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closed 10/31/2005 via PR Newswire

National Archive Publishing Company, purchased UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R) and the Microfilm and Digitization Service operations from ProQuest Information & Learning

synopsis: National Archive Publishing Company (NAPC), has acquired three existing and established business operations from ProQuest Information and Learning. The businesses are UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R) and the Microfilm and Digitization Service operations.
buyer: National Archive Publishing Company
National Archive Publishing Company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Their main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information. "
seller parent: Voyager Learning Company
seller: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
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closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Adam Matthew

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the purchase of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew. Adam Matthew is an award winning publisher of online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Adam Matthew
Adam Matthew Digital publishes online primary source collections and works with the leading libraries, archives and scholars from around the world. The results are creative resources that offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries.
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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:$1,864.09)
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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closed 6/22/2016 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Alexander Street, LLC

synopsis: Alexander Street, a leading provider of streaming videos and music as well as award-winning primary source collections to libraries around the world, has joined the ProQuest family of companies. Alexander Street publishes curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target: Alexander Street, LLC
Alexander Street publishes curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research. Alexander Street pairs exclusive content with the latest technology to deliver customizable products and services to libraries and their patrons worldwide.
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closed 12/15/2015 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: ProQuest, an information solutions provider, central to global research, has completed its acquisition of Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of library automation solutions. The capabilities of ProQuest and Ex Libris span expertise in print, electronic and digital content, as well as solutions for library management and research workflows.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target parent: Golden Gate Capital
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries.
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closed 6/1/2015 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Coutts Information Services Limited

synopsis: ProQuest has completed the acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest is beginning to integrate assets such as Coutts' expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms that include not only MyiLibrary but OASIS as well.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: Coutts Information Services Limited
Coutts Information Services Limited provides a range of physical and digital services to the book industry. It serves publishers, small presses, institutions, associations, information professionals, academic libraries, and government organizations.
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announced 8/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Nielsen, will purchase BI & Commerce Solutions from R.R. Bowker LLC

synopsis: Nielsen and R.R. Bowker, a provider of bibliographic information and management solutions, have signed a definitive agreement for Nielsen to acquire Bowker’s Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products. The Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products offer its global print and e-book sales tracking and analysis capabilities.
buyer: Nielsen (NLSN:$6,309.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
seller parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
seller: R.R. Bowker LLC
R.R. Bowker is the leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. Its Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products provide global print and e-book sales tracking and analysis capabilities.
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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 6/8/2012 via Company Press Release

Grey House Publishing, purchased Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook from R.R. Bowker LLC

synopsis: Grey House Publishing has purchased the directory and database of the Broadcasting & Cable Industry, formerly published by Bowker, an affiliated business of ProQuest. Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook's directory has been the go‐to source for station data and industry contacts in the US and Canadian broadcasting marketplace.
buyer: Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing produces and publishes reference works and information products for business, general reference, health, education, statistics and demographics. It publishes leading information products covering the Performing Arts, Food & Beverage, Venture Capital, and Sports industries. "
seller parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
seller: R.R. Bowker LLC
In print for more than seven decades as Broadcasting Yearbook and more recently, Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook, this directory has been the go‐to source for station data and industry contacts in the US and Canadian broadcasting marketplace.
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closed 8/8/2011 via PR Web

ProQuest LLC, acquired Expert Information

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Expert Information, publishers of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target: Expert Information
Expert Information is a U.K.-based publisher of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
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closed 1/6/2011 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ebrary

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired acclaimed e-book pioneer ebrary, setting the stage for significant acceleration of the process of serious research. Founded in Palo Alto in 1999, ebrary is a fast growing leader in the rapidly evolving e-book industry, having increased its 2010 revenue by more than 30 percent over the previous year.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target: Ebrary
Founded in Palo Alto in 1999, ebrary is a fast growing leader in the rapidly evolving e-book industry that has built a reputation for providing consistent innovation that uniquely supports the research experience.
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closed 11/30/2010 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Congressional Information Services, Inc.

