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ResearchGATE, acquired Scholarz.net

synopsis: ResearchGate has acquired Germany based Scholarz.net, an academic and reference management, knowledge management network founded in 2008 by economist and political scientist Dr. Daniel Koch and media technologist Marc Willwacher. Scholarz.net provides a convenient reference management and an efficient team work - locally and internationally.
buyer: ResearchGATE
ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers, connecting more than 2 million scientists and researchers from 193 countries. ResearchGate aims to facilitate collaboration between researchers and scientists. "
target: Scholarz.net
scholarz.net is the first integrated online-software for researchers. It allows individual users or groups to gather ideas, to structure and organize knowledge. It provides a convenient reference management and an efficient team work - locally and internationally.
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Social Science Research Network

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Founded in 1994, SSRN is a Rochester, NY-based scholarly research preprint repository and online community.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: Social Science Research Network
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a leading social science and humanities repository and online community. SSRN is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. It currently has over 2 million members and 671,000 paper abstracts from over 300,000 authors.
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closed 6/24/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Living Reviews Journals

synopsis: Springer has acquired the three pioneering ‘living’ open access journals: Living Reviews in Relativity, Living Reviews in Solar Physics and Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics from the Max Planck Society. All three open access journals are published online only, and all research reviews can be read by anyone.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. "
target parent: Max Planck Society
target: Living Reviews Journals
Living Reviews in Relativity publishes research in all areas of general relativity theory. Living Reviews in Solar Physics publishes research in all areas of solar and heliospheric physics. Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics publishes research in all areas of computational astrophysics.
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closed 2/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nature Publishing Group, acquired Frontiers Media S.A.

synopsis: Nature Publishing Group has purchased a majority investment in open-access publisher Frontiers Media S.A. Frontiers is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Nature Publishing Group
Nature Publishing Group is an international publishing company that publishes academic journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. "
target: Frontiers Media S.A.
Frontiers Media S.A. is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia. Frontiers publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific research articles freely accessible to anybody in the world.
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closed 12/12/2005 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, acquired Community of Science, Inc.

synopsis: CSA has acquired Community of Science (COS) a leading Internet site for the global R&D community. Over the last 15 years, COS has established itself as the leader in grant funding opportunities and researcher expertise information.
buyer: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Cambridge Information Group (CIG) is a family owned management and investment firm, primarily focused on education, research and information services companies. Founded in 1971, CIG continues under the same family stewardship today, with a focus on building companies for long-term success. "
target: Community of Science, Inc.
Community of Science, Inc. (COS) is the leading Internet site for the global R&D community. COS brings together the world's most prominent scientists and researchers at more than 1,600 universities, corporations and government agencies worldwide. COS provides tools and services that enable these pr
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closed 11/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

ResearchGATE, acquired Scholarz.net

synopsis: ResearchGate has acquired Germany based Scholarz.net, an academic and reference management, knowledge management network founded in 2008 by economist and political scientist Dr. Daniel Koch and media technologist Marc Willwacher. Scholarz.net provides a convenient reference management and an efficient team work - locally and internationally.
buyer: ResearchGATE
ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers, connecting more than 2 million scientists and researchers from 193 countries. ResearchGate aims to facilitate collaboration between researchers and scientists. "
target: Scholarz.net
scholarz.net is the first integrated online-software for researchers. It allows individual users or groups to gather ideas, to structure and organize knowledge. It provides a convenient reference management and an efficient team work - locally and internationally.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

ResearchGATE, acquired Scholarz.net

synopsis: ResearchGate has acquired Germany based Scholarz.net, an academic and reference management, knowledge management network founded in 2008 by economist and political scientist Dr. Daniel Koch and media technologist Marc Willwacher. Scholarz.net provides a convenient reference management and an efficient team work - locally and internationally.
buyer: ResearchGATE
ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers, connecting more than 2 million scientists and researchers from 193 countries. ResearchGate aims to facilitate collaboration between researchers and scientists. "
target: Scholarz.net
scholarz.net is the first integrated online-software for researchers. It allows individual users or groups to gather ideas, to structure and organize knowledge. It provides a convenient reference management and an efficient team work - locally and internationally.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

ResearchGATE, acquired Scholarz.net

synopsis: ResearchGate has acquired Germany based Scholarz.net, an academic and reference management, knowledge management network founded in 2008 by economist and political scientist Dr. Daniel Koch and media technologist Marc Willwacher. Scholarz.net provides a convenient reference management and an efficient team work - locally and internationally.
buyer: ResearchGATE
ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers, connecting more than 2 million scientists and researchers from 193 countries. ResearchGate aims to facilitate collaboration between researchers and scientists. "
target: Scholarz.net
scholarz.net is the first integrated online-software for researchers. It allows individual users or groups to gather ideas, to structure and organize knowledge. It provides a convenient reference management and an efficient team work - locally and internationally.
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closed 8/16/2012 via PR Newswire

