Like Anker Publishing Co. Inc.

closed 3/20/2007 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Anker Publishing Co. Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has acquired the publishing assets of Anker Publishing Company, Inc., an independent publisher of books and periodicals for professionals in higher education, located in Bolton, Massachusetts. Anker Publishing's annual revenue is approximately $ 1 million.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Anker Publishing Co. Inc.
Anker Publishing Company, Inc. is an independent publisher of professional books, periodicals, and other information media.
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announced 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

McGraw-Hill Education will be merged with Cengage Learning,

synopsis: McGraw-Hill and Cengage announced that they will combine in an all-stock merger on equal terms. The company will be led by Michael E. Hansen, currently CEO of Cengage. McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences. The combined company will be named McGraw Hill.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
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closed 3/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired McGraw-Hill Education

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies completed the sale of its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,816.74)
Apollo Global Management, LLC is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. They focus their investments in areas where they can capitalize upon their integrated platform. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,400 [$2,521]
rev ($mm)
$2,223
EBITDA ($mm)
$371
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 12/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Triangle Digital Ventures, acquired Peterson's

synopsis: Triangle Digital Ventures has acquired the Peterson’s business from Nelnet Inc. Peterson’s is a diversified data, learning, and publishing company focused on post-secondary education. The company provides a suite of online test preparation services, higher education research and books to consumers, enterprise, government and libraries.
buyer: Triangle Digital Ventures
Triangle Digital Ventures (TDV) is an entrepreneurial growth firm that acquires — and grows — technology businesses. TDV targets opportunities that are otherwise too small or too complex for conventional acquirers. TDV invests operational expertise and capital to deliver outsized returns. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Peterson's
Peterson’s is the world’s leading educational services company dedicated to furthering education after high school and beyond. From high school placement tests to college admissions tests to career certification exams, Peterson's is your one-stop-shop for test information, strategy, and practice.
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closed 9/15/2016 via BusinessWire

NRCCUA, acquired Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), a leading provider of data and analytics solutions to public and private colleges and universities, announced that it has acquired Eduventures. Eduventures is one of the leading research and advisory firms servicing colleges and universities.
buyer: NRCCUA
NRCCUA has been building educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers for over 40 years. Through their annual surveys, they gather information on student attitudes and educational plans. "
target parent: Invus Group LLC
target: Eduventures, Inc.
Eduventures is the leading research and advisory firm that is focused exclusively on analyzing the forces that are transforming higher education. Eduventures provides forward-looking and actionable research based on proprietary market data, and advisory services that support decision-making.
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closed 7/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., acquired Peterson's

synopsis: Nelnet announced it has acquired Peterson's, a leading provider of education and career guidance, from The Thomson Corporation. Peterson's provides a comprehensive suite of education and career-related solutions in the areas of education search, test preparation, admissions, financial aid information, and career assistance.
buyer: Nelnet, Inc. (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Peterson's
Peterson's has helped to connect individuals, educational institutions, and corporations through its critically acclaimed books, Web sites, online products, and admissions services.
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$40
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closed 1/23/2020 via PR Newswire

The Expo Group, Inc., acquired Educe LLC

synopsis: The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, has acquired Educe LLC, a firm committed to adding value to the events and engagement strategy for higher education institutions.
buyer: The Expo Group, Inc.
The Expo Group is a trusted exhibition and events partner helping organizations grow their attendee, exhibitor and sponsorship revenue through the design and execution of unique, compelling and memorable experiences. The company is headquartered in Dallas. "
target: Educe LLC
Educe is a boutique firm focused entirely on the needs of higher education. They have worked on campuses, taught at conferences, served on boards, and been tapped as trusted counsel by leadership. They specialize in engagement strategies, event design and production, higher education and more.
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closed 7/21/2011 via PR Newswire

