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MPS Limited, cancelled an acquisition of Element, LLC

synopsis: MPS has announced that it has entered into a binding membership purchase agreement with Element, LLC, a dynamic, high-quality product development company serving the education and instructional materials market worldwide. The acquisition of Element, LLC will enhance MPS presence in the US educational publishing market.
buyer parent: ADI BPO
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS is the leader of high-quality publishing solutions that cover every stage of the author-to-reader publishing process. Their range of offerings cover everything from print and digital publishing solutions, to creation and magazine production, to fulfillment solutions for books and journals. "
target: Element, LLC
Element is a dynamic, high-quality product development company serving the education and instructional materials market worldwide. They develop content and products for learners of all ages in a broad range of curriculums and subjects.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Teaching Strategies, Inc., acquired ReadyRosie LLC

synopsis: ReadyRosie celebrates a new milestone with its purchase by Teaching Strategies, a Bethesda, Md.-based early childhood technology and services developer. ReadyRosie is the first and only online school readiness curriculum that makes high quality preK accessible to all.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through third grade. "
target: ReadyRosie LLC
ReadyRosie is the first and only online school readiness curriculum that makes high quality preK accessible to all. ReadyRosie is an easy 3 step process: WATCH - DO - LEARN. Users (parents, teachers, preK educators) WATCH a daily video that teaches a lesson to the user.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
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closed 9/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc., acquired Globaloria

synopsis: Carnegie Learning, Inc., a research-proven leader of mathematics technology, curriculum, and services, has announced that it has acquired Globaloria, a nationally recognized provider of computer science courses and pathways that engage students in learning computer science, applied software engineering, and coding.
buyer: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning is a transformational mathematics education company focused on delivering better mathematics learning to all teachers and students. Through research-proven software, textbooks, and professional learning and data analysis services, Carnegie Learning is helping students to succeed. "
target: Globaloria
Globaloria is a leading national provider of computer science education. Its blended-learning platform, course catalog for students, and comprehensive teacher-training courses enable PreK-12 students to become socially-minded, innovative change-makers through computer science learning programs.
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closed 9/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Arco Platform Limited, acquired Studos Software Ltda.

synopsis: Sao Paulo-based Arco has acquired Studos Software Ltda., a Brazilian technology provider for personalized student assessment, data-based academic performance diagnostics, and AI-powered adaptive learning and test prep. The acquisition is part of Arco's strategy to acquire technology companies that increase the value of its learning systems.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$143.99)
Brazil-based Arco aims to transform the way students learn. The company's data-driven learning, interactive content, and scalable curriculum allows students to personalize their learning experience with high-quality solutions while enabling schools to provide a broader approach to education. "
target: Studos Software Ltda.
Studios is a Brazilian technology provider for personalized student assessment, data-based academic performance diagnostics, and AI-powered adaptive learning and test prep. Studios supplies K-12 schools with content and tools that enable teachers to create and grade online and offline assessments.
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closed 7/27/2020 via BusinessWire

Edgenuity, Inc., acquired Purpose Prep

synopsis: Weld North Education announced it has acquired Purpose Prep, a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Purpose Prep will become part of Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market. Nationwide, Edgenuity is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. "
target: Purpose Prep
Purpose Prep is a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning. The Purpose Prep curriculum focuses on personal, character, and leadership development as well as the development of healthy social and emotional skills and readiness for life beyond school.
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closed 4/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired Robo

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, has acquired Robo 3D, a leading 3D printer brand, and MyStemKits, the largest online collection of K-12 STEM curriculum for 3D printing. The acquisition supports Boxlight's expansion of solutions for K-12 classrooms and its focus on STEM education.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global education market. The company develops, sells, and services its integrated, interactive solution suite of software, classroom technologies, professional development, and support services. "
target: Robo (ASX:RBO:$4.43)
Robo is a leading brand of 3D printers, empowering 3D creation with its growing line of products in hardware, materials, and content. MyStemKits develops K-12 curriculum for standards-driven instruction and 3D-printable manipulatives to create an end-to-end STEM solution.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BusinessWire

