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closed 8/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bayard USA, acquired Peter Li, Inc.

synopsis: Peter Li Inc. of Dayton has been acquired by Bayard Inc. Peter Li, Inc. is a national educational publishing and media company exclusively serving the K-12 and higher education market. Its two divisions include the Peter Li Education Group, College Planning & Management, School Planning & Management, and Today's Catholic Teacher.
buyer parent: Bayard Presse
buyer: Bayard USA
Bayard is present in the US in the publishing industry mainly through the trademark Twenty-Third. This trademark is extremely strong among American parishes. Its catalogue includes all facets of the pastoral and provides tools to those who want to understand and develop their faith. "
target: Peter Li, Inc.
Peter Li, Inc. is a national educational publishing and media company exclusively serving the K-12 and higher education market. Its two divisions include the Peter Li Education Group, College Planning & Management, School Planning & Management, and Today's Catholic Teacher.
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closed 6/3/2009 via BusinessWire

Our Sunday Visitor Inc., acquired Harcourt Religion Publishers

synopsis: Our Sunday Visitor announced its acquisition of Harcourt Religion Publishers (a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. This brings together two of the nation’s leading Catholic publishing groups. Terms of the transaction were undisclosed.
buyer: Our Sunday Visitor Inc.
Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. was founded in 1912 by priest John F. Nol as the publishing company for a Catholic newsweekly serving the needs of the Church. Nearly 100 years later, the not-for-profit organization stands as the nation’s largest Catholic publisher. "
target parent: Education Media and Publishing Group Limited
target: Harcourt Religion Publishers
Harcourt Religion Publishers provides the Catholic educational market with practical, easy-to-use catechetical resources that assist children and adults in the process of faith formation and reflect the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church.
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closed 3/20/2019 via PE Hub

Weld North Holdings, acquired Glynlyon, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North Education, which is backed by Silver Lake, has acquired Rock Rapids, Iowa-based Glynlyon Inc, a digital curriculum company. Glynlyon's academic products are sold under a portfolio of brands, including Odysseyware and Alpha Omega Publications, to public and private school districts as well as individuals.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Weld North Holdings
Weld North Education is a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for pre-K–12 students. The company is built around two underlying businesses, Edgenuity and Imagine Learning. "
target parent: Linsalata Capital Partners
target: Glynlyon, Inc.
Glynlyon is headquartered in Chandler, Ariz. Its academic products are sold under a portfolio of brands, including Odysseyware and Alpha Omega Publications, to public and private school districts as well as individuals.
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closed 8/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., acquired RCL Benziger

synopsis: Two leaders in the K-12 publishing industry are joining forces. Dubuque, Iowa-based Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, publisher of science, math, and gifted materials, acquired Cincinnati-based RCL Benziger, publisher of Catholic educational materials.
buyer: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Kendall Hunt Publishing is the premiere publisher of innovative, hands-on, inquiry-based science, mathematics, and gifted curricula for grades PreK-12. Their award-winning research and standards-based programs are available in both print and digital. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: RCL Benziger
RCL Benziger is one of the oldest publishers of Catholic educational materials and faith formation resources in the United States. Known for its digital product offerings and bilingual resources, RCL Benziger is a major provider of religious education programs for Catholic schools and parishes.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Linsalata Capital Partners, acquired Glynlyon, Inc.

synopsis: Private equity firm Linsalata Capital Partners of Mayfield Heights said it has acquired a majority interest in Glynlyon Inc., a provider of technology-enabled secular and faith-based education curriculum for pre-K to 12th-grade students.
buyer: Linsalata Capital Partners
Linsalata Capital Partners, located in the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of Mayfield Heights, was founded in 1984 and has combined its strong financial capabilities with extensive operational experience to accelerate the growth of middle market companies. "
target: Glynlyon, Inc.
Glynlyon is headquartered in Chandler, Ariz. Its academic products are sold under a portfolio of brands, including Odysseyware and Alpha Omega Publications, to public and private school districts as well as individuals.
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closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC, acquired Resources for Christian Living

