Like Professional Development Software, Inc.

closed 4/8/2009 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Professional Development Software, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, the leading global publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of the assets of Professional Development Software, Inc. (PDS), the provider of Softwarefornurses.com online learning education products.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Elsevier publishes more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 books annually, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, bibliographic databases, and online reference works. "
target: Professional Development Software, Inc.
Professional Development Software, Inc. is the provider of the Softwarefornurses.com online learning education products. For schools of nursing, PDS Software for Nurses modules are used for learning reinforcement, guidance in decision making, remediation, clinical make up and NCLEX® review.
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Relias Learning, acquired Swank HealthCare

synopsis: Relias Learning expands its position as the most comprehensive training and education provider in the healthcare industry by announcing the acquisition of Swank HealthCare. Swank HealthCare is a distributor of online training for the acute care market that serves community hospitals across the United States and internationally.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning offers online training to post-acute care, health and human services, autism and applied behavior analysis, public safety, payers and intellectual and developmental disabilities organizations. Their mission is to measurably improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society."
target parent: Swank Motion Pictures Inc.
target: Swank HealthCare
Swank HealthCare is a leading distributor of online healthcare education for civilian and military hospitals, clinics and medical treatment facilities worldwide. They make learning fun, easy and convenient.
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closed 11/16/2010 via BusinessWire

ePocrates, Inc., acquired Modality, Inc.

synopsis: Epocrates, Inc., a provider of point-of-care reference solutions, announced it has acquired Modality, Inc. Modality is a premier developer of digital learning, assessment, training and reference applications for Apple mobile devices. The acquisition will expand Epocrates’ product portfolio.
buyer: ePocrates, Inc. (EPOC:$113.35)
Epocrates is a leading provider of mobile drug reference tools and interactive services to healthcare professionals and the healthcare industry. Epocrates’ active user network currently has more than one million healthcare professionals, including more than 45 percent of U.S. physicians. "
target: Modality, Inc.
Modality is the premier developer of interactive learning, assessment, training and reference apps. Partnering with the world’s leading publishers and content experts, Modality creates mobile user experiences informed by more than a decade of educational technology design.
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closed 2/28/2018 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, acquired i-Human Patients, Inc.

synopsis: Kaplan Test Prep, the test prep industry leader, has acquired the assets of i-Human Patients, Inc., a leader in cloud-based, interactive patient encounter simulations for medical and nursing professionals and educators. The software platform simulates a complete medical patient encounter.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Kaplan Test Prep is a division of Kaplan, Inc, which serves over one million students globally each year through its array of higher education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training, and university preparation, and offerings to individuals, institutions, and businesses."
target: i-Human Patients, Inc.
i-Human Patients, Inc. is a leader in cloud-based, interactive patient encounter simulations for medical and nursing professionals and educators. The software platform simulates a complete medical patient encounter.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

SDB Groep B.V., acquired The Competence Group B.V.

synopsis: SDB Groep, the specialist in cloud solutions for the healthcare market, acquires The Competence Group. The Competence Group (TCG), founded in 2002 and based in IJsselstein (Netherlands), develops both E-learning content and a Learning Management System and also offers services related to digital training for healthcare institutions.
buyer parent: Main Capital Partners BV
buyer: SDB Groep B.V.
For over 40 years, SDB Groep has been developing and supplying innovative and specialist ICT solutions for the healthcare sector. SDB provides an innovative SaaS solutions that customers use to automate HR, salary administration and personnel planning processes, as well as a health record product. "
target: The Competence Group B.V.
The Competence Group (TCG), based in IJsselstein (Netherlands), develops both E-learning content and a Learning Management System and also offers services related to digital training. TCG improves the level of knowledge and the capacities of individual employees within healthcare institutions.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

MedaPhor, acquired Inventive Medical Limited

synopsis: MedaPhor Group plc, the global provider of advanced ultrasound skills training simulators for medical professionals, announces the acquisition of Inventive Medical Limited (“IML”), a UK company which is the global supplier of cardio ultrasound simulation products under the HeartWorks brand.
buyer: MedaPhor (AIM:MED:$5.48)
MedaPhor is a global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals. Founded in 2004, they have headquarters in Cardiff, UK and San Diego, USA, and our customers are some of the world's leading medical institutions. "
target parent: University College London Hospitals Charity
target: Inventive Medical Limited
Developed by leading cardiac anaesthesiologists at University College London Hospital Inventive Medical Limited's (IML) HeartWorks simulators and online training materials are recognised as one of the most true-to-life and comprehensive simulation tools.
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announced 11/12/2015 via Company Press Release