XanEdu, acquired Coursepacks.com

synopsis: Superior Capital Partners LLC has acquired the Coursepack business of Huron Valley Publishing as an add-on acquisition to its Ann Arbor, MI based XanEdu Publishing. Huron Valley's Coursepack business has provided custom coursepacks to the Southeast Michigan higher education market for over 30 years.
buyer parent: Superior Capital Partners
buyer: XanEdu
XanEdu Publishing, Inc. is the number-one faculty-preferred provider of course packs and custom textbooks that support learning. It works closely with faculty and distributors to produce timely and relevant course packs with a 100% copyright-compliance guarantee. "
target parent: Huron Valley Publishing Solutions
target: Coursepacks.com
Based in Ann Arbor, Coursepack.com has provided custom coursepacks to the Southeast Michigan higher education market for over 30 years.
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closed 7/5/2007 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, OMERS Capital Partners, acquired Thomson Learning

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners announced that, together with OMERS Capital Partners, they have completed the previously announced acquisition of the higher education, careers and library reference assets of Thomson Learning and Nelson Canada from The Thomson Corporation.
buyer: OMERS Capital Partners
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax is one of the oldest and largest private equity firms in the world with more than $30 billion under global management. OMERS is a multi-employer pension plan established in 1962 and is one of the largest and most sophisticated asset management entities in Canada. "
target parent: The Thomson Corporation
target: Thomson Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Through such brands and businesses as Wadsworth, Delmar Learning, Gale, Heinle, Brooks/Cole and South-Western, Thomson Learning delivers learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world.
price ($mm)
$7,750
rev ($mm)
$1,800
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.3x
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Times Higher Education

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Times Higher Education (THE) from TPG Capital (TPG), the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG. THE is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education (THE) is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight, inform strategic priorities, benchmark, assess and select higher education institutions.
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closed 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Avenue100 Media Solutions

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions, LLC (DMS), an industry leader in the world of customer acquisition and retention that helps clients maximize their digital marketing to beat the competition and accelerate growth, announced it acquired Avenue100 Media Solutions, LLC, a leader in performance based marketing and analytics in the education industry.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an end-to-end customer acquisition and retention solution provider. Using actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology, DMS efficiently and effectively reaches, engages and acquires customers for clients across multiple verticals. "
target: Avenue100 Media Solutions
Avenue100 delivers high quality student inquiries to educational institutions. Combining expert digital marketing science with a customer centric approach, they connect aspiring students to opportunities for higher education.
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closed 1/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

IDP Education, acquired Hotcourses

synopsis: Global student placement company, IDP Education, has acquired the Hotcourses Group. Hotcourses is the UK's largest publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
buyer: IDP Education (:$272.73)
IDP Education Limited provides student placement services to enroll into universities, schools, and colleges. The Company offers student services, such as university and course guidance, visa application and scholarships assistance, and pre-departure support services. "
target: Hotcourses
Hotcourses changes lives by helping people enroll on the right courses throughout the world. With offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, Hotcourses is the largest UK's publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
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closed 8/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Course Advisor, Inc., acquired Course Advisor, Inc.

synopsis: The Washington Post Company announced that the Company has divested its interest in Avenue100 Media Solutions to a management group. Avenue100 Media Solutions's flagship site, CourseAdvisors.com, is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development.
buyer: Course Advisor, Inc.
Founded in 2004, CourseAdvisor is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development. It offers more than 5,000 programs through nearly 300 accredited colleges, vocational/technical schools, professional training centers, and universities. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Course Advisor, Inc.
Founded in 2004, CourseAdvisor is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development. It offers more than 5,000 programs through nearly 300 accredited colleges, vocational/technical schools, professional training centers, and universities.
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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 7/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Universe, Inc., Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired Embanet Corporation

synopsis: Embanet, the leading provider of fully hosted and supported e-Learning solutions to educational institutions, has announced that Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and Knowledge Universe Limited (KUL) have made a strategic investment in the company.
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
buyer: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
Knowledge Universe Education (KUE) companies provide early childhood education programs, primary-through-secondary curricula, and supplemental educational services at thousands of physical locations, and through top-rated online schools and home schooling environments. "
target: Embanet Corporation
Founded in 1995, Embanet is an integrated, full service provider of online program design and development, marketing and enrollment and technology support services for postsecondary educational institutions.
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closed 3/3/2006 via Company Press Release

