Like Hart Publishing Ltd.

closed 9/4/2013 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Hart Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc announces that it has completed the acquisition of the issued share capital of Hart Publishing Ltd, the Oxford-based legal publisher, from the management shareholders. The initial consideration of £6.5 million was paid in cash on completion from Bloomsbury's own cash reserves.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Hart Publishing Ltd.
Hart Publishing, established in 1996, is the largest independent academic law publisher in the UK. Hart Publishing's mission is to publish the highest quality works of legal scholarship.
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$10
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$4
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closed 12/1/2021 via PR Newswire

ABRY Partners, LLC, acquired Best Lawyers

synopsis: Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review ranking service in the global legal community, announced that it has been acquired by Boston-based investment firm Abry Partners and Best Lawyers management.
buyer: ABRY Partners, LLC
Abry is one of the most experienced and successful sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has completed over $82 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity placements. "
target parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
target: Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.
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closed 9/28/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, purchased U.S. Legal Education Business from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. announced that it has sold its U.S. legal education business to Transom Capital Group, an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market. The U.S. legal education business mainly produces textbooks and innovative digital educational solutions for law students.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The acquisition includes the U.S. legal education business of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory. The U.S. legal education business mainly produces textbooks and innovative digital educational solutions for law students.
price ($mm)
$88
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$33
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closed 12/19/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired West Academic

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to acquire West Academic, the leading provider of legal education content in the US, offering a wide variety of digital and printed casebooks, supplements, study aids and discretionary products.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an independent investment firm that makes equity investments in middle market companies mainly in the United States. LLCP has invested companies in consumer products, franchises, business services, healthcare, education, and engineered products. "
target parent: Eureka Equity Partners, L.P.
target: West Academic
West Academic is the leading provider of legal education content in the United States, offering a wide variety of digital and printed casebooks, supplements, study aids and discretionary products used in law schools, undergraduate law classes and commercial settings.
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closed 5/9/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired Best Lawyers

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to acquire Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the global legal community, operating through the Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms and Lawyer Directory brands.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
A consortium of Best Lawyers' Management Team and Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Best Lawyers' Management Team includes current President Phillip Greer. Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. "
target parent: Woodward White Inc
target: Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.
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closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Florida Legal Periodicals

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading provider of information and services solutions, has acquired the assets of Florida Legal Periodicals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Law Bulletin Publishing Company of Chicago. Florida Legal Periodicals is a market leader in the collection and distribution of Florida and Alabama verdict and settlement information.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target parent: Law Bulletin Publishing Company
target: Florida Legal Periodicals
Since 1981, Florida Legal Periodicals, based in Tallahassee, has acquired and delivered verdict and settlement information in both print and electronic media, including: Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter; Florida Jury Verdict Reporter and Florida Session Law Reporter.
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closed 1/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Carolina Academic Press, purchased 500 Law School Titles from Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.

synopsis: Carolina Academic Press announced the acquisition by of approximately 500 LexisNexis® Matthew Bender law school publishing titles. LexisNexis Matthew Bender is one of the world's leading publishers of legal analysis and case law.
buyer: Carolina Academic Press
Carolina Academic Press, a family-owned independent company based in Durham, North Carolina, has served the legal education community for over 35 years. It has earned a strong reputation for partnering with pedagogical innovators to develop and publish cutting-edge teaching materials. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.
LexisNexis Matthew Bender is one of the world's leading publishers of legal analysis and case law. The company offers more than 500 publications in print and electronic formats to subscribers in more than 160 countries.
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closed 8/9/2012 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, purchased The American Journal of Jurisprudence from University of Notre Dame Law School

synopsis: Oxford University Press announced its acquisition of The American Journal of Jurisprudence (AJJ), which was previously self-published by the University of Notre Dame Law School. The AJJ is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems.
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. "
seller parent: University of Notre Dame
seller: University of Notre Dame Law School
The American Journal of Jurisprudence is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems, exploring current and historical issues in ethics, philosophy of law or jurisprudence, and legal (including constitutional) theory.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Lawyered, acquired InCourt News Pvt Ltd.

