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closed 9/30/2009 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Inc., acquired Barnes & Noble College Booksellers

synopsis: Barnes & Noble, Inc. the world’s largest bookseller, completed the previously announced acquisition of privately held Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. ("College"). College is a leading contract operator of college bookstores in the United States and has now become a wholly owned subsidiary of BKS.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS:$3,583.39)
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 777 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites. "
target: Barnes & Noble College Booksellers
Based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers is a leading, privately held contract operator of college bookstores in the United States.
price ($mm)[EV]
$378 [$540]
rev ($mm)
$1,778
EBITDA ($mm)
$111
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
4.9x
closed 1/5/2009 via BusinessWire

Journey Education Marketing, Inc., acquired Academic Superstore

synopsis: Journey Education Marketing, Inc., the leading multi-channel software marketer to K-12 and post-secondary education, announced that it has acquired Austin-based Academic Superstore, one of the fastest-growing, education-focused e-tailers in North America.
buyer: Journey Education Marketing, Inc.
Journey Education Marketing, Inc. is the leading multi-channel software marketer to the K-12 and post-secondary academic markets. It sells to students, faculty, staff, educational institutions and public school districts. "
target: Academic Superstore
Academic Superstore is committed exclusively to academic customers, offering thousands of top hardware and full-version software titles at great discounts. We have partnered with the top technology manufacturers to bring excellent service and prices to students, schools, and teachers.
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closed 5/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Hopscotch Wholesale Trading Pvt. Ltd., acquired SkoolShop.com

synopsis: Hopscotch, a portal that sells products for children, has acquired an online school supplies retailer SkoolShop. Their product range includes Text Books, Work Books, Activity Books, School Bags, CD-ROMs, Flash Cards, Learning Electronics, Art Packs, Craft Kits, Science Kits, E-Learning, Educational Holidays, etc.
buyer: Hopscotch Wholesale Trading Pvt. Ltd.
Hopscotch is an online store offering insider access to today’s top baby and kids brands from around the world, at unbeatable prices. From apparel, to shoes, and other goodies, they hand select the best styles and products for parents, their baby, and their children. "
target parent: Blume Venture Advisors
target: SkoolShop.com
SkoolShop.com is an online retailer for school & education. Their product range includes Text Books, Work Books, Activity Books, School Bags, CD-ROMs, Flash Cards, Learning Electronics, Art Packs, Craft Kits, Science Kits, E-Learning, Educational Holidays, etc.
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cancelled 1/28/2013 via

Bayside Capital, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of School Specialty, Inc.

synopsis: School Specialty Inc. (SCHS ), a Greenville-based provider of K-12 educational materials and school supplies, reported reaching an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of Bayside Capital, Inc., pursuant to which School Specialty proposes to sell its assets as a going concern via. a court-supervised sale process.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Bayside Capital, Inc.
Bayside Capital is a credit oriented investment firm with more than $4.5 billion under management. Focused on middle market companies, they invest across several segments of the primary and secondary debt capital markets with an emphasis on long term returns. "
target: School Specialty, Inc. (OTCPK:SCOO:$674.03)
School Specialty is the industry's largest provider of educational products, services and programs including Classroom Supplies, Arts products, Special Needs Resources, Math, Science, Reading, Physical Education, planning, etc.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$694
EBITDA ($mm)
$38
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0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 1/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Really Good Stuff

synopsis: Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, Excelligence Learning Corporation, has acquired Really Good Stuff, Inc. Headquartered in Monroe, CT, Really Good Stuff is a multi-channel marketer of innovative classroom products and teaching tools used primarily in grades K-8.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor and retailer of education products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and families. Excelligence offers a broad array of products designed for both classroom and home use. "
target: Really Good Stuff
Really Good Stuff, Inc. is a branded, multi-channel designer and marketer of classroom products and teaching tools, primarily serving grades K-8. The company markets its products through its print, digital and social media channels, as well as its dedicated sales force.
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closed 7/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Noah Education merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited,

synopsis: Noah Education Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of education services in China, has merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited. Noah owns and operates 48 high-end kindergartens, five primary and secondary schools and operates 10 supplemental education centers, which focuses on English language training for children aged 3-12.
buyer: Rainbow Education Holding Limited
Rainbow Education Holding Limited is a holding company based in China. "
target: Noah Education (NED:$37.23)
Noah Education Holdings Ltd. is a leading provider of education services in China. The Company operates in three different segments, with a focus on English language training, high-end kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and supplemental education.
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closed 3/31/2005 via