Edgenuity, Inc., acquired LearnZillion

synopsis: Weld North Education has acquired LearnZillion, a leading provider of K-12 high-quality digital-first core curriculum. LearnZillion will become part of Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market. Nationwide, Edgenuity is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. "
target: LearnZillion
LearnZillion curates and publishes the highest-quality core instructional materials, supported by exceptional professional development. LearnZillion is committed to helping educators plan and deliver powerful, lasting learning experiences.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Coded Minds, acquired EdgeMakers

synopsis: Dubai-based education company, Coded Minds, acquired EdgeMakers STEM Learning Lab, a global education company. Headquartered in the US and Canada, EdgeMakers offers STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics), and leadership education to children across the Americas.
buyer: Coded Minds
Coded Minds is a global iSTEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) & leadership education technology company. They offer reverse engineered courses with a practical, hands-on problem solving and project-based curriculum. "
target: EdgeMakers
EdgeMakers provides educators with the tools to teach innovative thinking. EdgeMakers offers STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics), and leadership education to children across the Americas.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired myIGDIs

synopsis: Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, has acquired myIGDIs (Early Learning Labs), a provider of early childhood assessment and school-readiness screening tools. myIGDIs helps early childhood educators identify children at-risk of poor learning outcomes early and monitor development goals often.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: myIGDIs
myIGDIs (Early Learning Labs) is a provider of early childhood assessment and school-readiness screening tools. myIGDIs offers assessments for literacy and numeracy. myIGDIs helps early childhood educators identify children at-risk of poor learning outcomes early and monitor development goals often.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

STEM Learning Lab merged with EdgeMakers,

synopsis: EdgeMakers announced that they have merged with Canada's STEM Learning Lab. By offering learning camps, STEM Learning Lab helps student explore, create, and play in order to learn about the world around them. EdgeMakers provides the curriculum and professional development that empower K-12 educators to deliver disciplines of the 21st century.
buyer: EdgeMakers
EdgeMakers provides the curriculum and professional development that empower K-12 educators to deliver disciplines of the 21st century. Through their STEM 2.0 program, learners can develop technical proficiencies, soft skills and an innovative thinking mindset to prepare them for the future. "
target: STEM Learning Lab
Canada's STEM Learning Lab promotes education in STEM. By offering learning camps, they help student explore, create, and play in order to learn about the world around them. They believe that learning is most effective when combined with fun, challenge-based, hands-on learning experiences.
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closed 2/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nexus Capital Management LP, purchased US K-12 Courseware Business from Pearson plc

synopsis: Pearson has sold its U.S K-12 courseware business to Nexus Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. The assets in this sale involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
buyer: Nexus Capital Management LP
Nexus Capital Management was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic debt and equity investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Their Founding Partners have invested together for almost 20 years through multiple economic and financial cycles. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
The assets involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
price ($mm)
$250
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$464
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

ACT, Inc., acquired Knovation, Inc.

synopsis: ACT, the nonprofit learning, measurement and navigation organization behind the ACT® test, announced it has acquired Knovation, Inc., a leading curator of K-12 open educational resources (OER). Knovation, which was created 19 years ago, pioneered the use of well-curated, free content in K-12 instruction.
buyer: ACT, Inc.
ACT is a mission-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. They are trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. "
target: Knovation, Inc.
Knovation, Inc. is a leading curator of K-12 open educational resources (OER). Knovation, which was created 19 years ago, pioneered the use of well-curated, free content in K-12 instruction. It has received industry recognition for innovation, effectiveness and ease of use.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire TES Global

