Like Frontiers Media S.A.

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 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 12/7/2016 via BusinessWire

The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, acquired Global Advances in Health and Medicine

synopsis: Global Advances in Health and Medicine, LLC, the publisher of Global Advances in Health and Medicine journal, and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, a membership comprised of academic health centers & systems, announce the recent acquisition of the medical journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine by the Consortium.
buyer: The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
Founded in 2002 and based in McLean, VA, the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health is comprised of major medical schools and health systems in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that are dedicated to the advancement of integrative medicine and health. "
target: Global Advances in Health and Medicine
Founded in 2011, Global Advances in Health and Medicine LLC is the publisher of Global Advances in Health and Medicine, a peer-reviewed scholarly medical journal.
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closed 9/21/2016 via PR Web

Pulsus Group Inc., acquired Open Access Journals

synopsis: Medical Publishing Major Pulsus Group takes pleasure in announcing the acquisition of Open access journals with a view to enrich the current research in the field of Medicine.The Pulsus Group Manager, Mr. Abishak, described this as a crucial first step towards strengthening and integrating standard medical publications across the globe.
buyer: Pulsus Group Inc.
Pulsus Group Inc, the medical peer-review publisher, publishes the work of medical researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity. "
target: Open Access Journals
Open Access Journals owns and operates a platform that provides free access to scientific literature, journals, and provide source of reference and retrieval to the scholars, amateurs, clinical practitioners and students. The company is based in United Kingdom.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Healio, acquired LearntheHeart

synopsis: Healio.com, the online home of CARDIOLOGY TODAY, published by SLACK Incorporated, has acquired LearntheHeart.com in an agreement that will bolster the content and reach of an innovative, online educational resource for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in cardiology.
buyer parent: The Wyanoke Group
buyer: Healio
Healio.com is an in-depth medical website that enables health care specialists to select and tailor news, information and education to their daily practice of medicine. "
target: LearntheHeart
LearntheHeart.com is a free online cardiology resource for students seeking to increase ECG interpretation and cardiovascular disease knowledge. The site has since grown to over 5,000 pages of cardiology content containing educational quizzes, games, activities and more.
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closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Web

ProtoCall Services Inc., acquired The Shrink Space

synopsis: ProtoCall Services, the leading provider of telephonic crisis intervention and behavioral health assessment services, announced its acquisition of The Shrink Space, a referral management software platform that is widely used in higher education.
buyer: ProtoCall Services Inc.
For more than 25 years, ProtoCall Services has provided 24/7 telephonic crisis intervention support for universities, colleges, community health organizations and employer benefits providers. Its seamless and customized services. "
target: The Shrink Space
The Shrink Space is a female-founded, HIPAA- and VPAT-compliant software platform that streamlines the behavioral health referral life cycle for institutions, clients and community providers. The Shrink Space is a referral management software platform that is widely used in higher education.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Hands-On Labs Inc, acquired eScience Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Science Interactive Group, through their subsidiary Hands-On Labs, a provider of experiential learning, has acquired eScience Labs, a company that collaborates with hundreds of higher education institutions to provide a traditional hands-on laboratory experience to students engaged in online and blended learning.
buyer parent: Millpond Equity Partners
buyer: Hands-On Labs Inc
Hands-On Labs (HOL) is the world leader in science distance learning. HOL pioneered the way education is conceived and delivered around the world, regardless of location, time zone, or language. They don’t just create products. They create a comprehensive learning process. "
target: eScience Labs, Inc.
eScience Labs collaborates with hundreds of higher education institutions to provide a traditional hands-on laboratory experience to students engaged in online and blended learning.
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closed 8/8/2013 via PR Newswire

OMICS Group, acquired Immunome Research

synopsis: OMICS Group Incorporation, a scientific organization that drives the progress of research through scholarly Open Access Journals, announced a landmark agreement with Nikolai Petrovsky Publishing for the acquisition of Immunome Research, an Open access, Peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that focuses in the nascent field of Immunomics.
buyer: OMICS Group
OMICS Group is an Open Access publication model that enables the dissemination of research articles to the global community. Thus, all articles published under Open Access can be accessed by anyone. It hosts more than 300 journals under its vast umbrella. "
target: Immunome Research
Immunome research brings the prime focus in the nascent field of immunomics, which includes traditional wet lab immunology research approaches with the new sciences of Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics as well as mathematical modeling.
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closed 8/25/2020 via BusinessWire