synopsis: United by a common business culture, Lawyered has acquired InCourt News. The acquisition now makes Lawyered the forerunner in legal-tech services sector, enhancing the company’s future growth and performance. InCourt News (IC) is a legal news app that selects relevant news from multiple sources and judgments from different Courts of India.
buyer: Lawyered
Lawyered is a legal tech initiative designed to change the way people interact with and within the legal industry. Lawyered believes that access to critical services like legal should be just a click away. "
target: InCourt News Pvt Ltd.
InCourt News (IC) is a legal news app that selects relevant news from multiple sources and judgments from different Courts of India. The app summaries news and judgments in 60 words or less. All summarised stories contain headlines, a brief description along with its background and relevant images.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

UBC Press, acquired Purich Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Long-time Saskatchewan publishers Purich Publishing has been acquired by UBC Press. Founded in 1992, Purich Publishing Ltd. is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based publisher specializing in books on Aboriginal, social justice, legal, and western Canadian issues.
buyer: UBC Press
The University of British Columbia Press (UBC Press) is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher. UBC Press' books draw on cutting-edge research, pushing the boundaries of academic discourse in innovative directions. Each year UBC Press publishes seventy new titles in a number of fields. "
target: Purich Publishing Ltd.
Founded in 1992, Purich Publishing Ltd. is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based publisher specializing in books on Aboriginal, social justice, legal, and western Canadian issues. It has focused on these areas because they reflect the interests of founding publisher, Donald Purich.
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closed 3/20/2012 via Market Watch

LexisNexis, acquired Law360

synopsis: LexisNexis has acquired Portfolio Media, the parent company of Law360, an online provider of speedy and trusted legal news and analysis for business lawyers, primarily in the United States. Law360 publishes breaking news and analysis with a particular focus on high-stakes litigation across more than 30 practice areas.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: Law360
Law360, the newswire for business lawyers, serves more than 100,000 attorneys every day with late-breaking news on litigation and government policy. Founded in 2004, Law360 produces more than 30 daily newsletters covering major practice areas and regulated industries.
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closed 1/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters, purchased Public Employment Group from LRP Publications

synopsis: LRP Publications has sold its Public Employment Group and Bankruptcy/Banking Products Group to Thomson Reuters. LRP Publications is a leading supplier of print and online publications for legal, government, educational, and business professionals.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
seller: LRP Publications
LRP Publications publishes two industry-leading magazines, Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, and produces newsletters, books, videos, case reporters, online resources and national conferences.
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closed 4/28/2010 via BNC Analysis

The Firm Magazine, acquired The Firm Magazine

synopsis: The Carnyx Group, the parent company of The Drum, has agreed a deal to sell its legal publishing business to a management buyout team headed up by The Firm magazine's editor Steven Raeburn. He has formed a new business, Red Cloud Publishing, to publish The Firm magazine.
buyer: The Firm Magazine
The Firm Magazine is a magazine publication for law students, trainees, and practitioners highlighting the humorous side of law as well as important topical issues. "
target parent: Carnyx Group
target: The Firm Magazine
The Firm Magazine is a magazine publication for law students, trainees, and practitioners highlighting the humorous side of law as well as important topical issues.
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closed 1/30/2019 via Company Press Release

LC Publishing Group, acquired Iberian Lawyer

synopsis: LC Publishing Group, a leading Italian publishing group, has acquired a 60% stake in Iberian Lawyer, a digital and print magazine for lawyers in Spain. Iberian Lawyer is bi-monthly magazine that offers news, interviews, expert opinions, and analysis articles covering the legal industry.
buyer: LC Publishing Group
LC Publishing Group is a leading Italian publishing group. LC offers digital magazines for the legal, finance, and food industries. LC provides readers with industry news, sector trends, interviews and more. Their brands include Legalcommunity, Inhousecommunity, Financecommunity, and Foodcommunity. "
target: Iberian Lawyer
Iberian Lawyer is a digital and print magazine for lawyers in Spain. The bi-monthly magazine offers news, interviews, expert opinions, and analysis articles covering the legal industry. The company also publishes the The Latin American Lawyer, a magazine for lawyers in Latin America.
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closed 1/8/2016 via PR Newswire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Legal Week

