Like Purich Publishing Ltd.

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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announced 9/28/2021 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. announced that it has signed a binding agreement to sell 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.
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$88
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$33
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announced 12/19/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire 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 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:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Hart Publishing Ltd.
Hart Publishing, established in 1996, is the largest independent academic law publisher in the UK. Hart Publishing's mission is to publish the highest quality works of legal scholarship.
price ($mm)
$10
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$4
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2.8x
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closed 2/9/2007 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired Roxbury Publishing Company

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, one of the leading independent investment banks serving the media, information and technology markets, announced that it represented Los Angeles-based Roxbury Publishing Company (Roxbury), a publisher of higher education books in its sale to Oxford University Press (OUP).
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world's largest university press, publishing over 4,000 new titles a year. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines. "
target: Roxbury Publishing Company
Roxbury Publishing Company publishes textbooks, anthologies and supplemental books for the college market. It is a leading college publisher of sociology, criminology, criminal justice, speech communication, and political science titles.
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closed 11/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Edinburgh University Press, acquired Dundee University Press

synopsis: Edinburgh University Press, a premier scholarly publisher in Scotland of academic books and journals and one of the leading university presses in the UK, has acquired the business and publishing assets of Dundee University Press, a leading publisher of academic texts, with an established list of law books for students and practitioners.
buyer parent: The University of Edinburgh
buyer: Edinburgh University Press
Edinburgh University Press is the premier scholarly publisher in Scotland of academic books and journals and one of the leading university presses in the UK. Founded over 50 years ago, Edinburgh University Press became a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Edinburgh in 1992. "
target parent: University of Dundee
target: Dundee University Press
Dundee University Press is a leading publisher of academic texts, with an established list of law books for students and practitioners, an exciting array of history titles as well as general titles, all written for a wide readership.
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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 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 2/5/2021 via PR Newswire

AIP Publishing, acquired University Science Books

synopsis: AIP Publishing has acquired University Science Books (USB), a publisher of textbooks and course materials for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses that span the physical sciences. The acquisition supports AIP Publishing's mission to serve the physical sciences community by expanding its resources for science educators and students.
buyer parent: American Institute of Physics, Incorporated
buyer: AIP Publishing
AIP Publishing provides the global physical sciences community with a comprehensive collection of highly cited peer reviewed scientific information. Their mission is to advance the physical sciences as a publisher of leading research journals and conference proceedings. "
target: University Science Books
University Science Books is a high-quality publisher of textbooks and course materials for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses that span the physical sciences. Its textbooks in chemistry, physics, and astronomy have been recognized as the gold standard in their respective disciplines.
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closed 5/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Ontos Verlag

synopsis: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG acquired Ontos Verlag, a publishing house devoted to analytical philosophy. The program includes 23 book series, all edited by excellent and renowned scholars in their respective areas of research, and 3 journals. The languages of publication are English and German.
buyer: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG
Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, a publishing house, publishes and commercializes books, journals, and electronic media in various fields. It publishes various books in the areas of art and music, classical and ancient near eastern studies, general reference works, and much more. "
target: Ontos Verlag
Ontos Verlag is an independent German publishing house devoted to Mathematics and to furthering a scientific style of philosophy in the tradition of Aristotle, the scholastics and recent analytical philosophy.
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closed 6/4/2008 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., purchased higher education titles from Key Curriculum Press

synopsis: Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has acquired a list of higher education mathematics and statistics titles from Key College Publishing, the higher education division of Key Curriculum Press. Key Curriculum Press is a publisher of inquiry-based textbooks, software and supplemental materials for elementary, middle and high school students.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
seller parent: Cinven
seller: Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press specializes in print and electronic media for mathematics and is regarded in the USA as a pioneer in the effort to reform the mathematics curricula. The newly developed programs are aimed especially at the college and high school market.
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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:$261.90)
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.
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$2.28
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2.2x
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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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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Law Street Media, LLC

synopsis: Legal publisher Fastcase has acquired the Law Street Media legal news platform, working with founder John A. Jenkins, the former President and Publisher of CQ Press. Law Street Media is a free web-based platform covering law and public policy.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first. "
target: Law Street Media, LLC
Law Street Media is a free web-based platform covering law and public policy. It was founded as a way to provide a single essential resource to law students and young professionals in the rapidly evolving legal industry.
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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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$31
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announced 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Zyante

