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closed 6/1/2018 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired Tata Interactive Systems

synopsis: MPS Limited announced that they have completed the acquisition of Tata Interactive Systems India. Tata Interactive Systems has established itself as a pioneer in technology-enabled learning. The company's innovative products and strategic learning advisory services are driven by excellence in learning and development and process efficiency.
buyer parent: ADI Media
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS is a leading provider of platforms and content solutions for the digital world and was established as an Indian subsidiary of Macmillan (Holdings) Limited in 1970. MPS builds unique capabilities and talents through strategic partner programs. "
target parent: Tata Group
target: Tata Interactive Systems
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a pioneer in technology-enabled learning. The company's innovative products and strategic learning advisory services are driven by excellence in learning and development and process efficiency.
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$12
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closed 6/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ALICE Training Institute, acquired Safeplans LLC

synopsis: ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian proactive options-based active shooter response program, has acquired SafePlans LLC, the creator of the Emergency Response Information Portal (ERIP). SafePlans’ system has evolved into an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform that is used by school-system across the nation.
buyer: ALICE Training Institute
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is the original civilian options-based active shooter response program that is designed to replace an inadequate lockdown-only response plan. "
target: Safeplans LLC
SafePlans began in 1993 as a part-time security consulting business while Brad Spicer was a Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Over the last 20 years, the SafePlans’ system has evolved into an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform that is used by school-system across the nation.
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closed 12/1/2017 via BusinessWire

VitalSource Technologies LLC, acquired Intrepid Learning Solutions

synopsis: VitalSource, the leading platform for institutions, campus stores, and companies to create and deliver educational and training content, has acquired Intrepid Learning, a provider of cloud-based learning technology that empowers organizations to solve business challenges with cost-effective, easily configurable solutions that scale massively.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: VitalSource Technologies LLC
VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. VitalSource helps over 1,000 educational content providers create seamless interactive learning experiences. "
target: Intrepid Learning Solutions
Intrepid Learning provides cloud-based learning technology that empowers organizations to solve business challenges with cost-effective, easily configurable solutions that scale massively, connect learning to everyday work, and provide an integrated social and mobile-first learning experience.
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closed 11/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Xello, acquired CASCAID Ltd.

synopsis: Xello, a leader in career development solutions, has acquired CASCAID from Loughborough University, one of Britain’s leading universities. CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information.
buyer: Xello
Xello, formerly Career Cruising, is a leader in career development solutions. Xello is an online program that helps anyone, anywhere in the world create a successful future through self-knowledge, exploration, and planning. Xello is used by over 20,000 institutions across North America. "
target parent: Loughborough University
target: CASCAID Ltd.
CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information. Their online products are used in guidance and educational organisations in the UK and internationally.
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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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5.9x
closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Docsity, acquired Estudar Com Voce Ltda

synopsis: Estudar com Você, a Brazilian distance education startup focused on higher education, was bought by the Italian Docsity. Estudar com Você creates an awesome studying experience for college students to prepare for their exams and classes.
buyer: Docsity
Docsity is the website where Students find the contents and the study support they need in order to successfully pass their exams. Docsity's community of 1,300,000 registered students worldwide has shared more than 600,000 study documents and millions of questions and answers. "
target: Estudar Com Voce Ltda
Estudar com Você creates an awesome studying experience for college students to prepare for their exams and classes. Estudar provides quality content, such as video lessons and step-by-step solutions to exercises, through a user-friendly website.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Science Interactive Group, through their subsidiary Hands-On Labs, a provider of experiential learning, has acquired eScience Labs, a company that collaborates with hundreds of higher education institutions to provide a traditional hands-on laboratory experience to students engaged in online and blended learning.
buyer parent: Millpond Equity Partners
buyer: Hands-On Labs Inc
Hands-On Labs (HOL) is the world leader in science distance learning. HOL pioneered the way education is conceived and delivered around the world, regardless of location, time zone, or language. They don’t just create products. They create a comprehensive learning process. "
target: eScience Labs, Inc.
eScience Labs collaborates with hundreds of higher education institutions to provide a traditional hands-on laboratory experience to students engaged in online and blended learning.
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closed 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Springer Nature, acquired iversity

synopsis: Springer Nature, a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, has acquired iversity, an online learning platform that provides high-quality academic and professional development courses. iversity offers individuals and corporate clients MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Springer Nature
Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. "
target: iversity
iversity partners with academic institutions and knowledge-based companies to offer academic and professional development courses online. Individuals as well as corporate clients and their employees can choose between MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics.
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closed 4/1/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Emantras