synopsis: ProQuest, an information firm supporting the global research community, is significantly expanding its service to government markets through the acquisition of the acclaimed Congressional Information Service (CIS®) and University Publications of America (UPA) product lines from LexisNexis.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Congressional Information Services, Inc.
Widely respected for their unique contributions to research, Congressional Information Service includes one of the world's most exhaustive online collections of legislative content and highly respected statistical works, while University Publications of America includes deep historical sets.
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closed 1/14/2010 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired IBSS

synopsis: ProQuest, an information technology firm supporting global research, has acquired the London School of Economics' classic International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS). Established in 1951, IBSS is the foremost Abstracting and Indexing database for social science and interdisciplinary research.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
target parent: London School of Economics
target: IBSS
Established in 1951, IBSS is the foremost Abstracting and Indexing database for social science and interdisciplinary research, currently holding more than 2.5 million bibliographic references to journal articles as well as to books, reviews and chapters.
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closed 6/26/2009 via Company Press Release

ProQuest LLC, purchased Microfilming Assets from National Archive Publishing Company

synopsis: ProQuest, who recently released the innovative web-based microfilm viewing service, Digital Microfilm™, has acquired assets related to the microfilming of newspapers, collections, and dissertations from National Archive Publishing Company, formerly a key supplier of microfilm services to ProQuest.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
seller: National Archive Publishing Company
National Archive Publishing Company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Their main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information.
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closed 7/2/2008 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired The Dialog Corporation plc

synopsis: ProQuest has closed on its agreement to acquire the Dialog(R) business from ThomsonReuters and named industry veteran Suzanne BeDell as Dialog General Manager. Ms. BeDell will report to ProQuest CEO Marty Kahn.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: The Dialog Corporation plc
The Dialog portfolio of products and services, including Dialog® and DataStar®, offers organizations the ability to precisely retrieve data from more than 1.4 billion unique records of key information, accessible via the Internet or through delivery to enterprise intranets.
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closed 2/14/2008 via PR Newswire

ProQuest-CSA Corp., acquired WebFeat

synopsis: ProQuest, a Cambridge Information Group company, has acquired WebFeat, acclaimed pioneer of federated search, a technology that enables simultaneous search of all an organization's databases, dramatically increasing research productivity.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group
buyer: ProQuest-CSA Corp.
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
target: WebFeat
WebFeat is the developer of the WebFeat and WebFeat Express Search Solutions, used by more than 16,500 leading public, academic, government and Global 1000 libraries and information centers. Its tools are used by the U.S.'s largest public libraries.
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closed 2/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, acquired ProQuest Information & Learning

synopsis: Cambridge Information Group has closed its previously announced transaction with ProQuest Company and acquired ProQuest Information and Learning. CIG will combine its Bethesda-based CSA subsidiary with Ann Arbor, Mich.-based ProQuest Information and Learning to create a new, privately held independent company, ProQuest-CSA.
buyer: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Cambridge Information Group (CIG) is a family owned management and investment firm, primarily focused on education, research and information services companies. Founded in 1971, CIG continues under the same family stewardship today, with a focus on building companies for long-term success. "
target parent: Voyager Learning Company
target: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
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closed 11/17/2006 via Company Press Release

Grey House Publishing, acquired Micromedia

synopsis: ProQuest Information and Learning announced the sale of its directories program, published by Toronto-based Micromedia ProQuest, to Grey House Publishing of Millerton, New York.
buyer: Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing produces and publishes information products in the business, health, statistical, and demographic fields. It publishes covering the Mail Order, Food & Beverage, Venture Capital, and Security industries, as well as several databases in the Health and Education fields. "
target parent: Voyager Learning Company
target: Micromedia
Micromedia ProQuest is Canada's leading publisher and distributor of proprietary and third-party financial, bibliographic, and directory database products for the academic, corporate K-12 and library markets.
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closed 10/31/2005 via PR Newswire