Top Hat, acquired bluedoor

synopsis: Top Hat, the leading active learning platform for higher education, has acquired bluedoor, an independent press that specializes in educational content for the sciences in higher education.
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. "
target: bluedoor
bluedoor is a science-based publisher in the post-secondary market. Their college publishing group focuses on lab support in both print and digital formats in biology, chemistry, microbiology, anatomy & physiology, geology, physics, and astronomy.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Hazelden, acquired MyStudentBody

synopsis: Hazelden, the country's leading provider of addiction treatment services and education, announced the acquisition of MyStudentBody, the most comprehensive online alcohol and drug education program for college students, from Massachusetts-based Inflexxion, Inc.
buyer: Hazelden
Hazelden, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949, helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. Hazelden offers a comprehensive approach to addiction that addresses the full range of patient, family, and professional needs. "
target parent: Inflexxion, Inc.
target: MyStudentBody
MyStudentBody offers distinct programs that empower students, parents and administrators to positively impact campus communities by educating and motivating students to make healthy decisions.
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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 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Routledge Inc., acquired Ashgate Publishing Group

synopsis: Taylor & Francis's parent company Informa has acquired independent humanities and social sciences publisher Ashgate Publishing. Ashgate, based in Farnham in Surrey, will join with major HSS [humanities and social sciences] brand, Routledge, the world's largest English language publisher of academic content in HSS disciplines.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Routledge Inc.
Routledge is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1836, they have published many of greatest thinkers and scholars of the last hundred years, including Adorno, Einstein, Russell, Popper, Wittgenstein, Jung, and more. "
target: Ashgate Publishing Group
Ashgate is a leading research publisher in the UK. Ashgate specializes in publishing books and journals in the humanities and social sciences subject areas. Ashgate has over 14,000 titles and publishes over 700 titles a year.
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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 2/27/2012 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Journals, purchased 19 Journals from Australian Academic Press Group Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Cambridge University Press and Australian Academic Press have announced that Cambridge has acquired the AAP journals list. The AAP list, consisting of 19 titles either owned by AAP or published on behalf of several Learned Societies, expands and complements Cambridge's existing journals portfolio of over 300 academic and professional journals.
buyer parent: Cambridge University Press
buyer: Cambridge Journals
Cambridge University Press publishes over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals across a wide spread of subject areas, in print and online. Many of these journals are the leading academic publications in their fields. "
seller: Australian Academic Press Group Pty Ltd.
Australian Academic Press is an academic publisher for the behavioural sciences, specialising in psychology, and the largest privately owned scholarly society journal publisher in Australia.
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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 7/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Routledge Inc., acquired Baywood Publishing

synopsis: Baywood Publishing is now a part of Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis. Since 1964, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., has been committed to publishing scholarly and professional journals and books in the social sciences and humanities.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Routledge Inc.
Routledge is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1836, they have published many of greatest thinkers and scholars of the last hundred years. "
target: Baywood Publishing
Since 1964, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., has been committed to publishing scholarly and professional journals and books in the social sciences and humanities. Areas of interest include health policy, community health, gerontology, death and bereavement, computers in education and more.
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closed 5/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Ontos Verlag

synopsis: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG acquired Ontos Verlag, a publishing house devoted to analytical philosophy. The program includes 23 book series, all edited by excellent and renowned scholars in their respective areas of research, and 3 journals. The languages of publication are English and German.
buyer: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG
Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, a publishing house, publishes and commercializes books, journals, and electronic media in various fields. It publishes various books in the areas of art and music, classical and ancient near eastern studies, general reference works, and much more. "
target: Ontos Verlag
Ontos Verlag is an independent German publishing house devoted to Mathematics and to furthering a scientific style of philosophy in the tradition of Aristotle, the scholastics and recent analytical philosophy.
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closed 3/10/2016 via BusinessWire

PASCO scientific, Inc., acquired Ergopedia Inc.