University Directories, acquired College Directory Publishing

synopsis: University Directories (UD) of Chapel Hill, NC and College Directory Publishing (CDP) of King of Prussia, PA have signed an agreement whereby UD will acquire the assets of CDP.
buyer parent: VilCom
buyer: University Directories
Since our founding in 1974, University Directories has grown exponentially while setting the standard for excellence as the industry leader in collegiate publications. "
target: College Directory Publishing
College Directory Publishing is the largest publisher of campus telephone directories and class schedule publications in the United States, representing over 150 independent colleges and universities nationwide.
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closed 9/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publications, acquired Symposium Journals

synopsis: SAGE has purchased education journals publisher Symposium for an undisclosed sum. Symposium Journals has a portfolio of nine titles within childhood studies, educational policy, contemporary educational practice, international education and teaching assessment, including the flagship journal of one the European Educational Research Association.
buyer: 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. "
target: Symposium Journals
Symposium Journals has a portfolio of nine titles within childhood studies, educational policy, contemporary educational practice, international education and teaching assessment, including the flagship journal of one the European Educational Research Association.
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closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Campus Labs, acquired IDEA Education

synopsis: Campus Labs has acquired IDEA Education, a nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving student learning in higher education. This transaction will allow IDEA to continue providing the student ratings of instruction (SRI) instrument, an educational standard built on more than 45 years of research.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs was founded to empower educational institutions to evolve in a data-centric world. Uncover a platform of integrated tools that drive an institutional mindset for insightful data connections. The holistic framework includes solutions for assessment, retention, teaching and more. "
target: IDEA Education
IDEA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving student learning in higher education through analytics, resources, and advice. Since 1975, they have been leading the way in making a positive, sustainable impact on teaching and learning in higher education.
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announced 4/5/2018 via Company Press Release

Campus Labs, will acquire Chalk & Wire

synopsis: Campus Labs, a provider of solutions for areas such as assessment, retention and teaching, will acquire Chalk & Wire. Based in Canada, Chalk & Wire is a leading provider of learning assessment tools and credentialing solutions. Chalk & Wire helps institutions demonstrate student competency and improve the evaluation of learning outcomes.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. Campus Labs provides a complete set of integrated solutions for areas such as assessment, retention, teaching and learning, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. "
target: Chalk & Wire
Canada-based Chalk & Wire helps institutions demonstrate student competency and improve the evaluation of learning outcomes. They take a consultative approach to helping institutions prove their value and efficacy as well as their ability to prepare students for their post-graduate pursuits.
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closed 1/12/2016 via Market Wire

Hobsons Inc., acquired PAR Framework, Inc.

synopsis: Hobsons, the leading provider of college and career readiness, enrollment management, and student success solutions, announced the acquisition of the PAR Framework, Inc. PAR, a national membership collaborative, helps colleges, universities, and higher education systems use data to improve retention and postsecondary success.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. They enable educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and enrollment management, and advising. "
target: PAR Framework, Inc.
PAR is a national membership collaborative offering higher education stakeholders a unique multi-institutional perspective on using big data to help at-risk students stay in school and reach their educational goals. PAR is known for its published data definitions and student success frameworks.
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closed 3/20/2007 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Anker Publishing Co. Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has acquired the publishing assets of Anker Publishing Company, Inc., an independent publisher of books and periodicals for professionals in higher education, located in Bolton, Massachusetts. Anker Publishing's annual revenue is approximately $ 1 million.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Anker Publishing Co. Inc.
Anker Publishing Company, Inc. is an independent publisher of professional books, periodicals, and other information media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
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0.0x
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closed 1/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired mthree

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, a global leader in research and education, has acquired mthree from ECI Partners LLP. mthree sources, trains, and prepares aspiring students and professionals to meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers, and then places them with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, tech companies, and government agencies.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: mthree
mthree sources, trains, and prepares aspiring students and professionals to meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers, and then places them with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, technology companies, and government agencies. They are based in London, UK.
price ($mm)
$129
rev ($mm)
$50
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2.6x
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announced 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Zyante