National Archive Publishing Company, purchased UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R) and the Microfilm and Digitization Service operations from ProQuest Information & Learning

synopsis: National Archive Publishing Company (NAPC), has acquired three existing and established business operations from ProQuest Information and Learning. The businesses are UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R) and the Microfilm and Digitization Service operations.
buyer: National Archive Publishing Company
National Archive Publishing Company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Their main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information. "
seller parent: Voyager Learning Company
seller: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
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closed 3/1/2005 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Information & Learning, acquired ExploreLearning, Inc.

synopsis: ProQuest Information and Learning has acquired ExploreLearning, producers of the world's largest online simulation library for math and science education. With an objective of helping learners make sense of complex scientific and mathematical principles, ExploreLearning offers modular, interactive math and science simulations (manipulatives) for te
buyer parent: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
buyer: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
target: ExploreLearning, Inc.
[JSF 1/10/02]: ExploreLearning is an online educational publisher working with educators and publishers to develop tools and content for web-based teaching and learning. Our mission is to deliver richly interactive learning experiences for middle school, high school, and introductory-level college
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closed 9/9/2009 via PE Hub

Superior Capital Partners, purchased XanEdu & NA Publishing from National Archive Publishing Company

synopsis: Superior Capital Partners has acquired certain assets of National Archive Publishing Co. The assets are: XanEdu Publishing, a publisher of customized educational coursepacks for the higher education market; and NA Publishing, a provider of microform archiving of periodicals and journals for the library, higher education and healthcare markets.
buyer: Superior Capital Partners
The cornerstone strategy of Superior Capital Partners is to combine our capital, transaction experience and turnaround expertise with proven management teams who have the vision, capability and commitment to successfully improve and grow businesses. "
seller: National Archive Publishing Company
National Archive Publishing Company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Their main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information.
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closed 6/26/2009 via Company Press Release

ProQuest LLC, purchased Microfilming Assets from National Archive Publishing Company

synopsis: ProQuest, who recently released the innovative web-based microfilm viewing service, Digital Microfilm™, has acquired assets related to the microfilming of newspapers, collections, and dissertations from National Archive Publishing Company, formerly a key supplier of microfilm services to ProQuest.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
seller: National Archive Publishing Company
National Archive Publishing Company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Their main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information.
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closed 10/31/2005 via PR Newswire

National Archive Publishing Company, purchased UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R) and the Microfilm and Digitization Service operations from ProQuest Information & Learning

synopsis: National Archive Publishing Company (NAPC), has acquired three existing and established business operations from ProQuest Information and Learning. The businesses are UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R) and the Microfilm and Digitization Service operations.
buyer: National Archive Publishing Company
National Archive Publishing Company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Their main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information. "
seller parent: Voyager Learning Company
seller: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
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closed 8/29/2002 via BNC Analysis

XanEdu, acquired Metatext

synopsis: XanEdu, a division of ProQuest Information & Learning, announced the acquisition of MetaText, the leading provider of digital textbooks through its pedagogical Web-based platform for college and university courses
buyer parent: National Archive Publishing Company
buyer: XanEdu
We give faculty the resources they need to spend less time gathering and delivering information, and more time teaching. We give students the tools they need to do research, access course materials and significantly reduce the amount of time spent finding what they need. All at a price that's compa "
target parent: XanEdu
target: Metatext
In 1998, MetaText was founded on the belief that technology, if leveraged properly, could offer students and instructors greater efficiencies, capabilities, and affordability. This convergence of education and technology has served as a foundation for enhancing the overall pedagogical experience.
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closed 10/31/2005 via PR Newswire