Random House, Inc., purchased a minority stake in American Reading Company

synopsis: Random House, the world's biggest publisher of consumer books, said on Wednesday its investment arm has become a significant minority shareholder in Philadelphia-based American Reading Co., but financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Random House, Inc.
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. "
target: American Reading Company
Founded by Jane Hileman and a team of veteran educators, the idea for American Reading Company grew out of the real-world experience of reading success—and failure—in both urban and suburban classrooms. She and her colleagues established American Reading Company for two missions: First, to provide t
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closed 9/30/2009 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Inc., acquired Barnes & Noble College Booksellers

synopsis: Barnes & Noble, Inc. the world’s largest bookseller, completed the previously announced acquisition of privately held Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. ("College"). College is a leading contract operator of college bookstores in the United States and has now become a wholly owned subsidiary of BKS.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS:$3,583.39)
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 777 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites. "
target: Barnes & Noble College Booksellers
Based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers is a leading, privately held contract operator of college bookstores in the United States.
price ($mm)[EV]
$378 [$540]
rev ($mm)
$1,778
EBITDA ($mm)
$111
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
4.9x
closed 8/7/2019 via BusinessWire

Elliott Management Corp., acquired Barnes & Noble Inc.

synopsis: Barnes & Noble, Inc., the largest retail bookseller in the United States, has been acquired by Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited. Elliott seeks to build upon Barnes & Noble's strong foundation and address the significant challenges facing the bricks and mortar book retail space in the US, applying a model that successfully turned around Waterstones.
buyer: Elliott Management Corp.
Elliott Management Corporation manages two multi-strategy funds which combined have approximately $34 billion of assets under management. Its flagship fund, Elliott Associates, L.P., was founded in 1977, making it one of the oldest funds of its kind under continuous management. "
target: Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS:$3,583.39)
Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 627 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com.
price ($mm)
$683
rev ($mm)
$3,583
EBITDA ($mm)
$126
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0.2x
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5.4x
closed 9/30/2009 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Inc., acquired Barnes & Noble College Booksellers

synopsis: Barnes & Noble, Inc. the world’s largest bookseller, completed the previously announced acquisition of privately held Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. ("College"). College is a leading contract operator of college bookstores in the United States and has now become a wholly owned subsidiary of BKS.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS:$3,583.39)
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 777 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites. "
target: Barnes & Noble College Booksellers
Based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers is a leading, privately held contract operator of college bookstores in the United States.
price ($mm)[EV]
$378 [$540]
rev ($mm)
$1,778
EBITDA ($mm)
$111
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
4.9x
closed 3/5/2009 via Reuters

Barnes & Noble Inc., acquired Fictionwise, Inc.

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Inc the world's largest bookseller, said it acquired e-book seller Fictionwise for $15.7 million in cash, to expand its presence in digital world. After the deal, Barnes & Noble, which plans to launch an e-Bookstore later this year, intends to keep Fictionwise as a separate business unit.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS:$3,583.39)
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 777 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites. "
target: Fictionwise, Inc.
Fictionwise.com is committed to providing the Internet's most comprehensive collection of fiction (and yes nonfiction too!) in the most popular eBook formats. At Fictionwise, you'll find award-winning and high quality eBooks by top authors in all the major genres.
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$16
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closed 2/26/2009 via Reuters

Calendar Club, L.L.C., acquired Calendar Club, L.L.C.

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Inc, the world's largest bookseller, has sold its majority interest in Calendar Club for about $1 million in cash and $6 million in notes. Barnes & Noble sold the stake to Calendar Club and to its chief executive.
buyer: Calendar Club, L.L.C.
Calendar Club, L.L.C. supports seasonal specialty stores by marketing a large variety of calendars, games, puzzles, gifts, and music boxes. Our brands include Calendar Club, Go! Games, Go! Toys, and San Francisco Music Box Company. "
target parent: Barnes & Noble Inc.
target: Calendar Club, L.L.C.
Calendar Club, L.L.C. supports seasonal specialty stores by marketing a large variety of calendars, games, puzzles, gifts, and music boxes. Our brands include Calendar Club, Go! Games, Go! Toys, and San Francisco Music Box Company.
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$5.18*
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announced 1/25/2022 via PR Newswire