synopsis: ALM has acquired Legal Week from Incisive Media. Legal Week provides a wide range of high-quality digital content—including news, analysis, opinion pieces and research —for senior lawyers within the world's leading law firms and legal departments. Additionally, Legal Week delivers a series of market-leading annual events.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized business news and information serving the legal, real estate, consulting, insurance and investment advisory industries. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM’s award-winning media properties. "
target parent: Alchemy Partners
target: Legal Week
Legal Week is a weekly magazine dedicated exclusively to commercial lawyers in the UK and major international jurisdictions. Legal Week has an impressive track record of managing high-profile events for the legal profession, creating unique programmes and networking opportunities.
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closed 2/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Dolan Media Company, acquired The Mecklenburg Times

synopsis: Dolan Media Company acquired The Mecklenburg Times, an 84-year-old twice-weekly court and commercial newspaper in Charlotte, North Carolina. The publication was sold by Legal and Business Publishers, Inc., owned by the Kurie family since 1971.
buyer: Dolan Media Company (DM:$285.57)
Dolan Media Company provides high-value information and services to business and professional customers across the United States. Our Business Information Division serves customers in 20 markets across the U.S. through print and online media. Our largest customer segment is the legal profession. "
target parent: Legal and Business Publishers, Inc.
target: The Mecklenburg Times
The Mecklenburg Times reports information concerning the vital workings of Mecklenburg County. These areas include: court calendars, legal notices and court suits filed. Also included are statistical listings.
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$2.75
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announced 7/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

LexisNexis, will purchase Canadian Legal Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has signed an agreement to divest its Canadian legal publishing activities to LexisNexis. The Canadian legal assets to be sold include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The Canadian legal assets of Wolters Kluwer include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals. The group has approximately 50 employees.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Eureka Growth Capital, purchased Law School Publishing from Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions

synopsis: Thomson Reuters Legal confirmed that it has sold its law school publishing division—a group that offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller bookstores—to Eureka Growth Capital, a Philadelphia private equity firm.
buyer: Eureka Growth Capital
Eureka Growth Capital is a private equity firm focused on partnering with managers of growing, well-run companies to find and realize their potential. It is committed to supporting management teams of businesses with $10-75 million in revenue in creative, flexibly structured transactions. "
seller parent: Thomson Reuters
seller: Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions
The Law School Publishing division of Thomson Reuters offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller bookstores.
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closed 3/31/2021 via PR Newswire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Barbri

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm, has sold BARBRI, Inc. to Francisco Partners. BARBRI is a premier provider of practical legal education in the U.S. and international markets.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Barbri
BARBRI is a premier provider of practical legal education in the U.S. and international markets. Through its diversified product offering, BARBRI addresses the education and training needs of law students, law schools, practicing legal and legal support professionals and law firms.
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closed 9/4/2013 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Hart Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc announces that it has completed the acquisition of the issued share capital of Hart Publishing Ltd, the Oxford-based legal publisher, from the management shareholders. The initial consideration of £6.5 million was paid in cash on completion from Bloomsbury's own cash reserves.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Hart Publishing Ltd.
Hart Publishing, established in 1996, is the largest independent academic law publisher in the UK. Hart Publishing's mission is to publish the highest quality works of legal scholarship.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
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closed 12/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired ABC-Clio, Inc.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing, a global independent publisher, has acquired ABC-CLIO, a leading academic and reference publisher. ABC-CLIO provides reference, nonfiction, online curriculum, and professional development to inspire life-long learning. They offer digital and print resources for school districts, academic libraries, and public libraries.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: ABC-Clio, Inc.
ABC-CLIO is a leading academic and reference publisher. ABC-CLIO provides reference, nonfiction, online curriculum, and professional development to inspire life-long learning. They offer digital and print resources for school districts, academic libraries, and public libraries.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Head of Zeus

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Head of Zeus Limited (HoZ), an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, and more.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Head of Zeus
Head of Zeus (HoZ) is an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, cook books, and more.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$12
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1.0x
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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:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Zed Books Limited
UK-based Zed is the world's largest publishing collective that operates in two divisions, Zed Books and Zed Scholar. Zed Books publishes socially and politically meaningful books for general readers. Zed Scholar is an award-winning, academic publisher of critical social science research.
price ($mm)
$2.28
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$1
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2.2x
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closed 5/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired I.B. Tauris Publishers

