Like YBP Library Services

closed 2/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Information Services, acquired YBP Library Services

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has acquired YBP Library Services from Baker & Taylor, the company announced. YBP specializes in delivering shelf-ready books in both print and electronic forms to the academic library market, with more than 12 million titles in its Global Online Bibliographic Information (GOBI).
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides print and digital content and supporting collection management and metadata services to academic, research and special libraries in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Australia and the Pacific Rim.
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closed 4/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a top provider of technology, services and print and digital content to PreK-12 libraries, schools and higher education institutions, announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
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closed 6/2/2011 via PR Web

H.W. Wilson Company Incorporated merged with EBSCO Publishing, Inc.,

synopsis: EBSCO Publishing, the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, and The H.W. Wilson Company, the provider of the highest-quality references in the world, have merged in what is being viewed by the companies as an ideal match. H.W. Wilson offers more than 80 databases on the acclaimed WilsonWeb platform.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books. "
target: H.W. Wilson Company Incorporated
For more than a century, H.W. Wilson has provided libraries with the highest-quality references in the world. The Company offers more than 80 databases on the acclaimed WilsonWeb platform: full text databases; retrospective databases; biography databases; image databases, and more.
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closed 12/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Blackwell UK Limited, acquired Lindsay and Croft Booksellers

synopsis: Baker & Taylor Inc. announced that it has sold UK-based Lindsay and Croft Booksellers to Blackwell UK, Ltd. Lindsay and Croft provides books and collection management services to academic and research libraries in North America and worldwide.
buyer: Blackwell UK Limited
Blackwell U.K. Limited is a leading supplier of academic books and bibliographic support to academic and research libraries in the U.K., Europe and Africa. It is also the leading academic bookseller in the U.K. with 44 shops in retail centers and on university campuses and an online bookshop. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Lindsay and Croft Booksellers
Lindsay & Croft, formerly part of YBP Library Services, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and specialist libraries in North America and worldwide.
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closed 7/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P., acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity firm, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Baker & Taylor, a leading global distributor of books and entertainment products to libraries and retailers. The value of the transaction was approximately $455 million.
buyer: Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P.
Castle Harlan invests in controlling interests in the buyout and development of middle-market companies in North America and Europe. Its team of 10 managing directors, including its founders, has completed 43 acquisitions since its inception with a total value in excess of $8 billion. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video, and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading retailers, including Internet retailers.
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closed 8/7/2017 via Market Wire

ProBility Media Corp., acquired Cranbury International

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp., an EdTech company building the first full-service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades, announced that it has closed on the purchase of Cranbury International, an exporter of educational and training to international markets, located in Montpelier, Vermont.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an EdTech company building the first full-service training & career advancement brand for the skilled trades. Through its divisions & its partnership with Globalsim Inc., ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the skilled trades training market place. "
target: Cranbury International
Cranbury International is an exporter of educational and reference materials, located in Montpelier, Vermont. They sell educational materials to governmental institutions and private sector markets in Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Trinidad, and other international regions.
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announced 11/12/2008 via PR Newswire

Imagine Nation Books, Ltd., will acquire Books Are Fun, Ltd.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. and Imagine Nation Books, Ltd. (INB) announced an agreement in which INB will acquire certain assets of Books Are Fun, Ltd. including intellectual property and product inventory, for approximately $17.5 million payable over three years.
buyer: Imagine Nation Books, Ltd.
Imagine Nation Books, is a national display marketing company that offers discounted merchandise, including books, gifts, stationery, and other consumer goods direct to employees at large corporate offices, hospitals, businesses, and daycares. "
target parent: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
target: Books Are Fun, Ltd.
Books Are Fun, Ltd. is the world’s leading display marketer of books and gifts, selling over 300 million books in the past ten years alone.
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closed 6/22/2016 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Alexander Street, LLC

synopsis: Alexander Street, a leading provider of streaming videos and music as well as award-winning primary source collections to libraries around the world, has joined the ProQuest family of companies. Alexander Street publishes curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target: Alexander Street, LLC
Alexander Street publishes curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research. Alexander Street pairs exclusive content with the latest technology to deliver customizable products and services to libraries and their patrons worldwide.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Concise Capital Management, LP, acquired Nebraska Book Company

synopsis: Concise Capital has acquired Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc. (NBH), which owns Nebraska Book Company and its divisions, Campus Advisory Services and Campus Store Design, along with a controlling interest in PrismRBS. The acquisition provides NBH with the financial flexibility and stability to continue serving the higher education retail industry.
buyer: Concise Capital Management, LP
Concise Capital is an SEC-registered investment adviser with more than $300 million in assets under management. Concise is based in Miami, Florida. Concise was founded in 2004 by Glenn Koach and Tom Krasner. "
target: Nebraska Book Company (:$77.18)
Nebraska Book Holdings is comprised of Nebraska Book Company, PrismRBS, Campus Advisory Services, and Campus Store Design. Its divisions provide course materials, retail technology, store design services, consulting, and digital solutions to more than 2,000 collegiate partners.
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closed 10/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