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners has announced an agreement to acquire Tes Global Group Ltd (“Tes”) from TPG. Tes supports and connects teachers and schools worldwide, helping them improve children’s lives through education. They host a digital community of 11.6m educators, who create and share-teaching resources downloaded up to a million times a day.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global asset management firm with $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: TES Global
TES Global is a digital education company. They are home to the world’s largest online community of teachers. They host a global marketplace where educators share and sell original teaching materials; Blendspace, a lesson-building product; and Wikispaces, an open classroom management platform.
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closed 12/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Accelerate learning

synopsis: The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, has acquired a majority stake in Accelerate Learning, a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services. Accelerate Learning's STEMscopes product is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$1,880.20)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $210 billion of assets under management across 335 investment vehicles. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target: Accelerate learning
Accelerate Learning is a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services. Their STEMscopes product is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students offering three core curriculum programs.
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Learners Edge, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Learners Edge, has acquired the Teaching Channel, a subscription-based software platform where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to improve student learning.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge has been committed to helping teachers reach the highest level of success in their classrooms and their careers since 2002. Learners Edge offers over 120 self-paced, continuing education courses for teachers across the country and around the world. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has over one million registered users and is known nationally for its more than 1,350 best-in-class videos of teachers in action. Teaching Channel Plus, an online K-12 professional development platform, is used by school districts nationwide.
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announced 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

S Chand Group, will acquire Chetana Publications (India) LLP

synopsis: Indian publishing company S Chand and Co. Ltd announced plans to buy a controlling 51% stake in Chetana Publications Pvt. Ltd to expand its base in the school education space. Chetana Publications is a K-12 Educational Publisher in India. Chetana has been a major force in K12 segment with more than 1000 titles published every year.
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: Chetana Publications (India) LLP
Chetana Publications is a K-12 Educational Publisher in India. Chetana has been a major force in K12 segment with more than 1000 titles published every year and more than 10 million books published in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Tamil language.
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closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Reasoning Mind

synopsis: Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for grades pre-K–12, announced its Imagine Learning business acquired Texas-based Reasoning Mind, a leading innovative math curriculum organization addressing the early learning market.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning delivers language, literacy, and mathematics solutions for pre-K–12 students. Students and teachers love Imagine Language & Literacy, Imagine Math, Imagine Math Facts, and Imagine Español because they are research- and evidence-based, data driven, and incredibly fun to use. "
target: Reasoning Mind
Founded in 2000, Reasoning Mind has established itself as one of the highest-quality blended learning organizations for mathematics in the United States, servicing nearly a million students and teachers over 18 years, across several states.
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closed 6/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Robo, acquired MyStemKits

synopsis: Robo, a company focused on 3D printing, has acquired the leading USA education software and content business, MyStemKits. MyStemKits is the owner of the world’s largest online library of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math curriculums with 3D printable kits for K-12 schools.
buyer: Robo (ASX:RBO:$4.43)
Robo is a company focused on the design and distribution of 3D printers and associated products for the desktop segment of the 3D printing industry. They plan to make next generation 3D technologies that inspire passion and empower people to achieve educational, professional, and personal goals. "
target: MyStemKits
MyStemKits (MSK) is a leading USA “EdTech” business that develops and markets the world’s largest library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (“STEM”) curriculums incorporating 3D printed project kits for K-12 schools, all aligned to USA national science and mathematics standards.
price ($mm)
$1.89
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$2
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closed 5/15/2018 via Company Press Release

Summit Partners, acquired Teaching Strategies, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has closed on the sale of Teaching Strategies to Summit Partners. Teaching Strategies is the leading provider of early childhood educational resources, including curriculum and web-based assessment products.
buyer: Summit Partners
Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm investing into growth equity, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests in growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 460 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries."
target parent: L Squared Capital Partners
target: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies is the leading provider of early childhood educational resources, including curriculum and web-based assessment products. Teaching Strategies provides an essential product to the early childhood education sector helping millions of young children develop.
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cancelled 5/11/2013 via

MPS Limited, cancelled an acquisition of Element, LLC

synopsis: MPS has announced that it has entered into a binding membership purchase agreement with Element, LLC, a dynamic, high-quality product development company serving the education and instructional materials market worldwide. The acquisition of Element, LLC will enhance MPS presence in the US educational publishing market.
buyer parent: ADI BPO
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS is the leader of high-quality publishing solutions that cover every stage of the author-to-reader publishing process. Their range of offerings cover everything from print and digital publishing solutions, to creation and magazine production, to fulfillment solutions for books and journals. "
target: Element, LLC
Element is a dynamic, high-quality product development company serving the education and instructional materials market worldwide. They develop content and products for learners of all ages in a broad range of curriculums and subjects.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired HighWire Press