synopsis: PASCO® Scientific, a leader in 21st century science education, announced it has acquired Ergopedia, a Boston-based developer of interactive technologies that enable hands-on learning in science and engineering classrooms. Ergopedia is known for creating innovative science-learning tools supported by supplemental curriculum, lesson plans and more.
buyer: PASCO scientific, Inc.
PASCO has been designing, developing, and supporting innovative teaching and learning solutions for K–12 and higher education since 1964. PASCO’s team of educators, scientists, educational researchers, engineers, and many others is committed to the advancement of STEM education around the world. "
target: Ergopedia Inc.
Ergopedia was founded to create technology-enhanced, interactive learning programs for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses. It is the developer of ErgoBot, a robotic motion system that bridges the gap between curriculum and equipment, and between science and engineering.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

HigherEdGrowth LLC, acquired CalmCircle

synopsis: Higher Ed Growth, a full-service marketing agency specializing in post-secondary education, announced that it has acquired CalmCircle. CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. Their curriculum focuses on mental rest, stress management and sleep support.
buyer: HigherEdGrowth LLC
Higher Ed Growth is a full-service marketing agency. In addition to lead generation, they offer fully managed Master Vendor Services, compliance monitoring, white label software, inquiry management, and analytics to develop technology and marketing programs that support client enrollment goals. "
target: CalmCircle
CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. They focus on mental rest, stress management and sleep support. They have expanded to bring mental rest and stress relief to the education industry, corporate workplaces and healthcare institutions.
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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 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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announced 8/29/2012 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, will acquire American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd.

synopsis: Oxford University Press announced that the esteemed American Journal of Hypertension will be joining the publisher’s journal collection. Established in 1988, the American Journal of Hypertension is a highly regarded title providing a forum for scientific inquiry in the field of hypertension and related cardiovascular disease.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd.
The American Journal of Hypertension is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for scientific inquiry of the highest standards in the field of hypertension and related cardiovascular disease.
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announced 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

American Astronomical Society, will acquire Sky & Telescope

synopsis: The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has agreed to acquire Sky & Telescope (S&T) magazine and its related business assets, including the skyandtelescope.comwebsite, SkyWatch annual, digital editions, astronomy-themed tours, and S&T-branded books, sky atlases, globes, apps, and other stargazing products.
buyer: American Astronomical Society
The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established 1899, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The mission of the American Astronomical Society is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Sky & Telescope
Sky & Telescope provide the world's leading compendium of information about the science and hobby of astronomy. Their magazine appeals to the full spectrum of astronomy practitioners, from the novice, to the devoted amateur, to the professional desiring to keep up with this dynamic field.
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announced 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jonathan Sposato, will acquire Seattle Magazine

synopsis: Seattle tech veteran Jonathan Sposato is acquiring Seattle magazine. Sposato is buying the glossy monthly from Tiger Oak Media. Seattle Magazine celebrates the city’s status as the birthplace of technology, innovation and trends.
buyer: Jonathan Sposato
Jonathan Sposato is a Seattle tech veteran. He is the chairman of PicMonkey, the online photo editing service. As an entrepreneur he sold two startups to Google — Picnik and Phatbits. "
target parent: Tiger Oak Media
target: Seattle Magazine
Through award-winning photography and stories, Seattle Magazine celebrates the city’s status as the birthplace of technology, innovation and trends; the surrounding natural beauty; and its pioneering spirit. Seattle magazine was founded in 1966 by Harriet Bullitt.
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Sonoma Media Investments, LLC, acquired Sonoma County Gazette

synopsis: Sonoma Media Investments, an independent, privately-owned multimedia company based in Santa Rosa, has acquired Sonoma County Gazette, a free hyperlocal magazine that relies upon article submissions from local residents and is published monthly reaching more than 150,000 readers a month in print and on-line. It is based in Sonoma County, California.
buyer: Sonoma Media Investments, LLC
Sonoma Media Investments (SMI) is an independent, privately-owned multimedia company based in Santa Rosa. Formed in 2012 by a consortium of local investors who recognize the value of quality local journalism, SMI is home to the most-read publications and websites north of San Francisco. "
target: Sonoma County Gazette
Sonoma County Gazette is a free hyperlocal magazine that relies upon article submissions from local residents and is published monthly reaching more than 150,000 readers a month in print and on-line. It is based in Sonoma County, California.
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H J Knowles LLC, acquired Sarasota Scene