AcadeMedia AB, will acquire Sandvik AS

synopsis: AcadeMedia has entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in Sandviks AS, a Norway-based, family-owned company whose primary line of business is operating consumer-direct, age-appropriate children’s book clubs, using email and the Internet to reach their target audience of parents with children up to age seven.
buyer: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,269.39)
AcadeMedia creates opportunities for people to develop. The 18,100 employees at their 680 preschools, compulsory schools, upper secondary schools and adult education centres share a common focus on quality and development. "
target: Sandvik AS
Sandvik AS is a Norway-based, family-owned company whose primary line of business is operating consumer-direct, age-appropriate children’s book clubs, using email and the Internet to reach their target audience of parents with children up to age seven.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BusinessWire

Elliott Management Corp., acquired Barnes & Noble Inc.

synopsis: Barnes & Noble, Inc., the largest retail bookseller in the United States, has been acquired by Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited. Elliott seeks to build upon Barnes & Noble's strong foundation and address the significant challenges facing the bricks and mortar book retail space in the US, applying a model that successfully turned around Waterstones.
buyer: Elliott Management Corp.
Elliott Management Corporation manages two multi-strategy funds which combined have approximately $34 billion of assets under management. Its flagship fund, Elliott Associates, L.P., was founded in 1977, making it one of the oldest funds of its kind under continuous management. "
target: Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS:$3,583.39)
Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 627 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com.
price ($mm)
$683
rev ($mm)
$3,583
EBITDA ($mm)
$126
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
5.4x
closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

JP/Politikens Hus A/S, acquired Saxo.com ApS

synopsis: JP/Politikens Hus, one of Denmark's leading media companies, has acquired Saxo, Denmark's first and largest online bookstore. Saxo offers Danish and English titles in various genres and formats, including printed books, e-books and audiobooks.
buyer: JP/Politikens Hus A/S
JP/Politikens Hus is one of Denmark's leading media companies in printed, digital and mobile publications. JP/Politikens Hus publishes three national newspapers, EKSTRA BLADET, MORGENAVISEN JYLLANDS-POSTEN and POLITIKEN – Denmark's leading daily newspapers. "
target: Saxo.com ApS
Saxo is Denmark's first and largest online bookstore. Saxo offers Danish and English titles in various genres and formats, including printed books, e-books and audiobooks. Their genres include fiction, romance, food, travel, hobby, erotica, art, mysteries and more.
price ($mm)
$29*
rev ($mm)
$46
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
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closed 7/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Buchversand-stein.de, acquired Kohlibri

synopsis: Buchversand-stein.de (A. Stein'sche Buchhandlung Gmbh), a family owned bookstore in Germany, has acquired Kohlibri, an online bookstore in Germany. Kohlibri offers a wide variety of books, including fiction, non-fiction, art books, classic literature, audio books, and children's books.
buyer: Buchversand-stein.de
Buchversand-stein.de (A. Stein'sche Buchhandlung Gmbh) is a family owned bookstore in Germany. The company sells books, newspapers, magazines, audio books, e-books, e-readers, maps, and DVDs. They offer novels, children's books, travel guides, textbooks, school books, and much more. "
target: Kohlibri
Founded in 1998, Kohlibri is an online bookstore in Germany. Kohlibri offers a wide variety of books, including fiction, non-fiction, art books, classic literature, audio books, and children's books. Kohlibri provides descriptions, images, sample pages or audio, and more for each book.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

UP Invest OÜ, acquired Apollo Kino OU

synopsis: The investment company Up Invest has acquired 55% of Apollo Kino OU, the largest Estonian cinema operator with six cinema centers and 27 halls. Apollo is also the largest chain of books and entertainment stores in Estonia.
buyer: UP Invest OÜ
UP Invest OÜ is an investment company focusing on investments in healthcare, consumer brands, real estate, and cleantech venture capital. UP Invest OÜ was founded in 2012 and is based in Tallinn, Estonia. "
target: Apollo Kino OU
Apollo Kino is the largest Estonian cinema operator with six cinema centers and 27 halls. Apollo has cinemas in the Parnu Keskus mall in Parnu, in the Astri mall in Narva, and in the Solaris and Mustamae malls in Tallinn.
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announced 3/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rockaway Capital, will acquire Euromedia Group

