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closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Adam Matthew

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the purchase of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew. Adam Matthew is an award winning publisher of online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Adam Matthew
Adam Matthew Digital publishes online primary source collections and works with the leading libraries, archives and scholars from around the world. The results are creative resources that offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries.
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closed 10/31/2005 via PR Newswire

National Archive Publishing Company, purchased UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R) and the Microfilm and Digitization Service operations from ProQuest Information & Learning

synopsis: National Archive Publishing Company (NAPC), has acquired three existing and established business operations from ProQuest Information and Learning. The businesses are UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R) and the Microfilm and Digitization Service operations.
buyer: National Archive Publishing Company
National Archive Publishing Company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Their main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information. "
seller parent: Voyager Learning Company
seller: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
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closed 5/9/2012 via Publishers Weekly

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

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has acquired the higher educational publisher Harlan Davidson, Inc. ("HDI"), which is a family-owned business based in Illinois. HDI publishes mainly history textbooks for use in two and four-year colleges.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: Harlan Davidson, Inc.
Serving the needs of instructors and students of history in colleges, universities, and high schools throughout North America, Harlan Davidson, Inc., remains an independent publisher of textbooks and supplements. The company publishes mainly history textbooks for use in two and four-year colleges.
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closed 6/22/2016 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Alexander Street, LLC

synopsis: Alexander Street, a leading provider of streaming videos and music as well as award-winning primary source collections to libraries around the world, has joined the ProQuest family of companies. Alexander Street publishes curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target: Alexander Street, LLC
Alexander Street publishes curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research. Alexander Street pairs exclusive content with the latest technology to deliver customizable products and services to libraries and their patrons worldwide.
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closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Adam Matthew

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the purchase of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew. Adam Matthew is an award winning publisher of online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Adam Matthew
Adam Matthew Digital publishes online primary source collections and works with the leading libraries, archives and scholars from around the world. The results are creative resources that offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publishing, acquired Lean Library B.V.

synopsis: SAGE Publishing, a leading independent, academic and professional publisher, has acquired Lean Library, a Netherlands-based company that provides a browser extension plugin for libraries. Lean Library's plugin offers one-click access to all licensed library resources and offers up legal routes to discover open access full text.
buyer: SAGE Publishing
SAGE Publishing is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Lean Library B.V.
Founded in 2016, Lean Library is a Netherlands-based company that provides a browser extension plugin for libraries. Their plugin offers one-click access to all licensed library resources, both on and off campus, and offers up legal routes to discover open access full text.
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closed 8/22/2018 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publishing, acquired Talis Education Limited

synopsis: SAGE Publishing, a leading independent, academic and professional publisher, has acquired Talis, a UK-based software company that helps universities manage and deliver learning resources online. Talis' Talis Aspire platform allows universities and libraries to provide easy, efficient, and compliant digitisation services.
buyer: SAGE Publishing
SAGE Publishing is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Talis Education Limited
Talis is a UK-based software company that helps universities manage and deliver learning resources online. Their Talis Aspire platform allows universities and libraries to provide easy, efficient, and compliant digitisation services.
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closed 4/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Corwin, acquired Visible Learningplus

synopsis: Corwin announced the acquisition of Visible Learningplus, the school change model based on John Hattie’s research, from the New Zealand-based Cognition Education Group. Visible Learningplus is an in-depth school change model of professional learning and development.
buyer parent: SAGE Publications
buyer: Corwin
Corwin, a SAGE Publishing company, was established in 1990, first as a professional book publisher, now as a full-service professional learning company, offering professional development solutions to achieve a school or district’s objectives. "
target parent: Cognition Education Group
target: Visible Learningplus
Visible Learningplus is an in-depth school change model of professional learning and development. It is based on the principles of Visible Learning that have developed from John Hattie’s research and his two books: Visible Learning (2009) and Visible Learning for Teachers (2012).
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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 6/30/2015 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Three Legal Journals

synopsis: SAGE has purchased three journals from Federal Legal Publications, Inc. including Contemporary Drug Problems (CDX), The Antitrust Bulletin (ABX), and The Journal of Psychiatry & Law (PLX). CDX publishes research on how drugs affect brain functions. ABX is focused on antitrust law. PLX is devoted to the ventures of psychiatrists and lawyers.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Three Legal Journals
Contemporary Drug Problems (CDX) publishes research on how drugs affect an individual's brain functions. The Antitrust Bulletin (ABX) is focused on research pertaining to antitrust law. The Journal of Psychiatry & Law (PLX) is devoted to the ventures of psychiatrists and lawyers.
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closed 5/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publications, acquired Pion Ltd.