synopsis: H J Knowles LLC, owned by media executive and former Sarasota Scene VP of sales and marketing, John Knowles, has acquired Sarasota Scene Magazine, a monthly magazine that covers “the social scene, nonprofits and philanthropy, arts and culture and other local interests” in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice.
buyer: H J Knowles LLC
H J Knowles LLC is owned by media executive John Knowles, who was previously a publisher at several Canadian media companies, including Montreal-based media company Quebecor. Until the purchase of Sarasota Scene, he had been Scene’s vice president of sales and marketing. "
target: Sarasota Scene
Sarasota Scene is a monthly magazine that covers “the social scene, nonprofits and philanthropy, arts and culture and other local interests” in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice.
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Enterprise Products Partners L.P., acquired Texas Monthly

synopsis: Genesis Park has sold Texas Monthly to Texas Monthly, LLC, a newly formed affiliate of Enterprise Products Company (EPCO), a privately held firm also based in Houston. Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas since 1973, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education.
buyer: Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is an American midstream natural gas and crude oil pipeline company with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company ranked No. 105 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. "
target parent: Genesis Park, L.P.
target: Texas Monthly
Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas since 1973, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. The magazine is known for astute political commentary and compelling longform narrative nonfiction.
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The Pilot LLC, acquired SouthPark Magazine

synopsis: The Pilot, a newspaper publishing company in Southern Pines, NC, has acquired SouthPark Magazine from The Charlotte Observer, a daily newspaper focused the Charlotte, NC region. SouthPark Magazine is Charlotte's premier luxury lifestyle magazine. SouthPark Magazine features editorial topics about fashion, travel, business, entertainment, and more.
buyer: The Pilot LLC
The Pilot is a newspaper publishing company in Southern Pines, North Carolina. The Pilot is Moore County’s source for unparalleled news coverage, thoughtful commentary and award-winning journalism. The Pilot offers in-depth reporting every Wednesday and Sunday. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: SouthPark Magazine
SouthPark Magazine is Charlotte's premier luxury lifestyle magazine. SouthPark Magazine features editorial topics about fashion, travel, business, entertainment, cuisine, and more. The magazine distributes over 30,000 copies monthly to six neighborhoods in Charlotte.
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Community Impact Newspaper, acquired Rover Today

synopsis: Austin-based Community Impact Newspaper is growing its footprint in Nashville. Community Impact has purchased Green Hills and Belle Meade online local news publication Rover. Rover is an American Hometown Publishing Inc. publication.
buyer: Community Impact Newspaper
Based in Pflugerville, TX, Community Impact Newspaper distributes hyperlocal news and information to millions of local residents and business owners each day online and monthly by mail. "
target parent: West End Holdings, LLC
target: Rover Today
Rover is an online local news publication in Tennessee that serves the Green Hills and Belle Meade area. Rover is designed to capture an engaged active audience with a free direct mail monthly news/lifestyle magazine going to thousands of homes and a mobile site that’s filled with local information.
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Matthew Barzun, will acquire Louisville Magazine, Inc.

synopsis: Two of Louisville's oldest and best-known media outlets, Louisville Magazine and Louisville.com, will have a new owner. Local civic leader Matthew Barzun, the former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom and a dot com pioneer at CNET, has agreed to purchase the publication and website from Dan Crutcher.
buyer: Matthew Barzun
Matthew Barzun is a civic leader and the former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom. As an ambassador, he built a reputation as a resourceful promoter of American values and a receptive listener to citizens far from capital cities. "
target: Louisville Magazine, Inc.
Louisville Magazine was founded in 1950 by the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce, which owned the monthly magazine until it was sold to Dan Crutcher in 1993. Louisville.com, one of the oldest information websites in the city, was established in 1997 by Crutcher and partner Watson Courtenay.
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announced 10/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Genesis Park, L.P., will acquire Texas Monthly

synopsis: Emmis Communications Corporation announced the signing of an agreement to sell the assets of Texas Monthly to an affiliate of Genesis Park, LP, a partnership founded by Paul Hobby. The nationally recognized authority on life in the state of Texas, Texas Monthly has won 13 National Magazine Awards and has chronicled life in Texas since 1973.
buyer: Genesis Park, L.P.
Genesis Park is a Houston-based private equity firm comprised of professionals with operating expertise that is actively applied within its lower middle market portfolio companies. Genesis Park provides experience, time and guidance to help clients diversify into new markets. "
target parent: Emmis Communications Corporation
target: Texas Monthly
Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas since 1973, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. The magazine is known for astute political commentary and compelling longform narrative nonfiction.
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AroundAbout Local Media, Inc., acquired Acworth Community Magazine