xTV, will acquire Hendrik Information Systems, LLC

synopsis: xTV Networks Ltd is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement to acquire the assets of the Hendrik Information Systems, LLC. Hendrik is a content capture and distribution company headed up by CEO Mark Sangster, a Health Care and Technology executive who has now joined xTV as Executive Vice President of Health Care TV.
buyer: xTV (ASX:XTV:$0.52)
xTV Networks Limited allows businesses to set up dedicated multi-channel online networks that integrate branded video and user-generated content with other real-time feeds. xTV allows anyone to create their own Media Network along with Channel Customization, Real Time Facebook/Twitter Integration. "
target: Hendrik Information Systems, LLC
Hendrik information systems are a healthcare focused organization that partners with academic medical centers to deliver value through educational content strategies. Based in Houston Texas, the company was founded to focus on content capture and distribution, primarily in Health Care.
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closed 12/3/2012 via Company Press Release

HealthCare Source, acquired NetLearning, Inc.

synopsis: HealthcareSource® announced that it has acquired NetLearning, a leading provider of learning management software and content for the healthcare industry. The combination of HealthcareSource and NetLearning results in the first company to provide a complete, end-to-end talent management solution designed specifically for healthcare.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: HealthCare Source
HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management software for the healthcare industry. HealthcareSource helps healthcare organizations source, hire, assess, develop and retain the best workforce possible in order to reduce costs and to improve patient satisfaction and safety. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: NetLearning, Inc.
NetLearning is an e-learning solutions provider developing products specifically for the healthcare industry since 1995. The NetLearning product suite allows for the deployment, management, and reporting of training-related activities.
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closed 8/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Medscape, Inc., acquired QxMD Software

synopsis: WebMD has acquired QxMD, a Vancouver, BC-based learning technology company that delivers mobile decision point tools and personalized learning solutions for physicians and health care professionals. QxMD will be combined with Medscape, the leading digital news, information and continuing medical education platform for physicians and HCPs worldwide.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Medscape, Inc. (:$8.65)
Medscape is the leading source of clinical news, health information, and point-of-care tools for health care professionals. Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. "
target: QxMD Software
QxMD creates point-of-care digital solutions for health care professionals, scientists and students. Recognized as a leading developer of free medical software, QxMD builds apps for web, iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows.
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closed 3/22/2012 via BusinessWire

Talon IP Communications of NC, LLC merged with Knowledge Anywhere, Inc.,

synopsis: Knowledge Anywhere Inc., and Talon IP Communications of NC, LLC announced a strategic acquisition and merger. Talon for Healthcare is a prescriptive, interactive e-health solution that allows physicians to deliver health education and clinical information to patients securely.
buyer: Knowledge Anywhere, Inc.
Knowledge Anywhere creates Knowledge Solutions for business. They specialize in custom knowledge gap solutions, anywhere-anytime learning, custom creative content, interactive experiences, flexible integrated technology and custom real-time reporting. "
target: Talon IP Communications of NC, LLC
Talon IP Communications offers a prescriptive, interactive e-health solution that allows physicians to deliver health education and clinical information to patients securely.
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closed 9/1/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Learner's Digest International

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer's Health Division announced that is has completed the acquisition of 100% of Learner's Digest International, LLC. Learner's Digest is a leading provider of independent continuing medical education to physicians in the U.S. Operationally, the company will become part of Wolters Kluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice (LR&P).
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Housatonic Partners
target: Learner's Digest International
Learner's Digest is a leading provider of independent (non-pharma funded) continuing medical education (CME) to physicians and other healthcare professionals in the U.S. The company has developed a mobile audio learning platform that simplifies the traditional, time-consuming CME process.
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closed 11/17/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired National Paramedic Institute, Inc.

synopsis: Kaplan Continuing Education (KCE), a leader in online continuing education, announced the acquisition of National Paramedic Institute, Inc. (NPI), a South Florida-based company that provides online continuing education to firefighters and emergency services personnel.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: National Paramedic Institute, Inc.
National Paramedic Institute, Inc. offers a series of case-based courses that include situational videos that meet national continuing education standards for fire and emergency service personnel.
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Web

