Like 15 Subsidiaries

announced 12/15/2010 via Reuters

Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd, will purchase 15 Subsidiaries from Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited

synopsis: Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainst Co., Ltd has entered into an acquisition agreement to acquire the entire interests in the 15 companies in total, all of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited (SPG).
buyer: Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd
Xinhua Winshare Publishing & Media Company Limited Formerly known as Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainstore Co., Ltd.. Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainstore Co., Ltd. "
seller: Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited
Sichuan Xinhua Publishing Group Co., Ltd. engages in the businesses of wholesaling and retailing, leasing of properties, real estate, project investment, computer software, and hotel services. It sells books and audio- visual products through its retail stores.
price ($mm)
$170
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$115
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announced 2/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Hachette Livre SA, will acquire La Boîte de Jeu

synopsis: Hachette Livre has signed an agreement to acquire majority stake in La Boîte de Jeu, an independent French board game publishing company founded in 2013 and based in Arceau, France. La Boîte de Jeu's current catalogue comprises around 20 games, mainly aimed at fans of strategy games.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Livre SA
Hachette Livre, a subsidiary of the French media giant Lagardère, is a repository of part of France’s cultural heritage. The Group brings together a broad spectrum of prestigious publishers covering the entire consumer and education book markets. "
target: La Boîte de Jeu
La Boîte de Jeu is an independent French board game publishing company founded in 2013 and based in Arceau, France. La Boîte de Jeu's current catalogue comprises around 20 games, mainly aimed at fans of strategy games.
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announced 5/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Nordstar Capital, will acquire Torstar Corporation

synopsis: NordStar, a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett, is to acquire Torstar Corporation, a Canadian media conglomerate that is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. Upon completion of the transaction, Torstar will be taken private.
buyer: Nordstar Capital
NordStar is a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett and is wholly-owned by the Bitove and Rivett families. John Bitove is a noted Canadian businessman and sportsman and founder of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. Paul Rivett is the former President at Fairfax Financial Holdings."
target: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media conglomerate. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star.
price ($mm)[EV]
$39 [$0]
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$330
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closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

synopsis: Concord, an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, has acquired historic classical music publisher The Sikorski Music Publishing Group, home to a wide range of major works by legendary composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Alfred Schnittke.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski is an international sheet music publishing company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The music publishing firm of Hans Sikorski was founded in 1935 and now comprises more than 30 publishers in several European countries and in the USA.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Apollo Global Management, will acquire Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations, including the company's radio, newspaper and TV properties in Ohio.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets of approximately $280 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications.
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closed 9/19/2018 via PE Hub

Mason Wells, acquired Buffalo Games

synopsis: Mason Wells, a leading Midwest-based private equity firm, has acquired Buffalo Games, a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
buyer: Mason Wells
Mason Wells is a leading Midwest-based private equity firm with approximately $1.0 billion in assets under management across its current private equity funds. Mason Wells is currently investing out of Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV, a $615 million fund. "
target: Buffalo Games
Buffalo Games is a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
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closed 6/8/2016 via PR Newswire

GreenITers merged with Grendz,

synopsis: Green technology trends website Grendz, a subsidiary of Full Circle Innocations KK, is getting even better by merging with GreenITers, a website community that provides its members with the latest eco discussions. In this way, Grendz will collectively offer great eco-friendly technology trends and innovative science breakthroughs.
buyer parent: Full Circle Innovations KK
buyer: Grendz
Grendz.com is the definitive place for new technology trends, science breakthroughs and green ideas. Grendz provides a weekly report to its members with the top green trends of the week . "
target: GreenITers
GreenITers is a website community that provides its members with the latest ecology discussions. GreenITers searches and publishes English news about Clean Technology in Japan. It is targeted for people who want to "Green it!" the world we are living in via eco innovations & technology.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., acquired Pronoun

synopsis: Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun, Inc., a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. "
target: Pronoun
Pronoun, Inc. is a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Tribune Publishing, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Co. announced that it was the successful bidder at a public bankruptcy auction to acquire substantially all of the assets of Freedom Communications, Inc. Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses. The company's portfolio includes information and entertainment websites, mobile applications, daily and weekly newspapers and other specialty publications.
price ($mm)
$56
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closed 10/3/2014 via PR Newswire