synopsis: CFM Religion Publishing Group (CFM), LLC, today announced the acquisitions of RCL -- Resources for Christian Living from RCL Enterprises, Inc. and the Benziger product line from McGraw-Hill Education. The two groups will be combined to form RCL/Benziger Publishing, which will be focused on the Catholic market and based in Allen, Texas.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC
CFM Religion Publishing Group provides Christian resources and publications for families, churches, schools and religious organizations. The Company offers true-to-the-Bible materials including classroom and group-based curricula, books, and magazines, as well as Christian-themed toys and games. "
target parent: RCL Enterprises, Inc.
target: Resources for Christian Living
Resources for Christian Living's reputation as a publisher of high quality, innovative products for religious education and faith formation serving the Catholic parish and school market contributed to the success of its Faith First grades K-8 program with its award-winning web site.
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closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC, acquired Benziger Publishing

synopsis: CFM Religion Publishing Group (CFM), LLC, today announced the acquisitions of RCL -- Resources for Christian Living from RCL Enterprises, Inc. and the Benziger product line from McGraw-Hill Education. The two groups will be combined to form RCL/Benziger Publishing, which will be focused on the Catholic market and based in Allen, Texas.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC
CFM Religion Publishing Group provides Christian resources and publications for families, churches, schools and religious organizations. The Company offers true-to-the-Bible materials including classroom and group-based curricula, books, and magazines, as well as Christian-themed toys and games. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Benziger Publishing
Benziger strives to provide the most innovative and comprehensive catechetical material for the Catholic parish. Benziger differentiates itself in several important ways.
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closed 6/28/2005 via Company Press Release

Behrman House, acquired A.R.E Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Behrman House Publishers, based in Springfield, NJ, today announced the acquisition of the textbook and teacher's resource titles of the Denver-based A.R.E. Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Behrman House
Behrman House is known as a publisher of quality Judaic textbooks and supplementary materials for the classroom. Our educational materials are fun, age-appropriate and pedagogically sound. Our broad-based offerings--which include Hebrew, Bible, ethics, holidays, and Israel--are designed to meet: "
target: A.R.E Publishing, Inc.
For thirty-two years A.R.E. Publishing, Inc. has provided the finest Jewish educational resources available.
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closed 2/28/2006 via BNC Analysis

National Geographic Society, acquired Hampton-Brown Co., Inc.

synopsis: The Hampton-Brown Company, the leading publisher of English as a Second Language learning materials, has been acquired by National Geographic Society ("NGS"). Hampton-Brown focuses its publishing efforts on language and literacy materials for under-performing students and for students whose first language is not English.
buyer: National Geographic Society
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. It reaches more than 330 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and its four other magazines. "
target: Hampton-Brown Co., Inc.
The Hampton-Brown Company was founded in 1980 by Sheron Long to create motivating educational materials of quality and instructional merit that make a difference in students' educational advancement.
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closed 9/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

University Press of Colorado, purchased Discover Colorado from Pruett Publishing Company

synopsis: Pruett Publishing sold its one active textbook, the grade-level Colorado history book "Discover Colorado," to the University Press of Colorado. Pruett Publishing Company publishes non-fiction books.
buyer: University Press of Colorado
University Press of Colorado is a nonprofit publishing enterprise supported by Adams State College, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, and Western State College of Colorado. "
seller: Pruett Publishing Company
Pruett Publishing Company publishes non-fiction books. Pruett Publishing Company has been producing books from the Mountain West since 1959.
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closed 7/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Routledge Inc., acquired Baywood Publishing

synopsis: Baywood Publishing is now a part of Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis. Since 1964, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., has been committed to publishing scholarly and professional journals and books in the social sciences and humanities.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Routledge Inc.
Routledge is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1836, they have published many of greatest thinkers and scholars of the last hundred years. "
target: Baywood Publishing
Since 1964, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., has been committed to publishing scholarly and professional journals and books in the social sciences and humanities. Areas of interest include health policy, community health, gerontology, death and bereavement, computers in education and more.
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announced 6/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Vista Higher Learning, Inc., will acquire Santillana USA