TC Media, Inc., acquired Somabec

synopsis: TC Media has announced the acquisition of Somabec, a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
buyer parent: TC Transcontinental
buyer: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The sector reaches the majority of Canadian consumers through its print and digital publishing products, in French and English which include newspapers, books, trade publications, mobile applications and more. "
target: Somabec
Somabec is a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
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closed 4/3/2018 via BusinessWire

LSC Communications, acquired TriLiteral LLC

synopsis: LSC Communications, a global leader in print and digital media solutions, has acquired TriLiteral LLC, a full-service logistics provider specializing in the distribution of books for University Presses and Academic Publishers.
buyer: LSC Communications (LKSD:$3,886.00)
LSC Communications is a global leader in print and digital media solutions. The company’s traditional and digital print-related services and office products serve the needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers. "
target: TriLiteral LLC
TriLiteral LLC is a full-service logistics provider specializing in the distribution of books for University Presses and Academic Publishers. They are located in Cumberland, RI.
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closed 9/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Swets Information Services, acquired Jongbloed

synopsis: Royal Swets & Zeitlinger has completed the acquisition of Jongbloed, a leading expert in the supply of legal, fiscal and accountancy content. Swets will take control of the entire Jongbloed company, including both of its physical bookstores in The Hague and Leiden as well as its online stores www.jongbloed.nl and www.jongbloedjuridica.nl.
buyer parent: Gilde Buy Out Partners
buyer: Swets Information Services
Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. It develops and delivers services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world it actively serves clients and publishers in over 160 countries. "
target: Jongbloed
Jongbloed Legal Bookshop, with a webshop and physical stores in The Hague and Leiden, for almost 90 years has been specialized in legal content and supplies to advocacy, all courts, government institutions, accounting firms, universities and students.
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, acquired Linguistics Abstracts Online

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has expanded its linguistics resources with the acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley, a global publishing company specializing in academic publications. Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts from linguistics and language study journals.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target parent: Wiley
target: Linguistics Abstracts Online
Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts from linguistics and language study journals. It benefits those studying linguistics and literature, writing papers, preparing teaching materials, compiling bibliographies and checking references.
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closed 2/28/2017 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., acquired MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of America’s largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses, announced that it has acquired MBS Textbook Exchange, LLC. MBS is the largest contract operator of virtual bookstores for the institutional client market and one of the largest used college textbook wholesalers.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED:$2,185.39)
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and a leading provider of digital education services, enhances the academic and social purpose of educational institutions. "
target: MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.
MBS is the largest contract operator of virtual bookstores for the institutional client market and one of the largest used college textbook wholesalers, bookstore systems providers, and distributors of direct-to-student course materials in the nation.
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closed 6/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Follett Corporation, acquired Neebo

synopsis: Follett Corporation and Nebraska Book Company announced that Follett has purchased Neebo, Nebraska Book Company's retail store division. The agreement adds more than 200 complementary campus retail stores to Follett's portfolio, making Follett the operator of more than 1,150 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores across North America.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Neebo
Neebo, Inc. supplies new and used textbooks to retail shops and online stores. The Company offers textbooks to students through campus bookstores, retail bookstores, and online. Neebo also sells a range of apparel and school supplies.
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closed 2/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Information Services, acquired YBP Library Services