123sonography, acquired SonoWorld

synopsis: SonoWorld.com, a leading global ultrasound education website owned by Inteleos, has been acquired by 123Sonography, the #1 online provider for ultrasound education. With this acquisition, 123Sonography will further solidify its position as the largest active online community of ultrasound professionals in the world.
buyer: 123sonography
Base in Austria, 123sonography is a provider of online echocardiography training for medical doctors, students and sonographers. Medical ultrasound is the fastest growing imaging modality in medicine and each passing year brings stunning advancements and more. "
target parent: Inteleos
target: SonoWorld
SonoWorld.com is a leading global ultrasound education website. SonoWorld was launched in 1999 as a way to use the emerging Internet to provide free educational materials to ultrasound practitioners in developing countries around the world.
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closed 10/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ascend Learning, acquired Kognito Solutions LLC

synopsis: Kognito is now part of the Clinical Healthcare group of Ascend Learning, a leading provider of health education content, software and analytics. This acquisition will allow Kognito to continue to innovate and grow, with new and improved products and services.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content and software tools for students, educational institutions and employers. They focus on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other licensure-driven occupations. "
target: Kognito Solutions LLC
Kognito is a NYC-based health simulation company. Their simulations prepare people to lead real-life conversations that improve social, emotional and physical health. In our simulations, users engage in role-play conversations with virtual humans.
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closed 11/29/2011 via BusinessWire

Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., acquired The Breakaway Group

synopsis: ACS, A Xerox Company, announced its acquisition of The Breakaway Group, adding a new cloud-based service to help healthcare professionals accelerate their adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMR). The firm’s technology, PromisePoint®, allows caregivers to practice using an EMR just as they would in the hospital or doctor’s office.
buyer parent: Xerox Corporation
buyer: Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) is a global leader in business process and information technology services. ACS provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. "
target: The Breakaway Group
The Breakaway Group, Inc. provides healthcare technology solutions internationally. The firm’s technology, PromisePoint®, allows caregivers to practice using an Electronic Medical Record just as they would in the hospital or doctor’s office.
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closed 5/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Silverchair Learning Systems, acquired Care2Learn.com

synopsis: Relias Learning, parent of Silverchair Learning Systems announced that it has completed the acquisition of Care2Learn, from VectorLearning. The acquisition results in an expanded suite of e-learning content and establishes Relias as the preeminent provider of training to the senior care industry in North America.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Silverchair Learning Systems
Silverchair Learning strives to be the superior source of education and information programs in the senior care industry. Silverchair's mission is to support the best care for seniors by providing comprehensive programs that improve their way of living. "
target parent: VectorLearning
target: Care2Learn.com
Care2Learn is more than just the leading provider of online education in the senior care industry. They are a company founded by experienced caregivers with a background in long-term and post-acute care.
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closed 5/17/2007 via BusinessWire

RedVector.com, acquired Care2Learn.com

synopsis: RedVector.com Inc., a leading provider of online education for the Architectural, Engineering, and Contractor markets, has expanded into the healthcare arena with the acquisition of Care2Learn.com, an online continuing education company for professionals in long-term care, home health, hospice and rehabilitation.
buyer: RedVector.com
RedVector.com is the global leader in online continuing education, certification, licensing exam preparation and corporate training for professional engineers, architects, contractors, interior designers, land surveyors, building inspectors and landscape architects. "
target: Care2Learn.com
Care2Learn provides customized learning management systems and content with engaging, affordable, easy-to-use online continuing education.Care2Learn has over 2100 hours of accredited continuing education and 100+ inservices for 16 healthcare disciplines in its content library for its 165,000 users.
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closed 4/5/2017 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Advanced Practice Strategies, Inc.

synopsis: Relias Learning, a trusted partner in online analytics, assessments, and learning for the healthcare market, announced the acquisition of Boston-based Advanced Practice Strategies (APS), a technology company that works with organizations to build the best patient care teams.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning provides online analytics, assessments, and learning for approximately 6,000 healthcare provider organizations across the continuum of healthcare, covering both physical and mental health needs, as well as public safety organizations. "
target: Advanced Practice Strategies, Inc.
Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) provides deep, clinical assessment-driven training to physicians and nurses in the Obstetrics and Emergency Medicine departments of the hospital, and offers pre-hire assessments for nurses that help hospitals hire the right nurses for the right roles.
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closed 1/16/2008 via BusinessWire

Krames, acquired Wired.MD, Inc.

