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closed 6/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Publons

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics announced the acquisition of Publons, a company that was founded to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas, faster. "
target: Publons
Publons was founded in 2012 to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development. They work with peer reviewers, editors, and publishers to motivate reviewers by giving credit for peer review.
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announced 8/2/2006 via PR Newswire

mtvU, will acquire Y2M

synopsis: mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network and a division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Y2M: Youth Media & Marketing Networks, the parent of College Publisher, the largest interactive network of online college newspapers in the US.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: mtvU
Broadcasting to 750 colleges across the country, with an enrollment of over seven million, mtvU is the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. 24/7, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S."
target parent: Collegiate Funding Services, LLC
target: Y2M
Youth Media & Marketing Networks Y2M is a media and marketing company focused exclusively on the college market. The company reaches college students and recent graduates where they live, study, work and play, through media properties including official campus newspapers.
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closed 2/12/2015 via Market Wire

Fluent Group, acquired StreakU

synopsis: Fluent, a Boston-based college millennial marketing and insights agency, announced it has acquired StreakU, the daily online newsletter of campus-based, local and global news curated and delivered to college students and alumni of selected schools nationwide.
buyer: Fluent Group
Specializing in "translating brands for the college world," Fluent works with clients who want to understand and engage College Millennial Consumers (CMCs) nationwide, both on- and off-campus. "
target: StreakU
StreakU is a daily online newsletter of campus-based, local and global news curated and delivered to college students and alumni of selected schools nationwide. StreakU provides a simple and timely way for students to read and share news they care about.
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closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

Youth Media & Marketing Networks, purchased online publishing and national advertising assets from New Digital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Y2M, a strategic marketing services company focused on the college and recent graduate market, has acquired New Digital Group Inc.'s media assets, a network of online college newspapers.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Youth Media & Marketing Networks
Youth Media & Marketing Networks Y2M is a media and marketing company focused exclusively on the college market. The company reaches college students and recent graduates where they live, study, work and play, through media properties including official campus newspapers. "
seller: New Digital Holdings, Inc.
New Digital Group specializes in building online publishing networks. CEO David Hahn, realized early on that the Internet was the perfect vehicle for connecting groups of people and information. He envisioned online publishing technology as the catalyst to grow powerful, innovative networks.
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closed 5/14/2013 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ebook Library

synopsis: ProQuest has completed its acquisition of Ebook Library (EBL), significantly expanding its e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. EBL is a leading global ebook aggregator, serving academic, corporate and research libraries worldwide.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest LLC is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based electronic publisher and microfilm publisher. It provides archives of sources such as newspapers, periodicals, dissertations, and aggregated databases of many types. Its content is estimated at 125 billion digital pages. "
target parent: Ebooks Corporation
target: Ebook Library
Ebook Library offers more than 300,000 e-books from more than 500 publishers to libraries around the world and counts some of the world's most prestigious academic and research institutions among its customers.
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closed 8/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., acquired Student Brands

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Education, a leading provider of educational products and services solutions for higher education and K-12 institutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Student Brands, an education technology company that operates multiple direct-to-student businesses focused on Study Tools, Writing Help, and Literary Research.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED:$2,185.39)
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and a leading provider of digital education services, enhances the academic and social purpose of educational institutions. "
target: Student Brands
Student Brands is an education technology company that operates multiple direct-to-student businesses focused on Study Tools, Writing Help, and Literary Research, all centered around assisting students with the writing process.
price ($mm)
$59
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$10
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closed 6/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Publons

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics announced the acquisition of Publons, a company that was founded to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas, faster. "
target: Publons
Publons was founded in 2012 to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development. They work with peer reviewers, editors, and publishers to motivate reviewers by giving credit for peer review.
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announced 1/22/2020 via PR Newswire

Clarivate Analytics, will acquire Decision Resources Group

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics, will acquire Decision Resources Group ("DRG"), a premier provider of high-value data, analytics and insights products and services to the healthcare industry, from Piramal Enterprises Limited, part of global business conglomerate Piramal Group.
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target parent: Piramal Group
target: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group (DRG) is uniquely positioned to help healthcare businesses improve the lives of patients around the world by creating patient-centric commercial strategies that drive better outcomes and better access.
price ($mm)
$950
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$207
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$48
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20.0x
closed 1/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