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition Emantras, an innovative digital education company that provides engaging learning experiences and effective knowledge delivery through award-winning digital and mobile solutions.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: Emantras
Emantras, is an innovative digital education company that provides engaging learning experiences, through digital and mobile solutions. Emantras serves the learning ecosystem by supporting enterprises, trainers and educational institutions in executing and delivering digital training solutions.
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$3
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0.0x
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closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 11/30/2015 via PR Newswire

BizLibrary, acquired AK Learning

synopsis: BizLibrary, a leading provider of online employee training and eLearning solutions, acquired AKLearning. AKLearning produces custom e-training that is used by hundreds of universities and corporate colleges.
buyer: BizLibrary
BizLibrary is a leading provider of online employee training and eLearning solutions. The BizLibrary Collection is their award-winning content collection, and contains thousands of online videos and eLearning courses covering every business training topic. "
target: AK Learning
AKLearning produces custom e-training that is used by hundreds universities and corporate colleges. Their mission is to change the way people learn. The company has created dozens of innovative educational CD-ROMs, videos, web sites, and DVDs.
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closed 7/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Unizin, acquired Courseload, Inc.

synopsis: Unizin announced the acquisition of the Courseload software. Courseload includes an eText reader platform and collaborative learning tools for the delivery of digital learning materials including Open Educational Resources, faculty-authored course packs, and publisher content.
buyer: Unizin
The Unizin Consortium provides standards-based learning and teaching technological platform for its members. It consists of 11 founding investors and 22 higher education institutions. Unizin is based in Austin, Texas. "
target: Courseload, Inc.
Courseload is the leading aggregator and distributor of eTexts and digital course materials. Courseload's approach eliminates the barriers that have impeded the print-to-digital evolution in academia while providing deep cost reductions to students and institutions and improving academic outcomes.
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announced 6/24/2015 via PE Hub

Simplilearn, will acquire Market Motive Inc.

synopsis: Simplilearn, a leading global tech-ed company announced to acquire Market Motive, a Silicon Valley based digital marketing training company. Market Motive provides authoritative cross training in SEO, web analytics, social media marketing, conversion optimization, mobile marketing, PPC advertising, and content marketing.
buyer: Simplilearn
Simplilearn caters to professionals across industries and functions. With a large India-based back office that operates 24/7, it provides unmatched customer experience, which handholds a customer - right from enrolling into an online course to getting an Industry- recognized certificate in hand. "
target: Market Motive Inc.
Market Motive builds curriculum that trains people how to do digital marketing. The courses and certification provide authoritative cross training in SEO, web analytics, social media marketing, conversion optimization, mobile marketing, PPC advertising, and content marketing.
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$10
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired Epigeum

synopsis: Oxford University Press has bought e-learning business Epigeum. Epigeum is a provider of online courses designed to support universities and colleges in core activities like teaching, research, studying and management. The company's courses are used by 230 universities in 27 countries.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target parent: Imperial College London
target: Epigeum
Epigeum is the leading publisher of online courses designed to transform the way in which universities and colleges support their core activities of research, teaching and learning. They create world-class online training courses in collaboration with leading experts and leading universities.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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2.0x
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10.7x
closed 4/24/2014 via PR Newswire

ChinaEdu, acquired ChinaEdu

synopsis: ChinaEdu Corporation, a leading online educational services provider in China, announced the completion of the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among the Company, ChinaEdu Holdings Limited and ChinaEdu Merger Sub Limited. As a result of the merger, the Company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Holdings.
buyer: ChinaEdu (CEDU:$85.91)
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations. "
target: ChinaEdu (CEDU:$85.91)
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
price ($mm)[EV]
$82 [$94]*
rev ($mm)
$79
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$21
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1.2x
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4.5x
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 4/23/2013 via PR Newswire

ClevrU Corp., acquired NewMindsets Inc.

synopsis: ClevrU Corporation announced that it has acquired NewMindsets Inc., a company founded on online pedagogy that has provided leading-edge educational content and services to over 10,000 Schulich students at York University over the past decade.
buyer: ClevrU Corp.
ClevrU allows North American educators to reach beyond the confines of their local markets by removing the barriers to online international education delivery, allowing educators to deliver knowledge to users anywhere, anytime, in the student's language of choice. "
target: NewMindsets Inc.
NewMindsets is an online publishing and learning support company delivering high value learning solutions in the field of leadership and management development. NewMindsets offers an award-winning e-learning system that contributes to individual success and overall enterprise and team effectiveness.
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closed 6/30/2011 via Publishers Weekly