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world's leading independent and academic publishers, has announced the purchase of Pion Limited, independent publisher of high quality academic journals founded by Adam Gelbtuch and John Ashby in 1959. The acquisition results in Pion's entire publishing portfolio becoming a part of SAGE's journal program.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Pion Ltd.
Pion Limited is an independent publisher of high quality academic journals founded by Adam Gelbtuch and John Ashby in 1959. Pion’s portfolio comprises of the four journals of the acclaimed 'Environment and Planning' series of journals alongside Perception and the open access i-Perception
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closed 9/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publications, acquired Symposium Journals

synopsis: SAGE has purchased education journals publisher Symposium for an undisclosed sum. Symposium Journals has a portfolio of nine titles within childhood studies, educational policy, contemporary educational practice, international education and teaching assessment, including the flagship journal of one the European Educational Research Association.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Symposium Journals
Symposium Journals has a portfolio of nine titles within childhood studies, educational policy, contemporary educational practice, international education and teaching assessment, including the flagship journal of one the European Educational Research Association.
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closed 2/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publications, acquired MD Conference Express

synopsis: SAGE, the global independent scholarly and professional publisher, announced the acquisition of The Goodwin Group International, LLC, publisher of MD Conference Express®, the first publication to subject medical conference highlights to the rigorous test of peer review.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: MD Conference Express
MD Conference Express, published by The Goodwin Group International, LLC is the first publication to subject medical conference highlights to the rigorous test of peer review.
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announced 11/23/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, will purchase Medicine journals from RSM Press

synopsis: SAGE, a world-leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced a landmark agreement with the Royal Society of Medicine to acquire its journal program. With immediate effect, 28 titles formerly published by the Royal Society of Medicine Press will be published by SAGE.
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 parent: Royal Society of Medicine
seller: RSM Press
RSM Press is the publishing division of The Royal Society of Medicine. RSM Press publishes a range of sponsored publications for healthcare professionals and academics in medicine, from medical history to symposia proceedings and short guides on clinical topics.
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closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Adam Matthew

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the purchase of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew. Adam Matthew is an award winning publisher of online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Adam Matthew
Adam Matthew Digital publishes online primary source collections and works with the leading libraries, archives and scholars from around the world. The results are creative resources that offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries.
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closed 7/11/2012 via Market Wire

Leadership Directories, Inc., purchased Government Directories from CQ Press

synopsis: Leadership Directories, the premier provider of background and contact information for U.S. decision-makers, announced the acquisition of the CQ Press Directories and First Street. Going forward, current subscribers to these CQ Press products will receive comparable Leadership Directories Yellow Books and online directories.
buyer: Leadership Directories, Inc.
With editorial offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., Leadership Directories is dedicated to providing high quality, accurate and up-to-date information on the key leaders in government, business, legal, media and nonprofit organizations in the United States. "
seller parent: SAGE Publications
seller: CQ Press
CQ Press is a good source for information on politics, policy, and people. It is the leading publisher of books, directories, subscriptions, and Web products on American politics, federal and state government, American institutions, campaigns and elections, current events, and world affairs.
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closed 7/13/2011 via BNC Analysis

Sage Publications, Inc., purchased Six Journals from A B Academic

synopsis: SAGE Publications announced the acquisition of six journals from A B Academic, a small independent publisher. The new titles are: Medical Law International, Nutrition and Health; Gifted Education International; Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics; International Review of Victimology; and International Journal of Discrimination and the Law.
buyer: Sage Publications, Inc.
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: A B Academic
A B Academic is a small independent publisher in the United Kingdom that has, over the last thirty years, published a diverse range of academic journals.
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closed 5/30/2008 via BNC Analysis

Sage Publications, Inc., acquired CQ Press

synopsis: CQ Press, the book publishing unit of Washington-based Congressional Quarterly, Inc., has been sold to SAGE Publications, Inc., the independent academic publisher. The sale was announced jointly by Robert W. Merry, CQ’s president and editor-in-chief, and Blaise Simqu, SAGE’s president and CEO.
buyer: Sage Publications, Inc.
SAGE Publications is an independent international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, we are a world leader in our chosen scholarly, educational, and professional markets. "
target parent: Times Publishing Company
target: CQ Press
CQ Press serves the library, college, and professional markets with a diverse array of print and online products. It publishes about 100 new titles each year, with a growing list of textbooks and reference titles focusing on political science, mass communication, and related disciplines.
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closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Adam Matthew

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the purchase of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew. Adam Matthew is an award winning publisher of online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Adam Matthew
Adam Matthew Digital publishes online primary source collections and works with the leading libraries, archives and scholars from around the world. The results are creative resources that offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Zungu Investments Company (Pty) Ltd, acquired Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd.