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, acquired Thomas Nelson Brasil

synopsis: HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced its acquisition of majority ownership of Thomas Nelson Brasil (TNB) from joint venture partner Ediouro Group. TNB was formed in 2006 as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. is a world leading Christian publisher. Comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the Company has nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience. "
target parent: Ediouro Group
target: Thomas Nelson Brasil
Thomas Nelson Brasil was formed as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro. Brazil has been one of the fastest growing Christian evangelical countries in the world, and Thomas Nelson used its publishing brand and Ediouro's infrastructure to introduce its U.S. authors to Brazil.
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announced 9/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Vook, Inc., will acquire Byliner

synopsis: Vook, Inc. is acquiring Byliner, the pre-eminent boutique publisher of the world's best short fiction and non-fiction. Vook's proprietary publishing and data-driven marketing platform powers the publishing programs of the world's leading media companies and brands. Byliner is joining Vook as its first in-house imprint.
buyer: Vook, Inc.
Vook was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Brad Inman with the vision of lighting up the world’s content in the post PC world. Vook has created an innovative technology platform that produces rich media experiences for the tablet market. "
target: Byliner
Byliner, named “one of the 10 Most Innovative Media Companies in the World”, is a subscription reading service and publisher of award-winning fiction and nonfiction e-shorts, digital books written to be read in two hours or less. It was founded in spring 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco.
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closed 5/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tinicum Capital Partners LP, acquired F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: F+W has sold a majority stake to Tinicum L.P. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
buyer: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
Tinicum Incorporated is a private investment firm with more than 25 years of experience investing in private and public companies. They acquire companies in private transactions or restructurings and also makes minority investments in public and private companies. "
target: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
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closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac, purchased Ringier Alex Springer CZ from Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

synopsis: Entrepreneurs Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac have bought company Ringier Alex Springer CZ, the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market.
buyer: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac are two businessmen and entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic. "
seller: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Alex Springer CZ is the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe.
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closed 11/26/2013 via Reuters

Gazprom-Media, acquired Prof-Media Management LLC

synopsis: Media arm of state-controlled Gazprom bought mining tycoon Vladimir Potanin's Profmedia. Through the deal, the former Soviet gas ministry that is now Russia's largest company by revenue, will add TV and radio stations, cinemas and film production and distribution assets to a sprawling portfolio that it has built up around commercial TV channel NTV.
buyer parent: Gazprom
buyer: Gazprom-Media
Gazprom-Media Holding comprises television, radio, printing press, cinema production, advertising, movie theaters and internet assets. The company was founded on January 21, 1998. Gazprom-Media Holding is one of the largest media holdings in Russia and Europe. "
target: Prof-Media Management LLC
Prof-Media is one of the largest and most diversified media holdings in Russia, one of the leaders in the newspaper, magazine, radio and cinema markets. The holding is a major private investor in the Russian cinema industry.
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$521
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$129
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0.0x
announced 6/21/2013 via Company Press Release

VETEK, will acquire Ukrainian Media Holding

synopsis: VETEK and Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") signed a sales agreement for Vetek to acquire 98% of UMH. UMH operates as a multimedia company in the Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: VETEK
The main activity of VETEK Group is focused on investments into the oil and gas industry of Ukraine, including modernization and restoration of the refining sector competitiveness. "
target: Ukrainian Media Holding
Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") is a dynamic multimedia company in Eastern Europe that controls over 50 media brands. In Ukraine UMH is leader on markets of Internet, radio and press, in Russia UMH is the most dynamic publishing company among top-10 market players.
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closed 11/12/2012 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the provider of business cloud services, announced that it has acquired Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading media company in the technology market. The acquisition provides j2 a series of world-class web properties, including PCMag.com, ComputerShopper, ExtremeTech, Toolbox.com and Geek.com.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. provides cloud services to individuals and businesses around the world. j2's network spans 49 countries on six continents. It offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and customer relationship management solutions. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more.
price ($mm)
$167
rev ($mm)
$60
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2.8x
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announced 6/26/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Editions Gallimard SA, will acquire Flammarion S.A.

