Like Atypon Systems, Inc.

announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired Infomaker Scandinavia AB

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of Infomaker, a Swedish software company that provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle is the leading provider of software and services powering the global media industry. Their content management, advertising management, subscription management and mobile solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target: Infomaker Scandinavia AB
Infomaker, a Swedish software company, provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation. Seven of the ten largest Nordic media houses and over 90% of Sweden’s news companies use Infomaker’s software and tools.
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announced 10/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Tagboard, will acquire Capture Media, Inc.

synopsis: Seattle-area based social media software company Tagboard Inc. announced they will acquire Capture Media, Inc. Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, Capture created a product for news and media publishers to search, request, and publish users' social media photos and videos on their websites, TV stations, and other properties.
buyer: Tagboard
Tagboard is the premier social search & display platform company that serves thousands of global brands, sporting teams, and media companies. Their platform is the easiest way to discover social media and instantly share it with audiences. "
target: Capture Media, Inc.
Capture is a leader in media technology helping businesses find and use content on social media platforms. They’re powering the technology that the leading media companies, brands, bloggers and creatives use everyday to find and use social content in realtime.
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closed 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Crowd Fusion, Inc., acquired Ceros

synopsis: Digital publishing platform Ceros has been acquired by US cloud-based content management system platform provider Crowd Fusion. Founded in 2006, Ceros' clients include Virgin Atlantic, Lego and Nescafe.
buyer: Crowd Fusion, Inc.
Crowd Fusion, the "publish everywhere" platform, enables publishers to speed the development of new products across multiple platforms and devices. Crowd Fusion's powerful rendering engine serves traditional websites as well as personalized, engaging mobile applications. "
target: Ceros
Ceros is a SaaS technology company, solving big problems in the content and e-commerce marketing space. They obsess about how companies can better reach, engage, and convert ever demanding, always connected consumers by leveraging their investment in content across devices and social environments.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

HgCapital, acquired EidosMedia S.P.A.

synopsis: HgCapital, a sector expert private equity investor, announced a majority investment in EidosMedia, a leading global provider of digital publishing solutions. EidosMedia offers the Méthode platform, a digital asset management and publishing system.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a sector expert private equity investor, supporting management teams to grow industry champions. HgCapital invests in expanding segments of the TMT, Services, Industrials and Renewable Energy sectors across Western Europe. "
target: EidosMedia S.P.A.
EidosMedia S.p.A. develops and supplies cross-media publishing solutions. It offers Méthode platform, a digital asset management and publishing system that integrates print newspapers and magazines with publishing to the Web and other emerging or future channel.
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$13
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closed 11/19/2014 via PR Web

Books International Inc., acquired Cloud View Technologies LLC

synopsis: Books International, Inc., a provider of fulfillment services to publishers around the world, announced acquisition of the majority equity in Cloud View Technologies. They offer cloud-based, secure suite of web applications used for eBook fulfillment, digital content delivery, and title management.
buyer: Books International Inc.
Books International, a family owned and operated company, has provided fulfillment services to publishers around the world from the company headquarters in Dulles, VA. BI processes and ships over $200,000,000 of orders per year on behalf of independent publishers and distribution clients. "
target: Cloud View Technologies LLC
Cloud View Technologies is a software developer of digital delivery platforms for publishers, independent authors, and instructors seeking to digitize and deliver custom course materials.
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closed 3/7/2013 via Market Wire

Outbrain Inc., acquired Visual Revenue

synopsis: Outbrain, the leading content discovery platform, announced the acquisition of Visual Revenue, the leading provider of tools to enhance the hand of online editors and improve performance on their homepages, section fronts and social channels.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain is the leading content recommendation engine, reaching a highly engaged audience through distribution on top publisher sites, including USA Today, iVillage, PC Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and Slate. "
target: Visual Revenue
Founded in 2010, Visual Revenue, Inc. builds a real-time predictive analytics platform that makes human editors the most powerful force in today’s data-driven newsrooms. This helps media organizations to distinguish their brands.
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closed 12/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Castfire, Inc.