synopsis: Shuter and Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd, a proudly South African company has been acquired by Zungu Investments Company. Shuters publishes both educational and general books. Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd. is based in Shuters House Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal - one of nine provinces in the Republic of South Africa.
buyer: Zungu Investments Company (Pty) Ltd
Zungu Investments Co. is a deep-rooted, performance-driven investment holding company. Based in South Africa, they are a young, dynamic team of entrepreneurial professionals whose investment philosophy is guided by long-term partnerships. "
target parent: Craib Family
target: Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd.
Shuters publishes both educational and general books. Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd. is based in Shuters House Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal - one of nine provinces in the Republic of South Africa.
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closed 8/7/2008 via Company Press Release

Pearson Education, acquired Longman Nigeria Plc

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, announces the acquisition of an additional 22% stake in Longman Nigeria, taking its ownership to a controlling 51% stake, subject to regulatory approval. Longman Nigeria is a leading educational publisher in Nigeria, the largest country in Africa.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target: Longman Nigeria Plc
Longman Nigeria main business is the publication of books (book publisher), especially textbooks for the entire gamut of the educational system in Nigeria, as well as general reference and leisure reading materials.
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closed 10/25/2007 via PR Newswire

EMC/Paradigm Publishing, acquired Lawrenceville Press Inc.

synopsis: EMC Publishing, LLC, an independent educational publisher, today announced it had acquired Lawrenceville Press, Inc., a Pennington, NJ-based developer and publisher of computer applications and programming textbooks for the U.S. and Canadian school market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMC/Paradigm Publishing (:$0.00)
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages. "
target: Lawrenceville Press Inc.
Lawrenceville Press Inc. publishes educational and teacher-resource materials covering computer applications and programming.
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announced 5/3/2007 via Company Press Release

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., will acquire Editorial Estrada, S.A

synopsis: Educational publisher Ángel Estrada y Compañía S.A., Argentina, has announced a non-binding acquisition agreement with publisher Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Under the deal, Macmillan will acquire Ángel Estrada’s publishing business by buying out Editorial Estrada, S.A, a company controlled by Ángel Estrada.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers Limited was founded in 1843 and is part of the German media group Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH. The Macmillan group has been established in Argentina since 1998 and is a market leader in textbooks for teaching the English language. "
target parent: Ángel Estrada & Cía S.A.
target: Editorial Estrada, S.A
Editorial Estrada, S.A, the publishing division of Ángel Estrada y Compañía S.A., provides high quality, creative educational texts and complementary teaching materials.
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announced 6/12/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Springshare, will acquire QuestionPoint

synopsis: Springshare, a provider of software solutions for libraries, will acquire QuestionPoint from OCLC, a nonprofit global library cooperative. QuestionPoint is a complete virtual reference management system that integrates chat, e-mail, a reference knowledge base, reports and analytic tools to give users a complete view of reference activity.
buyer: Springshare
Founded in 2007, Springshare is an internet software company focused on developing engaging web applications for libraries and educational institutions. Springshare offers a cloud-based platform that helps libraries thrive in a digital-first world and provide superb service to their users. "
target parent: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
target: QuestionPoint
QuestionPoint is a complete virtual reference management system that integrates chat, e-mail, a reference knowledge base, reports and analytic tools to give users a complete view of reference activity. QuestionPoint allows libraries to expand their hours of service to offer live help at anytime.
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closed 12/5/2018 via Company Press Release

Infobase, acquired Credo Reference

synopsis: Infobase announced that it has acquired Credo Reference. Founded in 1999, Credo Reference is a leading provider of innovative research platforms and information literacy instructional materials serving libraries worldwide.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Infobase
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is one of America’s leading providers of supplemental educational materials to the school and library markets. Infobase is a family of highly regarded brands, including Facts On File, Ferguson’s, Bloom’s, The World Almanac®, and The Mailbox®. "
target: Credo Reference
Founded in 1999, Credo Reference is a leading provider of innovative research platforms and information literacy instructional materials serving libraries worldwide. Credo’s Online Reference Service (CORS) platform enables the flexible configuration of content, technology, and discovery services.
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closed 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grey House Publishing, purchased Sears List of Subject Headings from EBSCO Information Services

synopsis: Grey House Publishing acquired H.W. Wilson’s Sears List of Subject Headings from EBSCO Information Services. Now in its 95th year of publication, Sears List of Subject Headings has served the unique needs of small and medium-sized libraries since 1923, suggesting subject headings and sub-headings to use when adding new titles to their collections.
buyer: Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing has published reference works and information products for the library, school, academic and business markets since 1980, with over twenty authoritative databases of vertical industry information as well as critical reference tools in health, education, and more. "
seller parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
seller: EBSCO Information Services
The Sears List of Subject Headings is a thesaurus-like database delivering a core list of headings, together with examples to guide the cataloger in creating further headings as needed. Since the first edition in 1923, the Sears List has served the unique needs of small and medium sized libraries.
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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 3/3/2010 via Company Press Release