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has acquired YBP Library Services from Baker & Taylor, the company announced. YBP specializes in delivering shelf-ready books in both print and electronic forms to the academic library market, with more than 12 million titles in its Global Online Bibliographic Information (GOBI).
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides print and digital content and supporting collection management and metadata services to academic, research and special libraries in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Australia and the Pacific Rim.
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closed 12/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Blackwell UK Limited, acquired Lindsay and Croft Booksellers

synopsis: Baker & Taylor Inc. announced that it has sold UK-based Lindsay and Croft Booksellers to Blackwell UK, Ltd. Lindsay and Croft provides books and collection management services to academic and research libraries in North America and worldwide.
buyer: Blackwell UK Limited
Blackwell U.K. Limited is a leading supplier of academic books and bibliographic support to academic and research libraries in the U.K., Europe and Africa. It is also the leading academic bookseller in the U.K. with 44 shops in retail centers and on university campuses and an online bookshop. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Lindsay and Croft Booksellers
Lindsay & Croft, formerly part of YBP Library Services, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and specialist libraries in North America and worldwide.
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announced 2/27/2020 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, will acquire Zepheira, LLC

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has will acquire Zepheira, a provider of large-scale, decentralized linked data infrastructure. Zepheira’s mission is to connect libraries, archives and museums to make the world a smarter place. Zepheira facilitates connections between library systems and the open web.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target: Zepheira, LLC
Zepheira is a provider of large-scale, decentralized linked data infrastructure. Zepheira’s mission is to connect libraries, archives and museums to make the world a smarter place. Zepheira uncovers hidden data for patrons and facilitates connections between library systems and the open web.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Turpin Distribution Services, Ltd, acquired Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment

synopsis: UK-based Turpin Distribution, a global fulfillment and distribution company, has acquired Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF) from EBSCO. PPF partners with publishers worldwide to provide renewal and marketing services, journal subscription fulfillment services, finances, and more for scientific, technical, medical and business publications.
buyer: Turpin Distribution Services, Ltd
UK-based Turpin Distribution is a global fulfillment and distribution company providing services to the academic, scholarly, and professional publishing industry. Turpin has supported publishers for over 40 years, helping them grow and develop their business for both print and digital publishing. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment
Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF) provides publishers with customized journal subscription fulfillment services for scientific, technical, medical, and business publications. PPF offers renewal and marketing services, journal subscription fulfillment, finances, and subscriber communication.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, acquired Stacks Inc.

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced the acquisition of Stacks Inc., a leading library and research web platform. EBSCO partnered with the company in 2016 to release Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target: Stacks Inc.
Stacks Inc. is a leading library and research web platform. Stacks technology is designed to simplify the process of creating online content for libraries. It is the first turnkey, responsive web platform with plug and play integrations and mobile apps connected in real time.
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, acquired Linguistics Abstracts Online

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has expanded its linguistics resources with the acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley, a global publishing company specializing in academic publications. Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts from linguistics and language study journals.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target parent: Wiley
target: Linguistics Abstracts Online
Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts from linguistics and language study journals. It benefits those studying linguistics and literature, writing papers, preparing teaching materials, compiling bibliographies and checking references.
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closed 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grey House Publishing, purchased Sears List of Subject Headings from EBSCO Information Services

synopsis: Grey House Publishing acquired H.W. Wilson’s Sears List of Subject Headings from EBSCO Information Services. Now in its 95th year of publication, Sears List of Subject Headings has served the unique needs of small and medium-sized libraries since 1923, suggesting subject headings and sub-headings to use when adding new titles to their collections.
buyer: Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing has published reference works and information products for the library, school, academic and business markets since 1980, with over twenty authoritative databases of vertical industry information as well as critical reference tools in health, education, and more. "
seller parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
seller: EBSCO Information Services
The Sears List of Subject Headings is a thesaurus-like database delivering a core list of headings, together with examples to guide the cataloger in creating further headings as needed. Since the first edition in 1923, the Sears List has served the unique needs of small and medium sized libraries.
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closed 2/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Plum Analytics

synopsis: Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical & medical information products & services, announced the acquisition of Plum Analytics from EBSCO Information Services, an information services company providing research & discovery platforms. Plum Analytics is a pioneer in altmetrics, revealing interest & usage of research beyond traditional measures.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress."
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Plum Analytics
Plum Analytics is a pioneer in the field of altmetrics, revealing research interest and usage beyond traditional measures. They help individuals and organizations that use, fund, support, perform, publish or analyze research obtain a broad-spectrum view of interest and usage in research.
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closed 2/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Information Services, acquired YBP Library Services

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has acquired YBP Library Services from Baker & Taylor, the company announced. YBP specializes in delivering shelf-ready books in both print and electronic forms to the academic library market, with more than 12 million titles in its Global Online Bibliographic Information (GOBI).
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides print and digital content and supporting collection management and metadata services to academic, research and special libraries in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Australia and the Pacific Rim.
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closed 1/15/2014 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, acquired Plum Analytics