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, has acquired Castfire, a video and audio publishing platform for managing and monetizing on-demand media content. The acquisition is part of WideOrbit’s ongoing initiative to expand its digital offering to help major media clients drive new revenue.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leader in premium broadcast technology and the largest sell-side processer of premium advertising in the world, covering the broadest assortment of media. WideOrbit is committed to helping media companies manage their advertising business more efficiently and profitably. "
target parent: Emerge Digital
target: Castfire, Inc.
Castfire is a video and audio publishing platform that helps companies manage and monetize large libraries of media content. It allows publishers to reach their audience across multiple platforms and devices and increase their audience size by automating complex syndication relationships.
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announced 7/19/2012 via GlobeNewswire

AlphaBird, Inc, will acquire Castfire, Inc.

synopsis: Alphabird has agreed to acquire Castfire, a leading content management and publishing platform. Castfire's team will be joining Alphabird, delivering audio and video content solutions that provide best of breed uptime and support to its roster of customers that includes Fortune 500 publishers, international brands, and niche content creators.
buyer: AlphaBird, Inc
Alphabird is a vertically integrated audience development company that guarantees targeted, engaged audiences for online video on a performance basis. Alphabird was an early pioneer in the distribution of Click-To-Play video content. "
target: Castfire, Inc.
Castfire is a video and audio publishing platform that helps companies manage and monetize large libraries of media content. It allows publishers to reach their audience across multiple platforms and devices and increase their audience size by automating complex syndication relationships.
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closed 10/8/2008 via BusinessWire

Zendition, LLC, acquired Zendition, LLC

synopsis: Digital Publishing company Zendition was acquired by publishing and database leaders Alex Amoriello and Al Baselice, formally of Automated Resources Group, Inc.
buyer: Zendition, LLC
Zendition LLC skillfully provides technology solutions to transform traditional print media into online, interactive, and eco-friendly digital assets, thus enabling our publishers to maximize the profitability of their products and services. "
target: Zendition, LLC
Zendition LLC skillfully provides technology solutions to transform traditional print media into online, interactive, and eco-friendly digital assets, thus enabling our publishers to maximize the profitability of their products and services.
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cancelled 3/8/2011 via

Vringo, cancelled an acquisition of m-Wise, Inc.

synopsis: Vringo, Inc., a provider of video ringtones and personalization solutions for mobile devices, has announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to acquire substantially all of the assets of m-Wise, Inc., a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries.
buyer: Vringo
Founded in 2006, Vringo is bringing about the evolution of ringtones. With its award-winning video ringtone application and Web platform, Vringo revolutionizes the traditional call signature, transforming the basic act of making and receiving mobile phone calls into a visual, social experience. "
target: m-Wise, Inc.
Founded in 2000, m-Wise has established itself as a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries. m-Wise is the developer of the MOMA ("Mobile Originated Message Access") content management and service delivery platform.
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$4.07
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Presa will be merged with Ukrposhta,

synopsis: Ukrposhta, a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market, will merge with state-owned enterprise (SOE) Presa (the Press). Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
buyer: Ukrposhta
Ukrposhta is a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market. Their network includes over 12000 postal offices in all regions of the country. They provide over 50 types of services both for private and corporate customers. "
target: Presa
Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

synopsis: Naviga, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of ZINIO, the leading technology platform for digital magazines. ZINIO’s proprietary technology converts magazines into digital content that can be monetized in entirely new ways.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Naviga
Naviga is the leading provider of software and services powering media-rich industries. Our content creation, syndication, presentation and monetization solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target parent: Gilvest LP
target: Zinio LLC
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. ZINIO converts print magazines to digital XML content offering publishers to manage and deliver their content in magazine apps and platforms.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

kimeta GmbH, acquired classmarkets GmbH

synopsis: Scout24 has successfully sold the Software-as-a-Service company classmarkets to kimeta. Germany-based classmarkets uses its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
buyer: kimeta GmbH
Founded in 2005, kimeta offers a Software-as-a-Service and online classifieds solutions for publishers in Germany, with a focus on online job search. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: classmarkets GmbH
classmarkets started as an operator of metasearch engines, first for real estate, later also for jobs. Given the digital shift in the media landscape, classmarkets used its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software technologies for the media industry, announced the acquisition of Media Services Group, a major supplier of integrated digital publishing, magazine advertising, and event management software for the global magazine and book publishing industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
NewsCycle is a leading provider of software technologies for the global media industry. NewsCycle helps their clients in their mission to create stronger, better informed communities, while protecting the integrity of news, advertising and customer information. "
target: The Media Services Group
The Media Services Group (MSG) offers an extensive product portfolio designed to meet the ever-changing needs of all publishers. MSG provides integrated publishing software, magazine advertising software, and event registration software to hundreds of customers in the book and magazine industries.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