National Archive Publishing Company, purchased UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R) and the Microfilm and Digitization Service operations from ProQuest Information & Learning

synopsis: National Archive Publishing Company (NAPC), has acquired three existing and established business operations from ProQuest Information and Learning. The businesses are UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R) and the Microfilm and Digitization Service operations.
buyer: National Archive Publishing Company
National Archive Publishing Company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Their main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information. "
seller parent: Voyager Learning Company
seller: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
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closed 9/9/2009 via PE Hub

Superior Capital Partners, purchased XanEdu & NA Publishing from National Archive Publishing Company

synopsis: Superior Capital Partners has acquired certain assets of National Archive Publishing Co. The assets are: XanEdu Publishing, a publisher of customized educational coursepacks for the higher education market; and NA Publishing, a provider of microform archiving of periodicals and journals for the library, higher education and healthcare markets.
buyer: Superior Capital Partners
The cornerstone strategy of Superior Capital Partners is to combine our capital, transaction experience and turnaround expertise with proven management teams who have the vision, capability and commitment to successfully improve and grow businesses. "
seller: National Archive Publishing Company
National Archive Publishing Company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Their main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information.
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closed 6/26/2009 via Company Press Release

ProQuest LLC, purchased Microfilming Assets from National Archive Publishing Company

synopsis: ProQuest, who recently released the innovative web-based microfilm viewing service, Digital Microfilm™, has acquired assets related to the microfilming of newspapers, collections, and dissertations from National Archive Publishing Company, formerly a key supplier of microfilm services to ProQuest.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
seller: National Archive Publishing Company
National Archive Publishing Company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Their main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information.
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closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Adam Matthew

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the purchase of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew. Adam Matthew is an award winning publisher of online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Adam Matthew
Adam Matthew Digital publishes online primary source collections and works with the leading libraries, archives and scholars from around the world. The results are creative resources that offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries.
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closed 1/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Brill, purchased English-language Entomology List from Apollo Books

synopsis: Brill has finalized an agreement with Apollo Books to acquire the English-language Entomology publications program as well as a small number of other Biology titles. This fits well in Brill’s Biology program, building upon its systematic biology scope while bringing greater cross marketing and global distribution opportunities to the acquired list.
buyer: Brill (ENXTAM:BRILL:$39.83)
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in the fields of Ancient Near East and Egypt, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, contemporary History and History of War studies. "
seller: Apollo Books
The Entomology List from Apollo Books comprises of a number of book series, such as: Geometrid Moths of Europe, The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, Palaearctic Macrolepidopteraand Microlepidoptera of Europe. Also included are 25 forthcoming titles and over 100 backlist titles.
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EBSCO Publishing, Inc., will acquire NetLibrary

synopsis: OCLC and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have signed an agreement whereby EBSCO will purchase the assets of the OCLC NetLibrary Division and the rights to license a select number of vendor-owned databases currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch service. The purchase includes the NetLibrary eBook and eAudiobook platform.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government. "
target parent: OCLC, Inc.
target: NetLibrary
NetLibrary meets that challenge as the most versatile eContent provider for libraries and publishers. It supports the most content from leading publishers, the most types of media — including eBooks and eAudiobooks — the widest audience of users and the most types of libraries.
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Baker & Taylor Books, purchased North American and Australian Businesses from Blackwell UK Limited

synopsis: Baker & Taylor announced it has acquired Blackwell Book Services North America and Blackwell's James Bennett bookseller. The combination of Baker & Taylor's YBP Library Services and Blackwell's North American and Australian businesses brings together the world's most respected and trusted academic and research library service providers.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor Books
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading brick and mortar retailers and Internet retailers. "
seller: Blackwell UK Limited
Blackwell U.K. Limited is a leading supplier of academic books and bibliographic support to academic and research libraries in the U.K., Europe and Africa. It is also the leading academic bookseller in the U.K. with 44 shops in retail centers and on university campuses and an online bookshop.
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Blackwell UK Limited, acquired Lindsay and Croft Booksellers