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Zyante Inc., a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$14
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4.0x
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closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

Brill, purchased Climate Law Journal from Ios Press

synopsis: Brill, the international scholarly publisher, acquired the peer-reviewed journal Climate Law from IOS Press to its growing International Environmental Law portfolio. Climate Law is an international journal on climate change and the law.
buyer: Brill (ENXTAM:BRILL:$39.83)
Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. BRILL publishes more than 175 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year. Brill was founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands. "
seller parent: Ohmsha, Ltd.
seller: Ios Press
Climate Law is an international journal on climate change and the law. Its editorial board includes the field's leading academics and practitioners, and publishes peer-reviewed articles on legal and interdisciplinary topics. It has a substantial book review section and appears quarterly.
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closed 1/29/2013 via PR Newswire

The Innovation Accelerator Foundation, acquired The iBridge Network

synopsis: The Innovation Accelerator Foundation (IAF) will officially announce the acquisition of the iBridge Network, a university intellectual property marketplace originally developed by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2005. iBridge is one the premier university intellectual property marketplaces globally.
buyer: The Innovation Accelerator Foundation
Innovation Accelerator is the private component of a public-private partnership with the Small Business Innovation Research Program at the National Science Foundation. Its goal is to facilitate the commercialization efforts of high-tech small businesses funded by grants from the NSF SBIR program. "
target parent: Ewing Marion Kaufmann Foundation
target: The iBridge Network
The iBridge Network aggregates research materials, technologies, and discoveries on the site, providing innovation seekers with access to university-developed innovations, leading to further advances and next-generation products and services.
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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 7/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Barbri, acquired iLawVentures, LLC

synopsis: Legal education provider BARBRI announced its acquisition of iLawVentures, LLC, the leading provider of online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for law schools in the U.S. iLawVentures creates innovative partnerships with law schools, colleges, and universities to create educational products or to transform existing programs.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Barbri
Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world. The Company offers the premier bar exam preparation course to law students delivered by industry-leading professors with a focus on a proven, results-oriented teaching pedagogy. "
target: iLawVentures, LLC
iLawVentures, LLC is the leading provider of online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for law schools in the U.S. iLawVentures (iLaw Ventures) creates innovative partnerships with law schools, colleges, and universities to create educational products or to transform existing programs.
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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 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 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 2/9/2007 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired Roxbury Publishing Company

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, one of the leading independent investment banks serving the media, information and technology markets, announced that it represented Los Angeles-based Roxbury Publishing Company (Roxbury), a publisher of higher education books in its sale to Oxford University Press (OUP).
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world's largest university press, publishing over 4,000 new titles a year. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines. "
target: Roxbury Publishing Company
Roxbury Publishing Company publishes textbooks, anthologies and supplemental books for the college market. It is a leading college publisher of sociology, criminology, criminal justice, speech communication, and political science titles.
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closed 2/5/2021 via PR Newswire

AIP Publishing, acquired University Science Books

synopsis: AIP Publishing has acquired University Science Books (USB), a publisher of textbooks and course materials for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses that span the physical sciences. The acquisition supports AIP Publishing's mission to serve the physical sciences community by expanding its resources for science educators and students.
buyer parent: American Institute of Physics, Incorporated
buyer: AIP Publishing
AIP Publishing provides the global physical sciences community with a comprehensive collection of highly cited peer reviewed scientific information. Their mission is to advance the physical sciences as a publisher of leading research journals and conference proceedings. "
target: University Science Books
University Science Books is a high-quality publisher of textbooks and course materials for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses that span the physical sciences. Its textbooks in chemistry, physics, and astronomy have been recognized as the gold standard in their respective disciplines.
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closed 5/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Ontos Verlag