synopsis: Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry.
buyer: Firebrand Technologies, Inc.
Firebrand Technologies provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Title Management™ Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post- production, marketing and sales; Direct2Reader™ provides a platform for publishers to reach directly to readers. "
target: Enthrill Distribution Inc.
Enthrill Distribution, Inc. is a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. Enthrill's products include PackaDRM, a device agnostic social DRM, and the Endpaper Engine, an ebook delivery platform that delivers ebooks into any reading device.
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announced 6/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Patriot Minefinders Inc., will acquire

synopsis: Patriot Minefinders Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Juliet, developer of the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform will allow authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
buyer: Patriot Minefinders Inc. (OTCPK:PROF:$0.00)
Patriot Minefinders Inc., an exploration company, engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. It focuses on acquiring new projects and opportunities. "
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Juliet Press is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and is focused on developing the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform allows authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
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$2.52
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closed 9/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired Mobcast Services Ltd

synopsis: Tesco has acquired Mobcast, the digital book platform provider, to offer customers more choices in how they buy books. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: Mobcast Services Ltd
Mobcast has established itself as a world leader in eBook delivery. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of more than 130,000 of the UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
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$7.14
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closed 3/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Texterity Inc. merged with Godengo, Inc.,

synopsis: Godengo, Inc., the largest provider of content management systems for magazine publishers, and Texterity, Inc., a provider of digital magazines and mobile apps, announced that they have joined forces to create the first unified platform that is focused on helping publishers leverage digital, web, and mobile media.
buyer: Godengo, Inc.
Godengo, Inc. provides publishers with robust online products and digital advertising platforms. These products and services enable publishers to offer their content to their loyal readers through a variety of different media formats. "
target: Texterity Inc.
Texterity, Inc. is a privately held company located in Southborough, MA. As a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions, Texterity creates, maintains, and tracks more than 750 digital editions and builds magazine-branded apps for B2B, consumer, association, niche, and educational titles.
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closed 8/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Elevate, Inc., acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Elevate, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Highland Business Services, Inc., announced it has acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC, a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. Elevate’s acquisition of Zipadi furthers its mission to revolutionize the way the world experiences ideas and information.
buyer: Elevate, Inc. (HGLB:$0.00)
Elevate, Inc. is a digital services provider that is meeting customer demand for affordability, variety, and service by leveraging a network of independent Certifiable Geniuses to sell and service the residential and small business data, voice, video, mobile and security markets. "
target: Zipadi Technologies, LLC
Zipadi Technologies is a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. They make it easy for businesses to transform existing printed sales materials into a rich media Web site, manage customers, and track warehouse operations.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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closed 2/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Manuscripts

synopsis: Atypon, an online publishing platform, has acquired Manuscripts, a free writing tool that lets users plan, edit and share their work. Manuscripts also warns users of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting the submission of their work.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Manuscripts
Manuscripts is a free writing tool that lets users plan, edit and share their work. Manuscripts understands the format needed when submitting to a target journal. It warns users of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting the submission.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Authorea

synopsis: Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Authorea
Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
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announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
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closed 4/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Metapress

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc. has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, Inc., which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Metapress offers comprehensive web publishing solutions for publishers of scholarly journals and electronic books. Current Metapress clients will be transitioned to Atypon’s Literatum platform.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers and media organizations do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Metapress
Metapress has been a leader in hosting Science/Technical/Medical content since the beginning of the transition from print to electronic format. They have established a reputation for disseminating scholarly information on the Web and hosting highly ranked journals and e-books in many disciplines.
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closed 11/17/2008 via BNC Analysis