synopsis: Acworth Community Magazine, a monthly local community magazine in Acworth, GA, has been purchased by AroundAbout Local Media, which owns three additional community magazines in Cherokee County. Acworth Community Magazine will become known as Around Acworth, and it will continue to focus on local people and events, school and community news.
buyer: AroundAbout Local Media, Inc.
AroundAbout Local Media, Inc. (ALM) began in 1996 in Woodstock, Georgia. ALM publications are hyper-local, direct-mailed monthly magazines, each with a mission of “building a stronger community.” ALM has three North Metro Atlanta titles serving the communities of Towne Lake, Sixes, and Woodstock. "
target: Acworth Community Magazine
Around Acworth, Inc. publishes Acworth Community Magazine, a local community magazine since 2005. Their mission is to build a sense of community and pride in local areas by providing its residents with positive stories and timely information.
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closed 12/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Media Sound Holdings Limited, acquired Sussex Living Magazine Ltd.

synopsis: Media Sound Holdings is getting close to achieving its multi-media strategy by purchasing Sussex Living Magazine, a local lifestyle magazine that has been established for eleven years and provides publishing services for third party clients. This deal will allow Media Sound Holdings to cross promote and cross sell their brands in Sussex.
buyer: Media Sound Holdings Limited
Media Sound Holdings are a local media company with interest in radio, magazines, events and digital media. They own five local radio stations, publish a monthly magazine, and arrange a diverse portfolio of events, which include: award ceremonies, pop concerts, exhibitions and outdoor cinema. "
target: Sussex Living Magazine Ltd.
Sussex Living is a free A4 monthly glossy magazine for Mid Sussex with local community editorial plus lifestyle sections. With a monthly distribution of 17,000 copies, they are proud to boast the largest circulation figures within their local area.
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closed 1/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Hour Media, LLC, acquired Sacramento Magazine

synopsis: Hour Media, LLC has acquired Sacramento Magazine, a monthly publication focusing on all great things around and about Sacramento. It has articles in categories including Restaurant Directory, Restaurant Reviews and Blogs, On Wine, Dollar Wise Gourmet, Recipes, and more.
buyer: Hour Media, LLC
Hour Media, LLC provides magazine and periodical publishing services. Their brands include Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Home, and Metro Detroit Bride magazines. Hour Media also publishes the Metropolitan Detroit Guest and Resource Guide, the Metropolitan Detroit Menu Guide, and more. "
target: Sacramento Magazine
Sacramento Magazine is a monthly publication focusing on all great things around and about Sacramento. In every issue readers will be guided through great articles in categories including Restaurant Directory, Restaurant Reviews and Blogs, On Wine, Dollar Wise Gourmet, Recipes, and more.
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closed 12/31/2014 via PR Web

Diablo Magazine, acquired Diablo Magazine

synopsis: Steven J. Rivera, founder of Diablo Magazine, proudly informed employees that the company was being sold to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Diablo Magazine is written for the San Francisco East Bay market and covers topics ranging from travel, culture, and personalities to entertainment, recreation, and food.
buyer: Diablo Magazine
The Employees of Diablo Magazine hold stock in the company through an employee Stock Ownership Plan. Diablo Magazine is a monthly publication that covers topics ranging from travel, culture, and personalities to entertainment, recreation, and food. "
target: Diablo Magazine
Covering topics ranging from travel, culture, and personalities to entertainment, recreation, and food, Diablo Magazine is the only monthly publication written for the San Francisco East Bay market—from Central Contra Costa, into the Oakland and Berkeley Hills, and throughout the Tri-Valley.
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closed 7/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

GF Asset Management LLC, acquired RI Local Magazine

synopsis: GF Asset Management, founded by Giovanni Feroce, former CEO of jewelry company Alex and Ani, has acquired RI Local Magazine, an independent monthly magazine supporting the community by featuring local businesses, people, pets, charities, events and much more.
buyer: GF Asset Management LLC
GF Asset Management is an investment firm founded by former CEO of Cranston, RI jewelry company Alex and Ani, Giovanni Feroce. The investment firm is based in Fox Point, RI. "
target: RI Local Magazine
RI Local is an independent monthly magazine supporting the community by featuring local businesses, people, pets, charities, events and much more.
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announced 10/31/2011 via BNC Analysis

