Like Mag+

closed 7/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

MPS Limited, acquired Mag+

synopsis: Indian publishing services company MPS Ltd has acquired Sweden- and US-based Magplus, a digital platform that creates and distributes content to mobile apps. Mag+ is the most easy-to-use tool for creating & managing digital content on iPad & Android tablets.
buyer parent: ADI Media
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS Limited is a publishing services company. They handle everything from the production of a client's book, journal, or magazine right through to subscription management and BPO services. Their expertise spans digital publishing, interactive learning and multimedia, and creative design. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Mag+
Mag+ is the most easy-to-use tool for creating & managing digital content on iPad & Android tablets. Mag+ premiered on the first iPads in April 2010 with the award winning PopularScience+.
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closed 4/29/2014 via BusinessWire

Zinio LLC, acquired Audience Media

synopsis: Zinio, the world’s largest digital newsstand and leading magazine app for iOS, Android and web, announced that it has acquired Audience Media, the leading developer of mobile app solutions, to translate print publications into mobile apps optimized for the smartphone and tablet reading experiences.
buyer parent: Gilvest LP
buyer: Zinio LLC
Zinio Systems, Inc. is the marketplace leader for digital publishing products and services. Zinio provides print publishers with new circulation and revenue growth opportunities through easy, turnkey solutions and complete circulation, production and fulfillment services. "
target: Audience Media
Audience Media S.L. are the developers of a revolutionary multi-channel publishing system for the communications, marketing and media industries. It is the leading developer of mobile app solutions, to translate print publications into mobile apps for the smartphone and tablet reading experiences.
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closed 3/5/2014 via PR Newswire

Flipboard Inc., acquired Zite, Inc.

synopsis: Flipboard, Inc. announces its acquisition of Zite, a popular news reader application for iOS and Android, from CNN. Zite evaluates millions of new stories every day, looking at the type of article, its key attributes and how it is shared across the web.
buyer: Flipboard Inc.
Flipboard is the world’s first social magazine. Inspired by the beauty and ease of print media, Flipboard’s mission is to fundamentally improve how people discover, view and share content across their social networks. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: Zite, Inc.
Zite evaluates millions of new stories every day, looking at the type of article, its key attributes and how it is shared across the web. Zite uses this information to match stories to a user's personal interests and then delivers them automatically to the iPad or iPhone.
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closed 8/30/2011 via Market Wire

CNN Worldwide, acquired Zite

synopsis: CNN has acquired technology company Zite, a news app for the iPad that gives users a personalized magazine-like experience. Zite surfaces content to users that they will find most interesting from a variety of sources across the Web by learning users' preferences and getting smarter as it's used.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: CNN Worldwide
CNN Worldwide is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; mobile applications and websites around the world; and more. "
target: Zite
Zite is a free, personalized iPad magazine that understands what you like and gets smarter as you use it. The application learns as you use it to bring you the articles you will find most interesting from a variety of sources across the web.
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closed 11/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Stirling Corp., acquired Paradise Publishers

synopsis: Stirling Corp, a Digital Media Company, announced the acquisition of the digital assets of Paradise Publishers, Inc, a mobile app developer company which has developed apps like Free eBooks and Libros Gratis. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
buyer: Stirling Corp.
Stirling Corp offers eBooks and Audiobooks for digital download, podcasting, digital publishing, author/writer assistance, and advertising opportunities for forward-thinking companies. The company mission is to bring readers and authors together from around the world. "
target: Paradise Publishers
Paradise Publishers Inc. is a mobile app developer company which has developed apps like Free eBooks and Libros Gratis. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. They are based in Henderson, Nevada.
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announced 3/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., will acquire Texture

synopsis: Apple announced it signed an agreement to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media LLC, which gives users unlimited access to their favorite titles for one monthly subscription fee. Texture brings over 200 of the world’s best magazines to life, providing an easy way for users to read high-quality stories.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Texture
Texture is a digital magazine platform owned by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, KKR, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Media and Time Inc. It's a completely new way for readers to experience the world’s best magazines, reimagined for how people consume content today.
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closed 5/27/2014 via Company Press Release

Feedbooks, acquired Aldiko

synopsis: Feedbooks, an online books store offering more than 800,000 books to a world-wide audience acquired Aldiko, a leading eBook reading application for Android which has more than 20 million users. This major purchase allows Feedbooks to guide their customers through the entire value chain and to offer them the best possible reading experience.
buyer: Feedbooks
Feedbooks is an ebook retailer, connected to a large ecosystem of reading systems and social networks. Every month, Feedbooks distributes millions of books to an increasingly growing community of readers. Feedbooks is a leader in standard publishing and distribution technologies. "
target: Aldiko
Aldiko is an e-book reader application for the Android operating system. It supports the EPUB format for digital publications and incorporates facilities for browsing online catalogs on thousands of books and downloading them directly into the user's personal library.
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closed 3/28/2014 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Readmill Network Limited

synopsis: Dropbox has acquired the iOS and Android ebook reading app Readmill, and the app will be shut down. Readmill was a Berlin-based startup that had become popular for the clean, streamlined ebook reading service it provided.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,321.30)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Readmill Network Limited
Readmill is an ebook reader for iOS and Android that let users read and share books. Readmill is popular for the clean, streamlined ebook reading service it provided; its support for Adobe DRM meant readers could buy ebooks from platforms like Kobo and Nook and then read them on Readmill’s apps.
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closed 1/9/2012 via BusinessWire