synopsis: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG acquired Ontos Verlag, a publishing house devoted to analytical philosophy. The program includes 23 book series, all edited by excellent and renowned scholars in their respective areas of research, and 3 journals. The languages of publication are English and German.
buyer: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG
Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, a publishing house, publishes and commercializes books, journals, and electronic media in various fields. It publishes various books in the areas of art and music, classical and ancient near eastern studies, general reference works, and much more. "
target: Ontos Verlag
Ontos Verlag is an independent German publishing house devoted to Mathematics and to furthering a scientific style of philosophy in the tradition of Aristotle, the scholastics and recent analytical philosophy.
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closed 6/4/2008 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., purchased higher education titles from Key Curriculum Press

synopsis: Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has acquired a list of higher education mathematics and statistics titles from Key College Publishing, the higher education division of Key Curriculum Press. Key Curriculum Press is a publisher of inquiry-based textbooks, software and supplemental materials for elementary, middle and high school students.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
seller parent: Cinven
seller: Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press specializes in print and electronic media for mathematics and is regarded in the USA as a pioneer in the effort to reform the mathematics curricula. The newly developed programs are aimed especially at the college and high school market.
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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:$261.90)
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.
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$2.28
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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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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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announced 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Zyante

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Zyante Inc., a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Hands-On Labs Inc, acquired eScience Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Science Interactive Group, through their subsidiary Hands-On Labs, a provider of experiential learning, has acquired eScience Labs, a company that collaborates with hundreds of higher education institutions to provide a traditional hands-on laboratory experience to students engaged in online and blended learning.
buyer parent: Millpond Equity Partners
buyer: Hands-On Labs Inc
Hands-On Labs (HOL) is the world leader in science distance learning. HOL pioneered the way education is conceived and delivered around the world, regardless of location, time zone, or language. They don’t just create products. They create a comprehensive learning process. "
target: eScience Labs, Inc.
eScience Labs collaborates with hundreds of higher education institutions to provide a traditional hands-on laboratory experience to students engaged in online and blended learning.
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announced 5/14/2009 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Jones and Bartlett LLC announced the acquisition of Sleep Ed, LLC a privately held publisher of references for sleep technicians and professionals as well as respiratory care students. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Sleep Ed, LLC published Essentials of Polysomnography, the primary text for many college and university sleep programs.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Educating tens of millions of people worldwide, Jones and Bartlett Publishers is a global leader in educational publishing, providing unique textbooks, reference products, testing and assessment services, and training materials in both print and digital formats. "
target: Sleep Ed, LLC
Sleep Ed, LLC is a privately held publisher of references for sleep technicians and professionals as well as respiratory care students. Their Essentials of Polysomnography is the first textbook on the market to contain the new 2007 American Academy of Sleep Medicine scoring rules.
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closed 2/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nature Publishing Group, acquired Frontiers Media S.A.

synopsis: Nature Publishing Group has purchased a majority investment in open-access publisher Frontiers Media S.A. Frontiers is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Nature Publishing Group
Nature Publishing Group is an international publishing company that publishes academic journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. "
target: Frontiers Media S.A.
Frontiers Media S.A. is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia. Frontiers publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific research articles freely accessible to anybody in the world.
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closed 8/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired National Geographic School Publishing

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, has completed its acquisition of National Geographic Society's digital and print school publishing unit and unveiled the new brand, National Geographic Learning, for its English Language Learning business.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Its products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development and increase student engagement. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic School Publishing
National Geographic School Publishing provides quality PreK-12 instructional materials, including resources for emergent and early literacy, Reading/Language Arts, ESL/ELD, and Content Literacy development.
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closed 8/25/2020 via BusinessWire