OpSec Security, Inc., acquired MarkMonitor Inc.

synopsis: OpSec Security, the global leader in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection solutions, has acquired MarkMonitor Brand Protection assets from Clarivate Analytics. MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data and insights to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
buyer: OpSec Security, Inc. (AIM:OS:$94.11)
OpSec Security is the global leader in protecting, authenticating, and enhancing their customers'​ brands, services and revenues. OpSec delivers a comprehensive suite of end-to-end solutions, including advanced physical security technologies and online/e-commerce monitoring and analysis. "
target parent: Clarivate Analytics
target: MarkMonitor Inc.
MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data, insights and 20+ years of expertise to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
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closed 12/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Darts-IP

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has acquired Darts-ip, the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: Darts-IP
Darts-ip is the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends. Darts-ip users can search and track nearly 5 million cases from over 3,000 courts worldwide.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clarivate Analytics, acquired TrademarkVision

synopsis: Brisbane-based start-up TrademarkVision, which has created image recognition technology for trademark searches, has been acquired by US-based Clarivate Analytics. In 2013 TrademarkVision released the world’s first visual search engine for trademarks which immediately picked up commercial traction.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: TrademarkVision
TrademarkVision was founded in 2011 as a computer vision spinout from a research organisation in Australia. In 2013 they released the world’s first visual search engine for trademarks which immediately picked up commercial traction.
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closed 4/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Kopernio

synopsis: Kopernio, an edtech platform for accessing academic journals, has been acquired by Clarivate Analytics, a research analytics software company. Based in the UK, Kopernio is an AI-powered platform for academics, students, and researchers to search available research papers online from major publishers and open source publishers.
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: Kopernio
Based in the UK, Kopernio is an edtech platform for accessing academic journals. Kopernio's AI-powered platform enables academics, students, and researchers to search available research papers online from major publishers and open source publishers.
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closed 6/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Publons

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics announced the acquisition of Publons, a company that was founded to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas, faster. "
target: Publons
Publons was founded in 2012 to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development. They work with peer reviewers, editors, and publishers to motivate reviewers by giving credit for peer review.
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closed 10/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Baring Private Equity Asia, Onex Corporation, acquired Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has closed the sale of its Intellectual Property & Science business to private equity funds affiliated with Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia. The Intellectual Property & Science business provides comprehensive intellectual property and scientific information.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$234.00)
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. Baring Private Equity Asia is one of the largest and most established independent alternative asset management firms in Asia. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science (:$964.58)
Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science provides intellectual property and scientific information, decision support tools and services that enable the lifecycle of innovation for governments, academia, publishers and corporations to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas and brands.
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closed 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Intellectual Property & Science, acquired Avedas

synopsis: The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of information for businesses and professionals, announced it has acquired German-based Avedas, a company specializing in the development and implementation of current research information systems.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Intellectual Property & Science (:$964.58)
Thomson Intellectual Property & Science provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. It offers Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Research, Publishing & Analysis services. "
target: Avedas
Avedas specializes in the development and implementation of current research information systems. Avedas’ flagship research information system, CONVERIS® 5, supports universities, research institutions and funding agencies in collecting and managing data across the research life cycle.
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closed 9/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters Scientific, acquired MarkMonitor Inc.

synopsis: The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has officially completed the acquisition of MarkMonitor®, a global leader in online brand protection. The acquisition of MarkMonitor, headquartered in San Francisco, will strengthen the broad portfolio of intellectual property solutions from Thomson Reuters.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Scientific (:$964.58)
Thomson Intellectual Property & Science provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. It offers Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Research, Publishing & Analysis services. "
target parent: Institutional Venture Partners
target: MarkMonitor Inc.
As a global leader in online brand protection, MarkMonitor uses a SaaS delivery model to provide advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world's leading brands.
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closed 6/6/2012 via BusinessWire