Safari Books Online, LLC, acquired ThreePress Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: Safari® Books Online, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, announced it has acquired Massachusetts-based Threepress Consulting Inc. Threepress’ technology expertise includes EPUB tools, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript technology and digital publishing methodologies.
buyer: Safari Books Online, LLC
Safari Books Online is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. "
target: ThreePress Consulting, Inc.
Threepress Consulting, Inc. provides expert consulting services and software engineering in digital publishing. The company is the maker of the Ibis Reader online EPUB reading system.
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announced 10/10/2012 via PR Newswire

Kobo Inc., will acquire Aquafadas

synopsis: Kobo, Inc., a global powerhouse in eReading with over 10 million users in 190 countries, and Aquafadas a leading digital publishing technology company, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Kobo intends to acquire Aquafadas.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is one of the world's fastest-growing eReading services offering over 3-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers. Kobo has top ranked eReading applications for iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and MacOS. "
target: Aquafadas
Aquafadas solutions allow and facilitate the dissemination of digital content on all major new platforms: smartphones, tablets and web. The business world uses the Aquafadas tools to enable migration of digital content such as marketing, technical documentation, commercial or financial.
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announced 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Kobo Inc., will acquire Tolino

synopsis: Rakuten Kobo Inc. from Canada, one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading service providers, will acquire the Tolino technology platform from Deutsche Telekom. Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Tolino
Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Since 2014, the e-reader has also been available in Belgium, Netherlands, and Italy.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Paperlit Inc., acquired Stonewash Limited

synopsis: Digital publishing solution company, Paperlit, has acquired Stonewash - a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK.
buyer parent: AppsBuilder
buyer: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps. Paperlit helps publishers distribute digital editions to a growing mobile audience and generate more revenue. "
target: Stonewash Limited
Stonewash is a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK. The Stonewash Magazine App has been developed to offer the most engaging format, without the need for repurposing content.
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

MagazineCloner merged with Jellyfish Publishing,

synopsis: Jellyfish Publishing have merged with digital publishing software provider MagazineCloner. The new business will bring together Jellyfish's digital marketing expertise with MagazineCloner’s digital publishing software and digital sales reporting and analysis capabilities to provide publishers with a unique and comprehensive offering.
buyer: Jellyfish Publishing
Jellyfish Publishing are experts in digital subscription marketing. They create campaigns which convert targeted traffic into high quality subscriptions or qualified leads through multiple channel promotions and consumer touch points. "
target: MagazineCloner
Since launching in March 2010 MagazineCloner has rapidly become the largest magazine app provider in the world thanks to its comprehensive multi-platform offering, commitment to customer service, speed of delivery and straight-forward business model with no hidden costs.
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closed 1/7/2013 via PR Newswire

30DC Inc., purchased Business Assets from Netbloo Media

synopsis: 30DC, Inc., a provider of web-based tools for the monetization of digital content and 50% joint venture owner of the rapidly growing MagCast Publishing Platform, announced it has acquired the remaining 50% of the MagCast platform from Netbloo Media Ltd together with the outright purchase of the Market ProMax online marketing platform.
buyer: 30DC Inc. (TDCH:$1.36)
30DC, Inc. focuses on the enormous growth potential of the Web 2.0 e-commerce Created by Edward Dale. 30DC, Inc.’s focus is on the building, management and acquisition of international Web 2.0-based sales and marketing companies. "
seller: Netbloo Media
The Business Assets of Netbloo Media include the remaining 50% of the MagCast and 100% of Market ProMax. MagCast is used to publish digital magazines on Apple Corporation's Apple Newsstand. Market ProMax allows anyone to sell digital products without any programming knowledge or technical expertise.
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closed 5/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Quark Inc., acquired MobileIQ, Inc.

synopsis: Quark has announced its acquisition of Mobile IQ, creators of PressRun, the cloud-based digital publishing solution developed to deliver innovative, interactive tablet and mobile experiences.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Quark Inc.
Quark Inc. is a leading provider of publishing software for professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, and large organizations. Its flagship product, QuarkXPress, has changed the course of traditional publishing. "
target: MobileIQ, Inc.
Mobile IQ, creators of PressRun, the cloud-based digital publishing solution developed to deliver innovative, interactive tablet and mobile experiences.
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closed 3/5/2012 via Company Press Release