synopsis: MPS Limited, a leading provider of content, learning, and platform solutions, has completed the acquisition of HighWire Press, a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications.
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS provides platform, learning, and content solutions and is a global partner to the world’s leading enterprises, publishers, learning companies, and content aggregators. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: HighWire Press
HighWire is a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications. It was founded by Stanford University Libraries in 1995.
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closed 6/1/2018 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired Tata Interactive Systems

synopsis: MPS Limited announced that they have completed the acquisition of Tata Interactive Systems India. Tata Interactive Systems has established itself as a pioneer in technology-enabled learning. The company's innovative products and strategic learning advisory services are driven by excellence in learning and development and process efficiency.
buyer parent: ADI Media
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS is a leading provider of platforms and content solutions for the digital world and was established as an Indian subsidiary of Macmillan (Holdings) Limited in 1970. MPS builds unique capabilities and talents through strategic partner programs. "
target parent: Tata Group
target: Tata Interactive Systems
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a pioneer in technology-enabled learning. The company's innovative products and strategic learning advisory services are driven by excellence in learning and development and process efficiency.
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$12
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announced 2/6/2017 via Reuters

MPS Limited, will acquire THINK Subscription, Inc.

synopsis: MPS Ltd, a publishing services company, is to acquire THINK Subscription, a company that provides subscription management and fulfillment software to publishers, online service providers, and new media vendors. Founded in 2004, THINK Subscription rapidly positioned itself as one of the largest providers of subscription software.
buyer parent: ADI Media
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS Limited is a publishing services company. They handle everything from the production of a client's book, journal, or magazine right through to subscription management and BPO services. Their expertise spans digital publishing, interactive learning and multimedia, and creative design. "
target: THINK Subscription, Inc.
THINK Subscription provides subscription management and fulfillment software to publishers, online service providers, and new media vendors. Founded in 2004, THINK Subscription rapidly positioned itself as one of the largest providers of subscription software.
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closed 7/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

MPS Limited, acquired Mag+

synopsis: Indian publishing services company MPS Ltd has acquired Sweden- and US-based Magplus, a digital platform that creates and distributes content to mobile apps. Mag+ is the most easy-to-use tool for creating & managing digital content on iPad & Android tablets.
buyer parent: ADI Media
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS Limited is a publishing services company. They handle everything from the production of a client's book, journal, or magazine right through to subscription management and BPO services. Their expertise spans digital publishing, interactive learning and multimedia, and creative design. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Mag+
Mag+ is the most easy-to-use tool for creating & managing digital content on iPad & Android tablets. Mag+ premiered on the first iPads in April 2010 with the award winning PopularScience+.
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cancelled 5/11/2013 via

MPS Limited, cancelled an acquisition of Element, LLC

synopsis: MPS has announced that it has entered into a binding membership purchase agreement with Element, LLC, a dynamic, high-quality product development company serving the education and instructional materials market worldwide. The acquisition of Element, LLC will enhance MPS presence in the US educational publishing market.
buyer parent: ADI BPO
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS is the leader of high-quality publishing solutions that cover every stage of the author-to-reader publishing process. Their range of offerings cover everything from print and digital publishing solutions, to creation and magazine production, to fulfillment solutions for books and journals. "
target: Element, LLC
Element is a dynamic, high-quality product development company serving the education and instructional materials market worldwide. They develop content and products for learners of all ages in a broad range of curriculums and subjects.
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closed 10/20/2011 via BNC Analysis

ADI BPO, acquired MPS Limited

synopsis: ADI BPO Services Private Limited has acquired 61.46% stake in MPS Limited. MPS Limited is a outsourcing unit of Macmillan. It is in the business of publishing business process outsourcing services.
buyer: ADI BPO
ADI BPO has a 2000 seat business class contact center in Dehradun and is experienced in customer service, lead generation, and data processes. ADI Media is a B2B magazine publisher with four niche publications - TV Veopar Journal, Communications Today, Broadcast and Cablesat, and Medical Buyer. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS is the leader of high-quality publishing solutions that cover every stage of the author-to-reader publishing process. Their range of offerings cover everything from print and digital publishing solutions, to creation and magazine production, to fulfillment solutions for books and journals.
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closed 3/6/2006 via Company Press Release