Veritas Capital Partners, acquired Thomson Reuters' Healthcare Business

synopsis: The sale of Thomson Reuters Healthcare business to an affiliate of Veritas Capital has completed. The company’s many well-known brands, established in more than 30 years of leadership in the healthcare industry, include Advantage Suite®, Action OI®, MarketScan®, 100 Top Hospitals®, CareDiscoveryTM, and Micromedex®.
buyer: Veritas Capital Partners
Veritas Capital is a private equity firm specializing in investments in leveraged recapitalizations, buyouts, and growth capital investments. The firm seeks to invest in companies involved in technology and outsourcing services to the government. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Reuters' Healthcare Business
Thomson Reuters' Healthcare business provides data, analytics and performance benchmarking solutions and services to hospitals, health systems, employers, health plans, government agencies and healthcare professionals.
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$1,250
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closed 11/29/2010 via PR Newswire

Thomson Scientific & Healthcare, acquired GeneGo Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has acquired GeneGo, a leading provider of biology and disease information, analytics, and decision support solutions for pharmaceutical research and development. Effective immediately, GeneGo will become part of the Healthcare & Science business of Thomson Reuters.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Scientific & Healthcare (:$964.58)
Thomson Scientific & Healthcare provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. "
target: GeneGo Inc.
GeneGo is a leading provider of data mining & analysis solutions in systems biology. GeneGo's data mining tools and databases help to capture and define the underlying biology behind different types of high-throughput experimental data.
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closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

U.S. Oncology, Inc., acquired Nexcura, Inc.

synopsis: US Oncology, Inc. announced that it has acquired Seattle-based NexCura. NexCura is an online resource that provides timely and targeted knowledge for patients and caregivers facing critical treatment choices.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: U.S. Oncology, Inc.
US Oncology, Inc., is the leading oncology services company uniting the nation's largest cancer treatment and research network to expand patient access to high-quality, cost-effective cancer care and advance the science of cancer care. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Nexcura, Inc.
When patients, caregivers and providers face critical treatment choices, NexCura delivers the timely, targeted, evidence-based and personally relevant knowledge they need. This individualized information is made available through the NexProfiler™ treatment option tools.
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closed 1/4/2010 via PR Newswire

Thomson Scientific & Healthcare, acquired Discovery Logic, Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced that it has acquired Discovery Logic, Inc, a provider of customizable analytics and decision support solutions for scientific research.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Scientific & Healthcare (:$964.58)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: Discovery Logic, Inc.
Discovery Logic "connects the dots" across scientific and business databases to inform R&D investment decisions, visualize trends, locate experts and evaluate project and portfolio performance.
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closed 9/27/2007 via PR Newswire

Thomson Pharma, acquired Prous Science

synopsis: The Thomson Corporation, a leading provider of information solutions to business and professional customers worldwide, today announced that it has acquired Prous Science, a global leader in the provision of life sciences information solutions. Prous Science will become part of Thomson Scientific.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Thomson Pharma (:$964.58)
Thomson Scientific & Healthcare provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. "
target: Prous Science
Prous Science is a trusted source of information on which science depends to discover safer and more effective medicines. The company's products have evolved through the years from print journals to sophisticated electronic products incorporating the latest advances in IT.
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closed 8/31/2006 via PR Newswire

Thomson Scientific & Healthcare, acquired ScholarOne Inc.

synopsis: The Thomson Corporation announced that its Scientific & Healthcare group has acquired privately-held ScholarOne, a workflow management system for scholarly publishers. ScholarOne provides subscription-based software for authoring, evaluating and publishing research to more than two million users.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Thomson Scientific & Healthcare (:$964.58)
Thomson Scientific & Healthcare provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. "
target: ScholarOne Inc.
ScholarOne, Inc. provides comprehensive workflow management systems for scholarly journals, books, and conferences and serves more than 2.6 million registered Manuscript Central users worldwide.
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closed 4/16/2004 via PR Newswire

Thomson Scientific & Healthcare, acquired Newport Strategies, Inc.