synopsis: Bloomsbury, a publishing house of fiction and non-fiction, has acquired non-fiction publisher I.B. Tauris Publishers, a specialist in Middle Eastern and political publishing. UK-based I.B. Tauris publishes 300 new books internationally every year and has approximately 3,000 books available in either hardcover, paperback or digital editions.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing plc is an independent, worldwide publishing house of fiction and non-fiction. Bloomsbury has a tradition of publishing literary fiction from all over the world and a wide range of distinguished non-fiction from memoir, biography and history to politics, science, food and sport."
target: I.B. Tauris Publishers
Based in the UK, I.B. Tauris Publishers is a specialist in Middle East Studies and International Relations publishing. They publish 300 new books internationally every year and have approximately 3,000 books available in either hardcover, paperback or digital editions.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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$6
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announced 12/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, will purchase Family Law Assets from Jordan Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc announced that it has signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire certain Jordan family law publishing assets ofJordan Publishing Ltd. Bloomsbury is acquiring the publishing rights to six highly regarded family law titles, which are sold in a practical loose-leaf format and are available in an online digital format.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is an independent publisher with offices in London, New York, New Delhi and Sydney. Bloomsbury has built a reputation for publishing works of excellence and originality. Bloomsbury has a valuable portfolio of content and rights based intellectual property assets. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: Jordan Publishing Ltd.
Jordan Publishing Ltd is the largest independent legal publisher in the UK. Family Law, a specialist imprint of Jordan Publishing, provides the prime source of practical legal information and guidance for all family practitioners and related professionals.
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$2.09
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closed 12/22/2014 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Osprey Publishing, Ltd.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing has announced their acquisition of Osprey Publishing. Osprey has three main lists covering military history, natural history, and heritage publishing. The business is based in Oxford and publishes more than 200 titles per year.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Osprey Publishing, Ltd.
Osprey Publishing is the world’s best known military history brand, publishing in trademark series, in both print and ebook formats, covering history from ancient times to the modern day.
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$7.20
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closed 9/4/2013 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Hart Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc announces that it has completed the acquisition of the issued share capital of Hart Publishing Ltd, the Oxford-based legal publisher, from the management shareholders. The initial consideration of £6.5 million was paid in cash on completion from Bloomsbury's own cash reserves.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Hart Publishing Ltd.
Hart Publishing, established in 1996, is the largest independent academic law publisher in the UK. Hart Publishing's mission is to publish the highest quality works of legal scholarship.
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$10
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$4
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closed 6/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Applied Visual Arts Publishing

synopsis: AVA Publishing, creative publishers for the applied digital arts, has been acquired by Bloomsbury. The division includes Berg Publishers, Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare, Bristol Classical Press, Continuum and Bloomsbury Professional.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Applied Visual Arts Publishing
Applied Visual Arts Publishing, publishes between 20 and 30 books per annum for students and professionals in the applied visual arts. The books are written by leading academic authorities, and have been adopted by many hundreds of universities, colleges and higher education bodies around the world.
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$0.90
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closed 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Fairchild Books

synopsis: Fairchild Fashion Media, the trade group within Condé Nast, among others, has sold its book division, Fairchild Books, to the U.S. subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Fairchild Books publishes textbooks and other educational resources for students in fashion, merchandising, retailing and interior design.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Fairchild Books
Fairchild Books is the world's leading publisher of textbooks and educational resources for students of fashion, merchandising, retail, and interior design. As part of the Fairchild Fashion Group, Fairchild Books has a unique, insider access to all aspects of the fashion and design worlds.
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Bonnier AB, acquired Bloomsbury Verlag GmbH

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing, a leading independent publishing house, announced the sale of its German subsidiary Bloomsbury Verlag GmbH to a subsidiary of Bonnier AB and a strategic publishing partnership in Germany with Piper Verlag, a company in the Bonnier AB Group.
buyer: Bonnier AB
Bonnier AB, a multi-channel media company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in publishing, broadcasting, business press, and entertainment businesses. It publishes fiction and children's books, business newspapers, daily news papers, evening and morning papers, and news magazines. "
target parent: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
target: Bloomsbury Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Verlag GmbH is a consumer book publisher. The company is based in Berlin, Germany.
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closed 7/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.