Top Hat, acquired bluedoor

synopsis: Top Hat, the leading active learning platform for higher education, has acquired bluedoor, an independent press that specializes in educational content for the sciences in higher education.
buyer: Top Hat
Top Hat’s all-in-one teaching platform enables professors to connect with students inside and outside the classroom with engaging content, tools, and activities. "
target: bluedoor
bluedoor is a science-based publisher in the post-secondary market. Their college publishing group focuses on lab support in both print and digital formats in biology, chemistry, microbiology, anatomy & physiology, geology, physics, and astronomy.
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announced 11/8/2010 via BNC Analysis

Perfection Learning Corporation, will acquire Kinetic Books

synopsis: Perfection Learning, one of the leading publishers of language arts materials for grades 6-12, announced the closing of an agreement to acquire Seattle-based Kinetic Books, publisher of next-generation digital math and science textbooks for the secondary and higher education markets.
buyer: Perfection Learning Corporation
Perfection Learning Corporation is a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials for grades Pre K through 12. Their ever-growing product line covers such content areas as reading, test preparation, writing, vocabulary, and more. "
target: Kinetic Books
Kinetic Books creates and publishes Kinetic TextbooksTM, a line of comprehensive textbooks that are built from the ground up to take advantage of computers. Kinetic Books’ programs include comprehensive digital textbooks in physics, algebra, and geometry.
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closed 10/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Madison Dearborn Partners, acquired Carnegie Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, a leading private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in Carnegie Learning from CIP Capital. Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a provider of curricula, textbooks and math learning software for grades 6-12, written and designed to align to a common core or integrated pathway.
buyer: Madison Dearborn Partners
Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (MDP), based in Chicago, is a leading private equity investment firm in the United States. Since MDP's formation, the firm has raised aggregate capital of over $26 billion and has completed over 140 investments. "
target parent: CIP Capital
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a provider of curricula, textbooks and math learning software for grades 6-12, written and designed to align to a common core or integrated pathway.
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closed 9/6/2018 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc. merged with New Mountain Learning,

synopsis: CIP Capital has completed an investment in Carnegie Learning, a leading provider of innovative, research-proven math products and services, and will be merging it with New Mountain Learning (NML), a leading provider of literacy, language and digital competency skills to create a comprehensive, dynamic, and progressive learning technology company.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: New Mountain Learning
New Mountain Learning is an education company that accelerates student, educator, and institutional success. Their “formula” for effective learning is simple—provide learning solutions that drive student achievement and improve educator effectiveness. "
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning is a transformational math education company focused on delivering better math learning to all teachers and students.
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closed 9/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Carnegie Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. has acquired 100% of the stock of Carnegie Learning, Inc., a publisher of research-based math curricula including the adaptive Cognitive Tutor® math software. Carnegie Learning provides math instruction to more than 600,000 students in 3,000 schools nationwide.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries. "
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of innovative, research-based math curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. The company provides differentiated instruction in schools across the United States.
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closed 1/28/2010 via PR Newswire

The Gale Group, acquired Questia Media, Inc.

synopsis: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has acquired the assets of Questia Media, Inc., a leading provider of information and educational resources to students through its questia.com and questiaschool.com products.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
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: Questia Media, Inc.
Questia is the first online library that provides 24/7 access to the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles. Questia offers a range of search, note-taking, and writing tools.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Web

ProtoCall Services Inc., acquired The Shrink Space

synopsis: ProtoCall Services, the leading provider of telephonic crisis intervention and behavioral health assessment services, announced its acquisition of The Shrink Space, a referral management software platform that is widely used in higher education.
buyer: ProtoCall Services Inc.
For more than 25 years, ProtoCall Services has provided 24/7 telephonic crisis intervention support for universities, colleges, community health organizations and employer benefits providers. Its seamless and customized services. "
target: The Shrink Space
The Shrink Space is a female-founded, HIPAA- and VPAT-compliant software platform that streamlines the behavioral health referral life cycle for institutions, clients and community providers. The Shrink Space is a referral management software platform that is widely used in higher education.
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