synopsis: Baker & Taylor Inc. announced that it has sold UK-based Lindsay and Croft Booksellers to Blackwell UK, Ltd. Lindsay and Croft provides books and collection management services to academic and research libraries in North America and worldwide.
buyer: Blackwell UK Limited
Blackwell U.K. Limited is a leading supplier of academic books and bibliographic support to academic and research libraries in the U.K., Europe and Africa. It is also the leading academic bookseller in the U.K. with 44 shops in retail centers and on university campuses and an online bookshop. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Lindsay and Croft Booksellers
Lindsay & Croft, formerly part of YBP Library Services, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and specialist libraries in North America and worldwide.
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Art Authority LLC, acquired 1000Museums, Inc.

synopsis: Art Authority LLC, the leading classic art app and museum services provider, announced that it has acquired the digital portfolio of 1000Museums, Inc., one of the first companies to offer high-end print-on-demand services to art museums and consumers.
buyer: Art Authority LLC
Art Authority LLC is the leading classic art app and museum services provider. Art Authority LLC's mission is to partner with internationally renowned art authorities, museums and artists to make the world's art accessible to all through innovative software solutions. "
target: 1000Museums, Inc.
1000Museums, Inc. is one of the first companies to offer high-end print-on-demand services to art museums and consumers. Their portfolio includes thousands of curator-approved images from hundreds of museums worldwide.
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announced 6/12/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Springshare, will acquire QuestionPoint

synopsis: Springshare, a provider of software solutions for libraries, will acquire QuestionPoint from OCLC, a nonprofit global library cooperative. QuestionPoint is a complete virtual reference management system that integrates chat, e-mail, a reference knowledge base, reports and analytic tools to give users a complete view of reference activity.
buyer: Springshare
Founded in 2007, Springshare is an internet software company focused on developing engaging web applications for libraries and educational institutions. Springshare offers a cloud-based platform that helps libraries thrive in a digital-first world and provide superb service to their users. "
target parent: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
target: QuestionPoint
QuestionPoint is a complete virtual reference management system that integrates chat, e-mail, a reference knowledge base, reports and analytic tools to give users a complete view of reference activity. QuestionPoint allows libraries to expand their hours of service to offer live help at anytime.
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closed 12/5/2018 via Company Press Release

Infobase, acquired Credo Reference

synopsis: Infobase announced that it has acquired Credo Reference. Founded in 1999, Credo Reference is a leading provider of innovative research platforms and information literacy instructional materials serving libraries worldwide.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Infobase
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is one of America’s leading providers of supplemental educational materials to the school and library markets. Infobase is a family of highly regarded brands, including Facts On File, Ferguson’s, Bloom’s, The World Almanac®, and The Mailbox®. "
target: Credo Reference
Founded in 1999, Credo Reference is a leading provider of innovative research platforms and information literacy instructional materials serving libraries worldwide. Credo’s Online Reference Service (CORS) platform enables the flexible configuration of content, technology, and discovery services.
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closed 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grey House Publishing, purchased Sears List of Subject Headings from EBSCO Information Services

synopsis: Grey House Publishing acquired H.W. Wilson’s Sears List of Subject Headings from EBSCO Information Services. Now in its 95th year of publication, Sears List of Subject Headings has served the unique needs of small and medium-sized libraries since 1923, suggesting subject headings and sub-headings to use when adding new titles to their collections.
buyer: Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing has published reference works and information products for the library, school, academic and business markets since 1980, with over twenty authoritative databases of vertical industry information as well as critical reference tools in health, education, and more. "
seller parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
seller: EBSCO Information Services
The Sears List of Subject Headings is a thesaurus-like database delivering a core list of headings, together with examples to guide the cataloger in creating further headings as needed. Since the first edition in 1923, the Sears List has served the unique needs of small and medium sized libraries.
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closed 8/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Bepress

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, acquired Bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions' research for maximum impact.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Bepress
Founded by professors in 1999, Bepress exists to serve academia. Bepress builds hosted solutions that let academic institutions showcase and share their works for maximum impact. The Bepress model is unlimited, cloud-based, and fully hosted, and includes dedicated consulting and support.
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closed 7/31/2015 via PE Hub