Vital Source Technologies Inc., acquired VPG Integrated Media

synopsis: The Ingram Content Group has expanded its digital textbook offerings with the acquisition of VPG Integrated Media, an interactive textbook producer based in Boston, Mass. VPG’s list of e-books, enhanced e-books, interactive apps and video content will be integrated with those of Vital Source, Ingram’s e-textbook and digital content delivery unit.
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: VPG Integrated Media
VPG is a leading developer of interactive applications and rich media products for educational publishers. VPG is known in the industry for its highly sought-after eBook and whiteboar technologies, interactive applications, sophisticated integration with publisher technologies, and production.
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closed 2/18/2009 via BNC Analysis

Cengage Learning, acquired Concept Media

synopsis: Textbook publisher Cengage Learning, backed by Apax Partners and Omers Capital Partners, has acquired Concept Media, which provides health-care education materials on DVD, CD and VHS formats.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
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: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Concept Media
Concept Media produces and distributes award winning education media for colleges, healthcare institutions, social service agencies and counseling centers throughout North America, Europe, and the South Pacific.
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closed 7/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Universe, Inc., Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired Embanet Corporation

synopsis: Embanet, the leading provider of fully hosted and supported e-Learning solutions to educational institutions, has announced that Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and Knowledge Universe Limited (KUL) have made a strategic investment in the company.
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
buyer: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
Knowledge Universe Education (KUE) companies provide early childhood education programs, primary-through-secondary curricula, and supplemental educational services at thousands of physical locations, and through top-rated online schools and home schooling environments. "
target: Embanet Corporation
Founded in 1995, Embanet is an integrated, full service provider of online program design and development, marketing and enrollment and technology support services for postsecondary educational institutions.
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closed 6/1/2018 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired Tata Interactive Systems

synopsis: MPS Limited announced that they have completed the acquisition of Tata Interactive Systems India. Tata Interactive Systems has established itself as a pioneer in technology-enabled learning. The company's innovative products and strategic learning advisory services are driven by excellence in learning and development and process efficiency.
buyer parent: ADI Media
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS is a leading provider of platforms and content solutions for the digital world and was established as an Indian subsidiary of Macmillan (Holdings) Limited in 1970. MPS builds unique capabilities and talents through strategic partner programs. "
target parent: Tata Group
target: Tata Interactive Systems
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a pioneer in technology-enabled learning. The company's innovative products and strategic learning advisory services are driven by excellence in learning and development and process efficiency.
price ($mm)
$12
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$21
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired HighWire Press

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

MPS Limited, acquired Tata Interactive Systems

synopsis: MPS Limited announced that they have completed the acquisition of Tata Interactive Systems India. Tata Interactive Systems has established itself as a pioneer in technology-enabled learning. The company's innovative products and strategic learning advisory services are driven by excellence in learning and development and process efficiency.
buyer parent: ADI Media
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS is a leading provider of platforms and content solutions for the digital world and was established as an Indian subsidiary of Macmillan (Holdings) Limited in 1970. MPS builds unique capabilities and talents through strategic partner programs. "
target parent: Tata Group
target: Tata Interactive Systems
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a pioneer in technology-enabled learning. The company's innovative products and strategic learning advisory services are driven by excellence in learning and development and process efficiency.
price ($mm)
$12
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$21
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announced 2/6/2017 via Reuters

MPS Limited, will acquire THINK Subscription, Inc.

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

MPS Limited, acquired Mag+

synopsis: Indian publishing services company MPS Ltd has acquired Sweden- and US-based Magplus, a digital platform that creates and distributes content to mobile apps. Mag+ is the most easy-to-use tool for creating & managing digital content on iPad & Android tablets.
buyer parent: ADI Media
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS Limited is a publishing services company. They handle everything from the production of a client's book, journal, or magazine right through to subscription management and BPO services. Their expertise spans digital publishing, interactive learning and multimedia, and creative design. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Mag+
Mag+ is the most easy-to-use tool for creating & managing digital content on iPad & Android tablets. Mag+ premiered on the first iPads in April 2010 with the award winning PopularScience+.
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cancelled 5/11/2013 via