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Zyante Inc., a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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announced 5/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Knewton, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of affordable courseware and adaptive learning technology. Knewton developed an advanced learning system demonstrated to deliver highly-personalized learning experiences that drive superior outcomes.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley's scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals and digital learning, certification, and student-lifecycle services and solutions help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world "
target: Knewton, Inc.
Knewton puts achievement within reach for everyone through adaptive learning technology and products that deliver personalized and lasting learning experiences. Alta is Knewton’s fully integrated, adaptive learning courseware.
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closed 2/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Manuscripts

synopsis: Atypon, an online publishing platform, has acquired Manuscripts, a free writing tool that lets users plan, edit and share their work. Manuscripts also warns users of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting the submission of their work.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Manuscripts
Manuscripts is a free writing tool that lets users plan, edit and share their work. Manuscripts understands the format needed when submitting to a target journal. It warns users of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting the submission.
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, acquired Linguistics Abstracts Online

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has expanded its linguistics resources with the acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley, a global publishing company specializing in academic publications. Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts from linguistics and language study journals.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target parent: Wiley
target: Linguistics Abstracts Online
Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts from linguistics and language study journals. It benefits those studying linguistics and literature, writing papers, preparing teaching materials, compiling bibliographies and checking references.
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closed 10/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has completed the acquisition of Learning House, a diversified education services provider, from Weld North Holdings. The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley develops digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$70
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2.9x
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Authorea

synopsis: Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Authorea
Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
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closed 9/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired Ranku

synopsis: Ranku, a recruitment technology and predictive analytics software company for higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Wiley, a global provider of knowledge and learning solutions that improves outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Ranku
Ranku is a Seattle based software company that aims to use technology to drive consumer advocacy in online higher education. Ranku licenses recruitment technology and predictive analytics to universities and state systems to scale online degree enrollment.
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announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
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$120
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$31
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closed 10/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Analyst Success

synopsis: John Wiley and Sons Inc, a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services, announced its acquisition of AnalystSuccess.com and related content from The American College of Financial Services. AnalystSuccess.com provides candidates with a simple, effective learning experience to help them prepare to pass the CFA exams.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target parent: The American College of Financial Services
target: Analyst Success
The Analyst Success CFA study program provides candidates with a simple, effective learning experience so they can be more successful taking the challenging CFA exams.
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closed 6/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired SimBioSys Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced that it has acquired SimBioSys Inc., a provider of scientific software tools that facilitate the drug discovery process.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. "
target: SimBioSys Inc.
SimBioSys is a recognized leader in the field of rational drug discovery software. Providing a wide range of software solutions, the company is focused on the development of scientific tools to facilitate the drug discovery process.
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closed 5/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired CrossKnowledge

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, has completed its acqusition of E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, a learning solutions provider focused on leadership and managerial skills development.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. "
target: CrossKnowledge
E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, is a leader in cloud-based distance learning solutions. CrossKnowledge solutions enable fast workforce empowerment and global strategic alignment, guaranteeing a unique learning experience for the individual and a real return on investment for the organization.
price ($mm)
$175
rev ($mm)
$37
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EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Profiles International, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced that it has acquired Profiles International, a provider of employment assessment and talent management solutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a valued, global publisher. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories. "
target: Profiles International, Inc.
Profiles International is the best source for talent management solutions. Their data-driven talent management solutions, built on complex behavioral science, yet simple to administer and read, help organizations find the right people and shape them into a winning team.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
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closed 12/11/2013 via PR Web

Wiley, acquired Women in Higher Education

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a valued, global publisher, announced the acquisition of Women in Higher Education, an independent monthly publication and a leading resource for women on how to become more successful on campus.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
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. "
target: Women in Higher Education
Women in Higher Education is an independent monthly publication with a mission to encourage, empower and enrage professional women on campuses across the country. With subscribers throughout the U.S, Canada, and abroad, it is available digitally and in print and is sold on a subscription basis.
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closed 5/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Fernhurst Books Limited, purchased 180 Nautical Titles from Wiley

synopsis: Fernhust Books announced that it has acquired assets from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s nautical consumer publishing program. Fernhurst acquired the digital and print assets for approximately 180 Wiley titles. Among the titles purchased are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
buyer: Fernhurst Books Limited
Fernhurst Books Limited is a new company which has been put together by a group of investors, comprising of skilled racers and experienced cruisers, as well as publishing professionals, to acquire the Wiley Nautical list. It will be based in Leamington Spa and managed by Jeremy Atkins. "
seller: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Among the 180 Wiley digital and print titles purchased from Wiley's consumer nautical publishing program are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
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closed 4/4/2013 via BusinessWire