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has acquired Plum Analytics. Plum Analytics delivers metrics dashboards to organizations that perform, fund, or publish research. These dashboards can be organized either around the particular research artifacts that researchers produce or by topic, research group, labs, departments, institutes, etc.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service. "
target: Plum Analytics
Plum Analytics delivers metrics dashboards to organizations that perform, fund, or publish research. These dashboards can be organized either around the particular research artifacts that researchers produce or by topic, research group, labs, departments, institutes, etc.
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closed 8/1/2013 via PR Web

EBSCO Information Services, acquired British Education Index

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services, a leading provider of resources for libraries, will add to its education research resources with the acquisition of the British Education Index (BEI). The BEI has been an independent subject and author index to the contents of significant education journals published in the United Kingdom.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service. "
target parent: The University of Leeds
target: British Education Index
The British Education Index continues to serve its original, 50-year old, purpose as an independent subject and author index to the contents of significant education journals published in the UK.
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closed 2/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Information Services, acquired YBP Library Services

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has acquired YBP Library Services from Baker & Taylor, the company announced. YBP specializes in delivering shelf-ready books in both print and electronic forms to the academic library market, with more than 12 million titles in its Global Online Bibliographic Information (GOBI).
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides print and digital content and supporting collection management and metadata services to academic, research and special libraries in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Australia and the Pacific Rim.
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announced 6/12/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Springshare, will acquire QuestionPoint

synopsis: Springshare, a provider of software solutions for libraries, will acquire QuestionPoint from OCLC, a nonprofit global library cooperative. QuestionPoint is a complete virtual reference management system that integrates chat, e-mail, a reference knowledge base, reports and analytic tools to give users a complete view of reference activity.
buyer: Springshare
Founded in 2007, Springshare is an internet software company focused on developing engaging web applications for libraries and educational institutions. Springshare offers a cloud-based platform that helps libraries thrive in a digital-first world and provide superb service to their users. "
target parent: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
target: QuestionPoint
QuestionPoint is a complete virtual reference management system that integrates chat, e-mail, a reference knowledge base, reports and analytic tools to give users a complete view of reference activity. QuestionPoint allows libraries to expand their hours of service to offer live help at anytime.
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, acquired Linguistics Abstracts Online

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has expanded its linguistics resources with the acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley, a global publishing company specializing in academic publications. Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts from linguistics and language study journals.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target parent: Wiley
target: Linguistics Abstracts Online
Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts from linguistics and language study journals. It benefits those studying linguistics and literature, writing papers, preparing teaching materials, compiling bibliographies and checking references.
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closed 12/5/2018 via Company Press Release

Infobase, acquired Credo Reference

synopsis: Infobase announced that it has acquired Credo Reference. Founded in 1999, Credo Reference is a leading provider of innovative research platforms and information literacy instructional materials serving libraries worldwide.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Infobase
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is one of America’s leading providers of supplemental educational materials to the school and library markets. Infobase is a family of highly regarded brands, including Facts On File, Ferguson’s, Bloom’s, The World Almanac®, and The Mailbox®. "
target: Credo Reference
Founded in 1999, Credo Reference is a leading provider of innovative research platforms and information literacy instructional materials serving libraries worldwide. Credo’s Online Reference Service (CORS) platform enables the flexible configuration of content, technology, and discovery services.
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closed 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grey House Publishing, purchased Sears List of Subject Headings from EBSCO Information Services

synopsis: Grey House Publishing acquired H.W. Wilson’s Sears List of Subject Headings from EBSCO Information Services. Now in its 95th year of publication, Sears List of Subject Headings has served the unique needs of small and medium-sized libraries since 1923, suggesting subject headings and sub-headings to use when adding new titles to their collections.
buyer: Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing has published reference works and information products for the library, school, academic and business markets since 1980, with over twenty authoritative databases of vertical industry information as well as critical reference tools in health, education, and more. "
seller parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
seller: EBSCO Information Services
The Sears List of Subject Headings is a thesaurus-like database delivering a core list of headings, together with examples to guide the cataloger in creating further headings as needed. Since the first edition in 1923, the Sears List has served the unique needs of small and medium sized libraries.
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closed 6/22/2016 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Alexander Street, LLC