synopsis: Vista Higher Learning, Inc., the leading educational publisher of world language products in the US, has announced an agreement with the PRISA education subsidiary SANTILLANA, for the acquisition of SANTILLANA USA’s operations. SANTILLANA USA is a leading company for the learning of Spanish at all levels in the U.S. market.
buyer: Vista Higher Learning, Inc.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Vista Higher Learning, Inc. was founded in 2000 as a specialized publisher focused exclusively on world languages. Since that time, VHL has become the market leader for language learning solutions for Spanish, French, German, and Italian. "
target parent: Prisa
target: Santillana USA
Santillana USA, based in Miami, Florida, are dedicated to the diffusion of the Spanish and English language by offering quality second language instructional materials and children’s literature for K-12 education.
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closed 11/3/2005 via Company Press Release

EMCParadigm, acquired Symtalk, Inc.

synopsis: EMC Corporation ("EMC"), an independent educational publisher, announced its acquisition of Symtalk, Inc. ("Symtalk"), a leading provider of language learning materials for grades K-12.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMCParadigm (:$0.00)
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages. "
target: Symtalk, Inc.
The Symtalk Method is an original concept in foreign language instruction, allowing teachers to get immediate results. Symtalk is academic, visual and exciting. Symtalk is a vertical & horizontal integrated curriculum. Students learn how to substitute words for self-explanatory symbols. The use of s
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Routledge Inc., acquired Ashgate Publishing Group

synopsis: Taylor & Francis's parent company Informa has acquired independent humanities and social sciences publisher Ashgate Publishing. Ashgate, based in Farnham in Surrey, will join with major HSS [humanities and social sciences] brand, Routledge, the world's largest English language publisher of academic content in HSS disciplines.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Routledge Inc.
Routledge is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1836, they have published many of greatest thinkers and scholars of the last hundred years, including Adorno, Einstein, Russell, Popper, Wittgenstein, Jung, and more. "
target: Ashgate Publishing Group
Ashgate is a leading research publisher in the UK. Ashgate specializes in publishing books and journals in the humanities and social sciences subject areas. Ashgate has over 14,000 titles and publishes over 700 titles a year.
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closed 7/27/2009 via Company Press Release

Cengage Learning, purchased ELT Business from Marshall Cavendish

synopsis: Cengage Learning, one of the world's leading providers of print and digital information services for the educational and library reference markets, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Marshall Cavendish's English Language Teaching business
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
seller parent: Fraser & Neave Limited
seller: Marshall Cavendish
The Marshall Cavendish ELT business includes its first series title, Just Right, published since 2003, as well as titles under the Summertown imprint.
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closed 1/3/2012 via PR Newswire

Scholastic Inc., acquired Learners Publishing

synopsis: Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, announced that through its Singapore subsidiary, Scholastic Education International (Singapore) Private Ltd., it has acquired Learners Publishing, a Singapore-based publisher of supplemental learning materials for English Language Learners.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children's media. It creates quality books, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products. "
target: Learners Publishing
Learners Publishing is a Singapore-based publisher of supplemental learning materials for English Language Learners. Since its launch in 2000, Learners Publishing has produced a list of more than 400 titles.
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announced 10/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Tosho Printing Company, Limited, will acquire Kirihara Shoten K.K.

synopsis: Tosho Printing Company, Limited, a Japanese company engaged in the production and sale of publication and commercial printings, will acquire a 51% stake in Kirihara Shoten K.K., a publisher of educational materials for high school students in Japan. Kirihara publishes textbooks on English Language learning approved by the Japanese government.
buyer: Tosho Printing Company, Limited (TSE:7913:$466.42)
Tosho Printing Company, Limited is engaged in the production and sale of publication printings and commercial printings in Japan. The company produces a variety of products, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, reference books, picture books, comics, magazines, art books, and more. "
target: Kirihara Shoten K.K.
Kirihara Shoten K.K. is a leading publisher of educational materials for high school students in Japan. Kirihara publishes textbooks on English Language learning approved by the Japanese government for use in over 40% of high-end private high schools in Japan.
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closed 8/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bayard USA, acquired Peter Li, Inc.

