and corporate wellness markets with education materials and reference products. Through various multimedia formats, Oakstone Medical provides healthcare professionals with relevant and critical information that helps improve patient care. "
target: Dental Decks, Inc.
Dental Decks is a flashcard company. It is the market leader for providing licensure test preparation products to dental graduate students.
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closed 9/21/2016 via PR Web

Pulsus Group Inc., acquired Open Access Journals

synopsis: Medical Publishing Major Pulsus Group takes pleasure in announcing the acquisition of Open access journals with a view to enrich the current research in the field of Medicine.The Pulsus Group Manager, Mr. Abishak, described this as a crucial first step towards strengthening and integrating standard medical publications across the globe.
buyer: Pulsus Group Inc.
Pulsus Group Inc, the medical peer-review publisher, publishes the work of medical researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity. "
target: Open Access Journals
Open Access Journals owns and operates a platform that provides free access to scientific literature, journals, and provide source of reference and retrieval to the scholars, amateurs, clinical practitioners and students. The company is based in United Kingdom.
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closed 12/22/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Teaching Strategies, Inc., acquired Noni Educational Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Teaching Strategies, a leading developer of early childhood curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and family engagement solutions, acquired Noni Educational Solutions, a trauma-focused edtech start-up that has developed a groundbreaking, app-based resource designed to support preschool-5th grade teachers.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through third grade. "
target: Noni Educational Solutions, LLC
Noni Educational Solutions is a trauma-focused edtech start-up that has developed a groundbreaking, app-based resource designed to support preschool-5th grade teachers working with children who have been impacted by trauma. noni™ for Teachers is an app-based digital coach.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

HigherEdGrowth LLC, acquired CalmCircle

synopsis: Higher Ed Growth, a full-service marketing agency specializing in post-secondary education, announced that it has acquired CalmCircle. CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. Their curriculum focuses on mental rest, stress management and sleep support.
buyer: HigherEdGrowth LLC
Higher Ed Growth is a full-service marketing agency. In addition to lead generation, they offer fully managed Master Vendor Services, compliance monitoring, white label software, inquiry management, and analytics to develop technology and marketing programs that support client enrollment goals. "
target: CalmCircle
CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. They focus on mental rest, stress management and sleep support. They have expanded to bring mental rest and stress relief to the education industry, corporate workplaces and healthcare institutions.
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closed 6/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Riverside Insights, acquired Aperture Education, Inc.

synopsis: Riverside Insights, a developer of research-based assessments and analytics, has acquired Aperture Education, the leading provider of research-based social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools. With over 65 years of combined research and SEL experience, Aperture sets the standard for research-based SEL assessment solutions.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Riverside Insights
Riverside Insights, one of the nation’s leading and most long-standing developers of research-based assessments, is led by a powerful mission: to provide insights that help elevate potential and enrich the lives of students, clinical patients, employees, and organizations globally. "
target: Aperture Education, Inc.
Aperture Education is the leading provider of research-based social and emotional learning assessments for K-12 schools. The Aperture System includes the DESSA suite of strength-based assessments, CASEL-aligned intervention strategies, and robust reporting, all in one easy-to-use digital platform.
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closed 9/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa Healthcare, acquired Primal Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: A British company, Primal Pictures, who specializes in software which displays medically accurate 3D models of the human anatomy, and whose technology has been used to make science come to life in the popular Waking the Dead and CSI television series has been sold to Informa for £12m.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Healthcare
InformaHealthcare is a leading medical and scientific publisher whose goal is to connect librarians, scientists, professionals and other medical practicioners with information they can trust and see through a comprehensive portfolio of journals, print and online books, encyclopedias and directories."
target: Primal Pictures Ltd.
Primal Pictures is a company in the high growth medical education and training sectors. Over the past ten years, it has developed technology and a series of assets which has given it a worldwide lead in the field of 3D medical graphics. Additionally, television shows utilize the company's products.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nature Publishing Group, acquired Frontiers Media S.A.

