Like HighBeam Research, Inc.

closed 12/15/2008 via Company Press Release

The Gale Group, acquired HighBeam Research, Inc.

synopsis: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has acquired HighBeam Research, Inc., producer of the award-winning HighBeam Research Library and the online reference site Encyclopedia.com. HighBeam's growing base of content includes newspaper archives, journal articles, magazines, reference works and more.
buyer parent: Cengage Learning
buyer: The Gale Group
Gale® is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates more than 600 databases. "
target: HighBeam Research, Inc.
HighBeam is a premiere online library for research, facts, and articles. HighBeam also provides an in-depth online library of reference works. HighBeam’s web sites have attracted millions of unique visitors and thousands of subscribers.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired Data Science Central

synopsis: Global technology media and purchase intent-driven marketing and sales services company TechTarget, Inc., announced the acquisition of Data Science Central LLC, an independent digital publishing and media company focused on data science and business analytics.
buyer: TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT:$133.96)
TechTarget is the global leader in purchase intent-driven marketing and sales services that deliver business impact for enterprise technology companies. "
target: Data Science Central
Data Science Central LLC is a niche digital publishing and media company operating the leading and fast growing Internet community for data science, machine learning, deep learning, big data, predictive and business analytics practitioners.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BusinessWire

WP Engine, Inc., acquired StudioPress

synopsis: WP Engine, the WordPress digital experience platform, announced it has acquired StudioPress, creators of the Genesis Framework, the world’s most popular theme framework for the millions of WordPress sites that comprise 30 percent of the Web.
buyer: WP Engine, Inc.
WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. "
target parent: Rainmaker Digital
target: StudioPress
StudioPress is in industry leader in the premium WordPress Theme community. They are the creators of the Genesis Framework, the world’s most popular theme framework for the millions of WordPress sites that comprise 30 percent of the Web.
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closed 7/16/2017 via Company Press Release

HelpDocs, acquired Helpman

synopsis: Helpdocs, a hosted knowledge base platfrom, has announced it has acquired Helpman. Helpman is a smart knowledge base and help center that reduces workload for founders and Customer Support teams. It provides key data for their clients to know quickly about missing topics.
buyer: HelpDocs
HelpDocs is a hosted knowledge base platform. HelpDocs provides businesses means to expertly and simply craft documents for products. They have developed tools and processes to simplify and streamline documentation and enure their clients get the best uptime, service, support and knowledge base. "
target: Helpman
Helpman is a smart knowledge base and help center that reduces workload for founders and Customer Support teams. It provides key data for their clients to know quickly about missing topics. Helpman aims to provide features that will help the team to have an up-to-date and readable knowledge base.
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closed 9/8/2015 via Market Wire

3BL Media, LLC, acquired ReportAlert

synopsis: 3BL Media, a powerful communications platform used by Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and NGOs to distribute their CSR and sustainability news and content to audiences that matter, announced the acquisition of ReportAlert™, the corporate responsibility and sustainability report announcement and dissemination service founded in 2005.
buyer: 3BL Media, LLC
3BL Media is a corporate communications platform exclusively for the distribution of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news and content. The company works with corporations and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional and new media channels. "
target parent: CorporateRegister.com
target: ReportAlert
ReportAlert provides announcements of the latest company–issued Corporate Responsibility (CR) and Sustainability Reports. They include website links to the report being announced together with relevant contact details.
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closed 1/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Project Management Institute, acquired ProjectsAtWork.com

synopsis: Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession announced the acquisition of ProjectsAtWork.com, one of the largest online resources for project managers and professionals.
buyer: Project Management Institute
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the one of the world's largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. Their professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world. "
target: ProjectsAtWork.com
ProjectsAtWork is the online destination for leading-edge approaches and perspectives in program, portfolio, and project management. Their goal has always been to engage and collaborate with the PM community, bringing fresh thinking and new ideas to the forefront.
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closed 7/24/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Wynyard Group, purchased MHA Gateway from MHA Compliance and Training Limited