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Recorded Books Inc.

synopsis: Shamrock Capital Advisors LLC has acquired Recorded Books, a leading independent publisher of audiobooks in the United States, in partnership with senior management. Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library, and infotainment markets in the USA.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 23,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
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closed 6/1/2015 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Coutts Information Services Limited

synopsis: ProQuest has completed the acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest is beginning to integrate assets such as Coutts' expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms that include not only MyiLibrary but OASIS as well.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: Coutts Information Services Limited
Coutts Information Services Limited provides a range of physical and digital services to the book industry. It serves publishers, small presses, institutions, associations, information professionals, academic libraries, and government organizations.
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closed 1/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Recorded Books Inc.

synopsis: Wasserstein & Co., LP , on behalf of its private equity fund Wasserstein Partners III, has acquired all of the assets of Recorded Books LLC, one of the leading worldwide providers of unabridged audiobooks, digital content, and services to the library, school, and retail markets, from Haights Cross Communications, Inc.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity and investment firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The Wasserstein & Co. investment team has completed over 50 platform and add-on transactions, representing over $3 billion of enterprise value. "
target parent: Haights Cross Communications, LLC
target: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The Company owns an exclusive catalog of over 13,500 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
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closed 3/3/2010 via Company Press Release

Media Source, Inc., purchased Library Journal and School Library Journal from Reed Business Information

synopsis: Ohio-based Media Source Inc. announces that it has acquired Library Journal and School Library Journal from Reed Business Information-US. The acquisition includes all print and web products, services, supplements, and newsletters, including Library Hotline.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Media Source, Inc.
Media Source is the parent company of Junior Library Guild (JLG) and The Horn Book, Inc. JLG is a review and collection development service that provides books to more than 17,000 school and public libraries. The Horn Book, Inc. reviews children’s and young adult books in two print publications. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites.
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closed 12/15/2008 via Company Press Release

The Gale Group, acquired HighBeam Research, Inc.

synopsis: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has acquired HighBeam Research, Inc., producer of the award-winning HighBeam Research Library and the online reference site Encyclopedia.com. HighBeam's growing base of content includes newspaper archives, journal articles, magazines, reference works and more.
buyer parent: Cengage Learning
buyer: The Gale Group
Gale® is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates more than 600 databases. "
target: HighBeam Research, Inc.
HighBeam is a premiere online library for research, facts, and articles. HighBeam also provides an in-depth online library of reference works. HighBeam’s web sites have attracted millions of unique visitors and thousands of subscribers.
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closed 12/13/2007 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Harcourt, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company and its parent, Education Media and Publishing Group Limited, announced that Houghton Mifflin has completed the acquisition of the Harcourt Education, Harcourt Trade and Greenwood-Heinemann divisions from Reed Elsevier.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Harcourt, Inc. (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class pre-K–12 educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators
price ($mm)
$4,000
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$1,637
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closed 2/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Blackstreet Capital Management, acquired AWE Acquisition, Inc.

synopsis: AWE Acquisition, Inc., an affiliate of Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC (BCH) has acquired substantially all of the assets of Advanced Workstations in Education, Inc. The company provides literacy-focused digital learning solutions for early learners to public libraries throughout the United States and Canada.
buyer: Blackstreet Capital Management
Blackstreet Capital Holdings ("BCH") is a Chevy Chase, MD based diversified holding company run by Murry Gunty and Lawrence Berger. BCH currently has equity and debt holdings in education, consumer finance, and sports and entrainment. "
target: AWE Acquisition, Inc.
AWE (Advanced Workstations in Education) provides literacy-focused digital learning solutions for early learners to public libraries throughout the US and Canada. Their turnkey learning products deliver award winning multi-curricular content through a safe environment that is easy to setup and use.
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