synopsis: Nature Publishing Group has purchased a majority investment in open-access publisher Frontiers Media S.A. Frontiers is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Nature Publishing Group
Nature Publishing Group is an international publishing company that publishes academic journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. "
target: Frontiers Media S.A.
Frontiers Media S.A. is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia. Frontiers publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific research articles freely accessible to anybody in the world.
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closed 8/8/2013 via PR Newswire

OMICS Group, acquired Immunome Research

synopsis: OMICS Group Incorporation, a scientific organization that drives the progress of research through scholarly Open Access Journals, announced a landmark agreement with Nikolai Petrovsky Publishing for the acquisition of Immunome Research, an Open access, Peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that focuses in the nascent field of Immunomics.
buyer: OMICS Group
OMICS Group is an Open Access publication model that enables the dissemination of research articles to the global community. Thus, all articles published under Open Access can be accessed by anyone. It hosts more than 300 journals under its vast umbrella. "
target: Immunome Research
Immunome research brings the prime focus in the nascent field of immunomics, which includes traditional wet lab immunology research approaches with the new sciences of Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics as well as mathematical modeling.
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closed 6/11/2021 via BusinessWire

TrueLearn, Inc., acquired Picmonic

synopsis: TrueLearn, a leading platform in healthcare education that blends data analytics with cognition science to optimize learning outcomes for the medical community, has expanded its footprint and platform capabilities through the acquisition of Picmonic, an education company specializing in the creation of narrated audiovisual picture mnemonics.
buyer: TrueLearn, Inc.
TrueLearn offers a suite of products for medical students and residents across a range of medical specialties. TrueLearn also offers its products to adjacent healthcare markets, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Pharmacy, and allied health. "
target: Picmonic
Picmonic is an education company specializing in the creation of narrated audiovisual picture mnemonics to improve memory duration and learning. The company offers a suite of products in nursing and medicine and has recently expanded its product offerings into allied health.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BusinessWire

The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, acquired Global Advances in Health and Medicine

synopsis: Global Advances in Health and Medicine, LLC, the publisher of Global Advances in Health and Medicine journal, and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, a membership comprised of academic health centers & systems, announce the recent acquisition of the medical journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine by the Consortium.
buyer: The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
Founded in 2002 and based in McLean, VA, the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health is comprised of major medical schools and health systems in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that are dedicated to the advancement of integrative medicine and health. "
target: Global Advances in Health and Medicine
Founded in 2011, Global Advances in Health and Medicine LLC is the publisher of Global Advances in Health and Medicine, a peer-reviewed scholarly medical journal.
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closed 12/22/2021 via GlobeNewswire

PDH Academy LLC, acquired OphthoQuestions

synopsis: PDH Academy has acquired OphthoQuestions and SunCam. OphthoQuestions is a leader in ophthalmology online test preparation and continuing education and complements PDH's existing eye care offerings. Board Wizards, its podiatry-focused sister company, provides comprehensive board test prep solutions as well as supplemental learning courses.
buyer parent: Eden Capital
buyer: PDH Academy LLC
PDH Academy provides regulatory training and certification to professionals and companies in real estate, healthcare, and specialized trades. The mission of PDH Academy is to help professionals start, manage, and advance their careers. "
target: OphthoQuestions
OphthoQuestions is a well-respected leader in ophthalmology online test preparation and continuing education. Board Wizards, its podiatry-focused sister company, provides comprehensive board test prep solutions as well as supplemental learning courses.
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closed 9/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications, acquired Natural Medicine Journal

synopsis: Diversified Communications, a leading international media company, has acquired Natural Medicine Journal (NMJ), a cutting-edge electronic journal and website for integrative healthcare practitioners, students and faculty. NMJ offers clinically relevant information about natural medicine through their monthly e-journal, website, and podcasts.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries. "
target: Natural Medicine Journal
Natural Medicine Journal (NMJ) is a cutting-edge electronic journal and website for integrative healthcare practitioners, students and faculty. NMJ offers scientifically valid, clinically relevant information about natural medicine through their monthly e-journal, website, and podcasts.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Healio, acquired LearntheHeart