synopsis: Wynyard Group has bought UK-based MHA Gateway's anti-financial crime service for an undisclosed sum. The intelligence software developer bought the intellectual property, customer contracts and exclusive rights to the gateway service from MHA Compliance and Training which provides financial crimes consulting tools business.
buyer: Wynyard Group (NZSE:WYN:$18.18)
Wynyard Group's industry experts, data scientists and software engineers create intelligence-led software and solutions for protecting companies and countries from threat, crime and corruption. "
seller: MHA Compliance and Training Limited
MHA Gateway is an online resource suite designed to help anyone working in financial crime prevention to save time and money whilst demonstrating their competency and fulfilling their firm’s legal and regulatory financial crime obligations.
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closed 6/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Badgeville, acquired Gamification.org

synopsis: Badgeville announced the acquisition of the Gamification.org Community from Gamify. Gamification.org is the number one resource and community for gamification news and best practices. The Gamification.org community also includes the Gamification handle on popular social networks including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.
buyer: Badgeville
Badgeville, The Behavior Platform, is the leading provider of gamification and social engagement solutions for world-class businesses, enabling companies in virtually every industry to influence and measure user behavior. "
target parent: Gamify, Inc.
target: Gamification.org
Gamification.org is a wiki created to push the concept of Gamification to the next level with open discussion and collaboration. Their goal is for Gamification.org to be the leading resource for Gamification & Game Mechanics.
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cancelled 5/1/2012 via

Athol Gold, cancelled an acquisition of Oilbarrel.com

synopsis: Athol Gold, an investment holding company, has acquired Oilbarrel.com Limited. Oilbarrel.com owns and operates a portal that provides background information about oil and gas companies.
buyer: Athol Gold
Athol Gold Limited, an investment holding company, invests principally in the shares of gold and precious metals companies quoted on stock exchanges in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. "
target parent: Rivington Street Holdings PLC
target: Oilbarrel.com
Oilbarrel.com Limited owns and operates a portal that provides background information about oil and gas companies.
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Social Science Research Network

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Founded in 1994, SSRN is a Rochester, NY-based scholarly research preprint repository and online community.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: Social Science Research Network
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a leading social science and humanities repository and online community. SSRN is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. It currently has over 2 million members and 671,000 paper abstracts from over 300,000 authors.
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closed 1/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

LexisNexis, acquired Knowledge Mosaic LLC

synopsis: LexisNexis announced it acquired Knowledge Mosaic Inc. The Knowledge Mosaic research and current awareness platform is an indispensable resource with a complete collection of federal laws and regulations.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: Knowledge Mosaic LLC
Knowledge Mosaic LLC provides online information resources for legal professionals who work in highly regulated industries. Its websites offer single points of access for regulatory information, providing an integrated, query-intensive platform for legal research and analysis.
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closed 11/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

ResearchGATE, acquired Scholarz.net

synopsis: ResearchGate has acquired Germany based Scholarz.net, an academic and reference management, knowledge management network founded in 2008 by economist and political scientist Dr. Daniel Koch and media technologist Marc Willwacher. Scholarz.net provides a convenient reference management and an efficient team work - locally and internationally.
buyer: ResearchGATE
ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers, connecting more than 2 million scientists and researchers from 193 countries. ResearchGate aims to facilitate collaboration between researchers and scientists. "
target: Scholarz.net
scholarz.net is the first integrated online-software for researchers. It allows individual users or groups to gather ideas, to structure and organize knowledge. It provides a convenient reference management and an efficient team work - locally and internationally.
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closed 12/1/2010 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired State Net

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, announced that it has acquired State Net® – the premier provider of legislative and regulatory content and tools in the United States.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: State Net
State Net collects, normalizes and editorially enhances all bills introduced in the 50 U.S. state legislatures, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Congress, as well as all agency regulations from every state.
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closed 1/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Project Management Institute, acquired ProjectManagement.com

synopsis: Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, announced the acquisition of ProjectManagement.com, one of the largest online resources for project managers and professionals.
buyer: Project Management Institute
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the one of the world's largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. Their professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world. "
target: ProjectManagement.com
ProjectManagement.com provides IT Project Managers with the tools and information they need to do their work. The site offers over 12K how-to articles, over 1000 deliverable templates, 120 project plans, a dozen detailed development processes, and more.
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closed 7/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired CohortPlus