synopsis: Alexander Street, a leading provider of streaming videos and music as well as award-winning primary source collections to libraries around the world, has joined the ProQuest family of companies. Alexander Street publishes curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target: Alexander Street, LLC
Alexander Street publishes curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research. Alexander Street pairs exclusive content with the latest technology to deliver customizable products and services to libraries and their patrons worldwide.
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closed 5/14/2013 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ebook Library

synopsis: ProQuest has completed its acquisition of Ebook Library (EBL), significantly expanding its e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. EBL is a leading global ebook aggregator, serving academic, corporate and research libraries worldwide.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest LLC is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based electronic publisher and microfilm publisher. It provides archives of sources such as newspapers, periodicals, dissertations, and aggregated databases of many types. Its content is estimated at 125 billion digital pages. "
target parent: Ebooks Corporation
target: Ebook Library
Ebook Library offers more than 300,000 e-books from more than 500 publishers to libraries around the world and counts some of the world's most prestigious academic and research institutions among its customers.
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$30
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closed 6/2/2011 via PR Web

H.W. Wilson Company Incorporated merged with EBSCO Publishing, Inc.,

synopsis: EBSCO Publishing, the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, and The H.W. Wilson Company, the provider of the highest-quality references in the world, have merged in what is being viewed by the companies as an ideal match. H.W. Wilson offers more than 80 databases on the acclaimed WilsonWeb platform.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books. "
target: H.W. Wilson Company Incorporated
For more than a century, H.W. Wilson has provided libraries with the highest-quality references in the world. The Company offers more than 80 databases on the acclaimed WilsonWeb platform: full text databases; retrospective databases; biography databases; image databases, and more.
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closed 12/15/2008 via Company Press Release

The Gale Group, acquired HighBeam Research, Inc.

synopsis: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has acquired HighBeam Research, Inc., producer of the award-winning HighBeam Research Library and the online reference site Encyclopedia.com. HighBeam's growing base of content includes newspaper archives, journal articles, magazines, reference works and more.
buyer parent: Cengage Learning
buyer: The Gale Group
Gale® is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates more than 600 databases. "
target: HighBeam Research, Inc.
HighBeam is a premiere online library for research, facts, and articles. HighBeam also provides an in-depth online library of reference works. HighBeam’s web sites have attracted millions of unique visitors and thousands of subscribers.
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closed 10/29/2008 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., acquired NISC, Inc.

synopsis: EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has made an acquisition designed to augment the company’s database offerings. EBSCO has purchased NISC, Inc., which provides refined subject area databases, many of which are currently available on EBSCOhost®.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government. "
target: NISC, Inc.
National Information Services Corporation publishes information products for access through the BiblioLine Web search service, or on CD-ROM. Some of the abstract and index services are available in print.
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announced 8/8/2007 via PR Newswire

Facts On File, Inc., will acquire Facts On File News Service

synopsis: Facts On File, Inc., a leading provider of print and electronic reference products for the school and library markets, has reached agreement with The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. to acquire the assets of the Facts On File News Services.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Facts On File, Inc.
Facts On File is recognized as one of the leading print and electronic publishers of general reference materials for the school and library markets. Its product formats include single and multi-volume books, online databases, loose-leaf binders and CD-ROMs. "
target parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
target: Facts On File News Service
Facts On File News Services publishes six subscription services, in addition to delivering the Facts on File World News Digest database in a variety of electronic formats. All of these products deliver current events information to libraries which is authoritative, stimulating and easily accessible.
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closed 2/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, acquired ProQuest Information & Learning

synopsis: Cambridge Information Group has closed its previously announced transaction with ProQuest Company and acquired ProQuest Information and Learning. CIG will combine its Bethesda-based CSA subsidiary with Ann Arbor, Mich.-based ProQuest Information and Learning to create a new, privately held independent company, ProQuest-CSA.
buyer: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Cambridge Information Group (CIG) is a family owned management and investment firm, primarily focused on education, research and information services companies. Founded in 1971, CIG continues under the same family stewardship today, with a focus on building companies for long-term success. "
target parent: Voyager Learning Company
target: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
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closed 11/17/2006 via Company Press Release