synopsis: U.K.-based Bloomsbury Publishing has acquired the academic and professional publisher Continuum International Publishing Group ("Continuum"). Continuum is a leading independent academic publisher that publishes around 600 books each year, focusing on the Humanities, Education, and Religion.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
The Continuum International Publishing Group is a leading independent academic publisher that publishes around 600 books each year, focusing on the Humanities, Education, and Religion. The company's backlist comprises some 7,000 titles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$32 [$31]
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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1.8x
EV / EBITDA
31.8x
closed 5/25/2006 via BNC Analysis

A&C Black, acquired Methuen Publishing Ltd

synopsis: An era of publishing history has come to an end with the sale by Methuen of its drama list to Bloomsbury's A&C Black division for pounds 2.35m.
buyer parent: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
buyer: A&C Black
A&C Black Publishers Limited operates as a publishing company. "
target: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Methuen Publishing is an independent publisher of drama books, play and screenplay scripts and other theatre-related titles.
price ($mm)
$4.40
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closed 9/17/2002 via

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, the publisher of the Harry Potter book series, said it bought Peter Collin Publishing Ltd. for 860,000 pounds ($1.33 million) to expand its dictionaries unit in the U.K. and the U.S. Peter Collin Publishing makes English and bilingual
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is a leading independent publisher that offers the children division and adult division. We offers novels and other nonfiction books for leisure reading. "
target:
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$1.33
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closed 9/4/2013 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Hart Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc announces that it has completed the acquisition of the issued share capital of Hart Publishing Ltd, the Oxford-based legal publisher, from the management shareholders. The initial consideration of £6.5 million was paid in cash on completion from Bloomsbury's own cash reserves.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Hart Publishing Ltd.
Hart Publishing, established in 1996, is the largest independent academic law publisher in the UK. Hart Publishing's mission is to publish the highest quality works of legal scholarship.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/9/2012 via Publishers Weekly

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

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has acquired the higher educational publisher Harlan Davidson, Inc. ("HDI"), which is a family-owned business based in Illinois. HDI publishes mainly history textbooks for use in two and four-year colleges.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: Harlan Davidson, Inc.
Serving the needs of instructors and students of history in colleges, universities, and high schools throughout North America, Harlan Davidson, Inc., remains an independent publisher of textbooks and supplements. The company publishes mainly history textbooks for use in two and four-year colleges.
price ($mm)
$1.40
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closed 10/26/2022 via Publishers Weekly

Turner Publishing Company, acquired West Margin Press

synopsis: Turner Publishing has acquired West Margin Press, a print and e-book publishing company, from the Ingram Content Group. West Margin’s lists focus on nature, travel, history, memoir, literary fiction, food, and lifestyle titles. The acquisition includes about 500 titles and 35 books set to be released.
buyer: Turner Publishing Company
Turner is an award-winning, independent publisher of over 5,000 titles. Operating since 1984, Turner has a broad array of titles in fiction & non-fiction, including business, young adult, history, romance, mystery, cookbooks, health & wellness, animals, design, and more. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: West Margin Press
West Margin Press is a growing print and e-book publishing company based in Berkeley, California. West Margin Press is dedicated to creating beautiful books and sharing unique voices and important stories.
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closed 10/4/2022 via PR Newswire

HarperCollins Focus, LLC, acquired Cider Mill Press Book Publishers LLC

synopsis: HarperCollins Focus has acquired Cider Mill Press Book Publishers, an independent publisher of quality, high-design, gift books. Cider Mill Press specializes in cookbooks, elegant wine and spirits projects, humor books, and children's classics, supporting Focus' overall objective to expand its growing gift and children's product offering.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Focus, LLC
HarperCollins Focus owns and operates a collection of publishing imprints. The company works with a broad network of booksellers, appealing to readers with content that uplifts through celebration, culinary entertainment, community, family, optimism, humor, advice, and motivation. "
target: Cider Mill Press Book Publishers LLC
Cider Mill Press is an independent publisher of cookbooks, elegant wine and spirits projects, classic children's books, and more. Along with its children’s imprint, Applesauce Press, they combine top-notch design, unique formats, and fresh content to create truly innovative gift books.
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closed 7/13/2022 via Publishers Weekly

Astra Publishing House, acquired Daw Books, Inc.