synopsis: Krames, a division of MediMedia, has acquired wired.MD, a leading provider of video health education content delivered via its proprietary streaMed(TM) system to hospitals, health plans, universities, resource libraries, and technology companies producing video on-demand and electronic medical records systems for healthcare organizations.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Krames
Founded in 1974, Krames (a division of MediMedia) is the market leader in patient education, wellness, and safety materials. Print and electronic content/materials are created to help individuals understand and take control of their health choices and improve the quality of their lives. "
target: Wired.MD, Inc.
The wired.MD streaMed system was developed as an on-demand patient education solution that could be delivered over the internet to the hospital bedside, resource libraries, and exams rooms. Because streaMed is both resource rich and easy to use, wired.MD experienced quick growth.
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closed 1/7/2014 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Hospice Education Network

synopsis: Relias Learning has acquired the Hospice Education Network (HEN), a leading provider of online education for hospice and palliative care programs and professionals. Nearly one hundred thousand hospice and palliative care professionals have taken HEN courses.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning is the leader in online training for the senior care, behavioral health, community health, correctional, and developmental disabilities markets. Relias offers user-friendly online training solutions that improve compliance and eliminate record keeping headaches. "
target parent: Weatherbee Resources, Inc.
target: Hospice Education Network
Hospice Education Network (HEN) provides affordable and accessible online education to clients of Weatherbee Resources. Nearly one hundred thousand hospice and palliative care professionals have taken HEN courses.
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closed 4/8/2009 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Professional Development Software, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, the leading global publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of the assets of Professional Development Software, Inc. (PDS), the provider of Softwarefornurses.com online learning education products.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Elsevier publishes more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 books annually, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, bibliographic databases, and online reference works. "
target: Professional Development Software, Inc.
Professional Development Software, Inc. is the provider of the Softwarefornurses.com online learning education products. For schools of nursing, PDS Software for Nurses modules are used for learning reinforcement, guidance in decision making, remediation, clinical make up and NCLEX® review.
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closed 11/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired 3D4Medical

synopsis: Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired 3D4Medical, the global anatomy education company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. 3D4Medical's revolutionary cloud-based platform allows users to investigate the details of the human anatomy in incredible 3D.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. "
target: 3D4Medical
3D4Medical is the creator of Complete Anatomy, the world’s most advanced 3D anatomy platform. Their revolutionary cloud-based platform allows users to investigate the details of the human anatomy in incredible 3D.
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announced 7/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., will acquire Parity Computing Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced it will acquire Parity Computing Inc., a California-based business that employs artificial intelligence to provide high-accuracy entity resolution, profiling and recommendations for STM content and applications in the world of research.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Parity Computing Inc.
Parity Computing Inc. is a California-based business that employs artificial intelligence to provide high-accuracy entity resolution, profiling and recommendations for STM (Scientific, Technical and Medical ) content and applications in the world of research.
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closed 9/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Aries Systems Corp.

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced it has acquired Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries' offerings are used for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Aries Systems Corp.
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing.
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announced 3/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Health Group, will acquire Elsevier Japan KK

synopsis: Omnicom Health Group will acquire the Pharma Communications business in Japan of Elsevier. Elsevier Japan KK is a leading healthcare communications business in Japan for 38 years, with a reputation for quality delivery of medical content for promotional materials and educational programs directed at doctors and patients.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Omnicom Health Group (OMC:$15,164.30)
Omnicom Health Group is a global collective of communications companies. It provides marketing services to the health and life-science industries through a combination of specialized agencies, customized client solutions, and collaborations with other Omnicom network agencies. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Elsevier Japan KK
Elsevier Japan KK is a leading healthcare communications business in Japan for 38 years, with a reputation for quality delivery of medical content for promotional materials and educational programs directed at doctors and patients.
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closed 1/17/2018 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Via Oncology

synopsis: Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, and part of RELX Group, announced that it has acquired Via Oncology, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company that provides decision support and best practices in cancer care management.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target parent: UPMC
target: Via Oncology
Via Oncology is a national leader in decision support tools for cancer. The Via Pathways is evidence-based proprietary content developed by committees composed of leading oncologists that forms the basis of clinical algorithms covering 95 percent of cancer types treated in the US.
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closed 8/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Bepress

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, acquired Bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions' research for maximum impact.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Bepress
Founded by professors in 1999, Bepress exists to serve academia. Bepress builds hosted solutions that let academic institutions showcase and share their works for maximum impact. The Bepress model is unlimited, cloud-based, and fully hosted, and includes dedicated consulting and support.
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closed 2/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Plum Analytics

synopsis: Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical & medical information products & services, announced the acquisition of Plum Analytics from EBSCO Information Services, an information services company providing research & discovery platforms. Plum Analytics is a pioneer in altmetrics, revealing interest & usage of research beyond traditional measures.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress."
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Plum Analytics
Plum Analytics is a pioneer in the field of altmetrics, revealing research interest and usage beyond traditional measures. They help individuals and organizations that use, fund, support, perform, publish or analyze research obtain a broad-spectrum view of interest and usage in research.
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closed 6/7/2016 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Hivebench