Media Source, Inc., purchased Library Journal and School Library Journal from Reed Business Information

synopsis: Ohio-based Media Source Inc. announces that it has acquired Library Journal and School Library Journal from Reed Business Information-US. The acquisition includes all print and web products, services, supplements, and newsletters, including Library Hotline.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Media Source, Inc.
Media Source is the parent company of Junior Library Guild (JLG) and The Horn Book, Inc. JLG is a review and collection development service that provides books to more than 17,000 school and public libraries. The Horn Book, Inc. reviews children’s and young adult books in two print publications. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites.
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closed 12/15/2008 via Company Press Release

The Gale Group, acquired HighBeam Research, Inc.

synopsis: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has acquired HighBeam Research, Inc., producer of the award-winning HighBeam Research Library and the online reference site Encyclopedia.com. HighBeam's growing base of content includes newspaper archives, journal articles, magazines, reference works and more.
buyer parent: Cengage Learning
buyer: The Gale Group
Gale® is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates more than 600 databases. "
target: HighBeam Research, Inc.
HighBeam is a premiere online library for research, facts, and articles. HighBeam also provides an in-depth online library of reference works. HighBeam’s web sites have attracted millions of unique visitors and thousands of subscribers.
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Springer Science & Business Media, purchased 29 journals, including Society from Transaction Publishers Incorporated

synopsis: Transaction Publishers is selling its journals portfolio to Springer Science+Business. In a move that will considerably expand its social sciences offering, Springer has acquired 29 journals from the New Jersey-based specialist publisher.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: 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. "
seller: Transaction Publishers Incorporated
Transaction Publishers is a major independent publisher of social scientific books, periodicals and serials. Transaction's mission is scholarly and professional inquiry into the nature of society. Transaction offers publications in older, established disciplines as well as recently established ones.
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announced 5/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Top Hat, will purchase Canadian Domestic Higher Ed Textbook Business from Nelson Education Ltd

synopsis: Top Hat, the leading active learning platform for higher education, announced it is acquiring more than 400 higher education textbook titles published by Nelson, Canada’s largest educational publisher.
buyer: Top Hat
Top Hat’s all-in-one teaching platform enables professors to connect with students inside and outside the classroom with engaging content, tools, and activities. "
seller: Nelson Education Ltd
The acquisition includes 400 higher education textbook titles published by Nelson, Canada's leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages.
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closed 3/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Zed Books Limited

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Zed Books Limited, the London-based academic and non-fiction publisher. Zed will operate within Bloomsbury's Academic & Professional division, strengthening its offerings in African Studies and Development Studies.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$182.14)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Zed Books Limited
UK-based Zed is the world's largest publishing collective that operates in two divisions, Zed Books and Zed Scholar. Zed Books publishes socially and politically meaningful books for general readers. Zed Scholar is an award-winning, academic publisher of critical social science research.
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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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announced 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Zyante

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Zyante Inc., a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Times Higher Education

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Times Higher Education (THE) from TPG Capital (TPG), the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG. THE is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education (THE) is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight, inform strategic priorities, benchmark, assess and select higher education institutions.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

P&V Holding AG, acquired Manz Verlag Schulbuch GmbH

synopsis: P & V Holding takes over MANZ Schulbuch Verlag. The previous owners, MANZ GmbH (Stein and Fliri families) and Wolters Kluwer, transferred their shares in MANZ Schulbuch GmbH to P & V Holding. The MANZ Schulbuch Verlag publishes educational materials for vocational schools. They are based in Vienna.
buyer: P&V Holding AG
The P & V Holding AG is the holding company of printing and publishing group and other companies, in which about 500 people are employed. The group is based in Vienna. "
target parent: MANZ GmbH
target: Manz Verlag Schulbuch GmbH
The MANZ Schulbuch Verlag publishes educational materials for vocational schools. The catalog currently contains 295 titles, and each year about 100 new titles and new editions are published. MANZ Schulbuch Verlag is based in Vienna, Austria.
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announced 7/13/2018 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire Student Loan Hero

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc., America's leading online loan marketplace, will acquire Student Loan Hero, a personal finance website dedicated to helping student loan borrowers manage their student debt. Student Loan Hero provides current and former students in-depth financial comparison tools, educational resources, and unbiased, personalized advice.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates America's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: Student Loan Hero
Student Loan Hero combines tools with financial education to help people manage and pay off their student loans. The website provides advice and educational resources that help users to find the best student loan for them. Their tools allow users to sync loan data and calculate repayment scenarios.
price ($mm)
$60
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closed 11/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Klett Group, acquired ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.

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