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform, has acqui-hired CohortPlus, an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. CohortPlus enables members to post questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals. They can also seek assistance for job interviews on the platform.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: CohortPlus
CohortPlus is an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. CohortPlus enables members to post questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals. They can also seek assistance for job interviews on the platform.
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closed 5/14/2018 via PE Hub

Winmo, acquired RedBooks

synopsis: Northlane Capital Partners (NCP) announced that The List, a portfolio company of NCP, through its subsidiary Winmo, has acquired RedBooks. RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more.
buyer parent: Northlane Capital Partners
buyer: Winmo
Winmo is the leading B2B sales intelligence provider for the advertising industry. Taking the guess work out of prospecting, Winmo guides those who target national advertisers and their agencies to the right decision-makers, on the right accounts, at the precisely the right time. "
target: RedBooks
RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more. RedBooks monitors nearly 9,000 worldwide agency parent companies and over 4,400 U.S. publicly traded companies.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BusinessWire

Sonatype, Inc., acquired Vor Security

synopsis: Sonatype, a leader in software supply chain automation, announced that it has acquired Vor Security, a company that is behind the OSS Index, an innovative and free online index of known open source software vulnerabilities.
buyer: Sonatype, Inc.
Sonatype is the leading provider of DevOps-native tools to automate modern software supply chains. As the creators of Apache Maven, the Central Repository, and Nexus Repository, Sonatype pioneered componentized software development and has a rich history of supporting open source innovation. "
target: Vor Security
Vor Security is behind the OSS Index, an innovative and free online index of known open source software vulnerabilities. Today, the index contains more than 2.1 million packages and detailed information on more than 120,000 vulnerabilities across an array of open source ecosystems.
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closed 6/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Publons

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics announced the acquisition of Publons, a company that was founded to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas, faster. "
target: Publons
Publons was founded in 2012 to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development. They work with peer reviewers, editors, and publishers to motivate reviewers by giving credit for peer review.
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closed 9/1/2015 via Market Wire

iMiller Public Relations, acquired Data Center POST

synopsis: iMiller Public Relations, a public relations and marketing consulting firm, announced the acquisition of Data Center POST, an online content and resource channel aimed at educating the data center community through timely, relevant content focused on cloud computing, virtualization, security, storage, and data center management and design.
buyer: iMiller Public Relations
iMiller Public Relations is a public relations and marketing consulting firm that works with global telecom and technology companies. Their services include: Strategic Media Relations, Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Social Media, Event Planning, Creative and Content Development, and more. "
target: Data Center POST
Data Center Post offers timely, relevant information to IT and data center managers that work in enterprise data centers. Their daily posts are contributed by senior IT and business executives, and other industry experts.
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announced 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Trade Me Ltd, will acquire MotorWeb Services Ltd

synopsis: Online auction website Trade Me has inked an agreement to buy New Zealand-based motor vehicle information company MotorWeb. They are recognised as a 'one stop shop' for the motor vehicle industry; providing over a dozen online services, quickly and accurately.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: Trade Me Ltd (NZSE:TME:$171.53)
Trade Me is New Zealand's leading shopping website, with thousands of online auctions and classifieds. The Trade Me community has around 2.5 million active members, and the site has 1.5 million listings. "
target: MotorWeb Services Ltd
MotorWeb is New Zealand’s leading vehicle history check provider, delivering online services to the motor industry and general public for over a decade. They are recognised as a 'one stop shop' for the motor vehicle industry; providing over a dozen online services, quickly and accurately.
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closed 12/15/2008 via Company Press Release

The Gale Group, acquired HighBeam Research, Inc.