synopsis: Peter Li Inc. of Dayton has been acquired by Bayard Inc. Peter Li, Inc. is a national educational publishing and media company exclusively serving the K-12 and higher education market. Its two divisions include the Peter Li Education Group, College Planning & Management, School Planning & Management, and Today's Catholic Teacher.
buyer parent: Bayard Presse
buyer: Bayard USA
Bayard is present in the US in the publishing industry mainly through the trademark Twenty-Third. This trademark is extremely strong among American parishes. Its catalogue includes all facets of the pastoral and provides tools to those who want to understand and develop their faith. "
target: Peter Li, Inc.
Peter Li, Inc. is a national educational publishing and media company exclusively serving the K-12 and higher education market. Its two divisions include the Peter Li Education Group, College Planning & Management, School Planning & Management, and Today's Catholic Teacher.
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closed 8/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bayard USA, acquired Peter Li, Inc.

synopsis: Peter Li Inc. of Dayton has been acquired by Bayard Inc. Peter Li, Inc. is a national educational publishing and media company exclusively serving the K-12 and higher education market. Its two divisions include the Peter Li Education Group, College Planning & Management, School Planning & Management, and Today's Catholic Teacher.
buyer parent: Bayard Presse
buyer: Bayard USA
Bayard is present in the US in the publishing industry mainly through the trademark Twenty-Third. This trademark is extremely strong among American parishes. Its catalogue includes all facets of the pastoral and provides tools to those who want to understand and develop their faith. "
target: Peter Li, Inc.
Peter Li, Inc. is a national educational publishing and media company exclusively serving the K-12 and higher education market. Its two divisions include the Peter Li Education Group, College Planning & Management, School Planning & Management, and Today's Catholic Teacher.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

1517 Media, acquired Lutheran University Press

synopsis: 1517 Media, the publishing arm of the evangelical Lutheran Church of America whose book imprints include Beaming Books, Fortress Press and Augsburg Books, has acquired Lutheran University Press, a religious publisher with 75 biblical, theological, and general interest titles.
buyer: 1517 Media
1517 Media helps Christian communities and individuals encounter a loving God and grow in faith and understanding through publishing. They create resources for Christian worship and faith formation, for academic study and professional development, and for individual edification and spiritual growth."
target: Lutheran University Press
Lutheran University Press is a religious publisher with 75 biblical, theological, and general interest titles. The legacy of Lutheran University Press is important to the Lutheran community and they aim to continuously support the work of their titles through new partnerships.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iron Stream Media, acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

synopsis: Iron Stream Media, a Christian publisher, has acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books), a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
buyer: Iron Stream Media
Iron Stream Media is a Christian publisher. The company provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and more. Their brands include New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, and New Hope Kidz."
target: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books) is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
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announced 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Hachette Book Group, will acquire Worthy Publishing Group

synopsis: Hachette Book Group has announced an agreement to acquire the assets of Worthy Publishing Group. Worthy Publishing Group is an inspirational adult and children’s book publisher specializing in Christian authors and bestselling nonfiction and fiction books.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre (a Lagardère company), the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. "
target: Worthy Publishing Group
Worthy is an inspirational adult and children’s book publisher specializing in Christian authors and bestselling nonfiction and fiction books. Worthy focuses on a boutique list of books across a broad spectrum: inspiration, fiction, Bible study, current events, devotion, leadership, and much more.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Bible Society Australia, acquired Acorn Press Ltd