OverDrive Inc., acquired Booki.sh

synopsis: OverDrive, Inc., announced it has acquired Australian ebook company Booki.sh. Booki.sh is the developer of a cloud-based platform for distributing, selling and reading popular ebooks from anywhere and on any device with a modern web browser.
buyer: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers--serving millions of end users globally. "
target parent: Inventive Labs Pty Ltd.
target: Booki.sh
Booki.sh is an immersive reading environment. Booki.sh is a complete web-based platform for distributing, selling and reading ebooks that is simple to use on any device with a modern web browser. Booki.sh is your own ebook library in the cloud, accessible from anywhere and almost anything.
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closed 6/14/2010 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, acquired Skiff, LLC

synopsis: News Corporation announced that it has acquired Skiff, LLC, Hearst Corporation’s e-reading platform designed to deliver premium journalism to tablets, smartphones, e- readers and netbooks.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$9,551.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target parent: The Hearst Corporation
target: Skiff, LLC
Skiff (formerly FirstPaper) is an e-reading and advertising company formed to address the needs of consumers, publishers, and advertisers as print media increasingly migrates to new forms of digital consumption.
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closed 8/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Push Pop Press

synopsis: Facebook has bought Push Pop Press. Push Pop Press helps authors and publishers convert physical books into iPad and iPhone-friendly formats. While the service’s main goal was to provide interactive experiences for books, Facebook has no plans to infiltrate the book business any time soon.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$73,357.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Push Pop Press
Push Pop Press helps authors and publishers convert physical books into iPad and iPhone-friendly formats. The company created a new way of publishing and exploring text, images, audio, video and interactive graphics.
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announced 3/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Taboola, will acquire Celltick Start Division

synopsis: Taboola, the world’s leading discovery platform, will acquire the Start Division of Celltick, a global leader in mobile discovery and engagement, which includes the Start and Start Magazine product lines. Following the completion of the acquisition, the Start team and technology will integrate into the Taboola News division.
buyer: Taboola
Taboola enables over 1.4B people to discover what’s interesting and new at the moments they’re most ready to explore. Powered by Deep Learning, AI, and a large dataset, Taboola’s discovery platform creates new monetization, audience and engagement opportunities for digital properties. "
target parent: Celltick Technologies Limited
target: Celltick Start Division
Start provides users with what matters most to them when they wake up their phone. It’s a customizable user interface that helps device manufacturers, mobile operators and media companies to engage with users, gain new insights and differentiate themselves while providing more value to their users.
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closed 9/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Vision Critical, acquired Pressly

synopsis: Vision Critical, a provider of customer relationship intelligence software, announced its acquisition of Pressly, a Toronto-based software company with a world-class, enterprise-grade platform for the curation and distribution of content. Pressly operates a mobile publishing platform that helps media companies increase their audience engagement.
buyer: Vision Critical
Vision Critical is a Canada-based provider of customer relationship intelligence software that improves customer relationships to grow customer lifetime value. Designed for today’s social and mobile savvy customer, Vision Critical’s technology helps companies discover what their customers want. "
target: Pressly
Pressly, a Toronto-based software company, operates a mobile publishing platform that helps media companies increase their audience engagement. The platform utilizes a combination of HTML5 web technologies and customizable templates to enable content producers to create mobile-ready websites.
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closed 7/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

MPS Limited, acquired Mag+

synopsis: Indian publishing services company MPS Ltd has acquired Sweden- and US-based Magplus, a digital platform that creates and distributes content to mobile apps. Mag+ is the most easy-to-use tool for creating & managing digital content on iPad & Android tablets.
buyer parent: ADI Media
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS Limited is a publishing services company. They handle everything from the production of a client's book, journal, or magazine right through to subscription management and BPO services. Their expertise spans digital publishing, interactive learning and multimedia, and creative design. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Mag+
Mag+ is the most easy-to-use tool for creating & managing digital content on iPad & Android tablets. Mag+ premiered on the first iPads in April 2010 with the award winning PopularScience+.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired HighWire Press

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

MPS Limited, acquired Tata Interactive Systems

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

MPS Limited, will acquire THINK Subscription, Inc.

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

MPS Limited, acquired Mag+

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

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

ADI BPO, acquired MPS Limited

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

Macmillan India, Ltd., acquired Interactive Composition Corporation

synopsis: Macmillan India announced the acquisition of 100% equity stake in Interactive Composition Corporation. With ICC's in-depth experience in producing fine quality K-12, college and trade books combined with Macmillan's years of experience in journal, Web, and multimedia production, ICC Macmillan will truly be a one-stop shop.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan India, Ltd. (BSE:532440:$44.34)
Macmillan India Ltd was established in 1893 and became a corporate entity on January 19, 1970. The company operates in the areas of Publishing, Information Processing and e-business. "
target: Interactive Composition Corporation
With three decades of experience in traditional publishing, ICC's expertise and services have grown along with the industry. ICC is adept at composition, illustration, editorial, and new media services, specializing in complex and technical subject matter including science, engineering, mathematics.
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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 10/20/2011 via BNC Analysis

ADI BPO, acquired MPS Limited

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

Mediaspectrum, Inc., will acquire xentive AG

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

BizBash Media, will acquire Masterplanner

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

Wyndham Jade, acquired Wyndham Jade

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

Semcon AB, acquired Kongsberg Devotek AS

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

ABC Global Services, acquired Global Meetings and Incentives

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

Flashman Studios LLC, acquired Beefy Media

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

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, acquired SPI Technologies Inc.

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