HarperCollins Canada Ltd, purchased Non-Fiction Backlist Titles from John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.

synopsis: HarperCollins Canada announced that it has acquired a select number of Wiley Canada’s non-fiction backlist titles. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Canada Ltd
HarperCollinsCanada imprints include HarperCollins Publishers, Harper Perennial, Collins, HarperTrophyCanada HarperWeekend & Patrick Crean Editions. These imprints publish writers from Canada & around the world. HarperCollinsCanada publishes fiction, non-fiction, reference & childrens' books. "
seller parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
seller: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.
The titles being purchased from global publisher Wiley Canada are such Canadian classics as the bestselling Mother of All series by Ann Douglas, Ken Dryden’s The Game, and one of Sports Illustrated’s best sports books, Hockey Dad, by Bob McKenzie, and several cookbooks by Anne Lindsay.
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closed 4/3/2013 via BusinessWire

Turner Publishing, purchased Consumer Publishing Titles from John Wiley & Sons

synopsis: Turner Publishing announced that it has acquired assets from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.’s pets, crafts, and general interest consumer publishing program. The acquisition broadens Turner’s list, which spans a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction consumer publishing categories and represents a growth opportunity within various general interest areas.
buyer: Turner Publishing
Founded in 1985, Turner Publishing is an award-winning, independent publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee with multiple New York Times best-selling authors. It has been named three times to Publishers Weekly's Fastest Growing Publishers List. "
seller: John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
The digital and print assets for approximately 1,500 Wiley titles are from its consumer pets, crafts, and general interest publishing programs. Notable brands, authors, and titles include Howell Book House and Baseball Prospectus.
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closed 1/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Wiley-VCH, acquired FIZ Chemie Berlin

synopsis: Wiley-VCH has acquired the assets of the FIZ Chemie Berlin, a leading provider of online database products for organic and industrial chemists. The acquisition aligns with the company's long-term strategy to support research, learning, and professional practice through high quality content and services.
buyer parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
buyer: Wiley-VCH
Wiley-VCH is a publishing center of excellence and branded imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s scientific and technical publishing business. Founded in 1921 by German chemical societies and associations, Wiley-VCH is one of the leading science publishers in Germany. "
target: FIZ Chemie Berlin
FIZ Chemie Berlin is a provider of online database products for organic and industrial chemists. Products include the ChemInform weekly abstracting service and reaction database, as well as the abstracting journal Chemisches Zentralblatt, the InfoTherm database of thermophysical properties and more.
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closed 12/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Stevenson, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced the acquisition of assets from Stevenson, Inc., a leading resource for newsletters and online events in fundraising, nonprofit management, and communications. These assets include six well-respected newsletters and a variety of online events and special reports.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: Stevenson, Inc.
Established in 1993, Stevenson, Inc. helps all types of nonprofits and associations achieve greater success: colleges/universities, hospitals and other health-related organizations, schools, museums, Chambers of Commerce, libraries, United Way agencies, youth organizations and more.
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closed 3/20/2007 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Anker Publishing Co. Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has acquired the publishing assets of Anker Publishing Company, Inc., an independent publisher of books and periodicals for professionals in higher education, located in Bolton, Massachusetts. Anker Publishing's annual revenue is approximately $ 1 million.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Anker Publishing Co. Inc.
Anker Publishing Company, Inc. is an independent publisher of professional books, periodicals, and other information media.
price ($mm)
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$1
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0.0x
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announced 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Zyante

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Zyante Inc., a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
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closed 11/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Klett Group, acquired ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.