synopsis: Bible Society Australia has announced the acquisition of Acorn Press. A member of the Small Press Network, Acorn Press publishes books that are thought provoking, life changing and written from a Christian perspective.
buyer: Bible Society Australia
The goal of Bible Society Australia is to translate, publish, distribute and engage people with the Bible. Their vision is to see all people engaged with the Bible in a language they can understand, in a format they can use, and at a price they can afford. "
target: Acorn Press Ltd
Since its establishment in 1979, Acorn Press has been publishing books for Australians that are thoughtful, well informed and written from a Christian perspective. Acorn’s aim is to produce books which challenge readers to think about the issues faced in twenty-first century life.
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closed 10/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Luz Mundial, acquired La Biblia Reina Valera

synopsis: Luz Mundial, a collection of websites to help reflect the world the light of Christ, announced its acquisition of a Spanish-only Bible study iPhone app, La Biblia Reina Valera. More than one million people in six continents have used the app and the number continues to grow.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Luz Mundial
Luz Mundial is company with a collection of websites to help reflect the world the light of Christ. They are dedicated to serving their users and ministries associated with the message of the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ as the center of everything they do. "
target: La Biblia Reina Valera
La Biblia Reina Valera is a Spanish-only Bible study iPhone app. More than one million people in 6 continents have used the app – La Biblia Reina Valera (de estudio en Español) – and the number continues to grow.
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closed 10/23/2013 via PR Newswire

TAN Books, acquired Neumann Press

synopsis: TAN Books, a division of Saint Benedict Press, and a Publisher You Can Trust with Your Faith, announced its acquisition of Neumann Press, a Minnesota publisher of classic Catholic titles for children and adults.
buyer parent: Saint Benedict Press
buyer: TAN Books
TAN Books was established in 1967. They've published more than 600 books distinctive for their preservation of the traditional literature of the Roman Catholic Church. They're committed to the preservation and promotion of the spiritual, theological and liturgical traditions of the Catholic Church. "
target: Neumann Press
Neumann Press was founded in 1981 with the goal of reviving long-lost Catholic titles with beautiful bindings and excellent content. They publish many Catholic children's books and new editions of favorite out-of-print Catholic readers, history books, novels and story books.
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announced 12/1/2011 via Company Press Release

InterVarsity Press, will acquire Biblica Books

synopsis: InterVarsity Press has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Biblica Books, the book-publishing arm of Biblica Worldwide. Biblica Books conducts ministry through three core strategies: Translation, Publishing, and Bible Engagement.
buyer: InterVarsity Press
Located in Westmont, Illinois, InterVarsity Press has been publishing excellent Christian books for more than 50 years. Its publishing program is focused on three imprints: IVP Books, IVP Academic, and IVP Connect. "
target parent: Biblica Worldwide
target: Biblica Books
Biblica Books provides God’s Word to people through translation, publishing, and Bible engagement. Biblica’s ministry extends worldwide, with outreach in over 55 countries. Biblica has translated the Bible in more than 100 languages.
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announced 10/31/2011 via BusinessWire

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, will acquire Thomas Nelson, Inc.

synopsis: HarperCollins Publishers has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thomas Nelson, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Thomas Nelson is one of the leading trade publishers in the US. It provides multiple forms of inspirational content including: books, Bibles, e-books, journals, audio, video, curriculum and digital applications.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world’s leading English-language publishers. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, and mystery, romance, reference, religious, and spiritual books. "
target parent: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
target: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Thomas Nelson, Inc., headquartered in Nashville, TN, is one of the leading trade publishers in the United States. The Company is the world’s leading provider of Bibles, inspirational books and digital content, with product distribution in over 100 countries.
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closed 11/24/2008 via BusinessWire

Saint Benedict Press, acquired Tan Books & Publishers Incorporated

synopsis: A leading publisher of traditional Roman Catholic books has been acquired by Saint Benedict Press. In recent years, TAN has struggled to survive financially and most recently has been operating under the protection of the United States Bankruptcy Court.
buyer: Saint Benedict Press
Saint Benedict Press, LLC is a North Carolina-based publisher of Catholic Classics. "
target: Tan Books & Publishers Incorporated
Established in 1967, TAN Books and Publishers has published more than 600 books distinctive for their preservation of the traditional literature of the Roman Catholic Church.
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closed 2/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Christian Music Planet

synopsis: Salem Communications Corporation, a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values, has acquired the Christian Music Planet® brand, including www.ChristianMusicPlanet.com, a leading Christian music web portal.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target parent: EMF Broadcasting
target: Christian Music Planet
Christian Music Planet is the most-read Christian music and entertainment consumer publication. The magazine is also an integral part of the EMF Broadcasting family, which includes the K-LOVE and Air 1 radio networks.
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announced 1/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