synopsis: Italian publisher RCS Mediagroup SpA said it received a EUR251 million ($314 million) binding offer from Gallimard's parent company Madrigall SA to buy its French book unit RCS Livres, which controls publishing group Flammarion.
buyer: Editions Gallimard SA
Éditions Gallimard is one of the leading French publishers of books. It was founded in 1911 in Paris by Gaston Gallimard as Les Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française. The stylised nrf logo still appears on many books published by Gallimard today. "
target parent: RCS MediaGroup S.p.A.
target: Flammarion S.A.
Flammarion Group is the fourth largest French publishing group. It comprises a number of areas of activity, including publishing, distribution, sales, printing, and bookshops. It’s mission is to make knowledge in all fields accessible to all, by means of the best possible editorial products.
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$315
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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pet Food Direct, Inc., acquired PetStyle LLC

synopsis: Pet media and ecommerce company Pet360 Inc. has acquired pet lifestyle network PetStyle LLC for an undisclosed sum. PetStyle publishes lifestyle and entertainment articles on topics including pet-friendly vacation ideas, travel tips, celebrity gossip and pet horoscopes.
buyer parent: Pet360 Inc.
buyer: Pet Food Direct, Inc.
PetFoodDirect.com is the nation’s largest online retailer of pet food, pet meds and pet supplies. With over 148 brands of pet food and more than 16,000 top-quality pet products in stock, PetFoodDirect.com offers pet parents the largest selection of supplies with the convenience of home delivery. "
target: PetStyle LLC
PetStyle publishes lifestyle and entertainment articles on topics including pet-friendly vacation ideas, travel tips, celebrity gossip and pet horoscopes.
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closed 7/25/2012 via BusinessWire

2100 Trust, LLC, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc. has been acquired by 2100 Trust, LLC in a merger with a subsidiary of 2100 Trust. Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a national privately owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer: 2100 Trust, LLC
2100 Trust, LLC is a privately held company that believes strongly in the future of journalism and the newspaper industry. The company is dedicated to enhancing and enriching the integral relationship that its newspapers have with their local communities. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national media company operating print publications, broadcast television stations and interactive businesses. The company's print portfolio includes approximately 100 daily and weekly publications, plus ancillary magazines and other specialty publications.
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announced 12/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

A-Pressen ASA, will acquire Edda Media AS

synopsis: Norwegian media group A-Pressen says it plans to buy Edda Media from the European publishing company Mecom. Edda Media AS is a Norwegian media group that owns a number of Norwegian newspapers, television channels, radio channels and websites.
buyer: A-Pressen ASA
A-pressen ASA operates as a media company in Norway and Russia. The company collects, facilitates, produces, and distributes information. Its activities include newspapers, printing, television (TV), and electronic media operations. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Edda Media AS
Edda Media AS is a Norwegian media group that owns a number of Norwegian newspapers, television channels, radio channels and websites. It offers advertisements, inserts, and supplements on the Internet, radio, television, direct marketing radio, & internet services.
price ($mm)
$267
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$348
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0.8x
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announced 12/15/2010 via Reuters

Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd, will purchase 15 Subsidiaries from Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited

synopsis: Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainst Co., Ltd has entered into an acquisition agreement to acquire the entire interests in the 15 companies in total, all of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited (SPG).
buyer: Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd
Xinhua Winshare Publishing & Media Company Limited Formerly known as Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainstore Co., Ltd.. Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainstore Co., Ltd. "
seller: Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited
Sichuan Xinhua Publishing Group Co., Ltd. engages in the businesses of wholesaling and retailing, leasing of properties, real estate, project investment, computer software, and hotel services. It sells books and audio- visual products through its retail stores.
price ($mm)
$170
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$115
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announced 12/15/2010 via Reuters

Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd, will purchase 15 Subsidiaries from Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited

synopsis: Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainst Co., Ltd has entered into an acquisition agreement to acquire the entire interests in the 15 companies in total, all of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited (SPG).
buyer: Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd
Xinhua Winshare Publishing & Media Company Limited Formerly known as Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainstore Co., Ltd.. Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainstore Co., Ltd. "
seller: Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited
Sichuan Xinhua Publishing Group Co., Ltd. engages in the businesses of wholesaling and retailing, leasing of properties, real estate, project investment, computer software, and hotel services. It sells books and audio- visual products through its retail stores.
price ($mm)
$170
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$115
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closed 8/7/2017 via Market Wire

ProBility Media Corp., acquired Cranbury International

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp., an EdTech company building the first full-service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades, announced that it has closed on the purchase of Cranbury International, an exporter of educational and training to international markets, located in Montpelier, Vermont.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an EdTech company building the first full-service training & career advancement brand for the skilled trades. Through its divisions & its partnership with Globalsim Inc., ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the skilled trades training market place. "
target: Cranbury International
Cranbury International is an exporter of educational and reference materials, located in Montpelier, Vermont. They sell educational materials to governmental institutions and private sector markets in Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Trinidad, and other international regions.
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$0.50
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announced 11/12/2008 via PR Newswire

Imagine Nation Books, Ltd., will acquire Books Are Fun, Ltd.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. and Imagine Nation Books, Ltd. (INB) announced an agreement in which INB will acquire certain assets of Books Are Fun, Ltd. including intellectual property and product inventory, for approximately $17.5 million payable over three years.
buyer: Imagine Nation Books, Ltd.
Imagine Nation Books, is a national display marketing company that offers discounted merchandise, including books, gifts, stationery, and other consumer goods direct to employees at large corporate offices, hospitals, businesses, and daycares. "
target parent: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
target: Books Are Fun, Ltd.
Books Are Fun, Ltd. is the world’s leading display marketer of books and gifts, selling over 300 million books in the past ten years alone.
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closed 4/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a top provider of technology, services and print and digital content to PreK-12 libraries, schools and higher education institutions, announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
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closed 2/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Information Services, acquired YBP Library Services

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has acquired YBP Library Services from Baker & Taylor, the company announced. YBP specializes in delivering shelf-ready books in both print and electronic forms to the academic library market, with more than 12 million titles in its Global Online Bibliographic Information (GOBI).
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides print and digital content and supporting collection management and metadata services to academic, research and special libraries in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Australia and the Pacific Rim.
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closed 12/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Blackwell UK Limited, acquired Lindsay and Croft Booksellers

synopsis: Baker & Taylor Inc. announced that it has sold UK-based Lindsay and Croft Booksellers to Blackwell UK, Ltd. Lindsay and Croft provides books and collection management services to academic and research libraries in North America and worldwide.
buyer: Blackwell UK Limited
Blackwell U.K. Limited is a leading supplier of academic books and bibliographic support to academic and research libraries in the U.K., Europe and Africa. It is also the leading academic bookseller in the U.K. with 44 shops in retail centers and on university campuses and an online bookshop. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Lindsay and Croft Booksellers
Lindsay & Croft, formerly part of YBP Library Services, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and specialist libraries in North America and worldwide.
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closed 7/5/2006 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity firm, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Baker & Taylor, a leading global distributor of books and entertainment products to libraries and retailers. The value of the transaction was approximately $455 million.
buyer: Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P.
Castle Harlan invests in controlling interests in the buyout and development of middle-market companies in North America and Europe. Its team of 10 managing directors, including its founders, has completed 43 acquisitions since its inception with a total value in excess of $8 billion. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video, and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading retailers, including Internet retailers.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Concise Capital Management, LP, acquired Nebraska Book Company