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Hivebench, the flagship product of researcher application developer Shazino, based in Lyon, France. Hivebench is a digital laboratory notebook that helps researchers.
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 parent: Shazino
target: Hivebench
Hivebench is a digital laboratory notebook that helps researchers prepare, conduct and analyze experiments, methods, and protocols in one place, saving them valuable time.
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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 7/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired InferMed

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of InferMed, a London-based clinical decision support (CDS) technology company.
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: InferMed
Formed in 1999 InferMed has become a global leader in providing software and services to the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and clinical research sectors with whom they work in close collaboration.
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Elsevier B.V., acquired newsflo ltd

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Newsflo, a London-based company that helps researchers and academic institutions to measure the wider impact of their work by tracking and analyzing media coverage of their publications and findings.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
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: newsflo ltd
Newsflo monitors and analyses the media impact of individual research papers, researchers and institutions. Developed with leading UK universities, the technology caters to the needs of both researchers and institutions looking to track the media reach of their work.
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Elsevier B.V., acquired Neoplasia Press Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, has announced that it has acquired Neoplasia Press Inc. and assumes publication of its flagship journals, Neoplasia and Translational Oncology.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
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: Neoplasia Press Inc.
Neoplasia is a well-established cancer research journal that publishes the results of novel investigations in all areas of oncology research. Published monthly, Neoplasia features studies describing new molecular and genetic findings relating to the neoplastic phenotype.
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closed 6/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Amirsys, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Amirsys, a leading provider of innovative healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
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: Amirsys, Inc.
Amirsys, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy. Amirsys delivers medical expertise with powerful technology to provide life-saving, vital information to healthcare professionals.
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closed 8/13/2013 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, a UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and biomedicine.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Woodhead Publishing Limited
Woodhead Publishing Ltd. is a leading independent international publishing company. Woodhead publishes in six main subject areas: food science, technology and nutrition; materials engineering; welding and metallurgy; textile technology; environmental technology; finance, commodities and investment.
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closed 8/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Elsevier B.V., purchased 32 books from Gulf Publishing Company

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced that it has acquired certain book assets of Gulf Publishing Company (GPC). The portfolio of 32 books includes petroleum engineering titles in drilling, pipeline, oil and gas, and safety.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: Gulf Publishing Company
The portfolio of Gulf Publishing's 32 books are for professionals in upstream oil and gas engineering and cover drilling, recovery methods, reservoir management, processing, and pipeline transmission.
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closed 4/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Mendeley Limited

synopsis: Elsevier announced the acquisition of Mendeley, a London-based company that operates a global research management and collaboration platform. Researchers worldwide use Mendeley’s desktop and cloud-based tools to manage and annotate documents, create citations and bibliographies, collaborate on research projects and network with fellow academics.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Mendeley Limited
Mendeley is a global research collaboration platform and academic database. Mendeley's desktop, mobile and web applications help people to organize, share, and discover new research. Mendeley has grown to 1.9 million users, who have collectively uploaded more than 270 million documents.
price ($mm)
$98
rev ($mm)
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closed 1/8/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Elsevier B.V., acquired Aureus Sciences

synopsis: Elsevier announced the acquisition of Aureus Sciences, a Paris, France based privately held company that provides databases and information tools to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Aureus Sciences gathers unique and high quality quantitative biological activity data for major therapeutic drug targets.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Aureus Sciences
Aureus Sciences provides scientific databases and software applications for researchers involved in the drug discovery and development process.
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closed 1/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Elsevier B.V., acquired Knovel Corporation

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Knovel Corp. New York City-based Knovel provides a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target parent: Milestone Venture Partners
target: Knovel Corporation
Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide.
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closed 9/14/2012 via Folio: First Day

PennWell Corporation, acquired Journal of Emergency Medical Services

synopsis: Tulsa-based PennWell has acquired the Public Safety Group from Elsevier. Included in the deal are the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, the EMS Today Conference & Exposition, FireRescue, Law Officer and associated websites, events, blogs and newsletters.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Journal of Emergency Medical Services, the most respected journal in the field of emergency services, is published for paramedics, emergency medical technicians, instructors, administrators, nurses and physicians.
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closed 1/19/2012 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired The Ocular Surface