STL USA, will acquire International Bible Society Inc.

synopsis: Following a three month due diligence period, International Bible Society and Send The Light announced today their joint intention to merge organisations. IBS is one of the world’s largest translators and distributors of Scripture, and STL is one of the world’s largest distributors of Christian literature.
buyer: STL USA
Send The Light is recognised as Europe’s leading distributor of English language Christian books, gift, music, software and videos. Working with virtually all of the publishers and originators of Christian product, the STL warehouse stocks a vast range and number of different products. "
target: International Bible Society Inc.
International Bible Society, Inc. translates Bible into various languages. It also provides Bible translations online. The company provides scriptures in hotel rooms, to immigrants, hospital patients, the armed forces, and churches. International Bible Society, Inc. was founded in 1809.
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closed 12/28/2006 via BNC Analysis

Deseret Book Co., acquired Covenant Communications

synopsis: Deseret Book officials announced the acquisition of rival Covenant Communications and its sister company Seagull Book and Tape, an LDS-themed retail book chain of 26 stores. Both Deseret Book, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Seagull Book brand will continue to operate independently.
buyer parent: Deseret Management Corporation
buyer: Deseret Book Co.
Deseret Book is committed to support the mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by providing scriptures, books, music, and other quality products that strengthen individuals, families, and our society. Deseret Book is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation. "
target: Covenant Communications
Covenant Communications is one of the largest publishers of LDS fiction, games, teaching aids, gift books and nonfiction. Seagull Book and Tape is an LDS-oriented discount chain with stores throughout Utah, Idaho, Arizona and California.
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Thomas Nelson, Inc., acquired Integrity Publishers Inc.

synopsis: Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc. has signed a deal to buy Integrity Publishers, the book publishing subsidiary of Integrity Media. The deal for undisclosed terms is expected to close Sept. 28.
buyer parent: InterMedia Partners
buyer: Thomas Nelson, Inc. (:$0.00)
Thomas Nelson is the largest publisher of Bibles and inspirational books in the English language. Thomas Nelson publishes, produces, and distributes Christian oriented books. TNM also designs, manufactures, and markets a broad line of gift and stationery products. "
target parent: Integrity Media, Inc.
target: Integrity Publishers Inc.
Nashville-based Integrity publishes best-selling authors Max Lucado, Beth Moore, Zig Ziglar, and Gary Smalley, among others. The company is a subsidiary of Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Media, which publishes and distributes Christian music, video, books and related products.
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Random House, Inc., acquired Multnomah Publishers

synopsis: Random House, Inc., the largest English-language trade book publisher, announced today that it has purchased one of the nation’s leading evangelical Christian book publishing houses, Multnomah Publishers. The acquisition significantly strengthens the company’s presence in the burgeoning Christian book marketplace.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Random House, Inc.
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. "
target: Multnomah Publishers
Multnomah is a Christian publishing house that produces over 70 new releases a year and carries more than 300 timeless classics. We present spiritual themes in diverse formats ranging from current issues and Christian living to adult fiction.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2006 via AP - Associated Press

InterMedia Partners VII LP, acquired Thomas Nelson, Inc.

synopsis: Thomas Nelson Inc., one of the world's largest producers of Christian books, study guides and other materials, said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Monday that it has gone private in a $473 million buyout deal.
buyer: InterMedia Partners VII LP
InterMedia Partners is a private equity investment firm that makes control investments in media companies. Currently investing its seventh fund, InterMedia is focused on media content catering to underserved audiences. "
target: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Thomas Nelson is the largest publisher of Bibles and inspirational books in the English language. Thomas Nelson publishes, produces, and distributes Christian oriented books. TNM also designs, manufactures, and markets a broad line of gift and stationery products.
price ($mm)
$459
rev ($mm)
$247
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
13.2x
closed 10/17/2005 via PR Newswire