Macmillan India, Ltd., acquired Interactive Composition Corporation

synopsis: Macmillan India announced the acquisition of 100% equity stake in Interactive Composition Corporation. With ICC's in-depth experience in producing fine quality K-12, college and trade books combined with Macmillan's years of experience in journal, Web, and multimedia production, ICC Macmillan will truly be a one-stop shop.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan India, Ltd. (BSE:532440:$44.34)
Macmillan India Ltd was established in 1893 and became a corporate entity on January 19, 1970. The company operates in the areas of Publishing, Information Processing and e-business. "
target: Interactive Composition Corporation
With three decades of experience in traditional publishing, ICC's expertise and services have grown along with the industry. ICC is adept at composition, illustration, editorial, and new media services, specializing in complex and technical subject matter including science, engineering, mathematics.
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Turpin Distribution Services, Ltd, acquired Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment

synopsis: UK-based Turpin Distribution, a global fulfillment and distribution company, has acquired Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF) from EBSCO. PPF partners with publishers worldwide to provide renewal and marketing services, journal subscription fulfillment services, finances, and more for scientific, technical, medical and business publications.
buyer: Turpin Distribution Services, Ltd
UK-based Turpin Distribution is a global fulfillment and distribution company providing services to the academic, scholarly, and professional publishing industry. Turpin has supported publishers for over 40 years, helping them grow and develop their business for both print and digital publishing. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment
Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF) provides publishers with customized journal subscription fulfillment services for scientific, technical, medical, and business publications. PPF offers renewal and marketing services, journal subscription fulfillment, finances, and subscriber communication.
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closed 10/20/2011 via BNC Analysis

ADI BPO, acquired MPS Limited

synopsis: ADI BPO Services Private Limited has acquired 61.46% stake in MPS Limited. MPS Limited is a outsourcing unit of Macmillan. It is in the business of publishing business process outsourcing services.
buyer: ADI BPO
ADI BPO has a 2000 seat business class contact center in Dehradun and is experienced in customer service, lead generation, and data processes. ADI Media is a B2B magazine publisher with four niche publications - TV Veopar Journal, Communications Today, Broadcast and Cablesat, and Medical Buyer. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS is the leader of high-quality publishing solutions that cover every stage of the author-to-reader publishing process. Their range of offerings cover everything from print and digital publishing solutions, to creation and magazine production, to fulfillment solutions for books and journals.
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announced 7/12/2013 via Company Press Release

Mediaspectrum, Inc., will acquire xentive AG

synopsis: Mediaspectrum, the world’s premier technology for addressing all aspects of multi-channel advertising and content management, announced it is purchasing a 51% stake of xentive, the Business Process Outsourcing provider of Publicitas – the fully owned subsidiary of PubliGroupe, a Swiss-based marketing and media sales services company.
buyer: Mediaspectrum, Inc.
Mediaspectrum is the world’s premier technology for addressing all aspects of multi-channel advertising and content management. Mediaspectrum currently helps some of the world’s leading media companies to increase ad revenues, manage content, streamline processes, and improve customer experience. "
target parent: PubliGroupe S.A.
target: xentive AG
xentive operates as a service provider in the area of media logistics for PubliGroupe companies and media owners, advertisers and their agencies. These groups of customers are offered services in the form of operational and technological processes for handling advertising placements and campaigns.
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announced 5/2/2007 via BusinessWire

BizBash Media, will acquire Masterplanner

synopsis: BizBash Media, the largest Web site and trade media for event planning professionals, has entered into an agreement to purchase Masterplanner, an online event clearinghouse calendar service, from Kintera, Inc. Kintera provides software as a service to help organizations reach more people, raise more money, and run more effectively.
buyer: BizBash Media
BiZBash Media is committed to helping its readers, users, and attendees create inspiring proprietary meetings, events, and face-to-face marketing campaigns. BiZBash strives to present its audience with the best people, places, and services. "
target parent: Kintera Inc.
target: Masterplanner
Masterplanner was founded in 1986 to serve the scheduling and informational needs of the entire spectrum of event decision makers: corporate and professional event planners, nonprofit leaders and affluent consumers who plan social, business and fundraising activities.
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closed 6/29/2006 via Company Press Release