Grey House Publishing, acquired Micromedia

synopsis: ProQuest Information and Learning announced the sale of its directories program, published by Toronto-based Micromedia ProQuest, to Grey House Publishing of Millerton, New York.
buyer: Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing produces and publishes information products in the business, health, statistical, and demographic fields. It publishes covering the Mail Order, Food & Beverage, Venture Capital, and Security industries, as well as several databases in the Health and Education fields. "
target parent: Voyager Learning Company
target: Micromedia
Micromedia ProQuest is Canada's leading publisher and distributor of proprietary and third-party financial, bibliographic, and directory database products for the academic, corporate K-12 and library markets.
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closed 6/1/2015 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Coutts Information Services Limited

synopsis: ProQuest has completed the acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest is beginning to integrate assets such as Coutts' expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms that include not only MyiLibrary but OASIS as well.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: Coutts Information Services Limited
Coutts Information Services Limited provides a range of physical and digital services to the book industry. It serves publishers, small presses, institutions, associations, information professionals, academic libraries, and government organizations.
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closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Adam Matthew

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the purchase of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew. Adam Matthew is an award winning publisher of online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Adam Matthew
Adam Matthew Digital publishes online primary source collections and works with the leading libraries, archives and scholars from around the world. The results are creative resources that offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries.
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closed 1/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Brill, purchased English-language Entomology List from Apollo Books

synopsis: Brill has finalized an agreement with Apollo Books to acquire the English-language Entomology publications program as well as a small number of other Biology titles. This fits well in Brill’s Biology program, building upon its systematic biology scope while bringing greater cross marketing and global distribution opportunities to the acquired list.
buyer: Brill (ENXTAM:BRILL:$39.83)
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in the fields of Ancient Near East and Egypt, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, contemporary History and History of War studies. "
seller: Apollo Books
The Entomology List from Apollo Books comprises of a number of book series, such as: Geometrid Moths of Europe, The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, Palaearctic Macrolepidopteraand Microlepidoptera of Europe. Also included are 25 forthcoming titles and over 100 backlist titles.
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announced 3/17/2010 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., will acquire NetLibrary

synopsis: OCLC and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have signed an agreement whereby EBSCO will purchase the assets of the OCLC NetLibrary Division and the rights to license a select number of vendor-owned databases currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch service. The purchase includes the NetLibrary eBook and eAudiobook platform.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government. "
target parent: OCLC, Inc.
target: NetLibrary
NetLibrary meets that challenge as the most versatile eContent provider for libraries and publishers. It supports the most content from leading publishers, the most types of media — including eBooks and eAudiobooks — the widest audience of users and the most types of libraries.
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closed 12/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor Books, purchased North American and Australian Businesses from Blackwell UK Limited

synopsis: Baker & Taylor announced it has acquired Blackwell Book Services North America and Blackwell's James Bennett bookseller. The combination of Baker & Taylor's YBP Library Services and Blackwell's North American and Australian businesses brings together the world's most respected and trusted academic and research library service providers.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor Books
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading brick and mortar retailers and Internet retailers. "
seller: Blackwell UK Limited
Blackwell U.K. Limited is a leading supplier of academic books and bibliographic support to academic and research libraries in the U.K., Europe and Africa. It is also the leading academic bookseller in the U.K. with 44 shops in retail centers and on university campuses and an online bookshop.
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closed 12/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Blackwell UK Limited, acquired Lindsay and Croft Booksellers

synopsis: Baker & Taylor Inc. announced that it has sold UK-based Lindsay and Croft Booksellers to Blackwell UK, Ltd. Lindsay and Croft provides books and collection management services to academic and research libraries in North America and worldwide.
buyer: Blackwell UK Limited
Blackwell U.K. Limited is a leading supplier of academic books and bibliographic support to academic and research libraries in the U.K., Europe and Africa. It is also the leading academic bookseller in the U.K. with 44 shops in retail centers and on university campuses and an online bookshop. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Lindsay and Croft Booksellers
Lindsay & Croft, formerly part of YBP Library Services, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and specialist libraries in North America and worldwide.
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closed 9/9/2009 via PE Hub

Superior Capital Partners, purchased XanEdu & NA Publishing from National Archive Publishing Company

synopsis: Superior Capital Partners has acquired certain assets of National Archive Publishing Co. The assets are: XanEdu Publishing, a publisher of customized educational coursepacks for the higher education market; and NA Publishing, a provider of microform archiving of periodicals and journals for the library, higher education and healthcare markets.
buyer: Superior Capital Partners
The cornerstone strategy of Superior Capital Partners is to combine our capital, transaction experience and turnaround expertise with proven management teams who have the vision, capability and commitment to successfully improve and grow businesses. "
seller: National Archive Publishing Company
National Archive Publishing Company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Their main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information.
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