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has acquired The Ocular Surface, a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the external eye and vision. As per January 2012 Elsevier will continue the publication of the quarterly journal.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: The Ocular Surface
The Ocular Surface, a quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal, is an authoritative resource that integrates and interprets major findings in diverse fields related to the ocular surface, including ophthalmology, optometry, genetics, etc.
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closed 8/13/2013 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, a UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and biomedicine.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Woodhead Publishing Limited
Woodhead Publishing Ltd. is a leading independent international publishing company. Woodhead publishes in six main subject areas: food science, technology and nutrition; materials engineering; welding and metallurgy; textile technology; environmental technology; finance, commodities and investment.
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announced 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publications, will purchase 19 Journals from Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd

synopsis: SAGE is delighted to announce that it has acquired the majority of journals owned and published by the independent science and technology publisher, Multi-science. The acquisition results in 19 titles transferring to SAGE as of 2016.
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. "
seller: Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd
Multi-science is an independent publisher of scientific and technology journals, publishing a unique portfolio of journals across engineering, energy and environmental studies, aerospace/aeronautics and sports science.
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closed 2/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Edra S.p.A, acquired Grupo Asís Biomedia SL

synopsis: LSWR Group announces that on February 28, 2017, through its subsidiary Edra SpA, they have concluded the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Grupo Asís Biomedia SL, a Spanish company based in Zaragoza and international leader in training, information and communication activities aimed at veterinary professionals.
buyer parent: LSWR Group
buyer: Edra S.p.A
Edra S.p.A. publishes scientific & medical content in the form of books, journals, & drug databases for the healthcare & pharmaceutical sectors in Italy. They operate magazines for Italian pharmacists, as well as a drug information portal for pharmaceutical company professionals. "
target: Grupo Asís Biomedia SL
Grupo Asís Biomedia SL is an international leader in training, information and communication activities aimed at veterinary professionals. Grupo Asís offers its content and services in 61 countries located in five continents, with special attention to Latin America, North America and Europe.
price ($mm)
$4.23
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closed 7/13/2016 via PE Hub

Ardian, GHO Capital, acquired Envision Pharma, Inc.

synopsis: Leading middle-market private equity firm, The Halifax Group, announced that it has sold Envision Pharma Group to Ardian and GHO Capital. Envision is a recognized strategic partner for Medical Affairs teams within biopharma, providing scientific data communication services and industry-leading technology solutions.
buyer: Ardian
buyer: GHO Capital
Ardian is an independent private investment company with assets of US$55bn managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. Global Healthcare Opportunities, or GHO Capital, was founded in 2014 as a specialist healthcare investment adviser based in London. "
target parent: Halifax Group
target: Envision Pharma, Inc.
Envision is a recognized strategic partner for Medical Affairs teams within biopharma, providing scientific data communication services and industry-leading technology solutions.
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closed 6/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Halifax Group, acquired Envision Pharma, Inc.

synopsis: The Halifax Group, a leading middle-market private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Envision Pharma, Inc. from a subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Co. Envision is an innovative global technology and scientific communication company focused on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.
buyer: Halifax Group
The Halifax Group is a private equity firm that invests between $10 and $40 million alongside owners and managers of established, growing and profitable companies that are leaders in their market niche. "
target parent: Express Scripts Inc.
target: Envision Pharma, Inc.
Envision Pharma, founded in 2001, is an innovative global technology and scientific communication company serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.
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closed 4/15/2008 via PR Newswire

United BioSource Corporation, acquired Envision Pharma, Inc.

synopsis: United BioSource Corporation acquired Envision Pharma, a leading scientific communications and technology company. With a focus on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, Envision integrates scientific communication services and targeted software applications.
buyer parent: Oak Investment Partners
buyer: United BioSource Corporation
United BioSource Corporation accelerates the generation, analysis and communication of real world evidence by integrating scientific and operational expertise with innovative technology solutions to support global development and commercialization of medical products for life science companies. "
target: Envision Pharma, Inc.
Envision Pharma is an innovative scientific communications and technology company providing commercially focused, strategically driven scientific and technology solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device industries.
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closed 12/17/2009 via PR Newswire

Pharmaceutical Institute, acquired GeneEd, Inc.

synopsis: Pharmaceutical Institute announced that it has acquired e-learning assets from GeneEd, Inc., a company specializing in life science courseware. These assets, including 155 highly advanced e-courses, help expand Pharmaceutical Institute's already extensive library of training resources.
buyer parent: Campbell Alliance Group, Inc.
buyer: Pharmaceutical Institute
Pharmaceutical Institute is a leading provider of specialized training programs for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. They partner with subject matter experts from Campbell Alliance, the parent company, to develop highly impactful dstance learning solutions for pharma professionals. "
target: GeneEd, Inc.
GeneEd is a provider of life science e-learning content.Two scientists and a retired venture capitalist founded GeneEd in 1997. Dr. Sunil Maulik and Dr. Salil Patel have more than 15 years of industry and teaching experience at Roche Bioscience, Doubletwist and other life science companies.
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closed 9/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Dove Medical Press Ltd.