Church Publishing, Inc., acquired The Morehouse Group, Inc

synopsis: Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI), the distinguished Episcopal publishing company, has acquired prominent Episcopal imprints - Morehouse Publishing and Living The Good News - from the Continuum International Publishing Group.
buyer: Church Publishing, Inc.
Church Publishing Incorporated produces prayer books, hymnals, and other titles mandated by the General Convention through the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. "
target parent: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
target: The Morehouse Group, Inc
Morehouse Publishing, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1884. It offers books on spirituality, liturgy and worship, prayer, the Bible, theology, ethics, Christian education, homiletics, parish administration, and contemporary social issues.
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closed 9/19/2003 via BusinessWire

Thomas Nelson, Inc., purchased certain assets of the World Bible Publishers from World Bible Publishers Incorporated

synopsis: Thomas Nelson, Inc. TNM today announced that it purchased certain assets of the World Bible Publishers division of RiversideWorld, Inc. on September 19, 2003. The purchase was made for cash. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: InterMedia Partners
buyer: Thomas Nelson, Inc. (:$0.00)
Thomas Nelson is the largest publisher of Bibles and inspirational books in the English language. Thomas Nelson publishes, produces, and distributes Christian oriented books. TNM also designs, manufactures, and markets a broad line of gift and stationery products. "
seller parent: Jordan Industries, Inc.
seller: World Bible Publishers Incorporated
Books & Bibles targeting the Christian faith...
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closed 2/16/2006 via BusinessWire

Salem Web Network, acquired CrossDaily.com

synopsis: Salem Communications, the leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed programming, today announced the acquisition of CrossDaily.com, an online provider of Christian content, graphics and online community resources, for $2.3 million.
buyer parent: Salem Communications Corporation
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network owns and operates OnePlace.com, the largest Internet source of audio ministry program streaming, Christianity.com, Crosswalk.com, SermonSearch.com, and TheFish.com, making Salem the number one online destination on the web for Christian content. "
target: CrossDaily.com
CrossDaily.com is one of the leading Christian portal sites on the Internet. Visitors enjoy excellent Christian resources such as e-cards, graphics, pen-pals, Bible trivia, Bible search and web search. The site is dynamic, and continually offers our visitors new and exciting content.
price ($mm)
$2.30
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closed 5/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Recorded Books Inc., acquired christianaudio

synopsis: Recorded Books Inc., a leading provider of unabridged audiobooks and digital content to the library, school, and retail markets, announced that it is has acquired Christianaudio.com (eChristian Inc.), a publisher of Christian audiobooks that operates under the christianaudio brand.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 23,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. "
target: christianaudio
Christianaudio.com offers a diverse variety of digital audio products for purchase and immediate download. In addition to the products from other Christian publishers, organizations and ministries, they offer over 750 titles published by christianaudio under four imprints.
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Zondervan Publishing House, acquired The Beginner's Bible

synopsis: The Beginner's Bible®, which has dominated the top 10 bestsellers list in the Christian industry for 20 years, has been acquired from Mission City Press by leading Christian children's publisher Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan. The Beginner's Bible shares the life and fun of Bible stories in an engaging, entertaining and educational way.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Zondervan Publishing House
Zondervan is the world's leading Bible publisher and a leading publisher of Christian books. Zondervan offers bestselling study, devotional, reference, text, audio, software and digital Bibles designed to inspire readers at every age and each stage of life. "
target parent: Mission City Press, Inc.
target: The Beginner's Bible
Designed specifically for children six years and younger, The Beginner's Bible shares the life and fun of Bible stories in an engaging, entertaining and educational way. Its simple retelling of favorite Bible stories and unique style of artwork made it an instant bestseller.
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