synopsis: ThiemeMeulenhoff, an innovative publishing company and one of the largest manufacturers of digital learning resources and schoolbooks in the Netherlands, has been taken over by German publisher and educational company Klett Group.
buyer: Klett Group
With its 67 companies at 33 sites in 15 countries, the Klett Group is one of Europe’s leading education-dedicated enterprises. The Group's portfolio encompasses everything from traditional textbooks to modern interactive learning aids; from professional literature to the classics. "
target parent: ING Group NV
target: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education.
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closed 7/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Brill, acquired Sense Publishers

synopsis: Koninklijke Brill N.V., the international scholarly publisher, has acquired all shares of Sense Publishers B.V. (Dordrecht, NL) effective 1 July 2017 upon completion of satisfactory due diligence. With this agreement, Brill acquires an international English language publication list in Educational Research and related fields.
buyer: Brill (ENXTAM:BRILL:$39.83)
Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas. Brill publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, both in print and electronic formats. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. "
target: Sense Publishers
Sense Publishers was founded in 2004 by Peter de Liefde and is one of the fastest growing academic publishers of books in International Educational Research and related fields, featuring a current list of over 1400 titles and approximately 160 new titles published annually.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 12/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

S Chand Group, acquired Chhaya Prakashani

synopsis: S Chand, the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India, has acquired a majority stake in Chhaya Prakashani, the largest publisher in terms of reach in eastern India. Their catalog has expanded to cover school and college text books in almost all subjects and includes reference books for students too.
buyer: S Chand Group (BSE:540497:$113.05)
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more. "
target: Chhaya Prakashani
Chhaya Prakashani is the largest publisher in terms of reach in eastern India. Their catalog has expanded to cover school and college text books in almost all subjects and includes reference books for students too.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 3/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Editions Albin Michel SA, acquired De Boeck Superieur

synopsis: Albin Michel acquired the higher education branch of the Belgian publisher De Boeck, De Boeck Superier. De Boeck designs, produces and sells textbooks for students, and educational support tools that help teachers implement the curricula in the French Community of Belgium.
buyer: Editions Albin Michel SA
Editions Albin Michel's line of business includes publishing and printing books and pamphlets. Albin Michel publishes about 500 titles a year in the following genres: French literature, foreign literature, documents and essays, humanities, psychology, spirituality and practicality. "
target parent: Groupe De Boeck
target: De Boeck Superieur
De Boeck Superieur is the higher education branch of Belgian publisher, Groupe De Boeck. Groupe De Boeck SA publishes educational and reference books. De Boeck offers books on such topics as medical, nursing, French, and Dutch.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 8/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Taylor & Francis Group, acquired M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

synopsis: M.E. Sharpes, a higher education academic books and journals company has been acquired by Taylor & Francis Group, a subsidiary of Informa plc. M.E. Sharpe publishes textbooks and general interest books for the higher education market, with particular strength in economics, marketing and politics and current affairs.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis is a leading international academic publisher. Operating from a network of 20 global offices, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles. "
target: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
M.E. Sharpe publishes textbooks and general interest books for the higher education market, with particular strength in economics, marketing and politics and current affairs. M.E. Sharpe also publishes both original works and translations in Asian and East European studies.
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closed 3/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Vital Source Technologies Inc., acquired Coursesmart

synopsis: Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group's global leader in building, enhancing and delivering e-learning content, announced that it has acquired the assets of CourseSmart, a leading provider of digital textbooks in the higher education market.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Vital Source Technologies Inc.
VitalSource Technologies, Inc. develops digital book solutions. The company enables publishers, distributors, and other partners to create and deliver textbooks and other content directly to users' computers in its VitalBook file format. "
target: Coursesmart
CourseSmart is a leading digital content services company and the only provider of digital course materials able to combine curriculum, content and delivery into a single solution. The company is based in San Mateo, California and was founded in 2007.
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closed 12/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Medienfabrik Graz, acquired Leykam Buchverlag

synopsis: Medienfabrik Graz has taken over Leykam Buchverlags. Leykam Buchverlags offers book publishing services and is based in Graz, Austria.
buyer: Medienfabrik Graz
Medienfabrik Graz sees itself as innovative print agency that implemented as a creative partner in the advertising, marketing and communications industry, ideas for wholesale and retail customers. "
target: Leykam Buchverlag
Leykam Buchverlag, with its more than 400-year history, is one of the most traditional Austrian publishers. Education is the central theme of Leykam, which was founded by order of the Jesuit University of Graz.
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closed 5/9/2012 via Publishers Weekly