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired eMeta Corporation

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of e-publishing solutions, announced the acquisition of the eMeta operation, a provider of access control, subscription management and commerce software, from Macrovision Solutions Corporation.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon Systems, Inc. provides software, hosting, and systems development to the information industry, allowing publishers to grow their business by providing superior technology and service that supports the electronic exchange of scholarly information. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: eMeta Corporation
eMeta Corporation provides comprehensive, flexible solutions that allow companies to sell and license digital goods and services while managing a full range of related customer interactions.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Wiley, purchased Informatics products from Bio-Rad Laboratories

synopsis: John Wiley and Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced the acquisition of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.’s Informatics products including the company’s spectroscopy software and spectral databases.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
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. "
seller: Bio-Rad Laboratories (BIO:$2,311.66)
The acquisition includes the Informatics Spectroscopy Software and Spectral Databases from Bio-Rad Laboratories, a manufacturer of products for the life science research and clinical diagnostics markets. The company was founded in 1952 in Berkeley, California
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Wiley, acquired Madgex

synopsis: John Wiley and Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has acquired Madgex, a market-leading provider of advanced job board software and career center services.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
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: Madgex
Madge is a market-leading provider of advanced job board software and career center services. Their software is used by many of the world's most successful, well known brands providing a full range of tools needed to run a profitable online recruitment business.
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closed 1/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired mthree

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, a global leader in research and education, has acquired mthree from ECI Partners LLP. mthree sources, trains, and prepares aspiring students and professionals to meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers, and then places them with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, tech companies, and government agencies.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
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 parent: ECI Partners
target: mthree
mthree sources, trains, and prepares aspiring students and professionals to meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers, and then places them with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, technology companies, and government agencies. They are based in London, UK.
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$129
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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:$1,848.05)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
price ($mm)
$56
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$14
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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Wiley, will acquire Knewton, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of affordable courseware and adaptive learning technology. Knewton developed an advanced learning system demonstrated to deliver highly-personalized learning experiences that drive superior outcomes.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley's scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals and digital learning, certification, and student-lifecycle services and solutions help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world "
target: Knewton, Inc.
Knewton puts achievement within reach for everyone through adaptive learning technology and products that deliver personalized and lasting learning experiences. Alta is Knewton’s fully integrated, adaptive learning courseware.
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closed 2/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Manuscripts

synopsis: Atypon, an online publishing platform, has acquired Manuscripts, a free writing tool that lets users plan, edit and share their work. Manuscripts also warns users of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting the submission of their work.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Manuscripts
Manuscripts is a free writing tool that lets users plan, edit and share their work. Manuscripts understands the format needed when submitting to a target journal. It warns users of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting the submission.
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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 10/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has completed the acquisition of Learning House, a diversified education services provider, from Weld North Holdings. The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley develops digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
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2.9x
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Authorea

synopsis: Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Authorea
Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
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closed 9/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired Ranku

synopsis: Ranku, a recruitment technology and predictive analytics software company for higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Wiley, a global provider of knowledge and learning solutions that improves outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Ranku
Ranku is a Seattle based software company that aims to use technology to drive consumer advocacy in online higher education. Ranku licenses recruitment technology and predictive analytics to universities and state systems to scale online degree enrollment.
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announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
$31
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3.9x
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closed 10/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Analyst Success

synopsis: John Wiley and Sons Inc, a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services, announced its acquisition of AnalystSuccess.com and related content from The American College of Financial Services. AnalystSuccess.com provides candidates with a simple, effective learning experience to help them prepare to pass the CFA exams.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target parent: The American College of Financial Services
target: Analyst Success
The Analyst Success CFA study program provides candidates with a simple, effective learning experience so they can be more successful taking the challenging CFA exams.
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closed 6/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired SimBioSys Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced that it has acquired SimBioSys Inc., a provider of scientific software tools that facilitate the drug discovery process.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. "
target: SimBioSys Inc.
SimBioSys is a recognized leader in the field of rational drug discovery software. Providing a wide range of software solutions, the company is focused on the development of scientific tools to facilitate the drug discovery process.
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closed 5/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired CrossKnowledge