synopsis: The Thomson Corporation announced that it has acquired Newport Strategies, Inc., a leading provider of competitive intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry. Newport Strategies will become part of the scientific business within the Thomson Scientific and Healthcare market group.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Thomson Scientific & Healthcare (:$964.58)
Thomson Scientific & Healthcare provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. "
target: Newport Strategies, Inc.
Newport develops and markets cutting-edge systems that deliver the earliest and most reliable source of global intelligence on competition for launched pharmaceutical products. Innovator, generic and specialty pharmaceutical companies worldwide use Newport's systems and expert confidential consulti
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closed 12/31/2003 via BNC Analysis

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Thomson Healthcare Information Group

synopsis: The purchase of Thomson Healthcare’s Medical Economics, Dental and Veterinary publishing portfolio serving primary and specialty healthcare segments as well as nursing, dental and veterinary professionals by Advanstar Communications has closed.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Healthcare Information Group
Thomson provides must-have information, with technology and applications that help its customers make better decisions, faster.
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closed 10/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Baring Private Equity Asia, Onex Corporation, acquired Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has closed the sale of its Intellectual Property & Science business to private equity funds affiliated with Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia. The Intellectual Property & Science business provides comprehensive intellectual property and scientific information.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$234.00)
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. Baring Private Equity Asia is one of the largest and most established independent alternative asset management firms in Asia. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science (:$964.58)
Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science provides intellectual property and scientific information, decision support tools and services that enable the lifecycle of innovation for governments, academia, publishers and corporations to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas and brands.
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closed 9/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Dove Medical Press Ltd.

synopsis: Events and publishing company Informa announced the acquisition of Dove Medical Press. Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa is a leading international Business Intelligence, Exhibitions, Events and Academic Publishing Group. It helps commercial, professional and academic communities work smarter and make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
target: Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
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closed 1/4/2012 via BusinessWire

Advantage Business Media, acquired Vicon Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Business Media has acquired Vicon Publishing, Inc. Vicon provides information to readers across selected industries and is specialized in providing strategic marketing solutions for the forensic, digital forensic, and cleanroom industries generating new sources of revenue and strengthening brand names and reader loyalty.
buyer parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
buyer: Advantage Business Media
Advantage Business Media is an integrated business media company with a diversified portfolio of highly focused print publications, e-newsletters, specialized directories, vertical search databases, conferences, ancillary media vehicles, and associated web-based services. "
target: Vicon Publishing, Inc.
Vicon Publishing provides information to readers across selected industries and is specialized in providing strategic marketing solutions for the forensic, digital forensic, and cleanroom industries generating new sources of revenue and strengthening brand names and reader loyalty.
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announced 1/8/2013 via BusinessWire

Pictometry will be merged with EagleView Technologies, Inc.,

synopsis: EagleView® Technologies, the leading provider of automated 3D measurement technologies and analysis solutions and Pictometry® International, the leader in geo-referenced aerial image capture and visual-centric data analytics, jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.
buyer: EagleView Technologies, Inc.
EagleView Technologies specializes in automating manual processes through technology. The insurance and construction industries rely on EagleView's patented technology and methods to provide detailed, accurate measurements from aerial imagery. "
target: Pictometry
Pictometry International Corp. is a leading provider of geo-referenced aerial, oblique image libraries and related software. Pictometry uses a proprietary image capture process to produce Pictometry Intelligent Images® so you can See Everywhere, Measure Anything, Plan Everything.
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closed 1/30/2014 via PR Web

Cambridge Healthtech Institute, acquired The Knowledge Foundation, Inc.

synopsis: Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) announces the acquisition of the Knowledge Foundation, Inc. The Knowledge Foundation is recognized as the primary educational and networking resource for the advanced materials technologies industry. They provide members with direct and unbiased state-of-the-art scientific information.
buyer: Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Cambridge Healthtech Institute is the preeminent life science network for leading researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech and academic organizations. CHI includes conferences, reports, educational services, consulting, publications & eNewsletters, and professional services."
target: The Knowledge Foundation, Inc.
The Knowledge Foundation integrates scientific ingenuity and real-world applications by fostering collaborative research at the rapidly changing intersection of science and business. They strive to be the primary source of information for the commercialization of advanced technologies.
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
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$14
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announced 6/17/2015 via PR Web

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Eagleview Technology Corporation