synopsis: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has acquired HighBeam Research, Inc., producer of the award-winning HighBeam Research Library and the online reference site Encyclopedia.com. HighBeam's growing base of content includes newspaper archives, journal articles, magazines, reference works and more.
buyer parent: Cengage Learning
buyer: The Gale Group
Gale® is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates more than 600 databases. "
target: HighBeam Research, Inc.
HighBeam is a premiere online library for research, facts, and articles. HighBeam also provides an in-depth online library of reference works. HighBeam’s web sites have attracted millions of unique visitors and thousands of subscribers.
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closed 8/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Cherry Lake Publishing, acquired Sleeping Bear Press Incorporated

synopsis: Cherry Lake Publishing, a Mankato, Minn.-based educational publisher, has acquired Sleeping Bear Press, known for its illustrated state alphabet series of 50 books for emerging readers.
buyer: Cherry Lake Publishing
Cherry Lake Publishing was founded in 2008 by Minnesota native Ben Mondloch and has 600 titles in print. The company specializes in nonfiction books for the educational market, with its list aligned around the Common Core State Standards initiative. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Sleeping Bear Press Incorporated
Sleeping Bear Press publishes books for children, sports, health, turf, and mapping sectors. Sleeping Bear Press was founded in 1994 and is based in Chelsea, Michigan.
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closed 1/28/2010 via PR Newswire

The Gale Group, acquired Questia Media, Inc.

synopsis: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has acquired the assets of Questia Media, Inc., a leading provider of information and educational resources to students through its questia.com and questiaschool.com products.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: The Gale Group
Gale® is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates more than 600 databases. "
target: Questia Media, Inc.
Questia is the first online library that provides 24/7 access to the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles. Questia offers a range of search, note-taking, and writing tools.
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closed 12/15/2008 via Company Press Release

The Gale Group, acquired HighBeam Research, Inc.

synopsis: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has acquired HighBeam Research, Inc., producer of the award-winning HighBeam Research Library and the online reference site Encyclopedia.com. HighBeam's growing base of content includes newspaper archives, journal articles, magazines, reference works and more.
buyer parent: Cengage Learning
buyer: The Gale Group
Gale® is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates more than 600 databases. "
target: HighBeam Research, Inc.
HighBeam is a premiere online library for research, facts, and articles. HighBeam also provides an in-depth online library of reference works. HighBeam’s web sites have attracted millions of unique visitors and thousands of subscribers.
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closed 8/21/2002 via

synopsis: Gale, a business unit within the Thomson Learning division of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE:TOC)(TSX:TOC) has acquired the Children's Division of Sleeping Bear Press, a Chelsea, MI-based publisher of illustrated books for children in grades K through 6.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: The Gale Group
Gale® is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates more than 600 databases. "
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closed 8/20/2002 via PR Newswire

Clock Tower Press, LLC, purchased publishing rights to inventory of golf, sports and regional books from Sleeping Bear Press Incorporated

synopsis: Clock Tower Press, LLC, a new publishing company, has acquired the publishing rights to the Sleeping Bear Press inventory of golf, sports and regional books.
buyer: Clock Tower Press, LLC
Clock Tower Press was formed on August 9, 2002, to continue the publishing program of Sleeping Bear Press in golf, sports and regional books. We are currently building our web site, but in the meantime you can still order our fine titles by selecting the catagory below: Golf books Sports books R "
seller parent: The Gale Group
seller: Sleeping Bear Press Incorporated
Sleeping Bear Press was founded in December 1994 by Brian Lewis, who left Lewis Publishers to publish the newly recovered The Spirit of St. Andrews, a lost manuscript of renowned golf course architect Alister MacKenzie. The nearly overnight success of The Spirit of St. Andrews encouraged Sleeping B
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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 8/1/2013 via PR Web