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, has completed its acqusition of E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, a learning solutions provider focused on leadership and managerial skills development.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. "
target: CrossKnowledge
E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, is a leader in cloud-based distance learning solutions. CrossKnowledge solutions enable fast workforce empowerment and global strategic alignment, guaranteeing a unique learning experience for the individual and a real return on investment for the organization.
price ($mm)
$175
rev ($mm)
$37
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4.7x
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closed 4/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Profiles International, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced that it has acquired Profiles International, a provider of employment assessment and talent management solutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a valued, global publisher. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories. "
target: Profiles International, Inc.
Profiles International is the best source for talent management solutions. Their data-driven talent management solutions, built on complex behavioral science, yet simple to administer and read, help organizations find the right people and shape them into a winning team.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$27
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EV / rev
1.9x
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closed 12/11/2013 via PR Web

Wiley, acquired Women in Higher Education

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a valued, global publisher, announced the acquisition of Women in Higher Education, an independent monthly publication and a leading resource for women on how to become more successful on campus.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a valued, global publisher. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories. "
target: Women in Higher Education
Women in Higher Education is an independent monthly publication with a mission to encourage, empower and enrage professional women on campuses across the country. With subscribers throughout the U.S, Canada, and abroad, it is available digitally and in print and is sold on a subscription basis.
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closed 5/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Fernhurst Books Limited, purchased 180 Nautical Titles from Wiley

synopsis: Fernhust Books announced that it has acquired assets from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s nautical consumer publishing program. Fernhurst acquired the digital and print assets for approximately 180 Wiley titles. Among the titles purchased are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
buyer: Fernhurst Books Limited
Fernhurst Books Limited is a new company which has been put together by a group of investors, comprising of skilled racers and experienced cruisers, as well as publishing professionals, to acquire the Wiley Nautical list. It will be based in Leamington Spa and managed by Jeremy Atkins. "
seller: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Among the 180 Wiley digital and print titles purchased from Wiley's consumer nautical publishing program are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
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closed 4/4/2013 via BusinessWire

HarperCollins Canada Ltd, purchased Non-Fiction Backlist Titles from John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.

synopsis: HarperCollins Canada announced that it has acquired a select number of Wiley Canada’s non-fiction backlist titles. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Canada Ltd
HarperCollinsCanada imprints include HarperCollins Publishers, Harper Perennial, Collins, HarperTrophyCanada HarperWeekend & Patrick Crean Editions. These imprints publish writers from Canada & around the world. HarperCollinsCanada publishes fiction, non-fiction, reference & childrens' books. "
seller parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
seller: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.
The titles being purchased from global publisher Wiley Canada are such Canadian classics as the bestselling Mother of All series by Ann Douglas, Ken Dryden’s The Game, and one of Sports Illustrated’s best sports books, Hockey Dad, by Bob McKenzie, and several cookbooks by Anne Lindsay.
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closed 4/3/2013 via BusinessWire

Turner Publishing, purchased Consumer Publishing Titles from John Wiley & Sons

synopsis: Turner Publishing announced that it has acquired assets from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.’s pets, crafts, and general interest consumer publishing program. The acquisition broadens Turner’s list, which spans a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction consumer publishing categories and represents a growth opportunity within various general interest areas.
buyer: Turner Publishing
Founded in 1985, Turner Publishing is an award-winning, independent publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee with multiple New York Times best-selling authors. It has been named three times to Publishers Weekly's Fastest Growing Publishers List. "
seller: John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
The digital and print assets for approximately 1,500 Wiley titles are from its consumer pets, crafts, and general interest publishing programs. Notable brands, authors, and titles include Howell Book House and Baseball Prospectus.
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announced 5/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Top Hat, will purchase Canadian Domestic Higher Ed Textbook Business from Nelson Education Ltd

synopsis: Top Hat, the leading active learning platform for higher education, announced it is acquiring more than 400 higher education textbook titles published by Nelson, Canada’s largest educational publisher.
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. "
seller: Nelson Education Ltd
The acquisition includes 400 higher education textbook titles published by Nelson, Canada's leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages.
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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:$1,848.05)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
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closed 11/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Klett Group, acquired ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.