synopsis: Astra Publishing House has acquired DAW Books, a science fiction and fantasy publisher. With the acquisition, Astra gets a well-established backlist of 2,000 science fiction and fantasy titles from authors including Tad Williams, Kristen Britain, C. J. Cherryh, C. S. Friedman, Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, Melanie Rawn, and Patrick Rothfuss.
buyer parent: Thinkingdom Media Group Ltd.
buyer: Astra Publishing House
Astra Publishing House is dedicated to publishing books for children and adults that celebrate excellent storytelling, have a strong point of view, and introduce readers to new perspectives about their everyday lives as well as the lives of others. "
target: Daw Books, Inc.
Founded in 1971, DAW Books was the first publishing company ever devoted exclusively to science fiction and fantasy. Almost 50 years and two thousand titles later, DAW has a well-deserved reputation for discovering and publishing the hottest talents in the industry.
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closed 6/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Bonnierförlagen AB, acquired Historiska Media

synopsis: Bonnierförlagen, Sweden’s biggest publishing group, has acquired Historiska Media, Sweden's leading publisher of historical literature. Historiska Media offers over 1,100 titles in various formats, including print, e-book, and audiobook. Their books cover cultural history, the history of Sweden, military history, biographies, and more.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnierförlagen AB
Bonnierförlagen is Sweden’s biggest publishing group. Bonnierförlagen is comprised of a large number of publishing houses spanning a broad range of all genres. Their publishing houses include Albert Bonniers Förlag, Bazar Förlag, Bokförlaget Ester Bonnier, Bokförlaget Hedvig, and more. "
target: Historiska Media
Historiska Media is Sweden's leading publisher of historical literature. Historiska Media offers over 1,100 titles in various formats, including print, e-book, and audiobook. Their books cover cultural history, the history of Sweden, military history, biographies, and more.
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closed 5/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

eBookFairs.com, acquired Pen It! Publications, LLC

synopsis: eBookFairs.com, a platform for authors to create a virtual book fair on any given genre or topic, has acquired Pen It Publications, LLC, a small press publisher offering both Traditional and Assisted Self-Publishing to authors.
buyer: eBookFairs.com
eBookFairs.com is a platform for authors to create a virtual book fair on any given genre or topic. Other authors then submit their books to the book fair for approval and eventual release to the public. At that point the public fairgoers can also register to win prizes including books. "
target: Pen It! Publications, LLC
Pen It! Publications, LLC is a small press publisher offering both Traditional and Assisted Self-Publishing to authors.
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closed 5/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

The University of Georgia Press, acquired NewSouth Books

synopsis: The University of Georgia Press, a respected publisher of global scholarship, creative and literary works, and general interest books on the American South, announced its acquisition of NewSouth Books, an independent trade publisher widely recognized for its focus on Southern culture and history, particularly civil and human rights.
buyer: The University of Georgia Press
Founded in 1938, the University of Georgia Press supports and enhances the University of Georgia’s place as a major public research institution by publishing outstanding books by scholars and writers throughout the world. The UGA Press is a member of the Association of University Presses. "
target: NewSouth Books
Founded in 2000, NewSouth Books is an independent trade publisher widely recognized for its focus on Southern culture and history, particularly civil and human rights.
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closed 2/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

Hachette Livre SA, acquired Bragelonne

synopsis: Hachette Livre, a French publisher, has acquired Bragelonne, a major player in the publishing of imaginary works in France. They are notably the publisher of the French version of the hit series The Witcher.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Livre SA
Hachette Livre, a subsidiary of the French media giant Lagardère, is a repository of part of France’s cultural heritage. The Group brings together a broad spectrum of prestigious publishers covering the entire consumer and education book markets. "
target: Bragelonne
Bragelonne is a major player in the publishing of imaginary works in France. They are notably the publisher of the French version of the hit series The Witcher.
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announced 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

HarperCollins UK, will acquire Pavilion Books Ltd.

synopsis: HarperCollins UK is buying Pavilion Books, a thriving independent London-based publisher specializing in illustrated books for the UK and all international markets. They publish around 150 books a year under their range of established imprints.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins UK
HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. HarperCollins has publishing operations in 17 countries. "
target: Pavilion Books Ltd.
Pavilion Books is a thriving independent London-based publisher specializing in illustrated books for the UK and all international markets. They publish around 150 books a year under their range of established imprints.
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closed 10/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Etan Ilfeld, acquired John Hunt Publishing

