Like Incentive Publications, Inc.

closed 3/6/2013 via PR Newswire

World Book, acquired Incentive Publications, Inc.

synopsis: World Book, Inc. has acquired Incentive Publications, a leading publisher in educational resources for grades K–12. World Book's acquisition of Incentive Publications will contribute to increasing the body of effective educational products designed to assist teachers in implementing the Common Core State Standards.
buyer parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
buyer: World Book
World Book, Inc., has set the standard for providing accuracy, objectivity, and reliability in research materials for both children and adults. World Book is an industry leader in the production of award-winning encyclopedias, reference sources, and digital products for the home and schools. "
target: Incentive Publications, Inc.
Incentive Publications specializes in educational resources for the middle grades and effective teaching strategies for grades K-12. It offers more than 400 titles that are available from retailers and distributors, nationally and internationally.
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closed 10/25/2005 via Company Press Release

Arc Capital Development, purchased a minority stake in QLD Learning

synopsis: Arc Capital Development announced today that the company has acquired a minority interest in QLD Learning, LLC. As part of the agreement, Kevin Custer, Principal at Arc, will take the interim role of CEO.
buyer: Arc Capital Development
Arc Capital Development is a gathering of some of the education, publishing, and enterprise industries' heavy hitters. Three of their principals have built, founded or been the primary architect of twelve different companies in the last 20 years generating revenues in excess of $500 million. "
target: QLD Learning
QLD Learning provides districts, schools, and teachers with tools to implement an effective, data-driven process for continuous improvement of standards-based teaching and learning.
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closed 3/31/2005 via

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

synopsis: Random House, the world's biggest publisher of consumer books, said on Wednesday its investment arm has become a significant minority shareholder in Philadelphia-based American Reading Co., but financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Random House, Inc.
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. "
target: American Reading Company
Founded by Jane Hileman and a team of veteran educators, the idea for American Reading Company grew out of the real-world experience of reading success—and failure—in both urban and suburban classrooms. She and her colleagues established American Reading Company for two missions: First, to provide t
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closed 11/9/2012 via Market Wire

Laserwords Private Limited, acquired Tighe Publishing Services

synopsis: SPi Global, a leading globally recognized, full-service BPO provider, through its subsidiary Laserwords, has acquired Tighe Publishing Services, a full-service educational development house in the K-12 educational marketplace positioning Laserwords to take advantage of the rising opportunities in the educational publishing business in the U.S.
buyer parent: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
buyer: Laserwords Private Limited
Laserwords is one of the most successful outsourcing partners for global media and publishing companies, with production facilities spread over Chennai-India, Lewiston-Maine, Madison-Wisconsin, and a separate facility offering publishing services in New York City. "
target: Tighe Publishing Services
Tighe Publishing is a full-service developer of instructional materials for the Pre-K through Grade 12 school market. Their experienced and committed staff partners with publishers to create a total publishing solution.
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announced 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

mtvU, will acquire RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network and a division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks, entered a definitive agreement to acquire RateMyProfessors.com, a rapidly growing online destination with more than 6.6 million user-generated ratings of over 900,000 college professors.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: mtvU
Broadcasting to 750 colleges across the country, with an enrollment of over seven million, mtvU is the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. 24/7, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S."
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com, America's largest collection of college professor ratings (6,600,000), provides an automated system for quickly researching and rating over 900,000 professors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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closed 1/5/2005 via BusinessWire

Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc., acquired Rainbow Bridge Publishing

synopsis: The Cookie Jar Group's educational products business, Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, a leading publisher of supplemental materials and teaching aids, has acquired specialty publisher Rainbow Bridge Publishing as part of the Group's continuing strategy to expand its educational properties and product catalog.
buyer parent: Toronto Dominion Bank
buyer: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc.
Created by teachers for teachers, Carson-Dellosa Publishing's complete product line includes classroom decorations; supplemental books for math, science, social studies, language arts, & early childhood; pocket charts; games; and more for preschool through the eighth grade. "
target: Rainbow Bridge Publishing
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rainbow Bridge Publishing targets the preschool-to-8 years of age educational segment and markets its catalog under a number of specialty product lines, which include the best-selling summer workshop series Summer Bridge Activities(TM) and the company's mass market im
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$20
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closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