EBSCO Information Services, acquired British Education Index

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services, a leading provider of resources for libraries, will add to its education research resources with the acquisition of the British Education Index (BEI). The BEI has been an independent subject and author index to the contents of significant education journals published in the United Kingdom.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service. "
target parent: The University of Leeds
target: British Education Index
The British Education Index continues to serve its original, 50-year old, purpose as an independent subject and author index to the contents of significant education journals published in the UK.
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closed 12/31/2006 via

Pearson Education, acquired Paravia Bruno Mondadori Editori

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, today announced the acquisition of an 80% stake in Paravia Bruno Mondadori Editori (PBM), one of Italy's leading educational publishing companies.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target: Paravia Bruno Mondadori Editori
Paravia Bruno Mondadori publishes for all types of Italian schools (primary, lower secondary, upper secondary) and across all subjects (modern languages, maths, science, humanities, grammar/literature, social sciences and vocational) and has a catalogue of more than 3,000 school titles.
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ProQuest LLC, acquired Coutts Information Services Limited

synopsis: ProQuest has completed the acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest is beginning to integrate assets such as Coutts' expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms that include not only MyiLibrary but OASIS as well.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: Coutts Information Services Limited
Coutts Information Services Limited provides a range of physical and digital services to the book industry. It serves publishers, small presses, institutions, associations, information professionals, academic libraries, and government organizations.
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closed 9/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Freeload Press, Inc., acquired Textbook Revolution

synopsis: Freeload Press, Inc. has purchased Textbook Revolution in a strategic move designed to add more products, expand services and increase resources for college students and other learners around the country. The combined companies will provide extensive resources for students searching for affordable textbooks.
buyer: Freeload Press, Inc.
Freeload Press, Inc. publishes e-textbooks using advertising and corporate sponsorship to reduce costs. The company publishes its own college textbooks and distributes both Freeload Press publications and other publishers’ textbooks. "
target: Textbook Revolution
Textbook Revolution catalogs and hosts free textbooks and websites that could replace books. Each link in the catalog is carefully reviewed and tagged so that users can quickly find and compare books.
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closed 6/26/2017 via PR Web

Certica Solutions, acquired Unbound Concepts

synopsis: Certica Solutions, provider of the Certica Connect™ edtech platform-as-a-service (PaaS), announced the acquisition of Baltimore-based Unbound Concepts, innovator of the Artifact™ application which provides educators, librarians, readers and curriculum buyers with a better way to search, browse and discover books.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica is the innovator of the Certica Connect™ platform-as-a-service which provides application interoperability and centralized integration, access and enrichment of education data, metadata and content. "
target: Unbound Concepts
Baltimore-based Unbound Concepts is the innovator of the Artifact™ application which provides educators, librarians, readers and curriculum buyers with a better way to search, browse and discover books. Artifact embodies a unique taxonomy of over 700 terms.
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closed 3/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor, Inc., acquired Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.