MPS Limited, cancelled an acquisition of Element, LLC

synopsis: MPS has announced that it has entered into a binding membership purchase agreement with Element, LLC, a dynamic, high-quality product development company serving the education and instructional materials market worldwide. The acquisition of Element, LLC will enhance MPS presence in the US educational publishing market.
buyer parent: ADI BPO
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS is the leader of high-quality publishing solutions that cover every stage of the author-to-reader publishing process. Their range of offerings cover everything from print and digital publishing solutions, to creation and magazine production, to fulfillment solutions for books and journals. "
target: Element, LLC
Element is a dynamic, high-quality product development company serving the education and instructional materials market worldwide. They develop content and products for learners of all ages in a broad range of curriculums and subjects.
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$1.82
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closed 10/20/2011 via BNC Analysis

ADI BPO, acquired MPS Limited

synopsis: ADI BPO Services Private Limited has acquired 61.46% stake in MPS Limited. MPS Limited is a outsourcing unit of Macmillan. It is in the business of publishing business process outsourcing services.
buyer: ADI BPO
ADI BPO has a 2000 seat business class contact center in Dehradun and is experienced in customer service, lead generation, and data processes. ADI Media is a B2B magazine publisher with four niche publications - TV Veopar Journal, Communications Today, Broadcast and Cablesat, and Medical Buyer. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS is the leader of high-quality publishing solutions that cover every stage of the author-to-reader publishing process. Their range of offerings cover everything from print and digital publishing solutions, to creation and magazine production, to fulfillment solutions for books and journals.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$29
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$2
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closed 3/6/2006 via Company Press Release

Macmillan India, Ltd., acquired Interactive Composition Corporation

synopsis: Macmillan India announced the acquisition of 100% equity stake in Interactive Composition Corporation. With ICC's in-depth experience in producing fine quality K-12, college and trade books combined with Macmillan's years of experience in journal, Web, and multimedia production, ICC Macmillan will truly be a one-stop shop.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan India, Ltd. (BSE:532440:$44.34)
Macmillan India Ltd was established in 1893 and became a corporate entity on January 19, 1970. The company operates in the areas of Publishing, Information Processing and e-business. "
target: Interactive Composition Corporation
With three decades of experience in traditional publishing, ICC's expertise and services have grown along with the industry. ICC is adept at composition, illustration, editorial, and new media services, specializing in complex and technical subject matter including science, engineering, mathematics.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Turpin Distribution Services, Ltd, acquired Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment

synopsis: UK-based Turpin Distribution, a global fulfillment and distribution company, has acquired Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF) from EBSCO. PPF partners with publishers worldwide to provide renewal and marketing services, journal subscription fulfillment services, finances, and more for scientific, technical, medical and business publications.
buyer: Turpin Distribution Services, Ltd
UK-based Turpin Distribution is a global fulfillment and distribution company providing services to the academic, scholarly, and professional publishing industry. Turpin has supported publishers for over 40 years, helping them grow and develop their business for both print and digital publishing. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment
Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF) provides publishers with customized journal subscription fulfillment services for scientific, technical, medical, and business publications. PPF offers renewal and marketing services, journal subscription fulfillment, finances, and subscriber communication.
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closed 10/20/2011 via BNC Analysis

ADI BPO, acquired MPS Limited

synopsis: ADI BPO Services Private Limited has acquired 61.46% stake in MPS Limited. MPS Limited is a outsourcing unit of Macmillan. It is in the business of publishing business process outsourcing services.
buyer: ADI BPO
ADI BPO has a 2000 seat business class contact center in Dehradun and is experienced in customer service, lead generation, and data processes. ADI Media is a B2B magazine publisher with four niche publications - TV Veopar Journal, Communications Today, Broadcast and Cablesat, and Medical Buyer. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS is the leader of high-quality publishing solutions that cover every stage of the author-to-reader publishing process. Their range of offerings cover everything from print and digital publishing solutions, to creation and magazine production, to fulfillment solutions for books and journals.
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$29
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$2
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announced 7/12/2013 via Company Press Release

Mediaspectrum, Inc., will acquire xentive AG

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

BizBash Media, will acquire Masterplanner

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

Wyndham Jade, acquired Wyndham Jade

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

Semcon AB, acquired Kongsberg Devotek AS

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

ABC Global Services, acquired Global Meetings and Incentives

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

Flashman Studios LLC, acquired Beefy Media

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

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, acquired SPI Technologies Inc.

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