synopsis: Events and publishing company Informa announced the acquisition of Dove Medical Press. Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa is a leading international Business Intelligence, Exhibitions, Events and Academic Publishing Group. It helps commercial, professional and academic communities work smarter and make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
target: Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
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closed 2/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, acquired Mascus

synopsis: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, the world's largest industrial auctioneer, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Mascus International Holding BV. Mascus is a leading online equipment listing service for used heavy machinery and trucks with the largest online market presence in Europe for heavy machinery and trucks.
buyer: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA:$535.53)
Ritchie Bros. is the world's largest seller of used equipment for the construction, transportation, agriculture, material handling, energy, mining, forestry, marine and other industries. Ritchie Bros. TM solutions make it easy for the world's builders to buy and sell equipment with confidence. "
target parent: Vortex Capital Partners
target: Mascus
Mascus is a global leading online equipment listing service for farm machinery, forestry, material handling and grounds care equipment, construction, transportation vehicles and other heavy equipment. Mascus makes trading in used machinery and equipment quicker and more efficient.
price ($mm)
$27
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announced 5/1/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Vortex Capital Partners, will acquire Mascus

synopsis: Alma Media has decided to sell Mascus, an electronic marketplace for trucks, heavy machinery and equipment. Alma Media is selling Mascus to Vortex Capital Partners, a Dutch based venture and expansion capital firm focused on technology companies.
buyer: Vortex Capital Partners
Vortex Capital Partners is an active venture capital firm investing in technology(-enabled) companies in the Benelux. They focus on software, internet, telecoms, semiconductors, infrastructure, technology-enabled services and media. "
target parent: Alma Media Oyj
target: Mascus
Mascus is an electronic marketplace for used construction, agricultural, forest, and groundscare machinery and transportation vehicles. Product ranges include tractors for sale, trailers for sale, used trucks for sale, diggers, box trailers, mini diggers and excavators, etc.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
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closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

BC Partners, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners, the European private equity firm, together with management has acquired the leading global STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, from EQT Partners and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GICIC”) for approximately EUR 3.3 billion including performance components.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: EQT
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
price ($mm)
$4,423
rev ($mm)
$1,315
EBITDA ($mm)
$457
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.0x
closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$561.47)
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 9/16/2003 via BusinessWire

Candover Parters Ltd, Cinven, acquired BertelsmannSpringer

synopsis: Transaction of BertelsmannSpringer legally completes 9/16/03. Cinven and Candover, two of Europe’s leading investment companies, have bought BertelsmannSpringer. As of the Frankfurt Bookfair 2003 to be renamed Springer Science+Business Media.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Candover Parters Ltd
Cinven is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Founded in 1977, the firm has been a totally independent business since 1995, focusing entirely on larger European buyouts. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BertelsmannSpringer
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$1,086
rev ($mm)
$756
EBITDA ($mm)
$169
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
7.1x
closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Taylor & Francis Group, acquired F1000 Research

synopsis: Taylor & Francis has acquired open research publisher F1000 Research from its founder Vitek Tracz. F1000 Research launched the world’s first open research publishing platform in 2013; it also provides open research publishing services directly to research funders and institutions including Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. Taylor & Francis is a leading publisher of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works in Humanities, Science, Technology and Medicine, and more "
target: F1000 Research
F1000 Research is an open research publisher based in London, founded by Vitek Tracz. F1000 Research launched the world’s first open research publishing platform in 2013; it also provides open research publishing services directly to research funders and institutions including Emerald Publishing.
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closed 11/6/2018 via BusinessWire

MJH Associates, acquired Medstro & Medtech Boston

synopsis: MJH Associates Inc., a full-service health care communications company has acquired Medstro and MedTech Boston. Medstro is the leading software as a service platform for medicine and health care in three different markets. MedTech Boston is a media brand with three social media handles, an online publication, and a signature annual event.
buyer: MJH Associates
Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc (MJH), is the United States’ leading independent provider of integrated communications, education, and research services to the healthcare industry. Its industry-leading network includes digital, broadcast, live, and print communications. "
target: Medstro & Medtech Boston
Medstro is the leading software as a service platform for medicine and health care in three different markets. MedTech Boston is a media brand with three social media handles, an online publication, and a signature annual event.
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closed 9/21/2016 via PR Web