synopsis: Healio.com, the online home of CARDIOLOGY TODAY, published by SLACK Incorporated, has acquired LearntheHeart.com in an agreement that will bolster the content and reach of an innovative, online educational resource for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in cardiology.
buyer parent: The Wyanoke Group
buyer: Healio
Healio.com is an in-depth medical website that enables health care specialists to select and tailor news, information and education to their daily practice of medicine. "
target: LearntheHeart
LearntheHeart.com is a free online cardiology resource for students seeking to increase ECG interpretation and cardiovascular disease knowledge. The site has since grown to over 5,000 pages of cardiology content containing educational quizzes, games, activities and more.
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closed 2/18/2009 via BNC Analysis

Cengage Learning, acquired Concept Media

synopsis: Textbook publisher Cengage Learning, backed by Apax Partners and Omers Capital Partners, has acquired Concept Media, which provides health-care education materials on DVD, CD and VHS formats.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,313.70)
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: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Concept Media
Concept Media produces and distributes award winning education media for colleges, healthcare institutions, social service agencies and counseling centers throughout North America, Europe, and the South Pacific.
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EBSCO Publishing, Inc., acquired Salem Press Inc.

synopsis: EBSCO has signed an agreement to purchase Salem Press, a 60-year-old publisher of health, literature, and history reference books and databases known for its success in selling databases both in print and online as a package.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government. "
target: Salem Press Inc.
Since 1949, Salem Press has been the publisher of reference works on literature, history and biography, the social sciences and the sciences suitable for adult and young adult readers spanning all educational venues. Reference materials are both printed and electronic.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Web

ProtoCall Services Inc., acquired The Shrink Space

synopsis: ProtoCall Services, the leading provider of telephonic crisis intervention and behavioral health assessment services, announced its acquisition of The Shrink Space, a referral management software platform that is widely used in higher education.
buyer: ProtoCall Services Inc.
For more than 25 years, ProtoCall Services has provided 24/7 telephonic crisis intervention support for universities, colleges, community health organizations and employer benefits providers. Its seamless and customized services. "
target: The Shrink Space
The Shrink Space is a female-founded, HIPAA- and VPAT-compliant software platform that streamlines the behavioral health referral life cycle for institutions, clients and community providers. The Shrink Space is a referral management software platform that is widely used in higher education.
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closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Hazelden, acquired MyStudentBody

synopsis: Hazelden, the country's leading provider of addiction treatment services and education, announced the acquisition of MyStudentBody, the most comprehensive online alcohol and drug education program for college students, from Massachusetts-based Inflexxion, Inc.
buyer: Hazelden
Hazelden, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949, helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. Hazelden offers a comprehensive approach to addiction that addresses the full range of patient, family, and professional needs. "
target parent: Inflexxion, Inc.
target: MyStudentBody
MyStudentBody offers distinct programs that empower students, parents and administrators to positively impact campus communities by educating and motivating students to make healthy decisions.
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closed 2/27/2012 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Journals, purchased 19 Journals from Australian Academic Press Group Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Cambridge University Press and Australian Academic Press have announced that Cambridge has acquired the AAP journals list. The AAP list, consisting of 19 titles either owned by AAP or published on behalf of several Learned Societies, expands and complements Cambridge's existing journals portfolio of over 300 academic and professional journals.
buyer parent: Cambridge University Press
buyer: Cambridge Journals
Cambridge University Press publishes over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals across a wide spread of subject areas, in print and online. Many of these journals are the leading academic publications in their fields. "
seller: Australian Academic Press Group Pty Ltd.
Australian Academic Press is an academic publisher for the behavioural sciences, specialising in psychology, and the largest privately owned scholarly society journal publisher in Australia.
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announced 12/15/2020 via BusinessWire