synopsis: Rockaway Capital, a global investment firm, is to acquire Euromedia Group (EMG), one of the strongest and largest companies operating on the book market in the Czech Republic. EMG provides book publishing services and operates an internet bookstore and sales of electronic books.
buyer: Rockaway Capital
Rockaway Capital is a global investment firm with offices in San Francisco, Prague and Sao Paolo. The firm invests in high growth, transformational companies across e-commerce, B2B SaaS, fintech, and travel/transportation. "
target: Euromedia Group
Euromedia Group (EMG) is one of the strongest and largest companies operating on the book market in the Czech Republic. EMG provides book publishing services and operates an internet bookstore and sales of electronic books. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Prague, Czech Republic.
price ($mm)
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$52
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closed 11/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bridges Ventures, acquired World of Books Ltd

synopsis: Bridges Ventures, a specialist fund manager, has acquired a majority stake in World of Books, a company that sells quality used books online at competitive prices to millions of customers worldwide each year.
buyer: Bridges Ventures
Bridges Ventures is a specialist fund manager, dedicated to using an impact-driven investment approach to create superior returns for both investors and society at-large. Bridges currently manages almost £800m across three fund types: Sustainable Growth Funds, Property Funds and Social Sector Funds."
target: World of Books Ltd
World of Books sells quality used books at competitive prices to millions of customers worldwide each year. Established by a group of dedicated book lovers, over the past 10 years World of Books has seen inventory grow from 1,000 books to over 2 million in stock.
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closed 7/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Verlag Herder GmbH, acquired Thalia

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Advent International has sold its majority interest in Thalia, which has more than 280 bookstores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is the largest bookstore chain in German-speaking Europe. The buyer is the Herder publishing family, who run a long-standing German publishing house of the same name.
buyer: Verlag Herder GmbH
Verlag Herder is a publishing company started by the Herders, a German family. The company focuses primarily on Catholic topics of ecclesiology, Christian mysticism, women's studies, and the development of younger Catholic theologians. "
target parent: Advent International
target: Thalia
Thalia is the largest bookstore chain German-speaking Europe with 280 bookstores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Tolino operates as the company's e-book device.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1,070
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0.0x
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Wobo, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation announced that the company has acquired Wobo, Inc., a leading service for independent managed campus stores to find and purchase books online in volume. The acquisition includes Wobo, Inc. assets including the BookVolume tool, enabling Follett Wholesale to leverage new technology in transforming the Wholesale business.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run. Follett works with 80,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Wobo, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Wobo, Inc. (Woody's Books, Inc.) began as an online vendor of books, cds and dvds. Selling through various online marketplaces provided Wobo, Inc. the foundation to expand into offering software solutions in and out of the book industry.
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closed 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

Hugendubel, acquired eBook.de NET GmbH

synopsis: Heinrich Hugendubel Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, the largest owner-operated bookstore in Germany, agreed to acquire eBook.de NET, a company that offers online retail services for books.
buyer: Hugendubel
Heinrich Hugendubel Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung offers retail sale of books and journals. The company was founded in 1893 and is based in Munich, Germany. "
target: eBook.de NET GmbH
eBook.de NET GmbH offers online retail services for books. The company was formerly known as Libri.de Internet GmbH. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
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closed 3/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., acquired Anobii Limited

synopsis: The Mondadori Group, a publisher and printer in Italy, has bought from Anobii Ltd. the brand and assets of Anobii, the global social reading platform that has more than a million users around the world and its strongest base in Italy, with 300,000 users.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. (BIT:MN:$927.63)
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. is a publisher and printer in Italy. The Company's publications include books, magazines, newspapers, advertising, business information, graphics, direct marketing and on-line information services. "
target parent: J. Sainsbury plc
target: Anobii Limited
Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
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closed 1/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Zola Books, acquired Bookish.com

synopsis: The social e-book retailer Zola Books has acquired curated book recommendation site Bookish, a one‐stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors.
buyer: Zola Books
Zola Books is an eBooks retailer embedded in a social network that enables customers to discover, purchase and enjoy eBooks in a cross-platform social reader. "
target: Bookish.com
Bookish.com is a content discovery and ecommerce website devoted to books which allows users to browse an extensive database of books and authors, add books to user-created digital "shelves", get custom book recommendations, and more.
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closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S., acquired Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri

synopsis: D&R, active in entertainment retail, has purchased all shares of Elektronik Bilgi İletişim Hizmetleri, which owned Idefix and Prefix online booksellers, to enlarge the D&R online sale store.
buyer parent: Dogan Group
buyer: Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S.
Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S. (D & R) engages in the retail of books and music CD's and other entertainment products. The company in based in Instanbul, Turkey and operates as a subsidiary of Dogan Yayin Holding. "
target: Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri
Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (EBI) is an innovative internet company operating legacy e-marketing and social networking web sites in Turkey. Among them are www.idefix.com online bookseller, www.siberalem.com e-dating and social networking web site, www.itiraf.com popular confessions.
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$4.66
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closed 2/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Plympton, acquired DailyLit

synopsis: Plympton announced that it has acquired DailyLit, which breaks classic and contemporary novels down into short chunks and delivers them via email.
buyer: Plympton
Plympton is a new literary studio devoted to reinventing the way people experience literature by combining serialized fiction and digital platforms. Despite the upheaval confronting traditional publishing models, readers are still actively searching for smart new writing. "
target: DailyLit
DailyLit sends books in installments via e-mail or RSS feed. It currently offers over 1000 classic and contemporary books available entirely for free or on a Pay-Per-Read basis (with sample installments available for free).
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closed 9/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired Mobcast Services Ltd

synopsis: Tesco has acquired Mobcast, the digital book platform provider, to offer customers more choices in how they buy books. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: Mobcast Services Ltd
Mobcast has established itself as a world leader in eBook delivery. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of more than 130,000 of the UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
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$7.14
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closed 6/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

J. Sainsbury plc, acquired Anobii Limited

synopsis: Anobii Limited has acquired by J Sainsbury plc. Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
buyer: J. Sainsbury plc
Sainsbury is one of UK's oldest retailers in the food industry. With their products, they help customers eat healthy, help suppliers and farmers reduct the impact on the environment, and play an active role in the communities they serve. "
target parent: HMV Media Group
target: Anobii Limited
Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
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closed 4/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Numilog, acquired Numilog

synopsis: Hachette Livre has sold its e-book distribution platform Numilog to its Founder and CEO, Denis Zwirn.
buyer: Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library.
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closed 1/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Rakuten Inc., acquired Kobo Inc.

synopsis: Kobo Inc. announced the successful acquisition of all its outstanding shares by Rakuten, Inc. Kobo Inc. is a global eReading service with more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines and newspaperss – one of the largest eReading catalogues in the world.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$14,097.57)
Rakuten, Inc., is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer and business-focused services including e-commerce, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal & media, online marketing and professional sports. Rakuten is expanding globally. "
target parent: Indigo Books & Music Inc.
target: Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is a global eReading service with more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers – one of the largest eReading catalogues in the world. Kobo has top ranked eReading applications for iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and MacOS.
price ($mm)
$315
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closed 7/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired The Book Depository International

synopsis: Online retailer Amazon.com has acquired online book retailer The Book Depository International. With its largest customer base streaming in from Australia, The Book Depository has grown to offer more than six million books to its customers located in more than 100 countries.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$469,822.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: The Book Depository International
The Book Depository International is an online book retailer based in the UK. With its largest customer base streaming in from Australia, the company has grown to offer more than six million books to its customers located in more than 100 countries.
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rev ($mm)
$110
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0.0x
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closed 11/19/2009 via PR Newswire

Smashwords, Inc., acquired BookHabit, Ltd.

synopsis: Silicon Valley based Smashwords, Inc. has acquired Wellington New Zealand company BookHabit Limited, consolidating Smashwords' position as the world's premier ebook publishing and distribution platform for independent authors and publishers.
buyer: Smashwords, Inc.
Launched in 2008, Smashwords is a publisher and distributor of multi-format ebooks. The free Smashwords ebook publishing platform puts authors and publishers in full control over the pricing, sampling and distribution of their works. "
target: BookHabit, Ltd.
BookHabit was founded in 2008 by Clare Tanner, an entrepreneur and avid reader. BookHabit's mission was to give published and unpublished writers a conduit to the reading world, and give readers access to new, undiscovered writers.
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