synopsis: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest book distributor, has completed the acquisition of the wholesale operations of Advanced Marketing Services, the premier distributor of books to membership wholesale clubs.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video, and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading retailers, including Internet retailers. "
target: Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.
Advanced Marketing Services, Inc. is a leading provider of customized merchandising, wholesaling, distribution and publishing services, currently primarily to the book industry. The Company provides a wide range of value-added services to ensure the success of their book programs.
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closed 7/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P., acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity firm, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Baker & Taylor, a leading global distributor of books and entertainment products to libraries and retailers. The value of the transaction was approximately $455 million.
buyer: Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P.
Castle Harlan invests in controlling interests in the buyout and development of middle-market companies in North America and Europe. Its team of 10 managing directors, including its founders, has completed 43 acquisitions since its inception with a total value in excess of $8 billion. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video, and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading retailers, including Internet retailers.
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Ticker: TSE:2413
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M3.com
M3.com
M3.com is Japan's largest portal site dedicated to healthcare professionals. M3.com provides the latest medical news, overseas journal article summaries, and medical resources. The portal offers information on clinical trials and other services in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,015.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$288.13
EBIT ($mm)
$275.64
Net Income ($mm)
$175.78
Employees
5165
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Ticker: TSE:6054
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Livesense Inc.
Livesense Inc.
Livesense is a Tokyo-based Internet media company known for its job search site with the business model that rewards users when they land a new job. Livesense also operates websites that help people to find apartments and comparison sites for various business services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$59.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.17
EBIT ($mm)
$1.83
Net Income ($mm)
$3.19
Employees
299
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Ticker: DB:IFS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infas Holding AG
Infas Holding Aktiengesellschaft is a German holding company engaged in the advertising and marketing sectors. The Company divides its activities into the two business segments: Marketing and Social Research, and Photographic news agency.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$34.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.36
EBIT ($mm)
$4.12
Net Income ($mm)
$2.62
Employees
168
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Ticker: NYSE:SSTK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content - including images, videos and music - as well as innovative tools that power the creative process.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$535.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.82
EBIT ($mm)
$34.81
Net Income ($mm)
$24.53
Employees
858
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En-Japan
en-Japan inc. provides online recruitment solutions in Japan. en-Japan operates various websites for job search and job change services. Their range of websites help people in their 20s to mid 30s and 40s find a job. Their websites also help people find temporary employment or part-time jobs.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$506.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$105.06
EBIT ($mm)
$87.96
Net Income ($mm)
$55.17
Employees
3547
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Ticker: TSE:2120
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lifull Co., Ltd.
Lifull Co., Ltd.
LIFULL Co., Ltd. is a company that operates real estate and housing information services. Its main service is the operation of LIFULL HOME'S, a website providing real estate and housing information, which provides the industry's most extensive library of property information in Japan.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$369.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.80
EBIT ($mm)
$45.82
Net Income ($mm)
$27.51
Employees
1297
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:PS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pluralsight
Pluralsight
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$358.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($139.52)
EBIT ($mm)
($155.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1600
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Ticker: TSE:2124
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JAC Recruitment
JAC Recruitment
Based in Japan, JAC Recruitment provides recruitment services mainly for middle management and specialists in all industries and occupations, including manufacturers, IT, healthcare, finance, consumer goods, services, and the Web.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$220.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.07
EBIT ($mm)
$55.53
Net Income ($mm)
$39.70
Employees
1467
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Ticker: TSE:3679
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZiGExN Co., Ltd.
ZIGExN engages in the life media platform business in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Human Resource, Real Estate, and Lifestyle. ZIGExN operates multiple websites that offer job searching, real estate rental, and moving services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$122.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.71
EBIT ($mm)
$38.27
Net Income ($mm)
$26.41
Employees
398
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Ticker: ASX:FLN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$35.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: ASX:AD1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ApplyDirect Limited
ApplyDirect Limited
ApplyDirect (AD1 Holdings), founded in 2008, describes itself as a provider of customer branded recruitment marketing platforms and related digital services. The company’s job search tool collects and catalogues thousands of jobs, directly from each employer’s website, onto its own website.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:NVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nvoi
Nvoi
Nvoi is Australia’s only open market workforce-as-a-service platform that directly connects employers and skilled professionals. Nvoi gives employers a way to quickly fill vacancies with qualified, verified and rated professionals at a fraction of the time, cost and hassle of existing processes.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.79)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:2379
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DIP Corporation
DIP Corporation
DIP Corporation operates services such as “Baitoru,” a portal site for part time work, “Hatarako Net,” a portal site for temporary job postings, and “Nurse de Hatarako,” a job posting service for nurses.
year
2016
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EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Employees
709
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Ticker: TSE:3966
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uzabase
Uzabase
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$45.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.19
EBIT ($mm)
$5.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.93
Employees
241
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Ticker: TSE:3416
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PIXTA Inc.
PIXTA Inc. operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan. It serves designers, Web directors, publishers, or other creative professionals. PIXTA Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$15.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.52
EBIT ($mm)
$1.39
Net Income ($mm)
$0.89
Employees
57
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,848.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$307.18
EBIT ($mm)
$223.55
Net Income ($mm)
$147.00
Employees
5700
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