Scientist.com, will acquire HealthEconomics

synopsis: Scientist.com, the healthcare industry’s leading marketplace for outsourced R&D, announced it will acquire HealthEconomics.Com, a US-based company that has spent the last 25 years creating a global Connected Community™ of scientists and suppliers of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), real world evidence (RWE) and market access services.
buyer: Scientist.com
Scientist.com is the pharmaceutical industry’s leading AI-powered marketplace for outsourced R&D. The marketplace simplifies R&D sourcing, saves time and money, reduces risk, and provides access to the latest innovative tools and technologies. "
target: HealthEconomics
HealthEconomics.Com was founded in 1994 as a resource portal for researchers, payers and academics engaged in generating or evaluating data and evidence to describe the clinical, economic and patient-reported outcomes of healthcare interventions.
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closed 9/2/2011 via PR Web

Oakstone Publishing, acquired Dental Decks, Inc.

synopsis: Oakstone Publishing, a leading provider of physician paid educational products, has acquired Dental Decks, the market leader for providing licensure test preparation products to dental graduate students.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: Oakstone Publishing
Oakstone Publishing serves the medical and corporate wellness markets with education materials and reference products. Through various multimedia formats, Oakstone Medical provides healthcare professionals with relevant and critical information that helps improve patient care. "
target: Dental Decks, Inc.
Dental Decks is a flashcard company. It is the market leader for providing licensure test preparation products to dental graduate students.
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closed 9/21/2016 via PR Web

Pulsus Group Inc., acquired Open Access Journals

synopsis: Medical Publishing Major Pulsus Group takes pleasure in announcing the acquisition of Open access journals with a view to enrich the current research in the field of Medicine.The Pulsus Group Manager, Mr. Abishak, described this as a crucial first step towards strengthening and integrating standard medical publications across the globe.
buyer: Pulsus Group Inc.
Pulsus Group Inc, the medical peer-review publisher, publishes the work of medical researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity. "
target: Open Access Journals
Open Access Journals owns and operates a platform that provides free access to scientific literature, journals, and provide source of reference and retrieval to the scholars, amateurs, clinical practitioners and students. The company is based in United Kingdom.
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closed 12/22/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Teaching Strategies, Inc., acquired Noni Educational Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Teaching Strategies, a leading developer of early childhood curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and family engagement solutions, acquired Noni Educational Solutions, a trauma-focused edtech start-up that has developed a groundbreaking, app-based resource designed to support preschool-5th grade teachers.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through third grade. "
target: Noni Educational Solutions, LLC
Noni Educational Solutions is a trauma-focused edtech start-up that has developed a groundbreaking, app-based resource designed to support preschool-5th grade teachers working with children who have been impacted by trauma. noni™ for Teachers is an app-based digital coach.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

HigherEdGrowth LLC, acquired CalmCircle

synopsis: Higher Ed Growth, a full-service marketing agency specializing in post-secondary education, announced that it has acquired CalmCircle. CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. Their curriculum focuses on mental rest, stress management and sleep support.
buyer: HigherEdGrowth LLC
Higher Ed Growth is a full-service marketing agency. In addition to lead generation, they offer fully managed Master Vendor Services, compliance monitoring, white label software, inquiry management, and analytics to develop technology and marketing programs that support client enrollment goals. "
target: CalmCircle
CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. They focus on mental rest, stress management and sleep support. They have expanded to bring mental rest and stress relief to the education industry, corporate workplaces and healthcare institutions.
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closed 6/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Riverside Insights, acquired Aperture Education, Inc.

synopsis: Riverside Insights, a developer of research-based assessments and analytics, has acquired Aperture Education, the leading provider of research-based social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools. With over 65 years of combined research and SEL experience, Aperture sets the standard for research-based SEL assessment solutions.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Riverside Insights
Riverside Insights, one of the nation’s leading and most long-standing developers of research-based assessments, is led by a powerful mission: to provide insights that help elevate potential and enrich the lives of students, clinical patients, employees, and organizations globally. "
target: Aperture Education, Inc.
Aperture Education is the leading provider of research-based social and emotional learning assessments for K-12 schools. The Aperture System includes the DESSA suite of strength-based assessments, CASEL-aligned intervention strategies, and robust reporting, all in one easy-to-use digital platform.
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