HTML.it s.r.l., acquired StudentVille.it

synopsis: Triboo Media, a leading Italian independent specialist in online advertising last generation, listed on the AIM Italy, announces that it's subsidiary HTML.it has acquired Hedume Srl, a company that owns and operates Studentville.it, an online reference point for Italian students.
buyer parent: Triboo Media
buyer: HTML.it s.r.l.
HTML.it is an online reference site for developers, graphic designers, and system administrators. They offer guides on the site, as well as the latest news on their blog. They also offer a forum with which users can participate in. "
target: StudentVille.it
StudentVille is an only reference for students who wish to study up on their classes and for tests. They cover all kinds of subjects including Chemistry, Biology, Economy, Physics, Geography, Greek, Italian, History, German, and much more.
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closed 10/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cheddar, acquired RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: Streaming news company Cheddar has acquired RateMyProfessors.com, the Viacom-owned site where students go online to rate and review their professors and schools across the U.S. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online destination for professor ratings. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
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closed 10/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning Group merged with Veritas Capital Partners,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational technology solutions company committed to helping all students reach their full potential, announced that it has completed its previously announced sale to certain affiliates of Veritas Capital, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Veritas Capital Partners
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Cambium Learning Group (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction.
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announced 8/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Pearson plc, will acquire America's Choice

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading education company, signed a letter of agreement to acquire America’s Choice, a leading innovator in research-based strategies to help schools, districts, and states dramatically improve student achievement.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: America's Choice
America’s Choice is a leading educational organization offering comprehensive, proven solutions to the complex problems educators face in the era of accountability.
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announced 1/31/2007 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, will acquire Cambium Learning

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading private equity investor announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Cambium Learning, Inc., a leading education company that provides intervention solutions for literacy and mathematics. Terms of the purchase from J.H.Whitney & Co. were not disclosed.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
target: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials.
price ($mm)
$325
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$100
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announced 9/5/2006 via PR Newswire

HotChalk, Inc., will acquire EdScope, LLC

synopsis: HotChalk, a provider of free curriculum management software to schools, announced the execution of a definitive acquisition agreement for the leading Internet lesson plans provider EdScope, LLC, the parent of http://www.LessonPlansPage.com and the creator of the EduBanners Network.
buyer: HotChalk, Inc.
HotChalk, Inc. provides the HotChalk Network, a powerful solution producing measurable academic results in public secondary schools cross the nation. HotChalk features the HotChalk Learning Environment™, a collaborative web-based software for teachers, students and parents. "
target: EdScope, LLC
EdScope is a limited liability company providing educational websites and services to anyone interested in using them. Educators however, are the primary target audience for most of EdScope's sites.
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closed 3/6/2013 via PR Newswire

World Book, acquired Incentive Publications, Inc.

synopsis: World Book, Inc. has acquired Incentive Publications, a leading publisher in educational resources for grades K–12. World Book's acquisition of Incentive Publications will contribute to increasing the body of effective educational products designed to assist teachers in implementing the Common Core State Standards.
buyer parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
buyer: World Book
World Book, Inc., has set the standard for providing accuracy, objectivity, and reliability in research materials for both children and adults. World Book is an industry leader in the production of award-winning encyclopedias, reference sources, and digital products for the home and schools. "
target: Incentive Publications, Inc.
Incentive Publications specializes in educational resources for the middle grades and effective teaching strategies for grades K-12. It offers more than 400 titles that are available from retailers and distributors, nationally and internationally.
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closed 3/6/2013 via PR Newswire

World Book, acquired Incentive Publications, Inc.

synopsis: World Book, Inc. has acquired Incentive Publications, a leading publisher in educational resources for grades K–12. World Book's acquisition of Incentive Publications will contribute to increasing the body of effective educational products designed to assist teachers in implementing the Common Core State Standards.
buyer parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
buyer: World Book
World Book, Inc., has set the standard for providing accuracy, objectivity, and reliability in research materials for both children and adults. World Book is an industry leader in the production of award-winning encyclopedias, reference sources, and digital products for the home and schools. "
target: Incentive Publications, Inc.
Incentive Publications specializes in educational resources for the middle grades and effective teaching strategies for grades K-12. It offers more than 400 titles that are available from retailers and distributors, nationally and internationally.
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closed 3/6/2013 via PR Newswire

World Book, acquired Incentive Publications, Inc.