synopsis: ThiemeMeulenhoff, an innovative publishing company and one of the largest manufacturers of digital learning resources and schoolbooks in the Netherlands, has been taken over by German publisher and educational company Klett Group.
buyer: Klett Group
With its 67 companies at 33 sites in 15 countries, the Klett Group is one of Europe’s leading education-dedicated enterprises. The Group's portfolio encompasses everything from traditional textbooks to modern interactive learning aids; from professional literature to the classics. "
target parent: ING Group NV
target: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education.
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closed 7/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Brill, acquired Sense Publishers

synopsis: Koninklijke Brill N.V., the international scholarly publisher, has acquired all shares of Sense Publishers B.V. (Dordrecht, NL) effective 1 July 2017 upon completion of satisfactory due diligence. With this agreement, Brill acquires an international English language publication list in Educational Research and related fields.
buyer: Brill (ENXTAM:BRILL:$39.83)
Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas. Brill publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, both in print and electronic formats. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. "
target: Sense Publishers
Sense Publishers was founded in 2004 by Peter de Liefde and is one of the fastest growing academic publishers of books in International Educational Research and related fields, featuring a current list of over 1400 titles and approximately 160 new titles published annually.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 12/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

S Chand Group, acquired Chhaya Prakashani

synopsis: S Chand, the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India, has acquired a majority stake in Chhaya Prakashani, the largest publisher in terms of reach in eastern India. Their catalog has expanded to cover school and college text books in almost all subjects and includes reference books for students too.
buyer: S Chand Group (BSE:540497:$113.05)
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more. "
target: Chhaya Prakashani
Chhaya Prakashani is the largest publisher in terms of reach in eastern India. Their catalog has expanded to cover school and college text books in almost all subjects and includes reference books for students too.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$19
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0.0x
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closed 3/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Editions Albin Michel SA, acquired De Boeck Superieur

synopsis: Albin Michel acquired the higher education branch of the Belgian publisher De Boeck, De Boeck Superier. De Boeck designs, produces and sells textbooks for students, and educational support tools that help teachers implement the curricula in the French Community of Belgium.
buyer: Editions Albin Michel SA
Editions Albin Michel's line of business includes publishing and printing books and pamphlets. Albin Michel publishes about 500 titles a year in the following genres: French literature, foreign literature, documents and essays, humanities, psychology, spirituality and practicality. "
target parent: Groupe De Boeck
target: De Boeck Superieur
De Boeck Superieur is the higher education branch of Belgian publisher, Groupe De Boeck. Groupe De Boeck SA publishes educational and reference books. De Boeck offers books on such topics as medical, nursing, French, and Dutch.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 8/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Taylor & Francis Group, acquired M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

synopsis: M.E. Sharpes, a higher education academic books and journals company has been acquired by Taylor & Francis Group, a subsidiary of Informa plc. M.E. Sharpe publishes textbooks and general interest books for the higher education market, with particular strength in economics, marketing and politics and current affairs.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis is a leading international academic publisher. Operating from a network of 20 global offices, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles. "
target: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
M.E. Sharpe publishes textbooks and general interest books for the higher education market, with particular strength in economics, marketing and politics and current affairs. M.E. Sharpe also publishes both original works and translations in Asian and East European studies.
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closed 3/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Vital Source Technologies Inc., acquired Coursesmart

synopsis: Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group's global leader in building, enhancing and delivering e-learning content, announced that it has acquired the assets of CourseSmart, a leading provider of digital textbooks in the higher education market.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Vital Source Technologies Inc.
VitalSource Technologies, Inc. develops digital book solutions. The company enables publishers, distributors, and other partners to create and deliver textbooks and other content directly to users' computers in its VitalBook file format. "
target: Coursesmart
CourseSmart is a leading digital content services company and the only provider of digital course materials able to combine curriculum, content and delivery into a single solution. The company is based in San Mateo, California and was founded in 2007.
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closed 12/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V., acquired ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.

synopsis: ThiemeMeulenhoff, the education publishing specialist, announced that it will become an independent company. ThiemeMeulenhoff develops and publishes teaching materials for Primary, Secondary, Vocational, Adult and Higher Education.
buyer: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education. "
target parent: NDC Holding BV
target: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education.
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closed 11/30/2012 via Company Press Release