Wyndham Jade, acquired Wyndham Jade

synopsis: Wyndham Jade, LLC announced today that its top executives, led by President and CEO Sue Trizila, acquired the company from The Lafayette Investment Fund, L.P. through a purchase of LIF’s equity interests in the company.
buyer: Wyndham Jade
Founded in 1983, Wyndham Jade is a travel and event company specializing in incentives, meetings, business travel fulfillment, and convention housing and registration services. "
target parent: Hunt Private Equity Group, Inc.
target: Wyndham Jade
Founded in 1983, Wyndham Jade is a travel and event company specializing in incentives, meetings, business travel fulfillment, and convention housing and registration services.
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closed 11/2/2015 via BusinessWire

Semcon AB, acquired Kongsberg Devotek AS

synopsis: Semcon, an international technology company in the engineering services and product information sectors, is acquiring Kongsberg Devotek AS, a company that provides technical expertise in project form, mainly towards customers in areas like oil and gas, maritime, automotive and industry in general.
buyer: Semcon AB (OM:SEMC:$186.89)
Semcon is a global company active in the areas of engineering services and product information. They develop technologies, products, plants and information solutions along the entire development chain and also provide many services including quality control, training and methodology development. "
target: Kongsberg Devotek AS
Kongsberg Devotek AS provides various technology solutions. It offers embedded services, such as consultancy, product development, and training services within telecom and datacom industry featuring embedded software engineering/design, quality assurance, verification, testing, and validation.
price ($mm)
$0.59*
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

ABC Global Services, acquired Global Meetings and Incentives

synopsis: ABC Global Services is expanding into the meeting and event planning sector with the acquisition of Global Meetings and Incentives (GMI), a full-service provider of meeting logistics, content management, sourcing, convention management and incentives for corporate clients and associations throughout North America and overseas.
buyer: ABC Global Services
ABC Global Services is a leading supplier of services and technology for travel agencies, advisors and professionals. Founded in 1978, ABC now provides services for nearly 11,000 agency locations of all sizes in 150 countries around the world. "
target: Global Meetings and Incentives
Global Meetings and Incentives (GMI) is a full-service provider of meeting logistics, content management, sourcing, convention management and incentives for corporate clients and associations throughout North America and overseas.
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closed 6/6/2012 via BusinessWire

Flashman Studios LLC, acquired Beefy Media

synopsis: Flashman Studios, an entertainment services firm specialized in the interactive entertainment industry, has acquired Beefy Media LLC, a leading provider of video game production services. The acquisition will expand Flashman’s services to offer its clients a more complete solution when taking game products from concept to marketplace.
buyer: Flashman Studios LLC
Flashman Studios is a business management firm that represents game developers, intellectual property, and game publishers in the video game industry. Flashman was founded in 2004 and is based in San Francisco, CA. Flashman team members have been successful in bringing 100+ games to market. "
target: Beefy Media
Beefy Media is a full service Video Game Production company. They focus on building video game strategies and overseeing the project management and execution of their client's vision.
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closed 7/14/2006 via BusinessWire

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, acquired SPI Technologies Inc.

synopsis: ePLDT has completed its acquisition of SPI Technologies (SPi), a leading business process outsourcing (BPO) company. The purchase price was $158.8 million inclusive of debt. The acquisition is considered a strategic move that will place ePLDT at the forefront of the fast growing BPO industry.
buyer parent: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
buyer: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
ePLDT, Inc. is the premier information and communications technology company in the country, servicing a wide range of enterprises across various industries. ePLDT is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: SPI Technologies Inc.
SPi Global Solutions is one of the world's largest and most diversified Knowledge Process Outsourcing and Customer Interaction service providers in the industry in terms of clients, geographic presence, and capabilities with more than 14,000 dedicated employees globally.
price ($mm)
$159
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