synopsis: Etan Ilfeld, a London-based entrepreneur, has acquired John Hunt Publishing (JHP), an independent publisher in the UK. JHP publishes books in a variety of genres, including non fiction, fiction, history, Christianity and more. The company has more than 2,000 titles in print across key imprints such as O Books, Zero Books, Moon Books and Iff Books.
buyer: Etan Ilfeld
Etan Ilfeld is a London-based entrepreneur. Etan Ilfeld owns and manages multiple publishing imprints, including Watkins Publishing, Nourish, Repeater and Angry Robot Books. He also owns the Mind Sports Olympiad, a festival for games of mental skill and mind sports. "
target: John Hunt Publishing
John Hunt Publishing (JHP) is an independent publisher in the UK. JHP publishes books in a variety of genres, including non fiction, fiction, history, Christianity and more. The company has more than 2,000 titles in print across key imprints such as O Books, Zero Books, Moon Books and Iff Books.
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closed 10/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Nextory AB, acquired Youboox

synopsis: Nextory, one the largest streaming services for books in Europe, has acquired Youboox, a streaming service for books in France. Youboox aims to make reading available to as many people as possible. Their web and mobile platform provides their subscribers with access to over 400,000 titles in all formats, including audio, text and illustrated.
buyer: Nextory AB
Founded by Shadi Bitar and Ninos Malki, Nextory is a digital book service with hundreds of thousands of audio and e-books. Nextory launched in Sweden in 2015 and has since expanded to Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Norway. "
target: Youboox
Youboox is a streaming service for books in France. Youboox aims to make reading available to as many people as possible. Their web and mobile platform provides their subscribers with unlimited access to over 400,000 high-quality titles in all formats, including audio, text and illustrated.
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closed 10/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Pen & Sword Books, acquired After the Battle

synopsis: Pen & Sword Books, a military publisher in the UK, has acquired After the Battle, a history magazine and book publisher in the UK. After the Battle publishes quarterly magazines focused on the Second World War. Their magazines and books feature comparison photographs and covers major battles, vehicle and aircraft recovery, war films, and more.
buyer: Pen & Sword Books
Pen & Sword Books is a military publisher in the UK. Pen & Sword Books publishes hardback and softback books on military, aviation, maritime, World War I, World War II, history, and more. They offer over 6,000 titles available in print and as ebook downloads. "
target: After the Battle
After the Battle is a history magazine and book publisher in the UK. After the Battle publishes quarterly magazines focused on the Second World War. Their magazines and books feature comparison photographs and covers major battles, vehicle and aircraft recovery, war films, and more.
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closed 12/1/2021 via PR Newswire

Dotdash, acquired Meredith Corporation

synopsis: IAC company Dotdash has acquired Meredith Holdings Corp., owner of world-class brands such as PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, FOOD & WINE, Allrecipes, Southern Living, InStyle and REAL SIMPLE. The new Dotdash Meredith combines celebrated and iconic brands with digital DNA to create America's largest digital and print publisher.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help approximately 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online and has won over 80 awards. "
target: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
Meredith Corporation is a multi-platform media and marketing company that provides information and inspiration to women's lives daily through its trusted brands including PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Allrecipes, Southern Living, and REAL SIMPLE.
price ($mm)
$2,700
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/29/2021 via PR Web

Wolfpack Publishing, acquired Rough Edges Press

synopsis: Wolfpack Publishing, an independent publishing company, has acquired Rough Edges Press, a publisher focused on crime, mystery and thriller novels. Rough Edges Press concentrates on the more tough-minded aspects of mystery fiction, from the traditional private detectives and crime, to the more contemporary legal thrillers and international intrigue.
buyer: Wolfpack Publishing
Wolfpack Publishing is an award-winning independent publishing company. Wolfpack Publishing aims to bring both established authors and new authors to the market. The company publishes books in various genres, including action adventure, historical fiction, mystery & thrillers, and western fiction. "
target: Rough Edges Press
Rough Edges Press is an independent publisher focused on crime, mystery and thriller novels. Rough Edges Press concentrates on the more tough-minded aspects of mystery fiction, from the traditional private detectives and crime, to the more contemporary legal thrillers and international intrigue.
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closed 9/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Quercus, acquired Arcadia Books Limited

synopsis: Quercus has acquired the independent publishing house Arcadia Books, to be based within the MacLehose Press imprint. Arcadia publishes a wide and diverse range of voices, with an especially strong list of international literature in translation.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Quercus
Founded in 2004, UK-based Quercus has already won the prestigious ‘Publisher of the Year’ award and built a reputation as a hit-maker: daring, ambitious, socially conscious and collaborative.Quercus publishes under eight main imprints, including Quercus Fiction, MacLehose Press, and more. "
target: Arcadia Books Limited
Arcadia Books is an independent publishing house based in London. Arcadia publishes a wide and diverse range of voices, with an especially strong list of international literature in translation. Arcadia was founded 25 years ago by Gary Pulsifer.
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announced 8/18/2021 via BusinessWire