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Harlan Davidson, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has acquired the higher educational publisher Harlan Davidson, Inc. ("HDI"), which is a family-owned business based in Illinois. HDI publishes mainly history textbooks for use in two and four-year colleges.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: Harlan Davidson, Inc.
Serving the needs of instructors and students of history in colleges, universities, and high schools throughout North America, Harlan Davidson, Inc., remains an independent publisher of textbooks and supplements. The company publishes mainly history textbooks for use in two and four-year colleges.
price ($mm)
$1.40
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closed 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Fairchild Books

synopsis: Fairchild Fashion Media, the trade group within Condé Nast, among others, has sold its book division, Fairchild Books, to the U.S. subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Fairchild Books publishes textbooks and other educational resources for students in fashion, merchandising, retailing and interior design.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$206.85)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Fairchild Books
Fairchild Books is the world's leading publisher of textbooks and educational resources for students of fashion, merchandising, retail, and interior design. As part of the Fairchild Fashion Group, Fairchild Books has a unique, insider access to all aspects of the fashion and design worlds.
price ($mm)
$6.50
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closed 6/4/2008 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., purchased higher education titles from Key Curriculum Press

synopsis: Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has acquired a list of higher education mathematics and statistics titles from Key College Publishing, the higher education division of Key Curriculum Press. Key Curriculum Press is a publisher of inquiry-based textbooks, software and supplemental materials for elementary, middle and high school students.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
seller parent: Cinven
seller: Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press specializes in print and electronic media for mathematics and is regarded in the USA as a pioneer in the effort to reform the mathematics curricula. The newly developed programs are aimed especially at the college and high school market.
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closed 5/30/2008 via BNC Analysis

Sage Publications, Inc., acquired CQ Press

synopsis: CQ Press, the book publishing unit of Washington-based Congressional Quarterly, Inc., has been sold to SAGE Publications, Inc., the independent academic publisher. The sale was announced jointly by Robert W. Merry, CQ’s president and editor-in-chief, and Blaise Simqu, SAGE’s president and CEO.
buyer: Sage Publications, Inc.
SAGE Publications is an independent international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, we are a world leader in our chosen scholarly, educational, and professional markets. "
target parent: Times Publishing Company
target: CQ Press
CQ Press serves the library, college, and professional markets with a diverse array of print and online products. It publishes about 100 new titles each year, with a growing list of textbooks and reference titles focusing on political science, mass communication, and related disciplines.
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closed 6/2/2008 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Houghton Mifflin College Division

synopsis: Cengage Learning, one of the leading providers of print and digital instructional and reference materials for the academic, professional and library markets, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Houghton Mifflin College Division (HM College).
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
target parent: Education Media and Publishing Group Limited
target: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Houghton Mifflin's College Division makes knowledge accessible and meaningful to learners at four-year, community and career colleges. The division also has an inclusive approach to content and pedagogy and also publishes textbooks, study guides, technology tools, and other materials.
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$230
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/9/2007 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired Roxbury Publishing Company

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, one of the leading independent investment banks serving the media, information and technology markets, announced that it represented Los Angeles-based Roxbury Publishing Company (Roxbury), a publisher of higher education books in its sale to Oxford University Press (OUP).
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world's largest university press, publishing over 4,000 new titles a year. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines. "
target: Roxbury Publishing Company
Roxbury Publishing Company publishes textbooks, anthologies and supplemental books for the college market. It is a leading college publisher of sociology, criminology, criminal justice, speech communication, and political science titles.
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closed 7/18/2005 via AP - Associated Press

Broadview Press Inc., acquired Garamond Press Ltd.

synopsis: Broadview Press, Inc., an internationally-oriented Canadian-based publisher of books aimed at the higher education textbook market, has acquired Garamond Press Ltd., a small, privately-held Canadian publisher, the first independent Canadian company to publish exclusively for the post-secondary market.
buyer: Broadview Press Inc. (US:BVII:$20.46)
Broadview Press is an independent academic publisher with no affiliation to any larger publishing house or media conglomerate. "
target: Garamond Press Ltd.
Garamond Press offers an alternative to multinational textbook publishers and university presses. The company distributes multimedia products and is developing online texts.
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closed 5/25/2005 via BusinessWire

Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc., acquired Virtual Text, Inc.

synopsis: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Virtual Text, Inc. Virtual Text was founded in 2000, by world renowned scientist, publisher and author, Dr. Benjamin Lewin, to provide a comprehensive web and print resource for the entire life science curriculum.
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: Virtual Text, Inc.
Virtual Text was started in year 2000 with the purpose of providing an alternative to scientific textbooks. We are developing a comprehensive site that covers the entire life sciences, including molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, immunology, development, and neurobiology.
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announced 12/19/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire West Academic

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to acquire West Academic, the leading provider of legal education content in the US, offering a wide variety of digital and printed casebooks, supplements, study aids and discretionary products.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an independent investment firm that makes equity investments in middle market companies mainly in the United States. LLCP has invested companies in consumer products, franchises, business services, healthcare, education, and engineered products. "
target parent: Eureka Equity Partners, L.P.
target: West Academic
West Academic is the leading provider of legal education content in the United States, offering a wide variety of digital and printed casebooks, supplements, study aids and discretionary products used in law schools, undergraduate law classes and commercial settings.
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closed 1/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Carolina Academic Press, purchased 500 Law School Titles from Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.

synopsis: Carolina Academic Press announced the acquisition by of approximately 500 LexisNexis® Matthew Bender law school publishing titles. LexisNexis Matthew Bender is one of the world's leading publishers of legal analysis and case law.
buyer: Carolina Academic Press
Carolina Academic Press, a family-owned independent company based in Durham, North Carolina, has served the legal education community for over 35 years. It has earned a strong reputation for partnering with pedagogical innovators to develop and publish cutting-edge teaching materials. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.
LexisNexis Matthew Bender is one of the world's leading publishers of legal analysis and case law. The company offers more than 500 publications in print and electronic formats to subscribers in more than 160 countries.
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ItoKuro Inc.
ItoKuro Inc.
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$26.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$5.90
Net Income ($mm)
$3.82
Employees
89
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,830.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$301.29
EBIT ($mm)
$220.96
Net Income ($mm)
$146.50
Employees
5700
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Ticker: BSE:540497
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S Chand Group
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$113.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.14
EBIT ($mm)
$22.85
Net Income ($mm)
$13.47
Employees
2389
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: NYSE:SPGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S&P Global
S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,501.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,256.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,048.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,093.00
Employees
21200
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Ticker: OTCPK:PBYA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$6.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: PCSV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. is a developer of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education products for preschool through college students.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2.94
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
19
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Ticker: KLSE:SASBADI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi is a publisher of books and educational aids for the school-going children of Malaysia. Sasbadi is an essential guide for students and teachers in elite smart schools in the cities, as well as simple schools in the kampungs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$23.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
$1.98
Employees
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Ticker: KROT3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, operating in the primary and secondary education segment for over 45 years and in the postsecondary education segment for more than 10 years.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,443.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$484.88
EBIT ($mm)
$404.34
Net Income ($mm)
$463.09
Employees
15000
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Ticker: ENXTAM:BRILL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brill
Brill
Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas. Brill publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, both in print and electronic formats. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$39.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.32
EBIT ($mm)
$4.41
Net Income ($mm)
$2.92
Employees
133
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: SCHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,679.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.90
EBIT ($mm)
$75.50
Net Income ($mm)
$48.50
Employees
9000
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Ticker: LRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
K12, Inc.
K12, Inc.
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$888.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.97
EBIT ($mm)
$23.54
Net Income ($mm)
$6.23
Employees
4750
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Ticker: OTCPK:SCOO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty is a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace. The Company designs, develops, and provides educators with the latest and very best school supplies, furniture and both curriculum & supplemental learning resources.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$674.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.45
EBIT ($mm)
$32.04
Net Income ($mm)
$12.41
Employees
1156
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Ticker: HMHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,387.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.43
EBIT ($mm)
($66.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3800
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Ticker: TSE:6049
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ItoKuro Inc.
ItoKuro Inc.
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$26.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$5.90
Net Income ($mm)
$3.82
Employees
89
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