Mendeley Limited, acquired SciLife

synopsis: Mendeley announced its acquisition of SciLife, one of the longest-running social networks for researchers in Europe. SciLife was created in 2007 by computer and life scientists from the universities of Heidelberg, Mannheim, and Lausanne to make collaboration in research easier.
buyer: Mendeley Limited
Mendeley is a global research collaboration platform and academic database. Mendeley's desktop, mobile and web applications help people to organize, share, and discover new research. Mendeley has grown to 1.9 million users, who have collectively uploaded more than 270 million documents. "
target: SciLife
SciLife is a research networking platform that is mapping the scientific landscape. SciLife was created by students working at the crossing of several research fields. They were fed up by the way science and its community is presented on the internet.
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Social Science Research Network

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Founded in 1994, SSRN is a Rochester, NY-based scholarly research preprint repository and online community.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: Social Science Research Network
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a leading social science and humanities repository and online community. SSRN is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. It currently has over 2 million members and 671,000 paper abstracts from over 300,000 authors.
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closed 6/24/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Living Reviews Journals

synopsis: Springer has acquired the three pioneering ‘living’ open access journals: Living Reviews in Relativity, Living Reviews in Solar Physics and Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics from the Max Planck Society. All three open access journals are published online only, and all research reviews can be read by anyone.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. "
target parent: Max Planck Society
target: Living Reviews Journals
Living Reviews in Relativity publishes research in all areas of general relativity theory. Living Reviews in Solar Physics publishes research in all areas of solar and heliospheric physics. Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics publishes research in all areas of computational astrophysics.
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closed 2/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nature Publishing Group, acquired Frontiers Media S.A.

synopsis: Nature Publishing Group has purchased a majority investment in open-access publisher Frontiers Media S.A. Frontiers is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Nature Publishing Group
Nature Publishing Group is an international publishing company that publishes academic journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. "
target: Frontiers Media S.A.
Frontiers Media S.A. is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia. Frontiers publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific research articles freely accessible to anybody in the world.
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closed 12/12/2005 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, acquired Community of Science, Inc.

synopsis: CSA has acquired Community of Science (COS) a leading Internet site for the global R&D community. Over the last 15 years, COS has established itself as the leader in grant funding opportunities and researcher expertise information.
buyer: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Cambridge Information Group (CIG) is a family owned management and investment firm, primarily focused on education, research and information services companies. Founded in 1971, CIG continues under the same family stewardship today, with a focus on building companies for long-term success. "
target: Community of Science, Inc.
Community of Science, Inc. (COS) is the leading Internet site for the global R&D community. COS brings together the world's most prominent scientists and researchers at more than 1,600 universities, corporations and government agencies worldwide. COS provides tools and services that enable these pr
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closed 7/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

XING AG, acquired InterNations GmbH

synopsis: XING, the leading online business network in German-speaking countries, has acquired InterNations with immediate effect. InterNations is the world’s largest network for expats and was founded in 2007. The company offers expats a variety of ways to connect and exchange with other members who are in the same situation and have similar needs.
buyer: XING AG (XTRA:O1BC:$262.50)
XING, the leading online business network in German-speaking countries, helps its more than 12 million members to balance their professional and private life as well as possible. Members can meet and exchange views in groups, while also getting together at business-related events every year. "
target: InterNations GmbH
InterNations is the world’s largest network for expats and was founded in 2007. InterNations now has more than 2.7 million members in 390 cities worldwide. The company offers expats a variety of ways to connect and exchange with other members who are in the same situation and have similar needs.
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closed 10/17/2007 via BusinessWire

NameMedia, Inc., acquired Photo.net

synopsis: NameMedia, a leader in developing premium online communities, announced today the acquisition of Photo.net a community site for photography enthusiasts with more than 600,000 registered users.
buyer parent: Highland Capital Holdings Corporation
buyer: NameMedia, Inc.
NameMedia is the industry leader in Direct Search and the marketplace for premium domain names. The company leverages the power of Direct Search through a proprietary publishing platform that creates revenue-generating search destinations. "
target: Photo.net
Photo.net is an online community with more than 100,000 active members and thousands more casual viewers visiting daily. We started in 1993 and strive to be the best peer-to-peer educational system for people who wish to become better photographers.
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closed 10/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Academia.edu, acquired Plasmyd

synopsis: Academia.edu, a social networking platform for academics that’s looking to change the way scientific research is shared, just acquired Plasmyd, a search engine and discussion platform for research papers.
buyer: Academia.edu
Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. Academics use Academia.edu to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow. "
target: Plasmyd
Plasmyd is a scientific search engine that lets users discuss papers online. The company was created by Adnam Akil and Kein Wu in 2011.
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closed 6/12/2012 via PR Newswire

ZURB, Inc., acquired Pattern Tap, LLC

synopsis: Taking a step into crowdsourced design inspiration, ZURB, a Campbell product design company, is acquiring Pattern Tap, a web-based resource for design and product pattern examples. Pattern Tap was founded by Matthew Smith in 2008 as a place on the Web to inspire other designers to be better at their craft.
buyer: ZURB, Inc.
ZURB is a close-knit team of product designers who help companies design better websites, services and online products. In addition, their apps help designers design great products quickly through rapid prototyping, iteration and user feedback. They've worked with more than 200 startups since 1998. "
target: Pattern Tap, LLC
Pattern Tap is a web-based resource for design and product pattern examples. It was founded by Matthew Smith in 2008 as a place on the Web to inspire other designers to be better at their craft. It is a beacon on the Web for designers to find the inspiration and education they need.
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