Hachette Book Group, will acquire Workman Publishing Co.

synopsis: Hachette Book Group, a publishing company owned by Hachette Livre, the largest publishing company in France, is to acquire Workman Publishing, one of the largest and most respected independently owned book publishers in the US.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group is a publishing company owned by Hachette Livre, the largest publishing company in France, and the third largest trade and educational publisher in the world. Hachette Livre is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère Group. "
target: Workman Publishing Co.
Workman Publishing Co., Inc. is an independently owned family of publishers, including Workman Publishing, Workman Audio, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Algonquin Young Readers, Artisan, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press.
price ($mm)
$240
rev ($mm)
$134
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Open Road Integrated Media, Inc., acquired Bloodhound Books Ltd.

synopsis: Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M), a leading marketing technology company, has acquired Bloodhound Books, a leading independent fiction publisher based in the UK. Bloodhound Books specialises in publishing eBooks but also offers print on demand paperbacks for all of their titles. Their books include Mr Nice, Frailty, Carrion, and more.
buyer: Open Road Integrated Media, Inc.
Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M) is a marketing tech company that helps businesses reach consumers and convert them into customers. OR/M invests in a data-informed consumer-first model which provides discovery for 100% of content and books to consumers through its digital technology. "
target: Bloodhound Books Ltd.
Bloodhound Books is a leading independent fiction publisher based in the UK. Bloodhound Books specialises in publishing eBooks but also offers print on demand paperbacks for all of their titles. Their books include Mr Nice, Frailty, Carrion, A Time to Change, and more.
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closed 7/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Bonnier Books UK, acquired Black & White Publishing

synopsis: Bonnier Books UK has acquired Black & White Publishing, one of Scotland’s leading book publishers, as part of its long-term strategy for growth. With a focus on Scottish and Irish interest publishing, Black & White publishes 30-40 books a year across biography, sport, humour, general non-fiction, fiction, YA, and children’s books.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Books UK
Bonnier Books UK is a leading publisher in the UK. Home to 13 adult and children’s imprints, Bonnier Books UK publishes across a wide variety of genres for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference, Bonnier Books UK believes every book matters. "
target: Black & White Publishing
Black & White Publishing is one of Scotland’s leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print. The company publishes an extensive range of titles, including general non-fiction, biography, sport, and humour, as well as selected fiction, young adult, and children's books.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/9/2021 via BNC Analysis

Nextory AB, acquired Nubico

synopsis: Telefonica has just sold their Nubico ebook service to Nextory, a Swedish company. Barcelona-based Nubico was originally developed in 2013 and currently offers an unlimited platform, with a library of 50,000 books and 80 magazines for €8.99 per month. Nextory will continue to offer the standalone service in Spain.
buyer: Nextory AB
Nextory is a digital book service with hundreds of thousands of audio and e-books founded in 2015 by Shadi Bitar and Ninos Malki. Nextory launched in Sweden in 2015 and has since expanded to Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Norway. "
target parent: Telefonica S.A.
target: Nubico
Barcelona-based Nubico is a subscription book and magazine app allows users to access a catalog of more than 50,000 books and 80 magazines from €8.99 per month. This service lets users read on any device (eReader, iPhone, iPad or Android) and allows access to a growing digital library.
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rev ($mm)
$5,934.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($938.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,098.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,304.00
Employees
28445
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,864.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$311.04
EBIT ($mm)
$214.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6900
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Ticker: HLSE:SAA1V
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma is an inspiring, relevant and trusted consumer media and learning company. Ever since its formation in 1889, the company has held creativity and independent thinking at its core in order to deliver high-quality content in new and different ways.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$1,252.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$352.00
EBIT ($mm)
$147.50
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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