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on technology-enabled businesses, will acquire EagleView Technology Corporation. EagleView is the market leader in aerial imagery, utilizing a vast image library and patented 3-D measurement software to deliver solutions to the insurance, construction, government and public utility sectors.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on software and technology businesses. Vista Equity Partners understands the software business model and has specific operational improvements to create value, which they combine with a unique perspective. "
target: Eagleview Technology Corporation
EagleView Technology Corporation provides aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions for commercial and government utility sectors. Their image capture processes and 3D modeling algorithms help customers with efficient and accurate answers for property claims, risk management and construction.
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cancelled 12/16/2014 via Reuters

Verisk Analytics, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of EagleView Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics' said it would scrap its plan to buy EagleView Technology Corp because the Federal Trade Commission said it would file a lawsuit to block the deal. If the merger went forward, the new firm would have had a virtual monopoly in the market for helping insurance companies to figure out what it will cost to fix damaged roofs, said FTC.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. "
target: EagleView Technologies, Inc.
EagleView Technologies specializes in automating manual processes through technology. The insurance and construction industries rely on EagleView's patented technology and methods to provide detailed, accurate measurements from aerial imagery.
price ($mm)
$637
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$36
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closed 10/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Article One Partners, LLC

synopsis: RWS Holdings, the world's leading provider of intellectual property support services, has acquired Article One Partners, the world’s largest patent research community. Article One Partners broadcasts its studies to over 40,000 people and distributes more than $7.8 million in rewards to researchers for their work on over 5,600 client patent studies.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
RWS Holdings provides intellectual property support services such as patent translations and technical searches for clients in the medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, aerospace, and telecommunications industries. "
target: Article One Partners, LLC
Article One Partners (AOP) is the world’s largest patent research community, broadcasting its studies to over 40,000 people. The company is a partner to 17 Fortune 100 companies, 74 Forbes Global 2000 and 7 of the top 10 US patent filers.
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$8.00
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closed 4/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Schneider Publishing

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group acquired the assets of Schneider Publishing, which includes the TEAMS Conference + Expo and Meetings Quest conferences, and the SportsTravel and Association News magazines. Schneider Publishing provides events, conferences, and media and information products to organizers for sports, associations and corporate meetings.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target: Schneider Publishing
Schneider Publishing creates and provides world-class publications, conferences and information products and services that improve the lives of people who use them. They publish the Association News and SportsTravel magazines, and organize the TEAMS Conference and Meetings Quest trade-show series.
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closed 7/1/2015 via Company Press Release

LiDAR Magazine, acquired UAV Business and Technology Report

synopsis: Spatial Media LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of UAV Business and Technology Report, which will integrate with LIDAR Magazine, a publication about LiDAR Technology, laser scanning, and more. UAV Business and Technology Report provides online information about the global commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry.
buyer parent: Spatial Media LLC
buyer: LiDAR Magazine
LiDAR Magazine is a publication of Spatial Media LLC about LiDAR Technology, laser scanning, UAV and drone technology and more. Lidar Magazine has a mission of further promoting the adoption of LiDAR and 3D laser scanning technology for the AEC, GIS/mapping, forensic and other related industries. "
target: UAV Business and Technology Report
UAV Business and Technology Report provides online information about the global commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry. The company is based in Boulder, CO.
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closed 8/31/2009 via PR Newswire

SAE International, acquired Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference

synopsis: Continuing to expand its overall portfolio of programs, products and services in the area of mobility electronics, SAE International has purchased all rights to the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference (Convergence) from the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association (CTEA).
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide. "
target parent: CTEA
target: Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference
For over 30 years, the Convergence Conference and Exhibition has served the automotive and transportation electronics community by delivering relevant technology solutions and an electrifying line-up of invited speakers and presenters.
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closed 5/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, purchased Four Key Trade Shows from K.Fairs

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions continues to expand its presence in South Korea. The world-leading events organizer recently announced its acquisition of the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs held across multiple cities in the country. The events have been acquired from K.Fairs, a regarded trade fair organizer in Korea.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 30 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
seller: K.Fairs
The four key tradeshows include the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs. Electronics Manufacturing Korea (EMK) is Korea's largest electronics manufacturing exhibition. The Home Table Deco Fair (HTD Fair) is a major event in the home decor industry.
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closed 10/25/2010 via PR Newswire

Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP, acquired Rextag Strategies Corp.

synopsis: Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP, a leading provider of news, information and data to the global energy industry, has acquired Rextag Strategies, a mapping and GIS (geographic information system) database services company, in an all-cash deal.
buyer parent: Wiegers Capital Partners
buyer: Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP
Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP is one of the world's largest energy industry publishers. Since 1973, Hart Energy has been recognized for expert coverage of the global energy industry with award-winning magazines, newsletters, directories, conferences, consulting services and online resources. "
target: Rextag Strategies Corp.
Rextag Strategies, based in San Diego, specializes in building geographic information system (GIS) databases and producing highly accurate maps for oil and gas pipeline operations throughout the US.
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closed 12/22/2008 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired HCI Publications

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired the assets of HCI Publications, Inc., a Kansas City, Missouri-based producer of business-to-business magazines and conferences and exhibitions serving the hydroelectric industry.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: HCI Publications
HCI Publications is the world's leading provider of hydro information resources. HCI publishes two magazines: Hydro Review, dedicated to the North American market, and HRW, which covers the hydro industry worldwide.
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announced 12/13/2012 via BusinessWire

Royal Society of Chemistry, will purchase The Merck Index from Merck & Co., Inc.

synopsis: The famous “bible” of chemistry, The Merck Index, is to join the highly acclaimed publishing portfolio of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In buying the rights to the iconic reference book, where generations of professionals look for comprehensive information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals, the RSC gains a globally-used reference tool.
buyer: Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, its activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public. "
seller: Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK:$48,081.00)
Known as the famous “bible” of chemistry, The Merck Index is an iconic reference book where generations of professionals look for comprehensive information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals.
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announced 9/18/2014 via Market Wire

Geospatial Corporation, will acquire ShaleNavigator

synopsis: Geospatial Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ShaleNavigator. ShaleNavigator is the premier shale oil and gas informational SaaS platform covering the rapidly growing Marcellus and Utica unconventional shale plays.
buyer: Geospatial Corporation (GSPH:$0.50)
Geospatial Corporation utilizes integrated technologies to determine the accurate location and position of underground pipelines, conduits and other underground infrastructure data allowing Geospatial to create accurate (3D) three-dimensional digital maps and models of underground infrastructure. "
target: ShaleNavigator
ShaleNavigator is a cloud-based, interactive mapping software product containing over 20 map layers including current permits, well results, lease offers, available property, and pipelines in US Shale oil & gas plays.
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announced 5/7/2010 via

The Linley Group, will acquire Microprocessor Report

synopsis: The Linley Group, the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, communications, mobile, and wireless, announced it has signed an agreement with In-Stat to acquire the Microprocessor Report, the leading newsletter for processor technology.
buyer: The Linley Group
The Linley Group is the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, communications, mobile, and wireless. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Microprocessor Report
Microprocessor Report is the leading technical publication for the microprocessor industry. Microprocessor Report is exclusively subscriber-supported and dedicated to providing unbiased, in-depth, and critical analysis of new high-performance microprocessor developments.
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closed 1/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Yerra Solutions AG, acquired Lex Connect

synopsis: Yerra Solutions AG, a global legal and IP consultancy providing consulting, managed services and technology solutions, announced that it has acquired Lex Connect, an online resource designed to help legal and IP departments gain knowledge about operational best practices and identify the most suitable solutions to solve their challenges.
buyer: Yerra Solutions AG
Yerra Solutions offers three fundamental services: (i) strategic and operational consulting to legal, IP and claims departments; (ii) managed services for eDiscovery, law firm spend management and legal invoice review; and (iii) software applications to support law firms and legal departments. "
target: Lex Connect
Lex Connect is widely used by in-house leaders in Europe and beyond to better understand the vendor and solution landscape available to them. The site includes a matrix of information about technology and services important to managing a legal and IP department.
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closed 8/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired National Geographic School Publishing

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