Birmingham News Company, will acquire Birmingham Magazine

synopsis: Birmingham News Multimedia Co., a unit of The Birmingham News, has agreed to buy the Birmingham magazine from the Birmingham Business Alliance. Birmingham Magazine, serving more than 145,000 readers, is the region's guide to smart living and savvy business.
buyer: Birmingham News Company
The Birmingham News is Alabama’s largest newsgathering organization, with reporters and editors throughout metro Birmingham and bureaus at the state capital in Montgomery and in Washington, D.C. The Birmingham News has served the Birmingham community for more than 124 years. "
target parent: Birmingham Business Alliance
target: Birmingham Magazine
Birmingham Magazine, serving more than 145,000 readers, is the region's guide to smart living and savvy business. It's a monthly handbook to all of the great people, places and things the metropolitan area has to offer.
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closed 4/19/2011 via PR Newswire

5280 Publishing, Inc., acquired Denver Magazine

synopsis: 5280 Publishing has acquired key assets from Luxury Media Group, Inc., licensor of Denver Magazine's intellectual property. Among the intellectual property transferred to 5280 are the Federal trademark of the name Denver Magazine; several internet domain names, including denvermagazine.com; and Denver Magazine's Twitter account and Facebook pages.
buyer: 5280 Publishing, Inc.
First published in 1993, 5280 is Denver's premier guide to the arts, entertainment, dining, issues, and living well in the Mile-High City. 5280 is the largest local magazine in Colorado, with a total distribution in excess of 85,000. "
target: Denver Magazine
Denver Magazine is published monthly and offers a fresh insight into the region’s culture, politics, sports, dining scene, fashion, and more. Denver Magazine was first published in February 2008.
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closed 1/19/2009 via PR Newswire

ENVY Publications, acquired Replay Sports Monthly

synopsis: Replay Sports Monthly, the first and only sports/lifestyle magazine in Dallas/Fort Worth, is merging with ENVY Publications, to create an extremely strong and combined local presence in the areas of entertainment, culture and sports.
buyer: ENVY Publications
ENVY is THE premier monthly lifestyle magazine in Texas, every month, readers enjoy exclusive comprehensive entertainment and metropolitan lifestyle coverage relevant to the savvy 21-40 demographic. "
target: Replay Sports Monthly
Replay Sports Monthly is the first and only sports/lifestyle magazine in Dallas/Fort Worth and has an estimated monthly readership of more than 210,000. The publication is distributed to readers throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
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closed 11/7/2005 via

Network Communications, Inc., acquired At Home in Arkansas

synopsis: Network Communications, the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home design markets, announced that it has purchased At Home in Arkansas magazine. The addition of this leading home design and lifestyle magazine expands Network Communications' footprint to serve affluent readers in the greater Arkansas market.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: At Home in Arkansas
At Home in Arkansas is a Lifestyle and Home magazine focused on life in Arkansas published monthly. At Home in Arkansas is a part of Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Benchmark Media LLC, acquired Harrisburg Magazine Inc.

synopsis: Benchmark Media LLC, a new limited liability corporation, has acquired Harrisburg Magazine Inc. Harrisburg Magazine helped launch other publications under what became Benchmark Group Media, including Lehigh Valley Magazine, Capital Watch, Urban Connection and La Voz Latina Central.
buyer: Benchmark Media LLC
Benchmark Media LLC is a new limited liability corporation based in Harrisburg, but is an investment group from Philadelphia. They were founded to acquire Benchmark Group Media, publishers of Harrisburg Magazine Inc. "
target: Harrisburg Magazine Inc.
Harrisburg Magazine started in 1994 as Harrisburg City News. It helped launch other publications under what became Benchmark Group Media, including Lehigh Valley Magazine, Capital Watch, Urban Connection and La Voz Latina Central. They are based in Harrisburg, PA.
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closed 6/22/2016 via PR Newswire

The WIRB-Copernicus Group, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: WIRB-Copernicus Group, one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, announced its acquisition of CenterWatch, the leading provider of clinical trial industry news and information. CenterWatch provides clinical trials information to clinical research professionals.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: The WIRB-Copernicus Group
WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) is one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficience of clinical research. WCG enables biopharmaceutical companies, Clinical Services Organizations and institutions to accelerate the delivery of new treatments. "
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is the recognized global leader in providing clinical trials information to a broad and influential spectrum of clinical research professionals ranging from sponsors and CROs, to investigative sites, technology solutions and niche providers.
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