synopsis: World Book, Inc. has acquired Incentive Publications, a leading publisher in educational resources for grades K–12. World Book's acquisition of Incentive Publications will contribute to increasing the body of effective educational products designed to assist teachers in implementing the Common Core State Standards.
buyer parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
buyer: World Book
World Book, Inc., has set the standard for providing accuracy, objectivity, and reliability in research materials for both children and adults. World Book is an industry leader in the production of award-winning encyclopedias, reference sources, and digital products for the home and schools. "
target: Incentive Publications, Inc.
Incentive Publications specializes in educational resources for the middle grades and effective teaching strategies for grades K-12. It offers more than 400 titles that are available from retailers and distributors, nationally and internationally.
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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 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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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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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.
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closed 12/9/2016 via PR Web

LendEDU, acquired StatFuse, LLC

synopsis: LendEDU announced that it has acquired Statfuse to expand its online presence and help incoming college students make smart admissions decisions. Statfuse was founded in 2012 to help students tackle college admissions through its proprietary college chances algorithm.
buyer: LendEDU
Since 2014 LendEDU has delivered free financial aid resources to high school and college students. LendEDU is a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinancing. LendEDU helps graduates find the lowest student loan quotes with one application. "
target: StatFuse, LLC
Statfuse was founded in 2012 by Supan Shah and Jeet Banerjee. Since 2012, Statfuse has helped over 150,000 students calculate their acceptance odds. The Statfuse website is free to use for students.
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closed 12/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

S Chand Group, acquired Chhaya Prakashani

synopsis: S Chand, the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India, has acquired a majority stake in Chhaya Prakashani, the largest publisher in terms of reach in eastern India. Their catalog has expanded to cover school and college text books in almost all subjects and includes reference books for students too.
buyer: S Chand Group (BSE:540497:$113.05)
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more. "
target: Chhaya Prakashani
Chhaya Prakashani is the largest publisher in terms of reach in eastern India. Their catalog has expanded to cover school and college text books in almost all subjects and includes reference books for students too.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Careers360, acquired EntranceCorner.com

synopsis: Delhi-based Pathfinder Publishing Pvt Ltd, the company behind Careers360, a career information portal for students, has acquired Delhi-based EntranceCorner.com. EntranceCorner, owned by Edukriti Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd, offers counselling, collaboration, resources and information on career options to students.
buyer: Careers360
Careers360 is a data-enabled and technology-driven Educational Products and Services Company. Careers360 seamlessly integrates millions of student and institutional data points to build sophisticated Prediction and Recommendation products for students to explore and achieve career plans. "
target: EntranceCorner.com
EntranceCorner.com started in April 2009, enables students to build an informed career through an integrated and seamless platform that offers Counselling, Collaboration, Resources and Information at different phases of student lifecycle.
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closed 6/4/2013 via PR Web

LRP Publications, LLC, purchased Education Library from Thompson Media Group LLC

synopsis: LRP Publications, educators’ most trusted source for practical and legal education guidance since 1985, announced that it has acquired the acclaimed Education Library from Thompson Media Group. The collection features dozens of titles offering expert guidance on various challenges administrators face in the education arena.
buyer: LRP Publications, LLC
LRP Publications publishes two magazines, Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, as well as hundreds of newsletters, books, videos, eCourses, and case reporters in the fields of workers’ compensation and disability, HR, education administration and law, and federal employment law. "
seller: Thompson Media Group LLC
Titles within the Thompson Media Group Education Library include: Section 504 Compliance Handbook; The Administrator’s Guide to Federal Programs For English Learners; The Do's and Don'ts of Education Compliance: Audits, Monitoring and Enforcement; Title I Monitor; and more.
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closed 8/8/2011 via PR Web

ProQuest LLC, acquired Expert Information

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Expert Information, publishers of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target: Expert Information
Expert Information is a U.K.-based publisher of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
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closed 2/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Koofers, acquired Five College Websites

synopsis: Koofers has acquired the assets of five college media properties to augment its nationwide social learning network. The five properties acquired serve the student communities at Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University.
buyer: Koofers
Koofers is a social learning company transforming higher education through student-driven, intercollegiate collaboration. Founded in 2008, Koofers empowers students to help each other learn by providing open and free access to: course materials, class and professor ratings, study aids and more. "
target: Five College Websites
Five websites serving Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University consist of over 100,000 professor reviews and ratings, 22 semesters of grade distribution data and 300,000 class discussions.
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announced 5/14/2009 via BNC Analysis

Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc., will acquire Sleep Ed, LLC

synopsis: Jones and Bartlett LLC announced the acquisition of Sleep Ed, LLC a privately held publisher of references for sleep technicians and professionals as well as respiratory care students. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Sleep Ed, LLC published Essentials of Polysomnography, the primary text for many college and university sleep programs.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Educating tens of millions of people worldwide, Jones and Bartlett Publishers is a global leader in educational publishing, providing unique textbooks, reference products, testing and assessment services, and training materials in both print and digital formats. "
target: Sleep Ed, LLC
Sleep Ed, LLC is a privately held publisher of references for sleep technicians and professionals as well as respiratory care students. Their Essentials of Polysomnography is the first textbook on the market to contain the new 2007 American Academy of Sleep Medicine scoring rules.
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closed 1/23/2009 via

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., acquired Salem Press Inc.

synopsis: EBSCO has signed an agreement to purchase Salem Press, a 60-year-old publisher of health, literature, and history reference books and databases known for its success in selling databases both in print and online as a package.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government. "
target: Salem Press Inc.
Since 1949, Salem Press has been the publisher of reference works on literature, history and biography, the social sciences and the sciences suitable for adult and young adult readers spanning all educational venues. Reference materials are both printed and electronic.
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closed 2/9/2007 via PR Newswire

EMCParadigm, acquired JIST Publishing

synopsis: EMC Corporation, an independent educational publisher has acquired JIST Publishing, Inc., a leading developer and publisher of educational materials covering job search, resumes and career reference, self-assessment, and planning in the school, library, employment and training, and trade markets of North America.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMCParadigm (:$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: JIST Publishing
JIST's products assist students, teachers, career counselors and adults learn about job searches, career exploration, occupational information, life skills. JIST's products include assessment materials, workbooks and textbooks, career reference books, videos/DVDs/software, and websites.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Hobsons Inc., acquired Beat The GMAT

synopsis: Hobsons, the leader in recruitment, communication, and student success solutions, announced the acquisition of Beat The GMAT, the world's largest social network for MBA applicants, serving over 2 million business school aspirants each year.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. "
target: Beat The GMAT
BTG Test Prep, LLC, doing business as Beat The GMAT, operates a social network for MBA applicants that provides access to GMAT prep and MBA admissions advice/resources.
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closed 7/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Limited, acquired PEBMED

synopsis: Afya Limited, a leading medical education group in Brazil, has acquired PEBMED, a digital healthcare company in Brazil. PEBMED offers content and clinical decision apps to help healthcare professionals provide better patient care. Their mobile apps help doctors, medical students, and nurses to make faster and more accurate clinical decisions.
buyer: Afya Limited (NasdaqGS:AFYA:$199.75)
Afya is a leading medical education group in Brazil based on number of medical school seats, delivering an end-to-end physician-centric ecosystem that serves and empowers students to be lifelong medical learners from the moment they join us as medical students through their medical residency prep. "
target: PEBMED
PEBMED is a digital healthcare company in Brazil. PEBMED offers content and clinical decision apps to help healthcare professionals provide better patient care. Their web-based and mobile apps help doctors, medical students, and nurses to make faster and more accurate clinical decisions.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

M3.com, acquired Dailyrounds Inc.

synopsis: M3.com, Japan's largest portal site dedicated to healthcare professionals, has acquired a majority stake in DailyRounds, an Indian provider of mobile and web-based applications for doctors and medical students. DailyRounds offers a mobile app that allows users to share and learn clinical cases that will help them prepare for various examinations.
buyer: M3.com (TSE:2413:$1,015.17)
M3.com is Japan's largest portal site dedicated to healthcare professionals. M3.com provides the latest medical news, overseas journal article summaries, and medical resources. The portal offers information on clinical trials and other services in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. "
target: Dailyrounds Inc.
DailyRounds is an Indian provider of mobile and web-based applications for doctors and medical students. DailyRounds offers a mobile app that allows users to share and learn clinical cases. The cases presented will help users prepare for various examinations like USMLE, AIPGMEE, NEETPG, and more.
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announced 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

China Distance Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Ruida Education

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, will increase its stake in Ruida Education from 40% to 51%. Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products for participants in China's national judicial examination.
buyer: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL) is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. Their courses are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills. "
target: Ruida Education
Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products, including proprietary books and reference materials, for participants in China's national judicial examination. Ruida delivers services and products at six campuses in China and through its online platform.
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