Pulsus Group Inc., acquired Open Access Journals

synopsis: Medical Publishing Major Pulsus Group takes pleasure in announcing the acquisition of Open access journals with a view to enrich the current research in the field of Medicine.The Pulsus Group Manager, Mr. Abishak, described this as a crucial first step towards strengthening and integrating standard medical publications across the globe.
buyer: Pulsus Group Inc.
Pulsus Group Inc, the medical peer-review publisher, publishes the work of medical researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity. "
target: Open Access Journals
Open Access Journals owns and operates a platform that provides free access to scientific literature, journals, and provide source of reference and retrieval to the scholars, amateurs, clinical practitioners and students. The company is based in United Kingdom.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BusinessWire

MJH Associates, acquired UBM Life Sciences

synopsis: MJH Associates‚ Inc., (MJH) a leading independent full-service health care education, market research and multichannel medical communications company, has acquired media assets from the UBM Life Sciences Group (part of Informa PLC). The assets includes iconic multimedia platforms in the health care, animal care, pharma sciences and dental fields.
buyer: MJH Associates
MJH is the largest full-service medical media company in the U.S. dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels. Over 600 MJH associates are dedicated to providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: UBM Life Sciences
UBM Life Sciences, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event, information, and marketing services business serving professional communities in human healthcare, veterinary medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry with an unmatched portfolio of in-person, print, and digital products.
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 6/11/2018 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired Jobson Healthcare Information

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and the leader in health information services for consumers and physicians, announced that it has acquired Jobson Healthcare Information (JHI), a leading provider of information, education and marketing services in key healthcare markets.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through their public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
target: Jobson Healthcare Information
Jobson Healthcare Information LLC is a leading healthcare information, education and marketing services company that can reach over one million physicians, pharmacists and eye care professionals with a diversified portfolio of leading multi-channel brands.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Radcliffe Publishing

synopsis: Electric Word, the media and training group, has sold the trade assets of its loss-making subsidiary Radcliffe Publishing to Informa. Radcliffe Publishing is part of the firm’s health division and publishes products to support the education and professional development of doctors, managers and professionals in health.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa provides academics, businesses and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services. With around 7,000 employees working in some 150 offices in over 40 countries, its global reach and breadth of offer is unique. "
target parent: Electric Word Plc
target: Radcliffe Publishing
Radcliffe is a U.K.-based specialist publisher focused on professional development and compliance in primary healthcare. The Radcliffe portfolio extends to professional and academic books, journals, software and open-learning packages covering child health, health education, pharmacy and more.
price ($mm)
$1.43
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
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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: 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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$964.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$154.61
EBIT ($mm)
($47.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4515
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Ticker: ENXTPA:CGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cegedim
Cegedim
Founded in 1969, Cegedim is a global technology and services company specializing in the healthcare field. Cegedim supplies services, technological tools, specialized software, data flow management services and databases.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$512.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.20
EBIT ($mm)
$33.91
Net Income ($mm)
$6.33
Employees
4468
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Ticker: NYSE:IQV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IQVIA
IQVIA
IQVIA Holdings Inc. provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: Commercial Solutions, Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$10,412.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,950.00
EBIT ($mm)
$809.00
Net Income ($mm)
$259.00
Employees
58000
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Ticker: AIM:CRON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cronin Group PLC
Cronin Group PLC provides medical research and development services. The Company focuses on the discovery, development, and manufacture of small molecules and nano-materials utilizing proprietary chemistry. Cronin Group offers its services in the United Kingdom.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.29)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
25
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Ticker: TSE:2413
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M3, Inc.
M3 Inc. represents the three Ms of Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis. Their company was founded with the goal of changing the world of medicine through making full use of the power of the Internet.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,110.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$306.07
EBIT ($mm)
$279.73
Net Income ($mm)
$191.17
Employees
6024
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Ticker: TSE:6095
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MedPeer,Inc.
MedPeer,Inc.
MedPeer provides appropriate services at every stage of the clinical process physicians are involved in day-to-day clinical operation. Drug Evaluation provides detailed peer reviews of prescription drugs, and Meet the Experts allows members to consult expert physicians in specific therapeutic areas.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$9.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.94
EBIT ($mm)
$0.39
Net Income ($mm)
$0.20
Employees
44
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Ticker: TMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. offers an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. They help customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24,630.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$6,242.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,995.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,174.00
Employees
70000
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