Medienfabrik Graz, acquired Leykam Buchverlag

synopsis: Medienfabrik Graz has taken over Leykam Buchverlags. Leykam Buchverlags offers book publishing services and is based in Graz, Austria.
buyer: Medienfabrik Graz
Medienfabrik Graz sees itself as innovative print agency that implemented as a creative partner in the advertising, marketing and communications industry, ideas for wholesale and retail customers. "
target: Leykam Buchverlag
Leykam Buchverlag, with its more than 400-year history, is one of the most traditional Austrian publishers. Education is the central theme of Leykam, which was founded by order of the Jesuit University of Graz.
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closed 5/9/2012 via Publishers Weekly

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

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has acquired the higher educational publisher Harlan Davidson, Inc. ("HDI"), which is a family-owned business based in Illinois. HDI publishes mainly history textbooks for use in two and four-year colleges.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: Harlan Davidson, Inc.
Serving the needs of instructors and students of history in colleges, universities, and high schools throughout North America, Harlan Davidson, Inc., remains an independent publisher of textbooks and supplements. The company publishes mainly history textbooks for use in two and four-year colleges.
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$1.40
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closed 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Fairchild Books

synopsis: Fairchild Fashion Media, the trade group within Condé Nast, among others, has sold its book division, Fairchild Books, to the U.S. subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Fairchild Books publishes textbooks and other educational resources for students in fashion, merchandising, retailing and interior design.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$182.14)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Fairchild Books
Fairchild Books is the world's leading publisher of textbooks and educational resources for students of fashion, merchandising, retail, and interior design. As part of the Fairchild Fashion Group, Fairchild Books has a unique, insider access to all aspects of the fashion and design worlds.
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$6.50
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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:$1,848.05)
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 5/30/2008 via BNC Analysis

Sage Publications, Inc., acquired CQ Press

synopsis: CQ Press, the book publishing unit of Washington-based Congressional Quarterly, Inc., has been sold to SAGE Publications, Inc., the independent academic publisher. The sale was announced jointly by Robert W. Merry, CQ’s president and editor-in-chief, and Blaise Simqu, SAGE’s president and CEO.
buyer: Sage Publications, Inc.
SAGE Publications is an independent international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, we are a world leader in our chosen scholarly, educational, and professional markets. "
target parent: Times Publishing Company
target: CQ Press
CQ Press serves the library, college, and professional markets with a diverse array of print and online products. It publishes about 100 new titles each year, with a growing list of textbooks and reference titles focusing on political science, mass communication, and related disciplines.
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closed 6/2/2008 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Houghton Mifflin College Division

synopsis: Cengage Learning, one of the leading providers of print and digital instructional and reference materials for the academic, professional and library markets, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Houghton Mifflin College Division (HM College).
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
target parent: Education Media and Publishing Group Limited
target: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Houghton Mifflin's College Division makes knowledge accessible and meaningful to learners at four-year, community and career colleges. The division also has an inclusive approach to content and pedagogy and also publishes textbooks, study guides, technology tools, and other materials.
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$230
EBITDA ($mm)
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3.3x
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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 7/18/2005 via AP - Associated Press

Broadview Press Inc., acquired Garamond Press Ltd.

synopsis: Broadview Press, Inc., an internationally-oriented Canadian-based publisher of books aimed at the higher education textbook market, has acquired Garamond Press Ltd., a small, privately-held Canadian publisher, the first independent Canadian company to publish exclusively for the post-secondary market.
buyer: Broadview Press Inc. (US:BVII:$20.46)
Broadview Press is an independent academic publisher with no affiliation to any larger publishing house or media conglomerate. "
target: Garamond Press Ltd.
Garamond Press offers an alternative to multinational textbook publishers and university presses. The company distributes multimedia products and is developing online texts.
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closed 5/25/2005 via BusinessWire

Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc., acquired Virtual Text, Inc.

synopsis: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Virtual Text, Inc. Virtual Text was founded in 2000, by world renowned scientist, publisher and author, Dr. Benjamin Lewin, to provide a comprehensive web and print resource for the entire life science curriculum.
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: Virtual Text, Inc.
Virtual Text was started in year 2000 with the purpose of providing an alternative to scientific textbooks. We are developing a comprehensive site that covers the entire life sciences, including molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, immunology, development, and neurobiology.
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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 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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