synopsis: Concise Capital has acquired Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc. (NBH), which owns Nebraska Book Company and its divisions, Campus Advisory Services and Campus Store Design, along with a controlling interest in PrismRBS. The acquisition provides NBH with the financial flexibility and stability to continue serving the higher education retail industry.
buyer: Concise Capital Management, LP
Concise Capital is an SEC-registered investment adviser with more than $300 million in assets under management. Concise is based in Miami, Florida. Concise was founded in 2004 by Glenn Koach and Tom Krasner. "
target: Nebraska Book Company (:$77.18)
Nebraska Book Holdings is comprised of Nebraska Book Company, PrismRBS, Campus Advisory Services, and Campus Store Design. Its divisions provide course materials, retail technology, store design services, consulting, and digital solutions to more than 2,000 collegiate partners.
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closed 10/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

TC Media, Inc., acquired Somabec

synopsis: TC Media has announced the acquisition of Somabec, a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
buyer parent: TC Transcontinental
buyer: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The sector reaches the majority of Canadian consumers through its print and digital publishing products, in French and English which include newspapers, books, trade publications, mobile applications and more. "
target: Somabec
Somabec is a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
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closed 4/3/2018 via BusinessWire

LSC Communications, acquired TriLiteral LLC

synopsis: LSC Communications, a global leader in print and digital media solutions, has acquired TriLiteral LLC, a full-service logistics provider specializing in the distribution of books for University Presses and Academic Publishers.
buyer: LSC Communications (LKSD:$3,886.00)
LSC Communications is a global leader in print and digital media solutions. The company’s traditional and digital print-related services and office products serve the needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers. "
target: TriLiteral LLC
TriLiteral LLC is a full-service logistics provider specializing in the distribution of books for University Presses and Academic Publishers. They are located in Cumberland, RI.
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closed 9/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Swets Information Services, acquired Jongbloed

synopsis: Royal Swets & Zeitlinger has completed the acquisition of Jongbloed, a leading expert in the supply of legal, fiscal and accountancy content. Swets will take control of the entire Jongbloed company, including both of its physical bookstores in The Hague and Leiden as well as its online stores www.jongbloed.nl and www.jongbloedjuridica.nl.
buyer parent: Gilde Buy Out Partners
buyer: Swets Information Services
Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. It develops and delivers services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world it actively serves clients and publishers in over 160 countries. "
target: Jongbloed
Jongbloed Legal Bookshop, with a webshop and physical stores in The Hague and Leiden, for almost 90 years has been specialized in legal content and supplies to advocacy, all courts, government institutions, accounting firms, universities and students.
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closed 2/28/2017 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., acquired MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of America’s largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses, announced that it has acquired MBS Textbook Exchange, LLC. MBS is the largest contract operator of virtual bookstores for the institutional client market and one of the largest used college textbook wholesalers.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED:$2,185.39)
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and a leading provider of digital education services, enhances the academic and social purpose of educational institutions. "
target: MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.
MBS is the largest contract operator of virtual bookstores for the institutional client market and one of the largest used college textbook wholesalers, bookstore systems providers, and distributors of direct-to-student course materials in the nation.
price ($mm)
$174
rev ($mm)
$500
EBITDA ($mm)
$55
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0.3x
EV / EBITDA
3.2x
closed 6/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Follett Corporation, acquired Neebo

synopsis: Follett Corporation and Nebraska Book Company announced that Follett has purchased Neebo, Nebraska Book Company's retail store division. The agreement adds more than 200 complementary campus retail stores to Follett's portfolio, making Follett the operator of more than 1,150 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores across North America.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Neebo
Neebo, Inc. supplies new and used textbooks to retail shops and online stores. The Company offers textbooks to students through campus bookstores, retail bookstores, and online. Neebo also sells a range of apparel and school supplies.
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